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i originally posted this song as a synth-pop number, but here is the fuzz mix. basically an experiment: i just got a set of drums on demand and the line 6 gearbox. it's really hard for me to get a rock song out of garageband, but i'm always trying. picture this:it's the early 90's, you went to Lollapalooza with the guys from work and there is some indie band playing that you've never heard before, but you've had a few beers and your into it; but by time you get home you forgot who they were. too bad; they played some small club the next night.

heres the link to the synth pop version:
http://www.macjams.com/song/38817
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Lyrics
with the light comes a weight
every day has it's place
i'm old enough to know

it's alright it's okay
i'm just fine
go away, get away from me

(chorus)
and you
with nothing else to do
but just get high
and talk
and toss away the hours as they go by

ah ha ha
ah ha ha

in my mind there's a place
it's my heart i can't face sometimes
it's really no big deal
every day every night
every time i'm not right
at least there's always you

(chorus)
and me
we lie between the sheets
and we believe
in life
we toss and turn away
the whole damn night

ah ha ha
ah ha ha
ah ha ha
ah ha ha

with the light comes a weight
every day has it's place
i'm old enough to know

it's alright it's okay
i'm just fine
go away, get away from me

(chorus)
and you
with nothing else to do
but just get high
and talk
and toss away the hours as they go by
with me
we lie between the sheets
and we believe
in life
we toss and turn away
the whole damn night

with you
with you...
Song Stats
Hits: 3816
Comments: 52
Fans: 24
Plays: 163
Downloads: 117
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2008 - 03:37:48 PM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2008 - 05:26:13 PM Last Played: Feb 02, 2017 - 01:59:25 PM
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Hardware:
intel mini mac, ibanez artcore hollowbody,crappy ibanez bass,line6 toneport, metal slide
Software:
GB4, line 6 gearbox
Comments
Feter said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
I'm Just Fine
Y e this is a hot rockin ones ..I m enjoyin this
so much ...your singin harmony fit right infront of
the guitars there !
thnx for sharin !
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
feter
always on top of the new releases. glad you liked this one. i just took the vocals from the synth version and dropped them on top of this mess. thanks for coming by.
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magnatone said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
this is great
I didn't hear the first version, but I sure like this one. I'm liking your music - thanks!
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
thanks Magnatone
glad you stopped by. now to check out your latest.
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bud said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Hey - I was at that show!
It was awesome - the band was from New Zealand and they were named after some marsupial I think. Or were they the Jimcrackers? Really hot - totally into their sound - solid drums and soaring guitars - lotsa high freq stuff to spin your brain.
So you got that line 6 happening - cool.
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
we must
have missed each other at that show. they were Kiwis and named after a marsupial yes; but oddly enough it was an american marsupial: the Possum. were they the electric possum death squad? can't remember. i was in line for the outhouse most of their set.

yeah, got it working. thanks so much for the walk through last night. went off without a hitch.
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blaky smith said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Great
sounds Michael, glad to hear a new tune from you, nice done, very good singing and guitar playing, I love it !
Thanks
Marc
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
thanks Marc
had to mix it up after ripping off your vocal style on my last tune. thanks for coming by.
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said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Good
Song, very pro with a POP under current, really like this , it's cool listen...Bravo
michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
thanks a bunch
davevan. this was how i originally meant it to be, but was too lazy to do it, thus the synth pop version. i'm still trying to perfect the art of getting a decent fuzz-pop sound from GB (it's hard without having real drums, guitar amps and singing hard enough to be heard over the band). thanks so much for listening.
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drakonis said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
great melodic tuneage as always
love the sliding guitar squirrelishness, great sung harmonies... repost the lyrics... your voice gets a little more lost in this mix with the pounding guitars and bass.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
thanks Drak
i'll put the lyrics up. i tried to mix the vox into the song so that I would have more of the shoegazer vibe. i was actually thinking that they were too loud, but they seem to fit in okay while i listen at work. thanks so much for listening (and just for being you).
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Ibstrat said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
This sounds
great!What setting are you using on the toneport?I can't seem to get a distortion sound out of it that doesn't sound kind of fake.You are a true craftsman-this is really good.
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michael2 said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
thanks
thanks for coming by. i think these sound pretty fake too, but i was going for a fuzz pedal vibe (ala the rat and a big muff).i used a few different amps on the toneport. the clean gtr was the new wave sound, and the others were some sort of british amp model that i tweaked the knobs on. have you ever tried downloading any of the presets that people have put together that are floating around the web?
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rsorensen said 3532 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
like it
nice song. i really like what the guitar's doing in the left channel. at first the sound of this reminded me of earlier U2, but you definitely have your own thing going on with this one. well done!
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michael2 said 3531 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
hey thanks
a lot. glad you like. i just realized that I completely forgot to put another guitar track in the mix. it was doing really echoey stabs. oh well. really glad you liked the guitars, i just basically made a bunch of noise on the fly and then mixed it all down. i guess i pretty much rely on happy accidents. thanks again for giving this a listen.
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said 3531 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
Hot Damn!
This sounds great. I love all the sound noisy effecty guitars/synths(?) with the panning - sounds kick ass in headphones. Great song. And happy birthday Michael. I've some stuff I want you to hear, I'll email it.

michael2 said 3531 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
hey Mark
good to hear from you. i thought of you when i posted this one. glad you approve. it's all guitars on this one, no synths and no panning effects. sometimes the parts of the different guitars cross over and they sound like a panned delay effect (wish i could figure out how to do that). can't wait to hear your new stuff. you got my number.
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Vic Holman said 3531 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
avatar electralysis?
When you mentioned on the first posting about more fuzzed guitars and drums i had already imagined how it would sound. Excellent I score an A there. I got a real kick though, from the slide effect of sawing and swaying with the delay. Gives a cool feedback effect. So you get an A there.

Good job on turning it around Michael!
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks Vic
this was fun, got to try out some new toys and used a couple different tunings (drop D, regular and the slide was done with 3 strings tuned to B). sometimes i miss playing loud noise in a band, this was good therapy for me. thanks for listening.
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said 3531 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
good stuff michael
i think this is one of your best yet

great sound

b
michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks bryn
wish i could've sorted out the bottom end a little better, but i think my ears were going numb. could be i just need to intonate my bass. thanks for listening.
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cjdaley said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I was a fan
of the first version. As a mbv, jamc, michael2 fan, I totally relate to this.
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks man
i did think of MBV, but even more I was thinking of Ride and Swervedriver (everyone should have their first record). thanks for listening.
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echoroom said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thats a scary
avatar, young man. I love this - very 90's indie, JaMC type song, but this has a real sense of motion and lovely guitar - I love the whining distorted guitar panned to the left.

Dreamy fuzzy wuzzy
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks steve
this was pretty easy for me (it's my first instinct to write noise pop songs like this), but i had lots of fun. loves me some noisey guitar. thanks for listening.
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davisamerica said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
right then michael
3 listens thru now and better each run through. vox level works for me and the guitar work is stellar ..... too bad u were in line for the can ... you missed a great set! very cool indeed michael ... will now download!
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks
for listening. so glad that you appreciated this one. i was always into this style of music as i could be completely self indulgent and yet still kind of catchy. thanks for listening.
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dirigent said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
wow
brilliant guitar work, fantastic rockin' performance. i dig it :-)
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks very much
glad you liked. i'm on a quest to master fuzz pop without an actual band on GB. thanks for listening.
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Reinholt56 said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Excellent stuff Michael.......
Your producing some excellent songs Michael.

I really enjoy listening to each of your pieces.

Another favourite.

Take care.

Paul
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks Paul
glad you appreciate it. i'm just having fun and killing time. actually if i couldn't record i'd probably go nuts. thanks for listening.
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lengold said 3531 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
I think
that you have really managed to hit a live band sound and a band that are relaxed with and enjoying their music. Impressive.
Cheers
Len


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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks lengold
the live band sound is exactly what i was hoping for (warts and all). thanks so much for listening.
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spitlogic said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Ok
I think I like this one better.
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks spitlogic
i remember you weren't blown away by the first one (neither was i actually - it was an experiment more than anything). i'll tell you, i love when people are honest, thanks for stopping by.
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said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Dug it
I like the crappy Ibanez
michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanksman
i'm glad i have that thing, i traded an old reverb unit for it and i'm stuck with it. thanks for stopping by.
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ledebutant said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Quai-possum Soul Eaters
I don't think I'm allowed to just type f*ck me! as a comment, though that's really what I want to do.

What a mix and great conception of this song. You're a scary boy, Michael, you're just made of all this music and it all keeps coming out and it's in all these different genres and you're so great with them all.

I'm very excited to hear you got some DOD and you did a great job getting a rock song out of GarageBand. What do you see as the special challenges?
michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks Lisa
glad you liked. i should have had you sing some on this one too.

i find it hard to record a convincing rock song with GB just because of the drum thing (hard to get sloppy overplayed drums with loops), i also have a hard time getting good guitar and bass sounds and sometimes it's more difficult to dredge up the vibe for really convincing vox if i don;t have to work to be heard over the band(at least for me it's easier on the quieter stuff). i try to record as if i'm playing live (only allow myself 1 take per track usually) and i don't worry about tuning and stuff like that too much; i hope that the mistakes will make it sound more real. thanks so much for listening. when;s our next collab (we've done 2 now)?
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ledebutant said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Pie's Demo
For sloppy drums, I'd really like to hear what you could do with BFD.

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ledebutant said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Next Collab
I'd like to do another one sometime, for sure. Maybe this time we should actually work together on it, instead of scurrying off into corners with each other's music and jumping out with a big surprise. That could be fun. Although, you're totally in charge of making the music. ;-)

P.S. A major is the best key in the whole world.
KCsGROOVE said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
very nice
Heard the first version before i heard this one ....
This one definitely rocks more!
Great guitars and vocals!
Love it!
KC
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michael2 said 3530 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
thanks friend
they are 2 different beasts i guess, i prefer this one myself. thanks so much for stopping by and checking this out.
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lavalamp said 3530 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Really, really liked this one
This has a special something to it. I can't put my finger quite on. It brings me back to that time you mentioned, but I don't know why.
You're from Cali, too. Right?

See ya
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michael2 said 3529 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
thanks lavalamp
definitely from cali (i love it here). i think it's the sloppiness of everything that gives it that eras vibe (that crappy bass sound could be on any sonic youth record). i wish i could get a realistic SVT bass sound. thanks for stopping by man.
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jiguma said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Classy rock
What a great groove this gets into (fairly early on too) - love the chorus especially.

At first, the fuzz was a little beyond what I enjoy, but once you started to sing all became clear. Nit-wise, I'd probably like a little more clarity at the upper end of the EQ curve, but I always say that :)

Excellent post Michael.

Neil
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michael2 said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
thanks
i'd like a little more clarity in the bottom end myself. isn't taste a wild thing? i'm glad you came around on this one. myself, i love massive amounts of fuzz. thanks so much for checking it out.
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stratjmp said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
good tune
soundin good, good vocals, and production!



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michael2 said 3528 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
hey
thanks for giving this one a listen. so glad you liked it.
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timothy devine said 3526 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
I'm just fine/Michael2
Just fine.
timothy devine
couldn't resist

love the guitar stuff in here
u keep pumping em out man
great work
you always creat a cool sound
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Heightened said 3510 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
This one kept
my tail a wagging. Ruff! Really Loved the guitar playing too. Outstanding!
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