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Till the Tap Runs Dry (album version)


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This is a cleaned, edited, mixed version of a song I posted a few months ago: http://www.macjams.com/song/59685. I got a number of helpful suggestions and comments on the earlier version, which I tried faithfully to incorporate.

If you're interested in a download of this, or (for a little while) a whole album of songs (Carry You Out of My Sight), you can get it at my site, www.michaelkoppenheffer.com. (Or on iTunes, but then it isn't free...)
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Plays: 225
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2010 - 08:22:12 AM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2010 - 08:22:12 AM Last Played: Feb 14, 2017 - 08:34:17 AM
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Solid
I dig this. Well done all around, and I like that you manage to throw a message in there without coming off as preachy.
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five_extra_arms said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Clean and Modern
Like an Ikea commercial.

This is a really great mix. I missed the original, so I went back and listened to it a few times. Amazing production on this.

Great work Michael

I'm off to your site for the download!

Bob




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SISTERS said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
muscular music
oooo - this is a strong song! big bold mix, and great lyrics comin thru crisp and clear. lots of goodness in that music - nifty piano peeking thru does it for me. i like your singing, michael - it's full of emotional attitude, and works so well here. swell outro. i really enjoyed this one!
anne
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jdholliday said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
easily one of the best
singer/songwriters on macjams! pro all the way around, I remember the earlier version, this is waaay better, nice job!
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crissew said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
BTW
Did you do all of the parts of this drums, bass and guitar and vocals? Pretty impressive!
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crissew said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Man
what is goin on? I just posted an indepth comment and it never went through. Anyway, love the new arrangement with the funky vibe you have going on here. Sounds great
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michaeljayklein said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Hes' back!
Michael, I always look forward to hearing whatever you have for us to listen to--you do such fine work. This was a very powerful song: you deliver and sell your message in a very captivating manner with all the good musicianship you poured into this--in other hands, this could have been a bit hard to take. Excellent work--flawless.

Thanks again and keep that bar raised as always!

Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2449 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Great quality
in this tune, strong lyrics with a message, fine construction threw out a pleasure to listen to...
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Symphony101 said 2449 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Great
song, great production and great performance. Awesome vocals, very nicely done.
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Scott Carmichael said 2449 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
that guitar intro...
very tasty guitar work.... that intro is the set-up... sometimes it will be a lyric or hook or drum beat... but that guitar work is so strong... I would make sure that it's the very first thing that people hear... it grabs my attention...

excellent voice and delivery... you seem to be a natural songsmith...
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rok41 said 2448 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Excellent...
Very well done Michael, love the chorus. Great guitar work throughout...the bridge is perfect in structure. Dig it man!
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ktb said 2448 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Till the Tap Runs Dry
Big pro sounding track. Your vocal just shines. Great job on the backing tracks as well. They work fabulously.
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fasteddie said 2448 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
I remember this one
This is really fantastic Michael.

Your production is top notch.

Awesome!
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RAVENS said 2448 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Awesome
Very glad you re-posted this, first time hearing it for me. Great vocals & lyrics too! I really dig it, good stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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Vic Holman said 2448 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
fluid
excellent Michael!
every track is clear and defined. the difference in the acoustic tones is ideal. vocals are dead on. the piano is great as well. very pro composition
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ste said 2447 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
wow
well mixed. the beats and guitar are excellent. like the vox too
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Lennon714 said 2446 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
pro
all the way around. Such a great construction of your message. Framed nicely in the music. tasteful piano licks here and there.
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Bob6stringer said 2445 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
Oily warning!
Great drum intro, nice clear acoustic--I'm gonna stop writing and LISTEN!

...Oh, yeah, Michael, you're right "there" with a great lyric; a progression those twin guitars serve perfectly, and a great arrangement from the perfect little piano notes to the "build," layer upon subtly mixed layer. Your vocal timbre is all your own, but you've got great presence along the lines of the seasoned (but sadly underrated) great Steve Forbert.
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tmcfate said 2443 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
keep dreaming ..please
nice playing and a clean sound. not sure of your message. serious or sarcastic, but i really like the mix
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Daugrin said 2443 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Statement Music
Nicely done. The work you did on this is in the track, excellent production!

Daug
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Daugrin said 2443 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Something is Happening
Whatever it is something is happening, Mr. Jones is unprepared for the outcome anyway?
Nicely done. The hard work you did on this is in the track, excellent production, entertaining tag!

Daug
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867-5309 said 2441 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
punchy
ahh yeah - targeted brief dissonance at :26 opens the tap to my attention - even while they are now doing loud construction here now at dunn bros. on lynden hills . . .pumping up my ear buds really now to tap . . .wow you had fun with this one - good vocals as always - yet always brightly diverse . . . ahh the same dissonant guitar 3 and 4 together 1t 1:18 -
you now now I feel better - because I love doing this too - but have not heard it a lot -
it is really catchy
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sschedra said 2440 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Michael,
Its been a while since I visited. As usual, you have meticulous productions and the musicianship is wonderful. Great song.
Stephen
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hackneybloke said 2433 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
tap runs dry
ooooooh i love the intro. oh yes i remember this one....and this version is a great improvement, especially the stellar guitar work. your lyrics are always so solid and interesting. the synth and vocal outro is fab.
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TERRAPLANE said 2430 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
OOPs
I missed the free D/L,, a day late & a dollar short thats me ; > 0
Great mix on this cut,,Best of luck on ituns Michael,, You definitely belong there. pro sound all around... Thanks
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mybravedesign said 2430 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
good fun
gives me the same feeling that some ben folds and weakertans tracks give me.. album is great so far..
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dantimmermans said 2412 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
hell of a song
dude, this is great great work and the best your voice has sounded, to my ear. I was surprised but absolutely love that buzzy synth at 3:00 - what a bold move. very impressed and fav'd
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paul f. page said 2411 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
Wonderful vocals
Lots of other comments that I thoroughly agree with. But my 2 cents is to throw you many kudos for the vocal presentation, especially those wonderful measures of your chorus...Oh, beautiful piano work at 2:08 or so...Just wonderful playing and a nice interlude before you go on... Anyway, this is a beautifully produced song and so well-conceived. Congratulations. (Ah, those guitar bends at 3:02ff are also very cool.)
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paul f. page said 2411 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
Wonderful vocals
Lots of other comments that I thoroughly agree with. But my 2 cents is to throw you many kudos for the vocal presentation, especially those wonderful measures of your chorus...Oh, beautiful piano work at 2:08 or so...Just wonderful playing and a nice interlude before you go on... Anyway, this is a beautifully produced song and so well-conceived. Congratulations. (Ah, those guitar bends at 3:02ff are also very cool.)
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johnwhitehead said 2410 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Tap
It's a hit. Love it.
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Tony2008 said 2408 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
nice acoustic sounds
Nice intro and then it goes into different jam for the verse..clear vox and nice layering of instruments too!

Peace,
Tony
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tonestones said 2408 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Great tune
The guitars sound fantastic. Really great production. Love the lyrics and vocal performance. Great job.
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egobandit said 2408 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Tap runs dry
I don't know why but it reminds me of the grateful dead! Great song writing you really can put them together! NIce synth part!!!!
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Mike_Lynn said 2380 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
Professional Mix
I always like this song. It's been on my playlist for a while. Thanks much for sharing.
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jibes said 2373 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
---
Sorry I missed this but I been gone a lot lately.
Soooo good!!!!!!!!
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dave_b said 2373 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Till the Tap Runs Dry
This is a great song. Cool hook, and it gets it's point across. Love the guitar line & tone. I think this is my favorite post of yours.
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tf10music said 2372 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
big sound
this is very muscular folk. Ben Harper on steroids? Either way, your vocals work really well in tandem with the guitars, and the lyrics are very solid. Really nice work.
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magnatone said 2362 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Till The Tap Runs Dry
Hi Michael - this is just WONDERFUL!! i don't know how i missed it in august - oh, i was on a trip that week i think - no WONDER! your songwriting is just exceptional, and this sounds about as good as any song i've ever heard anywhere! congratulations on this!
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psexnyc said 2262 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
That Acoustic
Love the acoustic guitar on this and really enjoyed the vocal delivery. Going to find the original one now.
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