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#717199 - 05/17/22 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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cute song.
my wife n i were discussing today how much we would like to be on a sandy shore on a island somewhere with lovely waters,..
i like those steel drums.

well done
om
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#717238 - 05/17/22 01:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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I'm a long way from the tropics, but you just took me there in my mind. I've never tried this kind of music, but I sure like what you've got here - I may have to start trying. Great mix, and I loved the breaks you put in.

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#717510 - 05/20/22 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Scott C]
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Hello Rob (Rodipoet), Floyd, Anne-Marie, Rob (RnAM) and Scott,

Of course I'm late again, but have a good excuse; I am a bit ill...
But I read all your posts the moment they were sent, or a bit later and enjoyed all of them.
And -in a way- now I'm in a luxuery position; three musicians from the Netherlands are there to reply!

Originally Posted By: rodipoet
Always fun to be on an island with ocean view and a cuba libre in one hand and a gorgeous woman in the other.


Hallo Rob, it looks you have done exacly that! And it means you are longing for it again, regardiong to the word 'always'...
But thanks for your comment. If fantasies go the way you described then the song did it'ss job. I'm glad for that!

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Hans,
Fun song. Clever turn at the bridge...
Well sung. Good summery BAND. Good mix.
Breezy.

Enjoyed.
fj


Hi Floyd, thanks for this. Yes, that bridge was some work. I had to make a jump from dream to reality in a few words. This worked!
Have you had your rum and coke already?

Originally Posted By: RnAM
First, a very high saturated mix! It really bursts out of our speakers, but in a good way.
We recognize that saxophone RT. We used it in one of our songs a couple of years ago.
Good harmonies.
Well done.


Hoi Anne-Marie en Rob, about the speakers you talk almost the same as Bud and Janice. They turn the volume high and see of the song keep sounding good. Luckily they live where now one else is in about 30 miles around. And I know you live also near a wood with deer, swines and lovely birds. And they weren't even fleeing when you turned up the speakers to max., otherwise I would have read it in the papers or on television. The sax was a good one. I can imagine you used it too. I don't often use a sax, I am not really fond of the sound, but in this song it makes the sphere as well as the steelband! Then you longe for a Cuba Libre for sure. Except Anne-Marie. She does not drink, she told me...

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Cool groove to the song Hans. Super vocal and lyric. Excellent mix. Loved the backtrack as well..


Hi Scott, thanks for your so nice words! Did you enjoy the rum and coke too?

I hope you all have a nice day!
Here it is raining, but I stay inside until the fever is gone (no covid)

Hans
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#718168 - 05/27/22 10:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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Hans,

It's great to hear a light and airy song like this with all the depressing stuff going on around us! You definitely captured that tropical vibe on this! Enjoyed it!

Thanks, Torrey
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#718211 - 05/27/22 01:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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Hi Janne, Janice and Bud, Bloc-head, OM, Brad and Torrey,

I was late in replying your so nice posts, but there were some health issues, unfortunately.
Better now, I hope.

Janne, thanks for your words and i'm looking forward for your happy tunes. Maybe one about joining NATO? Could become very funny, ha (cynical laugh). And use the AI ladies in it too!

Janice and Bud, thanks for the toe tapping on the song. Did you know it was situated in Margaritaville? Close to Jimmy Buffett... wink
I was honored by what you said about the song. Did you drank a rum and coke too, or a Margarita?

Bloc-head, I can't recall you ever said bad words on my songs. Always nice ones. Considering the quality of your own songs, that makes me feel great. Thanks!

OM, one day you don't discuss it anymore with your wife, but you fly to one of those islands. You can try one of the 6 islands of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. They speak English. But it gave me a nice feel my song did that to you. Give it a try!

Brad, you are from California! You don't need a tropical island. Go to your own beautiful beaches. I have been there some years ago. with a huge camper. I loved it there! Thanks that my song did this to you...

Torrey, that was the exact reason I did it! I must have told in the forum I was raised on a tropical island and loved the sound of the steelband. Every time I heard them I long for that (or one) island. But the sax was a good help too. Thanks, Torrey!

I wish you all a very nice weekend,
Hans
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#718390 - 05/28/22 05:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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Ha! I like the song's story with the little twist.

The instrumentation and mix is so good. You capture the mood quite well.

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#718809 - 06/02/22 06:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: A summer song: The Ocean [Re: Birchwood]
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Hi Ezekiel,

I was watching a spanish movie recently and one of the main actors was a man called Ezequiel.
It's a rare name, I only know you. But that actor came close, don't you think?

Thanks for your compliments! At this very moment I'm drinking a cuba Libre...

Hans
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