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#718384 05/28/22 01:57 PM
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MAKE IT MINE

This song is a total re-work of a tune I posted
a couple years back. It was originaly a sort of
tribute to the writing team of Donald Fagen and
Walter Becker, but I have re-written the lyrics
in the first verse to reference all of our musical
heroes who have left the stage. It's about dealing
with, as a musician, getting older and trying to keep
up with this rapidly changing world around us. My
main purpose for this one though, is to encourage everyone to
not stress about not "keeping up" with current trends
and just keep making the music that brings joy to
your life! Not trying to win a Grammy here, just want
to have a little fun!!

Thanks for having a listen! T


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Drums were from the Top 40 DOD set. I had to use these for
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Opening 8 bar sequence of organ and horns from a Yamaha arranger keyboard

Make It Mine
Words and music By
Torrey Bliss Copyright 2020

They taught us to play
Now look they've left the stage
Where did our heroes all go
They'd tell us it's wrong
To stop singing our song
So we've gotta keep keepin' on

Racing the clock and the beat won't stop
And the rhythm's speedin' up with the time
I'm feeling the future bearing down on me
But I'm still gonna make it mine

Don't shake my hand don't breath on me
You know that's the way they say it's gotta be
This brand new world It don't fit me
I'm not quiting now I'm in way too deep

Racing the clock and the beat won't stop
And the rhythm's speedin' up with the time
I'm feeling the future bearing down on me
But I'm still gonna make it mine




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ANOTHER TB classic.
Your asides/spoken parts REALLY work: the tone and timbre fit the song really well.
The scatting in the outro was cool too.
The reduction/break down to finish was also a treat...kept me hovering - wondering if a return was coming.
Excellent lyric and a terrific package of mainly Torrey made music.


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Hi Torrey,

Top guitar work and cool intro.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Very well played and good lyrics!
Great song.

Yes, we certainly have to go on making our own music!

Rob and Anne-Marie


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Man, I wish SoundCloud had a REALLY LOVE THIS button. Like just doesn't do it. You are definitely a favorite of mine, Torrey. Really amazing how varied you music is and you always present it in such a professional and polished way. Of course it helps to be such an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. What a great sound here. I Hear what you mean about the 4-on-the-floor drums.

Last edited by BabuMusic; 05/30/22 02:48 AM.

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Way to go Torrey - another great one, you're on a roll. Never heard the first one, but I sure like this one. Hard to pick out my favorite parts -Great intro, a lot of neat surprises and as usual, loved your guitar sounds.

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Torrey,

Excellent. Terrific Music all around.
Nice playing (everywhere).
Excellent vocals.
Solid mix.

Everything about this is pro level.

fj

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Hi Torrey
Excellent song
With the elaborate songwriting I also quickly
realize why BiaB was only used to a small extent
Really brilliantly realized, played and sung
Absolute top work Torrey
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: rayc
ANOTHER TB classic.
Your asides/spoken parts REALLY work: the tone and timbre fit the song really well.
The scatting in the outro was cool too.
The reduction/break down to finish was also a treat...kept me hovering - wondering if a return was coming.
Excellent lyric and a terrific package of mainly Torrey made music.


Thanks Ray, for the wonderful comments! They are always appreciated! T




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Top quality (as usual); hard act to follow. The outro was unusual but it worked well. wink


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Wow, absolutely outstanding in every way!

Great song, great performance, totally pro mix.

One of your best I think, Torrey.

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Really good stuff, Torrey! You don't really need to rely on BIAB because you are such an amazing musician. I on the other hand, need BIAB to be my whole band. While the song was half way through I was getting ready to suggest adding some surprises in the melody/production to to keep the listener engaged but then your "ooh, ooh, ooh's" came in and gave me what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Torrey,

Top guitar work and cool intro.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks Nigel! I always appreciate your comments and never take them for granted! T




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Hi Torrey love your songs wow guitar work and vocals were awesome really like the tone you got going there on the guitar always have a pro sound well done thanks for sharing Eric


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Torrey...another stellar song...this certainly has a live band feel to it...the drums are perfect and have a very "there's a guy in the corner" playing the drums feeling...the guitar work is flawless and I'm jealous of the keyboard playing! and man I love the harmonies you add to the vocals...they are always so tasteful and tight...I appreciate what you wrote about the song (your motivation) as well as the lyrics...watching or feeling like your gifts are waning and/or not keeping up is a challenge that I am acutely aware of...so I appreciate the encouragement to "keep on keeping on"...as I try to tell the "young" people in the praise band I play with..."we play for an audience of One"...I personally need to keep track of that.

Great song and production!


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More please! Janice said that listening to this certainly brought joy to her heart so please keep making this music of yours.

Awesome vocals, playing, mix and arrangement and the outro is so cool.

The Steely Dan influence on your music is always very pleasing.

Enjoyed it! Rock on.

J&B

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Originally Posted By: RnAM
Very well played and good lyrics!
Great song.

Yes, we certainly have to go on making our own music!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie for taking time to listen and comment! T




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Torrey,

Outstanding and pro all the way! What a sound!

Love everything about this.

Bob

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Superb! As Robert says, just above ... what a sound. Reminds this eighties' child of Prince, a little. Congratulations - absolutely superb.

P.S. the quiet ending - ace.

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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Man, I wish SoundCloud had a REALLY LOVE THIS button. Like just doesn't do it. You are definitely a favorite of mine, Torrey. Really amazing how varied you music is and you always present it in such a professional and polished way. Of course it helps to be such an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. What a great sound here. I Hear what you mean about the 4-on-the-floor drums.


Thanks Marty! Your comments always mean so much to me and are never taken for granted! T




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