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ROCKIN' THE MAC


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Calchas

 Genre: Rock

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From 2006 through 2011, it seemed as through MacJams was inundated with collaborations. A spirit of co-operation and goodwill still prevailed for the most part, in spite of serious political differences, and an increase of bickering in the Forums.

This tune comes from 2009. It was an attempt to remind folks why we came to the site in the first place, and why so many of us were determined to stay.

Seems we need to be reminded NOW more than ever... Hence this new posting.

The original mix left a lot to be desired. Not only that, but my rhythm guitar work was unimaginative and pedestrian.

Anyway, I have fully re-recorded both my vocal and my rhythm guitar; and given the piece a thorough remixing. Even though I still have some uncertainties about this new mix---IMHO it sounds light years better than its predecessor. So onwards and upwards...

Heartfelt thanks to the boys in the band:

Andy Mackle: Drums
Neil Porter: Bass
Vic Holman: Lead guitar

---long may you rock!

:-)
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ROCKIN' THE MAC

I
I get up and before I know I'm fastened to my seat again;
headphones on... volume turned to nine!
Hearts pounds... palms sweat, and I'm smilin'.
I may be hooked, but you know I'm feelin' fine!

Chorus:
And I'm rockin' the Mac again;
a-makin' music with my friends.
I don't want it to end!
Mornin' time... evenin' time... after midnight...
you know I'll be there!

II
My mind is tuned in to the magic.
Music is the very best of highs!
I let those sweet sweet sounds take me by the hand;
and lead me 'cross this bridge of sighs!

Chorus:
Yeah, I'm rockin' the Mac again;
a-makin' music with my friends.
I don't want it ever to end!
Mornin' time... evenin' time... after midnight...
you know I'll be there!

1st Bridge:
Come on now, join the party;
here where your soul you're free to bare!
---A place to laugh, to sing, to share.
Mornin' time... evenin' time... after midnight...
you know I'll be there!

Alright!

2nd Bridge:
Come on friends, join the party;
here where your soul you're free to bare!
---A place to laugh, to sing, to share.
Mornin' time... evenin' time... after midnight...
you know we'll be there!

III
Some folks say it's all a waste of time;
that we be jammin' our lives away.
But I give thanks for the privilege.
Let's raise our voices to the day!

Chorus:
Yeah, we'll be rockin' the Mac again;
a-makin' music with our friends.
We don't want it to end!
No! No!
Mornin' time... evenin' time... after midnight...
you know we'll be there!

Yeah!

Alright!
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Uploaded: Apr 23, 2019 - 03:41:55 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2019 - 08:38:49 AM Last Played: May 09, 2019 - 10:39:07 AM
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DonStevens said 29 days ago (April 23rd, 2019)
Rockin'
2009 was when I discovered MacJams. Somehow I missed the antics that people have described, but it makes me wonder if the period when MacJams was unavailable, a few years back, was the result of those issues. Anyway -- Rockin' the Mac certainly takes me back -- actually, quite a bit before 2009. Nice job and keep on rockin!
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Calchas said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Thanks Don...
I will never forget the halcyon days of MJ. It was second generation to be sure, but what a great time!
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KCsGROOVE said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
rockin'
a fine song!
dig the guitars and the organ
enjoyed it!
KC
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Calchas said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Thank you KC!
I should have worked the mix some more before posting, but I wanted the post to follow closely on the heels of my "Give Peace A Chance?" Forum post.

Glad you dug it!
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Daugrin said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Mix Master
This mix is superior to the original. Yer gonna kill me but I hear the mix differently. Send me the stems if you wanna hear my take.
The drive on this outing is fab. One of the most endearing qualities of your work is the sense of forward motion.

Daug










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Calchas said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Daug!
Wish I had your canine sense of hearing. Ha ha...

Always happy to get your take on my mixes. You know that.

Be well friend!
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DWL said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
That was quite a collab!
The good old days eh?

This rocks along nicely. Lots of changes and I hear the pan control gets a good working.

Cheers

Dick
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Calchas said 29 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Hi Dick!
"Good old days"... I certainly think so!

I may have overdone the panning, but I'm glad you enjoyed the tune.

:-)
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Loob said 28 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
Love it!
Nice one!
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Thanks Fred...
Mix still needs taming methinks... but I'm glad you enjoyed the tune,
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eanbardsley said 28 days ago (April 24th, 2019)
That was great!!!...
Love it, Rockin the Mac!
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Hey Ean...
I appreciate the thumbs up!
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sammydix said 28 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
I'd
say it was about time for a reunion.
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
A "reunion"
would be fun, but we're none of us in quite the same place now. It's not as easy as it once was...
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Vic Holman said 27 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
rockin'
dang, another one I forgot all about. it's cool to hear this after all these years from a different perspective.
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Vicar!
On the original post I used only half of the leads you submitted. This time out I got most of them worked in. Some of your finest jamming bro!
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jgurner said 27 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
Ah, memories
Back when GarageBand first came out, I'd pretty much quit doing anything music-related, so this one really resonates with me,

"Some folks say it's all a waste of time;
that we be jammin' our lives away.
But I give thanks for the privilege.
Let's raise our voices to the day!"

No truer words have been spoken.

Great tune. Glad you dusted it off and thanks for sharing.
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Hey Joseph
thanks for clocking in man.

Glad you dug this one!
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Henke said 26 days ago (April 27th, 2019)
Thanks
Great hommage to good old MJ times. Also rocking real good :-)

Take care,
Henke
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Calchas said 22 days ago (May 1st, 2019)
Many thanks Henke!
Here's hoping for many NEW MJ times ahead...

:-)
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jiguma said 20 days ago (May 2nd, 2019)
Did we ......?
I have to admit that I don't remember doing this one Mike, but yep, there I am :)
Good song, although it could be given a lot more oomph in production - like Daug, I hear the mix quite differently.
Good old days indeed!
Cheers from Oz,
N
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