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Shooting For The Moon

You say you never lie
To anybody else
You’re just lying to yourself
But when you get that high
You’re like everybody else
Lying to yourself

And I can see you
When you stare off into space
And curse him to his face

We’re shooting for the moon
All torn apart and shattered
Beat down and out of our heads
As if that really matters

She’ll never let you go
She’ll never make you cry
And she’ll never tell you why
And maybe that’s alright
Maybe that’s alright
If it gets you through the night

I wish you’d just stop talking
I wish you’d just be still
I wish you’d just start living
There is no time to kill
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Hits: 4599
Comments: 61
Fans: 25
Plays: 288
Downloads: 193
Votes: 12
Uploaded: May 07, 2007 - 10:08:10 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2007 - 10:13:45 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:31:51 AM
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lavalamp said 3877 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Like your new one
Like what you did on the vocals. I think it's a very nice straight foward song. Good clean song. You're a outstanding writer, brother. Well done and Bravo!
LL
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dajama said 3876 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Thanks, man
I really appreciate the praise for the writing. I guess the performance of the songs (although immensely pleasurable) is really just a way for me to get my songs out of my head. Glad you liked it. Peace.
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Dj French Toast said 3877 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
this is a cool
mellow jam I can dig it ...good stuff like toasted marshmallows on a cold October night : ) like the crunching of leaves and the smell of warm pumpkin pie right out of the oven . The feel of a worm sweater out of the dryer before you walk outside.
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dajama said 3876 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Sounds good
and more to the point, it sounds like the song evoked something for you, which I love. Especailly since your stuff has the same effect on me! (Although not pumpkin pies, it has to be said). Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Dj French Toast said 3876 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
ahhhhh
: ( not a pumpkin pie fan hugh . for some reason it made me trip out on October it is weird what music will make you trip out on . plus im a food head and it always comes to mind. food that is ; )Thanx for the complement too glad to know my tunes have an effect on ya ! Groooooovy man grooovy !

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Word to the mothaship!
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said 3876 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
And the hits keep on comin....
What a great tune! The vocals are stellar, and I love the tone on your guitar...Nice bass-work too man...

Be well!



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dajama said 3876 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Stellar
I'll take that! Thanks for the vote of confidence, man. High praise, indeed. A hit, no less! Cheers. Peace.
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Leon said 3876 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Like a cold drink on a summer's day
I thought I faved this earlier but you must have re-posted it.

I will not tire mentioning how your music and soothing vocals really flow well with my musical grain. I like how you build your song's structure and how your voice glides with gentle emotional restraint. This song is one that I can listen to again and again, just like I did your other songs.

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dajama said 3876 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Thanks, man
I appreciate that you always listen and listen again, and i love the comment about "gentle emotional restraint"! Sweet. Yes, I had to repost. I posted the wrong mix by mistake the first time, and realized only afer I had played it on the site! As always, I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. Cheers.
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VicDiesel said 3876 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Album track
This is a nice and mellow song. On an album it would probably be track 2 or 3. I didn't find any hook that would give it a "hit" quality, but it has a gentle groove that keeps the listener nodding. Sweet.
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dajama said 3875 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Keeping
the listener nodding sounds just fine to me. I like the comment about track programming. Made me think...Hmm...Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Peace.
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said 3875 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
neighbor...
Good voice. Well placed in the mix. Pro sound. The guitar work! Roseville, huh? A stone's throw away from the West Side!
dajama said 3875 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Neighbor
Hey, neighbor. A stone's throw, indeed. Yep, Roseville, Minnesota, by way of Dublin, Ireland. You never know where life is going to take you, eh? Thanks for your kind words about the song. I was especially impressed by your comments about the voice, considering what a fan I am of your vocals. Glad also you liked the guitar. Thanks for taking the time - I appreciate it. Cheers.
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rainfice said 3874 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
I too really enjoyed the song writing here.
one thing, if i may; don't be afraid to open your voice. move it up front, and let it shine. I noticed the delay on it all the way through the song (something I'm guilty of doing far too often) and thought it might be a way to disguise or improve your voice. I like your voice, and you should definately show it off. Do you know how many people just out right can't sing? flaunt it if you got it.
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dajama said 3874 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Very interesting comment
and very perceptive. Believe it or not, my vocals on this song are much less "effected" than on some of my earlier stuff. I suffer from a lack of confidence about my singing, and I do wince sometimes when I hear my singing as is, without embellishment. I have to say that my attitude has been changing, what with all the positive feedback and supportive, critcial feedback I've been getting on this site. I think also with age there is a realization that this is not a rehearsal, so if you feel it, do it, and if it sucks - well, at least it did something! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and listen so carefully. I appreciate it. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3874 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Wow
This is one of those songs that i wish I came up with. nicely written and performed. dug the vibrato guitar in here.

Songs tend to roll by so quickly here. I noticed your name on the online column and gave it a shot. Sure glad i did! I definately need to catch up on your stuff and keep a look out for more.
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dajama said 3874 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Speaking of digging guitar
I was just listening to your latest. Now, that's some guitar work! Thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked the song, and thanks for the complimentary words. I appreciate it. Cheers. Peace.
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damiengh said 3873 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
refreshing sound
Man, I really like this. Very remeniscent of early British invasion stuff like Peter and Gordon, Chad & Jeremy.....and current day stuff, but at the same time, all your own.

Like the spacious within the piece. Laid back, but moving forward with lots of little tasty guitar bits.

Well done, clean, perfecto. A hit easily.

Thanks for your comments, got me to listen to this one.
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dajama said 3873 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Thanks, man
for stopping by and for the kind words. Cool comparisons! "refreshing" is a word I'm happy to hear about something I've done. Cheers. Peace.
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Parichayaka said 3873 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
sitting back, relaxing...
One of those songs you're always ready to listen to. Easy-going without being shallow, simple in a good way and if all instruments and singing are just "you" then you must be an extraordinarily talented artist! Thanks for your comment on SOT, I'm glad I found this lovely song, just what I was looking for tonight:) Something else, for some odd reason something in your song sounded familiar to me, first I thought maybe Echo And The Bunnymen, but then I remembered Elisa's "City Lights" - that's where I had heard that guitar before. Anyway, solid songwriting and I really dig your voice, could even it with slightly less effects, but what a nice song that is!
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dajama said 3873 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Glad you liked it
A couple of people have mentioned that the vocal could do with less effects. I think I'm going to have to try to overcome my tendency to "disguise" my singing. Yes, everything on there is me, except the drums which are loops (Drums on Demand). I checked out Elisa - not an artist I was familiar with - and found the song you mentioned on iTunes. I see what you mean about that guitar sound. I think her guitarist's sound was better, though! Thanks for stopping by and checking the song out. And thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Peace.
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jiguma said 3872 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Another moon song
A little Bowie (Major Tom) in there - a really nice song. The vocals sounded interesting. I'd probably have liked the drums to be a little more up front in the mix, but a minor nit only. "Disguising" the vocal :) - that brings back memories! Your voice sounds great, and I wouldn't try to cover up anything about it.
Really nice post!
Neil
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dajama said 3872 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Gotta love the moon songs!
Thanks for the comment about the vocals. I'm working on a song right now with a multi-tracked vocal part on the chorus, and I'm beginning to peel the effects away, expose the voice - hey, what's the worst that could happen? Ahem. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Cheers.
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echoroom said 3872 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Great guitar work....
...on this track, and a really cool, laid back track. Not sure about the delay on the vox - I find it a bit unnecessary. Vocal sounds a little like early INXS to me, and they're really good.

Mellow man - nice!

Steve
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dajama said 3872 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Thanks
for the mention on the guitar. I think this song has more guitar tracks than anything I've ever done (most of them, admittedly, pretty straightforward, but nevertheless...) and I think they sound pretty good, despite the mix and mastering issues - something I'm still struggling with. We live and learn. Thanks for stopping by. Your support is much appreciated. Cheers.
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Monkaton said 3871 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Good Production
The thing I liked the best about the song is your overall sound. All the instruments and vocals are well done and recorded very well.

Very good song.
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dajama said 3871 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
Thanks a lot
I think one of the hardest things for me is getting that overall sound - something which sounds together and listenable, without being too derivative. It's not easy to find your "own" voice. Glad you liked it. Thanks for commenting!
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Doadars Uncle said 3871 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Flows
Lyrics and harmonies are very nice! I like the guitar highlights.
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dajama said 3871 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
"Flows" is good
especially with this kind of song, which should just bop along wihtout dissonance or discombobulation (whatever that means..) and take you with it. I'm glad you stopped by, and i appreciate your taking the time to comment. Cheers. Peace.
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Joe Brady said 3870 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
Sure is nice and tight!
Shades of the Moody Blues Good one, Mr. Dajama. No time to kill indeed.
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dajama said 3870 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Thanks man
I'm a fan of yours and I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. Moody Blues! Now, that takes me back. Remember the War of the Worlds album back in the 70s sometime? Thanks, again, man. Cheers.
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8piscean8 said 3870 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Cool
Excellent laid back tune. Reminds me of driving down a winding road at about roughly 35 mph with the top down on my Jeep. Either that or like one of those Corona commercials where the people are just lounging on the beach and the cruise ships pass by. Or... wait ... running between clothes lines with fresh laundry drying in the waning sun and the warm/cool breeze touches your face. Super produciton. I would have liked the vocals to be a little louder actually but very well done. I'm glad I checked you out!
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dajama said 3869 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Wow
What a set of images! You put my comments on other people's songs to shame. Seriously, though, thanks for the kind words. Glad the production sounded good. It was actually my first experiment with mastering (on the most basic level, I mean - I just applied some mulitband compression in GB and tweaked the EQ a little...) and, although I'm not really satisfied, I can really see the possibilities. We live and learn... I agree about the vocals. In fact, the more I hear it, the more I wonder about a few things in the mix - but isn't that always what happens..? Anyway, thanks again for stopping by. I appreciate it. Cheers.
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five_extra_arms said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
One of those voices....
This is nice song dajama. It's a real sweet treat that I stumbled upon. Guitars sound cool and the lead part is really perfect. I almost want to hear the song without the effect on your vocals - I think your voice is amazing and would sound great without anything added, but hey, it didn't stop me from downloading it!

Great job.
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dajama said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Much appreciated
I'm glad you like the lead, and the kind words about my vocals are really appreciated. Next song will have the voice more upfront, and i may even have another crack at this one...Thanks a million. I appreciate your input. Cheers. Peace.
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five_extra_arms said 3868 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Photos
And are these your photos?

Love the expression on this one.

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dajama said 3868 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Yep
Yep, that's my 5-year old son at the St Paddy's Day parade in downtown St. Paul, and the facial expression is basically telling me to stop taking photographs! The picture accompanying Falling Angel is of me when I was 4, all dressed up for my birthday. The bow-tie was not my idea...
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five_extra_arms said 3868 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Bow Tie
I bet your son is happy you don't force a bow tie on him. Nice photo. I like the sepia tone, and normally I rather not see that done to every photo, but it works well in this image.

I also like the peephole image you use on your profile. The first time I saw it I thought it was a metallic ball.

So I have to ask since you mentioned it was the St Patty's parade - was he holding your beer while you were taking pics? Did you notice it was lighter when he handed it back to you? Did he fall asleep early that night? Just curious.

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Moviz said 3865 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Yesss!
love this relaxing easy sound that you make and that guitar sound is great reminding me of the guitar in 'The Crying Game' (song from the 60's); groups name escapes me.... getting old you know LOL. Oh! and I finally found the fan list button LOL
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dajama said 3865 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Many thanks
for the kind words. I remember "The Crying Game" from the movie of the same name, but I think that version of the song was a cover version by Boy George, or somebody like that. I will check out the original. Glad you liked the mood and feel of the song; it always amazes me how a song will dictate its own "vibe". whatever your intent when you started out! This song started out as something quite different, and emerged as this. Hey, who am I to argue with the flow...? Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it, and I'm looking forwawrd to your next one! Cheers.
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Peter Bauckham said 3865 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Another great song!
This has got a great flow. I like your voice and there's a good blend of guitar sounds - very nicely placed in the mix. Perhaps a little less compression as it sounds a little bit flat and lifeless - there's also some limiting going on somewhere - the music tends to get quieter when the vocals come in especially at the beginning. However, the song, the playing and performance are excellent - I like it very much.

Peter
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dajama said 3865 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
Thanks , Peter
I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Glad you like the guitar mix. It took me a while to get that right! I agree 100% about the compression. I am a complete novice when it comes to mastering. My previous posts were just mixed down to iTunes and posted, without even rudimentary mastering. This song was very much an experiment, and as I listen to this mix, I'm beginning to see where I went wrong, and I'm begining to understand how hard it is to get it right. We live and learn...Thanks again for your considered and perceptive comments. I appreciate it. Cheers.
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thetiler said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
like the way
the guitar riffs work here. Nice bounce, like the Roy Orbison type sound.

I can almost here him singing this.

Like the pop radio friendly feel this tune has!
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dajama said 3862 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
I think
bounce is a great word to describe the guitar - never thought of it that way. Also never thought of Roy Orbison. Love his voice, and now you mention it, I guess I could imagine him singing this. A very complimentary comparison. Thanks much. Cheers.
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Ed Hannifin said 3861 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Look, I am SORRY....
..and I mean heartfelt sorry... that I missed this one...

I love this song, and this recording. It's much of what I love in a 'folk/rock/pop' sound. Your vocals are great, and the wall o' guitars is very silky smooth. I love this sort of playing of the acoustic against electric textures, and I think that acoustic rhythm sound you've got here is one I would aspire to.

This is a sound that has retro Moody Blues-ish elements, especially in the rhythm and melody, and yet also has a modern alternative feel, maybe a hint of Belle & Sebastian.

Into the iPod she goes, and I'm already looking forward to hearing it on the walk to work tomorrow...

Ed
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dajama said 3861 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Glad you liked it
and especially thankful for your comments on the guitar work. I'm a huge fan of your guitar playing, and it means a lot to me that you enjoy what I've done here. Second person to mention the Moody Blues! Never really thought about it before, but now i'm really beginning to hear it. Hope it sounds good on the iPod - I'm afraid the mastering I did is rather poor! Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.
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renecalvo said 3861 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
outstanding lyrics
very well put together. i like that psychedelic feel. the guitar at the end is very satisfying. kudos.
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dajama said 3861 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks
very much for stopping by and taking the time. Really glad you liked the lyrics, and the guitar work. I'll be stopping by and checking out some more of your work soon. Cheers. Peace.
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craft said 3858 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
cool song
I like this mellow composition. Nice lyrics and a good singing... The arrangement is very good too. I love it!!
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dajama said 3857 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
Thank you, craft
Glad you enjoyed it, especially the arrangement and the mellowness - the first was the result of much tinkering, and the second very hard to achieve. I appreciate your taking the time to drop by. Cheers.
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FEEL said 3853 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Great song
Very well put together. Nice mix. I like the delay on the vox... nice touch. Progression carries well. Guitars work well. Solid all around. Thanks for sharing.

John
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dajama said 3853 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Thanks
for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it. Glad you like the mix - it's an area I've been working on, and I'm still never really happy with any mix! We live and learn. Cheers.
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Rebsie said 3842 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Refreshing
I really like the different guitar sounds you've combined here, they all complement each other so well. Nice vocals and harmonies ... you sing it like you mean it. Sweet and heartfelt and a very enjoyable listen.
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dajama said 3841 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Thank you very much
for your very kind words. "Refreshing" is a great compliment. Also happy you liked the guitar sounds. I was a little concerned that there was too much guitar in there (is there any such thing?) but I'm glad you think the balance works. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your thoughts. Cheers.
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gummysquirreltriplet said 3825 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
Mmm.
I like the lyrics in this one. The seemingly juxtaposing elements about lying are great for this song. Good stuff, man, good stuff. I like.
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dajama said 3821 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
glad
you like it, dude, and particularly happy the lyrics worked for you. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. I appreciate it. Cheers.
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Heightened said 3649 days ago (December 21st, 2007)
Shooting For The Moon
This is a great song! Lyrics are super!
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dajama said 3648 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Thanks, dude
Glad you like it. It's one of mine that I really like, and i've recently been remixing and remastering it. You never know, I may repost it someday. Thanks for taking the time, and thanks for the kind words. Peace.
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sschedra said 3626 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
It made me sad
I don't know if this song is about a substance abuse relationship but it seems like it and I know all about it. In any case, I say again that you're an outstanding song writer and a solid produced. One thing I would do here is boost the voices a bit. Your voice is distinctive and pleasant. Also, (I know its tough to be the producer on your own vocals) your voice is the one telling the story, and you always have one to tell. So, tell it the way you see it and let us hear it. Believe me, you have nothing to be ashamed for. Another top performance.
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dajama said 3626 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Thanks, man
I'm really glad you liked this and related to it on some level. You have a point about the vocals. First off, this one was posted a little while ago and I was a lot less sure about my vocals then (not that I'm too confident about them now!) and also it was one of my first experiments with actually mastering a song and in the process of faffing around trying to get it right, I kind of buried the vocals! I do intend to remix and remaster this one sometime. I may even repost it. Thanks for taking the time to go back and check this one out. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 2223 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
I realized I've
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