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Sorry I've been away for a bit. I hope to be a little more involved now for awhile again! (4/14/20 UPDATE)
This little tune is a tribute to Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (Steely Dan) who definately have influenced my musical tastes! The first verse is me envisioning Donald carrying on without his band mate Walter . The second verse is for all of us who have been around the block and are trying to keep up with current trends and happenings! The lyrics are a 15 minute throw together so be gentle on the critique lol!! Thanks for taking time to listen and keep me as part of the family here! I played everything except the horn parts and drums....couldn't pull that off! The intro horn part is a loop on my Yamaha keyboard the others are BIAB. Thanks T

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Vocals
Electric Piano
Organ
Guitars
Bass

Make It Mine
Words and music By
Torrey Bliss Copyright 2020

It just ain't the same since Walter went away
Why did he have to go
Now I'm here writing this all alone
But I'm gonna keep keepin' on
Racing the clock and the beat won't stop
And the rhythm's speedin' up with the time
I'm feeling the future bearing down on me
But I'm still gonna make it mine
Don't shake my hand don't breath on me
You know that's the way they say it's gotta be
This brand new world It don't fit me
I guess I'll find out what I'm allowed to be

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Sounds good. I don't want to guess who you are honoring but it's jazzy, I can say that much. All your instruments sound great. I'm impressed. Lyrics worked well with the tune. The Beatles and Stones used to write all their classics in short time too, so you are in good company.


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Hey Torrey ...

Absolutely loved it! My foot's still tapping hard and I can't make it stop. Sometimes those quick throw-together lyrics are near perfect ... that's what I get from this one. And what great backing tracks ... you're a very talented man, my friend!

Not sure who your inspiration is but the first thought that comes to mind is Walter Afanasieff. Regardless, it's a heck of a song ... had to listen to it twice on Soundclick before leaving a comment ... it was too good to interrupt on first listen.

Wishing you the very best ... so nice to hear a new one from you Be safe ...

Alan

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Very cool, Torrey!

Great groove and killer arrangement.

Man, no one does this kind of track like you do. Well, I guess Steely Dan did wink

Best to you and yours.

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nicely done liked the lyrics and the guitar work was cleverly done.

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Thanks jptjptjpt! I really appreciate that fact that you took the time to listen and comment! T




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Torrey,
Aww come on- you didn`t play the drums?! The backtrack is so darn tight;a testament to the musician you are and even this guy who never really listened to Steely Dan, got the nod to their sound right away.
The lyrics sing good, that`s the main thing here and, of course you always sing with great energy.
"keep me as part of the family here!"- if there`s ever a question about that this forum is toast, sir.

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Torrey,

This is absolutely outstanding! The vibe here is so authentic and the production is stellar.

Blown away by your talents...

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I'm impressed with your versatility and musicianship!

This is a great "head bobber." cool

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Great driving beat cements everything together perfectly.

Musically, this song has a lot to offer. Excellent all around.


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Cool song Torrey! Great to see you again!

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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey Torrey ...

Absolutely loved it! My foot's still tapping hard and I can't make it stop. Sometimes those quick throw-together lyrics are near perfect ... that's what I get from this one. And what great backing tracks ... you're a very talented man, my friend!

Not sure who your inspiration is but the first thought that comes to mind is Walter Afanasieff. Regardless, it's a heck of a song ... had to listen to it twice on Soundclick before leaving a comment ... it was too good to interrupt on first listen.

Wishing you the very best ... so nice to hear a new one from you Be safe ...

Alan


Thanks so much Alan for all those kind words! You are one of my favorites here and it's an honor knowing you have taken time to listen and comment! T




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Hi Torrey
Noticed the word captivating among the soundcloud comments. Pretty much sums this one up for me. I too am picking up a Steeley Dan vibe and wondering if its Walter Becker you're name-checking in the opening line.
Stay safe.
Regards,
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Torrey,

Excellent.

The bass and drum combination is tight and infectious.
Great bass line, Impressive sound (how did you record that?)
(what RealDrum is that???)
The organ/piano/horns grooves are all well done.
Super guitar work.
Your vocals are terrific. Nice tight harmonies.
An excellent mix.

A very cool song. Worth many listens.

Music!

Ah.

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Hi Torrey,

At first 'glance'I thought you recorded a car accident, but then you got loose. Strong drums and very well sung. The song has a lot of energy! But I also liked the way you ended the song. Nice!

I loved it,
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Wow. Talk about a beat!!! Great song. I've no idea who your influence was, but he must have been pretty brilliant to give rise to such a brilliant song from you. So cool. Bravo!!!

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Thanks Dave, I cherish your comments, especially when I consider they are coming from a musical talent like you!! T




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Torrey

Amazing work. Wonderful musicianship abounds, loved all the parts you played (some wonderful guitar).
A truly excellent arrangement.
Stellar work.

Peter

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Hi, Torrey !


Wonderful tune, wonderfully performed !
I couldn´t dream of putting up such
superb lyrics in 15 mins ! You are a
musical wizard Torrey ! And I always like your
vocals too !

Cheers
Dani

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