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starts slow but soon rocks a little more. Guitars were played through a Marshall JMP head into a custom pyramid shaped 1x12 speaker cabinet designed and made by Scott Harrington and yours truely.
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DOWN TIME
©2005 Ray Kainz

Of all things I don’t understand
Like why human would hurt human
There’s one thing I’d love to know
Is one lifetime long enough to grow

Another thing I just don’t get
How pleasure precedes regret
And of course we can’t forget
How in the world does Kevin Bacon know someone we met

Attempting to avoid newsbreak
Blunder becomes mammoth mistake
For the friendships that you fake
Look away as you take and take and take

We all just saw the same crime
Eyewitness doesn’t align
You made your bed but now you want to lie in mine
What were you thinking back when
You weren’t thinking back then
Now were you

What really boggles my mind
How more and more you will find
I’m either too far ahead or you’re too far behind

You have to speed up to slow down time
Song Stats
Hits: 5837
Comments: 33
Fans: 12
Plays: 435
Downloads: 97
Votes: 27
Uploaded: Jan 28, 2006 - 11:07:35 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2007 - 01:48:44 PM Last Played: Mar 07, 2019 - 08:09:19 PM
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Hardware:
Sure SM58 mic for vox
Sure SM57 mic for geetarz
Mackie 24x8 mixer
Korg Triton proX as keyboard controller
M-Box
Gretsch 6120 Nashville electric guitar
Gretsch Duo-Jet Double cutaway electric guitar
Washburn BX-500 bass
Software:
GB for tracking, ProTools LE 7 for 'mastering'
Comments
said 4863 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
You have truly exceptional
musical sensibilities. Downloaded. thank you
Pie said 4863 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Dude!
Dude, this is is excellent! You've really captured great tone with the
guitars. How's it going with PT7? I have it but am in between projects
so I've held off installing it. And what about those drums? Excellent!
What are you using to produce the drums?

Everything here is great. I even spotted a hint of Billy Joel in the vox...
don't worry - that's a good thing in my books. The songwriting is really
interesting.

I'll just mention the excellent production again.

be cool,
Pie


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eleveneyes said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Dude!
thanks Pie! PT7 is really cool so far. i havn't even scratched the surface of the
new features.

I tracked this in GB. The jazzy drums are a GB loop, and the rock drums are
JamPack soft synth midi programmed drums, indie kit live i believe. i seperate
each drum into its own track and compress, EQ etc. accordingly.

Billy Joel? how funny. my wife has been saying the same thing lately. have you
guys been talking?

Thanks a ton Pie, compliments from you are taken with mucho respect.

Rock Onward!

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i was made for loving you baby
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Pie said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Dude!
I gotta say how impressed i am with your efforts on the drums. Fantastic. i've
purchased BFD1.5 - great! Check out fxpansion.com for info on BFD. I'm startin'
with it but it seems awesome.



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Deiz said 4863 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Nice!
I may be new here but I can recognise good music when i hear it! Great job
Einarus said 4863 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
There is always...
...such a professional sound to your songs that I can't help but wonder
why you're still here... Well, more for us, I guess :)

The production here is definately top notch - the guitars sound awesome
and so do the drums. Like Pie, I ask: What are you using to produce the
drums?

But, frankly, I really don't have anything to criticize here.
Great work.
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eleveneyes said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
There is always...
why am i still here? cuz i was made for loving you guys!
record companies aren't beating down my door cuz they don't know where i live.
but i'll tell them once the house is picked up.

regarding the drums - see my reply to Pie.

Thanks for stopping by Einarus!

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said 4863 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Those Bush Girls Know How to Party
Excellent production and performances. And I enjoy the song.
To my ears and listening and listening experience, this is reminiscent of
some of the stuff Mike Keneally does, when he starts veering around
Gentle Giant territory by way of Matthew Sweet.
eleveneyes said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Those Bush Girls Know How to Party
Mike Keneally huh? you're not the first to bring up his name. I havn't listened to
much of his stuff but maybe i will.

Thanks for checking in Mungo!

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i was made for loving you baby
Check out my latest song called You And Me
aclarke said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Woo Hoo!
Fantastic- Fantastic- Fantastic!

Great production standards aside the song is extremely well written and
performed- I've come to expect nothing less from you. Time after time
you deliver the goods and extremely high quality product.

Loved the line/question about Kevin Bacon- excellent pop culture
reference.

One question: I hear what sounds like piano but don't see that listed in
the hardware list... how the?
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eleveneyes said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Woo Hoo!
ah, the piano. thanks for reminding me, i always forget about that.
i'll add it to the hardware list. I use a Korg Triton proX as a midi control. the
piano sound i use is some GB JamPack patch.

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i was made for loving you baby
Check out my latest song called You And Me
alley-oop said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
words
I enjoy your lyrics quite a bit. introspective, clever, insightful. I
appreciate when a songwriter really communicates, as you have here.
This is wonderful, smooth composition, solid vocals, cool guitars, great
production. Top notch. I hear the Billy Joel, but deeper.
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SlimGirlFat said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Every
song you make is awesome Ray!
I love the way you sing this, and the echoing harmonies , great guitar
playing.
I hear Billy Joel and maybe a little ELO..

Most excellent production indeed. Top marks

Awesome :)
D/L

Slimmie
jmogielnicki@wes said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Rockin'
I love your rhythm progression. Soft beginning leading into choppy
guitar verses and driving chorus, then the sweet drawn-out chords of
the breakdown/vamp. Very well crafted song.
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Boris the Bull said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
first off, i love the song art! fabulous!

production quality is right on top. great job. instrumentally - holy crap
is this good! same with the vocals.

this piece is at a level i can't imagine attaining. very different from my
own approach, and that's why i really enjoy it.

if i had to offer a crit, i'd say the beginning part might be a bit
unecessary, as when it all kicks in, well, that's the start. but that's my
ear, of course.

great work!!! thank you!
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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Nice...
... I enjoyed this well produced rock song... interesting lyrics,
too... faved for a later DL...
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J.A.Stewart said 4862 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Great-Sounding Tune
At the beginning, I could imagine it heading in a Joe Jackson direction,
and then, as Pie pointed out, it seemed to start taking a Billy Joel turn, but
as if Todd Rundgren was at the engineer's knobs.

Lots of interesting, subtle touches to give it more than one dimension and
a very good sound all-around.

Nice work!
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thoddi said 4860 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
nice piece of music
Great sound in those expensive guitars;)
The vocals is super. Great production. Clever composition, performance... the works!

D/L and straight to my box of favourites.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4860 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
"here we go, here we go"
kinda a Paul Carrack/Squeeze meets the Strokes vibe here. Nice melding of styles. Then you throw in some Steely Dan-like backing vocals. And it keeps surprising you over and over,,, when you dig into a Pink Floyd0like "We all just saw the same crime". Yet with all the varied influences I'm hearing, I think you've done a great job keeping it distinctly your own!

Nice solid guitar tones throughout the song. I'm not a huge keyboard fan, but I think you've done a good job of mixing the early boards into the more rocking guitar part. Not much more to say other than - Nice composition!
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Nolan said 4857 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Fat guitar sound
They sound awesome. I am always so jealous of the sound you get out
of your equipment. It's as good as you could possibly want out of a
home studio. Cool song.
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jiguma said 4856 days ago (February 5th, 2006)
Amazing sound
Great songwriting here. Amazing sound - this is the depth and
intensity of sound I'm striving for, but seem so far from achieving.
Like Pie and Einarus, I'm especially taken by the excellent drum sound
you get, and hereby pledge to try harder with the drums in my next
song. Like the lyrics a lot, and love the vox. Only crit I have is the
slow start, but it's just niotpicking - can't just rave about it without
something negative now can I? I didn't mention the guitar sound - love
the guitar sound!!
Very professional post - impressed!
Neil
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stacey said 4845 days ago (February 15th, 2006)
Lyrics! Finally!
Really great lyrics. I find that there are mostly instrumentals on this site,
which are beautiful, of course, but I am a lyrics whore, and I like yours
very much.

I like this song. Thank you so much for sharing.
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funteach1 said 4839 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
I just like reading the comments!
You've either spent TIME on this project, or you're gifted to the extent that a few of us are getting ripped. And I mean BIG. It wouldn't matter what comments I had for you, you're obviously out of practically everyone's league who'll even browse this site. That includes you pros. Hell, I'm getting pissed that I even landed here. I've gone beyond being inspired to feeling like I'll never rate. I'm outta here (after I listen for the umpteenth time)!
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eleveneyes said 4838 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
I just like reading the comments!
yes i have spent time trying to improve in the recording arts. ever since i got my
first two-track reel to reel, multi-track recording has been a passion of mine.
But I must admit that in my 20+ years of home recording and being in pro-
studios, it wasn't until I joined MacJams that I feel my recordings started to
improve exponentially. Listen to my first post vs. my latest and you'll notice a
huge difference. Believe me, I've been awed and overwhelmed listening to
others' songs on this site, don't let it get you down. If others are doing it, it only
means that you can too.

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i was made for loving you baby
Check out my latest song called You And Me
Scott Carmichael said 4773 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
love your writing
But I don't know where to start cause everything about this is so very
good and right... I see many comment about your production, and I
don't see how it could improve... but, your production could be less
pro and still kick because the performances are stellar... polishing
turds will only get us so far... you've captured moments.... brilliant...
no sunshine here

must ask; is the last line a nod to Einstein?
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eleveneyes said 4556 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
E=mc-little2
last line is indeed a nod to Einstein.

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We'll make enough love for everyone!
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ktb said 4703 days ago (July 7th, 2006)
recording Gods
tremble at the veracity of this effort. You are indeed a mix monster.
The whole concept, from the funky power guitar chords to the
incredibly complex rhythmic drumming, to the eclectic backing vocals
just transcends most everything I've heard at MJ. very original and
simply awesome! I'd humbly ask what you used as a vocal processor.
Thats a sound I could listen to all day long :-)
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eleveneyes said 4556 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
stereo delay
I put a stereo delay on the vocals with diffent delay times on each channel. Right side was around 30 msecs and Left was probably 35 msecs.

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We'll make enough love for everyone!
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said 4659 days ago (August 20th, 2006)
great lyrics
very good singing great song I dont know why while listening I was thinking about joe jackson well anyway very well done I'm downloading for sure.
Volcanique said 4556 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Wow!
You can produce like a mo-fo!!

I love the end!
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Volcanique said 4556 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
PS
How do you get on the fan list thing? I'm new here.
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timothy devine said 4397 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
Very Hot
Steaming.
Love the up front sound. The use of the guitar strings as percusive sound really works well here.
Great guitar tone all around.
Great bridge or ending i guess...
the rhythm change is awsome.
Down time...
this rocks.
tim

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timothy devine said 4397 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
oh yea
all tens
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Name: Ray Kainz
Location: Austin TX USA
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