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[Music]HornForHire/surfer/Lenny - Everybody's Fine - NEW MIX

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:34 pm
by HornForHire
Hi everybody,

Here's a new song, a collab with Ted Barrett (aka surfer), he provided the lyrics, and Lenny Lee (aka FastnLoose), he played the bass.

It's called: Everybody's Fine

256 kbps mp3: http://www.hornforhire.com/music.html , the first song on the page

128 kbps mp3: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_so ... D=11317456

Thanks to Ted for the great lyrics (again), and for the wonderful bass playing of Lenny! 8-)

I hope you like it, all comments are welcome.

Thanks,
Wim

[Edit - 12-29-2011] I've uploaded a new version with some minor EQ and level tweaks.

[Edit - 1-16-2012] New version:
- Ride cymbal in the second and third chorus
- Fixed some vocal issues
- A few minor level and EQ tweaks

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:58 am
by Guest
Man, the first half of the opening riff sounds wicked familiar. I want to say it's the theme from a TV show, but I just can't place it ATM.

Cool song, like the changes. Awsome playing Wim, as always. Lenny's got some killer grooves going, also. Good job by all.

Is it me or has Ted's lyrics taken a darker turn as of late?

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:05 am
by surfer
I do believe the '70's TV vibe really works for this portrait of Sesame Street in the current economy.
Gentlemen, as always it's an honor to collaborate with you.


Here's the poem Wim turned into a gorgeous song

Buy percs for a nickel sell 'em for a dime
If he flashes a badge say you only need nine
work hard for the clients in the delivery line
if press drives by say everybody's fine

Yellow bird on the corner sells a feathery ass
says no to the drugs just smokes a little grass
lives in parked car can't afford the gas
when the preacher wants some says everybody's fine

Old man in a dumpster scares all the kids
everyone's afraid no one knows what he did
toss in a baggie take the cash close the lid
as crying eyes peek out say everybody's fine

Run by the market grab some milk and bread
stay alive another day by keeping your head
Small mouths at home sleep three to a bed
Child welfare lady says everybody's fine

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:42 pm
by philter2011
Great stuff chaps, great playing by all again 8-)
Cheers
Phil

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:57 pm
by bluebob
hey greets guys. man that opening, love the chicago sound. nice smooth mix on the vox. lenny and wim make a great combo. I remember a song eons ago by ted, can't quite remember the title, something about the dog dyin and the wife messin with the neighbour, lol, freaked me out..I was worried about him back then :lol:
good song guys, have a rokin new years!

edit: if you ever do another cover wim, I'd love to hear you do "Make Me Smile" by Chicago.

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:32 pm
by Dave S
Hi Chaps

Very 70's and Chicago but there is nothing wrong with that.

Very good indeed by you all. 8-)

Cheers

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:25 pm
by ferencz
as always...great job! harmonies were spot on!

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:40 am
by HornForHire
mashedmitten wrote:Man, the first half of the opening riff sounds wicked familiar. I want to say it's the theme from a TV show, but I just can't place it ATM.

Cool song, like the changes. Awsome playing Wim, as always. Lenny's got some killer grooves going, also. Good job by all.
Hi Nate,

I've had the opening riff in my head for ages, I finally got around to using them when I got Ted's lyrics.
Let me know if you find out why it sounds familiar to you.

Thanks for the listen,
Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:41 am
by HornForHire
surfer wrote:I do believe the '70's TV vibe really works for this portrait of Sesame Street in the current economy.
Gentlemen, as always it's an honor to collaborate with you.
Thanks again, Ted! Always a pleasure to work with your words! 8-)

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:41 am
by HornForHire
philter2011 wrote:Great stuff chaps, great playing by all again 8-)
Cheers
Phil
Hiya Phil! Thanks! :D

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 am
by HornForHire
bluebob wrote:hey greets guys. man that opening, love the chicago sound. nice smooth mix on the vox. lenny and wim make a great combo.
Hi Bob,

Chicago eh? Never thought of that myself, but I do love their work.
They have a great horn section. 8-)

And yeah, Lenny plays a great groove!

Thanks for listening.
Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:44 am
by HornForHire
Dave S wrote:Hi Chaps

Very 70's and Chicago but there is nothing wrong with that.

Very good indeed by you all. 8-)

Cheers
Hey Dave,

Long time no see! How are you doing?

Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like this.

Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:45 am
by HornForHire
ferencz wrote:as always...great job! harmonies were spot on!
Hi ferencz,

Thanks a lot, I love doing those harmonies! 8-)

Cheers,
Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:55 pm
by HornForHire
I've uploaded a new version with some minor EQ and level tweaks.

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:15 am
by HornForHire
Anyone else care to comment?...

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:01 pm
by Strophoid
Oops, I remember listening but I see I never commented.
Nice song!
Very clear vocals, the lyrics are still very understandable despite the (nice!) harmonies. Very good balance overall, sounds great to me. only nit would be a slight lack of bass in the snare maybe?

I really like the ending as well! the low saxes combined with piano and a lead sax really sound great.

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:46 am
by Early21
Sounds great, as usual. Love the harmonies. If I could make any comment at all, it would be that it could use a little more dynamic variation or drama. Maybe start out with a little less piano in the first verse, so you have something to build up. The drums are very uniform from beginning to end. Maybe switch to rides somewhere along the way, during the chorus. Just ideas, hope you don't mind.

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:57 pm
by Sherz
Haven't heard any lyrics from Ted for a while. Welcome back! :D
Well, this sounds nice and fresh, everybody's sounding mighty 'fine fine fine fine oh fine' ! :)
Quite a catchy chorus!

Really like the arrangement and those 'growly' sax parts too. 8-) Nice job by Lenny also!

There's a few nits with the vocal that stood out for me:
- 'badge' sounds more like 'batch'
- the 'esses' are all but missing from "grass" - sounds like you're singing "graa"

Wasn't a fan of the doubling of the sax at 2:16 - or maybe just leave double for the later part of the solo at 2:26?

Anyway, all-in-all a very FINE production! :D

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:27 pm
by mixup23
Love it. Very smooth and well produced. Lenny's groove fills it up nicely. I also hear a bit of Chicago here. Nice work Wim.

cheers for the new year
Michael

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:32 am
by HornForHire
Strophoid wrote:Oops, I remember listening but I see I never commented.
Nice song!
Very clear vocals, the lyrics are still very understandable despite the (nice!) harmonies. Very good balance overall, sounds great to me. only nit would be a slight lack of bass in the snare maybe?
Thanks, I'll check the snare.
I really like the ending as well! the low saxes combined with piano and a lead sax really sound great.
Yeah, I really love my 'new' baritone sax! 8-)

Thanks for taking the time, Rick! :)

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:39 am
by HornForHire
Early21 wrote:Sounds great, as usual. Love the harmonies. If I could make any comment at all, it would be that it could use a little more dynamic variation or drama. Maybe start out with a little less piano in the first verse, so you have something to build up. The drums are very uniform from beginning to end. Maybe switch to rides somewhere along the way, during the chorus. Just ideas, hope you don't mind.
Hi Early,

No, of course I don't mind! :)
I'm happy with the build up at the moment: the first verse without harmonies, the second with harmonies and then the horns come in at the chorus.
You might be right about the ride though, I think I only used it in the outro... I'll see what I can do.

Thanks!
Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:49 am
by HornForHire
Sherz wrote:Haven't heard any lyrics from Ted for a while. Welcome back! :D
Well, this sounds nice and fresh, everybody's sounding mighty 'fine fine fine fine oh fine' ! :)
Quite a catchy chorus!

Really like the arrangement and those 'growly' sax parts too. 8-) Nice job by Lenny also!
Thanks Ian! Lenny sure did a great job! 8-)
There's a few nits with the vocal that stood out for me:
- 'badge' sounds more like 'batch'
- the 'esses' are all but missing from "grass" - sounds like you're singing "graa"
Good points! I did sing sing the 'ss' in 'grass' BTW, but it got burried in the mix and I also hardly sing the esses with the harmoniy vocals, to prevent things like 'grass-s-s' and 's-s-smokes-s-s'. I will fix this.
Wasn't a fan of the doubling of the sax at 2:16 - or maybe just leave double for the later part of the solo at 2:26?
I'm not sure... I played the first part in unison and the second part with harmonies in the saxes, I like the effect.
Anyway, all-in-all a very FINE production! :D
Thanks again! :D

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:51 am
by HornForHire
mixup23 wrote:Love it. Very smooth and well produced. Lenny's groove fills it up nicely. I also hear a bit of Chicago here. Nice work Wim.

cheers for the new year
Michael
Hi Michael,

Thanks a lot! 8-)
Have a great 2012 as well!

Wim

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:48 am
by Lenny Lee
Hey there! I haven't been around for a while. Sorry I forgot I hadn't commented on this, Wim.
This was really a pleasure to play on - it's different, stylistically, from what I'm used to doing -
and I finally got to repay Wim somewhat for all the fine work he's done on my tunes.

Nice tune, Wim - and thanks for bringing me on board. The mix tweaks you did sound fine to me.
Everything sits nicely. Let's do it again! :)

Re: [Music] HornForHire/surfer/Lenny Lee - Everybody's Fine

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:53 pm
by HornForHire
Hi Lenny,

Thanks again for your great bass playing! 8-)
I'm very happy with the result.

Cheers,
Wim