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(@nicktorres)
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Is it a contest? No, not really. Is it just because I'm lazy? Perhaps. Is it because I can't solo worth a darn? Well...there is that. Will it benefit a good cause? Yep, a little.

What am I talking about? I just put up a first cut of my latest song called "Lost Summer Days" on my myspace page. Be warned...I haven't put in harmonies, I did the vocals in one take and most importantly,(for the purposes of this post anyway), I haven't put in a solo.

So here is the deal: Record a solo that goes over the two verses after the chorus. You'll hear where they go in the recording. You can either go ahead and record your own and just post the snipped portion with your solo, or send it to me and I'll mix every one I get with a vocal free track and post it back here so we all can listen. I'll insert the winning* entry into my song. I'll give you credit in the liner notes, my eternal thanks, room on the tour bus when it goes platinum and I'll make a donation in your name to the Music Rising Foundation.

http://www.musicrising.org/

*winning is defined by some arbitrary, undefined and perhaps random criteria.

By the way, just in case you were worried this one is strictly PG-13. If it helps, think Steely Dan.

Oh, and remember, whatever you send it will be better than what I can do.

Lost Summer Days

Intro:

Am B7 Am

Verse 1:

Dm7 G7

Grab the phone I hear your voice again

Cmaj7 Fmaj7

Time just melts like Gelato in August

B7

steamy days and sultry nights

E7

we dreamed would never end but always knew would never come again

Verse 2:

When I look into your eyes at last
I'm falling fast like a beach boardwalk coaster
stealing kisses that you give for free
hot like blacktop parking lots, you don't get burned if you don't stop

Chorus:

Am7 Dm7

Here we go again

Am7

Years are forgotten blooms still on the blossom

Am7 D7 F7 E7

hop in the car, put the top down and wave

Am7

we're on our way to lost summer days

2 instrumental verses
repeat chorus
repeat verse 1 and 2
on final chorus repeat last 8 bars 3 times

 
Posted : 07/07/2008 6:49 pm
 Celt
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Hey Nick,

Sounds Good!

I'm already working on my entry.

John

My SoundClick Page

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 12:28 am
(@nicktorres)
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Excellent. I really look forward to hearing it.

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 12:36 am
(@almann1979)
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what a fab idea. My playing isnt up to much but itll be a great learning experience for me to try - ill send you my entry soon as i can. 8)

"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 11:17 am
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Hey Nick,

Cool idea! I'd like to give this a shot, but when I tried to download the song, the site says I have to be logged in to download, and I don't have a MySpace account. :oops: Any way you can email it to me? If so, I'll PM you my email address.

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 10:18 pm
 Celt
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Dan

I have the track downloaded and will email it to you as soon as I mail Nick
my entry which will be right now.

bye

John

My SoundClick Page

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 10:42 pm
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Thanks John. :D

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 08/07/2008 10:58 pm
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Nice stuff Celt....

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 12:18 pm
 Taso
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would anyone mind emailing me the track too?

taso.niarchos at gmail dot com

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 4:59 pm
 Celt
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would anyone mind emailing me the track too?

taso.niarchos at gmail dot com

It's in the mail

My SoundClick Page

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 9:00 pm
 Taso
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thanks a lot!

nick, what are you looking for, if you don't mind me asking? Fast and firey, slow and soulful, little of both, funk, blues, what are you feelin' here? Obv its more about whatever the soloist is feeling, but it's your song after all :P

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 9:16 pm
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nick, what are you looking for, if you don't mind me asking? Fast and firey, slow and soulful, little of both, funk, blues, what are you feelin' here? Obv its more about whatever the soloist is feeling, but it's your song after all :P

Hey, no fair milking the judge for info! :P

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 9:38 pm
 Taso
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haha, it's a public milking. It's Nick's song after all, and if he's looking for slow and soulful and we all record blazing hot solos, I don't see it doing him much good :P

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/

 
Posted : 09/07/2008 11:26 pm
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If it helps, think Steely Dan.

I think this is a clue as to what Nick is looking for Taso.

I was thinking of trying to pull off a blistering two-hand-tapping shred solo ala EVH... oh shoot... maybe I've said too much! :shock: :twisted:

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 10/07/2008 1:07 am
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Exactly....

 
Posted : 10/07/2008 11:56 am
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