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Thanks for the kind comments and 5's for "Find Yourself". 20+ year old recording...before digital.
Enjoyed the listen Bill. The recording has held up very well over the years; all my pleasure!
CYN: THANKS FOR THE FINE RATING OF "THERE IS NO WAY I'D ASK FOR MORE"...I APPRECIATE IT...GEORGE
My pleasure George, and, THANK YOU...for all of the stars on so many tracks! I appreciate your efforts, in kind:)
Thanks so much for downloading The Drawing Room Cyn, much appreciated.
Entirely my pleasure, Bob. It is such a beautiful piece, sweet, melancholy with that touch of longing!
Praise indeed coming from such a talented songwriter. Thanks.
Hey Warren congrats on your placement.Well done!
Thanks much, we shall see, there were damn good tunes in the "considered " list, and my Dumb Luck, well it must have been just that!
Well done Warren , great song !
Cheers to you Phil!
Congratulations Warren! Great song, "Dumb Luck"!
Hey Cyn thanks, just saw this...well can't we all USE bit of the 'ole DUMB LUCK?
so, my friends, foes and family ask, 'Peter, what have you been up to?' no longer do I give my old the corny answers: 'five foot eight' or the 'if I were doing any better, I wouldn't be here. I'd be in Kawaii'. truth be told? you really wanna know? stay tuned. somehow, I don't think you will be disappointed as a whole new world is in the process of being born. small hint: her name is Elise ©2021 OGPH, Inc. The manuscript has been approved. A narration script has been prepared for recording. 60+ Illustrations are being placed at their proper chapter locations. All this preparation then goes to the US Copyright office for registration. Talk about a labor of love.
Wonderful news Peter; eager to hear/watch your final production on "Elise"!
I must say, this new format really does have a more professional look, and some really nice features that I'm just now discovering. So, yes, at first it was a bit clumsy for me, and a big change, but growing on me now. I'm still frustrated with adding files to albums; looks simple, by clicking on the song, then saving it, repeating that for the choices, saving each time, only to find that the very last entry, is the ONLY entry. Then, I un-click that one song, save that to start over, and the song is still there! Said all of that to say, if anyone has figured it out, bravo! I'll keep trying......
Stay safe out there......
Hi everyone. I just received word from my publisher and record label that my song "Nobody's Ever Loved You Like I Do " will air on the 15th on LeightonBuzz Radio in the Uk of all places. My record guy has a relationship with a promoter there who has agreed to give us air time. " Round and round she goes etc, etc. I'm excited. Happy New Year!
awesome job my brother keep grinding!!!!!
Well done Calvin, may it lead to much more air time.
Congratulations on the score; hope it all goes well for you!
Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Congrats!!!!!!!
Thank you everyone for the kind words of encouragement.
Great for you!!!
Hi Cyn, Thanks for the playlist for The Drawing Room, much appreciated.
Beautiful, my pleasure!
I just tried sending you a reply throug mail, after listening to your new piece, The Drawing Room. Somehow, it deleted itself, when I tried attatching one of my photos......but, I digress.
TDR is beautiful! Your piano adds the melodic story to the orchestration, and it is at once, melancholy and full of sweet promise! I love it!
You are very kind Cyn, thank you. Funny enough I tried attaching a picture to a message today and it did the same, the whole message disappeared!!
Thank you so much for responding, constructive feedback is so important.
I must say that I too, am not enjoying this new format, and not for the sake of it just being "new", but because it's not very user friendly. More than half a dozen times, I've tried adding songs onto a new album, and each time, it either does not save the original content, or, it adds songs multiple times, after having "saved" the deleted song/album, in order to start all over again! Also, in the old format, one could easily adjust the songs in the order one prefers, after placing into any album, which is not only impossible now, (or, at least, I have not found a way......yet?), but confusing because what is wanted as first, can be last. Plus, everyone's comments are not on my page; I must go to the "public view", before I can see all of the comments. I had no idea that there were more comments, until today. I'm sure that the good governer only wanted the best for his site, but it is not, in my humble opinion, better; quiet the contrary. I'm logging off, and really, what's the point? I'm not going anywhere, anyway......................
Well kid, you are in the MAJORITY! Don't leave, though many of us feel exactly like you do...
all the best, (if you ever get this,,,)
Again, not because I don't like new, but I find it unwieldy. I have just logged on to update my news and am now all over the place trying to find it - probably staring me in the face?! Just found it but it keeps refusing to accept the edit, verified on MS Word Count as 341 because it is more than 500 characters. Have passed info back to BJ.
Well good idea, several of us have done the same, hopefully real people from corporate will understand...
I'm with you Cyndi, the new format is really set up for bringing in new members ...the outside of the package looks great however, to me it's like moving from a home with an open concept to another without. I think some subtle changes to the old format would have been much better IMHO.
Thank you all gentlemen, for your kind responces and commeseration. I'm tech savy, as I know most everyone here is, and I maneuver quiet satisfactorily on my laptop at work with very convoluted, medical software, and of course, with recording software, etc. However, this was a curve ball, with the "old" format, so easily adaptable to seeingly, everyone's capability. And Randal, you had a great point, in that perhaps, the old format could had profited from some updates, i.e., with the ability to alphabetically arrange one's Playlists, (which is now possible), or say, drag and drop certain features. And, to the other point that you made, it appears as if it is to entice new members......not one thing wrong with that, unless of course, it alienates the established.
I will endeavor to persevere..........................
.............that would be responses......:(
It is worth saying that the BJ team are taking notice of feedback. I reported what I saw as a real drawback in the review section. Previously I was able to play back a song while reading the peer review report so that I could relate to the comments or scores from the reviewer. This was not possible when the new BJ was released but a quick feedback note was all it needed and it has been both appreciated and resolved. I also fed back that Top 10 charts could not be shared, something I have done on FB sometimes. Either I had missed something at the time, or the feedback has done the trick, but that has also been resolved, charts have a share button.
I also reported an issue about editing news which has also been resolved.
To be fair, I'm sure the small team had a very large task on their hands and are grateful for constructive comments. As I'm sure we won't be reverting to the old system, we may as well get the best out of the new one.
I'm sure that you are right Bob; huge project, turning this thing around. I'm heartened to know that you were able to give and recieve some feedback through customer support. When I've tried, the only page that come up is the most asked questions, but the issues that I've formerly stated, were not among these. Perhaps, I can try to find a way going forward, to report mine. Thanks!
hi Cyn, i reach them by finding the zendesk email, it's there somewhere...
Oh, okay...thanks Warren!
There's a link to feedback at the foot of this page. It might even be on every page?
holy cow Bob, you are right, it's down there, but I'd click HELP as the other one seems not to direct one to an actual "issue"? but yep, it's down there!!
well hell, i see you have to click help desk but don't click one of the "below" boxes, way up on the RIGHT TOP is an orange phrase "submit a request" where you can plug in your email, your question, and they will respond...
...and by the way, why is it so hard? I actually have a broadjam email folder, where i have addresses of the zendesk folks, Anthony and/or Michael, and whoever else who answers...I use that with good results...
At the foot of the page I went to "Give Feedback" rather than the "Help Desk" then "Submit a Request". They are slightly different in that feedback doesn't necessarily require a response. But then I guess we've done this one to death now?!! Back to the music.........
Personally, I like the new veneer. It can be quite the eye candy for the non-member listening public. How we get them to this site is a question that perhaps the Good Mayor can answer. Being a 'BETA' version ('a work under construction') there are a number of features that require experimentation to find what one is looking for. Next comes the learning curve where one can understand the value of a given function.
Not in any order of importance, being in the BETA Stage, I agree that given a top or bottom placement choice for any song in our catalog is a mystery to be solved. I have an idea worthy of experimentation. Upon listening to a member's emailed musical offering, how can we rate that song (up to 5 Stars) then simply add to a given playlist like the 'good old days'? Perhaps B'Jam is still working on that mechanism (I hope so). A character count (as before this BETA) was given so we could monitor our progress and edit right there and then. Song search in our personal work page would be most advantageous for those of us who have multiple song pages (I have five).
All in all, I like the new look / it's slick, professional and an overdue upgrade. I believe the Good Mayor and Minions are reading our comments to ascertain how they will smooth out the bumps in the road. As a work in progress, it's a good start.
as always, your friend in music - pgo
The experiment to re-organize than move songs to where we want them placed is as I had suspected. Once in 'My Home' click on the 'Manage' button. Click on ' My Songs'. On the left of each listed song is 4 pointed arrow. Click and hold so you can change its placement in the order of your preference. Excellent function as now, as you hold that arrow, you can move to any order you wish. This is so much better than before because we have complete control and don't have keep moving up or down one spot at a time. Talk about a real times saver. THX B'Jam for the new tool.
There is certainly a lot to like Peter and I think it will be much easier when we've all had a bit more hands on experience. There certainly are glitches, but that is to be expected. Just found a couple more when sending all you poor friends of mine a message with a song attached!
I'm sure the good folk at BJ will be only too pleased to be kept informed of any issues.
hey Bob, i got it, and will now open it! ah miracles never cease...
Great advice Peter, and thanks for your input too. Yes, the song "arrangement-order-preference", (as cumbersome as that sounds:), is a much better way now, rather than inching them up, one by one, when in edit; only wish that the album song choices were easier to arrange as well, or perhaps I'm doing something.....or, not doing something....ha!
CYNDI: THANKS FOR THE FINE RATING AND PLAYLIST ADD OF "HERE ARE THE REASONS YOU LOVE COUNTRY BOYS"...I APPRECATE IT...GEORGE
Ah yes, George, this one was "properly naughty"...ha! You found that "acceptable edge" in your descriptions, and a fun and fine listen; you're so welcome!
.......and thank you too George, for the *****s!
CYNDI: THANKS & YOUR STARS ARE ALWAYS EARNED
Is anyone else having problems on this "new look" of the site? I'm not diggin' it at all......:(
I couiln't initiate a comment thread, but had to piggyback it, onto this previous one??? When trying to arrange song entries onto the album page, it kept adding duplicates of songs, and did not cancel them out, or save the changes that I've tried; had to delete it altogether....
CYNDI: MAYBE WE'LL GET USED TO TI...MY FIRST EXPOSURE WASN'T GREAT...
Yes, I too am hoping that these issues will iron themselves out; tried NUMEROUS times, to add songs to album, and each time, after saving the info, it does not capture all of the files, and once up I cannot put them in the order that I want. I'm signing out for now, and will sleep on it! thanks for your reply!
Thank you, Cyndi, for the 5 stars and PL adds of my song, Might Not Have Met you. Appreciate it very much.
Great hook on this one, Marilyn! Love the seductive question; one that we all could ask ourselves about times in our lives, so very universal! My pleasure....
Thank you for your kind comments, Cyndi. xox
Hi Cyndi--"Dark Compartment" is another magical creation! Your voice is very beautiful and fits this style perfectly. Thanks for the stars and playlists for "Head in the Clouds". I appreciate it!
Thank you so much; so glad that you liked DC and gave it some love with your *****s and PL! Your "Head in the Clouds", is a musical trip of memories.....a feel of many yesterdays, and graceful in its touch! Brava!
Thanks for the stars and playlists on my new collaboration with Marvin Floyd. Your the best Cyndi!
Love your energetic collaboration with Mr Floyd! My pleasure.
Thanks Warren, for the stars!
Congratulations Warren; great honor to be in second place and onto the finals with your fine music, and in great company! You certainly deserve the recognition!
Many thanks to you for all your support over the time I've been "here"!
Thank you for the playlists and stars on two of our latest records :-)xox(-: You are the Sweetest Potato.....
Trey & Vinny
Hi Trey & Vinny,
Always enjoy your musical journeys!
Love right back at you.....xox
Thank you for the *****s! Hope your holidays are warm and wonderful!
Hi Cyndi sorry late reply, enjoyed the listens
Thank you so much for the *****s and PL additions on "Bring It Back" with Starkynova Muzik; we appreciate you stopping for a listen!
Hope you and yours are all well~
Thank you so much Randal, for all of the *****s; I greatly appreciate your support!
You welcome Cyndi!
CYNDI: THANKS FOR THE FINE RATING AND PLAYLIST ADD OF "I STILL GET THE BLUES OVER YOU"...I APPRECIATE IT...GEORGE
Nice, melancholy tune, George; your velvet vocals add the cherry on top! You are most welcome....
GEORGE: YOU ARE FAR TOO KIND...HAPPY HOLIDAYS...
Cyndi, Thank you for the *****'s and the playlists on my song "The Rocks". Your always able to look for best and brighten my day...best wishes Cyndi!
My pleasure Randal; glad to see, and hear, that you continue to polish your craft and faith! Take care and all the best to you and yours,
POSTER CHILD 4 VAMPIRES
For some reason it took 4 needle insertions to complete 5 full vials of my blood. Both arms and one hand finally got the job done without 'blowing out veins'. Some concern from the team as it took some 45 minutes to complete. We all had one goal, 18 blood tests to leave no stone unturned.
My attendant team at the blood clinic were so kind and concerned.
Every few minutes asking if I was alright, apologizing for all the needle insertions. They knew what they were doing. With so many tests that might need to be backup. WTH: What's another drop of blood worth to actually guarantee accurate results?
Results from this 'bloodbath' will be published come this Monday. Let the games begin.
Next on the agenda is a full screening at the Watauga Cancer Clinic. WTH: I am curious :>) A sonogram of my upper torso, specifically concentrating on my internal organs follows. All these people, these medical teams, have one goal in mind, my physical welfare and more time.
Just this past Friday, my PCP remarked on how the medical teams think I am brave. Hell No! I have an innate mission. Leave them smiling. Don't complain. Smile. Just say thank you. Because I've known the truth since my birth.
Don't need a label attached to my neck. We are all wear dated.
Wash with care in cold water. Wash with similar colors. Low heat in the dryer. Born from cotton in the USA.
Speaking just for myself, I never followed those rules. In fact, I just recently read my label. The big question I have - why weren't we given an owner's manual upon birth? Or, at least at the age of reasoning? Between you and me that was age two.
Now, at achieving the age 71, I have no right to bitch about past, present or what is next. There are so many people, places and times that belong only to me, to those in my life. Yet, that past is also my future; the lessons that had to be learned and practiced.
Ready or Not, Here I Am. Wear Dated Yet So Ever Alive.
My Name is Peter. Please Know that I wish You and Yours a Never Ending Abundance of What is GOOD! May GOD or whomever you turn to for strength, Bless you and yours while providing the peace you deserve.
As always, your friend music (life) - pgo
what can I say - never hurts to wash one's soul clean. my dear mum was oft to say, "Wear Clean Underwear. You never know when you might be transported to a hospital ER." such proper advice mom!
I'm thinking about you and hope that all of your testing results, come back with great news. It is daunting, going in for a complete work up, but as you already very well know, having all of this info will help your physicians and nurses to care for you correctly, and prayerfully, with a splendid outcome for your continued good health!
......and yes Mum, clean underwear is always a good thing!...:) xox
Big thank you for the 5 stars for 'Don't look back'' we tried something new here, set the mood, shock and run tactics. Seriously, as always a thumbs up from you always gives us a lift. Very best wishes Geoff
I love the space and wonder in this piece, then moving into a groove of its own; certainly, my pleasure!
Thank You Cyndi for your 5* on Annie's theme. Hope you are doing all good. Xoxo
Beautiful composition, as always; my pleasure! All is well here, preparing my gardens for colder weather; this year has flown. Take care my friend!....xoxo
Rainy day here today... cocooning at home :-)
Thank you, Cyndi, for the 5 stars and PL's add of my song "Written In Dust". Appreciate it very much. xox
Great, gritty song! I loved the lyrics and Matt Dame's vocals; my pleasure Marilyn!
CYNDI: THANKS FOR THE FINE RATING AND PLAYLIST ADD OF "I'M JUST NOT OVER YOU"...I APPRECIATE IT...GEORGE
Most welcome George; smooth and genuine, as always! You are most welcome!
CYNDI: THANKS FOR LISTENING...
Thank you so much for the 5 stars on I'd Be Lost Without You. You have made my wife, Joy (who wrote most of the song) and I very happy. Thanks so much again.
PAT: YOU RE WELCOME...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...
Hope all is well with you. Thank you so much for the *****s on Echoes of Eden, with Trinity; we appreciate your support!
No problem Cyndi. It is a very hypnotic piece. David.
Thank you, RockHound, for the endorsement; very kind of you, indeed! I look forward to hearing more of your catalog & different artists, as well.
Stay safe and again, thanks!
Thank you George, for the *****s on Echoes of Eden, with Trinity; so glad you stopped by!
CYNDI: ANYTIME...YOU ALWAYS EARN YOUR STARS...