• Seize The Day
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Seize The Day
on: January 16, 2019, 00:05:42
« Last Edit: January 19, 2019, 15:08:13 by DanJames »
Now, if @Leonard Scaper's suggestion for the last Kitchen challenge had been chosen, this is the song I would have entered.

So confident was I that  'new beginnings' would be the theme, I started work on the song in mid-November. A misunderstanding, if you will.

Anyway, as Magnus Magnusson might have said, I started so I finished and here is the result.

I have thrown a few of my favourite 70s influences in here. See if you can spot them!

https://soundcloud.com/andomobot/seize-the-day-v01


Seize The Day

What can I do?
We're not getting any closer,
We had it all,
I threw it away.
What can I do?
We're not getting any closer,
Go back to the start,
And live for today.

I'm falling,
Who's guilty?
Yours truly..

Seize the day
Make it happen,
Seize the day,
Make it happen,
Seize the day,
Make it happen,
Seize the day
Make it happen.

What can I do?
We're not getting any better.
I wait for a sign,
But silence surrounds.
What can I do?
We're not getting any better.
It's time to wake up,
Pull my head from the ground.


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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 13:10:09
This is seriously good from all perspectives. Love that guitar work and the driving beat. I need to listen a few more times to figure out those influences.

Carpe Diem!!!!!
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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 19:59:41
@DanJames
Nice one! A pity I couldn’t vote for your entry.
Why not be patient? Music is circular, sustainable, and up and down able or whatever name you’d give it.
What goes around comes around, so your entry will come in handy at not too long a distance.
And i’ll vote for it. No doubt!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 21:10:59
Very nice @DanJames ... it's got a nice sparseness to it and it really works.
As @Leonard Scaper said the guitar-work is excellent but also the overall vocals and BV are very nice.

Good Job with this

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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 21:17:57
Thanks @MrBouzouki > im glad you mentioned the vocals. After several strong hints, my siblings clubbed together and bought me a Rode  NT1-A mic for my birthday. Apparently @Zedd  uses the same mic so it must be good...


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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 21:41:47
A good bit of hinting then @DanJames ... the Rode mics are excellent.
I have the NT-1 and the shock-mount and pop shield that come with it are excellent too.



Re: Seize The Day
Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 00:22:08
Thanks @MrBouzouki > im glad you mentioned the vocals. After several strong hints, my siblings clubbed together and bought me a Rode  NT1-A mic for my birthday. Apparently @Zedd  uses the same mic so it must be good...

Hi @DanJames - firstly happy birthday :)!

Thank you for pulling me into this thread - I'm a bit busy at the mo so I may have missed this otherwise... Great song and your vocals are fab! I do like my NT1-A  and it's certainly done a great job for you on this!

You do write a great tune I must say and this is so catchy and the instrumentation is spot on - it has a super drive to it!

Nice work, sir!

K


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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 17:16:30
Automatically I moved 30 years ago
I love this kind of music and that fusion of various styles that the song has
The guitar solo is very good and 100% authentic
Congratulations and do not stop making these music because they are like vitamins for these times we live  ::thumb::


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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 23:13:13
@DanJames

Cool song! To be honest I am not generally a fan of that particular kind of beat, however, I think that it really works in this song... and when the refrain came around, it actually changed my mind as I realised that I actually loved it - the vocals (great layering of voices) + mix work fantastically in that section. (eg 2.50-2.57 - simply brilliant!!)

I also liked the instrumental section very much and loved the way it leads to the ending.
....and 2.25-2.28 - wow! (I could keep on replaying those 3 seconds)

This must be one of my favourites of yours! Pity that this misunderstanding does not qualify as an actual misunderstanding.... would definitely have my vote! :)
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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #9 on: January 18, 2019, 20:51:00
I love the melodic twists of the 70's and 80's. hehehehehe

Good sound, good guitar, good song, good lyrics.

I also loved the chorus, it made me return to a past full of possibilities
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: Seize The Day
Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 09:21:05
« Last Edit: January 19, 2019, 15:06:15 by DanJames »
Thanks @Leonard Scaper , @MrBouzouki , @Rachel_D , @Marcus Nalgaber @Zedd @Mora Amaro La Loba  @LePlongeur  for listening and taking the time to post feedback.  ::e-guitar3::


Re: Seize The Day
Reply #11 on: January 19, 2019, 14:23:23
Wow @DanJames  ... you're unbelievable! Great tune!
I never expected you to ride in on that funky guitar driven, r&b, soul-disco sly family sled! But, now you're here. You came and you conquered. 
Nice work. :)
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


Re: Seize The Day
Reply #12 on: January 19, 2019, 20:00:14
Great and funky message!  Love the guitar work and killer solo!  Congrats!



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