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Pretend (MJ Coffee House Challenge)


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rsorensen

 Genre: Acoustic

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Luckily the caffeinated MacJams Coffeehouse crowd didn't seem to notice my pitchy vocal performance..
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Hits: 4365
Comments: 36
Fans: 26
Plays: 200
Downloads: 120
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jun 02, 2008 - 02:52:58 PM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2008 - 02:58:48 PM Last Played: Jan 18, 2017 - 09:36:17 AM
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Hardware:
Fender Acoustic
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Comments
said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Oh yeah!
Hey Rid, I didn't notice the "pitchyness" either. Great vocal performance man. Really fine songwriting! A worthy contribution to the Coffee House Challenge.

Be well friend!
rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
thanks micheal
if you didn't notice it then I won't point out where it is ;) thanks for checking it out. Really enjoyed yours too.
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said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Cool!
I like it my friend. Loved the vocals, and some nice playing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)

thanks yeman. looking forward to more from you.
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MarkHolbrook said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Mr Sorensen
This is totally great! Thanks!
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rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
thanks mark
glad you dig!
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magnatone said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Pretend
What pitchiness? Am I deaf? I see Gail faved this song - does that mean you two made up? (LOL) Perfect coffee house feel to these vocals and guitar. Nice harmonies - and that's all without any caffeine in me! Thanks
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rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
pitchiness
oh it's there...
i havent spoken to gail since that collab (thank god). between you and me, i dont think she pays too much attention to what she's favoriting. thanks for listening and commenting karen.
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Feter said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Pretend
MAN !!!! ... what a great vocal work ...loved
the puriness ..powerful poem as well ..I m enjoyin
my espresso so much here ...thnx alot for sharin
such gem !!!!!
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rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)

thanks feter. this coffe house thing was a cool idea. going to check out yours right now.
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michael2 said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
dude
this is great. really love everything about it (especially the turn around at the end of the choruses), if you ever feel like doing a big Oasis style version........
(Oasis is a guilty pleasure of mine).
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The Orbiting said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Taking Requests?
Because if you are, I really would LOVE to hear the big Oasis-style version that you and Michael could put together of this. I was listening to Wonderwall just about an hour ago, actually, and can hear what Michael was hearing when he was listening.

Solid, solid songwriting, Ridd, and a very nice recording, too. I can't wait until you're famous!
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rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
great idea
thanks guys. michael - honestly i can't stomach this version so anything to make it bigger and better I'm all for. I love Oasis. Let's do it.

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Peter Bauckham said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Pitchyness?
Well I can't hear it... Great song coupled with a great performance... I'm going to be spending a lot of time in this coffee shop.

Peter
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rsorensen said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
:)
thanks peter. funny, it's ALL I hear haha. I guess it's an authentic 'live' performance though! THanks for checking this out. Off to check out yours now too
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kassia said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Perfect!
What a perfect tune for this competition! And a great song. You've got a great sound here - love your voice and the taps on the guitar. Took me back to many-a-late-night in those coffee shops. Wonderful all the way down to the last doo-doo!
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Relic67 said 3253 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
a good song
songwriting, singing and playing - all great!
Thanks for posting.
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Nick_Flash said 3253 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
nice
excellent song Ridd. This is a perfect addition to the performances here so far. It's been great to hear all of these stripped down songs. The guitat sounds great, was it recorded with the snowball mic? I gotta get one of those.
nick
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said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Pretend
My goodness ridd you mean when I fainted in the coffee house, this song was playing and I missed it. Wow! I am soo happy that I went back to the coffee house and heard you sing again. Its brilliant !!
I have always loved to hear you sing especially-
And play ypur fantastic guitar. Well done I love it.

I wrote a funny story ( I hope )
About how my song was heard playing on the Coffee House Radio.
Its written in the forum. LOL. )

Peace Dee x
guygrooves said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Pitchy
or not I'm still glad I didn't have to follow you lol. Great song!!
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kingbee said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
nirvana
For some reason reminds me of Polly by Nirvana...which is no bad thing.
Like it. Great harmonies and playing. Cool sound
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Lennon714 said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Brilliant
I can also hear the huge Oasis arrangement starting. Get on it guys! Great tune, great melody. I wish I could sign as "pitchy" as you do.
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dajama said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Great song
Lovely changes, and excellent singing! Love the harmonies. The guitar sounds good, and the lyrics are great. Very cool. If I walked into a coffee shop and this was playing, I'd stay. Nicely done. Very cool. Peace.
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guitapick said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Imagining...
...all those pretty li'l young thangs lookin' at ya; starry eyed and takin' in every word...the bard...in the coffee house...

Cool tune and definitely right for the genre...
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Vic Holman said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
they're burning....
their swizzle sticks and waving them over their heads.

Solid song and mighty nicely played...I'm not pretending.
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said 3252 days ago (June 3rd, 2008)
Steller
piece of work, shows your flexibility, versatility, and compositional skills, and of course your vocal skills much enjoyed..
thetiler said 3252 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
Nice singin and playing
Good vocal texture and goes quite well with the guitar.
Nice lyrics !
Good blend with the harmonies! Cool folk rock type rhythm and scat singing.
Thanks for sharing
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SJB said 3251 days ago (June 4th, 2008)
pretend
No pitch problems to my ears. Some nice chord changes against the vocal melody. My favourite coffee shop performance so far - great song and performance!
Cheers
Steve
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lengold said 3251 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Sorry I'm so
late to this - having mac problems.
Great performance.
This is a really well written and catchy song - I agree that an 'Oasis' type version could be a massive hit.
Cheers
Len


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davisamerica said 3250 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
pitchyness none
heard ... and this is a great tune man ... very nice presentation!
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drakonis said 3249 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
I hear it!
Yup, its all through the song, not exactly "pitchy", I would say it is more "sappy"... but then, I'm a big sucker for sappy songs. Love it! I love the lyrics, love the music and the funky surprise full-step-up in the chorus, and your singing is just fine... you tend to "slide" into and out of the notes with your voice, but that feels soooo right in this song, it just works!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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SystematicFailure said 3248 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
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i really like this song dude! a sweet sentement over a real creative composition! was singin along with those doo doos and will sing along every other time I l;sten to this. DOWNLOAD!!
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3247 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
A fine song
Well crafted. Pretty good mixing of the crowd also. I could totally see a two people playing this song in a Coffee house and also I could see a production version getting a ton of air play. Great song one of the top songs on this site. (IMHO!)
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bud said 3247 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Great song
fine performance - I can't keep up with all the coffee house songs - and I'm getting intimidated about being naked in front of you all. You make it sound so easy.
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Roxylee said 3221 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Just heard this
You are a natural at performing on stage. sounds great! :-) I love the guitar taps for percussion and your voice sounds fine.:-)
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lavalamp said 3188 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Great sound
Sorry I missed this. Very nice straight forward song. Not too pitchy.....come on. "Let's be lovers in our heads", that was the best part of the song.

Excellent job Ridd,

LL
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