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NOTHIN DOIN w/JIGUMA


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rtcooper

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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“Nothin’ Doin’” w/JIGUMA

Ghost Story. Real Ghosts.
A Talking Blues.

The Bass walks us by the Graveyard
And the Strat bellows like a Saber tooth in a far Tar Pit.
The Present fends off a Predator of the Past.
Not all memories are equal, or that Friendly.

The only scary part is it’s Real.
More Rock than Blues, but not full-on Rock n Roll, either.

BUT, Neil "Drivin' Wheel" Porter DOES Rock the Track, here. The "Other Side" of the Balladeer is in The House, on this one.

PRODUCTION:
Bass: Neil “Drivin Wheel” Porter
Kit: Neil “DW” Porter
Master: Neil “DW” Porter


Recording: GB2
Mix: LOGIC
Master: OZONE 3
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Lyrics
NOTHIN’ DOIN’

LA, San Antone, Santa Fe, too
Pavement’s Hot. Sky is Blue.
How is it they’re all the Same
When I know it ain’t True
Guess I’m Lost again,
Thinkin’ ‘bout You
Why ain’t it over Yet?
This Knife that cuts right through
Lost down in San Antone
Guess I’m still your Fool

Gone Before comes again
Took my seat Today
Stealing from my Heart the things
That I tried to Save
Stranger’s conversation
Makes it to my ears
The shuffling of feet
Now I’m Sure I hear
Ghosts that come in Daytime
To Steal you Life away
Reach out and grab onto something
It’s turning all to Yesterdays

Get me to the Fast Train
Get me to the Aeroplane
Get me to the Somewhere
Where I can Breathe again
London, Paris, New York City, Amsterdam
They’re all just another Stop
When you’re On the Lamb
Caught Believin’ in
The Things you laid to Ruin
From the start
Should have told you
Nothin’ Doin’

Yeah, from the Very Start
Should have told you
Nothin’ Doin’

I see the Best Way to do this
Would have been
Nothin’ Doin’


Stillwater llc 2007
Song Stats
Hits: 4115
Comments: 42
Fans: 21
Plays: 429
Downloads: 171

Uploaded: Jun 15, 2007 - 07:56:58 AM
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2007 - 08:56:36 AM Last Played: Apr 26, 2017 - 11:47:27 AM
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Hardware:
The "Old and Reliabe"
Fenders and Macs
Software:
Tracking: GB2
Mix: LOGIC
Master: OZONE 3
Comments
jiguma said 3630 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Ah finally!
Coop, I guess the stars have reached alignment and it was time to post. Still one of my favourites of yours. The mp3 seems to have worked in the transition to MJ real well - the Strat sounds amazing here, almost like the aif.
You have a real way with a talking blues my friend.
Neil
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
SAY, BROTHER
NEIL, What are you doing Up at This Hour? Oh, Friday Night there, now.

After a quick Site test, I added a small, narrow boost at 424 Hz to clarify the Bass attack (diminished by Site compression) and it seems to help the Strat, too.

I love the "Big Pair of Boots" on that Bass, Brother. It Beats Up the Bullies like a Rocking, Solid Bass does. It puts the Rock in this Folk/Rock blues.

Best for the Weekend to You,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
tommarie said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
I'm
not very good at "technical comments" so let me just say this: I'm going on a trip and this tune is coming along... It's a hit! Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Song for a crying saw
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
THAT is "Technical" Enough, Tommarie!
Best "Technical" Summary I've seen. Very Crisp.<br>
Bon Voyage, and safe travels.
with best regards,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Feter said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
NOTHIN DOIN
O Ye !! Grugin teleis !! Rollin
folks this is Groovey and Speedy to
the limit ... the lead is just Killin
WOW !! Coop the singin is the best !!
"I see the Best Way to do this
Would have been
Nothin%u2019 Doin%u2019 "

yes yes yes !!

(head bangin here ...!! )

Check out my latest song called Roll with it
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
ALWAYS
I ALWAYS appreciate Your Citiques, where ever I see them.
They Are Enthusiasm, itself.
Your enthusiasm is contageous and anyone lucky enough to have a Crit from you receives that Gift.

Very Cool, Brother. And Thank You.
very best,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
Mcboy said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
yikes
what a clean mix.......it has that ashbury park sound..........and the funnelphone effect on the vocal has that lou reed touch....you are wearing your influences well.......rockin track !
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
OUR DEAR SIR
WE Had the Benefit of your Last Crit in this Mix!
We were especially thinking about the separations, that you mentioned, as we set up the Tracks for this piece.
Worked Better. We Thank You for the Heads Up, Brother.

All Credit for the Mix goes to The "Drivin' Wheel", Neil Porter.
With Appreciation and best regards,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
bud said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Nice build to the open boys -
make em wait. Solid groove and damn near perfect mix - which is not an easy thing to do with the heat you got cookin here. Nice bass on the first break - steps up to the plate. Killer Fender licks in break two and happenin vocals throughout. Way to go gentleman - another fine collab.
Check out my latest song called Polara
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
THE GOOD EARS
WHAT a pleasure to have such a Close Read on the piece.
Nothing wasted, there.
The first build is, indeed, for the Bass to "lay down the Law" and the second for the Strat to lay out the plaint.

It is a Rush to have you lay it out move for move. It's like you were part of the band, Brother.
With many thanks for your comment and very best regards,
Coop

---
"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
I would...
...clap, hoot and holler to this one live (almost did it sitting here at my Mac)...

Back to the basics, no frills, straight-ahead blues-rock. I think you guys make a fabulous duo.

My only nit is that the end-fade should have been longer. Sounds this good should slowly disappear into the aural mist and not end so abruptly.

Be well!


rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
NO FRILLS
Nothin' Fancy. "Four yards and a Cloud of Dust." Straight Ahead.

The end-fade was Neil's way of suggesting that we leave out the other two verses so people wouldn't miss their train, fall asleep, etc.

No. Actually, I was the culprit, there; I don't think I gave Neil much more Track to work with. I hope we got your foot tapping before we pulled the plug, however.

Many thanks for the Spin, Brother. Very appreciated.
With best regards to You,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
said 3627 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Hey!
...my foot is STILL tapping!

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"We are put upon this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love." (William Blake)
DWL said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
This is
something else. Lyrics and delivery reminds me of Colorblind James.

Fun stuff indeed :-)

Cheers

Dick

Check out my latest song called War with Spain
rtcooper said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
SAY, BROTHER
STILL in awe of the Pure Clarity and Poise of the currently Posted "Stay", I am surprised and pleased to have you look in on the High dB world of "Nothin".

Loosely "dedicated" to a misalignment with my first wife, it was "something else" all right. Completely.

Thank You and best regards to You,
Coop

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
Check out my latest song called The Loon and the Hula Moon (mstr)
peacepiano said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
"Grab onto..."
Lots to grab onto here. Singing, guitars, bass, drums. Lots of fun to listen to. Thanks for putting this one together.
Check out my latest song called Beat SoloMe-O
said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
classic cool
mmmm, neil - that slippery slidey bass is sooo beautiful, and really sets up a super foundation for what follows. good job puttin it at just the right volume, too. it sometimes takes me a while to get used to the cutting edge to your vocal, coop - it's like the knife that cuts right through, doncha know -:) but once i surrender to it within the groove, the lyrics begin to reveal themselves. "you don't know how it ever begin" - most EXcellent sparkling lyrical nugget! who among us can not relate to that at some time in our lives? great job on the solo - changes were perfect, and i could easily have heard more guitar from you on the way out. i really enjoyed this one, boyz. it's loaded in my Logic Express, and the 3 of us are gonna have some fun tonite, whether you know it or not. splendid offering! anne the elder
jiguma said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Don't forget ..
.. to send a copy of your party piece Anne!
;)
Neil

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ACROSS THE WATER
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
BIG OOOOPS!
sorry, guys, this review goes to WAITING. too much Happy Hour, i guess.
:(
Dixie Mason Band said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
THE SCENE
Walking by the place, the Bass came out the door like laddled Fat.

Our kind of place.

DIXIE
Check out my latest song called SLOW BURN
Vic Holman said 3629 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
Classic rock
everything from classic Berry to bit bit of e-street. Excellent sound quality to boot. Great foundation.

Some stinging guitar lines. and a little double play and double stops was a delight to ears.
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
thetiler said 3629 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Vocal very
catchy here. Words really have a nice pace about em. Nice bluesy-rock tune indeed.

Way to go!
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Poi-fect!
Sweetness, nice, nice collab.

Been thinkin' of some tune right down this alley myself, maybe a little more to the StonZ side - but this....

This hits the nail on the head for me, Thanks.

A co-worker warned me - "The nail that stands up, gets hammered down..."

Way to hammer it down! :)

Best regards,

. - Harold
craft said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
clean mix
Solid groove and damn clean mix.. Great job you two
Check out my latest song called Valarty & AJ Craft - Burn (Alternative version)
Ed_Moran said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Jammin
Guys

Great Track. Very clean and clear. Neil you have become the master of Ozone. Are you creating your own presets or are you using standard Presets?

Ed
Check out my latest song called Cowboy (WIP)
jiguma said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Ozone presets
Cheers Ed, I have made my own basic preset (for the CD) which I then vary a little for each song. Coop's songs clearly require some different settings to my usual stuff, but I've found a set of parameters within which I'm comfortable with most songs. I first erred by going for loudness alone, but have now tried to reduce compression for a cleaner feel.
Coop's songs are instant classics - could have come from decades ago - and a lot of fun to play on.
Neil

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ACROSS THE WATER
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
musichead said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
strat
The Start does sound great. But what hit me the most was the vocals.
See I fall in this age group. Id like someday to play bass or guitar for you guys..someday
Check out my latest song called slow exit
Ed Hannifin said 3628 days ago (June 16th, 2007)
Well, Mr. Cooper...
I have quietly tried several times, but just never warmed to your stuff in the past, for whatever reason...

This one, though, gets a lot of respect from me. I think you and Neil did a very good job on this. The bass and drums, for starters, are perfect...simple, but the accents really propel and adapt to the song...

I don't really enjoy most singing that sounds 'talked', but here you've got enough rhythm and melody in there that it solidly works. I hear McBoy's reference to Lou Reed, and the other obvious reference, I guess, is some 80's Dylan...but for me, it REALLY reminds me of 80's to 90's T-Bone Burnett...Which in my book is a compliment...

Finally, if that's you doing the electric guitar work, left and right, then my hat's off to you... As Vic notes, you've got some great, sollid, slashing double-stops going on, and it all sounds very DEFINITE, very aggressive, but swinging and self-assured. The sound you're getting is terrific. If you weren't identifying it as a Strat I'd be thinking it was a Telecaster. Very clean, but very rock & roll...

Everybody seems to be getting these great sheen-ful mixes with the Ozone, too... Very smooth and professional sounding without sounding flat or squashed...

I don't have a nit, except to say that I'd love to hear a mix without the megaphone-ish qualities of the vocal... where the vocal sounds like it's really in the same space or room as the guitar... I'd be interested to hear what that might sound like, as an alternative. I'm betting it'd be somewhere between T-Bone Burnett and The Wallflowers...

Well done.

Ed
jiguma said 3628 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
Fenders united
With a bit of luck you might hear Coop's Strat and my Tele in juxtaposition on our next collab. Coop writes songs "old style", with rhythm and crunch, and it's good to see you've made the step across to the dark side Ed ;)
Neil

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ACROSS THE WATER
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
said 3628 days ago (June 17th, 2007)
This is too great
I have listen on 5 songs today and every one is an Collaboration... That is FUN..... I really love what you have done here very nice MIX clean and with a live feeling in to it... :D)

Kenta
musichead said 3626 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Fenders
Fenders are my choice of guitars and bass.
cool little bluesy song. In the mix I hear everything.
Anymore tweaking would over produce this song.
Check out my latest song called slow exit
Cori Ander said 3626 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Wonderful stuff
Solid natural genuine rockin'.
Great vocals!
This is wonderful stuff.
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
timothy devine said 3625 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
You guys are at it again
Jammin
Love the in you YOUR fACE MIX!
NICE STRONG BASS.
Ahhh Drums
GREAT SONG WRITING.
The guitar performances are oustanding.
I just love your stuff.
You guys work together very well.
cool lyric
tim

Check out my latest song called Inside of You
said 3625 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
Wow
This is a fun song to listen to. The sound quality is perfect and you sound like you enjoyed doing this. I loved it.
jiguma said 3625 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
:)
I think I can speak for both of us in saying that it definitely was a lot of fun. I suspect it would be even more fun to play it live. Thanks for the listen.
Neil

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ACROSS THE WATER
Check out my latest song called Dead Man Walking
said 3624 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
How
Can ya get it soo good I guees dont ask how just enjoy the why!! great song all the way through!
dajama said 3624 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Fantastic groove, and great
song! Playing is outstanding throughout. The bass is sweet and rich, and the guitar is alive with melody and riffs. The lyrics are evocative and interesting - full of stories and resonant imagery. I guess I wouldn't mind hearing the vocal without the effect, but that is just a minor quibble. This is a rocking track. Nice work to you both. Great collab. Peace.
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jpfeiff said 3623 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
Good old rock 'n roll
Nice production, nice guitar tones, good lyrics--Bravo
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Joe Brady said 3623 days ago (June 21st, 2007)
Great sound
Great guitars, very expressive, friendly to the ear and they have a great sound level relative to the other instruments and voice. Neil, awesome kit track and bass. Coop, this genre seeems built for you; your voice really shines here.
Check out my latest song called Long Way From Denver
lavalamp said 3623 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Great job
Great clean rock song. Well-done gentlemen. The guitars are fantastic. Vox remind me of Dylan.
Again, great job.
LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
lengold said 3617 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
Late to this...
haven't posted before now because there was so many before me, but of course, there is never too many.
This is one very rockin' tune, beautifully played, sung and mixed. As near to perfection as it gets.
Cheers
Len
Check out my latest song called Decent Girl
timothy devine said 3591 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
another listen man
nice
turn it up
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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