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#546978 - 07/26/19 07:38 PM [User Showcase] What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray.
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Hi Folks.
Here is a new tune, another collaboration with Ray (rayc on forum). I had the bed for the tune and Ray graciously agreed to help me to write lyrics based on phrasing. It was a fun, laid back project that came relatively painless. Constructive suggestions / critique are always welcomed. Thank you for listening! Misha.

What's The Score?



Lyrics:

Tell me something if you can,
Was it worth it kicking the can?
Memory trove that you kept well preserved.
Stockpiling love, building ladders to stars?
Now swollen tongue don't obey,
Feet in clay, Itchy old scars.

Was it just another mistake?
Like scratched records or stretched cassette tape.
I can see that it’s time we should talk.
Come out from the mirror and let’s take a walk.
I can’t tell any more,
What’s the score?

Tell me something if you can,
Did it work ignoring the plan?
Rejected the future like it wasn’t deserved.
Disposable truth, that got you this far.
Swollen memory doesn't obey,
Do I stay? Life in a jar.

Was it just another outtake?
Like Polaroids of another mistake?
I can see reflections and your outline in chalk.
I reach for you but at the last moment balk.
I can’t tell you any more,
What’s the score?

Tell me something, if you can…
Are you numb, rejecting pain?
Victory sword that you polished to gloss,
Playing with fate as a dabbler with chess.
Stolen fruit forgot to decay,
Rainbow turned grey,
Roaring primal chaos.

Was it just another retake?
Like digital photos or second wedding cake?
I can’t see but I feel this has gone wrong.
Come out come out you know I can’t wait for long.
I can’t tell any more,
What’s the score?



Tech things:
Lyrics: Ray C. / Misha.
Arrangement/ mix: Misha.
Recorded in Cakewalk.
BIAB:
2576:Bass, Electric, SurfRockSyncVintage Ev 165
1438:Piano, Electric, Soloist JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
1303:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticJig Sw 110 (Drones only)
3096:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaTremoloWaltzColin Sw 120
2669:Pedal Steel, Background CountryRockBoogie Sw 110
1316:Medley [Part Marker] Sax, Flute, Trombone, Guit, Trumpet, Vibes,
RealDrums [in style:BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

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#546983 - 07/26/19 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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That was fun Rustyspoon!
What a cracker 1st verse to get things rolling.
Musically this goes from yiddish jazz to mid tempo rock.
The Rhodes Electric Piano is great and reminded me, in spots, of The Doors.
The reprise is wonderful too.


Edited by rayc (07/26/19 09:30 PM)
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#546998 - 07/26/19 10:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha / Ray

Loved the intro. A really interesting musical journey where all the pieces gel very well.
Excellent vocal and the choice of instruments was inspired.
Enjoyed it all.

Peter

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#547054 - 07/27/19 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Nice intro!

One of your best vocals I think, Misha, and very original (and good) lyrics from you and Ray.

Good arrangement and mix also.

Not a thing I would change, sounds great to me.

Very cool ending too BTW!

Well done, enjoyed the listen.

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#547055 - 07/27/19 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha & Ray,
Lyrics that make the head spin, some scintillating vocal phrasing that captures the mysterious vibe and an adventurous arrangement... this is way cool!
Great ending too.. I`d say the score is another big win for you.

Robert

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#547056 - 07/27/19 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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This was excellent. As everyone has said that intro was great. Plus I loved that Door's Rhode solo! The vocals were spot on as was the mix. The lyrics took it over the top for me!

Great work.
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#547081 - 07/27/19 10:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Ray & Misha...
You guys are becoming a Dynamic Duo...
I liked the jazz feel to the piece...
Coupled with the head-spinning lyrical images...
All I can say is...
Great job!

Ps...
Ray the images of this song is worthy of one of your videos (hint hint)


Edited by Jim (07/27/19 10:03 AM)
Edit Reason: Ps add
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#547089 - 07/27/19 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Misha/Ray...

I'll piggyback on Dave's comments here - he said everything I thought:

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nice intro!

One of your best vocals I think, Misha, and very original (and good) lyrics from you and Ray.

Good arrangement and mix also.

Not a thing I would change, sounds great to me.

Very cool ending too BTW!

Well done, enjoyed the listen.


Awesome vocal - filled with passion and drama.

Such an interesting lyric - also, filled with passion and drama!!

Super arrangement. Cool outro! (Dave said that, too! smile )

A treat for the ears.

fj

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#547123 - 07/27/19 03:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha, you're always fun to listen to - you're great at putting emotion into you singing.

What they said: Interesting arrangement, great mix, well sung. laugh
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#547130 - 07/27/19 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Enthralling and very unique.
Gongrats to both of you. Rob4580

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#547150 - 07/28/19 12:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Strong melody and chorus. Lushious arrangement, I like that acoustic guitar giving the basic rhythm and the moody steel guitar. Enjoyable airy mix. Lyrical landscape is like watching a David Lynch movie, but luckily you manage to say everything in under 4 minutes smile

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#547189 - 07/28/19 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Peter, Dave, Robert, Mario, Jim, FJ, David, Bob, Janne,

Thank you for listening! I appreciate your comments very much!

Misha.

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#547222 - 07/28/19 07:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Great!
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#547369 - 07/29/19 09:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Firstly, the mix sounds great on my head-phones. Clarity, spread, balance between the band members and the vocals.

Secondly, this is probably my favorite of your lyrical collaborations with Ray. It earns that "distinction" possibly because the unending imagery of the words is more easily absorbed even with the rapid-fire delivery. In this way it reminds me of some of the great works of the glory days of movie musicals and Broadway. But I think it is more likely that the "phrasing" you intended to write to is so pleasing. It is definitely an example of the more "unbalanced" end of the prosody spectrum and it just plain works.

Thirdly, the arrangement and musicality of the piece is perfectly emotional.

I really, really like this one. Thanks.
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#547445 - 07/30/19 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Superb!

The vocals add a special sheen to the already somewhat mysterious lyric.

It sounds ready made for the right film.

"Playing with fate as a dabbler with chess" We like that along with MANY other lines.

All of the above plus a pro arrangement and mix make for a most enjoyable listen(s)

Kudos y'all!!

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#547514 - 07/30/19 09:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Great job singing to make some complicated lyrics flow well. Enjoyed it.
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#547525 - 07/31/19 01:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Hi Misha and Ray,

the collab of you both really works... And it shows how effective it can be when peoople with an apparently different musical background throw their experiences together.

A very nice tune, as usuak well-sung, Misha, and greatly produced. Loved the PSG in the background. A very enjoyable listen.

Cheers,

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#547560 - 07/31/19 07:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Really well done! Love the instrumentation on this one. It has a really spacey vibe to it, and the instrumentation is unique and flows gorgeously. Your vocals and the lyrics behind them are top notch too. Makes for a very enticing listen.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#547822 - 08/02/19 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Such a cool intro. Excellent vocal and lyric. Such a cool backtrack and mix. Well done.

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#547896 - 08/02/19 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: What's The Score? Blues colab. with Ray. [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Ed,
Thank you for listening!
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Tangmo,
Thank you very much for listening and your kind comments!
Funny thing, this was done fairly fast and even I am overall satisfied with the mix smile
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J&B,
Thank you for taking time and listening to this and you excellent feedback here and on SC!
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Stefan,
Thank you for words of support! I agree with you 100%, without Ray, it would never be what it is.
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Deryk,
Cool, I am glad you liked it! Thank you for listening!
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Scott,
Thank you for listening and your support!


Misha.

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