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#579861 - 02/08/20 04:06 AM [User Showcase] The Dog's Name (PG Rating)
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I'd call this a three minute song of deep and abiding love. Except it's not. I do like other people's pets, though.

https://soundcloud.com/user-47797156/the-dogs-name

This is a thorough rework of an old tune. Not the world's strongest melody, but I hope it holds together. BIAB 2019 suggested the BBBlues style to replace the original midi.

Bass RT 579
Main Guitar RT 584
Second Guitar RT 573
Bass RT 579
RD Nashville even 8 a/b

I added Harmonica RT 586

The EP was a midi track run though my old Kurzweil saved from the old project. So is the organ/pads...though it is barely audible, I missed it when I took it out.

Mixed in Reaper with mostly Izotope plugins.

This was written for RPM 2007 and made it to the CD that came out of that, entitled THOU SHALT.

The Dog's Name

Just got back for the weekend
Still don't feel like home.
Even the dog ignored me
and sat there chewin' his bone.
I guess I should be happy
he didn't bark and growl.
I've been gone for a long time
But this cat is back home now.

Just don't call me the dog's name
Or put me back in the show.
Just don't call me the dog's name
He don't even like the rock and roll.
Just don't call me the dog's name
or make me share his bowl.
Just don't call me the dog's name
and baby, we'll be good to go.

I remember the pup
Now he's big as a mule
He craps his weight in groceries
And gives the kids a ride to school
He's got his spot on the bed
And he's circling around
You lay there rubbin' his head
I should've name the mutt "Get Down".

Just don't call me the dog's name
Or put me back in the show.
Just don't call me the dog's name
He don't even like the rock and roll.
Just don't call me the dog's name
or make me share his bowl.
Just don't call me the dog's name
and baby, we'll be good to go.
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#579867 - 02/08/20 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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I disagree as I think the melody is very strong, as is your vocal.

You had my toe tapping right from the git go. Great mix also.

I liked everything about this.
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#579872 - 02/08/20 07:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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It's the rhythm and the mood that makes this song sounds excellent.
Don't mind about the 'greatness' of the melody. Your vocals are very, very good on this kind of music. And I love that voice. I don't even come close to it when having a cold.
Make me more of this kind of songs with such a voice!
But, give me the dogs name...

Hans
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#579918 - 02/08/20 01:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Always tough competing with the dog.

A fun tune. The band sounds good. I like your vocal!

Enjoyed

fj

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#579926 - 02/08/20 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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PeterF Offline
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An enjoyable piece - really liked the gruff sounding vocal and underlying band.

Really liked this one.

Peter

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#579935 - 02/08/20 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Hi Tangmo,

This is a good, fun listen. You entertained me smile

I don't recall hearing this particular combination of Realtracks before but it sure creates a great groove! My feet were tapping along.

Your writing, singing, arranging and producing all sound excellent to me.

All the best,
Noel
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#579953 - 02/08/20 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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BabuMusic Offline
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Holds quite well together, Tangmo. The lyrics, the melody and the delivery wrap a nice package, although I'd prefer the vocal a bit more out front.
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#579980 - 02/08/20 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Tangmo,
I think your melody is quite sophisticated for this genre.
Excellent write. Has a cool scratchy vintage feel to it. Very well performed. Fun stuff. Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#580024 - 02/09/20 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Glad you decided to rework this, don't think I ever heard the original but I really like this, great groove.

You have the perfect voice for this sort of material too, just the right edge to it.

Nice!
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#580106 - 02/09/20 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Cool vocal. Loved the production on this . Well done
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#580116 - 02/09/20 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Jim Offline
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A great write...
Unique idea & great lyrics...
Your vocals also add to the pleasant experience of the song...
Good Job Mr T!
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#580118 - 02/09/20 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Cool, cool, song.

The melody hooks, and that's all that matters.

"Just don't call me the dog's name..." Great!

I really liked this.

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#580392 - 02/11/20 09:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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A very clever write ( ok, some details made me squirm & laugh at the same time) with the vocal very much "in character" with the lyrics.
Everything sounds good on the mix.
What`s 2007 RPM?

Robert

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#580428 - 02/11/20 04:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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rayc Offline
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A good lyric and melody backed by a solid BIAB band.
The vocal is really good but the essing and whatever is throwing edges of the vocal over to the left are quite distracting.
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#580434 - 02/11/20 05:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Very good vocal and good lyrics made for a great listen, thanks!
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#580481 - 02/12/20 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Vocal really sits perfect with the style you've captured.

There'a really a lot to like about this.

Fun lyrics.
"He craps his weight in groceries
And gives the kids a ride to school"
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#580504 - 02/12/20 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Interesting dark blues with a good story, I enjoyed the chording and the melody. Good band and vocals, the piano gives nice vibe addition.

Janne

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#580569 - 02/12/20 02:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Tangmo,

Clever stuff here! Love the vocal and man is that chorus ever good! Love the band also! Thanks, Torrey!
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#580646 - 02/13/20 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Hi Tangmo,

HUGE, HUGE fun !!!!!

Great entertaining song, couldn't keep my feet from tappong. The way you sing those funny lines - Mr Cool himself showing up today. Just great !

Cheers,

Stefan
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#581930 - 02/22/20 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Dog's Name (PG Rating) [Re: Tangmo]
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Sorry to be so late. LOTS of songs nowadays on the forum!

The melody is fine and what a cool idea for a write.

Fine vocal, mix and RT choices wrap it all up. That dobro
really caries it.

Not too big on using the term...but, well, "catchy." It genuinely sticks
with you -- lyrically and melodically.

Lot of fun!

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