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Driftwood last won the day on January 23 2019

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    The Fine Print Disclaimers
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    songwriter/arranger/recording/ occasionally performing.
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    British invasion, retro indie pop/rock

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  1. Hi J Liked the sound of the guitar. The song maybe too long for it's own good, but it is likable. I had bronchitis in February of 2020 that lasted for a couple weeks. Even broke down and got some anti-biotics for it. I wonder now if it was covid, but the symptoms didnt feel like anything out of the ordinary since my sinus infection was the precursor to this happening. It took 6 months before I could even sound back to normal. Honestly I almost could have sung for a Rod Stewart tribute band as my vocals would just shred as stuff was still coming up from the lungs (yuck). I used to keep a small plastic tube of honey before gigs if my vocals were going dry(with my pint on stage). Plus chewing gum tucked back by the molars worked too (You'd see John Lennon doing this occasionally in his later snippets of singing). My latest find was by accident actually, I was looking for a cough drop that was less harsh on the menthol end and found the regular Ricola cough drops to have just the right measure of relief and coating without making the throat feeling a sudden rush to the lungs that Halls menthol cough drops does. So I use the Ricolas now in practice and before recording. Anyways..for a phone recording, it sounded good. DW
  2. It's simple Peggy, good music never dies and the newer stuff has been so generically processed in the last 30 years that the chord progressions mirror each other almost to a fault. It's not called industry standard for nothing anymore. The boy band boom of the 90s only cemented the clone idealism of that music was no longer important to sell the product anymore. Plus, "old music" hasnt totally disappeared from the market with Sirius and cable music services still providing a vast variety of music genres to listen to. Younger ears have probably been exposed to their mom&pops record or CD collection or dare say grandpa and grandmas since 50s60s. This music still holds it's musical roots in Elvis and the Beatles whose names still pop up in younger artists as far as influencing them from music to image. Although sadly, those influences rarely show up in their music. (sigh) Let's face it, the older stuff is more creative in chord structures and style then the generic predictable 3-4 chord bebop stuff being passed off as popular music the last 25 -30 years. I mean, there's a reason why Dylan and the Boss's catalogues sold for millions because that music simply isnt going away. Im sure all of the Beatles offspring will never have to work for generations on end granted they have a trust set up for them. Again, this trend of "old music" continuing to sell is not by accident. In fact the Zombies Odyssy and Oracle album has sold more copies in the last couple decades than it did when it was released. Again, what is old is new again to "new" ears. At any rate, this would be the time for another retro band to do the music that made the 60s&70s great as in how Jet sprung onto the seen with song "Wanna Be My Girl" that was featured on an Apple IPOD commercial in the early 2000s.
  3. My grandparents gave us this odd portable keyboard. It had these accordion like buttons for chords along with 3 octaves in keys. It had these song books that you could follow along that had numbers for the keys to play along with the button chords. I remember playing "Beautiful Dreamer" and thought, this just isnt cutting it.🤣 So I would start making up my own songs. Yep, at age 6 or 7, I was unofficially writing my own songs. I would further plunk around on church pianos after sunday school and it wasnt your traditional obnoxious finger nails on the chalk board type ramblings. I was figuring out chords and really doing chord blends. Granted I would tinker every once in awhile trying to play a cover song like "Imagine" or Paul McCartney's"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" from the "Band On The Run" album. But yeah, it was original stuff I was coming up with. So, the songwriting seeds had been planted early, but didnt come full circle until I got my first guitar just after high school. At that point it just seemed natural to want to write my own songs. I just didnt have an inherent need to be in a cover band or did I care to learn cover songs other than to see how they were constructed. So it was kind of a "You know, I can do that too." feeling about writing songs.😏
  4. I never pictured you as a Crimson fan Peggy. Yeah, that song is crazy fun. Remembered when it came out.
  5. Lyrics are always tougher to complete. I came here for multiple reasons really...at the moment, I'm just wading in the pool to feel things out. Finding the John Lennon to my McCartney will always be a life long goal.
  6. Another go to song for me. I hope to have this one played at my wake.
  7. Another by accident find was this band DIIV . They have different take on the Cure as well as not relying on image to sell their music. Plus their vocals are shadowy at best which is another dynamic affect as far as looking at a voice as just another instrument.
  8. I missed this band(The Cut Worms) at the Appleton Mile of Music fest two years ago, but saw the entry in the sites menu of bands. If you like a little campy retro 60s pop, this will fill the bill.
  9. I remember when my brother got this when it came out. Anyone that plays guitar should go out and see him if he is still playing out.
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