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Hi everybody,

no big back story this time...

The song was inspired by a great funk tune Will-Josef came up with here on the Forum a couple of months ago, which made me think ‘Yeah, why not having a go at another Funk song...?

So I asked Funky Fritz (you may remember him from ‘Gimme Your Dough’, posted here last year), if he was ready for another round, and, yes, he was.

So here’s AIN’T GOT TIME and in case you think that the silly cartoon style video doesn’t really fit the music - well, you’re probably right. But making it was huge fun (as well as a challenge).

Please forgive me that pathetic skit on my musical lighthouse in the seventies, Wolfman Jack. (BTW: The chocolate sauce thing is taken from one of his original radio shows).

My special thanks go to two couples you know very well and who gave me their generous permission (and thus the great honor !) to use their images in the video. Who that is? Just wait and see...

As usual Maha, who is still far from being recovered, did all the sound jobs - she said that this was a pretty tricky thing to mix, and she really spent some time on it. But I think it has paid off and that she did very well again - where would I be without her (in all aspects!)?

We both would be very happy if you enjoyed the song and the video.

Thanks for listening and watching and all the best to all of you,

Stefan

Video (w/ lyrics)

Audio (w/ lyrics)

Audio (on Soundcloud)

The musical department:

Started with this RealSytly: _LASHOUT.STY (Lash Out Modern Funk Quartet)

Kept the following RealTracks:

- ModernFunkOffbeatKickSput^1-a:S, b:Rd
- RT 3249:Guitar, Electric, Background ModernFunkSingleNotesBob Ev16 110
- RT 3251:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm ModFunk1NoteMark Ev16 110
- RT 2623:Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkSwing16 Sw16 085

Didn’t use the following RealTracks

- MIDI SuperTracks in song: 2653:Organ, Rhythm Funk Ev 100
- RT 3112:Bass, Electric FunkOffbeatAlex Ev16 110

added the following ReaklTracks:

- RT1433:Bass, Electric, JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
- RT1438:Piano, Electric, Soloist JazzFunkGroovin Ev16 110
-(partly) RealDrums-JazzFunkGroovin^1-HHSdStk,HHSnr (1)

Horns:
Big Fish Vintage Horns, arranged as MIDI files in the Piano Roll Window

DAW:
Maha edited and finished the song in RealBand, using the following VST plug-ins: PGMusic Dynamics, PGMusic Reverb, EasyQ Parametric EQ, and mastered the song with Ozone8.

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Hi Stefan,

Well, given the choice of listening to audio or watching one of your videos it's pretty much a no brainer! Always a lot of fun and so well done.

AND in this particular case watching the end credits is as good as the video, I enjoyed seeing two of my favorite BIAB couples show up on the wall of the Simpsons house (don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone else so I won't mention them here)

Excellent music! Very well done and the lyrics are well written and fun.

And Maha has some serious production chops! Mix is absolute perfection.

Very much enjoyed this one!

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Man, that was awesome both video and audio.... First time I saw one of your videos, I have a long way to go on my video chops.

I love funk music so this was all around magic sauce for me.

Thanks for sharing!


P.S. - David Hasselhoff has nothing on you! smile




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Stefan

As usual an amazing video - extraordinary story telling, and video production skills.

Excellent song, great mix and just an overall pro feel.

Top notch all round.

Peter

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Just as well you had time to share this.
Clever fun song.Rob4580

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Your songs are always a delight to listen to. I especially like way you transitioned into the bridge (twice)--smooth! You sound like you had a lot of fun with this one.

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Your videos are always very fun to watch and great job with the song overall! Thanks for sharing.


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Hi Stefan
To paraphrase George Clinton, you tore the roof off that sucker. Lots of funky fun, and amazing work on the video.
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Stefan...

Your music video production skills are so impressive, that they threaten to overshadow your songs smile !!!

Any old way, the video was a novel, colorful, fast-paced and freewheeling, madcap, irresistibly humourous and vastly entertaining frame for presenting your cleverly-worded song, Ain't Got Time. Your all-too-obvious command of the English language combined with your even more obvious musical facility with the genres of R & B, the 'blues', and funk, makes me speculate that you probably were born in the good 'ol U.S.A., and then emigrated to Germany much later in your life, ha, ha, ha! grin. If my wishes could come true, I would love to watch your video presented as a 'short subject' to an audience before the showing of a feature film at a local movie theater!

Ain't Got Time sounds like a tightly peformed and quite professionally arranged production. You chose and applied the Real Tracks like an entertainer would select musicians to record with in a studio. I really like the way you changed-up the tempo of the song, made it sound unexpected, and therefore more exciting.

I told you recently that I had been waiting for your next post/production, and, boy, did you ever deliver on that wish !!!

Listening to and watching your songs is always lots of fun smile.

Truly,

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Some seriously good lyrics. Love those little alt phrases. The video shines during these. So much fun. This sounds wonderful, even cranked up. The band and you had some serious funk and fun. Head-bobbing stuff. Pure entertainment.


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This is true classic funk, words and music are pure authentic gold! Your vocals are perfect fit for funk! Great band, those BIAB funky RTs are super cool!!! Excellent horns arrangement! That bridge part works exceptionally well, magic! I have just one wish: more funk, please!

And I enjoyed also the skillfully made video, including those pictures in the end laugh

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Stefan,
Listened to audio only ( will save that video, I know it`ll be awesome!) to hear just how good your vocal phrasing,harmonies ( some of the tightest and most energised I`ve heard on this forum),arranging, etc etc are.
Brilliant! Now for that wild video...
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Yea this was good and the work that goes in to the videos awesome.

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Stefanately another cool one - humour good sounds and good viewing - nice.


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Fantastic fun-filled presentation.

Great video, lots of laughs.

The cameo appearance of J&B and Alan & Di was a cool touch!


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Hello Stefan ...

Wie geht's dir, mein fruend? Und auch, die Frau?

Your music and videos are always such a treat. Great song with a seriously funny video! Loved the lyric ... really cool! Di and I are big fans of Funk, so this was an extra-special treat for us.

You and Maha are so talented with the video and audio production. It takes a lot of skill, time and patience to create such a terrific video ... kudos to both of you. You're not just an excellent singer and songwriter ... you're also an exceptional entertainer.

That was so much fun! And thank you for the honor and pleasure of having us, and J&B, featured at the end. We truly appreciate that!

Wishing you and Maha the very best with special thoughts for Maha's continued recovery. I can report that Di is doing much better ... better than she has in many years. I'm spending as much time with her as I can, so I am not here very much. But I hope to be more active on the forum in the very near future.

Bis spaeter!

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Hi Stefan,

I'm amazed! You told us you had no time and see what you did. I love it very much, but to be honest... I think I loved the combination videoclip-song the most. I'm always wonder how you get all these things you sing about fitso nice in a video. I'm almost jealous about those skills of you and Maha.

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I had a blast listening and watching the video.

Really, really well done - especially the horns, which I'd assumed were from a RealTrack, so bonus points there! laugh


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Hi Dave,

as usual you were the first one to comment and your remarks really made my day. I'm always a bit anxious my stuff might not appeal to people, but after I read your very kind wortds, I was relieved.

Thanks a lot for your positive comment !!!

Cheers,

Stefan

PS: Almost forgot to mention that Maha was more than delighted to read what you wrote about her 'chops' - she says 'Thank you', too

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Hi sslechta,

I'm really pleased to read that you enjoyed the music and the video.

'Magic sauce' - what a nice compliment that is...

And as to your David Hazzlehoff (as Jay Leno used to call him) comment: That's something one doesn't hear everyday ... ;-)))

Thanks a lot for your very kind wods.

Cheers,

Stefan

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