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This life of mine.


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jibes

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In 2004 I recorded this song with a "Crazy Man voice" (I almost pulled it off but lost character now and then.) This is one of my early "Off the cuff" songs that I did using a drum machine. The song is almost the OTC version as far as the guitar is concerned. The Guitar part was very hard to reproduce but I think I came close. It's odd how a thing captured can be the hardest thing to get back. Nuances!
Anyway the song is a very mindless sort of thing but still fun. Hope you like it.

Copyright @2004 Neal Gilbertson
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Uploaded: Nov 05, 2010 - 07:36:49 PM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2010 - 07:36:49 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 01:51:47 PM
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alackbass said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
This life of mine.
The reverb and delay here adds appropriate distance to the atmosphere that perfectly matches the vibe of the lyrics. That acoustic guitar sound is to die for! Downloaded!
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jdholliday said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Neal!
this is in a genre of it's own! I wouldn't even be able to put it in one!
Rock and Roll works! man i freakin' love this dude! Every single thing about it! wow! This is solid gold!
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Moviz said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
This is
really a very good sound..... love the warmth in the instrumentation and guitars; the vocal sounds really good too, then again, you've got that same croak as me all in the right places.... brilliant job; love it, regards M
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Sir Bass said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Sweet
Sounds fantastic.
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sammydix said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Cool vocs
Impressive songwriting. But the Crazy Man voice made it.
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magnatone said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
This LIfe of Mine
Hi again Neal - I am SUCH a fan of your cool music! and, have i ever told you how much i like your avatar pic? this is fabulous, the guitar sounds great to me - congrats AGAIN!!
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ktholliday said 2361 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
~ Exceptional
guitar piece and your voice, wow!!! I love this! I am going to download immediately! I am a fan of yours indeed! ~ Katy ~
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scofugate said 2361 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
You more than pulled it off
you nailed it.!
Great job and the production is great!!
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jiguma said 2361 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Having trouble keeping up Neal
You sure are on a roll.

Crazy man voice works for me - do you dress up too? :)

I continue to be impressed by your "off the cuff" vocals. Great sound - even the drum machine sounds good.

Cheers,
N
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dave_b said 2361 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
This life of mine.
This tune flows like a river through the countryside on a summer day. That acoustic guitar sounds great, and the electric provides just the right accents. The lyric paints a compelling picture, and the vocs paint it with just the right attitude.
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jibes said 2361 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
I do
really, really appreciate all the great comments!!
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tonestones said 2361 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Crazy man voice
Dig it.
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MarkHolbrook said 2360 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
I love
the intrumentals... Man simply outstanding The vocals are spot on... Really a very cool tune!
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Parichayaka said 2360 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
cool!
Really like how you pan the guitars - creates a warm, full sound and let's the solo shine. Then the voice comes in and I'm taken to a weird, peculiar but enjoyable fictional place...would totally work in a movie. Something like 'Due Date' comes to mind, or a story with stranded but loveable characters. Cohen Brothers style maybe?

And you're right, this song is fun. Of course tons of talent still went into it to make it so!
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Dadai.2 said 2360 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
love the guitar....
.. and that craggy vocal (the best kind)... really just so fine.

you're just a free soul.... love it! Great song, Neal.

D
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ShadowofNine said 2360 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
So Fine
The vocal is awesome, as is the guitar work, a cool composition, a fine piece..me luv's it...
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Jarvoid said 2359 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
That is
how I do most of my sh..er stuff..I get the idea and mess about for a coupla hours then just do it...and if it is rough as f... at least it is fresh and freshly filled with nuances.....lets hear it for instinctive improvisation, Yay........


(of course it could just be an excuse for being a no good idle bum who does not want to practise much but I can live with that too lol)

CJ
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Vic Holman said 2358 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
this life
excellent song Neal. mix sounds great as well. cool to dig up a older tune. something i got to get to one of these days
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michaeljayklein said 2355 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Beautiful
Neal, this has such a great, full sound to it for one thing. This is a great song you've written--I liked the particular vocal style you used here very much--just perfect for this. Topnotch job on this--the reverb is very effective I feel by the way. Thanks again! Michael
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Roxylee said 2351 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Crazy, but I'm doin' fine
He doesn't have to pay any bills and enjoys nature more than most. Not that crazy. I like the guitar a lot in this, Neal.
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jibes said 2349 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
Thanks
everyone who listened and especially to those who commented. I was unable to comment like I should have but hope to have more songs to post soon.
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Daugrin said 2344 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Life indeed
Well played, struggled with, and sneered over...

Daug
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lilmom said 2335 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
This life
This is a keeper! AWESOME job!
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Dadai.2 said 2323 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Just coming back...
... for another take of your classic sound. Love this tune.
Blessings bro...

D
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billykirsch said 2322 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Beautiful
Just beautiful. A beautiful simple song.
Sounds great. If those are crickets that must have been the perfect studio for recording a song like this.
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Catalina22 said 2320 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I am . . .
. . . very curious about what the "Crazy Man voice" must have sounded like! :)

This is really enjoyable for being mindless. Beautifully crafted songwriting. I do like it very much!!!
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egobandit said 2316 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Mindless
I don't think so, off the cuff is sometimes the best, I would think a musician who lived before the advent of recording was always off the cuff, Love the don't have to answer to anyone line I found this to be refreshing and fun great great guitar! loved it!
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ramonaji said 2311 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
this is just
a beautiful and amazing piece of work, and what a clean mix!!!
I love this!!
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jibes said 2306 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Thanks to all
who came to listen to my song!!!
I never thought it would get this many great comments!
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Name: Neal Gilbertson
Location: Cedar Rapids Iowa United States
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