Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#290232 - 03/31/15 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Given Up For Lent
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
Easter is just around the corner... hop, hop..
If you were planning to give something up for Lent, there's only a couple of days left. smile
Hopefully it wasn't writing. Or producing. It's getting kinda slow around here...

This is a co-write with Bill Osofsky.
It's got nothing to do with the holiday (or religion).


GIVEN UP FOR LENT

honey, have you seen my titan's sweatshirt?
i can't find it on my closet shelf
in fact, i'm sure i loaned it to your brother
when he got bar-b-que all on his self
patience and forgiveness
ain't the only things i lack
nothin' that i lend him
ever seems to make it back

(chorus)
ya know i love ya, baby
i love your family, too
but your brother's just a moocher
five finger rendezvous
anything i'm missin'
i know just where it went
'cause everything he borrows
i've given up for lent.

that shirt he wears with f.j. on the pocket
ya know your brother's name is clem devine
his twelve piece black and decker set of sockets
i'd bet your mother's teeth that it was mine
i swear he's got a share of
everything i own
'cause every time we visit him
it looks like i'm at home

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
they say a penny saved's a penny earned
apparently, a lesson that he's learned

(repeat chorus)


The Band...
RealTracks in song: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: ~975:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanMuted Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 948:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm MemphisDirtyMuted Sw 190
RealTracks in song: ~976:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanStrum Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 652:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBoogie Sw 140 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 978:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingGrittyHeld Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1014:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BluesRockCrispSync Sw 140
RealTracks in song: 1515:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~576:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Blues BB Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1520:Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleSwing8^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride


I am using a different control for playing the mp3.
I'd appreciate knowing if you have problems with it...

Comments encouraged.
Thanks for listening.

floyd

(new mix uploaded 4/1/15 - 10:30am)


Edited by floyd jane (04/01/15 07:40 AM)
Edit Reason: new mix

Top
#290233 - 03/31/15 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6571
Loc: Davis, CA
WHAT FUN!!! Really cute rocker with wonderful humor and craft. Is this a recent co-write Floyd? Mix and arrangement are flawless. A true gem!! Take care. Greg

Top
#290234 - 03/31/15 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1719
Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1719
Loc: New Zealand
Ahhaaa! Love that style. Those basic chords are sooo strong.
Fun everything about this song. A favourite of mine?
Bet your mothers teeth. Cheers.
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/tuigorge



Top
#290251 - 03/31/15 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: RichMac]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WHAT FUN!!! Really cute rocker with wonderful humor and craft. Is this a recent co-write Floyd? Mix and arrangement are flawless. A true gem!! Take care. Greg

Thanks, Greg. Past year or so is when I "met" Bill... we've written several together...


Originally Posted By: RichMac
Ahhaaa! Love that style. Those basic chords are sooo strong.
Fun everything about this song. A favourite of mine?
Bet your mothers teeth. Cheers.

Glad you like it, Richard. Should have known that line would be "right up your alley"... (one of Bill's). Thanks for the listen...

Top
#290255 - 03/31/15 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3289
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3289
Loc: York, England
Hi Floyd.

I see you've reverted to type with this one and I have to say that no one on here does country better than you.

Clever lyrics. I'm sure lots of us know someone just like that.

Nice arrangement, production and mix. The whole package is just fully professional.

ROG.

Top
#290259 - 03/31/15 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15361
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
AudioTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15361
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Floyd
Another little pearler, great to have some toe-tappin' fun. Real comical lyrics, genius in fact!
Top production, mix, choice of instruments, absolutely everything.
Real nice
(I hope it's not a true story cry )

Trev
_________________________
BIAB & RB2022 Win.(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, SynthogyIvory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer ActiveMonitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#290260 - 03/31/15 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15361
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
AudioTrack Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 15361
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Originally Posted By: floyd jane


I am using a different control for playing the mp3.
I'd appreciate knowing if you have problems with it...

floyd

Floyd, the control worked perfectly. I think this hasn't been the case previously with those pages, but this time it worked great!
Trevor
_________________________
BIAB & RB2022 Win.(Audiophile), SonarPlatinum, Izotope Prod.Bundle, Roland RD-1000, SynthogyIvory, Kontakt, Focusrite 18i20, KetronSD2, NS40M Monitors, Pioneer ActiveMonitors, AKG K271 Studio H'phones

Top
#290267 - 03/31/15 04:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 5156
Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 5156
Loc: New York
Hey Floyd,

I really like this - outstanding vocal and melody. I could hear Roger Miller doing this one. Very nice!

Bob

Top
#290270 - 03/31/15 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3487
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3487
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Reminds a little of "She's a Woman"by the Beatles.
My friend just know how write such good songs.
Excellent.
Rob.

Top
#290271 - 03/31/15 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 313
Loc: Belgium
FredM Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 313
Loc: Belgium
Hi Floyd,
So you lined up a few guitars again ☺
I counted 8!!!

Another song that I consider study material.
But first... Enjoying the song!
Great fun!

"that shirt he wears with f.j. on the pocket
ya know your brother's name is clem device"

LOL!

You know I'm a fan ☺

Things are a little slow here indeed, 4 songs in the pipeline, but just bought a Gretsch ☺, and we're going caravaning near saint tropez for two weeks ... So I'm taking a little break. Hopefully there's wifi there.

I have prepared a dvd with the best of the user Showcase forum to take along.

Always near you all!

Fred

PS The link works great!


Edited by FredM (03/31/15 05:49 PM)

Top
#290287 - 04/01/15 12:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
gibson Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3078
Loc: wales
floyd,

Yeh country as it should be!! and I can relate to them words mad
There are some good lines in this song laugh
"but your brother's just a moocher
five finger rendezvous"
and
"cause every time we visit him
it looks like i'm at home"

Good song floyd and Bill

The new link works great, but then I didn't have a prob with the other one!

Alyn
_________________________
My showcase songs

My story

Top
#290296 - 04/01/15 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 8256
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 8256
Great comedy style write. Clever word-smithing.

On the topic.... I never lend anything with the hope of getting it back.

If I "lent" something to someone in the past, I consider it a gift. That's usually how it ends up anyway.

I'm generally fairly surprised when someone returns something to me in a timely manner. So imagine my surprise when my new brother-in-law comes to my house a day and a half later, says thanks.... and hands me the single nut driver bit I let him use.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#290304 - 04/01/15 05:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
floyd, This one has more guitars than my local pawn shop. Great editing on the leads. Top write, mix, production and performance. Congratulations on another fine piece of work. Tom

Top
#290311 - 04/01/15 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2885
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
boehm Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2885
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Floyd,

very clever and funny lyrics.
Arrangement and presentation are your
usual high standard. Your consumption of
guitars is amazing.
My regards to Bill. A great collab.

Guenter
_________________________
http://www.21d.de/
Latest Song: What You Desire

Top
#290343 - 04/01/15 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: AudioTrack]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
Tom mentioned to me that the solo guitars needed some reverb.
So I added some and uploaded a new mix.
(Also corrected a lyric faux pas that he pointed out. HA!)
Thanks, Tom...


Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd.

I see you've reverted to type with this one and I have to say that no one on here does country better than you.

Clever lyrics. I'm sure lots of us know someone just like that.

Nice arrangement, production and mix. The whole package is just fully professional.

ROG.

Appreciate that, ROG...


Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Floyd
Another little pearler, great to have some toe-tappin' fun. Real comical lyrics, genius in fact!
Top production, mix, choice of instruments, absolutely everything.
Real nice
(I hope it's not a true story cry )

Trev

Thanks for all of that, Trevor ... and for the notice of the new control.. good to know..

Top
#290349 - 04/01/15 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3640
Loc: The Netherlands
RnAM Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3640
Loc: The Netherlands
Hi there Floyd,

This is a nice 'working' style country song. Steady as always, I also very much like the talking in the end, haha.
Of course no soloist fits better here than Brent.
It's the first time I didn't have to use the Windows media player on your website. This new slider works flawlessly in my browser.

Rob
_________________________
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gsdNLE7_Gy8qavoOplQow/videos
http://rnam.net/



Top
#290375 - 04/02/15 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: Rob4580]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 10221
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Floyd,

I really like this - outstanding vocal and melody. I could hear Roger Miller doing this one. Very nice!

Bob

Thanks, Bob. we sometimes forget how very good Roger Miller was...


Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Reminds a little of "She's a Woman"by the Beatles.
My friend just know how write such good songs.
Excellent.
Rob.

Thanks for the listen, Rob...

Top
#290402 - 04/02/15 10:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Achordocaster Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
Floyd,
I really like this. Excellent from start to finish! Although it does seem a little weak on guitar tracks. grin

Greg

Top
#290417 - 04/02/15 02:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 7153
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 7153
Loc: South Carolina
Nice song. Funny lyrics and they always say the funniest stories are laced with truth. No problem with the new slider here.

Charlie
_________________________
BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2022:RB 2022, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.

Top
#290445 - 04/02/15 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Given Up For Lent [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831
gruverider Offline
Expert

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1831
This one reminds me of a "song challenge" write. Your given a topic, or title or some starting point and everyone in the group returns the next week with their take of the challenge.

I use to be in a group like that and I enjoyed it immensely.

So if the challenge was "Given Up For Lent" this song would have knocked all the other entries clean out of contention!

Simply a super reinterpretation and development of a lyrical idea!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac® Bonus PAKs!

Purchase Band-in-a-Box® 2022 during our Mac special (ending July 15th) and you'll receive a Free Bonus PAK*!

What does the Free Bonus PAK include?
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 34: Blues Piano and Organ (9 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 16: Fusion Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 11: Songs with Vocals volume 1 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 1 (20 RealDrums stems)
-MIDI Styles Set 84: Look Ma! More MIDI 7 (complete, 15 styles)
-Over 400 playable RealTracks (sfz sforzando files)
-RealCombos Booster PAK (30 New RealStyles, 26 Existing RealStyles, 109 RT's/RD's)

Want even more? Boost your Free Bonus PAK to the 49-PAK for $49 to add:
-60 Bonus RT/RD (20 more than in previous years)
-MIDI SuperTracks Set 35: All Guitar (5 MSTs)
-Instrumental Studies 17: Classic Country Guitar Soloing (6 studies)
-Artist Performance Set 12: Songs with Vocals volume 2 (20 songs)
-RealDrums Stems Set 2 (20 RealDrums stems)
-Look Ma! More MIDI 8 (complete, 15 styles)

Learn more...

*excluding the $49 version upgrade purchase.

Holiday Hours - Canada Day (July 1, 2022)

We are celebrating Canada Day on Friday, July 1st - but we're still here!

Our Customer Service hours that day are adjusted to:

Friday, July 1: 8am-4pm PDT

Regular Hours resume Saturday, July 2nd.
www.pgmusic.com/contact.htm

Happy Independence Day to our USA friends on Monday, July 4th!

New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

Purchase XPro Styles PAKs
Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs
Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

Forum Stats
36223 Members
64 Forums
74881 Topics
657559 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
Luc B, isH, Dedubya, rknight, JoeBells

36222 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Icelander 265
zedd 185
MarioD 128
Janice & Bud 115
Torrey Bliss 111
Rob Helms 89
Jim Fogle 86
Rustyspoon# 85
AudioTrack 85
rayc 80
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays