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this is an updated version of this song. The original is posted here and there is some additional info on the song here too.

due to the overwhelming comments in favor of adding some back-ground vocals i went ahead and added some back-ground vocals. i also made some other minor tweaks while i had the hood open.

well, i must admit, i don't know why i was so insistant on solo voice but i owe you mac jammers a big thank you cuz i think the BGVz are exactly what the doctor oredered. I wanted to make that chorus bigger but there are only so many guitar layers a man can do. the additional vocals to me "push it over the cliff" as Nigel Tufnel would say. Let me know what YOU think!

Thanks.

I have an even newer version of this on myspace right now and it's available for download. I tweaked out some EQ things and i also put more air in the tires.
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Lyrics
SPINNING
©2006 Ray Kainz

As my head starts spinning
paying the price of sin
carrying on like deaf bats in the night
flying to who knows where

I find it quite amazing
I find my way home
every once in a while
I'd never make it without your light
as dim as it seems sometimes

sometimes it seems so dim
or are my eyes just closed again

can I sleep when love's claiming its win
can I sleep while a new song is stirring within
as I sit here spinning
I can't aford to sleep again

but I think that it'll be all right
my shining star will light the way tonight
just stay awake and let love win the fight
remember darkness always flees from light
don't say good night
we gotta stay awake all night
tonight
let's just get through the night
you and i
we gotta stay awake all night
we gotta a lotta love to make
we gotta stay awake all night
we gotta a lotta love to make
we gotta a lotta lotta love to make
we'll make enough love for everyone....
Song Stats
Hits: 5758
Comments: 35
Fans: 15
Plays: 343
Downloads: 24
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006 - 10:57:13 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2007 - 10:30:27 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2019 - 05:51:37 PM
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Hardware:
Vox: Rode NT-1 to a Mackie 8-bus mixer to an Alesis 3630 compressor to line-in on an M-Box

Guitar: Jackson arch-top w/Seymour Duncan P-90's to a '78 Marshall JMP 50w head to a custom pyramid speaker cab mic'd up with a Sure SM57 right into the M-Box.

Bass: Washburn 5-string into the M-Box.

Mac G4 Dual 1.47
Software:
GB for tracking and mixing
ProTools LE for 'mastering'
Comments
TobinMueller said 4564 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Spinning reel
The extra vocals make it easier for me to fall into the emotionally
compelling parts, they carry me away, pull me in, let the swirl of
remembered love spin me thru your music into my own daydreams, and
suddenly the song is too short! You could have kept singing... making
even more love for everyone... Nice add.
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eleveneyes said 4564 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Spinning reel
thanks Tobin. i must agree, i do like the added vocals and I have you among
others to thank for that!

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heatherbrooks said 4564 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
fantastic
this is an outstanding work, eleveneyes. your arrangement and trackwork
is on par with pop greats-fountains of wayne are coming to mind. the
guitars are flawless and i'm so into your drumming i can barely stand
myself. your grooves are so tight when the sections change. the chorus
absolutely soars-i didn't hear it w/out bgv's and i don't think i could now!
your harmonies are so dialed in-just a phenomenal track overall. thanks
for sharing your work!
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eleveneyes said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
fantastic
Thanks for your time and thoughts Heather. First of all, allow me to welcome
you to MacJams, your two recent contribution are both outstanding! Regarding
this song - no need to hear the non-BGV version - this one is much better.

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Cori Ander said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Still love it!
All the basic qualities are still left in this version! Let me fav and download
this one to!
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Scorpjammer said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Full Sound
Added vocals give it depth.

Man, you work fast!

Another great Kainz tune.

I snagged it.
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eleveneyes said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Full Sound
Erwin! Thanks dude! really appreciate you taking the time the check out my
latest. Also, thanks for keeping me updated with your emails. I always enjoy the
new, fun, interesteing things/people/music/guitar stuff you have to share!

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AquilA said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Rock Solid...
...and extra crisp. Excellent writing, production and performance. Super tight and dynamic. Pleasure to hear some new stuff from you.
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eleveneyes said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
Rock Solid...
hope it's not too crisp. I did mix this with only one working tweeter so that was
my fear. plus i've been working on this tune alomost non-stop and my ears are
shot! Thanks for stopping by AquilA.

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darrellnutt said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
PERFECT!
I feel like I am listening to this band on Letterman! The added vocals are
what it needed. Nice call MJ community!
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eleveneyes said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
PERFECT!
i concur, nice call MJ community!

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Vic Holman said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
yeah that was a fast...
turn around on this. but man, it sure jumps out. great mixing the bkgrnd
vcls in. thats one of the hardest things to squeeze in. with distorted gtrs.
Fantastic job!
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eleveneyes said 4563 days ago (August 22nd, 2006)
yeah that was a fast...
surprisingly, mixing in these BGVz were a breeze. I duplicated an existing vocal
channel for the new backing tracks, I sang the parts then turned the volumes
down. I didn't play with the EQ or nothing. I couldn't believe it. sometime I just
get lucky i guess!

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musichead said 4563 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
very nice
This is a very well put together song. The vocals are top notch!!! Written
well and mix just as good..Im keeping an eye on your stuff,,,
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eleveneyes said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
very nice
thanks for your time and thoughts Steve. really appreciate it.
and don't just keep one eye on my stuff - keep eleven eyes on 'em!

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Scott Carmichael said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
loved this the 1st time
but I have to agree with Tobin... the BGV brought the emotional
dynamic level up for me... such an exellent track...on par with "How I'd
Love to" an all time fav
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Cori Ander said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
What I said in previous version v.2
Wonderful and great! This is highly advanced and artful music! Your way
of singing reminds me bitwise of 10cc during the 70-ies (a highly positive
association). You've definitely got a new fan here!

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eleveneyes said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
What I said in previous version v.2
here's my reply to what you said in previous version:

wonderful? great? artful? advanced? you talkin' about my music?
thanks a ton for your comments. i really really appreciate it!


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We'll make enough love for everyone!
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Leon said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
You been signed to a label already?
Sounds pro, as I could only expect from you. Haven't seen you here in a
long time and this comeback(?) song is really a very strong announcement
of your return. This is right up there, if not better, than any of your
previous performances and compositions. The instrumental performance
is really topnotch. The bass and drums are outstanding with a very clean
sound prodcution overall.
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eleveneyes said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
You been signed to a label already?
yeah, I've been hideing out lately. you know how summer can be. boating and
beaches can be much more appealling than sitting in front of my computer
sometimes but yes I'm back and I thought I'd better return withe my best foot
forward. I do agree that this is probably a notch up from my previous
submissions on many levels but I feel that each of my submissions gets a little
better as they go along. thanks in part to all my friends here at MacJams and
their wonderful comments, critiques and encouragement. Thanks Leon for your
time and thoughts!

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We'll make enough love for everyone!
Check out my latest song called You And Me
said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
Well dude...
This version with the backups kicked 'er up into the stratosphere.
They "win" me as I listen, making the song much more fun and much
more... well fun! Now I gotta replace the other version on my Pod with
this one..... all the difficulties in life.
Again, just a top notch #1 song.
ziti said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
ray
your stuff always sounds so perfect to me. Not really my cup-o-tea,
but done so remarkably well i can just be in awe. You get a huge, fat
sound that is so clear and pleasing! great song, great playing.

really great work

deepest bows!!

z
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FEEL said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
This is much better
Now I'm going to have to look all your components up and put them on
my wish list. The guitar sounds superb. Every thing is well balanced. Are
you using any guitar settings in GB? The backup vocals are a major plus
and makes this song way more appealing. You have a very nice voice and
your writing skill are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

John
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Einarus said 4562 days ago (August 23rd, 2006)
Great
It really is.
Your stuff always has such a professional sound to it. Quite admirable,
really.
A definate fav and a DL!

-E
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Mokus said 4561 days ago (August 24th, 2006)
Wow
If we had even a clue how you do this...very impressed!
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echoroom said 4560 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
summer sounds
Lovely work here - fantastic recording and production, I especially love
the guitar sounds. The vocals (and backing vox) work a treat - reminded
me a little of New Order at the start.

To my ears, this is radio-ready, with more hooks than a boat-load of
fishermen - it's a down load!

Steve
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ktb said 4536 days ago (September 19th, 2006)
great just got
better. There's so much pop power here. Just incredible song writing.
The recording itself is impeccable. The tones you capture with your
guitar work is fantastic. The twists and turns, the progression and now
the BVGz just make this soar. I hope you don't mind my previous
analogy to Thomas Dolby, its just that you write in such a dramatic
style, that is a personal fav to me.
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Ditty said 4511 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Dude!
When are you playing live with this stuff... we will open for Kazy! Im really
impressed with all of your stuff... I like your music too!

So... maybe I'll see you by Kazys tonight for the party! Are you in town?

Ditty
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Ditty said 4511 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Dude!
When are you playing live with this stuff... we will open for Kazy! Im really
impressed with all of your stuff... I like your music too!

So... maybe I'll see you by Kazys tonight for the party! Are you in town?

Ditty
Check out my latest song called Too Late for Halloween
Ditty said 4511 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Dude!
When are you playing live with this stuff... we will open for Kazy! Im really
impressed with all of your stuff... I like your music too!

So... maybe I'll see you by Kazys tonight for the party! Are you in town?

Ditty
Check out my latest song called Too Late for Halloween
Ditty said 4511 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Dude!
When are you playing live with this stuff... we will open for Kazy! Im really
impressed with all of your stuff... I like your music too!

So... maybe I'll see you by Kazys tonight for the party! Are you in town?

Ditty
Check out my latest song called Too Late for Halloween
Ditty said 4511 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Dude!
When are you playing live with this stuff... we will open for Kazy! Im really
impressed with all of your stuff... I like your music too!

So... maybe I'll see you by Kazys tonight for the party! Are you in town?

Ditty
Check out my latest song called Too Late for Halloween
Mangwisto said 4069 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Haha!
This sounds like something you'd find in my CD collection. Thanks for making me laugh. It's a good thing.
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Lennon714 said 3979 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Spinning
Great track. Tons of pop sensibility and loads of melody. Everything sounds really crisp, too. Diggin it!
hackneybloke said 3088 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
spinning
classic trademark ray stuff going on here. i love what you do man. love the catchy 'can i sleep' section. fantastic stuff raymondo.
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Name: Ray Kainz
Location: Austin TX USA
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Hey, I'm Ray, I play guitar and a few other things. I love writing and recording. I really enjoy discovering some great music here on MacJams. Many of the songs here are experiments or penultimate versions. It's great to get feedback before makin... [see more]

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