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Summer time (and it's hot!) (T4S)


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Jack (dadai.2) started off this "Two 4 Summer" #12 pairs choon with offering up some acoustic demos he had lying around his hard drive. I picked one I liked called "It's the right time" and proceeded to layer my vision of a summer song with a bucket and spade on top, clearly ignoring Bud's plees to not do anything remotely surfy :o) The initial results were sent back to Jack to digest .. and Jack sportingly offered to have a crack at singing a verse and backing + providing some additional guitars. The results are uploaded here for your enjoyment... err.. enjoy!

A kinda cross between the Surfaris, Bob Marley, the Mixtures and perhaps a hint of the Beach Boys too :o)

Thanks to all the organisers of the "Two4Summer" Random Collab challenge/project!

PS. Dying to get the time to listen to all the other entries! Sheesh- we just about made the deadline as it is .. lol.

/Alan

Dadai.2 (Jack): guitars, vocals
apb - (Alan): guitars, vocals, lyrics, bass, midi stuff, arrangement, mix.
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Lyrics
It's the summer time,
And it's so hot!
It's the summer time,
And it's so hot!
 
An' I don't know what I'm gonna do,
But I am gonna spend it with you.
 
We'll fly off to exotic places,
where we'll get help to tie our own laces.
Cocktails on a beach,
Factor 40- within arms reach.
Feel soft sand between your toes,
Teeny bikini, anything goes.
Dive right in- and don't forget your antihistamin

I don't know what I'm gonna spend,
But I am gonna spend it with you.


It's the summer time,
And it's so hot!
It's the summer time,
And it's so hot!

An' I don't know what I'm gonna spend,
But I am gonna do it with you.

Build sand castles from your dreams,
Live beyond your wildest means.
Just sit back and relax,
No way of contact: iphone or fax.
Works a thing of the past:
Burnt out collar comin' in last.
LIsten to the breeze as it speaks,
"Enjoy it- you've only got 2 weeks".

An' I don't know what I'm gonna do,
But I am gonna spend it with you.

Hey baby- turn on the radio
Is that the beach boys?
Aw thats a way back
Alright now
Lets go for a little walk on the beach
Summer time
Sum Sum Summer time.
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Comments: 72
Fans: 34
Plays: 2639
Downloads: 76

Uploaded: Aug 22, 2010 - 02:21:24 PM
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010 - 03:39:51 PM Last Played: May 06, 2017 - 05:08:10 PM
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Hardware:
Jack:
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Guitar - Epiphone Les Paul.
Mic - Nady condenser.

Alan
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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Precision bass
Kawai K1
Rode NT1-A + pop-shield
Mac mini
MOTU Traveler Firewire interface
Software:
Garageband v3
Ozone 3
JP3,4
Comments
Dadai.2 said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Alan....
Way cool (or hot!) man... you done a good one. Thanks for taking the big lead on this. My pleasure to collab with you.

cheers and best to you,
Jack
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Did we win? ;o) lol
..that trip to Hawaii? Always a pleasure to work from your demos Jack and apologies if I steered this too much- time was kinda tight for us both I feel. I was very pleased with the result, your contributions/partipation and general attitude to this fun challenge.

Keep on sailin'

/Alan
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sheilad said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
you are forgiven
for being slightly late as I am sure it was because you needed to stop and make that awesome sandcastle. This is definitely an "on the way to the beach with all the windows rolled down and the tunes cranked kind of tune."
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
lol
..err.. that was it, absolutely .. thanks Sheila, job done!
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lilmom said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
At the beach.....
Very 'beachy' sound for sure! I LOVE IT!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks lilmom!
.. I'd love to see the ratings for "too derivative" ! hehehe
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ChristopherCihon said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Surf's up!
Poor Bud, but great for us!!

Classic beach vibe and flavor. Really catchy!

Nice work you two!
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Dadai.2 said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Credit or "blame"...
LOL... goes to Alan for the surf theme. My demo was a folk acoustic flavor thing. Alan jumped all over it with a sixties flair of beach, sun, guitars, and fun...

thanks much,
D
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Not been much ..
for following rules ..even if involved in setting them up .. lol ..

Thanks Chris!

Jack- you never know quite what to expect when collaborating with me ;o) I'd say I'll take the "blame" ;o)
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davisamerica2 said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
No surfy stuff?
We can handle one lawbreaker. This is cool. And cool is cool when it gets this hot! (?)
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apb said 2103 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
No surfy stuff?
Too much time ..
.. in the sun again? ;o)

Thanks Terry!
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bud said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Hang ten - doggies!
I'm really glad we got a classic surfari style tune out of the project - rounds out the whole thing really well. And what a great job you guys did - excellent gits and vox - cool lyrics and fine production too.
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Dadai.2 said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Hey bud...
thanks for the invite to your summer bash. Alan and I barely made it to the party, but we're glad we got here. Many thanks for coming up with the idea and for the nice comments.

Jack
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Cheers bud!

.. someone had to do it .. and it might as well have been us... production is a little rushed admittedly but you can over-do the polishing on this kind of choon methinks.
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ted23 said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Um
Gnarly dudes! This is way rad.
Love that riff, those lyrics and the 60's drums.
Truly cool.
apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Ted!

..and I can honestly say I haven't done anything in the "surf" genre before... was a hoot!
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awigze said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
cool
This is the true sound of summer.... pronounced Summuh... you certainly captured the season...

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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Wiggy
..certainly makes that association for us.
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SISTERS said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
just in time!
"clearly ignoring Bud's plees to not do anything remotely surfy"
AHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
what you've managed to do with the words SUMMER TIME knocks me flat.

I don't know what I'm gonna spend,
But I am gonna spend it with you:
GUYS, YOU'RE KILLING ME!!

this is just as yummy as could be - i loved every sound byte!
really enjoyed your song,
anne


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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
LOL
glad you noticed that .. I didn't get round to actually singing those
actual word play lyrics .. it fell off the end of the to-do list .. ah well..

Thanks Anne
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guygrooves said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
What hot is those
Harmonies!!! This could have slipped into regular rotation with Jan and Dean or the Beach Boys effortlessly. This is the most "Summery" of all of the entries. Great job you guys!!
Peace
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Very kind
of you to say Guy. We're glad you listened and enjoyed our efforts.
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particledots said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
very nicely done
fan-sun-surf-sand-tastic
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Cheers Bryn!

I liked the "genre" escapism part of the challenge-suited me down to the ground... was a bit of a shock for Jack ..lol.
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Vic Holman said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
surfs up
cali beach scene says summer like no other.

excellent song alan & jack
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Cheers Vic!

..was tough recording it on an extremely cloudy, damp Swedish day... glad that didn't show.
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sonnyjim said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Yep
This's a good one. Very catchy stuff! (That ascending vocal line in the hook sounds especially unpasteurized-- is there a vocoder in there?) Your voices work really well together, and the playing and production are top-notch ('natch).
Much enjoyed!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks SJ
..where was some vocoding not used lol. I also found it hard to distinguish my high vocal parts with Jacks in the mix .. he's a bit in the R and I'm a bit in the L if I recall on those ascending sections. That hook melody comes from Jack's demo, I just beefed it up with some 'harmonies'. Bass could be a bit tighter in spots, but what can I say .. was in a hurry.
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alackbass said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Summer time (and it's hot!)
Oh Man! You guys absolutely nailed the summer vibe! From the drum groove to the beach boys bells, this just oozed fun in the sun from the get go! Keep hanging ten guys.
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew!

I have no idea what 'hanging ten' means .. but I figure it's a surfing term .. now, if it's rain we're talkin' about .. that's a different story .. lol.
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magnatone said 2467 days ago (August 22nd, 2010)
Summer Time
oh well this is just great you guys - thoroughly enjoyed this and insta-download!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
:o) Karen

"insta-download" - couldn't have wished for better. Thanks!
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Kicbal said 2467 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
It's a breeze
Beautiful retro ditty with elements of more experimental XCT musings and melodies. Everything sounds nice and fresh. The production is crisp and clear and works with the song style perfectly. The spoken word section is a lot of fun.
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
It's the most
retro thing I think I have ever done ..yes .. I think so, came with the surf ..er... turf. ;o)
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ktb said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
huge
summer hit. I love this. What a fantastic blend of styles and writing. So many cool entries, glad I caught this.
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Amalgamated
Thanks John for taking the time to listen and comment to our contribution in the large selection available- appreciate it... best of all, you got a kick out of it!
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TobinMueller said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Retro heat
Love that sandcastle photo. The groove is totally fun. I saw you guys wearing paisley swimming suits while playing...!
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Dadai.2 said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Paisley "swimming suits?!"
Hey man, we call them "baggies..." ;-)

Thanks Tobin, always room for retro-sandcastles in our minds....

cheers

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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
I had one..
..other 'sand-castle' pic.. but it was a bit too lewd ..
http://www.caption-this.com/sand%20castle%20contest.jpg lol.

My beach-wear is not up for discussion ;o) lol...
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sloparts said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
You forgot to mention
Bob Marley in you list of inspirations for this piece, but he's in there never the less. Along with the Safaris and the Beach Boys, this has a definite summer feel and vibe.

Nice vocals and back up harmonies and some very cool guitar licks.
Great job you two.

Ed
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Added him in Ed

Thank-you for the listen & comment.
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dave_b said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Summer time
I'm stoked brah. Bouncy surf groove feels like summer to me. Love that ascending harmony line, vocs are sounding great.
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Dadai.2 said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Hey Dave....
Glad to hear you like the summer groove. That ascending refrain melody hook from the demo, I think is what Alan liked most. He lit it up with his musical vision of summertime and great musical and arrangement skills, producing a song I'm glad to be a part of...
Thanks much,
D
D
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Dave

Yup, it was indeed the ascending vocal melody that attracted me to that particular demo we worked on.. that and the others sounded like the chord structure from "knockin' on heavens door" lol .. ;o)
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Dadai.2 said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Alan...
so what's wrong with "knockin' on heaven's door" rip-offs??

;-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Hanging ten
even at the intro!!! Very surf feel! Nicely done!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Mark!
glad we weren't last to post in the challenge ;o)
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SmokeyVW said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
summer
love the rhythms here

vocals and the harmonies are way fun!

thanks
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Cheers Bill

marvelous randinoninominator you made ... fabulous fun. Made for a fantastic World Cup 2010 break ..
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michaeljayklein said 2466 days ago (August 23rd, 2010)
Through and through
And outright success gents! Loved it!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Success!

our pleasure :o)
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drakonis said 2465 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
amalgam of the familiar
And that's a good thing, hints of all the good things of summer songs... There's even a hint of Timbuk3 in here. Wonderful music and singing and general cavorting!
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Distilled
those elements ... and you know I'm only in it for the general cavorting anyways ..lol. It was either this or a Death Metal one called "summery execution" ;o)
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Bubowski said 2465 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Where's my board
oh yeah, I sold it years ago. Too bad! Sort of a mixture of classic beach rock and Roger Waters. Great production...need to scrape that beach tar from my feet now and get the sound out from between my toes.
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Thanks Graham!

snow-boarding, fine .. surf-board .. nope, wind-surfing has been up for consideration .. but with my back and general bad swimming? Hmm..

I hate it when I get sound stuck between my toes too ;o)
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RAVENS said 2465 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Surftacular
Wow, great vocals & I'm diggin' those high harmonies. Awesome track, you guys did a terrific job here. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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apb said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Cheers Raven/Dani
..I knew those tight blue speedos would come in handy...not sure how Jack managed .. but my secret is out ;o) lol...
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Dadai.2 said 2464 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
Alan....

You crack me up..... "tight blue speedos!"

LOL...
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DWL said 2463 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
Surftastic
Lots going on in here.

60s revisited.

Great fun

Cheers

Dick
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Lardo said 2463 days ago (August 26th, 2010)
wow
Really awesome. Nice collab! I should sing this at my upcoming street dance.
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apb said 2458 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks Richard!
I think I can speak for Jack when I say, go ahead and perform this live if you wish.. as long as we get to see a video on youtube or something... that would be awesome.
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spitlogic said 2461 days ago (August 28th, 2010)
This is cool
I really like the almost beach boy-like style of this song. Well made (especially that chorus).
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apb said 2458 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks very much Mitchell
..definitely influences/ideas on sleaves herein. Glad you enjoyed it. Chorus was an excellent "hook" I thought from Jack's demo. - all credit goes to his writing skills there.
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lengold said 2458 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Another lovely
day in London Town today and thanks for keeping the summer alive a bit longer. Soon be Christmas...
Lovely song and performances.
Cheers
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apb said 2458 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Thanks very much Len
..it's wavering a bit here in Sweden too, I find listening to this does bring me back to warmer climes..but lest us not forget Halloween as another song posting/festive occassion prior to xmas. Year went fast for me .. I feel like it was just yesterday I was shoveling snow...sheesh.
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jiguma said 2457 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
An unexpected collab
produced such a cool song.

Niiiiiice!!
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apb said 2456 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
It was great work with Jack ..
.. more actively. I was in truth familiar with his writing from "The Front Porch" TFP passive collab that produced "Fram Altan"... that did help. Was more than glad to get paired up with Jack for this challenge.
Thanks for the listen Neil, glad you enjoyed our combined efforts.
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mr_mordenus said 2438 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Sweet And HOT!
"Not anything remotely surfy"? Looks like it's time for breakin' the law! Grinning all the way through the tune, brought me back to my crazy summer days as a yoot with an orange car, too many pizza boxes in the back, swimming at the beach under summer stars and dreaming about The Girl.

Never got The Girl, sold the car and the beach belongs to a whole new generation of yoots, but man....... that was a sweet summer while it lasted. And this tune brings me right back. Nice job, guys!
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egobandit said 2438 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Diggin this
I know Im late to the party but I had to stop in, greatness here enjoyed!!!!
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fasteddie said 2431 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
I missed this one
Wow this is really cool. Yeah I can hear the surfaris.

Nice one. Glad I made it. Better late than a dead stick... if that makes any sense.
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FEEL said 2411 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
I'm beach bummed
A Safaris beachboy'd tune and I'm on board with the vocals. Too bad summer vacation is over, I'm planning on next year already. Great collab and enjoyed!
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VicDiesel said 2356 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
Perfect for that time of year
It's getting cool here but I'm sitting in the last rays of sunshine as I listen to this cheery tune. Good writing and excellent arranging. That subtle tambourine and a couple of other touches are much appreciated. It lifts a song to a higher level.
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