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#216258 - 09/26/13 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Squat!
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A little country acoustic rocker about my divorce. mad grin

Squat

my wife bought a milk train, headed south with my dog
she hadn't long departed the scene when she returned for the things she forgot
not a lot
she returned with an accomplice' a man from another town
between the both of them they tried and man they nearly took me out
but not quite

she took my house
she took my car
took everything that wasn't screwed tight down
took my money
she cleaned me out, screwed me good and then she just spat me out

SOLO

she took my house
she took my car
took everything that wasn't screwed tight down
took my money
she cleaned me out, screwed me good and then she just spat me out

i made a resolution once my brain came back into town
no more marriage for me just find an ugly girl and give her half my house
then I'm gonna get out of town
no more messing around
i tell you why

my wife bought a milk train and headed south with my dog
she hadn't long departed the scene when she returned for the things she forgot
not a lot
she forgot squat

she took my house
she took my car
took everything that wasn't screwed tight down
took my money
she cleaned me out, screwed me good and then she just spat me out


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1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120~522:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 120
406:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136
602:Harmonica, Soloist Train Ev 130
me on 6 str acou and midi piano using Emu Proteus Free.
The Bass is me on keyboard using UVI Workstation West Indies bass
The drums was MIDI programmed in FL Studio with egg shakr and perc
Vox recorded using Rode NT2 and Line 6 KB37, no pre-amp and a little vintage plate reverb.
Backing vocals by The Flab Four.
Mixed in Cubase SX1 with Classic compressor/eq (free)

Enjoy

Alyn
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#216260 - 09/26/13 09:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Love it. Nice country rocker to get the toe tappin..
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#216264 - 09/27/13 12:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Interesting theme. They tend to do that, don't they?
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#216300 - 09/27/13 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

yes, divorce always gives you a lot to say.
It's good that you grin and bear it.
The listening made me smile.

Guenter
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#216345 - 09/27/13 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

What a good time foot stompin song about getting cleaned out. Loved the squat stop. And the adlibs were right on too. I really enjoyed it.

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#216357 - 09/27/13 11:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Scott 709,
Glad it got your toes a-tappin'

VideoTrack,
YUP, mine did anyway.

Guenter,
It was a stressful time and this song just appeared one day when I was watching the Simpsons cartoon and Bart said a phrase which turned into "she forgot squat" Thanks Bart LOL

Sundance,
Thanks, my divorce was part of the "perfect storm of events" at that time and the only way out was via my sense of humour.

The original was a much grittier rock song with a long solo starting with an adlib "but she forgot my guitar" but this version was less angry sounding laugh

Alyn
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#216365 - 09/28/13 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

... and give her half my house
then I'm gonna get out of town
no more messing around

THAT was funny! Good that you can "laugh" about it now... And you got a bunch of songs out of it! So... there's that...

Good job on the piano part - that was right in the pocket.

I do wonder, though.... with all the choices of RT drums, why program your own? That's always been my favorite part of BIAB - not having to deal with drums parts - I'd buy the program just for that part... just wondering your take on it...

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#216368 - 09/28/13 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Hi, Alyn !


I am sorry for you not having found
the right one. In fact it seems that
those who do it are the lucky ones.
To find a true love in this life can
probably be much harder than to win
the main prize on any lottery ?
I wish you better luck henceforth !

Your tune as a composition was
absolutely super and your
performance too !:)

Cheers
Dani

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#216376 - 09/28/13 09:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

As others have already mentioned, this is a real toe-tapper! Loved it! Personally, I think it's great to be able to take a situation like yours and to turn it upside down like you have. I always admire that kind of resilience. It's a wonderful trait to possess.

All the best,
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#216380 - 09/28/13 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Alyn, I like the lyrics and the melody. Been there done that. I agree with Floyd about the RT drum parts though. Thanks for sharing, I'm sure a lot of us can relate to the theme. Tom

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#216384 - 09/28/13 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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funny stuff right there!

I'm wondering how your dog made out lol!

much enjoyed

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#216431 - 09/28/13 09:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

Coming late to this one. Been tied up all week with other "stuff". Glad I didn't miss this.

I think this one is my favorite of yours so far. A lot of energy. Entertaining, and funny. Your voice really fits this one.

Keep up the good work.

Steve
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#216456 - 09/29/13 01:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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floyd,
Glad you liked my sense of humour.

Dani48,
Thanks for your kind words.

Noel96,
AT that time I used to say that if I didn't have bad luck then I wouldn't have any luck at all. Gotta laugh it off...eventually.

Tommyad,
thanks for your comments, sorry you too are a member of this "club"

gruvrider,
The dog seemed to miss me as he was always waiting for me when I picked my son up on "visiting days". And I missed him FAR more than the ex laugh cry

Steve,
Thanks a lot for the comment.
You keep up the good works also.

RE my use of midi drums and not real drums
In this song I just wanted a snare drum, no kik, hats etc. The instruments and lead vocals were finished and I had spent a lot of time auditioning the drums and the feel, in my mind, just evaporated with a full kit.
I have a roll up USB Piano Keyboard which I use as my drum kit. I can then set all the keys, in my DAW Cubase SX, to play one note, in this case d1 (snare) and just tapped away, sometimes in time. Then adjusted the timing as I felt necessary. My drum VSTi is FL Studio and I also use the tab sequencer and drum sequencer, FPC, in that also to get rhythms.
I always save a midi file of my BIAB song and have even, not in this song, changed the instrument tracks, say piano and bass, to play drums and partially deleted/adjusted the results. That takes some time but I have done that for years now so it seems easier with time.

I only started using the real stuff when I got BIAB 2013 as I resisted the change, muttering "in my day" LOL. SO I am spending a lot of time now re-doing my old stuff and mix and matching midi and Real stuff..
I sometimes wish I hadn't been so pedantic but.....

Glad you all enjoyed

Alyn
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#216476 - 09/29/13 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

Loved the momentum and production for this song. Good vocal as well.

Bob
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#216556 - 09/29/13 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn.

This stuff of yours is just so refreshingly different.

It really does have a unique feel to it which is infectious and compels you to go back and listen to it again and again. I actually liked the drums and think the Realdrums might have sounded just too slick for this track. (Sorry Floyd)

It starts off driving along, but then changes gear when the solo comes up and kicks again with the harmony vox. How do you manage to get your voice to sound like you've just turned twenty one?

And, of course, not forgetting the lyrics which are sublime!

More please, Alyn.

ROG.

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#216582 - 09/30/13 12:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Bob,
Thanks for kind comments

ROG
Thanks ROG, what can I say?
"sounded just too slick".... PERFECT that is exactly it. I have always been unique in what I do/play, I can't help it, many a time I have wished I could fade in the background musically but I have never seen the point of conforming to the norm!!! I have been thrown out of every band I have been in for my "eccentric way of playing"

My voice sounds 21 WOW.... After a lifetime of beer and ciggies that is amazing, thanks for the compliment. Wish I looked 21!!

Lyrics sublime...another WOW thanks, I write as I speak...all done without thinking blush

I hope you are over the flu.

Alyn
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#216595 - 09/30/13 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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She got the goldmine, I got the shaft.... old Jerry Reed song on this topic.

Taking the dog is just low.
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#216636 - 09/30/13 11:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Might as well just sing about it! And glad you did. Did the dog want to leave? Fun listen, nice production all the way around.

Yeah man - just take a big pile of money out in the driveway and set it on fire. It'd be about the same! Or so I hear -- I'm 33 years into a good one.
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#216732 - 10/01/13 12:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Guitarhacker,
Never heard of that song.
Thanks for the comment

Janice an Bud
No he stayed and I was thrown out the house but I used the old blues analogy. Best wishes for yours, mine was 20 years.
Thanks for the comments

Alyn


Edited by gibson (10/01/13 01:06 AM)
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#216751 - 10/01/13 07:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Squat! [Re: gibson]
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Guitarhacker,
Never heard of that song.
Thanks for the comment

Janice an Bud
No he stayed and I was thrown out the house but I used the old blues analogy. Best wishes for yours, mine was 20 years.
Thanks for the comments

Alyn



HERE>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-p0zn3PijY
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