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#1066274 - 11/20/14 12:20 AM Sleeping with winter.  
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#1066283 - 11/20/14 01:57 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Mac,

Signature you here, great sound, and nice guitar tracks. Great vocals as usual, although "the vocal volume" seems a little strong or clipping with the chorus onset in general. Really nice arrangement, percussion drives song nicely too!

Enjoyed this!

steady-eddie.

#1066303 - 11/20/14 12:35 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: E Swartz]  
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ah yeah,really cool Mac.Minimal gear seems to work maximum with the right artist.Mike

#1066304 - 11/20/14 01:12 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Good song and theme Mac, I hate winter and wish I could sleep through it!
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#1066323 - 11/20/14 03:43 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Travis david]  
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Oh Man! Now I have another very favorite Mac song. What's a girl to do? smile Sooooo dreamy....

#1066347 - 11/20/14 08:43 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Nice job Mac. It doesn't have the feel of lack of equipment at all. Very enjoyable listen!

David

#1066356 - 11/20/14 10:27 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: David Fontaine]  
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Eddie,

yes, I noticed the vocal mix in the chorus being a bit hot when I heard it in the car later after posting, by then it was too late........I'll try to get back to it soon. Thanks for the review.

#1066357 - 11/20/14 10:30 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Michael,

Minimal is one acoustic, one bass, drum samples....that was it. I did 4 acoustic tracks and a 5th acoustic running through some amp modelling, to get the electric sounding stuff. Thanks for the spin.

#1066358 - 11/20/14 10:31 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Travis,

I love winter, my favorite season.....but this one is a bit tough....so out come this song. Thanks for listening.

#1066359 - 11/20/14 10:32 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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high praise, glad it spoke to you in some way....I was worried it was a bit sleepy.

#1066360 - 11/20/14 10:34 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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David,

I experimented with running an acoustic through some amp modelling, seemed to work okay in the absence of an electric.....thanks for the spin.

#1066384 - 11/21/14 12:04 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Mesmerizing...I can't peg it
but something about this
makes me think of the imagine
era of John Lennon. Whatever,
we enjoyed it....a lot. BTW, The amp
sim on the acoustic worked
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#1066456 - 11/22/14 03:19 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Janice_and_Bud]  
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J & B,

thanks for the spin, Lennon eh?.....I'll take it.

#1066468 - 11/22/14 10:17 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Hi Mac,

A beautiful tune.

I bet you do some great AMERICA.


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#1066469 - 11/22/14 10:18 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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HI Mac ...

As always, you sound terrific. Has a 70's sound to me ... can't apply a particular singer ... just the era. But, perhaps that's good. You have your distinctive sound and this is a perfect example of it! Loved the vocal harmony!

Very nicely done!

Alan & Di

#1066538 - 11/22/14 06:18 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Two Singers]  
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Alan and Di,

Ahhh, that 70's sound.....I can't seem to escape it. smile must be because I grew up listening to all that, but I don't listen to much of that anymore (well, once in awhile).......but I guess we can't escape our early musical leanings. Thanks for the spin.

#1066542 - 11/22/14 06:32 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Great Stuff Mac.....really like you as a Singer Songwriter.
What do you do in the real world.
What made you embark on the song a week. I guess I do at least a song a week....can't seem to stop. I have over 300 songs on my youtube page. Some days I WISH I could stop but it is something that just got me by the balls and won't let go till I write the next song....oh well....it keeps me busy and out of trouble.

#1066544 - 11/22/14 07:34 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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Barry,

what do I do in the real world?.......music.....but.......recently, I made a big move and have to find a temp day job for a short time, to get set up again. Thanks for the spin.

#1066938 - 11/27/14 01:33 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Hey, Mac...

Mesmerizing...yah...it's a good word for it. But, you know what it really does, that someone already mentioned? It speaks to people. Do you even know how special that is when your music speaks? Yah...I'm sure you do. That is why this discussion about lyricists
trying to find musicians doesn't work for me.Because your soul cannot be totally immersed in it if you are'nt playing both sides of the coin. Does that make sense to you? Anyway...nice work!


rms
#1066979 - 11/27/14 07:41 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: BonzaiWag]  
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Thank you for the kind review. I think there have been some fine lyricist/composer relationships over the years, used to be how most popular song was done at one time........but writing your own music and lyrics is definitely it's own animal, and does take immersion, I agree.

#1067953 - 12/07/14 03:18 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Great 98 Mr Mac Charles. Looking forward to hearing more from you.


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#1067977 - 12/07/14 12:45 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Da' Mutta' Funka's]  
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thanks for the spin. smile

#1068045 - 12/08/14 01:50 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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The lyrics in this are FAB!! What a great write!! Really like the production, you are good....sparse or not....great hook...will read again....

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#1068062 - 12/08/14 04:32 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Really clear and direct feeling. Love the minimalist approach. But then again everything I've listened to of yours is great. Cheers.

#1068098 - 12/08/14 12:49 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: TuiGorge]  
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Wow, I really like this one. Nice Job. Will be listening again! Took me back to a time when music was good. smile

#1068122 - 12/08/14 03:00 PM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: Lisa Moon]  
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Great job Mac. You are certainly prolific. Honestly, can't think of anyone as prolific a songwriter who consistently puts out quality stuff. I see you have gotten the 70's feedback, but it is right on imo. It has the feel of all the softer rock bands of the 70's ... Loggins & Messina, Poco, Firefall, Little River Band, etc. Some of my faves.

Dave

#1068314 - 12/09/14 11:43 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: GocartMoz]  
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Calvin,

didn't catch your comment the first time around....thanks for the spin.

#1068315 - 12/09/14 11:44 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Tammy,

you are too kind as usual, thanks for being a fan. smile

#1068316 - 12/09/14 11:45 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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thanks you, sir. :),

#1068317 - 12/09/14 11:46 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Lisa,

back when music was good.......that's a good sign, I embrace my retroness...ha ha....thanks for the spin.

#1068318 - 12/09/14 11:47 AM Re: Sleeping with winter. [Re: maccharles]  
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Dave,

wow, you named some great vocal bands in there.....I'm humbled by the comparisons. Thank you.


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