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    Sometimes a song is just a cigar
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  1. Pretty good progression, generic, I mean that in good way, in that it certainly has room to grow and be flushed out, and built upon. it did make me think it had elements of Rod Stewart's "Gasoline Alley" in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBFyS2hlhw
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    Annoying lyrics

    Actually heard a cover band sing these lyrics to Dobie Gray's song "Drift Away" "Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soulI wanna get lost in your big A--hole and drift away" Actual lyrics - "Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soulI wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away"
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    The best Christmas song ever...

    For those that may remember, a classic rendition of a classic Christmas song, Simon and Garfunkel's "7 O'clock News/ Silent Night" from their 3rd album "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" (1966) A poignant statement at the time of it's release, and one that stills resonates with me, for an update, all one needs to do is change the names mentioned, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Source Wiki: "The track is a sound collage and simply constructed: it consists of the duo singing "Silent Night" in two-part harmony over an arpegglated piano section. The voice of the newscaster is that of Charlie O'Donnell, then a radio disc jockey. As the track progresses, the song becomes fainter and the news report louder. "The result rather bluntly makes an ironic commentary on various social ills by juxtaposing them with tenderly expressed Christmas sentiments."
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    Roundabout 18

    The implements that seal the deal The slow, long draw of razor steel Edvard Munch fringes in silent scream Or was it all, just a hypnagogic dream
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    Interesting, no I never heard of Eddie Hinton, but it's obvious he had the chops, 'You Got Me Singing' if I were to have guessed who it was, I might have gone with James Brown, though I thought the musical arrangement was very much Otis inspired. The second song, 'Get Off In It' ...hummm... I might have thought Wilson Pickett. He seemed to have extended a great deal of influence during those recording sessions with those other artists, I can certainly hear it in his recordings.
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    ABBA Musical

    Very succinct /> But whose buttocks? Agnetha's? Björn's? All eight of them. That's gluteus to the max.
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    I need some help with lyric rhythm pls

    Even though I was just following along with this discussion, I did find your example quite helpful, and something I'll have to keep in mind for 6/8 beats. Thanks.
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    Inuit and indigenous peoples of the Arctic have been doing it thousands of years.
  10. Thanks Lazz for exposing this nugget, I did a quick cursory listen, sounds fantastic, and hope to devote the time for a proper listen, though my only crit would be, even at two and half hours, it barely scratches the surface of Q's body of work. But alas, one has to take, what one can get.
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    Stairway to Heaven

    List of songs that contain the I-V-vi-IV chord progression, or the alternate iv-IV-I-V progression. https://en.wikipedia...3IV_progression And for those not familiar with the Axis of Awesome.
  12. Sounds good Lazz, if you're willing to impart your knowledge and wisdom, I'm willing to listen, maybe you could do a quick refresher of the basics to start.
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    Short instrumental

    Yeah, good start, just a couple things that stand out to me, on the bass kick I'd say you got the frequency and space nicely carved out on it, that said you could probably back off on the volume on it, I found it a little too dominate and over powering, more so than what the loudness would call for as you have it set now, as I said if you got the frequency dialed in as you do, it should still stand out, and it's presence felt, without pushing the volume up too much on it. The other thing was the "whoosh" as mentioned, not sure I care too much for the EQ on it, sounds like it has a little too much hiss to it, kind of like dealing with the ssssss on a vocal track, if that makes sense, maybe try more of a low pass filter on the whoosh, but over all I'd say the rest of the track was sounding good.
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    Mix feedback?

    Came across this video by Sound on Sound magazine, on Edrina Martinez, aka Astronautica, I found it rather informative on what she's doing, and interesting in the concept of where music production could possible be heading towards, in any case, I can see where electronica sound design is emerging as a bona fide musical genre, and perhaps the wave of the future.
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    Mix feedback?

    Well that's the thing eh, what are the quality of the samples to start with ? Yeah there's a number of plug-ins you can use with your DAW to try and massage the sound/sample on the track to sort of get what you want, but now I'm just thinking, why not just model and record the sound you're looking for, and want in the first place on to the tracks, without relying that greatly on using the plug-ins on the DAW. I've been looking at getting a decent midi keyboard, and the Arturia V synth collection, seems you can model whatever sample you want and at whatever frequency you desire for the sound you're looking to record in the first place, what with their collection of vintage analogue synths, this video is just over 30 minuets long, but the sounds being demo and modelled are fantastic, and he's just playing with the presets. You know, why try to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, when you can use the silk purse in the first place, if you're into electronica, this is the way to go by modelling your own samples, if I'm making sense.