Old Blue FAIL…

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  • #70710
    cricket
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    Hey guys…

    We were gonna scrub, scrape and sand the porch railings today so we can paint them in a few days when it warms up…but…it was just so doggone cold we decided to put that off because tomorrow’s gonna be warmer…so…peanut butter fudge with walnuts this time…and then down to the Presonus room.  Now, I used to play and sing Old Blue all the time, on the guitar, back in the olden days.  But haven’t thought of it in a good while, then thought about it the other day and decided to do that song.  Well…I worked and worked at it and it just sounds BAD.  I can’t figure out why, but I don’t like it…not sure what I’m doing wrong.  I asked my husband to listen to it…now, you gotta keep in mind he has pretty bad hearing…and the first thing he asked was, “What’s that screaming in the background?”  Which was my horrible attempts at sliding double stops during the “Here Blue” part of the song…lol.  I knew they were bad, off pitch and terrible…but to his ears it sounded like screaming.  Then he said it just didn’t sound “hillbilly” enough.  So I’m like…what do you mean?  He said the singing was too perfect…I’m asking…huh?  How was it perfect?  He said it sounded like an opera singer…I’m like…”You mean I sang it like Annie would?”  He’s like…”Oh no…not that good, just not hillbilly enough.”  So…he said add more bass…well, that’s weird too…for whatever crazy reason…I tripled the bass…added three bass parts with different octaves, etc.  No idea why I did that, but it’s ridiculously heavy on the bass…but he said it needed more.  I’m not sure if I should delete this whole mess or wait a while and see if I come back to it in a few days if I can figure out what’s wrong about it.  Sounds terrible to me.  Fail!  Tired of messin’ with it now and have work to get to.  Plus, there’s just more fudge again now…someobdy’s gotta eat that besides Mike and the Chihuahuas!

    #70714
    Steve Srader
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    Come on Cricket , it will be done after the fat lady sings ! Ha

    #70716
    cricket
    cricket
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    Well I think I’m the only fat lady around here that I can see…lol…I sang…and believe me, that thing ain’t done…lol.  It just sounds awful!  I can’t figure out what exactly is wrong with it, but it sounds bad.  Really, really BAD…lol.

    #70719
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    I think you just got up on the wrong foot today !

    #70721
    cricket
    cricket
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    Well now, that’s entirely possible that it could be my major problem…lol.  Maybe just need more coffee!

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