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dajama

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The journey is the destination, grasshopper.
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Heathen

Just below the surface of the day
Safe inside your armored heart
You keep the love you never gave away
As you slowly picked your world apart

And you don’t see the reason or the rhyme
It’s just scribbles on the page
You search for the impure in the sublime
The freedom in the cage

High above the safety of the night
Just outside your comfort zone
Angels stretch their wings as they take flight
And you start to make your way back home

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Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008 - 09:55:40 PM
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2008 - 09:55:40 PM Last Played: Nov 19, 2018 - 06:06:09 AM
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Feter said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Heathen
now this is wonderflly sang and preformed ...
loved your tight arrangment ..very thoughtfull
words here ..the mood all just awesome deep ..
ahh the lead is just groovey ...thnx for sharin my
friend !!!
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend!
Your enthusiasm and kind words are truly encouraging. Glad you liked the arrangement. I considered adding a middle eight section, or extending the chorus for a few more bars, but in the end I thought it had said what it was trying to say and it ought to just get off the stage! Glad you enjoyed the words, too. Thanks for your comment. I always appreciate our feedback. Peace.
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ageofthedeathtree said 3986 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
nice feel
nicely done! love the mood, subject matter, and vocals/lyrics! great tune.

age
-sons of hypnos
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks, dude
Glad you liked it. Especially happy you liked the mood - I was afraid it was a bit monochromatic and, well, moody! Thanks also for you kind words about the singing and lyrics. I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by. Peace.
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echoroom said 3986 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Godless
David - this is really great. The mix is fantastic (LOVE the drums on this) and the guitar sweetly (but discordantly ) chimes. Your vocal perfprmance is powerful yet restrained. This has a dark, subtle mood - I loved this.
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Hey, Steve
Thanks for stopping by and checking this one out. Glad you liked the mix. It sounds a little different from most of my stuff, mostly, I think, because it has no acoustic guitar (alert the media!) and I have to say I found it easier with this one to get the sound I wanted. The "slightly off" guitar was a love/hate thing. As usual with me, it happened by mistake the first time. I tend to record, and mix down each session to my iPod. I listen to the mix, think about what I want to change, and the next time I get to record, I change things, or add etc. With this, I noticed the guitar, changed it and when i mixed it down to listen again, I found I missed that wobbly "A". So I went back and put it back in! Good ear, my friend. Thanks again for taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Peter Bauckham said 3986 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Love
the production on this one - nice blend of guitars and swirling effects. Your vocals sound really warm (great singing btw) and without any obvious limiting or compression. Excellent song!

Peter
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, Peter
I have great respect for your "ear" and I'm really glad you liked the production and especially the sound of the vocals. Thanks for your kind words about the singing, too. Cheers. Peace.
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Moviz said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Your 'sound'
as I remember it when I first joined MJ and which drew me to your music is still there, but it's 'cleaner' now and so well balanced. This is an excellent arrangement with lovely sounds and your voice is so calming. As always nice lyrics too, I love it, regards M
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, Maurice
I'm delighted you like the song. It's nice to hear that you think there's something distinctive about my music - I take that as high praise - and that this song fits in with that. Happy too you enjoyed the singing. I managed to resist adding more to this song, and i hope it works just as it is. Thanks again for your comments. I appreciate it. Peace.
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paddler said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Intense
Reminds me a little of Nick Drake.A very questioning song - inward,and dark,while asking what is creation all about - ? A well structured creation!

I'm certainly no expert but I'd like to hear you go for it more on the solo - or - add some more melodic tones in there perhaps some keys in the background to lift it up a little ethereally.

RG


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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I'm really glad the words made some kind of sense. Nick Drake? I'll take that comparison any day! Interesting point about the lead - I'm not good at lead guitar. Basically I fiddle about and hope something decent happens. In this case, I recorded two leads. The one I didn't use was a lot busier, and sounded okay, but, to my ear, didn't really suit the song. This version, which I agree is very basic and minimal, fit better I thought. It could certainly be better, though! Thanks a lot for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Heightened said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Excellent song!
Love it from first note to last!!! Well done. Lyrics were also super cool.

H
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I'm delighted you enjoyed this one, and glad you liked the lyrics. This is a song that evolved very quickly from its origins as three note chords on the acoustic (now those electric, tremelo-like notes...) to what you hear today. Whenever a song comes together fast, I worry that it's going so well because it's unoriginal or plain bad, so it's nice to get it up there and hear such kind words. I'm still bopping my head to your latest, by the way. Nice job! Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
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guitapick said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
"...just scribbles on the page..."
Just one of the wonderful lines of poetry you've put to sound, here, David. And the music complements it so well...

Fine art, here...
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, friend
"Poetry"? You flatter me, but I'm glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm looking forward to your next one. Cheers. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Good stuff
Strong vocals here. Glad that I stopped by this evening.
Good job.
LL
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, man
Glad you enjoyed it. I'm never sure about my vocals - good to hear you liked it. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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davisamerica said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
well... right then
exceptional tune and production ..wow superb tune....really great lyrics.. hat's off .....hats off x2 indeed!
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davisamerica said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
right then again
so ur are the same dajama that wanted to work a bit on rabbit hole right?
... are u slumming?? lol..... once again...this truly rocks!


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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, friend
High praise indeed! Glad you liked the tune and the lyrics. I'm flattered. As for Rabbit Hole, yes, that's me! And I'm having a great time working on it. As I said in my note, I'm a little concerned that you'll think I totally wrecked it! Fingers crossed. I should be done with it soon. Thanks for listening and commenting. I appreciate it. Peace.
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said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
takes me a ways back...
this is cool; reminds me of stuff we used to listen to in high school (I know, waaaay back :) - the stuff that helped me fall in love with all of the wide variety of rock from the late 60's and early 70's.

nice mix, too!

. - Harold
dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, man
Glad you enjoyed this. If it takes you back and gives you a warm feeling, then I'm happy. Loved your jam with Richard, by the way! Thanks for the listen and the comment. Peace.
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said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
First listen
The subtle melody in the verse has bite to it and really pulls you in, I like the weight of the vocals, they go really well with subject matter, I cant say I hear anyone in particular here, just you...very nice song man
dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thanks, man
It's nice to be heard! Glad you enjoyed it. I love that phrase "the weight of the vocals" - nice! Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. Cheers. Peace.
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rtcooper said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
STINGER
THE Police.
Nicely written.
Nice Kit and high Production Value.
appreciation and regards,
Cooper
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
That is high praise. Really glad you enjoyed this, because I took great pleasure from you latest. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Ed Hannifin said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Wow, is that good...
David, it's a terrific song, with both terrific words and melody... The vocal is super good...And I love the bass and the guitars... This thing rides on the bass... As recording, as production... it works as art, and it's absolutely pro...

I'm just jaw-dropped here...

Ed
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Man, you are way too kind!
I really appreciate your support. I'm glad you like the bass. It's a simple bass line, but I'm such a novice at the instrument that when I manage something that sounds like it even vaguely fits the song, I'm inordinately happy! Delighted you stopped by, and thank you again for the kind words. I'm looking forward to some new music from you too, by the way! Cheers. Peace.
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michael2 said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
your
voice sounds so good on this. and the mix is perfect. love the chorus, such nice changes. that 4th chord is really a nice choice. great song. almost Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry-esque (who i worship).
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dajama said 3985 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I'm glad you liked it. Bryan Ferry, eh? That's a comparison I've heard before and it's something I had never noticed until people started saying it. I guess I can hear it, now I think about it. Either way, I'm highly flattered! Loved your latest, dude, by the way. That's what I call a love song. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers. Peace.
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craft said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
cool song
Well done... Great singing and tight played.. The mix soundz very good too..
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dajama said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Thank you, indeed
Glad you liked it, and happy you stopped by. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it. Peace.
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sschedra said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
CD! CD! CD!
Oh man, you are the Da man! A song of faith. I am really enjoying your material. I am moved by it. If I were a tech savvy youngster, I'd burn your stuff on an Ipod so I could listen in the car. As an old fart I want to buy a CD. You are pushing the envelope, which is why I have such regard for you and your work. Keep the wheel turning and thanks for this wonderful music.
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dajama said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
Thanks, Stephen
I appreciate your support, and I'm happy you like this one. High praise, indeed! I'm gratified that you hear something in these songs that connects. You are too kind. Looking forward to your next one - anything in the pipeline? Cheers. Peace.
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Ibstrat said 3984 days ago (January 16th, 2008)
I liked this
from the 1st few notes.Really creative chord progression- your vocals fit perfectly.Very cool lyrics.Guitar sounds great!
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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you, indeed
I'm delighted you like this one, and especially happy you enjoyed the chord progression, since the whole song was built around that. I managed to refrain from "filling out" the chords into six-string versions I could tag and identify, sticking instead with the three-note patterns I originally came up with. I think this was important in guiding the melody of the song, and also in encouraging me to leave the acoustic alone for once (I tend to leave no strummable chord left unstrummed!) Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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timothy devine said 3984 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Great production
Real sweet vocal
excellent overall sound
I like the sound of this recording
The guitars are setting such a great tone and the vocal drops in so sublime
enter guitar break with hip solo
nice job
a vocal harmony in the repeated verse would be cool IMHO
just to give it a chorus feel a tiny bit
great stuff
you have a new fan
mii
peace
tim



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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thanks, Tim
I appreciate your kind words. I was going to add more to the chorus section, but thought better of it - afraid I'd tinker with it too much and break it! But I see what you mean about differentiating that part - something I may address in a future version. Once again, thank you very much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate the support. Peace.
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said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
beautiful
Lots of room in this, It moves and carries the listener through some great poetic imagery. I like how its ended when you say cage it still echoes! excellent!
dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I love the notion of "moving and carrying" - this is one of those songs that seems shorter to me than it really is, and I think that's because it just keeps on moving! Glad you liked it. I appreciate your time and support. Peace.
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said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Knowing when a song is done....
is a talent I havent mastered. You seem to know exactly when it is. I would have overworked this piece until it sounded like The Byrds meet The Church and have a Fat Boy Slim :)

Its a beautiful song and deserves a wide audience... Ill be painting to it later.

Thank you for sharing.
dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I really appreciate your comment. Loved the comment about overworking a song - that combo you describe sounds pretty good to me! I'm glad you think the song has enough elements. Believe me, I've messed up plenty of songs in the past by overworking, adding and adding until all I end up with is a mess. I had to force myself to stop with this one. Even at the end I was thinking about adding acoustic guitar and had to slap my own hand away! Thanks again for the kind words. Good luck with the painting. Cheers. Peace.
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jiguma said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
So very Bowie
Voice sounding fantastic on this - whatever you did when you recorded it, write it down! Lovely wistful/wasted/resigned attitude in the vocal, and some great lyrics to boot. Guitars sound perfect, and bass and drums tie it all together. Excellent package - you'd be proud of this one!
Cheers, Neil
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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you, dude
Glad you enjoyed this one. Love the comment on the vocal! Yeah, it's kind of a mystery to me how a vocal sounds one way or another - I probably should start writing stuff down! Thanks also for the Bowie reference - who wouldn't love that?! Glad you liked the way the whole thing hangs together. I appreciate your support as ever. Really enjoyed your latest, by the way - fair comment, I'd say! Thanks again. Cheers. Peace.
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moorlandt said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I feel...
...a lot of Bowie in this song. Not only the title, but the whole groove, the chord progression, the tight but warm beat, the style of vocalising... In other words: I just love it, David. Poetry lyrics... I'm a sucker of that too. Wonderful track man.

Walt
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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I appreciate your kind words. Glad you liked the chord progression and the beat. I was wary of the drum pattern I chose in the beginning because I thought it was too "straight-ahead", and I started looking at other options. Then it occurred to me that I was opting for complexity for its own sake, and realized this seemed to fit, so I went with it. Glad you think it worked out. Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time. Cheers. Peace.
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bud said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
This is absolutely gorgeous
very Roxy Music/Stranded - but honestly you're in your own zone and it's wonderful. Great vocals and production. The level of work around here these days is becoming amazing. Faved and dl'd.
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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I have to second that
emotion - the standard in this place is outstanding. Some of the work I come across on a daily basis makes my jaw drop. I'm glad you liked this one. I particularly love the idea of my own zone! Thanks again for taking the time. I appreciate your support. Cheers. Peace.
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Jim Bouchard said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
I finally get around to listening
I rarely have a chance to listening to much music on MacJams, and I check this out and it's very good, worth all the fans it's earned. I do think the overall EQ is a little muddy sounding and it could be a bit crisper. I guess it depends on your monitors, but I do a lot of mastering on my KRKs these days and this sounded a bit muffled compared to other songs of this genre. Just pointing it out for your edification; it's still a really great song and recording. The song reminded me a little of Radiohead's In Rainbows in parts. Except not so whiny.
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dajama said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Hi Jim
Thanks a lot for stopping by and listening. Really glad you liked it. Interesting point about the sound - I'm mixing on headphones at the moment, and I'm afraid my mixes do tend toward a lack of crispness. I'm very much still a novice at the mixing and mastering skill, and I can only aspire to the beautiful sound you get on your tracks. Little by little...Thanks again for taking the time. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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Leon said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
....!!!!....
What struck me most about this song is the lyrics... what simplicity but such profoundness! Your voice glides like ice on ice... such smoothness of melody with the pureness of your vocal rendition. I'm not sure the rather abrupt ending is what I expected.. but I respect the choice you made. I honestly think this ranks among your best.


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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you, Leon
It's good to see you! And thank you so much for your kind words. I'm really glad you liked it. The ending was a toss-up between the ending you hear and something more like a fadeout, and I just felt this song was better off doing its thing and exiting stage right. Hope it didn't sound too abrupt! When can we expect to hear some new tunes from your direction, brother? Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Scott Carmichael said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
compelling & soaring
I love when the etherial is achieved by several elements coming perfectly together... lyrics, music, an undercurrent of subtext.. that seams to pull the piece against it's will... does this make any sense at all..

several listens weren't required to know that I loved this song... but I did them anyway
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Greater than the sum of its parts
is a feeling that I often get when I listen to some music. It's hard to pinpoint why it works when you look at each element in isolation. I'm flattered to think you hear something like that here. Thank you for your close listening and your thoughtful comment. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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thetiler said 3983 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Right away
hearing the start, enjoy the mystery sounds, really sets a nice pop theme. Terrific stereo guitar sounds, makes for very nice listening.
Plus the lead really seems to flow being pushed by those stereo guitar arpeggios.

All around nice pop type sound here. Love the chorus synth whispering, especially fading at the end.

This a very nice tune here. All I can say is, lets get this on the radio! Easier said than done I know, but I am impressed by these pleasing to hear sounds.

Way to go!
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you very much
I'm glad you liked this one, and thank you for your detailed comment! I was a little unsure of the lead on this one, as I mentioned above. I kind of thought it was a little sparse. But the other option I came up with was too busy, I felt, so I stuck with this. Happy you think it works. Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and listen. I appreciate it. Peace.
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deus ex machina said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
id like to
comment on the seamlessness of the verse-chorus transition. I know firsthand (all too well) the challenge of making a piece of music like this flow, for me it is tough to not sound too "sectional" if that makes sense. Thanks for the inadvertant lesson on how to pull it off well., hope i can put it to use as well as you have.
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Hey there
Thanks for the listen and comment. Interesting comment about transitions. I'm currently working on a song where the transition from the verse to the bridge it very abrupt. I spent a while trying to figure out a way to make it smoother, but ultimately, I think I've decided the sudden change works in a strange way. I guess it depends on the song! With this one, the change from verse to chorus was kind of organic, I think, and the "thing" that set the chorus melody in motion in my head (if that makes any sense...) Who knows how these things happen sometimes.

Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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ValleyPastor said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Mellow but moving
Evokes strains of "Dark Side of the Moon" era Pink Floyd. Great mix and wonderful guitar bed. Faved.
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you very much!
Making any kind of comparison to pretty much my favorite album of all time is a guaranteed way to make my day! Glad you liked the guitar on here. Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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Monkaton said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Good Song
I really like the sound and recording of the song. Every thing is clear. What did hard and software and instruments did you use.

I thought a less complicated lead might have been more effective, but well done none the less.

Good lyrics too.
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you kindly
I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and listen and make a comment. Thank you also for your kind words about the song. Glad you liked it.

The whole song was done in GB4 on my iMac. I run a Shure SM58 for vocals into a Behringer UB502 mixer, on into a Behringer FCA202 Firewire interface. Through the same route, I record my Maya electric guitar, and Washburn T12 bass. All guitar and bass effects are GB. Organ and string sounds are also from GB, using the pencil tool.

Thanks again for listening. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Doug Somers said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Top Flight!
This is a great tune with significant lyrics for sure, but then you wrap it up in a very professional performance and mix. I'm as awed as I am pleased to have enjoyed it! I hear a bit of a Roxy Music feel to it, which is laid back but strong in its impact.

Thanks for posting!
Doug
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dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you
for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I'm flattered by your praise on every level - pleased you like the song, and the performance, and the mix! Thanks again. I appreciate it. Peace.
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said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Some songs just....
... catch one's attention... pulls one into a place, creates an atmosphere that you don't want to leave. That is this song. Really a wonderful song.

Jack
dajama said 3982 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I take it as highly complimentary that you wouldn't want to leave! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. I appreciate your kind words. Peace.
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aegri_somnia said 3981 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
wow
I love this!!! It kinda remnds me if Blue October was an 80's pop band with a good guitarist. Love the lyrics very mesmerizing.
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dajama said 3981 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Thank you, man
I'm glad you stopped by to listen, and I'm happy you liked it. Have to admit I don't know Blue October, but I will most assuredly be checking them out. Liked your latest, by the way, and I'll be going back to check out your other posts, too. Thanks again. Peace.
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tokai said 3981 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Heathen
great song, sounds a bit early floydish. Love it.
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dajama said 3980 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thank you very much
I'm flattered by the comparison. Glad you stopped by, and happy you enjoyed it. Cheers. Peace.
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said 3981 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Top notch!
Excellent lyrics delivered with conviction. Clean, melodically groovacious soundbed. I like this a lot David. Nice job!

Be well!
dajama said 3980 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thank you, my friend
I'm really glad you stopped by to check this one out - I always value your feedback. Very happy you liked it. I'm on my way to check out the ton of stuff you've posted. Talk about feast or famine! Cheers. Peace.
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Dj French Toast said 3980 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Lovely
What a great song Jamma....Love the poem and production is wonderful : )
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dajama said 3979 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Thank you. man
I'm glad you enjoyed the song and the sound. I'm eagerly awaiting your next one, and dying to see what you've done with the track I sent you. Thanks for taking the time. Cheers. Peace.
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gail60 said 3979 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Wow
This sounds so good. You sing and play great and I really enjoyed this, every part of it! What a nice journey. Thanks for sharing it!
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dajama said 3979 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Thank you very much
You are too kind! I'm glad you enjoyed the song, and I appreciate your kind words about the performance. It's the support that keeps me doing it! Cheers. Peace.
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apb said 3979 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Excellent Dave .. wow ..

.. good to see this well received here. Excellent on all fronts .. a great song, atmosbryanferric too ;o) in those lovely silky smooth vocals and harmonies... love that quality.

Best I've heard from you. Deep bows.
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dajama said 3978 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thanks, Alan
I'm flattered, man. Glad you like it, and thank you especially for those kind words about the vocal. Yes, it has been well-received, and that's very gratifying. The support in this place really helps to motivate. Loved your latest, by the way - very cool track. Thanks again for listening and commenting. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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MikeBishop said 3977 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Nice job
I like the song and I agree with michael2, even before I saw his comment I heard a Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music feel. And yes, that is a compliment. The overall sound is great. Are those "real" drums that you recorded or loops / samples? I also really like the bass line and sound, how was that recorded? Software? Amp? Also, it might be cool to add a layered sound to the solo break, maybe just some guitar noise or washes darting around the soundscape and complementing the lead line to make it sound even more expansive. But, basically it sounds great.
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dajama said 3976 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Hey Mike
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments, and I'm glad you liked the song. Interesting idea about the lead - I may look at that if I rework the song a bit (which I tend to do!) The drums are loops (Drums on Demand) and the bass is recorded directly into the computer (well, through a Behringer UB502 mixer, and an FCA202 Firewire Interface...) and then I added some effects (specifically an amp simulation setting called something like Fat Bass amp, and a little EQ bass boost). I really enjoyed your latest, and I'm looking forward to hearing some more. Welcome to the neighborhood. Peace.
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said 3965 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
wow
you created an entire enveloping MOOD with a very large M. i thought of brian ferry, too - the effect on your vocal sent me straight back to Roxie Music days. i second Rocha's opinion - this IS the sound one listens to when in love or maybe thinkin about it. the lyric is AWESOME - "freedom in the cage" catches my attention. the message within your calm soothing vocal is all the more effective because of the gentle arrangement. i take my hat off to you - it's wonderful!
anne
dajama said 3964 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
Wow, you flatter me
I'm really glad you enjoyed it and liked the mood. Music for love? I like it. If it connects, I'm happy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice, thoughtful comment. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 2583 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Well...
If the journey is the destination I want to get there again and again. Excellent David.
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