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. . . and then listen to this track. Is still a personal favourite from all my time on Broadjam
Sharing some Love for this Genesis cover
Pete, many thanks for your kind review of my song, "Edge Of Nowhere". I very much appreciate the constructive comments on the lyrical aspects. I think you and many others have correctly pointed out that the lyrics could be hard to follow and dense. I have come to agree. I think sometimes simple is better and I may have been too introverted in the concept of this song. Definitely food for thought for my future writings! Cheers! (by the way, I am honored you compared me to Yes or Chicage, two faves of mine!)
your music reminds me of Elton John?EPIC Beautiful, easy on the ears The beat kind of drags a little about 1/2 way in you can fix this with Quantization shifting contact me if you need me be more specific.... My wish for your song .....that I would not need a secret decoder ring to figure out what in the hell you are talking about? please dumb it down for the future a simple story with a beginning middle end is what the human race is wired to dig.... before the internet ...before the printing press.... before the stone tablet.... was the campfire story....
Please we are only human... we just want to hear a campfire story...one that we can remember and retell at the next campfire...
I admit to chuckling about the decoder ring reference....(mood decoder ring, perhaps?)
I have to agree after many reviews saying similar sentiments. I do think the concept and execution of the lyrics might be a bit dense. I like your campfire analogy and realize a good song can still be direct. Thanks for the musical compliments. I do try to be a tad epic and beautiful in the musical dept. :)
Sitting at a Starbucks reviewing your song Prisoners and I got booted off before I got to send it. Glad I was able to track you down anyway. Love the song; looking forward to checking out more of your material. Really great quality in the whole presentation: vocally, instrumentally, lyrics, recording. Would have giving you straight A's had I been able to get the review through. Cheers.
Dave, I sincerely thank you for not only listeni g to my song, but for taking the time to write me despite the fact you were booted off (happens to me too). I truly appreciate the kind words. I would even take unkind words if they were constructive, a rare thing on broadjam these days. I also look fwd to experiencing your music, too. Btw, I am a starbucks fan too. Mocha frapps :)
Yeah i reviewed edge of nowhere.... and I had to track him down too! KEep coming backl at least once a week to check it out!
Hans, thanks for your helpful and funny review of my song , "Cruize The Zone". I take the "fat ass" line as an extreme compliment if my music could induce getting off it :)
That piece dates back to 1998, and was my first real stab at "club" or "electronica". I was never one to really program beats for dance, and it turned out pretty well for a song that holds an "F" through the whole thing, lol.
I look fwd to hearing your music and appreciate the suggestions.
My pleasure moodring. You can bet that I meant it too! "Cruize" sounds surprisingly current for a track done over 10 years ago - good work. Look forward to hearing more of your tune-age as well. HANS
Thank you for your reply to my review of your song. I will qualify one of my comments. When I said it reminded me of Elton John, I should have said in his early inventive phase rather than his blander later phase. I did like your song and wish you success with it.
Thanks, David. No need to qualify :)
I got the reference and saw where you were coming from. I also wish you the best and enjoyed listening to your material!
David thanks for reviewing "Edge Of Nowhere". I admit, the lyrics can be a bit hard to digest after one listen. I often resolved to try to be more direct on future songs. Although I am not primarily an Elton fan, I agree with your keen observations. It does fall into the realm of say, his "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" world of ballds.
I checked out your song Drifting and will listen to more. I found it had a nice immediacy to it, like a good Elvis Costello song does. Look fwd to hearing more.
Thank you for your reply to my review. Let me qualify one comment I made. When I said it reminded me of Elton John I should have said it reminded me of his early, inventive phase rather than his blander later phase. I did enjoy the song very much and wish you success.
You're a very thorough reviewer. Thanks for taking the time. Listened to a couple of your tunes when I didn't have much time too, but if you are the vocalist you have a nice voice and range. Your songs were nice and easy to listen to. Will be back to listen when I've more time but I liked what I heard. Keep it up.
Thanks for listening as well. It is important that we all try to give each review care and consideration because it makes it better for us all :)
I sang on most of the songs I posted (usually I end up doing the vocals only because it is hard to pin down my friends that do sing...and they sing better than me, for sure lol). As a default singer, I am highly complimented by your comments.
I really appreciate your review of my song, "Misery Blues"...thank you so much for your insightful comments.
My pleasure, Ryan. Thanks for your correspondence :)
thank you for the review of she tatse like black coffee...i am appreciative.i played every part over sequence drums at 300bpm's
I have a passion for 60's music,jazz at that time was hot and you had to bring it.i.e,McCoy Tyner,Miles ,etc.I love your stuff.Musicianship is a lost art and today I;m affraid to say the cancer of hip hop has all but destoyed the creativity of our young.
Keep on writing great music my friend.It's like a breath of fresh airto the soul.
Hey mike, thanks for the nice comments and for listening to my music as well. Coincidentally, a pal of mine just lent me McCoy Tyner's "Fly with the Wind" Cd. I had never heard it before but was instantly gravitating to it. I agree about how hip hop has taken away the melodic/harmonic sensibilities in popular music. Sometimes you have to pretend you are on an island making music just for yourself!
What a conscientious review of I'm Thinking Love...I appreciate that.
Many don't understand what the process is intended to accomplish and want to be Simon Cowell...too bad. Thank you for your effort.
Thanks Robert. I agree with the Simon Cowell assessment. It is frustrating when you only see two lines of vague or blunt comments that really offer nothing to the artist. I have said it before, I would rather have a score of zero and yet good constructive critique than the 5 star rating that was just a fill-in-the-blanks effort. I often listen to the song twice to get a good vibe on it before reviewing.
By the way, Robert, That is one smooth and powerful voice you got there! One of the best I have heard on Broadjam for sure, too!
Thanks for the vocal comment....Smiley???
I am a writer who sings...yes I can play...but singing and writing are what interest me most. My remarks are sincere...I DO appreciate the effort you put into your review of my tune. If you get a chance, check out some other tunes like Without Her...both versions...Strange Voodoo... I have a pretty substantial juke box on robertwuagneux.com. I am going to check out your material right now.
All the best, Peace, Robert
You have a lot of STYX -Dennis DeYoung in your vocal approach...that is cool...Too Much Time on My Hands is on my all time favorite list...
Very cool stuff Smiley!!!!
Hehe, thanks for checking out the songs. The smileymoodring / Arrival nickname is simply a moniker I used for a couple of groups I was in that did 70's covers. I am Craig :)
i'll meet you at the rodeo/thanks for the review--this is a regional song for the place i live--the folks here love it--best to ya!!!--joe
Yes that regional pride reminds me of a great Atlanta Rhythm Section song called "Doraville". Best wishes to you, too, Joe.
you got it/those guys are some of my favorites--i'm not gonna let it bother me tonight-champagne jam-imaginary lover-evileen etc...shazam!!!-joe
Evileen and Great Escape are some of the tastiest tunes I have heard. What an amazing display of guitar work, how Barry Bailey smoothly solos through the changes and modulations! Good call, Joe!
Hey, thanks for the thourough review of "A Distant Memory!" It's really cool of you to take the time to really go through it. I also think my voice is a bit distorted at times and I need to re-do the keyboards and vox. (It's a work in progress :))
I like Doves and Diamonds. Great quality, I'm sure no one would've noticed the songs were done in a "bedroom studio" if you hadn't mentionned it :) Thanks again!
I try to put myself in the position of others awaiting reviews because that is exactly my situation. We depend on other people and their input, if only to verify that we are not the only ones on Earth hearing our own music. I want to bring something to the table instead of just breezing through a song. Glad you liked "Doves", that is one of my most personal songs. Most appreciated for your listen :)
Thanks for the thorough and constructive review of Piece of Work. I have received so many one liners on reviews it has become rather dishearting. Seriously - thank you, it is very refreshing to have the insightful comments rather than someone just trying to get their song quota. As Mr. Blackburn states, I wish all reviewers put as much into their reviews. I will try as well.
My pleasure, and I thank you for the comment. I will always put time into someone's song, and if it is a ten minute song, I will listen to the whole thing and try to be fair and objective as well as constructive. I thank you for your comments, too.
Is anyone else having trouble simply getting songs to play on broadjam?
I thank you so much for not only taking the time to listen, but to really give insightful critique as well. Thanks for the review of my song, "Edge Of Nowhere". I was so pleased that you appreciated it from an engineering standpoint as well, as the song was done in the typical "bedroom" studio by myself. I look forward to listening to your music, too :)
Thanks for the review of "Anthill". Glad you were able to notice the Alice in Chains influence......everyone of coarse gets the Flyod one, but no one has gotten the A.I.C. one yet! There are no "software" corrected vocals or anything, I wish I could afford some of that software, but rather two different singers. Again, thanks for the great indepth review. I wish all reviewers put as much into their reviews!
My pleasure. I always try to give more than just a cursory listen and review because I know how it is when you look forward to hearing someone's opinion, only to see the bare minimum with no explanations or constructive comments. I kind of chuckled when I clicked your profile after the review and saw that I nailed both the Pink Floyd and Alice influences. I think what prompted the Alice vibe was the use of parallel harmonies during the verses. I was never a grunge guy, but that band did have melody, which I found appealing. Like you, I do all my backing vocals with no software. I love the use of double tracked harmony vocals spread out in the stereo field. Look forward to exploring more of your music :)
sober man--thanks for reviewing my testimonial song--it was a tuff one--started this song in 1984 and finished it in 2005--29 pages of lyrics-written 3 times-retitled 4 times-canceled one recording session to rewrite and retitle this song--it is done and that is that--stripped to one singer-one guitar-one take---cheers--joe
Yes, as I mentioned in the review, not much really needed to be changed, as the song was a bullseye direct account. the message was very clear. Anything else would have been just gravy. I guess that is the sign of a good song. If it works stripped down, it WORKS :)