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I posted a Remastered version of this the other day, and promptly pull it off because of some horrendous mixing errors in it. So here we go again, with the remastered, remaster, only this time it's a very much different mix where less is more and more is great. (I Hope)

So lets try this again shall we. All suggestions and comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated.

Thanks for you patience with the old codger on this side of the screen.

Be well and be Cool,

Ed
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A Little Lapse Of Memory
Words, Music and Arrangement By Ed Wemmerus
Copyright © September 12, 1992 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr
All rights reserved Copyright registered October 19, 1992

Chorus

It's just a little lapse of memory , that's all
Not the kind of thing that happens all the time
I forgot to remember to forget that I love you
Just a little lapse of memory , that's all

Verse I
I know I'm not supposed to think about you darlin
I've tried to wipe your memory from my mind
I make myself forget about how close we used to be
And really it gets better all the time
But sometimes when I'm just a little lonely
I try to fight but baby it's no use
Well there's nothin I can do, to keep from being blue
I forget I'm not supposed to think of you.

Chorus
Break

Verse 2
I know I'm not supposed to be here on your doorstep
Specially since today's your wedding day
And I really wasn't trying to upset you
It's just that sometimes I forget to stay away

Chorus
Tag line:
I forgot to remember to forget that I love you
Just a little lapse of memory , that's all

Song Stats
Hits: 3931
Comments: 27
Fans: 20
Plays: 277
Downloads: 140
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jul 27, 2008 - 09:12:03 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:17:52 PM Last Played: Apr 07, 2017 - 03:36:08 PM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Gosh
Ed! Are you sure you weren't like a CW master sometime in a previous life?!

Between simple life and lapse of memory these are two great CW sounding tunes!

I love the re-master on this one even though I didn't hear the first one! Hee hee.

Very very nice my friend!
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sloparts said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
I'm not sure what I was in a former life, except maybe a broke musician. I've got that one down pat don't ya know.

I like the way this one sounds, it's much better than the last one, but I can see I've run the course on using the original master and trying to enhance it. The only way I'm really gonna get this one up to really Pro standards is to make a completely new version and not use anything from the original. that's the next step, but I think I'll let it rest for a while and move on to something else.

Thanks again for listening Mark, and for the kind words on this track. I really do appreciate you listening my friend

Take care, be well and be cool,

ed
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Ibstrat said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
I must
admit that I don't always pay attention to song lyrics,but I ALWAYS read yours.I really like the funny twists you write into your songs.These lyrics remind me a bit of "Dixie Chicken" by Little Feat.Great singing as usual and excellent guitar work.This should be a hit song on the radio!
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sloparts said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thank you Mark
Oh that it could be so. (hit song on the radio)

When I write lyrics I try to tell a story that either makes sense, or at the very least gets a chuckle. I've always felt that you can't entertain people if they don't connect in some way with the message you're sending either musically or lyrically. It's the most important part of writing a song to my mind.

Even when you listen to classical music, other than Opera, the music is delivering an emotional message. That was the genius of the master, was their ability to elicit an emotional response with just the music they wrote and played.

Since I'm no master, I have to resort to words to convey the messages I want people to get. So it better be good, or funny, or both. Unfortunately, my work doesn't always succeed, but every once in a while even I can get it right. This one is humorous, and that works for me.

Glad you enjoyed the song my friend. Thanks you again for listening and for your kind words, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool Mark,

Ed
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guygrooves said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Uhhhh
Have I heard this song before?? I think I have. I'm not sure... who's page is this? Why don't I have pants on? This is the weirdest looking typewriter I have ever used. Why am I typing this? OH Ya I remember... I love this song Ed.
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sloparts said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
take a deep breath Guy,
Now slowly let it out. There, doesn't that feel better.

Thanks for re-visiting this one Guy, glad you like the new mix. But you know what's coming down the pike in the future and I can't wait to see what you think of that one.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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peacepiano said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Classic
Straight up classic stuff here. Your vocals and country rhythm section are right on.

Thanks
Bill
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sloparts said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Bill
Really glad you enjoyed the song as it is now. The previous version was way over the top which is why I pulled it. But even this one has some problems that I plan to fix at some future date.

For now, I'll just leave it alone and say thanks again for listening and for the kind words my friend, they are very much appreciated.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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sngwrtr said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
I almost forgot
... to find something to critique! I mean, what's not to like about this song?

Excellent stuff! Just the kind of country music I have always loved (and will always love).

Of course, here you open with the chorus. Nothing wrong with that (do it pretty frequently myself), but it isn't the "typical" or "preferred" approach, right? But hey ... what do "THEY" know? : )

Being somewhat of a purist, I really wanted to hear a rhyme on line 4 (chorus) that matched line 2 ... or maybe an internal rhyme somewhere ... something more for the ear than lines 1 and 4 repeating. The song doesn't need it ... the music, lyric, and vocal all are done so well that the chorus "works" without that traditional rhyme scheme, but yeah ... I still wanted it ... maybe even lines 2 and 3 rhyming with 1 and 4 standing as they are?

Never mind what I wanted, though ... truthfully, I wouldn't change a thing. This is a great tune and I sure did enjoy giving it a listen!
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sloparts said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Picky, picky, picky. (lol) ;-)
Actually, I like picky people who take the time to offer up some great suggestions like you do John. But in this case I think I'll leave the lyrics alone, and concentrate on getting the music right.

So I've decided that I've taken the original master as far as I can, and that I need to do a completely new recording of the vocals and lead parts and eliminate the original master from the mix to fix this one right. But not right now.

For now it stands on it's own merrits and I won't do any more on it until I make a completely new recording of all the parts at a later date.

Thanks for coming back to listen to this one John, I really appreciate your input. Reviews like this are very helpful, especially when working on lyrics for future projects.

Be well and be cool my friend, and thanks again.

Ed
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jiguma said 3284 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Ed!
Great song!!

Love the way you've set this up - top lyrics - and other stuff I've forgotten to write down ;)

I have to ask - what's you and what's loops? If it's a looped backing, you've done a pretty seamless job of it. If you played it yourself ..... big congratulations on the guitar work in particular. Your voice is just perfect for this.

I seem to be wearing my "drum critic" hat today - to me, the drum loop (now I KNOW you didn't play them) seems to be a bit repetitive - the cymbal work doesn't feel quite right to me either. Most noticeable is the ride(?) in the RH channel during the solo.

Can't explain any more about the drums - forgot what I was saying.

Cheers from Austria,
Noel .... no, that's not right ........ Neil
:)
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sloparts said 3283 days ago (July 28th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
Just take a deep breath Noel and it'll all come back to you, I promise. ;-)

About the guitar parts, two is all me and the other two are a series of loops. The lead part and one of the rhythm parts that have the slight overdrive / distortion is what I played, and especially in the lead break. The acoustic rhythm guitar in one ear, most prominent in the verses is a loop, and the chunky telecaster kind of fill rhythm in the intro, chorus and ending is a loop.

Having to do with the drums, I programmed them on my SY99 Yamaha in 1992 and reworked them a bit on this try in Logic. So in a way, I did play the drums, just not all that well. I must have missed that ride cymbal slipping over to the right channel some how. God I hate it when that happens, gave the whole illusion away. ;-)

When I redo this song completely, where I'm not using any of the old tracks I'll redo the drums to, but that's gonna be a while before I get to that.

Thanks for the kind words Noel, err: I mean Neil, glad you enjoyed the new version and I appreciate the comments.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed


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said 3283 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
NO LAPSE...
...OF TALENT my friend! Another nice bit of tuneage in the ol' Nashville tradition.

Be well!
sloparts said 3283 days ago (July 29th, 2008)
Thanks Micheal
Very happy you came over for a listen and sent along some kind words on it Micheal. It really is appreciated. I keep trying and one of these days I'm gonna get it completely right. Time is all I need, more time.

Thanks again my friend, be well and be cool,

Ed
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J.A.Stewart said 3282 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Sounds Like...
you're *channeling* Buck Owens on this tune, Ed.

Wry lyrics and a jumping, good-time musical feel make this tune lively and fun.

I don't detect any lapse of memory in your pickin', my friend. I think it's all still there and comes out when you... act naturally. ;)


--- Joe
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sloparts said 3282 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Thanks Joe
Funny thing about Buck Owens, I used to love doing some of his stuff when I was doing Country in the early years, from 65 through about 68. One I still like to do is "Act Naturally", and it tickled me to no end when he and Ringo Starr got together to do a remake back in 1989.

This was intended as a tongue in cheek look at a guy who doesn't know when to quit, so I wanted to use this play on words to get the point across. And of course it wasn't supposed to be a sad song, so I upped the ante by driving the song hard and putting it up wet.

Thanks for coming over for a listen Joe, and for all the cool comments on it. Makes a guy feel pretty good to get the nod from someone of your caliber, my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3282 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
Big, bad outlaw revival
You're just a bad man with a big heart, Ed. This has chart potential.. you ought to send it to somebody with a bad winning streak and a big budget.

Nashville is ready to cash in on a revival of the Outlaw scene it created by ignoring it the first time around. Waylon, Willie, Johnny, Kris and... Ed?

Indelibly tasty guitar riffs, too.
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sloparts said 3282 days ago (July 30th, 2008)
We Bad, We Bad,
Hey, I just thought about that. Exactly what do you mean when you say I'm bad, hmmmmm ? ;-)

If I had any idea who to send it to, It would be on it's way as we speak, but alas I know not of these things. But your right about the Big bad outlaw revival. Other than Toby Keith and Travis Tritt, who else is there that fits the bill now days. Waylon's gone, Willie's taking it easy, and Hank Jr. is on a respirator. (Not really)

Anyway, glad you thought well of the song and got my ego all out of control with the cool comments. (I'll get even, you know I will)

Take care Bob and try to stay out of T R O U B L E, will you please.

Speaking of trouble, Jeanie wants to know why in hell you haven't call in so long. (Now your in trouble for sure in two ways, When you wife sees this, hehehehe, and if you don't call, hehehe ;-)

Take care and be cool,

Ed

p.s. does this make us even? ;-p )
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said 3280 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Let the good times roll...
Ed... this is so great. Sunshine and all. This is so classic country. I am loving it. You totally nail that "sound" that would put this on the country charts... if the radio dudes were listening. Heheh...

Jack
sloparts said 3280 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Well thank you Jack
I'm gonna pack up the car and head for Nashville as soon as I get done here. Then again, maybe I should wait for the Radio Dudes to call first.

Well if nothing else, I'm sure glad you like the song Jack. Thanks again for all the kind words, and for stopping in to listen to it. Helps me on my quest to live in FantasyLand, (I'm a legend in the Nashville in my mind)

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed

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RazorsKiss said 3280 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
very nice
honkey tonk. your vioce is like silk wrapped in an extra layer of silk.... great old school country. like the kind dad loved and sang around the house.. thank you for the post.
AD
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sloparts said 3280 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Thanks Allen
Glad you dropped in for a listen and enjoyed this blast from the past.

The reason you don't hear much Country music like this anymore is that most of the old time Writers and Producers have either retired or have moved on to the whatever lies beyond the vail. The new ones working in the business now have grown up listening to a lot of Rock and other stuff so the music they do has those influences mix in with Country. That's not all bad mind you, but it's not the same.

There are still some of us around that want to do this stuff and you'll find a few here on MacJams lurking in the shadows. Enjoy them while you can my friend, when they're all gone, they're gone.

Thanks for the kind words about my song Allen, it is very much appreciated. It's the comments that make it all worth doing, except of course for the fact it's a hell of a lot of fun to do this stuff.

Be well and be cool, and good luck on "The Rad Project",

Ed
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rtcooper said 3280 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
TOUGH CRIT
Problem is it's Radio Ready.

1st and 2nd Vocals nested about perfectly.
Genuine Touch and attitude.
Really good Dynamic Range.

As a preference, I would have "let the boys loose" a little more at the break, but that's merely preference.

Fine piece.
Great job.

Compliments,
Cooper



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sloparts said 3280 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Thank you Mr. Cooper
I know what you mean about letting the boys loose, but with the bunch I have to work with if I don't use the whip and chair on them and carry a gun, I'm in danger of some serious bodily harm. These guys are animals, man.

Thanks for the listen RT and for the kind words, Glad you liked the song and took time to comment, I really do appreciated it.

Take care, stay well and be cool my friend,

Ed

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Saint said 3280 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Catchy
I enjoyed this very much - a very fun song to sing along to.
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sloparts said 3280 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Thank to Saint
Glad you enjoyed this little ditty, and I appreciate you sending along some kind words about it.

Thanks again. Be well and be cool,

Ed

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E-Frame Wrecker said 3279 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Fun song
Country music meets high-tech. Like the twangy country sound and the references to RAM. A very unique combination, that put a smile on my face. Unusual mix of track recordings that you manage to combine into a song with good results. Nice work.
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sloparts said 3278 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Thanks E-Frame
I please you enjoyed the song, and took time to send along the kind words. It's one of my old songs from the 90's that I reworked in the digital environment. Originally done on 8 track, I used that demo and supplemented with some new track to fill it out and try to build a little heat and energy into it.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words E-Frame

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
dajama said 3279 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
This is great
A really professional sound, and some lovely playing (I love that guitar!) and a great vocal. The lyrics are clever and humorous, a story in song. The mix sounds very good to me, and as I say, a good sound. The solo could be a smidge louder in my opinion, but that's the tiniest of nits. A very cool song, and a great performance. Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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sloparts said 2594 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Thanks David
Yeah I'm kinda liking the way this one turned out too. Took the old track and spruced it up a bit with some new work and here we have it, all polished up and ready for show.

Thanks for coming over for a listen my friend, and for the cool comments, I'm really glad you liked the song.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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mowguy3 said 3278 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Killer country.
I was on call at work the past seven days,so I got here late. Nothing to add to what I said on the last post or what the others have said before me. Just a great CW tune.
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sloparts said 3278 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Thanks Russ
Glad you came back to listen to the remix of the remix. ;-)

The other mix was way over the top and I knew it could be better. I'm glad you like this one, and that I didn't screw it up on this mix.

Thanks again for dropping in and for the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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Robert Rayner said 3276 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Great stuff Ed
Didnt hear the first one. This is a diamond.
Such a great beat, superbly played and sung and wonderful lyrics too.


Really enjoyed


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sloparts said 3276 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
Hello, and welcome to MacJams. It's good to have you join our little music community.

I'm really glad you enjoyed the song, and appreciated your very kind words about it my friend. The original version is still on my artists page at the very bottom of my list of songs if you'd like to make the comparison. Not something I expect, but it's there if you get the urge.

Thanks again for the kind words Bob, and for taking time to listen.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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said 3271 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Time
for the reaper, I say!
sloparts said 3271 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Dott
I haven't got a clue what you are trying to say so I'll just take a guess.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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