Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#678806 10/22/21 10:22 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,746
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,746
I had a bit of "writer's block" recently.
Spent far too long worrying about it.
Decided I needed to write a song about it.

This is as much about the production as the writing.
(the "block" was, as well...exploring...)
This is best heard using headphones or ear buds...


WASTED

gotta a white board list of a hundred things
half of them there since before last spring
but today slipped by undetected
any motivation, long defected.
   
   the days i've wasted, i've wasted, wasted
   can't get 'em back...
   the days i've wasted, i've wasted, wasted

sometimes i dread even raising my head
getting outta bed, i just lay there instead
thoughts locked, can't clear the block
one eye on the clock tick tock tick tock
   
   the days i've wasted, i've wasted, wasted
   can't get 'em back...
   the days i've wasted, i've wasted, wasted


The BAND and then some:

RealTracks in song: 2578 Bass, Synth, RetroPop Ev16 085
RealTracks in style: 833:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075 (A:held)
RealTracks in style: 2667:Pedal Steel, Background DreamySingleNote Ev 075
RealTracks in song: 3321:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist RnBPopDblBrent Ev 055
RealTracks in song: 3159:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrentFX Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 3520:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Americana16thsDelayBrent Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 3440:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BritPsycRockMarchGrittyChords Ev 110
RealTracks in song: 3629:Guitar, Electric, Soloist AmbientGrittyDarin Ev16 065

I programmed an acoustic track using Ample Martin Lite (free acoustic VST)
The verses bass track was programmed using SubLab (vst)
Royalty Free Loops
Drums loops came from varios places. Mostly content that comes with Studio One Professional.


Hope you hear something that catches your ear...
Comments of any kind, of course.

fj

floyd jane #678812 10/22/21 10:37 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 491
Journeyman
Offline
Journeyman
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 491
Good effort Floyd!

floyd jane #678814 10/22/21 10:44 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 1,347
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 1,347
Hello ;-)
I like the song very much.
The idea of writing a song about writer's block is cool.
I especially like the bass work like at 0:32.
It gives it a great vibe.
Really great.
Did you do this with BiaB as well?

I wish you many greetings
and many new ideas
Andi ;-)

floyd jane #678815 10/22/21 10:45 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,814
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,814
Floyd!

Wow. This is so cool. The song is very well done, as always, but the zeitgeist of what you are talking about really interests me.

I think a lot of artists and songwriters are "stunned" right now and feel blockades to creativity around a lot of things, for a lot of reasons. I know because they tell me so in droves. Some people are wondering if it all makes any difference, if anyone cares, if the world is going to blow up, etc. There are as many reasons and stories as there are people.

BUT, if any of us were to succumb to silence, that would be tragic. It would be (to use a fact or a metaphor, depending on your religion, or lack of it) "just what the devil wants."

SO, I always tell people, JUST KEEP WRITING!!! Just go up to the mic and yell, but don't stop. Don't be afraid of feedback either. Just DO IT. Make some noise!! Be yourself! Keep on rockin'!!

I am glad you did it and I hope you do more.

Also, I hope anyone reading or listening will do the same.

Keep singing y'all. We will get through this!!

Go Band-in-a-Box forum!!

P.s. I will be out for a week or so y'all do don't think I am abandoning ya, I just have to go see a man about a dog, as they say.

smile


floyd jane #678819 10/22/21 11:32 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,758
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,758
Floyd,

I love the sentiment and message in this song. I believe we all can relate to this.

Great, great vocal as usual. The moody arrangement and instrument choices really highlight the overall feeling - I know how hard that is to do.

To me, this is just another one of your excellent creations.

Bob

floyd jane #678820 10/22/21 11:44 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 294
B
Apprentice
Offline
Apprentice
B
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 294
Hi Floyd,

WOW...
In 20 foot letters made of plywood WOW!
Such profound lyrics. You're using a lot of more modern touches in your music and integrated them very well. Really cool tune and usual on the money vocals. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed the listen!

Every man looks at the whole "wasted time" scenario at one time or another. As I look back the thing I view as wasted time was working too hard for people who didn't appreciate me and would have worked me to death if they could make another buck off me. All this just to buy stuff... Worthless stuff! Maybe you could follow up with a song called worthless???

floyd jane #678832 10/22/21 01:22 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,302
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,302
The narrative is cool and I love the way you counter it with the progressive steps forward i the backing.
Sometimes new tools inspire, sometimes the lack inspires but you're out of the dead zone with an ode to it.
It sounds great, you held notes are wonderful, the backing is a wonderful combo.
Exemplary on a few levels.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
floyd jane #678850 10/22/21 02:24 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,906
G
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
G
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 6,906
Well, my friend, I think you blew through that writer's block with a dozen sticks of dynamite......this is brilliant!!!! LOVE the tension in the song, LOVE the lyrics, especially this verse

sometimes i dread even raising my head
getting outta bed, i just lay there instead
thoughts locked, can't clear the block
one eye on the clock tick tock tick tock

That song is very experiential......kind of echoes in the mind/soul!! LOVE your use of the rhythmic lyrics....can't get 'em back.......AWESOME!!! Take care. Greg

floyd jane #678874 10/22/21 04:00 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,144
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,144
Well, this resonated strongly with me - for every song I post on the forum, I've written ten that are mundane and go straight in the can. Many of us here are older and watching our lives just pass us by. Gotta get those songs out, stay alive, keep the circulation flowing. Terrific song that many will relate to vividly.


Windows 10, Intel Core I5 10400, 16 gig ram, Scarlett 6i6, Komplete keyboard, Sony Acid Music Studio 11, BIAB 2020 UltraPlus Pak
floyd jane #678877 10/22/21 04:37 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,193
B
Expert
Offline
Expert
B
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,193
To Mr. Floyd Jane:

Let's see...You say you got 'writer's block', but then you turn around and write a song about it. Funny kind of 'writer's block' you there, partner. Ha, ha laugh !!!

You certainly brought the frustration thing front-and-center, that's for sure:

"sometimes i dread even raising my head
getting outta bed, i just lay there instead
thoughts locked, can't clear the block
one eye on the clock tick tock tick tock"


Here's what 'caught my ear': Got the full-bodied vocal harmonies workin' just fine as usual. The band you selected sounds like your personal orchestra, as usual. Your vocal track is clear and strong, as usual.

Sure sounds like you cured yourself of your 'writer's block', Mr. Jane. Oh, happy day !!!


"Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".
floyd jane #678885 10/22/21 05:13 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,081
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,081
Yep, this one speaks truth.

Some nice melodies in the different sections of the song. Nice writing. Very catchy tune. Good use of the band. Good one all around.


My music can be heard at: The Cracks
floyd jane #678888 10/22/21 06:14 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,747
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,747
Listening in my 'phones. Great use of stereo. The production (your main focus) really shines here.

Yep, it's go repetition. And it works. wink

The processed claps at 2:42 were a bit too processed for my non-adventuresome ears.

Everything else was just delicious ear candy.

Last edited by dcuny; 10/23/21 01:52 PM. Reason: Added a missing "non-".

-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
floyd jane #678908 10/22/21 11:56 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,178
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,178
Hi floyd,

Listened a couple of times through the phones, great stereo mix!

Love the intro! And the outro too for that matter wink

Vocals are top notch, and I really like the melody too.

The chorus is great! One that will stick in your head long after the song is over.

As far as the message goes, wasting time ... yeah, been there, done that!

I always love the attention to detail in your songs, very inspiring, and makes me strive to do more with my productions.

Excellent song, really enjoyed it.

BTW, the first few notes of the lead guitar that comes in at 2:05 reminds me of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song from way back. Can't put my finger on which one, going to drive me nuts until I figure it out! wink

floyd jane #678918 10/23/21 03:18 AM
User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,459
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,459
Ah, yes, worrying about it only makes it worse (true for everything). Man, you took that block and carved out a masterpiece of music, Floyd.

"gotta a white board list of a hundred things
half of them there since before last spring"

Oh, yeah, who can't identify with this song right from the opening. Gave it the first spin with the desktop Bose, but you're right, nothing beats the closeness of the cans. You know you can do no wrong in my ears, so my only advice (a request really) is to erase a couple more from that white board.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 11
PROJECT M #678936 10/23/21 04:16 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,746
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,746
Originally Posted By: Dewey_MI
Good effort Floyd!

Thanks, Dewey

Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hello ;-)
I like the song very much.
The idea of writing a song about writer's block is cool.
I especially like the bass work like at 0:32.
It gives it a great vibe.
Really great.
Did you do this with BiaB as well?

I wish you many greetings
and many new ideas
Andi ;-)


Thanks for having a listen, Andi...

floyd jane #678939 10/23/21 04:32 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,690
J
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
J
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 2,690
as always nice vocs/talent.

AND YOU KNOW VOCAL DOUBLING TECHNIQUES.
excellent floyd.

nothing matter with repitition.
question is does song warrant it.
in this case it does.

cute ending/song mate.
om


New Song "PRETTY GIRL" for my wife...Dec 2023
(my vocs....mixed for good earbuds.)
https://soundcloud.com/alfsongs/prettygirlrbfinalcalfsongsdec2023mp3
(and rock song THE STALLION and bluegrass song... BANKER MAN....90 songs useing bb/rb.)
floyd jane #678943 10/23/21 04:52 AM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 8,112
C
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
C
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 8,112
I read the comments before listening and agree with them. Good, cool song and excellent band and production. And yes, great sounding mix in the phones. Enjoyed my listen.

Charlie


BIAB Ultra Pak+ 2024:RB 2024, Latest builds: Dell Optiplex 7040 Desktop; Windows-10-64 bit, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU and 16 GB Ram Memory.
floyd jane #678997 10/23/21 02:11 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,749
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,749
Oh, I've been there.
Nice job of capturing the malaise of being stuck in nowhere.
Somehow you've managed to turn it into a great song.

moto

floyd jane #679004 10/23/21 03:18 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,564
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,564
Good one, Floyd. Like the guitar break at 2:25. Overall, excellent listen.


Link: www.soundcloud.com/ed_shaw (Feel Free to Use)
https://drooble.com/edward.shaw/hymn/index.htm
Biab for WIN 2020 -- Win 10 64bit -- Reaper/Audacity
Zoom R-16 -- Tascam DP-03-SD -- SoundTap -- Crescendo --
floyd jane #679005 10/23/21 03:24 PM
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,302
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,302
The molasses malaise?


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Video: Making a Song with Band-in-a-Box®, ChatGPT, and Synth V

Take your Band-in-a-Box® project to a whole new level when you incorporate ChatGPT and Synth V to add lyrics and vocals to your song!

We wanted to demonstrate how this is done with our video, where we show you how to go from nothing to a finished "radio ready" modern pop song by combining the features of Band-in-a-Box®, ChatGPT, and Synth V!

Listen to the finished song, so you get a listen to the finished product: https://demos.pgmusic.com/misc/behindthefame.m4a

If you like it, watch the video. Either way, let's hear your comments!

Henry Clarke: Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function

One of the new features added with Band-in-Box® 2024 is the Tracks Window, which will look familiar if you've worked with other DAWs.

Henry Clarke explains why he loves the Re-generation function within the Tracks Window in their video Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function.

Watch video.

Learn even more about what the Tracks Window can do with our video Band-in-a-Box® 2024: The Tracks Window.

User Video: Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box®

The Bob Doyle Media YouTube channel is known for demonstrating how you can creatively incorporate AI into your projects - from your song projects to avatar building to face swapping, and more!

His latest video, Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box, he explains in detail how you can use the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box with ACE Studio. Follow along as he goes from "nothing" to "something" with his Band-in-a-Box MIDI Melodist track, using ACE Studio to turn it into a vocal track (or tracks, you'll see) by adding lyrics for those notes that will trigger some amazing AI vocals!

Watch: Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box


Band-in-a-Box® 2024 German for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 für Windows Deutsch ist verfügbar!

Wir waren fleißig und haben über 50 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung neuer Inhalte hinzugefügt, darunter 222 RealTracks, neue RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Songs with Vocals" Artist Performance Sets, abspielbare RealTracks Set 3, abspielbare RealDrums Set 2, zwei neue Sets von "RealDrums Stems", XPro Styles PAK 6, Xtra Styles PAK 17 und mehr!

Paket | Was ist Neu

Update Your PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Today!

Add updated printing options, enhanced tracks settings, smoother use of MGU and SGU (BB files) within PowerTracks, and more with the latest PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 update!

Learn more about this free update for PowerTracks Pro Audio & download it at www.pgmusic.com/support_windows_pt.htm#2024_5

The Newest RealBand 2024 Update is Here!

The newest RealBand 2024 Build 5 update is now available!

Download and install this to your RealBand 2024 for updated print options, streamlined loading and saving of .SGU & MGU (BB) files, and to add a number of program adjustments that address user-reported bugs and concerns.

This free update is available to all RealBand 2024 users. To learn more about this update and download it, head to www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#20245

The Band-in-a-Box® Flash Drive Backup Option

Today (April 5) is National Flash Drive Day!

Did you know... not only can you download your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK purchase - you can also choose to add a flash drive backup copy with the installation files for only $15? It even comes with a Band-in-a-Box® keychain!

For the larger Band-in-a-Box® packages (UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, Audiophile Edition), the hard drive backup copy is available for only $25. This will include a preinstalled and ready to use program, along with your installation files.

Backup copies are offered during the checkout process on our website.

Already purchased your e-delivery version, and now you wish you had a backup copy? It's not too late! If your purchase was for the current version of Band-in-a-Box®, you can still reach out to our team directly to place your backup copy order!

Note: the Band-in-a-Box® keychain is only included with flash drive backup copies, and cannot be purchased separately.

Handy flash drive tip: Always try plugging in a USB device the wrong way first? If your flash drive (or other USB plug) doesn't have a symbol to indicate which way is up, look for the side with a seam on the metal connector (it only has a line across one side) - that's the side that either faces down or to the left, depending on your port placement.

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,848
Posts737,980
Members38,598
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
WesleyHowie, 3DGtrman, longus, Jase Oz, RWSwan
38,598 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 177
rsdean 119
dcuny 108
DC Ron 107
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5