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Thanks, John, for the endorsement! Mrs Kate PS Merry Christmas!
my pleasure have a kewel yule ! just uploaded an oldfield cover Following the angels have a decko ?
just uploaded a cover version od Mike Oldfields Following The Angels rather xmassy !
damned hippies ! xx )0( )0(
Please dont ferget HEXa TOR ? XX )0(
Hey John, glad you liked Lima Beans! Thanks for the 5 stars! Mrs. kate
thanks for fbool addy Mama ! )0( xx
am proud to add my song REAL recorded 12/08/14 by Duncan Chave of thesoundgallery Studios Exeter UK percussion by Joe Breban )0(
hey JOHN--I like the picture of you outside with your guitar HA HA!--maybe JOHN KAY of STEPPENWOLF saw that picture and wrote his hit song--SNOW BLIND FRIEND!?--HA HA--I was playing Mandolin for a little while one time with a lady friend of mine and I was having trouble with the G-string on the thing and she says--what's the matter JOE--I says--I got a G-string problem--she looks at me and says--YEAH!--I bet you do!--it was funny--I wasn't thinking about sex--but I guess she was-ha ha!--gotta go-joe.
Dave thanks sooh much for your great review of my "Killing Me " agree 100% with you ,I recorded it at The Soundgallery and the engineer had masses of gear and tweaked the harmonies incredibly well i remember on first playback i burst out laughing saying it sounds like the Von Katon Family Singers ! ha ha, I just turned 65 last 11/02/14 and hope to redo it there again, it was actually written as a male female duet so you hit the nail on the head ! please look up my experimental instrumental version of it on my profile ,rather messey but had great fun with it Blessings JK Exeter Devon )0( )0(
Dave, thanks so much for the great review of "This is My Life". I try :D.
HI Dave hope you had a fab Yule ? thanks fer review of my "Killing Me" and I agree 200% with you. it was originally composed as male/female duet as yet have not found "Miss right " it is very much influenced by sequences from "the Snow /goose " by Camel . have a fab 2015 ! )0( )0( )0(
HEY--JOHN--thanxs for that really cool musiv video--TUBULAR BELLS--I used to hear that one all the time--it was a favorite of mine too!--nice looking guitar with that UNION JACK flag on it!--Keith Richards probably would like this too!--THANXS AGAIN!--JOE.
thanks NJ hope to do another version very shortly did you know MO is releasing a brand new album in March? Man On The Rocks " Luke Spiller of The Struts sings on it and is a matey of mine on Fbook too (-:
no--I did not know that!--but!--hey--i'll keep up the beat I can--there are soooo many great folks on here & around--I get excited every time I sit down at a computer--i'll hit the big 60 birthday tomorrow--I have had so much fun with music in my life!---thanxs--cheers--joe.
happy hippe bornday for tomorrow ! )0( some lady friends organised my 60th birthday in Glastonbury Town (I was the only bloke there! will never forget it ! blessed be )0( )0( )0(
THANKY--JOHN--gee whiz!--that sounds like one heck of a birthday party!--might make a guy glad to be alive & inspire him to keep doing music--see ya down the road my friend--best!--joe.
John, thank you for your review of "Cycle of Change (Orchestral Mix)". Appreciate your kind words and comments!
Nice one Alfred ( only just heard this, )you must have had a lot of fun with this one, if you get time please check out my recent Daddies Last Lullaby ,have just started out on keys and its had a VERY mixed reaction Blessings John
Thanks, John. Which song were you referring to?
I've listened to the the lullaby. I thought it was very moving and heartfelt.
Thank Al the one I am referring to is Iamiamiamiamahurricane (recently done on myself but only on e video will upload soonish its called Huriicane, just guitar blessings and thanks for your comment )0(
Hi guys n gals, have just uploaded Daddies Last Lullaby, I would appreciate any feedback...good or bad )0( thanks JK
Going down really really good unique voice too well done young man!!! (-:
Cheers John, appreciate the comments :)
really love Big Dog Little Dog Wednesday and thanks for your honest review am very keen amateur with not much gear (-: am in contact with a namesake of mine in Hell Missouri Michael Katon, praps youve herd of him? JK )0(
Bloody good Christmas is fabulous !!! and really like your sound. Im based in Newtown amd looing for someone to collaborate with,( am not a professional Muso but have loads of experience centered around entertainment ( ex fringe theatre techie ,keep up the good work )0(
John, Loved Killing Me, and your unique vocal and vibe, mate! Too Cool! - Nick
Thanks nick its actually influenced by the band Camel and their incredible album "The Snow Goose" suggest you check it out and you'll see what I mean. I actually composed it as a duet ()male and female) but as yet no dame to collab with, thanks your appraisal is very appreciated )0( JK
Hey John- Appreciate the review of "SHINE". Thanks for your kind comments.
Had radio in mind when we recorded this, 3:30 or so is 'bout right for country over here. Longer would be nice, but not necessarily better!! Thanks again! Mike
Thanks so much for the wonderful review of "who you are".
cool Kim i wish I could find a UK singer with your experience and talent
Thanks John, I enjoyed your song "killing me" just took a listen, really nice.
Hi Alfred, have just listened and added Niteflyer to my playlist, its really a very very clever and uplifting piece, well done man (-: Are any of your compos available for download or buying please? Hope you having a good Beltane? )0( BLessings, JOHN RSVP?
John, you're much to kind. Thank you for the listen. In just a few more weeks, I will be uploading some new tunes. Apologies for my prolonged absence. Talk to you soon.
Hi Alfred, just to let you know Ive recently uploaded a couple of new songs with me actually "warbling" on LOL , Rich Man Poor Man and Killing Me, both were recxorded in Feb 2012 at a local Exeter Soundgallery Studios, ( they had a special offer £75 for 5 hours, and im quite cxhuffed with the results. be interested in your critique please? Blessing Oh n I ve got to go Hsopiatl tomorrow ( Sunday( for and MRI scan, rather nervous at mo, Blessings )0( John Katon
hey Joe, thank you so much for your very kind review of my "Fire In Your Eyes" to be honest its just myself improing over an acoustic track a buddy of mine left one night last year ( the vocals to... too many ciggies LOL ( the Pic is of my 60s bad The Triffiks) I love Meet you at the Rodeo . thank you for your encouragement and id love to rejoin a band (from an icey Exeter UK )
fire In your eyes has been entered into Oldiecomposers.com competition, Sir Terry Wogan and kent bruce are among the judges, just hope its the "song not the singer" as me vocals not on form ? (-:
Al, thank you for your kind remarks and understanding, I hope to have some more mini masterpieces up soon, ( My PC crashed today but I managed to get it up and dare i say it runnng again. Hows things across the POnd?
iamammaneamahuricane (did i spell that right? LOL Crikey Alfred ave listened to it a few times and its so very creative and original!! well done, you are far more experienced at mixing and synthesiser work than me, can almost detect influences of Genesis there, wish i could download it, Its great !! )0( JOhn
Well, Mr. Katon, it's a pleasure to have you back. Love the photo, and I'm eager to read your bio as soon as it's ready. By the way, I've given a listen to your latest (and it's the greatest!) of your guitar innovations thus far. Awesome mix of acoustics and gut wrenching guitar riffs. Very original and well practiced improvisation going on there. It's (freestyle improv) what I wish I could add to my instrumentation but which I cannot, firstly because I can't play guitar; and secondly, because I'm stuck in MIDIville. Thank you for your kind comments and glad to see that you're back at it. Will talk soon!
Thanks Al, But there doesnt seem to be a market for instrumentals at the moment and i had a female singer meet me but she wanted it all written out on sheet music plus good quality recording, I have nt told you but IM trying to recover from a stroke, please remember me in your prayers? )0( JOHN
Hi Alfred, hope you well? Weather in Uk better but am still struggling financially, Have just uploaded a photograph of my 60s semi- pro band The Triffiks ( IM the small one in the middle (-: Bio on the way Blessings, )0( John
Btw although have been playing for a looooong time im just a very keen amateur like your goodself, Have just uploaded Killing Me, if you fancy taking a look ( I got a bit carried away at the end Lol) it was originally a gentle ballad but my vocals arnt what they were (-:
Ps btw , I really enjoyed listening to your Atmospheres, the flow of the piece in general and then the build ups , wow , incredible stuff. Very professional. Im looking for a singer locally but most of them are young.
Thanks for the review, you are right about the composition, ive bearly enough money to live on and rely on state benefits, its not all wine and roses in the Uk, (I wish) "fate Take One was recorded on the free prog, Audacity and I now have access to Sony Acid studio 8 Ive never been a pro musician and at the age of 62 i ve left it a bt late.Ricardo do you have any ideas to help me on strengthening the voice please? I wish I could afford to go into a proper studio . In the old days (60s , 70s )the bands i played in were unidated with gig offers and sometimes wed be performing every night of the week, we used to have a manager who came with us and instead of sound techs he would be in the audience point a finger ie "You up a bit, or you down a bit", it really has changed.
A very very clever song Alfred. Just desert as in fleeing from the army or as in all thats left is desert? JUst got slated on Music Xray btw Ho hum Blessings to you and wish we lived nearer J )0(
Thank you, John, for your kind comments. To answer your question on the title of the song: "just desert" is actually an hackneyed old phrase that I appropriated for its title. The phrase itself commonly referred to something which was justly deserved, such as, perhaps, a smack from one's mum for eating too much licorice. It is also a little play on words for me due to the reason that it resembles the word dessert. And the "icing on my cake" after a long and horrendous day at work led me to create this monstrosity entirely out of frustration. I know, TMI. But I thank you for your interest and consideration.
I never got smacked for that, never liked liqourice, ha ha, got walloped for no reason sometimes. I dont see it as a monstrocity its full of really good phrases, actualy the guy on Music Xray is right, I need a de cent singer, im 62 now and the voacl chords are not what they used to be, any ideas for improving that please? Ive cut down on the ciggys etc but it dont help much.Please keep up the godd work )0( john
Thank you, Mr. Katon, for your compliments. I am deeply humbled by the fact that you (as someone with incredibly rich experience and rare talent) appreciate and enjoy the songs I've written. That being said, if you'll allow, I am also particularly impressed with the song Fire in Your Eyes, which is written right from the heart. What an incredible guitar track! I hope you submit more songs. In answer to your question regarding instrumentation, it would probably be more accurate to say that I am completely without instruments, and that I program everything from scratch through a midi portal. Sad but true. On a side note, I'd like to know more about your experiences with the Triffiks, and I do hope that you elaborate in a bio. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Thanks Alfred, BIo on way, im helping out at a Fringe theatre festival In Exeeter Devon today (Tecnical side) but wil coe back to you soon.Im even more impressed by the way you go about it (-; are you familiar with Mike Oldfield?
Very good songs Lisa, I especially like Market Street, its also very very well produced. Am fairly new to Exeter myself, Best wishes J )0(