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Our second song written for this side project, and the first one with lyrics! This idea was mostly Blake's. We needed a bridge, though, and I had this 3/4 riff I'd written that we squished in there somehow. Blake said to 'just record it, you'll feel it'. I was sceptical, but a couple of takes and extra beats later, it worked! So listen for the bridge at 1:05. Between that melancholy riff and Blake's synth work, it's one of the most magical things I've ever recorded!

Scott Davies:
Ac Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ebow Guitar, Production

Blake Creamer:
Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Synths, Bells

Nick Yacyshyn:
Drums

©2005 The Meaning of Life
©2005 Blake Creamer and Scott Davies
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©2005 Blake Creamer
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Uploaded: Aug 01, 2008 - 03:58:36 PM
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2008 - 09:24:59 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 07:22:12 PM
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lavalamp said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Amazing
I'll be back. More.

LL
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
more.
visit often. more on the way. cheers!
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Feter said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Twist My Bionic Arm
Its wonderful to experience the co writing ..I can
feel how you two realy share great ideas and music
togther and thats a blessing wonderful ...ye I loved
that sync touch as a transition in the mood at 1:05 ..
at 2:45 ...bit loud there ? ..but it gives the feeling
very impressive song and work ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
loud.
thanks for commenting, feter. i do love that bridge too. and the end part does definitely get loud. we were going for a 'wall of sound' kinda energy. the drums are a little annoying sounding, though, because i had very limited recording gear at the time. cheers!
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SatelliteTragedy said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
yes
besides having one of the best song titles EVER, this sounds great. Yeah the 1:05 bridge is magical but it's what happens at 2:45 to the end that really works for me. Just amazing. No crits here. This is near perfect to me. Hopefully you guys'll keep writing/recording.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
thanks.
thanks ridd! yeah, the end has one of those progressions that just goes where you want it. not trying to surprise anybody there. it's kinda nice, becuase one can say to themselves, 'i hope it goes there next' and then can rejoice 'yes! i knew it!' :)
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said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
yeah
perfect song, perfect production!
TheMeaningOfLife said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
...
a perfect compliment, thanks!
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Miller-Schletty said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Nicely done...
You have a rich, full sound bed here enveloping your really fine vocal performance. This is choice stuff. Kudos also for really production qualities. Dang, you remind me of the Frames' Glen Hansard. Not a bad comparison, eh? Great stuff here.

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TheMeaningOfLife said 3192 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
cool!
just youtubed the frames. very nice comparison indeed. i'm sure blake will appreciate the compliment!
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somebuddy said 3189 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
great
Great song and great sound. Props!
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3189 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
thanks!
thank you very much for the comment. good to know somebuddy out there likes it. :)
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somebuddy said 3187 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
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Somebuddy loves it!
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J.A.Stewart said 3188 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Very Smooth
Great-sounding tune . Terrific vocal work, although I thought the cymbals buried them a bit at times.

How did you resist using the *bionic* SFX? ;)


--- Joe
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3188 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
bionic
thanks for the comment, joe! most of our song names have very little to do with the songs themselves. we're quirky that way. although, during the bridge near the 1 min mark, there's a patch from the microkorg doing something quasi bionic.

agreed about the cymbals. this was from a few years ago, when i had a few cheap mics, but had to mix the drums down to one stereo input into the computer... so reducing certain parts of the kit after the fact became somewhat of a challenge. good fun, though, and great learning experience.

thanks again for checking this one out!
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jiguma said 3187 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Classy
I like the tune a lot, but it seems like the mix is oversaturated in parts, making it a little tiring to listen to. The result is that Blake's great vocal is drowned a bit. I'd suggest dropping all the instruments back a little in volume so that the vocals stand out a bit more. I'd also look at Joe's comment about the cymbals and try to pan or EQ the problem away.
Neil
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3187 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
saturation.
thanks for the detailed comments, neil! this song is from a few years ago and i don't have it on my current computer... but i must have a dvd backup of it somewhere. you (and other commenters) have given me some very valuable suggestions that i feel compelled to try. (especially with my new plugins and greater experience.)

now... where'd i put that backup dvd?
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RyanHolbrook said 2908 days ago (May 12th, 2009)
wow
your voise is just amazing just amazing cant tell you how good it is I shire wish i had a voise like that you are just great at making songs truly just a natural. you should be in a band and heck!! you would make millions you know how many people would love to listen to this!!!!!! it was a pleaser! thanks
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In 2005, the lead singer and lead guitarist of Snake Handshakes (formerly known as Ten Dollar Thompson) decided to start a side project as an outlet for some of their more reserved, more mellow ideas. The Meaning of Life was born. Not long after ... [see more]

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