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    Default Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    I'm new at this whole mandolin thing, but I felt I should try and put some of it into this new track anyway. It's a humbling experience! You sit in front of the mic and record your track, and you think to yourself, that went well! Then you listen to the playback, and you go... Good. Grief. Noooooo!

    Had a blast recording. Used an Eastman Parlor guitar for all guitar tracks and a cheap MIC Breedlove Crossover FF for the mandolin part. Recorded through a Rode NT1A condenser mic straight into Mackie Onyx board and into GarageBand.

    I'm glad to be working on a new album. It's been a very, very tough ten months in my life punctuated by a lot of loss and huge transitions. All that pain's gotta go somewhere



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    Default Re: Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    Nicely done - keep up the good work!

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    Default Re: Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    That is some good mojo, thanks.

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    Dude, that is great.
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    Default Re: Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    Whoa! What got me mostly is the dichotomy of painfully honest (honestly painful?) lyrics over a bright & bouncy instrumental - not something you hear every day. Nicely done!

    I was about to comment on the harmony singing being consistently not-quite-synched with the lead vocal, then decided against it, THEN realized that it simply contributes to the vocal being both emotionally and mechanically opposed to the instrumental. Am I overanalyzing? Plus there's that unexpected word substitution, "kiss" for "miss" - painful & playful in a singal syllable!

    And oh yeah, IMHO the mandolin lead & fills are just about brilliant.
    - Ed

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    Oh my word, I can't thank you guys enough. First for listening to the song, and then for the kind words. I agree Ed about the background vocal not matching. It's been bugging me to the point where I almost took out that track to sing another one later, but to be frank... I got lazy. And the song is about my life and that situation has basically destroyed me for the past ten months, now. Music is the only thing - along with dear friends - that has kept me going. So, emotionally, I was done with that track and it felt good to have the song out.

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    Default Re: Wrote me a new song... so I added some mando!

    I really like the mandolinning. Good singing too. I am not a good judge of the lyrics. I believe if I heard them 100 times, i would really like them. But on first hearing, if all the singing were like all the adults wa wa wa on those Charlie Brown specials, I would still love it.

    In fact an extended instrumental break, with guitar and mandolin trading cool licks, would raise the song to absolute brilliance in my humble but coffee drenched opinion.
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    I have a couple of octave mandolins coming in the mail this week... so maybe I'll add some more tracks Thanks again!

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