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#253363 - 06/10/14 10:00 PM [User Showcase] Thinking Of You
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I wrote this around 2009,2010. It was a time when I didn't put the date on the documents. I didn't think it was important. What the heck was I thinking?

https://soundcloud.com/lawrence-olivier/thinking-of-you

Anyway, there's no story to tell beyond the lyrics. It's all true. (was all true)

I played the lead guitar part with a fender strat direct in with guitar gig4 plug-in added after.

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Style is _RNBFNKO.STY (RnB Rock w/ Funky Gtr&Org(65 RS))

RealTracks in style: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~688:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 869:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm ModernRnBRockWarmA-B Ev 065
RealDrums in style: RockModernRnB^01-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Crash Ride



Thinking of you

Well I’m stoned drunk again
Walking home alone once again
And I’m thinking, I’m thinking of you

And I try, yes I do to control the things I do
But you’re like a vice that I just can't lose


And I wonder just how long/ I can survive, carry on
It’s like a cold, cold rain/ that never washes away the pain
That thunder calls, and I’m stone drunk again


So I remain the same
Night after night I never change
There’s nothing I can do to keep my self from
Thinking of you


And I wonder just how long/ I can survive, carry on
It’s like a cold, cold rain/ that never washes away the pain
That thunder calls, and I’m stone drunk again


Edited by gruverider (06/10/14 10:02 PM)

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#253372 - 06/11/14 12:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Amazing!! I'm quickly becoming one of your biggest fans! Love the vibe. Love the emotion. Lyrics can tickle your brain or just hit you in the guts. Van Morrison always just hit me in the guts, and so does this. Great guitar also-I assume you played it. And, a killer vocal-I just bought an SM7b myself but I doubt it can make me sound as good as you. Great work! Take care. Greg

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#253374 - 06/11/14 12:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Super sweet! I listened to this about an hour ago but didn't get for a comment until just now. Nice gritty vocal and a great guitar solo! liking this one a lot! Your music is always so well produced, mixed, etc. Always a joy to click onto one of your songs! No exception here ...

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#253384 - 06/11/14 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Your music is always so well produced, mixed, etc. Always a joy to click onto one of your songs! No exception here ...

Alan & Di


Al just took the words right out of my mouth. Also loved the organ in this one.

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#253389 - 06/11/14 08:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence,

Awesome. Great choice of RTs (or I guess BIAB Style, in this case).
A big full sound from just a small set of instruments - which means.. great job on the mix! Great vocal - as usual..

Always nice to hear a (seemingly) simple lyric that packs a wallop.
A song that sings...

I was hoping for a big Joe-Cocker-band reprise of the chorus at the end (with the girl singers and the horns)...

Nice.

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#253391 - 06/11/14 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Really nice job.

I got an Into the Mystic VM vibe from this in a few places....

I love that B3 pop even65 ... that is sweet. I use it a lot myself.

I really like the groove and the simplicity of this tune. It builds nicely throughout.

Well done.
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#253399 - 06/11/14 09:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence,

good choice of RTs.
Nice gritty vocal and a great guitar solo.
It transports the mood of the lyrics
very well.

Guenter
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#253414 - 06/11/14 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Great song Lawrence, you could sell this to Elvis Costello surely! It would fit him like a glove.
Super work all round.

John
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#253436 - 06/11/14 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Hi Lawrence. Love everything about this one too. Am hearing great songs on here this morning!! Can relate to your delightful lyrics. (from the past of course). Thunder calls and I'm stone drunk again.
Oh Yes!
The guitar and the organ really set it off. Another one I had to listen to 4 times! Cheers.

Edit - Reminds me of early George Thorogood!


Edited by RichMac (06/13/14 06:35 PM)
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#253438 - 06/11/14 08:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Hello Lawrence,

As soon as you post a new song we are instantly curious!
We are a big fan of your voice. In this song however, we think it could've been mixed in slightly less loud, but that's just our opinion.
A very nice electric guitar solo by the way.
Keep those songs coming, we'll be listening!

Regards,
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#253442 - 06/11/14 09:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Loved the song. Great job all around.

Regards,

Charlie
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#253443 - 06/11/14 09:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Greg, thank you for the comments. Yes this is definitely a guts song. I did play the solo. In bits, I had to comp it as I haven't practiced playing in quite some time and my chops have suffered.



Al-David, glad you stopped in for a listen and liked what you heard.



JosieC, thank you. With so few instruments in the arrangement the organ was able to penetrate and shine.




floyd, thanks. The final tracks were a work of addition by subtraction. I first eliminated everything I had added to the original style and in the end I even deleted one of the rhythm guitars from the song style, which left guitar, organ, bass ,drums

(ps, send the girls over and I'll fire up the mics)




Guitarhacker, thank you. It was a bit tricky to build momentum with so few instruments but I'm happy to hear you think it worked.



Guenter, thank you. The RealTracks definitely fit the vibe of this one right off.



John, thanks. I hadn't thought of Costello but I agree with you



RichMac thank you. Yes there was a time when I lived those lyrics. But I'm happy now that it's in the past.




R&Am, thank you. I will keep the songs coming. After about a year of posting I have finally gotten to a group of songs that I've written over the last several years but never recorded. And thank you for the mixing note regarding the vocal maybe being to hot, I will listen for it.

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#253444 - 06/11/14 09:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Charlie, thank you stopping in for a listen and glad you liked it

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#253462 - 06/12/14 12:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Lawrence,

good choice of RTs.
Nice gritty vocal and a great guitar solo.
It transports the mood of the lyrics
very well.

Guenter


+1


Josie

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#253583 - 06/13/14 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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There's a genre here in S. Louisiana they call 'Swamp Pop'. It's a blend of musical styles. That's how I'd describe this.
Great song, okay, your vocal sits 'perfectly' and it's perfectly sung. I was expecting a bigger finish, but this is a winner. No doubt about it.

Well done!!



p.s. The FM station just went to ESPN, but you can hear Swamp Pop on the AM dial. Here's a link:

http://www.klrzfm.com/
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#253602 - 06/13/14 10:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Lawrence, Very soulful vocal. Really well sung. I like the sparse sound and B3 sounds great. This groove is right in your wheelhouse. The guitar sounds good. The mix sounds good. Well done! Tom

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#253649 - 06/13/14 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Hi, Lawrence !


I think this is one of your best
if not the best !!:)) So well sung
and produced !:)) Most enjoying !


Cheers
Dani

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#253713 - 06/14/14 10:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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Sundance, thank you for stopping in for a listen : )




olemon, my dad's family is from Opelousas area so I'm familiar with swamp pop and had that sound in mind when I wrote the music for this one. When I play it live I arpeggiate the chords staccato a la "Unchained Melody". Quite a bit of Swamp pop has that same style. Good pick up.



Tom, thank you. I like this soulful genre and am happy when I'm inspired to write in this style.




Dani glad you liked this one!

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#253825 - 06/15/14 02:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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hi Lawrence really like this super job on all of it loved the guitar great vocal work thanks eric
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#253897 - 06/16/14 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Thinking Of You [Re: gruverider]
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F.M.M., thank you for listening glad you liked it

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