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It is so hard for me to even share my SPEAKING voice, let alone my SINGING voice! Nevertheless, I thought submitting a little ditty of me talking might help me get my feet wet when it comes time to sing!

I wasn't planning on uploading anything until after the holidays, but I was venting into my journal today about how icky social networking makes me feel, and came up with this little poem. This is really just thrown together, musically and lyrically.

There are a lot of problems with this, not the least of which is that I'm sort of stuck with my laptop microphone for a while. I don't like the quality of vocal recording at all on the laptop mic, which is one reason I haven't recorded any singing yet. But I figured speaking wouldn't sound too bad.

Mostly I just wanted to share my lyrics, because, as the song says, I MUST BROADCAST MY EVERY THOUGHT!!! LOL. :)
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Lyrics
It's all too much
Too much is out there
Nothing untouched
No such thing as "nowhere"

Who was I
Before I was a web address
Life is in my laptop
Nothing left to confess

Gotta leave, gotta leave
Gotta find a reprieve
I'd rather live in a cave
Than on your Facebook page

Broadcasting my every thought
Makes me feel real
I hate that I need networks
To tell me how to feel

What did people do
How did they live
Before access to everything
Left nothing to give

Gotta leave, gotta leave
Gotta find a reprieve
I'd rather live in a cave
Than on your Facebook page
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Uploaded: Dec 14, 2010 - 02:52:20 PM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
No need to get wet
You do just fine! Just go listen to my singing voice sometime if you want a boost!!! LOL Cool piece... Wish your vocals were a bit louder though!
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
For sure . . . .
. . . the vocals need to be clearer and louder. I noticed that too, and didn't know what to do because I already had the vocal track cranked as high as it would go. Can't WAIT 'til I have a real mic & interface!!!
Thanks Mark! Glad you stopped by and left some feedback. :)
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egobandit said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Better than good
I deleted my face book page bec it was a time waster if I need someone Ill call, What a great concept for a song! I think your spoken word was well sung! Very cool!
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Thanks So Much
Yeah, I started entertaining the idea of deleting my FB page a few weeks ago, and finally pulled the plug today. It's just amazing how dependent I had gotten on FB for human connection. The whole social networking thing is kind of bizarre . . . at least on MJ we all share a common passion, which is music! :)

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking the time to leave a comment!


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SmokeyVW said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
grok in fullness
i love the lyrics! i really grok it.

thanks
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Grok!
I love that word! Thanks a million for taking the time to listen and comment! :)
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867-5309 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
over
catchy -
contageous -
influential ~
your laptop mic. sounds just great 2 me . . .
thanks for relaying your thoughts here . . .
in the year 2000 ~
I finally made a slow transition
to the web ~ and before this - ~ I had a bumper
sticker on the back of my $125 '61 rusted white ford galaxy which with 6-inch letters reading, "Don't get caught in the web" - so
this theme is familiar . . .
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Thanks!
Yes, I agree with you--this is a very familiar theme, and I think many people have a love/hate relationship with the Internet. When the Web is good, it's good, and when it's bad, it's bad. I just wrote a little rhyme here, but a whole graduate thesis could be written on this subject!

Thank you so much for taking time out to listen, and for your generous and encouraging comments! :)
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Symphony101 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Wow that is awesome
Great lyrics, very interesting subject. I also liked the accompanying music very much.

This is a very nice work, kudos !
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Thanks so much!
I really appreciate your comments! As far as the subject, I had just really reached my limit today with the downside of social networking, and sort of regurgitated these lyrics as a catharsis. I'm so glad you liked it! :)
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Social_Ice said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
speaking voice....
is great...what you talkin about? You've got some great talent, all around, with much to share Cort...in whatever way you can. Impressive...and great forum posts!!! ~barbara
Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Oops!!
I'm so sorry Barbara--I meant to REPLY to your other comment, and accidentally hit "DELETE"! Arg! I apologize; didn't mean to do that . . .

Anyways, I'm so glad you stopped in for a listen, and I'm so appreciative of your wonderful comments. It has been great getting to "know" you and your unique take on things a little bit here and in forums! Thanks again~
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drakonis said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Gotta leave and find a MIC!
Yay Cort, great to hear you offering your voice along with your music... and an apropos poem, very well delivered. Just tantalizingly short enough to make us want more. :-) Can't wait for you to get a better recording setup! As for boosting the vocal volume in GB "up to 11", you can do this trick... add the "Overdrive" filter and boost the input gain up, you can pull a lot of stuff out that way (but it boosts noise too, so be careful.)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Hey thanks!
For your kind comment and for the tip on GB! Also, BTW, I meant to tell you--if I haven't already--that I can't access "Ember"? Don't know why.

Anyhow, I am thinking that since January is a three-paycheck month (yay!) I might be able to scare up a mic setup, because I'm churning out tons of lyrics and longing to sing them! I didn't realize how short it was initially, but perhaps I shall expand at some point . . .

Thanks again! :)
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jibes said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
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Instant hit!! Very good!!
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Thank you . . .
. . . so much! I appreciate it. :)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Nice job
I have to agree with the sentiment.

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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Sentiment
I was just FED UP, for sure. I'm so grateful for music, because it's total therapy for me at times! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :)
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alackbass said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
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I hate FaceBook, but I like this!
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
FB
Ha! Me too! My de-activation of my FB profile was LONG overdue. Thanks so much for listening! :)
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H3nry said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
To make it louder
you can add a compressor effect to the track. You can dial in extra gain to boost quiet parts, and the compressor will cut the amount of boost as the input volume goes up. Try 10dB gain as a start.

Anyhows, this is a good first effort. Diction is clear, the poem comes across well (and the sentiment is well taken), and the music bed fits well. B+, with the expectation of straight As to follow.
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Once again . . .
. . . the MJ community is awesome, with tons of advice on recording! Thanks so much--I'll keep that in mind.

I'm happy with a B+! Thanks so much for listening and commenting. :)
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papag said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Tell it
Nice exposition with good questions. I listened to it three times while writing this...it got better each time.

Thanks for the dl :)
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Thanks!
Nice to see you again! So glad you liked it enough to listen three times--thanks again! :)
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RAVENS said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Awesome
It's wonderful to hear a spoken-word! I adore that genre and you did such an awesome job. Great lyrics too, I hope you are planning to do more.

RAVEN ;-)
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
You are . . .
. . . such a class act, Dani! You are so generous and kind with comments, and one of the most supportive people on MJ. I'm so glad you stopped in for a listen. And yes, I am cranking out lyrics at high speed--I'm hoping to upload something new sometime in January. Thanks again. :)
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VicDiesel said 2355 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
Is all that we see or seem
You remind me a bit of an 80s group, Propaganda. Spoken lyrics and big synths. Not a bad combination.
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Catalina22 said 2355 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
80s is OK with me :)
I get the "80s" a lot . . . probably, like you said, because of the big synths. I'm glad you were able to listen, and thank you so much for the comment. I'm going to have to check out Propaganda now . . . :)
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fasteddie said 2355 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
That line
I'd rather live in a cave
Than on your Facebook page

That's brilliant! So true.
I think they should rename networking social sites as Facelessbook.

I agree so much with your lyrics.
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Catalina22 said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
So glad . . .
. . . . you see where I'm coming from! So far, the most rewarding thing about posting this song is that I had no idea there were so many folks out there who felt the same way about it. I'm so glad you liked the lyrics, and thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. :)
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Moviz said 2354 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Good lyrics
excellent musical backing (which I could have listened to for much longer) and your voice sounds great too.... can't believe you can't sing..... and when you do, with your talent, it's really going to be good, regards M
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Catalina22 said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
That is . . .
. . . just a wonderful, encouraging comment. Thank you so much. You are right--I pretty much CAN sing (I majored in vocal performance for a time in college years ago), I just, like many people, hate hearing the sound of my voice. Did you know that Stevie Ray Vaughan HATED the sound of his voice! And I think he has one of the coolest voices ever. Thank you again for your generous comment; I'm so glad you enjoyed this.

P.S. I didn't realize until AFTER I'd posted it how short it was! Perhaps more to come later . . .
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ShadowofNine said 2354 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Special
Lyrics and cool presentation, a little louder and it gets GEM status..Enjoyed
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Catalina22 said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks to the wonderful folks on MJ, I've got some ideas for boosting the vocals. I'm so glad you enjoyed it; thank you so much for the listen and comment. :)
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Char said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
You sound great,
Cort. All I use Facebook for is to see my grand daughter's photos from her last year at the AFA in Co Springs and to play Scabble. It isn't good to post feelings for everyone to see. It is upsetting when Facebook offers up your ex-husband and his wife as potential friends because the last name is the same or there are friends in common.
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Catalina22 said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Oh No
That's why FB sucks!!!! Oh, man, I just cringed when I read what you wrote; I'm sorry that happened to you. Ick.

FB drama aside, I'm so glad you stopped in to listen! I will check that YouTube link out too. Thanks! :)
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crissew said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I deleted my facebook page about a month
or so ago. The privacy changes were enough for me. I really like the vibe of this. It almost has a vibe similar to the verse of "Stan" by Eminem. You could be a rapper in the making here! This piece would be perfect to get your feet wet. I hear a lot of potential for singing on this if you were do decide to give it a shot.
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crissew said 2354 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Duh
forgot to mention the most important thing, your lyrics flow really well and the content is excellent.
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Catalina22 said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Stan the Crazed Fan
Thank you so much for that reference as far as the vibe; I LOVE that Eminem song!

If I just can't bear to sing, I might start putting my feelers out on MJ for collaborators. I have two or three poems/lyrics for songs that I'd love to see brought to life, but I can't decide if I have the chops to do it or not. We'll see . . .

Thanks again! So glad you stopped by. :)
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Elevator_Funk said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
...
Do you listen to Ursula Rucker or Saul Williams? Those are the only spoken word folks I know of, it's pretty cool. stuff.

Anyways, I gave in and finally joined facebook after a strong resistance up until a few months ago, I just can't stand the idea that my family is all on there and I feel like I'm missing something. Since the weather got cold I haven't been working much and I have been wasting so much time between here and there, it is ridiculous.

The creepy part is that you'll find out that after you go back, all your stuff is right where you left it, they never really deleted you, they knew you'd be back.... you'll see.....

Also, you have a strong clear voice, it sounds good and believable, if you know what I mean, sometimes when someone does something in this style, they have to take on an affectation to their voice to get themselves to do it, I couldn't detect that here. Good stuff.
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Catalina22 said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Guess what . . .
(SHEEPISH) I, ahem, re-activated today . . . and yes, CREEPY!!!! Everything is right where I left it, like you said!

I just caved because there were dozens of sort of "second circle" people who I only keep in touch with via FB. I felt guilty about just dropping out like that.

So, I'm not back on FB today even two hours and . . . VOILA! Let the drama begin! I get invited to a private group of some close friends but, wait! I get an email, because one of said friends is on bad terms with another potential group member. Blah blah blah. Oh, Facebook, you.

Thank you so much for your listen and comment. I'm SO glad you don't think it's affected; I think my biggest pet peeve in music is affectation. For real. So that comment means a lot.

You are a lot of fun to read in the forums too, BTW! :)
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billykirsch said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
FB
Not (yet) in there... Your lyrics keeps me a little bit more far away from it.
The synths are deep, which contrasts a little bit with the sound of the mic. Something you can do to get a louder and better sound is to try talking to the phone at different distances. Closer to the mic usually (depends on the mic pattern) will sound with more body and (obviously) louder. Careful with plosives though if too close.
For me to speak in a song is a lot harder than singing.

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Catalina22 said 2353 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
TNT
That offbeat little joke about explosives truly made me laugh out loud . . .

Thanks for the advice and info. I have very little experience either singing or speaking with a mic. I checked out some mics at my favorite music store in town (um, the ONLY music store in town; let me correct myself) and I think I'm getting a better idea of what I might like. It seems like when I sing, the laptop mic makes me flat. Oh man. I just totally laughed re-reading that, because it could just be my f@#% singing that's flat, dude. LOL. But seriously! I don't think so. I was not typically flat when I sang/soloed back in high school and college.

I'm glad my lyrics have further discouraged you from any involvement with FB. Should you find yourself wavering, read my immediately previous comment, responding to Elevator Funk. Thanks so much for listening and commenting! :)
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particledots said 2353 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
i like doing stuff with spoken words
drop me a line if you would like me to work with your voice on something

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Catalina22 said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
That would be . . .
. . . way cool! Way cool. I sort of need to think about what I'd like to send . . . I'll be in touch. Thanks so much! :)
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DeputyDoofy said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I like it.
While I like FB, I am more amused by the people who feel the need to narrate their day. Really -- do I need to know exactly what one did in the bathroom? lol

Ohhhhh, right. There's a spoken-word song here. I'm supposed to be commenting on that, but wait................................

DeputyDoofy is commenting on Catalina22's song.
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Catalina22 said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
CC is Chillin'
Oh, man, the status update that drives me nuts is "So and So is CHILLIN'". Chillin'? Really? And you needed to post that? On the other hand, some people really have talent in the status update department. It's a shame their status updates aren't archived and published, they're so funny and original.

Yeah, I caved, like I said, and re-activated. FB is like most things--a little bit good, a little bit bad. Moderation and restraint are key, I suppose.

Love your "status update"! Thanks for stopping in and listening! :)
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yohmar said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Out there
Catalina
Nice voice
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Catalina22 said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Thanks!
And I'll take "out there" as a complement! ;) (Nobody ever accused me of being "normal" . . .)
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saladdays1 said 2352 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Uncool Is The New Cool
I have been playing anonymously for twenty years, not letting a soul ever hear me sing or play. I regularly go to open mic's at coffee shops and listen to what others have to say with their music. I decided to finally submit some song's, but will wait to submit my voice for scrutiny. The vulnerable feeling of letting peers hear what God gave me for a singing voice is sometimes too unbearable. I am fundamentally uncool as well, so I'm vicariously watching your progression here, and living your fears.
If you feel your voice is perhaps not the most potent, perhaps you will take some solace in knowing that your obvious intelligence already brings with it character. There are plenty of great singing voices which make me yawn, they are sterile and without a point of view, never being able to be truthful emotionally. At least from what I can tell in your biographical musings, that will never happen to your singing, and I will look for your posting of a song with you carefully making the best of your lyrics and your VOICE...which is quite palatable BTW.
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Catalina22 said 2352 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I am . . .
. . . absolutely floored by your comment. I am so touched by what you had to say. I can relate to every word you wrote; I was just telling a good friend the other night that putting instrumental music "out there" is a cakewalk compared to putting the singing voice God gave me out there. It's like, with instrumental music, I don't take criticism PERSONALLY. I take it for what it is--advice on how to make my music better. But my voice is such an inextricable part of who I am . . . it is ME.

Anyhow. Thank you so, so much. You really gave me a lot to think about. :)
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magnatone said 2352 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
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Hi Cort - what a great idea for a song, and so extremely well manifested! great to have you around again!
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Catalina22 said 2352 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Karen!
It's good to be back! Don't know why I dropped out of MJ so long! I dunno . . . life just gets crazy busy sometimes, I guess. But thanks for the welcome back, and for your wonderful comment! :)
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mvh9591 said 2351 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Nice____
Funny - This makes me think of a few co-workers who have their cell phones glued to their hands. I'm a simple kind of guy - who really needs the Internet on a cell phone? I always thought phones were for calling... go figure. Time's are a changing - I do appreciate the technology and the benefits from it - as you I'm sure.

Really enjoyed - Can't wait to hear you sing - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Catalina22 said 2348 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks so much!
Sorry it took me so long to respond! Ugh.

I sure hope to sing soon. Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment. :)
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Mosaica said 2346 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Wot no Facebook?!
Still, there's always MacJams! This has the style of Grace Jones about it - really like it...but don't worry I'm not gonna press the "FB Share" button!! ;-)
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Catalina22 said 2339 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Ah Thank You!
I appreciate it! I'm happy with the Grace Jones reference. ;) Thanks again for stopping by to listen and comment! :)
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mrattue said 2338 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Spoken Word
i think you are brave to post a spoken word piece. i would find that harder than trying to sing something. The intonation and musicality of ordinary language is so much freer and more subtle than a sung melody, i think, and pretty much impossible to practise, i imagine.

You do well in this regard, although the dance beat synth under spoken words inevitable conjures up 80's club experiences over in the UK, when it was very popular for the DJ to yell out pithy remarks occasionally!

As for facebook, i am yet to take the plunge (how's that for mega-uncool?) and i don't think i will be going near it anytime soon. i spend enough time in MJ cyberspace as it is!

Enjoyed it. Thanks.

Have a great New Year,


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Catalina22 said 2335 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Marc!
For your thoughtful comments and for stopping by to listen! You're not missing much on FB. :)
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bud said 2337 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Great track -
just wished your vocals were a little louder. Try messing around with doubling tracks and adding a little effect - the pinhole mic can be great at times.
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Catalina22 said 2335 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Thanks . . .
. . . for the hint, bud! Good advice. I appreciate the comment and your stopping in for a listen. :)
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echoroom said 2337 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Uncool???
Well, this just ratchets up your coolness. Great track, reminds me of Laurie Anderson but poppier. The vocal sounds compressed and echoy... would like to hear this more 'natural'.
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Catalina22 said 2335 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Wow
I love Laurie Anderson, so the compliment is well-taken! Thanks! Thanks for the advice to. Glad you stopped by for a listen! :)
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that80sboy said 2335 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
yep!
gotta walk before you run....gotta talk before you sing....i echo the others that like to hear your vocal with your music....nice track
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Catalina22 said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks!
So glad you were able to stop by! :)
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elektronix said 2334 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
The lyrics..
..are awesome!
And about your voice:
Can't wait for you singing!

Great job, don't stop broadcasting...

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Bernd
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Catalina22 said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Bernd!
I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for dropping in for a listen. :)
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Relic67 said 2334 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
"the social network"
... see the movie? won't increase your love for "The Facebook" LOL.
vocals didn't sound bad at all. Like the "cave" line. Nice tune!
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Catalina22 said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Social Networking
I plan on seeing the movie when it is released for rental on Tuesday! CAN'T WAIT!!! Thanks for stopping in for a listen and taking the time to comment. :)
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kevmikwa said 2333 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Different strokes
While I do not share your position on the Book of Faces and networks like it, that didn't take away from my enjoyment of your song. I am with others here about the complexities of spoken word songs - it's really deceptively difficult to do it well. You've been a bit hamstrung by your recording hardware, but this still comes off well. You probably could have taken your recording and put yourself a bit more in front by tweaking the mix, but I can understand how that might be a confidence issue. If the clarity and lyrical nature of your voice is any indicaion, you've nothing to fear.

I do want to point out that when billykirsch mentioned "plosives", he wasn't making an "offbeat little joke". A plosive is a real term of art, referring to the hard pops that happen when you say certain leading consonants - like P, K and T. These can be a problem when close miking without a pop screen.

Thank you for sharing this short ditty!
Catalina22 said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
And thank you!
For listening and commenting! My bad about the "plosives" . . . I had no idea. Thanks for filling me in! :)
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Vic Holman said 2331 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
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ha facebook. i spend so little time there anymore since everyone at work is so all over it.

another great tune. yea you got to start somewhere when it comes to vocals and this is a nice start
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Catalina22 said 2330 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Vic!
I really appreciate it! Yep, ya gotta start somewhere, I guess! Thanks again! :)
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Outtaorbit said 2330 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
No such thing.....
As Nowhere.........
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Catalina22 said 2327 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Nope-er-ooo
Thanks for the listen and comment. :)
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alfredthepelican said 2327 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
Hi Cort
nice relevant message. Vocals sound good to me- could be louder relative to music. Don't be voice-shy, I think many of us feel critical of our voices when recorded but it doesn't seem that way to others.
Cheers
Mark

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Catalina22 said 2327 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
So True
Thanks so much Mark! Yes, most of us cringe when we hear our own voices, but it's really not as bad as we think. Thanks again for the listen and comment. :)
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The Infinites said 2317 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
I Think This Is Fabulous!

I just love your speaking voice - it actually has a lot of musicality in it. You have a rhythm and bounce that matches your well crafted backdrop of music. I agree with Steve (Echoroom) on the Laurie Anderson vibe, maybe also Tom Tom Club...?

Incredibly retro 80s, which is one of the hottest sounds around. Great song (as opposed to poem) Downloaded and you are now in my iTunes sitting snugly between 'Coldplay' and 'Count Basie'...heh!

One nit - waaayyy too short! More please!

Jim
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Catalina22 said 2312 days ago (January 27th, 2011)
Thanks Jim!
Yeah, I guess I didn't realize how short this was until I posted it! Sometimes that happens . . . you feel like you are droning on and on, and then you look at the timer and it's like, "Wo! A minute and seventeen seconds!" Thank you for your sweet comment on my speaking voice . . . I inherited my dad's voice, and both of our voices REALLY carry. I'm CONSTANTLY being "shushed" in restaurants LOL! I'm so glad you listened and enjoyed! Thank you. :)
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Dragonas said 2276 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Love it!
Great lyrics!
I admire your skill with words.
Well done.
Hope to hear more.
:-)
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awigze said 2115 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
I think you're cool
for being yourself.
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I am like Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous"--fundamentally uncool. I have been trying very hard to be one of the cool kids for about thirty years now, but I think it's time to throw in the towel in put my energies into elevating Loser-dom into a state... [see more]

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