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AlexOConnor

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AlexOConnor last won the day on November 26 2013

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About AlexOConnor

  • Birthday November 15

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    http://luxis.co.uk
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    Alex O'Connor
  • Musical Influences
    Milow... Turin Brakes... Damien Rice

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    England (UK)
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  1. Pickups themselves don't really... "Break", not unless you unwind them... First port of call is find the wiring technical drawing and resolder all the joints. Some of the guitars that come through my workshop have no visual signs of poor wiring but almost always a resolder fixes the problem. Another reason that pickups sometimes cease to function is because people move the screws to change the distance between the strings and the pickup (normally because the neck has moved and their worried about playing with the truss rod) Either way - the only time i've ever HAD to replace pickups is when they are so dirty and dusty that they can't be cleaned. Hope that helps - If you provide some pictures, I can help
  2. My sister is my favourite vocalist. Only because I've been singing with her for years and years and her voice is so unique As for famous vocalists... My favourite is probably Beardyman. He's a beatboxer and the instruments he can impersonate is like.... whoh.....
  3. " also if the second verse is about stability, there the song could end - it is probably wiser to order it as Anxiety, Anger, Sadness and Stability -" Where would the fun be in that? (: Challenge is good!
  4. That's a good idea - which gave me another idea. I could have like sound samples of staged phone calls to introduce each section. Is it worth having a chorus to make it close-knit and compact? Gave your post a +1 for usefulness
  5. AlexOConnor

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    So I had an idea in a dream last night. In my dream I was playing a song and throughout the dream various events took place (none of which I can recall right now) and each verse of the song I was playing was about the event. But the underlying message was that each verse was about an emotion. EDIT: As suggested by Danka “Denial (this isn't happening to me!) Anger (why is this happening to me?) Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...) Depression, sadness may remain underneath. (I don't care anymore) Acceptance or “stability” (I'm ready for whatever comes)” So they might be more feelings that a specific emotion, but I was wondering if this is a good idea to develop... I also for the first time am completely stumped about how to write music for this. Lyrics will be easy, not bothered by that at all. But how do I make music sounds Anxious, Stable, Angry and Sad? I'm sure doing it as a set-piece might easily be do-able... But the change has to be noticeable... Well f*ck me if I know what to do... Any suggestions, ideas or criticism?
  6. Hey Alex, how ya doing? Sorry I took so long to get back with you. I try to get on as much as I can, but a lot has been going on lately. I posted a few new poems if you want to check 'em out though. Later!

  7. I recommend two bottles of wine and a good "friend" - inspiration is bound to appear... somewhere... somehow...
  8. Really enjoyed reading your "About Me" section... Really glad to have you on board sir, let me know if you need any help with anything - recording / instruments / song writing.

  9. The English language is certainly more pliable when it comes to writing creatively... Even if it is more complex than Norwegian. The most nonsensical song I can think of is Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana. I can't make heads or tails of those lyrics but I'm sure they probably have some deep dark hidden message. The only thing I would suggest is go around your house and pick random words from things (usable words, don't pick Sodium Chloride form some packet because that'd be silly) and then turn them into the starting phrase for each sentence. It also forces your Rhyming to be creative to somehow worm them into a sentence. It's fun, productive and creative. Can't really go wrong there with triple whammy of lyrical goodness! (I write this assuming that you have packets with English writing and not some Pinnekjøtt ready meal! Translating shouldn't be an issue either way) - alex
  10. Read a lot of your posts - I look up to you very much, good to have you here.

  11. Find a blues radio station and jam. Best way to nail it (if you've already learnt various scales) is to practice like a maniac
  12. John... tsk tsk tsk - That won't keep the ladies happy =[
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