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9/24/2008

Ante Meridiem - We grew up in Easton MD, where there was nothing to do on the weekends but play music with our friends. Now we live in Cincinnati OH while I (Shea) finish school.  We get bored/distracted very easily, so our sound shifts with what we are into at the moment of conception.  Some days we like to sit around outside and sing coombayah with our acoustic guitars, sometimes we freak out on synthesizers and ableton live. 
Fable of the Loving Thief
Genre: Alternative
Weighted Rating: [3 Votes, 4.24 Stars]
Views: 1,589
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Liner Notes
King Tide [9/24/2008 10:21:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Like I said Feature
tspringer [9/24/2008 12:54:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
I worked with Shea and Sam (Ante Meridiem) on mixing and mastering this song, so I am pretty familiar with it. Paul and Ruud, I think that both of you are right. The song repeats the musical phrase that starts with the lyric "she'll make her home in the city.." one time too many in my opinion - and I think that makes the song drag a bit at that point. A couple of interesting factoids about the song: the thing that sounds like a steel guitar is actually a dulcimer with a magnetic pickup hooked up to it and played with a slide. The organ that you hear near the beginning of the song is a 1950's era all-tube Hammond chord organ that was rescued from a thrift store. It is also playing the bass line at that point. Shea accidentally uploaded a version of the song that was not the final mix, so there is a slightly improved version of the song on Ante Meridiem's MySpace page. I have been recording music for many years, and this is one of the best efforts that I have been involved with. I am glad that you all like it.

By the classes start today at the University of Cincinnatti, where Shea and Sam are, so I don't know if they will have a chance to respond to comments.
unklespaz [9/24/2008 12:25:09 PM EST]
Score: +0
outstanding
Ruud Slingerland [9/24/2008 11:15:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I can't figure this song out. It's so very well done. A great production, especially the drum sound is real cool. But it gets a little predictable in the middle part( as Caleb said, it might go on a little too long,) It might need something that changes the sound (and mood) a little.
But I must admit the end part, with horns and all, beats the whole song!
paulmars [9/24/2008 9:24:27 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
If this kind of song could show up on radio today, as some of you say, that's like seeing the first crocus after a long, gray winter.

aaron-life [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
it's 50 ways to leave your lover, that it's reminding you of, but it's still a great tune with great sounds.
King Tide [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Paul what's old is new again.You can never second guess trends.Epic tails of life and death .More of it please.Just can't quite put my finger on what Paul Simon song the melody reminds me of.Feature....
CalebH [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nah, I could hear this on just about any hipster radio station...

Well-crafted song. Only complaint is, as Paul said, it might go on a bit long.

But, hey, I'll give it a feature vote.
paulmars [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I really liked most of it(flagged towards the end), though, hopelessly out of date(aren't we all?), so not sure there is commercial potential. You guys were born in the wrong decade.
Paul Simon could produce you guys to great effect.
unklespaz [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
dig and dug- cool horns, you fit right in here, bless you and your talent
Music and Lyrics - Copyright: Shea Springer and Sam Papke, 2008. All rights reserved.
Lead vocals, guitar, slide dulcimer, trumpets, drums - Shea Springer
Vocal harmony, keyboard, guitar - Sam Papke
Recording, mixing, and mastering - Shea Springer

We're not sure what genre to put this in. Doesn't matter. We hope you like it.


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