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Chaos of Change
A slow burn dark blues is perhaps an odd follow up to our previous tune Good Karma … but when the rare lyric comes ya gotta go with it smile Thanks to Peter for the guitar tracks and for introducing us to micro chords. And thanks to PG music for making it all possible. Your time to listen and comment is always appreciated. Lyrics below techy stuff.

Janice: lead, harmony, call back vocals, melody and arrangement

Peter: guitar solos, fills, held chords, riffs, arrangement and progression enhancement

Bud: lyric, arrangement, mix, mastering, photo, etc.

Vocals: Rodes NT1 > Scarlet 212 > Nectar

Piano: Midi SuperTrack 2848 Blues Slow > Logic Grand Steinway > Waves CLA Unplugged

Bass: RT 1922 Texas Blues Rock > Waves Bass Rider > Logic Amp

Drums: RD Blues Rock > Waves CLA Drums

Snare: From RD Kit > Waves Magma BB T > Logic ChromaVerb

Cymbal: From RD Kit > Logic ChromaVerb

Rhythm Guitar: RT 1923 Electric Texas Blues Rock

Mastering: Ozone Dynamic EQ > Vintage EQ > Imager > Maximier > Tonal Balance > Logic Loudness Meter

V1
chaos of change hangs over them like storm clouds
rare moments of clarity are lost in shouting crowds
everyone knows the facts they read them on the internet
groveling around in their bubbles without regret

V2
win lose draw while never thinking of compromise
hunkered down and deaf to surrounding cries
chasing illusions always leaving reality behind
scrolling timelines seeking more of their kind

Solo

V3
an armor of self righteousness, that is their shield
proudly screaming they will never yield
fingers swipe with eyes afire through endless feeds
claiming to seek truth while planting dangerous seeds

Outro solo

Outro vocal

i’m drowning in the echo of news
coming up for air and singing some blues

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I imagine you all slithering slowly across the floor with this.
Cool and relaxed.
Classic.

Vic

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Janice, Bud & Peter,

Slow burn blues at its best... This is one of the best vocals I've heard anywhere this year - Janice has such a gift.

Peter's guitar and touch is in peak form. The tone is outstanding.

I was completely blown away by the production. It's hard to believe this isn't on SiriusXM. I cranked this through my speakers and it keeps getting better with volume - no breakup - crystal clear.

Amazing!

Bob

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Originally Posted by vicarn
I imagine you all slithering slowly across the floor with this.
Cool and relaxed.
Classic.

Vic

Thanks Vic.
J&B

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Janice, Bud & Peter,

Slow burn blues at its best... This is one of the best vocals I've heard anywhere this year - Janice has such a gift.

Peter's guitar and touch is in peak form. The tone is outstanding.

I was completely blown away by the production. It's hard to believe this isn't on SiriusXM. I cranked this through my speakers and it keeps getting better with volume - no breakup - crystal clear.

Amazing!

Bob

Bob, that is generous, supportive and greatly appreciated. Thanks from all of us and for the big smile you gave Janice on her birthday!

J&B

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J&B...smooth as silk...another great delivery of the blues...super vocals Janice on the palate of a gorgeous track...Peter is exceptional on this one! Bud, your production work is always pro-level and pristine...top-notch all round!


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I listened and thought I'd commented a day ago...seems I was too enchanted to follow through.
Great read.
Great listen.
The sum of their parts and all that but the parts are fabulous on their own.
Peter's touches and stings caress and bite.
That voice!
Those harmonies and an incredible lyric for our times.


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Originally Posted by vicarn
I imagine you all slithering slowly across the floor with this.
Cool and relaxed.
Classic.

Vic

Thanks Vic
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Oh, way to go with it, Bud. Super vocals. Yeow!! Your vocals are so captivating, Janice. Love your choice of harmony, too. Excellent band and superbly mixed. I see the piano player with a porkpie hat. Oh, there it is, that soaring solo that I knew was coming when i saw Peter in the wings. So well done, Peter. Excellent taste. This song has a wonderful Blues feel. An excellent write.


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Wow. Really soulful performances by all. Well thought out arrangement that never loses interest. The call back vocals were an especially nice touch. Very pro sounding indeed.


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Originally Posted by firesong
J&B...smooth as silk...another great delivery of the blues...super vocals Janice on the palate of a gorgeous track...Peter is exceptional on this one! Bud, your production work is always pro-level and pristine...top-notch all round!

Glad you liked it. Thank you.

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This is a great example of modern blues! The subject matter is current, the vocal is pure and emotive and the guitar is tasteful and perfectly performed. I thought the arrangement and production stole the show. The bass line is captivating and the changes are so well placed that it takes multiple listens to discern that this isn't a typical 1,4,5, slow burn. This shows a deep understanding of the genre and what is possible moving forward. 5 star review! Tom

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Janice captivated me with her rendition of the word "chaos" and didn't let go from that point on.
Grrrreat vocal performance!
I guess it's an "internet blues".... I love the choice of lyrics.
Very tasteful guitar playing, and of course the production is as good as it gets.

Very well done by you 3!


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Right on with the lyrics---It's not often you hear a song about cognitive bias.

Soulful performance. Guitar blisters and sizzles. Mix sounds professional done.

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Originally Posted by rayc
I listened and thought I'd commented a day ago...seems I was too enchanted to follow through.
Great read.
Great listen.
The sum of their parts and all that but the parts are fabulous on their own.
Peter's touches and stings caress and bite.
That voice!
Those harmonies and an incredible lyric for our times.

Thanks Ray. You mentioned everything we hoped to achieve. Hugely appreciated!

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Janice, Bud and Peter,

Well, just another outstanding tune you have here. Janice on top of her game with the vocals . . . Excellent mix . . . like those piano fills. The lead solo is spot on. Yeah, you have it all going on here. Wonderful work!

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Originally Posted by BabuMusic
Oh, way to go with it, Bud. Super vocals. Yeow!! Your vocals are so captivating, Janice. Love your choice of harmony, too. Excellent band and superbly mixed. I see the piano player with a porkpie hat. Oh, there it is, that soaring solo that I knew was coming when i saw Peter in the wings. So well done, Peter. Excellent taste. This song has a wonderful Blues feel. An excellent write.
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Thanks for all Marty. It was a fun project and very interesting to use micro chords also.

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Originally Posted by rsdean
Janice, Bud & Peter,

Slow burn blues at its best... This is one of the best vocals I've heard anywhere this year - Janice has such a gift.

Peter's guitar and touch is in peak form. The tone is outstanding.

I was completely blown away by the production. It's hard to believe this isn't on SiriusXM. I cranked this through my speakers and it keeps getting better with volume - no breakup - crystal clear.

Amazing!

Bob

Thanks a lot Bob.

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Another gem from you guys. Loved it!

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Originally Posted by DC Ron
Wow. Really soulful performances by all. Well thought out arrangement that never loses interest. The call back vocals were an especially nice touch. Very pro sounding indeed.

The three of us much appreciate those kind remarks. Glad you liked the arrangement and the call backs.

Thanks!

J&B

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