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#311802 - 09/27/15 06:36 AM [User Showcase] New Song: My Crazy Life With You
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Dear Forum Friends,
First, my apologies for not being on the forum lately. Between work, life, piano, time keeps slipping away. Someone should write a sond about that.
So a couple of weeks back my wonderful wife and lyricist wrote a poem for me about our life and times traveling the world throughout my Air Force career. This snappy little tune tells the happy story from our start in New York to eventually putting down roots her in Maryland. Thirty + years in under three minutes, quite a ride.
I also like to apologize in adance to my German firends. Please forgive the german lryics, mein deutches ist kaput!
Here are the Soundclick links. I'll update this post with the Soundcloud link shortly.
Enjoy!

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=13220387&q=hi&newref=1
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13220387
http://www.soundclick.com/dcspacedog

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#311807 - 09/27/15 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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SpaceDog -

I like this one, because it's from real life. You guys really got around in 30+ years! Join the USAF - see the world! grin


Regards,

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#311812 - 09/27/15 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Hi SD,

very nice and uplifting song.
Regards to your wife.
Christkindlmarkt und Autobahn are a
nice touch for me. Where in Germany were
you stationed?
Very enjoyable listen.

Guenter

P.S. I like your vocals and piano.
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#311835 - 09/27/15 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Nicely done. Enjoyed hearing about your crazy life.
Thanks for your service to us also.


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#311888 - 09/27/15 08:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Bob,
Thanks. Yep, it's been a real whirlwind.

Guenter,
I was actually thinking, "What will Guenter say when he hears this?" Thanks for you kind words. Glad you liked it.
We lived in Heidelberg for one year and Osterholz-Sharmbeck (near Bremen) for two back in the 80s. Those were three great years!

Charlie,
Thanks for listening and commenting.
It was an honor to serve. I'd do it all again if they made me 21 again!

SD

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#311893 - 09/27/15 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob

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#311895 - 09/27/15 10:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Fun song! The music fits the mood well. I work with many retired AF, and some active duty. This was nicely put together. Your midi piano fit well. Nice work! Take care. Greg

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#311956 - 09/28/15 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob
+1 Well put together. This is kind of like a musical travelogue. Sounds like an interesting life. My compliments. An enjoyable listen. Tom

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#312011 - 09/28/15 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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SpaceDog,

This one is a lot of fun - really enjoyed the arrangement and delivery. Very well done.

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#312022 - 09/28/15 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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What a great song style to deliver your journey to. That swing always brings life to any song it backs up.

Much enjoyed.

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#312062 - 09/28/15 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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SD,

Very enjoyable! The music is a great much for the theme and the arrangement is perfect for both. This would work really well as a ragtime piece, too.

Congratulations to you both on so many years and so many places!

Regards,
Noel


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#312072 - 09/29/15 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Yes we all need some crazy in our lives. Well done.
Rob
+1 Well put together. This is kind of like a musical travelogue. Sounds like an interesting life. My compliments. An enjoyable listen. Tom


says it all,

I enjoyed the journey

Alyn
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#312104 - 09/29/15 05:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Nice song, SD.

Good mix and vocal.

You ought to make a video to go along with this - with pictures from all of those adventures. You'll want to play it at your 50th....

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#312130 - 09/29/15 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Cool "true life" song and we always LOVE
a swing. I agree with floyd -- this song begs
a video!

Enjoyed it!
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#312194 - 09/29/15 06:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Rob,
Thanks. I agree, a little crazy is a good thing.

Greg,
Thanks for the kind words. and thanks for watching out for our vets.

Tommy,
It's been a fun ride. I glad you liked to song.

Bob,
Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

Gruverider,
I really like the swing style also. It's always fun to work with.

Noel,
Thanks. I started the arrangement in Fats Waller stride piano and Scott Joplin piano styles. Then I styled my playing on those rhythms.

Alyn,
Glad you liked it. Thanks for listening.

Floyd, J&B,
Great idea about the video. I've never done one. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.

SD

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#312197 - 09/29/15 06:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Quote:
I started the arrangement in Fats Waller stride piano and Scott Joplin piano styles. Then I styled my playing on those rhythms.


SD,

Thanks for passing the information along. That explains why I could hear it working with a ragtime setting. I've just had another listen. Yep, it's good!

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#312296 - 09/30/15 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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As promised, here's the Soundcloud link:

https://soundcloud.com/dcspacedog/my-crazy-life-with-you

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#312302 - 09/30/15 05:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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I wish that I could play piano for I would certainly have more fun but that is why I have to rely on BIAB for all my instruments. I enjoyed listening to your life's history through your song and I salute you guys for having so much fun in those thirty years. My wife and I celebrated forty-seven years the twenty-first of this month and I have enjoyed every second of it.
Sonny

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#312307 - 09/30/15 05:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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Very nice, SD.

I have been out of commission around here at the forum for awhile, myself. Good to hear something from you here. Congrats on a successful marriage! Enjoyed the song!

Steve
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#312321 - 09/30/15 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Song: My Crazy Life With You [Re: SpaceDog]
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I've always felt that most of the best songs come from within. And by that I mean there's something going on within the songwriter that brings the song to come about, whether it be feelings, events or what have you. This song is no exception.
On the more tech side of things, I got two pointers if I may: I particularly noticed the well constructed/performed harmonies but did wonder if perhaps some "gadgets" were used, for they seemed almost "too clean", if that makes sense? And second, correct me if I'm wrong, but I do think the convention with piano is panning the higher register to the right and lower to the left, you appear to have this reversed....?
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