Generic wrote:Billy's Little Trip - This segues neatly from the BSS track. The vocals are loose, which normally works for you, but the saxomaphone is also playing a little loose (it sounds fake, but it also sounds off-key... is that possible?), so the combination of the two doesn't work very well. The verses have some interesting stuff going on, and though the melody is somewhat tenuous, the performance has plenty enough oomph to sell it. The chorus, on the other hand, seems like haphazardly cliches strung together. Like, we were given a cliche for a title, and you decided to combine that with "What you see is what you get," and then played with how those two fit together, when the combination of the two is actually kind of unintuitive. I don't know why, but it feels to me like those two sayings just don't go together very well. Totally subjective. I wish you'd let your lead guitar abilities speak for themselves. Between Steve's trumpet last week and the sax this week, I'm starting to wonder whether you still have faith in your own ability to carry a song with your axe. Shred a little, dude! It's what you're good at! One bit of positive reinforcement I feel compelled to give, because no one ever notices stuff like this - your bass playing is solid. Always is, but this track especially.
This may be a first for me, but I'm going to wait until after coffee tomorrow morning to respond to this. Tonight was poker night and I'm a bit fdrinkd. (I lost $28 bux but got frdrunkd, so yay) You hit on several sensitive issues I have with myself here. Funny the only thing you didn't mention were the horribly pitchy vocals, lol. I refuse to cheat with the meladone..dyne, what ever crap. Like it or hate it, I don't have a choice on what god gave me (or the micro orgasm'izm that I like to call DNA dad) or what I decide to practice, because I'm lazy. But practice is too much work. I am what I am, so hate what you don't like. It's your freedom. I hate stuff too. Like taxes. But I manage.
...wtf? See, I need to wait until coffee in the mar'nin las.
...oh great, now I'm feelin' Irish. It's going to be a long night, it is, guvnuh. Oh great, now cockney? Wtf is this all aboooot?
汉字 / 漢字.....
..ahh, I don't even know what I'm saying now, but I think it's Chinese! *runs into a wall*