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No Time To Waste (Feat. Ziti)


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aclarke

 Genre: Rock

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I haven't done anything new, at least from scratch, in a long, long time. So yesterday I set up to record. Found a drum loop I liked and started messing around with some riffs. From there I basically hit record and improvised the rest. Last night I sent Fran the file to have him listen to it and get his thoughts. He sent it back within an hour with some killer lead guitar and bass. A little tweak with the EQ and we said "done". One of the fastest collabs in MJ history was on the books.

It took me longer to write these notes than to record the song.

This sounds best loud... ironic in that not one of the guitar tracks was played through an amp speaker during recording. I used my Ibanez Artcore AXD81 plugged into my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (external speaker unplugged) straight into my Powerbook- no effects except for the slight reverb I added in GB. Fran played Ruby into his Pod (Mesa Boogie setting) straight into his Mac. Drum loop is a Drums on Demand sample(chugger) that I love! Song art was pulled from the web.

***No family members were disturbed in the making of this song.***
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Hits: 5266
Comments: 51
Fans: 25
Plays: 214
Downloads: 150
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008 - 11:33:30 AM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2008 - 11:36:03 AM Last Played: Nov 12, 2018 - 07:36:10 PM
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Hardware:
Adam- Ibanex AXD81 guitar, Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp, PowerBook G4, medium Fender pick (tortoise shell)

Fran- Ruby, a bass, Pod and mac
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
Mcboy said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
solid
rock n roll.........sounds like fun was had in the making of this song.....hehhehhe
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aclarke said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
undeniably fun!
If you're not having fun then there really is no point. No stress in this tune- just lots of high octane enjoyment!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
thetiler said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Enjoyed the two
contrasting styles, I don't always enjoy rock and roll cause I don't always hear enough melodic character, but there really seems plenty of it here.
It almost kind of reminds me of your post about your son at the forum. Only on steroids, Enjoyed the funky lower end drive and the incredible, humor bluesy Ziti playing. There is a lightness that Zita plays that it seems to me sets him apart from a lot of players. The combination of you two is quite fun to hear.

Thanks for sharing !
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aclarke said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Hi Bill
Thanks for the kind words! No question- Ziti can get his head around so many styles it's mind boggling. What's most impressive is how he always manages to sound like himself even on any genre of song.

Not only a great musician but someone I'm proud to call a friend.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Arena Rock
at its finest!
The Fritters said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Rockin'!
Super fun! Great playin' all around!
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Feter said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
No Time To Waste
HEY !! this Rock ...and sure a super cool colab
my friend ..Fran magic never stop to suprises us ..
thnx for sharin ... DEEP BOW !!
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aclarke said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Heheh
I've been trying to get Fran to play some good old rock and roll for sometime now. Though I thought I knew what to expect the old dog surprised me yet again. Amazing, huh?!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
drakonis said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Ha!
Great rocker... makes me want to slide into my tight leather pants, poof out my hair, and straddle the mic stand... woohooo! :-) Ahem, definitely a great collab here. Keeping the "loopy" drums back a bit kept their repetition from getting too distracting... now, dare I suggest you send this off to PerceptualVortex to spice up the drum side too?

ttfn,
Drakonis
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aclarke said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Too funny
We all know spandex is the stage material of choice for most self respecting dragons! heheh.

Since I have difficulty posting a song one time I already have some ideas about a different version of this... more Pop-rock and definitely with some vocal and drum variety. I'll probably try to do something with the drums (never learn otherwise) but I'd be surprised if I don't call on David at some point on this.

Thanks, Drak! Dragons always welcome when we're playing arenas. Those little clubs are a bit more limiting!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
ledebutant said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Fun!
This song is really great fun, guys. I'm especially glad to see you posting something new Adam. Rock on! That's the best part (although the music's not too shabby, either).
aclarke said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Hi Lisa!
Glad you stopped by... as always! Hopefully this will be the start of a new trend. You know, maybe a new song every six months or so.

Seriously though, I have other plans to take the original track in a different direction, thus a different song. With vocals and everything.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Great to hear...
... something new from you, Adam! Back in full strength. Nice additions by the ZeteMan! It does sound great LOUD!!!
aclarke said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
With hope
that this will help get me back on the old creative track! Thanks, Al!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
davisamerica said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
right then
high octane fun indeed.... just the ticket mr. clarke.... a jolt of pure rock and roll fun!!
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aclarke said 3969 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
What can I say?
It was a long week and we ready to blow off some steam and have some fun! Thanks!!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
lavalamp said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
Full of NRG
Cool rock tune. You can really play that thing.Promise me that you'll always..........ROCK ON, BROTHER.
Dave
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aclarke said 3969 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Thanks, Dave
But don't give me too much credit... I made Ziti to do all the hard work! Glad you liked and I promise to keep rockin'!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
ktb said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
just that good
kicking some serious fun here. Very clean sounding. Crunchy is what comes to mind.
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timothy devine said 3970 days ago (January 27th, 2008)
I agree...turn it up
funny you worked w/o using an amp and such cause this sounds best thru my old wooden Criterion speakers. They must be 30 something yrs old.
Great collab. Love all the rhythm guitar and the lead stuff is cookin.

sometimes i think the tunes that come out the fastest are the best ones.
(My 'ice tunnel' was three days from start to finnish/not a collab though)
love it


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ziti said 3969 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
wow
lookit all the nice comments!!

I have been buried with work, and buried in band recordings, as I want to have a CD ready for the March 7th show.....it was late saturday night when adam sent me a thing to listen too. It was some simple rock, but Adam's energy was all over it and it was just the diversion the dr ordered.
I did a single take for the bass and a couple of takes on the guitar keeping the third take....and i sent it back to him. This took maybe 15 minutes?....but it was just the nicest jolt for me. I have always thought that those arena guitar players had it easy....ya just need a lot of stamina to stand in those funny positions for long periods, but the actual playing part is fairly easy. Turn a big amp all the way up and rip!
but i digress...

I never really play this way live, but with the band now officially a 3 piece, I am going to start rocking out a bit more. The local blues and jazz nazis will of course howl in protest...but expression is expression and i dont care anymore....i just wanna play. They been howling at me for years anyway.

thanks to adam for the remarkable friendship we have nurtured over the internet, thru macjams and ichat...we actually spent most of the baseball playoffs cheering together for the sox over ichat....how cool is that? Adam is a all american red blooded man. He works his ass off, and loves his family above all things. he has withstood some remarkably difficult blows with total courage and grace. he has come out the other side to be a warm and positive man....and i am very happy to know him.

Do play this loud!
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aclarke said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Fran
Your guitar playing ability is surpassed only by your generosity. Thanks again for bringing this to the next level.
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
Scott Carmichael said 3969 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
killer sound Adam
Excellent... killer all the way around... the hot rod deluxe is my amp of choice also... sweet... we musical collaborators must confess... using Fran is like Bonds using steroids... there's a performance inhancer!!!

sweet Z.... I think Bill said it... you are nimble and full on ... both at the same time

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aclarke said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Thank you, Scott
I've only had the amp for a couple of months and so far I love it! This was really the first time I tried recording it.

This is the second time I've had the privilege of collaborating with Fran and the second time he has taken my simple little song further than I could have dreamed. That's very cool!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
stevec said 3969 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
straight up rockin!
Man, I'm gonna need some new headphones - think I blew the cones out on these. :)

Awesome work, never would have believed you put it together so fast.
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aclarke said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
I'll say this
We didn't waste any time nit picking at anything. I sent my track to Zetes and he basically sent back the finished product.

Sorry about the cones- send me the bill :)
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
rtcooper said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
SHOWCASE
Simple Is Best.
Less Is More.
Rock and Roll!

It's a Natural. Fran is at the Top of The Game, here. That was a good phone call to make. What an endorsement for PRS and Line 6 - fabulously done.

Don't know how you get a Hot Rod Deluxe straight into a mac, but it sounds great. A fine idea, Mr Clarke, straight through to multiple playbacks!
appreciation and best regards,
-rtc
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aclarke said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Hey Coop
Glad you approve! My amp has a pre-amp outlet. I ran a patch cord from that to a MonsterĀ® iStudioLink cable to the Powerbook and unplugged the cable from the external speaker jack. Cranked the volume on the amp up and went for it!

No effects used between the guitar and computer... just a touch of reverb after the fact.

You've been telling me for a couple of years to get a tube amp. I did and I have no regrets about it. Now if I could only find an old Silvertone amp-in-case with the tremolo....
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
guitapick said 3968 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Solid...
...as a rock, as they say...

Rock 'n Roll's here to stay so long as it gets into your capable hands, guys!

Thanks for the download...
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jiguma said 3967 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
Top stuff Adam!
More evidence that it's possible to rock it out in GB/Logic/whatyouwill, and many miles from band members :)

That Fran can play can't he?!

Like it!!

Neil
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aclarke said 3967 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
No question
The boy can play!

Gotta love the ability to collaborate across the planet, though there is only about 75 miles between the Dagostino mansion and the Clarke homestead.

Thanks, Neil!
Check out my latest song called Right on Time 2014- feat. David McNair
bud said 3967 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
No time like the present
love the immediacy of this - you can feel it. I just got Line 6 toneport and realized I'm gonna be spending a lot more time in my phones. Great collab.
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Joe Brady said 3967 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
Nice!
This sounds great. I really appreciate that no family members were disturbed; pet cause of my wife's. That is one smokin' number, wouldn't be surprised if somebody loops it. Nice job fellas.

Joe
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dajama said 3966 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
This is a great rocking track
The beauty of it is that it sounds like you guys are in the same room playing together - it has that organic, live feel. Nicely played, and full of boogie! Keep 'em coming! Nicely done. Peace.
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droop said 3966 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Hey ac
I try to give a listen to folks who leave me a comment......and in this case
I'm really glad I did. Everything about this is excellent! I love the energy!
Sometimes the one's that happen fast capture all the excitement. Great mix also.....very well done ac. I'll be waiting for the next one.
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Leon said 3965 days ago (February 1st, 2008)
Rocking!
Wow.. this one is really smoking! This is pure rock and roll with raw energy. I am in awe of the awesome electricity the musical magic that you were able to create in such a short time. Sometimes when you feel so inspired things just fall into place without really trying and you create one of the best pieces that other guys would have taken days or weeks to even concieve, not to mention put into record. You and Ziti have skills in your fingers, acumen in your ears and just plain magic creating wonders in that music center of your brain.
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moorlandt said 3964 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
ooh yeah!
great drive with those fat drums and splendid work on the guitars. Very pulsing beat... sweet fun!
-Walt
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alanfraser said 3964 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Whoa!
Way to throw it down, gents!

My ol' Dad used to spend weeks or months getting all scientific about his current painting and and the result would be 'interesting' but sometimes he'd slap one together in an hour. He'd call it trash but the ones he did like that were more often than not vastly better than the stuff he tried to devise. Take what you will from Today's Philosophical Tidbit!

Congrats!!
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Godchaser said 3964 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Sweet,sweet sounds!
Amazing what can be accomplished in the quietness of a home studio.This would make a great crusin' tune,as it moves and moves well!This certainly rocks and the guitar solos and tones are just so satisfyin'.Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
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said 3961 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
No Time To Waste.


Cool rock nice.not too heavy.
thanks. I like to make music fun as well
cos I am not a proffesional and I actually like
my own sounds too. I am still learning. I do know what my ears like and they like this. lol


Thanks
woofer3 said 3958 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
wow baste my dumplings!!!!!!!!!
Is this ac/dc or Led Zep.....well it could be either.

John.
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that80sboy said 3957 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
hey nice track!
that80sboy likee!!....rockin sounds here!! i am a fan now too!!
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echoroom said 3956 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Piss off the neighbours
Christ on a bike this rocks! You gonna get some singing on this - it totally needs to be on the radio!
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timothy devine said 3951 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
drivin rain
dont ask me
just came to mind
like driving thru a storm
of great guitar sounds
great playing from both

i love the way you did this real fast that is so cool
the best one are like that i think
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saymme said 3938 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Hi
TX for This YOUR DESCRIPTION MADE ME L O L . . . WOW !!! GREAT COLLAB
said 3934 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great rock
Wow... great rocking music here.... I like it a lot... Good guitars and drums... Great song... It's a very upliftning and happy tune... Thanks for sharing this great collab....
said 3934 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Great!
Wonderful ROCK collaboration .. Excellent work both of you. Loved everything about this song!

Thanks a lot for sharing

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
peacepiano said 3930 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Hot Stuff
Clicked on this one because of the get together in MA this evening. Glad I did. You and Fran really put together a great tune. Maybe you could play it tonight ;)

Thanks
Bill
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Macaudion said 3903 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Well kiss my grits...
You know, Adam, I really don't have a good reason for not having stopped by to listen to your music before now. I'm gonna chalk it up to lameness while doing myself the favor of, rectifying my lack of support for you. As I can hear, it's been my loss and truly, it would have ended up being, support for me.

I like this!

I'm listening to this not really knowing which is you or, which is Fran on guitar. (I'm assuming that, "Ruby" is a guitar) However, I can at least say that, all of the g'tar playing is simply, tearing up rockn' groove line. Yep, the bass it good. Yep, you done an excellent job at filing those drum loops in the perfect supportive manner. But regardless of which of you is stretchn' the crap outta dose der skinny strings, all I can hear is what I would have wanted to hear and that is, space robbing, ear ripn' soul scraping, head bobn' and, frantic foot freeing tunage.

Excellent, excellent job at syncing w/ what was supposed to be.

I'm high five 'n ya! Thanks to both of you for putn' this out.

Dion
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aclarke said 3903 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Well hello...
Dion- thanks for stopping by! Life sometimes gets in the way of us doing the things we'd rather be doing... so no, definitely no lameness on your part!

This was the about the easiest song I've ever worked on... I played my guitar to that drum loop (was going to work on some fills, etc- but things moved way too fast!)... asked Ziti for his opinion via ichat... he said "I can do something on this"... 10 minutes later he comes back with bass, lead guitar (ruby) and a hot sounding mix. (I soooo wish I could do that).

Anyway, short story long... I played the main rhythm groove and picked the drum loop... Fran did the rest. (I like to think I gave him good material to work with though).

Thanks again! I hope you are well!
Adam
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Bryan Bishop said 3856 days ago (May 20th, 2008)
Brotherb
Great rock man'It's funny to hear Fran playing rock,we have been playing together for years and this is the first time for me.He should let his hair grow like mine.We met in Firefly's at our gig.the swinging joyus bass player am I.p.s thanks for hooking Fran up with the new toy sounds good.cheers bryan
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