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#716597 - 05/12/22 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Mixed Signals
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You know how you start writing a song by strumming some chords until a melody sneaks in, which is soon populated by words? “Something in your whisper” came through and I liked it. But what to add to it? Just keep talking about those things in her whisper, or not? Then the end of the first line came, so the question was answered.


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I added bass and vocals, and Dave Bell of Blue Attitude added his exceptional guitar work for the perfect fills and solo.

Mixed Signals

Something in your whisper feels so different than other things you say.
When you raise the volume I can't hear you anyway.
No, there's gotta be a merger, somewhere in between
where the truth in what you're saying is what you really mean.

CH: Mixed signals --that's what you're sending out to me.
Mixed signals --how perplexing/confusing they/that can be.

When you say things softly, it brings me closer to hear it all once more.
You stir some kind of feelings I have never had before.
Then you come right back and say things that I don't want true
I'm receiving your mixed signals, so what am I to do. CH SOLO

END REF: Your mixed signals are driving me crazy.
Your mixed signals are driving me crazy.
I'm receiving your mixed signals, so what am I to do?

Comments for and against are welcomed.
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#716602 - 05/12/22 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty and Dave
Very good song
Vocals fit great
Guitar is excellent
At about 3:04 I would have changed the drums
to increase the song.
But all in all a cool song
Good work Marty
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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#716611 - 05/12/22 09:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty ...

You never disappoint, my friend. A great song and so well delivered. Super lyric and a terrific vocal. Ans did Dave turn up the "sweet control" on his guitar, or what??!! Such a fabulous sound.

The video works perfectly for the message in the lyric. This is the whole package in full dress - wonderful!

Alan
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#716614 - 05/12/22 09:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Good stuff Marty. Lyrics came out well, though a little difficult to hear at times. Some good guitar throughout and good overall sound and feeling.

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#716625 - 05/12/22 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty & Dave,
Sweet tune. Love the vibe on this. Excellent topic, lyrics, performance. You guys rock! Enjoyed it very much.
Mix is top notch. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#716646 - 05/12/22 01:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty,

Loved it!

A good write. A strong vocal!

Your Bass sounds great (of course).

Dave does some of his best session-guitarist work ever - beautifully supportive, cool licks. And a beautiful solo.

Excellent mix.

Catchy. One of your best.

Loved it! (bookended)

fj

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#716649 - 05/12/22 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty, I'm jealous I didn't think of this hook first! Great take and production. Well structured as well.

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#716659 - 05/12/22 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Wow guys, what a power sound!

Very good vocals and backing vocals. The arrangement really "floats" (love that organ).

Dave... what can I say. Could this solo possibly be any better?
No, it's just perfect!

Rob
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#716693 - 05/12/22 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Very cool intro. Another super vocal and lyric Marty. The B3 was very cool. Loved how Dave danced around the vocal with some very tasteful licks. Excellent guitar solo. Well done..

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#716752 - 05/13/22 07:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi Marty,

Well I can tell you, no mixed signals from me (this time). It's a very good song you made, with a strong harmony towards the end and a fabulous solo from Dave. The lyrics are very nice and you sing it with all your heart. Who can compete with that?
These mixed signals clearly didn't confuse you!

Hans
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#716758 - 05/13/22 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: Birchwood]
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nice song start..impressive.
lovely doubled vocs.
i really liked the backing band.
very nice subtle percussion/drums.
nice single strums on one side of the stereo.

yep great way to end the song.
EXCELLENT.
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Edited by justanoldmuso (05/13/22 07:47 AM)
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#716816 - 05/13/22 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Those are some powerfully good vocals, Marty, to go along with your always great bass, BiaB tracks and Dave’s smoky guitar goodness.

You certainly came up with a good lyric and melody in a hurry.
What’s your secret, please? smile

Really well done and the vid emphasizes the "difference" indeed.

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#716825 - 05/13/22 03:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Very good quality work. Nice vox and harmony. Guitars are smooth.

What's not to like?
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#716847 - 05/13/22 06:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Great tune, great vibe, great arrangement. Everything fits perfectly.
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#716854 - 05/13/22 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Hi, Marty.

My first thought was "That's can't be a Band in a Box lead guitar!"[/i]. David did a great job on this.

Love the vocals, and the backing is perfect. Sounds awesome through my speakers.
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#716882 - 05/14/22 02:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Marty - this song, amongst other things, demonstrates how adding more "human" elements bring the BIAB stuff lo life.
Terrific vocal, terrific narrative.
Bass is DEEEEEP and grooves.
Dave's playing - yes, a lead player who is there to hear and respond to the song make a lot of difference.
Solid mix and not nits at all.
The lyric does point out a significant difference between Murcan & Strine: your say different than & we say different to, (a short cutting of "when compared to").
Excellent.
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#716890 - 05/14/22 02:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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Clever lyrics, clever write. Great use of the guitar and the organ fills which slot in really nicely.

Great job.
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#716900 - 05/14/22 05:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: PROJECT M]
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Originally Posted By: PROJECT M
Hi Marty and Dave
Very good song
Vocals fit great
Guitar is excellent
At about 3:04 I would have changed the drums
to increase the song.
But all in all a cool song
Good work Marty
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Oh, you're so right, Andi. Going into that ending should have been more dramatic and dynamic.

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Marty ...

You never disappoint, my friend. A great song and so well delivered. Super lyric and a terrific vocal. Ans did Dave turn up the "sweet control" on his guitar, or what??!! Such a fabulous sound.

The video works perfectly for the message in the lyric. This is the whole package in full dress - wonderful!

Alan

Thanks for all that, Alan, So much appreciated.

Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Good stuff Marty. Lyrics came out well, though a little difficult to hear at times. Some good guitar throughout and good overall sound and feeling.

Thanks, Brad. It's probably my old-man mouth that causes that. On the other hand, for many Rock 'n' Roll songs it's hard to figure the words, like "In a garden of Eden." hehe

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Marty & Dave,
Sweet tune. Love the vibe on this. Excellent topic, lyrics, performance. You guys rock! Enjoyed it very much.
Mix is top notch. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

Thanks for all that, Misha.
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#717005 - 05/15/22 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Marty,

Loved it!

A good write. A strong vocal!

Your Bass sounds great (of course).

Dave does some of his best session-guitarist work ever - beautifully supportive, cool licks. And a beautiful solo.

Excellent mix.

Catchy. One of your best.

Loved it! (bookended)

fj

Thanks, Floyd. BiaB is great, but when Dave adds his magic it finally becomes a song. It took me a few to understand "(bookended)." You're a clever dude, brother.

Originally Posted By: Dewey_MI
Marty, I'm jealous I didn't think of this hook first! Great take and production. Well structured as well.

Thanks, Dewey. No need for jealousy, man. It's not "What [You] Need." <--a song of yours I love.

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Wow guys, what a power sound!

Very good vocals and backing vocals. The arrangement really "floats" (love that organ).

Dave... what can I say. Could this solo possibly be any better?
No, it's just perfect!

Rob

Thanks for all that, Rob. Right? Dave. What can we say? He most definitley could have made a great career as a session player because he can play pretty much any style with feeling.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool intro. Another super vocal and lyric Marty. The B3 was very cool. Loved how Dave danced around the vocal with some very tasteful licks. Excellent guitar solo. Well done..

Thanks, Scott. Dave really makes the song. He came in with just the right sound and feel. Yes, him and the B3 are so much fun to mix
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#717048 - 05/15/22 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Mixed Signals [Re: BabuMusic]
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This is Terrific... You guys make some really fine music.
Very impressive.
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