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This is merely a demo to roz' Benny open Collab. He asked me to post it. Once he hears it, I'll take it down. I don't know where exactly where to put the vocals, so I did it twice. Then, I made one quieter and I added a third track of some parts, with a bit of ambience, that I hear as echo. There are no other effects. I'm very uncomfortable about trying those things. So, here it is. Maybe, roz will like it.
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Lyrics
History repeats itself
That's what all the experts say
Despite lessons that you learn
You repeat the same mistakes each day
To that love that didn't work
You gave your heart away
This new love you're looking at
Reminds you of him, in ev'ry way
What to do when you're mixed up
And see the end from the start?
How do you keep from falling;
How can you save your ravaged heart?
History repeats itself
But, sunny skies replace gray
Do you have to hurt once more,
Or can you find a better way?

lyrics by Charlene M. Kankiewicz
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Comments: 66
Fans: 25
Plays: 203
Downloads: 82

Uploaded: May 20, 2011 - 02:50:27 PM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2012 - 02:09:30 AM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 12:44:12 PM
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alackbass said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
History Repeats Itself
Why would you take this down? The two of you are on to something. Leave it up so we'll have this early version as a reference as you post updates. I love the lyrics and melody Char. The backer has a great modern rock pulse! Very cool use of delay!
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Yeah,
but roz hasn't heard it. I never (until now) do this, using someone's music when I have no idea what to do with the settings or production. i only sang it twice and both were a little different. I didn't know which was better. So, they're both there..the delay. The third repeat of end words was just an idea. (I really liked "falling, falling, falling".)Thanks, Andrew. roz could say, "Yuch!"

And I know I shouldn't sing past the music but I had to get that line in.
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Moviz said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Do Not
take this down Char.... I'm telling you it sounds really great..... those extra tracks add to the feel.... good lyrics and melody and I keep saying what a great voice and vibrato you have, so keep doing what you're doing, regards M
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Well,
if roz hates it, then I can't keep it up. I feel better when I send tracks out and the other person mixes them and performs all that mumbo jumbo magic on them. Hah! It is nice to hear such compliments. You are very sweet. Thank you, Maurice.
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bud said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
This is really cool
the doubled - tripled vocals speak to the theme so perfectly. Truly inspired. I also like the vocal quality. You are the queen of the pinhole mic.
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
I did like
the echo effect as the the idea of repeating. I get ideas but I don't have the ability to make things happen. I'm not using the pinhole but a Cad usb mic. I gave the microsoft webcam to my daughter 1 and half years ago. Thanks, Kevin. Wondering now what roz thinks. :)
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RAVENS said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Cool
Char, this was so cool, I love this sound for you. Way to go with all the great effects & echoes, really neat touch. Ahhh, the lyrics, too true! The music is awesome too, great stuff ya'll!

RAVEN ;-)
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Just a demo,
Dani. I was hoping roz would like it enough to fix it up. I like roz' piece very much. Thanks.
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H3nry said 2281 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
CLEVER Clever clever
Very clever use of the repeating vocal. Keep experimenting, having fun.
I sometimes wish there was a way to update the mp3 file for a particular song as it evolves without losing the commentary. I can see the reason why it must be as it is, though.
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Hi, Henry,
I don't know if anymore will be done. I sure don't know how to fix it. It would be nice to have a better production. Thank you.
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ChristopherCihon said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
WOW!!
This is bad ass!!

I never heard you do such an upbeat tune!!

Frickin' AWESOME!!!
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Thank you.
I tried. :)
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gadzooks said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Nice collab
Great tune and lyrics and your distinctive voice is wonderful!
SG
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
It is just a demo.
I don't do mixing with effects. I don't know if I sang in the right spots or not. I expected to have roz tell me what he wants. So I have to wait. Thank you, Stan.
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Symphony101 said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Thumbs up
You're upon something great Char, nicely done ! Very nice musc too.
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PaulaMunk said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Aw, thanks , Yves.
Yeah, I like roz' music a lot. It might have to be a bit longer at the end there. I don't know how to do any of this stuff. I try but I just don't know. Thanks.
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Skean said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
History Repeats
Demo or not, I like the rawness sound.
So far you've done well, but I understand you want to take it further. So let us hope, roz will do that.
But let this stay up.

Much love
Kenta
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PaulaMunk said 2280 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Yes,
I'd prefer to be directed as to what should be sung where. I would like to try another vocal. This was just to give roz the idea. I didn't expect such a nice reception. Thank you, Kenta. :)
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Briguy777 said 2281 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Sensational
I'm diggin' the the second & third tracks on the vocals. It gives a haunting feeling of the past! Excellent vibrato! The melody is sensational. I like everything about this tune!
Thanks for sharing,
Brian
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PaulaMunk said 2280 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
I didn't move anything
around or try to line up or sing along. I just had the two takes which were different. When I played them together with one muted, I thought it had a nice background quality. My pleasure to share my attempts with such nice people. Thanks. :)
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neilh79 said 2280 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
History!
This definitely has legs, just go with it!!
PaulaMunk said 2280 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
We'll
see. I hope roz likes it. Thanks for the support, Neil. :)
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Jarvoid said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Pretty cool really...
why take it off ? You got the doubling / echoing of the vox just right.....sorry who is roz ? Srsly,do not know the guy.Is it his sound bed ...what is the connection....I think this is up among your best work !!

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PaulaMunk said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Yes,
Chris. This is Benny by roz: http://www.macjams.com/song/65788
Wow, it is kind of accidental. The quieter vox was my first try at putting the lyrics in. The man vocal was the second try. When I played them together, it sounded interesting to me. I added the third vocal as a delay response to the second and effected it, ambient. I'm pretty sure it could be better if I had some direction. I don't know enough about adding things like reverb, etc. I don't hear the differences and I'm scared I'll mess stuff up. Thanks, Chris. I appreciate it. :)
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RochaMalhada said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
yeah!
the doubled vocals are spot on, great idea.

Neat work on this, enjoyed

. - Harold
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PaulaMunk said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
It seemed
to fit the idea of repetition. I knocked the volume way down on two of the vocal tracks. I really like the music. I didn't want to overshadow it. I wish I knew what roz thought. Thank you, Harold. :)
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jfisenne said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
The blending
of the vocals with the background vocals kept it interesting for me. I liked this.
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PaulaMunk said 2261 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
I liked it, too.
Not perfect, but I thought it was good enough for an idea. Now, we'll see what version two can be. Thank you. :)
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billykirsch said 2279 days ago (May 22nd, 2011)
Keep the three
Char, this is a demo but sounds great as it is. Keep all the voices on. Echoes. Yeah, it is like a dialog with oneself I guess. Them filling each other spaces so nicely.
Love the placid flow of the backing track.
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PaulaMunk said 2236 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Oh, well,
I haven't been able to send anything to roz. This may be as far as it goes. Gee, Billy, I want to thank you for the vote of confidence. I liked the idea of the three voices. It was an accident. I did no special fitting. I just used the first two takes as they were. The third repeating was placed with more care. Benny is a cool track. Thank you. :)
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ShadowofNine said 2277 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
Me likes
luv the back music, and the vocal/lyrics Bravi Char...
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PaulaMunk said 2261 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
Hiya Dave..
Looks as if we may have a song here. I love this music. Thanks. :)
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roz said 2276 days ago (May 25th, 2011)
Really, really nice. Lets keep working on it.
I think the best collaboration can come when no direction is provided from the collaborators. I am really glad that I didn't share a version with my melody with you because it is completely different, and I really love what you've come up with. The passion in the singing- wow! Lets keep working on this. Can you record a clean vocal track and send it to me or let me download it? I'll mix then send to you to re-post if you like it:)
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PaulaMunk said 2261 days ago (June 9th, 2011)
I can.
You should post it on your page, I think. :) I'll get to it, as soon as I get an email address for you. I'm so relieved. You made a wonderful piece of music. I'm glad you liked my ideas. :)
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Char said 1698 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
No email,
so, no way to send to roz. Oh, well.
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FatherTime said 2270 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
very vocal
This was interesting, had somewhat outlandish vocal presence but a lot of character.

History sure does repeat itself, I relate so much
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PaulaMunk said 2247 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Outlandish
doesn't sound like a compliment but I'll take it. I keep telling everyone that I don't know what I'm doing. And, damn it, I've not shaken a cough and scratchy throat for a long time now. I sound terrible. I just wanted to demo for roz the lyric I wrote. I may never sing again. There may be a good song in there, anyhow. Roz's music deserves better, I know. Yes. Trick is to learn and tweak before making the same mistakes. I have a lot to learn. Thank you. :)
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davisamerica said 2238 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
you are
a fearless artist and I love that. This is KILLER ...do not take it down...downloaded.
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PaulaMunk said 2236 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Hardly.. fearless
or an artist. I wish roz would make it better. His music was terrific. if it sounds good it is because of his music and not anything I attempted to do. You guys are all wizards. I am awed. I just don't know enough to make something sound right. Thank you, Jack. You are easy to please. :)
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mowguy3 said 2231 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Well You didnt
take it down, a good thing. I also like the repeating vox. this is a great track Char. Don't touch a thing....
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PaulaMunk said 2225 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Well, thank
you so much. I was hoping roz would work a real musician's magic on this. Happy accident..the repeating vox. I so appreciate the support. Big smile. :)
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Soundhound said 2229 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
good song.....
And very truthful, all the history we humans have gone through
and we still do the somethings over and over again....
So in fact all the education we have and all the life stories we've been
told we have learned nothing......

Good bed track and vocals.....
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PaulaMunk said 2225 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
So nice of you
to come by. I love the music. Glad you like it, too. The idea just came. And yes, it does seem that there are patterns and habits we just can't avoid. Thank you very much. :)
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echoroom said 2221 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Rockin!!
This is ace! Great backing track, love the guitars, and a very commanding vocal. I love your delivery, its very strident! Two thumbs up.
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PaulaMunk said 2221 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Hi, Steve..
This was just put up so roz could hear it. I had his great music to work with. I didn't do much. There is no real mastering. I had hoped that roz would effect and smooth out the thing. Thank you for the nice comment. :)
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PaulaMunk said 2180 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
On reflection, I hope you
didn't mean harsh and irritating but more commands attention. Either way, you said you liked it and that's what I'm grateful for. :)
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tokai said 2220 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Char
A modern tune. History is in deed repeating itself. Good to hear you having a blast out girl, are these your lyrics? Hey and you got harmonies in it too? what is happening Char? Well you choose a good tune to add a lyric too. It is always good to hear you doing your thing.
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PaulaMunk said 2220 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
I agree
that I chose a good tune. I really liked it. Oh yeah, my lyrics. I had hoped that it could be more finished. As I explained. I sang twice. they were different, falling at different places in the music. I played them together and thought, make one quieter and use them both, as a demo for roz. Then, I added the third repeat. I didn't do anything else.
I don't understand enough to start messing with effects and mastering. Sure, I could learn but I'm so lazy. Thank you for the encouragement. It means a lot to me. :)
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egobandit said 2211 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
uniquely you
wild use of fx on the voice, it stands out against the rocking bed, im glad you tried something uncomfortable its like you have back up singers great song!
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PaulaMunk said 2210 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Why thank you.
I'm sure this could be a lot better. The music is great. Thank you. :)
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fathom said 2199 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
A
good song with strong vox Char.
Well done.
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PaulaMunk said 2193 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
I had no idea anyone
had been by, this late. This wasn't supposed to be a finished song but more of a demonstration for roz. I did what I could, expecting him to work it into something better. I very much appreciate the comment and fave. Thank you so much. :)
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Doug Somers said 2177 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Solid performances and mix Char
Sung with gusto and heart. I would suggest you keep this one online as a lot of people seem to like it. The multi VOX tracks are very creatively interwoven.

Works for me!

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PaulaMunk said 2177 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Yes,
I decided to. Though, I know if a real musician had worked on it, it would have been better. Even if someone asks me to post an idea again, I won't do it. I understand my lack of expertise and I am somewhat embarrassed by it. There weren't any fancy settings. I didn't even practice but just recorded my first two tries, added the third repeat and left it all there, warts and all. I still love the music bed by roz and I owe him for letting me use his piece. Thank you, Doug.
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Loob said 2176 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Good work Char!
Much enjoyed!
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PaulaMunk said 2176 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Freddy,
That's very encouraging. Thanks.
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ic42 said 2167 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
belt it out...
Great piece of alt-rock... Roz is to be commended on the compelling and well-played music. Char, your singing here is wonderful, and you seem to be very good at adding the special effects now, the delayed backing vox are well-placed and balanced.
ttfn,
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PaulaMunk said 2167 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
I think
it is a great piece of music. I didn't plan the vocals, except for the third that repeated the last few words. Thanks for coming by. :)
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VicDiesel said 2128 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Grand
Great singing with lots of drama. Someone needs to mix this, getting a somewhat more uniform sound and then this will be perfect.

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Char said 2127 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Oh, Vic,
I agree and it is a great disappointment that I couldn't do it. You are so kind. Thank you. :)
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Relic67 said 2127 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
demo
Your voice is something special!
Also the conviction in the lyrics and delivery is impressive.
Applause!
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Char said 2127 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Another
kind gentlemen. Many thanks for the nice comment. Roz never gave me a way to send him the tracks. And, despite what Eduard thinks, I'll never learn how to mix. I would not have posted but for Roz asking me to. Thank you. :)
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ste said 2113 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
hey
you sing really well. top job
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PaulaMunk said 2112 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
Gee,
thank you, ste. This could've been better. :)
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TheReverendAG said 2067 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
Effects
Did you write the lyrics? Top notch. Very good.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of some of the effects. That's almost all personal opinion though; I think most singing sounds better on it's own.
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Char said 2067 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
Yes, my lyrics.
No effects on the vocals. They are placed as I sang them. It was meant to demo for Roz. You don't like the what sounds like a echo. That's okay. I'm sure it could be arranged much better, but not by me. Thanks.
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