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Evil Thing (btl)... a song that is a little less serious compared to a lot of my other works. The words are just kind of imagery I made up about a girl rock star and her hopeful suitor. But how can you compete with all those fans? I guess there is some shred of realness underneath this but it is just recolored with the gold and black crayons, dipped in chocolate, burned on the edges, and buried in 3 feet of sand. When I hear or sing this song I just think the whole thing is funny so it cheers me up. I am not sure if my sense of humor will match yours though!
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Lyrics
you said you would never give up
and i said i'd show you the way
but you slipped right out
and we lost you
so why should we listen to the things that people say

but you know that i can see you now,
the golden girl taking the stage
there's a million people kissing your ground
you're giving it all away for them baby

you know i'd hate to see you cry
but i don't really think i know why
'cause you're an evil thing baby

you said it was never enough
yeah you said there was some mystic place
where the grass was always greener and the children play
and the sky was always blue
but you didn't notice what was right in front of you
Song Stats
Hits: 2351
Comments: 26
Fans: 7
Plays: 59
Downloads: 84
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Mar 23, 2009 - 09:53:21 AM
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2009 - 10:00:33 AM Last Played: Feb 15, 2019 - 10:06:58 AM
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Hardware:
acoustic guitar (ovation), electric (charvel), bass (yamaha), human (me), dedicated daw (roland), peavey guitar amp (for the bass), digitech rp20 (for the electric), physical drum set (yamaha) augmented with a DM5 (alesis) and some home-made triggers.
Software:
Eventually, audacity.
Comments
blindsidedpoets said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Catchy Lick
Love the way the electric switches from hard rock, to blues, to an almost jazz style walk during the verses.
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
jazz
you're the first person that has commented on the "almost jazz style". Sometimes I reference jazz but most jazz purists I think would scoff, so I have kind of stopped that. Certainly the improvisational bit is always there, but more in a rock style. I don't know that I generally follow a traditional jazz chord progression either. Anyway, I'm glad to hear your comment. I'm really a rock musician and wouldn't claim otherwise but I enjoy jazz music and think it does have some kind of small effect on my writing. Thanks!
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sheilad said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Cause you're an evil thing baby
My favorite part!!! Excellent tune headed to the ipod right now.! Thanks for the d/l
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
sheila
glad you like it, just don't take it to heart! ;)
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davisamerica said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
this is
so right man ....
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
I can imagine
many things from this comment. Most of them good!
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magnatone said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
evil thing
chrono - wow - fabulous tune! your guitar work in here is excellent, your vox is passionate and just plain REAL! i LIKE it!
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
thanks
I sometimes think I embellished a little too much or in a bad way on this song but in the spirit of humor I let it ride. :)
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oben said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Like it
This is aswesome
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
thanks oben
I appreciate your appreciation!
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Feter said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Evil Thing
Great rockin guitars ...loved how you structured these guitars ..
tough vocal work ...cool mix ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
tough
Oh this is nothing! I can be downright mean! I hope the structure introduces some excitement... there are a couple parts that really "hook" me and I hope it goes around! Thanks Feter.
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Skean said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
Wow
It sounds like I put an old LP on, great mix dude…I love it…Cheers
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
It's accidental
I guess... Maybe I'm just too retro? I was influenced a lot by the raw sound of the beatles recordings, even the complicated stuff often had an edge on it like that, and I think it's cool. I don't like recordings that are smooth like silk, seems like somebody dulled the blade to me. So I hope in the end it comes off well is all I can hope for!
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guygrooves said 3771 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
I dig your style.....
You know, when I listen to your music I rarely have anything to compare it to. You have a very unique style of writing and engineering your songs and sound. I truly think you are among only a few here that defies pigeon holing. You sound like you man and it is something to be proud of. Keeps me comin back.
Peace
Guy
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
love it
and hate it! To be unique and unknown is a bad combo, though strikingly, to be unique and known is the most powerful combo there is. Maybe one day I'll cross the line. Hope if I do I can still enjoy it! If not I'll go back to gardening!
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Day-Dreamer said 3770 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Downloaded
Wow!! Love it A great rock song:
Thanks:)
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
d/l
Download and share, it's ok by me if you found it here and I'm always happy to hear somebody out there put me into rotation! Love it and hope to see you back. Thanks!
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eleveneyes said 3770 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Rockinj'!
it's hard not to like a good rocker like this one! Thick wide sound! It almost seemed too wide. How do you like working with the Roland DAW? I've tried some DAW's and got frustrated for a number of reasons, I'm amazed you recorded this the way you did - sounds great - Rock Onward!
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
wide
I guess you must mean stereo wide on this? Or do you mean tonally wide? Texturally wide? I'm going with stereo wide. Again, I have listened to a lot of albums on headphones and most are not that wide, but I noticed a long time ago the beatles recordings are very wide, pretty much straight L/R for a lot of things. I don't go that far but I have learned to be generous, I know that's not a real live sound per se, but it does make for an interesting stereo listen, I hope. Anyway, if you crank it on any system you have you'll get the effect I have in mind, as if you're on stage with me?

DAW: I like it a lot actually. Mostly I have only good things to say. A few things I have had some issues with:
1) backup this is not easy to backup the original separate tracks, in fact, I haven't bothered because it seems hard.
2) cleanup/optimize. The thing automatically saves EVERY take, which ends up eating up tons of space for no good reason. I don't work that way, if a take is good I keep it, if not I redo it, from the top. I'm not interested in two takes generally and if I do want to (probably for vocals) I like to put it on a separate track anyway. It's a waste and a pain to clean up the takes all the time.
3) Edits: I don't really do these, like I said I'm a "from the top" player. I don't like to piece things together too much. But there have been a couple times when there was something stupid like a knocked over mic stand that ruined an otherwise good track. It's kind of a pain or even impossible to remove these. So it's "from the top" again. I sometimes have a lot of pain so it suck for me to have to grit my teeth and keep going. But I'm ok with it. In the end it "keeps me honest".

As far as quality it's tops. Love it. I have rarely if ever had any quality or latency problems. It just does the job. Also it has some cool options like an effects board that you can put on any part of the path, input before track, after track (which means you can change it after recording), etc. I mostly only use a little compression and the EQ, sometimes some reverb. But it is a pretty nice effects board. I am considering trying a mac with GB or Logic. We'll see if I can get the quality from it. That's the main thing for me.

Thanks!


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Char said 3770 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Intelligent lyrics.
I like the fun and ease you have with your vocals. Unique and captivating. Sounds terrific. Thanks.
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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
thank you
it's nice to see you here. Captivating is a great word and I'm so thrilled to hear it associated with my music! Wonderful surprise, thanks!
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magnito said 3770 days ago (March 24th, 2009)
Evil Thing
Good groove tight and clean, vocals as well. thanx for the music!
chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
new guy
Hey new guy! Thanks for stopping by Sam. I bet you'll like it here!
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lengold said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Evil Thing
Really nice changes throughout and very accomplished song writing. Great listen.
Cheers
Len

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chronologic said 3769 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
changs
Thanks Len. I am actually proud of the changes on a personal level. I mean, really it's just chords and stuff nothing too spectacular, but I just like the way it came together. The chorus has always been a "nice break" from the rest in my mind. It seems to kick it off but still fit in. Who know a chord could do that? Amazing thing, music. Thanks for coming by!
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