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My Room w/ Vic Holman, Calchas and Scofugate


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strangedream

 Genre: Indie Rock

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Note: Sorry guys, didn't mean to step on any toes. Didn't realize I should put your names in the title. Sigh. I suppose I am a newbie.

A lot of hard work went into this project. This is my first collab with a "virtual band," and it is also my first time mixing real instruments on my own. I know that that probably sounds ridiculous, but what I mean is, more often than not I am working with a series of loops, a guitar track (my own) and a few vocal tracks. As some of you know, I am currently attending school to become a Recording Engineer, so I felt it was high time that I learn how to mix real bass, guitar and drums. I was very fortunate to have become involved with three talented musicians who were patient enough to allow me to take my sweet time with this and get it right. Special thanks to Scott Fugate for mastering this a bajillion times for me. To his credit, it was never something he did that provoked me to ask for still another mastering job, it was my own dissatisfaction with my mixing prowess, or lack thereof. Scott also helped by taking the time to give me an exhaustively thorough set of directions and suggestions for mixing drums, and sharing an awesome mixing tutorial with me as well. Countless emails, texts and phone calls later, we finally took the song to where we felt it needed to go, and are happy with it. I (we) hope you like it as well. Special thanks also to Crissew for help with the "kick nightmare" as well as for his critiques throughout the process. Thank you Mike (Calchas) and Vic (Vic Holman) for the guitar.

Credits:
Natalie Scibetta: lyrics, vocals
Micheal Wark: bass
Vic Holman: guitar
Scott Fugate: drums

Links: http://www.macjams.com/artist/Vic+Holman
http://www.macjams.com/artist/Calchas
http://www.macjams.com/artist/scofugate
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Lyrics
I overturn your car
with hate that's almost art
solidify, so I can follow you when we part
I overturn your bed
find our love, and paint it red
Solidify, so I can follow you in my head, in my head

'Cause my room is a tomb for you and me
and if I try to make this better, what will be is what will be
and if I stumble in the shrapnel, carry me
in soiled sheets, we're just meat so let it be

You kick me til I cry
and then you wonder why I lie
solidify, so I can break your heart and take what's mine
You steal and sell my parts
slap my face and call it art
solidify, so I can follow you when we part, when we part

'Cause my room is a tomb for you and me,
and if I try to make this better, what will be is what will be
and if I stumble in the shrapnel, carry me
in soiled sheets, we're just meat, so let it be

And I'll hurt you
If you want me to
And we'll dance this waltz
because its all your fault

words and music copyright Natalie Scibetta 2009
Song Stats
Hits: 2142
Comments: 38
Fans: 31
Plays: 172
Downloads: 38
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 30, 2010 - 02:40:31 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 - 10:15:18 PM Last Played: Jan 19, 2018 - 11:52:31 PM
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Comments
magnatone said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
WOWZA
this is fabulous natalie, micheal, vic and scott - GREAT job to all! love the vocals, and you can tell lots of hard and thoughtful work went into getting it just right!
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Calchas said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hey Nat!
I really like the final product. All that hard work paid off dear friend. Some cool and kickin' tuneage this!

Thanks for letting me play in the band!

Be well friend!
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alackbass said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
My Room
The song rocks and you chose wisely regarding your bandmates. As always your voice is the star. As for the mix. The vocal could be a bit louder. Your not the first humble singer to mix their own vocal a little bit low in the mix.
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Carrie71 said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hot
All around goodness here. Great Collab.
scofugate said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
YOu go girl
Thanks for letting me put my .02$ in on this one. It was fun watching this one go through the motions...drums acoustic guitar and vocals----then pitch shift---then to your finished product.
you dun gooder girl!!!

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crissew said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
As Hannibal says
from "The A Team", I love it when a plan comes together! This is excellent, your vocals are great, the backing is awesome. You did a hell of a job on the mix too girl!! Rocking my face off!
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Vic Holman said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
top ten
this sounds great and catchy as all hell.
could very easily be a radio top ten.

thanks fro letting Mike, Scott & me into your room
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fasteddie said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Nice!
This really rocks!

Stellar team!

How could this not be a hit?
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drakonis said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Geeeeezzz Nataleeez
Hey gang, this is great! Natalie did a super job with the disturbing lyrics and great singing delivery (and I echo the feeling that the vox are low in the mix.) But then she's playing with the big boyz here... Vic's guitar is, as always, stellar... Mike's bass-work rounds things out nicely, and Scott's rhythm-method is to die for. Great work all!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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egobandit said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Man RAw power
This is kicking in more ways than one, Man I feel like Im in a small club in manhattan watching a very cool band! Love it Tops all around!
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TERRAPLANE said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Natalie
& the boys ROCK!!! Great job by all..
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strangedream said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
thanks to everyone
for listening. Worked hard on this. Had some trouble finding the right level for the vocals. Perhaps I'll revisit it in the near future and fix. Great feedback is always appreciated.

Nat
dantimmermans said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
very catchy
this is a great tune and all parts are solid, pun intended. an outstanding collab. Your vocals are excellent, perfect even, but they really do struggle for room with everything so forward in the the mix. it's really unfortunate because you've given an amazing performance here - I hope I catch any future mixes of this track, or even new songs from this virtual band.
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MarkHolbrook said 2671 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
I love this
My only complain is your vocals are little back too much. Other than that it is killer good.
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shavingronaldscar said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Sounding really good!
Your dynamic range on the vox dips a little too low here and there, and the words get muffled. Also, the kick has pretty much zero treble info. I can barely hear it in the upper register, and this detracts from the rhythmic virtue of the groove in my opinion. But otherwise this is really, really well done. Very clean sound, and excellent performances from everybody!
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strangedream said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
kICK
Oh, if you only knew the nightmare associated with that damned kick drum, lol. Days and days, shavingronaldscar, days and days. I think eventually we just gave up, lol.
scofugate said 2670 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Yep
We did...LOL
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lavalamp said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Sounds live!
You have a hell of a band backing you here. Your vocals are sensational. This reminds of the time when I used to hang out in clubs in SF.

Dig this a bunch.

LL
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Loob said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
This is great!
Yeah some small spots the vocals get stepped on. Probably need some compression on them to help them stay on top in places, but not too bad! Maybe volume envelope is the compression doesn't do it! Other than that this is spot on!

Great performances and arangement! Kudos!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Kick ass rock n roll
It's nice to have this as a counterpoint to your other stuff here Natalie. Really driving rock and superb vocals if a little quiet in the mix. Really enjoyed this. It has snarl!
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Symphony101 said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
This rocks
Great song, vocal and performances. Awesome work.
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davisamerica said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
natalie you are amazing
....great playmates as well. WOW!
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strangedream said 2671 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Hey Thanks,
Guys! I had a lot of fun working on this. More rock and roll to come!
RAVENS said 2669 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Awesome
What a winning team here! Oh don't worry about being a "newbie", I'm still going through those motions myself.

This sounds terrific, vocals and instruments are top-notch. I think the longer it takes when you collab, the better. That way you're nice and relaxed & have plenty of time to breathe between takes, to mix, re-mix etc...Great work everyone!

RAVEN ;-)
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morgan102 said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
My Room
Very nice track,with a lot of energy and excellent harmonies and vocal presence.
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morgan102 said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
My Room
Very nice track,with a lot of energy and excellent harmonies and vocal presence.
Check out my latest song called Reason To Praise
Daugrin said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Yea!
Nice edge, the drums are working hard. Of course you got them rockin boys playing up a storm here.
I enjoyed your vocals. What might happen if you really got into the thing? You are pensive perhaps as part of the allure? Maybe, I am just
too dam old and compare this to the Janis vibe?

Daug
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strangedream said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Daugrin...
Thank you for listening. I'm curious as to what you mean by "what would happen if you really got into the thing." Do you mean if I had more power in my voice? Or if it was just louder? And I love the Janis reference. I'd love nothing more than to be comparable to such a dynamo.
Daugrin said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Explaination
I will send ya an email.

Daug
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sheilad said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
you have found
the perfect virtual band to compliment your vocals. This really works well and you cant beat Vic, Mike and Scott as your back up and roadies! Thanks for the d/l
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strangedream said 2667 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Yes....
They are the greatest. I had so much fun doing this. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
smokey bacon jnr said 2666 days ago (November 5th, 2010)
Great sound
Your voice and the tone of the guitars works really well on this. Really enjoyed it, great.
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Alannah said 2648 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
well now .....
..wheres that little smiley face when I need it .... nicely done you guys ! You`ve got a bit of Ann and Nancy Wilson (HEART) going on here for sure !
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strangedream said 2643 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Dude...
If you really meant it, that is a HUGE compliment. Ann and Nancy Wilson are the greatest of the greats as far as I'm concerned. Thanks!

Nat
Sigmund said 2639 days ago (December 1st, 2010)
My Room
Natalie you have a great voice, and you have put together a quality group of guys, culminating in a killer track. Your vocals could stand to be more prominent in the mix, but otherwise a very cool effort (by all!). I really enjoyed listening to this - thanks!
Sig
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AcousticGuitarist said 2636 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
your nice room
nice energy release & recording
with a tart flavor
reminding of one of my favorites :
Shawn Colvin - a lot - vocally -
soaking up the harmony, guitar, bass & drums as well
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falcef said 2634 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
My Room
Salve from Italy a song rock ok very nice vocal singer and sound typical sdreeem. Bye bye
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chinaman2 said 2610 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
wow
totally blew me away. great job for everyone involved. amazing vocals!
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