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About LooknGlass

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    Reading, Writing, Photoshop, Golf, Computer repair, Various styles of music


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    Beatles, George Jones, Aerosmith, Collective Soul, Phil Keggy, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, Neil Young, Eagles, Tobey Keith

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  1. Thanks man, I really appreciate the listen and feedback, as well as the compliment. I got a message from Ramiro (the musician) today. I guess we got another collab coming soon. I like him a lot, he's got loads of talent.
  2. Ok, now I know I know them. I have heard both those songs, and I like them both too, but I have heard "Personal Jesus" get more airplay (at least in the past) You guys are right, it does have their kind of vibe.
  3. Thanks a mil for the listen and critique Richard. Good stuff to pass on. I had a little lack of confidence in the lyric because I never wrote one as a riddle before, but I'm glad peeps like it. I honestly can't name a song Depeche Mode sang so now I'm off to Youtube to see if I have heard them.
  4. Cool tune! It's got a Bee Gees meets Prince feel. Groovy and funky and very enjoyable. Nice work man
  5. Good tune! I get a slight U2 vibe from it. It's got a great vibe and mood. I can't think of anything to suggest, it was a great song to sit back with the headphones on and chill. Nice work
  6. Man, that's a good idea David, I like it a lot, and I'm mad (not really) that I didn't come up with that bridge idea, it's great! I gotta see if my collaborator has some free time soon, to pitch that. Thanks, great mind jog!....I just made that up.
  7. Great sound and vocal, I dig it! I find myself wondering what you mean by the chorus, but that's not a bad thing, vagueness can be interesting, and with the great vocal, it is. Cool tune!
  8. This is different and unique, not the same ole same ole, and I like that. The switch up at about the 1:15 mark caught me by surprise, but it was a cool surprise. Cool tune Hamzi, I like it!
  9. Thanks for the listen and comment Matthew. I liked Ramiro's take on it myself. I've never worked with him before, but I hope to again.
  10. Thanks a mil for your response and critique Will. I will relay your observations to Ramiro, and see what he thinks. This is a first pass so I'll see if anything else is coming especially bridge wise. Like I said in my post, this was an experiment, with the idea the singer would introduce the song as a riddle. Now some have said they don't get it with some of the verses after knowing the answer, and some are ok with it. The answer is; a gun
  11. A touch of Pink Floyd meets David Bowie. That's what I hear, and I like it. Being primarily a lyricist I can't really comment on it musically in depth, but I do like the melody and feel. Good stuff
  12. Hi Neil, I know what you are talking about. My sister, who just passed away recently, had the issues you mentioned, and it can be hard. Actually IS hard. I'm with you my friend. To many write to impress others instead of expressing themselves truly. We all want to impress, but first we have to learn to express properly, and I know without a doubt that you get that. I always have liked your work. Songstuff is my home of homes, even though I am not here as much as I used to be, this forum, or more correctly "community" has helped me A LOT through the 5 plus years I've been a member.
  13. Good stuff! I get a Pink Floyd kinda influence emanating from it for sure. I like the vocal and music key changes, and the background vocals add a good vibe. The length of the song may be the only drawback in terms of keeping listeners to the end, even though it's a good tune. Attention spans are short these days. Still, Good work!
  14. I like it, it sounds good, but I think it may need a more dynamic change up to make it "pop" more. Having said that, I think it has a good vibe and sound. Nice work
  15. I sat down one night with the intention of writing something different and experimenting a little. Whether it works or not, well, I don’t really know. Some who have read the lyric say yes, some say no. The concept being what the singer wants you to figure out. My collaborator, Ramiro Montes De Oca picked up the lyric and added the music and vocal. Thoughts and suggestions very welcome. What Am I To You I have saved good people I have killed them too I have fed the hungry and took food from a few What am I to you, What am I, what am I to you? Sometimes give assistance and sometimes I subdue Sometimes I’m a bluffer, other times; follow through What am I to you, What am I, what am I to you? (Bridge) To one I’m good to one I’m evil To some; bring peace To some; upheaval It all depends on your point of view What am I to you, What am I, what am I to you? To some I’m accepted To some I am taboo Backed, or a target like the one I point to What am I to you, What am I, what am I to you? 2017© L. James Tanner