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To: Raider Sam

I like leaving the politics outside when it’s time to play songs, as it sounds like you do, too. Yes, I have some very first hand experience of being told what the “formula” is. Just this week as a matter of fact and by some of the top folks. It’s OK with me that I probably never will fit into that box. A younger guy asked me about my songwriting and I said, “I just try to write songs I won’t feel stupid singing”. I did not write at all for 20 years and only went back to it in ‘07, but you can hear stuff of varying production qualities at http://emmettgrayson.avenuehifi.com
Radio is in the business of selling commercials and the music is just to fill in the space in between. Let me know where I can hear some of your stuff, OK?


30 posted on 12/11/2009 10:47:10 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I agree, if someone wants to write those songs, go for it. But if you wouldnt sing it, you shouldnt write it (Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, for instance).

I used to have a BR recorder and did some songs, but now that I have a Mac and Pro Tools, I just need to upgrade to record my own. I dont have a site, I mainly have just recorded for my friends. And I just write whatever makes sense at the time, so I have some country, some 50’s Rock n Roll, some bluegrass, and even some Godsmack Heavy Metal. Its more fun for me to write what you feel like than trying to write the perfect stylized song.


37 posted on 12/11/2009 12:30:51 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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