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Mac8 - A Long Time Ago

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So this is my second entry for the mac.. Mind the line buzz...I actually used an amp and mic for more "realism". I like the way this turned out. Very simple, very sad. I could prey upon your psyche, with a description here, that would make you cry, before you even listened to the song.

But..I did try to draw on some tragic events in R/L to make this. Lets just say, it helps me remember the close family members, I've lost in the last couple years. Kinda like playing this song as a bit of a soundtrack for the good memories, when they were alive. I miss them.
I'm goddamn done with this emo crap.


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Very relaxing, man! I almost fall asleep lol, but I still like it. Nice work on the drums and a well used relaxing guitar. Great work, Bad-Man! 10/10 5/5 for you!

Bad-Man-Incorporated responds:

Thanks a lot, man. Glad you like the mellower stuffs too. \m/

sounds like

bad man skynyrd! good stuff!

Bad-Man-Incorporated responds:

haha, thank you dude.

Very nice.

Nice and relaxing to listen too. That's great that you can use music like this to remember the good times that you had with some family members. Ha, like you said though enough of that emo crap before I think of the same thing and start to tear up. I really do think this would have been amazing with some soppy lyrics to it. Great job on this man.

Bad-Man-Incorporated responds:

Thanks bro. I really went simple on this, and just played what I felt. It was a neat experiment. haha.

Glad you liked it, man. \m/

awsome in a melo way

good job

Bad-Man-Incorporated responds:

Thank you

Nice Work

Pooling into emotional veins isn't exactly emo... or well, neither intrinsic nor exclusive to the genre. I thought emo by definition exaggerates emotional sentiment to the point of being ludicrous melodrama even with insignificant things. Frankly, I can do without most of that stuff receiving radio play. On the other hand, I prefer musicians who are able to communicate with their music rather than trying too hard to be clever. I also enjoy musicians who routinely release even the dorkiest material. In essence, I deeply respect the sheer chutzpah you have in spades (and clubs, because hearts and diamonds always deserve a firm routing).

The only complaint I have is simple: ditch the drum loop. Honestly: you can get away with making really pretty music by minimizing percussion to light cymbals, a mild triangle, or a tambourine that isn't struck, only stirred and not shaken. This drum loop actually competes for attention--attention that's strictly meant for the mellow guitar. I can imagine a complete removal of the drums and this song would fare better.

It's only a suggestion--no need to follow through; it is quite good as is--but take it from a guy who listens to his mother prattle on about folk music for hours on end: some ideas stick to the psyche... and in the eardrums (no pun intended). Of course it went without saying that this is fluid and lovely, which is rare coming from you.

Keep rocking.

Bad-Man-Incorporated responds:

Thanks very much. Folk music!? They still have that?! OMG. I hear ya.
The drums were really added last minute to "cover" the annoying buzz from my shitty fucking amp...as I really wanted to record more from an amp on this...than direct.
But then.."BUZZZZZZ" FUcking fuck. So I threw in the hat and snare thing. You are definitely right. I'd love to redo this, but I'd have to remember how to play it. And I closed that part of me, for now. haha.

Thanks again for another kick ass review.

Credits & Info

4.95 / 5.00

Jul 20, 2008
2:28 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
5.3 MB
3 min 51 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.