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I Could Go To Bed (w/Bud)


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michael2

 Genre: Indie Rock

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Here's the story: I play off and on with my friend Scott (he plays drums all over a bunch of my songs), and we recorded this song live on KXLU (the only good station in LA) with a bunch of other songs (we go by Mount St. Helen). I liked how this one turned out, but it was just him on drums and me singing and playing guitar. I asked Bud if he wanted to play on it and he added some guitar tracks, and I added bass and some backup vox.

Since it's live, I wanted to keep the feel and I mixed it very quickly and left in some of the amps buzzing. It's weird to listen to this as I like my voice so much better live than when I sit down to record. And then there's the fact that Bud sounds like he was in the room playing with us. He did a great job (especially considering the fact that my guitar wasn't tuned to anything in particular).

Thanks Bud, you are now an honorary member of Mount St. Helen. I'll let Scott know.
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Lyrics
it seems so right
to lay your head down
lay your head down
but light, and sound
always play tricks on you

i could go to bed
and you could get drunk
i could go to sleep
and you can go home

ha ah ha...

it seems so nice
to lay your head down
lay your head down
but light, and sound
always play tricks on you

i could go to bed
and you could get drunk
i could go to sleep
and you can go home

ha ah ha...

Song Stats
Hits: 4859
Comments: 55
Fans: 30
Plays: 164
Downloads: 166
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jan 01, 2008 - 02:49:10 PM
Last Updated: Jan 01, 2008 - 02:49:10 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 10:25:45 AM
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Hardware:
intel mini mac, Musicman 4x10 guitar amp, harmony rocket with flat wound strings, Scott plays an old Gretsch set. not sure what Bud used or what mics the radio station used (but they sure sound better than my vocal set up).
Software:
GB3,iTunes
Comments
Feter said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
I Could Go To Bed
WO thats pweorfull Michael ..incredible singing
the guitar work very tastey sure its a cool Rockin !!
what agreat colab a real tight band soudn myu friend
thnx for sharin it !!
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michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Feter
you are so fast I can't even believe my eyes sometimes. glad you like this one. thanks for stopping by.
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Vic Holman said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
bed head
cool that you could perform live on radio. that is such a rarity.

cool tune. Bud did a great job of blending in!

as always flawless vocals! good work guys
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michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Vic
glad you came by. Bud sounds great huh? he came up with a really odd guitar part that I love.

KXLU is an awesome station. they have a show called demolisten that plays unsigned bands. it's mostly indie and weird stuff. you may be able to listen to them online now. but they're really cool and they play what they like. even when they play horrible stuff and the DJ talks too much, I still love them for the service they provide in LA.
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Vic Holman said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
he sure does
but, something strikes me a little funny.... i could go to bed with bud.

i know it's my twisted mind
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said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
and never wake up
nice song gentlemen
michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Marc
glad you stopped by, hope your new years is going well so far.
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echoroom said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Hell Bud...
... you must be flattered, and you are a handsome guy!

great tune guys, lovely languid garage - psychedelic feel to this, and nice live feel
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michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Steve
glad you popped by for a listen. Bud gave it that psych feel, I was just playing chords and ripping off Lennon again. He really added something nice to the song.
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peacepiano said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Cool
Live effect works well. I always seem to hear Beatles influence when I listen to your music. Cool combo!!

Thanks
Bill
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michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Peace piano
glad you gave this a listen. i always prefer live over canned (even with the mistakes you end up with), just sounds right to me. as far as the beatles goes, i rarely even listen to them anymore, but can't seem to avoid heading in that direction. thanks again.
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said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
nothing lost
in this mix - i mean it has the sound of 'everyone there'

Cool work, enjoyed it very much

Great work guys

. - Harold
michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks Rocha
glad you liked the feel of this. it was cool for me as I got to have fun with my friend Scott, and then again with Bud. He did a great job.
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said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Sometimes
I dont know what to say as I listen and read all the other comments I feel its all being said anyway. I think what Im saying is I love this song so much it left me speechless. Great collab Bud threw in some realy good choppy chord playing! Nothing lost in the recording sounds very live and spontaneouse!
michael2 said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
thanks zerohour
very nice of you to say. i think that Bud added some really cool parts to this song. i was thinking of it from a vocal point of view and he came at it from a guitar point of view. glad he played on it and glad you stopped by.
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stevel said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Powerful
Really nice production on this track... I like all the elements of it
Cheers
Steve
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
stevel
thanks man, glad you came by and gave this one a listen.
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bud said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Great mix Michael - and I love the bass
This was such a cool tune to start with that the hardest part for me was how to stay out of the way. Oh - and finding the key. Proud to be an honorary Mount St. member - thanks for the opportunity to play with you guys.
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Dj French Toast said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
Wow
Im impresses by the vocal very nice ! Great guitar and sweet back up vocal as well . Kick ass drum sound ! I really really dig this song . Damn Id buy this one ! Good stuff guys ! Thanx for the download!
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks DJFT
we had fun with this one. the drums were recorded with 2 room mics as I remember, think they were just 57s. thanks for coming by.
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ktb said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
stunning
The overdub on the live bed is a fantastic idea. It makes it swim in my mind. Very fluid and original sounding.
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks
karmatoburn. i like putting tra ks over a live bed, although we had some weird tuning issues with this one. if i had known at the time that I'd use the track later, i definitely would have taken a second to make sure my guitar was in tune. glad you liked and thanks a bunch for stopping by.
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dajama said 3373 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
This is very nice
One of those recordings that really bears repeat listens. It's a really good song, and topped off with a fantastic vocal performance. You have a great voice, Michael, and this song showcases it to perfection. The guitar sounds are great, and - as you mention - it's a seamless join between what you guys did and what Bud added. Beautiful stuff from a talented bunch. Nice work. Happy New Year. Peace.
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks a bunch Dajama
gad that you liked the song. it's always a blast doing something with Bud and Scott. Now if we could only do something together live. thanks a lot for stopping by.
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buckhorn said 3373 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Sounds
like your exploring a new mode. The Mikolean? Its cool that your dedicated to trying to do stuff differently. Keep swinging for the fences.
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks Buckhorn
i don't think it's a conscious decision, things just seem to come out sounding different all of the time. that was a bad thing when I was in bands, but now it's fine; although i do envy guys who seem to have come up with their own sound that flows from song to song; not samey, but you know who it is when you hear it (like you).
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lengold said 3373 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
First of
all ...what a beautiful song! This really is a lovely listen and the singing/music so laid back and relaxing. Love it. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks Lengold
glad you stopped by. i was basically trying to do a lazy sleepy lullaby sort of feel, and although I neglected to mention it to Bud, he totally picked up on that.
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timothy devine said 3373 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Michael
You have such a great sound. You skills come thru each song you post. This has great creativity in all the parts. The droping guitar that travels thru the tune is captivating.
The vocal arrangement (as peacepiano said) Beatles
I'm with peacepiano with his Beatles comment.
I was trying not to go there...but what a complement hmmm.
anyway
nice Mike.
Very good collab....bud, this must have been fun

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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks so much
that beatles thing is hard to escape if you spent enough time with them. it's weird, when I was younger I would consciously try and ape a bands sound, now that i'm older and don't care, the beatles always creep in.thanks for listening and commenting.
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Ibstrat said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Really great
song.You have a fantastic voice.A bit of Lennon but you have your own sound.I've been reading a book by Geoff Emerick about how he recorded the Beatles.It's amazing what they accomplished in such a short time with pretty primitive equipment.Guess it helps when you have two geniuses in your band.
Excellent recording on this-it sounds like it was played all at once.
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michael2 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
thanks a bunch
for stopping by. i really need to pick up that book. i'm always fascinated by what they did in the studio. thanks again.
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davisamerica said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
right then folks
expected a killer tune from a collab with you two before evening listening...was not disappointed!! hats off x 2 and ....well...wow!
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Reinholt56 said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Happy New Year Michael....
Live stuff is good stuff, I think. Especially when you have great musicians and the song is good too.

Everything worked well together.

I look forward to more great works from you, throughout 2008.

Take care.

Paul
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The Infinites said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Live sounds aplenty!
Overall sound is extremely powerful; great tune. The low drone is captivating all the way thru - shades of Radiohead or Beatles in a psychy mood.

Big, big sound - wouldn't have known that Bud wasn't at the station with you; well done all!

DL'd

Jim
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five_extra_arms said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
I Could Go To Bed w/Bud
What a title!

I faved it before I heard it!!!!

Kidding.

Songs like this make me think of Michael Stipe before he was a household name and before he actually sung recognizable words. Great idea to get bud involved in this. You guys share a certain aesthetic that becomes obvious to me the more I hear of both of you.

Keep it up guys,

Bob
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said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Cool song
Silky rock vocals always do it for me, great job once again, this reminds me of early 90's wow like was it so long ago? time flies....
jiguma said 3372 days ago (January 2nd, 2008)
Beautifully out of whack in places
So reminiscent of late Beatles (Lennon) stuff. Love your vocal and all the playing sounds excellent. The "interesting" tuning works perfectly.
Have a great 2008!
Neil
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racerat said 3372 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
the best
This song is literally the best thing I have heard on Macjams in weeks. Maybe months. Seriously. I am completely envious of your guitar tone, so rubber-bandy and warm. I, too am amazed Bud wasn't there with you. The vibe is so complete and perfect, I am in awe. Sure the Beatles thing is there, but in one way or another the Beatles thing is everywhere. Just perfect gentlemen.
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michael2 said 3371 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
thanks Racerat
yeah, I guess that's the benefit of using a real amp; too bad that has become a luxury and a serious investment in time. i love that amp, it's basically a Fender Super but it's an old Musicman. I used flat wounds on the Harmony too, makes it more thunkey. Bud came up with some cool sounds using the GB plugins as well (which I never seem to have any luck with). I think he plays a Danelectro. THanks for coming by.
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Estella said 3371 days ago (January 3rd, 2008)
love it!
I didn't know you had a beautiful voice, too!

Great sound, bittersweet.

I'm glad you posted this.

And that image is haunting and compelling. The whole thing is a really stop-in-your-tracks moment.
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Godchaser said 3371 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
What can be said....
has yet to be said about this post.Awesome mxing and wonderful pairing of talents.Tops!
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Lennon714 said 3370 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Cool tune
I really dig the vibe of this song. I'm going to come out of left field with this, but it reminds me of the vibe you get from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". It's chill and has a great melody, but it almost makes you double over in anxiety... Which is, to say, this is a really powerful performance. Those guitar chops are from outer space! I love it!
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willnlf said 3370 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Great
Vocal and guitar collaboration. A little Wilco feel to this one, a la Being There. Glad to hear Brother Bud doing more left coast work.
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BossHook said 3369 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
Love it
This is a great song and performance. Reminds me of a songwriter I dig a lot, David Poe.
notraditionmuskwerks said 3369 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
u r killin' me here...
as I understand, u ALWAYS put out good joints, but the PICTURE is absolutely KILLIN' me!!!

Is that a feakin' blow-up dolly???(ROTFLMAO!!!)
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Evelyn Machine said 3369 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
perfect
You have mastered the art of capturing moments in song. This is a prime example. These lyrics couldn't have gone to anything else, nor could other words have been so perfectly penned for this tune.
Top drawer old chap.
-EM
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Evelyn Machine said 3369 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
oh, one more thing
that is a sexy photo!
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said 3368 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
Good job!
Bud sounds like he's right there on stage with you guys! I can almost visualize the whole performance...

Nice lyrics. Stellar vocals (of course!). Great live sound. KUDOS!

Be well!
said 3368 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
I Could Go To Bed
Hey Michael,
I really love everything about this song... mucho thanks!!!!!

Respectfully,
Wade
Heightened said 3359 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
I could go to bed
with this music!
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Monkaton said 3291 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Didn't Put Me to Sleep
Great song, M2. Lyrics are very good and production is excellent. Your voice is also a winner and the harmonies were well done.

It had a great feel so I don't care about buzzing amps or out of whack guitars. Had a George Harrison "Isn't it a Pity" kind of chord progression and a Beck feel to it.

Good One.
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michael2 said 3287 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
thanks monkaton
wow, that's really cool of you to go searching through the archives. i'm with you on not caring about buzzing amps. and you know I love Beck and George Harrison, so I will take that as a supreme compliment. thanks again for stopping by and listening to this one.
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Lennon714 said 2905 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
just gazing
Sweet jeebus I love the random MJ music player. This gem was favorited by me a week after I joined MJ, but hasn't made it to my ipod. That will be changed tonight. Love it.
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alackbass said 1409 days ago (May 18th, 2013)
I Could Go To Bed (w/Bud)
Another quiet Saturday digging on some of your older posts. Downloaded!
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