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#677339 - 10/11/21 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Ricochet
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rsdean Offline
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Hi All,

Here's something short, simple and folky - this is called Ricochet.

There’s an echo in my room
Autumn on the mountain side
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet

The black shadow from your pen
Paper words fade to grey
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet

The radio plays just for me
Mind fixed on the songs refrain
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet

Blackbirds on a winter wire
Somehow keep the cold at bay
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet

There’s an echo in my room
Spring rain down the mountain side
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet
Settle down boy
She’s a ricochet

BIAB Tracks:
2914: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held, Ev 085
Chorus Loop: Chillout/Chillout_dimensions_145
RealDrums: PopPromiseEv16 Snare on 4

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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#677347 - 10/11/21 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Loved the acoustic intro Bob. Another awesome vocal and lyric. Well done..

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#677400 - 10/11/21 04:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Hi Bob,

This is a good song and well played.

Vocals - well sung and I like the "close mic" effect however I would take a bit of treble and compression off to expose more of your natural voice.

Well done.

Best Regards
Nigel
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#677406 - 10/11/21 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Nice write,
Like the lyrics.

Well done!

moto
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#677476 - 10/12/21 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Florida
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Bob,

Great images, as always. You have a great "way with words".

I like it. It has "stuck with me". Always a good sign...

There is a good deal is sibliance to the vocal (not something I recall in any of your previous songs).
It stole a bit of my attention as the song progressed.

fj

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#677479 - 10/12/21 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: Scott C]
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rsdean Offline
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Scott,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob

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#677480 - 10/12/21 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Nigel,

Thanks. Good ear - agree with your observations.

Bob

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#677481 - 10/12/21 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: CaptainMoto]
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moto,

Thanks so much.

Bob

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#677482 - 10/12/21 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: floyd jane]
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rsdean Offline
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Floyd,

Thank you. Yes, I was really up against the mic on this one. I also tried some new processing things, but not sure I like the result. I also think the vocal is a bit too hot.

Bob

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#677491 - 10/12/21 10:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Cool!!! Catchy!!! Love the format of the song......sticks in your head in a really good way! Really nice stuff Bob!!! Take care. Greg

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#677522 - 10/12/21 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 04/02/19
Posts: 621
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Leon1 Offline
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Evocative lyrics and an intimate sounding vocal, Bob. Another good one.
Regards,
Leon

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#677578 - 10/12/21 11:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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rayc Offline
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It reads well.
Really appropriate backing.
yes, the close mic'd vocals seem to be triggering a few things but it's still sounds lovely.
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#677579 - 10/12/21 11:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Loc: Maryland
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Great lyrics, song and vox. Classic sound of your own. Can't beat that.
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#677583 - 10/13/21 01:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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BlueAttitude Offline
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Lovely song, Bob, with your signature sound that I love.

Only complaint, other than the sibilance which you already know about, is that it is too short smile

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#677635 - 10/13/21 08:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1910
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
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Ditto what Dave said. We want more. Again, not a bad thing to leave them wanting more. I won't beat you with the sibilance stick, Bob, although I probably just did. You know I'm a big fan of your vocals and this one is no exception. Still, the "simple and folky" worked really well, but the short didn't cut it. Great song!!
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#677827 - 10/14/21 04:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 09/02/18
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This is one cool song!

In addition to the fantastic lyric writing (love the concept), the melody and rhythm draw me in.

I enjoyed this.

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#677914 - 10/15/21 12:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,
Nice smooth ballad with great set of lyrics. Ace performance and mix! Listens well. I am not sure if you remixed it or not from initial posting, vocals did not sound hot to me.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#678085 - 10/16/21 07:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: rsdean]
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Bob

Lovely evocative work.

Enjoyed it a lot.

Peter

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#678146 - 10/17/21 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: Greg Johnson]
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rsdean Offline
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Greg,

Thanks so much.

Bob

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#678183 - 10/17/21 05:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Ricochet [Re: Leon1]
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rsdean Offline
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Leon,

Much appreciated - thanks.

Bob

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