Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#616678 - 09/26/20 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Billy
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Rustyspoon (Misha) asked me to post a song I did about 4 years ago called "Billy" so here it is.

https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/billy.

The band was cut and pasted a bit.

Nashville pop 16 Drums
784 bass
597 & 785 acoustic guitars
1517 & 419 electric guitars
1946 mando

Billy ©2016 Vic Arnold

I ran along the rivers,
through the mountains but they wouldn't let me be
What was I supposed to do?
Should I have turned the other cheek?
They said my days were numbered
and sometimes I heard the tolling of the bell
Always one step down from heaven
with both feet jammed agains't the door to hell
Ch.
They called me Little Casino,
El Bandito, El Chivato or The Kid
Senoritas called me Billy
and I sang to them in Spanish. Yes I did
V2
It's a long way from the City
to some cowtown, then down to New Mexico
where I took the things I needed,
food and pistols, and somebody else's clothes
Ran off to Arizona
For a time I tried to live an honest day
but I loved a poker game and couldn't
stand a mouth that has too much to say
Ch.
Br.
I hear behind me the sound of whispers
My heart racing in my chest
Adios my friend. I send you kisses
and turn around .... Quien es? Quien es?

Vic


Edited by vicarn (09/26/20 11:30 AM)

Top
#616962 - 09/28/20 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5977
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5977
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Very cool song. So glad Misha got you to repost. Well done

Top
#616984 - 09/28/20 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4354
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4354
Loc: Sydney Australia
Vic

Very nice story telling, with a good choice of band and an engaging vocal.

Good song.

Peter

Top
#616994 - 09/28/20 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1363
Tangmo Offline
Expert

Registered: 08/21/18
Posts: 1363
Sweet western song. The band is solid and your vocal has a great dusty tone to it. I loved the story, and the ending was perfect. Hugely enjoyed this.
_________________________
BIAB 2021 Audiophile. Windows 10 64bit. Songwriter, lyricist, composer(?) loving all styles. Some pre-BIAB music from Farfetched Tangmo Band's first CD. https://alonetone.com/tangmo/playlists/close-to-the-ground

Top
#617003 - 09/28/20 08:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4327
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4327
Loc: Sacramento, California
Nicely told story. Driving mandolin and guitar keep it moving, good vocal.

I liked this one a lot.
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

Top
#617049 - 09/29/20 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thanks Scott.
It was actually a first time post. Misha happened to find it on my Soundcloud.
Glad you enjoyed it.

Vic

Top
#617053 - 09/29/20 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thanks Peter.
Pleased you got the story line.
Someone 4 years ago did ask what it was about. smile

Vic

Top
#617089 - 09/29/20 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Tangmo]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Hi Tangmo.
Thanks for the appreciative comments.

Vic

Top
#617090 - 09/29/20 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thank you for the comment, David.
Yes, they do go well together.

Vic

Top
#617128 - 09/29/20 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1450
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Expert

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 1450
Loc: Virginia USA
Love the guitar/mandolin meshwork of sound you got here.

Vocal delivery is just right for this song.

I can see why Misha recommended you post this: It seems to be a distant cousin of his work. wink

Top
#617144 - 09/29/20 05:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 535
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 535
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Really nice production, vocal and storytelling, Vic. Some great lines, e.g. 'always one step down from heaven
with both feet jammed against the door to hell' to name just one. A worthy companion piece for Dylan's song of the same name on the same subject.
Regards,
Leon

Top
#617151 - 09/29/20 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1067
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Deej56 Offline
Expert

Registered: 04/23/18
Posts: 1067
Loc: Mill Valley, California USA
Vic,

Terrific lyrics, with some great line. Love these ones:

For a time I tried to live an honest day
but I loved a poker game and couldn't
stand a mouth that has too much to say

Killer stuff. Great work on the production—from the vocals to the arrangement. Glad you reposted it!

Best regards,

Deej

Top
#617154 - 09/29/20 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2979
Rustyspoon# Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2979
Vic,
Thank you for posting. Could not resist giving it another spin. Fantastic all the way! Very cool tune! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

P.S. Lyrics of "The Latest Thing". It just gave me that similar feel... Words...articulation... I do not know. U2 had "Achtung Baby" album, that what came to mind smile

Top
#617189 - 09/30/20 03:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thank you Ezekiel's Storm.
There's something about a guitar and mandolin together.
Before lockdown my mandolin playing friend and I used to do the occasional open mike.

Misha could be a distant cousin. I'll have to check it out on Ancestry.com

Vic

Top
#617190 - 09/30/20 03:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Leon1]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Hi Leon1.
That line came quite easily strangely enough.
Sometimes that happens doesn't it?
Dylan is the man for lyrics.
Thanks for checking it out.

Vic

Top
#617210 - 09/30/20 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
Expert

Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Yeah, really good story song. The mando/guitar texture is so nice. Vocals are super and I liked the harmonies. Great work!

Top
#617247 - 09/30/20 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: vicarn]
Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1166
Loc: Illinois
CaptainMoto Offline
Expert

Registered: 01/06/20
Posts: 1166
Loc: Illinois
Very Good!!!
Love the whole thing.
Great lyrics, song construction and performance.

Well done.
_________________________
An Old Man Make'n Music

https://sites.google.com/view/captainmoto-com/home?authuser=0

Top
#617260 - 09/30/20 09:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Deej56]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Hi there Deej.
I'd only posted it on jpf before and that was 4 years ago.

For those lines I suppose you'd have to know the history so not quite a sing a long. smile
I appreciate your comments.

Thank you,
Vic

Top
#617264 - 09/30/20 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Rustyspoon#]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thanks for the request, Misha.
Yes. There's some good stuff on Achtung Baby.

Vic

Top
#617266 - 09/30/20 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Billy [Re: Tano Music]
Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
vicarn Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/03/14
Posts: 402
Thank you Tano Music.
I do like a story song. I wonder if they'll ever be "the thing".

Vic

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


PG Music News
RealBand® Works Great in Windows® 11!

Here's an introductory look at RealBand® running on the preview version of Windows® 11!

Watch the video.

Customers LOVE Band-in-a-Box® 2021!

Check out some of the latest Band-in-a-Box® feedback we've received:

"There's a saying 'Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.' That's exactly what my friend did in 1990. He taught me how to use BIAB and I've used it hundreds of time to do arraignment and to jam with any style band."

"Love BIAB. I use it daily. Their support is great too!"

"RealTracks are amazing!!! I use BIAB for backtracks in my solo act... Still using the basic package and it's all need..."

"I have used Band in A Box for many years. If it would have been around when I was young, I would have been a much better musician. I use it for all my songs I have written and recorded. With Band In A Box I can sit in my room and sound like a whole band without having to put up with them!"

"If you know something about music and take the time to learn the program, you can make it do some amazing things. It is a great help to songwriters who want to demo their song without paying for studio time. It makes changes and tweaks much easier as well."

"Been using it for so many years. It's a great tool. The instruments that I don't have or play make up the void and it saves so much time. I use this program for every song I write."

"Great tool for the songwriter!"

"An essential part of my studio! I write songs on piano, but I'm not a pianist by a long way. BIAB is like having a roomful of session players in your studio, and just the simple act of taking your basic idea and hearing a skilled pianist play it presents so many new ideas and options you hadn't thought of."

"Powerful, easy to use, inexpensive and they even split the modest payments up if you want. No complaints. Lots of satisfaction."

"I added a steel guitar to a fully produced original. He followed every change like he was in the studio reading the chart. Fascinating technology!"

"I have used it to make backing tracks for six CD's with about 12 songs on each. They make a great gift!"

"It's simply a necessity - buy it now - the staff and support do a great job as well!"

"A great tool for us songwriters!"

"I LOVE Band-in-a-Box!"

"I see it as a very worthwhile investment. In fact, from initial purchase about 8 years ago, using the backing tracks I have made, my income from that investment has returned over 5,000% on the investment!"

continued...

Do you have something to say about Band-in-a-Box®? Post your own thoughts for Windows or Mac version today!

Band-in-a-Box® - Boxing Clever - Sound on Sound #TBT

Did you know that Band-in-a-Box® is more than 30 years old? I stumbled across this 1990 magazine article explaining the relatively new program, and think it's an enjoyable read for any Band-in-a-Box user - it really shows that we are always listening to user feedback when developing our program!

Read the article: Boxing Clever: Band-In-A-Box Software

A few of my favorite statements:

"The intention of PG Music's Band-In-A-Box package is to couple that speed and convenience with the improved flexibility of the personal computer. Versions are available for the Atari ST, Mac, and PC compatibles. Have the programmers succeeded? And can they rid themselves of the stigma of the auto-accompaniment section? Given the above state of affairs, the first hurdle that the program has to overcome is one of acceptance and, frankly, a name like 'Band-In-A-Box' is a bad start."

(I think our name was a great start!)

"The final results are, to say the least, impressive. Band-In-A-Box achieves something that most hardwired auto-accompaniment sections have never been able to do - inject a degree of feel into the music. It really does sound more human than so many of the computer generated pieces I've heard."

"...I'm quite convinced that PG Music will have a winner on their hands. This is one piece of software that you can get more out of than you put in."

#TipTuesday Convert RealDrums to MIDI!

Did you know that you can convert RealDrums to MIDI?

VintageGibson shared this tip to our Tips & Tricks forum, which is a great place to look for program tips from other Band-in-a-Box users!

Read this handy trick.

Have a program tip or trick of your own? Share it on our Tips & Tricks forum today!

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Italian for Mac is Here!

Abbiamo lavorato tanto e abbiamo aggiunto 80 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria collezione di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 202 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, SuperTracks MIDI, Studi Strumentali, Performance degli Artisti, Bonus RealDrums "Singoli", trascrizioni RealDrums, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAKs 10 e 11, e altro ancora!

Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Export / Print a List of Selected Styles (Band-in-a-Box®)

Did you know that you can export a list of your Styles from Band-in-a-Box®?

Head to this forum post in our "Tips & Tricks" forum, where VideoTrack shares another handy tip for Band-in-a-Box® users!

Band-in-a-Box® Chord List Resource

Ever wonder which chords are supported in Band-in-a-Box®? Access the information from the Help file in the program, or read through the list with our Online Manual!

Chord List - Mac Online Manual
Chord List - Windows Online Manual

Review the other Reference topcs while you're there - with explanations of the different menus and the Keystroke Commands (Hot Keys), you'll definitely learn something new!

Forum Stats
34901 Members
66 Forums
70910 Topics
614252 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
cebodorr1, emeraldopia, jojo34, otomawak, RichardF

34900 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
swingbabymix 216
VideoTrack 213
Pipeline 174
Simon - PG Music 155
Matt Finley 145
Jim Fogle 145
David Snyder 121
MarioD 116
justanoldmuso 112
rayc 112
Today's Birthdays
chardin, Steve Ducote