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#619423 - 10/17/20 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World)
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So.... It's been a while since I have been able to record something new. Just a lot going on.

I heard someone make a comment the other day similar to the title of this song and thought... that would be a cool song.

So here it is.

A few things to note.

1. Quite a bit of this is one take and done. Vocals and guitar parts.

2. There's warts I didn't opt to fix. No vocal correction whatsoever.

3. I'm showcasing a new modeling amp in this one. I used the Spark amp with a clean rhythm, a crunchy undercurrent in a few places,
it's not that evident, and a country crunch on the lead. Using the Modern tele on the strat pickup...

4. All 3 guitar tracks are me, and I'm also playing the piano parts and that was also a one take almost disaster. Cakewalk Sound Center Grand piano.

5. BB is providing the drums and the bass which is a Texas Rock style bass and something in 8 rock drums.



Flip Phone




Flip phone guy in a smart phone world

I wear my bluejeans every single day of the week,
and a flannel shirt is my kind of chic
You won't see me wearing satin or silk oh no
I have a ball cap perched up on my head
My favorite Tshirt color is red I drive an F-150 with a 6' bed.

I'm just a flip phone guy living in a smart phone world
Technology has me all twisted up, leaving my head in a whirl
I'd rather listen to a (my) radio playing George Jones, Conway or Merle
I'm just a flip phone guy in a smart phone world

A buddy of mine said he'd give me a call, later in a video chat
well excuse me friend but I don't know, what the hell you're talking about
Yeah I've heard about twitter and a couple of those things, that I just don't understand
Just call me up on the telephone, family plan.



Hope you got a smile and enjoyed it.


Edited by Guitarhacker (10/17/20 01:22 PM)
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#619425 - 10/17/20 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Nice title!

But... Track not found. frown
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#619433 - 10/17/20 12:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: dcuny]
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try it again.... apparently it took a few minutes to finish loading or processing.
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#619440 - 10/17/20 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Nothing but a suggestion that it might have been removed by the user.
But then if you're a flip phone guy it kinda makes sense!

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#619455 - 10/17/20 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Security settings were incorrect.

Fixt it

You should be able to play it now.


Edited by Guitarhacker (10/17/20 03:18 PM)
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#619458 - 10/17/20 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb love the vocal amp sounds great nice solo lots of nuggets really like the tone crisp mix well done Eric
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#619510 - 10/18/20 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb,

that's something I really like a lot.

Love that rpough overall sound; that new amp shines, you sing and play well and the whole thing rolls. Luckily I could hold myself back from flipping out.

Seriously: real good stuff !!!

Regards,

Stefan

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#619517 - 10/18/20 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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The guy behind the Spark sounds good!
Fun song.
A lot of my stuff is one and done so, I enjoy that feel/sound in your song.
Having said that, I believe if you polished this up a bit, you could have a hit on your hands.
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#619568 - 10/18/20 10:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb
Great lyrical hook and love the 'live' feel (your vocal sounds just fine to me). Much enjoyed.
Regards,
Leon

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#619570 - 10/18/20 11:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Excellent, love the live instruments and the topic. Don't know how anyone gets anything done with those tiny keyboards on a phone. Gotta have a desktop.
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#619604 - 10/19/20 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Herb,

A fun song. Good hook idea.

Piano and bass sound good. Vocals and harmonies sound good.
The rhythm guitar is somewhat overpowering - the EQ highs are so bright they are uncomfortable to listen to. It often drowns out everything else.
Lead sounds good.

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#619636 - 10/19/20 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Fantastic song. The recording is fine. Great guitar and piano playing. Super job.
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#619705 - 10/20/20 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: F.M.M.]
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Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
Hi Herb love the vocal amp sounds great nice solo lots of nuggets really like the tone crisp mix well done Eric



Thanks.... this is a quick throw it together kind of mix. Glad you like it.
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#619706 - 10/20/20 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Crossroads]
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Originally Posted By: Crossroads
Hi Herb,

that's something I really like a lot.

Love that rpough overall sound; that new amp shines, you sing and play well and the whole thing rolls. Luckily I could hold myself back from flipping out.

Seriously: real good stuff !!!

Regards,

Stefan


Thanks... I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what this new amp can do. It has hundreds of possibilities with the stock amps and pedals in it. And everything is customizable and saveable to the several channels in it. It gives me some of that Fender crispness that I don't get from the other amps I have.
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#619707 - 10/20/20 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
The guy behind the Spark sounds good!
Fun song.
A lot of my stuff is one and done so, I enjoy that feel/sound in your song.
Having said that, I believe if you polished this up a bit, you could have a hit on your hands.


I tend to do a lot of one shot takes but I then spend time editing.... I did not do that editing time with this. That left a lot of rough edges in the mix. Everything from notes that were off or missing to vocals that are rough. It's been a bit hectic around here so maybe I will get the time to rework it and fix the things people are commenting on and things that I hear that aren't like I'd like to to be.
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#619708 - 10/20/20 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Leon1]
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Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Herb
Great lyrical hook and love the 'live' feel (your vocal sounds just fine to me). Much enjoyed.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks.... yeah, I agree... that is a cool hook. glad you enjoyed it.
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#619810 - 10/20/20 06:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Guitarhacker,

Terrific idea for a song, great hook. I like the vibe of this all the way through. Guitars are really good, particularly that lead solo. Some fine-tuning would really make it pop, but stand really solid on its own as is. Well done!

All my best,

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#619860 - 10/21/20 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Guitarhacker,
The title brought me here, the music and lyrics kept me...LOL
Personally, I often get a lot of crap for still having a flip phone. And to be honest, I'm about ready to chuck it and go back to just having a land line. I somehow survived close to 35 years without a cell phone. I think I'll be okay, Ha!

Cool tune, thanks for posting. I enjoyed the listen!

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#619864 - 10/21/20 05:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Herb,

I've been really enjoying your recent work and this is no exception.

Warts or not, it has a raw sort of urgency to it, which is refreshing
in these days of everything being processed to death.

Great lyric - something which we can all relate to, one way or the other!

Oh, and yes, excellent guitar sound.

Loved it.

ROG.

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#619871 - 10/21/20 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Flip Phone Guy ( In a Smart Phone World) [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Excellent, love the live instruments and the topic. Don't know how anyone gets anything done with those tiny keyboards on a phone. Gotta have a desktop.


Yep... I feel you on the tiny keyboard... but they sure beat the old ones where you had to press the button several times because each button represented 3 letters plus numbers. And intuitive autocorrect is the worst.... I have learned that one MUST, absolutely MUST take the time to proofread before you hit send....

Thanks for listening


Edited by Guitarhacker (10/21/20 06:43 AM)
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