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#318887 - 11/17/15 03:32 AM [User Showcase] California
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Another little sketch. Thanks for listening.


https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/california



Regards,



Bob





California

©2015 Robert Randall Burke


Well, I went to California
Cause they said it never rained
Nearly drowned down in Laguna
When the mud slides came
All the pretty people
Scrambling for fame
But nobody knows your name.

And all the saints and sinners
Are gathered by the sea
To hear the newest prophet
Who looks a lot like me
The thing you've always wanted
Is the thing you'll never be
And nobody knows your name.

California
California
Some day soon
I'll be comin' home.

Well I went out in the desert
Just to see the stars
And I ended up in Bakersfield
Playin' in the bars
But they don't need no prophets
So I didn't get too far
Cause nobody knows my name.

Tom's Waitin' on the corner
Tryin' to bum a smoke
I offer him a Camel
He takes a righteous toke
He says this music business
Is nothing but a joke
And nobody knows your name.








Title: California
File:California.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=2:55
No intro. 60 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 60. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,Volume Changes,RealDrums Changes,
Style is _MDBALCL.STY (Medium Pop Ballad Guits (85 RS))

RealTracks in style: ~700:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1757:Accordion, Rhythm Pop8ths Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 1762:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Pop16thsArp Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: ~703:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Strings: Miroslav Philharmonik














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#318889 - 11/17/15 04:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Awesome tune Bob. Loved the lyrics. Well done
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#318891 - 11/17/15 04:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Good song. And a lot of truth in those words.

Nobody wants to know your name these days.
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#318920 - 11/17/15 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob I enjoyed your song...your vocals, the lyrics and the instruments that you chose. I believe that all of us that have traveled in the music field have sooner or later experienced your song. Great write!
Sonny

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#318932 - 11/17/15 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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"And all the saints and sinners
Are gathered by the sea
To hear the newest prophet
Who looks a lot like me"

Wow!

There's a pile of truth packed in this tune. Without parsing
the song out, suffice to say that we love it. It's right in
our Americana wheelhouse vocally, lyrically and production
wise.

Great vocal and a tight supporting arrangement and mix!

J&B
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#318937 - 11/17/15 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Well, Bob.

I've always been planning to visit California, but you're not exactly over-selling it with this song.

Still, it's got to be drier and warmer than England.

Loved the song, though.

Still singing from the heart and still producing the goods. Very professional from start to finish.

Cheers,

Prof.

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#318949 - 11/17/15 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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I'll echo the others. "Very professional." "Great vocal and a tight supporting arrangement and mix." "Americana " "Awesome tune Bob."

All are true. Being from the deep south, I was a bit befuddled by the chorus in relation to all the verses taking place in -- 'California' -- While "Some day soon
I'll be comin' home." I think it is above my pay grade....

California
California
Some day soon
I'll be comin' home.

Regardless of my understanding or lack thereof, the chorus sounded good with the song and I thoroughly enjoyed my listen.
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#318964 - 11/17/15 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Wow, you're on a roll lately Bob!! Really nice song. Cool lyrics and a melody that carries them so sweetly. Really like the way you lingered on "California" in the B-section. Having lived in California my whole life, I have a different view than most visitors. There are some incredibly beautiful things here (Tahoe, Yosemite, San Francisco, the north coast, the wine country) but there are huge crowds, high crime, a lot of hot, flat ugly terrain, a LOT of poverty, and a government that doesn't work. Still, when I hear "California" in a song, I default to the romantic notion. Your take was about a whole different aspect of California, and you pulled it off beautifully. Great work!! Take care. Greg

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#319013 - 11/18/15 02:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Awesome tune Bob. Loved the lyrics. Well done



Scott,

Thanks for listening and the kind comment.

Regards,

Bob

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#319014 - 11/18/15 02:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Good song. And a lot of truth in those words.

Nobody wants to know your name these days.




Herb,

Thanks for the listen and comment.


Regards,

Bob

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#319015 - 11/18/15 02:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: SRP]
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Originally Posted By: SRP
Bob I enjoyed your song...your vocals, the lyrics and the instruments that you chose. I believe that all of us that have traveled in the music field have sooner or later experienced your song. Great write!
Sonny




Sonny,

Thanks. Appreciate it.


Regards,

Bob

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#319016 - 11/18/15 02:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"And all the saints and sinners
Are gathered by the sea
To hear the newest prophet
Who looks a lot like me"

Wow!

There's a pile of truth packed in this tune. Without parsing
the song out, suffice to say that we love it. It's right in
our Americana wheelhouse vocally, lyrically and production
wise.

Great vocal and a tight supporting arrangement and mix!

J&B




J&B,

Thanks for the listen and kind remarks.


Regards,

Bob

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#319017 - 11/18/15 03:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Well, Bob.

I've always been planning to visit California, but you're not exactly over-selling it with this song.

Still, it's got to be drier and warmer than England.

Loved the song, though.

Still singing from the heart and still producing the goods. Very professional from start to finish.

Cheers,

Prof.




Hey Professor -

Thanks for the listen. It might seem like I'm running the place down, but it's really just a reminiscence from a long time ago, and my lack of success there. grin
It's still my favorite State, and if you do visit, you will fall in love with it too.


Regards,

Bob

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#319018 - 11/18/15 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
I'll echo the others. "Very professional." "Great vocal and a tight supporting arrangement and mix." "Americana " "Awesome tune Bob."

All are true. Being from the deep south, I was a bit befuddled by the chorus in relation to all the verses taking place in -- 'California' -- While "Some day soon
I'll be comin' home." I think it is above my pay grade....

California
California
Some day soon
I'll be comin' home.

Regardless of my understanding or lack thereof, the chorus sounded good with the song and I thoroughly enjoyed my listen.









Charlie,

Thanks for listening. It is not above your pay grade. That tense is confusing - I could have done it better.


Regards,

Bob

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#319019 - 11/18/15 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Wow, you're on a roll lately Bob!! Really nice song. Cool lyrics and a melody that carries them so sweetly. Really like the way you lingered on "California" in the B-section. Having lived in California my whole life, I have a different view than most visitors. There are some incredibly beautiful things here (Tahoe, Yosemite, San Francisco, the north coast, the wine country) but there are huge crowds, high crime, a lot of hot, flat ugly terrain, a LOT of poverty, and a government that doesn't work. Still, when I hear "California" in a song, I default to the romantic notion. Your take was about a whole different aspect of California, and you pulled it off beautifully. Great work!! Take care. Greg




Hey Greg,

Thanks for listening. Actually, I was not a 'visitor' - I lived in SoCal for 15 years, and miss it still, even though I haven't been there in 30 years. Part of me still longs to return, but I want to remember it as it was in 1970. It was a paradise back then.



Regards,

Bob

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#319035 - 11/18/15 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, I most definitely agree. You are on a roll! Love the melody in this one especially the second time you sing California. Some very nice choices were made there. I enjoyed the story and there are some lyrical gems in there. Very well done. Tom

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#319073 - 11/18/15 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

Maybe my all-time fav of yours.

Hard to type this on a phone.

The CA music references are great -nicely embedded. Surprised that Greg did not mention th JB feel of this.

All would be impressed to know that was mr waits...

Loved this

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#319101 - 11/18/15 03:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, I most definitely agree. You are on a roll! Love the melody in this one especially the second time you sing California. Some very nice choices were made there. I enjoyed the story and there are some lyrical gems in there. Very well done. Tom


+1

I will add that I really liked your vocals on this! Plus the rhythm section was top notch.
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#319140 - 11/18/15 06:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Pretty song. Sounds great.
Bob, I'm a fan of the short chorus but I would've liked a tad more detail in this one to let me know who the singer is talking to.
If he'd have said, "Girl, someday soon, I'll be coming home" I would immediately know that he's talking to his girl at home which is why he said I'll be "coming" home.
If he's talking to himself and thinking about home or if he's talking to somebody else not from home, he'd have said, I'll be "going" home.
Beyond that little bit of confusion in the chorus, I thought it was a great song and beautifully done!

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#319173 - 11/18/15 10:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: California [Re: 90 dB]
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Great delivery - First listen feels like you are familiar with the song already. A really good listen.

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