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#438036 - 11/14/17 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Wastin' My Time
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The first song I've posted using my new play-toy (vocal processor - TC-Helicon Voice Live Play).

I think I need to pull the vocal back a little bit in the mix. Would like to hear your opinions on that. It has kind of a Brian Setzer feel - mid-tempo blues shuffle rock. thanks for the listen and any comment you care to leave.

Wastin' My Time


File:Wastin My Time.SGU
Key=Cm , Tempo 135, Length (m:s)=3:36

Style is _MALTED.STY (Malted Bluesy Boogie Rhythm)

RealTracks in style: ~~1848:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieA-B Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~1855:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBoogie Sw 140
RealTracks in style: 1585:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleSol Sw 130
RealTracks in style: 1584:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent Sw 130
RealTracks in song: 1586:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockShuffleBrent Sw 130
RealTracks in song: ~425:Organ, B3, Background Blues Sw 120
RealDrums in Song: PopShuffleSnareGroove: a: ClosedHat, Snareb: Ride, Snare


Waistin’ My Time
© 2017 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Randall, BMI

(v1)
You can quit coming on me
With that sparkle in your eye
I already know enough about you
So honey just pass on by
You like to play with the men in your life
Using them as your tool
Just keep on walking, don’t even look back
Cuz I won’t be your fool

CHORUS
You’re wasting my time with your silly little game
Don’t need you messin’ with my mind
I’ve heard enough, I’m tuning you out
I got no use for your kind
The sun don’t rise and shine on your butt
A revelation one day you will find
So keep on moving
Girl you’re wasting my time

(v2)
There won’t ever be a me and you
Let’s get that notion real straight
And quit fishing for nibbles from me
I’m not taking your bait
I won’t be the next fool in your life
Darlin’ you ain’t all that cool
You think you’re a diamond sparkling bright
But you’re just a rhinestone jewel

2 INSTRUMENTAL VERSES

CHORUS
You’re wasting my time with your silly little game
Don’t need you messin’ with my mind
I’ve heard enough, I’m tuning you out
I got no use for your kind
The sun don’t rise and shine on your butt
A revelation one day you will find
So keep on moving
Girl you’re wasting my time

So keep on a moving
You’re just wasting my time
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#438049 - 11/14/17 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
guitar1 Offline
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Alan, you're smoking with this one. I like the sound of the new processer. Well thought out lyrics. The guitar solo rocked. All around success. Well done.

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#438056 - 11/14/17 07:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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This aint no waste of time.
Good work on this uptempo tune.
Thanks for sharing.
Rob

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#438077 - 11/14/17 07:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
Belladonna Offline
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Sort of a rockabilly combined with a jazzy feel. Definitely a song many guys could relate to. Good job.

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#438083 - 11/14/17 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Al, I really enjoyed this, and you might be a bit critical on yourself about the vocal.

I thought it really worked well, not too much in front, and about where it needed to be for this type of song.

The tune has a great vibe and some interesting chord structures.

Overall, this is really good.
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#438109 - 11/15/17 04:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Really good Alan!

Definitely has a Stray Cats vibe happening, the chorus especially.

Vocal sounded ok in the mix to me, I thought at the beginning of the song it could have been a little more upfront if anything.

My new favorite from you I think smile
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#438116 - 11/15/17 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
F.M.M. Offline
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hi alan great stuff here everthing good fits well eric

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#438118 - 11/15/17 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
ROG Offline
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Hi Alan.

Nothing wrong with the mix from where I sit - sounds great.

An excellent rocking blues.

I love this kind of stuff!

ROG.

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#438127 - 11/15/17 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Great work on this! It's got a great groove, and got my foot tapping almost instantaneously. Not to mention, the melodies here are super catchy. This tune is definitely an ear worm.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#438149 - 11/15/17 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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This one has some super punchy lyrics that really set it apart! Great job on this one!
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#438160 - 11/15/17 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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very enjoyable

nice write, vocals sound good and balanced to me

good mix, great groove

Kenny

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#438243 - 11/15/17 10:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Hello, Alan

A cool song!
Jazz, Blues, Rockabilly are well mixed.
It is really nice that an unique chord progression is devised as usual in this tune too.
The effect of TC-Helicon Voice Live Play is also very interesting.
It seemed very fun if I had one.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#438269 - 11/16/17 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,

Great-feeling tune, Alan. Fun. Really moves along nicely. I like it.

I'll have to disagree with most others... I thought that the mix needed work - the vocals "sit on top" of the mix instead of "in it". The instrument bed sounded like it had too much high end across the board (which is what makes the vocal seem to sit on top) - too "crisp". There seems to be no "warmth" to the mix - which I think this ought to have. The vocals themselves are good. Just an opinion, of course...

fj
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#438777 - 11/19/17 01:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Catchy, melodic, melancholy, the chord progression varies nicely between major and minor.

Janne

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#438789 - 11/19/17 03:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: floyd jane]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Alan,

Great-feeling tune, Alan. Fun. Really moves along nicely. I like it.

I'll have to disagree with most others... I thought that the mix needed work - the vocals "sit on top" of the mix instead of "in it". The instrument bed sounded like it had too much high end across the board (which is what makes the vocal seem to sit on top) - too "crisp". There seems to be no "warmth" to the mix - which I think this ought to have. The vocals themselves are good. Just an opinion, of course...

fj


Hi Floyd,

Somehow I overlooked your comment. I didn't see your reply until I looked at Janne's comments. Getting old brings new adventures!

I think you're probably right about the EQ being too high throughout. When I get a chance, perhaps next week, AI'll go back and redo this one. I wasn't real happy with it overall. I shouldn't have posted it until I had a better cut/mix. I guess i was over-excited about my new vocal processor and got impatient!

Glad you liked it otherwise. I always appreciate your feedback. never feel hesitant to point out what needs another look or do-over. I have a wife and friends for a pat on the back, even when it's not earned. The input from my musical peers is what counts in the big picture.

Thanks a bunch for your constructive comments. I appreciate them very much.

Wishing you and yours the very best.

Alan
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#438790 - 11/19/17 03:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Catchy, melodic, melancholy, the chord progression varies nicely between major and minor.

Janne



Hello Janne!

Thanks for the listen and very nice comments. It still needs a little work - will be getting to that real soon. Thank you for the kind observations. I appreciate your time and input.

Wishing you well,

Alan
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#439386 - 11/21/17 07:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Cool tune Al!! Was kind of tickled by this line:

The sun don’t rise and shine on your butt
A revelation one day you will find

Vocal sounds cool. Interesting chord progression. Well done!!

Take care. Greg

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#439572 - 11/22/17 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Greg Johnson]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool tune Al!! Was kind of tickled by this line:

The sun don’t rise and shine on your butt
A revelation one day you will find

Vocal sounds cool. Interesting chord progression. Well done!!

Take care. Greg



Thanks a lot, Greg. I am going to redo this one in a week or so and repost. I was overly anxious to post something with new vocal processor and jumped the gun. Glad you enjoyed it anyway.

My grandfather used to tell me that, in so many words, when I was a young teenager and thought I knew it all. i thought this might be a good place to bring that back to life. Thanks again,.

Wishing you the very best,

Alan
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#440778 - 11/26/17 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Great sound Alan! Excellent job getting those vocals and effects right where they need to be in the mix! Catchy song! Thanks, Torrey

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#440782 - 11/26/17 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Good one Alan.
Nice nasty attitude.
Cheers.
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#440793 - 11/26/17 01:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: RichMac]
Al-David Offline
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Good one Alan.
Nice nasty attitude.
Cheers.



Thanks a lot, Rich. I appreciate those nice words. Wishing you and yours the very best.

Alan
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#440804 - 11/26/17 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Alan

Really enjoyable tune. Nice performance and the vocal processing sounds good.


Peter

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#443259 - 12/07/17 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wastin' My Time [Re: Al-David]
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Oops...we managed to miss this one.

Lot of ‘tude going on here. Us old guys need to mellow out smile

Enjoyed it!

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