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Rewire (by PaulaMunk)


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Les_Kloo

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PaulaMunk posted an a cappella piece (ultimately, not intended to be a cappella) called Time Clicks Away. She mentioned the word "rock" in the description box for that tune. I took that literally, and took up the challenge of putting Paula in front of a rock band --- well some sorta loudish band. It turns out that that's not really a big challenge, since she has versatility up to her eyeballs.

No doubt, others would do something completely different with her original. But that's the nature of the music of Ch ... ummm ... Paula and her alter-egos -- infinitely malleable. I did some hack-and-slash on the original vocal track, but Paula was agreeable to letting me have my way with the arrangement, effects, title, etc. She is a trusting soul….

Much fun for me. Thanks, Paula. You're the berries.

Credits:

PaulaMunk -- singing, writing, melodifying
Les -------- guitar playing, programming
Skippy ----- gratuitous cymbal crashing
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Lyrics
By PaulaMunk

Time clicks away
Minute by minute
Life ebbs each day
When you're in it

He stole my life
He caught my tears
He sold my prayers
Throughout the years
He stole my life
It's very true
I'm still here
What am I to do?

With each new day
That goes nowhere
I stand alone
With none to care
With each new day
No change in sight
I hate the day
Embrace the night

Time clicks away
Minute by minute
Life ebbs each day
When you're in it

How to begin
After the pain?
How to rebuild
Rewire the brain?
How to begin
Open up my heart
I don't know how
Where do I start?

And fools rush in
Without knowing why
Sometimes, they learn
Mostly, they die

With each new day
That goes nowhere
I stand alone
With none to care
With each new day
No change in sight
I hate the day
Embrace the night
Song Stats
Hits: 2865
Comments: 85
Fans: 31
Plays: 316
Downloads: 65

Uploaded: Jan 19, 2012 - 12:28:06 AM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2012 - 12:28:06 AM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 07:57:04 PM
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Comments
Char said 2101 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
It sounds
even better now that Skippy came on board. I don't know what to say. This is terrific. Love the artwork. If I'm the berries, then you are the cream. (I sure hope this doesn't mean anything dirty.) Thank you, Les.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Sugar in my tea
Hahaha. It's about as dirty as a Shirley Temple movie. It's gratifying that your alter-ego approves. And yeah, Skippy can bring it, even if it just involves whacking things with sticks.
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alackbass said 2101 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Rewire (by PaulaMunk)
Awesome! It's almost as if Ch...I mean Paula were fronting Tool! Great backing track and production Reg.....I mean Les. All hail Ch.....I mean Paula, the hardrock goddess!
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Les
is totally awesome. But, he is so shy and retiring I constantly have to remind him to kick it up a notch. ;) Thanks, Andrew.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Tool
Well, after this, I have no doubt that Char and Maynard would make a rocking duo. Thanks, Andrew.
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PaulaMunk said 2101 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Woot!
I have to get myself a rock goddess outfit, extra small and maybe, dye my hair purple. This is great. Big smiles. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
time to go shopping
Maybe something along the lines of

http://store.vampirefreaks.com/product.php?pid=1970

?
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Char said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Oooh yeah!
It is for men (well, some kind of man) and it doesn't have a tail slit or a hoodie but Paula's got her winter fur so she'd be warm. I wonder about friction between black vinyl and fur, though? (See, this does sound dirty.) Tsk, it's the music..it makes us bad. Hah, hah!
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RochaMalhada said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
it's a new Mega Band!
You guys do very well together

It's really unlike anything else!

. - Harold
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
What a kick
it would be to sing with a band onstage. This virtual pairing up is still quite exhilarating. Thank you, Harold.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
MegaBand
It might be a little over the top, but that's not a bad name for a virtual band. Thanks, Harold.
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sammydix said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
RW
i remember listening the to voice only version. I've mention to Char already i thought she had a powerful voice--even when she's holding back some. so "fronting" this works out pretty well. Curious, tho, did you write the song around her melody or did you take an existing song and just made it work?
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
After
an incantation, "Goobledeedee, Gobbledeeboo, Take these lyrics and make something new!",Les made more from my little song. He thinks that's fun.
And I'm glad he enjoyed himself. Thanks, Sammy.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi, Sam
This is the third tune I've done with CharPaula. I wrap the music around her track, but take a lot of liberties with cut/paste/fx. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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TvRicky said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Life
The fact that you're in this game of life is proof of the power of hope. Wonderful musical Production and artwork. Great lyrics and musicality. Vision is creation Les and you have it. Paula your vocals are terrific.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Always
room for improvement. Many thanks.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
TVR
Always enjoy reading your philosophically inclined comments. Your enthusiasm and support are much appreciated.
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maxruehl said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
RE: Rewire
Terrific work. Really like the musical backing and Paula's lyrics suited the song really well--uncharacteristically "pop" sounding for her. Lean, but full of meaning. Very nice, you guys.
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
A better fit
than what I wrote to. Thank you Andy.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Max/Andy
Paula's track was just too good to pass up. The backing was straightforward enough. I thought her lyrics were packed with emotion, and she delivered. Thanks very much for your comment.
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lavalamp said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Like your style
Deep and dark. Have to dig this. Char you rocked this one out.

Impressed!

Right on!

LL
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PaulaMunk said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
I sang to a couple other
rock songs but they never got made. This is fun. Thank you, Dave.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
LL
Char/Paula can rock. I always knew it. Thanks for listening and commenting on this Mr. Lamp.
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carbon said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
congrats
to you both on a successful collab! Char - I'm happy that you found someone to help realize your hard rocking potential. Les is certainly the right guy to do it!

Les, it's great to hear you expanding your horizons on the last couple of collabs you've been involved with. A new side perhaps, but with the same great energy.

Applause all around...even for Skippy.
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
I can not
go wrong with Les in my corner. He says he has fun with these. After getting over being stunned I really enjoy the layers and details in the music. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi Steve
Thanks for the nice comments. Always a rare treat for me these days to work with a vocalist. And for whatever reason, CharPaula gives me instant ideas, and it's hard to resist loading her a cappella tracks into Logic and start experimenting. I like the way this came out. Very glad to get your thumbs up. Skippy is jazzed.
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Alannah said 2100 days ago (January 19th, 2012)
Paula Munk ....
... RAWKS ..... I like the rawk munk !
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thank
you, Alannah. I will keep trying. :)
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Skean said 2100 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
Yes
This Rocks hard, dig it…Cheers
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Much
appreciate your support. Glad you liked it. Thanks.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Kenta
Thanks much for coming by. Paula IS a rocker.
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Loob said 2099 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
Man Paula you're a wild thing!
I gotta go take my meds now too.
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
It must be exciting to play live.
Some great staging could work with this song...fireworks and explosions. Thanks.
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shavingronaldscar said 2099 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
yarrr
Love that shimmering crash, Skippy! The synths are tight and monstrous. Love the take-off around 4.40, with that ugly (good-ugly) guitar riff. Solid, well-considered processing.

One thing, the vox is a tad on the tinny side. Could use some "wet" effects, perhaps, or some filter work or reverse-delay.
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Oh yeah,
Skippy is the star. As I said, the effecting is not my strength. I don't know if my vocal is worth messing with. Love the guitar, too. Thanks.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
SRC
Thanks for the nice compliments. And a BIG thanks for the critique on the vocal mix. I'm definitely a rookie when it comes to mixing in vocals, so I take your comments to heart, and I will remember the next time I'm working with a vocalist. Thanks much.
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Vic Holman said 2099 days ago (January 20th, 2012)
rewire
HOW COOL!!!

absolutely great job of backing up char. comes across and fits like a hand in a glove

excellent work char, les & skippy
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Thank
you, Vic. Appreciate the listen.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi, Vic
An interesting coincidence that you released Hero at about the same time. They make a nice pair of female fronted rock tunes, I think. Very pleased that you enjoyed this.
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Jarvoid said 2098 days ago (January 22nd, 2012)
Coo I had a little play
with the original vox track and some piano ....came nowhere near anything like this....very good ....love the Steve Hackett guitar sound at 3:20ish very Genesis ....proper Genesis,,,,really excellent stoff...good catch off the "new song by fan" list...or whatever.....

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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
You
should keep going, Chris. I'd love to hear. Different is good. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Chris
The Hackett comparison is very flattering indeed. Thanks, I'll take it. It would be great if you gave this a whirl. There are many ways to present a CharPaula track.
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dave_b said 2096 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Rewire
The dramatic vocals work well against the hard rock backer. I like the tagline "hate the day embrace the night." Excellent guitar. Stellar arrangement & production.
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
I like that
line too. It is really honest. Les does know what he's doing. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi, Dave
I really liked the lyrics and their flow. Makes it pretty easy to make up a backer. Thanks for your continued support. Very much appreciated.
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PeterB7858 said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Fine collaboration!
Anthemic rock backer does justice to Char's original, Les. Fine collaboration! Thanks, Peter.
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
I think
it elevated my attempt. I've been lucky. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Peter
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. So happy that you found something worthwhile here.
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ShadowofNine said 2095 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Rewire
Adventurous Track Char, and a total delight to listen to, Bravo..Thxs for a copy
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Char said 2095 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Yes?
If it is good it is because Les is a really great musician. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Shadow
Thanks, sir. Glad you enjoyed this.
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FEEL said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
This rocks
The vocals are outstanding and great job on the added music bed.
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Demeter7 said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
You
are most kind. Les makes me sound much better than I am. He's pretty terrific. Thank you.
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi, John
CharPaula makes it easy to sound like I know what I'm doing. Welcome to the mutual admiration society hahaha. But seriously, thanks very much for giving this a listen. Your comments are much appreciated.
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gadzooks said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Rewire
Les ... fantastic backing track! This rocks!!! Nice bottom in the mix ... well, in my phones.
And Paula, very cool vocals. I remember listening to the a cappella version and enjoyed it but this takes it to another level for me.Great collab!
SG
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Stan
Thanks for the comment about the bass track. It's always a delicate operation getting something that sounds somewhat realistic AND with the right balance. I tend to prefer bass heavy music, but it's easy to go overboard to the point of swamping the entire track. Take care.
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Philip18 said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Rewire
The backing provides a great bed for the vocal. Fascinating to see the thinking that's gone into the backing and the way you have taken the previous version to another level. Much enjoyed1
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Phillip
Such a cool avatar. Thanks for the nice words. Only a minor bit of thinking went into this. The vocal track just seemed to point in this direction, then I wanted one chord change away from E, which gave me the middle down section.
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PatriciaGirl said 2094 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
This version rocks!
I liked the original version just you singing but, this version blows me away! I'm always impressed by the creative talents here. Les did a great job creating the sound bed for your vocals to lay in. So many changing moods. Great work you guys.

patty
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
PGirl
How nice to see you here! I tend to pigeonhole MJers, and I had you cast as a composer/performer par excellence of delicate works of piano beauty. So, I was initially surprised to see your avatar here. But I should know better than to typecast. We all have fairly broad tastes when it comes down to it. My MJ alter-ego is a big fan of your work. Thanks for you kind comments.
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billykirsch said 2091 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Like it has be
I remember listening to Paula's post and not getting it. She was right: it was rock. And this is the scientific demonstration.

The change @1:17 was transporting: the lost ghost of Sabbath found and reincarnated. The song leaves the ground and I'm going up with it. One of those magical moments.

The instrumental part with Paula's voice sampled sounds great and then, after 3:40, I'm floating again.

Oops, that guitar riff is acid candy man.
@5:54: I found the song. You were hiding it all the time! No! Don't stop now!

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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Scientific
Hahahaha. Yes, indeed. Empirical proof laid before you. Billy, I always enjoy reading your comments, and this is no exception. Thanks for the detailed analysis. It's gratifying, and makes the effort that much more rewarding. Looking forward to your next blockbuster.
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egobandit said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Nice!
Man where have I been,
Char is killing this very cool and heavy duty, the effected vox really grips ya lets not forget Skippy for being so gratuitous
Love this!
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Les_Kloo said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Hi, Tim
CharPaula definitely kicks ass. Skippy is walking on air. Thanks much. Expected Excepted is a knockout.
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tokai said 2090 days ago (January 29th, 2012)
Sorry D.
I've been away..and couldn't listen to this until now. All good things come to those.... There is no stopping this man! Great to hear you teaming up with or own favourite performer. You guys have brought the party to us again. Chunky riffs, brilliant lyrics, smooth operators.
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Les_Kloo said 2088 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
Steve
Always fun to work with Char and/or Paula. I thought the lyrics were choice. Kinda brutal, but that's life sometimes. Welcome home, m8, and thanks.
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zzyzxx said 2088 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
You met the challenge
Outstanding. Great use of the synths, they compliment her vocals and your guitar work. The drum track rocks. I had to listen to the song twice. The chord changes and the synths between the second verse and during the chorus is outstanding. Nice hack and slash on the vocals. You are very talented. Love your guitar work.
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Les_Kloo said 2083 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Thanks zzyzxx
I think I spelled that correctly. I will have to come up with a nickname for you. Very nice compliments. Much appreciated.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2088 days ago (February 1st, 2012)
rewire
demonic groove from the dark shadows. vox work well. really like the keys and clean chords. cool lead tones. very cool and well arranged. the lead around 2:10 hits the spot. who are your guitar idols? i think your stuff has an identity. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Les_Kloo said 2083 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Identity
Well, that's something worth having, I s'pose. Thanks for saying so. Very pleased that you liked this. Guitar idols. In days of yore my idols were guys that were accessible --- Allman, Frampton, the Thin Lizzy guys, Trower. Then the van Halen revolution began, and I got left in the dust, then quit altogether for many years. Nowadays we have Vai, Govan, Holdsworth, and other guitarists from beyond Earth who make me dizzy. In my old age, I think I'm influenced more by the music I like rather than any particular guitarists.
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finkeldink said 2076 days ago (February 12th, 2012)
I wish
I knew how to the programming stuff as well as you do LK.

Paula's vox are so fitting.

Killer job!

Oh yeah, how on earth do you get that bass tone?
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Les_Kloo said 2054 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Michael
Hey, sorry for the late reply. I've been flaky. Paula's vocals came first on this one. That's the way we manage to get these things done. She sets the direction, I fill in. Bass tone is guitar distortion plug-in used with the Logic Fretless bass. More or less. It seems to work for some of the stuff I do, but it sounds awful all by itself.
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Mojekay said 2075 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Rewire
Plumbs the deep, dark depths - love the guitar work - more please.
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Les_Kloo said 2054 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Mojekay
Thanks so much. As for more, I will have to wait for Paula/Char to come up with a new inspiration.
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Soundhound said 2069 days ago (February 19th, 2012)
Cool track......
Char.......This is out there for you......Well done....

And the track.....Is wicked good, nicely done guys.......

Very spacey as well great recorded guitars and drums........
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Les_Kloo said 2054 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
SH
Char can do most any style it seems. I noticed that a long time ago, so didn't really think it was much of a stretch to rock it up a little. Thanks for the nice comment.
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awigze said 2054 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Paulamunk and the Sorta Loudish Band
That bass line nails it. Great job!
The gratuitous cymbal crashing doesnt hurt either
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Les_Kloo said 2054 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
Hi Andy
Glad you like it. I always enjoy working with Char. As for Skippy, he will now develop an overinflated ego, but thanks.
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hongshan said 2013 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Cool song
Les,

Really hits me with nostalgic kick. Im sure you must be into the band 'Rush'. Alas the great guitar work - solo has good melody. Riffs blend well and great vocs and traps!


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algabatz said 1949 days ago (June 19th, 2012)
Very cool!
I love your voice PaulaMunk (what happened to Char? ;) and the song is really great!
Sorry for our "almost" collaboration. I've gotten so involved in my rock band and it seems I don't have a lot of time to make my own music. But I confess I miss it. I might be back on Macjams sooner than you think!
/Tony
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PaulaMunk said 1948 days ago (June 19th, 2012)
I'm
three in one but with no religious connotations, Tony. I'm happy you liked it. I don't come by as often as I once did, either. It does feel wonderful to post a song and have friends listen. Keep up with the band as that is fun as well as work. Thanks.
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CraizeeMusic said 1741 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
very cool!
Nice, alternative, moody, brainy, and very well done! Thanks for sharing!
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Char said 1741 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
Very, very
nice of you to listen. Les enjoyed messing with my post. It is so much more. Thank you.
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Char said 1169 days ago (August 7th, 2014)
Hi, Kloomeister!
I'm so=-o missing being a part on the online collab community. I re-visited rewire because I'm finally compiling a CD for the family. There are few of your mega hits on there. I can never thank you enough for your magical intervention. You make me sound good. Love you. :)
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Char said 137 days ago (June 4th, 2017)
Came back.
This is terrific. Thank you, thank you.

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