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2016/04/16 16:59:03 (permalink)

Happy People - Original song from The Forum Monkeys

Hi peeps
Here's a new song written and performed by us.
 
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Daryl 'daryl1968' Greenway - Vocals, Piano, Accordian, Percussion
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Elizabeth 'the current Mrs daryl1968' Greenway - Backing vocals
 
 
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Happy People
(c) 2016 D. Greenway & E. Kocol
 
V1
I watched you from a distance, you barely caught my stare
And then in an instance, you answered my prayer
 
Prechorus
And when I look around I see all the faces smiling back at me
 
Ch
Look at all the happy people
Runnin' round and having fun
look at all the happy people
And you know I'll be one too
Just as soon as I'm alone with you, alone with you
 
V2
So the moment was right this time, I approached you with care
You were kind and polite this time, your beauty beyond compare
 
Prech
Ch
 
Middle bit
I used to walk the streets at night
You could say I was a lonely guy
I don't walk the streets anymore
Ever since you walked through that door

V3
Now we are together, two souls as one
Happy people forever - running round and having fun
 
Prech
Ch to end
 
 
post edited by The Forum Monkeys - 2016/08/19 12:58:25


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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/16 18:16:12 (permalink)
Dern it! You went and made me happy. Toe tappingly happy! Aaaaaakkkkk!

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/16 18:20:39 (permalink)
 
 
Nice job Guys! 
 
The song made me happy by looking at all the happy people - so seems to me - I'd have to give it a thumbs up -- Mix was nice and balanced too 
 
The only critique I would have is the processed electronic vocals - especially in the backing harmonies - sound Mr Roboto Styx on Steroids a bit 
 
but what do I know. Its a nice song and good job. Sounds like something REM would have done 
 

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/17 12:16:53 (permalink)
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/17 13:01:19 (permalink)
I like "Happy People". Nice one guys and gal!

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/17 18:33:17 (permalink)
Revised video link now in OP.
 


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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/18 03:32:09 (permalink)
Nice one chaps. Love that chiming guitar. Mix sounds ticketty-boo to me.

 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/18 12:04:48 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby daryl1968 2016/04/18 12:46:17
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Dern it! You went and made me happy. Toe tappingly happy! Aaaaaakkkkk!

How can you and Pharell not be "happy" when you both wear big hats?
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/18 12:20:07 (permalink)
 
 
the new video version is orgasmic. Go watch it. 
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/18 12:20:57 (permalink)
I love this song, you guys have a way with the "middle bits" that always works perfectly and the chorus is super. Great mix, great sound!

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/19 09:14:53 (permalink)
I really enjoyed working on this song with the 2 best monkeys on the block!! It was a barrel of laughs too.....happy that I was included in this monkey mix!!  

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/19 10:47:05 (permalink)
That was fun!!! Now to wipe this $hit eatin' grin off my face. Cool tune, great mix.
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/19 10:55:10 (permalink)
Nice song guys! This mix has a bit too much mid to upper mid for my taste, but that's just me. Everything sounds well balanced, but the overall curve sounds a bit skewed to the upper middle.
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/19 14:53:24 (permalink)
Wow! Why is you not famous? This is my new favorite song! It makes me want to play something. Really great job guys!

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/20 22:01:41 (permalink)
Yep I'd say happy toe tappy, very well done! Although, on the video, at 1:05 I sensed kind of a letdown.  :)
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/21 11:34:31 (permalink)
Nice tune , vocals sounded great !
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/23 08:13:59 (permalink)
This was great fun. Thanks for all the nice comments. Great job Mesh.
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/25 13:45:27 (permalink)
Nice job chaps and chapess, your normal quality of mix Ed, (You is getting quite good at this) nice playing from all and good vocals.
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 14:34:35 (permalink)
Great....  now I'm happy too.    
 
Great song-writing and arrangement as always.   Well done.   The mix was a bit bright/edgy for my tastes, but it certainly didn't detract from a fine job. 
 

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 15:26:39 (permalink)
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This mix has a bit too much mid to upper mid for my taste, but that's just me. Everything sounds well balanced, but the overall curve sounds a bit skewed to the upper middle.

 
stevec
The mix was a bit bright/edgy for my tastes, but it certainly didn't detract from a fine job. 


So now all we need is someone to say it's too bass heavy and we have a winner (or loser?) as we would have covered the (nearly) whole audible spectrum.
 
Thanks for the listens guys.
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 15:32:49 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby bapu 2016/04/27 15:50:11
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dcumpian
This mix has a bit too much mid to upper mid for my taste, but that's just me. Everything sounds well balanced, but the overall curve sounds a bit skewed to the upper middle.

 
stevec
The mix was a bit bright/edgy for my tastes, but it certainly didn't detract from a fine job. 


So now all we need is someone to say it's too bass heavy and we have a winner (or loser?) as we would have covered the (nearly) whole audible spectrum.
 
Thanks for the listens guys.




Definitely not too bass heavy, lol. I think, generally speaking, Steve and I are in agreement though...right Steve
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 15:41:16 (permalink)
See how terms/words (not numbers) can confuse? For me upper mids are crunchy not bright. But what do I know. I just play bass. 
 
Now, if one of you said too much 3-5K range and the other said too much 4-6K range I would have interpreted that to mean probably very close to the same thing. Upper mids and bright/edgy didn't quite resonate the same thing to me. Maybe I'm a numbers guys not a werds guy
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 17:53:26 (permalink)
Well you all have gone and done it now!  I was in a perfectly good bad, lousy mood  ---  then I listened to and watched this video ---- and now I have a smile on my face and feel good.  What a waste of a bad mood.
 
Actually I like everything about this.  The mix, IMHO, is very well done.  There is good separation not only among the instrumentation but also the vocals and instruments.  Trying to get this right on my own stuff has been a bit of a pain in some of my anatomical locations.  The performances were very good as was the video.  Bapu, did you shoot any of the video or do any of the animation?  Just curious,  it was a great job of editing and tying the lyrics/story to the music.
 
Very well done.   Now excuse me while I go listen to the latest song I am working on -- so, I can put myself back into a bad mood (kidding!?)
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 18:07:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby dcumpian 2016/04/27 19:02:56
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dcumpian
This mix has a bit too much mid to upper mid for my taste, but that's just me. Everything sounds well balanced, but the overall curve sounds a bit skewed to the upper middle.

 
stevec
The mix was a bit bright/edgy for my tastes, but it certainly didn't detract from a fine job. 


So now all we need is someone to say it's too bass heavy and we have a winner (or loser?) as we would have covered the (nearly) whole audible spectrum.
 
Thanks for the listens guys.




Definitely not too bass heavy, lol. I think, generally speaking, Steve and I are in agreement though...right Steve
 
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Completely!   I think what we both really mean is that there just isn't enough bass to balance things out.   Yup, that's it. 
 

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 18:13:41 (permalink)
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Bapu, did you shoot any of the video or do any of the animation?  Just curious,  it was a great job of editing and tying the lyrics/story to the music.
 
 

Mostly it was first searching for (royalty free) still images that I created the first pass on the video. Then I joined a site for a year that offers royalty free videos and from there I fleshed it out by removing some still images and inserting the action videos. And thus the current video is the results from that effort.
 
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/04/27 20:47:05 (permalink)
Well done guys - top notch playing and singing. This one put a bit ol smile on my face. Love it.

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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/05/19 17:10:56 (permalink)
any more Happy People around here?
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/05/19 17:11:59 (permalink)
Bapu Am.
But then again I'm fat and dumb too.
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/05/19 17:13:21 (permalink)
bapu
Bapu Am.
But then again I'm fat and dumb too.




you're not fat
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Re: New original song from The Forum Monkeys 2016/05/19 17:17:34 (permalink)
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bapu
Bapu Am.
But then again I'm fat and dumb too.




you're not fat


Oh I'm big boned.
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