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#299609 - 06/14/15 05:50 AM [User Showcase] Don't Play Me
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On this one I used the duplicate drummer feature in Pro Logic. It maps out a midi track and

allows you to either replace or double the kick, toms, or snare. I chose to double the kick with a

Roland TS-808 sound. This resulted in a low end mess. After 16 mixes I turned to Dr floyd for

help. In 5 minutes he got back to me with the proper prescription and the patient recovered.

After I rolled off the low end on the bass, I found mix #17 to be the keeper. Thanks floyd! I hope

everyone likes it.

All comments/suggestions encouraged. Tom



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Don’t Play Me


You dont have to tell me twice No i dont think you're playin nice It’s heating up round here

Think that I will just kick back Brush off your last attack get lazy maybe have a beer



ive been up Ive been down lived my life on both sides of town

you could say ive been around so don’t play me

It’s who i am and what I’ve found is If you don’t know me by now

take a closer look My life’s been crazy My life’s been crazy



Spinning out can’t grab hold Everything that I was told is upside down these days

I can see how you react to my almost total lack of changing my well worn ways



ive been up Ive been down lived my life on both sides of town

you could say ive been around so don’t play me

It’s who i am and what I’ve found is If you don’t know me by now

take a closer look My life’s been crazy My life’s been crazy

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#299619 - 06/14/15 07:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Hi tommy. You consistently produce such high quality and this is no exception. I loved the harmonies on this one. The drums certainly do sound different to the normal real tracks but I am no expert on drums. Good job!
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#299628 - 06/14/15 08:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Spinning out can’t grab hold Everything that I was told is upside down these days

I can see how you react to my almost total lack of changing my well worn ways

Great writing!! This is just one example of some great lyric writing in this song. It is written in such a natural, comfortable narrative style, which ironically is very difficult to do. Love the way the guitar comes in at the chorus and energizes the song. Your vocals get better and better Tom. There's a John Hiatt feel to this vocal that I love. I did feel the chorus structure could have more impact if it ended with "Don't play me" and that were set up more with a melodic peak. The chorus lyrics are great but I don't feel it ends in a climax but more sort of lets go. Just a thought. Really love the song as a whole. You are doing some great stuff Tom. Another great song!! Take care. Greg

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#299630 - 06/14/15 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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I like this song a lot Tommy. The melody is so pretty. Your vocals and harmony are really nice. And as someone who's been played, I can relate to the lyrics.

The guitar solos and Dr. F drums sound great as far as I can tell, I'm not in a good listening environment with lots of other noise going on this morning so I'll leave my two cents on the mix at that.
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#299637 - 06/14/15 09:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

good write. I love your vocals and guitar. Nice harmonies
in this. The drums sound good.
A very enjoyable listen.

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#299649 - 06/14/15 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom
I like this song expecially at this point:

"ive been up Ive been down lived my life on both sides of town
you could say ive been around so don’t play me"

High rock music here!

Good real tracks used.

Hello.
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#299657 - 06/14/15 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tommy,

We agree with Greg about the John Hiatt feel, we noticed the similarity in your voice before.
Dr. Floyd did a good job on the drums wink and both the vocals and instruments sound very crisp.
Good job!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#299712 - 06/14/15 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

up to your high standards!
I like the processing on you vocals.
Good guitar playing as usual

great stuff

Alyn
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#299725 - 06/15/15 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Great song. This one resonated with me and I think it is one of your best. A bit out of character from some of your other posts but in such an enjoyable way. Your vocals stood out to me this time. This is my new personal favorite Tom Adams song. Back for another listen...

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#299745 - 06/15/15 06:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: JosieC
Hi tommy. You consistently produce such high quality and this is no exception. I loved the harmonies on this one. The drums certainly do sound different to the normal real tracks but I am no expert on drums. Good job!
Thanks Josie, Yeah the drums are a bit different. Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Spinning out can’t grab hold Everything that I was told is upside down these days

I can see how you react to my almost total lack of changing my well worn ways

Great writing!! This is just one example of some great lyric writing in this song. It is written in such a natural, comfortable narrative style, which ironically is very difficult to do. Love the way the guitar comes in at the chorus and energizes the song. Your vocals get better and better Tom. There's a John Hiatt feel to this vocal that I love. I did feel the chorus structure could have more impact if it ended with "Don't play me" and that were set up more with a melodic peak. The chorus lyrics are great but I don't feel it ends in a climax but more sort of lets go. Just a thought. Really love the song as a whole. You are doing some great stuff Tom. Another great song!! Take care. Greg
Thanks Greg. I appreciate all the nice things you say about my songs. I value your comments and am thankful for your ongoing support. Tom
Originally Posted By: Sundance
I like this song a lot Tommy. The melody is so pretty. Your vocals and harmony are really nice. And as someone who's been played, I can relate to the lyrics.

The guitar solos and Dr. F drums sound great as far as I can tell, I'm not in a good listening environment with lots of other noise going on this morning so I'll leave my two cents on the mix at that.
Josie, Glad you came by. I always look forward to what you have to say. Tom


Edited by tommyad (06/15/15 06:17 AM)

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#299749 - 06/15/15 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Man! I like this!

Tom, you step it up a little on each write and each production.
They seem to be getting a little more "catchy" with each one, too!

This is pure ear candy - start to finish. Love the phrasing - both the writing and the vocal - of the verses.

The production is crisp! and clear! - perfect pop production.

Top notch everything.

(don't want anyone to get the wrong idea - all I did was lend a quick ear - and a quick suggestion or two - this is all Tom - he's the man - and, I'm happy to say... a friend - he's done the same for me a time or two.)

Awesome song!

floyd

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#299890 - 06/16/15 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

good write. I love your vocals and guitar. Nice harmonies
in this. The drums sound good.
A very enjoyable listen.

Guentewr
Thanks G, Tom
Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri
Hi Tom
I like this song expecially at this point:

"ive been up Ive been down lived my life on both sides of town
you could say ive been around so don’t play me"

High rock music here!

Good real tracks used.

Hello.


Sergio, Love that comment --High rock music here! Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: RnAM
Hi Tommy,

We agree with Greg about the John Hiatt feel, we noticed the similarity in your voice before.
Dr. Floyd did a good job on the drums wink and both the vocals and instruments sound very crisp.
Good job!

Rob and Anne-Marie
R&A-M, Thanks for commenting. Tom

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#299903 - 06/16/15 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

good write. I love your vocals and guitar. Nice harmonies
in this. The drums sound good.
A very enjoyable listen.

Guenter


That just about sums it up for me too, great song!
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#299945 - 06/16/15 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

Any time I see your name on a post, I know I am going to be in for a real treat. I'm never disappointed. This is really good! You just keep getting better and better. Good chorus, and good break in the second chorus. Very nice.

Steve
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#300044 - 06/17/15 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,

up to your high standards!
I like the processing on you vocals.
Good guitar playing as usual

great stuff

Alyn

Alyn, Thanks for your kind remarks. Tom
Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Great song. This one resonated with me and I think it is one of your best. A bit out of character from some of your other posts but in such an enjoyable way. Your vocals stood out to me this time. This is my new personal favorite Tom Adams song. Back for another listen...

Charlie
Charlie, Anytime anyone says new favorite it means I am headed in the right direction. Thanks so much. Tom

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#300058 - 06/17/15 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, I think this
must be one of your
best ! I love the harmonies
well in fact everything
about this sweet tune !

Cheers
Dani

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#300070 - 06/17/15 03:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom.

Great rock track!

Nice guitar, great vocal and harmony.

I particularly liked the pick-up into the choruses - clever bit of arranging.

Excellent mix, with a really big sound and nice stereo wash.

ROG.

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#300184 - 06/18/15 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: tommyad]
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We've said it before and here it is again. Your lyrics are
just so "singable." They flow like clear water out of a
mountain spring. Nothing is contrived, nothing is forced
and the rhymes are amazing. Hook these lyrics up with
your singing, the melody and your guitar and it's...well
it's something that demands to be heard again and again.

I tried the Logic thing on the drums...it worked but, man,
it does not sound like this. You taken RD's to a new
dimension.

Congrats on doing it all again Tom.

PS Love that guitar and the tone!

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#300254 - 06/19/15 05:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: Steve Young]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Man! I like this!

Tom, you step it up a little on each write and each production.
They seem to be getting a little more "catchy" with each one, too!

This is pure ear candy - start to finish. Love the phrasing - both the writing and the vocal - of the verses.

The production is crisp! and clear! - perfect pop production.

Top notch everything.

(don't want anyone to get the wrong idea - all I did was lend a quick ear - and a quick suggestion or two - this is all Tom - he's the man - and, I'm happy to say... a friend - he's done the same for me a time or two.)

Awesome song!

floyd
Thanks for having my back on this one. I appreciate it. Tom
Originally Posted By: sinbad
Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

good write. I love your vocals and guitar. Nice harmonies
in this. The drums sound good.
A very enjoyable listen.

Guenter


That just about sums it up for me too, great song!
Thanks! Tom
Originally Posted By: Steve Young
Tom,

Any time I see your name on a post, I know I am going to be in for a real treat. I'm never disappointed. This is really good! You just keep getting better and better. Good chorus, and good break in the second chorus. Very nice.

Steve
Steve, That's a very nice thing to say. I always look forward to your posts too. Tom

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#300362 - 06/20/15 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Don't Play Me [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Tom, I think this
must be one of your
best ! I love the harmonies
well in fact everything
about this sweet tune !

Cheers
Dani
Dani, Anytime someone says it is one of the best, well, it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Tom.

Great rock track!

Nice guitar, great vocal and harmony.

I particularly liked the pick-up into the choruses - clever bit of arranging.

Excellent mix, with a really big sound and nice stereo wash.

ROG.
ROG, Thanks for the wonderful comments. Tom

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