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WHEN WE WERE KIDS multicollab


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In the last minute of the year I managed to keep the tradition with making an annual multi collab also this year. This is my fifth annual multi collab and it includes the following macjammers, presented in the order they first appear:

thoddi: Vocals, guitars, hook-line keys, composition and production
kevmikwa: Drums / tambourine
bent: bass guitar
sisters vocals and magical background harmonies
damiengh: vocals and sax solo
jiguma: vocals
ktb piano and soul organ
Alannah: Vocals


The production time of this is a new record for me, as I got the last contributions on vocals and keys just today.
Hopefully the mix sounds OK at your end, not having had time to test all I wanted.

I'm very grateful for the ones that have spent time with me this year and made it possible to do this. Those of you that have heard the initial sketch I put out, will notice how much have been added.

It's a great inspiration to work with these collabs, not knowing what I'll receive. And how the magic starts to work when the different contributions starts to play along to one another.

A big thank you from me:-)

You can find previous years collabs her:
2008: Tuck me in tonight
2007: The same herd
2006: Let no one stay outside
2005: At Christmas Time
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Lyrics
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
Thor Oliversen©2009

Wouldn’t it be OK?
If we met up
If we met up, once again.

And couldn’t you be the same
that you used to be
So many, so many years ago

Yes, that would be OK
Introduce the good old times
When we were kids

Yes, that would be OK
Play the same old games
And just having a good time

Oh I can see you face
How it lights up
When we sing familiar songs

Oh, how I miss those days
Time gone by
And now we’re far apart
in many ways
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Feter said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
OMG ...what a superb collab ...Incredible song
what a linar of great Mjrs ...super group indeed
the lead guitar is so bright and wonderful ...
the keys crying behind ...o my I just love it .
kudos to all ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Feter
Thanks for your kind commment :)
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drakonis said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Thoddi pulls off another Mega-Fun-Collab!
These things always boggle me, in a good way. Wonderful good-feeling music/lyric writing, and great performance and singing by everyone... there is something about this, maybe the bluesy piano/sax/choir bits, that give hints at "Dark Side of the Moon". Really stellar work by everyone! Happy New Year! And did I hear rumors that there may be a follow-on video for this?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Mega-Fun-Comment
The time I spend producing these collabs are mega-fun times. I'm very happy that this great bunch of mj'ers chose to join.

I'll let the idea about the video rest for a while. But it would be good fun to make one.

Thank you very much for your mega-fun-comment:)
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moorlandt said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
there it is!
You did it. Once again. Damned, hearing again the result, I now regret not having participated... But I enjoyed listening at least as much. This edition is without doubt production-wise the best of all five. I couldn't have come back at MJ at a better time. Thank you Thor for this great tradition. It's so great to hear all these briliant musicians/singers together again.
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Hi there
How good to see you around again Walter. I'm listening to your latest song as I write. Cool to have you back here:)

Thanks for your nice comment:)
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Jarvoid said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Great going guys n gals
nice one to finish the old year with and make room for the new one. Truly international one as well. Be well,Happy Noo Year........

Jarvo
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
International
It's indeed very cool to be able to do collabs with people from around the globe. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment:) Happy new year!


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ConnieO said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Awsome
I heard the initial sketch that you put out Thor and wow very amazing how you put this together as I found the melody too complex and difficult for me to submit anything. I'm really impressed with all the fine musicians who participated and love the song. Artwork is perfect. Bravo to all of you. Happy New Year!
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Initial sketch
Yes, I guess it has changed some from the initial sketch:) It's a thrill to see how these collabs grows and develops as new things are added one by one. I never know where it will go in the end. And as you, I'm impressed with the great music that came from the people that joined. Thanks for mentioning the artwork:)

Happy New Year!
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Jarvoid said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Great going guys n gals
nice one to finish the old year with and make room for the new one. Truly international one as well. Be well,Happy Noo Year........

Jarvo
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dave_b said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
Really enjoyed this soulful composition. The all star cast pulled it off seamlessly - I like the way everyone was trading off on the vocals. Stellar vocal performances by all, and Thodd's nifty guitar licks are my favorites, but I also dug the sax, bass and drums. The mix is sounding good over my cheap Dell speakers
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
The mix
Mixing and mastering so that it will sound good on any speaker system is always a big challenge for me. Not having tested this one as much as I needed, I'm glad to hear that it sounds good on your speakers.

Thanks for a super nice comment:)
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
SWEET!!!
Definitely one for my faves list. Good job!

Cheers,
Jim
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Hi Jim
It was a petty that your part fell out like it did. I'm just listening to your latest song right now. That dulcimer would be cool to have playing a melody like you do there. It brings along an ancient feeling that would be interesting to mix with a more modern beat.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment:)

All the best for the new year!
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jiguma said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
:)
Happy New Year everyone - I speak from the future! 2010 is OK down here in Oz!

Great work Thor - and fantastic contributions all round. I'm not sure how you pull these off.

Neil
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
It's you...
...and the people joining that is making it happen of course:) It's like magic how these collabs seems to grow and develop as things get added. The difficult part is actually the "kill your darlings" part. Somethings must go because sometimes instrument tracks or vocals are stacked on top of each other.

I thought your vocal part was some of the best that I have heard from you Neil. You seem to be very confident and solid with what you do musically. Thanks for freeing up some time so you could join this year as well:)
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Char said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Wonderful song.
That was a perfect blend. Enjoyed. Thanks.
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Char
Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment:)
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Vic Holman said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
star attraction
great contribs!

the song is stellar. and the mix & sound is very pro sounding.
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Vic
Cool avatar you've got there. Thanks for dropping in, and leaving a nice comment:) And I appreciate your comments on the mix!

Happy New Year!
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Ed Hannifin said 2788 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Really nice production, thoddi....
Very well balanced, with nice clarity and punch... Nicely mixed, great natural sound, a sense of unity to the multi-collab... Everybody who's singing sounds on top of their form, in good voice...

I have to admit that I'm not usually a fan of MacJams huge mutli-collabs, and I almost skipped this one, but I think is one of the best I've heard, maybe THE best... It can stand on its own... It's musical and it's good...

Ed
thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Hi Ed
I'm very pleased to hear that you think the production sounds good. It's important to get the feel of unity in a collab like this, and if you think there is a sense of that, I'm happy:)

Glad you didn't skip this one. I'm always thrilled to see you've been listening. And when you leave such an uplifting comment, you've made my day:)

Thank you very much. And all the best for the new year to you!

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Moviz said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Real Nice
friendly sounding collab song with some of the best of MJ all here in one song.... and you pulled it off yet again Thor.... all the best to all, M
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Moviz
Thanks a lot for dropping in and leaving such fine words:)

Happy New Year!
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ktb said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
Thor, what a treat to hear the finished product. Such a way you have with the mixing console. Great of you to do this. Thanks
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
John
What a super friend you are to have. I'm so glad you managed to deliver new tracks in the 12th hour. Hope you didn't mind me using a little tremolo and fx's to add a little sparkle:) I think it help get your super stuff a bit more "visible" in the mix, which is a bit thick/filled up in the same frequency area where your tracks are.

All the best for the new year to you John. I enjoy much the collabs we do and hope we get to play some more together in this year as well.
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SISTERS said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
deadline drama!
Thor - whew! that was a close one, but you came through again.

you make the BEST anthem songs - not an easy thing to do, but you simply shine at bringing them through.

i got such a kick out of the different voices. i knew YOU could sing, Thor, and sing so very well. Neil's vocal is always distinctive to my ear - always solid. what i DIDN'T know was how good that Darn Damien is. the vocal "whoo-oo No-ooo-No-ooo-oh-ooo-who-ah-ooo-whoa-oh" at 1:35-1:40 was SOOO cool. you need to sing MORE, brother D! amazing that alannah and i were able to sing some of the phrases together and have them blend as well as they did, since no one heard what anyone else was doing. now THERE's a strong vocal! - and she added so much to the sound soup.

john's keys were the perfect element to run through this - always pure class contributions from the Karma'ed one. cool the way Mike's percussion comes in - adding a dynamic element to the whole enchilada. the bass is big, beautiful, and helps hold the song together. damien's sax was SO good - you blew some beautiful patterns, d - wonderful listening on your part.

my highest compliments to you, Thor - the mixing chef who beat all our parts into submission, and magically produced such a Fine Finished Product. bravo, brother!
anne
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Yes
Damiens singing really was a treat to hear when I first put it into the mix. And also his great sax solo. Very pro playing Damien:)

I thing your part was one of the first I got Anne, and it lifted the song to a higher division immediately. Those background harmonies are so incredibly smooth and awesome. Listening to them with the rest muted is a treat:)

Thanks a lot for joining Anne, and I hope to be able to lure you into doing more songs with me;)
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magnatone said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
When We Were Kids
oh man, well this is fabulous! what a great group working together here - the mix sounds so good to me, wonderful vibe in this song. and vocals from damien - WOW!
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thoddi said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
I'm so glad
every time someone mentions that the mix sounds good. I was afraid it would be a bit off as I didn't get to test as much as I wanted.

Thanks for dropping in and leaving such a nice comment:)
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Alannah said 2787 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Glad to hear that ......
... my very hurried and extremely late entry made into the final mix ! I always look forward to the Thoddi Annual Christmas Tune ! Thanks for doing this again this year.
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thoddi said 2786 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Alannah
I got very happy when I saw the mail from you.

Thanks a lot for jumping in. Wishes for a Happy New Year to you:)
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damiengh said 2786 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Happy New Year
Thanks Thor for giving us the opportunity to participate in your annual collab.

I can remember hearing your earlier collabs and thinking how fantastic it was, that a tune centered around the holidays, could capture the essence of the great feelings we experience here in the macjams community.
I really felt compelled to participate in the 2007 collab because of that impression and was most happy to be a part of these last two.

Thanks again for being the center-force of this holiday project.

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eleveneyes said 2786 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
Nothing but
good vibes on this! Enjoyed tremendously!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2785 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
It's been a year already?!
Sir Thor, that's such an amazing collab. I dig the additions by everyone.

I'm throughly enjoying the jazzy/soul/bluesy touch in the music... fantastic!

It's been a year? Time flies... quickly these days!
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bud said 2784 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
What a great song and a fine collab
I love the natural exchange of voices and the almost gospel feel of this number. Very impressive.
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particledots said 2784 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
great stuff
BIG band

excellent sound
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blaky smith said 2784 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Tradition
Thank you Thor to come here, as every year, with this beautiful gift. One again a very nice piece, excellent collab. A great pleasure to listen.
Bravo to all and thanks. Wish you the best for this new year !
Marc
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lengold said 2783 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
The years are
coming and going so fast - 'Tuck' only seems like yesterday. Wonderful song writing again Thor and lovely production.
Every contribution just fits perfectly.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2782 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Wonderful collab!
Nice loose feel that avoids being overprocessed.

Great contributions from all concerned.

Cheers

Dick
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timothy devine said 2782 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
hi thor
i am feeling like moorlandt about not being part...nice nice tune and great feelings...Temo could use an old friend about now...peace
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jibes said 2782 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Great
song and great melody n collab!
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guitapick said 2781 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Shades of Steely Dan...
...but with your own twist, Thor. Really fine collaboration, guys!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2781 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Absolutely a top collab
This sounds like a group of all-stars who got together in a studio together--great singing and playing, stellar mixing, and a strong song underneath it all!
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fambroski said 2781 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
WOW
What a great song! A touch of Philly soul and rock. Rundgren? WHAT A GREAT SONG!!!
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fambroski said 2781 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
WOW
What a great song! A touch of Philly soul and rock. Rundgren? WHAT A GREAT SONG!!!
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FEEL said 2778 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
nice warm sound
great catchy tune. The vocals sound really nice, the electric guitar has a fine warm tube sound to it. The acoustic guitar is right on... bass and keys compliment well...that Sax... sounds great.... Drums hold every thing together and build where they need to...and what a great subject to write about. Way to go on the final mix too...
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davisamerica said 2766 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
the rabitt
sent me back
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MarkHolbrook said 2766 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Wow oh wow man...
Damien sent me over here... I'm sure sorry I didn't get here earlier... The guitar is cranking great in this... The mix feels a tiny bit hot to me but in some ways that lends some cool clarity like I can hear every little move on the instrument fretboards, keys, etc... The vocals are stunningly good...

Man this song just has a generally all round great feel to it... Outstanding work guys and girls!
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MarkHolbrook said 2766 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
And...
Thanks so much for the download button... This is going to the top in favorites in itunes... I gotta learn to play guitar like this man... I wanted to be playing right along with you guys!
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Grifion said 2766 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
WHEN WE WERE KIDS
Cool ^^Awesome work.
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