Some CD reviews

Latest Nick Cave: excellent.

Bowie’s latest is really growing on me.

Shooter Jennings, Black Ribbons: Wow! I’ve heard it once, I’ve gotta think about it, but it’s interesting as hell, some cool songs, lotsa weirdness with a political message.

Richard Thompson’s latest: Excellent, of course.

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Fountain: their last from a couple years ago, quite good inna mellow kinda way.

The National’s latest: love it.

Luna, lunapark: hadn’t heard this inna cuppla years, it’s aged surprisingly well, and such a cool band – I miss ’em.

The Cult, Choice of Weapon: it’s The Cult, like ’em or not – I do, about the only “current metal” band I listen to.

Miles Davis, Round Midnight: remastered, so tasty.

PJ Harvey, Rid of Me: loud and funny, intense and noisy, also interesting as hell.

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Vlayman & Grankspoine: “Specifically, Baby”

Specifically, Baby
c. ’13 Vlayman Produx

I love you passionately, it’s all that I can say,
I love you in my dreams, almost every day,
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I miss you terribly, it’s all that I can say,
I miss you makin’ a scene almost every day,

Awe, specifically baby
I miss your eyes
when you cry
SOLO

I crave your company, it’s all that I can say,
I crave your drama, mama, each and every day

drums: nettage
Gtrs: Paul-Vox-AKGd5-Altec1589B
Bass: Alvz-Altec1589B-dbx160XT
LdVoc: SM7B-Altec1589B-VLA2
BV’s: EV365e-Altec1589B-VLA2
Saxes: Grankspoine
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Vlayman: “My Next Ex”

My Next Ex
c. ’13 Vlayman Products

CH:
I ain’t met my next ex yet,
I ain’t met my next ex yet,
mebbe 2nite, I’ll meet little miss Right, 2nite,
but I ain’t met my next ex yet.

When it starts it will feel so very good,
When it starts it will feel so very good,
We’ll begin and continue as though we should,
When it starts it will feel so very good.

We’ll move in and have us a couple cats,
We’ll move in and have us a couple cats,
She’ll hate dogs an’ I’ll say I’m OK with that,
We’ll move in and have us a couple cats.

I ain’t met my next ex yet,
I ain’t met my next ex yet,
mebbe 2nite, the timeing will be right, 2nite,
but I ain’t met my next ex yet.

In the end, it won’t matter whut I say,
In the end, it won’t matter whut I say,
All my t’morrows are like every yesterday,
In the end, it won’t matter whut I say.

Drums: Nettage
Bass: Alvz-Brick-dbx160XT
LdVoc: Luna-VC1Q
BV’s: AT4040-VC1Q
Gtrs: Paul-Elektar-545-ISA1
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Vlayman: “Wrong”

Wrong
c. ’13 Vlayman

She couldn’t take her eyes offa you, no matter what you do,
She thought you is the epitome of cool
She couldn’t look away, she couldn’t lower her gaze
She thought she could look atcha for days
Yeah she thought you could love her all night long
But she would be wrong, wouldn’t she?

She drank her wine, already over the line,
but she was buyin’, and it was hardly a crime
She couldn’t look away, as she drank it down
dreaming of you, she hadda have you now
Yeah she thought you would love her all night long
But she could be wrong, couldn’t she?

She dragged you outside, and you got into her ride
and then you left without waiting for her tears subside
And she never looked away, even in the face your rage
And she’ll be lookin’ out for you for the rest of her days
Yeah she thought you would love her like she was in some song
But you were wrong, you were very wrong.
Wrong.

Drums: krister
Bss: Alvz-Brick-dbx160XT
Gtrs: Paul-MMhd130_2x12-AT350D-ISA1
LdVoc: MD421n-dbx163X-VLA2
BV’s: M500-dbx163X-VLA2
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Vlayman: “Sympathy

cabinetpin.com 20th of the month challenge

 

No Sympathy
c. ’13 Vlayman

Sympathy plays no place in it
Sympathy, Sympathy
Ain’t my fault you always feel like shit
No sympathy, No sympathy

It ain’t about how you was borned, no. no
It’s all about how you was raised

Sympathy gots nothin’ to do with it
Sympathy, Sympathy
It’s your fault you ain’t get over it
No sympathy, No sympathy

Sympathy just ain’t your right
Sympathy, Sympathy
But I’ll give it to you hard all night
Without sympathy, No sympathy

Drums: nettage
Bass: HohnerHdlJazz-Brick-160XT
LdVoc: EV674-Eureka-RNC
BV’s: M500-Eureka-RNC
Gtrs: Paul-Marshall-RE320-ISA1
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Pre-amp attenuation

Because I run short distances (less than 4′) my pre’s and patchbay all use unbalanced TS connectors.

I’ve been wanting to use an actual attenuator on the pre’s – as opposed to the out put gain controls on them what have them – especially my transformer-based, one-knob Altec 1589b, in order to crank the gain and get what results (more iron, tube, op-amp, etc.)

I just received and got done hooking up the  Radio Design Labs STP-1 – freakin’ awesome!

Using my Altec with a dynamic mic in front and sending white noise, I can get attentuation of about 35-38 dB.

I have never been able to crank the Altec beyond 12:00 for a reasonable singing voice level 1′ off a typical dynamic, without using a compressor, etc.

That’s even more limiting, of course, with a cranked amp.

I just wired the thing right into my patch bayand so can use it with any of my pre’s.

I love painting with new colors!

STP-1

Vlayman: “Scared (I’m feelin’) “


Scared (I’m feelin’)
c. 13 Vlayman Produx

Well, I been seeing some things that
Really ain’t supposed to exist and
I feel that mebbe that’s somethin’ to
do with you, somethin’ to do with you

I ‘m feelin’ scared

Y’know I been lookin’ at you askance
Ever since seen I seen you dance
In the fields out
under the moon, out under the moon,

I ‘m feelin’ scared, I ‘m feelin’ scared
I ‘m feelin’ scared

I  been hiding my face too long
Under the covers where I lay my head
I might as well be dead and death’s
a-comin’ soon, death’s a-comin’ soon,

I ‘m feelin’ scared I ‘m feelin’ scared
I ‘m feelin’ scared
SOLO
I ‘m feelin’ scared, I ‘m feelin’ scared
I ‘m feelin’ scared
I ‘m feelin’ scared, I ‘m feelin’ scared
I ‘m feelin’ scared, and you don’t care.

Drums: nettage
Bas: P-Brick-dbx160XT
RthmGtrs: Tele-Mrshl-OM2-1589B-VLA2
LdVoc: Luna-UA710-VLA2
BV’s: Spark-UA710-VLA2
LdGtr: Paul-Mrshl-OM2-1589B-VLA2
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