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#688594 - 12/06/21 11:11 AM [User Showcase] NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song
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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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#688617 - 12/06/21 12:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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.

fj

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#688633 - 12/06/21 01:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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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#688674 - 12/06/21 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: TuneMonger]
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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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#688680 - 12/06/21 05:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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.

Billy
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#688681 - 12/06/21 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Smooth and delicious.

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

Well done.


Edited by CaptainMoto (12/06/21 05:15 PM)
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#688689 - 12/06/21 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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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#688702 - 12/06/21 06:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Smooth sound. Fantastic recording. The vocals and band are mixed well Good lyrics.

Nice one.
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#688813 - 12/07/21 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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,

Stefan

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#688831 - 12/07/21 08:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

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

Best Regards
Nigel
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#688845 - 12/07/21 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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.

Misha.

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#688976 - 12/07/21 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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A smooth bossa protest song designed to eat into the brain via the earworm.
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#689036 - 12/08/21 03:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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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#689045 - 12/08/21 03:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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


Edited by mkg50 (Mike G) (12/08/21 05:36 PM)
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#689191 - 12/08/21 09:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

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

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#689256 - 12/08/21 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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#689359 - 12/08/21 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: musician17]
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Outstanding vocal!

Killer groove!

Super instrumentation! Great use of RTs!

Fantastic mix!

Loved it
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#689505 - 12/09/21 04:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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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#689516 - 12/09/21 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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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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#689613 - 12/09/21 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Same Old Song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Awesome vocal Greg. Backing band was perfect for the song. Very cool mix. Well done

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