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Hi,
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it. The song stirs up memories of long ago, way back in my teens. Growing up in and around Seattle. Where the dark wet gloom of winter took its toll. As bad a place as Seattle is in the winter, it only sets the stage for what happens come springtime. It is this longing for springtime, the hope it gives of a summer that will soon be that is the essence of 'Seattle Synthetic Summer'.

Synthetic Summer came about when we would all jump into the car at the first sign of spring. It was too cold to be cruising around in a car with all the windows rolled down, so we cranked up the tunes and more importantly the heater in the car so we were then able to hang the elbows out the car windows. That of course had to be done to look 'cool' and express one's mood. Add in the newly emerging sun and you have the perfect recipe for what became a ritual for us back then, a thing we later named 'Synthetic Summer'.

One has to realize the mood in Seattle, when the sun comes out after long months of rain and gray. It is like few places on earth and an euphoria certainly erupts in the area. It is this the song attempts to capture. Let me know if you think it got close to doing so...

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 03:19:35 am »
You sure have captured the essence of Synthetic Summer LBro. I can see the crazy boys hooning round in the car. Great choice of slides, crackin' good rhythm, masterful mix and those Beach Boy doing your backing vocals whooo.
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 03:31:31 am »
You sure have captured the essence of Synthetic Summer LBro. I can see the crazy boys hooning round in the car. Great choice of slides, crackin' good rhythm, masterful mix and those Beach Boy doing your backing vocals whooo.

Glad to hear the song imparts some of what we had going back then in the mid to late 70's. We sure had a lot of fun back then cruising and enjoying the first rays of spring. Everywhere you looked folks were upbeat and ready for summer to come on strong. Of course most of the time it rained the next day... LOL, that was Seattle for you back then!

The ironic thing is that the song was written when I was in Hawaii where the sun is king. Very inspiring for sure!

Hope to hear something from you when you're able!

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 11:18:12 am »
Wow, what a fabulous production,  LBro. It's just alround excellent. Some highlights for me would be the video, the rock n roll piano, your vocal harmony and the leads. All round rocks along delightfully.  And I guess you are now right into another SSS.

Great job and ever so glad you decided to join in the Contest fun.

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 12:24:26 pm »
You have such a distinctive writing and singing style. Very cool song. Sounds great. Love when the background vocals pop in, and the solo.

Enjoyed that, and our weather isn't that different than yours, so I get it.

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 03:33:28 pm »
Solid visuals and cool groove. Really nice depiction of your unique regional convergence into Summer. We can have Summer any time of the year down here. Well played! 

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 03:35:09 pm »
Wow, what a fabulous production,  LBro. It's just alround excellent. Some highlights for me would be the video, the rock n roll piano, your vocal harmony and the leads. All round rocks along delightfully.  And I guess you are now right into another SSS.

Great job and ever so glad you decided to join in the Contest fun.

Hi David,
Thanks for stopping by and the kind words. Well it should be summer here as of a day or so ago. But we have fog, drizzle and generally miserable weather this am. Looks like it might burn off though. July is the month it gets nice here normally.

At any rate glad you liked this song and we able to rock along a bit to it! Hope all is well there and more is coming from your end!

Until then, rock with the best of them,
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 03:41:45 pm »
You have such a distinctive writing and singing style. Very cool song. Sounds great. Love when the background vocals pop in, and the solo.

Enjoyed that, and our weather isn't that different than yours, so I get it.

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Well Red,
We have to put up with my vintage singing a bit longer as NaNa is now 8.5 months, very pregnant. Looking forward to her and the newborns big day. July 4th looms and we shall see if this grandson joins the other and is born on July 4th too. That would be pretty cool.

Thanks on the vocals and solo work. On guitar I was able to kind of imitate 3 guitars in the solo area. But there are just 2. Actually 2 dual tracked rhythm guitars and 1 lead. But lead is a combination of 2 finger bar chords and solo notes...

Yeah when I was putting this together I was thinking about England as I thing the weather is very similar. Not sure where you live as I can't recall. But the good thing is all the weather gloom makes one appreciate very much when things turn around and become summer...

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2019, 03:45:15 pm »
Solid visuals and cool groove. Really nice depiction of your unique regional convergence into Summer. We can have Summer any time of the year down here. Well played!

Yeah Clint,
You have the southern position on us that if for sure. Nice you can grow citrus down that way.

Thanks for the listen and comments. Much appreciated on this end! It is probably time to up my game a bit and focus on playing more than writing. We shall see what summer brings!  8)

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2019, 03:56:59 pm »
Enjoyed your tune Bro!
Always like an original, and this did not disappoint.
Solid playing and professional production in all departments, incl. video  :)

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 07:42:02 am »
Enjoyed your tune Bro!
Always like an original, and this did not disappoint.
Solid playing and professional production in all departments, incl. video  :)

Hi Brian,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Glad you liked this one and found it to be pleasing. It means a lot as you put out some good stuff too. So I would think you know the time and effort it takes to put these songs together is long indeed. At least on this end. But I like working on songs as I think it keeps me mentally sharper than if I did not do much.

At any rate keep rocking and I look forward to your next gig - uh - song!
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 12:32:12 pm »
Great original summer song, L Bro, right in the groove. I quite enjoyed the guitar solo too, nice playing.
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2019, 04:16:41 pm »
Great original summer song, L Bro, right in the groove. I quite enjoyed the guitar solo too, nice playing.
Hi Mari,
Thanks so much for the listen and nice comments. I worked hard at the solo work on this one. I am limited there and as such aim to improve. But as Justin says. Do what you can and aim to do it well. So I prescribe to that thought and do my best...

Take good care!

Cheers to Rock, Solo Play and Summer!
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2019, 10:50:45 pm »
Made me think of the hibernating animals coming out with their young babies. Enjoying the sights & sounds of newness. Very good production. So impressed by your skills and talent. Loved it!  Loved the story behind this and the lyrics. Great work.


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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2019, 11:42:05 pm »
Hey Bro

Glad you finally got this to production and release. Come a long way from the demos and the end result is well polished. Great story line of that embryonic warmth of spring that doesn't quite match up to summer's promise. Catchy vibe and a well produced video to match gets my vote.

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2019, 08:20:54 am »
Made me think of the hibernating animals coming out with their young babies. Enjoying the sights & sounds of newness. Very good production. So impressed by your skills and talent. Loved it!  Loved the story behind this and the lyrics. Great work.


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Hi Pam,
Your comments are very kind and appreciated.  Lots of hard work and time put into SSS or the song on this end. You describe it pretty well I think in telling the story of the little animals coming out. Some sing pretty good too as the 'chirp'.  :)

In addition you comments inspire one to keep striving to get better! I will do that on this end with more study and practice.

The wife and I listened/watched some of your video's. You sure are doing well on that end and have improved a lot too!

Take good care and rock as best you're able!
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2019, 08:24:53 am »
Hey Bro

Glad you finally got this to production and release. Come a long way from the demos and the end result is well polished. Great story line of that embryonic warmth of spring that doesn't quite match up to summer's promise. Catchy vibe and a well produced video to match gets my vote.

Cheers
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Hi Toby,
Yeah old SSS has come a ways from when I bounced it off you way back when. Glad you approve at this point as I gave it my level best.

Hope to keep improving here with more time put in on study and practice. Justin and I will be closer after some video review on my end, that is for sure.

Hope your getting you PC woes under control there??? Also looking forward to you getting more done on your song!

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2019, 04:54:59 pm »
LBro, thanks again!  Nice to know you shared with the wife. Such a compliment!


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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2019, 01:34:01 am »
Well, LB, I didn't make it to Seattle this spring like I thought I would, so you bring Seattle to me.  ;)   Just a really upbeat song about the hopes of summer and the long rainy season being over.  Guitar, drums, vocals all work well together, and the rocking keys sounded great.  Good job, too, on the leads.  Loved the video pics, too.  You've told another good story here.  Hearing this all put together made my day.  Hope your weather is warming now!!

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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2019, 06:19:05 am »
Hi Lbro
Very nice vibe on this one I the boogie woogie piano if that's how I dshould describe it stood out. Good work on the solos and the production in brining the whole thing together. I think you've captured the feeling of waiting for summer in a raining grey climate. We're still waiting for a proper bit of summer an  here in the UK.
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2019, 12:04:49 pm »
LBro, thanks again!  Nice to know you shared with the wife. Such a compliment!
Hi,
Well all I did was point my wife to the Forum comments in here and she found you! She commented you did a good job and she liked it!
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 12:09:45 pm »
Well, LB, I didn't make it to Seattle this spring like I thought I would, so you bring Seattle to me.  ;)   Just a really upbeat song about the hopes of summer and the long rainy season being over.  Guitar, drums, vocals all work well together, and the rocking keys sounded great.  Good job, too, on the leads.  Loved the video pics, too.  You've told another good story here.  Hearing this all put together made my day.  Hope your weather is warming now!!
Hi OH49,
So glad this tickled your fancy! Also nice you got a taste of Seattle in this one. Not exactly a steak dinner though!   :-\

So you still have to come this way if you want to collect on a fine meal and the sights.

All my best as you rock on down the road...!
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 12:17:59 pm »
Hi Lbro
Very nice vibe on this one I the boogie woogie piano if that's how I dshould describe it stood out. Good work on the solos and the production in brining the whole thing together. I think you've captured the feeling of waiting for summer in a raining grey climate. We're still waiting for a proper bit of summer an  here in the UK.
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Hey Gar,
Thanks for stopping by to check this out! I think on that piano I hit an out of the park shot. It just fit so well and was one of the first piano parts I tried. Seemed to work well and I thank you for pointing it out! In fact I liked it enough to bring it up a couple dB and made sure it could be heard in the mix. Thanks on the solo work too, I played a lot of those and while not perfect these were the best of the bunch. Good to know you felt the mark was hit with the song describing what I had in mind. Sorry it fits your local on the grey side, even now.

But alas - If your rocking then you too can have synthetic summer there! Just don't forget to blast the heat if it is cool-cold there when you roll down the windows!
LB
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Re: 001 2019 - Seattle Synthetic Summer - An LBro Original Song
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2019, 11:11:21 pm »
Hi Toby,
Yeah old SSS has come a ways from when I bounced it off you way back when. Glad you approve at this point as I gave it my level best.

Hope to keep improving here with more time put in on study and practice. Justin and I will be closer after some video review on my end, that is for sure.

Hope your getting you PC woes under control there??? Also looking forward to you getting more done on your song!

You take good care and Rock as only You can!
LB

Glad you finally got it out there, great job Bro.

As for thr PC back with a new PSU and the songs rolling again. Took on board your advice and added a chorus and it sounds better. So its now VVC x X. Reworked the whole shebang and just have to do the vocals and bridge solo, so nearly in the can.

Keep kickin butt old boy!

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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2019, 09:11:31 am »
Glad you finally got it out there, great job Bro.

As for thr PC back with a new PSU and the songs rolling again. Took on board your advice and added a chorus and it sounds better. So its now VVC x X. Reworked the whole shebang and just have to do the vocals and bridge solo, so nearly in the can.

Keep kickin butt old boy!
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Hi Toby,
Indeed, the song writing process on this end was a long one. I was doing 2 projects at the same time along with a ton of stuff going on at the home front. So, all those factors and more pushed it out.

Glad to hear on your end the PC is powered back up and running well. Even better to hear about the progress on your song. I am looking forward to hearing what you have created there! May it continue to go smooth as you march towards completion!

The only butt that needs kicking is on my end. Have to practice more and gain some patience to do a better job there. At this point to me there seems like there is not a while lot more I can do on guitar without putting some time into improving. That is also true on vocals, I think.

Alas I strive to rock and will keep working on it!
You take good care on that end,
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