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#244563 - 03/18/14 08:00 AM [User Showcase] I’m a Deadbeat
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Gilley Offline
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The inspiration for this song was a certain woman who broke up with me after learning that I was not as financially secure as she had hoped. The intro uses BIAB style CAIRPGS (Celtic Air Fingerpicking Acoustic), then we switch to BG_BNJR (Bluegrass Pop) for the rest of the song. There’s a break which uses soloist 593 Fiddle. It’s all BIAB, no other instruments. The RealTracks were brought into Logic Pro X where the vocals were recorded and everything was mixed. No special effects, other than the reverb, compressors, etc. that come with Logic. All comments welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/mister-gilley/im-a-deadbeat

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#244568 - 03/18/14 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Ha Ha

A bit of fun

Really liked the finish - I suppose I should've expected that.

Nicely put together

Trevor
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#244577 - 03/18/14 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Gilley,

Excellent writing.

"I owe Mastercard and Visa
Uncle Joe and Aunt Teresa"

This ain't your first rodeo.... maintaining that level of humor (and quality) throughout a lyric is the mark of experience..

The production and mix are also top-notch. Tastefully done. Well recorded vocal.

Enjoyable - start to finish.

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#244626 - 03/18/14 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Clever and very enjoyable!
Well done!

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#244655 - 03/18/14 11:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Great work; thanks for sharing!
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#244673 - 03/19/14 07:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Hi Gilley
This is great! I absolutely love the line "I'm broke and brokenhearted". The way you have used the "stops"in BIAB also adds something. Well done.

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#244697 - 03/19/14 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Hi Gilley,

much fun to listen.

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#244725 - 03/19/14 10:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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I had to listen once I saw that title. Excellent!! Rhyming lobster and mobster has got to be a first!!! The theme reminds me of a few things. A guy I used to work with told me of a T-shirt that said "I am not a success object". The other was from Diary of a Wimpy Kid that my son loves to read. His Uncle Gary got married, and his wife-to-be said "I have about 30 thousand dollars in the bank" to which he replied, "I have about 40" which turned out to be 40 dollars! I got a kick out of that, as did my son. Loved the ending of this one too!!!! Take care. Greg

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#244762 - 03/20/14 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Great write. The rhymes are unusual and terrific. A really fun listen. Thanks for posting. We want more!

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#244867 - 03/21/14 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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What a riot!!! Terrific.

I didn't scroll to see what you would rhyme with 'lobster', but I guessed correctly:)

After that I was hooked, no pun intended, but truth be told you had me at 'moon...greasy spoon.'


And, as a native SD'tan, I appreciated that lyric as well.

This was refreshing and so well done. Take a bow.
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#244951 - 03/22/14 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Loved it, sort of reminded me a bit of the bare naked ladies which is no bad thing. Really good, thanks for sharing.
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#244959 - 03/22/14 08:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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I was smiling through it.

Nice work on the lyrics and on the production, putting several styles and tempos together and making it flow smoothly.

totally enjoyed it.

I didn't know what to expect honestly with that title. Turns out, it is a very nicely written and produced comedy song.
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#245114 - 03/23/14 06:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Great toon!

So I guess it's time we parted
Here's a little gift I farted:)


Your worth more to us here then any gold diggers shack!


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#245138 - 03/24/14 03:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Hi, Gilley !:))


This could have been more than
hilarious if the undertone would not
have been kinda sad ! I hope you have
found another kind of friend nowadays ?
In any case, I also liked your tune
and performance very much !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#245170 - 03/24/14 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Imaginative writing and a really creative arrangement. One of the more memorable songs posted here. Thanks for the opportunity to hear this!
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#245198 - 03/24/14 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Gilley:

Once again, excellent lyrics. The same fine standard as your Comcast song. Good job. I really enjoyed this.

John

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#245202 - 03/24/14 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Thanks for everyone taking the time to give feedback. Much appreciated. Glad I found this forum, there's some really nice work being posted here.

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#245635 - 03/28/14 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Gilley,
I'm so glad I didn't miss this one. I love humorous songs. Thanks for sharing.
SD

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#245963 - 03/31/14 04:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: I’m a Deadbeat [Re: Gilley]
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Hi!

Good to "meet" you! We've only been here about 3 months. I think this is the first of your songs we've listened to.

I love humor. I'm am author and have written a three-book humorous series. Love creative and interesting humor and this has it. Not only that...it's superbly done!

We totally enjoyed our listen. Love that ending!!!! Best to you...


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