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#81930 - 08/07/10 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Orignial - Jose and Jack
Powderman Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 262
I work with a gentleman on my day job occasional – who has always impressed me because of his positive attitude. One evening as we traveled – he disappeared for a couple of hours. I asked him the next day about it. He explained that he had been pretty wild and headed down the wrong road when younger – but he has been sober for 23 yrs. He still seeks out support groups as he travels – not so much to keep him straight, but as a effort to help others. His brother is a priest and after many years had convinced him that helping others was sometimes the road to helping oneself. I commented on what an amazing story that was – and his response was – maybe there's a song it that for you – so.

I love playing waltzes – no matter what instrument I am playing at the time, but have never been satisfied with the results any time I have tried to compose one. I am not totally satisfied with this one – but it is the path I choose.

A combination of Nu_country waltz and Nora crossover – various tracks rendered in BIAB - then mixed in Sonar. A little guitar strumming myself and attempted to blow a little harp in the bridge ( I am not very good at that).

Jose and Jack is the title – anyone who is familiar with adult beverages should figure out who they are.
The Powderman
Learning something new everyday for over 50 yrs.

#81931 - 08/07/10 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Powderman]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6494
Loc: South Louisiana
I liked the tune (having worked for Jack for nearly 30 years made it more interesting to me I guess) Only nit pick would be, unless it was my system, the vocal was lost in the mix as I had trouble understanding the lyric from time to time.

Nice work!
Danny C.

The More You Drink The Better I Sound

#81932 - 08/07/10 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Danny C.]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13722
Loc: Australia
Hi Powderman,

A great listen. Seems there was a pretty good song in the story after all

All the best,

#81933 - 08/07/10 10:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Noel96]
Pat Marr Offline

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 7577
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC
I envy your deep voice... Enjoyed the song, liked the chord progression... and I thought your harmonica playing sounded quite good in the mix! I'd have to agree that the vocals are a little hard to understand.

I always enjoy your songs.. you have a real down-to-earth style that resonates with me.

#81934 - 08/08/10 08:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Pat Marr]
Powderman Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 262
Danny - thanks for the comment - I thought I had the vox too far to the front and pushed them back a little - maybe pushed too far. I have never been a big fan of Jack - but I sure spend some time with Jose from time to time.

Noel - thanks for listening

Pat - thanks for the thoughts. I truly enjoy listening to music with harmonica in it - I carry one with me when I travel to past the time when driving - but have never really learned all the proper techniques in playing one.
The Powderman
Learning something new everyday for over 50 yrs.

#81935 - 08/08/10 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Powderman]
George Nelson Offline

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1179
Loc: Scotland
Hi Powderman,

I like how you mixed and matched RealTracks for this song.
Isn't it great we can do that with these wonderful programs.
I think your version on SoundClick is better than on 4shared, clearer, well on my system anyway.

Just my opinion.

Best regards
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, Biab 2018 520, Realband 2018 5
i7 Desktop Computer.

#81936 - 08/09/10 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: George Nelson]
Powderman Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 262
Hey Michee,

Thanks for listening.

Thats odd about the difference you hear between the two files. The one on Soundclick of course is kbps 128 while the one stored on 4shared is kbps 320. I used the same wav file to render both - used Studio One to convert to the mp3
The Powderman
Learning something new everyday for over 50 yrs.

#81937 - 08/14/10 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Powderman]
CarlosEArellano Offline
Productor Musical

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 795
Loc: Venezuela
Nice waltzy groove Powderman. Good music! truly beautiful it! . Thanks for share up it.

3/4 of regards,

Carlos Eduardo Arellano

#81938 - 08/14/10 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Powderman]
Ian Fraser Offline

Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Good tune Powderman and production. Good job on the harp.
Interesting where stories and inspiration come from sometimes.
Because I'm hard of hearing I leave the TV captioning on - I see some great lines go by - great hook lines. Course a live story is always better.

The way different forum members "hear" a song . . . I'm wondering, maybe its time for hearing tests all 'round.

Good to see you back - it's been awhile.

Cheers - Ian
My "Original Tunes" Site
My gene pool needs more chlorine.

#81939 - 08/14/10 08:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: Ian Fraser]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 11449
Loc: Hamlin NY
Hey Powderman, great song and super lyrics.

Very nice guitar chops and super blues harp!
My mind is like my Internet browser: 19 tabs open, 3 of them are frozen & I have no idea where the music is coming from.

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

#81940 - 08/15/10 04:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Orignial - Jose and Jack [Re: MarioD]
Powderman Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 262
Carlos - Ian - Mario

Thanks for the comments.

I still have a lot to learn on the harmonica. My wife is always coming home with something - She thinks I can learn to play. I have a banjo hanging on the wall I have barely touched and she came home with a fiddle a few weeks ago. Heck I didn't start playing the guitar until I was past 50 - I'm going to have to live a few more years if I'm ever going to learn all this stuff.

Take Care - thanks for listening
The Powderman
Learning something new everyday for over 50 yrs.


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