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sammydix

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Description
this is a 'band' made from members of my DAW forum. some of you may have already heard a song or two i've done with Kevin (Kindafishy), and we got another member on the keys this time around.
i kinda suck at distorted guitar tones (for now), so you'll have to bear with me this time around. should have consulted Vic or Gadz or somebody.

Me: all panned rhythm guitars
Kindafishy: bass, all lead guitars
Dea-Man: Organ
Addictive Drums
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Lyrics
Eyes On The Weather
sam dixon

can you see the weight on my mind
and it never seems to end, so i just count the time
i'm diminished to a vision of the Black
what does it mean when it hits?
i can't tell you now

everybody's got a state of opinion
but i don't hear an answer
so i let it go
there's an odor of a change in the weather
and it don't smell nice
need to change the flow

keep your eyes on the weather
your knees on the ground
i fear a new change is coming
and you won't hear a sound

listen to directions where the wind blows
head for the south, then turn your ass around
everything is finite, nothing left but black light
all that you can do is hear the thunder pound

everybody's got a state of opinion
but i don't hear an answer
so i let it go
there's an odor of a change in the weather
and it don't smell nice
go find yourself a hole

keep your eyes on the weather
your knees on the ground
i fear a new change is coming
hope i'm still around

i'm in a state of shock
how can i save face?
can't we all just try again?
or has it come too late?

i can see the wounds from my window
sky's turning violent, and the rain is dry
try to make the complicated simple
because the way that it is
keeps me asking, "why?"

everybody's got a state of opinion
but i don't hear an answer
so i let it go
there's an odor of a change in the weather
and it don't smell nice
need to change the flow

keep your eyes on the weather
your knees on the ground
i fear a new change is coming
and you won't hear a sound (rept)

just a change in the weather
in a major form
can we stop it together?
i don't think i know

ending it all...
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Plays: 170
Downloads: 67
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Uploaded: Feb 26, 2014 - 07:23:24 PM
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2014 - 07:25:03 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 11:41:21 AM
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Comments
magnatone said 1124 days ago (February 26th, 2014)
Weather
you. are. remarkable!
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sammydix said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Ms.MT
thx Karen.
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guygrooves said 1118 days ago (March 4th, 2014)
yup
what. she. said
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KCsGROOVE said 1124 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
eyes on the weather
cool guitarriffs, really dig the guitar work
vocals might be a tad louder imo
enjoyed it!
KC
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sammydix said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
yeah, this
was kind of a "just post to be done with it" kinda thing due to time restraints. i like the song, but hate the mix. one of my worse, but i'll survive for another! thanks KC.
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rok41 said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Eyes on The Weather
Sammy, this is grooving, man. Everything works really well together, guitars, bass, keys all laid out nicely. I could've stood another DB with your vocals, but only a slight nit. Good tune!
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sammydix said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
hey Chris
i can think of dozens of things besides the too low vocs that could be better, but i'll take more time on the next. thx man.
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Kicbal said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Yeah, Yeah
Reminds me of later Los Lobos mixed with some classic 24-7 Spyz. Great tune. Love the clashing sounds. As always, your voice is so unique and distinct; that and the hefty groove that you infuse in all your stuff keeps me coming back for more. Downloaded!
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sammydix said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
kicbal
hey guy! long time, no see. Los Lobos? never would have figured, but definitely cool. glad you dropped by.
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PeterB7858 said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Great drive and urgency, Sam. The 'band' is cooking. The bass riffing gives the song a unique flavour. And it is great to hear some non-midi organ. Addictive chorus, too. I'm with Chris re the lead vocal volume. Guits are just fine! Thanks, Peter.
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sammydix said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Peter
a bit of bombast this time. :)
appreciate it, Peter.
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Charday said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Hey Sam
Nice work dude! And excellent ensemble, bad ass groovin' tune, you always deliver man!
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sammydix said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
thanks
guys. i wrote the basic riffs and song, but Kindafishy's bass and guitar flourishes just made the song, and Dea-Man filled in any gaps.
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egobandit said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
CHanging Weather
Man I feel a Sabbath vibe here but much better, Kindafishy is Rockin it great Organ break in there, Tight and smooth great song!
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sammydix said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
EB
Sabbath is good! thx Tim
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TommyBlueBoy said 1123 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Weather
Great mix of disonance and consonance. There are some really interesting things going on in this piece. Great work.
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sammydix said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
thx Tommy
didn't do this one justice, but Kindafishy will do a mix to blow this one away. his should be good enough to post on our DAW site (where they CERTAINLY let you know if a mix is bad).
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Les_Kloo said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Weather
Old school rock, delivered with hurricane intensity. It's good to see Kindafishy around here. A secret weapon? Love the organ. Excellent collab. And the guitars are rockin, man.
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sammydix said 1121 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
Les
yeah, my DAW forum has all styles and genres but lean slightly away from from electronic and slightly more towards rock. i heard one guy a few weeks ago attempt to take on the Yes sound, unfortunately, it was 80s Yes. :(
(but he did it well)
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alackbass said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Download a copy? Don't mind if I do!!!!!
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sammydix said 1121 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
always
a bright spot. would love to visit for a spot of tea some time. Florida and Georgia are not the distant.
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Vic Holman said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
lively
dig the intensity of this. plus, there is a lot of cool elements going on here... earphone heaven. great interplay between you all. i think your guitar tones are perfect for this... sharp & intense
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sammydix said 1121 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
it's funny
that i've done some really good guitars in the past, but nothing felt right to me on this one. i can be *extremely* critical of myself, though (yeah, one of *those* people). still not in your class, though.
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Philip18 said 1122 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Fine playing, interesting song, quality performances. Agree with comments about the vocal levels (when everything's going) but I did enjoy the way this rocks along!
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sammydix said 1121 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
i always
like working with Kevin because he's totally opposite of me. he takes his time to get things just the way he wants them to be, and it pays off in the end. i, however, can be too fast and impatient. still, he's a good compliment to my writing style.
thx Philip
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MarkHolbrook said 1122 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
Sounds
good and grungy to me Sammy. I like!
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sammydix said 1121 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
hey Mark
grungy was the goal. appreciate it man.
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grah3am said 1121 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Rockin' good rock!
Driving bass, sinister lyrics, powerful vocal, guitars and organ. A hit.
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sammydix said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
thx Graham
i just gotta let loose sometimes.
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groovehounds said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Sammy this rocks! Your rhythm guitars sound thick and juicy and I love the feel of the guitars in the I'm in a state of shock!!! A very cool repetitive lead riff that's in the first part of the tune where the note bends up each time... KF is a tasty player... Organ sounds good ... it's just all good!
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sammydix said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
yes
i had to compliment KFishy when i heard the raw tracks even after i'd heard them earlier. staying power liks. Dea-Man blew me away with that organ.
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Bob Rodgers said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Always
a great production on your tunes Sammy, nice and clear. I can hear a slight Lenny Kravitz vibe here.
Great rhythm section with guitars, bass and drums all working well together.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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sammydix said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
i think
this was the second time Kevin played bass on one of our tunes. the first was good, but this one was great. his bass has that nice round sound. thanks Bob.
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kindafishy said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
Thanks peoples!
Wish I could be around more...

Thanks to everyone who took the time to listen and comment. I know it takes a lot of time and effort for everyone to contribute to the community here like this, and it does not go unnoticed. I wish I could spend more time here and at my other favourite music sites, but that's not to be for now... some day :)

Sammy, you are definitely very hard on yourself, but we are all our worst critics. I like all aspects of the character of this mix a lot - the bass in particular sounds fantastic - you know me and my bass issues (seems like I'm never going to get past it), and the song itself... well, let's just say that I've listened to it hundreds of times and it just never gets old. Love this track.

Thanks for this, and thanks for everything, my friend. I think you know what this means to me, but it never hurts to say so.
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sammydix said 1120 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
doesn't
hurt one bit. til next time ;)
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DWL said 1120 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
Beefheart gets melodic
Great interplay on the guitars and nothing wrong with those tones!

Excellent solos (keys and guitars)

Cheers

Dick
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sammydix said 1119 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
Beefheart
gotta say i love that DWL. a madman from the old days. double thx.
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lengold said 1120 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
I was thinking
of Zappa until Dick said Beefheart.
Love this. Frighteningly great. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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sammydix said 1119 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
and that
even more! going for frantic, and those are awesome templates. but you got the blockbuster of the year, man. DecentG should be on college radio. (got the vid btw.)
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Narad said 1119 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Excellent stuff ! Bravo ! :)
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sammydix said 1119 days ago (March 3rd, 2014)
Narad
and fun stuff. got a rare weekend to myself where i could cut loose on the vocs and took full advantage. thx much.
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J.A.Stewart said 1118 days ago (March 4th, 2014)
I Wish...
... the weather was as hot as this tune, Sammy. Kudos to you and your DAW friends for making this a tight collaboration. Lots of good stuff going on in here, as noted in previous comments. Good show!

--- Joe
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sammydix said 1117 days ago (March 5th, 2014)
Joe
thanks guy. gettin loud on this one. actual "quality" aside. i do have two opposing voices: smooth and ruff as gravel. they come out as needed.
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carbon said 1118 days ago (March 4th, 2014)
eyes
this sounds great to my ears, for whatever that's worth. kinda's bass and leads adds the perfect amount of swagger that this style of music calls for. and the vox are badass. love the reprieve around the 2:00 mark. great collab guys!
cheers,

steve
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sammydix said 1117 days ago (March 5th, 2014)
appreciate
that Carbon. i think i do sing rock with a lot of attitude--for better or worse. if that's not there, it may as well be pop.
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finkeldink said 1117 days ago (March 6th, 2014)
Nice!!!
Killer
You guys rock big time!
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sammydix said 1116 days ago (March 6th, 2014)
LOL!
thanks man.
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Outtaorbit said 1115 days ago (March 7th, 2014)
This bites so fine....rip it
Oh man take it all the way....
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woofer3 said 1114 days ago (March 9th, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
As always Sammy a wonderfully performed and produced piece of music. The sound is so natural and with such depth and warmth.
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Marino_Experiment said 1112 days ago (March 10th, 2014)
Eyes on the Weather
Totally freaking awesome!!!! Totally dig this! Very well done!
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mfwmiles said 1105 days ago (March 17th, 2014)
my favorite rock and roller
glad to find you here brother sammy!!! you are a genius as far as i can figure...no one rocks like you do
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albertruss said 1099 days ago (March 23rd, 2014)
I's on da weathER
VERY COOL, LIKE IT ..good groove..great souNd..
P e A c E .
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pnjcic said 1099 days ago (March 23rd, 2014)
Great Tune
Absolutely... give those vocal a try!
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pnjcic said 1099 days ago (March 23rd, 2014)
Great Tune
Absolutely... give those vocal a try!
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FEEL said 1099 days ago (March 24th, 2014)
Guitar sounds really good
More gain/boost quality that keeps the guitar tone present. I like that funky drum track, the way the bass is starting the progression is a welcome approach and a cool key lead later in the mix. Signature vocals, nicely done.
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paul f. page said 1098 days ago (March 24th, 2014)
I'm not qualified...
...to write anything coherent about this, but...
It is so amazingly alive from the first beats of the bass that I just could not pull myself away from it. How you got all of these elements together and mixed so expertly is a real marvel to me. I know I don't write anything remotely similar to this , but I can spot a great number and a refined performance no matter what the genre, This is terrific. !!!
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sammydix said 1097 days ago (March 26th, 2014)
LOL!
I'm not qualified...
...to write anything coherent about this, but...

that genuinely made me laugh.
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SuperStarSmith said 1097 days ago (March 25th, 2014)
love
the bass. guitars and organ are cool. agree the vox could be a tad higher but enjoyed it
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A1K3M1 said 1077 days ago (April 14th, 2014)
Slinky sexy cool...
Killer jam, digging the fusion. Bass & organ are supreme, loving the high hat action. This makes me think of many different artists/bands all at the same time, yet completely a unique fresh sound. No small feat. Excellent work/collaboration.
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mfwmiles said 1022 days ago (June 9th, 2014)
love that bass run
i don't know what you mean about the distorted guitar sound...i think the sound you picked is perfect. you rocked again! that organ is off the hook!!! someone said something about the level of the vocal...i think EVERYTHING is right on the money.
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