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FReeper Songwriters/musicians (vanity)
8/18/12 | me

Posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by waterhill

Any FReeper songwriters here? Do you record ideas/whatnot? Do you just write them down? What is it that you do? I do alot of notebook and some tape, and am just now starting to use the computer to record; although the sound is flangey and sometimes overdriven. I am using the mic on the 'puter, should probably use an external. Any tips you may have are welcome. Thanks!


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KEYWORDS: songwriting

1 posted on 08/18/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT by waterhill
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To: waterhill

OK, I’ll BUMP your secret stealing thread this one time!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 8:23:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: waterhill

First thing I would do if I could start all over again in that world would be to have a clear idea of what kind of recording I would want to end up with. Pick only one song to record at first and don’t get bogged down by sound quality issues just yet. Realizing the idea/song is by far the most important thing. Then you can re-map and be anal about each part you multi-track. Great recordings can be made from home! I’m no expert but I do it all the time so ask away and I’ll try to help if I can.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 8:29:52 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: waterhill

I’d suggest maybe publishing finished works.

Unless you want your children eaten.

No, but seriously if you beleive me, get your sh_t together first elsewhere.

I was in a Christian band long ago- I wouldn’t link here until I was dead set ready to rock.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 8:30:34 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Revolting cat!

Whats a hipster like you doing here on a Sat. night?

I appreciate your musical taste BTW, Cat!


5 posted on 08/18/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

Hipster? More like a former wouldbe ex-hipster!


6 posted on 08/18/2012 8:38:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

PING!


7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:39:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: waterhill

I’m using a PreSonus Firepod. 8 mics into the pod, which runs into the laptop via firewire. You’d need an external firewire drive capable of at least 7200 rpm. For software I use Cubase. For a mic I’m using a Shure XM-58. I also use an ART mic amp.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

SM-58, sorry.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 8:40:55 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: toddausauras

Not really a beginner; started when I was 14, I am 40-something now...

Published and all, just getting back into it due to a swelled up heart (in a good way).

Just wanted a consensus/brain picking on how others still write/jot down/remember a song.

Greg Allman wrote ‘Whipping Post’ on a napkin in a thunderstorm...


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

I had some great songs. I’m talking guaranteed hits. I put them all on tape. My wife used them to wrap Christmas presents. I think she’s afraid that I’d have too many groupies.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 8:42:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: waterhill

Write about what you know. What is close to the heart and universal in feeling and experience. Learn about song construction. How many verses before a chorus, etc. you can break rules , but good songs seldom do. There is a good songwriter’s rhyme book/ thesaurus out there. Know your strengths and weaknesses. What you lack either musically or poetically ,find someone to collaborate with to fill out what you may lack. And Never...never..let someone steal your stuff.
Best wishes.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:33 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: One Name

I am published, have been starting 20+ years ago. Put songs on the table, no takers, I guess I suck or at least the world ain’t ready...

I don’t care as they have to come out or they will make me crazy. So out they are...here lately they are like having puppies (I would imagine)...

Christian Band, eh?


13 posted on 08/18/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

My songs alway start out on paper. Lyrics expressing an emotion or a story. Then comes the music. It usually happens almost simultaneously..but for me as a songwriter, the words, the story comes first. The music just flows from there. I usually start the music out simple..like a three or four chord melody. I work out the fun chord changes and mixes later on or with others.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 8:50:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: waterhill
I used to use cakewalk and got results that I was very happy with. then my hard drive fried and I lost hundreds of hours of recordings. I have been thinking about putting together another dedicated computer system for recording again. In the mean time, I have lately been using an iPhone app called 4-tracks, which works very well for storing ideas. it's well worth the 5 bucks... if you have an iphone.
15 posted on 08/18/2012 8:51:14 PM PDT by RC one
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To: waterhill

There are several songwriters here. I PINGed one, the others’ screen nicks I can’t recall at the moment.

Anyway, to me it’s all magic, even though I did write and had one tune recorded, but it was really a translation (not a cent of royalties), and years ago contributed to one huge hit, without attribution, and I’d like nothing more than to overcome my mental block to be able to come up with something that rhymes or not, but adds up in the end to a lyric that can be put to music.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: waterhill
I'm not a musician but you should record in a room that's acoustically suited to recording and yes, get a good mic (yes, you get what you pay for), you'll probably need a pre-amp to boost the signal to get a decent level into the computer.

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17 posted on 08/18/2012 8:57:05 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: waterhill
Don't learn an instrument. Those songs coming into your head will not be bound by your level of expertise on whichever instrument you try to develop it with. Work on starting your own "waterhill" "mouth" band, which means make the music sounds yourself however you want them to sound with your own mouth as you create the compositions. Studio musicians can take this and create the sounds you want. These two suggestions are to help you maintain originality with your creations. If you don't know how to play an instrument, there are no rules limiting what you might come up with.

Writing a song requires your willingness to change it. Don't get stuck, perhaps that nice chorus you think of is better as a verse, etc. etc. The best songwriting book I've seen is "the 84 wrongs of songwriting and how to write them". Don't know if it's still available. Good luck!

18 posted on 08/18/2012 8:57:13 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: penelopesire

Honey, I am just trying to find FReeper songwriters and have a discussion. Thanks for the pep talk.. I have been around (and I mean “around” jeez, I have some stories, I wish they were all pretty), just seeing who does what..

Thanks again.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 8:57:30 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill
I've used any and everything to get ideas down while the still fresh in the memory. Notebooks, napkins, pocket recorders, written on my hands, anything. Smart phones have voice memo pads. As far as recording Pro Tools is very popular.

I use a Boss BR 900 CD and a 1600 CD for recording. The 900 is great if you are working alone because it has guitar, vocal, bass effects and modeling built in as well as an excellent library of drum patterns (or write your own). It also masters and burns CDs. Very cool tool.

Don't know if they're still in production but you get them easily on the web. If you get a 900 get some 1GB Sandisk Flash cards because Boss only supplies a 128 MB with the machine. The 1600 has an on board hard drive and doesn't use flash card.

20 posted on 08/18/2012 8:57:51 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: waterhill

Christian Rock- late 70’s.

Banging the 12-string since ‘77.

Built my own oak electric back then; played slide on round wounds.

First guitar was a Stella 12-string folk- built like a rail car.

Been hiding in the woods quite awhile.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 9:00:19 PM PDT by One Name
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To: penelopesire

Thats what I was looking for! I do both: sometimes lyrics, sometimes music, and rarely it happens at the same time (words and music).

Sorry about the previous post to you, I had no idea that you wrote.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 9:02:59 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill
Actually you are better off using a low end hand held digital recorder if you don't have a soundcard/interface for your computer. You'll get better results.

But you can get a fairly good interface from Presonus that will take care of your overdrive problems as long as your computer can handle it. (CPU speed and ram memory, etc.) then you need software which can be several thousand bucks or as low as a couple hundred.

I use a Presonus FP10 and Cubase and it is amazing. You can do just about anything including turning your music into a Dolby Digital Soundtrack. I've worked in Studios for nearly 35 years and just 10 years ago the recording ability I have on my computer today would cost 50 thousand dollars or more.

23 posted on 08/18/2012 9:03:02 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: RC one

Does it work for DROID?


24 posted on 08/18/2012 9:05:15 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: Revolting cat!

It is magic


25 posted on 08/18/2012 9:18:21 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

I don’t know, I don’t have a droid.


26 posted on 08/18/2012 9:18:25 PM PDT by RC one
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To: waterhill

Please, just be original. Don’t go by a songwriting formula. Lots of radio music sound exactly the same, so boring...even most of the Christian music too. Sad.


27 posted on 08/18/2012 9:18:56 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: One Name

“Been hiding in the woods quite awhile.”

Me too....


28 posted on 08/18/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

Not sure why you have such animosity towards my post..perhaps you should write about that and where it comes from...’jeez’

Phffff.....


29 posted on 08/18/2012 9:34:10 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: waterhill

No. But my sister just won the Austin Songwriter Award -First place - Blues category

I’m just trying to keep up ...

;o)


30 posted on 08/18/2012 9:36:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: waterhill; Lazamataz; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; Slings and Arrows
Here's my Magnum Opus. I hereby place it into the public domain

"Sometimes A Great Notion (The Oh Ah Song)"

Oh ah oh ah
Whoooooaaaoo hoo hooooooo
Oh ah oh ah
Whoooooaaaoo hoo hooooooo (baybeh)
(repeat 4x)

Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Hooo hah (baybeh)

(chorus)
OooooOOoooOOoOOoOooaaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAahhhh
OooooOOoooOOoOOoOooaaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAahhhh

Oh ah oh ah
Whoooooaaaoo hoo hooooooo
Oh ah oh ah
Whoooooaaaoo hoo hooooooo (baybeh)
(repeat 4x)

Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Whoop whoop hummahumma yeah yeah
Hooo hah (baybeh)

(repeat chorus)

31 posted on 08/18/2012 9:44:56 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Cedar

I hear ya. There is alot of good music out these days though. From C-Lo Green to Stone Sour.


32 posted on 08/18/2012 9:45:25 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill
Quality dynamic mic....

Mackie Onyx Blackjack USB recording interface...
With Traktion 3 software... good stuff easy to use

33 posted on 08/18/2012 9:47:30 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: penelopesire

My apologies, see my post #22. Sorry babe.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 9:51:03 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO.)
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To: waterhill

Hey waterhill, I’m a songwriter. I love discussing songwriting, and hanging out with songwriters. I love the process of writing songs, crafting them and performing them. But right now, I’m heading for bed. We had a very long day and have another one tomorrow. I look forward to hearing some of your stuff sometime. Our band web site is:

http://wwww.kandkband.com

Hope to talk to you later about songwriting. Keep doing it!


35 posted on 08/18/2012 10:11:30 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: waterhill

Sorry try:

http://www.kandkband.com


36 posted on 08/18/2012 10:18:47 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: waterhill
When something just comes to me I grab my iPhone and record it. Then when I have time I either hand write lyrics and noodle melody lines and chords on piano with staff paper, iphone or laptop right there. Also have keys hooked up to computer.

Or I record the roughs in Garageband. If you want to get real sophisticated you can step into Logic Pro or step out of major composition to other more basic songwriting software.

If I have to jot something on notepad on my iPhone I do ALOT! I'm a singer and musician so I have a home studio with keys, baby grand, guitar, congas and lots of staff paper. I am old school and also a novelist etc. So anything that I can write on or that can record a melody works.

37 posted on 08/19/2012 12:23:26 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: waterhill

Get an iPad.
Get “Garage Band” software
Get an Apogee Jam http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/jam.php
Record your stuff.

If you only sing, you can sound professional with a “Helicon VoiceLive 2”
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=helicon%20voicelive%202


38 posted on 08/19/2012 1:44:45 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: waterhill

Are you talking about the music or the lyrics? Of course, write the lyrics down. On paper is probably better because paper doesn’t crash and it’s immediately there to work on and alter. As far as the music goes, keep playing the piece and refining it until you can play the entire thing through without screwing it up too much and then record it. After that you can figure out which other things you want to do to it without having wasted a lot of time spinning in too much on details before the mature form of the melody and song is developed. That said, if you happen to get a really nice melody it wouldn’t be a bad idea to jot it down in musical notation because it’s REALLY EASY FOR SOMETHING YOU THINK YOU’LL NEVER FORGET to just evaporate leaving only a vague sense of what it was. Musical notation will preserve enough of it to jog your memory. Leave effects and mixing to the very end. Of course, if you’re playing keyboards, there may be a particular patch that sets you thinking in a particular musical direction. If you’re composing on a keyboard in the early stages where you’re likely to forget something and can turn on record and forget about it, that wouldn’t be a bad idea either, just in case. Otherwise, like I said above, once you get the idea so you won’t forget it, just keep playing until you get it all worked out and then make the recording from which you’ll do further work.


39 posted on 08/19/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Revolting cat!; waterhill
I did not know there were that many songwriters on FR. It is nice to see I am not the only crazy out here on this subject.

I am not a good person to ask about this, but I will try to tell you what I know.

Like so many I was in a garage band as a kid. We made a little money, but were only local and regional...around Houston, Corpus Christi, etc. I have written for 35 years. I write songs (music and lyrics, poetry, short stories....but mostly songs). I got a little more serious about my songwriting about 15 years ago. What I wanted at that time was to publish. I really do not need the money, but did feel that some of the pieces I wrote were better than most of the shit on the radio. So that is what I set about to do.

I think the subject is one that is personal to you. The subject really, in my opinion, is mostly secondary. I have written about living, dying, children, dogs, 9-11, old men, goals, dreams, loss, songwriters, nonsense, daylilies, choices, God, Christmas, and many, many other subjects. I think the songs mays start with a hook, either a lyrical hook or a musical hook. Something which catches your attention. Then, for me, merging lyric with melody is mostly about moods. For me, most songs are about setting a mood. If you want upbeat naturalness in your song you go with a major progesssion. If you want a sad, reflective, you work with a minor chord structure.

I find, most of the time, I begin with a chord or a little musical lick that strikes a mood in me....you have to be listening. Or, you may have a lyric rumaging around in your head that you cannot get rid of. Once the lyric, even if only very abbreviated, is merged with a melody, I find the song, often, (not always) almost writes itself. You have to get to that place where you really say what you want to say. Most of my songs come very quickly....within an hour....BUT....a few songs have taken me 2-3 years to get it where I want it to be.

For me, there is usually something I want to say. It is only fragmentary most of the time, but I wrote a song that said that thing.....

A song's a fragile fragment from the mind,

Woven into any shape and size,

Treasures to remind us of things not realized,

Pieces that were broken,

Words mostly unspoken,

Searching for their destiny in time.

.........This is a verse of a song I wrote recently...about songwriters....and I think it gives a little insite of my view of what a song actually is.

I could write 10 pages regarding these matters, but I will stop there.

Now, regarding what to do with the song. That depends upon what you want. Some write it for their wife, girlfriend, the children, or simply for themselves. If you want to publish it becomes more difficult. For example, my goal has been to get George Strait, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, or Merle Haggard to record one of my songs. But it is next to impossible to get your song to those guys or those guys AR people to get it to them. I live 800 miles from Nashville, so I do not run in circles of people who know people. It is said there are 3000 songwriters in Nashville, Tenn. They are there interacting with people who know the right people. Even then, it is a difficult get consideration.

If you want to get recorded by an act I have learned that they want to hear the song, much as it will sound if they do record...in other words, fully produced. It is true they sometimes take a song recorded on a Sony tape played by a guitar and sung by the writer. I think Skip Ewing can do that...he knows everyone in Nashville, and has a beatiful voice. He is the exception.

So what I did was go into the studio and recorded some of the songs I felt were the better songs. Full production. We put down the tracts with the basics, guitar, piano, base, drums...then vocals, then brought in fiddle, steel guitar, mandolin, cello (on a few)...all done by studio musicians. I did the vocals...I was the only one who knew the songs,...and by that time it started becoming expensive. The first album we put together we did not work excessively on the vocals,....and that was a mistake....the next 3 albums we spent a lot more time on the vocals.....and you could tell...if you were listening.

What I learned after pitching the first set of songs was that I felt we needed better vocals. It is said that there are people in Nashville who are chosen to sing the vocal track who sound almost exactly like George Strait...and those songs would be pitched to Strait.

I have come to believe that the most important thing that would get you published is "who you know", and "who you know who knows someone". Do not be afraid to ask. Don't be rude about it, but be persistant.

I will stop here. If I can answer any more question, write me.

40 posted on 08/19/2012 9:09:08 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter; waterhill

I want to bring your attention to the greatest unknown American songwriter today (unknown, unless you’re in the Northeast, where I’m not, having discovered him years ago on the Internet through, I’m not sure, GarageBand.com or IUMA.com, or something) Martin England. Google his name to find a few places with his MP3s, he’s also on Spotify, Facebook and YouTube, where his videos are of rather poor sonic quality, but you’ve got to hear this one after hearing the studio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvzvNfqlpH4.

Warning, he’s an acquired taste and takes some getting used to. Also, on his website look up lyrics to song “Park Bench”. Brilliant, in my opinion.

All his songs tend to have delicate melodies and interesting structures - he’s pushes the envelope.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Thanks a lot. I will take a listen. In 2 weeks Jim Webb is coming to Nacodoches. He has always been someone I appreciated. I know a lot of musicians don't care for his style, but his writing and musical transitions remain interesting to me after 40 years.

I just finished a little piece last night. Like Marvin Hamlisch said when asked what was his favorite song that he ever wrote. He mused for a moment, and said, "My last song." That is the way it goes, so it seems.

42 posted on 08/23/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Certainly, Jim Webb has been underappreciated, I agree. By the way, you probably know Michael Nesmith? He’s back.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 8:26:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

What has Nesmith been up to?


44 posted on 08/23/2012 8:50:14 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter

He lost his sight and miraculously regained it in the past year. Now he’s back on stage by himself and with the rest of the Monkees. We can hope he’s got some new material.


45 posted on 08/23/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I thought Davey died this past year. No?


46 posted on 08/23/2012 9:25:21 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Yes, he did pass, but the 3 of them will go on. In any case, just as with the current Beach Boys, they’ll have backup musicians.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/micky-dolenz-on-the-monkees-reunion-with-michael-nesmith-20120815


47 posted on 08/23/2012 9:38:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes. I saw the Beach Boys on Imus. Brian Wilson seemed to have a very flat affect. I heard he either had a stroke or some residual effects off drugs. I guess they got that lawsuit out of their system....common financial interest seemed to clear their minds.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 9:41:13 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Here’s their entire concert:

http://www.npr.org/event/music/154917913/the-beach-boys-in-concert

I read that Brian is obese and has trouble with mobility. Haven’t heard their new album, except the weak single.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I’m very curious what you’ll think about the lyrics to “Park Bench” (preferably after you hear the tune on Spotify.) They are here: http://www.martinengland.com/songs/lyrics_chords/


50 posted on 08/23/2012 9:55:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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