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Begin to Wonder


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michael2

 Genre: Indie Rock

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i've been super busy with the baby (all of a sudden she is very needy and you can't put her down. pretty cute actually.), so i haven't had much time to record (god how i miss it). today Nicole went out with her friend, so i quickly grabbed my 4 track, and bounced some sloppy drum and bass jam that scott and I recorded about a year ago into GB. I added synth, vocals, and a guitar track to it, and now i'm here to call it a song. Picture a more aggressive Pavement (felt good to turn the amp on). the reverb on the drums is how my basement sounds. I must be the only on in LA with a basement. this is very quick and dirty, so be warned (it's also about 2 and a half minutes long).

The very last word of the song is almost a swear word, but I left off the last consonant (so it really doesn't count). If anyone takes offense, let me know and I'll change it to explicit.
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Lyrics
I dropped my keys, they fell in the water
I felt around and I found then again
I dropped my guard, it fell in the water
I'd ask for help but it's not the same

(chorus)
It'll make you begin to wonder
It'll make you begin to question why
It'll make you begin to wonder why, oh why

I went outside and walked in the garden
I held your hand and I felt for a ring
I left my heart in someones apartment
I'd ask for help but it's not the same

(chorus)
It'll make you begin to wonder
It'll make you begin to question why
It'll make you begin to wonder why, oh why

(Bridge)
Like a holiday, on a dirty beach
With a bad sunburn
I'll deal in the morning
And my car won't start, cuz it's cold today
And I'm running late, I need to get moving
Like a girl I knew, said she'd lost respect
For the things I do, I don't even miss her
Like a book I read, in a class I took
At a school I hate, I'll never go back there
Like a chord I played, on a bad guitar
With a broken string, it's hard to keep smiling
Hey what the f#$k?
Song Stats
Hits: 4761
Comments: 15
Fans: 6
Plays: 176
Downloads: 160
Votes: 2
Uploaded: May 15, 2007 - 11:43:18 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 11:43:18 PM Last Played: Jan 15, 2019 - 09:01:09 AM
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Hardware:
tascam 4 track, epiphone univalve amp, danelectro fabtone fuzz pedal, fender tele, ibanez bass playing through a fender super, gretsch drums, SM57 mics: one over the drums and one in front of the bass; you can hear the bleed.

I bought a condenser mic last week, but I needed to record quickly as i only had the house to myself for about 45 mins (and just wanted to rock)
Software:
GB
Comments
said 4297 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
I think
this is great....

:-)
mvh9591 said 4296 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Nice Work____
This is great. Reminds me of mid to late 60's stuff. Kind of rough in a good way. Don't you just love that Tascam 4 track? Used one for years myself. Congrats to you and Nicole on your new baby.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michael2 said 4296 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
i do
love the way that the tascam makes things sound. it's also so quick and easy. after years of using analog and real synths, it's all second nature. i wish that the soft synths were as easy to manipulate in real time. i used a roland JX3P on this song ran through a ring modulator. i do like the soft synths too (particularly that there are so many free ones available).

thanks so much for listening to my song. i just listened to it at work, and it sounds worse than through my monitors at home. almost makes me wonder why people use monitors when no ones regular speakers sound the same way. i should start mixing on the 1" speaker that's built into my computer.
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Vic Holman said 4296 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
quick and dirty
but nice energy. your vocals hold it together real nice
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michael2 said 4294 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
thanks vic
it was a fun little realease for me.
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dajama said 4296 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Down and dirty
I like this a lot. Seems like you have the touch. "Like a holiday on a dirty beach" - I love it. The guitar sound here is terrific - raw and effective. Your vocal is raw and rich, and I love it when the backing vocal comes in. If this is what you can come up with in 45 minutes, watch out world...Another awesome track. Nice work, man. Peace.
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michael2 said 4294 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
thanks
glad you like. i like that part of the lyrics myself.
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said 4296 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
that was
REaly great, as soon as it starts Its like gravity glueing you to your seat as the beat pushes you further to the next sound...great song
michael2 said 4294 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
thanks egobandit
glad you got into it. actually there are not many sounds. basically guitar and a little synth. the ring modulator on the synth is a favorite effect though. i gotta try singing through that thing.
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stevel said 4295 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Short but sweet
Groovy tune alright...reminds me a bit of Fountains of Wayne.. I like the dirty guitars. Hey its all just great!
Steve
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michael2 said 4294 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
not really
familiar with fountains of wayne; i do remember something about them having the same album artwork as someone else (the artist sold the rights to them and another band - greedy bastard).

the guitar was just my tele running through a cheap danelectro distortion box into my epiphone univalve amp (the only knob on the amp is volume). those amps are awesome, and they are available new for around $100 and are great for recording (gotta have a tube amp around); not good for a band situation though. the more you turn it up, the more it breaks up and turns into a garbled wall of mud. i totally recommend those amps: they work great with effects, they have a speaker out, they're cheap and tough, and if you are a techie there are all kinds of cool mods online.
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buckhorn said 4294 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Hey Man
You never disapoint. All those dirty tones mix togther to form something thats aggressive yet soft and subtle. ( does that make sense?) Love the lyrics too. btw I also have one of those demanding things that you can't put down. She's already made her recording debut. The reason they are cute is so that you won't throw them out the window or eat them for dinner, It's all part of gods grand design. I enjoyed the hec out of this song. Regards
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michael2 said 4294 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
thanks
for listening; and I think you're right about "cute" being a survival skill. how old is yours? sophie is 8 weeks today.
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Heightened said 4068 days ago (December 31st, 2007)
Wonderful song!
Thanks for the download.
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Lennon714 said 3906 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
There must be
something wrong with me. I love how it bleeds and how it's perfectly imperfect. I do love polished recordings, but there's something about an unpolished sound that boosts the feel of the song. Great tune.
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