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Hi Fellow BIABers! Happy Holidays!! Hope you are all well. I KNOW many are very productive, putting out some killer music! Thanks so much for the kind words on Lonely Again........means so much to me! This is a song which I would describe as a Covid era meditation......kind of a Covid blues which is not blues but more jazz/Bossa fusion. BIAB has really turned me on to the Bossa vibe. And again I used a mute trumpet.....have completely fallen in love with that sound! Hope you enjoy and would love to hear what you think. Take care all! Greg

https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/sameoldsong?si=7e59256f52e24f3aa9786ee2ee15710b

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Bass: 903
Piano 1997
Drums. Smooth jazz cool sw 16
Guitar 1073
Sax 2411
Mute trumpet 2791

Same Old Song
Same old song
Clock-radio goes off, exactly 6:15
Same old drive
Turn on the morning show and hope the lights are green
Another lunch, another shift, a glass of wine when I get home
Turn on the TV for the evening news so I won’t feel so alone

Same old news
Wall Street’s rockin’ as we watch the fires burn
Same old blues
Same old voices talking; Will we ever learn?
The anchors they go head to head...tell us how the world should be
But somehow in the narcissistic spin, they’ve forgotten you and me
Same old song

Same old life
The sun keeps moving and the seconds tick away
Same old face
In the mirror, but the whiskers turn more gray
I play the record on repeat and so thoughtlessly sing along
Another chance to tap out the beat but it’s still the same old song

Same old song
Clock-radio goes off, exactly 6:15
Same old drive
Turn on the morning show and hope the lights are green The lights are green

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Greg,

Killer. Good-As-It-Gets.

Your always-knock-out vocals.

Cool tracks. Good mix. I'll say it again - BIAB was MADE for Greg Johnson - just to show off his enormous talent.

Top-shelf writing. Your prosody is a showcase of "what prosody means". You are a hell of a songwriter.

I don't know how it is possible, but you get BETTER with each new release.

Gorgeous.

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Really like your smooth jazz mode. My favorite of yours in that group was "Make the Moment Last." Sometimes I go listen to you on the BIAB Jukebox. Really, I could listen to you sing anything. Well, don't try death metal. Same Old Song - I'm sure its words echo what many of us feel. The song hit home for me. And the voice is, of course, world class. Nonpareil work!


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Greg.not my genre...but superb vocals.
well well done. clever clean guitar lead before the
vocs come in again.
how bout doubling the vocs later on in the song ?

best
merry xmas.
om


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A wonderful song to listen to. The vocal is killer.

Thanks for a cool song to listen to this afternoon. I also get the message loud and clear.

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Smooth and delicious.

A nice right with a great vibe.
Interesting message.
Vocals, mellow as can be.

Well done.

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Hi, Greg.

I agree with you - the Bossa and you get along great, and the mute trumpet is a velvety addition to and already smooth mix.

Your voice is wonderful as always, at the production is clear.

Wonderful. smile


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Smooth sound. Fantastic recording. The vocals and band are mixed well Good lyrics.

Nice one.


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Greg, that was simply awesome. Loved the lyrics, loved the backing track, loved that clear sound AND LOVED YOUR VOCAL !

Man, you're a hell of a vocalist !

So good...

Take care,

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Hi Greg,

Very cool song, great vocals and perfect mix.
yes - I enjoyed the muted trumpet.

Best Regards
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Greg,
Can't go wrong with Bossa, works very well with serious lyrical subject you tackle. Excellent tune in all respects. Beautiful poetry and tasteful vocals. Mix is A+ Thank you for sharing.

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A smooth bossa protest song designed to eat into the brain via the earworm.


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Hi Greg
This is so atmospheric
The voice fits so beautifully to the song
The soloists fit perfectly
I am thrilled
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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"Same old news, same old blues" - but it all sounds so new and fresh.
Love your understated vocals Greg.
Great choice of backing tracks - your voice and the band are on the same old page.
Cheers,
Mike

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Hi Greg,

Really smooth song that goes so very well with your vocals!
Like the trumpet.

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Outstanding vocal!

Killer groove!

Super instrumentation! Great use of RTs!

Fantastic mix!

Loved it


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Man, it just doesn't get better than this! Great write, great vocal.

Simply outstanding, Greg!

Best to you and yours for Christmas smile

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Stunning on so many levels, Greg. Yes, I, too, love that jazz/Bossa fusion and it sounds great on you. What a wonderfully soaring song. ANYthing but the same old anything. So well written, performed and produced.


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Awesome vocal Greg. Backing band was perfect for the song. Very cool mix. Well done


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