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jethrobull
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1978 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from Preston, England, UK

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Just listened to "Set me straight". Was knocking about on SC and just seen you upload. (not a stalker I promise :hihi: ). Good stuff as usual. Your deployment of instruments and mixing in general is fantastic. Everything runs nice. Love "Been in trouble for ever
Cause I think I'm so clever". That says volumes about everybody I think. No too long or too short, another listen I think. Good work! :tu:
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wagtunes
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18507 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

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Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:24 pm

jethrobull wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Just listened to "Set me straight". Was knocking about on SC and just seen you upload. (not a stalker I promise :hihi: ). Good stuff as usual. Your deployment of instruments and mixing in general is fantastic. Everything runs nice. Love "Been in trouble for ever
Cause I think I'm so clever". That says volumes about everybody I think. No too long or too short, another listen I think. Good work! :tu:
Thanks Jethro. A little different from my normal stuff.

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Bansaw
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970 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

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Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am

Tikno,
Love it, great lyrics, very interesting, kept engaged from start to finish.
Some really good things in there.
3:21 nice harmonies.
Great job overall :tu:

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wagtunes
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Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:53 am

Bansaw wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am
Tikno,
Love it, great lyrics, very interesting, kept engaged from start to finish.
Some really good things in there.
3:21 nice harmonies.
Great job overall :tu:
Thanks. I'm trying to stretch myself a bit and not do the same old things. Right now, I'm actually attempting a James Brown like groove. Not sure I can pull it off, but I'm going to give it a shot.

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thecontrolcentre
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26818 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:04 pm

wrong thread :oops:

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wagtunes
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Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:27 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:04 pm
wrong thread :oops:
Come again sometime. You're always welcome.

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wagtunes
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:49 am

30th track from my upcoming double CD "2020"

White boy does James Brown. While I can hear old James turning over in his grave, it could have been worse. Regardless, I've always wanted to do something like this (big James Brown fan) but never did out of fear of being laughed at. But these days, eh, who cares? Laugh away.

Some very obvious James Brown vocals towards the end for those familiar with his tunes. Really had fun with this one.

Soul Catcher

Somebody say I got no soul
Somebody say I got no soul
Somebody say I got no soul
Well they can go jump in a hole

Soul catcher
That's what I am
I will do anything I can
Maybe you're not my biggest fan
Well I'm a soul catcher
Just hear me jam

Somebody say I got no class
Somebody say I got no class
Somebody say I got no class
Well they can all go kiss my ass

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental Break

Somebody say that I'm all wet
Somebody say that I'm all wet
Somebody say that I'm all wet
Well you ain't seen nothing yet

Repeat Chorus

Outro

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/soul-catcher

Music Bird
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:50 pm

That bass is excellent (Modo Bass?). Same with the horns (the Warp IV library you’ve been using?).
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wagtunes
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Post Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:52 pm

Music Bird wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:50 pm
That bass is excellent (Modo Bass?). Same with the horns (the Warp IV library you’ve been using?).
Yes on both. Glad you liked.

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thejonsolo
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2500 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:54 pm

Interesting piece. What I like is that you go for it. The outcome is not very James Brown, but is incredibly satisfying to listen to and it is a good piece for sure. To be sure you have all the sound elements, and for you, quite funky indeed. Maybe removed from much of your previous stuff! Even more borderline a groove Prince might choose. To that end...

Something you will appreciate: I knew James Brown. I mean, as in, he came to my studio in Augusta, GA several times. I actually produced an album (Sexin' Me) for one of his producers (Derrick Monk, worth a lookup) while I was in Augusta. We brought in part of James' horn section and did some really cool stuff (and we partied because it WAS 1999)...just before he took off to be in some movies, and I think eventually into gospel. James and Derrick were really cool, though I never completely understood what James was saying...that and he seemed high every time he came by. It was weird producing his producer cause I thought this guy just knew the funk...but he taught me quite a bit about soul (I already had the funk, heh) which lead to the next step in my career. But just like James, he knew what he wanted as it was hitting. It would have been cool to get James onto one of those recordings, but his hands were tied with contracts and I would likely have to give up some of my rights to get that happening.

Didn't mean to hijack, but I knew you would like that.

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wagtunes
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Post Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:24 pm

thejonsolo wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Interesting piece. What I like is that you go for it. The outcome is not very James Brown, but is incredibly satisfying to listen to and it is a good piece for sure. To be sure you have all the sound elements, and for you, quite funky indeed. Maybe removed from much of your previous stuff! Even more borderline a groove Prince might choose. To that end...

Something you will appreciate: I knew James Brown. I mean, as in, he came to my studio in Augusta, GA several times. I actually produced an album (Sexin' Me) for one of his producers (Derrick Monk, worth a lookup) while I was in Augusta. We brought in part of James' horn section and did some really cool stuff (and we partied because it WAS 1999)...just before he took off to be in some movies, and I think eventually into gospel. James and Derrick were really cool, though I never completely understood what James was saying...that and he seemed high every time he came by. It was weird producing his producer cause I thought this guy just knew the funk...but he taught me quite a bit about soul (I already had the funk, heh) which lead to the next step in my career. But just like James, he knew what he wanted as it was hitting. It would have been cool to get James onto one of those recordings, but his hands were tied with contracts and I would likely have to give up some of my rights to get that happening.

Didn't mean to hijack, but I knew you would like that.
Jon, thanks for the listen, feedback and the story. Wow, you got to meet James Brown. I've been listening to his music for over 50 years now. As for me sounding like him, yeah, I knew there was fat chance of that happening, but as you said, I went for it. Something I would have never even attempted 40 years ago.

And you can hijack my thread any time you like.

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wagtunes
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:37 am

31st track from my upcoming double CD "2020"

I really do have too much time on my hands.

Too Much Time On My Hands

Too much time on my hands
Just sitting around here
Wishing you were near
But you're far away from me

Too much time on my hands
Just biding my time dear
Wishing you were near
But you're way too far to see

The world outside is going crazy
Suddenly my life is oh so hazy

Too much time on my hands
Just crying in my beer
Wishing you were near
But you're distant like the stars

Too much time on my hands
Just shedding a lone tear
Wishing you were near
But you're just as far as Mars

Repeat B Section

Instrumental Break

Too much time on my hands
Just blowing the clouds clear
Wishing you were near
Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... n-my-hands

Scanloni
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15 posts since 30 Mar, 2020

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Post Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:28 pm

Hey Wagtunes, as you’re well aware, I’m new here. I’m interested in hearing your best stuff. This thread is quite lengthy, any chance you’d be interested in posting your top 5 personal favorites for me to check out?

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wagtunes
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Post Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:51 pm

Scanloni wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Hey Wagtunes, as you’re well aware, I’m new here. I’m interested in hearing your best stuff. This thread is quite lengthy, any chance you’d be interested in posting your top 5 personal favorites for me to check out?
Picking 5 out of hundreds of songs is kind of tough.

Maybe start with these?

Hold On To Your Guns

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... -your-guns

Just Like Jimmy Neutron

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... my-neutron

Hold You Like There's No Tomorrow

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... o-tomorrow

Losing My Mind (All Over You)

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... l-over-you

Three Minutes To The End

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim ... lead-vocal

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wagtunes
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Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:27 am

32nd, title and final track from my upcoming double CD "2020"

Interesting story. I first started this CD in the beginning of December 2019, long before this virus crap started. While I didn't have an idea for the title track at the time, it certainly wasn't this. Can't help but wonder what I would have written had things not turned out like they did.

2020

Stuck inside with nothing to do
COVID-19 screw you

Here it comes, here it comes
Here it comes again
Shut your mouth
Don't go near your friends
Don't look now
But the world she is gonna end

2020 lights out call it a day
Hell it just don't matter anyway
We can't even go outside to play
2020 what is left to say

China doll this is all your fault
Wish I could lock you in a vault

There it goes, there it goes
There it goes again
Close your doors
Stock up on Depends
Don't look now
But the world she is gonna end

Repeat Chorus

Never thought I'd live to see
The world that we have come to be
Vegas rules baby you can bet
You ain't seen nothing yet
When it's over will mankind survive
Will me and you still be alive
All I can do is sigh

2020 lights out call it a day
Hell it just don't matter anyway
We can't even go outside to play
2020...

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/2020a

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