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About Sterix

  • Birthday 04/27/1971

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  • Getting Critique
    Give It To Me Both Barrels

Music Background

  • Songwriting Collaboration
  • Musical / Songwriting / Music Biz Skills
  • Musical Influences
    Nightwish, Within Temptation, Andrew Lloyd-Weber, Jim Steinman, Beatles, A-ha, Ultravox, loads more.

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  • Interests
    Games (strategy, simulations, sports, GTA V online when I feel like being an evil so-and-so).
  • Location
    England (UK)
  • Gender

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  1. I suppose my main reason for being here is collaboration. I've been writing song lyrics for longer than I care to remember and it was slowly starting to dawn on me that I am not in fact going to live forever (I'm trying but I think I'm going to fail!) and I kept dwelling on what would happen to my work once I'm gone. It seems a shame for them to die with me (the lyrics themselves may not but the tunes that go with them - the ones I can remember at any rate - are all stuck in my head for the most part so unless I get them down in some physical format they're gonna die with me). I should just point out that I'm not planning on going any time soon. Though I do have type-1 diabetes and that's not making it easy for me! Sorry for the sidetrack but it is kind of pertinent to my being here. Which, as I said, is mainly collaboration. I'm more than happy to write lyrics for other people's music. I'm a member of another forum where I've managed to bag myself a few collabs, but not as much as I'd like. Or, at least, not in the way I'd like. What I'd really, REALLY like is for someone willing to turn some of these tunes in my head and turn them into real songs. I can't play anywhere near well enough to produce anything myself and my singing voice is good when the karaoke machine is modding it to high hell but not when I'm sat at my computer. So I'm hoping that, once I start posting some lyrics, someone here will like one of them enough to want to hear the tune that goes with it and then say, "This needs to be recorded, mate. May I?" At which point I'll probably bite their hand off! "Uh, yeah!".
  2. When I first started writing songs, I couldn't tell you why. I just did and it was something I enjoyed and thought I was fairly good at (sometimes). It was also a fairly private affair, something for just myself. I was 14 when I wrote my first few songs, though I was 17 when I started writing them consistently. Fast-forward 30 years and I've written thousands of songs (I wrote a thousand of them the first year alone - most pretty terrible but a tenth of them had potential I'd like to think). I also started to dwell on the fact I'm getting on in years and that I'm not really going to live forever. And I thought about my songs, and I thought about how I don't want them to die with me and I'd love to share them with the world. A legacy, so to speak. Something to remember me by when I'm pushing up the daisies. I found a forum and I'm not really sure what my expectations where. Put my lyrics out there? Certainly. Maybe find some way of turning some of them into actual, physical songs? It would be nice (actually, a darn sight more than nice!) but probably a fairy tale. Fame? Um... I'm possibly arrogant enough to want that... And then I discovered "collaboration" - me writing lyrics to other people's tunes that actually had music laid down already. And I discovered I could do that (if I do say so myself). I also discovered the negative side of that - working with "Muppets" is probably the kindest term I'd use - and, even when working with the "good" people, it's not always (or ever) easy... So, where before I was doing it for personal pleasure, now there's more to it. It's ego pure and simple. I know I'm a good lyricist and I want the world out there to know it too. And I think I've got stuff in my head that world should really get to hear.
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