A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

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A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Greg_L » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:35 am

It was my 40th b-day on monday. Wrote this to myself for myself. [smilie=banana_smiley.gif]

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Hallmark 60 Custom

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Avatar 2x12 w/ Vintage 30s.

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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by jim renolds » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:50 am

Excellent job, Bud! The lead vocal was mixed a little hot for my taste, but everything else was spot-on. Good writing, arrangement, and playing that all fits the genre. Thanks for posting.

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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Greg_L » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:30 am

Dark Horse wrote:Excellent job, Bud! The lead vocal was mixed a little hot for my taste, but everything else was spot-on. Good writing, arrangement, and playing that all fits the genre. Thanks for posting.

DH
Thank you! I normally mix my vocals a little less up front, but since there's a "story" in this song, albeit a dumb one, I figured I'd have them up a bit. Thanks for listening. [smilie=banana_smiley.gif]
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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by mohi » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Enjoyable tune, great job and happy birthday to him!
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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Tonemeister » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:01 pm

great song... love the guitar tones.

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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Knottie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:06 pm

Perfect mix! Don't lose hope, my friend.

I can relate to the conflict in the lyrics. On the one hand, perhaps you are perceived as lame, but at the same time you know damned well that you do it better!

Forty is WAY too soon to get flushed down the bowl.

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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Greg_L » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the listen and kind words. [smilie=gt-happyup.gif]
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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by ALrock » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!..
DIG THE NEW TUNE/S..
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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by ALrock » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:46 pm

hey greg...just wanted to add, that although i really really like your playing in this whole song, that there is this one very simply/bassic part, that I really dig alot man..I`m not sure why, but for some reason i think 1960`s, california, and surf boards..LOL..and i honestly mean that as a compliment..i just LOVE the tone and smoothness of it..its @/during 2:29-2:31...sweet!
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Re: A Punk Looks at 40 - Greg's birthday song to himself!

Post by Greg_L » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks A. That little part you mentioned is done using an old surf guitar trick. You pick the open E (or any open string) like normal, and with your fretting hand reach under the neck between the lower horn and neck joint and bend the note with the trem bar. It's not a hard trick to do, but it takes a little practice to get the bend and timing right. I'm a big fan of old surf guitar music, so I've been goofing with that little technique for a while. I think it sounds cool because it's a smooth bend and not actually fretted.

And it helps to use a badass surf guitar. [smilie=banana_smiley.gif]
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