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Quarantine (You Are My Everything)

By NWSPR on April 12, 2020 11:10 pm

This week, I wrote a love song about a girl named Quarantine. We're stuck in a destructive relationship but can't find a way out.
The song could be punk rock, southern rock or emo. Originally it was going to be a New York Dolls style proto-punk song, and you can still hear a bit of that in the bones of the song, but the amp modeling for metal guitars is so much more, more, more, I went a different direction in the end. 

I was able to get my USB Interface and recording gear back up and running after last week's issues. Basically, it's memory and hard drive issues but now I know how to deal with it a bit better.  With the ability to record live instruments restored, I fell back on my Gibson Ripper Bass and Reverend 6 String, piano, organ and a bit of harmonica.  Drums were sequenced in Logic X's drum designer.

Just had to pause to clap and bang pots and pans out the front door.  Something all the neighbors are doing at 7:00 sharp in Brooklyn, New York, and many places around the world.  It's a tribute to first responders, doctors, nurses, and all the people working to help everyone through the pandemic.  But it has also become a bright spot in the day where we get to see our neighbors and have fun making noise with the kids.

Hope you are all well, and coping with Quarantine.  Admittedly she's a bitch but she's what we got.  See you in the comments!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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April 13, 2020 12:37 am

I don’t know how to tell you this, but quarantine is banging everyone behind your back. Love the song though.

April 13, 2020 1:22 am

E-dub beat me to it, but I was going to say you're woman seems to be getting around.  Awesome song and love that breakdown with the piano and harmonica.

April 13, 2020 2:59 am

Nice man, good to hear you singing on another track.  Your voice is great for this genre.  Lots of cool stuff going on in this one, the breakdown and the transition into it is awesome. 

April 13, 2020 1:53 pm

Very much effort to sequence such a lot beatpatterns, I guess. the multiple guitartracks, bass, piano and vocals in one week?? Everything is well placed and tight. Great job.

April 13, 2020 2:19 pm

FUCK. YES. Your voice is great for this style, the bass is juicy and the drums carry the song perfectly. The middle is a great change of pace and the end makes me want to dance.

April 13, 2020 4:03 pm

Nice Job. Very energetic

April 13, 2020 11:01 pm

MOSH PIT! RAGEEEE!

April 16, 2020 2:22 am

Get away from her you BITCH! - Ripley, 2179... Great track, I swear I heard Ovaltine you are my everything... did I? YUM! Great track duuuude

April 16, 2020 1:47 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

E-dub beat me to it, but I was going to say you're woman seems to be getting around.  Awesome song and love that breakdown with the piano and harmonica.


What do you expect, I met her by the buffet at a gang bang.  I was last in line (at the buffet, not the gang bang).

April 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Podling wrote:

Get away from her you BITCH! - Ripley, 2179... Great track, I swear I heard Ovaltine you are my everything... did I? YUM! Great track duuuude


lol... OVALTINE! You are my fever dream! Yeah, that works.  Expect I'll use that around week 43. Thanks for listening!

April 17, 2020 4:02 pm

Pretty cool punk rock song. Guits and bass sounds great and I really like your vocals in that. I wouldn't think about adding piano to this but it work fine.

Rock!

April 18, 2020 4:06 pm

Beats as tight as her ass. Great job.

April 19, 2020 3:36 am

Definite punk vibe going on and then the piano enters....  Always refreshing hearing guitars on WB.

April 19, 2020 10:40 pm
E-dub wrote:

I don’t know how to tell you this, but quarantine is banging everyone behind your back. Love the song though.


Damn, I had a bad feeling.  I guess, I'm hanging with my new girl Ovaltine.  Tahnks for checking it out.  Hope you are well!

Chrisfoo wrote:

Nice man, good to hear you singing on another track.  Your voice is great for this genre.  Lots of cool stuff going on in this one, the breakdown and the transition into it is awesome.


Thanks! I really appreciate it.  I am feeling a bit more comfortable and getting a feel for what key is best for my vocals. This week, I did an all electric version with all vocoders smile

Q-Rosh wrote:

Very much effort to sequence such a lot beatpatterns, I guess. the multiple guitartracks, bass, piano and vocals in one week?? Everything is well placed and tight. Great job.


Thanks! I kept it simple and in my comfort zone so laying down the different instruments is easier.  I enjoy the production side of things, so it's fun to mix it up a bit (ha, I made a pun).

Jokinen wrote:

FUCK. YES. Your voice is great for this style, the bass is juicy and the drums carry the song perfectly. The middle is a great change of pace and the end makes me want to dance.


Thanks man! I really appreciate the kind words.  Check out the electronic version this week.  Totally different take on the vocals.

Procyon Lotor wrote:

Nice Job. Very energetic


Thanks! I needed to get some anxiety and pent up energy out.

danju wrote:

MOSH PIT! RAGEEEE!


I wish, just keep six feet away from everyone in the pit. Thanks!!!

djippy wrote:

Pretty cool punk rock song. Guits and bass sounds great and I really like your vocals in that. I wouldn't think about adding piano to this but it work fine.

Rock!


Thanks!  Something about the track made me want to play some piano.  Probably the simple arrangement and key makes the song very easy to jam to on keys. 

Devieus wrote:

Beats as tight as her ass. Great job.


Thanks! She's a sweet lady and we spend all our time together.

rdomain wrote:

Definite punk vibe going on and then the piano enters....  Always refreshing hearing guitars on WB.


Thanks for checking it out!  I've been hearing some awesome guitar tracks on WB this year.  Def agree, nice to mix things up a bit.  I even heard a track that was all clarinet, and it was kind of bad ass!

April 20, 2020 10:01 pm

April 23, 2020 8:04 am

A rather surprising track! Coincidentally I have been listening quite a bit punk/new wave stuff from the late 70´s... probably something in the air, I feel like you really cannot live only with soothing sounds in this time. Great and very spirited stuff smile

April 23, 2020 10:10 am

Love this. Amazing lead/solo 1/3 in. Really like your overall palette on this. Oh wow, the breakdown! That harmonica is epicccccccccc!

April 23, 2020 3:16 pm

Excellent punk rock vibes.  Your vocals sound great too.  Really enjoyed the bendy intro to the piano theme.  Great production overall and gotta appreciate that harmonica too!  Nice work!

April 24, 2020 5:20 pm

Breh, the story about your girlfriend is so great. Without the music, I would have loved this week's post if it were silence.

April 24, 2020 7:54 pm

I did listen to week 16 before this one, both are great versions.  The harmonica that comes in was an unexpected but much appreciated addition, great vocals and love the energy on this!

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