Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
So man, I just got sick and tired of sitting around waiting for someone to write me a song that would sound like the Smiths. So I decided to do it myself!!!

There's been a lot of androgynous 80s stuff coming out here.

Take this!

smile

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs4/never-gonna-get-a-life

NEVER GONNA GET A LIFE

V1

Live with me mum
And she’s alright
Stay in the bath
And drink Bud Light
Can’t find a job
Never wanted one
But I’m not sorry
Cause I love me mum
How can they say how can they know
What I am thinking
Even I don’t know

CH

Don‘t touch me now
I’ll be all right
Don‘t need a boyfriend
Don’t need a wife
in my pajamas
I feel at home
I like myself the best
When I’m alone
And I’m all right
I’m all right
I’m never gonna get a life
never gonna get a life
Like everybody else does

V2

I see the world
How people live
Living lives that are criminally bogus
and they're out of touch
and they're out to lunch
Do you think somehow that I wouldn’t notice
How can they say
How can they know
How much I hate this
Cause even I don't know

CH

Don ‘t touch me now
I’ll be all right
Don‘t need a boyfriend
Don’t need a wife
in my pajamas
I feel at home
I like myself the best
When I’m alone
And I’m all right
I’m all right
I’m never gonna get a life
never gonna get a life
Like everybody else does

[Repeat]

Lyrics and Music by David Snyder, copyright 2023, ASCAP/Day of Faith Records

David Snyder: Electric Guitars (vibrato, rhythm and slide), synths, vocals, piano, production, mixing and mastering

RealTracks in style: 1254:Bass, Electric, PopShiningSync Ev 120
RealDrums in style:PopRock8ths^02-a:Closed Hat, Snare , b:Ride, Snare
RealTracks in style: 2743:Bass, Synth, AltHipHop8ths Ev16 085

User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,210
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,210
David,

This is hilarious, but it's also AWESOME!

Love the vocal. The instrumentation and production is really excellent. Very creative!

Morrissey would be jealous... smile

Bob

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 9,138
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 9,138
Bud Lite?

Lots of dissonance going on but I'm guessing that's what you were going for.


You can find my music at:
www.herbhartley.com

Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.

You can make excuses or you can make progress but you can't do both.
User Showcase
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 162
Apprentice
Offline
Apprentice
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 162
Very original - goord to hear - earthy and I love the organised chaos of the rhythm track!


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,283
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 11,283
David

Cool cover.

You are writing some goodgoodgood stuff....

The tracks here work perfectly for the song.
Nicely mixed.

Channeling David Byrne, I think.
Those aren't pajamas, that's your suit.
Good choice.

Dig it.

fj

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 572
Journeyman
Online Content
Journeyman
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 572
Seriously? This is way too good to be a joke song, though it IS funny. You captured The Smiths sound (including JM's guitar) way too perfectly. I'm going to pack in my The Smiths tune until the buzz over this one dies down. Will take a while. Excellent tune!!


DC Ron
BiaB Audiophile
Presonus Studio One
StudioCat DAW dual screen
Presonus Faderport 16
Too many guitars (is that a thing?)
User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,551
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,551
When read The Smiths mentioned, I was expecting quite melodic song in the style of This Charming Man, but I assume this is their darker side collaboration with Talking Heads. Very appropriate title, hilariously gloomy lyrics, great sound and effects - I really enjoy those bit out-of-tune mosquito guitars and mysterious chords. You know how to obey "have fun".

Janne


Hear My Music:

Soundcloud
YouTube

User Showcase
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,049
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 3,049
I'll take any song you dish out, David. You are often on my mind when I create songs that are in the elusive genre.

Man, your lyrics are always such a treat. Yeah, you're alright. This is one of those songs that seems to start with the idea "I know this guy..." Yep, I know that guy.

Well, written, well performed and well mixed. Well, well, well, you are consistent.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@babumusic51
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub
and https://soundcloud.com/babumusic-5080285
Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 10
User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
Thanks Bob!

I live to make you laugh!!

smile

User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,074
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 6,074
You've the Draize Train bit down well.
Actually the backing is pretty good - needs some Johnny arpeggios or chime I suppose.
The lyrics are quite a fun parody of Misery Mozza's.
I really enjoyed that one David.
Thanks.


Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe
User Showcase
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,772
D
Expert
Offline
Expert
D
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,772
David,

I like this one a ton . . great feel, engaging out of the gate. I think the whole backing is pretty killer and your vocal works so well with the sound you’ve created . . . shades of Bowie here as well . . . and maybe some Talking Heads? Good, good stuff!

All my best,

Deej

User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,178
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 6,178
Cool!

A bit of Talking Heads, and a lot from bands I didn't listen to because I was never cool. wink

The fact that I can enjoy it without catching all the references speaks to the musicality.

Excellent job on the vocal convincingly not sounding like David Snyder, too!


-- David Cuny
My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?
User Showcase
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 3,970
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 3,970
David, at first listen I was saying WTF? Now I just finished my fourth listen and it has grown on me exponentially. bogus/notice-nice. I love the interesting and unexpected chord choices. It does sound like Talking Heads but also most importantly like DS. It’s a good thing he is in NC where they have basements to hide in. Here in SW Fl we have no basements. What a great listen, Tom

User Showcase
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,229
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 5,229
David,
Excellent experimental soundscape! Fun lyrics.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

User Showcase
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,661
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,661
David,

Fantastic!
It's a very unique sound.
I don't think it was created by imitating someone else's style.
It's very original.
It's definitely David Snyder's work.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

User Showcase
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 129
A
Apprentice
Offline
Apprentice
A
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 129
Straight out of the 80s! Some kind of Smiths arrangement with David Byrne voice and even some Bowie vibes. Nevertheless completely original composition. Enjoyed listening very much. I liked the unusual chord progression in the chorus. Very clever!

User Showcase
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
Veteran
OP Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 7,347
Herb,

If you meant cognitive dissonance, yes, that is the theme of the song.

smile

You can't pull one past Herb!!!!

User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,602
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 13,602
We never listened to the Smiths but your vocal sure reminds us of Bowie.

The “organized chaos” comment by DC Ron is exactly what we were thinking.

Way cool, David!

J&B

User Showcase
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,127
Veteran
Online Content
Veteran
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,127
Hi David,

I had to look up who the Smiths are/were.
Listened to two songs of them; "There is a light that never goes out" and "I know it's over".
After that I knew I hadn't heard from then, but the songs are good.
But before I did that I listened to your song.
I loved it! I loved the way you sing it, what you sang and the band itself. So on your SC I wrote 'Wow'.
I think I haven't done that before, although I like your songs a lot. I think this one had that extra tough I like in a song.
But... you didn't sound like those Smiths and I'm glad on that. This is much better.
Try BeeGees, maybe you come up with another great song!

Hans


Hans Berkhout
(Birchwood)
https://soundcloud.com/user-296497130
User Showcase
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,385
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,385
David

A great fun listen and so well done.
Really enjoyed it.

Peter

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
RealBand 2024 is Here!

There are over 30 new features to RealBand 2024, including 256 available tracks, 32 VSTi/DXi synth instances, modern color scheme for some windows, Playable RealDrums support, new arrow buttons to change the current time, chord symbols to display in the Track window, 48 tracks to display in the Mixer, the ability to hide any extra masters or auxes in the Mixer, improved handling of VU levels in the Track window, better VU levels display when recording to mono tracks, song preview in the StylePicker, the ability to initiate track generation from the StylePicker, and much more!

RealBand 2024 is included with all Band-in-a-Box 2024 for Windows orders - and our 2024 upgrades are ON SALE until December 31st! Until then, save up to 50% - upgrade for as little as $49!

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows is Here!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows is here with over 50 new features and an amazing collection of new content, including 222 RealTracks, new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, “Songs with Vocals” Artist Performance Sets, Playable RealTracks Set 3, Playable RealDrums Set 2, two new sets of “RealDrums Stems,” XPro Styles PAK 6, Xtra Styles PAK 17, and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Upgrade purchases until December 31, 2023 - save up to 50% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some incredible Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Windows 2024 packages, but for more even more Add-ons (including 50 Unreleased RealTracks!) upgrade it to the 2024 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

Check out our Band-in-a-Box® packages page for all the purchase options available.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Mac is macOS Sonoma Compatible!

We're over the moon to announce that the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Mac Build 707 is compatible with macOS Sonoma!

Refresh your Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Mac today with this free update to resolve visibility of notation in the Notation Window, apply smoother use of notation features, update to the Drums VU meter, and add the newest version of the DAW Plugin (5.5.13).

Learn more about Build 707 and download it here.

The Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Mac German, French, and Italian language patches have also been updated with Build 707! Download your Build 707 language patch here.

Revisit: Eyes on Success featuring PG Music Inc., Band-in-a-Box®, and the Updated JAWS Script

In the past, Eyes on Success featured an episode that discussed our company history and Band-in-a-Box® program with Tobin, our chief development officer, including how Band-in-a-Box® is even more accessible with the help of their JAWS screen reader scripts!

Later on this month, Eyes on Success will be releasing an episode that features Gudrun Brunot talking about her new tutorials about how to use Band-in-a-Box® with JAWS.

It's a great idea to pair the two episodes together!

So, while waiting for their Gudrun Brunot episode, take 30 minutes and to listen to this episode from Eyes on Success. To download and listen to the podcast, use the link www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_2344_podcast.mp3

Eyes on Success is a weekly radio show / podcast geared to the visually impaired called "Eyes On Success" and that can be found at www.EyesOnSuccess.net.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find their podcast on iTunes or use the URL: www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

User Tip: How to add drum fills without changing any other tracks

MarioD has shared some great advice when it comes to adding drum fills without changing any other tracks in your song:

There have been a number of questions asking how to add drum fills without changing any other tracks in a song. This is especially important if one is holding a chord for a few measures and wants to add a drum fill prior to the next chord. The following is how to accomplish that:

1-get the instruments/tracks to play like you want but don't worry about the drums for now.
2-generate the song.
3-freeze all tracks
4-unfreeze the drum track
5-add your fills where you want them
6-generated the song again - note this will only generate the drum track and not the frozen tracks
7- when you get the drums like you want them freeze the track

Have your own program tip to share? Post it on our Tips & Tricks forum!

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2023 for Windows is Overflowing with Features!

Dennis posted his very thorough Band-in-a-Box® review recently, where he dives into some of the new features added with version 2023: Sound-Guy's Band-in-a-Box Review

Read his thoughts on the Download & Install Manager, partial track regeneration, Playable RealTracks, Audio Editing, the addition of SynthMaster, the VST DAW Plugin, and more!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to be an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to compose, arrange and mix songs, as well as an extensive educational resource. It is, without negative connotation, a monster of a program. Yet, so is any DAW that I have used. No DAW can do some of the things BIAB does, while BIAB can do a lot that DAWs do."

Band-in-a-Box® Tutorials for Low-vision and Blind Program Users

Our friends at EyesFree_Tutorials have just released their Band-in-a-Box Tutorials, Bundle 2!

Created for low-vision and blind program users, this collection of Band-in-a-Box for Windows tutorials includes 31 audio instruction files and 19 music files for practice, plus help documents. Specific topics include "ABACA, let's make a song form," "Recording melody and lead-in," "Playing and editing: part markers; the handy clipboard. The play function. Search and replace," and more!

Learn more about their new tutorials, and connect with Roy & Gudrun to order the Band-in-a-Box Tutorials, Bundle 2 here.

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics80,020
Posts715,893
Members38,113
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
Vaclav Fisar, Stace, jokermusic, bugzbunnee, dgk
38,113 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Rob Helms 414
jpettit 341
DrDan 203
musocity 196
Al-David 192
Noel96 185
Today's Birthdays
davidbrown, dbapro11g
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5