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"Michaels House", a tune off the new bats brew album

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#02- "Michael's House"

this is the 2nd song on the album.

One of the songs, "michael's house", was a rowdy romp that i wrote back in 1998, for my friend who had recently moved into an older house, in a neighborhood that had been a very nice family neighborhood back in the day,
but had fallen into disrepair over 30 years time, and was known as a 'crack' neighborhood when he moved into it...

he truly thought he would turn the neighborhood around, one neighbor at a time, and pull all his friends that were wanting to buy houses, into purchasing a house near him.

when i wrote the song originally, it was really just a demo, but a celebration of his audacity and belief in the 'good' of people.

he died in that house, about 8 years ago. i'm not sure how, but he had been hospitalized previously, a health issue, i think it was an accident.

now i've written a new version of it, to basically celebrate his life, or as a kind of 'thank you' to the ether.


recording specific info:

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bought a new fuzz around the time i started working on this song,
made by Barber Electronics, it's called the "Exacta".
great fuzz, i use it quite a bit in this song.

Lyrics:

Michaels House

Michaels house, used to be
Kind of place, yeah, you want to be
Now it’s got a new friend,
Going to be the place again.

Michael is a trusted friend
Favors given, to the end
Road trip taken and he took my queen,
All the way to New Orleans!

Michaels house, was party town
But a friend in need, could hang around
Michael left without a sound
In the afterlife, he’ll be around.

Michaels house, used to be
Kind of place, want to be
Now it’s got a new friend,
Going to be the place again.

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As usual with your stuff - this song really rocks. You played the bass on this right - it sounds great.

Your guitar playing is always excellent.

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6 hours ago, Douglas Kirby said:

As usual with your stuff - this song really rocks. You played the bass on this right - it sounds great.

Your guitar playing is always excellent.

hey douglas! thanks for listening to this one,

yea, the bass part was fun, but kinda hard to give that galloping vibe and keep in the pocket..i took a few passes to get it the way i wanted.

 

 

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Great stuff super production and I loved the Bass and guitars, those breaks really gave the whole thing a structure ..super

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On 1/25/2020 at 9:32 AM, HarryC said:

I like this song with varied and dynamic parts

hello harryC!

yea, there is some cool dynamics happening,

by design,

it just seemed that the arrangement was so 'go for it', that it needed breakups...

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On 1/26/2020 at 8:42 AM, Paul Bush said:

Great stuff super production and I loved the Bass and guitars, those breaks really gave the whole thing a structure ..super

hello paul! 

thanks for the kind words, 

and yea, you're right, those breaks let your brain relax for just a second! heh.

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