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#771175 07/15/23 10:34 AM
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Hi All,

Here's a new song from an old memory...

This one's called Gordon's Wildcat.

On a summer day in Yorkville
In an early morning rain
I could taste old smoke in the air
Hear music down the lane
Black paper cup of coffee
The Riverboat on my mind
A Martin D-18
Time to leave it all behind

The thing I remember most
The sound of the radio
From your gold tone Buick Wildcat
Fading out in stereo
Gold tone Buick Wildcat
Fading out in stereo

On a slow ride back to Lockport
I took the scenic route
The car was running cold and hot
The 8-track down and out
Cold wind coming over the lake
The thunder's getting loud
I could hear you singing softly
A storm above the crowds

The thing I remember most
The sound of the radio
From your gold tone Buick Wildcat
Fading out in stereo
Gold tone Buick Wildcat
Fading out in stereo

BIAB Tracks:
3119: Bass, Acoustic, PophalfNotesSync Ev 085
3644: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking, IndieFolk Ev 085
3230: Guitar, Electric, Background, Darin Ev 090
2875: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, Americana Ev 040
378:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
Loop: Chillout/Chillout - dimensions_145_choir
RealDrums: Soul70sEv16^1-a:Snare, Closed Hihat

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob

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HI Bob ...

What a storyteller you are! And you always find the perfect backing tracks that give your lyric the most enriching embellishment

You have such a unique style and do it so dang well! I could listen to your stuff for hours and never get bored.

I think you might be the folk version of Tom T. Hall. That's about as high a compliment I can give to a lyricist. Like him, you tell stories in your song that put the listener right there, as though he were watching it play out in front of him.

Love it!

Alan


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Hello Bob,

Yes that's what you are, a good storyteller with a guitar!
Or a troubadour with a band.

For a moment I thought your story is about a cat from Gordon.
But no, it was his car. And such a nice line in the chorus: "From your gold tone Buick Wildcat fading out in stereo".
Very visually sung.
But you are good at that!

Enjoyed it, Bob,

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Nice ride along in the old Buick. The lyrics pulled me in and put me right there in that old car.


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Hi Bob.
Wonderful lyrics. I would have liked to hear the tinkle of a simple lead acoustic in the break to echo the D-18.
Well done.

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Alan,

That is a high compliment indeed. You are always so kind. I always appreciate the time you take to listen and comment.

Thanks so much.

Bob

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Hans,

I appreciate that very much. Thanks.

Bob

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I suspect you'll cover an awful lot of the US with musical monograms over time.
I assume it's Yorkville in the US not Canada.
Really cool word pictures.
I'm not sure the percussion loop worked for me but it was an interesting experiment.
Well done.


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Herb,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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Ray,

It's Yorkville in Canada. A neighborhood in Toronto.

I think the percussion loop you are referring to is actually RT 3644: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking, IndieFolk Ev 085. It's a very percussive track. I mixed it way down, as it also has a lot of finger squeaks. It's a very cool sounding track, but has to be managed.

Appreciate the feedback - thanks.

Bob

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Bob,

Songwriting,
Vocals,
BAND,
Mix,
Cover...


Excellent.



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Bob, you are one heck of a storyteller!

Great vocal, lyrics, and backing tracks that were mixed perfectly.

This is one of your best.


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Herb,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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Bob

Great song - wonderful story telling, and a compelling vocal.

(That guitar squeak track is "interesting").

Loved the song.

Peter

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Vic,

Thanks very much.

Yes, I thought about playing my own acoustic (also a D-18), but it was just easier to use all RTs. Plus, for some reason that indie fingerpicked RT really appealed to me.

Thanks again.

Bob

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Bob,
Neat nostalgic tune. Solid, easy to follow lyrics. Good package all around. Mixed very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Much appreciated - thank you.

Bob

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Mario,

Thanks. I appreciate that.

Bob

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A story so relatable I can close my eyes and remember. What a wonderful ride you take me on, Bob. Good write and mix with a very engaging vocal.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Peter,

Thanks very much.

Bob

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