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My wife said I never write songs for her anymore, so I wrote one for her birthday. I tried to add harmonica but it sounded too busy, so I just put in some acoustic fills. Could be smoother, but if you take time to listen, I 'll listen to your ideas.
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Time passes like a river’s flow
We swim like salmon ‘cause
It’s all we know
And all I look for is you by my side
‘Cause lovin’ you’s the key
To takin’ this ride
So swim my darlin’, swim
Let’s see where the river flows
Live with the certain knowledge
I don’t wanna let go

You make me laugh
With that twinkle in your eye
And my heart breaks
When I see you cry
We are given such little time
More spent laughin’
Equals less time cryin’
Now dream my darlin’, dream
You’ve got the Moon in your tide
Tell me what you love about life
And you won’t be denied

I look at you
I see a gift from God
And I say that’s really OK
When my head’s spinnin’
Like a whirlpool
I wanna find your eyes and swim
Away from the noise
And let our hearts play

Time passes like a river’s flow
We swim like salmon ‘cause
It’s all we know
Still, all I look for is you by my side
‘Cause lovin’ you’s the key
To takin’ this ride
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2007 - 10:35:51 PM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2007 - 10:35:51 PM Last Played: Apr 10, 2019 - 06:48:14 PM
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Alvarez Yarri, Shure Beta 58, M-Audio Firewire Solo.
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Garage band
Comments
rtcooper said 4555 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
BALLADEER
That Voice is, as they say, the Money. Fabulous Texture.

The Guitars are sweet and apt. I wish only that the gain on the 6-4 string alt and the Vocal were reversed, as the alt line sometimes inhibits the Vocal space.

This is a small matter, however, in this FINE, well performed piece.

Best Regards,
Cooper
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Joe Brady said 4555 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Thank You RT
Your comments are very generous and greatly appreciated. Mixing is sometimes like wrestling; seems I get tired and just give up. I never was completely happy with the acoustic lead and the harmonica lead I tried was just too much. So I kinda settled by redoing the acoustic lead in an ambient vocal track; unfortunately it was a little harder to control that way. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment. Each suggestion is appreciated.
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rtcooper said 4554 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
AS YOU STATE
Mixing is the OTHER part (after writing and then performing) of the GB experience. AND it's Always Different with each piece.

I was told: find what is most important (Your Vocals make a STRONG Case for starting there) and EQ and Pan everything else into supporting roles - maybe of Equal value, but none higher in Value.

This Objectivity is, of course, nearly impossible with your own work as you have heard it too much and you have favorite parts everywhere.

Much Encouragement to You. You are already quite accomplished at it and going to the even higher levels.

VBR,
Cooper

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"What you Don't use, You Lose." Get Rockin'
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Joe Brady said 4554 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Thanks Coop,
You're the best! I will try and keep that advice in mind on my next effort. Being an objective observer of my own pieces is nearly impossible and that's why I came to this site. I have gained alot of ideas here; implementing is the tough part, especially with Garage Band I and its limitations. I have an old emac G4 and I haven't been able to adjust reverb or tonal qualities except for using the stock presets and by trying to adjust my guitar's volume and tone controls. Any ideas? From what I hear out there, there must be some way of doing it.
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cjhoose said 4555 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
I applaud your restraint
from using a harmonica. A lot of musicians here are addicted to their harmonicas.

I love the sound of the guitar and your voice. Clear and sweet.
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Joe Brady said 4555 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Thanks for the comment CJ
Your visit means a lot to me since I really dig your taste in your genre and I appreciate your skills. I have no illusions of trying that stuff out myself, so I'll just enjoy your work as an audio-spectator.
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said 4555 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
BEAUTIFUL!
lovely, delicate twinkling guitar held steady by the bass line. love the simple sentiment - your vocal is great! good stuff goin on in the mix. NICE ONE. anne
Joe Brady said 4554 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Sisters!
Honored by your visit; so you girls do harmony, eh? Thanks for the compliments, Anne; much obliged.
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bug67 said 4554 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Man,
I coulda swore I was listening to Jim Croce. Sweet guitars. Very, very nice voice! More please. :)
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RickW said 4554 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Great voice and pickin'
Joe, you do remind me of Jim Croce. I also liked the panning guitar fills. Nice work!


God bless,

Rick

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Joe Brady said 4553 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Jim Croce!!?
Well, you boys better be careful or I won't be able to fit my head out the door.That's very kind of you to say, I was a big Croce fan in 9th grade.I am pleased that you two talents chose to stop by. Thank you very much. ,,,,,,,,Joe
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Willywagga said 4551 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Yeah
Your voice sound great and captivating as I listened, your voice reminded me of someone and I couldn't place it until I read the comments and yes definately Jim Croce, which is a good thing, because there is a comfortable honesty there which I think is important with personal songs.
Lyrics are great. I'm sure your wife was won over. Well done.
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TomFairnie said 4550 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
Like A River's Flow
Another very good song Joe. I note other comments and can here the Jim Croce sound in there, which is hign praise. I posted a song on Folk Alley and MacJams called First To Last, which I think would go nicely with this song. We could do a set together if you ever get to Edinburgh and want to play at Foakies to 35 people (on a good night) for no money :-) It would be nice to hear this one live.
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Joe Brady said 4550 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
That would be great!
I have never been to Edinburgh. The closest I came was one interesting night in Soho. I have the feeling I would be more at home in Edinburgh:-) If I make it across the big pond I'll be sure to look you up. 35 people? that's a big crowd by my standards. I am sure playing with you would make the trip worthwhile.
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said 4261 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Salmon is good soul food
You got that Folk butter knife working well here. Good going. Keep honing the marriage of your voice and guitar. Sympathetic vibrations. You're getting there.

Hearing you sing about salmon reminds me of a Cindy Kallet concert I went to a couple years ago. Listen to her song "Salmon River" from her album This Way Home.

http://www.timberheadmusic.com/audio/SalmonRiver_clip.mp3
Joe Brady said 4261 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Richard,
very pleased to see you here; thanks for dropping in. Hmm, folk butterknife, I like the sound of that, thankyou. I'll take the tip on Cindy Kallet too, thanks. I look forward to perusing your catalogue as I hunker down for the winter. Your collaborations have been outstanding, hope I can interest you in one of mine.
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said 4260 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Maverick
For sure. I'd be honored to collab with you. I really want to get that folk groove going. It's brrn hard to get respect at Folk Alley. I thing I'm too much of a maverick.
Joe Brady said 4259 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
OK, Maverick.........
You can be my wingman anyday.;-)
I'll send you a note soon, Christmas has me crazy; thanks for this.
Joe
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Hickling_Stan said 3541 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Great Voice
really distinctive and it's the thing that kept me listening to the end. I then went back and listened a second time to the lyrics whilst trying to think who you sounded like. Right at the end it came to me....Neil Diamond he's done ok for himself!! Well done on a great song
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