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    Look, I know the sound doesn't quite work, but I'm not sure quite why. The song's okay, the performance makes it and the collaboration's magic, but I'm into a new album here, and I'm looking for a new sound, so I've tried four new things. One of those four things is reverb - I'm aiming at a bigger space.

    And theres more! A great big wet kiss for anybody who can spot the person who contributed the cool fire collaboration on this one. It is my *sincerest* wish that I get pretty drunk on one or more occasions with this guy sometime. I know he drinks.

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    Neat song- Recording sounds good to me, everything is audible and clean. Definetely a quirky drum pattern-I can't imagine a real drummer playing that part (except devo's drummer maybe)-but it definetely works for the song and gives the song it's unique feel. Cool guitar riffs-especially during the chorus-I like...Nice Lt. Bob sax work-fits perfectly..(give the wet one to the nearest red head for me (in signapore??))...The more I listen to this the more I like it- I really like the way the guitars and bass blend. No complaints from me--I'm just listening.
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    Hey,this songmade me happy... !Always much respect to the Lt. .Nice rythm and groovie hook.Coulda been a bit longer and the drums were coming thru the mix a bit much,but then agoin my speakers are pure crapola.Unlike this tune!I've said it before dobro,you got a unique voice that somehow soothes me.Almost like Mr. Rogers does(RIP)...You could do some great children's music IMO,maybe a Burl Ives cover.Great work gentlemen!
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    Lt. Bobs name should have been on this thread..

    great tune! It reminds me of 'The Who' for some reason.. I like it a lot.. the recording sounds totally clean too.. I thought the vocals were a bit loud at first, but I think I got used to it after 4 listens..

    I'm in the same boat as Strato with this one.. just listening..

    pretty happy music!

    nice job doods!

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    dobro,

    this is a trememdously cool piece.....very tasty parts and your mystery guest nailed his part (as usual)......

    sorry to break the rules, but i have no mix suggestions.......

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    The guitar part sounds good in the mix, but in the intro sounds like someone struggling to play the "correct" part. It totally fits the song, but is a little weird right in the beginning. The vocals seem to be just edging over to the left side a bit too. I totally like the drum part also.
    You've got a nice clean mix, volumes are all appropriate, and the reverb you used (which you really can't hear) sounds great. The sax solo is the icing, and where it was doubled worked great. This is one of the better things I've heard from you batch of weirdness.

    I agree about the soothing quality of your voice. It DOES have that nice sound that Mr. Rogers had...or the guy on the "radio reader show" on NPR. Being very recognizable is a good asset. the bg vocals are a little low, but I agree with the volume that you have them at. You don't really recognize that they are there, but they do their part by filling it out.

    I also agree about you being a smash hit if you geared stuff towards the pre-teen crowd. I think you stuff also would work well with all kinds of instrumentation, as long as it isn't overdone.. Like..a banjo solo would have worked almost as good...or accordian... you get the drift. But..the sax made it fun!

    great job dobie

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    A very nice slice of quirky pop. I seem to use that word a lot lately! A little more bass guitar would go a long way on this tune! I like the sax solo. Something about the mix doesn't sound finished to me...like something is missing, but I can't tell what. I think the tune is great.
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    Stratomaster - yeah, tough for a drummer - I was working with a drummer on this one, but he disappeared off the radar, and maybe the drum part on this tune contributed to that. Glad you liked it.

    WISC - kids' music okay, but Burl Ives - no way. Yeah, it coulda been longer - this one just sorta happened rather than getting planned.

    B Sabbath - Really? Is it standard to put collaborators' names in the thread title? I wanted it to be a surprise. Didn't take people long to guess the mystery guest, did it? The great sax playing gave it away - he does these slightly lazy/relaxed turnarounds at the ends of the phrases that offsets the busy-ness of the rest of the song really nicely. I'm in awe of it. The song's a setting for the sax playing.

    I think you're right about the vocals - I think they're too upfront. My problem with this one is that the main vocals are pitched pretty low, but I want the words to be audible. Maybe down a dB and let things take care of themselves... Thanks for the listen.

    hey Gidge - thanks.

    mixmkr - Thanks for the response. Yeah, the bg vocal is panned slightly left, but I think I'll balance them next. I'm glad you noticed it and mentioned it. Cheers.

    Sydfan - thanks. "Something about the mix doesn't sound finished to me...like something is missing, but I can't tell what."

    Yeah, I feel the same way. Maybe it just needed to be longer, or maybe in a higher key, or maybe the whole mix needs to be a little brighter, or...? Dunno. I solo the tracks and listen to the reverb tails and think 'ouch - that's too much prolly'. Dunno.

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    I really like this tune!

    I don't hear anything wrong with the mix,I would leave it just like it is.

    Great Lt. Bob sax work! I would like to know what the mic/signal chain used to record the sax was,'cause the tone is killer!

    Great job!

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    wow, Dobro!!!! I'm grinning right now 'cause that's so cool.
    Of course, when I did the sax....it was just to a single guitar and i think it was even a different part. There were no drums or anything else....man, that drum part changes the whole thing.......extremely cool......I agree there is still a little work to do on the mix but I've got burnt ears from the gig tonite plus it's almost 5:00 in the morning so I'll get back to you on that......but I'm just really pumped about how cool this is with that strange drum line.............very surprising..........definitely happy

    Oh.....and I use a Rode NT-1 on my sax and I have a Mackie 1604VLZ board so there's my pres.

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