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#176945 - 10/23/12 01:55 AM [User Showcase] Friday night, You blew me out
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2 takes of the same song!!
Friday Night
I wrote this at the beginning of my divorce thanks to rhyming and slang dictionaries. Basically I got drunk because the wife told me to go, I had thought we were married for life but she said I'll sue you for everything you've got, you *******. Too many bits of BIAB MIDI styles came together for this, with a little strumming from me. Altho' I have tried to find out which bits are from which style but it confuses me as the song took almost years to get it right. The solos were BIAB using EMU Proteus free, with a few notes added by me. The claps at the end were recorded live when I first played it to the boys, I had to cut out some swear words tho!!!

And then the angrier version You blew me out
I used snippets from BIAB for the guitar, bass and electric piano and the drums were all FL Studio

The Lyrics
Friday night I get about tight
I get bevied blasted belly up and tight
Smashed and snookered full as a boot
Bug-eyed trashed so hit and missed
I’m seeing double and feeling no pain
Carrying a load as stewed as a prune
Laid out legless loaded to the gills
Bummed and buoyant Brahms and Liszt

All because you blew me out called it a day and called it quits
You gave me the freeze out frozen mitt and sent me a way with a flea in my ear
I was in deep in a bad bad way cos I’d thought I’d got it together for the ball and chain
Told me bye bye catch some rays I’ll see you in court some day

You lead me up the garden path
With your ackamaracka and your dirty work
String me along with your fast shuffle flam
Flim flam flummox and get the drop on
Done up brown and placed outa packet
I aint gonna catch it and I aint gonna cop it
aint gonna have the skids put under
No bring me down
No lowering my flag


All because you blew me out called it a day and called it quits
You gave me the freeze out frozen mitt and sent me a way with a flea in my ear
I was in deep in a bad bad way cos I’d thought I’d got it together for the ball and chain
told me bye bye catch some rays I’ll see you in court some day
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#176946 - 10/23/12 04:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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Good work, Alyn.

The first track is a nice bit of big-band skiffle. Amusing and well done. Beautiful work on the harmonies and instrumental interludes.

The second is unclassifiable, lying somewhere between hip hop and punk. It's good as is, but being the anger management candidate that I am, I'd like to really feel the heated emotion. I suggest a distorted amp plugin on a parallel voice track, a la King Crimson's "Twenty First Century Schizoid Man" to add some grit.

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#176947 - 10/23/12 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: Ryszard]
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Quote:

I suggest a distorted amp plugin on a parallel voice track, a la King Crimson's "Twenty First Century Schizoid Man" to add some grit.



Ryszard, THAT is a brilliant idea!!!Absolutely brilliant, I shall work on that this evening

funnily enough I turned the radio on this morning and the 1st record was...... "Twenty First Century Schizoid Man" I love that record, and the band, Greg Lake's vocals always stuck in my mind, never thought of emulating though!

Thanks for the idea, can I say BRILLIANT again
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#176948 - 10/23/12 10:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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Two totally different feels with the same lyrics. I prefer the second one.
I'm looking forward to version three.
Guenter

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#176949 - 10/23/12 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: boehm]
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Thanks Guenter,
Version 3 eh!?
You have just given me an idea!!

Alyn
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#176950 - 10/24/12 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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the first version is just plain fun to hear... my foot was tapping immediately. I think it would be a real crowd-pleaser in a live venue.

The second version is very creative.. different than anything I've ever heard... but I'd agree that the vocals in this version seem too calm for the subject. Add a little rage to the vocals and repost.

Some apocalyptic instrumentation between verses would also be interesting

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#176951 - 10/24/12 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: Pat Marr]
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Thanks Pat,

Funnily enough the 1st version is more like "the version in my head" that I had when I was sorting out the lyrics just after the divorce, as humour is always my defense system.

Your idea of apocalyptic instrumentation tho' is also BRILLIANT. And that led me to War of the Worlds and the narration on Jeff Wayne's musical masterpiece, and so the spoken voice of Richard Burton, but with effects like Rsyzard mentioned...hmm

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different than anything I've ever heard


I take that as a great compliment, thank you, being different comes naturally to me, unfortunately

If BIAB and I can do it there WILL now be a 3rd version.....The GRM mix, Guenter Ryszard-Marr. That name sounds like an avant-guard synth genius in the early days of synthesisers!

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#176952 - 10/25/12 10:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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The first version was a fun way to handle what should be a sad topic. I liked it.

Not sure on the second. It was good enough, but didn't have the character the first version did.

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#176953 - 10/25/12 11:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: jptjptjpt]
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Thanks jptjptjpt,
the 1st version was written as a defence in those dark days. The 2nd version was done later for a laugh as I had been told that all my music was old fashioned and I should use samples. So I made my OWN samples, thanks to BIAB. I will always prefer the original tho'

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#176954 - 10/29/12 03:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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I’m with you on this Alyn as I like version 1 a lot better! You might take the backing tracks from version 2 and replace the lyrics, just a thought.

Two thumbs up on version 1.
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#176955 - 11/04/12 12:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: MarioD]
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And here, after much deliberation, is take 2 of "You blew me out" complete with guitar solo, lifted from another of my songs and Fripper-tised it after Robert Fripp's Frippertronics . My homage to Ryszard's suggestion of distorted vocals. I cut the solo into sections and recorded me "wiggling the mix knob" in the Classic Free Delay.

MarioD suggested replacing the words so I instead replaced the backing tracks and kept the words!!!
But trying to change the words gave me an idea for another song, which is now a work in progress.Working title is "She left me squat!"
All samples were taken from my other songs and are ALL BIAB MIDI instruments messed about in FLoops again.

You blew me out (take 2)
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#176956 - 11/04/12 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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Quote:

MarioD suggested replacing the words so I instead replaced the backing tracks and kept the words!!!






OK Alyn so I did have it have ass backwards

I loved this version

Great job on everything!

Two thumbs up!
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#176957 - 11/05/12 02:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks MarioD,
Your <cough> ass made me start a new song so thanks for that !!

Anyway that's it no more messing with the song

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#176958 - 11/07/12 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: gibson]
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Shades of NIN! I'm blown away. Your versatility is amazing. Can't wait to hear what you do next.

Remember: "BIAB--it's cheaper than a shrink and safer than a gun."
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#176959 - 11/07/12 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Friday night, You blew me out [Re: Ryszard]
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Thank you, praise indeed <shakes Ryszards hand>

It's thanks to a shrink that I have the time to get carried away, with a little help occasionally from Funky Chicken, a British real ale/ warm beer proper name, Speckled Hen. A few pints of that and you walk like Foghorn Leghorn doing the River Dance
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