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#131934 - 10/25/11 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Sometimes
Registered: 08/16/10
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Loc: Surrey,England
Mr_Songman Offline
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Hi guys,

Nice to be back!! Hopefully this will be one of the last songs I post - no don't get your hopes up - using my old Roland multi track. In future I hope to be recording everything direct to PC.
Fingers crossed on that one!!

This song was me trying to put down in words how my mood swings hit me sometimes and how it makes me feel. I know there is at least one more person on these forums who suffers these "hits" so a special nod to you my friend.

Anyway,here's the song. All comments welcome as usual.


Equipment: Roland VS 1680
Digitech Vocalist VR
Yamaha MSP5 Monitors
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Rode NT1 Microphone
Art Studio V3 Pre Amp
BBE Sonic Sweet


****** Song Summary *************
Title: SOMETIMES

Key=A , Tempo 72, Length (m:s)=4:06
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Soloist is saved with the song : Even 8ths Country Guit. (119)
Style is _CROK12S.STY (ClassicRck w/12str.Ac.Guit(65RS))

Style MIDI Instruments are :
RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~688:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 1002:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Rhythm ClassicRockA-B Ev16 065
RealTracks in style: 803:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DrivingCountryBalladClean Ev 065
RealDrums in Style: NashvilleEven16^1-SideStick,Ride

Guitar solo is my ol' Fender Strat!!


SOMETIMES: http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9751374
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#131935 - 10/25/11 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Welcome back Martin,
I can relate to this one, great lyrics! You did a very good job on the mix also. If I could add one thing it would be “get that ol’ Fender Strat” out more often! Those were some very tasty guitar parts you played! Great chops!

This is a keeper.
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#131936 - 10/26/11 12:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: MarioD]
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Hi Martin!

Great song. Lyrics ring with emotional truth. Sounds good.

I guess I'm trying to say what Mario already said. +1

Well done.

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#131937 - 10/26/11 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: MarioD]
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Mr_Songman Offline
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Hi Mario,

And thank you - it's good to be back!!

And thanks for the kind words - glad you like it. I must confess I've been a little wary of "Stratting" my stuff with the ol' Fender as there are so many great guitar players on here far more talented than I.
I've always been a songwriter first and a guitar player waaay second lol!!

Thanks again

Martin
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#131938 - 10/26/11 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

Thanks for the positive comments - always nice to hear!

Sometimes the most emotional lyrics come out of that dark little "cave". Swings and roundabouts eh?

Good to hear from you as always, and thanks again.

Take care

Martin
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#131939 - 10/26/11 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Hey Martin that's a good song and boy do the lyrics hit home in my neck of the woods. Beautifully understated solo, fits perfectly.

Alyn
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#131940 - 10/26/11 12:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: gibson]
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Great emotion and like others implied the guitar work really speaks to the mood of the song, I was dieing for it to go to a big chorus somewhere though


Edited by Zan Cantwell (10/26/11 12:18 PM)
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#131941 - 10/26/11 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Zan Cantwell]
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Rob Helms Offline
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Martin, well done! the vocal just pops out and shines.
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#131942 - 10/26/11 06:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Great job on this, all the way around.

Rob
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#131943 - 10/27/11 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Listened on my cellphone. Sounded great. You just keep putting on the hits. Thanks for sharing!


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#131944 - 10/31/11 03:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't got back sooner - life will interfere sometimes!


Alyn: Thank you sir - glad you liked it. And thanks for listening!


Zan: Thank you for yoyr kind words. For a while back when I wrote this I agreed with you about a chorus was actually working on one. But I decided that I didn't want it to be a "big chorus" tyoe of song. It started to take it away from the mood that I was aiming for with this one. But your opinion is respected. Thank you!


Robh: Thank you. I was worried I'd pushed the vocal a little too far on this one. Maybe not then!!


Rob: Thanks for listening and the kid comments.


PG: Thank you so much. You're very kind!!


And thanks to all who took the time to listen to what is, let's face it, a pretty depressing tune lol!!


Must start posting some upbeat numbers. Yes......I do have some lol!!
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#131945 - 10/31/11 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Sometimes [Re: Mr_Songman]
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Hi Marin,

Gosh! This is really good! This song is a real credit to your ability as a composer, lyricist, arranger and producer.

In my opinion, this is definitely a work to be proud of

All the best,
Noel
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