Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#629986 - 12/13/20 03:29 PM [User Showcase] I Still Smell Smoke
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
There are times when something I experience during the course of a day triggers a memory.

Also it’s a fact that I spend a lot of time around campfires. Both of these entered into this song.

RealTracks in song: 2921:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm FolkSlowSw16Mike Sw16 060
RealTracks in song: 2547:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm GroovinFolk Sw16
RealTracks in song: 1582:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Folkie16ths Sw16


Recorded in Logic Pro X
Plug Ins : Nectar 2, Neutron 2, Ozone 8, Tonal Balance, Waves LinMB, Waves, L3-LL Multi Limiter, Scuffam Amps S-Gear, Waves Vocal Rider, Waves Bass Rider
Royalty Free Loops

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Tom Adams


https://soundcloud.com/tommyad/i-still-smell-smoke

http://tommyadamsmusic.com/track/2563947/i-still-smell-smoke



I Still Smell Smoke

next time you see her won’t you give her my best

I should have said that the day that she left

seems i’m at a loss on matters of the heart

When trying to put together all the broken parts


Back in the day
Before it all went to hell
We wrapped ourselves in love
And wore it so well

When I think of her now I still smell smoke

we laid by the fire burning seasoned oak

The flames were hot it ended all too fast

Before I knew it she was in my past

seems kinda funny but it ain’t no joke

When I think of her now I still smell smoke


If you ever hold on to a little bit of sand

the tighter you squeeze the more it runs through your hand

once we were close as one is to two

there’s only so much air to breathe in a room

Back in the day
Before it all went to hell
We wrapped ourselves in love
And wore it so well


When I think of her now I still smell smoke

we laid by the fire burning seasoned oak

The flames were hot it ended all too fast

Before I knew it she was in my past

seems kinda funny but it ain’t no joke

When I think of her now I still smell smoke


©2020 Thomas Adams


Edited by tommyad (12/13/20 05:25 PM)

Top
#629989 - 12/13/20 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2086
Loc: Midwest
HearToLearn Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 2086
Loc: Midwest
Wow! What a sound! Solid,descriptive writing delivered really well.
I have to say, you are great at picking RT's that work well with loops!
I'm all around impressed. I'm not sure this could be written any catchier either!
#StuckInMyHead
_________________________
C.Aaron Madison
I often get asked how to pronounce my name.
"Ma-Duh-Sn" J/K wink
As people have left the "." out so many times, "Caaron" has become the norm of it. Still said as the "." was there though. smile


Top
#630031 - 12/13/20 06:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 500
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 500
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi Tom
Taste and smell are renowned for generating what Proust called involuntary memories, as opposed to those we consciously try to recall (his most famous example provoked by the taste of a madeleine). You've constructed a beautiful lyric around the concept and delivered it via another great song and performance. So good.
Regards,
Leon

Top
#630038 - 12/13/20 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4263
Loc: Sydney Australia
PeterF Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 4263
Loc: Sydney Australia
Tom

What Leon said!

Excellent songwriting and performing.

Peter

Top
#630039 - 12/13/20 08:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hi Tom ...

Another super terrific song! Leon stated it very astutely. All I know to say is that the smell of smoke can trigger so many emotions, whether we intend for that to happen or not. And your song also leaves a long-term imprint in my memory ... and that's a good thing!

Everything cooks on this one. Great song and great listen. Best to you & yours. Be safe.

Alan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#630070 - 12/14/20 12:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3870
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3870
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Great idea for a song!

Strong chorus, love the "When I think of her now I still smell smoke, we laid by the fire burning seasoned oak" line.

The song, performance, and production are top notch, and as always, a pleasure to listen to.

What are you using for drums if you don't mind me asking, they sound great!

Top
#630118 - 12/14/20 07:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9378
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
Veteran

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9378
Loc: Florida
Tom,

"If you ever hold on to a little bit of sand
the tighter you squeeze the more it runs through your hand"

Great line. Excellent write start to finish. Excellent hook idea!!

Excellent backing.
Excellent guitar. Nice mandolin.
Excellent mix.

A great listen.

fj

Top
#630146 - 12/14/20 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1128
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1128
Loc: United Kingdom
This is a class act of a song. The musical writing and performance are wonderful, but the lyrics make it go that all-too-crucial extra mile. The memory of the smoke and the line about the sand are particular highlights. Wow. Nothing else to say - just that this song made me feel as if I was there with the character and his memories. And that's something special to convey to a listener, I feel. Thanks for sharing this and sincerest congratulations.
_________________________
My website

My music on Amazing Radio USA

Top
#630164 - 12/14/20 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1100
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
Expert

Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1100
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Olfactory memories, like Leon said, can catch you off-guard and- in this case, prompt you to buy a pack of Lucky's. Love it, Tom. Everything about it. Really top-notch.
_________________________
Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

Top
#630198 - 12/14/20 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: HearToLearn]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Wow! What a sound! Solid,descriptive writing delivered really well.
I have to say, you are great at picking RT's that work well with loops!
I'm all around impressed. I'm not sure this could be written any catchier either!
#StuckInMyHead
CAM, thanks for giving me a moment of your time. I appreciate the great review, Tom

Top
#630210 - 12/14/20 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1293
Loc: Maryland
TuneMonger Offline
Expert

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1293
Loc: Maryland
Several great lines in this song: 'if you ever hold on to a little bit of sand
the tighter you squeeze the more it runs through your hand' and 'We wrapped ourselves in love and wore it so well' were my favorites. And sung so well! Excellent work!
_________________________
Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak

Top
#630342 - 12/15/20 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: Leon1]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Leon1
Hi Tom
Taste and smell are renowned for generating what Proust called involuntary memories, as opposed to those we consciously try to recall (his most famous example provoked by the taste of a madeleine). You've constructed a beautiful lyric around the concept and delivered it via another great song and performance. So good.
Regards,
Leon
Thanks for those insightful comments. I had to look up Madeleine. Coming from such an accomplished lyricist it means that much more,Tom

Top
#630444 - 12/15/20 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: PeterF]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom

What Leon said!

Excellent songwriting and performing.

Peter
Glad you liked it. Thanks Peter, Tom

Top
#630479 - 12/15/20 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Guitarhacker Offline
Veteran

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7718
Another quality write. Everything is top notch.
_________________________
You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

Top
#630577 - 12/15/20 07:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5852
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5852
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Beautiful song Tommy. It is amazing how powerful our senses are. A sound, a fragrance can take you back to a place in time. Beautiful lyric an awesome vocal and guitar work. Well done

Top
#630596 - 12/15/20 11:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4283
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 4283
Loc: Sacramento, California
Big drums, good instrumentals, nice mix. Subtle backing vocals, nice sound!

I like the phrasing, especially the I still smell smoke.

Favorite line: Before I knew it she was in my past.

I really enjoyed listening!
_________________________
-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

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

Top
#630631 - 12/16/20 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 784
Loc: Belgium
Derochette Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/30/20
Posts: 784
Loc: Belgium
Hello tommyad,

It is a beautiful composition. I enjoyed the introduction of the mandolin. The melody and the mix are well done. And everything pleases the ear. Well done.

Happy new year

Kindly regards
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash

Top
#630710 - 12/16/20 12:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: tommyad]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10571
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10571
Loc: GA USA
What the heck to say?
Leon set the piano on fire and exited the stage after his comments smile

You threw it all out there ...
Great vocals, write, instrumental performances and your always high production values with those RT's, loops and TA.

Cool to hear the mando in there too.

"Back in the day
Before it all went to hell
We wrapped ourselves in love
And wore it so well"

Janice wanted to single that out as it flowed so well...

J&B
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#630753 - 12/16/20 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: BlueAttitude]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Tom ...

Another super terrific song! Leon stated it very astutely. All I know to say is that the smell of smoke can trigger so many emotions, whether we intend for that to happen or not. And your song also leaves a long-term imprint in my memory ... and that's a good thing!

Everything cooks on this one. Great song and great listen. Best to you & yours. Be safe.

Alan
Thanks Alan. I sure do appreciate you coming by and commenting, Tom
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great idea for a song!

Strong chorus, love the "When I think of her now I still smell smoke, we laid by the fire burning seasoned oak" line.

The song, performance, and production are top notch, and as always, a pleasure to listen to.

What are you using for drums if you don't mind me asking, they sound great!
Dave, thanks for all that. The drums are loops run through CLA drums. I sometimes use Neutron2 as well as Logic Pro x , which has some amazing tools that can double, change kits or individual drums ( kick, snare etc.) and then route everything to 3 individual busses, so before you know it you have a lot of tracks. I pay extra attention to drums. I think it makes a huge difference in the end product. Also, I played many many years in a band that played country music as well as blues and our long term drummer was a Rock drummer with a capital R. So I now have ingrained in me the penchant for turning them up. Sometimes way up. Happy Holidays to you and yours,Tom

Top
#630855 - 12/17/20 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Still Smell Smoke [Re: floyd jane]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3477
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

"If you ever hold on to a little bit of sand
the tighter you squeeze the more it runs through your hand"

Great line. Excellent write start to finish. Excellent hook idea!!

Excellent backing.
Excellent guitar. Nice mandolin.
Excellent mix.

A great listen.

fj
fj, thanks for very generous review. I always look forward to hearing from you,Tom

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


PG Music News
Update Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Today!

Using Band-in-a-Box® 2021? Make sure you update for free today!

Windows users will see speedier rendering, MIDI improvements, RealTracks Picker improvements, and more when they install the latest FREE patch update.

The latest Mac update resolves some user-reported issues with MIDI features and hot keys. Click here to learn about all the enhancements with this FREE update and download it today.

Both of these free updates for your 2021 version include the latest DAW Plugin 3.7.23 too!

Happy B.C. Day!

Monday, August 2 is B.C. Day here in Victoria, but a few of us will still be here!

Our adjusted hours for that day are: 8:00AM - 4:00PM PDT.

Regular hours resume Tuesday:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac: New Features and 202 RealTracks Videos
Band-in-a-Box® 2021 - RealCharts for all RealDrums!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2021, we added over 300 additional RealCharts (with accurate Drum Notation and MIDI to trigger drum sounds) for RealDrums.

That's right... this means that now ALL the RealDrums have RealCharts!

With RealCharts, you can use the notation for MIDI drum parts too - great for copying to a Utility Track!
(Watch this video for a full demonstration of Utility Tracks.)

Learn more about RealCharts for RealDrums with drum notation.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 Feature: Utility Tracks

Have you ever wanted to use more than 5 tracks when creating your Band-in-a-Box® song? Great news.... with the new Utility Tracks added in Band-in-a-Box® 2021, there are 16 more tracks!

These can be used for audio and/or MIDI! Generate RealTracks to the Utility Tracks where you can listen to AND edit them and view the RealCharts as MIDI. You can also record to these tracks (MIDI or audio), and import your audio for further editing or to harmonize it.

We explain all the great ways to use the Utility Tracks in this video.

Read more about this feature: Windows | Mac.

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac Review – Users' Dreams Come True

Read all about what "Dr. Dave" Walker thinks of his latest copy of Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac with his review, Band-in-a-Box for Mac 2021 – Users' Dreams Come True.

"2021 is a big leap forward to the best Band-in-a-Box for Mac yet! If you have been putting off upgrading, or even if not, NOW is the time to upgrade! And if you haven't got it yet, you owe it to yourself to get Band-in-a-Box 2021.

Maybe the most important point from all the talk about this version is that PG Music is listening to you, their customers. So if you have a feature that you really want in the program, write to them or chat from their web site. Let them know and yours just might be the next feature added."
-"Dr. Dave" Walker

Thanks again Dr. Dave for your enthusiastic feedback, we're thrilled that you love what we've done with Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac!

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

Band-in-a-Box® 2021 für Mac ist hier!

Wir waren fleißig und haben 80 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung neuer Inhalte hinzugefügt, darunter 202 RealTracks, neue RealStyles, MIDI-SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Bonus RealDrums "Singles", RealDrums Transkriptionen, MultiStyles PAK 1, Xtra Styles PAK 10 umd 11, und vieles mehr!

Was ist neu? | Paket

Forum Stats
34684 Members
66 Forums
70241 Topics
606232 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
JonasDouglas, studio99, SteffenG, HunterGatherer, Patrick Warg

34683 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 148
Pipeline 126
Torrey Bliss 121
Jim Fogle 110
VideoTrack 107
eddie1261 97
Janice & Bud 92
rayc 90
Charlie Fogle 77
MusicStudent 75
Today's Birthdays
rockin