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This was an experiment I did on Logic Express with the trigger finger that I just bought, was trying to see what I could do in a waltz time.
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i try hard just to be a good parent
my child deserves all my best
i can bathe her and feed her and love her
and give her the best that I have

ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go

and my father he worked all his life
he slaved every day for his kids
yet my mother was never quite family
she felt like a childhood friend

ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go

ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
ooh ooh ooh ooh
it's time to let it go
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Comments: 35
Fans: 41
Plays: 308
Downloads: 128
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Oct 25, 2008 - 03:19:22 PM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2008 - 03:19:22 PM Last Played: May 05, 2015 - 07:46:05 PM
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Hardware:
intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard, ibanez bass, m-audio trigger finger
Software:
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Comments
particledots said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Great stuff
Whats a trigger finger?
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michael2 said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
bryn
thanks for listening. a trigger finger is a thing that m-audio makes that is basically 16 little pads that trigger MIDI events. it's meant to tap out rhythms and beats, but i have gotten some neat sounds by using instruments instead of drums. cost me $149, still learning it, but there is an awful lot of things you can do with it (triggering samples,effects,parameters,etc...).
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Feter said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Waltz of Time
Yu talent music always amazed me ...what a bass line !!
perfect singing work as well ...the piano made a reall
sphere to it ..the hooo behind ahh man ...one of your
coolest songs really ...interesting lyrics ..Deep bow !!!
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LunaTrick said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
Nice walz
Great singing and harmonies - Good message too!
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Relic67 said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
nice
great sounding piece.
always nice to escape from the "tyranny of four"
I'm going to restrain my curiosity about the trigger finger since I have probably spent enough on gadgets to cover the next few years (maybe longer with impending economic collapse)...
those drumbeats sounded so good though...



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michael2 said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
thanks
for listening. i really like the trigger finger better than banging out beats on a keyboard, although it's taking a little getting used to. still getting the hang of Logic, and I can hear a bunch of weird things in this mix (like I accidentally cut off the ending). thanks for the listen, glad people seem to approve of this song.
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sloparts said 3312 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
It's amazing what you can learn about,
by listening to new music. To me a trigger finger is what you use with a gun, but now I know better. Thanks for the education Mike.

Nice little tune here my friend. Interesting lyrics and a very soft sound to the whole track. Like the way you got around the rhythm limitations of loops by using the trigger finger, very cool. Bass sounds smooth and lovely on this as does the singing.

Nice track Mike, thanks for sharing the track and the info on the trigger finger.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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ktb said 3311 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
whew
Michael, you write such great songs. This just dances/swirls/envelopes. The harmonies and vocals are outstanding. Theres like ten tunes in here, they're all excellent and I'm on cloud 9
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Ibstrat said 3311 days ago (October 25th, 2008)
You
are a unique talent deserving of wide recognition.I hear echoes of Lennon, Elliot Smith,Dylan,and lots of other "deep" musicians in your music.Keep posting- I'm never disappointed when I see that you have a new song!
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lavalamp said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Oh Yeah
You sound like Cobain singing an Elliot Smith song, with Roger Waters looking on.

F*ckin' excellent M2

Dave
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Estella said 3305 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Ha Ha
I hadn't thought of it that way, but that's so true!

Every time I hear a contemporary song in waltz time, I think of Elliot Smith. Modern waltzes are inherently sad, don't you think?
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yrp said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Michael
was this one you havenīt touched for two weeks?
Wow, thatīs beautiful...

I have a quick shameful story to tell...

Yesterday me and my girlfriend celebrated our first year together and I made her a song...she listened and (I think) enjoyed.

Later the same day, I downloaded your song and played.

She said:


"Is this another song you did for me?Thatīs beautiful!"


GRRRRR

Congratulations, Michael!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Mellow
... I especially like the mollowed out ba de da bits towards the end. Coupled with the choir like backing this makes the whole thing feel so polished countering the half sung vocal. A really classy piece that will live on my iPod for some time to come!
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
meh
.. of course I meant "mellowed". Serves me right for posting from my Windows laptop!
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MarkHolbrook said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Hi M2
you got the trigger finger! How do you like it? I was a little scared by some of the reviews on its quality. Hopefully you'll have no issues.

Sweet little song. Expect nothing less from you!

Keep up the great work. Let me know what you figure out on the TF!
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Vic Holman said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
swing time
boy this swings. great joyous sound. i like how you approached the chorus.

what really kills me here is the fantastic walking, or waltzing, bass line.

ooh!
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dirigent said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
Waltz of Time
Great feeling in this track. Love your singing and the flowing pace of the background. Excellently made, heavenly arrangement, enchanting!! Bravo!!!
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ted23 said 3311 days ago (October 26th, 2008)
amazing
Incredible song.
Love the singing and general feel to this.
Top, top work!
said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Things change...
all too fast. Soak up every moment. There's a sadness to this. Maybe just my simple-minded interpretation. A beauty.
thiscausticautumn said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Very cool
The title suits it well.
I like the lyrics. Actually, I pretty much always like your lyrics.

At least the cut off ending works.

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tempie said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
sweet
this is such a sweet song...i love the busy bass/drums under the soft choral vocals, i love the poppy strings shooting up from the piano - the whole thing reminds me of one of those kid toys that they pull or push and brightly colored bits and pieces pop up into a clear globe as the wheels turn. The lyrics are perfect - just like parenthood - sweetly sentimental and brutally honest by turns. really well done, thanks for the DL...
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peacepiano said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Waltz
Refreshing sound. We need more waltzs!!

Ooh ooh oohs are kind of Pink Floydish but the rest is lighter, almost Beatle like. Cool.

Thanks
Bill
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rsorensen said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
beautiful
rock waltzes are some of my favorite tunes. love the violin plucks. i have a trigger finger too but could never get it working properly with GB. Perhaps I'll try again. Drums sound great. Really dig the bgvox and choir. can really identify with those lyrics too. great cutoff ending - really works with the theme. well done.
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bud said 3310 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Great track Michael
the emotional weight matched with the light swing creates a really wonderful dynamic. Reminds me a bit of the work of Michel Legrand - that happy/sad french sensibility with the swingle feel. Excellent post. Now I have to read up on trigger finger and wish I had one.
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Jim Bouchard said 3309 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
nice
Just one thing: it would be nice if you added mp3 tags in the Logic bounce so that when the download opens up in iTunes it's not just called "Output 1-2" by an unknown artist. Very simple to do in the bounce dialog.
Other than that this is a super good song.
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Mckenzie said 3309 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
man
this is amazing. I just love those choir bv's. They go perfectly with your ooh's. I love everything about this, the drums, the walking type bass, vocals, great lyrics and from my monitors the production sounds flawless. I couldn't critique this if i tried. downloaded and Fav'd.
Thanks for this absolute GEM

Mac
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Mckenzie said 3309 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
one other thing
the pizzicato-esque strings are great. I've been trying to fit them in something of mine but cant get them to fit. Again great song, on my 3rd listen (in a row!)cheers
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kristyjo said 3309 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Excellent -
Everything I'd have said was covered by other reviewers, and said with more style. Still, I just want to add that anything in non-4/4 is a treat to hear, especially in the 'rock' category.
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VicDiesel said 3309 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Flow
A good tune, well played and arranged.

This flows remarkably well for a rock waltz. Too many drummers don't know what to do with anything but 4/4 time, so 3/4 usually becomes boom-clap-clap. This is very pleasant to listen to.

(The voices are cool, the pizzicato strings too fake sounding. But that's just my opinion.)


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The Orbiting said 3308 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
I like being right
I saw it was by you and a waltz and the thought, "3/4 time and it's by michael, that is going to RULE," went through my head. I so love it when I'm right. One of my favorite songs in the world is Waltz #2 XO by Eliot Smith, so I have a thing for 3/4 songs to start with, but you really killed this one. The choirs, your vocals are perfectly laid back and swing beautifully with those drums. What a lovely bitttersweet melody to go with those INCREDIBLY tightly-written lyrics. This is an instant all-time MJ fave for me.
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five_extra_arms said 3308 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Good Parent
I really like the whole feel of this waltz. I've enjoyed the emotion of the imagery and your vocal treatments are wonderful.

This is a really great production, man. Glad to see you having so much fun with Logic Express. I opened it once and closed it up about 10 minutes later. Since then I only have eyes for GarageBand. Once I figure that out, I might take a peek again, but no promises.

DL'd
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Diviner said 3307 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Very nice
Reminds me of pink floyd (the wall), radiohead and the stranglers (golden brown), however it also sounds very unique and very pleasant to listen to. Lovely track.
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guygrooves said 3307 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Great song Michael
Beautiful is all I can think to say. I love the lyrics. This is permanently in my Itunes.
Peace
Guy
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egobandit said 3305 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Its hard
not to like one of your songs. Love the bass in this I almost feel like getting up and twirling around. When you sing ooh time to let it go itremind me of pink floyd the wall hope that it dont offend. anyay a very good song!
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Estella said 3305 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
Michael
Experiment success! Sonically, it is a room we can walk into.

Are the "chorus of angel" type harmonies also midi samples?

I think lyrically, this is a gem as is because it is heartfelt, but with a lot of restraint, a palpable tension, which I like. There is so much left unsaid. I don't know if in the future you will complete this (and by that I don't mean ruining the mystery of the story, but just finishing the thought).
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segiperkasa said 3304 days ago (November 2nd, 2008)
cool...
Cool song... the waltz is really cool .....
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Bob Rodgers said 3301 days ago (November 5th, 2008)
A
lovely song and very much enjoyed!

Great vocals and harmonies!

Bob
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Lennon714 said 3299 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
interesting
I really like the melodies and what's going on musically... but I have to admit the lyrics are captivating. You tell such a full story with just 8 lines but there's still such a mystery to it. That's always a good measure (for me) of quality songwriting. Well done!
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Heightened said 3252 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Brilliant!
Truly, this is one of your best.
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