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ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...


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A Brief Treatise on the Weather in NW Indiana
By nichts 
Genre: Rock
Weighted Rating: [2 Votes, 3.25 Stars]
Views: 1,179
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Liner Notes
julandosamson [7/26/2011 11:17:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
Good to know there's a fellow Cubase user like myself. This is kind of reminds me of early Yes. Great transitions. I personally would have tried to fit another movement into the song, but its great the way it is!
unklespaz [5/30/2011 6:24:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
that is great playing on this tune, the guitars floor me and make me think: why don't you do that on every song? no need to answer but your array and scope of talents are impresive
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [5/30/2011 12:52:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the comments on the structure. The drum part was written out on Cubase. The drum sounds I used were from a Yamaha keyboard. It was all I had at the time. It made better keyboard sounds than drum sounds. Guitar and bass are real.
singmetofire [5/30/2011 11:14:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
The song structure is good, the lyrics and the vocals are very interesting. The problem for me with this, I can't listen to it without totally paying all my attention to how very fake some of these instruments sound. No offense meant here, but it does sound like you kind of just hit "Beat 1" on the keyboard. I'm sensing you probably build that beat yourself, i think you could benefit from some updates on your drum machine software. Reason has some great presets that sound very organic.
MiddleAgeMusic (song submitter) [5/30/2011 12:55:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for giving it a listen, chaps! I've not listened to Gentle Giant. Now that I'm all settled in back in my homeland of California, I'll have to check them out. The vocal melodies in the first section were an attempt to apply some ideas from Baroque counterpoint to a rock song. Why? Uh, why not? Then I figured I'd better balance it out with a musical reference to Derek and the Dominoes. And here's an unimportant piece of advice: if you can't find your glass slide, try a philips screwdriver. It worked for me!
Ruud Slingerland [5/24/2011 10:57:13 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Yeah nice mix of styles, I even hear echoes of Gentle Giant in the vocal melodies.
ministerofrenvy [5/22/2011 12:23:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
This is pretty neat. I agree that the mix is neglecting some of the lower-mid frequencies. The percussion doesn't seem right for the song though.
pocketsandsleeves [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Weird, I didn't know Donald Fagen was in They Might Be Giants. A little thin in the mix, but I like it.
After just over 3 1/2 years in Northwest Indiana, we're headed back to our homeland: That foreign country known as California. It seemed fitting to pull out this song, which I wrote/recorded after my first Winter and Spring in the Midwest. People are nice. Sunsets are beautiful, Lake Michigan is awesome, blueberry picking is great...but the weather!!!! I won't miss that!