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    The Quiet One

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    This is a demo of a song I've been working on. First, a disclaimer. This will be recut. I recorded ten songs as voice/guitar demos last weekend. This is one. Tried adding stuff to it--no click or timing reference so it was pretty hard to get perfection. Long story short--I am more interested in song comments than recording comments.

    The Quiet One

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    There are a couple others posted too, but this is the one I am most interested in. Thanks!

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    Damn Al, I'm impressed. Profound lyrics, very clever chord changes and a good hook. No gush, just calling it like i see it.

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    Yeah... very impresive, Al. Cool song, and the lyrics... thumbs up.
    My fast comment (I'm writing while listening it over and over...)

    1. Very good song. Great vocals & acoustic guitar.

    2. It would be good to add vocals harmony on the reffrain ( 1.05 ~ 1.27 and 1.53 ~ 2.14).

    3. Fiddle (or whistling flute) will be good here and there for the "wisdom touch"

    4. Do a little tweak on the Drums track. It's kinda "too shy" back there.

    Overall this is simply great !!! Like it alot...
    Keep Rockin' and Rollin'...

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    A great demo. I great job anyway, but I know your final will be excellent.

    I like the arrangement as it is, but I would also like to hear version with more dynamic buildup with other instrumentation.

    Except that it would completely contradict the lyrics.

    So I like it as it is.

    I won't comment on the other stuff until I hear the full production. Personally, I like hearing demos. Thanks for letting us in on it.

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    How in the hell has the Record Industry failed to find you?You're the kind of country music that I used to listen to and I know a lot of people who turned country radio off when the "new" shit started coming in about 12 years ago.There is a giant COMMERCIAL void for this type of country.

    How the dumbasses in the industry fail to see this, is beyond me.Im hoping to see the country music scene bust wide open much like the indie rock thing has done for the last 12 years with acts bucking the current system and making their own rules.....hell the indie rockers have been catipulted to the top of the charts and are now considered mainstream.

    Hopefully indie country labels will start making some waves much like that indie rock movement has since the early 90's.

    I know you always say you're getting too old and all that stuff,but the fact is you are nowhere near being too old to make it as a major recording artist.I've been waiting on someone just like yourself to come back on the country scene to give me something worth listening to.


    p.s. I enjoyed the tune.Im gonna PM you about getting a CD(s) of your tunes.

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    kick ass. where can i buy this? What did you use for the strings?
    *My Karma ran over my Dogma!*

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    Man Al, that's a buncha' words in 2:56. There are a ton of things I like about it. I like the fact that it doesn't follow "the formula." That's not to say that it's unstructured, because it's not...hell, you know what I'm talking about, lol.

    I've got some ideas, and I've also got a couple of gigs this weekend, so I'm gonna' listen in the car and PM you with the full frontal attack of my amateur opinion when I get back.

    I REALLY liked "You've Got A Home," and I know you weren't asking about it, but I think that tune has some serious potential. Sounds like it could have been dedicated to either your son or your daughter, but it could be even broader with just a little bit of tweaking....(and I know I'm nobody and our songs ARE like our children, so I'll shut up now until Sunday)

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    man that mix post that basically scolded everyone for gushing all the time is holding me back but...
    i have no specifics, the time is a little shaky between the guitar and the shaker. that's it. i envy your ability to get a whole idea down so neat and tidy like this. you, my dear friend are a true songwriter. it's like everything you post is so well organized and structured. like each new post is another lesson in songwriting. thanks for that.

    i don't mind the drums back like that. sounded just right to me actually.

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    This tune is a hit. This would fit right in with modern country. I really like the line about salvation! I love the fact that you bring a bit of God into it. Great tune.
    [url=http://www.nowhereradio.com/artists/album.php?aid=3232&alid=-1]Here are some of my tunes. Good for a laugh![/url]

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    You are damn good at the craft ! Excellent songwriting!

    Joe

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