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#311802 - 09/27/15 06:36 AM [User Showcase] New Song: My Crazy Life With You
SpaceDog Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: Maryland
Dear Forum Friends,
First, my apologies for not being on the forum lately. Between work, life, piano, time keeps slipping away. Someone should write a sond about that.
So a couple of weeks back my wonderful wife and lyricist wrote a poem for me about our life and times traveling the world throughout my Air Force career. This snappy little tune tells the happy story from our start in New York to eventually putting down roots her in Maryland. Thirty + years in under three minutes, quite a ride.
I also like to apologize in adance to my German firends. Please forgive the german lryics, mein deutches ist kaput!
Here are the Soundclick links. I'll update this post with the Soundcloud link shortly.
Enjoy!

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=13220387&q=hi&newref=1
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13220387
http://www.soundclick.com/dcspacedog

Technical BB stuff:

Style is _WNSWING.STY (WesternSwing Quintet Sw(150-220))
Style is_FATSWALR.STY for Stride bass piano (panned R)

My Piano: Midi SampleTank2-Bright Electric Grand (panned L)
RealTracks in style: ~537:Bass, Acoustic, Pop Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~373:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~1128:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm WesternSwingWarmA-B Sw 165
RealTracks in style: ~812:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Western Swing Sw 165

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#311807 - 09/27/15 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
90 dB Offline
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SpaceDog -

I like this one, because it's from real life. You guys really got around in 30+ years! Join the USAF - see the world! grin


Regards,

Bob
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#311812 - 09/27/15 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
boehm Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2861
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi SD,

very nice and uplifting song.
Regards to your wife.
Christkindlmarkt und Autobahn are a
nice touch for me. Where in Germany were
you stationed?
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter

P.S. I like your vocals and piano.
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#311835 - 09/27/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4113
Loc: South Carolina
Nicely done. Enjoyed hearing about your crazy life.
Thanks for your service to us also.


Charlie
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#311888 - 09/27/15 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
SpaceDog Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 891
Loc: Maryland
Bob,
Thanks. Yep, it's been a real whirlwind.

Guenter,
I was actually thinking, "What will Guenter say when he hears this?" Thanks for you kind words. Glad you liked it.
We lived in Heidelberg for one year and Osterholz-Sharmbeck (near Bremen) for two back in the 80s. Those were three great years!

Charlie,
Thanks for listening and commenting.
It was an honor to serve. I'd do it all again if they made me 21 again!

SD

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#311893 - 09/27/15 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1882
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob

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#311895 - 09/27/15 10:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3670
Loc: Davis, CA
Fun song! The music fits the mood well. I work with many retired AF, and some active duty. This was nicely put together. Your midi piano fit well. Nice work! Take care. Greg

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#311956 - 09/28/15 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: Rob4580]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2538
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob
+1 Well put together. This is kind of like a musical travelogue. Sounds like an interesting life. My compliments. An enjoyable listen. Tom

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#312011 - 09/28/15 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 2723
Loc: New York
SpaceDog,

This one is a lot of fun - really enjoyed the arrangement and delivery. Very well done.

Bob
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#312022 - 09/28/15 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
gruverider Offline
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Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1295
What a great song style to deliver your journey to. That swing always brings life to any song it backs up.

Much enjoyed.

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#312062 - 09/28/15 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12265
Loc: Australia
SD,

Very enjoyable! The music is a great much for the theme and the arrangement is perfect for both. This would work really well as a ragtime piece, too.

Congratulations to you both on so many years and so many places!

Regards,
Noel


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#312072 - 09/29/15 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: tommyad]
gibson Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob
+1 Well put together. This is kind of like a musical travelogue. Sounds like an interesting life. My compliments. An enjoyable listen. Tom


says it all,

I enjoyed the journey

Alyn
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#312104 - 09/29/15 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5429
Loc: Florida
Nice song, SD.

Good mix and vocal.

You ought to make a video to go along with this - with pictures from all of those adventures. You'll want to play it at your 50th....

floyd
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#312130 - 09/29/15 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5072
Loc: GA USA
Cool "true life" song and we always LOVE
a swing. I agree with floyd -- this song begs
a video!

Enjoyed it!
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#312194 - 09/29/15 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
SpaceDog Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 891
Loc: Maryland
Rob,
Thanks. I agree, a little crazy is a good thing.

Greg,
Thanks for the kind words. and thanks for watching out for our vets.

Tommy,
It's been a fun ride. I glad you liked to song.

Bob,
Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

Gruverider,
I really like the swing style also. It's always fun to work with.

Noel,
Thanks. I started the arrangement in Fats Waller stride piano and Scott Joplin piano styles. Then I styled my playing on those rhythms.

Alyn,
Glad you liked it. Thanks for listening.

Floyd, J&B,
Great idea about the video. I've never done one. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.

SD

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