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  1. 5 points
    More often than not Shane MacGowan's name sneaks into the reviews of my songs so I figured I may just as well release my inner Shane My friend Karen helped out with some whistle playing. All and any input welcome. The Curse Of Shane MacGowan While I was still in junior school at the tender age of eight they told me at the talent show that backstage you must wait Then I stepped into the limelight and I struck that opening chord but the second I began to sing the audience all roared Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! He sounds like Shane MacGowan when he sings Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! He sounds like Shane MacGowan when he sings I moved on to a collage and joined the football team I played defensive quarter back my game was tough and mean when we sang the national anthem just before the game began the crowd would hear my raspy voice and the shit would hit the fan Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! He sounds like MacGowan when he sings Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! He sounds like Shane MacGowan when he sings In this grimy bar in Dublin where You can still smoke if you like the beer was thin as water but they had an open mic So I had myself a Guinness and I stepped onto the stage but as I started singing this one guy began to rage Holy Moses! Holy Moses! he sounds exactly like me when he sings Holy Moses! Holy Moses! he sounds exactly like me when he sings From the table in the corner a ragged man appeared he threw himself around my neck while bursting into tears "I always thought I was alone but I was clearly wrong c'mon, lets sing a duet cause the whiskey won't last long" Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! We sound like Shane MacGowan when we sing Shane MacGowan! Shane MacGowan! We sound like Shane MacGowan when we sing
  2. 4 points
    I recorded this live and plan to go back and do this with a few more songs. Any critique, particularly in how this is mixed, recorded, or even the quality of the song itself, would be appreciated and I'll use any helpful live recording advice when I go back to record the rest of the songs. The vocal mic is an SM58 with a pop-cover. I'm wondering if the mic should be farther away? I get that a lot, but don't know if the type of pop-filter (screen verses cover) effects that. The piano has one mic on it as well, but I can't remember what it is (it was borrowed). Thanks for listening and commenting! Lyrics below: LYRICS: Don’t make me say I love you, I don’t want to Don’t pull me closer to your lips, mmmmm Then I will have to show you what you mean to me And tell you what I don’t want you to kno-o-o-w Ooh, With every word I say I push you away, but (still?) stay Don’t make me follow you, l don’t need to go on a journey, that is yours alone Watching me wither inside of your shadow Never to open my own window Ooh, With every word I say I push you away, still stay Interlude (Gm Amaj) Don’t worry, don’t think about it more than this Cut through the thick density of your emotion Instrumental verse Ooh, With every word I say I push you away. But stay.
  3. 4 points
    Hey Everybody! My name's Caleb I just joined this so that I can talk about music with other like minded musicians since I live in a very small town and haven't really had the chance to meet many other musicians around here yet. I'm 19 years old and I live in the town from Footloose, Literally I live in the town where Footloose is filmed and some of the people are as stingy as the movie shows to this day. Right now I am working on making music a career of mine. I'm looking to change the current popular culture with my music and clothing etc. and while it's a lofty goal I'm determined on reaching it no matter how much work it takes. Right now the main focus is making just a decent income off of music by doing small gigs $100 bucks a night and teaching guitar but still working on building that up. I love 50s Music and Rockabilly, and am also incredibly fond of Classic Rock and 80s SynthPop. Heavily influenced by B. B. King, Santana, Eric Clapton, and Brian Setzer as far as guitar goes and when I play I suppose I sound like an odd mixture of them. I definitely wouldn't define my music as any current genre, probably something of it's own but I'm not sure, I suppose each of my tracks would fit into different genres. On a personal level I'm crazy about astrology a lot of the time, I'm a Leo with a Scorpio Rising for those of you who talk the talk, and I've been running around in biker boots, a leather jacket, and a pompadour since I was about 16 years old, and I rock the look really well if I do say myself . I'm looking for like minded musicians with a similar musical goal and I've been in and out of a couple of bands but haven't settled into anything serious yet. If you were to ask my friends to describe me that I would tell you that I was pretty intense a lot of the time but fun to be around I suppose. Yeah, I guess that about sums it up. Looking forward to meeting you all and discussing musical aesthetics. Adieu.
  4. 4 points
    HEE, HEE, HEE, FUNNY IS ME. So NOW go look at Dave's profile. I've brought him back to life. Just go and unlike all the stuff you liked and he'll be back … just like what happened to E.T. and Jon Snow.
  5. 4 points
    I only had a couple of hours today so just rushed this out... I should be finishing mixing other songs (sorry to friends who've done vocals for a previous song...I will finish the mix soon). It feels like a passing thing more than a song... it is what it is... I'm posting just to share and for any mix feedback. If you don't like it, if it's too down... that's ok... it's a quick thing. UPDATED - I'd like to finish this one. I'm thinking I'll keep it this length and not add any more words... unusual structure maybe but it feels right and I hope leaves listeners wanting, maybe it will lead to another song. It makes me want to do some kind of album with repeating themes, if I have the patience... Any feedback at all will be helpful, but especially the mix/arrangement to get it finished off - LATEST VERSION - Words - Heard that you're feeling you’re falling now Fading and sinking in fact happiness isn’t a fantasy hope you get back in the black should’ve been with you before i could’ve been there in the rain you didn’t tell me you’d called i should’ve known anyway this war you’re tired now You’re broken down and Torn Better hide yourself They’re breaking down Your door I’m with you now The tears are taking Hold We'll try or fail With hope anyway Hold on
  6. 4 points
    Well, if you haven't listened to this one yet, you missed the 1+1. I got those virtual string players sawin' away and the thing took a life of its own. Still tweakin'. Any and all.. A river of oaks glides Down the hills that follow the contours into a fog-line And as the clouds fill in the sky Edie asks me to take her to Ashville Then high winds, they blow us apart And lightning strikes and we begin to doubt Then all the things that can - conspire to turn the car around So (that) we’ll never see - the end of the skyline If dragons could give us reminders They’d tell us You’re barely fleeting and you need to be much kinder And take your place between the weeds and stars and gods you can’t understand High winds, they blow us apart And lightning strikes when the words don't count And all the things that can - conspire to turn us all around High winds blow us adrift And lightning strikes where words don't exist And all the things that can - conspire to turn us into clowns So we’ll never see - the end of the skyline Copyright 2017 by Mark Rabuck
  7. 4 points
    It's amazing that a discussion about arrogance can attract so many posters. All I have to say to symphonious7 is that I am by far better looking than him. If you all take a look at the photograph of me on the left you MUST agree that I am the most handsome individual on Songstuff, on this planet, the solar system, the Milky way and the universe. It feels so good to be a humble personality and one day I must give up the crack pipe.
  8. 4 points
    This might be a cool topic. How does the fact that you are a musician, or a lyricist, or a music engineer, etc., affect your life? Do you engage in activities others cannot relate to the way you can, such as performing on stage? Do you hang out at certain places, with certain kinds of people, such as in my case ... 40 and 50 year old rock and metal fans all dressing up in jeans and black tees and going to metal and rock concerts? Do you, yourself wear certain clothes, or make up, or have tattoos, or wear your hair a certain way, because of your being a musician, or the kind of music you play? Lately I've been getting bit a lot by the "retired in Florida" bug, and have been hanging out in flip-flops, sunglasses, baggy shorts and light weight tees. But, as a middle aged fan of hard rock and metal from the 80's and 90's, with a lot of history playing out with various amateur rock bands, I often wear jeans, black tees, leather jackets, along with boots of various types and design (but all rugged), thick leather belts with big shiny buckles, leather wrist bracers, etc. I wear my hair long, in a style similar to the way Dee Snider wears his hair lately... pulled back straight from the peak, which in my case is receding... back into either a pony tail or lots of long loose curls held in place by Tresume' moose. This is not the only way I dress, but it remains the way I feel most comfortable... the way that makes me feel like myself, if that makes any sense. I have rock and metal stations programmed on my radio in my car. I also have Public Radio, classical, and talk stations programmed, but rock and metal dominate my choices. My ringtones are all mostly taken from old rock and metal songs. Over the years of my adult life, my love of hard rock music as well as my being a singer and guitarist, has affected everything from the bars I like to hang out in, to the kinds of movies I like to watch, to the kinds of cars I like to drive. I have an abiding affection for big, fat, loud motorcycles, muscle cars, rock and metal t-shirts, old grindhouse movies, fast guitars and loud amps, and of course.... sexy, strong women. The color, flavor, attitude and energy of hard rocking music from the 70's, 80's and 90's has permeated my life. I also have other interests and walk in other worlds, but I always come home to my world of hard rock and heavy metal music. I love it with a passion and intensity that has lasted for nearly 5 decades now. Give me an outdoor gathering, with a big bonfire going and a band playing good hard rocking music, with good earthy, devoted friends having good times, any day. Lots of things have caught my interest in my life so far, Not just rock and metal, of course. But, because I have been a hard rock musician, playing in bands, for almost my whole life (since I was 16), I'd have to say that hard rock and metal have had the most significant effect on my tastes and lifestyle. What about you?
  9. 4 points
    Nashville, here I come. Moving August 30, 2017!!!
  10. 4 points
    Funnily enough we have a mentor/internship plan for Songstuff... we teach you stuff in exchange for you providing service to help Songstuff members. That might help give form to your suggestion? At least help get it started?
  11. 4 points
    Hello! I wanted to share a song with you guys that really was an exercise in melody writing. I do a tonne of songwriting exercises to keep my melody writing as good as i can be, and this is one of the ways i do it. Essentially, i'm going from Major to Minor the whole way from E to E. [ie, E-Am / F-Bbm / F#-Bm etc] and changing the vocal melody for each revolution. Obviously with this chord structure, the song never seems to 'resolve', i'm totally aware of that, but that's due to the chording. Anyways, i thought i'd share because, if nothing else, it's an original idea. The lyrics might also be relevant to you musicians out there
  12. 4 points
    My goodness! Don't I seem to have acquired quite the fan club here! And I'd like to suggest what ought to be a basic ground-rule here: that we are all here to talk, as candidly as we will, about music. Not about one another. You're free and encouraged, I think, to offer "a vigorously dissenting opinion." But, leave the individuals who express those opinions – whatever those opinions might be – out of the realm of discussion. - - - - - "You asked me what I thought." "I told you." And, I told you in a stream-of-consciousness way as I was listening to your track as any listener might do. This is not to imply that my thoughts match what any other listener's thoughts about the same music might or might not be. But, they are mine. And, as best I could manage, they were strictly aimed to be constructive. I am delighted – imminently surprised, but of course delighted for the songwriters' royalty checks – to hear that one of the songs that I "dissed" is "a huge hit." Doesn't matter to me, because I've never heard it before. So, you just heard the while-it-was-playing off-the-cuff reactions of someone who had never heard any of these songs before. (And, I would still "cut" Aces exactly as I described.) The beauty of music is that everyone is perfectly entitled to their own opinions and to their own music-buying preferences. And, that everyone else is perfectly entitled to ignore someone else's opinions!
  13. 3 points
    Hiya fellas, About a year ago, a local musician got in touch with me to be part of a project called "Blushing Satellite" that was about making music with an intent to heal - more so from a spiritual/therapeutic standpoint. A year later, after an amazing journey with these incredible musicians who I've got to know dearly, we finally finished the album due to be out on the 25th. I'm also working with the same bunch of musicians for my singer-songwriter EP to be out later this year. Anyways, this song called "High" is one of my favorites off the album and it's really got some groove going. Being part of a band completely contrasting my personal songwriter career that's going strong has allowed me to learn and become a much better musician. Plus I've gotten to really explore the corners of myself as a singer and songwriter to find what's there! We got a couple of artists to work on this great video as well which I wanted to share with you guys.
  14. 3 points
    Hello all, sorry I've been so absent. I'm still dealing with the same personal issue that my prior post was about, with regrettably no end in sight. Anyway, UY has long been one of my favorite originals - perhaps even the favorite - but I couldn't bear listening to it because of several mixing mistakes. Most notable is the bizarre decision to have the lead vocal gradually slide more to the left as the song went on. No idea what the hell I was thinking. I also mixed this back before I understood buffer settings, so to keep my computer from freezing I kept bouncing things down to layer on top of. This means that fixing things perfectly would require unwinding and rewinding an unwieldy thread. It's just too much work to fix everything, unfortunately. I won't bore anyone with the details of all the workarounds I did to "remix" a master (though I'd be happy to elaborate if asked), but I'm hoping to get a couple ears on this to see if something that can be fixed still needs fixing. Thanks! How long You've been taking the blame Replaying the sequence Reliving the shame One slip of the wheel Left you shattered and stunned Your distant voice wailing "What have I done?" (Dig free, dig free)... You buried yourself (Dig free, dig free)... When they buried me (Dig free, dig free)... Unbury yourself (Dig free, dig free)... It's time to dig free We were just kids Reckless and dumb Nobody's angry any more There's nothing to hide from So how long Must this debt be paid One life is gone One can be saved (Dig free, dig free)... You buried yourself (Dig free, dig free)... When they buried me (Dig free, dig free)... Unbury yourself (Dig free, dig free)... It's time to dig free
  15. 3 points
    Note- The most recent mix is posted here and all prior mixes have been deleted to make more room on my soundcloud I submitted a track awhile back over on the collaboration thread. I can't seem to locate the thread now. I was glad a few responded and one of those was Sreyashi. The track was basically drums and some synth before we mixed it. Sreyashi added the lyrics and vocals to this one.I really like here singing voice on this. The mix has already been through several revisions and arrangements. I think this is the final arrangement. The mix still needs a few things done I think.I'm open to opinions and ideas. Maybe even a recommendation of what genre this should be. To me it seems closest to pop. Thanks to Sreyashi who has worked this far with me on it and for coping with my odd music
  16. 3 points
    I just had to share this video my son made. He's 10 and I can say I'm very happy for him that he 1) did the whole thing by himself and 2) worked like a mad man for 2 1/2 days to get it all finished. It's a 10-minute version of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Also happy for him that he appreciates the classics.
  17. 3 points
    Yep, I am most certainly unique, but then again we all are. True beauty lies in the individual's soul. What we see on the outside is just an illusion.
  18. 3 points
    ITS TRUE. I made this post because of my jealousy over his pink newborn handsomeness!!!! I would RULE this place if it weren't for you..... CURSE YOU YOU HANDSOME MARSUPIAL!!!
  19. 3 points
    Reaper is a great program. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who isn't inclined toward music tech. It might take awhile to grok for someone like that. It doesn't include anything to adjust pitch either......sorry, going back to the original post. In my opinion, there are programs in the same league as Reaper that are much easier to use. To me, ease of use is very important. It saves time. If you "get it" though it can do pretty much anything the others can do. Garageband is a great program to get you started . Great songs have been made in it. The only thing is you need a Mac. It has limitations that might not be noticed by anyone just using the basics.
  20. 3 points
    (Just a start....looking for critique and possibly help) It's Just A Song Maybe to you it's just a song Maybe to you But if you don't know where you belong And need some truth If you feel lost and all alone Let the music bring you home or maybe to you Maybe to you it's just a song We may not know exactly where we're going Sometimes we need to look back at where we've been Just wrap ourselves in a melody and a memory so strong But maybe to you Maybe to you it's just a song https://y-sf.smule.com/sf/y56/sing/performance/rendered/cd/70/9594eb9e-ed66-47dc-ab9e-7cd2155b6963.m4a
  21. 3 points
    A big part of the cost is the studio itself. All that gear is expensive. So is acoustically treating and soundproofing the studio. All that gear also means a fairly large power draw. Then there is using studio downtime to learn new tech, the latest bit of gear. Buying new gear, planning stydio changes etc. Just like rehearsal time, gear, transport and a bunch of other costs are hidden costs to fans, bands still have to pay them. Dek is right about costs not going up. High end studios are more expensive... and the further up the ladder you go the more people sit in the control room. One of the studios I worked with would sometimes see 3 or 4 people (Head Sound Engineer, Assistant Sound Engineer, GoFer, and a Producer, though the GoFer was usually free, working for experience) in demo studios it is more common to have a single sound engineer who is often the studio owner. Changing tech has made the assistant sound engineer role almost redundant in many studios. Even more so in this period of lower musical income. Pre-automation, in large desk studios, more hands were needed to manage faders and mutes on the desk, during mix down, with the engineers and even producer having to rehearse a mix, just like another performance. Not needed in 99.9% of studios now.. As a sound engineer, there is a more steady income from television and film. Freelancing Engineers (not bound to a specific studio) often get a mix of live, studio and film and TV? Whatever is the paying gig. Touring gives good rates, but there are periods without work and of course the inconvenience of touring. Many studios have closed their doors and many sound engineers and producers have left the industry. Piracy and the Google and streaming/sharing site's war on the music industry has resulted in the loss of so much talent, and a lot of full-time people going part-time. Sad. It has had an impact right across all aspects of the music industry. @richard you know I am very cautious about you using a producer, especially before choosing your songs for the project. Afterall, you have the technical and creative capability to finish songs, but you lack focus. You are too easily distracted by what is new. That new patch. Effect. Chord change or discovered melody.. You are always impatient to move forward, and possibly find the detail stage of editing less engaging and less stimulating than the exciting brainstorming stage. Combine that with not being sufficiently motivated to get across the finishing line. Largely I think you lack confidence in what you do. You question it (which is healthy) but your lack of confidence means you are plagued by self-doubt. I think it is for this more than anything that you are looking for someone else to contribute, yes, but equally important I think you need the verification and validation that someone you believe in can give you. Very I mportantly, it not an issue with your music. You have strong opinions about music, but when it comes to your own music, doubt robs you of self-belief. I am sure you know all this. Part of this, in my experience, is often a degree of fear. Fear of making a statement and being judged. Fear of settling for what you have when 5 minutes more experimenting might yield that one bit that really makes that song work. Fear of carving it in stone. Sadly, in experimenting, shiny paper syndrome gets you as you discover something new and exciting and... off you go, a new song evolves, while the current song languishes, unfinished, pushed aside, cast off. After all, if you never finish, your music cannot be judged, because whatever people hear, it is not the finished article. It is a very, very common issue for songwriters. For creatives in general. Carved in stone? We'll sort of. Songs are re-written, rearranged, re-recorded, remixed, all the time! Mistakes? So what. As long as you learn from them, all will be well. You share songs here, where it is safe to make mistakes and learn, where issues are not perceived as "permanent". That threshold you cope with well. That said, if you have budget and view it as chance to learn, asking for explanations, watching what is done, it could be a great (though expensive) way to learn. That will only work if you are open to learning, and can gain enough confidence from the process, the producer and the result, to overcome your fear of possibly missing that vital ingredient that will make your song perfect. Still, it remains, that for you, working with a producer might just be enough to help boost your confidence that your music, that your song, really is good enough. Certainly a good producer will help you cross that finishing line. If nothing else, it is a huge part of their job! So for you, perhaps it is the answer. At least for one song. You seem willing to learn from others on the boards and elsewhere, and your songs do evolve and improve. However, I can't help thinking that if you could only complete a couple of songs largely on your own, even with bits of guidance on specific issues from people you respect, the confidence you would gain would be massive. There would be no stopping you. You work at your music. You grow. You enjoy hat you do. Completing a song is an important psychological step. Whatever you do, I am sure you will create some great finished songs (unless you choose not to finish them!) and some day soon, this dilemma will be in the rear view mirror. We will still support you and cheer you on.
  22. 3 points
    Richard, I went through your website again.. this time on a P.C. The idea of a website is always very interesting for me because it can take up so many different directions! So, visually, it seems clean with not a whole lot of content. The black background looks nice, the white font as a contrast make sense but the font style itself appears a little dated (I know, this is subjective). But more than dated, I feel that it takes some effort to read it, especially in the "About" section - which is probably a combination of the font style and the excessive black-white contrast, which tends to scatter the attention. Perhaps using more muted shades of the same colours along with a simpler looking font can help address this issue. Just as an example, check this out : http://www.u2.com/band. It's using the same black and white theme (inverted) but it's very easy on the eyes in spite of being text-heavy. Now, going beyond the looks, if I were to create a website for my music (I just did a LOL to that ) these are the questions that I would I ask myself: 1) Why am I putting out a website? Is it because it feels good to have one and additionally I can park all my finished work there? If my answer is yes, then I'll be damn happy to have a website like this.. it's just great! If my answer is no, then I would dig deeper and ask further questions like : 2) Do I want to seriously showcase my craft to the world? If yes, then all that is written in the website has to look less amateurish. It needs to show that I really know what I'm good at. So, to cite a specific example here, the "About" section can't be as humble as it is appearing currently . Next, I'd have to worry about the other big thing... 3) Building my brand. For that, I'd first have to identify who my target audience is. Which demographic? Which genre? Accordingly, the entire look of the website can change. If it's the younger lot, then it has to look a lot more "pop". Also, to repeatedly be known only by my stated/artist/band name and nothing else. And to have every one of the images, audio & video clips and other social media posts tagged with that stated/artist/band name. 4) Also, if I'm thinking more along the lines of 2 and 3 than 1, then I would also think about how frequently I would like to update my website. Once this clarity comes in, I think it'll act as a blueprint and will help in mapping out the whole look and content better as per your desired goals. But yes, the goals need to be defined first. Now let me start daydreaming about the day I'll be launching my website
  23. 3 points
    I used to be so heavily guarded with my lyrics. Everything was dressed in a sugarcoat and then wrapped in a metaphor - it must have been hard to decipher the gibberish i was rattling on about. Recently, i've been writing songs that just cut to the bone from a lyrical sense. Here's a wee jam that might showcase that newfound openness. Still a work in progress, but i've really begun to like just 'saying it as it is'.
  24. 3 points
    "Powerful, powerful, powerful!' The only thing that I might suggest – referencing (for convenience) the original lyric – is that maybe you would find interesting possibilities if you purposely omitted the final repetition of the chorus: "But my love / He held .. / He pulled ..." Such a purposeful break from the heretofore-introduced "repetitive song structure" ... precisely at the point where the listener's experience has taught them to expect it ... can be used to foreshadow a conclusion, and to strengthen the subsequent impact of the line which follows the now-omitted but-expected stanza. (Even though the final conclusion of the song does not involve the singer breaking-away in some way from her present status quo, she does now possess a much-clearer understanding of it, and this, too, is a perfectly satisfactory denouement.) This is a very well-written lyric. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward now to the music.
  25. 3 points

    From the album John Moxey

    Regular in my studio, nirmally sleeping quietly...
  26. 3 points
    Hello everyone... very exciting news... I picked up a real microphone! So much easier than singing into a string attach to my head! This is coming along and I'm liking the feel during the verses But I still haven't exactly pinpointed a chorus melody... Also.. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions, I find it hard to sing accurately (emotively and tonally) with headphones on... is this just something I'll have to get used to or can I use another method? Here it is.. I've had this in my head for a year. And this is pretty close to a final draft. Please comment on anything you would like.. But mostly, thank you so much for the support and all the help Original: https://soundcloud.com/jennifer8169456/mr-fox-full-demo Update 1 with tuba removed at 0:53 and new EQ: https://soundcloud.com/jennifer8169456/mr-fox-full-demo-2/s-Ayqh1 When mr fox took my hand He stared me in the eye And said it's better Not to have a plan He came from over hills And stumbled over rocks Never relying on those old ticking clocks Time breaks Love makes you make mistakes Hope needs A little space to breathe When mr fox saw my face He knew I didn't trust And said that lies Couldn't keep me safe All the rivers I have crossed And songs that I have sung Could never hold my love for long Time breaks Love makes you make mistakes Hope needs A little space to breathe Thank you so much to @HoboSage for the chorus... it was the last element to this song that I couldn't figure out, and I hope you don't mind that I did in fact use your lyrics.. I feel honored to have them in my song and I hope I did them justice.. Thank you..
  27. 3 points

    From the album John Moxey

    A more typical studio pose by Treacle
  28. 3 points
    I just got back into fishing recently Tom. Folks tend to fish differently in different places. We would likely be using the red wrigglers, meal worms or similar right? People get into waders up here and fish for trout that was stocked by the game commission. Not me...I'm guessing you compared this to music- none of that regurgitated stuff. I'm with ya on that. Not the purdiest thing in the world, but a person can cultivate their own worms with an old bath tub , some starter worms and table scraps. I can't do that up here because the little buggars would freeze in the winter but you could. I don't try too hard because I might actually catch one. Then I would have to deal with that. Chris you seem to be very open minded. I think there are places that we can't see and things happening in so called "alternate realities". These aren't really offshoots or poor duplicates of our reality. More like another place built on different rules that interacts with our reality. Beings in that reality no less real can affect what happens here. We are probably in the less desired of those realities , since this is a fallen reality,and as such, we are under them in strength, capability and perception. This doesn't make us any less valuable. The seen comes from the unseen, following that thought, it would make sense that the stronger reality is the unseen reality. I can't go into religion here, but my description is simply different terminology for the spirit world as described in the Bible. In any case I seriously doubt it's what anyone thinks it is. I can only surmise that it is superior in every way. We are "a little lower" than these beings. They hold the upper hand, we're at the bottom of the top of the quantum food chain There must be some kind of non interference except under special order or conditions. " They" prefer to interact cloaked. The normal isn't really normal, we just think it is because it's all we have ever known.Seeing something we call supernatural is simply seeing how normal sometimes operates on the other plain. For whatever reason you were allowed to see through the divide momentarily. Everything is "supernatural" in one sense as I see it. We just don't observe it to be anything but normal.
  29. 3 points
    Hey guys I'm a noob - big time. Just a dude picking up an acoustic guitar and trying to sing; for many years i've randomly heard from people in normal conversation that they think I have a good voice, so i am seeing what that's all about. I've been reading the forums and i'm blown away by level of talent on the boards, holy shit are you guys talented. It's a bit intimidating actually, so i'm going to just sit back and observe and try to learn. If anyone needs me i'll be in the back of the room taking notes
  30. 3 points
    I love the way you guys think. As a man who feels he's got his world view figured out, and bases it on the bible and christianity, I feel people often expect me to only applaud those who think like me. But I think the beginning of wisdom is recognizing how little we actually know, and being able to admit and grasp that there is something beyond us. You'd think everyone would readily make such an admission but they don't, most people create an over simplified view of things that "appeases" them and then go throughout life content they have it "all figured out", so I just love seeing people who can look at reality and say "There's more going on here than meets the eye, and it's alot bigger than I am" that's just... that's the sign of someone who is headed for truth.
  31. 3 points
    Yes that was the latest. Thanks Jenn. Calling it done then.... I've released it into the Soundcloud wilderness...
  32. 3 points
    Not exactly today, but for the last few days, I've been listening to my SoundCloud likes while I mud, sand, clean and paint. There are are a number of SS member songs that are on my "likes" list (5 different members songs that I can think of at the moment) A lot are just SoundCloud discoveries. Some are songs by writers from other forums. I actually prefer to listen to my SoundCloud selection over the radio or a cd (lately anyway).
  33. 3 points
    I'm replying to this thread with some trepidation. The depth of knowledge and experience here has me in awe. I've only been a member of the site for a few days but already it is 'filling a void' in me that until recently I didn't know I had. So, back to the OP. I was 50 last September and was lucky enough in February to be made redundant from a relatively successful career in healthcare IT which, due to a very supportive wife allowed me to retire fully from that type of work. That is a degree in success itself. When I was younger I grew up listening to Presley, Cash, Sinatra, Dylan, Martin et al. I always loved music but my parents saw it as a waste of time (although they spent sh*tloads buying my sister any instrument she was into at the time). I had an harmonica and an imagination and a cardboard (I kid you not) guitar which I mimed with. I didn't get my first guitar until I was 40. I was always writing songs however. I've never really stopped. Lyrics can come to me at any point in time and nowadays I try to get em all down. They reflect all my ups and downs in life and some (I think) are pretty good. I still can't read music and I can carry a tune on the guitar, play a melody on a keyboard - but my kids are amazed that I can play the harmonica (they both play guitar and have played and sang to audiences albeit in small venues - I was very proud when my eldest daughter played in the Temple Bar in Dublin when she was just 16 after borrowing a guitar from the act on at the time). In a nutshell, my dreams back when we're big but unachievable, I was never gonna be good enough to make a career of music. I still get my 'gig' kicks from Karaoke. That's it. However, now I have the time to explore what I can do with music with my limitations in place. I am no longer dreaming of playing to audiences BUT I do love it if someone listens to my stuff (and am over the moon if they like it!). I think my most played track on SoundCloud is a cover of Kellie Picklers 'Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You' - it's had 448 plays in 3 years... lol Yesterday, on the collaboration forum, someone took my lyrics and sang them to their own arrangement. I was blown away and humbled at the same time that something I wrote could sound so good. That was success for me. It made my day. I hope this site gives me the opportunity to do more cos for me, that is the kick I get. I don't need to perform em, but to know others might enjoy em gives me a big smile. And I agree with everyone on here, the music industry has changed massively over the last 20 years, which is why I look to live music venues nowadays instead of following the charts, even my passion for country music is at risk from the commercial formula... You are all brilliant in my eyes. Keep going!! Yeah, I think I've rambled off OP too... lol
  34. 3 points
    For what it's worth, my 2 cents...an excerpt from an old blog article - For anyone interested, the article link (it's brief, I promise ) -
  35. 3 points
    Hello Nelson, I'm really sorry for my harsh comment on your song, I overreacted to it and I wasn't constructive at all; that's not the point of this forum, my bad. Now that I have listened to it a few more times and more carefully, I've come to these conclusions/comments: * Your voice is very interesting, it is powerful, I like it a lot; specially at the ending, where you go higher in the last chorus. * The melody is the element I didn't like in my first listen, but I guess it's a style you were looking for. ¿What is(are) the scale(s) you are using to build the melody? I ask you this because, for me, it seems that tension never resolves; even in the chorus we, the listeners, don't find resolution or rest. * I think the lyrics are good, I really like the first verse, but not so much the second one, I think there's and opportunity to make it better. "And I found out that there was / No light but only fire... and lies". But fire emits light, so, if you're trying to say that you just found the burning of fire but no light, that's not clear. And the "... and lies." element doesn't help either to nail a clear image, it is just another element, up your sleeve, to rhyme, maybe; ¿What lies are you talking about? ¿What happened? * I think there's an opportunity to round out a story to tell, even if you keep it open-ended as it is now.
  36. 3 points
    Thanks, everyone, for your very kind comments I know... the drums are tricky... had a bit of an issue feeling the rhythm myself, while recording. But there's been a lot of change from the time we started out with the arrangements. Tim and I had discussed about the drums and I'm hopeful that he will figure out something that will help create a finer blend. But I'm really grateful to him for giving me an opportunity to collaborate... it was a great learning process for me
  37. 3 points
    There's no better or safer place to battle your inner demons than in your art, Bro. Convey your struggle to be heard with the words you sing and how you sing them, not by making your music the enemy keeping you quiet. Your music is your ally. Rally your troops to support your voice. You obviously have things to say. You owe it to us, and you owe it to yourself, to let us hear it.
  38. 2 points
    Recently I posted a video performance of a song of mine in a recital hall and got a lot of good feedback to use for when I go back to record more. Well, I went back, and used many of the suggestions, but that day I had some troubles with my voice and nothing really turned out as well as I'd have liked. After that, I decided just to set up at home and do it little by little rather than spending a day and transporting all my stuff to another location, and then having it be another disaster. So, this is a private video that I have not released yet that I recorded at home. (hopefully it will work? Let me know if not) It's the first time I used scene shifting so you can see me recording harmony part. I'd like to get some feedback on the production, performance, arrangement, and your overall thoughts on this. I hope to start putting up videos on a somewhat regular basis and will try to build up a backlog before releasing anything into the wild. Thanks for your support and critiques!
  39. 2 points
    Hey Jen, you've got an interesting topic here. I can't help but think "some" are born with an inclination toward a skill as they are uniquely designed. Some have better muscle coordination, some have better mimicking skills, some "get" math concepts or spelling better than others from the get-go and some have social personalities and others have stronger interests or drives. I do this someone who has the desire to excel and is willing to put the work in could potentially exceed the "natural" who either isn't brought up in an environment that fosters their natural abilities or potentially chooses not to capitalize on what they have. Sure, it would be nicer and easier to have the skill, then develop it, but then the tenacity that's required for someone who didn't start with that is a valuable tool in itself, particularly in the music field. When it comes down to it, unless you had the history of a person, you might never know if it's natural or developed skill. Certainly a combination of both exists and I think there is as much variety in personal tastes in musical connoisseurs as there are musical expressions. In other words some might love what others can't stand to listen to. and vice versa. For example (some here are gonna hate me for saying this), Of Mick Jagger and Queen, who has the greater skill? I would say that queen could outrange Jagger by a mile, but it didn't keep/stop Jagger from being among the most loved of entertainers in the music world. My point being if it becomes a comparison thing, some real potential might never be realized and while I do believe natural inclinations do exist, I don't think they've got the corner on the music world.
  40. 2 points
    I have trouble visualizing anything cause it's a battle for me to not hear all music mechanically and over analyze it. But I have those moments, and remember more in my youth, songs bringing to mind very vivid images and feelings, even being able to almost "smell" things or... not literally of course but I just remember much more vivid visual/emotional journeys as a kid. As far as visualizing a person, another fun thing is when I'm right about it. Sometimes my wife and I will be listening to someone and I hear the vibe in the voice and the music and I go "Ok, this guy dresses like this, he moves like this on stage, he's got this kind of hair, I just freaking KNOW IT" And whenever I got those STRONG hunches, it's usually right hahaha it's only a certain type of singer I can do that with though. Something I thought was funny once was while listening to Sly and the Family Stone my wife said "I think this guy wears really sparkly clothes" and I was like "I doubt it, he's a hippy! I bet he's all chilled out looking in jeans and tie dye" and she was just like "I dunno.... I definitely think sparkly" so we looked him up and first video we see is this. Had to majorly hand that round to my wife, not sure why she was so convinced he'd be sparkly but he was haha I was just like "WHOA... You NAILED it..."
  41. 2 points
    The 2 examples that stand out in my mind are Christopher Cross & Harry Chapin's bass player (the one who sang that incredible falsetto part in the bridge section of "Taxi). I'd heard the songs for years before ever seeing the singers...both look better suited to playing linebacker in the NFL. In both cases I recall being very surprised. Tom
  42. 2 points
    It is solely being done to pump up YouTube/Google's numbers by letting them share through their service as opposed to sharing a YouTube video through other means. It makes it easier for the user to share without having to go anywhere else and it keeps the "user" numbers growing for Google/YouTube while hopefully making the numbers go down for other apps people use to share things.
  43. 2 points
    Hi Alo, Reads like opposites to me Unique lines looking forward to your finishing the write. Interesting and would like to see the rest. "ignorance in my cubical" Peggy
  44. 2 points
    Cassie--Thanks for taking a look. This lyric is a total departure for me, so I really appreciate any and all feedback. I almost deleted the whole darn thing this morning because I thought it was a loser, but the comments are causing me to give it another chance. Glad you liked the blue and it colors. As for the non-rhyme, I think it just gets in the way, since it's the only verse that does that. I was thinking that was somehow an "unstable" thing that would contribute to the blue feeling, but I can see it's not coming off that way. Thanks, Tom! What do you mean about V1 causing you to second-guess the rest? Later, you said it's "strong." Did you think it was heading in a different direction than the rest of the song? Or what? I like your idea of using more colors, in the bridge, and maybe everywhere else. Starting with the chorus may not be the best idea here...thanks for the nudge. I think I'll use a more standard structure so it doesn't become a distraction. This feedback is SO helpful! I feel like I was "writing blind" on this one. I don't spend a lot of time feeling down, so I guess, "fortunately" this is new territory. I'm glad you liked V3 in particular. It certainly does seem like getting outside and chatting with a friend can turn your mood around. That's all this was about, just a funky mood, not all-out depression. If it was depression, I think this remedy would be way off base. I'm glad to know you think V3 is a good conclusion. Your suggestion to go all-out for the color theme is very intriguing. That would let me have some fun with all the blues out there! Thanks all, for the encouragement. I'll think on all this, and be back.
  45. 2 points
    Well, John's right. Religion and politics are no-no's for good reason. I was there. IN the thick of it. And it made me so sick (mostly with myself) I had to leave the site for a month to recharge. Really to purge all the anger. It did me no good and left me sick. I can safely say I am far from the only one who would express similar sentiments. Aside from that, I personally have enjoyed the way this thread has meandered... but then again,. I also enjoyed how John brilliantly steered it back on course. With that thought in mind, and seeing that the subject under discussion has centered on the idea of what amateur, unrecognized artists can do to achieve a sense of fulfillment when they make their music, I decided to come back and chime in with the following... I have no aspirations of becoming financially successful as a musician anymore. Even back before the industry flew apart, I realized I was never going to make even a steady living as a performer writer or composer. At the same time, however, I began to work on a serious CD project about 10 years ago. I began compiling songs, with the idea that when I had enough solid material, I'd publish. Even in the beginning, my plan was only to provide a legacy for my family and friends. You see, I kind of officially decided that my music, and love of music, was among the best of ways for people who I have loved, and who have loved me back, in my life, to remember after I am gone. But I will admit that, at first, I also planned to try and market the music online. Recently, I've begun to lose the ability to sing as high as I used to. I also struggled mightily with learning to mix with any success. For years I struggled with mixing. I mixed several pretty good tunes into oblivion. I actually spent a whole year, a couple of years back, basically just remixing the same tune over and over... and over. That experience was frustrating enough that I almost gave up. But in the end, it was that brute force, grunt it out in the mud experience that allowed me to finally grasp what makes a good mix work, once I stepped away from the process and had some time to digest what had happened. There have been other things that have caused delays. I hit a dry spell on coming up with new song ideas a few years ago... I'm still in that same dry spell. But. I have perhaps 30 tunes in various stages of completion. Certainly enough to produce a pretty strong CD. And so I now plan to stop creating and concentrate solely on production and engineering. I still play bass and guitar just fine. I'm better on midi drums than I ever was before. I can now mix well enough to show a competent engineer what I'm looking for. The plan has always been to take the tracks to a pro... spend a grand to get a uniform, strong sound. I can do the CD art myself (I was a professional illustrator and designer for 30 years), and there are many places you can get short runs made of CD in jewel cases. So, I'm gong to go back, pick out 12-13 or so songs, and take them apart to their constituent pieces. If a piece needs to be laid down again, I'll redo it. Once I have pat tracks, I'll mix it, can it and move on. Oh, and I also plan to include a set of AIFF and MP3 tracks on a separate disk that can be loaded to any device. By this time next year, I'll have my CD. My plan is to never make a dime on it. But every friend and family member I have will have a copy, And if they choose, they can listen to it, in their car perhaps... Once that happens, I'll be satisfied. If there's time, and I have the will and the means to make another CD afterwards, I may consider it. So, tell me.... is that enough? Or should I feel compelled to try and achieve more with my music?
  46. 2 points
    In that I couldn't agree more dek. I have been building a lot of back end stuff on Songstuff. Some I plan to be available to site supporters, other infor to membesr only and others again to general visitors. That structure has more to do with the long term survival of Songstuff than anything else. I had to get a lot of stuff put in place in order to make that viable. The structure is now in place and I will start adding that content on all levels, before I launch the site supporter part. Another part from Songstuff perspective is I have been putting together a change to a CIC, not for profit entity. Paperwork has started. All that is purely to do with timing and why I haven't added some stuff... I couldn't do it all at the same time. I say all this because it, on top of the forums themselves, is part of how Songstuff will not just help people to make music, and to connect with others who make music, but also how we plan for it to help artists with marketing and promotion, and how we can support them in helping each other. So for example. A new feature, "clubs". I plan a tutorial about how members can use them to create and manage "street teams". If we also have articles aimed at each level I mentioned, and we promote discussion on that topic... hey presto. Beyond that an artist and member can use them in other ways. They can be public, private and shades in between. I have a lot of research I pulled together on releasing music. Including plan templates and spreadsheet templates. Articles and tutorials at each level will help. I have a lot of info on building contacts, making industry contacts and developing them, connecting them with the press, online bloggers etc... plus a 10,000+ entry music industry contact database... all just sitting waiting.... and if this all doesn't encourage members to do as you are suggesting... I don't know what will. We ave the boards for just these conversations. I plan to expand all our articles and tutorials on fan engagement, artist website building etc.... and only now am I at a point that I have all that. A few reasons are delaying the CIC.... but I am sure we can start doing all the member and visitor elements and that will really get the ball rolling. I would love to hear any other ideas about how Songstuff can help. I have plans and strategies on helping with YouTube, on helping wrters get artists to play their songs, on helping artists increase their income... loads. all stuck in my head (ok I have written up quite a lot) I promise to start getting it out of my head and in front of you. Please, let me know what else we can practically do to make a difference. Incuding what you think of what I mention above
  47. 2 points
    If anyone needs artwork...before you pay anyone else for it... pay me! That's what I do professionally... and have a bunch of contacts I collab with or manage to make various types of art, animation, video, VR, AR etc...
  48. 2 points
    Okay.... whew! Sinpan, what I find most telling about your singing abilities is the material you chose you showcase what you can presently do. I was unable to hear the classical performance, and what I heard I admit I did not recognize. I shall, therefor, limit my remarks to your performance of "Aces High"... I have been the lead vocalist in at least a dozen pretty good amateur bands over the years, all of which included Iron Maiden tunes in their repertoire. "Aces High" is one of the many amazing performances by Brice Dickinson (the lead singer of Iron Maiden) I was NEVER able to cover. At least, never well enough to perform on stage. Your performance is NOT perfect. It has MANY flaws. But it SOUNDS like Brice Dickinson. In fact, it sounds A LOT like Bruce Dickinson. Are you aware that Bruce Dickinson, like a lot of classic rock, hard rock and metal performers, was a classically trained musician? By the time he was picked as the new lead singer for Maiden, he had obtained as much experience as a classical singer as he had singing rock or metal. It is in large part owing to his training in classical forms and disciplines that he sang as well as he did, as HIGH as he did, and in the manner that he did. Iron Maiden has often been described as a bombastic, classically inspired metal band. Steve Harris, who writes most of the music the band performs, and produces ALL of, has indicated in numerous interviews that he borrows heavily from classical music for the style and substance of Maiden's music. Whatever the case... NOT an easy band, singer, or SONG... to cover. You struggle with your breathing. Breathing is, arguably, the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT of what makes a serious, or professional singer able to do what they do. Until you learn to breath like a singer, you will never have the durability, the range, or the raw ability that a trained singer has. So Google "Breathing for singers", read up, and practice. You can find a lot of very helpful resource material on THIS SITE to help you get started with this. Second of all, you struggle with PITCH... or singing on key. In my opinion, this has as much to do with the song you chose as it does with your present level of ability. However, you are unlikely to enjoy much success if you can't sing on key. Assuming you are able to determine that you can HEAR in key, you should have no problem learning how to always sing in key at the same time you are learning all else that you need to learn to sing more professionally. Again, Google "Lessons for learning how to control pitch"... and you will find many results. Incidentally; learning to control your breathing will go a long way to helping with pitch control. It is hard to do one properly without learning to do the other just as proficiently. All that said, I doubt there are more than perhaps a very small handful... maybe less than four or five all together, singers on this site who could perform the song you chose, and sound more like Bruce Dickinson. So, the answer to your question is, in my opinion, YES, you can sing. YES, you can get better. The Dutch rub part of this, however, is that now, the really, really hard part begins for you. Because now you face the task of taking what raw talent you may have and forging it, through much dedicated practice, into a real skill and ability you can use to produce a really substantial and entertaining singing performance. I am not lying or exaggerating. If you really want to control that instrument you have in your throat, you have a lot of hard work ahead of you. Such is inescapable, Sinpan... and is true for anything i\n life worth having or being able to do. In that, I wish you all of the dedication and "stick-to-it-iveness" you will need. If you want it badly enough, I believe you have the raw ability to become a fine singer.
  49. 2 points
    I USED TO ASK Lyrics by Kc Chad copyright 2017 It's always locked Though the door shakes From inside Shadows cut the light Through the crack in the door I used to ask, but I don't anymore Tiptoe past the forbidden room Something scrambling Something gnashing Scratching on the floor I used to ask, but I don't anymore. Something curious Downright mysterious Kept in that room for years Food slid beneath the door Devoured before Wolverine teeth could tear Curiousity got the best of me So I spied Bubbling eye met mine at the keyhole in the door I used to ask, Yes, I used to ask, I used to ask. but I don't anymore. Not no more, uh-uh, No,no I just don't ask anymore. "Play For Me, Play" Lyrics by Kc Chad ©2017 Guitar in the corner sayin' I need some lovin', some lovin' hey, hey pick me up and string me out, Oh Oh... Play for me, play. Drums on the floor a- thumpin' I need a beatin' , yeah, a beatin, Eh, hey Show that crowd what its all about, bum-Pumm Play for me play Cuts in the conversatin' Old brass sax starts a-wailing, O-Wah-Wah, wa-ailin' away fill those cheeks and blow it out, Oh, Oh... Play-uh, Play-uh play, uh, Play Play-aaay for me, Play Wah-Wah wu wah-wah, wah-wah wu wah wau-auauaugh-ah ah ah The ivories, plead, "doooon't forget me" slides from side to side wakin' eeeee-bony dancing digits strike all the keys, Ting, Ting Play for me play Musical outro GOSSIP TOWN Lyrics by Kc Chad ©2016 Kickin' up dust in this gossip town flippin' a dime which nose peaks round whistle a tune of wedding bells donnin' a rock that fits me well and they... whisper, "Hey..., know what Merle said? and what Beulah bet? what junior heard? (gasp sound)! Oh my Lord!" Kickin' up dust in this gossip town flippin' a dime which nose peaks round Nailin' a sign on the storefront door takin' some time not sayin' what for and they... whisper, "Hey..., know what Merle said? and what Beulah bet? what junior heard? (gasp sound)! Oh my Lord!" White girl's son got darker skin don't matter the shade her next o' kin ' cause they whisper, "Hey..., know what Merle said? and what Beulah bet? what junior heard? (gasp sound)! Oh my Lord!" Kickin' up dust in this gossip town flippin' a dime which nose peaks round (musical bridge) Havin' a time in this gossip town flippin' a dime which nose peaks round Diggin a hole in the moon's low light to bury my hound that croaked last night. 'cause "Hey, I'm entertained, to know what Merle said and what Beaulah bet what Junior heard Hah! Oh my Lord. "Good golly Miss Molly, I think I'll let em' see me sharpen my axe." COCONUT SMOOTHIES ON THE BEACH Lyrics and melody by Kc Chad © February 2016 News said sunny Saturday so I hatched myself a plan It's been a long winter here Where tropic weather's banned Doodootdoo dahda dahda doo, lada bada beep, makin' plans for sun and sand coconut smoothies on the beach I bought myself a sandbox Then I hauled it to my room Parked smack in a fav'rite spot where the sun comes through at noon Doodootdoo dahda dahda doo, lada bada beep, makin' plans for sun and sand coconut smoothies on the beach Turned the heat to ninety slipped on my two-piece slathered myself with lotion and laid down on my beach Doodootdoo dahda dahda doo, lada bada beep, makin' plans for sun and sand coconut smoothies on the beach The CD plays some ocean waves those seagulls, how they screech! Shades are on, though I close my eyes Soaking sun upon my beach Ahhhhhhhhh! Wreckage Lyrics by Kc Chad ©2017 What do I do with all this wreckage torn out parts, mixed paint Ziebarts Bolts and nuts and all those wrenches Awwwww, wreckage! Two or three fifteen volt Batteries Alternators, plugs and wires Thingies meant to check the voltage Awwwww, wreckage! Engines, fans, compressor humming anti-freeze, Spray cans empty, Oil, the going beverage Awwwww, wreckage! Doors of Fords (Excuse me!!! Chevy's) Hoods of GMC's Heck! Whole cars! trucks and starters Frames out from underneath To you its your home chrome garden wheel wells shining in the sun Each rusty can your fav'rite foiliage Alllllllll wreckage! DELICIOUS APPLESAUCE Lyrics by kc Chad ©2016 Ate the smears of choc'late from my pocket turned it inside out dropped a candy cane in the sand, (but its okay) Fido licked it off He's my dog and we like frogs we catch them ev'ryday Not just frogs, but pollywogs and also eggs they lay It feels so good to squeeze the mud between my feet and toes makes a funny squirty sound like my grampa does And might I say that You're okay to try this applesauce Its homemade Just today stomped by my feet and rocks Isn't it delicious? Old Rocky Rhodes Lyrics by Kc Chad ©2016 I met a Jolly ol feller long time ago great storyteller I came to know bangin' through the woods he asked for a ride skeeters so thick, I had to oblige? Spinnin' wheels and spittin' up dirt heading for crazy Oh-Oh-Oh, that old, Rocky Rhodes Roundin' the mountain nearing the place he was pickin' on the banjo twistin' his face I listen for the story among the strikes and strums how he wrestled down a bear with just a stare and his thumbs Spinnin' wheels and spittin' up dirt heading for crazy Oh-Oh-Oh, that old, Rocky Rhodes Sang how he cornered a cougar feisty and sleek trained it to visit him three times a week She purrs and she growls under his hand claims she's good comp'ny for a mountain man Spinnin' wheels and spittin' up dirt heading for crazy Oh-Oh-Oh, that old, Rocky Rhodes Well, at the close of his lore he waved me inside and low on the floor was a bear head and hide Pulled out a chair so I took my seat, then out pranced a cougar fierce and sleek. Old Rhodes poured us some coffee then pinched her on the chin She let out a snarl, then she smiled at him and that old Rocky Rhodes shot out a toothless grin Oh-Oh-Oh, that old, Rocky Rhodes As I headed home I chuckled within How he jingled on damn near out of his mind Never had I known a storyteller wit of Rocky Rhodes Oh-Oh-Oh, that old, Rocky Rhodes
  50. 2 points
    It's a very confuciusing subject...