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#490999 - 09/14/18 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Two Janets
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https://soundcloud.com/scott-schwarz-740132899/two-janets

This song was inspired by a woman in my writing class at Western Michigan University some years back. She wrote a memoir titled "The Janet Game" where she and her sister during their childhood pretended that both their names were Janet, they had kids, and went shopping together. I found the story humorous and immediately penned this song when class was over. It is peppered with Baby Boomer pop-culture allusions.

On a side note: I purchased BIAB on 11/30/18 and didn't realize there was a forum until recently. So I hope no one minds that I am posting some songs I already recorded over the past several months with BIAB/RB. I am also working on new compositions.

RB Tracks:
RT406 Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 136
RT2625 Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm
RT1692 Bass, Electric, CountryDrivin8thsTriads Ev
RealDrums-SouthernPop8ths
RT2264 Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm 80sBubblegumPop
RT1852 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopUpliftArp
RC3020 Vocal Aahs, Background Pop3-part

All tracks generated in RB and everything else was done in MixCraft.

Lyrics

Two Janets
Hanging out at the grocery store,
Griping ‘bout how bad their kids are.
They can’t take it no more.
Sizing up the cucumbers,
Laughing at their spouses
Dreaming ‘bout redecorating
their picket-fenced houses

Have you seen the two Janets
I think I’m in love
They’re from another planet
Scotty, beam me up
I don’t want Marsha
I don’t want Cindy
Just gimme. gimme, gimme, gimme
Two Janets

Two Janets
Teaching kids the alphabet
Scarfing down laxatives
‘Cause their clothes don’t fit
Riding on the laundry cycle
Watching their soaps
Home Shopping Channel bargains
Make their husbands go broke

Have you seen the two Janets
I think I’m in love
They’re from another planet
Scotty, beam me up
I don’t want Marsha
I don’t want Cindy
Just gimme. gimme, gimme, gimme
Two Janets

I want both of your love
I want both of your lovin’
Can you bake me a cake
In your Easy-Bake Oven?

Two Janets
Got the same gyne…doctor
Two Janets
Cooking out of Betty Crocker
Hair color changes at night
They talk on the phone
Watching videotapes of Hee-Haw
When nobody’s home

Have you seen the two Janets
I think I’m in love
They’re from another planet
Will they tie me up?
I don’t want Marsha
I don’t want Cindy
Just gimme. gimme, gimme, gimme
Two Janets

Two Janets
What’s in a name?
Two Janets
I wanna be in the Janet Game…

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#491021 - 09/14/18 11:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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I enjoyed the listen.

Got the same gyne…doctor

Funny! laugh

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#491040 - 09/15/18 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Enjoyed this...clever construction of song from a real-life interaction! Great production, very good use of BIAB resources. Looking forward to hearing more of your work!

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#491056 - 09/15/18 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Really enjoyed this as well. Super vocal and harmonies. Very cool backtrack. Love the bass runs Reminded me of the mid 60s British songs

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#491089 - 09/15/18 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Wonderful song, added to some of the excellent productions being posted on here. Thanks for sharing

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#491097 - 09/15/18 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi.

Loved this retro sound! The tracks are all so clean and well-defined. Nothing gets lost in the mix. Super vocal, too! This is truly a fantastic listen.

If I may, one thought for your consideration: Perhaps move the lead vocal a little more to the middle. Really liked the line about watching Hee haw when no one was around - made me laugh! And the stop-ending was spot on. The dominant 7th chord in the chorus was a special touch.

That chorus is killer! What a terrific listening experience.

And by all means, post anything you've done in BIAB. I've posted songs I recorded 6 or 8 years ago.

By the way - really liked it!

Alan
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#491103 - 09/15/18 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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"I purchased BIAB on 11/30/18"

How did you pull that off? Today is 09/15/18 laugh

Great song by the way, got a very professional ring to it.

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#491109 - 09/15/18 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Fantastic job Ezekiel's Storm! I really enjoyed the overall tone of this. The arrangement is wonderful to the ears and the mix sounds quite polished too. Well done!
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#491120 - 09/15/18 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Ezekiel's Storm, very clever little tune that has such a polished slick sound to it! You did everything in superb fashion this! Don't let these tunes get dusty in the vault! They deserve to be heard! Thanks, Torrey
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#491125 - 09/15/18 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: RnAM]
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I'm from the future....

Good catch. I had BIAB 2018 on the brain.

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#491139 - 09/15/18 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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A really fun, clever song has a heap of Brit Invasion in the vocals.
Why is the lead vocal panned to a side?
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#491144 - 09/15/18 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: rayc]
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The lead vocal is dead center on the mix. Could it be SC? IDK, I just listened to it and the vocal is coming through on both the left and right headphone speaker.

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#491150 - 09/15/18 09:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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I'll try again later. SC seems to be all OOPS at present.
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#491153 - 09/15/18 11:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Very nice pop song with authentic 50's, early 60's feel in melody and production, although the lyrical content has more modern references smile

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#491159 - 09/16/18 01:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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I checked again & swapped ear in the headphones too.
Def the vocal leans to one side FOR ME - it sounds as though you've either double tracked, used an ADT or have applied something as I can hear another vocal in the otehr ear slightly quieter and ever so slightly delayed. Psych acoustic tricks often occur when one of near duplicates is slightly ahead - the 1st heard is the loudest heard.
Bass seems to be up the middle so I doubt it's stereo balance BUT it's probably just me.
A very cool Herman's Hermits vibe nonetheless.


Edited by rayc (09/16/18 01:06 AM)
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#491173 - 09/16/18 05:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: rayc]
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RayC, I'll trust your ears. At 55, I've have some hearing loss. I'll check the vocal plugins to see if one of them is the culprit.

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#491200 - 09/16/18 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Very cool early 60's vibe and a catchy well performed melody.

Nice!

J&B

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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
RayC, I'll trust your ears. At 55, I've have some hearing loss. I'll check the vocal plugins to see if one of them is the culprit.


FWIW my (Bud - not my younger wife!) 72 year old ears have been long shot smile but I'm hearing on our monitors what Ray described.
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#491213 - 09/16/18 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: rayc]
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I think I fixed it. After listening some more, the vocal did sound more dominant on the left. Let me know if it sounds centered now.

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#491224 - 09/16/18 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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SORTED!
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#491225 - 09/16/18 02:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Two Janets [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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that was fun! It had me tapping my foot immediately!

I thought the lyrics were very clever, and the harmonies were perfect for the genre (which reminded me of late 60s bubblegum music when top 40 couldn't decide on a focus demographic)

Good job!

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