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#1154855 - 07/04/19 08:45 AM Breathe  
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Happy 4th everyone smile

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13894418

a young man sets his sails for that horizon
oceans of mystery no loss behind him
heíll face every day that romantic way
and practice not to deceive
and just breathe

a capable man pays his dues and asks not for favor
abandoned dreams of yesterday for fruits of his labor
counting the days he can finally be free
and rest without any needs
and just breathe

safety or complacency
choose your reality
sacrifice your flesh for the cause
freedom or fantasy
redefine sanity
somewhere we must have gotten lost
look up but i canít see
what keeps compelling me
why canít i just breathe

an old man stands on a lonely shore, his whole life behind him
the silent stars and smell of the sea serve to remind him
heíll stand and wait for eternitiesí gaze
to rid him of restless sleep
and just breathe


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1154882 - 07/05/19 08:28 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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It was a "Happy Fourth" indeed... and this one is the perfect "cork in the bottle" for me. Admired the write, production and vocal, Tony. Keep 'em headed this way... JPF is working well this morning. Thanks for sharing.

#1154905 - 07/05/19 07:41 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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I totally agree with the comment of Dave Rice about your song.

Very good song.

Have fun!


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#1154932 - 07/06/19 01:39 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Whoa! What a great Bowie-like vocal sound!

This does sound like late-Seventies experimental Bowie and David Sylvain's band "Japan" as well. Art Rock, angular chord progressions and especially that bass style and sound which is very much like (Japan's) Mick Karn.

Interesting lyric, partly looking out-into-the-world and painting pictures and part inner monologue.

Love it!

Mike

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 07/06/19 01:42 PM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1154936 - 07/06/19 03:22 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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I like the dark, melancholy sound of this recording and your lyrics. Yes, your voice reminds me of Bowie also.

Jane

#1154944 - 07/06/19 06:50 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Much appreciated y'all, thanks. I still wish I could meet a singer to help me take the music in different directions though smile


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1154949 - 07/06/19 07:41 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Tony,

I like that you have such humility in regards your voice.

But I have heard a few things by you now. You are like a vocal chameleon, you can change your voice up to sound like different people.

And so when you say, " still wish I could meet a singer to help me take the music in different directions though"

My immediate thought is....

Use the force, Luke !!!

Mike

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Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1154952 - 07/06/19 07:59 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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LOL.... smile

Some people are just natural born singers and can move and emote with their voices. Others, like myself, can just carry a tune about 80% of the time... I know from experience that my strengths are rhythm guitar and backup Vox smile


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1154953 - 07/06/19 09:31 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Good tune. smile

#1154983 - 07/08/19 10:34 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Definitely Bowie.

I like it.

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.

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#1155879 - 08/15/19 04:16 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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I just upgraded from GarageBand to Logic X and Iím still learning my way around it. I decided to re-mix this one to kinda' get the hang of things.... I think the difference is night and day lol smile

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13911009


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1155896 - 08/15/19 09:19 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Well, you are certainly a fast learner. I am still working on mixing and drum patterns. Wish my mixes sounded this good. But, I don't think Pro Tools is very beginner friendly!

#1155903 - 08/15/19 10:52 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Lol... I know thatís right! I tried messing around with ProTools and QBass about 10 years ago. I remember being completely overwhelmed because I wasnít very computer savvy to begin with. However, 2yrs ago I bought an Apple out of sheer frustration with Windows 10 lol, and the Apple came with a free copy of GarageBand. What Iíve learned recently is that GarageBand, even though you really can do a lot with it, itís really just a starter program for Logic. That helped me a lot, but I'm still learning smile


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1156085 - 08/26/19 10:01 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Japov,

Bowie jamming with The Doors--what a cool combo--that you are! Loved everything about this'n. The drum track some would say is too bold and out front, but I liked that with this vibe--it didn't step on your vox at all.

steady-eddie

#1156086 - 08/27/19 04:06 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Everyone always says my drums are too loud! I guess itís all those years of being the loudest one in the garage lol, I canít help it smile Thanks Eddie


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1156100 - 08/27/19 06:16 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Ziggy Stardust baby....Love that bass man


Steve Altonian---"I'll just do my best & let God do the rest"

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#1156139 - 08/28/19 11:07 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Definitely a Bowie sound Tony...well done...and I see you met MIke here....he's definitely one to collab with if you are looking to mix up your sound.


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#1156141 - 08/29/19 02:27 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Thanks you guys! Yea, Mike has a real good sound going on! I'm still kinda' learning as I go but I'm always willing to mix things up smile


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1156147 - 08/29/19 07:54 AM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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A song for the times. Just breathe.. I tell myself this all the time. This is really good. I can't begin to comment because it's out of my pay grade, as they say. Loved everything about it. Bass is killer.


http://www.reverbnation.com/wendydumond

https://soundcloud.com/#mamby-p

http://www.reverbnation.com/donsechelski

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#1156180 - 08/29/19 07:21 PM Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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Since this one has actually got a little attention lol, and I'm still in the process learning how to record with a computer, Iíve decided to clean it up a bit. Any suggestions or advice from you "sound pros" out there is certainly welcome. Thanks again everyone smile
Hereís Breathe2

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13915906


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1156479 - 9 hours ago Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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We are bound to the choices and the voices in our head, fueled by the passions in our soul. We can choose to not take a path in life, but the journey we missed will haunt us forever. Loved it Japov.

#1156484 - 7 hours ago Re: Breathe [Re: JAPOV]  
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You're a wise old soul Matt! smile Even if you are a democrat... Lol


JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856

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