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Ok, Where was I? I’m trying to remember what I was working on. I had to take care of some business which required my full attention. But now I’m back and ready to resume. Life is definitely better when accompanied by music. My apologies for not commenting on the great songs that were posted while I was away. I will go back and listen but I will not bump them to the first page so I don’t disrupt the natural flow.

Comments and Suggestions encouraged. Tom



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Damn It Sure Is Hot

I used to check the weather by looking at the sky

Now i just check out my phone and I don’t go outside

They say the weather’s changing whether it is or not

one thing I can tell you Damn it sure is hot


Damn It sure is hot out here it’s hard to take a breath

Mother Nature’s warning us I think she’s scared to death

This is all we’ve got


My wife says her prayers every night while I just fall asleep

Thanks the Lord above us all and prays our souls to keep

She’ll put a word in for me since I don’t take the time

God please say we’re not too late since we ignored the signs


Damn It sure is hot out here it’s hard to take a breath

Mother Nature’s warning us I think she’s scared to death

This is all we’ve got

©2015 Thomas Adams

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Damn! That song sure is hot!

Loved the dynamics, and the natural feel you achieved by playing much of the song yourself! In so doing, you were able to create recurring themes on multiple tracks that held everything together better than glue!

I envy your intellect Tommy. Meeting you in person allowed me to witness the depth of thought that is an integral part of who you are and how you address life and your music.

You always manage to write music that is immediately likeable, and this was no exception. Clever word pictures interwoven with equally clever intertwined guitar passages to create an end result that is every bit as much mood as it is melody...

Indeed, that song is hot!

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Damn it sure was good.

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That sounds gooooood!!!!

Are there RT's in that?

Things I hear tell me no.... but IDK.

Nice writing too.

Acoustic sounds superb as does the vocals..... and everything else too.

That's the level of professionalism in the sound that everyone should aspire to achieve.


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My favorite from you. Enjoyed this from start to finish. Missed you while you were away from the forum but this is a great comeback song.


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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Damn! That song sure is hot!

Loved the dynamics, and the natural feel you achieved by playing much of the song yourself! In so doing, you were able to create recurring themes on multiple tracks that held everything together better than glue!

I envy your intellect Tommy. Meeting you in person allowed me to witness the depth of thought that is an integral part of who you are and how you address life and your music.

You always manage to write music that is immediately likeable, and this was no exception. Clever word pictures interwoven with equally clever intertwined guitar passages to create an end result that is every bit as much mood as it is melody...

Indeed, that song is hot!
Pat, you leave me at a loss for words. You have a way of saying things that just stop me in my tracks. So I will just say glad you liked it. Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Damn it sure was good.
Thanks for listening and commenting. Tom
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
That sounds gooooood!!!!

Are there RT's in that?

Things I hear tell me no.... but IDK.

Nice writing too.

Acoustic sounds superb as does the vocals..... and everything else too.

That's the level of professionalism in the sound that everyone should aspire to achieve.
Thanks Herb. The dreamy guitar real track referenced above is in the choruses and a couple of fill spots. The vast majority is loops. The real tracks can work well with layered loops and I originally had more but I ended up deleting them because it was getting way too busy. Glad you liked it. Tom

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I really appreciate lyric writing like this. Both literal and symbolic. Nice work.


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Hey Tommy. You are the master my friend.

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Love the guitar work Tommy.


Regards,

Bob

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Dang, I should be using your tune as a reference track for my mixing endeavors! It is magnificently mixed and just sounds great. Wonderful dynamics, just pro from top to bottom.

Mighty fine lyrics, too.


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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
My favorite from you. Enjoyed this from start to finish. Missed you while you were away from the forum but this is a great comeback song.


Charlie

Hey Charlie, Glad to be back. Thanks for the nice words. Tom
Originally Posted By: eddie1261
I really appreciate lyric writing like this. Both literal and symbolic. Nice work.
Eddie, I'm glad you liked the lyrics. I tried to keep it simple. By now everyone should realize we have a big problem with the environment. Thanks, Tom
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Hey Tommy. You are the master my friend.
Thanks Rob, I like to think I am the master of my own universe, but sometimes it doesn't work out like that! Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Love the guitar work Tommy.


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Bob
Bob, As much as I would like to take credit for all the guitar parts, a lot of it is loops - especially the really cool parts. I just figure whatever gets you there. Thanks, Tom

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This is one of the best songs I've heard in a LONG time.

I'm NOT talking just on the forum. I want this to be on the radio - so I can anxiously wait for the next time it will play.

There are a lot of good productions that come through here (the forum). This may be THE best. EVER.

The songwriting is perfect. Perfect. I do not say that lightly.

"Damn It sure is hot out here it’s hard to take a breath
Mother Nature’s warning us I think she’s scared to death
This is all we’ve got
Damn it sure is hot"

Perfect. I wish I had written that. (Truly something I do not say lightly).

"My wife says her prayers every night while I just fall asleep
Thanks the Lord above us all and prays our souls to keep
She’ll put a word in for me since I don’t take the time
God please say we’re not too late since we ignored the signs"

Ditto. (see above)

The opening acoustics are stunning. Did you play that? or parts of that? If loops, where did they come from???

Tasty guitar licks ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! Are any of those loops? or all you?

You did not list a RealDrum... when the full kit comes in, what is that?

Your best vocal ever! Jimmy Buffett needs this song, but it would be second best (vocal).

What a nice ending! The cymbal roll... where did that come from.

You need to be pitching this. Again, something I do not say lightly - because it is almost an impossible endeavor these days. But THIS should be on the radio. And you deserve to make a bunch of money from this.

A perfectly built production. A perfectly built SONG (lyric AND melody)! A true lesson in "how it is done".
(I would LOVE to see a snapshot of your DAW screen!)

Tom, take this WOW!!! and blow it up 10 feet tall.

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Hi Tommy,

great song. Like the lyrics and the performance.
Especially the vocals.
Very enjoyable listen.

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OK, I should have written what Floyd did! But, as usual, he uses words to better effect that I do.


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Hello,

nice song very relaxing.
I like the chords you used.
Great voice and melody on the base.

Hello.

Sergio.



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Quote:
You need to be pitching this. Again, something I do not say lightly - because it is almost an impossible endeavor these days. But THIS should be on the radio. And you deserve to make a bunch of money from this.


It may be worth mentioning that there are other music markets besides Nashville. Niche markets don't get near the number of submissions as the mainstream places.

In the same sense that Josie will probably succeed in marketing all the rhino songs to a rhino conservation group, there are probably a BUNCH of environmental groups who would license a song like this for ads. They might even get behind it and push for air time in order to promote awareness.

In short, there is life beyond Nashville. And therein (niche/special interest groups) lies the best chance for people like us to market our songs.

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Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Dang, I should be using your tune as a reference track for my mixing endeavors! It is magnificently mixed and just sounds great. Wonderful dynamics, just pro from top to bottom.

Mighty fine lyrics, too.
Most of the credit for the sound should go to the whoever recorded the loops. I am glad you came by and commented Kevin, Tom

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
This is one of the best songs I've heard in a LONG time.

I'm NOT talking just on the forum. I want this to be on the radio - so I can anxiously wait for the next time it will play.

There are a lot of good productions that come through here (the forum). This may be THE best. EVER.

The songwriting is perfect. Perfect. I do not say that lightly.

"Damn It sure is hot out here it’s hard to take a breath
Mother Nature’s warning us I think she’s scared to death
This is all we’ve got
Damn it sure is hot"

Perfect. I wish I had written that. (Truly something I do not say lightly).

"My wife says her prayers every night while I just fall asleep
Thanks the Lord above us all and prays our souls to keep
She’ll put a word in for me since I don’t take the time
God please say we’re not too late since we ignored the signs"

Ditto. (see above)

The opening acoustics are stunning. Did you play that? or parts of that? If loops, where did they come from???

Tasty guitar licks ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! Are any of those loops? or all you?

You did not list a RealDrum... when the full kit comes in, what is that?

Your best vocal ever! Jimmy Buffett needs this song, but it would be second best (vocal).

What a nice ending! The cymbal roll... where did that come from.

You need to be pitching this. Again, something I do not say lightly - because it is almost an impossible endeavor these days. But THIS should be on the radio. And you deserve to make a bunch of money from this.

A perfectly built production. A perfectly built SONG (lyric AND melody)! A true lesson in "how it is done".
(I would LOVE to see a snapshot of your DAW screen!)

Tom, take this WOW!!! and blow it up 10 feet tall.

floyd
First of all, I want to make this perfectly clear. The majority of this is a full band loop that was sliced, diced and spliced to make an arrangement. All the really cool stuff was already there. All I did was add some guitar parts and I used the dreamy guitar Brent real track in the choruses. The acoustics are Apple loops and I used a stereo spread so they kind of phase back and forth across the field. The drums are part of the full band loop. I thought the vocal was a bit pitchy in spots but as I have said many times before my vocal chops are limited. Because the loops were so well recorded a lot of the hard stuff was already taken care of. That’s the beauty of loops and Real Tracks. All we have to do is work up a viable arrangement then put the final touches in the mix. Thanks for the over the top comments about the write. It can’t be much more simple than that. Again I really want to stress that the chorus was a full band loop that only required being dropped in the right spot. The loops were put together in Garageband and then exported as one stereo track to Logic where everything else was done. Thank you for taking the time to write this best ever review. Tom

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Hey Tom,

Like you, I've been absent from the forum for a bit. To come back to this, wow! After reading what you've written above in reply to floyd, I'm amazed at what loops can do in the hands of competence.

As everyone (without exception) before me has said, this is fantastic. Songwriting and song-presentation doesn't get any better than this anywhere.

Such talent is obviously not a surname thing. How I wish it were smile

All the best,
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Wow! just wow. This is a great song! The lyrics are flawless, tight, work on more than one level!

Wonderful

and your vocals are perfect for this style and melodic cadence

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