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#318674 - 11/15/15 02:05 AM [User Showcase] Waiting For The Reaper Man
jannesan Offline
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Waiting For The Reaper Man

I hope there is room for one more "Life is hard and then you die" blues song smile I don't usually like blues style of music, though I make blues songs that mock at blues. This song however had a title first and it needed a blues song around it. Maybe also the chilly autumn gave an important ingredient to the lyrics. And Band-in-a-box had the right instruments to finalize that idea.

I saved the video from BIAB, mixed the song in Adobe Audition and replaced the original audio track with that mix. I used keying to let my autumn footage shine through the BIAB background.

Band-in-a-box instruments

RealDrums: Nashville128^09-Snare

RealTracks:

Electric Bass Blues #564
Electric Guitar HeldChords Gritty #2535
Electric Guitar #867 Direct (Effect: Amblitube 3-'60 Brit Crunch)
Electric Guitar Blues #565
Electric Guitar Blues Solo #568
Slide Guitar Blues #570
Acoustic Guitar Pick #526
Acoustic Piano Solo-Acc #895
Sax Alto Solo #1055
Organ Blues #675

MIDI instruments:

Piano from AG_SOUL.STY, VST Gentleman

Vocals by Supreme Tracks

Lyrics:

I hate doctors telling bad news
ignorance is bliss
I rather die smile on my face
vegetables I'll never miss.

Shiftless, cannot do it by myself
headstrong, cannot beg for any help
the conclusion plan I'll keep on waiting
for the reaper man.

I hate pushing selling my soul
like a prostitute
CVs and dating profiles
when I'm not handsome or cute.

[Chorus]

I hate being stray in this life
short of GPS
Misfit in callous places
crop of weed was not success.

[Chorus]

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Janne

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#318678 - 11/15/15 02:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
VideoTrack Offline
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Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job
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#318685 - 11/15/15 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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This is very interesting. It reminds me of Pink Floyd.
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#318690 - 11/15/15 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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Very cool tune. Loved the video as well.
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#318766 - 11/15/15 10:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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As Scott said - cool! Not at all what I expected, and a good listen.
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#318928 - 11/17/15 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: VideoTrack]
jannesan Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job



Thanks for a very analytic comment smile I'm glad to hear you found so many interesting details in the song smile

Thanks David S for commenting, unfortunately I have no idea how to associate my blues song to Pink Floyd, but sounds like it belongs to good company wink

Scott C & David C: Thanks for commenting and "cooling" my song smile

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Janne

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#318970 - 11/17/15 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: VideoTrack]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Janne, what an interesting song. Some nice twists, good use of the minor keys, and the phrasing was quite unique.

Another great addition was the backing on the video, replacing white with the vision.

Harmonies and overdubbing was quite well done

Good job



I think Trevor said it well. I think the RTs you selected worked great together. Great job on EVERYTHING!! Take care. Greg

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#318971 - 11/17/15 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is very interesting. It reminds me of Pink Floyd.


we agree! Definitely has a Pink Floyd feel to it, the video is very well done.
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#319117 - 11/18/15 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: jannesan]
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This is really super. Wow what a great chord progression! You vocals were super also as were the backing tracks.

I really don't know what genre one would put this in but who cares!

This is a keeper!
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#319216 - 11/19/15 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Waiting For The Reaper Man [Re: MarioD]
jannesan Offline
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Thanks Greg for your kind comment. I like your Coconut Rum song, wonderful lyrics, especially the ending smile

Thanks R&AM for commenting, and mentioning PF again smile

Mario, I'm super thankful for your comment smile I'm glad you liked about the chords and vocals!

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Janne

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