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Autobiography turned smooth
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Hits: 5503
Comments: 25
Fans: 15
Plays: 449
Downloads: 188
Votes: 32
Uploaded: Mar 05, 2005 - 06:00:55 PM
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2005 - 02:02:12 PM Last Played: Jan 12, 2019 - 09:27:30 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer
MXL 990 Condensor Mic
Ovation Pinnacle Guitar
Schecter PT Series Electric Guitar
Software:
Garageband
Comments
jgurner said 5251 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
Smooth and cool
Liked this very much.

That's it.

Carry on.
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Peter Greenstone said 5251 days ago (March 5th, 2005)
incredible
Man, you make some great music! I don't know what else
to say right now. I love all of your music and this one is
no acception. Wonderful writing, production, and
performances. And I just plain enjoyed it. Another
download.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Pretty brilliant
I love it all.....piano, guitar, voice, lyrics and production. Such a meloncholy feel....it has a Morrisey feel. Great work! I must check your other tunes:)
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said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Excellent Song
Excellent performance and production. You have a very
expressive voice.
Tom Atwood said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Great song
Especially liked the guitar. And the vocal. And the lyrics.
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ka-klick said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Smooth is right
Very nice. Can't think of much more to say but fav'ed and
dl'ed. Very Nice.
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SlimGirlFat said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Wonderful Piano
intro, and you have a great voice.
good arrangement and lyrics. very pro mix here.
Excellent track.
going to check out the rest of your stuff....

perhaps you would be intersted in a collab at some point?

SlimGirlFat


Mystified said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
Excellent

....all of it!
Thank you so much for posting this, and keep the music
coming :)
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Iseae said 5251 days ago (March 6th, 2005)
I'm floored
The piano in the intro and a few notes further in sound a
little...plastic. A more realistic piano sound would have
caused me to give you streight 10's as it were you'll have
to suffer with a 9 in the production department.

This song is fantastic! Great lyrics, so well produced it's
better than radio ready. I'm floored. It almost has a cure
feel to it, but I hate the cure so that can't be right.
Regardless, this is great!
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aclarke said 5250 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
Crying guitar
and sad piano combined with meancholy lyrics is a pretty
powerful combination. Excellent song.
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Cameron said 5250 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
excellent production
This tune's strengths are its excellent production values
(truly professional-sounding!) and your interesting,
expressive vocals.

Your choice of sounds fit together seamlessly, creating a
pleasant wash of sound.

My only minor "nit" on this tune is that I would have liked
to hear more variety in the chord progression earlier on in
the song. You did it beautifully towards the end -- I just
wish it were sooner.

Very good concept and performance though!
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mandolinquent said 5250 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
That guitar...
... that goes boo-wah (or something like it) against the
descending chord sequence is great. It's a hook in itself.
The rest is great too of course...
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said 5250 days ago (March 7th, 2005)
Spellbinding
This is one of those rare songs on MacJams that instantly
puts me in a mood. It's a somber mood. But a damn good
one. Vocal performance has a natural power that carries
this song. Combine that with the perfect selection of
chords and instruments and ya gotta hit. I have a
hellacious commute everyday and if this came on my radio
I would crank the hell out of it...and the commute would
be a little less bad. Congrats! A smash hit(as far as I'm
concerned) that reminds me of the best of BNL.
brewsta said 5249 days ago (March 8th, 2005)
Lean and Tight
Well-written and well-performed. It is really hard to think of improvements. It is very professionally done. I thought if this were something on the radio (and it could be) -- the chorus might have some rising strings/ambient synth to give it a building force in the middle and end. That would make it epic!
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said 5248 days ago (March 8th, 2005)
Reaching out
Fix the intro. As already mentioned, it sounds too plastic
or synthetic. Once the extremely engaging vocals kicked
in, I was hooked. Your solo lead voice reaches out for
understanding...full of pathos. Great composition. I like
how some of lead guitar runs are used sparingly to
provide just the right amount of adornment and
counterpoint to the voice. I do find the repeating "to you"
phrase a bit overdone...not sure why. Maybe it should
fade or start to acquire some reverb/echo as it repeats, as
if falling away into a mist of despondency.
dchapman said 5248 days ago (March 8th, 2005)
Wow...
I just listened to 2 great tracks in a row. My lucky day!

I really liked this. The acoustic almost acts as a
percussion instrument at times. Too many influences at
play here to mention, but a very nice mix of them!

I agree about the "plastic" feel at the beginning. Besides
Iseae's mention of the instrument sample, i think that the
drum loops play the biggest factor. They just need to be
a little more human when they're down to that tempo. I
think they just needed to be a little looser.

Great work. 8-8-8-8
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said 5248 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
Yes, that into . . .
. . . needs massaging.

Too much drums. Too much velocity, too much similar
velocity too.

The piano is quantized. Too ON the beat every time.
Lacks that human nuance so prevalent in the rest of this
really solid piece.

I love the slidey guitar.
jesushairdo said 5248 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
awesome!
loved your song! its got such a sad tone through it.
i also loved your voice. really kewl! keep it coming!
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Adisson10 said 5242 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Wow
Awesome song. Very Howie Dayish.
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Swanny said 5233 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Good song
I like it too.
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cjorgensen said 5208 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Amazing!
Please post more detail. Lyrics, inspiration, etc.

Take this as intended; you have an androgynous voice on this track. I am voting and commenting without reading anything below. Going to feel stupid if I already have, but pretty sure I would remember this.

This is a scary song. Causes me pain. Hurts me.

I love it. Damn you're good. Sell me a disc!

You shame me.

This is the highest score I have ever given out. 10 9 9 9!

Wow. Off to listen to the rest of your stuff.
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I. Spike said 5188 days ago (May 8th, 2005)
Mood...
Loved the energy, prodction and perfomance on this tune.
Nice guitar hook as well.
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Kevensor said 5185 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
Well done!
I liked this very much! reminds me of the Cure or the Smiths.

I liked the production and the performance much!
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thinkingfrog said 5184 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
nice one
Hey, I really dig this song, one thing that I like about it (and your style in general) is how you build off one progression so well, so that the song really goes somewhere. Very nice one.
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Around the middle of 2003, I started attempting to write my own music, meaning songs that weren't trying to copy someone else. And I finally bought Garageband and some recording gear in January 2005. I'm from New Jersey and studying in Utah. Becau... [see more]

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