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  1. The S

    World Cup

    Holiday, my mother turns 75 so we're here the whole big fam and kind of celebrating*, and unfortunately I'm on the plane home during the game this Monday. That otherwise could have been the game that draws me in. * Thankfully not all families, but my family, like many when they get together, behind the smiles and hugs there's a lot of history and grudge and we try to act civil and behave like adults. Not always with a successful outcome. Apart from a few minor and one major clash this year, I think we did ok! I was prepared for a full on war!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    World Cup

    I'm a slow starter, haven't watched a game yet, am in Turkey right now. How it usually goes is from here on I will stumble upon a few games that'll hopefully catch my interest but then I won't get going till the 8th finals, from there on I usually see most if not all games. But I have to be drawn in, if not I loose interest fairly quickly. I have been known to miss out on a whole world cup though. You just never know. 😏
  3. The S

    Best Movies Related to Music

    Yup, Inside Llewyn Davies is a great movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/?ref_=nv_sr_1 I also liked Jackie & Ryan, mostly for the music. Story is so so but overall it's a very folky vibe and I liked that. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3270108/ Of course Muscle Shoals though it's a documentary. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2492916/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Whiplash is amazing. A must see. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/?ref_=nv_sr_1 An old classic, but I have always loved it. Hair. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079261/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 I also highly recommend the mini series documentary Soundbreaking. It's just excellent! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5359830/ I recall watching the movie Once a long time ago and loving it. Might give it a shot. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Peter
  4. The S

    What are you listening to?

    His song "The love me or die"?!?! What a masterpiece. Now I need and must invest in his music, and gladly will, because I'm not aloud to listen to it anymore without buying it. Hehe! I also love the artwork/design on his albums. Good stuff.
  5. The S

    What are you listening to?

    Wow, CW Stoneking!!!! Really WOW! This will be playing in my car tomorrow the whole damn day and not a lot of work will be done. Hehe. Thank you so much for sharing, love it Truly love it. Never heard of this guy before, and don't think it's similar to redbone who I see more as a rockier cat but still, they're both cats, again I have to say this was excellent. I tip my hat! Monday will be smooth sailing tomorrow, woohoo. /Peter
  6. The S

    How I do vocals

    Yup, it's the "vintage" thing to do I guess. Saturation. Tape Saturation. Tape Machine Emulator. Whatever works, I use. Worst case scenario, it doesn't add anything but it makes me feel like I'm doing it like in the good ol' days. It's a win/win. 😎 You're vocals sound great Paul, don't think otherwise. πŸ˜ƒ Regarding my own sound, I have to give credit to my mic and preamp. Also my somewhat treated room. That was the purpose and goal when I achieved them since the vocals are the single most important factor to a pro sound, so that's where I put my money. I know people say gear is not that important and to a certain degree that's true, but having the correct and also excellent gear for your voice (trying out different mics and find the one that makes you shine) do make it a whole lot easier that's for sure. /Peter
  7. The S


    I got this too on my fb feed today. May I ask what songtown is? FabKebab? Anyone? I'm just curious. It seems you can't even look through the window to see what's going on in there without opening up your wallet?!?! My guess it's a similar place to this, but they charge a lot of dollars for you to become a member. And the usual promise of having a lot of connections in the business, if only your song is good enough we'll help you get connected bla bla bla. All of which services you pay a lot of money for. Man, I truly dislike when people who supposedly are pro in some way try to scam amateurs in their own field, which I suspect is exactly what they're doing. I'm more than happily corrected on this issue if it turns out that's not the case. But until then, meh! 😑
  8. The S

    How I do vocals

    Hmm, not distortion per se, but I do add saturation, which is...ahum...distortion in a way. So, I guess I do. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ I use it very subtle though but still.
  9. The S

    1 Minute Home-Studio Tour

    Looks great. And the drums, and that Gibson guitar... (drool) What a great place to make music in. I so happened to find myself sitting at a drum kit last weekend, what I didn't find was a groove nor chops. All gone. Not to mention the left hand, it's like it didn't even exist. A wake up call to say the least, I need to find me some drums. I must. πŸ˜‹
  10. Spent the better part of yesterdayΒ in a pro studio just firing away all questions regarding tracking, producing, mixing I could think of!!! Good good times!!!!Β :)

  11. The S

    The new look

    Ahh, a color palette, who knew?!! Nice! Now I've got it all Johnny Cash'ed and beautiful, much better!!!
  12. The S

    Writing Lyrics: Formula or Freefall?

    I can only say it was a truly enjoyable experience working with Doug. (Lyrical) I disagree wholeheartedly though with the musician doing the heavy lifting part, I usually spend much more time on the lyrics than I do on the music, it's just the way it is for me. If you're doing what comes easy to you, there's no heavy lifting. So getting not only one but two(?) outstanding lyrics from Doug the first few days really impressed me, and I loved both of them, though the first one, Dancing shoes, stood out and was a real no brainer. We ended up tweaking only one line, well we didn't even tweak it, we added it, and that was that. There's so much to gain in a functional and working collaboration, it'll take you places you wouldn't reach or even think of on your own. I've experienced it in the past and did so again with Doug. And that knowledge of the english language, and with which speed you can churn out great lyrics, damn, I'm so envious of that. Thank you again Alistair for letting us join in on the fun. /Peter Ps. Hehe, I have to confess though I did experience some heavy lifting in this one, though it had nothing to do with heavy lifting as in really hard work. More so my mind started playing tricks on me and telling me the music isn't good enough for Dougs lyric, he won't like it etc etc...that did freak me out a for a bit , but I found my way back eventually. I guess that's co-writing for ya?!?!
  13. The S

    What I Need

    Here's an old trick you might consider useful. It doesn't work on all songs but it might be worth a try on this one. Use side-chain compression so the guitar ducks a few db during the vocals and then jump right back when there's no vocals. Love the voice and vocal take on this one btw, but I do think you can crank it up a bit louder tbh. It will not do any harm, quite the opposite. IMHO. /Peter
  14. The S

    Musicianship: Habits bad and good.

    I'll come back to your post in a bit. Just wanted to say I bought the book "The Inner Game of Music" and so far it's intriguing. Thanks for sharing Mike.
  15. Compose / arrange away from the daw then use it as a recording / mix down device. 100%.