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#1150502 - 01/29/19 11:50 AM What have I done. Vic  
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"You can go your own way" was playing in the background to an ad on tv.
That was my inspiration for this, not that it turned out anything like it but still.

I think I wrote a line a day or so it seemed.
Vic

https://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold/what-have-i-done

What have I done to deserve this © 2019 Vic Arnold
V1
How did I catch your pretty eyes
before you disappeared from sight
Must have been something in my fate
I pray to God it's not too late
Ch
What have I done to deserve this?
I didn't think it could come true
You are the reason I exist
What have I done to deserve you?
V2
Am I really what you're looking for?
Where have I heard those words before:
"I love you more than I can say"
How long will you feel the same way?
Ch.
What have I done to deserve this?
I didn't think it could come true
You are the reason I exist
What have I done to deserve you?
Br.
It must be written in the stars
Before Jupiter meets Mars?
Could it all be in our genes
Or only in our dreams
Ch.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150512 - 01/29/19 02:29 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Seems inspitrations come from a multitude of sources.
When i'm trying to write and faced with a blank page as the clock ticks away i find playing music as in your case helps out sometimes.
I'm off to listen to a couple of Mark Knopfler folk songs later, hope that helps me.
I enjoyed your new one Vic best of luck with promoting it
John


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1150513 - 01/29/19 02:38 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks Travis.
I do a few Knopfler songs myself at open mike nights.
"Haul Away", "All The Road Running" and "I'm done with Bonaparte".
He's pretty good at that style.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150517 - 01/29/19 05:45 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Not only did I enjoy the song,Vic... your songs are always pretty darn special... but the "banter" between you and "Travis"... especially the part about Knopfler... provide hints of his influence in this one. When Mark and Chet Atkins appeared in a Television Special several years ago, I had never heard of Mr. Knopfler. Was I ever in for a wonderful surprise.

Really nice work, my friend. I enjoyed every line of it, lyrically as well as the melody.

Thanks for all your good work. ----Dave

#1150527 - 01/30/19 05:48 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi there Dave. Thanks for the appreciation.

I saw that tv show too.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150533 - 01/30/19 08:29 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Really nice sounding track! I think the backing vocals could be tighter. I love the guitars! Nice work!
=Bob=

#1150549 - 01/30/19 03:36 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Thanks for the listen Bob.
You must have good ears. I will make corrections where I can.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150578 - 01/31/19 01:27 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Vic,

Really nice tune you have hereóvery alternative 80ís feel for me, which Iím really digging. Your usual outstanding production as well. Always admire how you get your percussion to pop so well. Good luck with this one! Itís deserving of notice.

All the best,

Deej

#1150591 - 01/31/19 09:04 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Deej.
Thanks. Yes, I think of it as soft rock. Tom petty etc.

Re the drums, it took a bit of trial and error. The secret appears to be to do with separating bass and drums in the frequency spectrum. I find that snare drums like it at around 120ish, bass drum lower. Now you have to take that out of the bass and fiddle around for hours 'til it sounds right.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150610 - 02/01/19 04:40 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hello VIc,


Very nicely done.
Have a good weekend.


Calvin


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#1150621 - 02/01/19 12:30 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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I will try my best Calvin.

Thanks for that.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150655 - 02/03/19 01:26 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Small potatoes but this did get a local radio play Friday on Source Radio.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1150658 - 02/04/19 12:04 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hey Vic,

I like this one a lot! Just feels smooth........and a melody that sticks with you. V2, last line, I feel you could improve the prosody there. Maybe pause after "you......." then finish line faster rather than spreading everything out? Not real sure without playing and singing it a few times.

Enjoyed this'n though, great work!

steady-eddie

#1150675 - 02/04/19 12:51 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: E Swartz]  
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Thanks for the input Ed.
It will be interesting to try what you suggest.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1151109 - 02/22/19 06:50 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Nice "Vic" song. Love your guitar playing; very nice feel...

Best
-Mike


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I think what makes satan so attractive to others is
that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1151116 - 02/23/19 09:06 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: 9ne]  
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Thanks Mike.
Mostly biab.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1151121 - 02/23/19 11:53 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hey Vic, yeah I think they are using Go Your Own Way for lung inhaler commercials lol

I like the chorus. I dont like how to guitar solos just suddenly cut out before the new sections start. Sometimes bleeding into the section makes it seem more real, and just cooler.

But was an enjoyable listen

#1151122 - 02/23/19 11:56 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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I love this one, Vic. More, please?



Regards,


Bob

#1151126 - 02/23/19 01:08 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Fdemetrio]  
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Thanks Fdemetrio,
I wasn't happy about that myself. I've been tinkering with it this afternoon.
Trouble is there arn't many tails in the loops. I may have to play them in.
Almost there.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1151130 - 02/23/19 02:13 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Its fine for general purposes, i get what its doing. For performance track purposes might need to do that

#1151147 - 02/24/19 05:50 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Hi Bob.
I'll hold onto that happy thought.
Thank you.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold

#1151175 - 02/25/19 01:30 AM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Vicarn]  
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Nice listen. I liked the guitar leads in between the verses. The entire song had a really good vibe. My only nit is the lyrics in the bridge. I dunno: written in the stars, Jupiter and Mars. The entire bridges lyrics seemed out of place.

#1151213 - 02/25/19 04:51 PM Re: What have I done. Vic [Re: Iggy]  
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Hi Iggy.
Just talking about fate.
Apparently it's highly unlikely if not impossible for Jupiter to meet Mars unless of course it's written somewhere in physics.

Vic


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.

http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicarnold2

http://www.soundclick.com/vicarnold

http://soundcloud.com/vic-arnold


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