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Bite Down Hard
by Doghouse Riley
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Mon, Dec 3, 2007 @ 10:42 AM

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permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 1:17 PM
This mix is really something. The vocal production and keyboarding are astounding. If I had a nit pick it would be that I wish you had some real brass on it rather than that synthy sound. On mixes like this that are so true to life and real, electronic substitutes can be a little cheesy, but forgive me for whining. (get it whine and cheese :-) .. oh boy …)
permalink   Doghouse Riley Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 2:07 PM
Wail, thanks there essssessssq. And, ya know, most a that (the saxes and the bones) ARE real brass but, yea, there’s this ol patch on my wavestation that for some unfathomable reason I just love nearly to death. It’s called “Jazz Mutes” and that there’s probly what yor referin to. One feller’s ceilin’s another gal’s floor I guess. And, hey, did ya try any a that Gnarly Head Zin I done touted on? I had some night before last. Crimeny I love that stuff bout as much, maybe more, than I do that there “Jazz Mutes” patch :-)
permalink   essesq Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 2:17 PM
I went lookin for it just the other day and as I suspected the knuckleheads (and I use that term with false endearment) of our commonwealth’s liquor store system did not have any in.

And I would love to hear what that brass sounds like dryish, what’s the chance I could (slim or none? ;-) )
permalink   Doghouse Riley Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 2:21 PM
Wail, now that I listen to it again, I thank that it’s just not that ol “Jazz Mutes” patch (which, a course, I’ll defend almost to the death…Why??) it’s that all the “brass” instruments are playin with cup mutes. So they buzzzzzz. As they should. And exactly how would you hear em “dryish”? That’s how I like my martini’s BTW.
permalink   essesq Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 7:06 PM
It’s well known that I don’t know much about how music aught to sound. It gives me a fresh approach but dooms me to looking ignorant, my apologies :-). Clearly everyone else got it. We all know you know what you are doing sir.
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 4:48 PM
wow - this is great; I love the treatment of the vocal track - it totally shines. And I fully understand the temptation to do this in a minor key.

The ivory work is fabulous throughout - to such a degree that I wonder, if you even needed the brass and strings - although they are tastefully arranged. They almost detract from the outstanding work by the small combo. (maybe even the ePiano is arguable - you probably could have stuck with the Grand Piano thoughout). Maybe I’m really just lobbying for a second pure small combo version. You know one version for the album and another version for the single :-)

Great remix - I bow in respect!
permalink   Doghouse Riley Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 6:19 PM
Wail, ifn CalGal (or even several of ya’ll) wants me ta make her such a mix I’ll be happy to. And, like always, I’m already hearin other stuff I could do…sigh…won’t the voices in my ol noggin ever stop? ;-)
permalink   spinmeister Sun, Sep 19, 2010 @ 1:57 PM
I just went on a little nostalgia cruise listening to stuff from a long time ago - and therefore bumped into my own comment here. I can’t believe that I suggested things you shoulda, coulda, might’ave done. Sorry old friend - I was younger and even more foolish then, than I’m now. I take back that entire paragraph and simply enjoy your magnificent work!
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 5:10 PM
I say you shouldve went to freesound and got some crowds applauses and cheers and fixed that in the ending to give it an actual live performance feel? But what do I know eh with your skills I question who you work for because ; one you made both my 6 and 3 year old daughters dance to this , and most importantly you caused me to break the 10th commandment. Well ok my daughters dancing to this is true but Im not pressed, Nope not a bit. ; ) nice stuff! But what stuff of yours isn’t?.
permalink   Doghouse Riley Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 6:21 PM
Wail ifn yor inta that there, Sippy Cup, I’d suggest ya get yorself over to realworldremixed.com and check out my other stuff. I’ve got one over there that should make ya go all apoplectic or somethin. Honest.
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 7:01 PM
Really nice, jazzy intro. Cool vibe, with those keyboards so gentle and nice. That’s a right cool bass line. The drums are good, but something a bit less booming with some softer brushes and such might have been fun, too—but then, there’s always lots of fun. Nice job on dressing up the vocals here. The minor thing works out really well, and really adds a lot to the piece.

You’ve got a really good ear for this. If I went to the jazz museum in kansas city and put those headphones on at the Ellington section and they played this then I’d think the Duke got really adventurous at the end.

She’s such a grand voice, and you’re such a grand mixter and it all works out to be very grand.

It would have been fun, as an alternative, to hear this at a much slower pace, without the percussion but with the keyboards up and haunting.

But no sense in trying to talk thunder when the song rains down so very well. great job.
permalink   Doghouse Riley Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 7:45 PM
I agree with ya there Gurdonark about makin ol CalGal more “haunting”. I may work on that. Thanks for the idea!
permalink   Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 10:49 AM
I feel for ya Doghouse i really do. Here you are working away presenting the world with yet another free down loadable work. Giving up your precious time to deliver another piece of fine internet entertainment and all some can do is debate the brass setting on that old keyboard ya got there or your arrangement. I really do commiserate .

Why only the other day RT came to a mix i just did of old songboy ( which i was pretty pleased with ) and patted me on the back while poking me in the eye. Leaving some fool comment about the squeaks in my guitar playing can you imagine that ?

I mean i work in six foot square cupboard off the side of my kitchen, ( for real i kid you not ) and have to D.I everything, and i suppose just like me, you don’t have access to a dedicated room, let alone an Abbey road or one of them other fancy studio places.

I mean it’s not as if any of these mixes here are for release or anything they are just freebies. But seems people just cant help it , gotta have a view.

Oh well gotta laff i spose, call it human nature and be grateful they listen at all eh ? .

But ain’t it a bitch how everyone hears what is pointed out to them only after someone else has said it , other wise they often would not even know. That’s a fact.
Me , well even though i hear them comments i dont respond and let me tell you, you dont need to either, having to publicly qualify your fine creative choices.

So rest assured old buddy i am on your side. If you want artificial, badly imaged brass samples in your mix and change old CG so she sounds like a robot in places then you go right ahead and do it.

Other folks are just nothing but plain mean Yes sir.
permalink   Doghouse Riley Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 1:15 PM
Wail, actually while it is true that I do own and run a real honest to gawd commercial studio it is also true that I don’t do any a my admittedly geniotically uber brilliant music production there. I, as you, work at home. And I’d swap my left nut for a 6x6 room. My whole entire setup is housed in our laundry sink (I sit on the washer/dryer) and I have to record my guitars out in the bathroom which, as you know ol pal, is about 50 feet out back. Course now for xmas last year (and as a present for comin in ahead a you in that there contest) ol Bear did have the sink “mink-lined” plus she had a 100% genuine faux gold fixture put in…I actually have the hot & cold knobs wired up as my console only I got em labled “suck” and “don’t suck”. I cain’t remember which one I used on this here track. And what in hell do ya mean by “free”???? Hell, I got people lined up outside the laundry room window that pays two bucks apiece just fer the pleasure a watchin me create these here musical gems. I cleared $138.00 on this here track alone. But I appreciate yor tryin ta comfort me in my time of need, ol pal. Honest. And, yea, I guess I do want that there badly imaged brass as I still love that ol patch. But listen, ifn I was a feller who’d been doin that there warblin pitch-shifty Cher thang to everbody and his cousin that I remixed I wouldn’t be talkin about no “Robot” stuff. Glass houses, like my momma would say. And, you know, it don’t sound like yor cold’s one bit better. But at least I can tell yor tryin ta do somethin about it by drinkin (I’m guessin) about two or three bottles a Nyquil before ya wrote me. Have sweet dreams ol Pal.

Oh yea, I almost forgot. I thank I’m gonna do one a them Songboy ones. Just fer the exercise ya understand.
permalink   Loveshadow Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 3:34 PM
Well i can imagine how sensitive you must be after all these critical comments afore me , that your mind must be affected to misread my summary and think it was levelled at some section of your opus. But i have to publically confirm that your robot vocals are indeed to my taste for the very reason you have mentioned and was feelin empathy with your here production skills. So the glasshouse gibe hurts me some and let me say i would pay double no more , a least five dollars to stand in line to see you. `create’

I feel awkward for you mentioning that competition in that my squeky gitar effort did indeed only limp in at 5th position and yet somehow is the at second place in the listened to chart. An accounting error i am sure but possibly highlighting a public disagreement with the outcome. Glasshouses indeed.

So on with the brass samples and be dammed i say. You show em

Look forward to the Songboy mix. He has the potential possibly to make an authentic country piece, him being American that is and that being one of the needed qualying qualities to carry the official title.

Bit like the world series

I am sure there is a Randy Travis preset in that melodyne thingy to give him that warbly vocal twang.


I know you loathe the internet but consider a web cam in that Bathroom outback, id sign up like a flash for it.

You do accept Euros don’t ya ?
permalink   Doghouse Riley Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 4:48 PM
You just don’t know how much it makes a por, dumb ol, country, hick feller like me well-up with pride…heck, I thank I’m gettin teary eyed…at the thought that you, my old and dear pal, would actually pay to see me piddle… around. Listen, you know as well as I do that I couldn’t charge you not one damn nickle. And you don’t have to get on no internet ifn ya want ta take a tour of the master bath. You just come on over to tha house anytime, 24/7 and I’ll show it to you personal. Might even let ya do a little cogitatin your ownself in there. Might just do ya some good as along with that there cold you sound like ya might be gettin a little “stopped up” ifn ya know what I mean and I thank you do? And ifn I’m rememberin right didn’t you tell me at the last meetin of “Underpaid and Underappreciated What Ain’t Even Got a Dang LIfe Remixers Anonymous” that most a them “listens” to yor RW mix was just you? I know mine shore as hell was ;-)
permalink   duckett Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 6:17 PM
Never mind the great remixes, the posts alone make for some fine entertainment… and all for free, you just can’t beat it!
permalink   essesq Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 6:58 PM
I’ll second that

for the comments, very witty, but do play nice boys :-) :-)
permalink   Doghouse Riley Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 7:59 PM
Wail, we’re just walkin what’s left of our wits there, esssssessssq. But it does look like ya need a shovel ta get through our mutual admiration missives, don’t it?
permalink   Songboy3 Mon, May 5, 2008 @ 9:24 AM
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Can’t…breathe…laughing…too….hard…*snortle*…*giggle*…*guffaw*…help…fading fast…but…can’t stop….laughing…his…his…hysterically!!!
ditto ditto
permalink   Mon, Dec 3, 2007 @ 11:02 AM
Incredible..Completely incredible..It’s another song..!!!!
permalink   Mon, Dec 3, 2007 @ 4:15 PM
Hells yeah. CG and swing sound so good together. Tried to swing with her too; but damn yer so sick with it! Fantastic job!
permalink   Mon, Dec 3, 2007 @ 8:35 PM
Wow, ‘good work he said’ indeed.

This is the kind of stuff I wish I could pull off.
permalink   Mon, Dec 3, 2007 @ 8:52 PM
…Doo-wop doo-wop doo-wop doo-wop doo-wop…
Zowie, I guess “ho-hum” isn’t in your vocabulary! ;)
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 4:12 AM
A sheer joy - love it!
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 1:00 PM
Nice! ;-)
permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 5:18 PM
My My My…what a treat for the ears.

permalink   Tue, Dec 4, 2007 @ 10:12 PM
Damn. This mix is impressive.

Everybody whines about the horns because everything else sounds SO DAMN GOOD.
permalink   Wed, Dec 5, 2007 @ 6:37 PM
I like the work you did there. Personally, i would explore the bass line a bit deeper in order to give it a slightly greater melodical dimension, thats in my humble opinion. but overall, very good job.
permalink   Doghouse Riley Mon, May 5, 2008 @ 4:59 PM
Wail thanks there, SOL. But try an restrain yorself, will ya?

Plus, has anybody ever clued ya inta what yor initials actually stand for?
permalink   Wed, Dec 19, 2007 @ 5:12 AM
Real piano! real brass! real drums! Who cares!!

This is great stuff even if you faked it. Or not. Who cares!!

Nice piano work too!!
permalink   Mon, May 5, 2008 @ 9:27 AM
F*CKING Fantastic! Doghouse, you are that dude, Duke!!! This is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO fabulous! Words are woefully unable to adequately express the inherent dopeness of this! To quote the Stan ‘The Man!’ Lee - Excelsior!!!
permalink   Doghouse Riley Mon, May 5, 2008 @ 4:54 PM
Aw shucks, there Frank, ol pal. Now don’t go gettin me all teary eyed and embarrased. I cain’t help it. Lord knows I’ve tried.

And I thank ya mean “inherent dopeyness”, don’t ya?
permalink   Songboy3 Tue, May 6, 2008 @ 7:11 AM
LOL @ “inherent dopeyness”….
permalink   Mon, May 5, 2008 @ 3:14 PM
The dogs are loose! Really tasteful. You and Shadow make her voice work within the mix…something I could never seem to accomplish. w-w-w-w- WOOF!