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Friday night lift ... When I Arrived

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When I arrived
I found I'd gone nowhere
My baggage got lost somewhere on the way

It was a lousy day
Everything not going my way
And yet I had to smile

Because every day is beautiful, you know?
When you've got your peace of mind?

You really have arrived

I traveled so far
And wound up going nowhere
A smile on my face
After running in place
It's just another day
Every day’s really quite okay

No need to worry
Where’s that smile?

Because every day is beautiful, you know?
When you’ve got your peace of mind?

You really have arrived

Yet once in a while I feel it.
I feel it too much.
I get so out of touch with what is right and good and fine.

… and so I need to realign.

Hey it’s a sunny day.
Why would you get in your own way?
When you can wear a wise man's smile?
Because every day is beautiful, you know?

When you've got your peace of mind?

You really have arrived.

I'll lay it on the line ...
There's nothing more you'll find.

When you've got your peace of mind?

You really have arrived.

Comments

audiokid Fri, 05/06/2022 - 16:22

Hi Kevin, I'd love to listen and discuss your tracks here (mixing is my fav) but unfortunately many of your soundcloud posts we chatted about all went into error because you deleted the soundcloud files (what happens there effected us here).It left the threads useless to follow (no audio) To avoid that from happening again I've permanently removed the ability to embed soundcloud.

If you have mp3 tracks you want to upload, that would be so much better.

kevinwhitect Fri, 05/06/2022 - 17:59

audiokid wrote:

Hi Kevin, I'd love to listen and discuss your tracks here (mixing is my fav) but unfortunately many of your soundcloud posts we chatted about all went into error because you deleted the soundcloud files (what happens there effected us here).It left the threads useless to follow (no audio) To avoid that from happening again I've permanently removed the ability to embed soundcloud.

If you have mp3 tracks you want to upload, that would be so much better.

Ah - my penchant for remixing and the internet links associated catches up with me.

No worries.

Sorry to dissapoint. 

audiokid Sat, 05/07/2022 - 11:29

Audio file deletion is unfortunately a common problem on forums.

Scenario: Members post external links to their tracks (soundcloud, spotify, youtube etc ) to be critiqued on a forum.

Multiple members comment on how to resolve issues based around the OP track. Days, months or years later the original tracks (soundcloud, spotify, youtube etc ) get deleted and our forum thread with all the helpful comments are then rendered useless (reference to audio gone)

Over the years I've spend massive hours trying to fix posts that have broken urls for this very reason.

  1. Uploading audio files to our server preserves this from happening. ...
  2. Audio quality on our server is usually better sound as well.

kevinwhitect Sat, 05/07/2022 - 14:35

audiokid wrote:

Audio file deletion is unfortunately a common problem on forums.

Scenario: Members post external links to their tracks (soundcloud, spotify, youtube etc ) to be critiqued on a forum.

Multiple members comment on how to resolve issues based around the OP track. Days, months or years later the original tracks (soundcloud, spotify, youtube etc ) get deleted and our forum thread with all the helpful comments are then rendered useless (reference to audio gone)

Over the years I've spend massive hours trying to fix posts that have broken urls for this very reason.

  1. Uploading audio files to our server preserves this from happening. ...
  2. Audio quality on our server is usually better sound as well.

I've absolutely no problem doing what is desired. I just haven't made any MP3's of the files. :D

Totally get the moderation frustration. I used to moderate a national board for Allstate agents. Talk about a can 'o worms ...

I will know that in future posts, the MP3 is preferred. No worries.

I'm assuming video is no problem?

I would, though, up your 10mb limit to 50 ... IF you've the capability and server space.

audiokid Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:34

Excellent mix but wow... if you backed off on the compression a bit more I suspect it will sound even better. Not sure if you are compressing too much on the master or if its individual tracks?

Everything sounds balanced but (for lack of better terminology) the mix and individual instruments sound like every edge and the attacks are compromised. Your tracks need more snap. Hope that makes sense?

I suspect you are doing this because of ear fatigue or your levels are too hot when it comes to mastering. Just a guess.

All in all... the song is fun but imo needs to sound less compressed/processed and more alive.

Glad to have this on the server. Thanks for posting!

audiokid Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:43

Mono

Checking some things on my DAW:  there is clipping @ 34:sec (when mono).

After I upload it here... it sounds good. Interesting .hmm

 

Great lyrics

kevinwhitect Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:11

audiokid wrote: Excellent mix but wow... if you backed off on the compression a bit more I suspect it will sound even better. Not sure if you are compressing too much on the master or if its individual tracks? Everything sounds balanced but (for lack of better terminology) the mix and individual instruments sound like every edge and the attacks are compromised. Your tracks need more snap. Hope that makes sense? I suspect you are doing this because of ear fatigue or your levels are too hot when it comes to mastering. Just a guess. All in all... the song is fun but imo needs to sound less compressed/processed and more alive. Glad to have this on the server. Thanks for posting!

Thanks bud!

Fourth mix of the morning ... so HIGHLY likely everything you suggest is related. I will revisit and attend.

Thanks for the additional ears and thoughts.

Oddly, a friend of mine sent me some prog rock tracks to listen to, and your comment on mine was MY comment on his. 

:D

 

 

Rene Asologuitar Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:35

Hi Kevin,

I am enjoying your song.

I am always fond on this kind of lyrics, full of hope and happiness.

Love the melodies you created.

Your vocals fit the song very well, I am impressed.

Thanks for sharing.

Rene

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