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#280236 - 01/16/15 01:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
ROG Offline
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Hi Janice & Bud.

It's always nice to get feedback on a song and especially when it's from someone who's music you admire.

All the lyrics for this one just evolved from the title and the fact that I'd just dusted off the Cry Baby. I love playing wah, but sometimes it get's overlooked for too long.

Anyway, glad you liked it. Many thanks.

ROG

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#280237 - 01/16/15 01:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
Oh I really enjoyed this song!

a bit of Dylan and a bit of Talking Heads to my ears

sweet!


Once again, you mention people that I'm honoured to be mentioned alongside in the same sentence.
Many thanks.

ROG

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#280532 - 01/17/15 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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I learned it as "ce n'est pas difficile" ...
apparently colloquial french omits the "ne" part of the negative?


Rog, this is really enjoyable to me for a bunch of different reasons. As already stated, the groove is really captivating

I like the implementation of horns without making it sound like most other songs that use horns

The mixed language adds some curiosity points and interesting rhyming opportunities

I also really like your voice.. it is very stylized and cool sounding


I liked the brief drum intro

Your guitar motif was also very cool

More importantly all of the elements really work well together... they're all doing the right different things at the same time wink

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#280605 - 01/17/15 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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Thanks, Guys. The wah is starting to look like it was a good call. Glad you both approved.
Many thanks for the listen and comments.

ROG.

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#280606 - 01/17/15 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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Cool tune. Loved the lyrics. Excellent guitar work..
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#280608 - 01/17/15 04:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
C'est magnifique, ROG!!!

Love the opening... the drum and then that catchy little guitar phrase...

One of your best vocals (and I always like them).

An excellent write. An interesting story line, well told from start to finish with your hook fitting nicely each time... nicely crafted.

Love the wah!

Super. On my 4th listen - it gets better each time...

floyd


Hi Floyd.

Thanks for taking the time to listen, and again, and again, and again. That's always a good sign and it often says more than words can. But thanks for the comments about the vocals - I'm always riddled with self-doubt about my singing, so it's great to get positive feedback, particularly from someone who sings as well as you.

ROG.

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#280612 - 01/17/15 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: Kemmrich]
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Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Very, very well done tune. I like the lack of "stuff" that you did here. Everything that is there is well placed and easy to hear. Great mix and the lyrics were fun, too.
Faites-en plus comme ça!


Kevin. Really good to see you looking in on one of mine. Yeah, I enjoyed doing a song with fewer tracks this time - it certainly makes the mixing process quicker! There's always that temptation to add another track, but I managed to resist this time. Plus de la meme bientôt, mon ami.

ROG

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#280614 - 01/17/15 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: Scott C]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Cool tune. Loved the lyrics. Excellent guitar work..


Hi Scott.

Nearly missed you out, there!

Many thanks for tuning in and the kind remarks.

ROG.

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#280616 - 01/17/15 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: JoanneCooper]
ROG Offline
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Originally Posted By: JosieC
Oh Roger. I really enjoyed that one. What fun!


Hi Josie. Always a pleasure to see your name turn up on here. So pleased you got some fun out of it - I certainly had lots of fun putting it together. Thanks for the listen.

ROG

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#280620 - 01/17/15 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
I learned it as "ce n'est pas difficile" ...
apparently colloquial french omits the "ne" part of the negative?


Rog, this is really enjoyable to me for a bunch of different reasons. As already stated, the groove is really captivating

I like the implementation of horns without making it sound like most other songs that use horns

The mixed language adds some curiosity points and interesting rhyming opportunities

I also really like your voice.. it is very stylized and cool sounding


I liked the brief drum intro

Your guitar motif was also very cool

More importantly all of the elements really work well together... they're all doing the right different things at the same time wink



Hi Pat. I always look forward to your comments - lots of insight and depth.

You're exactly right about the "ne...pas". The "ne" is generally only dropped in certain speech, not when writing. It's sort of a matter of emphasis, like the difference between "do not" and "don't"
Not that my French is too good at the best of times! It was a challenge to get the rhyming scheme working.

Many thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment.

ROG

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#283316 - 02/05/15 02:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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Hey ROG,

I was just scouting through past pages in the forum when I discovered that I'd missed this song! Apologies for that. These pages seem to zoom through very quickly these days.

What additives do you have in your water supply in York? You always manage to create songs that excel in creativity and your vision for writing, performing, mix and arrangement always has a touch of the enjoyably mischievous about it. I don't know how you manage to maintain such consistency.

I found this very entertaining indeed.

All the best,
Noel

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#283416 - 02/06/15 01:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
ROG Offline
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Noel, my friend, good to hear from you.

I always value your opinion and I'm really pleased that you liked this one.

It always surprises me that the Blues has such a following in France and this idea actually came to me whilst I was listening to some John Lee Hooker in a bar, though not in Paris I'm afraid, but in St.Lo - not quite as romantic so I relocated it!

Thanks for the kind words.

Regards, ROG.

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#283444 - 02/06/15 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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I listened to this the other day and again today. It's just a wonderful song, performance and production.

Unique, refreshing, comical, serious, and best of all original.
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#283557 - 02/07/15 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
ROG Offline
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Hi olemon.

Many thanks for listening and for the positive review.

After years of being forced to do things for commercial reasons, I enjoy being able to try something original, so your comments are greatly appreciated.

ROG.

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#285045 - 02/20/15 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: C'est Pas Difficile. [Re: ROG]
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tres bon "lyrics" avec a mix of french and english language très amusant j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance de cette chanson

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