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Three of us, Andy Thompson, R.C. Brown, and I, got together one day to exchange data on our Macs. R.C. had a drum track and a rhythm guitar part and play us his tune and we decided to have a little jam session.

Andy and I came up with the phrasing/lyrics (Lyrics were mostly Andy's). I do the background singing and the "I Wanna' Be This Way" chorus, extra guitars and that bluesy riff. R.C. does that U2-ish rhythm guitar and he also is responsible for the drums. We all made a nice, balanced 33.3333% contribution. (The keyboard thing at the intro is a loop.) R.C. and I did the mix.

This one has also been collecting dust on my hard drive, so I thought I might post it. I think it's kind of a neat tune.

Hope you like it.

Words and music by R.C Brown, Andy Thompson and David Armbruster
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Uploaded: Nov 09, 2008 - 06:25:54 AM
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magnatone said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
I Wanna Be This Way
amazing what you can find collecting dust on your hard drive - this is GREAT! So glad you posted this - terrific song you guys!
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Thanks so much Karen
I always appreciate it when you stop by.
Thanks for the kind words.

Dave
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apb said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Blend

.. of styles is great. I could nit, but won't as the sum of the parts is more important .. I really loved the funky guitar that comes in near the end ... left me wanting a return to the chorus.

Well done all round.
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Nit all you want
That's what this is about. Learning from others. Is there anything wrong with the lead vocals? Or, is one instrument overwhelming?

Let me know.
Thanks,

Dave
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apb said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Nothing major, small things
I noticed were: some plosives on the lead vocals on "b"s in particular, suggesting no pop-shield. Lead vox I would have brought up a smidge in the mix anyway .. and actually then they would be more in line with level to me of the repeated refrain, which sounded slightly flat in spots to be honest. Ending a little abrupt perhaps (and perhaps a repeated chorus with a standard fade-out on it style might fit the song).
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Appreciate it
Thanks for the criticism. We need it, don't we. It was recorded with the wrong mics if I recall.

You have a great ear.

Dave
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bud said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Nice collab
well balanced mix and cool instrumentation. Hats off to all involved.
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Collabing
I've been doing quite a bit of collabing lately, or posting collabs. I think I'll get back to some more musical masturbation in the future.

Thanks Bud,

Dave
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rsorensen said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
sounds good
love the way the verses roll along and that dreamy chorus. guitar sounds great too. kind of a different song for you. I'm getting a little bit of a Peter Gabriel vibe
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Different
Remember, I'm only responsible for a third of this song. The guy who came up with the foundation is really into King's X.

Glad you dug it, Ridd.

Dave
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LunaTrick said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Nice one Dave...
Like the mellow beats and backing vocal tracks. Good song!
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Thanks Luna
Glad you liked it.

Dave
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Lennon714 said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
departure
done well. Not forced or awkward. I really like the guitar work near the end.
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Eric
Departure is right. It's not generally my kind of music, but it was fun to work on. My part, the chorus and the bluesy guitar, do sound like me, though.

Thanks a bunch for listening.

Dave
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kassia said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
be this way
Cool tune Dave. Sounds like you guys had fun doing this together, which is always the most important part. I love the chorus. Instrumentation and drums are great. I really like all the background vox going on, the panning and in and out of them is great. Really kept me engaged in the song. Cool stuff!
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Fun
Sure was fun to do. Too bad we didn't do any more with Andy, the singer. I really like his gritty voice.

Glad you liked it.

Dave
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jiguma said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Cool!
What a nifty collab - sounds like a well rehearsed band to me .

Cheers,
Neil
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Andy
The main singer is a 25 year old youngster from down under Melbourne. You guys sure love to party.

Thanks Neil.

Dave
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Feter said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
I Wanna' Be This Way
HEY ! ..this is cool ..I liked this rhythm ..very nice
singing .great great colab my friend ...Rock on !!
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
I will rock on....
...and no one will stop me. Thanks Feter.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
wanna
this sounds excellent Dave. cool tune and a great collab project. like Neil said it sounds like a well rehearsed band. And nicely mixed as well.



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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Vic, Vic
We rehearsed exactly 3 minutes before performing this. Thank God for post production. It was really spur of the moment stuff. Stuff i think you'd like to do. THANKS!

Dave
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Ibstrat said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Cool
keyboard sound, great drum beat, vocals are awesome.Great song!
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lavalamp said 3094 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
Mark, you cool cat
Glad you dug this. Just 3 guys having some fun really.

NB Change your Bio to, "I've been playing", instead of "I been playing....". As an English teacher, I find it disturbing. LOL

Stay cool,

Dave
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Rebsie said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Three-minute rehearsal!
Enjoyable song. You can't beat a good jam session. The result of this one works a treat and is nicely balanced and integrated.
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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Rehearsal?
Rehearsal with an Australian is like having an rehearsal with an Australian.

Thanks Rebsie,

Dave
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ted23 said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
dude
this rocked.
Reminded me of one of my favorite periods of music. It has a real feel of late 80's early 90's indie music to it... It's like an awesome blend of Happy Mondays, Primal Scream and The Charlatans.
Great chilled out happy vibe...
lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Whoa
Music needs to get better and I think it gets better here at MacJams.

Thanks,

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Well I'm kinda tweaked!
I'm supposed to get MJ emails when LavaLamp posts a new song and somehow I missed this...

My apologies Dave!

This is really good Dave! Really good. Love the vocals!

Nice arrangement and sound too! Excellent!
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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
Mark, you cool cat
We were just messing around. Glad you liked this one. And please, enjoy again.

Dave
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egobandit said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
cool collab
I was getting into this While I was washing dishes changing diapers and running around like a head without a chicken but It as an enjoyable song and made the chores also more pleasurable Thanks
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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
All Right
Tim, thanks for taking the time. So, YOU have to change the diapers, huh? lol

Glad you enjoyed.

Dave
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said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
3 heads together...
Came out really nice Dave.

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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
3-headed-monster
Thanks Harold.

Dave
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michael2 said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
dave
i wanna be this way too. great track, you guys work really well together. funny the things that you run across on hard drives. i wouldn't even know what type of music to call this, excellent. really cool chorus too.
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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
This is what happens when....
...you put a Prog Rocker with two grungy rockers. Controlled Chaotic Rock. That's what I call it.

Thanks M2

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Dave
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sonnyjim said 3093 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
I know that vibe
and I miss it sometimes. There's a lot to be said for writing stuff spur of the moment (although the result rarely sounds this tight!), lots of real energy that can't be faked.....

Beautiful, unassuming, solid job.
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lavalamp said 3093 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
thanks a bunch
I miss the days of jamming. That was pretty fun if I recall correctly.

Glad you enjoyed.

Dave
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sheilad said 3092 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Just because
I kept coming back to hear this again I decided it MUST go on the ipod. Thanks!
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lavalamp said 3092 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
ipod away
Enjoy. Glad you like this.

Dave
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five_extra_arms said 3092 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Great Dust
Dave,

I like your 33% best!

Nice jam.
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dajama said 3092 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Man
I second what Karen said - if this is just gathering dust on your hard drive! Very cool track. I like the balance of instruments, and the singing is great. This has a great hook, and some lovely vocal touches. An excellent collab. Do more! Nicely done. Peace.
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lavalamp said 3085 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Dave!
Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. I always appreciate comments and kind words.

Thanks,

Dave
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lengold said 3091 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Nicely put
together tune Dave - enjoyed.
Cheers
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lavalamp said 3085 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Thanks Len
Glad you liked it.

Dave
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The Infinites said 3085 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Am I allowed to say....
Stone Roses again?

I love this modern hippy vibe. Mantra-esque E-dropping, trippy vibe with a hint of Happy Mondays too.

Bloody good IMO!

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lavalamp said 3085 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
Jim
Appreciate the words. Don't be a stranger.

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