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Never Satisfied


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Joanna

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I wanted to try out a new mic and pre-amp that I've been trying to set up for a long time (had to buy everything piece by piece). It's brand new, and I haven't a clue how to equalize it or make it sound exactly right, but it was fun using a new set-up. I used the new mic on the primary vocals and the old set-up for the back-up. I understand this is a very rudimentary song (just bass and drums and vocals) but I figured what the heck, post it anyway.
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Lyrics
I'm never satisfied (no)
Satisfied (no)
I'm never satisfied with you (oh, no)
I'm never satisfied (no)
Satisfied (no)
Maybe that's why I'm always blue (maybe so)

When the weather is hot
I'll say it's not
I'll ask for a sweater and fur
But when we're in a freeze
It will not please
Cuz shorts and tees I prefer

::refrain::

Don't take me to dinner
You won't be a winner
I'll claim that nothing tastes right to me
Don't bring me flowers
I'll cry for hours
Bring candy and I'm a divorcée

::refrain::

Why can't you see?
What's wrong with me?
There's nothing you can do to make nice
When you slept with her
I wept, you cur
And now my heart is frozen in ice

::refrain::

Song Stats
Hits: 5489
Comments: 27
Fans: 6
Plays: 358
Downloads: 172
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jul 22, 2006 - 07:48:47 PM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2006 - 04:50:57 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:06:27 AM
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Hardware:
new condensor mic and pre-amp plus the old faithful Shure SM58 & iMic.
Software:
GB
Comments
said 3960 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
I Wept, You Cur
What a great line. :)
Joanna said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
I Wept, You Cur
Thanks, Mungo!
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Mcboy said 3960 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
lambert,hendriks and ross
background vocals are spot on......very kool take.....
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Joanna said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
lambert,hendriks and ross
Thanks, Mcboy! I always have to overcome nerves when I try harmonies, so
thanks for the thumbs up on the BG vocals.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
ledebutant said 3960 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
Ooh!
The new mic brings out a bunch of new texture in your voice, which is
great because I think you have one of the richest voices I've ever heard.
The detail the condensor adds (which mic did you get) really makes it
sound as though you're singing right into my ear.

I enjoy this minimal approach as it is, but would also enjoy hearing a
version with a few (just a few) more instrumental touches for variety.
From the song description, it sounds as though that's your intention, I
just want to say that I think it's a great idea to keep going with this
wonderful song.

Hooray for new mics.
Joanna said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Ooh!
Thanks, ledeb! It's an MXL (I think it's Behringer, but I'd have to check) and a
pretty cheap pre-amp. Can't say I spent a ton of money on anything, but it
took me awhile to get all the components (the cords and cables and stuff
included). I have the Shure set up all the time, so recording on the condensor
takes some futzing around, but I've been dying to try it out. It has a very
different sound and requires a completely different mic technique (one which
I'm still learning).
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
VicDiesel said 3960 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
Good equipment
I really like the sound of this. Your voice has a lot of detail, breath
sounds, an occasional cracking sound, and it all comes through
beautifully with this mic/preamp combo. A very nice and open sound.

I'm guessing that somewhere in your setup some mids are cut to get
that open sound, but that works fine with your voice.

Oops: "and *now* my heart fr*o*zen in ice". Twice a little distortion.
Watch those levels.

Oh, cool song too. Very Julie London, except that you have a darker
voice.

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Joanna said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Good equipment
Thnak you, Vic! I ended up not touching the equalizer because I wasn't sure
what to do (production has never been my strong suit). So anything you're
hearing is just the default settings. As for the peaking, yes, this mic is so
much more sensitive than my other one that I was trouble trying to figure out
distance and volume. I need to work on my mic technique, that's for sure.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Alannah said 3960 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
I always look forward ....
... to the new "Joanna" number .... getting my jazz fix with this one ... isn't NEW stuff FUN !!!! Downloaded and put into my "Joanna Folder".
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
Joanna said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
I always look forward ....
Thank you, Alannah! I'm honored to have my own folder.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
enjoyable
Thanks for sharing your talent here Joanna. You have a delightful style.
You bring out a nice quality in your voice with this dinner jazz style.

When many top artist come up for me to listen to I gravitate towards you
cause you have musical influences that hit me strong when I was younger.
I've said it before but you keep Julie London's name alive in what she
stood for musically. It is so nice to have people share not the run of the
mill cookie cutter music.


Thanks for being you!
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alley-oop said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
great tune!!!
Authentic jazzzzzz vocal. cool lyrics. you're just too cool lady...
I think you're on the edge of peaking vocally in a few isolated spots.
Must be the sensitive new mic

"you dog'
I love it!
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snowdragon said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
I think
You got it figured out :)

I prefer females in shorts & T's myself.

Great tune J.
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snowdragon said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
I think
You got it figured out :)

I prefer females in shorts & T's myself.

Great tune J.
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
snowdragon said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
I think
You got it figured out :)

I prefer females in shorts & T's myself.

Great tune J.
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
datafunk said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
I have to say
I got really surprised by your voice. it thrilled me. very nice and rich. and your prod is mad. thanks for sharing.
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drakonis said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Rudimentary song?
This is simple? As always, great lyrics and great singing... the new mic
sounds superb. But simple? Well, maybe... I saw a bumper sticker once:
"Women prefer the simple things in life: Men"
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Boris the Bull said 3960 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
joanna - too much time between songs! Excellent to hear you again!

I love the backing vocals on this one. perhaps my favorite part of the
song! this has great commercial appeal about it. it could be used with a
whole variety of products, like stain removers, dust busters,
electronics, foods, and so on!

the lyrical aspect is a bit tricky. the song goes from being playful,
teasing, and coy to mature and accusatory. by the end of the song, i
was apologizing! seriously!

your vocals are as alluring as a noir novel and your delivery is
impeccable as always. I'm glad the piece is not overworked with
extraneous elements, but kept instrumentally simple. i could certainly
hear some muted trumpet or slide trombone burps, but would prefer
the real instruments over loops.

always happy when you post a song! thank you!!
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ziti said 3959 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
hehehehehehe
this is silly-good baby!.....your voice is just so stylisticand the lyrics are
masterful! Heeeheee...silly-good. I can hear the full Basie Band kick in
somewhere....Great work Jo!


deeep bows
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John Stebbe said 3959 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Great
Your voice has such strength and character. And your mic sounds just
great.

I hear bitterness here, fitting with the lyrics.

The background vocals are almost mocking, as if echoing your sentiments
in a sarcastic way. The whole thing sound fittingly bitter (but in a good
way!).

Nice work, Joanna.
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mf said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
I never thought
that i would find such great expressiv singing on Mjams.

Love your song, love your voice.

thank's
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iG.STUDiO said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
Excellent track
Cudos for being consistently good. You never disappoint me, how do you manage to do so? Very classy tune.
I am not completely convinced with the new sound, though - it has more complexity and presense, but I am affraid it lacks a bit of the luxurious warmth you use to radiate with the earlier settings... tweak some knobs on that pre-amp, may be?
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said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
The Nut Meat Chopper?!
Ouch. I pity that poor dog. I love the authority in your voice. That
nodding chorus is a riot. Love it!
said 3957 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
The Nut Meat Chopper?!
I think a confident male needs to sing a heartfelt rebuttal to your hurtful
song. Why can't you understand where we are coming from?

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said 3958 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
You could sing from ...
a Phone Book and somehow it would sound sultry, jazzy, and ready for a live gig at the nearest smokey lounge. Always love hearing your vocals... great mic for one of my favorite vocalists.
thanks for posting your "what the heck" song.
Armstrong Jazz Collect said 3942 days ago (August 9th, 2006)
Carmen MacRae lives and breathes...!!
Excellent - well done! I can see/hear this in a bar on Bleecker St NYC at
2am...

Cheers!
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TAREK said 3916 days ago (September 4th, 2006)
Great Song
I like your style & performance...go on!
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