It’s Been 20 Years

Be gentle.

Like a Hurricane.mp3

Here’s hoping Neil Young doesn’t sue me…

And could you do the right-click save thing, please? I owe you one.
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17 Responses to It’s Been 20 Years

  1. michele says:

    Oh thankyouthankyouthankyou.

    This song rocks ten ways til Sunday and it brings back the greatest memories.

    Headphone time!

  2. Scott says:

    Dude, impressive!

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    OK. From someone who should know, and knows you…
    That was fun. And good. Quite good. And you should keep it up. I especially liked the harmony on the twin guitar leads….
    OK, so what I didn’t like. Very minor stuff, really. First, the cop-out fade-out at the end! End the song, dammit. This ain’t radio, and it ain’t gonna be. 🙂
    Secondly, your selection for the drum track….
    but you knew that was coming, didn’t you? 🙂
    Lastly, I dunno, maybe you won’t be able to accomodate this last one, due to wife and/or kids and/or neighbors, but “let it go”. Belt it out, like ya did, back in the day. 🙂 I could tell you were a little restrained, singing-wise. Still quite good, but restrained. You noted something about 20 years ago at the top, but it was only a couple of years ago we were out in James garage, and you could belt it out then, and I’m sure you could belt it out now.
    That having been said, I realize you’re just getting used to the machine, and it’s settings, and how what you do affects everything. I’m sure you’ll be making even better stuff, really quickly. And making me more jealous, by the day.
    REALLY-that was awesome, and fun. And I hope you keep it up. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Just avoid the cutesy drum track, OK? 🙂

  4. Speaker says:

    What? No Gollum voice!?

  5. Solonor says:

    Fade out: Ummm…. It was gonna take me more than 5 minutes to figure out how to make the drum machine stop when I wanted it to, so I said screw it. 🙂 Same reason it starts with drums only and not all together.

    Drum track selection: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Bite me, mister drummer. You’re gonna notice the sucky drums. James is gonna notice the sucky bass. Walter’s gonna notice the sucky lead guitar. So, build me a fricking time machine or win the lottery or something! :p

    Vocals: Bad song selection. I should have changed to a different key, too. The suckiest part of the recording, I know.

    But it was fun! And, hey, how about that stellar keyboard playing buried in the mix! 🙂

  6. JustAGirl says:

    Crap, I hate dial-up, but it was worth the download time. Thanks for putting it out there for us. I smiled the entire time I listened. As always, you rock…

  7. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Hey, I liked it!
    (I’m sure there is a more “regular” style drum track in that fancy gadget of yours, is all I meant by that. Without the syncopated kick drum. Just a selection issue, for the material you were playing. It actually sounds much better than I would have thought a drum track would sound.)
    Yes, I hadn’t thought about the what kind of problems you’d have, trying to actually have an ending…. again, once you’re more familiar with it, that’ll be old news. And I had to re-listen to it, to pay better attention to the keyboard, which is actually a good thing, because it means that it was there, but didn’t stick out. It was a nice touch. On that re-listening, the fact that it was a different key also becomes obvious, as to why it didn’t sound like “you”. This is, of course, how you learn. But for a first run, it’s pretty neat. You’re gonna have a blast playing with that thing, and (hopefully, so long as you keep posting them) we’re gonna have a blast listening to the results. I know I am.

  8. Ejen says:

    Excellent, very well done…Good show Sol 🙂

  9. snowgirl says:

    Hey B-I-L:

    I am “blown away.” I had no idea my sister married such a talented guy! I really enjoyed that! Ejen did too because he ran right upstairs with the smart stick and plugged it into my ibook so I could listen. So when you get rich don’t forget your relatives! Loved it bunches!

  10. MJ says:

    Holy Sh*t you rock! Post more! And you’ve convinced me – I have to get me one of them thingagigs.

  11. Domino says:

    I finally got a chance to download and listen to

  12. Lisa says:

    Nice work. Yeah, it took me until Thursday to catch up with your posts. 🙂

  13. Lambchop says:

    LOL about working the drum machine! (I’ve had a Yamaha keyboard for ages and when I used to play, I could never get the drum machine to cut off when I wanted – I did have a delayed start function so all I had to do was hit the bottom key to start it when I was “ready”.)

    Never did “Like a Hurricane”, because really – you can’t play that on keyboard alone without sounding like Nick the Lounge Singer, but my college roommates got VERY tired of hearing “After the Gold Rush”, “Sugar Mountain”, “Old Man” and “Heart of Gold”. (Not to mention Journey, Amanda by Boston, These Dreams by Heart and pretty much anything by Chicago! They actually bought me headphones, which got rid of the music but they still had to listen to the a capella singing!!) *g*

    Nicely done!!

  14. Ryan says:

    Nice job. This’ll definitely make it onto my next Vegas-trip CD.

  15. Cableman says:

    Finally got around to listening to this and I have to say, Perfect choice for a song because you Blew me away!
    I am impressed, keep workin it!

  16. Not So Red Menace says:

    Awesome!!! Rocked out right here in the office, drew a crowd. OK, the only other person that was back here came to listen.

    Really, though, very good. Much enjoyed!

    What’s the next one going to be? Are you taking suggestions?

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