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#210142 - 07/22/13 10:30 PM [User Showcase] It Is What It Is
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Sundance Offline
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Hey ya'll,

Here's my latest song, a sing along toe tapper I wrote three months ago and my first ever video that I produced all by myself.

It Is What It Is - Video on Youtube.


Hope you all enjoy the song and video. grin


Here's a link for those who prefer to listen instead of watch...
It Is What It Is - Song only on Soundcloud.


RT's used are NashEv8 drums, bass 683,
guitars 405,703,1574,1945,
resonators 408,2040.
I edit my tracks some quite heavily.

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#210145 - 07/22/13 11:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie:

I really like this song. It's a good idea and the video works well with it.

I'd like to know a bit more about how you produced all the BGV and how produced the video.

Good Job.

John

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#210147 - 07/22/13 11:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

Great song, and nice video.

I've said the phrase to my wife and kids all our lives.
"It is what it is". Great idea and hook.

Your lyrics add nicely to the story.

Thanks for sharing!
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#210151 - 07/23/13 12:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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wow! that was one of my best friends favorite sayings, and I actually tried to write a song with that line, but you nailed it!
Loved you're song


Edited by gruverider (07/23/13 12:14 AM)

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#210164 - 07/23/13 02:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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WOW! A toe-tapper is an excellent description.
The stop on NAH! was EXCELLENT
I like the song a lot and can think of nothing clever to say 'cept that song is what it is! laugh

Alyn

ps I also now add that I sang the chorus, in my head, for quite a considerable time until a friend mentioned "the things we do for love" by 10cc so I sang that for a while until your song eventually replaced it AGAIN grin
I have directed him to your song to see if it has the same effect on him!

Alyn


Edited by gibson (07/23/13 06:35 AM)
Edit Reason: can't get the chorus out of my mind!!!
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#210171 - 07/23/13 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, you hit the nail on the head with this one. Your vocal is perfect, and the harmonies are a nice touch. Thanks for sharing!
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#210178 - 07/23/13 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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you've taken a highly identifiable concept here and presented it in a way that could allow listeners to reframe a bad situation into something more positive. There's a market for songs like that, IMO.

Are those tapping feet yours? Or is it downloaded public domain stuff? Very clever, either way.

I like the line:
Quote:
when I find my future
on the other side of our past

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#210200 - 07/23/13 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie,

very clever lyrics and nice production.
I love your background vocals.
The video is very enjoyable. The bubbles and
tapping feet are a good idea and perfectly
visualize the song.
Only nit pick: I would remove that stencil effect
that appears twice. For me it doesn't fit to the
rest. But that's just my opinion.

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#210201 - 07/23/13 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie.

I love EVERYTHING about this song. It's just such a completely professional package.

Like Alyn, I can't stop singing the chorus!

Definitely one of your best. Beautiful vocal, excellent production and a spot-on mix. Well done.

ROG.

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#210219 - 07/23/13 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, what you use to master this? It sounds really professional. Great everything. occ
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#210246 - 07/23/13 10:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

Very nice easy going groove here, and I love the hook. Here comes a (but), but I think you have the hook for your next song in the first line of this one . . . "There's no good in Goodbye".

Later,
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#210251 - 07/24/13 01:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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John,

Thank you. I'm so glad you like it.

The BGV are a combo of me singing harmony and my TCH Voicetone pedal.

The video was made with Media Suite 10 which came with my computer.

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#210252 - 07/24/13 01:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Frank,

Thank you. It's one of my fav songs I've written.


Gruverider,

Thank you. The idea had been rolling around in my head for a while. When the chorus came out I knew I had something - you know that "feeling" you get as a writer on some songs - it wasn't many drafts later the verses followed.

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#210253 - 07/24/13 01:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Alyn,

I love that it got stuck in your head - my goal as a songwriter is to be an earworm - it's true. LOL

Thank you.


Robert,

Thank you. I appreciate that.


Pat,

Thank you.

My husband really likes that line too. I shot the feet in my "studio" - the ones with the socks are me. The bubbles were shot on a sunny breezy day in my back yard.

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#210254 - 07/24/13 02:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Guenter,

Thank you.

I went back and forth on keeping that effect. Finally decided to keep it to add a little spice and break things up. But I get your POV.


ROG,

Thank you for making my day.


OCC,

Thank you. I'm glad you thought so. I use Ozone 4 on the final mix.


Danny,

Thank you.
I'll keep that in mind. Probably not my next song 'cause I'm already working on some others but later - who knows.

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#210269 - 07/24/13 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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+2 on everything that's been said. Nothing about that doesn't work from vocals, lyrics, instruments to the video production. Makes us wanna get back to some video production. Very nice!

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#210297 - 07/24/13 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

I learned that from an old friend many years ago who would never say goodbye, he just closed with "see you later".

Later,
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#210318 - 07/24/13 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

A very catchy chorus (as has been said)!
Super harmonies!
Great idea - kudos for recognizing that...

floyd

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#210415 - 07/25/13 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Janice and Bud,

Thank you for the +2. I think the video making could be as addictive as editing tracks - Janice might never see you again except to bring in food. LOL!


Floyd,

Thank you. Glad you liked it.

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#210440 - 07/26/13 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: It Is What It Is [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Josie
Absolutely love it. Love the song, the arrangement and of course the video.
Well done!

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