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Plaid Shirt, Long Hair, No Clue

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This is a song from late 2007, recorded entirely in Garageband and posted briefly here on my first account back in November 2007. As I'm just in the process of moving to Logic Express 8 I thought I'd put this up as my final Garageband song. I trawled through my old songs, looking for a "Farewell to Garageband" candidate.
I chose this not because it's my best song, it clearly isn't - it's a throwaway piece of pop-punk. I chose it because, for me, it represents everything Garageband can be to an untrained, total amateur like me. Whilst it has its technical and musical flaws its a decent sounding little song and, to the man in the street (and in particular my non musical friends) it "sounds like a real song". Garageband took the computer recording industry by the throat and made it accessible to many more of us. For me, this recording was the watershed.
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A cheap Strat replica, a cheaper acoustic bass, iMac Core2Duo, FCA202 Firewire audio interface, Behringer condenser mic, Xenyx 802 mixer.
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tempie said 3684 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
snoop dog and dave grohl
funny you think this is throwaway because i think these are some of your most complete and compelling lyrics. nothing worse than a true believer, whether it be music, politics, religion, etc...this is kind of a manifesto of the open mind. I dig it.

And its got a good stompin chorus...perfect ironically, for flannel shirts and shit kickers...
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3672 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
.. I only just saw this comment. Glad you dig it man. The irony inherent in the chorus is unintentional, mind you so is the fact that I just listened to Alice in Chains' "Dirt" .....
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DBrown said 3670 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
It all works well together and the overall feel is fantastic.
Although simple in its approach it works.
The drums are fantastic.
Keep it up
All the best

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five_extra_arms said 3661 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Farewell To GarageBand
I just read your forum post and I really enjoyed it. So, I had to listen to this song. Love it. The chorus is so good.

I'm going to have to dig deeper into your Logic songs before I decide if this is throw away material or not, but I doubt this will make a throw away list any day.

I've downloaded it.


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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3659 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Too kind...
Thanks man. I think the " end of Garageband" thing was a bit of hyperbole. It still stands as a knockout application. Having spent a few weeks with Logic it certainly has more "professional" sounding toys and offers wider scope in production terms. GB though is more intuitive which is exactly how it should be.
Kind words about the song.... I'm chuffed to bits that you and Tempie like it 'cos you guys' stuff is so often my benchmark.

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Nick_Flash said 3621 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
great chorus
Now if we do another covers challenge this may be the song I use. I'd love to hear this song with a more full mix. Fun little tune.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3621 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
.. it'd be very cool to hear someone else work with one of my songs. Let me know if you'd like the GB file to play with
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