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georgeinar - Jan09 - Jitterbug Ballet
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:59 am    Post subject: georgeinar - Jan09 - Jitterbug Ballet Reply with quote

I believe this makes 12:

http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=7196906&q=hi

Jitterbug Ballet

I joined the circus
again today
He tried to work us
for extra pay, so let us pray

To love the master
I hold these chains
Some quaint disaster
One good vein, to keep me sane

3 in a bed and the big one said
It’s a trying time to make a dime
Turn the G man on his head
He had to bore us in the chorus

Can’t get to heaven with your head in the sand
Bitter brand, was it planned
Punk with a plate and a 3 piece band
Poker hand on my command

So can you follow
Your own advice
I like to swallow
Over ice it’s twice as nice


Stuck in the middle of a choreograph
As I feared, my wings appeared
Don’t pull away when I start to laugh
All that pimpin’ got ya limpin’

Hunk of meat on a 3 way fork
That’s how you feed it to a punk-yeah
Grind it up and pop the cork
That’s how you feed it to a punk

The song began just like we planned
Holy smoke what a joke
Razor burns on a long, thin man
Took the scars, through the bars

So can we dance
A Jitterbug ballet
Let’s make it last
Till everyone is far away
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have this image of a row of lady bugs doing a dance all in step - sort of line dancing. I never knew multi-legged creatures could execute such maneuvers!

Nice soft noise you used for the hi hat role. Nice flanged tap tap tap you've got there. Another experiment that pays off. Audio quality - this is clean - I think your voice comes through really good here, even better than your previous tune from what I remember.

The lyrics are wild - okay, they are very wild. Definitely punk theme here. The guitar voice sounded good to me too - nice little riff there. I notice all your tunes have a good driving beat - I guess that is also part of the punk theme.

Well congrats for pumping out 12 more OSAM tunes. Another 12 months of hobby devotion - 'tis a good thing. I take it U R happy with the M3.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Art, there were some things to like in this one.

How are things with the M3, getting to know it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen, the m3 is already second nature, but that's only the parts I've used. I don't use the pads at all, and that's what people are constantly posting threads about, and I have toyed around with karma, but my songs are so specific that I will need to expand my style a bit to use it, however I will at some point. One of the best parts is the insert effects have presets that kick butt. There is even a delay that not only repeats and decays, but shift pitches down slightly each time so it dies away losing pitch. Who ever even heard of this. But I discovered it in the presets. The m3 is technically very cool, but one thing it does not do well is load sounds, the cue list is so laggy I have to instantly convert to song in order to hear what I've cued. Also, don't try to string songs together where the tracks actually change programs on the same beat that there is a note struck. There is a hesitation there which is very evident when you record to wav. Now I just know to avoid a lot of program changes, and if I need to change the program for a section that the change and the first note are not at the same time. However, this keyboard kicks butt.

Drwho: I don't even remember what pads and percs I used on this song, but I do think it's busy, which is what I tried to do. My goal here was to garble and jumble the brain and eardrums until you couldn't even keep up with the loops and imagery as it slammed away. So I just wailed away on the vocal and let it fly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There is even a delay that not only repeats and decays, but shift pitches down slightly each time so it dies away losing pitch


Hey - what preset is that?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool,

I'm picking up more Bowie type lyrics and form in parts of this.

The rhythmic elements really shine, and you have seemed to have used slightly softer sounds for this one, very nice.

An excellent finish to the year, and well done George Smile

Cheers Simon
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chordial: I have been listening to a lot of Bowie, and Trex and others, Ima Robot, Louis XIV. I'm not trying to copy so much as use them for source of inspiration. I love the spacey otherworldly aspect of some of the glammers and it goes so well with synth music.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi George!

As you may expect from me, I always leave positive comments, as you hit the spot every month!!
Please, if I don't ask you too much, is it possible to have a mp3 version without the voice? I simply love your arrangments, and I would love to hear clearly all that great stuff going on under the great speech/singing!


Thanks a lot,
great job!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an instrumental mix. I do think the voice covers up some of the synth goodies, but what to do?

http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=7230373&q=hi
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot George!
I'll give a listen as I come back home from the office!

Regards
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I like that too, you get right into the nitty gritty of the arrangement.
It could be a bonus track.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi George,

Very interesting hearing the instrumental mix!!! How the tune is stitched together is readily visible in the instrumental version.

You asked what to do about the vocals masking some of the instrumental goodies - I do agree to a point on that. You could think about writing vocals to not do that at certain parts, but I think no matter how hard one tries it is going to happen - and I think that is ok. That is one of the elements that of good tunes that make us come back for more - we always hear a bit more details of subsequent listens. Sure - some may be forever hidden but I don't think that is a big deal!

Thanks for posting the instrumental version!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My next tune for March I'm trying to do some vocal parts then silence as the music continues so you can hear all the looping pads etc. I need some of the dancey stuff to stay open vocally so you do hear the background magic.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey George!

i've listened to this song time after time trying to catch all the details and following the ingenuity of this music, the instrumental version really helped with that.

first let me say, the music production sounds super professional!
i'm impressed with the inconstant changes and the richness in sounds which makes the music interesting and sophisticated yet with lots of humor, the rhythmic parts are crazy - and i love crazy! sounds like some sort of D&B mixed with 80's new wave(to me anyway...)

regarding the lyrics, because my English is limited, i don't think i got the true nuances behind the story and it's a shame because i know it is a major part of your music and the true fun of it, i wish i could...

still... i absolutely 100% loving it!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

botega, wow, I'm so happy you are impressed with this song. It too is one of my favorites so far, as for the words, they are meant to be crazy just as the music, yet there are strange double meanings to many of the phrases and plays on words that would not translate well at all. Yet I'm glad you feel that my combination of music styles has worked this time.
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