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#680586 - 11/02/21 11:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Great stuff, as always. Can totally sympathize with the writer’s block, but you’ve come back strong with this piece. Really creative arrangement (particularly like the “can’t get em back” quick repeats--catchy). Great choices on the harmonies as well, accentuating the song in all the right spots. Terrific solo! Very nicely done.

All my best to you,

Deej

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#680740 - 11/03/21 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Floyd,

Another good song - well played and sung. Mix is spot on.

Well done
Nigel


Thanks, Nigel.


Originally Posted By: RnAM
If this is the result of wasted days, you really should "waste" more days.
This song is different from the ones we used to hear from you some time ago, when we were still on the forum (we're back now, btw).
You're melancholy, vulnerable....
And we'll all meet our writer's block some day.
But it is there to vanquish.
And so you did... very well!

Rob and Anne-Marie


Good to see you guys back. Hope to see some new songs from y'all soon...

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#680765 - 11/03/21 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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Definitely a song many of us can relate to, thoughts locked so many times. Interesting combination of instruments, sounds maybe too modern, but that might be because it is mixed so well. I like especially the basses, good use of loops.

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#680913 - 11/04/21 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Well, we can relate to the wasted time notion as we've both thought alot during the last 18 months about the days that we can't get back.

Your vocals are always sublime and this is no exception. You have such a gift for putting together BiaB tracks, loops and programmed tracks and they all, with the layered harmonies, mesh so well. And the percussion and tick tocks had us visualizing the clock hands' motion.

The "dark" atmosphere of the entire production remind us of a southern gothic novel. Move over Dan Tyminski!

Your writer's block brought forth an impressive return all the way around.

Excellent!

J&B


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Thanks for the great review! It is interesting how many of the artists I am listening to these days seem like they used the Tyminski album as a reference or jumping-off-point...


Originally Posted By: MarioD
When I saw your song's title I had a different subject matter in mind!

Another perfect winner from Mr. Jane!

Loved it.


Mario - are you sure that it is NOT about that "different subject matter"???...

wink

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#681014 - 11/04/21 06:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
You know I love the song. Which part? ALL of it!

You have multiple hooks that work from the rhythm, note choices AND repetition. You don't have an earworm with this one, you have a damn earworm farm!

The big takeaway I'm seeing, that I think is the coolest thing ever, is how this song is so relatable for so many.

To me there are two kinds of great lyric writers...
1-Those who can write a GREAT story that you get to witness in a song. There's emotional power in that.
2-Those who write a specifically generic song so that others say "that's me." To clarify, "generic" doesn't mean it doesn't have a subject, it's just more open to include the listener to the point of them feeling it for themselves. That this IS them. There's obviously emotional power in this as well. Just in a different way.

It had a little bit of that "Your Song" concept to me. Just the song about a song concept. I've always like that song an awful lot as well. You took in a different direction and every bit as great. You 100% nailed it with this one my friend. I appreciate you sharing this!


...and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this!!! I always SO enjoy your reviews!!

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#681106 - 11/05/21 09:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Hey Floyd, Chicago did the same thing with 25 or 6 to 4! Write about the block if nothing else is happening! Somehow I feel that you'll get on a roll again pretty soon! The song sounds really good as always! Those bass slides? really work with vocal part matching it! Take care, Torrey


Thanks, Torrey.



Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd

Got a bit of writers block in stating the superlatives about your song.

Really good...top notch etc. Deserves all the wonderful accolades it has received.

Great vocal and a superb production.

If Dave is reading this - the guitar at 2.05 sounds like the song Simple Man.

Almost posted our song called "Wasted" - might do so soon - slightly different type of wasted however.

Peter


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Thanks, Peter. Looking forward to hearing your Wasted!!!
(as I mentioned to Mario - there may be more meaning there than folks think)
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#681174 - 11/05/21 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
What a lovely song Floyd. So different. So many twists and turns in the song. The backtracks very cool. Super vocal and loved your effects and mixing. Well done


Thanks, Scott. I appreciate all of the nice comments...

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#681326 - 11/06/21 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: Planobilly]
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Originally Posted By: Planobilly
Actually Floyd you may have a bit of a problem. You have written so many really good songs it is most likely easy to get stuck and wonder "how am I going to top that"

I think you get better with every new song you write and this one is no exception.

You have become very professional at all this. When I listen to your stuff it is like listening to other icons of the music world. Good as anyone out there.

Some of this will be around long after you are gone.

Best wishes,

Billy


Billy - thanks for the terrific review and comments. Coming from someone with your experience, that means a lot...

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#681338 - 11/06/21 01:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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Remarkable!

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#681358 - 11/06/21 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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I've got the headphones on.

I see you broke that block. Good lyrics. I like your rhymes, which aren't forced, especially the undetected/defected lines.

Quality production. Sounds modern, at least what is modern to me.

Love this tune. New favorite.

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#681458 - 11/07/21 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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Man,
Your stuff is IMHO the most well written and well crafted I’ve heard in here.
My opinion doesn’t matter too much as I’m an amateur noob at this..
But your stuff is setting the bar as what I would like to be able to do with BIAB and the reason I invested in it (along with a ton of other studio crap lol).
I’m also in Florida (Fort Myers) and if you wouldn’t mind might be sending you some stuff for feedback.
Again, thanks for your work.
Steve

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#681561 - 11/08/21 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Floyd,

What days have you wasted?
All these days you have in mind were needed to make good songs. And that is what you did again with this beautiful song!
Very good, interesting effects you used too and a nice finale.

I read a lot of the posting collegues mentioned that 'wasted' time of yours. Of course, because you created an open goal for this.
But have more of those days to enjoy us...

Regards,
Hans


Thanks, Hans. smile


Originally Posted By: musician17
Dear floyd,

No day is ever, ever wasted, I personally believe. Sometimes, one has to rest to come back better, no? Se reculer pour mieux sauter, as the French say ...

The song ... Pianobilly said it best: you get better with each song you write. Modern sound coupled with your trademark storytelling style and wisdom-filled voice. Those drums in the background ... perfect. Harmonies: wonderful. Arrangement: well thought out, progressing from simple to more complex. Note repetition in the vocals in the chorus: inspired and modern-sounding. The song is SO relaxing, too ... it's so easy to just listen and forget about everything else - the mark of something truly well done.

In short: you're nothing short of a genius, it's a privilege to listen to you sing your creations. Blocks are irrelevant with you, it seems - carry on creating, thanks for sharing your creations with us. Such a joy to hear.


James - thanks for all the great comments!...


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Hi floyd,

Listened a couple of times through the phones, great stereo mix!

Love the intro! And the outro too for that matter wink

Vocals are top notch, and I really like the melody too.

The chorus is great! One that will stick in your head long after the song is over.

As far as the message goes, wasting time ... yeah, been there, done that!

I always love the attention to detail in your songs, very inspiring, and makes me strive to do more with my productions.

Excellent song, really enjoyed it.

BTW, the first few notes of the lead guitar that comes in at 2:05 reminds me of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song from way back. Can't put my finger on which one, going to drive me nuts until I figure it out! wink


Dave - thanks for the great review. Really appreciate that....
I imagine Brent has a bit of Skynrd buried in his guitar psyche. I set up the RT so that it plays at a much slower speed than it was probably intended in its original form....


Ok, so *that's* how you got Brent to play slow! grin Sounds great, fits the song perfectly.



A "trick" that folks might not know about. If you set an RT to Half-Time, you can use RTs that are recorded at a slow bpm in a fast-bpm song. Typically you want to use an RT that plays at half the bpm of your song....meaning that if your song is at 120 bpm, you can use RTs that are recorded at 60 bpm (and they sound "natural"). The slower bpm soloists (60, for example) are always less-notes-more-relaxed playing than the 120 soloists play. In this case I used a soloist that was recorded at 55 bpm (set to Half-Time). So that will work well in a song at 110 bpm. In this case, the song was actually at 85 bpm, so that 55 bpm solo is even SLOWER than the original source. In some cases, that might be stretching too much, but there did not seem to be any artifacts (evident ones, anyway)... so I got a very expressive solo from Brent...

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#681707 - 11/09/21 11:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Floyd,

Great stuff, as always. Can totally sympathize with the writer’s block, but you’ve come back strong with this piece. Really creative arrangement (particularly like the “can’t get em back” quick repeats--catchy). Great choices on the harmonies as well, accentuating the song in all the right spots. Terrific solo! Very nicely done.

All my best to you,

Deej


Thanks, Deej!!


Originally Posted By: jannesan
Definitely a song many of us can relate to, thoughts locked so many times. Interesting combination of instruments, sounds maybe too modern, but that might be because it is mixed so well. I like especially the basses, good use of loops.

Janne


Thanks, Janne. This was intended to "sound modern", so I'm not sure how it could be "too modern".
Always appreciate having you stop by for a listen.

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#681749 - 11/09/21 05:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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FJ,
sorry, late for the party. I jumped into listening and only half way through, started to read notes. First thing first. Excellent tune and subject matter. Well performed and arranged. Production is PRO. Good one.

I can relate to your message as I am fighting the writers brick/block most of the time... as the only way I can do music things are within small windows of free time, which is almost always a compromise with creative process.

Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

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#681851 - 11/10/21 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: BackingTrack
Remarkable!


Thanks, BT!!!


Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I've got the headphones on.

I see you broke that block. Good lyrics. I like your rhymes, which aren't forced, especially the undetected/defected lines.

Quality production. Sounds modern, at least what is modern to me.

Love this tune. New favorite.


Thanks, ES!!!

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#681978 - 11/11/21 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: stevenlynnhall
Man,
Your stuff is IMHO the most well written and well crafted I’ve heard in here.
My opinion doesn’t matter too much as I’m an amateur noob at this..
But your stuff is setting the bar as what I would like to be able to do with BIAB and the reason I invested in it (along with a ton of other studio crap lol).
I’m also in Florida (Fort Myers) and if you wouldn’t mind might be sending you some stuff for feedback.
Again, thanks for your work.
Steve


Steve - That is, certainly, very nice of you to say. I appreciate it.
Feel free to contact me at (put this back together):
floyd
@
floydjane
.
com


No guarantees, but I'll help if I can...
smile



Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
FJ,
sorry, late for the party. I jumped into listening and only half way through, started to read notes. First thing first. Excellent tune and subject matter. Well performed and arranged. Production is PRO. Good one.

I can relate to your message as I am fighting the writers brick/block most of the time... as the only way I can do music things are within small windows of free time, which is almost always a compromise with creative process.

Thank you for sharing.
Misha.



Misha - Thanks! Since this one was as much about the production as it was about "the song", I do appreciate the "PRO" label that used regarding the production... Your productions are some of THE most interesting on these forum - so coming from you that means a lot... Thanks!!

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#683919 - 11/19/21 08:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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This is exquisite.

That Ample Guitar is most excellent. Really enjoyed this.


Regards,

Lefty

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#683987 - 11/19/21 04:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: floyd jane]
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As been said Good effort !!.

Writers Block !! .

Did you miss a week ?.



Thanks


Edited by beatmaster (11/19/21 04:22 PM)
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#684106 - 11/20/21 07:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Wasted [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
This is exquisite.

That Ample Guitar is most excellent. Really enjoyed this.


Regards,

Lefty


Bob - Always great to see you show back up. You kind of dug this one up from the pile. smile
Have to say, I'm a little surprised that this would appeal to you (pleased, though).

The Ample Martin is a truly amazing acoustic guitar VST. And this is just the free/lite version - which has limitations. I may buy the full version when AmpleSound has their "winter" sale. They have a banjo that I am definitely getting. I just bought the NI Picked Acoustic (50% off). It's a pretty sweet sounding acoustic, too!!




Originally Posted By: beatmaster
As been said Good effort !!.

Writers Block !! .

Did you miss a week ?.

Thanks


Ok !! ?.

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