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Daze in Sunshine (w/michael2)


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sonic_magpie

 Genre: Indie Rock

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From Cat:

As I live in the second-driest state in the U.S., I actually love rainy days. But as I approached this Open Collaboration song (and influenced by the song art) on michael2's composition 'I'm Uneasy' http://www.macjams.com/song/42752, this seemed the perfect 'rainy day' song.

With that in mind, I composed the lyrics and recorded the vocals. As usual, I ended up with more vocals than needed. Working with Bryn, then, on a creative way to incorporate them all, this turned into a SonicMagpie venture :)

Thank you, michael, for letting us add to your track!
Thank you, Bryn, for another fab sonic adventure!

Instrumental 'I'm Uneasy'--michael 2
Lyrics, vocals, initial mix, humor--mystified
Sonic texturing (vocal intro), mastering, humour--biba_nova


photo art by Octavius Pie @ www.flickr.com
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Lyrics
...just another kind of weather
who can tell if it gets better
in it for the whole duration
get off at another station
never mind the incongruence
stars and sun and moon influence
revel in precipitation
get on at another station..



Everywhere I think to turn
Everywhere I think to look
Everywhere I want to go
'Everywhere' just tells me 'no'

Everyone I try to see
Everyone looks right through me
Everyone is everywhere
'Everyone,' is no one there?

CHORUS:
Won't stop raining...
And I'm still complaining
Daze in sunshine?
It's not my time.
(Won't be my time?)


Every time I try to climb
Every time I want to see
Every time I take a chance
'Every time' is cheating me

Everything is not so simple
Everything's not as it seems
Everything is thing enough
'Everything' subsides in dreams

CHORUS

it's quite absurd...this never-ending rain
It's quite unheard of..this mass delusion
it's quite a chore to hope for the best
it's quite a joke to confuse the rest

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Comments: 40
Fans: 35
Plays: 223
Downloads: 152

Uploaded: May 17, 2008 - 01:06:29 AM
Last Updated: May 17, 2008 - 09:44:08 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:36:36 PM
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Comments
said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
OMG
This magical in every respect just super..great colab
Feter said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Daze in Sunshine
WOW ...Cat ..this is realy one of your best
vocal work as a rocker lol ..jee ..amazing track
here my freinds ..YOU ROCK >... Michael You Too hehe
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lengold said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Both of you
have done a fantastic job with Michael's excellent soundbed. The vocals are very lovely - I especially like the harmonies. Great lyrics too. Loved it.
Cheers
Len


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echoroom said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Cat..
..power! A perfect indie pop song - great vocal, really wonderful crisp delivery girly!
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Mystified said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
hehe...that 'crisp delivery'...
..is a byproduct of classical voice training and sometimes I try to 'lazy' it out of my voice, but this time, I was purposely trying to include a 'patter song' kind of song somewhere. (genre, schmenre!)
Originally, I was going to drop that part of it from the mix, but then bryn and I tried some things to include it.

Thanks for listening and leaving a comment! Glad you enjoyed this, Steve :)
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Peter Bauckham said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Something about this
combination reminds me of the band 'His Name Is Alive' (just occasionally they would record an accessible song and this is the sort of material I hoped for, but rarely got, on their albums). I liked Michael's tune anyway and your additions are excellent.

Excellent!

Peter
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Moviz said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Wonderful
performance as always and this collab sounds great. You did a lovely job with the vocals, the harmonies and the mix. The lyrics sound so in keeping with the backing music, regards M
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apb said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
I loved everything ..

.. well sung, evocative imagery in the lyrics (nice contrasting sundial and raining day art .. can see the inspiration) .. everyone does their part in nicely understated fashion .. adding to the whole. Loved the ending.

only niggle was the snare choice.. but that's most likely a taste thing.

Well done to you all: Michael, Bryan and Cat.
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davisamerica said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
well
and a amazed "right then" ... guys this is stellar ... very nice!
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michael2 said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
wow
you guys, this is stellar. i'm totally blown away by that intro and the bridge is great (loving the effected vox on that part). cat, your vocals sound great and I just can't say enough good things about this. great job guys.
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The Fritters said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Reminds me a little
of Yo La Tengo except a little a different quality to the Georgia Hubley character. The lead vocal sounds a bit compressed or muffled. Maybe it's just dry. I like the counter-melody panning. cool stuff!
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Totally fab.
Won't stop raining - lovely bassline schweet vocal - prima. Well done Mystified.
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lavalamp said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Amazing
Only gripe, wish the intro were longer.

Other than that, absolutely great in all ways. This is what it's all about.

Dave


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Outtaorbit said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
nice 1 m-2
and everyone involved.....
great tune... just go away?.... might hang here awhile....
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craighalkett said 3327 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Another gem
thanx for sharing cheers Craig
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rsorensen said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
wow great job
really like that intro and those chorus harmonies. kudos!
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said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Simply
Outstanding a solid melody and cool performances...
said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Daze In Sunshine.
Mystified Great Song. Fantastic vocals a usual. Great lyrics

Brilliant Collab. With Michaels music.

Peace Dee xx
thetiler said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
wow
this has a feeliing of the female r&b's groups that had hits in the 50s and 60's. Like Little Eva and others. Lots of cool singing sounds for sure.

Such versatility in your styles, enjoyed the talking as well.
Plus the arrangement was a real treat, loved that infectious rhythm !

WAy tO gO !
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shavingronaldscar said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
kickin' chicken!
goshdarnit, how do I get in on one of these ber-collabs? do you guys have a secret club or something? do you all wear capes and drink aperitif while observing doped-up soundbyte giraffes as they twitch on your ber-club operating tables? and do you all throw your heads back when you laugh at something? god, please tell me you all adopt fake british accents! lemmeinlemmeinlemmein! I won't teach anybody the secret handshake, not for a million jellybeans!
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magnatone said 3326 days ago (May 18th, 2008)
Daze in the Sunshine
WOWZA! Michael2 and Sonic Magpie - what a COMBO!! love the lyrics, the vocals, ok ok, I love everything. I loved Michael's original song. I love Bryn's mastery of - well - everything. Thanks everybody - amazing (as usual!)
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said 3325 days ago (May 19th, 2008)
Great!
Great work my friends. I must agree, Cat this is one of your very best vocal deliveries. Amazing work by Sirs Bryn and Mikey on the music... KUDOS, really fine piece of work.

Take Care
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caroline said 3324 days ago (May 20th, 2008)
i thought i was listening to the radio!!!
i prolly can't pay you a higher compliment than that and the fact that i am not is the radio's loss - deep curtsey ;) xoxoxo
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bud said 3324 days ago (May 20th, 2008)
Yum
This is sweet. Great collab.
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Mckenzie said 3324 days ago (May 20th, 2008)
great song..
GREAT VOICE!x
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perceptualvortex said 3323 days ago (May 21st, 2008)
Love it
This is super good; took my brain on a lovely ride. Daze in Sunshine is the perfect description of my last 2 weeks.
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I. Spike said 3322 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
Applause and applesauce!
The sound of the drums is so strange. Like they are in a corner in a wet box with a bunch of stale donuts... but I'm sure that's exactly what you were going for...
The whole tune has a very English feel.
Familiar and new.
Vocals work nicely into the track. Nice use of double tracking.
Applause and applesauce to all of you!
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davisamerica2 said 3321 days ago (May 23rd, 2008)
Glad I linked onto your pimp
This was highly enjoyable. Music was great. Vocals were great. Very very good collab. Gotta download. Terry
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Diviner said 3298 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
Another really great track
Its really good to see how collabs can evolve and then see how the finished article turns out. Its a really good track and sung so well. Brilliant.

P.s. Living in one of the rainest countries, the chorus really means alot esp 'Won't stop raining, And I'm still complaining'. LOL, the British people are good complainers.
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Char said 2984 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
Rambunctious!
Cat did just great. Enjoyed the bouncy tune. Thanks.
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drakonis said 2823 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
That catchy M2 music...
Coupled with spattered particles of dots, and that luscious Mystivox... can't go wrong. Very pretty work you 3, love the soft ending. Thanks for posting this in chat, Cat, I Myst it for a long time!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Daugrin said 2802 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Radio Control
Great radio tune here. The reprise serves the cause. I love you guys.
Pop music with brain. Cat is a treasure...

Daug
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Gaylen75 said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
this is good
I love the strangness of it as much as the simpple listenability. This is cool and you know it.
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shavingronaldscar said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Love the mix!
The rhythm section's mix and processing is great, it gives it a really wicked rolling vibe. Love the way the kick sort of makes the rest of the mix jiggle a little, very gratifying effect. Great arrangement, I like the way the descending bassline corroborates the words on the chorus. SOLID!
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maxruehl said 2786 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Terrific
song you have here. Rocha pimped it and I gave it a try. Glad I did. Thanks.:)
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jdholliday said 2605 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
wow
this is sooo coool I wrote one to this yesterday and just got this one off the forum I posted, great job!
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alackbass said 2605 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Wow
There's a lot of talent around here getting a lot out of Michael's original track.
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said 2604 days ago (May 10th, 2010)
can't really
You know, I really can't ever get enough of this tune. Definitely always in my queue when I'm traveling...

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4nglo said 1505 days ago (May 13th, 2013)
Biggest hits
Defintely one of MJ's all-time top ten!!!

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say said 792 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
hi
Been awhile since I heard this, love that tempo :)

tx
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