What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane)

Posted by: Noel96

What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 06:03 AM

In 2012, floyd and I wrote a song called "What A Crazy Thing". I put the mix together and we posted it on the forum.

In the 5 years since then, I've gained quite a bit more experience in mixing. I've also moved from the UltraPlus Pak version of BIAB with compressed audio files to the Audiophile edition with wav files. Because of these things, I thought it would be a fun exercise to re-visit the song and create a mix worthy of 2017.

Here it is...




...floyd and I hope you enjoy listening!

All vocals, lead and background, are floyd's.

Feel free to comment in any way on any aspect. As floyd says, "Have at it..."

Regards,
Noel

P.S. It sounds best when the speaker volume is turned up a bit.



Band In A Box
RT 1012 Bass, Electric, BluesRock Sw 140
RT 965 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBoogieGrittyA-B Sw 140
RT 961 Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBoogieOpen Sw 140
RT 1279 Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBoogieBrent Sw 140
RT 1115 Fiddle, Background CountrySwingChops Sw 140
RT 1146 Fiddle, Background CountrySwing Sw 110 (Outside)
RT 1143 Ukulele, Strumming FolkSwing Sw 140

RealDrums: BluesShuffleHard^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Ride



Lyrics
You and me caught in the rain
Soaked to the bone, big old grins
My heart is pounding with a capital P
Old Gene Kelly's got nothing on me
It doesn't get better than this
What a crazy thing love is

You got me howling like a dog at the moon
Laughing out loud, crazy as a loon
Head over heels, a little do-si-do
All because of you, I want the world to know
It doesn't get better than this
What a crazy thing love is

Oh what a feeling
Now who would believe
Dizzy and giddy from a guy like me
It hits you hard, takes you by surprise and it's good
Real good
So unbelievably good

Adam and Eve or Bogie and Bacall
It's all about love after all
Add to that list, you and me
Let's do this thing permanently
It doesn't get better than this
What a crazy thing love is

[Instrumental]

Oh what a feeling
Now who would believe
Dizzy and giddy from a guy like me
It hits you hard, takes you by surprise and it's good
Real good
So unbelievably good

Adam and Eve or Bogie and Bacall
It's all about love after all
Add to that list, you and me
Let's do this thing permanently
It doesn't get better than this
What a crazy thing love is

Doesn't get any better than this
What a crazy thing love is
© 2012 Words and music by floyd jane and Noel Adams. All rights reserved.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: What A Crazy Thing Love Is ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 07:02 AM

Excellent!

Great collaboration

Two guys that I have so much respect for

the mix and overall sound and clarity is totally pro

enjoyed the heck out of the listen, wasn't here in 2012 so it's

a new song to me, solid write and performance, that harmony

just shines

enjoyed it guys

Kenny
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Excellent!

Great collaboration

Two guys that I have so much respect for

the mix and overall sound and clarity is totally pro

enjoyed the heck out of the listen, wasn't here in 2012 so it's

a new song to me, solid write and performance, that harmony

just shines

enjoyed it guys

Kenny


Hey Kenny!

That was quick! Thanks for taking the time to have a listen. Always appreciate the visit.

This was a fun song to work on back in 2012. I enjoyed collaborating with floyd immensely. He's a class act. I also picked up lots of tips along the way.

Thanks again for passing through.
Noel
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 07:58 AM

This is "Good (Real Good)" What a crazy thing a great collaboration can be.... "It doesn't get any better than this..." All are spot on to my reaction to this remix....

I wasn't here in 2012 to catch this first time around either but glad I'm here now. Enjoyed my listen.


Charlie
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 08:41 AM

Wow guys, you nailed this! It's wonderfully catchy, and honestly just a fantastically written song. I can't think of anything I'd change. It catches your attention within the first moment, and keeps you hooked the whole way through.

You should be very proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 09:47 AM

Noel & Floyd,
I also haven`t heard the original, but can`t come up with any improvements to be made on this mix- it is so crisp and clear.
Are you using the new Ozone Neutron everyone seems to like?
That said, its all about the song and the fun you guys had writing this comes through - in the clever lyrics that sound familiar and fresh at the same time,the boogie beat and of course trademark Floyd vocal and harmonies.
A sweet collaboration in all respects.

Robert
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 11:34 AM

Great!

What a well produced, solid, fun and energetic song!

Love it.

Great job y'all.

(Super, super, excellent mix.)
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 01:24 PM

Noel,

You did a super job on the remix!

Those guitars sound great.

I've really enjoyed revisiting this one. I think it was the first co-write I did on the forum... Thanks for bringing it back!

fj
Posted by: Curt Young

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 06:49 PM

Great song, all the way around!

Most impressive write and arrangement. The vocals are outstanding, too - a super job on the mix.

Glad you brought it back!
Posted by: jannesan

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/06/17 10:46 PM

What a great production smile The catchy tune and the positive and funny words really make me smile, singing and mixing are perfect. Surely the "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" of this century laugh

Janne
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/07/17 05:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
This is "Good (Real Good)" What a crazy thing a great collaboration can be.... "It doesn't get any better than this..." All are spot on to my reaction to this remix....

I wasn't here in 2012 to catch this first time around either but glad I'm here now. Enjoyed my listen.


Charlie

Hi Charlie,

It's always a pleasure to see you! It took me by surprise to read that you weren't around in 2012. It seemed to me that you've been here for many years more than that. I guess that that means that you've settled into the place really well!

Thanks for taking time to have a listen. And I appreciate the quotes. They gave me a good chuckle!

All the best to you and yours,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 12:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow guys, you nailed this! It's wonderfully catchy, and honestly just a fantastically written song. I can't think of anything I'd change. It catches your attention within the first moment, and keeps you hooked the whole way through.

You should be very proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile

Thanks, Deryk. Much appreciated.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Al-David

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 12:54 AM

Wow, this is terrific guys! I joined the forum in 21 December 2012, so I missed the original by, I guess, a few months. Regardless, this just rocked my country roots and dang near had my headphones dancing off my ears.

Too much fun (but that's okay!) and a lot spark. I enjoyed this from first note to last. Great collab!

Alan
Posted by: lambada

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 04:59 AM

Great, foot stomping Country. Loved it. Great vocals and great production etc.
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 08:07 AM

That was about the time we joined the forum if memory serves so the song is new to us.

We went in with high expectations...what not to expect other than excellence with Noel + floyd? And we assuredly were not disappointed.

The groove just flows like like water down a mellow stream. Smooth and fluid.

We will have to find and listen to the original which no doubt will be very good. All of us hope to achieve "sonic growth" over the years but when you start out with your talent it's a lot easier to achieve!

Everything sounds superb to us...the RT choice, the arrangement, the write and vocals.

And that Gene Kelly line in the first verse was super cool.

WTG guys!!

J&B
Posted by: MarioD

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 02:32 PM

Great song guys! This is fantastic!

I don't remember the original but I sure enjoyed this version. Great vocals, lyrics, backing tracks, instrumentation and mix. Who could ask for more?

Two thumbs up on this fantastic collaboration.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/08/17 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow guys, you nailed this! It's wonderfully catchy, and honestly just a fantastically written song. I can't think of anything I'd change. It catches your attention within the first moment, and keeps you hooked the whole way through.

You should be very proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile


+1 for me!! This is very enjoyable song that just carries you right along! It sounds like you did a wonderful job mixing and mastering and what can you say.... Floyd always delivers a great vocal! Thanks, Trrey
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/09/17 04:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Noel & Floyd,
I also haven`t heard the original, but can`t come up with any improvements to be made on this mix- it is so crisp and clear.
Are you using the new Ozone Neutron everyone seems to like?
That said, its all about the song and the fun you guys had writing this comes through - in the clever lyrics that sound familiar and fresh at the same time,the boogie beat and of course trademark Floyd vocal and harmonies.
A sweet collaboration in all respects.

Robert



Hi Robert,

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your comments. I don't have neutron. This was mixed using Ozone 6. I also used a dash of Nectar on floyds vocals.

I was tempted to get Neutron when it was on special but I didn't. I'll see what happens next time the specials roll around.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: dani48

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/09/17 05:35 PM

Hi, Noel & Floyd !


What a fantastic end
result of this co-op !!!
I dig everything about it !!!

Wonderful music so superbly
written, performed and produced
as only you two are able to
do !:))

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/09/17 11:39 PM

Hello, Noel and floyd

Great Collaboration!
Shuffle beat is very pleasant!
Vocal and Lead guitar are also very nice.
As Robert said, I also haven't heard the original, but can't come up with any improvements to be made on this mix- it is so crisp and clear.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/10/17 02:10 AM

Hi Floyd and Noel. I remember this from when I first joined the forum. I remember being so impressed with what could be achieved using this fantastic software. Still love it.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/10/17 10:26 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Great!

What a well produced, solid, fun and energetic song!

Love it.

Great job y'all.

(Super, super, excellent mix.)

David,

You sure know how to make people smile! Thanks for the positive feedback. Appreciate the visit.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/10/17 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Noel,

You did a super job on the remix!

Those guitars sound great.

I've really enjoyed revisiting this one. I think it was the first co-write I did on the forum... Thanks for bringing it back!

fj


floyd,

I enjoyed coming back to it, too. I really enjoyed co-writing with you back in 2012 and when I reassembled the song just recently over the last couple of months, it was a bit like reliving the earlier experience! Thanks for then and for now!

By the way, I notice that Bud has drawn attention to your 'Gene Kelly' line. His comment paralleled what I thought the first time I heard it smile

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/11/17 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Curt Young
Great song, all the way around!

Most impressive write and arrangement. The vocals are outstanding, too - a super job on the mix.

Glad you brought it back!

Hi Curt,

Thanks for having a listen and for commenting. Appreciate your visit and your thoughts.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/11/17 12:43 PM

Kenny - we appreciate that...

Charlie - glad you stopped in for this go around...

Deryk - glad you enjoyed this. It was great working with Noel (who would think otherwise...)

Robert - thanks for listening...Noel did an incredible job on the mix...
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/12/17 01:30 PM

Guys,


This is delightful! Enjoyed it.


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/14/17 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
What a great production smile The catchy tune and the positive and funny words really make me smile, singing and mixing are perfect. Surely the "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" of this century laugh

Janne

Hey Janne,

Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to listen. I appreciate your thoughts.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/14/17 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Wow, this is terrific guys! I joined the forum in 21 December 2012, so I missed the original by, I guess, a few months. Regardless, this just rocked my country roots and dang near had my headphones dancing off my ears.

Too much fun (but that's okay!) and a lot spark. I enjoyed this from first note to last. Great collab!

Alan


Hey Alan,

It always brings a smile to my face when I see that you've visited. Thank you for listening and commenting. Really appreciate it.

All the best to you and Di,
Noel
Posted by: RnAM

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/14/17 01:01 PM

Super cool guys!
Such a nice collab. Nice country groove and a warm and mellow sound.
Feel free to do this again!

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: rayc

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/15/17 05:22 AM

This version is ace - country swing with a little rockabilly lilt.
This would also sound great with a more rockabilly push to the rhythm.
VERY cool.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/16/17 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: lambada
Great, foot stomping Country. Loved it. Great vocals and great production etc.

Hi Neil,

Thanks for taking time to have a listen! Appreciate the feedback.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/17/17 05:54 AM

Mr. Snyder - glad you could join us for this....

Curt - good to see ya...

Janne - thanks..

Alan - glad you stopped by...

lambada - thanks..
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/17/17 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
That was about the time we joined the forum if memory serves so the song is new to us.

We went in with high expectations...what not to expect other than excellence with Noel + floyd? And we assuredly were not disappointed.

The groove just flows like water down a mellow stream. Smooth and fluid.

We will have to find and listen to the original which no doubt will be very good. All of us hope to achieve "sonic growth" over the years but when you start out with your talent it's a lot easier to achieve!

Everything sounds superb to us...the RT choice, the arrangement, the write and vocals.

And that Gene Kelly line in the first verse was super cool.

WTG guys!!

J&B


J&B,

Thanks for taking a listen. Much appreciated. floyd introduced Gene Kelly into the song. Like you, when I first heard it, I thought pretty much the same thing. With those two words, a whole heap of images unfolded for me. That was one of the lessons I picked up on the journey.

Thanks again for dropping in. It's always good to see you.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/18/17 11:27 AM

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Great song guys! This is fantastic!

I don't remember the original but I sure enjoyed this version. Great vocals, lyrics, backing tracks, instrumentation and mix. Who could ask for more?

Two thumbs up on this fantastic collaboration.


Hey Mario,

Thanks for the thumbs... both of them smile

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/19/17 03:33 AM

I missed the original, so thanks for the repost.

Nice collaboration from two of my favorites! Enjoyed the listen.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/19/17 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow guys, you nailed this! It's wonderfully catchy, and honestly just a fantastically written song. I can't think of anything I'd change. It catches your attention within the first moment, and keeps you hooked the whole way through.

You should be very proud of this - thanks so much for sharing smile


+1 for me!! This is very enjoyable song that just carries you right along! It sounds like you did a wonderful job mixing and mastering and what can you say.... Floyd always delivers a great vocal! Thanks, Torrey


Hey Torrey,

Thanks for having a listen. It's always good to have you drop in.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/19/17 01:35 PM

What a catchy, fun song! I really enjoy the sound of this one. The lyrics feel very inspired, and I think this is a mix totally worthy of 2017. laugh

Great job and can't wait for more!
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/19/17 06:25 PM

Noel and Floyd,

What a fun song! Great collaboration. Noel, your mixing skills keep getting better and better. Really enjoyed this one!

Steve
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/21/17 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Noel & Floyd !


What a fantastic end
result of this co-op !!!
I dig everything about it !!!

Wonderful music so superbly
written, performed and produced
as only you two are able to
do !:))

Cheers
Dani



Dani!

How are you? It's always good to see you pop into one of my threads. Thank you for giving the song and listen and for posting some thoughts. Really appreciate it.

Best wishes,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/22/17 05:10 AM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Noel and floyd

Great Collaboration!
Shuffle beat is very pleasant!
Vocal and Lead guitar are also very nice.
As Robert said, I also haven't heard the original, but can't come up with any improvements to be made on this mix- it is so crisp and clear.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hi Shigeki Adachi,

Thank you for visiting the thread. It's always a pleasure to see you. I appreciate your thoughts.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/22/17 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Floyd and Noel. I remember this from when I first joined the forum. I remember being so impressed with what could be achieved using this fantastic software. Still love it.


Thanks Joanne. Appreciate that you had a bit of time to listen and to comment.

I agree... BIAB is amazing software! I first started playing around with the program in 2006 and today, I'm still just as much in awe with what Peter Gannon and his team has made possible as I was back then. Quite honestly, I cannot imagine life without BIAB!

Thanks again for taking the time.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/23/17 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Guys,


This is delightful! Enjoyed it.


Regards,


Bob


Bob,

Thank you. It's always excellent to see you. I hope that all is going well.

Best wishes,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/24/17 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Super cool guys!
Such a nice collab. Nice country groove and a warm and mellow sound.
Feel free to do this again!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Rob and Anne-Marie,

Thanks for giving the song listen. Always appreciate your thoughts.

Regards to you both!
Noel
Posted by: bluage

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/25/17 10:41 AM

Noel & Floyd...

You know, fellahs, it's really difficult...to comment on your collaboration...while I'm clappin' my hands...an 'tappin' my foot...as I type on my PC keyboard. Whew. Talk about "multi-tasking"!

"What A Crazy Thing" is so much fun to listen to that I wouldn't be surprised if any number of big-time musical stars dipped into the User's Forum every now and then (anonymously, of course!) to "borrow" a little inspiration from the top-tier productions such as yours that regularly are posted here.

I know Band-In-A-Box is great for jazz songwriting, but it's got the blues/country/western/Americana genre down pat, too. I believe I may have to change direction, gents!

Exuberantly,

LOREN
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/26/17 11:25 AM

What a fun song!! Clever, catchy, and emotionally upbeat. I do not recall hearing it last time around but glad I got to this time. A wonderful collab by a couple of great writers!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/27/17 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By: rayc
This version is ace - country swing with a little rockabilly lilt.
This would also sound great with a more rockabilly push to the rhythm.
VERY cool.

Thanks, Ray. Much appreciate the visit, listen and comments. Also, thanks for the thought about Rockabilly. That didn't occur to me but it's definitely worth investigating!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: RichMac

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/27/17 06:32 PM

Ha ha. That's fun.
Well done.
Cheers.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/29/17 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I missed the original, so thanks for the repost.

Nice collaboration from two of my favorites! Enjoyed the listen.

Hi Dave,

Appreciate the comments. Thank you for having a listen.

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/29/17 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Noel and Floyd,

What a fun song! Great collaboration. Noel, your mixing skills keep getting better and better. Really enjoyed this one!

Steve

Hey Steve,

It's always great to see you. Learning to mix adequately has been a long slow journey for me. I'm still travelling that road but there seem to be less bumps in these days.

Take care and all the best,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 10/29/17 12:57 PM

J&B - glad y'all got a chance to hear this!... we've had quite a ride, haven't we... Noel has always been a big part of that.

Mario - thanks for the two thumbs... that's one for each of us! smile

Torrey - glad you stopped by...

Dani - thanks!

Shigeki Adachi - appreciate it... Noel did a great job on the mix... and a whole bunch of other stuff... he's a gem...
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/01/17 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
What a catchy, fun song! I really enjoy the sound of this one. The lyrics feel very inspired, and I think this is a mix totally worthy of 2017. laugh

Great job and can't wait for more!


Thanks Ember! None of this would have been possible without PG Music and Band In A Box. You work for a great company!

Regards,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/01/17 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: bluage
Noel & Floyd...

You know, fellahs, it's really difficult...to comment on your collaboration...while I'm clappin' my hands...an 'tappin' my foot...as I type on my PC keyboard. Whew. Talk about "multi-tasking"!

"What A Crazy Thing" is so much fun to listen to that I wouldn't be surprised if any number of big-time musical stars dipped into the User's Forum every now and then (anonymously, of course!) to "borrow" a little inspiration from the top-tier productions such as yours that regularly are posted here.

I know Band-In-A-Box is great for jazz songwriting, but it's got the blues/country/western/Americana genre down pat, too. I believe I may have to change direction, gents!

Exuberantly,

LOREN


Loren,

I just love reading your posts. Everything you write takes the reader on a wonderful journey of language. It seems to me that you are the personification of the word 'eloquence'. I greatly admire your ability with words.

Thank you for taking time to listen, to comment and for the smiles your post gave me. What a terrific way to start the day!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: bluage

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/02/17 08:43 AM

"Noel96"...

You're welcome, and thank you for the nice compliment.

LOREN
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/06/17 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
What a fun song!! Clever, catchy, and emotionally upbeat. I do not recall hearing it last time around but glad I got to this time. A wonderful collab by a couple of great writers!! Take care. Greg


Greg,

Thanks for the visit. It's always good to say 'hello'. Appreciate the comments. I totally enjoyed writing with floyd and picked up quite a bit along the way!

All the best,
Noel.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/06/17 08:33 PM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Ha ha. That's fun.
Well done.
Cheers.


Richard,

It's really great to see you back Users Showcase again. You've been gone too long! Thanks for listening.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/07/17 01:06 PM

J&B - glad y'all are here - and got a chance to hear this one...

Mario - thanks for dropping by...

Torrey - Thanks. I agree - Noel did a bang up job on this...

Dani - good to hear from you...

Shigeki Adachi - thanks, as always...

Joanne - thanks...

Bob - good to see you...
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/07/17 02:08 PM

Floyd and Noel,

Please give me your permission to submit it for airplay in London, UK. The queue is quite long and no Loonies are paid but the exposure is invaluable.

Josie and I have been in the queue for weeks but were finally aired today.

The DJ, Sid Randell, just started a new feature wherein he introduces new artists and new songs from around the world. If agreed, Joanne and I will submit it for you.


Sid wants Country songs.

Donny
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/08/17 10:57 AM

Don,

Wow! This is really unexpected. Thank you for your generosity. I've caught up with floyd and we're both good with your suggestion.

To quote floyd, "I'm good with letting Don do whatever he chooses with the song. What good is music if it is never heard..."

That's what music is all about.

Please check your private messages. I'm just about to send one to you.

Thank you again!
Noel (and floyd)
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/10/17 06:33 PM

Somehow this one slipped past me. Great remix, no question.

Top job all around.

Floyd delivers once again, and this production has real quality.

Nice! smile
Posted by: Jon Thomas

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/11/17 05:03 AM

Noel
I enjoyed the song very, very much.
Really good.
I see you're interested in getting feedback about the production. I think it's pretty good. If you accept a constructive critique, the thing that stands out for me is that the reverb on the vocals doesn't seem to match well enough the rest of the music. Not sure if it's about the kind of reverb or just the amount (or both).
The vocals seem to be too "wet" (too much reverb) in relation to - say - the guitar solo, the violin and, in the general, the background track. I think if you shorten the reverb tail on the vocals (or just decrease the amount of it) you would have a more "cohesive", consistent "space" in the mix.
And, by the way, the quality of the vocals is so good that they don't really need the help of too much reverb. If you make them drier, their quality would be even more emphasized, they would sound more focused, more clear. Less is more, when we talk reverb (and many things in music production, indeed).
Alternatively, you could add more reverb especially on the solo instruments, so to better match the vocals. But that would not be my first choice.
Of course, this is just my opinion and it's just a matter of taste and / or artistic choice.
Overall, a great song and a great mix. I truly enjoyed it.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/12/17 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Somehow this one slipped past me. Great remix, no question.

Top job all around.

Floyd delivers once again, and this production has real quality.

Nice! smile

Hey Trev!

Thanks for dropping in. Yeah... floyd's a talent alright. I don't think there's anything he does that's less than perfect!

I appreciate that you had time to have a listen and to comment.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/12/17 04:26 PM

I dozed off and missed our songs.
Posted by: PeterF

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/12/17 09:35 PM

Noel / floyd

Missed this while gallivanting around Canada and the U.S.
All those generous and positive comments are well deserved. Catchy and professional.

Peter
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/14/17 02:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
Noel
I enjoyed the song very, very much.
Really good.
I see you're interested in getting feedback about the production. I think it's pretty good. If you accept a constructive critique, the thing that stands out for me is that the reverb on the vocals doesn't seem to match well enough the rest of the music. Not sure if it's about the kind of reverb or just the amount (or both).
The vocals seem to be too "wet" (too much reverb) in relation to - say - the guitar solo, the violin and, in the general, the background track. I think if you shorten the reverb tail on the vocals (or just decrease the amount of it) you would have a more "cohesive", consistent "space" in the mix.
And, by the way, the quality of the vocals is so good that they don't really need the help of too much reverb. If you make them drier, their quality would be even more emphasized, they would sound more focused, more clear. Less is more, when we talk reverb (and many things in music production, indeed).
Alternatively, you could add more reverb especially on the solo instruments, so to better match the vocals. But that would not be my first choice.
Of course, this is just my opinion and it's just a matter of taste and / or artistic choice.
Overall, a great song and a great mix. I truly enjoyed it.


Jon Thomas,

Good to see you! Thank you for visiting the thread. I appreciate all the comments on reverb, too. You've give me some excellent food for thought. When I listen to your mixes, I can tell that you put many hours into getting things to sound just right. I'm definitely not in that league yet!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/16/17 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
I dozed off and missed our songs.

That happens to me, too, Don!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/16/17 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Noel / floyd

Missed this while gallivanting around Canada and the U.S.
All those generous and positive comments are well deserved. Catchy and professional.

Peter


Peter,

Thanks a heap for having a listen. Appreciate it.

I hope your gallivanting around was invigorating and enjoyable. Canada looks like an amazing place to visit!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Jim Fogle

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 11/30/17 11:56 AM

Fun song to listen to. This mix is soooo close I wonder why you didn't try for a full out Rockabilly mix?
Posted by: Noel96

Re: What A Crazy Thing ... (a co-write with floyd jane) - 12/02/17 05:51 PM

Jim,

Thank you for having a listen! Much appreciated.

This might sound a strange answer, but the reason I didn't try a Rockabilly backing is because I have know idea what constitutes a Rockabilly band. It never occurred to me that what I assembled was in the ball park of a genre. I just put together some tracks that seemed to work well. I did begin a style, though, so PG Music also helped!

I'm heading off to find out some more about Rockabilly now.

Thanks again for taking the time.

Regards,
Noel