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#558432 - 10/09/19 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Pro Crastinator
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1943
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
This is actually the first song I wrote with Band In A Box, about 8 years ago. I decided it was due an update. So I completely redid it. The original was so dated, it had a reference to a Palm Pilot! smile So I re-wrote the lyrics, completely redid the instrumentation and vocals, and added some talk-over at the end. This is just a fun, tongue in cheek song. I hope you enjoy it!

Pro Crastinator - Lyric Video

Pro Crastinator - SoundCloud Version


I played the organ parts. All the rest is RealTracks/RealDrums...

RealTracks in song: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1726:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm HonkyTonkJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 1850:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopShiningGrittyMuted Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 2635:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryBluesRockHigh Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 2689:Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple Ev 120 (Simple)
RealDrums [in Song:RockHardKick^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

And here are the lyrics...

Pro Crastinator
©Stephen W. Young

I'm a pro crastinator
There’s nothing amateur about my nature
Some people think I’m lazy, but they don’t understand
That I’m just working on a well-made plan
I’m a pro

I spend my afternoons learning how to Google
To find a job, with good benefits too
They ought to make me the boss, to avoid the loss
From all the things that I refuse to do

Chorus

I’ve been to training sessions and seminars
I’ve got six day planners in the trunk of my car
I’ve got gizmos and gadgets, an iPad or two
Reminding me of what I won't do

Chorus

Solo

Now my family and friends are convinced
That I’m complacent, but I don’t care
Who knows, I might even work up the drive
To finish the words of this…

Mmmm, maybe tomorrow…

Chorus...
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#558433 - 10/09/19 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 1428
beatmaster Offline
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Loved this it was an easy feel ,humorous, Talented song.

Well produced and mixed.

Your vocals do this proud ... and your right Steve you are a pro....operator !.

A bit like Dr Hook to me.

Thanks
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#558435 - 10/09/19 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 831
Loc: United Kingdom
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Yes!!! Brilliant!!! Love it. Danced like crazy in my seat from the very first note ... and when I could hear that piano, I was almost on the ceiling dancing :-)

I can (as more of us than would like to admit it, no doubt!) REALLY relate to the lyrics - and the final talked-over section, particularly the telephone conversation, had me laughing with tears in my eyes.

Technically also, spotlessly done - you may be a pro crastinator, but here it doesn't show in the slightest ... a truly PRO job!!!

Bravo, bravo, bravo - hats off to you, sir.
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#558489 - 10/09/19 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 08/21/18
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Shades of Ray Stevens. Funny lyric and the "shout outs" were priceless. That's some high-level putting it off. I look at it this way...if I wait till tomorrow, I'll be able to tackle it with a day's more seniority. I think the band may have been a bit subdued in the mix, but this one is all about the "message", and that's one I can definitely get behind (and stay behind). Much enjoyed.
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#558493 - 10/10/19 12:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 953
Loc: Washington State
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Mr. Young...

Well, sir, you sure don't Pro-crastinate on the productions you post to the User's Forum smile.

Your lyrics for the song are so clever and inspired that I'm waiting for a sequel! The dial tone at the end of your abruptly terminated phone call to George Strait's receptionist triggered a a giggle, a laugh, and then a guffaw that had been building up steam from the first verse.

The number of Real Tracks you employed qualifies as an orchestra! The mix is an experience in smooth sailin' sound engineering. At a social event, the song would prompt the patrons to get on their feet and do some fine 'n fancy line dancing!

'A' side, or 'B' side, this one's a grand slam laugh !!!

Thoroughly entertained and tickled,

- bluage -
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#558497 - 10/10/19 01:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 3735
Loc: Sydney Australia
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Steve

Loved it, funny clever and catchy.

Loved the lyric jokes at the end and the overall performance was excellent.

Really top notch fun.

Peter

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#558504 - 10/10/19 02:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3385
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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Well, that was fun!

Love the shout outs to floyd and Noel!

Really well done, enjoyed!
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#558507 - 10/10/19 04:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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Fun song. As others noted, clever and catchy. I enjoyed my listen.
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#558513 - 10/10/19 04:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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Excellent stuff.
Amusing and well structured.
Terrific arrangement and mix too.
My obligatory bit - there are a few chs and esses that cold be tamed but no one else has commented so it's probably just me.
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#558524 - 10/10/19 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3942
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
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Hi, Steve !

Haven´t heard anything better
from you so far though I may
have missed something due to
my long stays away from the computer !

I just simply love this Steve,
that is all I can say !:))

Cheers
Dani

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#558535 - 10/10/19 07:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 02/15/17
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Nice work! I like how easy going and catchy it is, and boy is it ever oh-so-relatable. Makes for an engaging listen, and I found the mixing job to be top notch too.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#558547 - 10/10/19 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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Loc: Florida
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"I’ve got gizmos and gadgets, an iPad or two
Reminding me of what I won't do"

HA! Love that. A clever, funny write (without getting "silly"). The ending is LaughOutLoud funny!! (my first cameo!! HA!)

Love the BAND and the overall sound. A sound (and song style) that was huge in 90's Nashville. Well captured.

The mix is "smooth" (of course). Sounds GREAT really loud and well balanced when played soft - always a good test of a mix. Well done.

Terrific.

fj

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#558605 - 10/10/19 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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A refreshing update. Great delivery, fun lyrics, perfect backings.

Really good throughout and finished off with a really funny ending...

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#558636 - 10/10/19 03:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: VideoTrack]
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Great lyrics, had me chair laughing, very clever!!
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#558670 - 10/10/19 06:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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Steve,
Nice! Super positive & lighthearted tune. Feels you put a lot of effort in this one. Clever lyrics and very artistic production. Fun!

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#558682 - 10/10/19 09:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 737
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
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Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Steve,

Very fun, very catch tune . . . some clever turns on the lyrics. And really well put together from a production standpoint. Love the shoutouts to Floyd and Noel at the end . . . a nice inside reference for us BIABers. Vey cool. Enjoyed this!

My best to you.

Deej

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#558685 - 10/10/19 09:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 09/27/10
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Loc: Sacramento, California
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floyd jane took my adjective - smooth. Smooth vocals, smooth mix. Clever rewrite.

Nice ending! You get the same "on hold" tone that I do! wink
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#558769 - 10/11/19 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
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Really clever, cute song Steve!!! So well written.......love the "finish the words to this......."........classic!!! Really had me laughing!!! Take care. Greg

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#558847 - 10/11/19 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Tangmo]
Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1943
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Steve Young Offline
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Loved this it was an easy feel ,humorous, Talented song.

Well produced and mixed.

Your vocals do this proud ... and your right Steve you are a pro....operator !.

A bit like Dr Hook to me.

Thanks


Sorry it took so long to get around to thanking you for your kind words, Beatmaster, but you know...

Originally Posted By: musician17
Yes!!! Brilliant!!! Love it. Danced like crazy in my seat from the very first note ... and when I could hear that piano, I was almost on the ceiling dancing :-)

I can (as more of us than would like to admit it, no doubt!) REALLY relate to the lyrics - and the final talked-over section, particularly the telephone conversation, had me laughing with tears in my eyes.

Technically also, spotlessly done - you may be a pro crastinator, but here it doesn't show in the slightest ... a truly PRO job!!!

Bravo, bravo, bravo - hats off to you, sir.


Thanks so much! Keep dancing! I had a lot of fun with this one.

Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Shades of Ray Stevens. Funny lyric and the "shout outs" were priceless. That's some high-level putting it off. I look at it this way...if I wait till tomorrow, I'll be able to tackle it with a day's more seniority. I think the band may have been a bit subdued in the mix, but this one is all about the "message", and that's one I can definitely get behind (and stay behind). Much enjoyed.


Thanks, Tangmo! Appreciate your comments!

===

Steve
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#558865 - 10/11/19 11:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pro Crastinator [Re: Steve Young]
Registered: 05/11/15
Posts: 2034
Loc: Aichi, Japan
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Steve,

I think you are a very versatile person, some time making ballads and some time making such humor songs.
Your vocals are perfect.
Nice ending as David says.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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