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I've been a bit hesitant to put stuff up lately because the production of some of you guys and gals have floored me. (Some sound like they were recorded in a studio!)

I really try my best with GB and my crappy equipment. I hope this one makes the grade.

Most of all, I hope you can sit back and enjoy. That's what it's all about.

Dave
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Filling The Time


I see the lights coming down
No one else left in this town
Haven’t I been here once before?
It’s been a long time coming and the time has come before

Filling the time
State of mind

Do you see my reflection in the soft and gentle sea?
Do you see that man walking next to me?
It’s not my shadow, it’s just any face
And he’s taken all my possessions and put them in a safe

He’s filling the time
State of mind

Somebody touched a chord
Somebody that you know
Somebody crossed the line
Patterns in my soul

Filling the time
State of mind

Waking up on the side of the road
Whisky breath in my face
See the headlights flashing for 100 miles
I’ve been here for twenty days

Filling the time
State of mind

I can’t believe in the way that you come
I won’t believe in the way that you stay
I didn’t believe that phony smile
I could not believe this day

Filling the time
State of mind

Words and music by David Armbruster
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Comments: 24
Fans: 22
Plays: 200
Downloads: 108
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Aug 03, 2008 - 01:09:09 PM
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2008 - 01:09:09 PM Last Played: Jul 04, 2017 - 05:06:58 PM
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Skean said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Recorded in a studio!
I know what you're talking about... And now I don't have good (My lovely one is crashed)headphones so it is so hard to listen on songs and also do music like I'm used to do...I download this as I'm sure it is good mixed.. And hopefully I get my hands on new one's soon.
I like what I hear in this crap I have to use right now BUT it's so bad bass in them and that sucks.

Take care
--
Kenta
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
THANKS
Hope you get some good quality listening equipment soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking a listen anyway.

Thanks,

Dave
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Solid piece of work.
I particularly like the music. Drums, guitar and keyboards mixed together well. I think the drum line fits nicely with the music. A lot better than on many MJ songs I have listened to lately. Sounds current and original. Nice job!
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
OK
Glad you could come around and pay me a visit. Thanks for the supportive words.

LL
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peacepiano said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Production
Sounds like you put a lot of effort into the production here. I get kind of a big room feel on my speakers from this. Riff really keeps me hooked. Good song!

Thanks
Bill
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Bill
Appreciate your words regarding the production. It drives me crazy sometimes. Glad you could enjoy it.

LL
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magnatone said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Filling The Time
Dave, I always love hearing your new posts. This is a terrific song, very much enjoyed. I use GB too - I think it gets a bad rap!
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Bad Rap
GB is kind of easy to use and that's what I like about it. But, the mushy sound quality is something I don't like. Often, I can ID a GB song without looking.

Thanks Karen,

LL
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tokai said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Dave
good rockin tune. It dont matter about equipment, its your imagination and ability that shines out.
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Shine
Thanks. Sometime, we have to play the hand we're dealt. But, my equipments not that bad.

LL
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egobandit said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Nice fade in
Then the thump of the bass very cool, BTW I have to say some of your best singing! Good mix! I like the part where you sing Somebody touched the chord. Oh yeah just to let you know Dont down play yourself to me your one of the more unique talents here at MJ's. Very cool guitar at the end and nice ahhhs smooth ending!
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
EB1
You really made my day. Thanks for your uplifting words.

Thanks again,

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3364 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
amazing one Dave
this is somewhat of a masterpiece in my mind. I really like how it changes in subtle ways from beginning to finish. everything is very well executed.

vocals, guitars, bass really shine!
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Masterpiece?
I almost decided not to put this one up. It was kind of on the bubble. It's my bubblepiece, I guess.

Dave
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lengold said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Definitely one of
your very best songs Dave. This really grows as it goes. Great performance all round.
Cheers
Len


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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
wow
Thanks for the compliment, Len. I always appreciate your support.

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I agree
with egobandit on not secong guessing yourself. Great vibe on this one. The McCartney bassline is killer. Kind of an Abbey Road sounding track. Which, obviously, is no small accomplishment.
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
McCartney
Sir Paul taught me indirectly how to play bass. I hope I don't ashame him.

Thanks Eric,

LL
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dirigent said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Filling the time
Absolutely fantastic track. Powerful rendition, a great song, bravo!!
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Danke
Glad you appreciated this one. Just rocking out.

LL
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cjdaley said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
nice wall of sound
One one hand, I think a good song will sound good (even if in a somewhat frustrating way)whether if it's on a 1878 Edison phonograph or God's own Million-Of-Tracks Mixing Desk.if not, it will mean that the production is good and not the song. On the other hand rock music is as much (if not more) about sound and sound ideas than about melodies, so I can understand. I guess it depends on your style or the style of your songs. This sound goods to me regardless.
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lavalamp said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
I see what you mean
I have to agree with your comments regarding a good song should sound decent in any medium. But, I just think it could be better. But, no time, no (hobby) money and very little patience to get it right. If I were being paid, it would be a different story. Ya know?

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Well I think your production
is top notch my friend!!! Never be ashamed to post!!! Never! Just keep workin it!
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lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
thanks a bunch
Thanks a bunch, Mark. I always appreciate your kind words.

LL
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saymme said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
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I love it . Can't understand why You're hesitant to put Your song(s) here: ( You have a special vioce which I can listen to again & agin - it's a gift - I wish You'll be on the Wildbunchradio !! I'm not sure which ones..would be great though ! : ) THX
lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Not down
I get so particular regarding production. I get hesitant because a lot of people here are brilliant.

Wild bunch radio?

Thanks Lena,

Dave

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mowguy3 said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Filling The Time
Some very powerful vocals top notch. Great rock tune with all the elements. Crappy equipment or not you got it.
Thanks, Russ
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lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks Russ
Glad you could enjoy this one. Thanks for stopping by.

LL
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dajama said 3363 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Nice one, man
This is a great song. I love the vocal on this; you really give it your all, great feeling and superb singing. I also really like the backing vocal, reminds me somehow of The Verve. The guitar is also outstanding, lovely sound and playing. Nice lyrics, with some really nice lines ("Waking up on the side of the road/ Whisky breath in my face" is my favorite) and really a song that resonates in the head. Any nits I have would be about the arrangement; the opening of the sound could have been a longer fade-in, or a shorter couple of bars of guitar only, and then into the song. Like I say, just my humble opinion, and nothing that detracts from the song. By the way, I think it's worth mentioning that you are one of the most consistently creative people here at MacJams, and the idea that you would even consider not posting fills me with horror! The quality of your recordings is great, first of all, and second, if production values alone were the main thing, then 'Congo' by Genesis would be a rock classic! And it's not. Ahem. Nice job, dude. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
No No
I get frustrated sometimes (OFTEN) when I do the final mix/master before I post one. This one was iffy, but it turns out to be pretty good.

That's for the words regarding the lyrics. I think lyrics generally get overlooked. Not just here, but everywhere. People seemed to like beats and pretty voices nowadays.

Anyway, thanks for comments. I will never hesitate to hesitate to post again.

Dave
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12parsecs said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
production
some of us do have studios in our homes, to varying degrees. but how's that saying go?... something about 'can't polish a turd'. so true. you have nothing to worry about in that department. solid writing and performances. (i especially like the bass playing with all the slides up to the octaves.)

and despite your concerns, this sounds like a pretty good mix. i think maybe the vocals could be a little more 'contained' with some stronger compression (to keep the loud parts quieter and make the quieter parts louder). and to beef up the whole mix, perhaps run it though a limiter like the W1 (http://www.yohng.com/w1limit.html) but only apply it after you are happy with your mix. use it to increase the overall level of your song, but try not to let it get so loud that you hear the limiter 'working'.

like i said, good song. your mix conveyed the music very well, so don't sweat it. rock on!
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lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
A million thanks
Thanks for the tip regarding the limiter. I will look into to that. Maybe, that's what I need.

LL
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jiguma said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
How'd you get ..
.. McCartney to play bass on this? :)

Cool tune Dave - very Beatlesque in parts. The double tracked vocals sound great, and there's something about the drums that works really well too. I love the way this takes off into the solo section towards the end.

Production wise, I'd go for bigger, crisper drums and less "wall of sound" guitars, and so on ...... and probably stuff up the unique sound you've got here.

Keep em coming.

Neil
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lavalamp said 3362 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Neil
I know what you mean. I wanted to give it a "bigger" sound and less of that "wall of sound", you hear here. That's what I mean about the production problems.

That was actually Dirk McQuickly on bass.

Glad you like the song. It means a lot coming from you.

Dave
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guitapick said 3361 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
I know...
...how you feel about comparing your work with others. I used to do that alot when I was studying guitar. So many players who could just bury me. Lots of stress...

Then I finally began to "get" it; that it's not so much the notes you play as where you're coming from when you play them. That's what makes the music special.

You put a lot into your music...from the writing to the performance to the production.

I'm a fan...

Cool tune, Dave. Nicely done in all areas...

Bob
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lavalamp said 3361 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I really appreciate the encouragement and support. But, I truly wish I had more time to record and to rehearse a bit more before recording. That's what I kind of mean in the description. Just my own problem, just whining a bit.

Thanks for taking the time and gla you could have a nice time.

Dave
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guitapick said 3360 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
~
"...But, I truly wish I had more time to record and to rehearse a bit more before recording..."

Yes...I can definitely relate to that...
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EEFliess said 3361 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Filling the Time
sounds great cranking on my stereo, David! I really like this

I like your vocals as well
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lavalamp said 3361 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Cranking
Thanks a lot for cranking this. That's the way it needs to be heard.

Thanks a lot, man.

Dave
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Nick_Flash said 3361 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
this
sounds great Dave. Probably one of my favs of yours. It sounds like your studio setup is the same as mine (crappy equipment and all). I think this sounds as good as anything else out there. It all in how you master the crap.
Good job man. Fav for sure.
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lavalamp said 3360 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
in the same boat
Thanks man. We just have to play the hand we've been dealt, I guess. Your stuff always sounds good, too. Maybe, our stuff is not such crap after all.

Thanks again Nick,

Dave
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Relic67 said 3360 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Great song!
I like your melodic rock sensibility.
You've got a great voice.
It reminds me a bit of Brian Wilson when he sings in a lower register.
Nothin wrong with this one my friend.

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lavalamp said 3358 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
COOL
Really glad you like this one. Brian Wilson....cool.

Thanks for hitting this.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3359 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
heavy
I always really dig your lyrics and vocal delivery. you definitely have your own sound and it's a good one. love that big chorus! this is a little more aggressive for you than usual and I like it a lot. i agree with 12p about the limiter. check it out, it's the one I use and it makes a world of difference. great tune dave.
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lavalamp said 3358 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Limiter
I downloaded that limiter, but I don't know how to open it. I'll have to ask a buddy how to do it. Mac-

Thanks for taking the time to listen, too. And congrats on one year Ridd.

Dave
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said 3358 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Filling the time
Ok ! I am here now :) Your not out the Fan Picks yet either LOL

Love it. Great tuuune and your vocals are excellent my dear :)

Peace Dee x
lavalamp said 3358 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
My Dear?
I phrase like "my dear", will age you.

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Dee.

Have a nice weekend.

Dave
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ktb said 3358 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
ditto Tokai
lots of imagination and heart. kool track
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lavalamp said 3357 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Thank you
Glad you liked it and hope to see you around for more.

Dave
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