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#666367 - 07/31/21 05:09 AM [User Showcase] NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"...
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SONG TITLE : "MY GRANDAD"....
***WARNING .... DUE TO SO MANY DIFFERENT PLAYBACK SYSTEMS.....KEEP YOUR LEVELS DOWN TILL YOU GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE SONG***

https://soundcloud.com/user-302791555/grandadcalfl2016

ARTIST : moi..ALF-L..(a lad from london (c) 2016)
(i like to sing in lots of different vocal "styles". this is one of them...please use good earbuds. apologies if the listener hates the song.)

DETAILS :
1. this is a song very very dear to my heart. and, in fact when i was creating the song/recording i was very very emotional and tearfull often as i miss my grandparents so very much...who were wonderfull kind people that lived in london uk.
if you listen closely to the vocs youll notice in some places my vocs cracked a bit. so..instead of going for perfect vocs i decided to keep the honest emotion in the song.
(biab/rb/reaper was used in the creation of the song.)
i still can only play the song occasionally cos i get so emotional as it reminds me of so many good times when i was a kid.
2. the song is about how , when i was a little kid...my grandad would take me to see West Ham United football team play in their old Boleyn ground in east london uk. and i would get comics too.
then...after the match we would take home a present for my grannie.
in summary, for me its a song that brings back wonderfull memories.
3. please tell me what you think of the outtro fade.
it was an attempt to create a nostalgic sound picture by the vocal stacked repeats. right at the end of the song i say..."ITS A GOAL GRANDAD". i used to get so excited when my team scored...lol.
i'll leave the song up on soundcloud for a few days and see if there is any interest.
feel free to critique...i'm a big boy.
4. the hammers just finished one of their best seasons ever in the premier league.
the team has a fascinating history.
(just google/wikipaedia etc.)
best
oldmuso (a lad from london.)



Edited by justanoldmuso (07/31/21 05:29 AM)
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#666375 - 07/31/21 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Love your style, ALF-L!. Even my ears had tears on this one. So glad you had such magic moments in your life. Mine was my GREAT grandmother. Really, man, chills. Yeah, I dig the ending fade. It's as if the memories seem to drift off, but you come back in with a loud "It's as goal, Grandad!" to show they never do. Well done.
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#666391 - 07/31/21 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Hi Alf,

Yes this brings back good memories for me as well - my old Dad used to take me down to Highbury on Saturdays to watch Arsenal play.

Enjoyed your song.

Best Regards
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#666446 - 07/31/21 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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It's a good vocal performance and the steady guitar is good too.
Perhaps too steady - there's a lack of dynamics and some sections where the strumming is all there is, expects a lot of the listener.

The outro...works well though the "little kid" voice lack the excitement I'd expect.

With t, hat said I really like it.
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#666450 - 07/31/21 03:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: rayc]
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thanks everyone for the comments and listening.
fyi..ive also sung opera in the past..lmao.
happiness to all.
om
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#666454 - 07/31/21 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Enjoyed!!.. loved the organ filling it up, this is like a clean song in the style of Kevin Bloody wilson Minted mouth organ !! .

Well put together !.

Thanks
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#666457 - 07/31/21 04:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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A good, honest story-song. Plenty of emotion there without too much saccharine.
The fade-out works well. Thanks for sharing
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#666536 - 08/01/21 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Ghostgum]
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Ghostgum.
yep...no saccharine....i didnt want to overdo it.
fyi i miss my grandparents terribly.
thanks for listening.
best
om
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#666566 - 08/01/21 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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justanoldmuso,

The little personal intro was a very nice touch! Great job of telling a story here! As I mentioned in the last post of yours, your material reminds me so much of Ringo and I LOVE it! Great job on the tune! Thanks, Torrey
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#666654 - 08/02/21 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey Bliss
thanks for listening/commenting.
fyi...i really wrestled with the song.
ie how complex or simple to do the production.
its a debate i often have with myself..lol.

one of my songwriting tenets is...am i putting
"lipstick on a pig".
my theory is a song should communicate and work with a few traks...this is stuff i learnt from big studios once.
best
oldmuso
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#666672 - 08/02/21 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Love your intro. Set the song perfectly. Brought back some very nice memories. Loved your vocal. Reminded me of Peter Noone.

Not sure what DAW you are using. There are some free and reasonably priced level meters you can add to your mix buss. If you mix to K14. You will be safe with levels. Soundcloud will level balance your mixes and can take the life out of them if they are too loud...

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#666791 - 08/03/21 06:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Scott C]
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Scott C.
thanks for listening.
the vocs are just one of many voc styles i use depending
on what i feel the song needs.

fyi daws i use are reaps/biab/rb.
re "K"
in reaps when i mixdown...normally its to -0.3db
but i'm gonna try the "K" approach next chance i get.
see what gives.
happiness to you.
om


Edited by justanoldmuso (08/03/21 06:07 AM)
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MY CRAZY SONGS....done with above.

https://soundcloud.com/user-302791555/tracks

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#667302 - 08/06/21 10:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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I really like the build-up of the song, from simply talking to an arrangement that would work in a large venue. I think the outro works well also, even though I personally try to avoid fade-outs. As a United fan I'm sorry we didn't allow you to keep Lingard :-)
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#667386 - 08/07/21 06:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Alexander Paul]
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Alexander.
thanks for listening.
re lingard...he did so well for WHU didnt he ?
i think he felt limited at Man U.
thats a big loss for the hammers.
WHU are a funny team...one week they beat a big team,
and next loose to a poor team.
used to bug my grandad no end when he was alive.

happiness to you.
om
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MY CRAZY SONGS....done with above.

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#667431 - 08/07/21 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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A fantastic intro and outtro. It must have been very difficult to sing this one; I could feel the pain in your vocal.

Outstanding vocal, lyrics, backing tracks, and mix.

Loved it - IMHO this is your best to date!
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#667437 - 08/07/21 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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What a wonderful tribute!

I really like the song construction and the instrumentation. I can hear this a a really good pub song.

Reminds me a bit of Ray Davies.

I enjoyed this!

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#667445 - 08/07/21 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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Muso,
A very nice musical tribute. Smooth singing - spoken word transitions. Solid backing. Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

P.S. Grandparents are the best!

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#667511 - 08/08/21 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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thanks everyone for listening and commenting.
yes it was a very difficult song to do emotionally.
happiness to all.
om
ps my next song is different/funny/zany...i'll post in a couple of days. all about aliens.
song is called "Intergalactic rocking spaceship"...lmao
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MY WIFE TELLS HER FRIENDS I LET MY BIG OAF (me) HAVE 3 'BITS ON THE SIDE..BIAB/RB/REAPER'..lol.
MY CRAZY SONGS....done with above.

https://soundcloud.com/user-302791555/tracks

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#667562 - 08/08/21 12:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: justanoldmuso]
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We, too, spent much time with our grandparents and can very much appreciate your tribute.

The story was well told indeed and we thought the builds in the production were very effective.

Thanks for the journey back!

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#667577 - 08/08/21 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG. "MY GRANDAD"... [Re: Janice & Bud]
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janice/bud.
i encourage any comments from you both... negative or positive....given your both so very talented.
yes the relationship with ones grandparents is a very special one.
i dont want to sound nuts...but sometimes i feel they are like guardian angels watching over my wife and i.

the very best to you/happiness.
oldmuso.
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