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"If something's neither here nor there, where the hell is it?"- Chic Murray.

A catchy little effort about that common ailment: losing things/people.

Consider this one an open collab for Macjams members - so feel free to do whatever to it, just let me know if your doing anything with it.

I managed to not only do a song in 6/8? (I thank-you ..lol) .. but I used that Eadd9 chord mentioned by Daugrin in the chatroom... yes, yes .. don't get carried away. :o)

Played with capo 2nd fret, the chords used are

E Eadd9 E E7 E Eadd9 E E7 E Eadd9 E E7 E
Where- are you?
E7sus4
I looked a-round,
D E ...
And you weren't there.
...
Am7 D
Perhaps you had something to do?,
Am7 D
To take up your time,
Am7 D Bm7 E ...
I guess I better leave you a message.
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Lyrics
Where are you?
I looked around,
And you weren't there.

Where are you?
I looked around,
And you weren't there.

Perhaps you had something to do?,
To take up your time,
I guess I better leave you a message.

(And the message said:)

"Where are you?
I looked around,
And you weren't there."

Perhaps your under something-
Nope.

Where are you?
Where are you?
Song Stats
Hits: 5124
Comments: 61
Fans: 35
Plays: 618
Downloads: 149

Uploaded: May 21, 2009 - 11:46:30 AM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2010 - 09:57:38 AM Last Played: Jun 30, 2019 - 05:52:54 PM
Song License
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Hardware:
Intel Mac mini 1.66GHz, 2GB RAM
MOTU Firewire audio interface,
Rode NT1-A mic + pop-filter/shield,
Yamaha APX-8A acoustic guitar,
We all live in a "yellow" tambourine.
Software:
GBv3,
Ozone 3,
JP4,
Drums on demand.
Comments
T_Being_esq said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Country With A European Edge
I can hear the scottish influence, along with the scandanavian. Music like language tends to get absorbed into the conciousness. Like the blue grass harmonies. Very nice. Better ending needed I think. Oh and I like the drums.
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Martin

.. definitely traces of me locale and roots in this. Hopefully a more serious ending will emerge from collaborations... we'll have to wait and see.
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Char said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Wherever
the person is, I'll bet there are a lot of socks there too. What a great beat. Bugaloo Scottish Rock; loved it. Thanks.
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Cheers Charlene

.. and my St.Christopher too ... hehehe. Glad you enjoyed this little romp.
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I.G.M. said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Great work,
like it a lot Alan, very well played, sung and arranged.
Harmony vocals are fine, everything`s in the right place, yeah!

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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
It's not finished ..

hehehe thanks :)- I left it very open after 1:28s for some elbow room for any collaborators to fill/play around with. I tried to be a bit tighter on the harmonies than usual too.
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SmokeyVW said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
major
i really the sound of this - so much music is in 4/4, it's refreshing to hear 6/8! the vocal harmonies are nicely done.

thanks

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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Bill

.. it was fun to ride that 6/8 rhythm.... I might even explore some other time signatures in future... not something I've really bothered too much about to tell the truth but it does give a little inspiration boost.
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lavalamp said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Great tune
This really sucks the listener in. High quality musicianship. Should be proud of this one for sure.
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Dave

I thought you were going to say "this really sucks!" for a minute there hehehe. I was quite pleased how this essentially experiment driven thang turned out.
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musichead said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Island
I felt more like I was on tropical Island. Do I hear talking? great harmonies!!
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Ah
.. was that where you were? hehehe. Yes, some throw-away talky bits (see lyrics). Cheers Steve.
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Feter said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Misplaced
This is amazing ...loved the feel out o it ...impressive vocal work ...
a classic sound here ...it can have alot of solo parts with many instruments
good job Alan ..this song Rocks !!!!
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Ghassan

.. that 6/8 does give a nice little schwing to things. Glad u enjoyed it. Yup, intentional space left for other soloists etc.
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jiguma said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Beatley
Alan - those harmonies remind me of some of the tight harmonies the Beatles used to do. I played my yellow tambourine along too - does that count as a collab?
I like this a lot. Is that a bass line or drums on the bottom?
N
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
lol .. It does ..
.. if you record it ;) There is a GB soft inst. upright bass plonking away a bass part .. but any of my parts/tracks can of course be removed on request. I would have made the GB file available for download too, but I suspect not having the plug-ins I used would be a bit naff. Glad you liked it so far.
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Kody106 said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
wow
fast popularity huh?! great song alan! :D
Kody
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Kody

glad you stopped in for a listen.
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Vic Holman said 3743 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
excellent
very cool song Alan. yeah those vocals are tight. Beatlish/Everly's meet Bo Diddley.

did i almost hear a tambourine solo at the end? :-)


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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
That ending ..

.. cracks me up everytime .. hehehe. Certainly drifting into the too much fun category ... I hear what you mean .. 'tis kinda drum syncopated guitar strumming... just happened as a result of the infectious beat. Cheers Vic.
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caroline said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
a song for lost glasses!!!
i shall keep this and play it everytime something goes missing - love yer accent:) xoxox
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Ah there u are .. ;o)

oh I found those .. well a friend did, as they crunched them while putting away the sofa bed :o( .. got new pair now! Accent? What accent? lol. Cheers Brunch xoxox
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davisamerica said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Alan ....
I really like this. Harmony was brilliant ... and the song flies! Absolutely a great track.
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Jack ..

.. quite upbeat effect from that pattern .. it's 110 BPM .. glad u enjoyed it.
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egobandit said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
leave a message
This is just fantastic. The strings and the clang clang are just brilliant. Greatness!
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Tim

I'm fond of those (JP4) cellos. Wasn't sure if I would get away with those clang clang's .. but .. phew .. seems I did :)
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slumbering said 3742 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Where is my comment for this song...?
This song is mighty good! I'm having a difficult time trying to explain why i like it so much...

It's kind of infectious and there's something unique about it. I really enjoy the rhythm of it and how you've orchestrated it, and the particular chords.
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apb said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Don't be shy .. ;o)

.. you know it's the ending ;o) I'm very pleased you liked it so far in it's incomplete 'open collaboration' form.
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Sigmund said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
where are you
this is a really cool song. Starts with a kind of beat that actually takes a few measures to catch on, but once it catches, your grooving all over the place! LOVE the tympany in the bridge, and the strings. Nice cool beat in the bridge as we anticipate one more chor- hey! the song ended!! I definitely hear one more chorus afer the change, but then I often see little goblins running around in my closet at night too, so I don't know how much to trust what I hear!

Really enjoyed this one - thank you for sharing!
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
I think ..
.. those few bars to catch on was for me to also get in sync with the beat as well .. lol .. timpani is always fun. I think it will get longer like u suggest (minus the goblins) hehehe. Thanks Sigmund for stopping in for a listen, appreciated.
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awigze said 3741 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Alan
I love the content of this song- it's personal- in a way, hard to explain.... like I've sung this song before when I have my chronic loss of everything aphasia.... like you're talking to yourself whilst looking for keys, hat, wife, child, pager, phone, phone, phone, keys, keys, keys.... but finely nuanced. great arrangement and love the tambourine btw....
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Wiggy. Thats ..

..exactly what I was after- you got it (don't lose it! hehe)... makes it (hopefully) easy for anyone to relate to- I like that common everyday occurance type thing .. but seldom sung about .. so why not? (they probably keep forgetting! Score one to the memory man!! .. hehehe. I think "key, hat, wife, child, pager, phone" could be used as lyrics!
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lengold said 3740 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Love the
way the drums drive this forward. You are right on the money with 'catchy' . The cello fits perfectly and sounds great.
Wonderful vocals. Looking forward to hearing where this will go. Great production.
Cheers
Len

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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Cheers Len

.. I think I will tighten up that naked cello section a bit .. and perhaps add some more transition notes in the cello part overall (that I'm hearing now). Thanks for the vocal compliment- it seems the more relaxed, apathetic and care-free attitude/mood I'm in .. the better the vocals go. Hmm ..
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blaky smith said 3740 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Cool
I was absent for a long time, the head somewhere else and it is a pleasure to discover this song today, just in my return. I like very much this rhythm. Very nice piece, which sounds great with a high quality, Bravo!
Always a pleasure to hear you Alan...
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Marc!
Glad to see your back around the jams again. Thanks for stopping in and very pleased it meets your approval.
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peacepiano said 3740 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Missing
I agree with what has been said above, but clearly the whole second half of the song is screaming for some ambitious soloists. I'll be noodling around to see if I can come up with anything, and hope that you get many others. A catchy beat like this should be a lot of fun to improvise over.

Take Care
Bill
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Exactly ...

.. and go for it Bill! You don't even have to be ambitious .. just have some fun!!
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Bob6stringer said 3738 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
powerful
This is an extremely powerful and confident bit of craft and construction, Alan. Until it hit the 1:28 mark I was wondering why you'd want someone to step all over this glorious mix, but now I see (hear).

I'm not very fast or prolific but if I were to help out -- and you wanted me to -- I could try to add some leads. Something along the lines of the left-channel lead guitar on Ed "SloParts" Wemmerus' Good Time Girl. http://www.macjams.com/song/52841. I've got some things to finish first but let me know if you want me around!
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Bob

.. your more than welcome to add some of your fine guitar lead work to this- I'd be glad to have you on-board: step, stomp all over it .. well from 1:28 onwards at least .. hehehe.
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Bob6stringer said 3717 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Haha! I might (someday)!
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Roxylee said 3737 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
I enjoyed this a lot
Fun, upbeat, interesting, cool. I'm downloading to to vocally play around with. Very creative and well done.
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Roxanne!

Glad it sparked your interest. Feel free to play around with it and post the results yourself .. or throw them to me (into the melting pot) whatever is fine by me... above all, have some fun with it and no rush.
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Doug Somers said 3737 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
and Found
Barenaked ladies meet the reincarnation of Simon and Garfunkle.

This is too much fun. Very catchy rhythms here.

Many thanks,
Doug
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Doug!

Ah .. I hear what u mean .. I like 'em both, so thanks for that major compliment (but I'm not that good!) .. hmm Barenaked Garfunkel! Eugh .. doesn't bear thinking about ... Simon and the Bare Ladies! .. hmm that's not such a good suggestion round here lol :o)
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MarkHolbrook said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Hey
Alan, sorry I missed this one!

What software did you use to map out the guitar fingerings?

On the song what really shines in this is your vocals man! Excellent! The guitar work of course is gorgeous!

I've never tried 6/8 and figure I'd get badly lost at about beat 5. :-)

Thanks!
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apb said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Thanks Mark- no worries

.. lots of songs, not enough hrs in the day .. I was quite pleased with how my vocals sat in this song .. and I recommend experimenting with different time signatures for inspiration and fun. The site/resource I used is http://jguitar.com (and I just snapped screenshots with the Grab app.)
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Giusepppe said 3736 days ago (May 28th, 2009)
Space trip
It remembers to me to make a space trip, good finished
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Drew Kopr said 3725 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
wow!
This is great. I dig the groove, the harmony/vocal lines, and the upbeat feel. I could really lay down killing bass to this....too little time!!!! Great stuff.
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PockBluesman said 3716 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
very impressed
great production quality very catchy indeed. Love the way it all comes together
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Estella said 3707 days ago (June 26th, 2009)
I like it!
Thanks for making me smile on this day. This song has great energy, and is just so sweet.

Bear steals the show. That is adorable.
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Harn said 3706 days ago (June 27th, 2009)
Very fresh
I enjoyed the tune and the arrangement a lot. Nice beat. All very original.
Thank you!
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Daugrin said 3704 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Where Are You?
Apb fresh and new sounds, I love it. Make this the start of your new default harmony bag and no telling what might happen! Daug approved!

Daugrin
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Calchas said 3692 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
6/8 and great!
As always your vocals are superb Alan. Strings are very effective herein as well.

Enjoyed very much!

Be well friend!
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ste said 3689 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
beats
great rhythms here. love that first change. the chords are great. summer song.
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abfkingsport said 3689 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
This is great Alan. Great beat and catchy sound. Kind of has that "Big Country" feel to it. You are an awesome artist. I am and always will be a big fan.
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fishboisfo said 3675 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
hey !!
dude -- I love this !!
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kassia said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
oh this is fun
has anyone done anything with this? it's great! love the percussion in this. total fun. this could go so many different places....
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apb said 3659 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
Has anyone..?
.. not that I know of Shay - feel free to take it somewhere ..

/Alan
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crissew said 3635 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
I like how you give a chord
guide to your songs. Cool. Enjoyed this one. Has modern and retro aspects all in one package. Harmonies reminded me of smashmouth more than bluegrass but maybe that is just me. Great job. Thanks for the listen!
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Parichayaka said 3589 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Great song+
Fun, inventive, good energy, well-produced and totally original. Can't believe it's free...Thanks!! Should anyone come up with a TV show called 'Where are you?' they'd already have their perfect theme song. I could listened to this once a week. For years!
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