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#211846 - 08/10/13 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Houston
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12stAC.sty

Slow 12-StringAC w/band 85RS

I played the Pedal Steel and did the vocals

Mixed and Mastered in Pro logic 9



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#211885 - 08/11/13 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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A song for the times, with top class lyrics and a clever tag line, nicely done Tommy. A perfect vocal and I love the pedal steel work!

John
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#211891 - 08/11/13 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: Skyline]
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Nice Pedal Steel, and nice overall style, and together with the sensitive harmony work, provided a really good balance.

Good job, really enjoyed it.
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#211897 - 08/11/13 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Well done, Tommy. The PSG gives me goosebumps. The mix is very pleasant and your vox is spot on. Thanks for posting this one.
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#212037 - 08/11/13 08:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

What a timely song. Lot of folks gonna relate to this one.

Nice chops on that pedal steel too.

Enjoyed everything about it.

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#212131 - 08/12/13 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

I really enjoyed this one. Even though I am from Houston (I live in Central Texas now), I will forgive you for slamming my hot, miserable, traffic jam city! smile

Some really nice lines in this song. Good job on the pedal steel!

Steve
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#212194 - 08/13/13 10:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

"Houston's not the end of the world..but I think you can see it from there.." <<< GREAT line!!!

Cool Steel!!

Good mix. Well done all around.

floyd

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#212211 - 08/13/13 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

I like the Steel.
Enjoyable listen.

Guenter
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#212216 - 08/13/13 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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nice tune..... one of my favorite cowriters lives near Houston.
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#212229 - 08/13/13 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Hi, Tommy !


I am no expert on country tunes
but I can recognize a good one
when I hear one ! I enjoyed your
tune and performance very much !


Cheers
Dani

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#212232 - 08/13/13 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Oh yeah, pedal steel lives! Nice to hear it. Too bad what passes for top country today has forgotten all about. I saw Paul Franklin and Vine Gill the other morning on Directv -- just the two. reminded me of how powerful steel can be.

This is a wonderful tune, the mix, the picking, singing, lyrics, arrangement -- the whole package.

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#212237 - 08/13/13 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy,

What a great story told thru your lyrics.
+1 on the comments above.
Your vocals telling this story with the arrangement are first class.

Thanks for sharing you work.
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#212243 - 08/13/13 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Man, Tommy... I really liked this song!

Absolutely SLAMMIN' pedal steel! And as others have already said, the topic is indeed familiar to just about everybody who works in manufacturing.

Lyrics are clever and the mix put them right on top!

I look forward to hearing more from you

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#212279 - 08/14/13 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Thanks much to all who took the time to comment. I have been trying to get a good sound on the steel by going direct and I'm not there yet. I always struggle with guitar sounds when going direct. This is all a long term learning process and the good techniques seem to be found by trial and error. I was telling someone this week about the process of writing and recording and I said it's not finished yet but at some point you just have to find a place to stop and move on. Very similar to how I lived my life. Thanks again for the listens and the comments. Tom

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#212375 - 08/15/13 08:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Houston [Re: tommyad]
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Good song, very enjoyable listen.

Re: Houston, I would bet that some families are born and raised on the Sam Houston Freeway simply because they did not know where to get off.

Later,
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Fixed: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
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Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
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