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Drift (re-mix)w/ The Pilot


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michael2

 Genre: Indie Rock

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I heard this song by the Pilot and fell in love with it immediately. So much passion and simplicity. Of course I asked if I could try doing another version, and was happy to get "yes" as an answer. The original was electric guitar and vox, so I added a band and some ambient sounds. I took the original guitar, ran it through gleetchlab, dumped it back into Logic and then sliced it up some more and put a tape delay on it. Everything i played was first take, to try and keep a jam kind of feel to it. I did my backup vox with the pinhole mic as I was too lazy to set anything else up (i only sing for a second anyways).

The Pilot played this straight old skool (no metronome), and while it is amazing in his original, it made it difficult to do drums. so i just kind of tried to mic Keith Moon with the original Pavement drummer. It could be a little tighter, but maybe next time. I actually like the sloppy rhythm section. It reminds me of one of the early Pavement singles.

Hope you like. If you are not familiar with the Pilot, then check him out. here is the original:
http://www.macjams.com/song/52921
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Lyrics
We thought we had it all right.
We thought nothin could break us.
Then that one day turned to night
to show us what we're made of.

And I tried to fight for what we had,
but your thoughts and your dreams made me too sad.
And I tried, and I tried, and I tried so.
But I knew this was as far as you'd go.

Time doesn't make it alright.
I still remember your face.
I'm sorry you think we fight,
but I don't like you away.

And I tried to fight for what we had,
but your thoughts and your dreams made me too sad.
And I tried, and I tried, and I tried so,
but I knew this was as far as you'd go.

And I tried to fight for what we had,
but your thoughts and your ways made me too sad.
And I tried, and I tried, and I tried soooo,
but I knew this was as far as you'd go.
Song Stats
Hits: 2832
Comments: 47
Fans: 21
Plays: 199
Downloads: 79
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009 - 04:46:57 PM
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2009 - 04:54:07 PM Last Played: Mar 11, 2015 - 11:31:56 PM
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Hardware:
fender tele, ibanez bass, m-audio keyboard (for the drums), medium pink fender pick (the best there is)
Software:
LE8, gleetchlab, PodFarm
Comments
rsorensen said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
dude
this is amazing. i loved the original and you've made it something incredible here. the guitars are perfect and the drumming is so good. you really nailed this, michael. such a big mix too. blew me away. downloaded, faved, cherished
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks Ridd
it's such a good song huh? you know how i love to get in and mess other people's song up. thanks so much for listening. as for the mix, I am really trying hard to get those a little better.
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bud said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
I loved seeing Pavement with Gary on drums
this goes there a bit for sure. What a great idea to mix it up with The Pilot. His stuff is really good and you two were made for each other. Nice additions Michael.
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks Kevin
it's funny you say that, as this was really familiar for me. he plays a lot like this guy Jason I played with forever. i had a blast with this one, he needs to be huge. thanks for the listen.
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edpdx said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Great remix!
I love what you have done to this song!

Excellent!
edpdx
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks
very kind of you. all of the hard work was The PIlot, I just slathered on some sugar. That kid rocks for sure.
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MarkHolbrook said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Very cool M2
Very cool... I think the rhythm section fits just fine. Keith Moon it is... And it sounds good.
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks mark
it would have been hard to totally botch this tune. thanks for the listen.
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Feter said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Drift
Man ,this is genius ...you certainly made this
so wonderful ...the sphere of the guitar riff
with the rhthym is a top notch ..the vocal work
is amazing here ....this rock so good my friend
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
ah feter
you are too kind. thanks a bunch. glad you stopped by.
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spitlogic said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Cool
I really like that bass synth you have. Nice work.
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks man
glad you like; no synths though. just a regular band style line-up, and i ran one of the guitars through gleetchlab. hey, you coming home soon?
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Doadars Uncle said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Nice space
Cozy feel. Nice changes. I've had conversations like this. Great tune!
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks
he wrote a really nice song. i made it different, athough I won't go so far as to say it's an improvement. did another mix without drums too. thanks for listening and the ind words.
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sloparts said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Nice work Michael
You did a hell of a job on the band my friend. The little bit of looseness makes it sound like a real band backup instead of studio add ons.

you got the knack Michael, Kudos

Ed
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks ed
glad you approve. this kind of music is deep in my bones. the remix reminds me of a cross between pavement, sebadoh and the velvet underground at the end (3 bands that really moved me). the pilot is really a gifted songwriter. thanks for listening and I'm glad you "got" the looseness.
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Lennon714 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Great version
of a modern MJ classic. There are like 4 versions of this song and they're all great, and all different. The loose drumming is a plus for me. Like you're watching it live when the audience and the band is just exhausted but they're putting in one last effort. The room's heavy and the song makes people forget how weary they are. Big time, fellas. Great job!
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
thanks man
very kind of you, love that description. i was in a band that did 3 hour shows (much of it improvised), and I definitely know that feeling. thanks for the listen.
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LunaTrick said 3005 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Such a clever composer
Always enjoy your work - and this one is so well put together. Drums are really well done... and the mix is superb!
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
thanks
glad you liked. ryan wrote a great song. thanks so much for giving this a listen Daniel.
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Boundless said 3005 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Didn't hear
the original, yet this one's real fine.
Love the overall feel.
Cool image too !

Thanks.
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
thanks
for the listen. glad you liked our little jam. check out the original, it's really cool.
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lavalamp said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Oh so clean
I will check out the original. This is so cool. So cool.

Sometimes reminds me of the Who

Dave
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
thanks Dave
i can see the Who actually. early who. the harmonies and the guitar stabs. so glad you dug this one.
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AlchymicalMuse said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Enjoyed ...
All the best songs are done without clicktracks! Well that's not entirely true, but I think a bit of of give and take in the rhythm adds hugely to the character of a song ... and it's certainly true of this one. It has lots of character but still simple and direct in its delivery. Very nice work.
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
yup
clicktracks are for wussies. make it easier when you're working with MIDI, but with a live band I would never use one. glad you liked the tune and the comments are way appreciated.
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tempie said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
adding sugar
love the loose, jammy approach, i hear brian wilson here as much as pavement, you're a top notch composer/producer and this is a showcase tune - yeah i know the original song is great and it is for sure but that doesn't take away from what you've done with it. great job man, DL'd.
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
aw yeah
you know I love Brian Wilson. my contributions on this one were pretty much written before i ever picked up an instrument. when I listened to the original, this is what I heard. the song is just a great piece of indie pop for sure, i had a lot of fun with it. thanks man, you are too kind.
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Jim Bouchard said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
hard to keep up, yup!
This is very cool. I sort of liked the loneliness of the original version of this song as it was so desolate. As a re-do of it, this doesn't stray too far from the original feeling of the song, very well integrated into the concept, so I think it totally works.
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
thanks Jim
i think the same thing actually. works better when he plays it solo, but it was too much fun to pass up. thanks for the visit.
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thepilot said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
I don't think this is ruined at all!
I'm totally loving it man! i think you've added a depth to this tune I couldn't have done by myself. Very nice work indeed!
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michael2 said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
hey man
so stoked that you like this. it's a great song, and everything I did to it was done with love. most fun i've had in awhile. thanks again for letting in on the fun.
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lengold said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
I hadn't heard
the original until just now. That's a great song and I like it as it is. This version takes it somewhere else and I really like that too. So two wonderful versions of a very fine song.
Cheers
Len

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michael2 said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks so much
they are like 2 separate beasts, glad you came by.
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kassia said 3004 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
very cool
an awesome original tune and all of your slices and dices and additions and subtractions work perfectly. this has a great full sound and a cool loose-live feel. very nice.
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michael2 said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks Kassia
so glad you liked this one. ryan/s song is so nice, I just had to play with it. thanks for the kind words and the listen.
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davisamerica said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
late to the party
but really loving this M2..... The Pilot's tune was a perfect vehicle for your magic.... everything is just great on the mix...no nits.... big Kudos guys
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michael2 said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
yay
so glad you dig it, the pilot has some really great songs, and an awesome level of emotion is present in all of them. he is the real deal. thanks for listening.
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tokai said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
60's
Your voice is excellent and very suited to this blast from the past. Cool vibe, an exceptional performance that sounds so real, nice touch to play this without the click, it really works.
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michael2 said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks Tokai
glad you liked. i actually only sang back ups on this one, but after reading your comment and listening again, I think there are some similarities in out voice on the quieter parts. i had a great time with this, always nice to work with cool people/musicians.
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egobandit said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Excellent
I love the drums on this, the singing on this is some of your very best very emotional. The one take aspect of this works real well( my favorite approach BTW) An excellent song!
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michael2 said 3003 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
thanks Tim
while I would love to take the compliment, that's actually Ryan singing. i just sang backups during the verses. I will however be more than happy to take the drumming compliment as that is something I always want to improve on, and I spent more time on the drums than anything else. Thanks a bunch dude, and while I have your ear: you best not be retiring.
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mowguy3 said 3002 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Drift
One of the best tracks I have listend to in some time. Excelent!!! I have to check out the original. This is one very cool song.
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michael2 said 3002 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
thanks man
ryan did the hardest part, i just added some stuff; thanks so much for the listen. appreciate it very much.
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Calchas said 3002 days ago (August 1st, 2009)
Cool cover!
You did Pilot's tune justice Michael. Kudos!

I REALLY like the attempt at reproducing Keith Moon's drumming style.

Be well friend!


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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3000 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
Awesome..
.. as good as the original is you've added real spice here Michael. The drumming is fantastically loose and cool. Takes the song into the mid 90's college rock territory, which is no bad thing.
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Relic67 said 2964 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
wow
catching up on the bookmarks... glad I ran into this one.
this sounds so good... it does actually sound a bit like the Who in spots... indie-fied of course.. the bass part is cool too. not sloppy sounding at all. nice build towards the end... also kind of reminded me of VU "Heroin" that way.
I'll have to check out the original...

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