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Hey thanks much for the nod on I'm That Other Guy...much appreciated!
Thanks for the stars on I'm That Other Guy!
Great song, as always my friend. Scott
Thanks much for the stars on You Have It All...
Hey Barry thanks so much for the stars on I'm That Other Guy!
All the best
Hi Pat, Thank you so much for your reviews of my songs, specifically Rise or Fall. I really appreciate it. I was wondering if I might be able to pick your brain about Music of the Sea. I have heard great things about them and wanted ask you a couple questions in an email if that is ok. Thanks again and take care. Arden
email@example.com Looking Forward! P.
The sea is fishy friends...
Ah but there hangs a tale.
You'se guys Kill Me! catnip=+=
I love the swamp ghost tune a lot--it SHOULD FIND A PLACEMENT!
Just want to say how much I like I'm That Other Guy. It's a great song anyway but the vocal and this production are really top quality to make it a fabulous all round package. Good luck with it.
Also many thanks for the stars for We Have Been Young, appreciated as always.
Your "Heart Of The Flame" is a really lovely song. Tender Lyrics, Absolutely love your Superb vocals and refreshing melody!
Guitar is just perfect! Had to hear it again, and again!
You are a Supreme Artist with real quality.
You should be snapped up!
5 stars again!
Please have a listen to my latest, "I See Her Dancing" (Tim).
It achieved Finalist last month in The Great American Song Contest!
Well done again friend!
Hi, Jim, and thank you! I just signed "Heart of the Flame" exclusively with a publisher who has gotten 3 of my songs on The Young and the Restless. Hopefully, that agency will be able to place more of the songs I have signed with them, including, "Heart...".
Thanks for the compliments! "Snapped up" seems to be quite a stretch as there are over 40,000 new songs on Spotify each day. I just write and produce my songs as I see fit, and hope they make a mark somewhere, eventually. If you're not a performing artist with great songs and fans, or a marketing team, odds are slim for any big success. I've come to that realization, but I still enjoy what I'm doing.
Congrats. on the Finalist position!
Splendid work Susan, lovely job on Heart of the Flame!
Keep on plugging!
Thanks, Warren - appreciated!
Thanks for the 5's for "Polka Dot Blue". Greatly appreciated.
Hey Bill, dig the Polka Dot Blue tune--lyrics are splendid!
Thanks for the comment. Old tune, interesting how Bjam compiles these lists...
Hi, buddy. Looks like the oldies but goodies reappear on the charts as is your "When I See You," your hooky fun Weezer styled song...quality plus as always! Thank you for the listen and 5-stars for "The Most of Nothing" with Clay Collins. It's always a genuine compliment coming from you.
Easy compliments for BOTH of us!! LOL, and let's not spend all our success in one place! Haha!
Thanks for the stars friend!
Thanks so much for 5 stars on "Cant Stop The Love". I so appreciate you taking time out to take a listen to my tune. Thanks again!
always a pleasure Steve!
I like your new one a lot guys! You got successfully outta the "mold" with this very jazzy and creatively produced tune!
Warren, Glad you liked our new song Dude, "Don't tell me Don't", there's still a little Jerry Sax in this composition, that's if we are talking about the same composition?? If not.......PISS OFF!
Yes, BUT your production is splendidly DIFFERENT!
Wangus, either way...You can still Piss Off!!
Hey!!! Arty!!! Warren!!! We gotta get outta the playground fast!!! Teacher just yelled at us! She don't care who started it!!! She's gonna send us to the principal!!! Let's make a break for it!!! DANG! And I just got a gold star for my 'rithmetic yesterday!!!
John, what teacher yelled at us and wants us off the Play Ground??
Lol--hell that happens to me sooo many times! Class clown AND smartest kid in the class! Teachers liters laughed as I left to Mr Hopewell's office...6'5" and never smiled.. then he followed us to high school! All that and I was a shy kid!
Ah the good old days!
The Social Studies teacher! Hey, remember when they used to have actual chalkboards in the classrooms...green ones. About a decade ago when I used to go to Lora's classroom to decorate it, they all had white boards. Just ain't the same! Slick posters with cartoons made by computers...citizenship, how to wash your hands, days of the week, the alphabet... We used a lot of colored rolls of paper and staples to cover the walls. Did everything just a couple of days before the semester began.
I was teacher's pet and was unaware of it. I cartooned my way through school...it was my way of getting through since I didn't know the social rules. My friends were outcasts...nerds, geeks, effeminates, dweebs. I always shot my mouth off with the unfiltered truth and wondered why everyone was so upset. Yep, school days!
Well he'll I can't draw neither. Haha
Hell. Danm auto correct. 👀
LOL--you mean damn??hee hee...
Well, buddy, I still can't play and I still can't sing, I have softwares that can simulate anything. Maybe all of it is just illusion...so what if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it's all about? Thank you for the 5-stars on my latest version of "Far From Home." It's my favorite one of all the versions.
You're very welcome buddy-it's a true 5... that said I've got to say it for the 3rd time-honesty in such a jumping fun tune, cutting the intro IMO @:13 would not only get us to the song faster, but stay w/the overall cadence better... and meld the song nicely--long intros in this age well are 70s 80s...
That said all my NON success speaks volumes of WTH I KNOW!!!
Hi Warren,"You Won't Listen" has it all: Fantastic vocals you have given some challenge, great guitar solo and building in energy.
Always sounds better (or more familiar) on subsequent hearings. Would be atmospheric with accompanying Video depicting angst!
Can hear this bursting into a scene of turmoil for someone in a movie!
Easiest five stars for a while!
Can't hide talent?
Thanks much Jim...2nd song I ever penned ...an LA shop I used a couple times years back produced it...cheers to you!
Warren my friend! Just crashed the thread here to say to you (& Jim of course). Hope u r well!
I'm doing the rounds Steve and keeping in touch with friends here? You may be next!
Thanks Steve! Well knee replaced 4.5 years ago, hip 15 months ago, low back vertebrae carved out 7 weeks ago, so heavy exercises hopefully will allow me to walk normally--christ DNA and active life when younger cause all this--but I WOKE UP THIS MORNING!! LOL, and some say my brain is still ok LOL!
Ps--hope you're ok too!
Thank you much for the stars on My Different View...really appreciated!
Stay safe and sane fellow Californians...
Thanks my friend for giving Louise such a nice appreciation xoxo
So well deserved!
Cheers Diane, great job on Baby's Breath, you understate it in your description...IMO it's more than a pretty lullabye by a mile! It uses minor chords in subtle ways that make it very special for sure...
Thank you so very much for the kind words and ears, Warren, I had fun with these little tunes!
Cheers folks and thanks for the stars on When I See You and my only ever rap-ish tune You Have It All... can you believe that one's been on charts for 6 months?
All the best
Thank you, EVERYONE for 5-Stars on Alien Knuckleheads and 900 Miles! Join the PRODUCTION conversation in MAIL...
Hi Warren. Have you dealt with or worked with "Music of the Sea"?
I like your new song a lot!
Thanks Randall, well a year or so ago he picked a song of mine, sent me an agreement that I questioned, with a couple shaky clauses, but I was nice in my clarification question, an said something to the nature of how dare I question him-he was a total asshole for no reason. Sooo I told him thanks but I didn't want him representing my song.
I looked into him and think he's all smoke and mirrors...unfortunately, but if you can accept his "terms" he may be better than zero.. but what he sent me was BS
Thx Warren. That is helpful info!!
I can add to this. Some years ago I was daft enough to sign my catalogue over to MOTS having been flattered by the prospect of having a "publisher". As Warren has said, the agreement was not the best and, in my case, was exclusive. After several weeks when none of my songs appeared among the listings on his website, I tried to contact him and eventually got a response that the website wasn't important! After several other matters and, not least of all, the difficulty of getting responses I decided his admin was way too poor for me. I approached them through Roy Elkins and we agreed to part ways.
I have one song with him at the moment but, like any library, who knows if it will ever be listened to or pitched? Perhaps I'll have a posthumous hit, hopefully in many, many, years time!!
Thx Bob. Seems like there are a lot of these types of stories. Hmm
I guess you pays your money and takes your chance?! As I recall he was affiliated to Beyonce Knowles father's record company, something which made it all the more promising? Roy did say that MOTS place a lot of songs, so who knows. It wouldn't have mattered so much to me if the agreement hadn't been exclusive, that stops you pitching those songs elsewhere. Good luck whatever you do Randall.
Well damn Bob, sorry HE/THEY were the ones I think you've mentioned before...
My belief is and I didn't mention in my original message here to Randall, is that he is doing what many of the "companies " do--once signed, he/they spam every site possible, with he as the "publisher " gets 50%--and yes 50% of 1000's maybe millions of plays, he/they get a chunk of change if they have 100 "clients "--or 500??
Just a theory, but I'd bet on that...
How do I suspect that hypothesis? I made $90 last quarter from audiosparx with about 40 tunes of my very earlier work, that they splatter everywhere! About $225/year for last 10 or so LOL...speaking of beer...
Cheers to you all happy Friday, time for a frosty one!!
Hi, buddy! Well, I wouldn't have suspected a goofy song like "You're the Hole in my Doughnut if you Leave" would garner extra stars but Lora and I sure had fun writing it while immersed in Chinese food and wine. I do much appreciate it since you've come along to get a chuckle out of it. That brings it up to four members who have starred it. Next time Lora and I go out to Dunkin Donuts, I'll tell her we must get four extra doughnuts to celebrate. Munch on, dude! Novelty songs are just fun as heck! Anyone reading this now MUST check out your songs, "Cookie Cutter Blonde" and "Bozo's Clown Parade." John
Hey bud thanks for the plug! Yeah and I discovered more of your songs jesus by pressing the all songs button! Man now I'll have to listen to "page 2!"... sometimes I'm a nymrod!!! Duh...
I must check more of yours, too. When I look at that list of yours, you're chock full of classics! Once on my page, the farther down you go, the songs are still good but the worse the production is. Yeeee-haaaa!
Yeah I found I already 5d almost all but will double check again!
Thanks a bunch for the 5-star rating of my song "The Blend"!
Very much appreciated!!
Hi Warren--Thanks for listening to "Wishes" and "Loved Forever" and the stars! Much appreciated. I'm rooting for you to take the top Earth spot. :-)
No way on this earth LOL... gone already but that's cool, maybe my inner "rap" has reached a wrap!! Still on 7 lists se la vee!
Your piano pieces are very lovely kiddo and we'll deserve more than stars from me!!
Nice work on lucid dreams--VERY lucid indeed!
Cheers Warren, amazing what a few drinks can do when the improvisation bug kicks in.
Lol... keep it up then!
Hey Randall! Major kudos for your Dallas win for Frostbite Heart! Well done sir!
Thank you Warren. I heard you had a surgery. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
I think I saw you listened to the song. The one that won was actually the (pop) version. It's the exact same vocal tracts but a little different instrumentation to sound more pop, at least that was my idea that I told my producer.
Good info, I'll listen to the pop version!
Yeah, new knee 4 years ago, new hip 15 months ago, a L2/3 and 4 clean out a couple days ago--either I'm falling apart or being rebuilt!
Cheers to you!
I hope the back is gonna go much better now!
Yep, that's the plan, thanks Randall!
Thanks for i See Her Dancing stars Warren!
Glad you appreciate good music!
And "The top of The Morning to You Warren"!
Get those crutches moving!
Just heard Bob Bentley's, "Achill Lament" and it is very Scottish sounding!
Not as atmospheric as my, "Outlander" though! I tried to get it to Bear Mccreary who creates all "Outlander"
music, but he is uncontactable! I can hear it being played there!
A big congrats to Randall for winning the Dallas, Love Song category last night!
My $50 raffle prize will go towards next years membership here!
Wow very cool! I'll congratulate him! I did see after asking you won a raffle-great!
No crutches LOL just careful walking until they let me walk outside in a couple of days...
Xoxo still sleepy time here...
Cheers for stars re: I See Her Dancing" Allyson!
Which version do you prefer Warren?
Let me listen, I'll let you know, out of back surgery 3rd day, doin reasonable...
Well listening on my phone speaker, I like the gents overall vocal-however I like the lady's "pace" and patience in the phrasing much better, if that makes any sense... one other note off the top of me head is I'd like to hear an extra if not bar, some "space" between verses and chorus'sss, for effect--but just my opinion... it's a great song my friend all that said...
Apologies, I obviously did not know you are incapacitated.
My best wishes to you! Remember, we are not getting any younger!
I totally agree with you that an extra bar or two between verse and chorus sounds better, but I am aware that my songs are quite long so I cut where I can!
I am butchering what I think is right, for the music "Experts!" Capitulating!
With my Story telling Lyrics I need time to complete a song to my satisfaction!
That is why, I'll never make it to the Radio!
There is surely a place for longer songs!
No problem my friend, I WAS going to say I'd trim it too a bit, I've had my producer do that on several of my own tunes and frankly they needed it--but the quandary of "art" vs today's "reality " sucks!
No apologies needed, hell I've been in various pain since 7/1/19, so this new recovery pain is needed! I'm 70, and looking forward to less pain and being able to walk more than 1/4 mile and standing longer than 5 mins! But hell some folks have no legs, so perspective needed!! Such is life...
Stay safe and sane buddy!
I beat you, I am 71! You are immersed in music: I am a mere novice!
It is so hard to cut a story Song since you lose potentially good lyrics.
Wife says you must leave something for the imagination like she hears on the radio!
You will not like my latest long Story song! "Sunset"
Just received it completed today from singer Tim Patterson from Broadjam.
Nice story line but!!!
I'm afraid it is too Long, Slow and needs added instruments!
It is not finished or ready to share on Broadjam yet!
If you care to hear it and give your two cents worth, drop me your email and I'll send the mp3
It may be good therapy! Ha!
Cheers Jim my email is on my page notes but since I have zero secrets it's firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free it'll give me something to do! Real rehab starts when they let me, but already walking better!
Sending over now! Purely to give you some exercise!
Remember, I am not content to leave it as it is so please feel free to give it all barrels!
Hey all I can do is be honest, if I have any ideas, like all our ideas, free!
Congrats Jim on your recent successes! Well done...
Realistically my Music is not going anywhere Warren, but anything positive is welcome!
Ditto baby, ditto!