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To Believe Again w/Alannah, DavisAmerica, Outtaorbit & Mike_D


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Just a diddy to celebrate our friendships. Thanks Alannah for the vocals and the melody for that matter. Jack, for the B3 and encouragement and Patrick for that Bass line. You allowed me to propel this up a notch. Thanks Mike for the miscellaneous sounds at Found_Sounds. All in this collaboration were at the Dallas Jam 2010. I just wanted to acknowledge that somehow
Photograph of our grandson Edward Brace.
Alannah- lyrics, vocals
Jack (DavisAmerica) B3
Patrick (Outtaorbit) Ugly Blue Yamaha Bass
Mike_D - miscellaneous sounds
awigze piano, sax
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Lyrics
Lyrics by Alannah

I think I am starting to believe again
In the humanity of man
maybe I was just in a state of disillusionment In the past
But I think I am starting to live again
I think I am starting to feel again
Its like waking up after a long dream.
Maybe I'am in a place of fantasy in my mind
But I think I am starting to live again.
Oh yes I think I am starting to believe again.
In something other than the past which holds me back
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Uploaded: May 11, 2010 - 02:18:19 PM
Last Updated: May 11, 2010 - 03:13:46 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:20:32 AM
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Feter said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
To Believe Again
Man this is way cool collab ..huge production ..
I love those ...thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
cool collab
indeed. Thanks for the drop in Mr Feter. Glad you enjoy.
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Feter
my first response to you was kind of lame... let me start over. Feter, Man. Thanks loads for dropping in to listen. And with firsties too! Since you were one of the first people that I collaborated with, you really set the tone of how it is done and every collab since has been built on your rock, man... You Rock, Feter! Thank you!
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magnatone said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Believe Again
OMG - this is INCREDIBLE!!! OMG OMG - what fabulous ... um .. EVERYTHING. Andy your sax work is superb as usual, A's vocals - well -jfc!, the B3 comes shining through, Orbit's bass is perfecto! Mikey - OOH! hope i didn't forget anybody, man i am REALLY loving this - thanks to you all - yeah for MJ friendships!
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Karen
Thanks dear one. I am really glad you like this. I wasnt sure. But thanks for the encouragement. This makes a big difference. The lyrics spun this song to the next level. At first it was just a bunch of piano chords and then Alannah added her diamond. Jack and Patrick tied it up right, That B3 is just right and love the bass.
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alackbass said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Nice
Great vocal! Soulful and clear with a great sense of melody. Love the sax. That too is soulful. Great tone and phrasing.
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Andrew
Thanks my friend. The phrasing was the part that I was most unsure about, but when Alannah added hers in it counter balanced everything just right. These folks are a real joy to collaborate with.
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Char said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Good band.
I love hearing Alannah singing so sweetly.
You did this all in one place, not long distance?
Excellent. :)
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
in a lot of ways
since we had all jammed together in Dallas in Feb. it came real natural. The parts fell out of the sky so easily from long distances. I had a bit of a time debating (with myself) if I sould change the intro, but it came together when the bass and B3 came in. IT's a real joy to work with such sweetness.
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drakonis said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
sweet stuff
Great music, great performances, loved the Alannah/sax/organ combo.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
combo
is a good identifier for the Alannah/sax/organ. Think I will include it in my spellcheck as a word. Thanks drakonis for your kindness and support always!

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Roxylee said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Hopeful lyrics!
This is cool, Alannah- good to hear you singing with a peaceful soul.:-) The instruments are perfectly blended and are interwoven well around the vocals (or the other way around) Kudos to all, sweet collab!
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Rox!
Thanks for the drop in. You should have seen the look on my face when I first heard Alannahs vocals and lyrics. I was nearly in tears. Having met her and the others made this even more specialer. {--- yes, I said specialer!
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Cheeto said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Got Sax?
Love it....love it...love it!! Andy..your evil genius that resides in you has done it again!
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Cheeto
a song is nothing without others to collaborate with and to have such friendships as yours.
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sheilad said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
wow
you guys continue to amaze me... from great talent to great friends. such a beautiful piece. I can never get over how you can make this look so easy. When is the reunion tour?
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
reunion tour
should be happening any time. Maybe you should call your contacts in London and set something up, eh? Thanks Sheila! you were also in this song in spirit- any who attended the party in Feb... really want to work another project with everyone who was there. I just didn't have the administrative stuff to pull it off this time
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davisamerica said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
hehehe ......
andy you are just amazing. Yeah ..... we are pretty close eh?? Thanks for inviting me in.
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
you had to be there
Jack, you and your B3-ness. Thanks for the support.
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davisamerica said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
...btw
downloaded ...whot an amazing job of herdin kitties andy !
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Thanks Jack
well I learned it by watching you, ok?
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Dadai.2 said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
How can I not....
listen to this song with this line up of artists?? And how can I not like this? I can't. Absolutely fine, mellow, jazz groove... Alannah singing just right. Andy... saxophone... what more need be said? Patrick, JackDA, Mike all bring what makes this a "let me get lost in this tune" kind of song.

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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Jack
thanks for the drop in, my friend. This was a very natural progression with everyone building and and adding in to raise it to the next level. I hope I did it justice.
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Outtaorbit said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Just to hear.......
Alannah starting to believe again ....... is magic..... way to go girl.
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awigze said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Alannah
will say that this is an old idea, and maybe it is, but its good and fresh to hear in my ears. Very blessed by your friendships! Thanks for the bass licks. You kicked us off right...
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VicDiesel said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
All of the good guys together
Nice job guys. Sounds like a fun band to be in. Even by proxy.
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Thanks again Vic
I am glad you got to hear this. It was good to be involved in this project. When I started it and approched Alannah for lyrics, I had no idea that the song would take this direction.
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RAVENS said 2634 days ago (May 11th, 2010)
Just Wonderful
What a lovely voice, I am stumbling across so many talented folk here. Great song, everything sounds terrific! Congrats to all!

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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Raven meet Alannah
This is a reflection of her sensibilities and sensitivities that mirror the other collaborators as well. So glad to have been a part of it. And glad you have dropped in to take a a lsiten. Jack, and Patrick rounded this out so well.
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MarkHolbrook said 2634 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Outstanding
Great friends... great music
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
MArk
... just keeping the hearth warm for you, my friend.
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Skean said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Sweet
So nice to hear this….We needs more of this come together music… Great work mj'ers… I love it… Peace.
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Skean
I could not agree with you more... we definitley need each other to pull this off. Thanks for all you do.
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SISTERS said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
sing it, sistah
this sounds GOOD.
alannah is awesome with her throaty sexy vibrato unfurling so deliciously. mmmmm - that horn and piano take the cake. i love the ugly blue yamaha bass 8) the B3 is a wonderful compliment to the mix. very nicely done, all!
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Sister-ah
You just describe a darn good collaboration. I love it when it comes together like this. Much talent here in this pool. Thanks for dropping by!
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Symphony101 said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Beautiful collab
I finally managed to grab a moment and visit you. I congratulate myself for doing that :-)This is a great collaboration, wonderful music. Love the sax here too.
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Yves
yes indeed , in a world of busy-ness, intrigue and the things that rest on your shoulders, you are to be congratulated... and we feel most special that you took the time to take a listen. I am so glad to have worked with Alannah, Jack and Patrick again. It was very easy to do for maximum impact.
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musichead said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
nice!!!
I like it...Alannah sounds great ! I love the old B3 sound man!! Of course being a bassman that I am . Id like to the bass up in the mix a bit. Or use a string bass tone . But a very nice collab!
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Oh well, ya
Outtaorbit played the bass on this one. He used his ugly Blue for it. I put him right down the middle. on the overall mix - I will be mindful of such things from here on out.
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jdholliday said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Hey Andy
this is cool! Don't you love colabbing? just made that word up probably not the first, I like your style it's unique and you are obviously very secure in your playing, complimenting the song and not dominating, great lyrics beautiful voice there Alannah, jack, great job on the B3 love that sound, Patrick, way to thump it dude!, and Mike way to round it out while keeping your talents right in the mix also, And Andy didn't know you played piano too? Nice!
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
hey thanks JD
oh ya... never want to overpower, then its ego talk and noone wants to listen to that. Appreciate the compliments. worth gold for a tune that is given freely. Alannay is superb here and everyone colabbeded darn well... and yes, without each other, we are less than we can be when we are together. love it!
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crissew said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Very nice
piece here. Sounds almost like something you would hear in a smoke filled lounge in the old days. Great sounds all around with excellent singing. The only suggestion I would make is that Alannah's voice sounds a little distant from the mix, not sure exactly why, could be the reverb used or maybe even the eqing. Sounds great though, good job on this one!
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awigze said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
cool comment
I have 3 regions for her. one is slightly chorused, on one side, the other is dry and the repeat track is somewhere in the middle. I dint tweak any of the eq because I figured Alannah has a sound she goes for and the file came in that way. will take a listen and consider said tweaking in future projects. Thank you!
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fasteddie said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Wow
That is really good stuff.

Nice mellow laid back track.

Well done all!
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awigze said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
eddie
Yes, thanks, Mellow was the goal. glad you dropped by
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dave_b said 2633 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
To Believe Again
Really nice smooth groove. Cool lyrics/vocs, and the B3 and sax are filling it in just right. Bass is rock solid on the bottom. Great collab everyone!
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awigze said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Dave
well you covered it all then. Thanks for the lsiten and taking the time to comment.
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lengold said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Just
great - feel like I'm in my favourite jazz club. Smoochy.
Cheers
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awigze said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Mr gold
always good to see you about. smoochy... lol
Cheers ta ya as well, my friend!

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davisamerica2 said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Cool song!
You guys will have to jam on this for the next Dallas gig. Music and vocals; all of it top notch. Peace. Terry
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awigze said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Terry
only if you'll be there! Thanks for the drop.
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Vic Holman said 2632 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
you guys!
excellent collab!

you guys are so talented it just oozes out of the headphones.
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awigze said 2631 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Vic
hope you were able to clean that up! Thanks for dropping in and takin a listen.
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Found_Sounds said 2630 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Alannah
vocals are sweet here. Thanks for the download
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awigze said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
glad ya
found us.
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ste said 2630 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
chilled
little piece. summer evening feel. love the sax, as always. top collab
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awigze said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
ste
Thanks... chill, ya, I was going for that. Glad you caught that. It was not meant to be a major production, just had a bit of keyboard and sent it to the collaborators and they made it into what it is... a good tune for friends.
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bud said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Excellent collab
what a fine collection of good folk. Really like the easy vibe and open arrangement.
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awigze said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
bud
easy vibe... you got it, Alannah, Jack and Patrick did their magic.
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michaeljayklein said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
This...
was a real treat! Thanks guys--you done did great!
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awigze said 2629 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
michael
thank you kind sir. glad you were able to pop in!
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rok41 said 2628 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Very nice...
Great collaboration, nicely done!
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awigze said 2628 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
rok41
Thanks Mr Rok. I just sort squeezed a little and these great friends of mine gave me a song! I am truly a blessed man
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jiguma said 2628 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Nice one!
Smoky club, 1 am, way too many drinks - I'm even hearing two of Alannah ;)
Nice post Andy - sax and rugs and rock and roll!
N
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awigze said 2627 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Jiggie
always good to see ya here! thanks for taking the time to comment and to take a listn, These folks are top shelf.
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billykirsch said 2627 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Specialer than cool
Really enjoyed this. The laid back mood. The bass line got me from the first 3 notes. The relaxed voice and drum pattern. The touches of sax... so cool. Cool ending with those ambient noises. Love the B3. I think the piano could have been a little bit more restrained, making small touches here and there, leaving the bass drive the song, but that's a very small detail and just me.
This is really cool. Another excellent collab coming out from that TX jam (in some way).

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awigze said 2627 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Billy!
hey thanks Billy! Great comments and tips. toward the end of the mix and getting ready to post, I was thinking the same things about piano and the bass. But went ahead and posted, but I think you are right. Alannah, Jack and Patrick are great to work with.
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sheilad said 2627 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
I'm back
for my free download or has this already hit the top of the charts and I now must pay each of you a huge amount? I love this tune
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awigze said 2627 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Sheila
hey thats you in my backyard! this song was about that night and so glad you were there.

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ShadowofNine said 2617 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Fun
Nice track folks...enjoyed me listen...
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awigze said 2613 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
S.O.N.
glad ye enjoyed. appreciate the time listening and commenting.
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Kicbal said 2611 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Super-Nice
Great lyrics. I do love this as it has a sort of moving "Steely Dan" groove to it. This sounds like a complex but clear mix and has some cool sections. Dare I say it's too short? The end sounds like a kind of ambient bridge that I'm wishing was longer and would go back to the main theme once more. Sax solo is tasty and the other players also do a wonderful job. Nice one.
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awigze said 2611 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
thanks
I thought that I was making it short, but I was pushing for simplicity under 3 minutes. did want to wander off and back again... thanks for the comp on the sax playin'. coming from you, means a lot.
Alanah, Jack and Patrick made this like falling off a log.
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Doug Somers said 2599 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
What a treat
It sounds like you guys have been playing together forever and that you love playing together too. This has such a gentle natural vibe - there's a ease which is infectious. Fine artistry from everyone. Thanks for bringing it forth for us to share!

Be well,
Doug
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awigze said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
doug
I guess we have in Macjam years. We're all good friends.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2593 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I thought...
... I had left a comment here before? :O I heard this piece several times before and recognize it!

Well... I can't say much since it has been said already, but it must feels such a great accomplishment to work with those people. You guys produce some amazing stuff! This one included.
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awigze said 2582 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Yamen
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment. These people are amazing.
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mike_d said 2586 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Finally!
It only took me what, two months to get here? Sorry about my crazy schedule and lack of participation around here. I'm glad you could use some of those unusual sounds I recorded. It was very generous of you to add my name to the title!

I still often think about the MJ meeting at your house. I feel very lucky to have been part of it and have the opportunity to meet such nice folks!

Outstanding track everyone!!!
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awigze said 2585 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Mike
Ya... where have you been. It was really good getting to know you and I think of our drive across town to pick up the 'Kids' often. Hope to see you again soon... and thanks for the cool sound bites on Found_Sounds. blessings !!!
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tford said 2482 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
Very Nice
This is very well done-Great job by all.
Very enjoyable. Peace, Tom
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awigze said 2480 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Thanks TF
This was a low impact collab that came at the right time. Everyone did so well. Very glad to have had the opportinity.
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Cheeto said 2474 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
Three Words...
FAB U LOUS!! Love the groove on this song!
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