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DEMO #5 - Too Depressed for the Ukulele

The final demo of "Too Depressed for the Ukulele" is up!  It includes vocals from the wonderful harmony expert and ccMixter matriarch Snowflake.  Now I've got to get this song ready for the official release!!  In the meantime, do you have an production advice?  Anything too quiet or loud?

Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed to this song. You made it magical.

BASS: Jack Burgess
VOCALS: TheDICE, Jack & Mary Burgess, Shannon Root Lee, Rob Walker, NealBot, Speck, SackJo22, Moira Waugh, Snowflake

 

 

Project Links:

*Original Post & Demo 1 from 5/30/13

*Deadline Extended Post & Demo 2 from 6/20/13

*DEMO 3 from 6/27/13

*DEMO 4 from 7/12/13

*DEMO 5 from 8/9/13

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Podcast Plays: The Rich Hancock Radio Show & Hyde Pod Corner

Rich HancockHPC-Pic smallA huge thank you to The Rich Hancock Radio Show and Hyde Pod Corner for playing my songs last week! 

Hyde Pod Corner included "Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas" in episode #55 "The Hallowismas Comeback Special."  The show is a combo of "comedy, music, and chat spilled from a British brain into your ears."  It's rather entertaining... made me think of a radio version of Monty Python.  Give a listen, folks!

The Rich Hancock Radio Show is a talk show with music hosted by Rich and Brenda out of Missouri.  They share delightful banter, odd news stories, and tunes that they like.  They kindly played "These Years and Still" on the Wednesday, July 31, 2013 episode.  Rich claimed with perfect deadpan that I wrote the song for my pet parrot.  Of course, he retracted the statement and said I'd not soon forgive him.  Little did Rich know that I already have, but my cat most certainly does not forgive him.  She's terribly upset that I must have a delicious pet parrot hidden somewhere in the house (she doesn't really get deadpan humor).  Thanks a lot, Rich.  Now I've gotta sleep with one eye open!  (Do check out their show- it's quite enjoyable!)

 

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DEMO #4 - Too Depressed for the Ukulele

I'm thrilled to present demo #4!  It includes the following fabulous vocal additions: 

There are now too many names to list in the title on SoundCloud, etc.  For now, I have simply put "Featuring Friends!" (thank you, TheDICE, for the idea).  We can keep that or vote on name for the group after all of the submissions are in.  Regardless, individual names will  be listed everywhere I can (i.e. in descriptions where it's posted and on the cover art). 

  • What do you think the name for the sing along group should be?
  • Do you like the new choral outro for the track???

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or on Facebook or Twitter...

The song has grown to 28 tracks!  It's the biggest mixing challenge I've ever had and I'm LOVING it!  Thank you to EVERYONE who has participated.  Wanna join us?  July 19th, 2013 is the deadline and here's a link to the folder with the music and project details.) 

 

 

Project Links:

*Original Post & Demo 1 from 5/30/13

*Deadline Extended Post & Demo 2 from 6/20/13

*DEMO 3 from 6/27/13

*DEMO 4 from 7/12/13

*DEMO 5 from 8/9/13

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DEMO #3 - Too Depressed for the Ukulele

Too Depressed For The Ukulele -CoverEach time I receive an email with vocal contributions for the "Too Depressed for the Ukulele" sing along, I excitedly drop the file into the mix.  Dude.  I smile like the Cheshire Cat when I hear each addition.  Sooooo... I'm going to share them as we get closer and closer to the submission deadline- July 19th, 2013. (Here's a link to the folder with the music and project details.)

This week, you'll hear the additions of Rob Walker (a BRILLIANT writer and poet from South Australia) singing the choruses and NealBot (from the band Go Robot, Go!) singing super-cool "la,la,la's" for the last 2 choruses.  And of course, Jack Burgess of Rusty Strings is on bass and harmony vox at the bridge.  TheDICE, Jack & Mary Burgess, and Shannon Root Lee are singing the chorus.   Hope you dig the latest "Too Depressed for the Ukulele" mix! 

 

Project Links:

*Original Post & Demo 1 from 5/30/13

*Deadline Extended Post & Demo 2 from 6/20/13

*DEMO 3 from 6/27/13

*DEMO 4 from 7/12/13

*DEMO 5 from 8/9/13

 

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