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If you have listened to my other stuff previously - this is very different! Quite funny lyrics also. :D:P

It's a style I've never recorded before. It's harder than rock for me - it's so clean there's no escape from little errors in timing and articulation.

This is a work-in-progress mix, there some some instruments to add, and maybe some vocal re-tracking, but it's getting there. I think maybe my vibrato could be better.

As always, constructive criticism is welcome!

George

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Absolutely wonderful, George. Definitely needs to be in a musical or a cabaret. A top hat and cane salute to the advent of the internet and what it's done for the libido of men. And their relations with women. You don't even have to go to a theater or a video store. A search engine will take you anywhere you can imagine and a few places you didn't know existed. Pandora's box, actually.

All captured perfectly in song.

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This is superb songwriting. I totally got the meaning of the song because you expressed it so well.

I have been reading the bio of Vince Neil (Motley Crue.) He has never been much of a songwriter. The entire catalog of the Crue was written by Nikki Sixx with secondary input from Tommy Lee, guilding around the edges from Mick Mars. But Vince viewed as his job to express and sell the meaning and feeling of the song. And that, he did, and still does.

And you have done both. There are some good songwriters. And others cover their songs and make bigger hits out of them than the songwriter could have. And you can do both. Sort of like Prince. He wrote "Nothing compares 2 U" specifically for Sinead. He knew her voice and arranged it to such a comfortable fit that you could imagine no one else doing the song, even Prince, himself. And he wrote the dang thing.

And I could imagine you writing songs for others, too. A special talent that is often underrated. I am reminded of Richard Marx. He started in the biz as a back-up singer. And songwriter. And many have made hits out of songs he wrote. Then, he got into it as a solo act, which I think is where he belongs. Though he also has a good ear and could easily be a successful producer, which I am sure he has done, here and there, as well. And I could totally see you doing any and all of these things.

In fact, having you here, there's never any criticism. You came in as a total package and remain, as such. Good singing, songwriting, recording, and editing skills. Way more talented than I am. I'm okay as a singer. I think I can write some decent lyrics, sometimes. But the rest is still above my pay grade, so to speak, though I do work at it.

Recording and mixing is so subtle. I am learning that you cannot mold everything with a 12 lb sledgehammer.

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I have updated the mix at the link in the original post, repeated here:

All the instrumentation is complete in this: piano, brass, woodwind, guitars and so on....

It's still not the final mix, but we think it's sounding real swell :cool: This is the first time I have sung with an whole orchestra, even even though its actually 2 guys with a lot of talent, keyboards and a million sound clips.

Do you think it's out of order to post songs in a style from the 1930's on a site called 'The Modern Vocalist' :o

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