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11/30/2010

The Sunday Gang - The Sunday Gang, is the new musical project of Jon Mortimer. Until recently, Jon was the lead singer and half of the song writing team behind critically acclaimed indie pop band We Grow Up.
 
In the wake of the dissolution of We Grow Up in late 2010, Jon has now completed the recording of his first solo release (with the help of friends). a 6-track EP of folky pop songs titled OK to Disconnect. 
 
My Wife Renee
Weighted Rating: [5 Votes, 4.34 Stars]
Views: 2,002
[song removed by band]
Featured Review
Jonathan Blake [12/1/2010 7:39:46 PM EST]
Score: +10
I've never been a very good businessman or business, man.
Richie Isaacs [12/1/2010 5:46:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Itunes is one option, CD sales is another, CDBaby for example, ask the MEZ boys as they sell their music, anyone selling music leave a heads-up in the forum and I'll run links on my facebook pages, helping folk out doesn't hurt a bit and I'm always keen to help.
(King Tide took all their audio files down from here once their CDs were released - a management decision they said)
natty p [12/1/2010 5:32:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Richie, how do you sell music? I have no idea. Please, tell me.


I love this song by the way it reminds me of that hey there delilah song. earnest and sweet and all that.
Richie Isaacs [12/1/2010 4:58:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Submitting something polished here which you intend to sell is not sound logic, it's a free download and altho I HAVE asked if the ability to download be an option I've not heard a peep in response SO kudos to you for some canny thinking :o)
WeGrowRobots [12/1/2010 10:01:55 AM EST]
Score: +0
You have changed these lyrics from the first version, have you not?
Jonathan Blake (song submitter) [12/1/2010 8:28:37 AM EST]
Score: +0
oh.. and the picture came from a google image search... apparently there used to be a religious chat show for kids in the 80's called the Sunday Gang so I assume it's from that.
Jonathan Blake (song submitter) [12/1/2010 7:20:21 AM EST]
Score: +0
the cello and (muted) trumpet are indeed real.

This is actually a completed (but unmastered) song from my upcoming ep... please don't expect all of my submissions to be this clean or well recorded.
ministerofrenvy [12/1/2010 2:28:05 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I'm 99% sure that the strings and trumpet are real. If they're not, I'd really be interested in what keyboard did it. I'm giving 4 stars because of the high production value. Meticulous attention to detail here. It's not easy to pull something like this off so cleanly. I'm not too crazy about the song though - a bit melodramatic for my taste.
jbrown [11/30/2010 9:49:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I really like the first section of the song before the the chorus and the doubling fx (if that's what it is). Your voice and the song remind me of Crowded House and I feel the mix at that point makes it harder to hear the characteristics of your voice that I like the most. Perhaps if you alternated leaving the fx on "My wife Renee" I'm curious as to the strings and horn. Are they live or midi (I don't know much about that sort of theing). Congrats! I'll go 4 stars although I'm trying to be stingier with my stars.
Richie Isaacs [11/30/2010 8:16:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
The logo is pretty cool too, old school Brit cartoon vibe to it.
Jonathan Blake (song submitter) [11/30/2010 4:15:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks guys.

After I uploaded this I realised that the vocals are a bit too loud, so I've turned them down a touch.

I'd just like to make the point that I don't personally have a wife named renee (don't even know anyone called renee) and am not married... so for me, the song isn't particularly specific (although there are certainly elements of the story that ring true to things that have hhappened in my life).
Richie Isaacs [11/30/2010 2:14:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Beautiful.
MiddleAgeMusic [11/30/2010 10:05:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
The lyrics seem to create an impression rather than just "laying out the facts." Personally, I think this is a very effective way of pulling someone into the emotional aspects of a song. It emphasizes the "universal," emotional appeal of music. Musically very nice. Good singing! Good instrumentation. Everything fits!!!
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
This is done just fine. Just, the subject is a little personal and I feel uncomfortable as if I'm eavesdropping.
ministerofrenvy [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
There's nothing wrong with this song. I guess the only thing I might say is that by being so specific in what it's about, it's harder for another listener to hear it and feel that it's about them. But hey, maybe that's not what you're going for.

Oh wait. I just noticed that sometiems it sounds like you're singing with a fake accent. I would avoid that.
unklespaz [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
not bad- the chorus is a bit repetitive but it's a decent workable tune...very upfront production... clear, retro cool stuff
Ruud Slingerland [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice sounds, sweet trumpet
natty p [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
This is beautiful. Nice hook. I might go a little a more baritone on the vox, but that's me. Definite feature material.

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