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#262932 - 09/20/14 11:39 AM [User Showcase] it was fun
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A week ago I saw a DVD (2010 with Helen Mirren, Tom Conti, Russell Brand and Jude Akuwudike as the boatswain) of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, brilliant.
This somehow reminded me of my seeing Rudolf Nureyev doing Swan Lake live in Drury Lane, London 30/40 years ago *ding -an idea for a song*. That was an experience to see a master at work even tho' I was up in the gods and Rudolf was less than 6 inches high!!
This is one of the quickest songs I have ever done.
I had a 4/4 rock song in BIAB, slowed it down and input _POPWLZ1.STY and 3 hours later it was finished, vocals and all. I wrote the lyrics from the male lead's point of view.

I imagine this is a snippet of a scene in a modern ballet where male and female leads duet, alone, no other dancers.

It was fun
alone with the thoughts in the sky
together we tried and we tired
we held each other tight
like doves in mid flight
round and then pirouette again

it was fun
you can't deny
it was fun
just you and I

suddenly we were dancing
suddenly by chance we could fly
we ran away slow
made such a show that the doves are in mid flight again

it was fun
you can't deny
it was fun
just you and I

SOLO

it was fun
you can't deny
it was fun
just you and I
it was fun
alone with the thoughts in the sky


Style is _FSCWALZ.STY (Country Waltz, 2 Guitars (140RS))

RealTracks in song: ~929:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Waltz Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~~827:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 110
RealTracks in style: ~~826:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Country Waltz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~~2054:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryWaltzBrent Sw 110
RealTracks in song: 1062:Sax, Tenor, Soloist SmoothJazzCool Sw16 100
RealDrums in Song: BossaBrushesSwing: a: BossaBrushesSwingb: BossaBrushesSwing
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Enjoy

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#262937 - 09/20/14 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Alyn,

Can't deny... it WAS fun! smile

Your songs/productions are so imaginative! A joy to listen to.
Great mix on this. Another nice bass track! Was wishing the organ was up a little more.

What a catchy chorus. That's gonna be in my head the rest of the day..

You are an original. We are lucky to have you with us!

floyd

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#262942 - 09/20/14 01:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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HiAlyn,

as someone recently said: you love it or hate it.
I love it.

Guenter
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#262948 - 09/20/14 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Can't help thinking Lennon when I hear your vocal, and I'm a huge Lennon fan! This is a very cool and creative tune. I don't know how you made a jazz sax fit so perfectly into a song that isn't jazz. You have a gift for pulling in real tracks which most would never guess could work, and making magic. Another fine effort!! Take care. Greg

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#262952 - 09/20/14 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Alyn, a very original song, short and sweet. Quirky in the extreme and I love quirky. That chorus is a bona fide earworm!

John
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#262967 - 09/20/14 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn. I really enjoy your tunes. You are imaginative and as others have noted, your songs always come together quite well.


Charlie
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#262968 - 09/20/14 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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I was thinking Rod Stewart maybe. I can picture Lennon now that you mention it. But Alyn will do just as well!



Edited by nobilis (09/20/14 08:19 PM)

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#262983 - 09/20/14 10:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: PatrickH]
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Originally Posted By: nobilis
I was thinking Rod Stewart maybe. I can picture Lennon now that you mention it. But Alyn will do just as well!



Couldn't agree more!


And who wouldn't like a quirky waltz? Yep, it was fun ... we won't deny it! what a refreshing listen ... .loved our listen! Best to ya,

Alan & Di
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#262994 - 09/21/14 02:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd,

Thanks for the kind comments.
I too wondered about the level of organ and decided to have it almost subliminal, ie just heard. I will re-evaluate laugh later today!

Always good to hear from you
take care

Alyn
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#262995 - 09/21/14 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: boehm]
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Thank you for listening Guenter,

I am so glad you like it!!

All the best

Alyn
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#262996 - 09/21/14 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,
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I don't know how you made a jazz sax fit so perfectly into a song that isn't jazz.
What you hear is the first take as I was looking for a solo and the waltz ones didn't hit the spot but that did. It was almost as if the player was in the room, getting the feel spot on. I LOVE BIAB for moments like that!!!

Thanks for the Lennon comparison and for listening!!

All the best,

Alyn
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#262997 - 09/21/14 02:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: Skyline]
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Thanks John,
The chorus was the "inspiration" to continue the song as it was the hook that instantly caught me.

Yup quirky, weird that's me!!

Thanks for commenting

take care

Alyn
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#262998 - 09/21/14 02:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thanks Charlie,
Glad you enjoy my stuff.

thanks for listening and commenting

Alyn

ps I like the avatar of the double neck. I have an Epiphone 6 +12, a wonderful guitar.
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#262999 - 09/21/14 02:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: PatrickH]
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nobilis,
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I was thinking Rod Stewart maybe. I can picture Lennon now that you mention it. But Alyn will do just as well!

yeh those pesky amateurs taking my thunder LOL grin

I totally appreciate what you write, thank you so much

take care

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#263000 - 09/21/14 02:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: Al-David]
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Al and Di,

Thanks for the nice comment.

I hope you are both gaining ground in your illnesses and wish you both all the best.

Take care both

Alyn
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#263001 - 09/21/14 03:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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hi alyn!

loved it, a great idea became a great song – IT WAS FUN!

great sax and real tracks, but it's your voice that make the soul of this song
i was back in '71 – the best songwriter year ever ;-)

…and i agree; more organ on the solo, please

…and the ballet scene is still "dancing in my mind"
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#263002 - 09/21/14 03:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

Terrific work smile Everything you post on these forums is always enjoyable. There's no-one else around who writes songs quite like you do!

All the best,
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#263020 - 09/21/14 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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"suddenly we were dancing
suddenly by chance we could fly"


I love those lines Alyn. This is a cool pop song. I like everything about it - vocals, arrangement. The way the chord progression moves through the song is really nice too.

Josie

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#263045 - 09/21/14 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: gibson]
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Hi Alyn,

Again that Lennon sound, very cool!
We also very much like the arrangement on this.
Altogether this is almost The Beatles 2014.
Keep them coming!

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#263061 - 09/21/14 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: it was fun [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
"suddenly we were dancing
suddenly by chance we could fly"


I love those lines Alyn. This is a cool pop song. I like everything about it - vocals, arrangement. The way the chord progression moves through the song is really nice too.

Josie


I agree 100%. I also agree with the Lennon remarks.

Super job on this one Alyn!
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