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Char

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A ballad using a loop. I tried cutting and restructuring, but I went back to simply repeating the thing. I know it is probably monotonous. Sorry about that. I got some neat effects..at least I think they're neat..got some tinkly stuff.
The lyrics were updated from something that never was picked up last January 9th.
I have no idea what genre this is. It does move along. Ah, well.
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Lyrics
You used to call me on the phone
And we would talk for what seemed like hours
Then, you did what I can't condone;
Couldn't be fixed with a gift of flowers
>>
You can't make another stay in love
I know I never had such powers
>>
It's your shirt that I'm wearing here
And I wear it to bed each night, too
Behind my eyes, I see you near
God, it's been so lonely without you
>>
You can't make another stay in love
If I could, that is what I would do
>>
I have a lifetime left to heal
All the memories that won't erase
Realize fantasy isn't real
Why, oh why, do I still see your face?
>>
You can't make another stay in love
Why do we take for granted, such grace?
>>
You can't make another stay in love
I know I never had such powers
>>
You can't make yourself fall out of love
I've been trying all these lonely hours

Lyrics: Charlene M. Kankiewicz
Song Stats
Hits: 3112
Comments: 52
Fans: 20
Plays: 427
Downloads: 58

Uploaded: May 31, 2010 - 01:40:10 AM
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2010 - 05:02:27 PM Last Played: Jun 04, 2017 - 11:22:55 PM
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Comments
tokai said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Char on fire
This is your productive time then eh? Love your voice and your singing, the space you have given this track is working for me. Sounds cool.
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I am all screwed up time wise.
It is a kick not to have to wait for someone else to make music for me. I just want to let some of my lyrics get a chance. I threw out about 25 songs yesterday. The stack is still pretty tall. And I keep sending lyrics to people for their music. But, if not picked up, I just wait a bit and try to find something that will fit. It is really noisy during the day. Thank you for the compliments. Again, I wish it wouldn't be so repetitive, but I create awful sounds when I splice things. :)


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alackbass said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Nice
There's nothing monotonous about it. I like the guitar loop with the synth loop. Interesting contrast of sounds. I think this represents a major step forward for your vocal recording and production. A much fuller sound and smoother recording.
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I'm glad
you think so. I play. I chop and repeat pieces and play with changing them into something else. I've got some favorite effects that completely transform things. :)
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Jarvoid said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Well done
I like the guitar loop...choice of almost a country rag style ,no it all works for me.Keep at it now.
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I don't like country
but this was kind of lively and sounded like it would fit with my cadence. Huh...I am not sure what to say but that this is so nice of you. :)
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drakonis said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
very nice, Char...
Very cool loop (pretty enough not to get too monotonous), and your singing/harmony here is great. The extra special sound effects (the floating flanging soft guitar) is WAY cool! You made sure to keep its volume down, so its perfect.. wow, you are learning all sorts of mixing tricks! Woohooooo!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I don't know
what the floating, flanging guitar is unless it is that piece that I cut out and doubled. I took a little piece and repeated it and used double filter and another piece became quarter pulse. Yeah, I knock things down one or two steps. I am just trying to hear how it sounds to me. Thank you. This is encouraging. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Sort of country rack ballad...
Wow Char this is pretty darned cool... I must assume you are stamping this stuff out on the trusty iMac!!!

You have this talent for singing what seems to me like it will be too slow but then somehow you manage to perfectly fit the passage. Pretty amazing!

Effects very cool and I love how you are trying out new stuff!
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Talent is trumped
by ignorance and determination, in my case. The vocal is the only thing I have confidence in. I want my message heard. MUST bend music to my will. Of course, it is Garage Band that allows me to make a song all by myself. THANK YOU, Mark! :)
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sloparts said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Nice song Char
and it really isn't monotonous like you said it is.

Good song writing chops dear lady and what I can here of the vocal sounds very good. My only nit is that I feel the vocal should be up in the mix more so I can hear it better. But then again, this is the deaf guy talking, and one without a working hearing aid right now to boot.

It is one of your best efforts Char and shows how much more comfortable you are getting using the resources you have to get your songs heard. I'd say this is very well done, and I wouldn't be wrong about it either.

You go girl. It's so nice to see you growing into you music.

Ed
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I can't hear either,
Ed. I do know that I sing way too loudly and so I knock the db down for recording and for playback. Yes, I have learned that the really good musicians just throw in the loop without a care and let it do its thing. I do try to mess with the loop but mostly those experiments don't work out real well. Who would've thought it. What a kick! Thank you. :)
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rok41 said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Char Char Char
You crazy fox you!...Your stuff is always thought provoking, great lyrics and a haunting melody. I like the way that you can handle so many different genres. Nice song!
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Again,
it is what I don't know that helps. I haven't any rules or prejudices because I'm clueless. I have been told I can sing to anything and I'm beginning to think that's true. (I don't know what notes or chords or any of that stuff is.) I'm glad you liked it. It didn't make me sick of it.. so I thought, what the hell. :)
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bud said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Great advances in your world
I love hearing you doing your own thing - congrats - this is cool. Nice mix of textures and the levels are pretty good too. Excellent post.
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Levels..
that is pretty subjective but I do have things pulled down and moved to right and left. Mostly, I have to lower my vocal because I sing as if I were in a stadium. Just not a quiet singer. I'll take pretty good..that's great... coming from you. Thank you. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Ya did just great kid!
This definitely is not monotonous (for monotonous, check out my latest misfire!) This is easily the best you've done with your software combined with your voice (very well done here!) and songwriting abilities--a big hand of applause to you Char!
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
See, I
thought the song was worth while even if someone else didn't. And, I just go with instinct because there's no know how or training involved. It is nice to do whatever I want and not try to please anybody else. It is even nicer to be able to post and not be tar and feathered. I'm so grateful for all the kindness I'm shown. I know you were the first to fav this and I love you for that encouragement. Thank you. :)
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magnatone said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
you can't
oh, but YOU CAN! :)
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Hah!
You found it. Be advised I have a hundred or more lyrics floating around here even though I tossed 25. I missed the waste can 2 out of three throws. So if the loop fits, I'm going to wear it. Thank you for the encouragement. It means a lot. :)
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Reggie_Pole said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
You can
make some good music, however. You found a nice chord pattern to back your excellent lyrics. Another sad one. The swirling synth is strategically placed in the background, which gives a nice effect against the guitar. I could imagine adding a simple bass line to this to round out the frequency spectrum a little, but it works as is.
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
I tried some stuff,
but discarded it. I don't think I tried a bass loop, though. I'll see if I can find something. It isn't easy when you don't know what you're doing... more misses than hits. I'm smiling because so many of you think I'm on the right track. Yeah, well..I'm a sad case, for sure. I just write what I feel. The synth sounds are pieces of the main loop, effected and repeated. No, swirling. Thank you for the support. :)
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musichead said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
solo
great sound!! You have it! Not monotonous at all...youll have to let your fans pick your genre. I find it best that way! I love it!!!!
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Char said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Is there a
"I don't know" choice of genre? Really? You like what I did? Wow! Thanks, Steve. :)
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Demeter7 said 2672 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Char didn't mention
all the help I gave her. Or all the encouragement from Paula, either. By rights, we should be listed as collaborators. How soon they forget! Hmph! All this aside, this is the first post on Char's page done without anyone else's help. A big step. :)
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Symphony101 said 2671 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Fantastic
Char you did it great ! I agree with many, it's not monotonous. Multiple vocals worked great, the guitar loop is fantastic too.

This is a purely personal suggestion (and I might be wrong, it's always you get a second opinion), I would suggest maybe having your voice a little stronger in the mix, I got the impression the guitar loop overwhelmed it a little.

It's excellent Char, great work !
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Char said 2671 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Ah, well,
this is probably the hardest thing to gauge. Yes, I know what you mean. Mostly, I try to back off because I've been told over and over that I was too loud. I think I listened to three different levels. I didn't bother anyone to listen, before I posted. I can always ask. And they can either accede or decline. Even here, the opinion is split. Tis a fine line, eh? Maybe, I'll get a bit better at these kind of adjustments. Long way to go. Thank you. :)

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davisamerica said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
lol ...
is not "monotonus" ... and it is not just the "loop" silly lovely lady. Your recording is just getting better and better. here's one to ponder ...thank you for the d/l
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Char said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
That is
what I most worried about. I need more loops. Still haven't tried a lot. Mostly, I don't know what the effects do, if I don't hear any difference. Thanks. :)
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lavalamp said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
You made it
sound quite authentic. Like what I'm hearing vocally. Loopy plays a mean axe.

LL
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Char said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
It was just a case of
fitting a cadence to a set of lyrics. I had a couple happy accidents...in changing the sound of repeated bits. I like some effects a lot and will use them. Other effects just mess things up royally. Thank you. :)
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Calchas said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Nice choice
of loopage Char. Very suitable for the lyrics you have written, which are quite good.

Fine vocal and harmonies. Nice clean production. BRAVO!

Be well dear friend!
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Char said 2671 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Oh,
I do appreciate the reciprocation, Mikey. Thank you. :)
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guygrooves said 2670 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Not monotonous in my book
This song tells a story that is very relatable and is some of your best vocal work. You are so unique!! I wouldn't have noticed it was the same turnaround if you hadn't said so in the description. Great Job.
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Char said 2670 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Why thank you,
Guy. I try to make the loops a bit different by adding things. I just don't have enough that I like. Appreciate the listen. :)
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awigze said 2668 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Char
Thsi is the point that you send it to an acoustic player and have them kind of work around the feel so that it is used as a template for a more original song. This is really a cool sound and like the overlaying harmonies/unison work. the lyrics are inspired.
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PaulaMunk said 2668 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Why,
thank you very much. I am doing the best I can. I would adjust the singing if anyone had an actual piece that would fit. It is cool that I don't have to wait for someone else before I can make a song. But, I am sorry I can't play anything. (But, facts are facts.) :)
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jdholliday said 2668 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
wow
by far my fav original of yours!
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Char said 2668 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Really?
I don't know how much I can credit for when the backing is all loops. :)
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propercharles said 2666 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Knock out!
Hey Char. This is great. The guitar is well played and sounds fantastic. A loop? yeah OK but it's a pretty long loop. We are all at the looping game. Your voice is outsanding and the song too is interesting and well crafted.


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Char said 2666 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
You are , indeed
a very nice guy. The loop runs three times. I had the lyrics and I was casting about to find something that would fit behind. Thank you very much. :)
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Moviz said 2664 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Char
Every song you do shows how much you're learning (and I know it is a big learning curve) so well done. This sounds fine.... good choice of loops and your vocals are always so distinctive... love that vibrato, the harmonies and the lyrics, well done, M
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Char said 2664 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Ah,
Maurice..this is very encouraging. I know I have learned a lot. I still do next to nothing because I don't know what all the effects do. If I can't hear a difference I don't use the thing. Thank you. :)
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Social_Ice said 2661 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
quivering....
this is the tune I heard before getting to know you a bit...you have just a u-neek quiver in your vocals which is so cool....just an awesome delivery, rich in texture...truly..love it.
Char said 2649 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Thank You
Barbara. I am glad you like what I do. I very much appreciate your listen and your compliment. :)
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chinaman2 said 2659 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
wow.
what a way you have with words & melody. this is really good.
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Char said 2659 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Oh my goodness,
You are going to make me cry. I just repeated this loop 3 times. Thank you. :)
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claypotts said 2659 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Like Like Like
I'm a big time country/bluegrass nut; this was an ear tickler in every way!
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Char said 2657 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Hello,
Actually, I don't like Country western but love Bluegrass and Celtic. I chose this loop because the lyrics seemed to fit. I can't play any music. I'm glad you think I chose well. Thank you. :)
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crissew said 2653 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Very cool spin on this piece
I have heard this playing behind my slide shows for years. Very interesting to hear your take on it. Cool work here. Love your distinctive voice as always.
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Char said 2652 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
This is
so nice of you. You like my tinkly things? Snip, snip and change the loop and voila, tinkly things! The loop fit with the lyrics. Thank you. You know I try. :)
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abfkingsport said 2649 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
The King
I love it. I know it sounds weird to say but it reminds me of several people, one of which the Monkey's. Very Cool!Your vocals are great too.
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Char said 2648 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
I was
lost Monkee. My hair cut didn't work. Thank you. :)
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