The King of Kenosha

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The King of Kenosha

Postby ahawk66 » Tue May 05, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi all,
I figured I'd toss another one out there for you to hear. This is an older one of mine, but it was just named the #1 song for April on Midnight Special Blues Radio (www.ms-blues.com), and my song "Tombstone" was #5 in February... not exactly the Billboard Hot 100, but I'll take it. It's kind of cool to see it up there. Anyway, hope you like it. It's based on a true story! Thanks for listening. www.andyhawk.com

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The King of Kenosha
(Andy Hawk)
Met her in a tavern in the middle of the day
She told me a story / I didn’t have that much to say – hey, hey, hey
At a motel, last cleaned in 1968
Could’ve made a movie / oh man, I thought that I was great – that’s what she said
It was then I really knew / her patient number in tattoo

I’m the king of Kenosha / king of all that I see
But the windows are boarded shut / and my eyes are closed on me

She said, “I’d love to stay but I have to be back by 8
I have pills to take, and a jacket that’s straight – but you were great
Take me back to the third floor / that’s where they keep the psych ward – you were great

CHORUS twice
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Re: The King of Kenosha

Postby JumpinJoe49 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:15 pm

Interesting.............Catchy...........Not bad. :ymapplause:
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Re: The King of Kenosha

Postby ahawk66 » Wed May 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Thanks. It sounds little lo-fi to me these days, but mixing on my own has been a long process of slowly getting better each CD. I'm still light years away from mixing really well, but it's fun practicing and getting stuff out there.
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Re: The King of Kenosha

Postby jgkojak » Wed May 06, 2009 5:35 pm

You need to use a little compression--

I compress each track seperately-- i.e. a little more on the guitar-- then compress the whole thing. Probably too much echo on the guitars as well.
Everyone's talkin' 'bout the President
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Re: The King of Kenosha

Postby ahawk66 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:00 am

Thanks for the tip. I'm using Sonar. I like it, but I probably only know 10 percent of what I can do with it. I learn a little more with each CD, and I'm always up for hearing input from people who know more than I do about it. Each little thing I learn is a big "wow" moment. I'll keep posting them as I go along...
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