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This is both a new mix and a new “performance” video of a song we posted five years ago. Janice gets to method or “play act” as she calls it - a childhood term smile

Thanks to our music partner Peter and to PG Music for helping make it all possible.

We hope you enjoy it ... comments are most welcome. And the vid is only three minutes.

Janice : vocal, melody & arrangement
Bud: lyric, progression, mix & videography
Peter: all guitar tracks

For those inclined toward the tech stuff:

Vocal: Rodes NT1 via Scarlett 212 USB interface > Logic Pro X > Nectar

Guitar tracks: Peter and whatever he does to them

Drums: RD Blues Rock Shuffle / tag comped from Logic Pro X kit sounds > Waves CLA Drums
Snare: Doubled from RD audio file > Neutron 3
Cymbal: Doubled from RD audio file > Waves JPL Percussion

Bass: RT 1646 > Neutron 3 (comped from three tracks)

Piano: RT 2730 > Logic Pro X Direction Mixer > Waves CLA Unplugged

Organ: RT 2731 > Logic Pro X Direction Mixer > tweaked Neutron “Dirty B” preset > EMT 140 plate reverb sim

Mastering: Izotope Modules EQ > Muti-band compression > Imager > Limiter > Izotope Tonal Balance > Logic Pro Loudness Meter

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This is really cool, both music and video.

Yes the "method acting" is going full bore and is pretty funny. You folks should start doing movies!

I love the sepia part towards the end. Really nice touch.

Excellent performances and sound engineering.

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Just what I needed on a very wet Friday, (11" on Wed night and worse today).
The creamy distortion of the guitar works perfectly with the organ.
The band is excellent as is the arrangement- those added snare hits REALLY make the drums crack.
Janice's vocal is 100% on the money...flawless and soul full.

This is an incredibly well written and performed song with a video that is straight out right for the package.


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Sounds good to me - straight up blues!

Cool video - Janice's emoting eyes in that opening shot are like something out of a 1930's cartoon!

I'm sure Bud's mix was excellent, but the vocals and guitar solo were front and center, and nothing distracted me from that - the sign of an excellent mix. laugh

Fun listen!


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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This is really cool, both music and video.

Yes the "method acting" is going full bore and is pretty funny. You folks should start doing movies!

I love the sepia part towards the end. Really nice touch.

Excellent performances and sound engineering.


Thanks for all David. The sepia bit was shot in our living room as we’d run outa ideas for another scene. Glad you liked it!

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Oh, you know I'm gonna love this one, and you're so right. Love Janice's play-acting, and, of course, her real singing --no play-acting there. Wow, what a strong solo from Peter. The mix, as always, is flawless, as is the selection of supporting players. Great video with interesting transitions.


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A very cool tune... Love the video, and especially that old Mando hangin' on the wall. Janus has star quality for sure...


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Originally Posted By: rayc
Just what I needed on a very wet Friday, (11" on Wed night and worse today).
The creamy distortion of the guitar works perfectly with the organ.
The band is excellent as is the arrangement- those added snare hits REALLY make the drums crack.
Janice's vocal is 100% on the money...flawless and soul full.

This is an incredibly well written and performed song with a video that is straight out right for the package.


Wow Ray. That makes our efforts at the audio and video production seem more than worthwhile. Your comments are both supportive and much appreciated and never taken for granted. Thanks!

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Team "JBP" delivers again.

Great vision accompaniment with excellent transitions between scenes.

Blues couldn't get much 'bluer' !


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Great!

Excellent song with both both Peter and Janice at the top of their games, and the mix of course is spot on.

But the video puts it over the top, lots of fun watching Janice do her thing. She seems quite comfortable in front of the camera, and it's a joy to watch! Now, just need to get some footage of Peter doing some guitar parts wink

Loved it!

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Sounds good to me - straight up blues!

Cool video - Janice's emoting eyes in that opening shot are like something out of a 1930's cartoon!

I'm sure Bud's mix was excellent, but the vocals and guitar solo were front and center, and nothing distracted me from that - the sign of an excellent mix. laugh

Fun listen!


Thanks David. Well, Janice does like 30’s movies and cartoons smile We both felt Peter nailed the solo and his fills were tailored to lyric and vocal. We appreciate your comments!

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Hello Janice, Bud and Peter,

Really great song and nice to see Janice as an actress.
Cool video, we love the effects.
The guitar is top notch!

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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Oh, you know I'm gonna love this one, and you're so right. Love Janice's play-acting, and, of course, her real singing --no play-acting there. Wow, what a strong solo from Peter. The mix, as always, is flawless, as is the selection of supporting players. Great video with interesting transitions.


Thanks man for all of that and we are most happy you liked the vid. We continue to appreciate your earlier advice on video lip syncing!

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Bud, Janice, Peter...

The mix is exquisite. Everything is RIGHT.

Peter shines. A very musical solo.

I think we've already established that Janice is PERFECT every time she sings. EVERY. TIME.

Cool song. Lyric and melody.

Great job on the video. Janice goes all in. Cool. Camera work is excellent. Transitions are EXCEPTIONAL.
Y'all notch it up more with each video...

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A very cool tune... Love the video, and especially that old Mando hangin' on the wall. Janus has star quality for sure...


Thanks! Glad you like the vid and the mandolin. We also have an old dobro, another mandolin and a banjo on the wall. Bud’s stepfather was in a string band in the 1920’s. And Janice much appreciated your comment about her video “role.”

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That's the blues. Great recording. Outstanding vocals by Janice, superb blues guitar by Peter, and excellent lyrics and mix by Bud. The video was well crafted and interesting. Good job and congrats to all.


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Team "JBP" delivers again.

Great vision accompaniment with excellent transitions between scenes.

Blues couldn't get much 'bluer' !


Thank you! Glad you liked those transitions also.

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Cool tune! Great vocals and guitar solo. Nice with a proper music video as well.

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Great!

Excellent song with both both Peter and Janice at the top of their games, and the mix of course is spot on.

But the video puts it over the top, lots of fun watching Janice do her thing. She seems quite comfortable in front of the camera, and it's a joy to watch! Now, just need to get some footage of Peter doing some guitar parts wink

Loved it!


Thanks a lot Dave.
Janice did have fun with the video and we enjoyed seeking out locations for the scenes.
Well, not much seeking for the last verse as it was in our living room smile

Hey if you can figure out how to get Peter to make an appearance let us know.
It may require kidnapping!

Glad you liked it! J&B

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It is obvious that Janice is going for a Grammy and an Oscar wink
I'll bet she wins both!

As usual the dynamic trio strikes again, i.e. usual outstanding vocal, mix, and guitar solos.

Fantastic blues - loved it

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