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so i originally posted this as an open collab, and a whole bunch of people posted versions of it, which inspired me to go ahead and write a melody for it (that and my decision to finish every song I start, no matter what).

I've had Bronchitis for the last week or so, and it has moved into my right ear (all plugged up), so I hope this sounds okay.
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Uploaded: Oct 18, 2007 - 03:37:26 PM
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2007 - 03:37:26 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2014 - 06:18:37 PM
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Mcboy said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
hey man
nice mood setting and vocal performance.....the drifting vocal effect is quite nice.........mellow amd melancholic......mellowcholic........kool !
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michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
than you
i tried out a new reverb plug in on the backups, my first experiment with it. thanks for listening.
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said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Great !
this is a real great and fine version of your own work, so nice to hear your vocals ! Thanks for posting, loved the melody and the vocals ! LOVED IT

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
thanks yeman
glad you liked, wasn't sure of it, but it is what it is. thanks for stopping by.
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Feter said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Mountain
very insprational and full of spirit ..the singing
or the playin ..awesome work Michael !
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michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
feter
you are always so on top of the music; as fast as it can be posted, you've listened. thanks man.
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said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
This is great Michael
Very nice to hear all of the possibilities being offered up by your original track

Love your singing here and the melody - not sure about that tight reverb you have used tho.

Hope you are getting over the chest infection

CROAKTHROAT (aka particledots)
michael2 said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
you know what
I was thinking the same thing about that reverb. makes it seem a little bright for hte rest of the track, and it's kind of hovering over everything else. any recommendations for vocal effects that aren't obvious (for a basic vocal track)?
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said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
A good all rounder
is logic's platinum verb. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve and what gear you are using to achieve it with.

I am not sure what the equivalent of platinum verb is in GB, but as both logic and GB share the same audio engine, its definately there in some form.

One thing I have noticed with GB which I have never liked and now am trying to avoid it like the plague in the new Logic pro is the way it sets up those presets across the channels. I think its ok to use that kind of thing in some circumstances but I think one has to be really careful about blindly applying the presets every time you do something.

As you can appreciate, it is difficult to find a common language to describe the colour and texture of sound in general and the same applies in describing reverbs...

My main advice would be to try and let the reverb breathe (a slightly longer tail/room size) and try to avoid too much tonal colouration in the eq of the reverb (which sometimes happens in these GB presets)

I am sure the presets in GB must be tweakable?
michael2 said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
actually
i used a different plug in and it doesn't come with any presets (although you are right on that point). It's the same one I used on the backup vocals, but I should have played with it more before committing. Thanks for the tip about avoiding the EQ on the reverb, I did mess with that a bit.
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said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
which one
did you use? (reverb plug in that is)
gail60 said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
great song
You did a great job here. I love your voice. Lots of tender emotion that is oh so sultry yet very soothing. Downloaded and faved. Thanks for sharing another hit!
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michael2 said 3712 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
wow
never been called sultry b4, but i'll take it. thanks very much, i'm not a technically great singer, so I'm glad when people get what i try to do.
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Heightened said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Mountain
Very nice!

Heightened
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bud said 3712 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Congrats on finishing this fine tune
it really deserved your attention and the vocals you laid down are great. Dig the lyrics too. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Sorry I missed you when I was in town.
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michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
thanks Bud
i was kind of over it, but had to give it a try. thanks for listening.
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slumbering said 3712 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
I can't stop listening to this
A late-night treat that just gels and lets me feel peaceful... thanks :)
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michael2 said 3712 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
oh, I'm
so glad that you like. i may re-do the vocal mix, but so glad you like the actual song. thanks for stopping by.
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paddler said 3712 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
mellow
your voice reminds me of roger waters/pink floyd here.

Great vocals

RG
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michael2 said 3712 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
i'll take
that as a compliment, thanks for stopping by.
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said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
As always
It's nice to come back too listen on a song you really like and this song is one of them.
Very clean mix love it.

P.S one of your best ;)

Kenta
michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
thanks Kenta
appreciate your stopping by and the kind words. It's always a pleasure to see your face.
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echoroom said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Feck!
I cant get this to play, and i soo wnna hear this... godammit!
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michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
???
what the hell? that's really weird. I can't wait to hear your version one of these days (just messing around - no pressure).
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said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
So in love
with your voice. Although the track itself is kind of slow and not all that emotional. The addition of your voice (GOOD clean recording) is friggin sweet like honey. Damn I love that voice. I heard the collab you did with micheal and vic, and the 2nd voice (yours, duh!) really triggered me. In the latter track, I do think your voice isn't mixed that well (too soft). But boy! I digged the end thingie as well (and i mean at the very end, funny wahwah fx?)

love, Jb

Ps; I am gonna bother you for a collab, one day...one day. But rather on my terms (read: skills)..please!

michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
absolutely
any time. check yer mail
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said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Overall Mood
of the music fits so well with the lyrics, thats the great part of painting with sound, great painting mang!
Alannah said 3711 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
BRONCHITIS !!!!
... hey that was MY line ... heh heh .... you did a fine job on the vocals (bronchitis and all) ... maybe this comes from writing an "infectious" tune that many people wanted to "jump on" ... did you have a hard time after hearing everyone else's version - trying to get "their" melodies out of your head while singing your own version? Probably it was the other way around .. hard hearing YOUR song being sung "all wrong" ??? hahahaha
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michael2 said 3711 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
actually
i wrote the melody a couple of weeks ago; and Mystified had sent me a copy of her version, but I didn't want to listen to it until I wrote the melody for this one. i did a scratch vocal I hated, and then got sick and never got around to re-recording it. so i just left it, and cleaned them up as best I could.

thanks for listening (and joining in).
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said 3711 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Hey bro...
You know I love this tune and you know I love your singing. Need I say more? Nicely done my friend!

Be well!
michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
thanksmichael
very kind of you to say. thanks for stoping by.
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said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Perfect
On a saturday where you need to do nothing. It fits in so well with a warm feelin sad yet never letting go. This has got me mumbling I think this will stick in my head for the rest of the day. Greatness!
michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
EB
thanks so much, glad to hear you're stuck with this one.
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Vic Holman said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Full circle
My life is complete now and so is this song.

I was hoping that you would come back to this song and finish it with your lyrics and vocals.

This has got to be one of my most favorite songs.......ever!
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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
yup
i'm done with it now. had to get it out of my system.
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Macaudion said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Right on Micheal - Nice one
Man I love listening to your voice - you express every word w/ an inflection that truly resonates w/ me.

The arrangement is right on w/ the g'tar and all. Nice performance, sir.

Great writing, too!

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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
thanks
that's very kind; i am always ambivalent about my voice. glad you came by for a listen.
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peacepiano said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Great
Slow and low. Very cool vocals here. Nice echo in the background.

Thanks
Bill
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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
peacepiano
thanks much. glad you like; funny thing about this song: i wanted the drums to be repetitive, and now with vocals on it, not so into them. oh well. thanks for listening.
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Mystified said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Ahhhhhhh......yes :)
I love the colors you've painted with your voice on this canvas.
More sparse (than my version w/ Bryn) and it works so very well. Moody and melancholy--and the vocals are lovely--bronchitis and all!

I'm so glad you invited the rest of us to join in offering our own interpretation of the instrumental track. Each resulting song is so different. Very cool :)

Thanks, again! :)
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Moviz said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Your voice
sounds great to me on this and I love the gentleness of the song. Nice easy listening, cheers M
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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
thanks Moviz
glad you gave it a listen and thanks for commenting too.
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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
hey mysti
thanks for listening. you guys are the ones who gave me the kick in the seat of my pants to finish it. thanks again for your version(s).
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michael2 said 3710 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
oooops
look below Mysti
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guitapick said 3708 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Not sure why...
...but lately I'm hearing a lot of music that nails exactly where I'm at, now.

This is no exception...I could live here for awhile...like the weaving lead guitar in there. Nice touch.


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michael2 said 3708 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
thanks
guitapick, glad you enjoy. my right ear has been plugged up for the last week or so, and I'm not sure that I even know what this really sounds like. glad that it sounds good to you.
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craft said 3707 days ago (October 23rd, 2007)
this is very good
the vocals are very good... the song is catchy and well played... Great job... I really like this one..
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michael2 said 3706 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
thanks craft
glad you stopped by for a listen, thanks for the kind words.
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lavalamp said 3707 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
Always love your stuff
Sounds very good. Nice mood and melody.
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michael2 said 3706 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
lavalamp
thanks very much, glad you like. i personally still have some reservations about it, but since I can't really put my finger on anything concrete, it will stay as is at least for awhile. thanks so much for stopping by.
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chinaman2 said 3706 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
nice
I like what you've done with this tune very simple yet very effective and heartfelt. great work.
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michael2 said 3705 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
thanks
very much; i'm glad you stopped by and gave a shout out.
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Doug Somers said 3705 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
It's a treat
to hear this variation. This melody rolls around the listening space like a warm scented oil. Wonderful performance, and great treatment of the vocal effects and overall instrumentation. A real pleasure to hear!

Thanks for sharing.
Keep well,
Doug
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michael2 said 3705 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
thanks a bunch
glad you liked this version (although I think I prefer others that I have heard more). hanks for stopping by.
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Dj French Toast said 3704 days ago (October 26th, 2007)
What up
Mike Duce ! Been so focused on my music lately im finnaly gettin round to listening to some others again ...: ) Dude this song is frickin awesome ....great playing and you have such a great singing vaoice . loved the poetry and loved the sound bed so much .....sweet song !
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Sir Bass said 3699 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
First listen
To your music, but i have to say I'm impressed, This can put you to sleep I mean that in a good way. Very mellow and light, It's like lite beer when you don't want to get drunk or gain weight, but you still want to get a lil buzz,, If i was a musical expert i would say the vocal reverb is too tight but I'm not yet so it was a pleasure.

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michael2 said 3699 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
you are
absolutely right about that reverb on the lead vocals. one of these days I will get around to changing it.thanks for stopping by.
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Axgrinder said 3699 days ago (October 31st, 2007)
Where have I been?
I like this Mike! A nice smooth kickback and contemplate the day kind of tune. Like, where am I going , wheres my part in all of this? Man can I ever relate! Solid production and "very nicely" done my friend! (The slide fits perfect) unlike Feter, I'm on the bottom of it.

Ax
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timothy devine said 3664 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Hey
this has a great overall sound to it.
The guitar chords ring sweet with the piano' strings.
I dig the electric guitar leads.
Vocals here are what I learned to love working with revers fork.
nice Mike


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ageofthedeathtree said 3354 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
i'm speechless....
this is so beautiful...and sad...and touching...and absolutely perfect to my ears! wow.....

age
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Char said 3354 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Michael2,
Nice to find this a year later. I like your words though I really appreciate when the lyrics are posted. The sound of your voice carries And of course there is that unique melody that lulls. Thank you.
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alackbass said 1701 days ago (April 20th, 2013)
Mountain (w/vocals)
Beautiful tune. Downloaded!
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