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#696864 01/08/22 05:20 AM
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Hi Folks. There are serious songs... this is not it. Just having fun.  All comments are welcomed. Thank you for listening!

Candy

Lyrics:

Past is hiding in a closet,
Future scratching on my door.
Picture getting very fuzzy..
Where is the doctor in white robe?
Fairies circling under the ceiling,
This numbness feels soo appealing.

You are a chocolate candy in wrapper
You are cold blooded heart trapper
You are double agent on a secret task
You are lawyer for the devil and an angel in one flask

Hesitation casting shadows
"Exit" sign on the wall
Past is pushing hard with elbows
Future is trying to rock my boat.
Fairies circling under the ceiling,
This numbness feels soo appealing.

Wiseman facing an old dilemma
what came first, the chick or egg?
Past is whispering in my ears
Future is waiving body bag
Fairies circling under the ceiling,
This numbness feels soo appealing.

You are a chocolate candy in wrapper
You are cold blooded heart trapper
You are double agent on a secret task
You are lawyer for the devil and an angel in one flask



Tech stuff:
BIAB:
2155:Piano, ElectricClav, Rhythm FunkyGroovin70sJohn Ev16 100
2764:Organ, Rhythm CountryBluesRockMike Ev 110
1901:Bass, Baby, Bolero Ev 090
380:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Syncopated Sugar Ev 102
RealDrums: MalletsFolkPop8ths
1902:Guitar, Acoustic, Background Bolero Ev 090
377:Guitar, Resonator, Background Trav Ev 088
MIDI SuperTracks: 2465:Synth, ElectroFlutes, Rhythm Pop Ev 085
RealDrums:NashvilleEven16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

Vocals/Lyrics/composition - me. Synths of Halion. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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This no doubt, is another masterful production... "Ear Candy"


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Rustyspoon# #696895 01/08/22 06:52 AM
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Another fabulous lyric, Misha.
"You are a chocolate candy in wrapper
You are cold blooded heart trapper".
Priceless.

Vic

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Love the sound - you consistently come up with cool, inventive grooves.

Catchy melody, clear mix, interesting instrumentation.

Nice ear candy! smile


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Maybe not a serious song, but a seriously good arrangement. Loved the way you used everything in this and nothing was without musical purpose. Great job.


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Another superbly written tune. Your work is so interesting. Fantastic use of the band. Outstanding!


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Seriously, Misha. What a catchy feel. Man, you are such a good poet. Your lyrics always have some wonderful twists. I could copy and paste any couplet as an example. Your vocals area always so engaging and I love the mystery in this one. Excellent choice of musicians/instruments, and all mixed so well. "You are lawyer for the devil and an angel in one flask"


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Misha,

I can't express how much I appreciate the work you present here! It's complex but so easy to listen to! You always have so many little things happening in the background that it's hard to catch it all! You've once again creative work worthy of a lot of praise! Thanks, Torrey




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Misha, what superlatives have you not heard about this song?
A fantastic song, good/wonderful lyrics and a melody to lick your fingers (if this is the right expression in English).
And all is so well mixed.

Do you remember how we talked about mikes, eq's and mixing problems. Well, in your case they are past tense.

This means I like the song,
Hans


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Misha

So incredibly inventive - some absolutely lovely touched throughout too many to mention.

You always excel and this is no exception.

Amazing work.

Peter

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Misha,
fun, clever, and very engaging.
Lots of little things sparkle and grab my attention but the melody and narrative pull me back.
As usual it's a fearless conglomeration of styles and segments that, on paper, shouldn't work but, in the ears, do.




On a technical note:
"Future is waiving body bag"
Using "waive" gives this a very interesting double edge/contradiction.

Love it.


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bloc-head, Vic, David, TuneMonger, jptjptjpt, Marty, Torrey, Hans, Peter, Ray

Thank you for listening, and your kind words of support !

Marty,
very funny! These are one set of the most ridiculous lyrics I wrote smile

Ray,
"Using "waive" gives this a very interesting double edge/contradiction."
Good catch!

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Misha, your music is always so original and inventive.

Maybe not a serious song, but a seriously good song I think wink

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Misha, what a masterpiece you have created. Super vocal and lyrics. Love the groove and all of the little intricate interactions you have going on.

Loved it.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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The intro percussion pulled me in. The whole song is deliciously captivating.

I particularly love this lyric: "You are a chocolate candy in wrapper/You are cold blooded heart trapper." It doesn't get any better than that.

Another marvelous addition to the Misha genre.

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Misha,

Excellent Music.
Excellent Writing (serious or not).
Excellent Production (maybe BEYOND excellent!!). Masterful.

"Innovative" only begins to describe your creations.

You sing with wonderful emotion.

There were times that the bass got a little "heavy" (on my speakers). During those times. it competes with the vocal a bit (clashing with the lower range of the vocal EQ).

You are an Artist.

fj

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Just gets better on every listen. You are obviously high on candy or something even stronger creative sugar, just beware the body bag wink The chording somehow makes me think of a James Bond movie themes. Enjoyable intro. Great selection of instruments, nothing too much or not enough. the bolero guitar is perfect fit here. Excellent soloing part with that music box sound. Very expressive vocal track.

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"fun, clever, and very engaging.
Lots of little things sparkle and grab my attention but the melody and narrative pull me back.
As usual it's a fearless conglomeration of styles and segments that, on paper, shouldn't work but, in the ears, do."

Firstly, it's about impossible to top what Ray said in those three sentences. Yep!

"Past is hiding in a closet,
Future scratching on my door."

"You are a chocolate candy in wrapper
You are cold blooded heart trapper"

Wow! And more and more and more. Just having fun? Ok, but in a helluva creative manner.

And that band ... what a great mashup of tracks. Do you start with a style or just roll your own?

And, as always, fine vocal and mix.

Great listen!

J&B

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Yes, this is a lot of fun!

Very playful.

Thanks for posting!

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Ohh boy, did not expect so much good words on this silliness.
Thank you all for your awesome feedback!

P.S. FJ, thank you for your suggestion on dynamics! You are 100% right. I followed what you said and made adjustments.

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