Loving Life and Music, and Music in the Key of Life
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Going Home (ft.,Mijanou, Shereen, Keith, Kevin, Rich and David)
The opening sounds like a William Shatner Trek !see what I did there lol). as we move into the vocal though... Terry.. your vocal in this is the best I have heard from you and the collaboration makes it even sweeter. Really love this track man... my head is nodding.. superb!
Nice collaboration...nice easy peaceful feelin...oh wait that's another song...just the same I like the peaceful vibe and the prospect of going home is always a longing for all of us.
I am sucker for choral singing with smooth ambient music behind it. This just made my night feel calmer.
Fantastic track Terry (Mijanou, Shereen, Keith, Kevin, Rich and David!
This laid back vibe and amazing production is like a slab of real SOUL, brilliant!
Congratulations on the no 1!
Easily is the best song I think I've ever heard on any website to this date, thanks for this one, I want this on my iPod right away!
Thanks for all the comments on this collab. ...I would encourage others to try ...takes time...effort...a lot of e-mails :D...but the process IS what it is all about...a virtual studio gathering musicians and artists together...mp3u fosters that :)
Not able to hear this cos I'm in Denmark at the mo and flashplayer doesn't work on my iPad. But I'm sure Terry's done a great job whatever of my contribution he used in the end (let you down on this one mate - too much else on my plate (non-musical) - apologies).
Virtual band, virtual choir, spoken word intro. uplifting vibe, what's not to like?
Quite a moving song guys. A lovely Chilled out vibe.
typo city :0 Everyone
perfect Eveyone, great collaboration, the choir really works well.
Terry, you have a musical gift other than just being a fine musician. The bringing together of people in music and it is quite an inspiring thing to behold. Good work to all of you talented musicians! -Mike
Impressive team work !! --/Peo
A beauty of a song...and so easy on the ears. No one could possibly not want to join in on that chorus! All together now....! k
Impressive track, mega collab. Sounds great. Great job on the production side..........David
I needed another listen. Listening on the site feels better.
You know me - I just don't buy the transcending metaphorical lyrical stuff (there are other words I could use so please note that in my favour LOL). It really ... well... nuff said. Musically very nice and the "going home" is really good and the choir works a treat. It's bit shaky on some of the dual vox mixes - not hard to fix - I'm thinking 1min18 circa. I think the terry voice prob aint needed on this or try and time it in sync with the femme vocal which is sweet on it's own methinks. Thumzup for all the stuff I like in this Terry.
I knew this was going to be special when i heard the early demo, great job everyone involved, smooth production Terry...
Well well, this turned out so pleasant to the ears and heart. It has a lonely longing. It reminds me of the movie, Snake Trap when all the patients sang "I'm going home". Not that we're all a bunch of mental patients.. but the feeling is the same and it's very special. Terry, you sentimental old soul.
Sounds great! Never been called Bijanou before...lol...
ahh, that feels good! Nice work on that mixing board, Terry, and kudos to all involved, very pleasant listen.
very cool tune guys.. done very well.. enjoyed and voted on
Very cool song Terry. Cheers to all involved. MP3Unsigned Xmas song still has the record for biggest collab, but this gave it a run for its money. Enjoyed the music and the chorus especially....
Song-writer, arranger, guitar, keyboard/synth, vocals.
Exploring various styles and topics. Variety is the spice of life.
Joined this community of artists in July of 2011, and quickly observed the community-spirit of artists who take the time to listen to other artists' work and comment meaningfully and positively. The vibe is one of encouragement and helping out.
This was quickly expressed more tangibly in the number of collaborations that were being uploaded and that caught my attention. People were willing to offer skills and abilities, knowledge and understanding, and check their egos at the door and be willing to engage the difficult task of trying to work together for a common good - a better track. THIS has been an education for me and the learning that occurs as a result of working together is extraordinary.
Special mentions to those who have included me in their work, and they in mine: James Bell - not only got the ball rolling but is a kindred spirit; Dachleigh Music (Adam) - who used my cello lines in a some electronic music; Deggsy Music and DawnSinclair - the two are not always inseparable but they work so well together (that RnB will be a highlight!); Deon - we didn't do a lot together, but the journey was expansive; Rich Lodato, whose voice and guitar invites the cello to weave a melody too; AmorfoxiZ (Alfonso,) more cello; Left Ear Bleed (Jeff)...always good to help younger artists; Liquid (Anthony Gee) the budding rock keyboardist ;) and Michael Ritchie - consummate riff-meister and gentle spirit...thanks to one and all for including me in their journeys! FUN!...gotta be more fun than work or it isn't fun any more ;) Special mention to TomC (CyberJazz) in PC FL, for sharing his journey and struggles but the absence of more than a year suggests a final succumbing to cancer, though I have no way of checking that.
Also a note of GRATITUDE...that is the theme for my class of students. A number of artists from mp3u have contributed messages addressed to my class, and some have written wonderful tracks to help us find a calm and gentle start to our days of turbulence. Dan Michaelson, Peter Vines...great ambient tracks and such wonderful messages - you two were the first off the mark and set the bar very high for how to approach a class that you didn't really know; Will Riding...the Sleeping Giants was an awesome introduction to story-telling through music; Erik Jurado...straight from you heart to right where my kids are...amazing intuition; Kelly Mitchell...your artist comment narrative was inspirational on over-coming obstacles; Mike Ritchie - one boy has become filled with hope because of a specific word of encouragement...how incredibly awesome! ; Deon -many positive messages and ideas about life and existence, as well as ways to find calm in the midst of Life - looking forward tomore of your special way of looking at life; Rich - sent along some A/V material...journey into visual art...chalked full of encouraging words... some fine vocal/visual/philosphical chicken soup for the teen-aged soul, I think; Liquid (Anthony Gee), who has created some fine music for the class and sent a wonderful interview for the class to listen to. We are also enjoying some wonderful orchestral arrangements from AndyF (Andrew Foyston), and a superbly written note to the students.
In 2013 we heard from KtA (Marty Etheridge) - the students love the DnB stuff; ATuesdayParadox (Kevin Gibbons) - a very encouraging message and pics of Wales; Lazy Jane (Will Walton) sent along well-wishes from Georgia, DNA Codex (Andrew Shields)- not only introduced us to Surrealism, he showed us how to paint in a surealistic style with some extraordinary youtube clips with his wonderful ambient/electronica in the background; Essence - little did I know that in trying to find female artists to represent more gender equity, you would step in and tell a heart-changing story that resonated in all of us, and in one young woman in particular - you cast the seeds and often never know what good will result, so we trust and carry on; Keith Allen and Wednesday Wilson are also going to contribute their own stories and words of encouragement. In all of these personal touches and positive interactions there will be Wellness!
If there are any artists who wish to learn about the Wellness Project for this school year (Sept 2013-June 2014), or who wish to contribute, please feel free to contact any of the artists who have participated already, or contact me directly by clicking on the "e-mail" button at the top of the page here, or send along a PM (I do check fairly regularly)
Looking back over 2013, it seems to have been a year featuring a lot of collaborations with Keith Allen and Kevin Gibbons, in particular, and KALLEN - as the 3 amigos have become known - have enjoyed having a dozen or more tracks played on BBC Introducing Tees, with host Bob Fischer. This culminated in an interview with Keith, and developed a sidebar plot - what I affectionately call "The Mug Caper," in which, through a relentless process of e-mails, the DJ, Mr. Bob Fischer, was graciously able to provide an autographed BBC mug for Keith as a souvenir of a place and time in his long and illustrious musical career. Lots of FUN and Funny Business going around on mp3u this year.
2013 has also been a year of connecting with newer (to me) faces on mp3u..FXMAN, The Refined Poet, Idiom, and Master Peo. Jazzz and Swing have become new areas of effort this past year and I hope that will continue in 2014.
Always open to possibilities of collaborations and helping to build connections on mp3u. I have enjoyed making friends and aquaintances here on this site. It is a place that has a comfort level and feels, as Anthony Gee once said, "like coming home."
All the best for 2014 to everyone!
Norman Acoustic, Epiphone SG Double Neck Electric, Ibanez Roadstar II, Cello, Ensoniq EPS, Korg M1Rex, PC, M- audio 410, Cakewalk X1 Studio, Sony MDMX-4, Aiwa powered speakers, Radio Shack consumer headphones, AKG C1000S mic and Rode NT1A - bottom-line…it may be old(er) gear for the most part, but like myself, all the parts work (at the moment) ;)
**My creative space -a.k.a. "hobbit hole studio" - is a cinder block fruit cellar, 6x9, with a 6in poured concrete slab ceiling…nice reflective surfaces for some interesting vocals if they are not tamed..the furnace is old and loud and is adjacent, and the main waste pipe from the second floor passes through the “studio” so I have to record before the household awakes or after they are asleep because a single toilet flush can “wh- o-o-o-s-s-h-h-“ through a track like a roar of a jet engine, giving new meaning to the phrase I have come to accept as part of my Buddhist experience - “Flushed Away!”