Reviews for "so long gone(dogmix)"

so long gone(dogmix)
by oldDog
Recommends (12)
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 @ 2:28 AM

Uses samples from:

Kaer Trouz
permalink   Thu, Jan 31, 2008 @ 9:40 AM
This reminded me so of other days, record players, and Tom Waits’ Closing Time getting scratched up by an old worn down needle. **Sigh** That trumpet was nice.
permalink   oldDog Thu, Jan 31, 2008 @ 10:08 AM
yes, with a friend or two and a bottle or two and a real fire…
permalink   Thu, Jan 31, 2008 @ 7:33 PM
Very nice… I could hear Clapton covering this easy… for some reason I can also imagine a slower-tempo 78-rpm Lady Day version w/o much difficulty; but then again I’m a sucker for this sorta melancholy stuff…
permalink   oldDog Fri, Feb 1, 2008 @ 3:22 AM
wow, first KT brings up Tom Waits, now you talk about Clapton and Billie Holiday - all superheroes in my book! - so thanks D, glad you liked it

[and pleased to see more people have discovered your great poem]
permalink   Fri, Feb 1, 2008 @ 9:14 AM
I’m really glad that you took this detour, Ross. Blues beats cowgirl into submission! Now I can sleep at night with a clear conscience.

It’s lovely as always:)

Thank you!


PS - really must try to write a happy song… I’m normally a happy person but I seem to be stuck in a melancholy song rut.
permalink   oldDog Fri, Feb 1, 2008 @ 9:56 AM
Thanks, it’s always a pleasure to work on your pellas - and in my opinion there’s nothing more enjoyable than a good melancholy song!

After the last one, I thought I might be heading into dangerously rural terrain, so I’ve headed back to the city for this one ;)
permalink   Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 7:14 AM
It’s no accident that country and jazz blues fit together hand and glove. Bob Wills understood that—and so do you.

The straight-ahead instrumentation here is a really solid choice. The aesthetic choice in this mix with which you grapple well but which would give me pause is how much to stress the instruments vs. the vox.
I know I would not want to bury the voice in the accompaniment. The question is perhaps whether the horn and piano could come “up” in the mix without overwhelming the vocal.

That horn bit around 2.15 and on is really nice—simple and sleek.
Listening to this was a really pleasant way to spend three minutes on a chilly and not at all melancholy Saturday morning.
permalink   oldDog Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 8:55 AM
I didn’t know Bob wills - but I’m listening to him now on a great site:
-some mean fiddle playing on his tracks! -thanks for pointing me to that.

The issue of voice/backing is always a tricky one for me. My tendency used to be towards swamping the voice, so now I tend to overcompensate the other way. Maybe one day I’ll get the balance just right - thanks for the detailed response.
permalink   Thu, Jan 31, 2008 @ 4:30 AM
Nice ” Jazz Club Feel”
permalink   Thu, Jan 31, 2008 @ 1:46 PM
I’ve enjoyed this song very much. The music fits very well with the voice. Thanks for this piece.
ditto ditto
permalink   Sat, Feb 2, 2008 @ 3:39 AM
Your “jazzy” style married to the voice of Narva9 is always a perfect “union”..Nice work..and “tous mes voeux..”
permalink   Sun, Feb 3, 2008 @ 6:45 PM
i just loved it!
permalink   Mon, Feb 25, 2008 @ 2:42 AM
Wow! It sounds like a real band could have played it! Sweet.

I read this great article once on useful tips playing vst instruments and one of them was that often a melody sounds good, but you can still hear that it was played by a pianist rather than a trumpeter. The solution suggested by the article was to really visualize how the instrument works. For example the trumpeter has only a limited amount of air in long melody lines. So at the end of a long melody, which does not have any ‘breathing-pauses’ in between, many strongly articulated notes are almost impossible to do for a real trumpeter. For a pianist playing a vst it’s not a problem.

Your muted trumpet reminded me of this article. I can’t really say that I’ve been doing any better in my remixes, so consider it as a suggestion for further improvement of an already great song!
permalink   oldDog Sat, Mar 1, 2008 @ 8:24 AM
Thanks, glad you liked it. I agree about the tip - I do try to imagine a real instrument if I’m ‘faking it, but to make it convincing is an art, and I’m not there yet.

It’s great to get constructive feedback such as yours -it’s what makes the site so good!
permalink   Sun, Mar 16, 2008 @ 5:06 AM
When you two get together its magical. You are like the embodiment of Randy Newman in two souls.
Poignant, lyrical,
Old Town , Friends.
permalink   Sun, Mar 16, 2008 @ 10:18 AM
Even when it seems that I have copied LS words about this remix. But this has such a Randy Newman quality and character. You do understand to give the vocals a decent frame and beautiful accompainment.
Very tasteful and emotional track.