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  1. 4 points
    I believe this is more common than I thought. The attitude of condescension. I've seen it in lots of places and yes, at times I've been guilty of it and needed to look honestly at myself. I am convinced that if we could see the totality of every human being in one glance including ourselves it would do two things. We would have no reason to think highly of ourselves as compared to anyone else.We would see the wonderful things about people. All people, not just a group or groups of people. Any really honest evaluation of the universal human condition takes into account the good and the bad in everyone. At the end of the day, in order to be arrogant and narcissistic we have to ignoring all the facts. One thing that grounds me is to remind myself constantly that no matter where I am or who I am with I must be reminded that I am a part of them. The minute we don't see that we're headed down the path of the Nazis. There is a very small difference in DNA between anyone on the planet and you. So small in fact, that it's hard to measure. If you're at a party in Hollywood and everyone is wearing a tux but you. You happen to be wearing a dirty t-shirt with holes in it. How would that make you feel? How would they look at you? What if you were the one in a tux looking at someone in a dirty t-shirt with holes at a high class party? In a sense you will at one time or another be both of those people. Not in that exact sense. I just used this as an illustration to make a point.In order to really connect with ourselves and with others we need to see past that. See that old man who has trouble walking? This is eventually you. Another thing to remember is that everything you have,have done or will do, you were given the ability or the resources to do it. If you made money, you couldn't have done it without the given ability. No one does something from nothing as independent . In that sense, we are more like stewards of what we are and what we have. Jesus was a probably the best example of this. He gravitated to people who were viewed as lowly. He got it. They really weren't lowly in the things that matter.
  2. 2 points
    I have a new poem published in Radar Poetry today. Take a look when you get a moment. http://www.radarpoetry.com/triptych
  3. 2 points
    @symphonious7, if its any consolation to you, I find your posts quite entertaining--at least how I imagine you to be based on how you write out your thoughts. You remind me of my younger sister somewhat. Your excitement over things is endearing. However, I get to read it at my own leisure and that makes a difference. I am one of those people who gets sensory overload. I like deep subjects, not so much superficial ones, but sometimes, depending on my mood I participate. What I remember of my sister, who now lives away, is that I was used to how she was when we grew up together, but then she tried out a life event that took her away for awhile. When she came back, it was like, "Whoa! I've got to get out of here!" With her movements, constant conversation and animation and engagement in a small space was more than I could handle for long periods of time. The house was sooooo quiet when she was gone and so filled with commotion when she came back--the difference knocked me off my kilter a bit. That's more about my limitations than her behavior. I enjoy her personality and her company as long as she doesn't try to push me to think like she does. I believe wholeheartedly in Jesus (and I don't care if others think he's a myth--or if they think I'm a dumb sheep --too much of his presence has been made known to me to deny him), but there are things about "practicing" she and I differ on considerably and she's always trying to convert me back to her way of believing/practicing and I want no part of that. Even when I am enjoying her company, I still need a mental break after some time because that's how I'm created. I need lots of alone downtime to process my thoughts. I think our position in the family might partially account for how our very different personalities developed. She's the youngest of multiple siblings and thrived on LOTS of attention, which was given by all members of the family. I have a youngest child and what I see in common with the two of them is they are very light-hearted (except when they're not--which is brief), persistent, jovial, funny, smart, quick-witted, and forgiving. Point is...she's got imperfections as well as good points, but people gotta love you for who you are, so if that's who you are, be who you are! Its better than someone loving you for who you're not.
  4. 2 points
    I was intimidated by how professional some people's stuff is too... actually I still am lol But honestly people are fair to everyone of all levels here, sometimes the critiques can make you feel overwhelmed but that's why you gotta remember you don't HAVE to implement any ideas, these are just other people's ideas to help you get feedback. Then just keep doing what you feel inside and enjoy sharing and growing by listening to others and letting others listen to you
  5. 2 points
    That mental image got way too vivid for me and I laughed way too hard at it lmaoooooo
  6. 2 points
    Hi Tony, Okey I'm guessing it's a blues The blues is NOT about someone's sucsess, it's about misery, broken hearts, low life, slavery, etc. It's hard to believe your story about a 'lonely boy' - making millions - still playing the blues and feeling sorry for himself. It's your first lyrics, so you shouldn't feel bad about it. Read the lyrics of your fav artists and get inspired! Write more! Cheers, Geir
  7. 2 points
    Be careful with that. This is us you're talking about
  8. 2 points
    I'm gonna go full frontal honesty with this one cause I'm kinda passionate about this. I think there used to be a real craft to writing a melody and people were more free and happy so it was easier to tap into that creativity, after all the years went by and we got burnt out and the craft was lost because we became a TV watching society and a social media society etc, that we forgot how the craft works, we found more simple and stupid formulas. I think this whole "3 chord pop song" is what people found that consistently works when we don't have the capacity to tap into the divine anymore. We've reduce music to a formula so I'd have to say "NO, there is NO truth to it, it's what people try to teach each other cause you might get a hit if you over simplify, but we do this cause we've forgotten how to write real songs" thats... my unadulterated opinion. Chords in songs can be limitless when you are tapping into true creativity, but if you wanna take the easy way out stick to 3 chords.
  9. 2 points
    It sounds, sooooo, good. The timing is so precise on those electric guitar parts, awesome production man!
  10. 1 point
    Hi, Thanks for taking a look. Lyric idea was spurred by the Opposites Challenge. Any comments or critiques are welcome i'm tough. Dancing After The Music Stops Copyright 06/29/2017 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------ V 1 ------ Dancing after the music stops Rhythms feel so free Lights are down but coming up Moving so close Getting so close Maybe too close to see Too close for you and me ------ C 1 ------- I'm not as good as I should be I want to leave it like that Oh, it's a matter of fact But I'm not as bad as I could be Your grin reminds me of that Oh, it's a matter of fact ------ V 2 ------ Dancing after the music stops Notions can't be free Lights are down but coming up Heat of the night Shining so bright Maybe too bright we agree Too bright for you and me ------ C 2 ------- I'm not as good as I should be I want to leave it like that Oh, it's a matter of fact But I'm not as bad as I could be Your grin reminds me of that Oh, it's a matter of fact ------- B 1 ------- Is it good or bad Just something to be had Never right or wrong A dance that went too long A dance that went too long -------- C 3 ---------- I'm not as good as I should be I want to leave it like that Oh, it's a matter of fact But I'm not as bad as I could be Your grin reminds me of that Oh, it's a matter of fact -------- V 3 - 1r -------- Dancing after the music stops Rhythms feel so free Lights are down but coming up Moving so close Getting so close Maybe too close to see Too close for you and me -------- C 4 ---------- I'm not as good as I should be I want to leave it like that Oh, it's a matter of fact But I'm not as bad as I could be Your grin reminds me of that Oh, it's a matter of fact Oh, it's a matter of fact
  11. 1 point
    Hi, again, I've been revising and would love your comments. Earlier versions are posted below. Everyday Moments Rewrite 3 Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 I lost my mother years ago But she was here today Standing right beside me as I put the towels away V2 It shook me for a second, but I loved the memory Just that simple moment brought My mother back to me Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day V3 She lives inside my heart now A sad but pleasant ache Her notes on the recipe When I make her apple cake Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day Bridge: I used to think memories had to be planned A party or fancy affair But the best ones of all just happen In the everyday moments we share V4 I have no need to turn back time I see her everywhere She’s in my heart and I’m okay The memories are there Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day Everyday Moments Rewrite 2 Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 I lost my mother years ago But she was here today Standing right beside me as I put the towels away V2 It shook me for a second But I loved the memory Just that simple moment brought My mother back to me Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day V3 She lives inside my heart now A sad but pleasant ache Her writing on the recipe When I make her apple cake Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day Bridge 1: I used to think memories had to be planned A party or fancy affair But the best ones of all just happen In the everyday moments we share Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day Bridge 2: What I wouldn’t give to go back in time To those simple moments we shared But she taught me well, and I’ll be okay Whenever I need her, she is there Chorus: Everyday moments Are love’s DNA Continuing her legacy Day after day Original is posted below for comparison Original: Everyday Moments Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 I lost my mother years ago But she was here today Standing right beside me As I put the towels away V2 It shook me for a second But I enjoyed the memory An everyday moment Brought my mother back to me Chorus: Everyday moments (Are) the ones we replay Everyday moments Carry love’s DNA V3 She lives inside my mind now A sad but pleasant ache Her notes on the recipe When I make her apple cake Chorus: Everyday moments (Are) the ones we replay Everyday moments Carry love’s DNA Bridge: When I was a kid I was bored by routine There wasn’t an option for fancier things Now things are different, yet I find I prefer Everyday moments like I shared with her Chorus: Everyday moments (Are) the ones we replay Everyday moments Carry love’s DNA
  12. 1 point
    I imagine most of us have either heard the claim all songs go I V vi IV or some variation of it so im curious, do you believe that? Why is that? How much truth is there in that?
  13. 1 point
    Hello So, I write songs. Stripped back, with just an acoustic guitar. I like the idea of this place, so it's nice to be here, especially since I started listening to a lot of your songs I have to say I'm really interested & excited to see what you guys think of my music. I may not be as professional at this as some of you are, but I think I have something to offer. But I can only get better with your feedback, opinions, & critique. So please feel free to share any & all thoughts, if you stumble into one of my posts I feel like introductions on here should be more of "here listen to this song" because I really don't know what to say lol I do have a song in "Song Critique", called "Alone in This", if you're interested to share your opinions on it, I'd really appreciate it
  14. 1 point
    I like the "Oh love" too. I would change "called" to "named" Could sound like catcall How about a more intriguing word than "nice"? Uh, "nice" job!
  15. 1 point
    I couldn't give it the good solid listen that I should, at work, but it definitely sounded like something worth keeping with to me. Not sure where you are to where you can't record, but enjoy.
  16. 1 point
    Nice to meet you, Mike! That's pretty awesome! Can't wait til I write good enough music for stuff like that.
  17. 1 point
    I like your style. Reminds me a bit of Jack White. I do see why you are happy with it. I know you weren't looking for criticism but I have to say just one thing. There are too many spots where you can't make out what you're saying. If I didn't see the lyrics, I wouldn't have a clue. Now, that in and of itself could be okay and kind of cool with the style, but even having it like that my ears and mind need a break. And the chorus is where I think that should happen. Simplify me, (Thank you Yahweh) Override me (You sent us Jesus) Sounds great but I think the words here really need to be clear so a listener could sing a long. I don't know how many songs I've listened to that I didn't know what the lyrics were but that didn't keep me from listening to it because when the chorus came, I could sing along with that. Then go back to singing what I know, humming and trying to figure to the rest during the verses and what-not. Great energy and overall I really like it.
  18. 1 point
    Yep, the world of business has truly changed. Gone are days when proving a potential for profitability mattered to the investment community. Nowadays, the hope of potential profitability is enough to drive rampant speculation & create assumptive value. Makes sense to someone
  19. 1 point
    Honestly Randy, your guess is as good as mine But if the guy's simply playing along with the track in the background, that's entirely possible. Every other cover I put up was claimed almost immediately...this was the odd one out, which is why I figured details were worth sharing. Tom
  20. 1 point
    @starise my friend it's like you just drew a map of my brain hahahaha yes, we have identified exactly what it was that had me so convinced I was arrogant haha See when I USED to be arrogant, I really DID kinda... think I was pretty great for thinking on such a "higher" level, and could often times like... I dunno I was just acting like I was sooooo cool. But the very fact I was worried about it and trying to learn to listen should have shown me it's not arrogance this time around, just an unsatisfied overactive brain. lol False alarm guys, false alarm...
  21. 1 point
    Some personality types are in a constant state of sensory overload. You have so much coming in from everywhere and you're analyzing all of it at once. At least this is what it kinds sounds like to me.By the time they've talked about it on the surface you might have had a half dozen thoughts on it and are probably eager to say something. OTOH, they didn't want to really want get that deep. They are content to make small talk. Might not have the interest to pursue the subject deeper. You might be stewing on it for the next 5 hours. Am I close? Do you get frustrated with the superficial nature of most conversations? Sometimes I think , why say anything at all? None of it really means anything. You had your dog to the vet, that's great. And if someone asks you how you're doing, we know what happens if we really tell them
  22. 1 point
    HAHAHAHAHA that killed me, it should be fixed!
  23. 1 point
    Oh man, can I like a post twice?? That's exactly the thing I'm talking except because I'm hyper and reeeeeally interested in what I'm thinking about, I kept noticing how I was always dominating conversation, steering it into what I thought was exciting and the people would look.... overwhelmed and a little... "Dude I just wanted to chat..." But yeah I get it now, not everything is worth saying right then, and I think I'm finding that balance of giving in put without being like "I'LL TAKE IT FROM HERE GUYS" and zooming passed them 100 mph lol
  24. 1 point
    So is the arrogant side of you not going to let us HEAR it?? LOL
  25. 1 point
    It's a naturally occurring event here. I know it is because It's what I believe, so don't even try to say it isn't. <--- back on topic
  26. 1 point
    not on this forum of course!! hahaha we discuss music here by golly!! I just mean I'm in a good place and that infectious.... I dunno... desire to laugh with people is returning... dun du DAAAHHH
  27. 1 point
    Dude on my old forum I got everyone doing this thing we called "derailing" which I know you THINK you know what that is, but we would do it on purpose, just to suddenly make a topic turn into a long drawn out retarded joke fest of pure madness. The caps locks flew, the point was never found, but dear goodness did we laugh, and oh man was it fun..... I'm starting to think it could come back too....
  28. 1 point
    *high five* lol
  29. 1 point
    Maybe he was too busy looking at your beautiful face! LOL Just kidding of course, couldn't help myself.
  30. 1 point
    Lots of great lines here, Skin, thanks for your time working on it! G
  31. 1 point
    Hey thx Geir really appreciate you taking the time to respond and giving the helpful advice and encouragement you did.
  32. 1 point
    I like the premise of this idea a whole lot Tom. I think some of the reason I can see the potential for success is because I have a few friends who have done it and are doing it. Do they share what they do and exactly how they do it? No, not usually. Why? I can only venture a guess. One such guess might have to do with competition, signed agreements and job protection. Give away all the secrets and paying clients and eventually someone will take your job. These guys all wear a lot of hats. They have taken diversification to the the next level. They follow through. These are doers, not thinkers. Most of them are also engineers who pull in cash that way. Their clients don't use them because of their personalities for the most part, though they are great people and well liked. They are well educated in solving a myriad of problems fast and effectively. They do good work. You could throw almost anything at them and they will soon have a solution for it. In looking at them from the outside I can see that this translates into multiple cash streams. They do a lot of stuff in a lot of different ways, but at the end of the day they get to do a lot of what they like to do. There are plenty of people who can't play a lick of music who have capitalized on a situation and made money. They might sign artists to agreements and make a compilation album. They might make very little on that but they have dozens of other irons in the fire. Look at all the Christmas albums coming out of the woodwork around the holidays. Many musicians are "out there" compared to the business types and this makes us look like easy pickin's. Those who excel have the traits of both and they are magicians at diversification and networking.. At the end of the day the whole reason anyone buys anything seldom has anything to do with US. It isn't about US. It's about THEM. Serve THEM well and you might get something for doing that. If a person's idea of success is to make music for a living , you'll need a lot of energy, passion, stubbornness, a lot of out of the box ideas. You will need to learn when it's not a good idea to relay information .You'll need plenty of ideas that make it to completion. You will fail plenty, but you won't ever quit.....ever.
  33. 1 point
    She said she loved me, I Said back at you Love soon became hate, out of the blue Sometimes she broke things, records and stuff I said I hated her, but it was all a bluff A touch on my shoulder, a kiss on my neck I tried to stay cool, she made me a wreck We started out nice, as lovers do A roof and a bed, a blind cat called Lou Living on love, and the cheapest wine It's hard to believe, but we made it just fine Then came the storm, that ripped us apart Crushed our warm bed, crushed our warm hearts Oh love So goodbye 'miss trouble' this is our end The wind won't blow our way, ever again Even the blind cat, found a new place to stay Shame he liked it here! just some of my random thoughts Geir. I always like reading your stuff bro.
  34. 1 point
    I'll have a think on this one, but I think all kids whatever the age should be made to listen to classical music to get an understanding of how music works.
  35. 1 point
    As I've never been in a recording studio I have a quick question about it. I find at home when I started recording I was using the metronome to keep time. It was like I was concentrating more on the clicks that what I was playing and felt my songs lost their energy. I then switched to finding the right drum beat and my energy problems went away. So my question, is it normal, or OK to use recorded drum beats in an actual recording studio or are they adamant you use a metronome? I'm a ways away from actually doing any real recording but I've been thinking about this for awhile and thought I'd ask. Thanks!
  36. 1 point
    Robs 100% correct about the control that record labels have over their artists.
  37. 1 point
    This is an enjoyable read. Last thing you want is your records busted up! Maybe in the future lovers will be deleting MP3s in a fit of rage. How about: Then came the storm and ripped off the roof Blew out delusions and let in the truth Nice one, Phil.
  38. 1 point
    Not very good. You seem so obsessed with rhyme words that you forget everything else, like a fresh and unique story that blows your mind and you hardly notis it actually rhymes, now and then, not all the time. Also, google 'clishe' and strive to avoid it the best you can. Cheers, Geir
  39. 1 point
    Hey Tom, really sorry I wasn't able to answer your question before you answered and honestly I didn't really think of that but IMHO as music is about sound and different voicing do sound different I personally do count them as different (hence why I personally do have reservations about this theory that I didn't want to throw out for fear of being biased).
  40. 1 point
    For the purpose of this discussion, how do you define "1 chord"? For example, if I utilize an A, an Asus4, then momentarily step outside the key to grab an Am...do you count that as 3 chords or one? Yeah, they're all A chords, but very different sounding versions & extensions of that A. Just curious Tom
  41. 1 point
    Sounds good. If Songstuff promotes music on facebook It would be great but it would cost money for Songstuff to promote their page in order to target and attract the general public to pay to download songs. That promotion and marketing fund would have to come from somewhere so I would suggest either it be taken from percentage of sales or a set charge to songstuff for each promotion depending on what feels the most comfortable.
  42. 1 point
    I'm already in the process of making this a full-blown song with vocals. But, I started it as this 60-second instrumental. https://soundcloud.com/hobosage/x-1/s-AuwS6
  43. 1 point
    Sounds really authentic! I loved the '80's. The only thing that stuck in my craw was already discussed - the repeating baseline. Most songs, even those with popular baselines (like Beat It) have different baselines in the verses versus the choruses. Even if you added a bridge, it still would leave no separation between the verse and chorus. So that would be my recommendation, to break up the baseline. Groovy tunage!
  44. 1 point
    IS there even a "top" today? What I mean is... there are no david bowies or mick jaggers coming out of the music industry these days, there are no Chris Cornell's or Kurt Kobains, what you seem to have is ONE type of star in each genre, split across different artists, who just keep making the same types of things in a different package, (at least to my eyes it seems pretty obvious) This lets me know that to whatever degree, the game is too rigged to be a free thinking mainstream artist. It's almost like working your butt off to be a parrot in a cage. There's tons of great underground artists now, but how would we measure if one of them "made it"? The way I see it, you can't really "conquer the musical world" like an Elton John or a Billy Joel without having to fit their mold, but you can just stake out your own section of it. Build it organically, and you could be someone the industry has nothing to do with who still gets over a million views on youtube every time you put out a song you know? It's just... I dunno I think the days of "climbing the ladder till you become a star" are over, you either "climb the ladder till you're a mindless puppet or do it your own way" My idea of success was alot like what you were saying when I was growing up, and yeah I had it mapped out, had daydream fantasies of things I KNEW I'd be doing some day. Now my idea of success? Being able to easily create with the whole process being fun and exciting like it was when I was first getting started. I just... if I could just get back to where music is easy, free, and in no way a pain in the ass again, I'll feel like a total winner.
  45. 1 point
    Yay, I thought about that, too. Went back and forth on it. Was the "you" looking from the outside as an observer or "you" looking inward, whoever that is. Thought it was more an inward because observer would need to be pretty close. Just thoughts. Nice going, anyhow. Peggy
  46. 1 point
    Well that's a new one on me! One of the last vids I shot for this series ("Too Many Hands") was just claimed by the owner of rights. What's strange is that it took 15+ months for this to occur. Bizarre Rather than monetize the video, they chose to block its' play in a single country. Guess which one? Yep, they blocked it in the U.S. Shame too, since that's probably the best one in the series. At least no one can accuse me of not going the extra mile. Back when I posted it, I remember thinking it was strange that no one laid claim to it right away. Days passed & still no claim from YouTube. So, I took it upon myself to contact then folks at YouTube...essentially reporting myself for use of copyrighted material. Still no response. As a last resort, I added a paragraph to the video description explaining the circumstances & specifying that I'd attempted to be proactive about my use of the material. Fifteen+ months passed, then today...someone laid claim to it. Go figure! Lol Chalk it up to yet another learning experience! Since it was a bit unusual, figured I'd share the circumstances here. Tom
  47. 1 point
    Hi Peggy It can't be "then" it has to be "after". Its about hanging on to a love affair after it was really over not knowing when to stop. Its a nicely crafted song with the right amount of repetition and seeming repetition. I feel the verse needs an extra line to destabilise it a bit, make it a bit wist full. At the moment you have a six line verse and a six line chorus and to me an odd number of lines to the verse might destabilise it enough to get the right feel. You could just do turn arounds of the last line to achieve that. Then that is going to hang out there sort of lonely wanting. Examples: Maybe too close to see To close for you and me Maybe too bright we agree Too bright for you and me Maybe too close to see Too close for you and me Good write Cheers Gary
  48. 1 point
    I grew up in the cassette days, though there was still some presence of vinyl records. It is quite funny how people's attitude towards collecting music has changed. People download/stream thousands of songs without even "listening" to them. They collect "antiques" like vinyl records and others just to show that they have a quirky hobby. But the real value given to the music and artists is so low, so momentary. Richard mentioned record shops and I felt taken back in time to when I would enthusiastically visit such shops and just get lost there, spending at least an hour if not more. And the feeling after making a purchase was one of pure exhilaration, anticipation and excitement. I certainly don't feel like that before or after streaming a song. I guess such heady feelings are now reserved for those purchasing the latest gadgets. I dunno...
  49. 1 point
    The more difficult you make it for potential collaborators to connect with you, the less likely it is you'll make a fruitful connection. I would think some, if not many, who only write lyrics might not have a Soundcloud account. Plus, you're limiting your pool of potential collaborators by putting up such an extra hoop for them to have to jump through just to hear the track you want lyrics for - an extra hoop that's unnecessary. Even if your track is private on Soundlocud, you can still get the "Share" link for it by clicking the "Share" icon underneath the track, copying that link, and then posting that Share link here, and then folks here can access the private track here without having to have a Soundcloud account.
  50. 1 point
    hey...i'm mike naydock. i'm a songwriting collaborator with the badlees...had a top 20 chr hit with "angeline is coming home" with the band, and i've had placements with them on mtv's "road rules" (remember that!) and on ABC TV. i've got a lot of songs in catalog; some are badlees-leaning, many are not...i'm interested in collaborating for projects, licensing songs for tv and movies, etc....hope to talk to some of you......thanks. mike
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