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I'm sorry that I haven't been around for quite a while. Now that summer is over I should have more time to devote to my music.
This song is a departure for me since it's mostly Midi with 1 real guitar part (another with the lead part). An experiment or at least started that way. Based on an "Ultrabeat" groove ( the only loops ) I then added parts and sang an "Off the cuff" vocal and mixed and tweaked and still I posted it. Go figure! :) Anyway here it is.
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Lyrics
I heard a rumor, Your feeling bad
Is there anything I can get you
I feel so sad, for you. I'm feeling bad
I heard a rumor

Honey tell me now, say it isn't so.
Tell me that you don't feel bad oh no.
I heard a rumor things are not going well

Is there anything I can get you
Is there anything you need
Oh baby I will get it for you with great speed.
Is ther anything you need in your future
I wont wait a long time for you to tell me.

I heard a rumor You been feeling bad
I heard your dying and your on your death bed
I heard a rumor baby baby say it isn't so
I heard a rumor

** Musical interlude **

Is there anything you need
anywhere you want me to go
I'll bring some people over
friends of yours and mine you know
Is there anything you need
That I can get you right away
I got my car here baby.

I heard a rumor things are going bad
you been down n out you been feeling bad
I heard a rumor things are not going your way

I heard a rumor I heard a rumor ETC.
Song Stats
Hits: 2251
Comments: 17
Fans: 14
Plays: 58
Downloads: 61
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Sep 27, 2010 - 12:27:25 AM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2010 - 12:27:25 AM Last Played: Apr 04, 2016 - 12:40:31 AM
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Hardware:
Cheap Midi controller, Guitar
Software:
Logic
Comments
alackbass said 2554 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
I heard a Rumor
Welcome back Neal. You were missed. I really like this track. It is a departure for you, but it's still very cool. I love the groove, synth bass, electric piano, and guitar tracks. But what really works best is your vocal. Very distinct and effective.
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jdholliday said 2554 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Oh dude! Neil!
I know when I see you posted something I'm in for a great listen and this is a GREAT HOOK! I love this groove such a cool use of that ultrabeat, might be my favorite song of yours, the guitar sounds amazing, spot on dude great great song! I love it! Your voice is perfect for this, nailed the vocal!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man what a hook! Sad lyric but wow,what a blues song!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2554 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
rumor
cool groove and feel. well arranged and catchy. lead guitar fits well. cheers
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tempie said 2554 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
top shelf vocals
Man this may be off the cuff but the vocals kill. Looking forward to seeing more jibes posts...
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fasteddie said 2554 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
"Off the Cuff"
Sounds great!

Dig that bluesy style. Cool blues lead.

Very cool. Glad to see you back and posting man.
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DWL said 2553 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Effective
whatever you did it seems to have worked.

A good old slice of down and dirty blues (but with synths!)

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2553 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
I heard a Rumor
Very cool song, great vocs love the attitude.
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crissew said 2553 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Blues
With a monkey wrench thrown in. Very cool.
This song feels like a blues song but delves into another mode. Laid back tasteful guitar solo. Enjoyed it!
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michaeljayklein said 2553 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Finally!
I saw this at work today and knew it would be good so now that I've listened, I can truthfully say: I was right! Really cool work on this Jibes--and it's very nice to see you back again with your good stuff! Take care now, Michael
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jibes said 2552 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks for all the great comments! I knew I liked the way this turned out. I sat on it for a long time (early this summer) and didn't know if it was done or not. Ready for prime time that is but I don't know what I could do to make it better except clean up the lyrics a little. Since they are off the cuff some parts are not quite right or sensible. I have another on the same order as this one that will be a collab (I hope) with RosaLinda that will be super with her on board.
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Loob said 2551 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
I heard
I guess I,m not the only one who thinks a lead can work under a vocal. Nice!
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magnatone said 2549 days ago (October 1st, 2010)
Rumor
Hey Neal - this is very cool! you should do "off the cuff" stuff more often - you're really good at it!
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VicDiesel said 2547 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Smouldering groove
If this is an experiment, then I'd say it succeeded. The whole mix sounds very nicely integrated. The bass is particularly cool.
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Jarvoid said 2544 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
great laid back
rocker....if you can have such a thing,.....well course you can, yeeritis !

Well figure Sometimes off the cuff is so spontaneous that it combusts and this is smoking ,so good job.!


Jarvoid
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jiguma said 2543 days ago (October 7th, 2010)
Good to see you back Neal
Dirty and generally bad (in the modern sense of course). Terrific little post.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Warren Smith said 2538 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Rumor mill
I think the lyrics are working well here on a personal level, establishing an intimacy between the singer and the subject of the rumor. Of course, that has much to do with your fine singing, as well. Nice work.

The concept of rumor has the potential for expanded impact. With the amount of news & information we are bombarded with daily, especially with the advent of the internet and cable networks, we are inundated with rumors large and small. The simple idea of "I heard a rumor" could be taken in many different directions.

In fact, I heard a rumor you might be working on a new version of this song : )
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Joanna said 2459 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
jibes
This has so many good things going on. Great hook in the lyric, smoking guitar and a solid beat. What's not to love? Woo hoo!
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