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Lisa Gates

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  1. Hi Phil, Enjoy the forums here! There are many of us looking to collaborate and grow in this business. See you on the boards, Lisa
  2. Ha Ha Timbre! You guessed correctly! I got lost though and forgot to keep the Old grouch going... And I notoriously use the exclamation point too much! See!! I can't stop!! LOL Thank you for catching my favorite line about the Digital native in a Holy land. PPlaid has made some great suggestions below. I think that I'll keep most of them.
  3. Most awesome suggestions! I'm in this frame of mind right now to shorten all my lines and forget that it's ok to write normal phrases. Thank you!!
  4. A customer gave me Orchids today! What a surprise :hearts:

  5. Hi There GuesSs! Glad you found Songstuff! Yes, you've come to the right place. We love music here lol! See you on the boards, Lisa
  6. Hey Symph! Nice see your name popping back up. I like this. God has a way of helping when you ask (and sometimes when you don't ask too!) I don't do mixes but can relate this to my songwriting on many of the points you've brought up here. Fear, striving for perfection, writing from the heart, knowing when to quit, being honest, and always grow and learn! See you around! Lisa
  7. Hey There BigN! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Sounds like you've done some travelling (which makes for great stories/songs!) I love that your favorite artists are new and old! I hope you enjoy the site :-) All the best, Lisa
  8. Hi ND! This is very deep. It reads more like a poem to me right now. The line "oh light where are you" has me spouting Shakespeare in my head "Oh Romeo where art tho" in a fun kind of way. If you titled this "Hoping to reach the light" and added this line as a refrain throughout the song it would give it better structure in my opinion. I also like the hopefulness of this line and since you repeated it twice it would lend itself to be the refrain. Glad you're here! I love these challenges and hope you do too!! Lisa
  9. Just a start: The Young Will Steer the Old There's a typewriter collecting dust This young man thinks he will teach us Old guys, new tricks Humph! don't think they mix He grew up a cellphone in his hand Digital native in Holy land Young man, cool life Looking through clear eyes It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old Driving down the streets I thought I'd teach Younger ones see a two way street Wise men lecture Childish adventure It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old Clear as a bell Muddy waters never tell Where they came from, where they're going to Guided by technology To succeed in society It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old
  10. Glad you found us Static! You've listed some great inspirations. Have fun here at Songstuff! All the best, Lisa
  11. Ummm hello faraway, please introduce yourself. Have you been with Songstuff before? You say "still around" like you've been here before. If you take a peek around, I think you'll find there were many posts today and some still going on now so not sure what you mean by deserted...
  12. Hello Jay, Welcome to Songstuff! We are total music geeks here, so I think that's pretty cool. LOL Thanks for perusing the boards. Hopefully you like what you find. See you on the boards, Lisa
  13. Hello! Welcome to Songstuff! Cute intro! Hope you enjoy our interactive site. There's so much here, you just have to explore. I see your already moving about the boards and appreciate your participation. As we have much to learn from you, you can learn from us too! See you on the boards! Lisa
  14. Hey Vibez! Welcome to Songstuff! (Music heads we are!!) I grew up in CT and can hear your Jersey accent ;-) As we are International you are going to love all the different music types we have here. Poke around and join in. Sounds like you are going to have fun on the forums. See you on the boards! Lisa
  15. Hamzi! Welcome to Songstuff! How cool that you already have found we have a lot to offer. Have a great time here ;-) Be Well, Lisa
  16. Hi Yves, Thanks for taking a listen. The reason the vocals come in so quickly is because we are going to pitch this to a TV producer. The goal is to grab his/her attention. If we wait too long to get to the vocals he/she may have already moved on in haste. They listen to tons of music every day and don't have the luxury of waiting to see if a song has anything good to offer. If it doesn't grab them from the start they have to say "NEXT!" I suspect if this makes it on to a show, the intro can be adjusted accordingly. I like your idea of bringing the bass line more to the front. I think it is solid and most people listen for it. Thanks again! Lisa
  17. I've written some lyrics and actually had a melody come to me while writing them. Someone I met on Facebook liked it enough to put some music to it. Then he had a singer record it. (she sang it exactly the way I did, so I think it's a compliment.) I'd like your opinion on it. I don't like critique with both barrels though, just the truth. Thanx Here are the lyrics: One good girl Has good boys Raises them right Workin through school Shots fired Wrong wrong Taken We hear sirens Watch the news Can’t believe No tomorrow We grieve Gone gone Taken Taken too young Her dreams are done So many songs left unsung tell me who won? Won this damn war Not like before Riot back and forth swing open the door stop it don’t ignore don’t ignore Taken Taken Taken too young Her dreams are done So many songs left unsung Taken Taken Taken 5-9-17.mp3
  18. Hi ya David, Good point. I was wondering what the drab feeling of the song was and I think the chorus is it. Thanks for the half a barrel... you're so good to me!
  19. Bielka, I'm glad you found Songstuff. I hope to see you on the Forum boards soon! be well, Lisa
  20. Hi Nday98! Welcome! We've got a great community here, I hope you two can interact as well as share your music. Looking forward to hearing your stuff. Lisa
  21. Mahesh, loved walking with you through the sunset. The crickets were singing but I couldn't tell if their song was sad or not. :-) sending massive hugs to you! chat soon!
  22. Post away Plants! Let's see what you got! We're glad you found Songstuff so be sure to look at our articles and interact with our members. If you'd like feedback be sure to give some too. Oh and fill out your profile how you like to be critiqued so we don't ruffle your feathers (or leaves if your a plant...sorry I'm trying to be funny here...lol) See you on the boards! Lisa
  23. My AOL page loaded in German today...

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    2. Just1L


      Did you try using a different browser to see if it still happens?

    3. Lisa Gates

      Lisa Gates

      nah, i'm at work...probably shouldn't be on aol anyway. maybe my smartass boss did it! LOL he would do something like that! Thanks for your help! :-)

    4. Lisa Gates

      Lisa Gates

      Finally! I cleared the History cache and rebooted my poor computer. Now I'm back to English! whew! Thanks so much!

  24. Well Dave, I'm glad you love it. I was hoping that the 70's feel might translate into a modern feel if we had a talking/rap part. This song has a purpose so I appreciate your honesty with it. Neighbor!! Maybe if I get out of work on time, I can come see you again! :-)
  25. Ah yes, I see your point. It is out of my control. I forgot that SM Techs are sneaky bastards. I have yet to figure out what's in it for them but my common psychopathy syndrome may not want to know. For now, I'll just not let it affect me. I have in the past told at myself to "just put the phone down!"(my email, FB, and Twitter are all on it) I've even taken to turning it off in the evenings... Be proud of me David!