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This is my attempt at incorporating some classical instrumentation with a song ... I did the vocals tonight and probably could have spent some more time tweaking but I didn't. I even tried singing a bit of opera ... well one bar of deep "la la's" LOL
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Uploaded: Apr 18, 2012 - 10:03:51 PM
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012 - 10:03:51 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 10:41:34 AM
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ktb said 1837 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
If Today Were My Last Day
You are a creative soul. So many threads to latch onto while listening with the phones. Love your vocal - way cool. Music and production are stellar.
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gadzooks said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Hello!!
Thanks for dropping by and listening ... your comments mean a lot.
Cheers!
\SG
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PeterB7858 said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Last Day
If today was my last day at least I would have listened to some quality music. Trying to add in a bit of pathos with the operatic interlude? :-) Nice. I like the vocal. And the sound bed is solid and full of interest. Very creative post, Stan. Another one for the iPod vault. Thanks, Peter.
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gadzooks said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Hi Peter
Thanks for your support and for listening to my deep "la la's".
Cheers!
SG
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hackneybloke said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
if today
great anthemic track. you sound like Prince on the vocals.....along with other superstars whose names i momentarily can't bring to mind. the arrangement and instrumentation is complex and exciting. you nail the operatic la las. the slow sections and percussion free bits and that lovely orchestral sound really make this shine. is there nothing you don't do brilliantly?

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gadzooks said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Hi Julian
I did have fun trying something different. Prince is OK!! ... thanks for your thoughts and your more than kind compliments ... they mean a lot to me.
Cheers
SG
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Saltaireguru77 said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Last day
Orchestral and dramatic, Stan. Loved it! There must have been a ton of work went into this (tweaking aside) and it shows. As per Julian, anything you can't do?
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gadzooks said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Thanks
I did put a fair bit of work into the music tracks ... I really should spend more time on the vocals but whenever I overwork them they seem to lose spontaneity and feeling. I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for listening
Cheers
SG
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Narad said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
If Today Were My Last Day
Splendid delivery in the easterstadium ! :)
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gadzooks said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
OOps
I meant to change the name of that file ... I started the music on Easter Sunday and well ... there you have it! Thanks so much for listening and commenting.
Cheers
SG
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Soundhound said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Love it.....
Very Very good song, in the Pic. it looks like you are deep in the
heart of New FInland along the northern shores....An artist dream
location for painting and if it is tell me you went Fishing for some of
steal heads they've got running the rivers.....
If I were you and I'm not but I'd leave the Opera on the side burner
These days it's not a big earner in the market place, I know you were
just having fun, and that's how it's done My Man...That's how it's done..

Peace......TG.
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DWL said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Neatly done
Excellent vocals and arrangement. The orchestral sections were really effective and worked brilliantly.

Very impressive.

Dick
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Philip18 said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
If today
I love the rich sound of the backing, and the variety of the instrumentation you use in the arrangement. Thought-provoking lyrics delivered with energy. Impressive work, Stan!
TobinMueller said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
each moment brand new
Love the vocal gymnastics, the effortless flipping around within the structure of the melody. Really nice upbeat groove, since of irony. The little deviations into memories and thoughts are both playful and poignant.

Maybe post lyrics too?

The result is a tune that reminds me that each moment is brand new. And precious. And doesn't need a grand plan or emotional power to speak to life and worthiness. Thanks.
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sammydix said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
day
the classic instrumentation was a cool inclusion and worked pretty well to fill in around the edges. not too crazy about the start/stop rhythm, tho.
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kindafishy said 1837 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Excellent
Really enjoyed this track all around. The arrangement in particular really held my interest from start to finish and gave me that feeling of needing to listen to the song again.

The vocals in some parts were smooth and expressive and almost spoken point blank in others, and great either way.

Awesome job.
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Les_Kloo said 1836 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Today
Adventurous, off the beaten path. Smart. It runs through several genres, all done well. You're a very talented guy.

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Loob said 1836 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Geeze Stan you just keep pumping them out!
I have some catching up to do! This is some killer stuff! Right up there with your best! Love the vocals!
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michaeljayklein said 1836 days ago (April 19th, 2012)
Oh yeah...
I really loved the vocal work on this (very good!) song Stan! Some excellent Parlando-style work (not sure that term quite fits with this genre, but it's close) in your delivery--actually, I don't know where to start with the vocal--it's just fooking amazing! Great stars above, you are such a phenomenal talent, you really are. This whole package gets the highest marks from me Stan!! Michael
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TvRicky said 1836 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
Production Amazing My Friend!
Your sound is so very 'Cool' Gads. I just am amazed by your soulful 'Being'. The music is time stamped and refreshingly grooved . Vox it my friend. Mix is 'Bad' baby and your playing..Just Laying licks "Slick'! Wonderful Composition Stan! Your New toys are working baby!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1836 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
if today were my last day
this is really great. the vocals fit a dream to my ears. this is high end stuff in my opinion. great identity to the song. very well produced. a lot of creativity displayed. this song has a great feel to it that you hardly ever hear - but here it is. it possibly doesnt need to be so complex as it is so strong in its basic form but thats just my opinion. a really great listen. enjoyed it a lot. cheers graham
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composerclark said 1836 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
Excellent
I have been mostly inactive on this site for a long time, so I'm just discovering your music, and I am amazed at how good everything I've heard so far is… This is catchy, profound, and full of sonic bon-bons, little unexpected elements that continually engage the listener and make me want to hear more… Just fantastic; great work!
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rok41 said 1836 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
Today
Stan, you've done so well with this; the all around structure, variable tones and overall production is refreshing. Has a European flavor to it....the singing is perfect in this context, you're a talented cat!
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Dennis James said 1836 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
Really...
...really good stuff. I do not get to MacJams much these days....this is eye opening, a really good lyric idea as well...
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Vic Holman said 1835 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
last day
cool diversity throughout. execution is brilliant too!
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abzwork said 1835 days ago (April 20th, 2012)
If Today...
Lotta soul in the flava here..colors are exactly..Marvelous...wonderful canvas for your most delightful vocals..I'm giving a 10 on the vocal track alone...the transition at about 3:48 is incredible, Big Sile City is yours..you can do no wrong...:):):)peace
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alackbass said 1835 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
If Today Were My Last Day
Very nice track Stan. Beautiful melody. There's a bit of a Supertramp vibe here. The orchestra sounds are very effective. Your guitar playing is always impressive.
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Bob Rodgers said 1835 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
An
impressive track Stan, love your vocals and all the breaks, especially when the instrumentation comes in, great arrangement.
Very inventive with your songs and I enjoy them a lot.
Thanks for the download.

Bob

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Sigmund said 1834 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
My Last Day
Great song, Stan. The way you change directions, experiment with a new feel or sound, and then return to the solid foundation and flow of the song almost reminds me a showtune type of experience - it definitely feels like you are telling a story here. Enjoyed!
Sig
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musichead said 1834 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
I twiced!!
I twiced your song. I mean I listened twice to your song. Very nice job!!!
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dave_b said 1834 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
If Today Were My Last Day
Feels uplifting & energetic to me. I'd feel great if I could manage this on my last day. The strings and lush synth pads are expertly woven in. The vocals have a lot of personality & flair.
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hongshan said 1833 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Today my last day!
Love it! Excellent tune - could be a hit! You should get this one out there - apple itunes. Great production, very catchy. Flows very well. Good breaks with the drums, well paced. Orchestral is nicely balanced. Wish I could produce a song like this. It really make me want to upgrade to the 'apogee'. Very inspiring.
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egobandit said 1833 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
deep la la's
great changes in here, your voice really shines i really liked the violin parts to be honest i liked all the parts really great song!
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neilh79 said 1833 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
If Today Were My Last Day
As always Stan fantastic really great upbeat tune love it!
Mosaica said 1832 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Creative flow
Really like this - pretty unique combination of sounds. Nice uptempo rhythm and interspersed with the reflective stringed sections. And hey, we could do with more opera on here! :-)
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mystrag said 1830 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Last day
Your vocal really shines here. I also appreciate mixture of eclectic styles and high quality production. A job well done, sir!
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