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#617681 - 10/03/20 11:07 AM [User Showcase] Where Is Justice
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Here's my latest cut from my album called "Sign of Our Times'
Just a few observations on current events.

https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/where-is-justice-1

"Where Is Justice"

Drums - RealDrums BluesRockSloSlowEv
Bass - 701 Bass Electric
Piano - 2503 Piano, Acoustic
Rhythm Guitar 1 - 2677 Acoustic
Rhythm Guitar 2 -CaptainMoto Flaxwood Routia, Victoria Amp
Guitar Fills -CaptainMoto Flaxwood Routia, Victoria Amp
Vocals -CaptainMoto, Bad as ever

DAW -Studio One 5

Lyrics:

We built a mighty courthouse, to show the world that justice reigns
In the land of opportunity, where everyone's the same
But equal justice under law, has never been attained

Where is justice now....Oh Lord
And when the law is stacked against ya, you got to know that .....Oh, justice is gone, Oh Lord


If you got pockets full of money, and influential friends
You buy a politician, and reap the dividends
Bend the laws, Twist the truth, The cycle never ends

Where is justice now....Oh Lord
And if the law is stacked against ya, you got to know that... Oh, justice is gone,... Oh no

If you are just a citizen, with a message on a sign, just keep on march'n down the street, yea
Hold your message high
You don't need no money, your currency is your vote

Oh...where is justice now....Oh no
And when the law is stacked against ya, you got to know that... Oh, justice is gone

Where is justice now





Edited by CaptainMoto (10/03/20 04:56 PM)
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#617706 - 10/03/20 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Wow loved this. Love the tone in your voice. Very cool song. Got a Leon Russell vibe.


Edited by Scott C (10/03/20 04:22 PM)

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#617709 - 10/03/20 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow loved this. Love the tone in your voice. Very cool song. Got a Leon Russell vibe.

Thanks Scott,
I'm always disappointed with my vocals.
I know it can have a unique flavor that can work sometimes but, I'm not talented enough to capitalize on whatever that is.
Really had to work the EQ and compression to make this half decent.


Edited by CaptainMoto (10/03/20 04:50 PM)
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#617751 - 10/04/20 06:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Captain,

This sounds good. All of the instruments come across well and your vocal sits in it nicely. Good song.

Mix is good. Personally, I would not pan the guitar fills so far to one side. They can be pulled a little towards center to have them not pull your ear so hard (left). (Though some people like that type panning...)

Your vocals are good. I caught a Stephen Stills sound a few times (with a slight bit of Neil Young mixed in). And the song sounds like something they would do...

Good job.

fj

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#617756 - 10/04/20 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Captain,

This sounds good. All of the instruments come across well and your vocal sits in it nicely. Good song.

Mix is good. Personally, I would not pan the guitar fills so far to one side. They can be pulled a little towards center to have them not pull your ear so hard (left). (Though some people like that type panning...)

Your vocals are good. I caught a Stephen Stills sound a few times (with a slight bit of Neil Young mixed in). And the song sounds like something they would do...

Good job.

fj


Thanks fj,
Good observations.
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#617766 - 10/04/20 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Fine song, well sung. The band and mix are working well here, to my ears. Really liked the hits of vocal doubling and the way you treated the ending. Very satisfying.
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#617783 - 10/04/20 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: Tangmo]
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Thanks for that Tangmo,
Satisfying.........that's a great feeling.
Your comments are gracious.

Moto
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#617809 - 10/05/20 01:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Great groove happening with this one, sort of a J.J. Cale vibe happening.

Nice guitar work, that is you panned left I assume?

Also good writing and vocal.

Enjoyed!

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#617843 - 10/05/20 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great groove happening with this one, sort of a J.J. Cale vibe happening.

Nice guitar work, that is you panned left I assume?

Also good writing and vocal.

Enjoyed!


Thank you Dave,
Yes, guitar fills is me, panned left.
Also me on a second guitar with more staccato rhythm on the right.

About vocals: I'm never happy with that but, I've had several comments on some of my songs that mention J.J. Cale.
I'll have to dive in a little on more of his work, maybe I can cultivate that.
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#617848 - 10/05/20 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Wowzers! Brother!

I believe Justice caught the last train out of town and took his Wife Freedom, and his 2 daughter Hope and Promise...

What a well sung, put together piece of music ya got there.
Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed the listen.

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#617857 - 10/05/20 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: Bawb]
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Originally Posted By: Bawb
Wowzers! Brother!

I believe Justice caught the last train out of town and took his Wife Freedom, and his 2 daughter Hope and Promise...

What a well sung, put together piece of music ya got there.
Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed the listen.


Wowzer! That's good one.

Thank you.
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#617859 - 10/05/20 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Captain,
A well written (and sung!) understated protest song. I enjoyed the groove and soulful feel... I also got a little of that JJ Cale reminder.
I liked the chorus vocals ( maybe some of those soul Biab oohs and aahs could have worked too).

Robert

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#617867 - 10/05/20 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Hi Captain love the grove excellent vocal great use of real racks clean and clear mix good stuff thanks for sharing Eric
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#617914 - 10/05/20 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Captain,
A well written (and sung!) understated protest song. I enjoyed the groove and soulful feel... I also got a little of that JJ Cale reminder.
I liked the chorus vocals ( maybe some of those soul Biab oohs and aahs could have worked too).

Robert

Thank you,
Oohs & aahs, will be on a future song.
Glad you liked it.
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#617915 - 10/05/20 04:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
Hi Captain love the grove excellent vocal great use of real racks clean and clear mix good stuff thanks for sharing Eric
Thanks F.M.M.,
I spent a lot of time cleaning up the vocals and getting them to sit right in the mix.
Thanks for noticing.
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#618207 - 10/07/20 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Nice!

We hear a bit of Buffalo Springfield -- a good thing.

"You don't need no money, your currency is your vote"
Indeed.

There is nothing wrong with the vocal. You sell yourself way short.

Janice mentioned the way you phrase
"Where is justice now....Oh Lord"

Nice mix, band and your guitar to wrap it all up in.

Enjoyed it.

J&B
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#618214 - 10/07/20 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Vox were quite good, I heard JJ Cale a little. Liked the staccato guitar fills. Overall a nice contribution to the growing BIAB Protest Songbook.
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#618244 - 10/07/20 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Nice!

We hear a bit of Buffalo Springfield -- a good thing.

"You don't need no money, your currency is your vote"
Indeed.

There is nothing wrong with the vocal. You sell yourself way short.

Janice mentioned the way you phrase
"Where is justice now....Oh Lord"

Nice mix, band and your guitar to wrap it all up in.

Enjoyed it.

J&B

You guys are great!
Thanks for the kind words.
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#618245 - 10/07/20 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Vox were quite good, I heard JJ Cale a little. Liked the staccato guitar fills. Overall a nice contribution to the growing BIAB Protest Songbook.

Thank you!
I'm looking into JJ with hope that I might capitalize on his style.
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#618289 - 10/08/20 04:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Where Is Justice [Re: CaptainMoto]
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A cool song: marks its narrative territory well.
I think you could do some sibilant & plosive reduction to make it more complete.
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