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Dave's Notes
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This song has been evolving for a while. It started with my October Project soundbed from last year. JD picked it up to try to fit some lyrics to it around the middle of May.
We recruited Scott to play some drums for us, and I recorded new guitar and bass parts. We got some great feedback
from Keith Edwards edwarke which convinced us that the first
version of the song needed some revisions. He said:

"The lyric never resolves - it is one dimensional, just a statement without reflection or emotion. There's no contrast between what happened before and what that changes to. Listen to the lyric on Tina Turner's "What's love got to do with it" especially the bridge ( just heard that the other day on the radio). I think that bridge is an excellent contrast viewing the song from the singers reflective viewpoint."

And also:

"Structure:
No bridge. Therefore there isn't an opportunity to explain what is changing."

After reflecting on these comments for a while we came up with a plan to adapt this general advice to the song.
Instead of being solely a song about a character who felt his luck was about to change, the character would start
out this way, then gradually realize through the course of the song that his problems weren't due to bad luck, but
rather due mostly to his own failings. The main epiphany was scheduled to take place in the new bridge section.
Once this plan was in place, JD did a great job of implementing it from lyric side through several revisions.

So, I think that my favorite part of this song is not so much where we ended up, but what we learned along the
way in modifying our first effort into something I feel is a lot better.


Big thanks to the mighty Scott Fugate (this is his official MJ title now) :) for his awesome drumming! Also many thanks to Jeff Sawyer for his fantastic piano and organ work, he demonstrated a great feel for
figuring out what I was looking for



JD's Notes
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I'd like to thank Dave for putting so much work into this, Scott for a great drum track!, jeff Sawyer for the tasteful subtle keys and piano, and all of you macjammers for listening and commenting!, jd.
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Lyrics
Lyrics
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Verse 1
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I gotta feelin
Things are goin my way today
Something tells me
No it compels me
My luck's about to change


Pre Chorus 1
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Cos' I've been unlucky for way too long
I've been waiting on this day
I've been on a roll of bad mojo
but things are about to change

Chorus
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Change - It's going my way
Change - today is my day
Change - I gotta say that
Things are about to change


Verse 2
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I need forgiving
for my bad living
that's for sure
So many mistakes
So many heartbreaks
I'm not breakin anymore

Pre Chorus 2
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But I've been waiting for way too long
to change my devilish ways
It's time for movin' on its time for righting wrongs
I made my mind up to change

Chorus
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Bridge
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All my life I been searching for someone to blame
All my life I been thinking that someone should pay
If I'm ever gonna make a difference
If I'm ever gonna to make a change
It's time to take a look in the mirror
Cos' I need to be the first one to change


Pre Chorus 3
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It's time to forgive forget move on
Stop blaming other's for my mistakes
I'm getting off the path that I've been on
Starting this very day.

Chorus
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Song Stats
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Comments: 121
Fans: 51
Plays: 425
Downloads: 0
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jun 28, 2010 - 09:59:55 AM
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2010 - 09:59:55 AM Last Played: May 27, 2017 - 12:14:51 AM
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Comments
magnatone said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Change
this is SUPERB! as an instrumentalist only, i can't begin to fathom what goes into writing really excellent lyrics, but here they are, and expertly delivered. what a GREAT song - congrats to this fine band!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Karen, thanks for listening, glad you liked this one!
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alackbass said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Change
Great track! Thanks for the detailed description of the writing and production process. James is quickly becoming one of the A list go to singers around here. Great lyrics sung with equally great range and clarity. Nice chord changes. The use of the G/B chord is very unusual and very cool (reminiscent of The Beatles “In My Life”). Hey? Why am I fighting with drum loops when scofugate is an MJ member? (Note to self: Bookmark scofugate's homepage!)

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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Andrew, thanks for coming by, happy you liked the track. JD is a talented singer, and he works diligently to improve his tracks. Yup I'm sure I've got "In My Life" floating around my memories someplace. Scott does bring a whole new dimension to a song, and he is great to work with.
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crissew said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Like this song
Great singing and well thought out and constructed. Jeff did a great job on the keys. Upbeat rock vibe works well for this tune. Enjoyed it, great work to all!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Charles, Thanks for the listen happy you liked it! We worked hard on this one.

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awigze said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
dave
You guys hit this out of the park! Love the lyrics and the music has such a cool support for them. Well done. A sure fave!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Thanks for listening and commenting Andy, glad you dug it.
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davisamerica said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
wow guys
...this so works..really an excellent "change" .. thanks for the detailed notes. sweet..sweet sounding track all!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Jack, thanks for the listen & the comments, we worked hard on this one!
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davisamerica said 2702 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
.....
back for a second listen...and once again "wow"! whose arm you gotta break to get a download??
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Skean said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Can't go wrong
When real musicians get together it can't go wrong.
Sounds pro to me, loved it… Cheers
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Kenta, thanks for listening and for your kind comments. We tried hard on this one!
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jdholliday said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Well
this was a lot of work, and I am very grateful to Keith for his songwriting tips. And to Dave for pushing me to work the lyric hard.
Karen, that's such a wonderful comment, thank you so much.
Andrew, Feel like I know you and consider you a friend in a weird cyber way, thank you as always for being so encouraging and helpful.
Charles, my brother of a different mother, love you man!
Andy, my friend, thank you, you too are always right there with great encouragement!
Jack, a macjams icon who has always gone out of your way to make me feel welcome, thank you once again sir.
And Skean! Tank you also for all of your kind comments and encouraging words! jd.

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michaeljayklein said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
This is...
...the REAL deal! You guys--I'm calling this the "where do I put the quarter in the slot?" kind of song, it is that good! Impressive work by all and James' soaring and agile vocal is well supported by some very fine musicians. OUTSTANDING!!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Thanks Michael, we'll take that as a compliment from someone that's got his union card. Glad you liked this one!
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RAVENS said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Great Changes
I think it's wonderful when an artist is willing to listen to constructive criticism or suggestions and actually rework their music and incorporate those suggestions & changes. Fabulous song fellas, kudos all around!

RAVEN ;-)
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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Hi Dani, Thanks for coming by, glad you liked it. I'm really impressed with your first post here, keep up the good work.
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edwarke said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Change
Yeah, I think the song "pulls" better now, especially 2/3 down the line where it's supposed to - but that's not easy to do. The bridge is unusual musically and lyrically but definitely maintains identity as the same song, only from a fresh perspective - I like that. Looking in the mirror is metaphorically viewing things from a different place and also adds another personality dimension to the singer & song. I don't know how it happens but from the great comments you are getting people picked up on the extra effort, or craftsmanship... as they usually do. Thanks for the mention too!

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dave_b said 2702 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
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You da man! Thanks again for all your great feedback!
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chestnut said 2702 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Change
I like expressions of optimism! Superb production and a voice which goes well with the mood and the words. Great musicianship all round. Thanks for a terrific song.
Ken
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Hi Ken, thanks for the listen and for taking the time to comment, glad you liked this one!
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PaulaMunk said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Not
much to say because what you accomplished has made me speechless. You worked hard at it and all of that attention to detail paid off. Thanks to all of you. Wow! :)
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Hi Char, thanks for listening, glad you liked it, and appreciated all the hard work!
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sheilad said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
glad to see
this pimped! Was more than happy to stop by and enjoyed what I found. So much to like about this!
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Guilty as charged Sheila! Thanks for the listen and your comment, glad you enjoyed it.
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shavingronaldscar said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
wow!
such instrumentation and performance! Brilliant job, guys.
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Thanks for checking it out Joachim, glad you dug it.
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Gaylen75 said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Great
Bad Mojo my ass, this rocks.
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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So do you Gaylen! thanks for the listen.
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fasteddie said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Killer job
Excellent vocals jd
Great keys work jeff
awesome axe work dave
excellent skins work mr mighty (love that title scott)!


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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Hi Michael, Thanks for the listen and the comment, we worked hard on this one.
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ste said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
pro
job. everything is perfectly balanced. great track
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dave_b said 2701 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
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Hi Ste, Thanks for listening & commenting. Glad you liked this one!
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jdholliday said 2701 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thank you all!
Michael, as always you brighten my day!
Dani, so nice to have you with us, thank you once again
Keith, thank you again for your suggestions
Ken, thank you sir for commenting on the optimism, that was the goal of this song for me sir
Char what a beautiful comment, thank you so much
Sheila, you are very kind,, thank you.
shavingronaldscar is the coolest name on here, thank you as always for your comments!
Gaylen, that's my favorite line in the song 'a roll of bad mojo" thank you anbd cuddos on your colab w/ your son Andrew!
fasteddie, thank you too for always being so supportive!
ste, really glad you stopped by and liked this song, w had a lot of fun and put in a lot of work on this one, great group of musicians and Dave is awesome to work with!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2700 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
superb.
This is great all around. Production, lyrics, everything.
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dave_b said 2700 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
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Hi Danse, thanks listening and for your comment
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jibes said 2700 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Great
job from an obviously talented bunch of MJer's!!!
Love it!!!!!
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dave_b said 2700 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
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Thanks for listening Neal, glad you liked this one! I enjoy your posts they are always first rate.
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MarkHolbrook said 2699 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Wow...
Another one I missed... Sorry guys! I knew dave was the real deal man. This just proves it!
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dave_b said 2699 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
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Hi Mark,
Thanks for the listen and the comment, glad you liked this one!

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guygrooves said 2699 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
You guys
have every right to be proud of this. It is a very professional piece on all points. The musical talent here is some of the best MJ has to offer. As far as constructive criticism or advice, all I can say is... If you backed off the reverb on the vocal a touch I think it would settle in the over all mix much better than it currently does. Jd this is the best vocal performance I have heard of yours to date. Kudos to you.. although a couple of the lines sounded rushed because of phrasing or particular words, they seemed to have too many syllables for the time allotted to deliver them. Other than that it was amongst the best tracks on the site. Congratulations guy's you have something with this one.
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dave_b said 2699 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
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Hi Guy, thanks very much for the listen and for your detailed and constructive comments. To me getting feedback like this is the best part of MacJams!
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ramonaji said 2699 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
great tunage
I'm enjoying it immensely!
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dave_b said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Ramona, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm happy you liked this one.
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egobandit said 2699 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Change
What is so specail about this song is that when its done you still can hear you singing change, this sticks with ya and that is what counts, this also has a timeless quality to it fresh no matter how many times it played really really good song BtW Mr scott fugate is like a solid anchor in this great collab and playing by all Tops!
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dave_b said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Tim, Thanks for the listen, and for your very nice comment about the chorus sticking with you. Glad you liked this one. I agree with you on Scott, he really did a great job for us.
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ShadowofNine said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Fine Collab
Most enjoyable in every way from performance to composition Bravo to U all...
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dave_b said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Dave, Thanks for the listen and for your comment, glad you liked it. I've been enjoying your posts seems like you've been on a roll lately.
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lengold said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Top notch
songwriting and performances. Congratulations to you all.
Cheers
Len

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dave_b said 2698 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
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Hi Len, thanks for listening, glad you liked this one! Haven't seen you around much lately good to see you getting back into the swim.
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Calchas said 2697 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Yee-HAW!
A long time coming this, but it seems to have paid off nicely.

Beautifully arranged and recorded. Vocals are fabulous!

A real pro-job!

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FEEL said 2697 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Loved the composition
mix is nice and the song has a nice melody to it. Enjoyed.

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dave_b said 2697 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
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mvh9591 said 2697 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Nice_____
Very nice playing,singing and mixing. It's all there and sounds great. Awesome work guys.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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dave_b said 2697 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
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Thanks for the listen Michael, happy you enjoyed it!
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jdholliday said 2696 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thanks folks!
Danse, Neil, Mark,Guy, Ramona, Tim, Dave, Len, Calchas, John, Michael
for listening and commenting, we really appreciate everyone taking the time and being so supportive. jd.
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rok41 said 2696 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Dave
This is very fine work! Nicely constructed and recorded, very "The Band" feel. Awesome collab!
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dave_b said 2694 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
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Hi Chris, thanks for coming by, and for taking the time to commment.
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musichead said 2696 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
nice track!
great collab guys!!! nice mix . I heard everything!!
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dave_b said 2694 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
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Hi Steve, thanks for the listen, happy you liked it. I liked "All Alone/Not Alone"
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Kicbal said 2692 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Classic
Nice classic rock feel to this. Solid structure and pleasant melodies and hooks.
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dave_b said 2691 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
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Hi Chris, thanks for the listen, glad you liked this one.
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Moviz said 2691 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Got to
love those vocals; excellent! Nice song too with a hope for the future.......kudos to all who played on this; it sounds fab., regards M
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dave_b said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
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Hi Maurice, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, glad you liked it.
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Doadars Uncle said 2689 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Evolved!
Appropriate for a song called "Change"

Great collab. Great feeling!
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dave_b said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
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Hi Doug, Thanks for noticing and for the listen!
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thoddi said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Good song
Sounds to me like a very classic rock'n roll song. I like the vocals much. Cool voice. The band is tight and good.
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dave_b said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
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Hi Thor, glad to see you around these parts again. Thanks for the listen, glad you liked it. I dug "The one" looking forward to your future posts.
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raistlin said 2685 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Great Production
Love the song Great lyrics, Great bridge, meaningful lead, all around great song.....
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dave_b said 2684 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
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Hi Domonic, thanks for the listen, glad you dug it!
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867-5309 said 2684 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
nice
nice collaboration here -
has this trained well three dog night
vocal style quality -
what nice vocals and instrument performances.
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dave_b said 2684 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
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Hi Scott, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, glad you liked it.

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Fredriksen said 2684 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
:)
Great track. And good sound. Very pro done. Like this a lot
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dave_b said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
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Hi Bjarne, Thanks for taking the time to comment, glad you liked it.
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SISTERS said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
thumbs up
production on this is so fabulous - i like the crystal clear sound that happens from note 1. singer gives his all - we LIKE that! the BIG feel to the music captivates. bravo, boys,
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dave_b said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
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Hi Anne, Thanks for the listen, glad you liked this one. Can't wait for your next one, love your vocals.
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Social_Ice said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
sworn....
I could of sworn I had already listened/commented on this fine tune....but apparently not. Enjoyed the chance to listen again.......great collab all around!!! ~ barbara
dave_b said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
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josephjmusic said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Well Done
Very well done..! A quality song, extremely professional..
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josephjmusic said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Well Done
Very well done..! A quality song, extremely professional..
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dave_b said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
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Hi Joseph, thanks for the listen, glad you liked it!
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scaustrita said 2667 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
Kool Track
I like the light rock feel.
Very good vocals . . .

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dave_b said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
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Hi Steve, Thanks for the taking the time to comment, glad you liked it.
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Sigmund said 2663 days ago (August 6th, 2010)
Change
Hey this is pretty good! I did not hear the first version, but Keith's critique was pretty hard hitting. It appears that you guys took that critique to heart because this is SO well arranged. Great vocals and lyrics JD, and the music is catchy and interesting. I think it fades too quickly in the end, and it begins rather abrubtly, but these are minor technical things that can easily be fixed. Very enjoyable work - thanks!
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dave_b said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
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Hi Sigmund, We never posted the first version with lyrics. I think Keith had a great critique, we were happy to get such incisive and relevant feedback. I agree with you on the fade, JD did his own vocal mix with the fade at that point, and I had to follow it at that point. The abrupt beginning was planned b/c we felt it provided a better chance of not losing listeners before the bridge.
But anyhow, thanks for the listen, I really liked "50 Golden Years"
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Saltaireguru77 said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Great song
It takes a wise man to take strong criticism on the chin and build on it; you have my admiration. I've not caught the original but this is stellar. I love the guitar tones and the vocals are spot on and there's something about that organ that is just right on the money, although it gets a little lost in the first verse but shines through later. I love it.
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dave_b said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
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Hi Stephen,
We were happy to get such a good crit, and also that we did something about it. Glad you dug it. Enjoyed "Not My Son" nice job.
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Bob6stringer said 2654 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
A virtual wonder.
Sounds like you did a deep dive into true-collab territory as you reconsidered this tune, and the result is a fantastic tune. A virtual toast to all of you, I can't single one of you out because you fit like a well-rehearsed, tight unit. Sheesh, this digital, virtual thing's pretty amazing, huh?
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dave_b said 2650 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
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Hi Bob, appreciate the listen, glad you liked it! Yeah, the virtual band thing is pretty amazing.
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mrattue said 2651 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
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Sounds like you had a lot of fun recording this upbeat, nicely worked number. Just the sort of thing for a economic downturn! Just a day or two into MacJams and its really impressive how interested and informed people are here. Impressive how accomplished the songs sound, too. Nice tune, good place, cool people.
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dave_b said 2650 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
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Hi Marc, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. This one was a lot of work, but we had fun to. Welcome to MJ's!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2651 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
change
very catchy stuff. well arranged, great chorus, must have taken a lot of hard work. great balance of sounds. cheers
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dave_b said 2650 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
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DWL said 2644 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
It's odd
but I thought I'd commented on this before...

Great performances from all concerned. Smooth work.

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2640 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
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Hi Dick, No problem on the when, I appreciate the listen! Glad you liked this one, thanks for commenting.
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jiguma said 2641 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
Sorry I missed this Dave
I had a bit of a no-MJ period, and this fell in the middle of it!
Great song and a really good performance by all concerned - no weak links in this band!
No production nits either, which is a little unusual for me :)
Excellent post.
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dave_b said 2640 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
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Hi Neil, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, glad you liked this one. I listened to "No Relief" yesterday, sounds great!
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Bob Rodgers said 2640 days ago (August 29th, 2010)
A
wonderful collab and an excellent performance from every one involved.
Great vocals with a nice melody and arrangement, I love the chorus.
All instruments are played so well with a great production.

Bob
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dave_b said 2620 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
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Hi Bob, thanks for the listen, glad you liked this one, we had fun doing it!
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Relic67 said 2620 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
change
lots to like with this one.
first of all, nice subtle interplay of instruments, they all fit together nicely doing interesting parts but nobody stepping on anyone else's toes.
oh yeah, somebody already mentioned tasteful and subtle... those are the words I was looking for!

nice chord changes and melody too. I like the soulful feel on the chorus.
and of course scott's drums always elevate the proceedings to the next level.
good one!
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dave_b said 2620 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
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Hi Ciasm, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, glad you liked this one - we had a lot of fun putting it together.

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that80sboy said 2618 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
hey dave
you guys sound nice and smooth on this....something my old band would have played live....i miss those days
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dave_b said 2615 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
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Hi Mark, thanks for the listen! Glad you liked it, we worked hard and had fun doing it.
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lavalamp said 2616 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
Missed this one
Great collab. Inspirational stuff. well done fellows.

LL
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dave_b said 2615 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
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Hi Dave, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment.
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Mike_Lynn said 2613 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Great Mix
Strong chorus and solid vocals. The overall effects are really good. Cheers.
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dave_b said 2612 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
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Hi Mike, Thanks for listening! Glad you liked this one.
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sammydix said 2604 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
Talent
Good songcrafting. Can still hear the melody after listening, pretty rare for me.
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dave_b said 2604 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
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Hi Sam. thanks for coming by and listening glad you liked it. Enjoyed "East Of Asia". Welcome to MacJams
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Roxylee said 2597 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Sweet collab
Great message of introspection, responsibility and hope. I feel like it's a live club recording. Real nice, guys.
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dave_b said 2597 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
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Hi Roxy, thanks for listening. Glad you liked the message and the song.
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Rayelise said 2595 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Change
I get a lot from this song. This is a good inspiration. I agree what you wrote about the lyrics- that the bridge adds a definite depth about the idea of his change. It makes it feel more empowering and inspirational than just random luck changing.
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dave_b said 2595 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
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Hi Rayelise. Thanks for dropping by & listening. Glad you got something from it.
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paddler said 2589 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
mojo
I've always wondered what a mojo is.great lyrics positive outlook,uplifting.Great collab,backing and hammond.Compliments the sun shining through my cellar door RG
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dave_b said 2588 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
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Hi Richard, thanks for the listen, glad you enjoyed it. Mojo is magic.
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davezero said 2588 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
so this is what you guys do out here...
i see, so you are sending tracks around and putting them together, cool, turn this keys up and you have church right there......
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dave_b said 2588 days ago (October 20th, 2010)
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Hi Dave, thanks for the listen.
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BlueAttitude said 2461 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
I've been on a roll of bad mojo
Good lyric! Love everything about this one, big tip of the hat to all involved.
~Dave
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dave_b said 2434 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
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Hi Dave, thanks for listening & commenting - just noticed that you commented here as well as on one of the more recent ones. Yup, JD did a good job with the lyric, and Scott killed it on the drums.
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Philip18 said 2264 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
Excellent
It's taken me a while to catch up with this one, but I'm glad I did. I like the lyrics and the way the song the progresses. The backing is outstanding. Love those drums! You bring things in to emphasise various lines, with the guitar providing the consistency. That guitar solo is just right - not too wild, not too staid. Great job guys!
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