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Although I played most (if not all) of the guitar and bass, this idea was primarily Blake's. (I helped with the bridge and contributed some solo/lead line ideas.) Blake did a fantastic job drumming... practising only on air drums or in other bands he was singing in (until the drummer told him to get the hell of the kit. :) It required minimal tightening.

It turned out alright, I say at the risk of sounding immodest. The surprising part is, though, that Blake writes most of his stuff in his head. He routinely comes up with multi-part melodies while at work, or wherever. I don't know how he does it. He has a unique knack for arranging many parts and remembering them - without the aid of an instrument. I have trouble remembering a monophonic melody for more than 10 minutes.

Anyway, that's already too much sunshine pumped in his direction. :) Listen, enjoy, comment! Cheers!

Scott Davies:
Guitars, Bass, Production

Blake Creamer:
Vocals, Keys, Drums

©2008 The Meaning of Life
©2008 Blake Creamer and Scott Davies
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©2008 Blake Creamer
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Hits: 3937
Comments: 15
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Plays: 278
Downloads: 133
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Aug 02, 2008 - 01:34:55 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2008 - 07:29:16 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2017 - 12:15:21 AM
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instruments & amps: v-drums, fender strat and bass, microkorg, pod xt, marshall jcm900

recording gear: 2 x RME fireface 800, dangerous music 2-bus analogue summing, 2x uad1-e dsp cards, powercore pci dsp card, liquidmix, mxl v69 tube mic, shure 57 on the cab, se electronics diffusion filter, moving blankets and a walk in closet :), genelec 8020a monitors w/sub
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Comments
Char said 3369 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
This was meant to fall apart.
Good song; really good lyrics. Complex music and elegant construction. Thank You, guys.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3369 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
thanks!
thank you for the nice comment! i spent a fair amount of time mixing this one and i think it was worth it. the lyrics were all blake's doing. i think he might have wrote them the day before or of. i know he was finishing the ending when he showed up to record them. :)
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magnatone said 3369 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Rejection
This collab team is awesome! Isn't it interesting, the very different ways that different musicians write music? Great song guys - vocals, guitar, bass, drums - the whole production is terrific!
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3369 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
teamwork.
yeah, sometimes two heads are better than one. it is indeed interesting how different people approach writing music. there can be challenges trying to communicate your ideas to someone else, but it's often well worth the effort. thanks for the comment!
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Norman Goodman said 3369 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Awesome
grabbed me from the opening.....what an exceptional song......I will be sure to check out more.....you are very talented!!!!!
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3369 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
pun alert below...
so, the 'hook' 'grabbed' you, did it? sorry, truly bad pun. thanks for your kind words. yes, check back often... more to come, i'm sure. cheers!
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rsorensen said 3369 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
whoa
sounds great, dude. you guys have always worked really well together and this is solid proof. choice lyrics and vocals here. and all things sonic from 2:32 on really stirred up something good inside me. the overlapping vox work really well now. Great stuff. a new fave for me from you guys. thanks for the DL.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3369 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
you're welcome!
thanks for the comment! and a special thanks for letting me bounce an earlier version of this off you before i posted it. (i meant mention that in the song description, but got carried away stroking blake's ego, it would seem.) i tried some new mastering tools on this version... but i still might be pushing it a little too loud.
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kassia said 3368 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Rejection
wow killer tune! The production on this just blows my mind. the vocals on this are spectacular, awesome guitar playing. Love the tune and the lyrics are great. I have nothing but praise for this - great job guys.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3366 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
thanks.
i have nothing but thanks for you, my friend. thanks for checking it out and commenting!
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Nick_Flash said 3368 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
yeah
Great production and song writing. Blake's vocals sound really good. Another killer project from you. I'll have to keep an eye on this site.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3366 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
cheers!
thanks, nick! certainly, keep checking back. i agree, good job by blake on the vox. he's pretty pro with the singing. (wish i could sing that well.)
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lengold said 3367 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
This just sounds
so professional on every level. great job.
Cheers
Len


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TheMeaningOfLife said 3366 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
gold!
thanks for the kind words, len!
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jiguma said 3365 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Clean air
Very good playing, singing etc. Production sounds pro - you don't mention the gear you use to record - if it's a home studio, then you've achieved pretty amazing results.

I like this more than "Bionic Arm" - seems like there's more "air" in the mix, and Blake's vocal isn't muddied by the instrumentation - great vocal btw.

A very classy piece of work!

Neil
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3365 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
home studio, well sort of...
thanks for the comment again, neil! i've actually built a project studio in my apartment. since it's an apartment, it's not conducive to live drums, loud amps, or loud anything really. but it's fine for v-drums, vocals, and DI overdubs. my gear is portable, so i sometimes go on site to record, but i do all my mixing and mastering here at home. and i sometimes do music and foley for picture.

so, in answer to your question, it was kinda done in a studio by a kinda professional. :) this one we recorded all here over the course of two days (spread a month or so apart). then i took a day (8 hours or so) to mix and master it. that's what you're hearing - just time invested into a mix (plus lots of great uad1 plugins). i was trying out a new limiter plugin for the mastering stage, so (while i like how it turned out) i think i could still do better.

i was thinking about 'putting it out there' that anyone who wanted to have their song 'professionally' mixed or mastered (or have me play drums, guitar, bass, whatever) can contact me, but i figure soliciting like that might be frowned upon. so i haven't. but if, out of curiosity, anyone wants to check out my site - it's www.westwoodsound.ca. it's got pics. i recorded/mixed/produced an album for another mjer who lives in town. i think it turned out great (but that has a lot to do with this person's talent).
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peacepiano said 3365 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Meant
This did come out very well. You two sound like a five piece band playing all together. Great sound!!

Thanks
Bill
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3363 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
peace!
thanks for the comment, bill. yeah, just the two of us recorded over and over. all in, including fx channels, i think this one had 61 tracks. overkill? heck yes. :)
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peacepiano said 3363 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
61 Tracks
That is a lot of tracks. I've put up a few with, gasp, one single track. I can't imagine 61.
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12parsecs said 3362 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
1 tracker
i've got a 1-tracker (just guitar) that i should put up. i like it, and it would go a ways to show i'm not just a one trick pony. (or 61 trick pony, as the case may be. :)

thanks again, bill!
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12parsecs said 3362 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
oops.
dang, wrong identity. anyway, on behalf of TMOL, thanks again bill. :)
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obbster said 3362 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Awesome
Really love this song. Fantastic production, great singing.

well done.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3362 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
cheers!
thanks, obster! we had a lot of fun making it. more to come, hopefully.
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RyanHolbrook said 3355 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
thank you
I love your! it is so cool! I am going to make a lot more songs with my friend and thank you for the coment!
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3349 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
cheers!
thanks for checking this one out! looking fwd to hearing more of your tunes!
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craft said 3318 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Great song
this is a shure hit... Radio ready... I love it
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Kody106 said 3092 days ago (May 6th, 2009)
whew...amazing
proffesionals? wow your great. i find myself wanting to be totally like you, this is a great song.
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Kody106 said 3037 days ago (June 30th, 2009)
Could
You post the lyrics because I would love to be able to ...well,..I guess, sing a long
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thegamerguitarist said 2704 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
AWE$OME
This song is AWE$OME guys good job.
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