Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

In Your Eye (24S)


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
Notes From Andrew
This was my first-ever random pairs challenge. I was fortunate to be paired with Stephen. It was clear from his previous posts that we had a lot of common musical ground to build off of, which made for a fun and easy collaboration.

The basic instrumental track we used was something I put together two years ago when I first started toying with GarageBand. Back then my only goal was to combine a groove and some changes to jam over. I sent it to Stephen to see if he thought it had potential. He liked it and began writing lyrics and melodies for it, turning my jam-track into an actual song.

I asked paddler to contribute piano and organ to the project. Not only did he come through, he did so twice. After sending me tracks in B minor, he agreed to redo them when Stephen and I agreed G minor was better suited for the melody and vocal.

Many thanks to Stephen. By stepping up to write the lyrics and melodies, as well as singing all the vocal parts, he did the heavy lifting. He also handled the mastering. Great work brother!

Stephen: lead vocals, background vocals, & mastering
Andrew: Guitars, bass, drum programming, & mixing
Rich: Electric piano & organ

Notes from Stephen: I was really pushed vocally in working with Andrew. I knew his ear and impeccable production sense would discern what I would let slip. I wasn't prepared for his disarming and easygoing charm when we spoke on the phone. His initial idea excited me, but when I heard the track, I admit I was a bit disappointed as I think I was thinking beach music. However, I soon caught on and I think we have a summer hit. I think Andrew really blew me away when he submitted his guitar lead for this song. I just shows the effortless ease of his tasteful style, truly professional. I really enjoyed working with Andrew and Richard for what is really my first actual back and forth collaboration. I am excited to work with Andrew again.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
In Your Eye
(c) 2010 Andrew Lack & Stephen Schedra

I am not in danger from the cool cool ocean breeze
And what I find in sunshine, by moonlight is a gentle tease
But over in the islands by the warm Caribbean sea
A she witch has been brewing 'bout how she's' gonna get thru to me

They tell me she's hot blooded its all one can expect
For a woman of the islands she will suffer no neglect
Mistrust has been her anchor, distance is her friend
And when she finds me home I 'm sure its gonna be my end

In your eye there is a peace that says "forget about tomorrow"
But with you what comes before is just a sign of what's to follow

Red sky in the morning is a sure sign of distress
This mother has no nature that will tenderly caress
She's always coming early or staying much too late
And you're left counting fingers,
And wondering why she lingers,
And pulling out the stingers from the bones upon her plate
Song Stats
Hits: 4061
Comments: 163
Fans: 51
Plays: 329
Downloads: 106
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Aug 21, 2010 - 07:34:32 AM
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2010 - 07:34:32 AM Last Played: Jul 17, 2017 - 06:49:26 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Comments
sonnyjim said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Steely!
This is flat out HUGE! Brilliance all the way through. Great vocals (BV's are ACE!), perfect guitars and keys.
Take some big bows, gents!


Check out my latest song called A Bell In The Valley
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Jim
We really appreciate you taking the time to listen. It's always a big relief to get that first comment. Then you know for sure someone's listening. Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
It's amazing to me . . .
how a song comes together. When I first heard Andrews tracks, I was clueless.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
MarkHolbrook said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Knew this was gonna
be totally great the instant it started. Spot on syncho rhythms outstanding sounds, cool lyrics...

This is just stunningly cool!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
MarkHolbrook said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Steely HUGE
is exactly right!!!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
MarkHolbrook said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Back for
second listen! Outstanding and steely huge... Man you guys knocked this out of the park!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Mark
I was hoping between the lead guitar sound and paddler's electric piano someone would hear a Steely Dan influence. We really appreciate your kind feedback.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Mark,
You are just some kind of soul food! Thank you so much for your encouragement
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Skean said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
In Your Eye
Hey this is so pro in so many ways, nice collab, and now where is the download button… Thanks
Check out my latest song called Deep through the forest / W-particledots
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Nothing Feels Better,
than being downloaded! We thank you!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
The download . . .
means we'll be your shower song in the morning. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
jgurner said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Sweet!
You guys did a tremendous job with this. Smooth as a walk on the beach at sunset. Glad you had fun with the challenge. Really a great tune!
Check out my latest song called 13
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
So Much Fun
This random collaboration thing is so inspiring and so much fun. Sign me up in advance for the next one. We're glad you liked the song! Thanks for listening.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Luck of the draw
I hit the mother lode, when I got paired with Andrew. I knew it too. I can remember being so excited I thought "this could not have been random".
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
sheilad said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Im so glad
Mark came back for a second listen cause I thought I was hogging this tune all to myself coming back for more. I love the feel of this!
Check out my latest song called Nana Lives
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
There's enough,
for everybody! Feel free to take a complimentary copy on us. And thanks so much for the support.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Sheila
We aim to please.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
rok41 said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
I really...
like this. The Steely Dan influence is obvious but the performance stands on it's own. Great feel to this, chord structure is outstanding. Andrew - great guitar and bass tracks! Rich - Very tasteful keyboard lines...and Stephen - Outstanding vocals with character and confidence. Love this one guys.
Check out my latest song called Long Day 2015 (w/awigze)
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Chris
We're glad you like it. I really appreciate the Steely Dan comment. It'd be hard to have a bad day after reading that.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
This song showed me . . .
the importance of having a strong producer. Andrew's sense of what is "just right" or what might be too much, his patient explanation of why something might have to be redone, just his overall vision for the song, was like a director in a movie. He carried the vision and was able to communicate that to Richard and I.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
magnatone said 2556 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
In Your Eye
holy smokes, this is just about as good as it gets! so tight - sounds like a BAND! insta-download!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Like a Band!
We'll take that! Thanks Karen!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Karen,
Appreciate and respect your opinion. It means a lot coming from you.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
sloparts said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
This has a very
Steely Dan kind of vibe to it, which to my ears is a very good thing. ( I love about everything Steely Dan ever did ). On top of that it is also reminds me of my other very favorite band, Atlanta Rhythm Section.

So you guys have me in your gasp on this one, and I couldn't stop listening, even if I wanted to, and for sure I don't want to stop listening.

Great piece of music in all respects that's gonna make it's way onto my iPod post haste. Thanks for the song guys.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
I'll tell you this!
I don't want to know the musician who doesn't view a Steely Dan reference as a "good thing!" And being compared to the Atlanta Rhythm Section is a huge bonus! Thanks Ed. It'll be an honor to be on your iPod.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Wow!
Ed, those sure are encouraging words. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Symphony101 said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
fabulous
Congratulations to 3 of you ! Very successful collab, a great tune, great vocals and performances. Really enjoyed this.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Jim
Thanks Yves! We appreciate the listen and kind words.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Yves,
Thanks for the listen. Are you guys at the Lake now?
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Symphony101 said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I wish we were
at the lake, but for some unfortunate reasons we had to move around our holidays this year and we couldn't arrange for our trip. But I hope next year we'll get back to schedules :-)
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
lilmom said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Awesome!
What pure delight listening to this one!!!! The quality of your voice matched up with the quality of the music is just right! Wonderful!!!
Check out my latest song called Tribute to Jeannie and Ed
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Right There With You!
Stephen did such a great job. The vocal, melody, and lyrics are what make it a song.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Mom,
I think this song gave me the opportunity to do what I do best, write lyrics. I struggle to sing, I can hear the music in my head, but my hands don't follow, but when I get an idea for a lyric, what I conceive, I can achieve. Sometimes, having someone nudge me through that process, gets the juices flowing. Thanks again.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
SISTERS said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
delicious!
I love the clarity to this mix - nothing muddy, all is well defined, and it's arranged so beautifully. Fabulously strong vocal, Stephen. Your "forget about tomorrow"s are MMM MMM YUMMY, and those bgvs are the YEOW. Sweet solo spots at the break - this just rocks! Enjoyed your efforts,
Anne
Check out my latest song called UNIVERSAL SONG w Astronomusic & 24 Soloists
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Anne
We're glad you like it! Thanks so much for the kind and supportive comments.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Anne,
Thanks. I got a lot of coaching from Andrew. He had this idea on the backing vocals to make them sound like a wind (what's this song about anyway??). And his skills as a mixologist, well lets just say he's making the Martini's at the next MJ reunion.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
ted23 said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Oh
Yes, enjoying the Doors style break. Fantasic guitars. Fantastic song. I can see you rocking this out at a festival somewhere. Such an effortlessly cool sounding track.
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Ted!
It would be cool to actually play it live! Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Holy Mazerak!
That's it, Richard's solo is like Ray Mazerak. I couldn't place the style.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
EEFliess said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
very slick!!!
Stephen, love your vox on this...Rich, the pianois very AOR pop, very Jefferson Startship circa 1975-1976...Andrew, great mixing and the guitar is suuuuuhhhweet!!!!

me like!!!!
Check out my latest song called Here We Go Again (2016 Extended) (…again)
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks
It's always nice when a fine guitarist like yourself has kind things to say about my humble efforts. Stephen and Rich are the real talent here!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I hear andrew's solo . . .
and just said "YES!" It was so spot on. I love his guitar work. he scaled his rhythm playing back in the mix too. There is a second guitar adding percussive elements and I think he hid it in the mix to make room for rich's piano. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
VicDiesel said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Good collab
Nice job guys. Ecxellent pop song. Bit of a 70s vibe; must be the chords.
Check out my latest song called East Texas Landscape
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
70's Vibe
That 70's vibe could be the chords. Or it could be just that I'm so f*$#ing old! LOL

I learned those chords in high school and haven't learned much since then. Thanks for listening and commenting Vic.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Ha!
I'm so out of date, I don't even know I'm out of style. Thanks Vic (for the reminder and the listen).
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
strangedream said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
This is really cool...
You three are very talented. Strange how these things work out, eh?
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Natalie
Yeah, this place is great. The collaboration aspect is one of the main reasons I keep coming back. Thanks for stopping by to listen and leave a comment.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I know what you mean,
I was so jacked when I saw I got Andrew as partner. I have always loved Rich's (Paddler) music. I can still remember hearing a piece he wrote as a young man called "on This Bright Morning", that just made me feel so happy.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
awigze said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
cool vibe
Ya, cathin the Fagan feel, but moreso on the Stephen and Andrew vibe. Rich drives this son. Cool steady bass keepin this tune warm. Good collab and stands up on it's own. Backing vocals are perfect here.
Check out my latest song called Tommy Cat
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Andy
We appreciate it. And I agree! Rich stands out. And he never played to Stephen's vocal. Somehow he just knew what would work.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Andy,
Appreciate the kudo's from your discriminating listen.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Kicbal said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Oh man this is. . .
So tasty. Love the rapid groove. I love this kind of sound, jazzy, moving, happy, tight. The Steely Dan reference is apt. The performance of the musician is right up there with the legendary group as well. That guitar solo and organ solo are a standout for me. So good.
Check out my latest song called Close Call
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks
We appreciate the kind words. Yeah, paddler is quickly becoming my "go-to-guy" for all things music. The organ rocked!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
The guitar solo is tops
It made the song for me. Right after the chorus, it just turns up the fire.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
bud said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
It's interesting that when pop/rock hits a certain
level of intelligence and sophistication Steely Dan enters the picture. Well this is just plain great writing and performing - and those guys aren't the only ones who can pull it off - as you all have just shown. I was never a big SD fan - but I love this tune.
Check out my latest song called pjinky
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
I Think,
I'll just savor "intelligence and sophistication." That feels pretty good! Thanks man!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Bud,
That's because I use a thesaurus and all those big words LOL.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
michaeljayklein said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
A tip of the hat
to all three of you--superb work gents!
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Michael
As always, your support is much appreciated.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks for taking the time.
We appreciate the recognition.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
SmokeyVW said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
late night August - with friends and all that stuff
i visualize shades of Steely Dan

honest - i didn't read the comments before i typed that

holy cow! this is tremendously great

thanks
Check out my latest song called Glyph
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
And even if you had read the others,
being compared to Steely Dan just never gets old. Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
We will take all compliments . . .
Original or duplicated. Smoke, the fact that you are impressed, says it all for me.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
guygrooves said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Smooooooth
like buttah!! Sweet groove on this one guys. Pro all the way.
Peace
Check out my latest song called Summer Bossa with awigze
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Guy
Glad you liked it and thanks for the kind words.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks,
Andrew and Rich know how to lay it down.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Alannah said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
This .....
.. had a bit of a "santana" feel to it ..... took me back to the good old days ! And I also agree totally with the Steely Dan references too ! Nice vox .. and great work on those harmonies !
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks Alannah!
We'll take a Santana comparison with a happy smile!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Harmonies inspired by . . .
Andrew, who wanted the sound of a howling wind in the background vocals, although I can't quite figure that out. I thought this song was about a girl we once dated in high school.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Dadai.2 said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
cool one dudes...
this is fine summer breeze ala Steely D.

Kudos and thanks...
D
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
Thanks D!
We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Dadai,
You may want to tie that boat off. Red skies and all that . . . Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Sigmund said 2555 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
In Your Eye
Very cool - great collab effort - well done!
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
We appreciate you giving it a listen. And thanks for the kind words.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Sig,
Thanks for the listen.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
tokai said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Cool
job guys. Liking those words. Excellent musicianship all around and an unoffensive photo too???
Check out my latest song called sleeper
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
I'm with you! Stephen did a great job with the lyrics. The line "In your eye there is a peace that says forget about tomorrow" is my fav (although "this mother has no nature" is a close second). Thanks again for the listen.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Jamaican girls wear one piece . . .
bathing gear. No scantily clad musicians here either. Thanks for the comment on the lyrics. I think that is probably the area of my gift if any.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Carrie71 said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Very smooth
Great song, super vocals. Piano/organ is jammin. Love the guitar work on this one! Awesome job.
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Carrie
We all appreciate the support!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks for the visit.
Andrew and Rich make this one solid and pro all the way.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
davisamerica2 said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Great collab!
Love your vocals Stephen. Harmonies are well done and very effective. This music is put together really nice, and Andrew and Rich blend perfectly together. Excellent musicianship throughout.
Check out my latest song called Road to Yourself/with Abandon Style
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Terry
I think if Rich and I weren't separated by an entire ocean, we would have already started a band! We appreciate the listen and supportive words.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Andrew's production sense
is great. He can balance or feature an instrument in just the right way. And there's never any chocolate mess.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
billykirsch said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Misterious
Love the lyrics and guitar solo. The song flows naturally. The story is really good. Open ending. Leaves you wondering.
Check out my latest song called Everything
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Billy
Yeah! Stephen did a great job with the lyrics. But I am beginning to wonder if people are missing the metaphor! Thanks again for stopping by to listen and comment.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks,
Andrew had this idea and the lyrics are a reflection of that.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
ShadowofNine said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Nice Nice
Track, summer hearts were broken....
Check out my latest song called Gone (with Eagle)
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Dave
Yes hearts were broken and entire lives were ruined! Thanks for the listen. We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I think Andrew might be . . .
on to something here. That woman is bad, very bad . . . and very big.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Saltaireguru77 said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
You boys are too damn clever!
Love that organ solo. Reminds me in some respects of the late great Billy Preston who I had the pleasure of seeing live once. The vocal delivery is effortless and honest and that lead guitar tone is sweet. The lyrics are great - happy states of mind aren't conducive generally to good songs! For my tastes I'd like the backing vox a tiny bit lower in the mix but just ever so slightly. Superb tune guys. Another for my iPod methinks. Dowloaded!
Check out my latest song called Tomorrow
alackbass said 2555 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Ah!
We do love being downloaded. Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
We are legends . . .
. . . or are we myths?? I forget, but if you are downloading the song, I know you are liking it. Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful and constructive comments.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
papag said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Sum of parts
This song is flippin great! You guys sound organic. The musicianship and production blow me away. Fav'd and Dl'd
Check out my latest song called Chinese Flutes (first draft)
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Fav'd and Dl'd
Two reasons to smile. Thanks so much!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
I am humbled by your appreciation.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
J.A.Stewart said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Has Anyone Mentioned
... this has a really Steely Dan feel to it? lol!

Nice job, gents. ;)
Check out my latest song called Crankenhurst Challenge - Verse 1-7 (Inst. Break)
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Got to tell You!
Hearing that Steely Dan thing never gets old.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I often dreamed . . .
of being in a band as tight and cool as Steely Dan, but until Andrew and Rich came along it was just a dream.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
mr_mordenus said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Hey
...it just occurred to me that this has a real Steely Dan vibe...... (sorry, that was just wrong. Bad toad!)

Crisp and painted with watercolours of rare clarity, this one just soars in a deceptively smooth glide that really shines when those solos step in. The lyrics are just perfect too - a foreboding wash of poetic knowledge of what's coming and knowing it's not what it pretends to be, with that sadly-wise music leading the way.

What a great song. You guys deserve a big round of applause on this.
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Very Much
I was really lucky to be paired with such a talented lyricist. Stephen did a wonderful job. Thanks again for the listen and kind comments.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
The Doctor is in the house
The diagnosis is accurate and the compliments are medicine to our bones! Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
jdholliday said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Andrew is on fire!
and continues to grow in all areas by leaps and bounds! And is an all around great guy! And Stephen great job excellent mastering, and Rich wow! great collab! One of the best ever!
Check out my latest song called Please Help, Pride of NYC needs tracks!
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
I agree,
Andrew is a very talented guy. He is also a joy to work with. Now don't all you other guys start bothering him for collabs and arrangements and stuff. We are going on tour next month and he won't have time to answer personal emails or work on any music. We promise to send you all T-shirts and we will get you special tickets for appearances in your city. (just kidding)
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Tour of What Now?
The tour's cancelled? But I have boxes of T-shirts in the garage!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Ha ha!
Andrew, so you've been there before too huh?
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
In Your Eye
I like this! This has a really nice feel to it overall! And very intriguing lyrics as well! thanks for sharing and great work everyone!
Check out my latest song called The Way
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Jessica,
Hey thanks. This was a real treat to work on. Both Andrew and Rich are first rate talent.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Jess
We appreciate you taking the time to listen and leave such kind feedback.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
ChristopherCihon said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Hell Ya!!
Makes me want to pull out my guitar and jam!!
Over the top in all aspects..wow!!

You guys need to start a band!

Hats off!!

Rockin' tune!
Check out my latest song called The Strings Inbetween
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Wait!
We're not a band? Again I ask, what am I to do with those boxes of T-Shirts? Thanks for the support. We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks Chris
I'm down with that. Andrew on guitar, Rich on keys, I can cover the bass or second guitar or some keys, but we need a drummer . . . I wonder if Jim Hodder is available? If not then there is always Chevy Chase.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Reggie_Pole said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
In Your Eye
Great work, gents. Can't help but notice the Steely Dan vibe here and there. But that turns out to be a good thing. Enjoyed. You guys make a good team.
Check out my latest song called UnerSpizm
alackbass said 2554 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Thanks
I can't understand how a Steely Dan vibe could ever be considered a bad thing. Thanks again Reggie. We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Reg,
Thanks for the appreciation. I would work with these guys anytime.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Daugrin said 2554 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Eye to Eye
Woof, ahroo!

Daug
Check out my latest song called Hate Beret
alackbass said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Daug
We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Daug,
Thanks for the Yap-preciation!
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
five_extra_arms said 2554 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
She Witch
Are you kidding me?

How can a tune this great be performed and produced this professionally by 3 strangers sitting in front of computers?

I'm really blown away.

Thanks for the download guys. I feel like I just scored a free press pass to a sold out show.


Bob
Check out my latest song called Kepler - NASA Challenge
alackbass said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Free Pass
Naw! We'd upgrade you to backstage VIP! Thanks for the listen brother.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Bob,
You are such an encourager! You should be jamming onstage at the next show.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
drakonis said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Steely Summer
This sounds like a bunch of different things mixed into a Cajun stew of spicy delight! As always with Stephen, I expected only one thing... when I hit play I knew I could only expect the unexpected, and with Andrew and Paddler, this is incredibly polished and enjoyable. Love your voice, Stephen, I swear we should dub you the Mel Blank of music.
ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Miwok
alackbass said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Polished!
Oh that feels good! Thanks Eduard!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Heb-a-deeba-du What's up Drak?
Part of the excitement for me was working with guys that would raise my game. This was the first time I got to play with the big boys.
Thanks for your kind appraisal.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Bob Rodgers said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
A
superb song, very much enjoyed!
A great mix and I love the Steely Dan influence coming through, one of my favs. Everything is great, vocals, guitars, keys, superb and very pro!
Loved it!

Bob
Check out my latest song called The Lonely Man
alackbass said 2553 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Bob
We appreciate your kind comments.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Bob,
Thanks for the enthusiastic endorsement.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Bubowski said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Summer Breeze
This has the feel of a good driving song. Good pacing, great instrumentals, solid production. Great work you guys...head my head bopping along with the tune.
Check out my latest song called Drumbeats off Jupiter
alackbass said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Excellent
So glad you liked it. Thanks for the support.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Thanks for the appreciation,
And the time to comment.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
RAVENS said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Groovy
I'm a little late to the party, but I wouldn't miss it!

Great team, the track is really awesome. Terrific lyrics & vocals, nice harmonies too! Cool electric piano, and the guitar playing is fab. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
Check out my latest song called Tattooed Scars (w/ Sigmund, Scofugate, Rok41)
alackbass said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Fashionably Late
But always on the guest list. Thanks Dani!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Wow,
and the guest list keeps on growing. I guess Andrew is one of those "popular" kids.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
kickliquid said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
You Guys.....
....Already know how talented you are. So this comment is just one more comment verifying it. When great minds come together the result is creative brilliance. Kudos
Check out my latest song called 16 Bit Affair
sschedra said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
I makes me want to collab
every day. It was tough work but rewarding. I am pleased you like it.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
alackbass said 2552 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Thanks Man
We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
DWL said 2551 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
Cool, smooth and funky
Nice work chaps.

Excellent performances. Cool vox as well.

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
alackbass said 2550 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
Thanks Dick
We appreciate you stopping by to listen and leave such a supportive comment.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Dick,
Thanks for the appreciation.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
ktb said 2550 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
In Your Eye
Blows me away. I can definitely hear the Dan comparison and maybe a little Atlantic Rhythm Section to boot. Great performances by all. A real eye opener to go with my morning coffee.
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
alackbass said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks John
We love the Steely Dan and ARS comparisons.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
John,
We are feeling the love.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
michaelkoppenheffer said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Great track!
And mastered so well that it sounded good even on my laptop speakers-- my favorite three things, in no particular order: the moment in the first chorus when the BVs come in; the Steely Danesque guitar solo; and the keyboard jamming after the guitar solo. Kudos!
Check out my latest song called Till the Tap Runs Dry (album version)
alackbass said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
We all appreciate it I'm sure.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2549 days ago (August 27th, 2010)
Michael,
Comments like that from a great artist /producer like yourself are greatly appreciated.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2545 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Summer hit
Cool vibe going on here guys. Touches of Santana in the guitar parts and I love the vocal work. Feel good music for a sunny day.
Check out my latest song called Her Point of View
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Paddy,
Thanks for the appreciation. Andrew did a great job with the sound bed and rich fell right in with the groove.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2545 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
in your eyes
everything sound accomplished. vocals work so well, guitar lead fits so well. all other instruments on the money. keyboards do a great job. great arrangement. harmonies work a treat. enjoyed this alot. great job by all. cheers
Check out my latest song called GLOWING IN THE DARK (2012 REMIX)
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Ciasm,
Appreciate that coming from a guitarist composer such as yourself.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
SCJohnson59 said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Echoes
of early Steely Dan here to me! :)
Check out my latest song called 0404 aka Girl, You Doll Up Nice Take 2
sschedra said 2544 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Scott,
I'll take that check to the bank! Thanks.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Moviz said 2543 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
wonderful pairing
Instrumentals are just superb and a cool song with a great vocal to boot.... love those harmonized parts.... excellent performances..... and very pro sounding, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
alackbass said 2540 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Thanks Maurice
We appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2539 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Maurice,
Its great to hear from you, and I'm glad you appreciate this. I hope I get the chance to work with talented folks like this again. As a matter of fact, I hope it is with these folk . . . and others.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
abfkingsport said 2542 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
The KIng
Excellent groove. Smooth ride. Very clean quality work. It's no wonder you have so many fans. When you mentioned the islands it reminded me of my song "I walked away." It was meant to have an island feel to it. You have one more fan my friend. Awesome!
The King
The King
Check out my latest song called Know Me
alackbass said 2540 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Thanks Man
We appreciate it.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2539 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Tony,
Glad you took the time to listen and comment. We appreciate that.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
tford said 2511 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
Nice Work
Great production, mixing, mastering. Nice guitars and keys, nice backing vocals. Enjoyed it very much. Will check out more stuff.
Check out my latest song called I Believe
alackbass said 2510 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Thanks Tom
We appreciate the listen and welcome to MacJams.
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
sschedra said 2510 days ago (October 5th, 2010)
Tom,
Yes, glad you happened on by. Thanks for the listen and welcome to MacJams!
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
KCsGROOVE said 2385 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
my kinda music, guys!
Love this 70-s vibe going on here!
Excellent stuff!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
Check out my latest song called WITCHITA LINEMAN
sschedra said 2385 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Cees
Thanks for the listen.
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Stephen M Schedra
Location: Middle Island NY United States
send a note
Started performance life as a guitar player and vocalist in Sympathy (60's Rock) and doing acoustic performances with Michael Salveson. Then as a guitarist for Joe Lobianco (Rock Dance band). Next I did stints on bass and guitar and vocals for the ... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Genre Info
Pop music is a music genre that developed from the mid-1950s as a softer alternative to rock 'n' roll and later to rock music. It has a focus on commercial recording, often orientated towards a youth market, usually through the medium of relatively s

More songs in Pop (mainstream):

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 128