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#242537 - 03/03/14 11:57 PM [User Showcase] Just Happy
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gruverider Offline
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Strap your socks on for this one!

I wrote this song as an acoustic guitar/vocal folk song and in the second person. And yes I was eating crayfish at the time.

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/just-happy

Just Happy (3-9-2011)

I was hatched down in a crawdad hole
I eat mashed potatoes from a wrought iron bowl
facebook says I ain't got no friends
I trade the one in the bush for the two in my hand

but I got no flies in my kitchen
and I got no pot o’ gold
I dance like a frog with two left fins
and --- I’m happy just growin’ old

I drink my beer from an eight ounce glass
I got a finger in my nose and I got no class
I smoke cheap cigarettes just because I can
I only call you up when I need a hand

well my britches need a stitchin
cause I scratches where I’m itching
so I only go out when the fog is dense
but my dog keeps jumping my back fence



Title: Just Happy Punk
File:Just Happy Punk.SGU
Key=E , Tempo 180, Length (m:s)=3:21

Style is _METALFS.STY (Fast Metal (165 RS))

RealTracks in style: ~389:Bass, Electric, Metal Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~690:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 165
RealTracks in style: ~392:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Metal Ev 165
RealTracks in song: ~505:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm StoneZ Flash 2 Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 1171:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockUpbeatBrent Ev 140
RealTracks in song: 1733:Guitar, Electric, Soloist TexasBluesRockNRollBrent Ev 165
RealDrums in style: RockHardEven8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


I played the guitar theme with my sea-foam green fender strat
mixed in Sonar, fx used: Guitar Rig 5, iZotope mastering

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#242542 - 03/04/14 12:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Al-David Offline
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Hey!

Strapped in and enjoying the ride! Sounds like a sweet mix of Heavy Metal and Southern Rock. Whatever it is...it works great! Still trying to stop my leg from bouncing around. And I'm dancing in my chair...not a pretty sight, trust me!

That was a lot of fun!. Totally loved the ending, not just the chord but the echo of the guitars. Also, the harmony of the guitars on right and left was more than sweet! Great job!

Al & Di
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#242551 - 03/04/14 02:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence!

Like Al and Di, I'm on the roller-coaster ride, too. This one sounds like it was a heck of a lot of fun getting together! Some really really great imagery in here. Each line's a story in itself! Amazing stuff.

Regards,
Noel
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#242553 - 03/04/14 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Ha ha, a rock drum intro. Hasn't been done too often lately.
Pretty amazing set of lyrics
Heavy? Yeah
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#242582 - 03/04/14 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

You Punk, you! 100 miles an hour straight ahead headbanger punk rock. I'm bouncing around the room.

"..dance like a frog with two left fins"... funny - are we doing a theme?

Good mix. The vocal sits in it perfectly.

Fun song. Well done.

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#242585 - 03/04/14 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence, Now if that don't bring a smile nuthin will. I'm happy just grown old too! Mix sounds good. I turned it way up and let it fly. Tom

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#242590 - 03/04/14 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

if that sounds like growing old then everybody
should do so with delight.
Totally fun all way through.
You did a great job on this one.

Guenter
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#242614 - 03/04/14 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Hello, Lawrence.

Well, that's certainly an energy filled way to start my day off. Well done!

Thanks for the music,
Dan
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#242645 - 03/04/14 04:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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gruverider Offline
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Al-Di, C is the default key and when I transposed the song to E, BIAB left the C chord in the ending. So I just left it in. Happy mistake!




Noel96, When I decided to go metal/punk it was a blast to go all out. And those lyrics were fun to write!



VideoTrack, I had been wanting to do a drum intro for some time. This was the perfect vehicle!




floyd jane, it was a blast to mix. Just before the third verse there are 7 screaming electric guitars! plus bass, drum, and B3!



tommyad, definitely one to crank up to 11!




Guenter, when I auditioned this style for these lyrics I did it for a laugh, but it didn't take me long to realize it was perfect.




big741, glad to help you start your day with a bang!

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#242659 - 03/04/14 05:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Man, if that's not a rockin' good time, then you better tell where I can find one.

Dean

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#242687 - 03/04/14 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Terrific. Bet you had a blast doing this one.


Josie

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#242724 - 03/05/14 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Hi, Lawrence !

Wonderful ! You make everyone smile with
this blasting tune !:))
Somehow I could relate to that
feeling................. !!!!!
It must have been so fun !!!!


Cheers
Dani

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#242734 - 03/05/14 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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lawrence,

YEH!!
Punk at its best and a good solo. PERFECT.
I like the ending. Nice!

Sounds like you had fun making that!!
enjoyed tremendously

Alyn

ps And what a nice song that followed..... ME!!
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#242774 - 03/05/14 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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What a fun song! I like pretty everything about this one!

Steve
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#242803 - 03/05/14 06:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Dean, rock on...



Sundance, thank you and yes I did



dani48, happy to make you smile



Alyn, thanks for the listen, I enjoyed mixing the solo between the two lead guitars



Steve, glad you stopped in for a listen

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#243700 - 03/12/14 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Happy is right! What a fun song. You've got a Steve Earle sound goin' on there, really cool and really well done.

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#243708 - 03/12/14 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Man, that is too cool! Kinda a Robert Earl Keen sits in with a rock band vibe. Sounds like it was a fun project. There's nothing about it that didn't make the two of us smile. And, as usual, a combo of lyric, vocal, RT's and mix. Much fun.
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#243727 - 03/12/14 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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I love this one, vocal is outstanding for this tune, the guitar solo is superb thanks for sharing!
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#243773 - 03/12/14 11:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Happy [Re: gruverider]
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Yeah! Makes me feel like a party! I guess it's a privilege to grow old. Many people don't. Cheers.
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