A Perfect Match

Posted by: tommyad

A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 05:53 AM

1 part brand new Telecaster, 1 part blow the dust off the steel, 1 part finally bought some studio monitors, 1 part 23rd wedding anniversary , mixed carefully, not shaken or stirred. Should you decide to dance around the house, be advised to our limitations of liability clause. At 2:49 it’s short and sweet, just like the wife! I hope you enjoy. As always say anything that comes to mind. Tom

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Mastered with Ozone6 and Waves LinMB


A Perfect Match

I am tall and she is small it don’t matter much at all

Turns out we’re pretty much alike

she eats chicken I eat fish

We've been granted every wish

And thank our lucky stars we got it right


Time and time again we hear how did you two meet

it wasn’t through Match dot com or reading someones tweet

we’ve given up we've had enough our hands are in the air

We’re a perfect match and an unlikely pair



She leans left and I lean right but rarely do we ever fight

We always just agree to disagree

i’m in a hurry everyday and she's always getting in my way

Eye to eye is something we don't see


Time and time again we hear how did you two meet

it wasn’t through Match dot com or reading someones tweet

we’ve given up we've had enough our hands are in the air

We’re a perfect match and an unlikely pair


© 2015 Thomas Adams
Posted by: SRP

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 01:43 PM

This is a great song Tommy. You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings (care to share? lol). Fantastic steel, guitar solo, lyrics and vocals. I enjoyed this a lot!
Sonny
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 02:39 PM

Tom,

Your writing steps up one more bar with each new song. This is...perfect.

Your singing gets better with each song... you've really hit your stride there...

The steel playing is pro (perfect).

The Tele sounds outrageous!!!! Nice picking!

Those drums sound great! Your production is ...well.. Perfect.

Mix. Perfect.

I've listened a dozen times so far.. What a great hook!

WOW.

floyd
Posted by: DIOECHOOTO

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 04:47 PM

"You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings "
Yeah, and really really clever lyrics! Perfection...and I'm not even really much of a country fan. But, tunes like the Stones "Dead Flowers", et al, have opened my spectrum a bit, and I know good music when I hear it. This is good music.
Posted by: gibson

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 05:43 PM

Tom,

What a brilliant piece of writing and a really clear professional mix with great picking as I have come to expect.

Quote:
Time and time again we hear how did you two meet

it wasn’t through Match dot com or reading someones tweet

we’ve given up we've had enough our hands are in the air

We’re a perfect match and an unlikely pair


Wonderful words from the days when people actually had to meet to talk grin

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas break
All the best

Alyn
Posted by: Scott C

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 06:36 PM

Awesome tune. Excellent vocal and lyric. Telecaster was smokin. Steel awesome as well would love to be able to that instrument.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 07:47 PM

A new, hot tele and a dusty, smokin' steel isn't such an unlikely pair to be found on a Tom Adams country hit... but like Mr. Tall and Mrs. Small, a perfect match.

Great song, performance and mix.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/05/15 11:09 PM

There's something about great writing that's hard to put your finger on, but this is it!! It's about something that feels so relaxed and natural and yet works so perfectly. Like a line that's drawn free hand, and makes a perfect circle. Like snowflakes falling out of the sky that join to make some perfect image. This is AWESOME!! I particularly got a kick out of it because it has so many parallels to my marriage. I'm very tall and my wife is short. I lean right and she leans left, although with us, it sometimes gets a little chippy. We've been married 30 years and it has been on balance wonderful. This, like many of Tom's recent posts is a hit, and again, much more than a hit because of humor, wit, and heart. Amazing stuff Tom!! AMAZING!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/06/15 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: SRP
This is a great song Tommy. You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings (care to share? lol). Fantastic steel, guitar solo, lyrics and vocals. I enjoyed this a lot!
Sonny
Thanks, Sonny. The real tracks sit really well into this mix of song construction loops and multitrack song files. A lot of the credit goes to how well the loops were recorded in the first place. On the mastering stage I have been recently using the waves plug-in. LinMB as the last thing after Ozone6 on the final output stereo track. Here is a link to an overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Kql3eqcbk Thanks again, glad you liked it. Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Your writing steps up one more bar with each new song. This is...perfect.

Your singing gets better with each song... you've really hit your stride there...

The steel playing is pro (perfect).

The Tele sounds outrageous!!!! Nice picking!

Those drums sound great! Your production is ...well.. Perfect.

Mix. Perfect.

I've listened a dozen times so far.. What a great hook!

WOW.

floyd


floyd, I could say that is the Perfect review, but then that would be silly! Thanks, I am deeply grateful for all your support. Tom
Posted by: boehm

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/06/15 08:03 AM

Hi Tommy,

a perfect song. Everything fits.
You're right with your anticipation that
this song makes you dance around the house.
How did you do the beginning and ending of the drums? That sounds great.
Very, very enjoyable.

Guenter
Posted by: Sundance

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/06/15 08:32 AM

+1 Loving it here Tom!
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/06/15 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: DIOECHOOTO
"You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings "
Yeah, and really really clever lyrics! Perfection...and I'm not even really much of a country fan. But, tunes like the Stones "Dead Flowers", et al, have opened my spectrum a bit, and I know good music when I hear it. This is good music.
Eric, Thanks much and thanks for commenting on my other song. I won't reply to that one. Just let it drop off the page. But know I appreciate you coming by. Tom
Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,

What a brilliant piece of writing and a really clear professional mix with great picking as I have come to expect.

Quote:
Time and time again we hear how did you two meet

it wasn’t through Match dot com or reading someones tweet

we’ve given up we've had enough our hands are in the air

We’re a perfect match and an unlikely pair


Wonderful words from the days when people actually had to meet to talk grin

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas break
All the best

Alyn
Alyn, thanks for the kind words. Although not that long ago those days seem like a different world. Merry Christmas to you! Tom
Posted by: PeterF

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/06/15 11:25 PM

Tom
Really enjoyed that - great song, great vocals,great guitars.
Posted by: RnAM

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/07/15 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By: SRP
This is a great song Tommy. You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings (care to share? lol). Fantastic steel, guitar solo, lyrics and vocals. I enjoyed this a lot!
Sonny


We definitely agree!
And on top of that great guitar work, we love the pedal!
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/07/15 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Awesome tune. Excellent vocal and lyric. Telecaster was smokin. Steel awesome as well would love to be able to that instrument.
Thanks Scott, I got hooked on steel back in the Seventies after seeing New Riders of the Purple Sage. You should try and find one - it would be much easier to learn these days with the net. Tom
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A new, hot tele and a dusty, smokin' steel isn't such an unlikely pair to be found on a Tom Adams country hit... but like Mr. Tall and Mrs. Small, a perfect match.

Great song, performance and mix.

Charlie, I appreciate it. Thanks for checking in. Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/08/15 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
There's something about great writing that's hard to put your finger on, but this is it!! It's about something that feels so relaxed and natural and yet works so perfectly. Like a line that's drawn free hand, and makes a perfect circle. Like snowflakes falling out of the sky that join to make some perfect image. This is AWESOME!! I particularly got a kick out of it because it has so many parallels to my marriage. I'm very tall and my wife is short. I lean right and she leans left, although with us, it sometimes gets a little chippy. We've been married 30 years and it has been on balance wonderful. This, like many of Tom's recent posts is a hit, and again, much more than a hit because of humor, wit, and heart. Amazing stuff Tom!! AMAZING!! Take care. Greg
Greg, All of us songwriter's love analogies, so thanks for including a few in your review. i appreciate your words very much. Tom
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

a perfect song. Everything fits.
You're right with your anticipation that
this song makes you dance around the house.
How did you do the beginning and ending of the drums? That sounds great.
Very, very enjoyable.

Guenter
Guenter, After creating the song in Biab, I found some song construction loops and multitrack song files that fit. The drums were what was already there in the loop. In the multitrack drum loops for each song or style, there are usually about 50 loops, intros, outros, verses, choruses,bridges, fills, so it is very easy to construct a full song with custom drums and have them in 7 piece multitrack form. But the real magic happens when you plug in the real tracks on top- they blend in seamlessly, as long as the arrangement matches the SGU. You can't beat real drums for ease of use and overall sound, but I have decided to experiment a bit with song construction loops and multitrack song files as a base and add real tracks and live instruments on top. Of course all the writing initially takes place in Biab. At this point I can't live without it! Thanks, Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/09/15 05:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
+1 Loving it here Tom!
Josie, Always glad when you check in. Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom
Really enjoyed that - great song, great vocals,great guitars.
Peter, Thanks for the nice words. I 'm grateful. Tom
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/09/15 05:57 AM

Now that is HOT!!!

Really nice work. Love the "Tele tone" on that song. Nothing over the top but all things in their proper place and not exceeding the levels of tasty licks.... and that combination takes the entire song totally over the top in a really good way!!!!!

You are on a roll with your writing.... I love the fact that you brought this super song in at under 3 minutes with time to spare. That's a lost art in song writing. Lots of energy and a good topic.

Loved it
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/09/15 06:20 AM

Forgive my ignorance but "In the multitrack drum loops for each song or style, there are usually about 50 loops, intros, outros, verses, choruses,bridges, fills, so it is very easy to construct a full song with custom drums and have them in 7 piece multitrack form."

Are these files you're referencing BIAB loops and files or are they third party product?

Does " 7 piece multitrack form." meaning each drum,hi-hat, tom occupy an individual track in RB or another DAW or a drum kit mixed to an individual stereo file on a single track in BIAB?

My understanding of loops is ... well ... a misunderstanding. frown
Posted by: MarioD

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/09/15 01:03 PM

I'm late to the party and its all been said but Floyd said exactly what I was thinking:


Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Your writing steps up one more bar with each new song. This is...perfect.

Your singing gets better with each song... you've really hit your stride there...

The steel playing is pro (perfect).

The Tele sounds outrageous!!!! Nice picking!

Those drums sound great! Your production is ...well.. Perfect.

Mix. Perfect.

WOW.

floyd




I must admit though that I think this song is about my wife and I. Opposites do attract and I know if both of us were to sign up for match.com no one would have put us together, yet we have been married for 48 years.

PS - all I can add is this is what country is supposed to sound like
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/09/15 05:58 PM

Absolutely GREAT! Love your steel and guitar playing. Great job on the lyrics, and your vocals really shine on this one. Seems every song you write/produce just gets keeps getting better than the one before, if that's possible.

Other than the above complaints, I really like this one. smile

Steve

btw, congratulations on 23 years!
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/11/15 05:42 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Originally Posted By: SRP
This is a great song Tommy. You have such a professional studio sound to all of your recordings (care to share? lol). Fantastic steel, guitar solo, lyrics and vocals. I enjoyed this a lot!
Sonny


We definitely agree!
And on top of that great guitar work, we love the pedal!
RnAM, Thanks for the nice words and ongoing support. Tom
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Now that is HOT!!!

Really nice work. Love the "Tele tone" on that song. Nothing over the top but all things in their proper place and not exceeding the levels of tasty licks.... and that combination takes the entire song totally over the top in a really good way!!!!!

You are on a roll with your writing.... I love the fact that you brought this super song in at under 3 minutes with time to spare. That's a lost art in song writing. Lots of energy and a good topic.

Loved it
Herb, The tele is A Fender special run Baja in Vegas Gold Sparkle. I never thought that I would like the finish but it is a bad boy. Custom Shop Amer P/u's, Glossy thick neck, Brass vintage saddles, 4 way switch with S-1switching. I like it better than the Am Std at half the price. Thanks for the great comments. Tom
Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Forgive my ignorance but "In the multitrack drum loops for each song or style, there are usually about 50 loops, intros, outros, verses, choruses,bridges, fills, so it is very easy to construct a full song with custom drums and have them in 7 piece multitrack form."

Are these files you're referencing BIAB loops and files or are they third party product?

Does " 7 piece multitrack form." meaning each drum,hi-hat, tom occupy an individual track in RB or another DAW or a drum kit mixed to an individual stereo file on a single track in BIAB?

My understanding of loops is ... well ... a misunderstanding. frown
Charlie, The drums are individual tracks for each one, Kick, snare,hat,etc. They are from Drums on Demand. I want to emphasize that the writing takes place in Biab, and the real tracks put it over the top with how well they fit into the final mix. Loops are great ,but Biab is much greater!
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/11/15 08:04 AM

Good golly Miss Molly! Great Balls Of Fire!

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!

That is sweet Tommy. This is just incredible. It's all been said, so all I can add is.......WHOA!!!!!!


(Brevity is the soul of wit, and being a half-wit, that's all I got). grin



Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/11/15 01:28 PM

Tom,

I cannot believe that what I just heard is Band In A Box!!! That is an incredible mix, outstanding arrangement and expert presentation. Absolutely everything about "Perfect Match" says 'professional through and through'.

This should be on the radio with you singing it. I'm awestruck by what I've just heard.

Wow!

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 06:15 AM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
I'm late to the party and its all been said but Floyd said exactly what I was thinking:


Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

Your writing steps up one more bar with each new song. This is...perfect.

Your singing gets better with each song... you've really hit your stride there...

The steel playing is pro (perfect).

The Tele sounds outrageous!!!! Nice picking!

Those drums sound great! Your production is ...well.. Perfect.

Mix. Perfect.

WOW.

floyd




I must admit though that I think this song is about my wife and I. Opposites do attract and I know if both of us were to sign up for match.com no one would have put us together, yet we have been married for 48 years.

PS - all I can add is this is what country is supposed to sound like
Thanks Mario, It's always nice to hear that a song resonates with others. Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 06:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Absolutely GREAT! Love your steel and guitar playing. Great job on the lyrics, and your vocals really shine on this one. Seems every song you write/produce just gets keeps getting better than the one before, if that's possible.

Other than the above complaints, I really like this one. smile

Steve

btw, congratulations on 23 years!
Steve, Thanks for the great comments. i appreciate hearing from you. Tom
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 06:21 AM

LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Great!!!!! "A perfect match and an unlikey pair" is an awesome line!!!!

Ok, man the Telecaster thing is on!!! I have one coming your way.

Keep your eyes peeled for "Girl Town" bro.
smile
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 02:15 PM

"1 part brand new Telecaster, 1 part blow the dust off the steel,
1 part finally bought some studio monitors, 1 part 23rd wedding
anniversary , mixed carefully, not shaken or stirred."

All of which equals a man at the top of his game.

The first time we heard this we, well, heard it again on the monitors.
And then we listened on the living room "big system" and later we
listened in a good vehicle system. What the heck, I listened through
ear buds. And the point? It sounded fantastic on every device. The
clarity, the soundstage, the fine pickin' and the vocals...everything was
hittin' the note and in the pocket.

And then the lyric all chock full of great lines -- enough for several songs!

Dang boy, you doing good!!!!!

J&B
Posted by: SpaceDog

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 08:45 PM

Tommy,
+1 to all the comments. Cool guitar effect at 2:04.
SD
Posted by: Al-David

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/12/15 09:40 PM

Hey Tommy ...

Is this coll or what? we vote for cool!

The pedal steel and single coil Tele sounds are perfect. And that ending is beyond great! You have your own sound and it's as good as any we've heard. Strong country that knows how to rock. Great song and performance, Tommy. And the mix is spot on.

Merry Christmas to you and yours ...

Alan & Di
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/13/15 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Good golly Miss Molly! Great Balls Of Fire!

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!

That is sweet Tommy. This is just incredible. It's all been said, so all I can add is.......WHOA!!!!!!


(Brevity is the soul of wit, and being a half-wit, that's all I got). grin



Regards,

Bob
Bob, Thanks for the applause. That is the one thing I miss about playing live. Tom
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Great!!!!! "A perfect match and an unlikey pair" is an awesome line!!!!

Ok, man the Telecaster thing is on!!! I have one coming your way.

Keep your eyes peeled for "Girl Town" bro.
smile
David, glad you liked it. Tom
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/13/15 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"1 part brand new Telecaster, 1 part blow the dust off the steel,
1 part finally bought some studio monitors, 1 part 23rd wedding
anniversary , mixed carefully, not shaken or stirred."

All of which equals a man at the top of his game.

The first time we heard this we, well, heard it again on the monitors.
And then we listened on the living room "big system" and later we
listened in a good vehicle system. What the heck, I listened through
ear buds. And the point? It sounded fantastic on every device. The
clarity, the soundstage, the fine pickin' and the vocals...everything was
hittin' the note and in the pocket.

And then the lyric all chock full of great lines -- enough for several songs!

Dang boy, you doing good!!!!!

J&B
Thanks for the great review! Tom
Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Tommy,
+1 to all the comments. Cool guitar effect at 2:04.
SD
SD, there is some extra delay put on the solo. Good ears. Thanks, Tomu
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey Tommy ...

Is this coll or what? we vote for cool!

The pedal steel and single coil Tele sounds are perfect. And that ending is beyond great! You have your own sound and it's as good as any we've heard. Strong country that knows how to rock. Great song and performance, Tommy. And the mix is spot on.

Merry Christmas to you and yours ...

Alan & Di
Thanks to you both. I know you know country, so it's extra special to hear your words. Tom
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/14/15 12:17 PM



This is great tune.
Great country and beautifully played.

All things in the mix is at the right place.

Super listening.

Merry Christmas

Sergio
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/16/15 09:49 AM

Just decided this one needed a bump in case anyone missed it! AWESOME!!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/16/15 10:11 AM

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri


This is great tune.
Great country and beautifully played.

All things in the mix is at the right place.

Super listening.

Merry Christmas

Sergio
Thanks Sergio, Merry Christmas back at ya. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Just decided this one needed a bump in case anyone missed it! AWESOME!!! Take care. Greg
Thanks Again, Tom
Posted by: PatrickH

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/16/15 08:03 PM

Tom,
That was smoking. +1 all the comments I just read through. Along with the rest of the tune, I loved the steel work. Wow. Congrats and Happy Holidays and New Year too.

Patrick
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/17/15 05:00 AM

Originally Posted By: PatrickH
Tom,
That was smoking. +1 all the comments I just read through. Along with the rest of the tune, I loved the steel work. Wow. Congrats and Happy Holidays and New Year too.

Patrick
Patrick, Happy Holidays to you and yours and thanks for the nice words. Tom
Posted by: ROG

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/18/15 03:08 AM

Hi Tom.

I'm late checking in, as usual, but...

This is just PERFECT.

Everything about this screams out PROFESSIONAL.

Wonderful steel guitar and the Tele sounds amazing.

Superb vocals - your best ever.

Stunning mix.

Going back for another listen.

ROG.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/18/15 10:06 PM

What a treat it was to hear that - especially on a dark, rainy evening.

Top of your game, indeed.
Posted by: Skyline

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/19/15 07:54 AM

It's all been said! Superb work; took my head off (in a good way!)

John
Posted by: tommyad

Re: A Perfect Match - 12/20/15 05:55 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom.

I'm late checking in, as usual, but...

This is just PERFECT.

Everything about this screams out PROFESSIONAL.

Wonderful steel guitar and the Tele sounds amazing.

Superb vocals - your best ever.

Stunning mix.

Going back for another listen.

ROG.
ROG, Thanks for the very generous review. Tom
Originally Posted By: dcuny
What a treat it was to hear that - especially on a dark, rainy evening.

Top of your game, indeed.
David, Glad you liked it and I hope it helped lighten up your mood. Tom
Originally Posted By: Skyline
It's all been said! Superb work; took my head off (in a good way!)

John
John, Always good to see you around. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Tom