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Good Music, will always be good music !!... And Ray, it's good to hear from you again and the Good Music. And I love the new findings from you.. As you would say.. G'day and Don't be a stranger..
Hello Mr. Brookes. Please contact me regarding your song, "Precious Child Of Mine"
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I do not visit this site as often as I should. Was there anything you want to discuss about my song?
Yes Sir. First, thank you for responding to my message. I've been trying to find you since 2021.
I heard and downloaded a MP3 copy of "Precious Child Of Mine" on a website that has since closed. "Precious Child Of Mine" is one of my favorite songs. I listen to it at least once a week. While trying to contact you I came across Broadjam and discovered other songs you've posted. However, I also noticed "Precious Child Of Mine" is not posted.
I'm wondering if you may have misplaced the original song file and would like a copy of your song. If so, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and I'll be happy to reply with the MP3 song file attached.
I am so, so glad to finally contact you.
Hi mate. How yer doin'? Love "Steal You Away". I know I haven't got back to you about tracks, but I have had a lot of things going on - not least reviewing bands for an online mag. I even get invited to some first rate gigs as guest now - whoop. Anway, keep on rocking, my friend.
love on the run. really nice song ray loved it. and where do ya wanna be cool blues.
G'day Trist & thanks for the kind words on those 2 songs. How's things?
your welcome m8. great songs. hope your doing well..
i'm ok ty plodding along lol
G'day Ron, how's things? Got any new songs coming through soon? When you come down to Oz, I have a gig lined up for us at a local pub LOL
Hiya Ray. How's it going? Wouldn't it be great to gig together, heheh? Just twiddling about on the mdi KB the other day, but nothing grabbing me yet. How about you?
Nah, not much going on in my writing dept. Just going over old stuff and re-mixing/re-mastering. Pack up all your stuff, Ron; sell what you don't want an' come an live down here. Get out of that cold wet England LOL
G'day Bobbi, didn't realize you were on this site! I dumped Fanmusic the same as you ... bunch of amateurs an' losers LOL Your voice still sounds amazing, Bobbi. Good luck.
G'day Trist. Been reading your comments on the reviewing process so thought I'd throw in my tuppence worth. First thing you have to remember mate that on this site, same as Fanmusic, 90% of the people listening to our songs are total bone-heads who wouldn't know a semi-quaver from a semi-trailor or a chord from a contraceptive so don't take too much notice of them. I rarely put any of my stuff out for review, mostly because I am not really interested in reading what some drip has to say. Some time ago I copped a bit of flak regarding my vocal so most of my vocal songs are well hidden these days. Secondly, you have to ask yourself the reason why you are on this site (and any others) in the first place. Only reason I am here is for the licensing opportunities, not for any pats on the arse or alternatively any kicks in the jewels. I've told you before that music is all subjective ... a guy who likes listening to Brahms for example would probably not have a lot of time for Nirvana or Marylyn Manson. So, don't be put off by some twit telling you your music is crap or giving you low scores or whatever (the scoring is nonsense and childish anyhow IMO) I told Ron Bowes (another Fanmusic refugee) the same thing.
What I have heard of your stuff sounds bloody good to me and the lyricism is engaging, gritty and true to life.
p/s how are ya going with the banjo?
Hi ray. cheers for the nice words. I'm not sure i know what a semi quaver is to be honest lol i thought it was a crisp lol.
yeah i know not to take things to seriously i just would like to see more respectful reviews. your songs are fantastic its really tragic your not posting the vocal ones cause of a few people. if you asked the critics of their top 5 songwriters it would all inlcude the likes of dylan cohen , springsteen , young and so on. none of which sing like pavarotti lol i like your vocals they are real and match the song thats songwriting at its best i dont get why anyone would no recognise that , it should never be about vocals on some of those songs. the vocals are good to me. , you should post them as they are great and will find their auidence any real songwriter should like it.
yeah i question why i'm here etc i guess its just to get my music heard , not really that interested in the placements i am but they want top class production that matches the top 40 chart which i cant and wont compete with so i'm pretty limited to what i can go for plaacement wise my plan if i have one is to just try and record as best as i can and hope i get some songs right and hopefully some people will like them and connect in some way to them. and if i can enter the odd placement now and then i will in the hope they recognise its worth.
plus i do enjoy listening to other peoples music and chatitng and maybe the odd collaboration in the future would be cool. guess thats why i'm here plus cause i'm crazy lol
funny you mention the banjo i wa splaying it yesterday. i added some heavyish rockign guitar parts ona song which i liked then i thoguht id see what it sounds with banjo. quite cool though tricky to record it as no plug in. i'm confused though which to choose. i might go with the rock and play banjo on a more lighter song.
lot of fun playing it huh! never be anywhere near as good as you though.
i was thinking of getting a electric chello or violin they are so cheap maybe i can use in some way on my music.
i did buy a mandorlin the other week , cant play it with my sausage fingers thou so i swapped it for another guitar.
cheers ray. post your songs they are so good. i want to hear that banjo one again that is so much fun
Let's form a band "Rebels of the Web" lol. I got an assassination of a review on here for a track that made one of the top tens recently. I showed Ray a review I got from a religious psycho on fanmusic. I mean, "gates of hell" and "I will be damned" stuff. I kid you not! That was when I thought I don't need this site.
Guys, don't forget that you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask us to consider removing reviews if they seem outlandish and of little redeeming value. Also don't forget to "review the reviewer" which makes them more likely to encounter songs from other poor reviewers.
rebels of the web i like it. rock is the devils work lol. should post that review it would be funny to see.
those ones you can easily ignore as some people are a little short on sanity lol
Hey Trist, just listened to 'Up On His Feet' ... great song, great lyrics and a good message. Good work, mate, well done. C ya Ray.
Thanks ray. appreciate that. take it easy m8
Hey ray hows it going , like the updated bio lol
your to modest your the most famous person i know lol
G'day Tris, great to hear from ya. Yeah, I got sick of reading all these arty-farty name-dropping bios (mine included) so thought I'd tone down a bit. After all, it's the music that counts not who you've slept with LOL How have ya been? Recording much? I might just go n' check out your latest songs when I've finished writing this.
hi Ray yea true ha yeah some are crazy liked yours very funny.
been trying to record every day but having lots issues so its not going well at mo, haven't uploaded much lately.
wish you'd upload your vocal songs you have some great songs i miss listening . maybe you could open a alias account lol
take it easy
G'day Ron, how ya doin'? See you dropped out of Fanmusic; don't blame ya ... a waste of time. See ya, Ray Brookes
Thanx for your generous review of my song "New Day Inst.." Be blessed.
Congratz on Black Bay Boogie making the swing top 10
Thanks, Ron. Had any luck with the opportunities listing yet?
It looked like I got down to the last 9 out of about 120 - 5 were picked - so missed out there. Got another waiting in another opp.
Good work as always
Hi Ray. Found my way here :-). How are things?
G'day Ron. great to hear from you
G'day Rich. Just listened to "Just A Whisper" ... again, nice guitar playing ... good style you got there. Ever listened to Andy Mckee? If not check him out on Youtube.
Hi Ray, thanks, and I will check out Andy McKee.
G'day Rich. Nice guitar playing on The Miracle.
Thanks Ray, never sure who to say it sounds like though, thanks for the compliment
Killer collection of guitars in your photo! I see why your grinning.
G'day Jeff. Yeah, they look good but if I sold the lot I would probably be able to afford a good one LOL
snake in the cradle--5 stars--I live not to far from the Everglades too!--thanxs---NJ.
G'day Joe and thanks for the kind words and the great review; much appreciated.
hi ray hows it going? good to see your blues stuff on here. no peace for the wicked is cool.
G'day Tris. All going good an' I'm starting to post more stuff. Been busy doing stuff around the house lately so music has been on the back burner (gotta keep the missus happy LOL) I've put some stuff on Soundcloud too and a couple of new trax on FanMusic.
hi ray that's cool good to see never kick a man down on here. cool song. congrats on being in one of the top 10's here . oh and musicians are meant to trash rooms not fix them up lol .
wanted man blues--I LOVE IT!--nj.
G'day Joe and thanks for the comment; glad you liked the song.
hey Mate from down under, thanx for your kind review of Dead Man Walking, my vocal, but my producer plays the instruments, i'm NOT a very good musician, but fairly ok a writer...LOL...thank you for the kind and right on review....never had the great ones (Beatles) in mind when i wrote it, but thanx for the compliment--all the best to you! Warren Hein
Thanks for the great review of my song, "Lonely Woman" from my album, "Time Loop". It was my first album back in 1971. It was recorded at Wally Heider's Studio in San Francisco. The record was produced by Stephen Barncard.
Stop by my site and you can listen to more of this album and, of course, read the lyrics.
Thanks, again, and I wish you the best of luck with that fine family of guitars you have!
G'day. I just listened to "Paris" Absolutely great playing, mate. Love that jazzy 'Hot Club de Paris' feel an' that Gypsy Jazz Guitar sounds great. I tried to emulate Django Reinhardt on one of my songs (Skinny Mirrors) but you have got it down pat. Good work, well done. - Ray Brookes
Thanks so much! Its always nice to hear from a fellow Django fan. I checked out Skinny Mirrors and a few other tunes of yours. Great playing!
G'day Peter, just listened to 'Upon My Shoulder' ... great song, beautifully sung & recorded. Real folk with a Celtic influence. Best wishes, Ray Brookes
thank you Ray - just listened to Appalachian Tale. very well done, mate. did you play all the instruments?
Yes Peter, except for the mandolin
well - that was lazy of you, now wasn't it?
Ray, glad you did a review on "BABY, BABY". I have written the lyrics for it and hope it gets a lot of plays! TAPPIN' TOMMY
Thanks for review review. spooky you get mine
Ray you have some good tunes. Specially like "Nothing but the truth"
G'day Calvin and thanks for listening to my songs. I am kinda new here so still finding my way around.
Welcome. You will find a lot of great people here to share your music with and you will make some new friends
Ray: Thank you for your review of "My Sunshine" That one has a special meaning in that my wife asked me to write it for our daughter's birthday. My wife nicknamed Marilyn, Sunshine , when she was born.
good to see your music here ray. hope your unploading Elderberry Wine love that song . if you need any help here let me know.
Thanks Tris. Still trying to find my feet on this site, but already I can see it is better than FanMusic. Cheers.
G'day Tris. I have a question: I have upgraded to a primo member which means that for every song I review, I get a review credit yeah? I have reviewed 3 songs so far and got 3 review credits so I went to 'my songs' and ticked the little shields on the right to activate 3 songs I want reviewed. Is that all I have to do? Sit and wait for somebody to check my songs out? It is still saying I have 3 review credits left for some reason.
hi ray. the review credits stay the same. think you need to review 10 before you get reviews. so best bet is just keep reviewing. its quite quick really. the review credits wont go down when you get reviews.
did you want all your songs for free if not theres a box when upload to not tick or tick if dont.
Hey, welcome to Broadjam! I'm an old-timer around here. I think you will find that the people here are very helpful and friendly.
Thanks for the kind review of my song, "Who Stole The Ivy". It comes from my first album, "Time Loop".
If you want to review the lyrics, you can go to my BJ site and look up the song, "Who Stole The Ivy"....if you CLICK the song, it will take you to a page where you can see the lyrics.
While you're there, take a listen to some of the other tunes, if you are interested.
Best of luck!
G'day Chet. I just read the lyrics on your site. Beautiful imagery; I'll also be checking out as many of your other songs as I can. You are obviously a well established writer whereas I am a refugee from FanMusic LOL
We are all refugees from somewhere!
Thanks, Ray, for your review of The Sketches of Life album version of the song If I'd Known, featuring Bobby Sahlen. Very much appreciated.