to the Sky

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to the Sky

Postby slywitt » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:12 am

The darn songs are starting to come again after a year hiding. I don't think my 60 yr old voice is up to the task anymore -although my 50 yr old one wasn't doing too well either. I'm thinking about asking someone else to sing this. Any thoughts?
It's 2 minutes long.

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Re: to the Sky

Postby slywitt » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:14 am

Ha! I'll reply to myself. Thanks to a dear friend who did me some drums, and me doing a bit of harmony. This guy's comin' together,

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Re: to the Sky

Postby cjdenecia » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:24 am

slywitt wrote:Ha! I'll reply to myself. Thanks to a dear friend who did me some drums, and me doing a bit of harmony. This guy's comin' together,

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now, that's a clean arrangement man. or, at least much cleaner than your usual starting points .... great drums - your buddy did you a solid. cool riff in this .... loads of possibilities on creating a great mix with what you've got. you should consider a lot of comes and goes with things - and wide stereo separations - and some heavy eq work ... hell - you should consider letting me mix it. heh ... nice parts, good verse/chorus vibe ...

btw - you sing it fine. just work on those little high notes- do multiple takes in falsetto and just blend 'em together with a smidge of unifying verb.

good stuff man - keep cranking.
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Re: to the Sky

Postby steban » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Another strong song, sly! I liked both versions, even though there are some vocal issues, reminded me of Paul Simon's and Paul McCartney's older voices on SNL 40 last night, not as strong as once upon a time, but still pretty impressive. This one has a catchy vocal rhythm with very good lyrics. Very good.

Melody was top notch, too. I'd be mighty interested in hearing it covered by another singer, no offense intended, but good singers need good songs to shine.

The harmony vocal was shaky but on the right track.

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Re: to the Sky

Postby slywitt » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:04 am

cjdenecia wrote:. hell - you should consider letting me mix it. heh ... nice parts, good verse/chorus vibe ...



Dude, if you're serious, that would be very cool!. Not only do I think this tune deserves great production, but I think I could learn a lot by what you did with it. Win, win. Just let me know what you need from me. I really like this little tune, and it seems to be popping with most people who hear it.

I'll hold off on widely releasing 'my' version of it until you decide if you have the time to give it. ...and I'm serious about giving you carte blanche ...well, mostly... what you did with "...Come Home" still has me blown away. I heard what you started with. The whole was greater than the sum of it's parts. ...and it goes without saying that if the 'better half' has any ideas, notes, whatever..they are most welcome as well.

I re-did the vocals, added a 'rockin' 2nd rythm guitar and some horns. This is 'my' final version, I think.

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ps. sorry it took so long to get back here. I had a promotion at work recently into senior network engineering that's been eating up a lot of my time/energy trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing. I'm an old dog learning a bunch of new tricks ... so I've been even more sporadic on the net than usual...which is saying something.
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Re: to the Sky

Postby cjdenecia » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:19 pm

slywitt wrote:
cjdenecia wrote:. hell - you should consider letting me mix it. heh ... nice parts, good verse/chorus vibe ...



Dude, if you're serious, that would be very cool!. Not only do I think this tune deserves great production, but I think I could learn a lot by what you did with it. Win, win. Just let me know what you need from me. I really like this little tune, and it seems to be popping with most people who hear it.

I'll hold off on widely releasing 'my' version of it until you decide if you have the time to give it. ...and I'm serious about giving you carte blanche ...well, mostly... what you did with "...Come Home" still has me blown away. I heard what you started with. The whole was greater than the sum of it's parts. ...and it goes without saying that if the 'better half' has any ideas, notes, whatever..they are most welcome as well.

I re-did the vocals, added a 'rockin' 2nd rythm guitar and some horns. This is 'my' final version, I think.

toTheSky_rc1.mp3


ps. sorry it took so long to get back here. I had a promotion at work recently into senior network engineering that's been eating up a lot of my time/energy trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing. I'm an old dog learning a bunch of new tricks ... so I've been even more sporadic on the net than usual...which is saying something.


I'm completely serious. I'll PM you my email address so we can discuss how to transfer your tracks to me, etc ...
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Re: to the Sky

Postby slywitt » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:42 pm

...most cool!!
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Re: to the Sky

Postby Ailwyn Rees » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:49 pm

slywitt wrote:
cjdenecia wrote:. hell - you should consider letting me mix it. heh ... nice parts, good verse/chorus vibe ...



Dude, if you're serious, that would be very cool!. Not only do I think this tune deserves great production, but I think I could learn a lot by what you did with it. Win, win. Just let me know what you need from me. I really like this little tune, and it seems to be popping with most people who hear it.

I'll hold off on widely releasing 'my' version of it until you decide if you have the time to give it. ...and I'm serious about giving you carte blanche ...well, mostly... what you did with "...Come Home" still has me blown away. I heard what you started with. The whole was greater than the sum of it's parts. ...and it goes without saying that if the 'better half' has any ideas, notes, whatever..they are most welcome as well.

I re-did the vocals, added a 'rockin' 2nd rythm guitar and some horns. This is 'my' final version, I think.

toTheSky_rc1.mp3


Hi Gents... I'll have a listen over the weekend and share any thoughts/aspirations that I have :-)

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