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Title: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 19, 2009, 10:13:08 PM
This is a thread upon which songwriters and musicians may collaborate and bounce ideas off of one another to form a constructive, critical and nurturing environment. You're also welcome to post vids/audio files of you playing your songs (or songs by others). Hell, you can even show of a rad cover, if so inclined.

If this thread is ill-placed, please relocate it, dear admins.

Now, go forth and be merry, motherfuckers.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on January 20, 2009, 12:18:13 AM
Hmph.
I would post a video of me playing my solo for this year, but I gave up on it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 20, 2009, 11:43:31 AM
Cool.

I've written a few songs but they reflect old, Burlesque jazz so I doubt anyone would be interested.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 20, 2009, 12:40:21 PM
Cool.

I've written a few songs but they reflect old, Burlesque jazz so I doubt anyone would be interested.

I am :>
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 20, 2009, 03:22:43 PM
Cool.

I've written a few songs but they reflect old, Burlesque jazz so I doubt anyone would be interested.

I am :>
Really? I could send you some.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 20, 2009, 03:24:34 PM
Cool.

I've written a few songs but they reflect old, Burlesque jazz so I doubt anyone would be interested.

I am :>
Really? I could send you some.
Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 20, 2009, 06:05:59 PM
please do :>
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 20, 2009, 06:20:37 PM
Okay, I'll send some songs to both of you.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 20, 2009, 08:01:24 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on January 20, 2009, 08:06:32 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 20, 2009, 09:44:02 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on January 20, 2009, 09:45:03 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.
I never played one before I had mine. Great purchase! It is sooo easy to play.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 20, 2009, 09:49:31 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.
I never played one before I had mine. Great purchase! It is sooo easy to play.
Yeah? It seems pretty basic, is it easy to find tabs online? Also, how much will one run ya?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: CaffeinatedCassadie on January 20, 2009, 10:04:41 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.
I never played one before I had mine. Great purchase! It is sooo easy to play.
Yeah? It seems pretty basic, is it easy to find tabs online? Also, how much will one run ya?
I got some tabs from someone here on the box, I can pm them to you if you'd like. For a decent quality one you will spend a little under 200$. I also got a concert sized Uke, just because they are a little bit bigger and sound fuller.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on January 20, 2009, 10:22:43 PM
Lame songs I made in my signature.
I'm writing better ones now. About my Joe guy.
 ;D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: music box on January 20, 2009, 10:23:55 PM
i drum and play some bass. that's about it.

i used to write songs, but i quit and started writing short stories instead.


i also played violin for almost 9 years, but stopped... also stopped playing guitar, piano, cello, and marimba.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 20, 2009, 10:56:27 PM
I have a couple of lines stuck in my head, and I like them...

This is for a song about how I hate being young.

"Above all things, I hate my age,
but less so with each passing day.
I hate to be upon this stage,
reminded of my naivete...

There is method in my madness
and mirth in my malaise..."
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 20, 2009, 11:12:48 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.
I never played one before I had mine. Great purchase! It is sooo easy to play.
Yeah? It seems pretty basic, is it easy to find tabs online? Also, how much will one run ya?
I got some tabs from someone here on the box, I can pm them to you if you'd like. For a decent quality one you will spend a little under 200$. I also got a concert sized Uke, just because they are a little bit bigger and sound fuller.
That'd be great. I'm now attempting to get my brother to get one that I might "borrow." Haha
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Johnny on January 20, 2009, 11:18:26 PM
I have ideas and lyrics written on post it notes for a working title song/poem/project of some sort.


"suicide seems swell"




Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jay_138 on January 21, 2009, 12:30:34 AM
i play guitar as my main instrument, and i dabble in piano and banjo

ive been writing songs since early 2004, and been recording songs since then too in my home studio.

pictures of my memories
frozen in time
pictures of where i once was
so much has changed
pictures of moments
ill never see again
long lost past memories
and nothing will last

where are you???
please dont leave....
can you please stay?
sit here with me...

theres time i remember
and thing i forget
i look at all the memories
theres things i regret
i think of what i did to you
its all like a dream
i just wanted a way to get through
show you what i mean
all of these pictures
its too much for me

where are you???
please dont leave....
can you please stay?
sit here with me...

looking at it all....
so much has changed
ive gotten much older
but my life is the same
nothing is different
from where it was years ago
im in the same mind set
and im still alone....
pictures dont help me
there only reminders
of what i once had
and how i had failed...

where are you???
please dont leave....
can you please stay?
sit here with me...
please dont leave
please dont leave
stay here with me....

i wrote this a few nights ago...its basically about looking through pictures and you remember these moments and there all frozen in time there, pictures often take you back to places you once were, and you remember people you one knew and loved...and how you watched those same people leave your life in various times. because life is really just a series of flashes...*flash* a summer from your youth*  *flash* your girlfriend in a pretty dress*  *flash* something i should have held onto.....its basically about that...pictures frozen in time...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 12:54:22 AM
This is a cool thread, I wish I'd seen it earlier.

I have some songs up on youtube. They're... mediocre. Better than my frist ones. I only started writing a few months ago. If anyone wants to critic, that'd be cool I can send links and stuff.

I wanna hear what other people have too, I LOVE hearing other people's original stuff. ^_^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 10:58:52 AM
Hmm....I see a lack of this kind of thread for writers...I shall put one up, see what happens...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 21, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
i have two songs in youtube, rest of my songs are in a finnish website.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 04:09:35 PM
i have two songs in youtube, rest of my songs are in a finnish website.

Are you Finnish? That's really cool. I have a friend in Finland, I want to go there.

Where are your youtube songs? I wanna listen to them ^_^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 21, 2009, 04:13:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/FilmNoirPunk
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 21, 2009, 04:55:54 PM
You have a very dark voice...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 21, 2009, 04:58:36 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 21, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
I sing like a Yorkshire farmer with rickets, a flat cap and a whippet and everything ^.^

Still, some lines I'm especially proud of are:

One day I'll learn how to play this damn thing and write songs using more than just four open chords
One day I'll take off on these dusty wings, in a nation of shop-keepers, I'll be whore

You're the burnt orange sunset on a Mexican plane, you're a bright April day and it's sunny outside
(ok, bit of a reference there!)
You're gale force winds and horizontal rain, you're the Name, you're the Word, you're the whole battle-cry

and

I don't want to waste my breath when there's nothing worthwhile left to be said
and I don't want to waste my time when you quite clearly think I've lost my mind
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 21, 2009, 05:56:20 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Neither am I but that never stops me.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 05:57:05 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 21, 2009, 05:57:41 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 21, 2009, 05:58:22 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Neither am I but that never stops me.

;D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 21, 2009, 05:59:02 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 21, 2009, 05:59:31 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Neither am I but that never stops me.

;D
Besides, if you don't try, then you'll never know! The more you practice, the better you'll get. You can also get help as well.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on January 21, 2009, 06:03:52 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Neither am I but that never stops me.

;D
Besides, if you don't try, then you'll never know! The more you practice, the better you'll get. You can also get help as well.
i always think that i should take singing lesson but then i always hesitate and think it's useless in my case, especially as i don't like my voice
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 21, 2009, 06:03:59 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?
I've always wanted to write songs that are meaningful to me. But most of my lyrics come out very angsty, and I just don't like my angsty lyrics. Although maybe I need to get them out of my system so the more deeply felt stuff come out.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 06:50:09 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?
I've always wanted to write songs that are meaningful to me. But most of my lyrics come out very angsty, and I just don't like my angsty lyrics. Although maybe I need to get them out of my system so the more deeply felt stuff come out.

I don't think it's age, but I think you get better as you go. I'm not saying I'm good at writing lyrics... but my first few songs I hated so much, but I kept writing them until I got somewhat satisfied. I figure if I keep writing them, and get feedback, I'll be better.

Do you have any up?

Here's my youtube page if anyone wants to see: http://www.youtube.com/user/rosesandpianos

I have a lot of Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer covers, but three of the songs are mine, the three that don't say cover on them hah..
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 21, 2009, 06:55:07 PM
nah, i have bad voice. i'm not very good singer
Neither am I but that never stops me.

;D
Besides, if you don't try, then you'll never know! The more you practice, the better you'll get. You can also get help as well.
i always think that i should take singing lesson but then i always hesitate and think it's useless in my case, especially as i don't like my voice
But the more you use it, the better you'll like it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 21, 2009, 06:57:12 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 21, 2009, 07:28:46 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?
I've always wanted to write songs that are meaningful to me. But most of my lyrics come out very angsty, and I just don't like my angsty lyrics. Although maybe I need to get them out of my system so the more deeply felt stuff come out.

I don't think it's age, but I think you get better as you go. I'm not saying I'm good at writing lyrics... but my first few songs I hated so much, but I kept writing them until I got somewhat satisfied. I figure if I keep writing them, and get feedback, I'll be better.

Do you have any up?

Here's my youtube page if anyone wants to see: http://www.youtube.com/user/rosesandpianos

I have a lot of Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer covers, but three of the songs are mine, the three that don't say cover on them hah..

I've seen your videos before, I'm just dumb and never made the connection. Eh.
Good job!  :)

I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?

I've always wanted to write songs that are meaningful to me. But most of my lyrics come out very angsty, and I just don't like my angsty lyrics. Although maybe I need to get them out of my system so the more deeply felt stuff come out.

All my stuff usually comes out like that, too. I think I write too confession-y, a lot of it's about stuff that's happened to me or about people I know... I hope I'll get it out of my system eventually... EH.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 21, 2009, 07:34:12 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
"Orphans" is one of my favorite tracks of the New Year!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
I'm told I'm a good singer...not a musical bone in my body though.
I'm a good singer, and I can compose for multiple instrument, but I can't write lyrics. I guess it comes with my age.

How come?
I've always wanted to write songs that are meaningful to me. But most of my lyrics come out very angsty, and I just don't like my angsty lyrics. Although maybe I need to get them out of my system so the more deeply felt stuff come out.

I don't think it's age, but I think you get better as you go. I'm not saying I'm good at writing lyrics... but my first few songs I hated so much, but I kept writing them until I got somewhat satisfied. I figure if I keep writing them, and get feedback, I'll be better.

Do you have any up?

Here's my youtube page if anyone wants to see: http://www.youtube.com/user/rosesandpianos

I have a lot of Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer covers, but three of the songs are mine, the three that don't say cover on them hah..

I've seen your videos before, I'm just dumb and never made the connection. Eh.
Good job!  :)

Haha that's funny since my name is rosesandpianos on both ^_^

Do you have an account?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 21, 2009, 07:49:40 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
"Orphans" is one of my favorite tracks of the New Year!

Thaaanks :) I hope to have a bunch up soon. Probably a couple more covers and stuff.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 07:52:30 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
"Orphans" is one of my favorite tracks of the New Year!

Thaaanks :) I hope to have a bunch up soon. Probably a couple more covers and stuff.

Are you on youtube?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 21, 2009, 07:53:05 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
"Orphans" is one of my favorite tracks of the New Year!

Thaaanks :) I hope to have a bunch up soon. Probably a couple more covers and stuff.

Are you on youtube?
She most certainly is! She goes by "onesideofanampersand"!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 21, 2009, 08:01:18 PM
Definitely didn't know this thread was here... haha, good job, kayla...

I've been writing my own stuff for about 6 or 7 months, although I wrote the material for the past 3 bands I was in, starting back in '05....

so yeah :)
"Orphans" is one of my favorite tracks of the New Year!

Thaaanks :) I hope to have a bunch up soon. Probably a couple more covers and stuff.

Are you on youtube?
She most certainly is! She goes by "onesideofanampersand"!

It's actually 'onesidedampersand' :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 08:05:33 PM
Dude, you rock! ^_^

I have a few songs on ukulele, but I have yet to record them. You're really good, I like your voice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 21, 2009, 08:08:18 PM
Dude, you rock! ^_^

I have a few songs on ukulele, but I have yet to record them. You're really good, I like your voice.

thanks :D do you have a youtube page??
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 21, 2009, 08:55:37 PM
Yes! ^_^

my name is 'rosesandpianos' on there too. I JUST uploaded my ukulele songs. one I CAN"T finish.. I've been tying. I need a bridge, I can feel it and know I need it there, but I dunno what chords to use.. it's been bugging me for months.

But the other one I just wrote last week.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 21, 2009, 08:59:09 PM
Just subscribed to your channel -- can't wait to see more :D

I have a couple in the works... hopefully they'll be up soon O0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 22, 2009, 01:50:57 AM
Dude you are freaking amazing. how long have you been playing ukulele? And what kind do you have? Cause I hear there are different ones, like the strings. Mine is G C E A.

Anyway, seriously, you are super good. You should make a cd.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 22, 2009, 11:51:31 AM
Dude you are freaking amazing. how long have you been playing ukulele? And what kind do you have? Cause I hear there are different ones, like the strings. Mine is G C E A.

Anyway, seriously, you are super good. You should make a cd.

I've been playing 5, 6 months-ish. I have two ukuleles -- the one in the earlier videos is just a Leolani ukulele I picked up when I was in Hawai'i. The other one is an Applause Electric-Acoustic ukulele. Both are sopranos [GCEA standard tuning].
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 22, 2009, 11:52:46 AM
Does anyone know what type of uke Amanda uses?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 22, 2009, 07:22:41 PM
Does anyone know what type of uke Amanda uses?

The pink one is a Mahalo... I think the red one is a Hilo. The ukulele she uses that looks like it's made out of mahogany is probably a Pono.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jay_138 on January 22, 2009, 11:23:05 PM
so i was screwing arround today, my neighbor plays rap music all the time..but all i can hear is the bass beat...so i just start jamming to that and started doing this on guitar

|----------------------10-t22-------------------------10-t22-----|
|--------------11-t20-------------------------11-t20-------------|
|-------14-t19------------------------14-t19---------------------|
|----12-----------------------10-12-----------------------------| X2
|-10-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------17-t22-------------------------17-t22-|
|-----------------15-t23-------------------------15-t23---------|
|---------17-t22-------------------------17-t22----------------|
|-----15-------------------------12-t15------------------------| X2
|-12-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------17-t22-------------------------17-t22-|
|-----------------16-t20-------------------------16-t20---------|
|---------17-t19-------------------------17-t19-----------------|
|-----15-------------------------13-15------------------------| X2
|-13------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|------------------------18-t22-------------------------18-t22-|
|----------------15-t22-------------------------15-t22---------|
|---------17-t22------------------------17-t22-----------------|
|-----15------------------------13-t15-------------------------| X2
|-13-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

btw...just curious to people who tab stuff on a frequent basis...how do you do a notation for a killswitch being used???
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 23, 2009, 12:55:49 AM
Dude you are freaking amazing. how long have you been playing ukulele? And what kind do you have? Cause I hear there are different ones, like the strings. Mine is G C E A.

Anyway, seriously, you are super good. You should make a cd.

I've been playing 5, 6 months-ish. I have two ukuleles -- the one in the earlier videos is just a Leolani ukulele I picked up when I was in Hawai'i. The other one is an Applause Electric-Acoustic ukulele. Both are sopranos [GCEA standard tuning].

Dang. I've had mine for a few months, but only pick it up when I'm bored or when I feel I've been neglecting it. My main instrument is piano. I only know a few basic ukulele chords, string instruments scare me. I need to get over that and learn more... x_x
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 23, 2009, 01:14:01 AM
I write lots of songs. I used to write one daily but that was when my youth was alive. Anyhow, I started writing a song on Monday, I haven't finished it because I haven't been paying too much attention to it.

I wrote another one before this. It's a rather simple song, has simple lyrics and a simple tune but it goes far beyond that. I tend to do this a lot with my songs. Some people think they're funny because they have quirky lyrics but I purposely write stuff so that it sounds obscene, sounds like a normal line in a normal song with no real meaning. It goes like this:

I went to the part to shoot my arm with heroin
Then made my way under the bridge to sniff glue.
When I came home my mother was on the phone,
she was red and fantastically hysterical.
"I think Sean is dead...."
"I'm right here!" I proclaimed.
I'm here, I'm here, I'm here, I'm not anywhere else.
But she didn't hear me.
So I shrugged, removed my shoes and went to the bathroom,
what happened next scared the bejesus out of me.
I couldn't see my relfection,
that's when everything came to me,
I'm a mother fucking ghost.

I can fly to outerspace & see through a black hole.
I can walk through walls & travel at incredibly speeds.
I use my x-ray vision to scan a bunch of cute guys,
I couldn't get my hands on when I was alive.

I'm here b/c of unfinished business.
I already tried to contact Sylvia Brown but she was busy with Maury.
I went to the ceremony.
Everyone was crying.
I didn't know spirits could cry,
I thought the tears would fall right through.
And then I saw a bright light,
and I think I saw her.


It's obviously about being a ghost, really it reflects how I feel right now. I've had this idea that if I kill myself now I won't have to deal with bullshit I don't need, of course being a ghost calls for awesome super powers like walking through walls or pulling people's hair. Also watching hot guys change (hehehe). But then the idea that people will actually miss me when I'm dead creeps in. It's about wanting to be alone but being alone can also be frightening. Being a ghost means being stuck as one for a really long time and that becomes lonely and I'd like to move to the next level so I can find eternal rest.

Excuse me, it's 1:13 am and I am so fucking tired right now. I can't even comprehend anything I'm writing. Oh well.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yosmark on January 23, 2009, 01:16:26 AM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 23, 2009, 01:17:32 AM
A geek thread I would support. D&D ftw!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: caddy on January 23, 2009, 02:04:28 AM
A geek thread I would support. D&D ftw!

D&D thread!

Hell, I'd LOVE to see a WoD thread, but I doubt very many people play that.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 23, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yosmark on January 23, 2009, 01:13:17 PM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?

Like if you are related to México thread... maybe not a serious thread becaus the only persons posting there would be Hugo & Me.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: caddy on January 23, 2009, 02:07:45 PM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?

Like if you are related to México thread... maybe not a serious thread becaus the only persons posting there would be Hugo & Me.

Eh.  I'd be alone if I posted a Blackfolks thread.  I'd pretty much have to just post a Brownfolks thread.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yosmark on January 23, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?

Like if you are related to México thread... maybe not a serious thread becaus the only persons posting there would be Hugo & Me.

Eh.  I'd be alone if I posted a Blackfolks thread.  I'd pretty much have to just post a Brownfolks thread.

We could make a "misfits that wear yellow socks on rainy thursdays thread"?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: caddy on January 23, 2009, 04:57:25 PM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?

Like if you are related to México thread... maybe not a serious thread becaus the only persons posting there would be Hugo & Me.

Eh.  I'd be alone if I posted a Blackfolks thread.  I'd pretty much have to just post a Brownfolks thread.

We could make a "misfits that wear yellow socks on rainy thursdays thread"?


I'm down with the clown.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 23, 2009, 05:03:45 PM
The Songwriters thread, the this thread the that thread... I want something nerdy for me ... "The Geeks thread" ... "The Mexicans thread"... "The I have to wake up in less than five hours but I am still here thread" or the "Engineers thread" anyone?

Yay Mexican thread! Wait, like Mexican, living in Mexico thread or I  got Mexican in me thread?

Like if you are related to México thread... maybe not a serious thread becaus the only persons posting there would be Hugo & Me.

Eh.  I'd be alone if I posted a Blackfolks thread.  I'd pretty much have to just post a Brownfolks thread.
Did I ever tell you I have the jungle fever, Caddy? ;)


Just to clarify, I wasn't intending to sound racist, if I did. I'm just making sure because I know some people interpret the term "jungle fever" as a racist one.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 23, 2009, 07:09:21 PM
I tried it, but hated the rules. Far too much emphasis on DM fiat. But I'll set up a D&D thread...we'll see where it goes from there...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 24, 2009, 12:47:00 AM
So yeah......it went from my song post to someone posting "Lets make a thread of everyting else thread" and then it spiralled to the black folk thread, and the mexican thread, and the handicapped thread, and the deaf community thread, and the D&D thread - whatever D&D means. Wow. I am amazed by the shadowbox.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 24, 2009, 12:47:52 AM
So yeah......it went from my song post to someone posting "Lets make a thread of everyting else thread" and then it spiralled to the black folk thread, and the mexican thread, and the handicapped thread, and the deaf community thread, and the D&D thread - whatever D&D means. Wow. I am amazed by the shadowbox.
Dungeons and Dragons, Sean! Wow, you live under a rock!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 24, 2009, 12:51:18 AM
So yeah......it went from my song post to someone posting "Lets make a thread of everyting else thread" and then it spiralled to the black folk thread, and the mexican thread, and the handicapped thread, and the deaf community thread, and the D&D thread - whatever D&D means. Wow. I am amazed by the shadowbox.
Dungeons and Dragons, Sean! Wow, you live under a rock!

I. AM. KANAYEDEE-YIN.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 24, 2009, 12:52:09 AM
So yeah......it went from my song post to someone posting "Lets make a thread of everyting else thread" and then it spiralled to the black folk thread, and the mexican thread, and the handicapped thread, and the deaf community thread, and the D&D thread - whatever D&D means. Wow. I am amazed by the shadowbox.
Dungeons and Dragons, Sean! Wow, you live under a rock!

I. AM. KANAYEDEE-YIN.
This thing's an international phenomenon that has spanned over 20 years, stupid!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 02:04:08 AM
Dunno, it's not that well known over here either. In fact, I have to explain what it is to anyone I mention it to.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 24, 2009, 04:47:46 AM
'the irish bastard child thread' anyone?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 24, 2009, 05:03:21 AM
Shotgun!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 24, 2009, 08:17:30 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 24, 2009, 08:18:53 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 24, 2009, 08:20:52 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 24, 2009, 10:16:02 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha

Haha. Have you been writing on the ukulele, or just kind of messing around with it?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 24, 2009, 11:30:25 PM
I was gonna post on here earlier but it had gone so far off topic I was afraid to try and bring it back.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 24, 2009, 11:42:10 PM
I was gonna post on here earlier but it had gone so far off topic I was afraid to try and bring it back.

I know, seriously. Well, hopefully it's getting back on track, so post! :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 24, 2009, 11:53:25 PM
I was gonna post on here earlier but it had gone so far off topic I was afraid to try and bring it back.

I know, seriously. Well, hopefully it's getting back on track, so post! :D
ok. I have been playing guitar since I was 10 though I didn't really commit till I was 12, I have been writing songs for about as long, I still hate my songs, but I have gotten better over the years. my style of song depends on what I am listening to at the time, though they are never happy. my brother who is a drummer and the only person I let read my songs says they are not that bad. so I am gonna start putting music to them soon. I also play lots of covers. but all my stuff is very un dollsy. also I sing even though I suck it at, I sound kinda like Tom Waits from the south, my voice is not quite as ruff as his, it is just how I sing.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 24, 2009, 11:54:52 PM
My voice is passionate. Whenever I play Dolls songs I really let it all out. What's weird is that when I play/sing songs by bands I like, my voice becomes kind of a husky nightclub singer voice as opposed to my regular operatic voice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 24, 2009, 11:59:13 PM
husky night club singer is cool.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 12:02:00 AM
But sometimes you have to scream to get your point across.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 25, 2009, 12:16:31 AM
yeah, but screaming is good.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 12:17:01 AM
Oh I don't deny it...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 25, 2009, 04:07:17 AM
yeah, but screaming is good.

what did Elliott Smith say?
wasn't it something like "people who've experienced loss don't need to scream to get their point across because they've had to deal with that their entire life."

well, anyways I'm not elliott smith so I don't know..



Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on January 25, 2009, 09:31:12 AM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 25, 2009, 02:00:48 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 25, 2009, 02:04:32 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I really like it -- the beginning seems kind of disjointed from the rest of the overall 'style' of the rest of the song, but both pieces are really nice :) Your drum beats are nice, and I like the chord progressions.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 25, 2009, 02:05:07 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.
Yeah, that's my problem. I have no idea where to even start.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on January 25, 2009, 02:07:34 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I have an electric guitar but I haven't learnt yet.

And wow, that is coming along really nicely! I love the beginning a lot. I'd love to hear what it sounds like with lyrics or singing.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 25, 2009, 02:12:22 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I really like it -- the beginning seems kind of disjointed from the rest of the overall 'style' of the rest of the song, but both pieces are really nice :) Your drum beats are nice, and I like the chord progressions.

thank you, I'm thrilled that you likes it. :love5:


Yeah, I know there's some major contrast between the volume swell stuff that's going on in the opening and the kind of staccato of the rest of the song, but I think it's a workable concept. the sort of legato vs staccato. the lyrics I'm working with deal with the sort of plastic age we live in. it's hard though to talk about that and not sound cliche... gah.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 25, 2009, 02:14:12 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I have an electric guitar but I haven't learnt yet.

And wow, that is coming along really nicely! I love the beginning a lot. I'd love to hear what it sounds like with lyrics or singing.

if you're having trouble starting out, looking at basic chord frames might help you. Google is your friend here. :D Sorry I don't have any links for you... the ones i have are for uke, and that wouldn't really help you out, haha.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on January 25, 2009, 02:16:16 PM
I have a book on learning and I know at least three chords, but I'm lazy and I get caught up in painting and studying too much and forget. I should put it somewhere where I'll see it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 25, 2009, 02:22:21 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I have an electric guitar but I haven't learnt yet.

And wow, that is coming along really nicely! I love the beginning a lot. I'd love to hear what it sounds like with lyrics or singing.

well, I imagine guitar does seem pretty daunting to some. I wouldn't know, my first instrument was ukulele, so I already had a lot of the basic knowledge when I came upon guitar.

maybe you could do that?
I don't know.

the best advice you could get in that situation is the same thing you've probably heard a million times. theory and endurance. learn as much as you can, and keep practicing. you don't really need a teacher, I never had one. just keep doing it.
hopefully not being a songwriter doesn't keep you from writing though.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 25, 2009, 03:47:58 PM
Man, I'd love to be a songwriter. I have no musical skills outside of singing, so I'd be stuffed.

theory classes- buy an acoustic guitar.
why not?

I was working on something mildly last night that I'm beginning to love. using guitar swells is fucking winful.

http://www.supload.com/listen?s=1hxbNY

thoughts?

I have an electric guitar but I haven't learnt yet.

And wow, that is coming along really nicely! I love the beginning a lot. I'd love to hear what it sounds like with lyrics or singing.

well, I imagine guitar does seem pretty daunting to some. I wouldn't know, my first instrument was ukulele, so I already had a lot of the basic knowledge when I came upon guitar.

maybe you could do that?
I don't know.

the best advice you could get in that situation is the same thing you've probably heard a million times. theory and endurance. learn as much as you can, and keep practicing. you don't really need a teacher, I never had one. just keep doing it.
hopefully not being a songwriter doesn't keep you from writing though.

Haha -- my first instrument was guitar -- and then I went to ukulele :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 25, 2009, 04:17:08 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha

Haha. Have you been writing on the ukulele, or just kind of messing around with it?

I've been writing on it. I wrote one full song that I kinda like, and then one that I've mostly finished but I want a bridge and I can't seem to find the right chords for it.

I noticed you said you played guitar first. I tried to teach myself that and failed. I'm a mess with string intruments, but I got a ukulele cause it looked like fun. It's WAY easier than guitar, I really like it.

I dunno, I only just started writing songs on the piano too.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on January 25, 2009, 04:28:54 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha

Haha. Have you been writing on the ukulele, or just kind of messing around with it?

I've been writing on it. I wrote one full song that I kinda like, and then one that I've mostly finished but I want a bridge and I can't seem to find the right chords for it.

I noticed you said you played guitar first. I tried to teach myself that and failed. I'm a mess with string intruments, but I got a ukulele cause it looked like fun. It's WAY easier than guitar, I really like it.

I dunno, I only just started writing songs on the piano too.

You should put your full one up on Youtube -- I'd love to hear it :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 25, 2009, 07:04:07 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha

Haha. Have you been writing on the ukulele, or just kind of messing around with it?

I've been writing on it. I wrote one full song that I kinda like, and then one that I've mostly finished but I want a bridge and I can't seem to find the right chords for it.

I noticed you said you played guitar first. I tried to teach myself that and failed. I'm a mess with string intruments, but I got a ukulele cause it looked like fun. It's WAY easier than guitar, I really like it.

I dunno, I only just started writing songs on the piano too.

You should put your full one up on Youtube -- I'd love to hear it :)

seconded. link time!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jay_138 on January 25, 2009, 08:44:36 PM
i dabbled arround with this today...just set my drum machine on 65 BPM and just played this

 E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--13-------------12---------------------------------------------------
G-----0--------------0------------12-----------------------------------
D-------14-------------14-------14-------------------------------------
A--15-------------------------15---------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--13------12------12s8-8----------------------------------------------
G-----0-------0--------------------------------------------------------
D-------14s12---12-----------------------------------------------------
A--0-------------------0-----------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--12s8---------------10-10----10-10----10-10--12h13p12--12s8----------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------8------8--------8--------------------------------
E--0----0--0--0--0-0---------------------------0---------0----0-0--0-0-

E----------------------------------<12>--------------------------------
B--10p8-8----8-----13s12-12----<12>------------------------------------
G---------10-----------------------------------------------------------
D------------------10s9-----10-----------------------------------------
A--8-------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E--20--19--15----------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------13-------------------------------------------------
G--17--16--12-----16---------------------------------------------------
D---------------14-----------------------------------------------------
A--------------0-------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E--20--19--15----------13h15p13-13-12-13~------------------------------
B--------------------13------------------------------------------------
G--17--16--12-----14---------------------------------------------------
D---------------15-----------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E--------13h15p13-13-12-13-12-10-12------------8-----------------------
B------13--------------------------------------------------------------
G----14--------------------------------------9-------------------------
D--15-------------------------------------12---------------------------
A--------------------------------------10------------------------------
E------------------------------------8---------------------------------
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 25, 2009, 10:23:43 PM
I am trying to learn metal songs, and they are a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 25, 2009, 11:21:49 PM
There's this song that I started on Monday that I haven't finished yet. It's probably the only song that's taken me this long to write. I'll be honest, I've been ignoring it for awhile because I don't think I even like it too much.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on January 25, 2009, 11:29:17 PM
There's this song that I started on Monday that I haven't finished yet. It's probably the only song that's taken me this long to write. I'll be honest, I've been ignoring it for awhile because I don't think I even like it too much.
Lucky. I haven't had any inspiration for a song in ages...

Even when I do have inspiration, the result is sucky. :'(
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on January 25, 2009, 11:35:25 PM
There's this song that I started on Monday that I haven't finished yet. It's probably the only song that's taken me this long to write. I'll be honest, I've been ignoring it for awhile because I don't think I even like it too much.
Lucky. I haven't had any inspiration for a song in ages...

Even when I do have inspiration, the result is sucky. :'(

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. :)

and I know I shouldn't complain about a long writing process because it usually takes me under an hour to write a song.


I'm writing a new song and leaving the other one to rest for a bit until I can think of something interesting to write for it. This new one is about my father.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Alyss on January 26, 2009, 11:32:50 AM
Quite. It's annoying, but your parents were right when they said 'practice makes perfect'
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 26, 2009, 12:11:23 PM
Wrote Yoshiki into a song t'other day ^.^ I didn't know how to finish it, and then I got his letter so I put him in.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yosmark on January 26, 2009, 03:48:48 PM
Yay!!! I made it to a song I would like to listen to it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 26, 2009, 07:58:35 PM
This thread is no longer what the title implies

Haha, totally saw that... I was almost uncomfortable bringing it back to topic  :buck2:

For a few days I just stopped looking at this thread cause I saw it was still off topic, but I decided that it was getting a little out of control hahah.

I haven't been playing piano as much lately, mostly experimenting on ukulele.

Dude I dunno what to say now haha

Haha. Have you been writing on the ukulele, or just kind of messing around with it?

I've been writing on it. I wrote one full song that I kinda like, and then one that I've mostly finished but I want a bridge and I can't seem to find the right chords for it.

I noticed you said you played guitar first. I tried to teach myself that and failed. I'm a mess with string intruments, but I got a ukulele cause it looked like fun. It's WAY easier than guitar, I really like it.

I dunno, I only just started writing songs on the piano too.

You should put your full one up on Youtube -- I'd love to hear it :)

Oh, it is on youtube! My account is rosesandpianos. The song is Meaningless Banter (I couldn't think of a name, and that's basically what it is ha) I messed up at the bridge, cause I was still looking at the lyrics and had only practiced it a few times before actually recording it... I can play it better now. Anyway, yup.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 26, 2009, 11:33:46 PM
eek rosesandpianos
that thing is way out of tune, but then again I don't think I've heard or seen a uke that actually stays in tune through the neck. it's a shame, somebody should pay more attention to the ukulele like they do the guitar and, idk, put a truss rod in it or something.
anywho, the song was lovely. I'm going to be honest I wasn't super impressed....

until I saw your piano videos.. ;D
that's some amazing playing, camera angles are much enjoyed too,
especially the one of "gravity" is awesome. all you can see is your left hand flailing about on those fifths and basses.
by the way, is it just me or is there a bass guitar in that song?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 27, 2009, 11:17:27 AM
Yay!!! I made it to a song I would like to listen to it.

I'll record it as soon as I can be bothered ^.^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 27, 2009, 11:55:00 PM
eek rosesandpianos
that thing is way out of tune, but then again I don't think I've heard or seen a uke that actually stays in tune through the neck. it's a shame, somebody should pay more attention to the ukulele like they do the guitar and, idk, put a truss rod in it or something.
anywho, the song was lovely. I'm going to be honest I wasn't super impressed....

until I saw your piano videos.. ;D
that's some amazing playing, camera angles are much enjoyed too,
especially the one of "gravity" is awesome. all you can see is your left hand flailing about on those fifths and basses.
by the way, is it just me or is there a bass guitar in that song?

Trust me, I know my faults. I'm not very good at uke, I suck with string intruments, that's why I won't even try to tackle guitar again. I tune it, but it never stays in tune, dude, seriously.

I know, the angles suck, I can't get my camera to work anywhere. Once I got a decent one by putting it on top of the piano, leaning down, but it was good you could see more. But when I got to an upbeat part of the song, the camera fell and the batteries fell out... x_x I need a stand or something to put it on. And the quality sucks, but it's all I got... *sigh*
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 30, 2009, 12:37:41 AM
eek rosesandpianos
that thing is way out of tune, but then again I don't think I've heard or seen a uke that actually stays in tune through the neck. it's a shame, somebody should pay more attention to the ukulele like they do the guitar and, idk, put a truss rod in it or something.
anywho, the song was lovely. I'm going to be honest I wasn't super impressed....

until I saw your piano videos.. ;D
that's some amazing playing, camera angles are much enjoyed too,
especially the one of "gravity" is awesome. all you can see is your left hand flailing about on those fifths and basses.
by the way, is it just me or is there a bass guitar in that song?

Trust me, I know my faults. I'm not very good at uke, I suck with string intruments, that's why I won't even try to tackle guitar again. I tune it, but it never stays in tune, dude, seriously.

I know, the angles suck, I can't get my camera to work anywhere. Once I got a decent one by putting it on top of the piano, leaning down, but it was good you could see more. But when I got to an upbeat part of the song, the camera fell and the batteries fell out... x_x I need a stand or something to put it on. And the quality sucks, but it's all I got... *sigh*

unanswered question^

it wasn't bad. I imagine the transition from keys to strings (guitar family especially) is hard because you're suddenly using a different muscle combination to get the rhythm, but you already know how it should sound.


on another note this is me from a different thread, but I thought it belonged here

but it's nice to see someone care so much about their music, especially in a day and age where rock musicians start bands left and right to fit a mold and get laid.
all the [marching]band kids think I'm like that, just because I'm limited to guitars keyboards and drumsets.
it's a shame because I feel like I would enjoy their company more than the simpleminded metal heads and pop-punk kids I have to convince to play in bands with me. sad...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on January 30, 2009, 12:44:04 AM


[/quote]
but it's nice to see someone care so much about their music, especially in a day and age where rock musicians start bands left and right to fit a mold and get laid.
all the [marching]band kids think I'm like that, just because I'm limited to guitars keyboards and drumsets.
it's a shame because I feel like I would enjoy their company more than the simpleminded metal heads and pop-punk kids I have to convince to play in bands with me. sad...
[/quote]
I do wish more people took rock 'n roll seriously, I mean getting laid is a nice perk of being in a band don't get me wrong, but there is so much more to it than, getting laid, have a big amp, and being able to play behind your head. none of that matters, if the music your playing is shallow and meaningless. 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on January 30, 2009, 09:12:43 PM
Since this is the musicians thread, I was wondering if any has ever expirment with Burlesque type music?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on January 30, 2009, 09:20:22 PM

but it's nice to see someone care so much about their music, especially in a day and age where rock musicians start bands left and right to fit a mold and get laid.
all the [marching]band kids think I'm like that, just because I'm limited to guitars keyboards and drumsets.
it's a shame because I feel like I would enjoy their company more than the simpleminded metal heads and pop-punk kids I have to convince to play in bands with me. sad...
[/quote]
I do wish more people took rock 'n roll seriously, I mean getting laid is a nice perk of being in a band don't get me wrong, but there is so much more to it than, getting laid, have a big amp, and being able to play behind your head. none of that matters, if the music your playing is shallow and meaningless. 
[/quote]

I agreeeee. omg, where i live, ALL the musict-types are like that, and they usually are into like, screamo and metal shitttt. no offense to lovers of that music. that, or their totally pretentious indie fucks. meh.

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yosmark on January 30, 2009, 09:25:09 PM
Yay!!! I made it to a song I would like to listen to it.

I'll record it as soon as I can be bothered ^.^

Waiting!!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on January 30, 2009, 10:32:22 PM

but it's nice to see someone care so much about their music, especially in a day and age where rock musicians start bands left and right to fit a mold and get laid.
all the [marching]band kids think I'm like that, just because I'm limited to guitars keyboards and drumsets.
it's a shame because I feel like I would enjoy their company more than the simpleminded metal heads and pop-punk kids I have to convince to play in bands with me. sad...
I do wish more people took rock 'n roll seriously, I mean getting laid is a nice perk of being in a band don't get me wrong, but there is so much more to it than, getting laid, have a big amp, and being able to play behind your head. none of that matters, if the music your playing is shallow and meaningless. 
[/quote]

I agreeeee. omg, where i live, ALL the musict-types are like that, and they usually are into like, screamo and metal shitttt. no offense to lovers of that music. that, or their totally pretentious indie fucks. meh.


[/quote]

sounds VERY familiar. it's hard for me to get gigs anywhere around here because of the music I play not fitting what they want to hear.
in fact that indie bit fits quite nicely. we just got a new bassist who's a freshman and naive as fuck. he asked me "so you guys are an indie band right?"  "SHIT NO, we're garage, and don't you ever say that word again, there's nothing inde about indie."
most of the kids I know who don't listen to rap or one of the various types of "core" music listen to Alanis Morissette and call her indie.

well wish me luck tomorrow we're practicing for the first time in a while and we have a brand new singer and bassist.

@rosesandpianos: I forgot to mention this earlier. I had to get off, but you should (and I think already do) know that you're playing is fucking amazing and I envy you're talent. You must have an infinitely more mathematical and complex mindset than I do, you should do something with your talent if you don't already

(EDIT quotes are so F'd up today I don't feel like figuring out how to fix it.)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jay_138 on January 31, 2009, 12:52:07 AM
i just play straight acoustic after meeting and hanging out with michael graves last summer and im lucky to get a show because i dont fit into a "core" or a "scene" so im stuck trying to find coffee shops that want that type of music, which i dont mind, i just want to play live and share my experiences through music. if your only playing music to get laied its not worth anybodys time, play because you love to do it!!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on January 31, 2009, 01:57:47 AM
Since this is the musicians thread, I was wondering if any has ever expirment with Burlesque type music?

i dont believe i have, i just kind of write what comes out, cause im not really skilled enough to write a specific genred song on purpose lol...

i do seem to recall you saying you made jazz burlesque stuff on the first page, i'd love to hear it!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on January 31, 2009, 07:58:11 PM
eek rosesandpianos
that thing is way out of tune, but then again I don't think I've heard or seen a uke that actually stays in tune through the neck. it's a shame, somebody should pay more attention to the ukulele like they do the guitar and, idk, put a truss rod in it or something.
anywho, the song was lovely. I'm going to be honest I wasn't super impressed....

until I saw your piano videos.. ;D
that's some amazing playing, camera angles are much enjoyed too,
especially the one of "gravity" is awesome. all you can see is your left hand flailing about on those fifths and basses.
by the way, is it just me or is there a bass guitar in that song?

Trust me, I know my faults. I'm not very good at uke, I suck with string intruments, that's why I won't even try to tackle guitar again. I tune it, but it never stays in tune, dude, seriously.

I know, the angles suck, I can't get my camera to work anywhere. Once I got a decent one by putting it on top of the piano, leaning down, but it was good you could see more. But when I got to an upbeat part of the song, the camera fell and the batteries fell out... x_x I need a stand or something to put it on. And the quality sucks, but it's all I got... *sigh*

unanswered question^

it wasn't bad. I imagine the transition from keys to strings (guitar family especially) is hard because you're suddenly using a different muscle combination to get the rhythm, but you already know how it should sound.


on another note this is me from a different thread, but I thought it belonged here

but it's nice to see someone care so much about their music, especially in a day and age where rock musicians start bands left and right to fit a mold and get laid.
all the [marching]band kids think I'm like that, just because I'm limited to guitars keyboards and drumsets.
it's a shame because I feel like I would enjoy their company more than the simpleminded metal heads and pop-punk kids I have to convince to play in bands with me. sad...

Bass guitar in which? My video, or the Dresden Doll song? I know mine does not, and I don't think there is in the Dolls recording either... pretty sure the bass is all piano. It's pretty low.

Yea... it's hard catching on to strings. I suck at it, but I'm trying. It's fun, that's all that matters. Can't wait til I'm better at writing music.

Thanks for listening and commenting ^_^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 01, 2009, 02:11:32 AM
Since this is the musicians thread, I was wondering if any has ever expirment with Burlesque type music?

I used to know the theme form the musical cabaret on piano... the real thing... both hands, all parts, little discrepancies and such.
does that count?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on February 01, 2009, 03:56:23 AM
i think i wrote a song.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 01, 2009, 03:57:46 AM
i think i wrote a song.


and this is all>\?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on February 01, 2009, 04:18:08 AM
jessi with an i and i wrote our first song together.
it's called "Rouge and Roundabouts" :)

we literally finished it thursday around 9pm, and then performed it at 10:45pm.
Mixie Moxie came! i forgot a lyric at the show. everyone still liked it. we were happy.

then on friday (after buying new tophats, kazoos, and cat masks) we recorded this in two hours:
http://bandcamp.mu/EmbeddedPlayer.swf/album=3565488122/
:)

and now, fanciful lyrics by jessi:

Quote
Catch me if you can, big red monster man
following me down the block, never asking why I stopped
to pull the switchblade from my sock
and educating all the lot just how fanciful they rot.

It occurs to be placed in the massive acting art of sin.
A Fellow can get a little more than he ever bargained for
When placed, before a dying race
Met with a trying face, I ordered "simply leave this place."

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.

Grind out the pepper, the salt of your eyes. Smiles and accept your "seasoned" demise.
A fickle retort, by a stranger so strong. Who'd never resort, to answers so wrong.
And as for the road I choose to go down. I'd take anything to get us out of this town.
And when you accept that my presence is fleeting.
Perhaps it will be my face instead you're greeting.

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.

Sly and ever so coy my dear. Why would you bring me here?
To the home of the lunatics. Gracefully plotting heretics.
Connect the dots in the artful frame,
see that our pictures are one in the same.
And just for the second you looked away...
I was scooped up, picked off, and screamed come what may!

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 01, 2009, 05:20:40 AM
jessi with an i and i wrote our first song together.
it's called "Rouge and Roundabouts" :)

we literally finished it thursday around 9pm, and then performed it at 10:45pm.
Mixie Moxie came! i forgot a lyric at the show. everyone still liked it. we were happy.

then on friday (after buying new tophats, kazoos, and cat masks) we recorded this in two hours:
http://bandcamp.mu/EmbeddedPlayer.swf/album=3565488122/
:)

and now, fanciful lyrics by jessi:

Quote
Catch me if you can, big red monster man
following me down the block, never asking why I stopped
to pull the switchblade from my sock
and educating all the lot just how fanciful they rot.

It occurs to be placed in the massive acting art of sin.
A Fellow can get a little more than he ever bargained for
When placed, before a dying race
Met with a trying face, I ordered "simply leave this place."

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.

Grind out the pepper, the salt of your eyes. Smiles and accept your "seasoned" demise.
A fickle retort, by a stranger so strong. Who'd never resort, to answers so wrong.
And as for the road I choose to go down. I'd take anything to get us out of this town.
And when you accept that my presence is fleeting.
Perhaps it will be my face instead you're greeting.

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.

Sly and ever so coy my dear. Why would you bring me here?
To the home of the lunatics. Gracefully plotting heretics.
Connect the dots in the artful frame,
see that our pictures are one in the same.
And just for the second you looked away...
I was scooped up, picked off, and screamed come what may!

Oh what a marvelous show
we've constructed swinging from toe to stage
Eloquence was never what we instructed
we asked only turn the page.


that was really awesome! i look forward to more stuff you guys write together!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 01, 2009, 11:42:13 AM
oh wow, that was amazing!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 04, 2009, 12:48:04 PM
my guitar keeps making this horrid rattling noise when I play it, any advise on how to make it stop?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 04, 2009, 01:06:31 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jono on February 04, 2009, 02:14:08 PM
my guitar keeps making this horrid rattling noise when I play it, any advise on how to make it stop?

One of two things I find:

1. Your fingers are too far from the frets when you play

2. Your guitars intonations out, best way to check is to tune your guitar and check it's still in tune at the 12th fret, if its not then the intonation needs looking at.

Quote
Anyone else play drums around here?

Yeah! But I just end up destroying my kit, I have real problems doing subtle drumming,
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 04, 2009, 02:19:37 PM

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Anyone else play drums around here?

Yeah! But I just end up destroying my kit, I have real problems doing subtle drumming,
[/quote]

Same hear I just replaced the heads and I'm trying out some coated ones. I really like the sound but they ring a little to much, not so much as ring but keep echo. I have tried some mute pads but I don't like them to much. Idk  :tongue7:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Cirque on February 04, 2009, 03:01:14 PM
I'm sure this has been asked thousand of times before but I've decided that seeing as I have so much tedious free time this year I want to learn keyboard. (Where did I get this crazy idea you ask?)
Anywho, I have the keyboard, so I don't want to spend any more money.
Anyone know any good video/sites/etc. (anything internet based really) that could help me learn?

Keep in mind I have 0 musical knowledge, can play no other instruments and seem to have terrible rhythm.
Basically I'm starting from square 1  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 04, 2009, 05:31:32 PM
I'm sure this has been asked thousand of times before but I've decided that seeing as I have so much tedious free time this year I want to learn keyboard. (Where did I get this crazy idea you ask?)
Anywho, I have the keyboard, so I don't want to spend any more money.
Anyone know any good video/sites/etc. (anything internet based really) that could help me learn?

Keep in mind I have 0 musical knowledge, can play no other instruments and seem to have terrible rhythm.
Basically I'm starting from square 1  :uglystupid2:

when i bought a violin, i used wikipedia to find out how to play the notes, they would probably have  chart of what each note is and i think a lot of those piano tab websites show you how to play chords too...

but its also fun just to experiment and see what sounds you can make!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: AnnaBeck on February 04, 2009, 05:40:58 PM
i hope i'll get my myspace site updated soon.
i'm too lazy musician.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 12:25:43 AM
my guitar keeps making this horrid rattling noise when I play it, any advise on how to make it stop?

One of two things I find:

1. Your fingers are too far from the frets when you play

2. Your guitars intonations out, best way to check is to tune your guitar and check it's still in tune at the 12th fret, if its not then the intonation needs looking at.

Quote
Anyone else play drums around here?

Yeah! But I just end up destroying my kit, I have real problems doing subtle drumming,
I think it's the bridge at the top of the neck is bad, it is brand new but a very cheap guitar do you think replacing that would help?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 05, 2009, 12:31:20 AM
my guitar keeps making this horrid rattling noise when I play it, any advise on how to make it stop?

One of two things I find:

1. Your fingers are too far from the frets when you play

2. Your guitars intonations out, best way to check is to tune your guitar and check it's still in tune at the 12th fret, if its not then the intonation needs looking at.

Quote
Anyone else play drums around here?

Yeah! But I just end up destroying my kit, I have real problems doing subtle drumming,
I think it's the bridge at the top of the neck is bad, it is brand new but a very cheap guitar do you think replacing that would help?
In my opinion, which doesn't matter , I wouldn't replace I would buy a whole new guitar, but thats just how I am. No wonder I'm broke.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 12:42:29 AM
I would, sept I got it less then 6 months ago knowing full well it was cheap. also I am broke as hell and mostly play Electric any ways, so I more just want to have the acoustic for when I go other places and can't bring an amp.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 05, 2009, 12:45:42 AM
I would, sept I got it less then 6 months ago knowing full well it was cheap. also I am broke as hell and mostly play Electric any ways, so I more just want to have the acoustic for when I go other places and can't bring an amp.

ahah! You and your hidden agendas. I wish I had an electric drum set. I hate having to move mine around. Stupid big ass things.

What kind of music do you play?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 12:24:56 PM
rock 'n roll, southern rock, and metal. I am singer and rhythm guitarist, instead of the lead guitarist, though I am learning to play lead. 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 12:27:37 PM
what do you play?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 05, 2009, 03:13:32 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 05, 2009, 03:14:39 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^

Haha, I do it all the time :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 05, 2009, 03:28:20 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^

Haha, I do it all the time :)

Oh, thank God! I thought I was just being a bit mad ^.^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 04:18:06 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^
my songs always suck to bad for me to put music to them. there for they can never get stuck in my head.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jono on February 05, 2009, 05:22:47 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^

Haha, I do it all the time :)

Oh, thank God! I thought I was just being a bit mad ^.^

No I am always doing that
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 05, 2009, 09:46:59 PM
'kay, just a quick question - does anyone else on here find themselves singing their own songs days after they've written them? I always get mine stuck in my head, it's well annoying ^.^

actually for me it usually gets to the point that it doesn't even feel like melody.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 05, 2009, 09:49:55 PM
what do you play?
Death Metal, Metal, Rock, Pop, R&B, A little bit of Jazz. And I'm learning some of Brian's stuff on the drums, but he's a beast. Frickin' Metal-Jazz-Industrial-Rock-Awesomeness.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 05, 2009, 09:53:05 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.

please don't do death metal covers of dolls songs... :-\

But to answer your question, yes I too play thee drums.
although my style is much different. all I need is a hihat, crash, snare, bass, ride and floor tom.

also, has anyone seen the drummer from deerhoof's kit? he has a snare a crash a bass and this giant hi hat made of crash/rides and a specialty stand. it's in place of the ride to and he doesn't use it like anything I've seen before.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 05, 2009, 10:03:31 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.

please don't do death metal covers of dolls songs... :-\

And you have a problem with this why??
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 05, 2009, 10:17:29 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.

please don't do death metal covers of dolls songs... :-\

And you have a problem with this why??

I kind of agree  :-\ not that there's anything wrong with death metal, but... Amanda and death metal is kinda like making a fruitcake. On their own, fruit and cake are awesome... but fruitcake just doesn't sit right in the stomach  :-\
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 05, 2009, 10:20:41 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.

please don't do death metal covers of dolls songs... :-\

And you have a problem with this why??

I kind of agree  :-\ not that there's anything wrong with death metal, but... Amanda and death metal is kinda like making a fruitcake. On their own, fruit and cake are awesome... but fruitcake just doesn't sit right in the stomach  :-\

it's like doing a pop punk cover of the cure....
(thanks a lot GOLDFINGER)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 05, 2009, 10:32:43 PM
I just spent like $500 on new cymbals and stands and hardware for my Drumset. I have been tricking out and what not. I even have a motherfucking cowbell for it.

Cowbell. Thats right.

And I have been learning Half-Jack on the drums. Adding in the occasional cowbell solo. xD

Anyone else play drums around here? :D

Oh I also write deathmetal. And my friends who plays guitar and piano, has collaborated with me aka I beat him into submission to DDolls covers.

I'm so excited.

please don't do death metal covers of dolls songs... :-\

And you have a problem with this why??

I kind of agree  :-\ not that there's anything wrong with death metal, but... Amanda and death metal is kinda like making a fruitcake. On their own, fruit and cake are awesome... but fruitcake just doesn't sit right in the stomach  :-\

it's like doing a pop punk cover of the cure....
(thanks a lot GOLDFINGER)

I don't know how to explain it, but were just trying some different things, I should say more of a symphonic black metal. But that probably just made it worse somehow.
anywho you will probably never hear it so what is the fuss? It's kinda of just a thing my friends and I are... testing. Kinda like taste testing a new product. Except... Well I don't know. You probably wouldnt want to eat us.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 05, 2009, 10:38:47 PM
does any one else have the problem that after you learn the song it is now quite as good to listen to?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 05, 2009, 11:36:56 PM
YESSS!!!

I think that's why I've lost interest in most of my Hives' stuff.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 06, 2009, 12:28:35 AM
any advice on how to handle yet still be able to learn songs?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 07, 2009, 02:06:13 AM
I wrote a song the other day about a stalker. It's a joke o'course ^_^ On ukulele.

I wrote another on the piano too, which I'm actually fairly proud of.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 07, 2009, 11:12:02 AM
no one is at my house today, so I plan on trying to write at least one song to music today. I don't like writing when other people are around, and can here me, they try and help and stuff. also my music not that good so don't like to share.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on February 07, 2009, 12:14:43 PM
I wrote a song the other night called "Alice".

We recorded it yesterday. There is a Kazoo solo :)
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer.swf/track=3743727395/

Quote
She's been toying with the idea of telling you. (telling you)
Check off the boxes, send it on off
wait for reaction to pulse through.
but don't push it, little girl
they just cannot forgive you
for the masks you have grown so accustomed to changing (to changing)
No No No No

she's not quite man and not quite alice

walk on by, pay the toll.
hand her off a piece of your soul
watch the numbers rise with sore eyes
and call for the man to speed up her demise
just a quick chase
we dont want it to drag and drag and drag
like the sun in the sky, during a solar eclipse
unwanted and out of place

oh oh oh

she's not quite man and not quite alice
abandoned us in the labyrinth built by daedalus
with no wings to fashion for ourselves
because she's callous... alice... oh alice.

(KAZOO solo)

she's not quite man and not quite alice
she should have listened to her friend Dalles
so sweet of him to try and save her from herself.
because she's callous... alice... oh alice.

I think we're just going to try to write/record a new song every friday :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 07, 2009, 12:29:34 PM
Please tell me that is not about Man Alice. Damn! I should start a controversial account and see who writes a song about me.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on February 07, 2009, 12:34:03 PM
Please tell me that is not about Man Alice. Damn! I should start a controversial account and see who writes a song about me.
not about man alice.
only the part "not quite man, not quite alice" was inspired by the username, but the rest is inspired by a friend of ours named Dalles. ;)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 07, 2009, 02:56:28 PM
Ok, I've totally decided I want to record some shit - where do I start?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 07, 2009, 03:28:59 PM
Ok, I've totally decided I want to record some shit - where do I start?

I used to use Polderbits. I downloaded the 2-week trial and after that was up I extended it to another 2-week trial. Then erased it from my computer and started again. But the thing is is that it wasn't professional enough.

Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 07, 2009, 03:52:01 PM
you can by a recording mic for about $100 or so, it will not give you really high quality, but it is not bad and is very simple, to use it comes with a program to use and everything.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 08, 2009, 04:55:06 AM
no one is at my house today, so I plan on trying to write at least one song to music today. I don't like writing when other people are around, and can here me, they try and help and stuff. also my music not that good so don't like to share.

that's something I have too.
it's impossible to get the feel of how something will sound when you really SING it. instead I find myself just singing in sort of hush tone, and in my singing I need to be loud to even hit some notes at all. I'm also very embarrassed by my writing because it's just me naturally sifting through ideas.
 I really have to time out when I can write because of that.

does anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 08, 2009, 11:07:38 AM
no one is at my house today, so I plan on trying to write at least one song to music today. I don't like writing when other people are around, and can here me, they try and help and stuff. also my music not that good so don't like to share.

that's something I have too.
it's impossible to get the feel of how something will sound when you really SING it. instead I find myself just singing in sort of hush tone, and in my singing I need to be loud to even hit some notes at all. I'm also very embarrassed by my writing because it's just me naturally sifting through ideas.
 I really have to time out when I can write because of that.

does anyone else have this problem?

I HATE the idea of the people in my house hearing me sing, mainly because the idea of sitting in my room on my own, singing to myself sounds a bit mad ^.^ Mostly though I just forget about it after a while and go for it.

How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jono on February 08, 2009, 11:32:38 AM
To record, I run a lead between my amps headphone socket and the mic socket on my PC and I record using Audacity. I then do Vocals into a rally bad old mic I was given.

I don't have a writing style, sometimes I have an idea and write it and leave it..other times I take ages thinking througth ideas...

But I am always embarissed about everythingh I write, and my singing voice is awful
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 08, 2009, 02:42:55 PM

How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.

I go in this trance, I don't think about what I'm writing, I just....write. And when it's done I look at it - I don't read, just glance at the page. Then I play it. Over the months/years the songs evolve and have new solos, or new vocals.

Sometimes I get this song in my head and I pluck out the notes on my piano, and if I feel like I'm in a writing mood I write. Never think, just write. I don't know what a bunch of my songs are about, they just write themselves.


Also: my mind sings me to sleep. It's annoying because as I'm dozing off I will begin to hear this incredibly awesome song in my head something that I would get out of bed and dash to my piano for, but by that time I'm far too tired to do anything. I just pray I'll remember it by morning.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 08, 2009, 04:34:32 PM

Also: my mind sings me to sleep. It's annoying because as I'm dozing off I will begin to hear this incredibly awesome song in my head something that I would get out of bed and dash to my piano for, but by that time I'm far too tired to do anything. I just pray I'll remember it by morning.

I've done that before, except I usually sit there for a few hours at least getting a good start on it and come back to it later.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on February 08, 2009, 06:42:49 PM
Sadly I have an acoustic drum set so I will think of something at like 3 in the morning, and I cant even remotely go try it out to see if it sounds good. Then I wake up in the morning and it's usually gone, or it wasn't worth it. I have started using guitar pro though to save some of my drum stuff on the computer so I can go back to it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on February 08, 2009, 09:04:12 PM
It's not fair that I can only write good stuff when I'm half asleep and when I use free association. I sung a lovely song about drowning last night and now I can only remember bits.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on February 09, 2009, 09:44:02 AM
I wrote a few songs last night. One is hopefully a nice rockin one.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 09, 2009, 11:53:42 PM

How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.
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I tend to pick a whole bunch of songs that sound similar and that I want the song I am writing to sound like, then put them on shuffle and write what words start coming on the the page. then a few weeks later or whenever know one is at my house, I try and work good instrument parts to go with the songs.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 10, 2009, 06:35:51 PM

How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.

Most of the time I start out with messing around with chord progressions... finding something solid for the chorus and verse [I don't usually touch the bridge until I've got lyrics]. After that, I usually try to find the melody before I start writing lyrics... I dunno. if I can set the mood with the music BEHIND the words first, the words usually come up a lot easier.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 11, 2009, 03:47:32 AM

How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.

Most of the time I start out with messing around with chord progressions... finding something solid for the chorus and verse [I don't usually touch the bridge until I've got lyrics]. After that, I usually try to find the melody before I start writing lyrics... I dunno. if I can set the mood with the music BEHIND the words first, the words usually come up a lot easier.

yeah thats kind of the same with me. if i have words first, i get too caught up in trying to find music to match it, its much easier the other way around. although i ussually do have ideas floating around in my head, and when i make music that suits it well enough i make lyrics from that i suppose.

what i get pissed off with is when like half the song comes so easily, but then its a struggle to finish it
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on February 11, 2009, 03:58:03 AM
i finally put all my stuff into one, read it ONE, easy-to-read notebook. this has taken me two years, almost. Haha


How do you folks write your songs? I was talking to a friend of mine about it, and she tends to take a lot of time over them, brainstorming ideas, really work at them until they're sort of perfect, and I just write what comes out and leave it. Like if I haven't finished after maximum of 3 hours work, I just chuck it.

Most of the time I start out with messing around with chord progressions... finding something solid for the chorus and verse [I don't usually touch the bridge until I've got lyrics]. After that, I usually try to find the melody before I start writing lyrics... I dunno. if I can set the mood with the music BEHIND the words first, the words usually come up a lot easier.

yeah thats kind of the same with me. if i have words first, i get too caught up in trying to find music to match it, its much easier the other way around. although i ussually do have ideas floating around in my head, and when i make music that suits it well enough i make lyrics from that i suppose.

what i get pissed off with is when like half the song comes so easily, but then its a struggle to finish it

i think the concept through for a while, even construct lines. and they find there way into a pleasing melody and i just find the right stuff to say. and, agreeeeed, when pissed off, the stuff just flowssss. i think the  best thing i've ever written was a combination of things fermenting in my brain and being pissed/upset.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mister on February 11, 2009, 11:05:38 AM
i get a lot of ideas that just fly through my head
but i cant pick up by ear.

but most of the time i just screw around with my keyboard and i sometimes i find something i like and i just go on from there.

and only like two of my songs actually have words to them.
i cannot write lyrics.

any suggestions??
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on February 11, 2009, 12:17:48 PM
Start screaming the words that first come to mind?

I tend to write lyrics, and then put music to them. I'm backwards. Some of my songs stem from random chord progressions, but then I have trouble pinning down the words right.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 11, 2009, 12:51:32 PM
Start screaming the words that first come to mind?

I tend to write lyrics, and then put music to them. I'm backwards. Some of my songs stem from random chord progressions, but then I have trouble pinning down the words right.

That makes a lot more sense than my "method", if you can even call it that. Just literally sit hitting my guitar and warbling junk until something clicks, then play that line over and over until the next one comes, then keep doing that until I've got about 4 verses, a chorus and a Different Bit, then go verse, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, DB, verse, chorus, DB, chorus.

Well, if I'm being lazy. I actually chuck most of those ones out - the ones that stick are rather more stream of consciousness ^.^ I do tend to ramble on a bit with my lyrics!

I might be recording a demo after half term! I forgot when I asked on here about it that my school has a superduper recording studio (I should know, I mean, it's part of music technology which I do...) so I went in MT today to ask if I could record some stuff. Huzzah!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 11, 2009, 10:58:54 PM
I wrote a song for myself and recorded it.
my band is freaking out because I don't want to play it with them.. pissy
anyways here it is

www.myspace.com/blackpapers

I would very much like to hear indie's demo.. (or any of her stuff)
link us?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on February 12, 2009, 12:14:39 AM
Start screaming the words that first come to mind?

I tend to write lyrics, and then put music to them. I'm backwards. Some of my songs stem from random chord progressions, but then I have trouble pinning down the words right.
that's what I do, I don't think writing lyrics first is backwards. though all my songs suck so don't hold me to that. I have decided to try and write music and then put lyrics and see if that works out better.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 12, 2009, 01:21:31 AM
Start screaming the words that first come to mind?

I tend to write lyrics, and then put music to them. I'm backwards. Some of my songs stem from random chord progressions, but then I have trouble pinning down the words right.
that's what I do, I don't think writing lyrics first is backwards. though all my songs suck so don't hold me to that. I have decided to try and write music and then put lyrics and see if that works out better.

buh bu bu, what about the linky^?

I don't think there's any really correct way to write songs, but if you want to try something new I suggest you pick out a chord progression and be open to change it along the way. then just sort of pitch the lyrics to yourself line by line or just improvise and see what your subconscious says.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 12, 2009, 04:53:14 PM
This is the only thing I've recorded at the mo, and the quality is SHIT - banging, and the dynamics are fucked, and the delivery is WAY too rhythmic and URGH.

But, here you are anyway: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9kmebz
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 13, 2009, 02:05:37 AM
that was quite enjoyable (crappy microphone aside) I heard some faint music. but I have no idea what instrument.
from the other posts I'm going to say uke.
but you have one of those voices that doesn't need to hide behind the music so it's fine. although towards the beginning I could tell you were trying to sing quietly.
it's a good song too.
what influenced it?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 13, 2009, 10:23:46 AM
that was quite enjoyable (crappy microphone aside) I heard some faint music. but I have no idea what instrument.
from the other posts I'm going to say uke.
but you have one of those voices that doesn't need to hide behind the music so it's fine. although towards the beginning I could tell you were trying to sing quietly.
it's a good song too.
what influenced it?

Guitar, actually - why'd you say uke? I wouldn't know what to do with a uke if Instructions For Beginner Uke Players hit me over the head.
I was trying to sing quietly because I was nervous - sat on my own in an empty house and I was nervous, what a mook ^.^
Dunno what influenced it. I guess all my songs are influenced by the same things - a very short attention span so they're all real short, a lack of skill on guitar so they're all very simple, and a desire for no-one to notice the aforementioned lack of skill so they all have lyrics that I hope are distracting enough for people to pay attention to them instead ^.^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 13, 2009, 01:55:16 PM
lol

sorry I was thinking of rosesandpianos ukulele songs for some reason.
well, and it's very very quiet so I figured small instrument.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 13, 2009, 04:07:22 PM
That's fair enough - I only have one mic, so that was at my mouth and the guitar was quite a way away ^.^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 13, 2009, 07:04:37 PM
well, just get audacity and a cheap like usb condenser mic
they're $50 in the US so I don't know quite what the conversion is but it's like as much as a new dvd or two
audacity is free and really helpful. that way you can at least dub over the tracks.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jono on February 20, 2009, 01:51:10 PM
Quote
audacity is free and really helpful. that way you can at least dub over the tracks.

I have to second that, Audacity is really good, except the noise removal thing which I can never get to work it just makes everything into a series of bleeps
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 20, 2009, 07:41:13 PM
This is my friend's myspace band page: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=350746506

he's not a band, just himself. He's pretty effing amazing though. 'Syphilis' is the newest song. Haha it makes me smile.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 20, 2009, 09:40:42 PM
I wrote a new song! I WROTE A NEW SONG! AND I LOVE IT!

I can see 1000 miles ahead
No one besides you is in the way
I can't jump that high or far, so I'll ask you to risk it for my chicken legs.

I know it's hard to breathe underwater. And when your chests explode we'll keep swimming anyway and pray we reach the shore.

No ducks or geese could tread through such water.
No child could see through such water.
No swimmer or astronaut could train through such water.
No lifeboat or navy submarine could fight through such water.

I know it's hard to breathe this so-called air. When your lungs give out we'll keep breathing anyway and pray we see the morning.

Now you'll see where we've gone wrong.
Look at our mistakes Mr. President. How many shroom clouds to countdown til we can see the wonderful sun again.
The grass will never be greener on the other side of the lawn where the gnomes are turning upside down.

© Sean K. 09



AND I WROTE ANOTHER ONE CALLED 'IN THE END'! Just finished it this morning at 12 am.

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 25, 2009, 12:24:53 AM
it's been my experience that without audio songs become very hard to understand.
posting just lyrics doesn't show us your true prowess as a songwriter.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jay_138 on February 25, 2009, 02:13:41 AM
i post my music on my myspace page, the quality on some of those arent that good, ive recently got into straight acoustic stuff. check it out, i know its probably not everybody cup of tea..

www.myspace.com/jayschraub (http://www.myspace.com/jayschraub)

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 25, 2009, 03:50:35 PM
I just recently finished recording a song... it isn't on YouTube, and it's just the mp3.

EDIT Mediafire is no longer being a hooker :)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz)

I know it isn't the best, but... I didn't think it turned out too shabby :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 26, 2009, 02:51:41 AM
www.myspace.com/discothequedragons


so you should all kiss me now.
and listens to this really (*something) cure cover I'm doing with my band..
we play our first show together in a couple of weeks and we're cracking down on practice.

and as for the last two of you, I will lend you my ears after I post this.. I am interested.

rtf!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lucy on February 26, 2009, 12:08:06 PM
I just recently finished recording a song... it isn't on YouTube, and it's just the mp3.

EDIT Mediafire is no longer being a hooker :)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz)

I know it isn't the best, but... I didn't think it turned out too shabby :)
i downloaded it yesterday but until now i didn't have the time to tell you that i loveeee it! it kinda reminds me of julia nunes' style (and she's one of my favorite musicians, so that's a huge compliment :P). and you have a beautiful voice :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 26, 2009, 12:17:47 PM
I just recently finished recording a song... it isn't on YouTube, and it's just the mp3.

EDIT Mediafire is no longer being a hooker :)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zmqtzmtykwz)

I know it isn't the best, but... I didn't think it turned out too shabby :)
i downloaded it yesterday but until now i didn't have the time to tell you that i loveeee it! it kinda reminds me of julia nunes' style (and she's one of my favorite musicians, so that's a huge compliment :P). and you have a beautiful voice :love5:

aww you make me all warm and fuzzy on the inside!~~  :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on February 26, 2009, 04:59:20 PM
I want your autograph  :tongue7:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on February 26, 2009, 05:14:23 PM
i really like it! shit. you're great.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 26, 2009, 09:57:02 PM
I want your autograph  :tongue7:

Haha, if you're going to be at the Ft. Lauderdale show, like I understand you are, I will sign things for you  :love5:

i really like it! shit. you're great.

Thanks so much!!~
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 27, 2009, 01:56:26 AM
i post my music on my myspace page, the quality on some of those arent that good, ive recently got into straight acoustic stuff. check it out, i know its probably not everybody cup of tea..

www.myspace.com/jayschraub (http://www.myspace.com/jayschraub)



jay,
 you need to get a garage band to back your songs.
you have that sort of voice, and these songs have that sort of feel like they deserve some heavily layered sound.
drums bass 2 guitars and a keyboard...
if you're not already doing it you need to.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: NastyEgo on February 27, 2009, 02:15:01 AM
I put my music up on myspace. Nothing special, just learning to play ;)
www.myspace.com/nastyego
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 27, 2009, 05:31:55 PM
I want your autograph  :tongue7:

Haha, if you're going to be at the Ft. Lauderdale show, like I understand you are, I will sign things for you  :love5:

i really like it! shit. you're great.

Thanks so much!!~

You're 'Original' song gets stuck in my head, and then I just have to watch it again and again. It's amazing. You should get together a cd, I'd put it on my iPod. I wanna learn how to play it
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 27, 2009, 06:00:22 PM
I want your autograph  :tongue7:

Haha, if you're going to be at the Ft. Lauderdale show, like I understand you are, I will sign things for you  :love5:

i really like it! shit. you're great.

Thanks so much!!~

You're 'Original' song gets stuck in my head, and then I just have to watch it again and again. It's amazing. You should get together a cd, I'd put it on my iPod. I wanna learn how to play it

I put the chords up for you on YouTube as a comment in reply to the one you left me :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on February 27, 2009, 08:10:18 PM
Yup! I noticed. I haven't gotten to learning it yet, but I'm excited to
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 27, 2009, 11:33:29 PM
I put my music up on myspace. Nothing special, just learning to play ;)
www.myspace.com/nastyego

dude, I like this. a lot.

I'm really eager to hear the damien rice cover. didn't get around to it last night.
how could you be "learning" to play still?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: NastyEgo on February 28, 2009, 05:51:17 AM
I'm just learning, because I've taken up music in December 2007. There's a lot to learn for me. For example some principles of harmony and stuff. And that Damien Rice cover is an old demo. I have to record vocals once more...
And the most important. Thank you.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 28, 2009, 09:38:17 AM
It feels weird broadcasting my songs to the world, especially because some websites can own your songs.
Anyway, I put my on http://www.youtube.com/thomaskua :] However I haven't put anything in over a month but I'm posting again soon.

:O Kayla! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! It's going on my iPod and I'm going to listen to this all day loooooooooong
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: NastyEgo on February 28, 2009, 11:58:38 AM
What about myspace and youtube? I don't think they do that, but it's just some kind of intuition. Do you maybe know it?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 28, 2009, 01:35:46 PM
It feels weird broadcasting my songs to the world, especially because some websites can own your songs.
Anyway, I put my on http://www.youtube.com/thomaskua :] However I haven't put anything in over a month but I'm posting again soon.

:O Kayla! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! It's going on my iPod and I'm going to listen to this all day loooooooooong

Wow, Sean - thank you!~~  :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on February 28, 2009, 01:37:35 PM
I finally made a bandcamp!
all I have posted up there so far is this cure cover.
I got a pretty nice drum sound for my set up this time.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer.swf/track=2413557502/


HUGE thanks to edgar for posting it the right way so I could look at his post and stealing the code setup!  ;D  
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 28, 2009, 02:13:51 PM
What about myspace and youtube? I don't think they do that, but it's just some kind of intuition. Do you maybe know it?

Seeing that Facebook owns everything that you post even after you delete it scares me. I know, I know, it's Facebook, not Vimeo or YT, but the virus is getting closer.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 01, 2009, 11:27:12 AM
I figure this would be as good a place as any to ask this...

I'm thinking about putting together an EP of sorts - maybe 5-7 originals - and selling it to make a little money for my AFP trip to Florida.... it'd be more of a 'donation' than a set price kind of thing, through PayPal, blablabla....


would anyone be interested?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: old news on March 01, 2009, 11:41:02 AM
*raises hand* :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: NastyEgo on March 01, 2009, 05:05:03 PM
Forgot to mention. On my Myspace you can download a demo cd with my "music", a remix and a Suicide Commando cover.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on March 02, 2009, 01:04:07 AM
I figure this would be as good a place as any to ask this...

I'm thinking about putting together an EP of sorts - maybe 5-7 originals - and selling it to make a little money for my AFP trip to Florida.... it'd be more of a 'donation' than a set price kind of thing, through PayPal, blablabla....


would anyone be interested?

I wish I had a Paypal.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lucy on March 02, 2009, 10:04:31 AM
I figure this would be as good a place as any to ask this...

I'm thinking about putting together an EP of sorts - maybe 5-7 originals - and selling it to make a little money for my AFP trip to Florida.... it'd be more of a 'donation' than a set price kind of thing, through PayPal, blablabla....


would anyone be interested?
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on March 02, 2009, 10:46:11 AM
I figure this would be as good a place as any to ask this...

I'm thinking about putting together an EP of sorts - maybe 5-7 originals - and selling it to make a little money for my AFP trip to Florida.... it'd be more of a 'donation' than a set price kind of thing, through PayPal, blablabla....


would anyone be interested?

Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 02, 2009, 11:52:12 AM
Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)

Guess I'm working on some new material then :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on March 02, 2009, 12:27:39 PM
easier said than done.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: old news on March 02, 2009, 12:42:33 PM
Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)

Guess I'm working on some new material then :D

Yay!  :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on March 02, 2009, 04:07:43 PM
Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)

Guess I'm working on some new material then :D

YAyyYyYY!
And get ready to be autographin'.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 02, 2009, 05:10:02 PM
Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)

Guess I'm working on some new material then :D

YAyyYyYY!
And get ready to be autographin'.

I'm warmin' up as we speak :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on March 02, 2009, 11:47:26 PM
Bring one to Florida, I'll buy it from you.
yes yes yes! i wanna hear more songs! :P and i'd be happy to pay you :)

Guess I'm working on some new material then :D

YAyyYyYY!
And get ready to be autographin'.

I'm warmin' up as we speak :D
Sweet.
I should warn Edgar about the autograph thing too.
Maybe I'll even get really drunk and have your autograph tattooed on my boobs.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on March 07, 2009, 08:27:16 PM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 09, 2009, 07:45:21 AM
Just wanted to add to the Kayla fanclub by saying that I would be interested as well. I have been listening to your songs A LOT, so much so my sister now can even sing along to in my head haha.

I have a couple of old skool recordings of songs I wrote when I thought I was still a bit punk rock and about 17. If I can find them I will post to give you all a laugh.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 10, 2009, 12:39:01 AM
Just wanted to add to the Kayla fanclub by saying that I would be interested as well. I have been listening to your songs A LOT, so much so my sister now can even sing along to in my head haha.

I have a couple of old skool recordings of songs I wrote when I thought I was still a bit punk rock and about 17. If I can find them I will post to give you all a laugh.


Aww, yay!!! I just finished recording uke tracks for the four songs I have completed, and then tomorrow I plan on working on the other three I still need to finish :) There SHOULD be seven total, although I can't decide whether or not I would put In My Head on there... because so many people have it already :)  :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on March 10, 2009, 03:05:29 AM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?

I like it!
Your singing kind of reminds me of The Blow for some reason...:)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on March 10, 2009, 03:22:34 AM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?

I like it!
Your singing kind of reminds me of The Blow for some reason...:)


Aw thanks!

What's The Blow? ha I must be out of the loop
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on March 10, 2009, 03:30:19 AM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?

I like it!
Your singing kind of reminds me of The Blow for some reason...:)


Aw thanks!

What's The Blow? ha I must be out of the loop

Sorry, my bad I should've linked! The Blow is pretty much a one-woman band from Portland, this is the myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/theblowus.

How long have you been playing/writing songs for?

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on March 11, 2009, 06:25:36 PM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?

I like it!
Your singing kind of reminds me of The Blow for some reason...:)


Aw thanks!

What's The Blow? ha I must be out of the loop

Sorry, my bad I should've linked! The Blow is pretty much a one-woman band from Portland, this is the myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/theblowus.

How long have you been playing/writing songs for?



The first song I wrote was on piano, last June. The first one I wrote on ukulele was in January of this year. I have only... I think 4 on uke so far.

Cool, I'll check it out ^_^
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on March 11, 2009, 06:26:59 PM
My New Song on Uke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4pYP0nyQM


Lemme know what you think?

I like it!
Your singing kind of reminds me of The Blow for some reason...:)


I take this as a compliment now, thank you ^_^

Waaaait weird. I HAVE one of their songs. 'Hey Boy', my friend gave it to me on a mix cd. hehe
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on March 12, 2009, 03:16:40 AM
I added two new songs to my music page. Click the link in my siggie. Please.  ^-^ Add me, and love me, d00ds.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jo Just Go Nameless on March 12, 2009, 06:23:24 AM
Ha I have found a cd with said crappy 'punk rock' recordings so shall have them to share when I get them home to upload.

Oh and my workmate is a Kayla fan apparently!! He's an idiot.


Him - So, what kind of music are you into, I'm into face melting metal (seriously, who says that)
Me - Erm I hate that question cos I can't just pick one genre
Him - Well what are you listening to lately? I love the cancer bats. Really brutal man
Me - Erm, you probably don't know them
Him - I have a great musical knowledge, I bet I do.
Me - Okay then, I've been listening to a lot of Kayla Oberlin lately...
Him - on man I love them
Me - You do? What about the song Letters?
Him - erm...yea, I think I like that, has amazing drums on it yea?
Me - That's the one.


haha he makes me laugh. Face melting uke music for the WIN!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: old news on March 12, 2009, 08:18:41 AM
Ha I have found a cd with said crappy 'punk rock' recordings so shall have them to share when I get them home to upload.

Oh and my workmate is a Kayla fan apparently!! He's an idiot.


Him - So, what kind of music are you into, I'm into face melting metal (seriously, who says that)
Me - Erm I hate that question cos I can't just pick one genre
Him - Well what are you listening to lately? I love the cancer bats. Really brutal man
Me - Erm, you probably don't know them
Him - I have a great musical knowledge, I bet I do.
Me - Okay then, I've been listening to a lot of Kayla Oberlin lately...
Him - on man I love them
Me - You do? What about the song Letters?
Him - erm...yea, I think I like that, has amazing drums on it yea?
Me - That's the one.


haha he makes me laugh. Face melting uke music for the WIN!

This is fantastic :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 12, 2009, 02:29:07 PM
Ha I have found a cd with said crappy 'punk rock' recordings so shall have them to share when I get them home to upload.

Oh and my workmate is a Kayla fan apparently!! He's an idiot.


Him - So, what kind of music are you into, I'm into face melting metal (seriously, who says that)
Me - Erm I hate that question cos I can't just pick one genre
Him - Well what are you listening to lately? I love the cancer bats. Really brutal man
Me - Erm, you probably don't know them
Him - I have a great musical knowledge, I bet I do.
Me - Okay then, I've been listening to a lot of Kayla Oberlin lately...
Him - on man I love them
Me - You do? What about the song Letters?
Him - erm...yea, I think I like that, has amazing drums on it yea?
Me - That's the one.


haha he makes me laugh. Face melting uke music for the WIN!

This is fantastic :)

I totally do face-melting drum solos.... And apparently I'm plural! :D This pretty much made my day!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mr. Leave Me Alone on March 12, 2009, 02:40:22 PM
Ha I have found a cd with said crappy 'punk rock' recordings so shall have them to share when I get them home to upload.

Oh and my workmate is a Kayla fan apparently!! He's an idiot.


Him - So, what kind of music are you into, I'm into face melting metal (seriously, who says that)
Me - Erm I hate that question cos I can't just pick one genre
Him - Well what are you listening to lately? I love the cancer bats. Really brutal man
Me - Erm, you probably don't know them
Him - I have a great musical knowledge, I bet I do.
Me - Okay then, I've been listening to a lot of Kayla Oberlin lately...
Him - on man I love them
Me - You do? What about the song Letters?
Him - erm...yea, I think I like that, has amazing drums on it yea?
Me - That's the one.


haha he makes me laugh. Face melting uke music for the WIN!

HAHAHAHAHAH! BEST EVAR.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on March 12, 2009, 03:48:20 PM
Just ran a 'bonus' track by a friend, and he really likes it, so I'm going to stick it on the CD. :) More recording today, I feel!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on March 12, 2009, 08:22:40 PM
My friends and I are in a theatrical improv group, and we're using the Stalker Song I wrote (it's on youtube) in one of our shows, we're making a music video. We also wrote a joke song about Jesus we're going to perform onstage, but today we just professionally recorded both songs and we'll have the cd by tomorrow. I'm super excited.

We're not working on a song about a blow up sex doll, the Awkward Turtle song, and a few others. We'll have a group cd out hopefully by the summer.

I'm super stoked!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on April 11, 2009, 04:13:50 AM

I got a ukulele!
I'm attempting to learn "Astronaut"
I got the intro down, but the whole verses/chorus are giving me trouble.
The strum pattern is fuckin' with my brain. Ugh.

I've also learned "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Yay! O0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on April 11, 2009, 11:22:05 AM
I got a ukulele!
I'm attempting to learn "Astronaut"
I got the intro down, but the whole verses/chorus are giving me trouble.
The strum pattern is fuckin' with my brain. Ugh.

I've also learned "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Yay! O0

If you go on over to here:: http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=757.msg151900#msg151900 , it should help you out a little on the chords. All you have to do then is use a chord chart [if you need it], and practice practice practice! :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: justinfire on April 12, 2009, 03:26:53 AM
I got a ukulele!
I'm attempting to learn "Astronaut"
I got the intro down, but the whole verses/chorus are giving me trouble.
The strum pattern is fuckin' with my brain. Ugh.

I've also learned "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Yay! O0

If you go on over to here:: http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=757.msg151900#msg151900 , it should help you out a little on the chords. All you have to do then is use a chord chart [if you need it], and practice practice practice! :)

thanks! i'll head over there. i got the chords, it's the, uh, rest i need help with.

BACK on topic,
I wrote this thing called "Sheep" the other day and am working on putting music to it.
it's my first time, so i'm kinda reluctant.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 12, 2009, 06:33:50 PM
Damn you neil pert and your crazy-ness on the drums.  :-\
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 12, 2009, 11:07:14 PM
yay my band is playing at the sly fox! 28th of may! woo!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 12, 2009, 11:09:17 PM
yay my band is playing at the sly fox! 28th of may! woo!
Fucking awesome!  :headbang:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on April 12, 2009, 11:43:08 PM
I'm trying to arrange a version of "Bank of Boston Beauty Queen" for my high school's jazz band; it sounds SO AWESOME... in my head.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on April 13, 2009, 09:37:06 PM
I wrote a new one on the Uke! I'm really happy with it, if anyone wants to listen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBPg6U9cr_Y


I'm thinking of buying a new Ukulele. My music store has a bigger one that's really nice looking, and it's $129. Does anyone know about different ukuleles? The one I have now is pretty small, is there a sound quality difference in the different sizes?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 17, 2009, 07:52:45 AM
I'm trying to arrange a version of "Bank of Boston Beauty Queen" for my high school's jazz band; it sounds SO AWESOME... in my head.

that sounds pretty awesome!!

yay my band is playing at the sly fox! 28th of may! woo!
Fucking awesome!  :headbang:

gaah thankyou!! :D so excited!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on April 26, 2009, 04:05:53 AM
I am stoked.

My friends and I produced a music video of one of my songs on the uke.

Check this shit out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpMJuZLsjg&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2009, 01:37:24 PM
Damn you neil pert and your crazy-ness on the drums.  :-\

this is actually one of his simpler songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsI4XykjXiM&feature=related

...btw, I was at this show.  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on April 26, 2009, 10:59:51 PM
Haha, I don't remember what the last video I posted up here was, but my most recent videos have been covers of 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' and 'Look Mummy, No Hands', as well as an original!

Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/user/onesidedampersand
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on April 28, 2009, 12:06:37 AM
ah, I see new and old faces!
yaaaayy.

so, I've decided to make a record.
I have everything I need to record, I've just been struggling to write worthy songs.
my guitar string broke and my accordion strap snapped... the forces are trying to stop me.

but I'm really putting everything into it, I have a couple of analog mixers (and my old digital) a couple of dynamic mics, some SM57 mics, an acquired knowledge of music production and an odd assortment of instruments/players
I'm really excited about. it's not a solo project, not a band either. I'm just making an album.


Haha, I don't remember what the last video I posted up here was, but my most recent videos have been covers of 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' and 'Look Mummy, No Hands', as well as an original!

Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/user/onesidedampersand


can I make a song request?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on April 28, 2009, 12:50:01 AM
Damn you neil pert and your crazy-ness on the drums.  :-\

this is actually one of his simpler songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsI4XykjXiM&feature=related

...btw, I was at this show.  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

#@!
Can you has bebies wif me plz?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on April 28, 2009, 01:26:13 AM
Haha, I don't remember what the last video I posted up here was, but my most recent videos have been covers of 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' and 'Look Mummy, No Hands', as well as an original!

Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/user/onesidedampersand


can I make a song request?

sure :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on April 28, 2009, 01:45:13 AM
Haha, I don't remember what the last video I posted up here was, but my most recent videos have been covers of 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' and 'Look Mummy, No Hands', as well as an original!

Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/user/onesidedampersand


can I make a song request?

sure :)

ok ok ok..... you should do.... add it up- violent femmes

I've never heard a decent cover of that song, I've always looked for one but for some reason people just sort of forget about it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 28, 2009, 08:20:23 AM
ah, I see new and old faces!
yaaaayy.

so, I've decided to make a record.
I have everything I need to record, I've just been struggling to write worthy songs.
my guitar string broke and my accordion strap snapped... the forces are trying to stop me.

but I'm really putting everything into it, I have a couple of analog mixers (and my old digital) a couple of dynamic mics, some SM57 mics, an acquired knowledge of music production and an odd assortment of instruments/players
I'm really excited about. it's not a solo project, not a band either. I'm just making an album.


Haha, I don't remember what the last video I posted up here was, but my most recent videos have been covers of 'I Will Follow You Into The Dark' and 'Look Mummy, No Hands', as well as an original!

Check it out :D http://www.youtube.com/user/onesidedampersand


can I make a song request?

fun!! l look forward to it!! (i hope your accordian is ok, i thought my strap snapped the other day but luckily it just mysteriously came undone!)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on April 28, 2009, 05:44:36 PM
I updated the link in my sig. I actually don't suck bad anymore. Not that bad. Anyway.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on April 28, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
This might be random and a stupid question but do songs have to rhyme constantly?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on April 29, 2009, 02:15:23 AM
This might be random and a stupid question but do songs have to rhyme constantly?

Not at all! Only if you want them to, I suppose... 90% of my stuff doesn't rhyme, so... yeah. No limits!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on April 29, 2009, 11:11:57 AM
I've only picked up the guitar recently but I was messing around I made up a little song I kind of want to upload here and get feedback on because I'm way too scared to sing it for anyone I know due to it potentially being the lamest/most wangsty thing ever. Anyway...my internet is slow and sucky right now and I'm not sure what means I will use to upload, not sure I want to expose my suckitude to the whole of youtube so hmm...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on April 29, 2009, 07:40:57 PM
This might be random and a stupid question but do songs have to rhyme constantly?

Not at all! Only if you want them to, I suppose... 90% of my stuff doesn't rhyme, so... yeah. No limits!

Well I was asking because I've seen and listened to songs that don't rhyme but they are good songs. I guess you can both ways or just one.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on April 29, 2009, 10:00:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpMJuZLsjg&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on May 01, 2009, 05:04:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpMJuZLsjg&feature=player_embedded
cute!  :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Fuzz138 on May 21, 2009, 08:30:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpMJuZLsjg&feature=player_embedded

lol That's awesome :)

Man, I'm gonna have to get me a uke
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on May 22, 2009, 06:43:13 AM
so my band had our first real show on wednesday night (as in not in one of our living rooms to just our friends). was weird having to use a microphone and being all plugged in and stuff. we couldnt hear ourselves well... apprently it sounded good... we didnt make many mistakes and the sound was apprently very clean... but i was too worried about sounding good that i didnt just let go and have fun like we can in my loungeroom. well we have another show next thursday, im going to forget about sounding good and just go crazy :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: thatFreekinUkeGuy on May 22, 2009, 12:17:03 PM
Cool.

I've written a few songs but they reflect old, Burlesque jazz so I doubt anyone would be interested.

Old timy hookers and Jazz.......... fuck who "wouldent" be interested......... get out the condoms and drugs of chose boys and girls........
 hell i have an acordian player in my band......
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: thatFreekinUkeGuy on May 22, 2009, 12:18:45 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...

Quote from night at the roses........... Make your sound like no ones ever heard.............. who sais a bass cant be a lead instrument?


Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: thatFreekinUkeGuy on May 22, 2009, 12:25:37 PM
I need to play a lead instrument first, then I'll have actual songs of my own. I play bass...
Learn ukulele, thats what I did.
I was actually considering that, I'd like to test one before buying one though. I don't know anyone that has one and the music stores here are bitches. A friend of mine bought his drums and both his keyboards from one store, and they kicked us out for trying out another keyboard for a friend. EH.

 Ukes are GREAT go ahead and buy one honestlly......... i bought on becouse i was on vacation in arizona to go to see the dresden dolls  and i dident want to bring my guitar on the plain or trust it to the "Throwers" so after 5 days of not playing any music i told my friends to take me to the closest music store........
 dont be so careful man , take a chance buy a Uke and look up http://www.ukehunt.com thats where i learned . they have a link to a desktop tunner program thats free and i even found a link to the sheet music for amanda's cover of creep........ music is a love, and sometimes it bites....... whats the worst that can happon you have an exstra musical instrument lying around
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: thatFreekinUkeGuy on May 22, 2009, 12:36:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/ThePresiousFuries

besides the other links this one is our new you tube page. and the other links are all the music i / and/ or/ The Precious Furies have on the net..... Enjoy.......
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on May 25, 2009, 08:50:38 PM
Does anybody want to read a song I wrote for a book?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on May 25, 2009, 10:26:55 PM
Does anybody want to read a song I wrote for a book?

yes, I do.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on May 26, 2009, 08:52:10 AM
I'm working on a cover of the lady gaga song Just Dance and Poker Face on Guitar and drums.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on May 26, 2009, 05:23:18 PM
Does anybody want to read a song I wrote for a book?

yes, I do.

Okay. Here it is. It really sucks. I might redo it.

The Last Night on Earth

In the corner of her soul
She watched society crumble
All of the ideas, all the ideas and dreams
Those were the things that took toll
She’ll miss the cocktails most of all
Her stomach clenches at the thought
Of the newest forbidden fruit
That fall from the trees of denial

Chorus
Watch the falls and the pigs fly
It doesn’t matter when we die
You are hopeless, clueless and lost
Alone of those streets without a thought
Only when you’re gone it will all be
Over, its over, all over, already over

She watches the ashes that fall from the sky
Each one screams out in agony
Ideal as it is, its completely futile
Just watch us laugh as you start to cry
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on May 27, 2009, 12:06:41 PM
I have two new songs I need to record sometime soon... I will post them as soon as they're done O0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pliwood180 on May 27, 2009, 04:32:06 PM
I have two new songs I need to record sometime soon... I will post them as soon as they're done O0
Whoot!


I should be working on coordination between my feet. But I'm feeling lazy now.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on May 30, 2009, 07:16:56 AM
I'm working on a cover of the lady gaga song Just Dance and Poker Face on Guitar and drums.

haha. i think i wanna do a cover of 'lovegames'- "i wanna take a ride on your disco stick"= funniest thing i have ever heard

ah my friends dad recorded my bands show at the sly fox the other night! :D i shall post it up here when i get it! was such a fun night. we are pretending that was our first show. our real first show was a week earlier and i shant speak of it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on June 02, 2009, 01:14:30 AM
I'm working on a cover of the lady gaga song Just Dance and Poker Face on Guitar and drums.

haha. i think i wanna do a cover of 'lovegames'- "i wanna take a ride on your disco stick"= funniest thing i have ever heard

ah my friends dad recorded my bands show at the sly fox the other night! :D i shall post it up here when i get it! was such a fun night. we are pretending that was our first show. our real first show was a week earlier and i shant speak of it.
WIIIN!
"This beat is sick~!"

Haha I can't wait to see the real show!
<3
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on June 08, 2009, 03:29:20 AM
I'm working on a cover of the lady gaga song Just Dance and Poker Face on Guitar and drums.

haha. i think i wanna do a cover of 'lovegames'- "i wanna take a ride on your disco stick"= funniest thing i have ever heard

ah my friends dad recorded my bands show at the sly fox the other night! :D i shall post it up here when i get it! was such a fun night. we are pretending that was our first show. our real first show was a week earlier and i shant speak of it.
WIIIN!
"This beat is sick~!"

Haha I can't wait to see the real show!
<3

i remember a time when slutty songs were atleast a little sutble. call me old fashioned  but i think that the line "i'm well educated in sex and i want it bad" is just a touch suggestive
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on June 08, 2009, 03:37:01 AM
^  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on June 08, 2009, 06:20:45 AM
I have two new songs I need to record sometime soon... I will post them as soon as they're done O0

Bravo!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: noodlemac on June 08, 2009, 10:58:49 AM
My friend Rodrigo and i are working on a cover of "missed me" by the Dresden dolls.
We are going to be adding a little bit of our own to it as well. I play the piano.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on June 09, 2009, 06:36:25 AM
Can anyone explain to me just what the fuck this song I wrote is about?

Imagine a punk / grunge / metal hybrid instrumental backing.

Eternal Return

Amongst the crumbling walls
Your faceless leader falls
You hear the music start
And it tears you apart
It comes in constant pangs
From it hatred hangs
And my final breath
Turns to ceaseless death
The lives that you choose
I choose to lose

And if there's anything that still remains unknown
I will keep it here with all I call my own

Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return

And it's folding slightly
So it chokes you tightly
You begin to crawl
To the end of all
Everything you grieve
You cannot retrieve
And all that will remain
Is your useless pain
You'll forever burn
Eternal return

And if there's anything that still remains unknown
I will keep it here with all I call my own

Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return

With you I'm in rapture
I am in your capture
And this glaring white light
Exaggerates my blurred sight
I know you are shameless
I'm forever blameless
And my only weakness
Is this endless bleakness
You've already stated
I'm already hated

And if there's anything that still remains unknown
I will keep it here with all I call my own

Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return
Eternal return
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on June 09, 2009, 10:15:01 AM
Can anyone explain to me just what the fuck this song I wrote is about?

Some kind of Buddhist hell dimension in which you're doomed to eternal reincarnation? IDK!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: JohnnyDBBUK on June 09, 2009, 04:57:09 PM
working on a brideatsbaby 'hangmyself' cover with help from miss mullally herself :P
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on June 15, 2009, 01:15:45 AM
Currently Learning Won't Get Fooled Again on Drums. Man thats a bitch to play.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: hateandjealousy on June 15, 2009, 01:40:45 AM
I wrote a song that I don't hate. Finally.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on June 20, 2009, 12:28:49 PM
I wrote a song that I don't hate. Finally.

Well let us see it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on July 08, 2009, 04:09:14 PM
I wrote a song that I don't hate. Finally.
OMG ME TOO!

I usually hate all of my songs, but I actually like this one a lot. I don't have a title yet. I wrote it last night, so naturally, it's about Ben.


What can I say?
I really like it
when things work out this way.
I'd pay top dollar
for another day like today.

What could it be?
A feeling
so happy and free
from just a minute
of you and me.

Nothing seems to matter,
nothing in the world.
As long as you're beside me,
everything's all right.
Nothing seems to matter,
staring out your window.
Just to be around you -
God! It feels all right!
So how can I describe it
simply as the day?
What can I say? I love you!
What more is there to say?

What can I do?
You make me happy,
so why am I so blue?
It's like I'm dying
when I am next to you.

Oh, what can I do
to make you understand?
Don't you know
that I'm your biggest fan?

Nothing seems to matter,
nothing in the world.
Watching - time is ticking,
waiting for the sun.
Nothing seems to matter.
Stare at the computer,
wait for you to answer.
God! What have I done?
Just tell me how to tell you!
Tell me just for fun!
What can I say? I love you,
and you're the only one!

Sometimes, you gotta say it loud.
You really gotta mean it, gotta call 'em as you see 'em.
Sometimes, you just can't find the words.
It always happens - why does it always happen to me?

I'm at a loss for words -
three easy words.
I can't find anything to say!

This is how it happens!
No communication!
Soon, my love is fading,
going 'round the bend.
Doesn't need to happen -
we can still get by!
We don't need a title,
we can just be friends!
Doesn't seem so bad no -
withing perfect reason!
What can I say? I'm happy
that this is not the end!

What can I say? I love you!
You're the only one that matters -
the only one that matters, my friend...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on July 08, 2009, 07:26:25 PM
I've been writing a lot less and am now recording what I have left.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on July 09, 2009, 04:25:12 AM
yay my band had another show last night for this pirate themed cabaret night! twas fun! oh we have a badly recorded song on the myspace now...

www.myspace.com/andthenshetastedtheapplecider
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on July 09, 2009, 11:35:23 AM
yay my band had another show last night for this pirate themed cabaret night! twas fun! oh we have a badly recorded song on the myspace now...

www.myspace.com/andthenshetastedtheapplecider

I like it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on July 10, 2009, 02:01:05 AM
I wrote another one tonight. This one's about mental upset more than anything else.
It's called "DSM-IV".


It's not like I don't blame myself
for the nasty things I say,
but there has to be something else
that puts me on the fray -
there has to be a pill for it;
let's ask the FDA.

I'm wearing my true colors,
and my life is still a mess.
There's something in the water
that is causing my distress.
Never mind, I must keep smiling -
I need to look my best.

I read DSM-IV today - oh boy...
There must be some anxiety, or maybe I'm paranoid.

Did anyone in Sigmund's office
ever use the couch?
Will napping for an hour
make me more or less a grouch?
Either way, why pay for it?
I can just sleep at my house.

It's not like I can sleep for long
before I've had enough.
I tell my mother everything -
she just says peace and love -
like talking to your best friend,
except they don't wake up.

I read DSM-IV today - oh man...
It didn't help me form a decent plan.
I read DSM-IV today - oh damn...
Sounds to me like I don't really know who I am.

Was it a diagnosis, or was it a lie?
Doctor, doctor, can you look me in the eye?
Give me something that is pure, something that you know will cure me -
Just make sure it makes me as normal as you are.

It's not like I don't blame myself
for every little fault.
I thought that it was normal,
but I guess it's all evolved -
as though, when time is passing,
rationality dissolves.

I read DSM-IV today - oh why?
Looks like now it's telling me to die.

Doctor, doctor, tell me, tell me what to do!
Tell me it's the air I breathe that makes me blue!
Tell me your degree will provide a remedy!
Tell me it's genetic - runs in the family!

Can't I read DSM-IV one day
and have it tell me everything is gonna be okay?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on July 10, 2009, 04:03:52 AM
Trying to think of a band name. First word 'subversive'. Citizen? Element? System? Anyone have any thoughts?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on July 10, 2009, 07:07:09 AM
yay my band had another show last night for this pirate themed cabaret night! twas fun! oh we have a badly recorded song on the myspace now...

www.myspace.com/andthenshetastedtheapplecider

I like it.

ah thankyou! live its much better, i dress up as a housewife!


Trying to think of a band name. First word 'subversive'. Citizen? Element? System? Anyone have any thoughts?

out of those three "subversive citizen" has the best ring. band names are hard...
subversive suede?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on July 10, 2009, 06:07:42 PM
My guitarist is amazing. Recorded 5 tracks for me to edit omfg so fuuuun. I am adding drum tracks... So excitied.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on July 11, 2009, 04:50:24 AM
Does anyone know of a good easy-to-use file sharing service I can use to upload a couple of songs so that I can show you all what I've created recently?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on July 11, 2009, 05:11:16 AM
Does anyone know of a good easy-to-use file sharing service I can use to upload a couple of songs so that I can show you all what I've created recently?
I believe there is a free one floating around called file dump. I use this one.  http://www.mediafire.com/
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on July 11, 2009, 06:08:57 AM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: [CPCTC]Mrs.Picklez on July 11, 2009, 02:21:39 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!
I really really like. Only thing I don't like is the drums. ><
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on July 12, 2009, 12:27:38 AM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!
I really really like. Only thing I don't like is the drums. ><
What's up with the drums? They aren't mic'ed properly if that's what you mean.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on July 12, 2009, 03:46:23 AM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Cool man. Not what I was expecting. Which parts do you play/sing/write?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on July 12, 2009, 04:17:38 AM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Cool man. Not what I was expecting. Which parts do you play/sing/write?

I sing and write lyrics. I also arranged the rythm guitar parts but didn't come up with th original ideas or play the rythm guitar on the recordings. We're clearly still trying to narrow down our sound. The first songs sort of a placebo grunge type thing and the second ones practically a black metal song. Hopefully we'll get ther though.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on July 12, 2009, 02:14:33 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

I quite like this. Going to put it on my iPod now.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Ms on July 31, 2009, 03:47:27 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Okay, make a heap more of these because I like them. I love Perfect Vision a lot, but I am super fond of Black Sunrise too. Basically they are good and I can't wait to hear more.

Also, I'm going to be kind of creepy here and say that I adore your voice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Fuzz138 on August 01, 2009, 12:52:53 PM
I finally have some songs online! Some rough, fuzzy, jagged, horrible little songs.

But please have a listen  ;D

http://www.myspace.com/alexgsnortheast

I can post lyrics if ya like? I'm never one to boast, and I know the production quality's certainly not to the highest standard. But I am quite proud of some of my lyrics.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on August 02, 2009, 04:41:09 PM
New songs, New picture drawn by sylvia k.
CLICKTHISLINK (http://www.myspace.com/mookid)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on August 12, 2009, 09:06:45 PM
Started off as a pretty awkward little song to one of my friends, however I decided to post it on here because I SLYLY made reference to Amanda Fucking Palmer ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYTnEK_RLhs
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on August 12, 2009, 09:08:13 PM
Man I haven't been on here in ages.


Oh! So next weekend I have 4 hours recording time to record a bunch of my songs. I don't know if anyone has really heard any of my stuff, or is interested, but I should have a CD by October.

Here's my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/rosesandpianos
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on August 31, 2009, 03:05:30 PM
Man I haven't been on here in ages.


Oh! So next weekend I have 4 hours recording time to record a bunch of my songs. I don't know if anyone has really heard any of my stuff, or is interested, but I should have a CD by October.

Here's my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/rosesandpianos

that's spectacular!!!
I want one, if you're pressing it as acd and all. if not, I still want one! you should post the tracks when you're done!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on August 31, 2009, 07:52:26 PM

New songs, New picture drawn by sylvia k.
CLICKTHISLINK (http://www.myspace.com/mookid)

btw, I friended you
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on September 01, 2009, 02:37:31 AM
solo show tomorrow night... this will be different
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Mockery on September 03, 2009, 03:42:29 PM
Hey, could someone help me out with writing a song for a comic series I'm working on? It has to do with sirens.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on September 24, 2009, 01:51:50 PM
this is a song on my set list, I don't want to put it on myspace yet, tell me what you think? http://www.sendspace.com/file/gobino
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: rosesandpianos on December 07, 2009, 02:35:40 AM
Am I going to? Yes... I'm going to be an ad whore and keep posting shit about my music.

I have a website now. I figured it was the easiest and most efficient way to keep everything together (plus I used it on college apps woo score)

If ANYONE even wants to look... I've got downloads and videos:

www.erinsawkwardmusic.com

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Jono on December 10, 2009, 06:34:30 PM
Its taken a while to build up the confidence to post these but thanks to some pushing by someone else I present 4 of my songs, the audio quality is very low due to the fact its recorded on a little Mic designed for talking on webcam (hence the near constant clipping)

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=8a01baeeb9d7ec360dec85adfe0a530afb9414396325df0d16f8cf40558950b4
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Chloe on December 11, 2009, 05:11:01 AM
Ive started to do more ambient experiment work these days, based around what ive been studying at uni. Although ive been slowly writing a couple of new songs..nothing new to show as of yet though!  :-\
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Half Mar on December 11, 2009, 09:08:38 AM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on December 12, 2009, 10:10:44 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Are you singing on this?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Chloe on December 13, 2009, 12:17:38 AM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

 :love5: AMAZING!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: NastyEgo on December 13, 2009, 08:16:51 AM
I've put an instrumental demo of my new tune on MySpace. There's a link to my profile if you click the world icon under my avatar. The song is called "Memories (instrumental)"
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Chloe on December 13, 2009, 10:15:59 AM
http://www.myspace.com/chloecutler

think theres a new one since last time..
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Half Mar on December 13, 2009, 10:32:11 AM
:love5: AMAZING!!


Thanks m'dear <33 :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on December 13, 2009, 02:15:54 PM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

<3 I love you Mar.
I wish we could have band.
MarMal.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Chloe on December 13, 2009, 02:41:06 PM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

<3 I love you Mar.
I wish we could have band.
MarMal.

You guys would be awesome!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Half Mar on December 13, 2009, 03:21:41 PM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

<3 I love you Mar.
I wish we could have band.
MarMal.

One day, when I haz a lot of money, and am done with school and stuff, I will fly over there and start a wickedly awesome band with you! :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on December 13, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

<3 I love you Mar.
I wish we could have band.
MarMal.

One day, when I haz a lot of money, and am done with school and stuff, I will fly over there and start a wickedly awesome band with you! :love5:

Yay!
We can do lots of Tegan & Sara covers!!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Half Mar on December 13, 2009, 05:11:34 PM
Well... here goes. I am going to start 'safe' with posting a cover (not sure if that can be called safe, but it feels safer for now), and not one of my own songs (also because I don't have any good recordings of it, only one is decent). Anyway, I am a drummer, not a singer and a guitar player. But I like to try, and mess around with that. Anyway, don't expect too much lol.

Sentimental Tune (Tegan and Sara cover) (http://www.mediafire.com/?0dnm1tm5dmc)

<3 I love you Mar.
I wish we could have band.
MarMal.

One day, when I haz a lot of money, and am done with school and stuff, I will fly over there and start a wickedly awesome band with you! :love5:

Yay!
We can do lots of Tegan & Sara covers!!!

I like that O0 But let's not forget Amanda covers!

Oh man, we would have a setlist that would be beyond awesome ;)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on December 15, 2009, 07:35:25 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Are you singing on this?

Yes indeed. This reminds me, I should post some more songs.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on December 15, 2009, 07:42:37 PM
HEY EVERYONE I HAVE TWO SONGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO!

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=0ae0fb80c5c0406636df4e8dca14196913bc6abd63b494bcb8eada0a1ae8665a)

Please tell me what you think, unless you hate it, in which case, keep your opinions to yourself!

Are you singing on this?

Yes indeed. This reminds me, I should post some more songs.

Yes, you should.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: the astronaut on February 18, 2010, 07:16:12 PM
I have been dead foreverrrrrr.

But I has music!! On a nice, shiny, professional Bandcamp :)

http://kaylaoberlin.bandcamp.com
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lucy on February 19, 2010, 03:16:16 PM
I have been dead foreverrrrrr.

But I has music!! On a nice, shiny, professional Bandcamp :)

http://kaylaoberlin.bandcamp.com
aaah i love it kayla! :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on February 24, 2010, 02:07:49 AM
wrote a new song today. it's simple, but i'm kind of pleased with it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 24, 2010, 04:39:11 AM
^
awesome! i wanna hear your stuff!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 24, 2010, 10:17:57 AM
Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 24, 2010, 03:31:49 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on February 24, 2010, 07:18:42 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

audiences are all the same - they're there to be conquered.

take it to 'em, girl!  :brave:

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 24, 2010, 10:31:31 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.


Oooh gurl, you rock that shit! Hey! Get someone to record you, then we can have more cute videos of your loverliness.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on February 25, 2010, 12:14:28 AM
^
awesome! i wanna hear your stuff!

well maybe when my internet stops sucking i will upload something! although i'm not sure whether i have the courage yet to inflict my stuff on anyone's ears other than my own/my nextdoor neighbours who don't really have a choice in the matter hahaha.

Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.

Umm these are amazing, Bloodletting especially. And I dig the concept behind them. You are rad.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 25, 2010, 02:08:37 AM
Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.

ah mh internet is shit! and youtube is difficult for it at the best of times! when it gets good again i shall definatley listen!! :D
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

AWESOME!! :D
^
awesome! i wanna hear your stuff!

well maybe when my internet stops sucking i will upload something! although i'm not sure whether i have the courage yet to inflict my stuff on anyone's ears other than my own/my nextdoor neighbours who don't really have a choice in the matter hahaha.




haha that'd be awesome! if your feeling embarrassed, i'll upload some of my solo stuff which is most likely so terrible, you wont be anymore haha :P 

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Wednesday Friday on February 25, 2010, 06:28:59 AM
haha that'd be awesome! if your feeling embarrassed, i'll upload some of my solo stuff which is most likely so terrible, you wont be anymore haha :P 



you should totally upload some of your solo stuff, because i bet it is most likely awesome!

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on February 26, 2010, 01:46:16 AM
haha that'd be awesome! if your feeling embarrassed, i'll upload some of my solo stuff which is most likely so terrible, you wont be anymore haha :P 



you should totally upload some of your solo stuff, because i bet it is most likely awesome!



haha i will if you will! :P
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on February 26, 2010, 11:01:45 AM
^
awesome! i wanna hear your stuff!

well maybe when my internet stops sucking i will upload something! although i'm not sure whether i have the courage yet to inflict my stuff on anyone's ears other than my own/my nextdoor neighbours who don't really have a choice in the matter hahaha.

Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.

Umm these are amazing, Bloodletting especially. And I dig the concept behind them. You are rad.

Thank-you, yo.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on February 28, 2010, 08:48:56 PM
Did an awesome full band rehearsal with BOXES! (http://www.weloveboxes.com) for our show on March 10th (my birfdayyy). It's finally hit me that I'm now in a REAL rockband! I'm about to upload some audio from the rehearsal so you guys can (kind of) hear the awesomeness :D

edit: yee! a couple of the songs from the practice :)
we fuck up a couple of times, but still... way more awesome than anything i've ever done before :D
http://www.box.net//static/flash/box_explorer.swf?widget_hash=n35qebqsrq&v=0&cl=0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: desired_wasteland on March 17, 2010, 02:56:46 PM
So, since everyone's posting their awesome stuff, I'd figured I'd post mine.

www.myspace.com/thatguywiththeheadphones There's loads of stuff there. :) Working on an EP at the moment. Hope you like! *shamelessselfpromotion*

EDIT: I'm not the best singer, but it's decent, I suppose. I only sing on them because there's no one else. :)

@Seean I looooveeddd Little Red. Did you have to perform that for your class too?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on April 02, 2010, 06:55:25 PM
I probably shouldn’t be posting this because I recorded it today and I’m in a non-objective semi-drunken state (Both on the recording and now and especially on the electric guitar).

http://www.myspace.com/speciouspresent
“Tired” is the one to listen to.

It is different from what I usually try to write because it is quite conventional but I plan to video record myself singing and playing a guitar lead part on it so I can get used to that horrible no-feedback/negative-feedback situation that Youtube provides... I struggle to put stuff out that I really care about so hopefully this recording which I (momentarily) think is Ok will toughen me up to rejection. 


Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on April 03, 2010, 01:10:59 PM
I probably shouldn’t be posting this because I was in a semi-drunken state when I recorded it last night (especially on the electric guitar but to some extent on most of it) and I’m not in the most objective moods right now.

http://www.myspace.com/speciouspresent
“Tired” is the one to listen to.

It is different from what I usually try to write because it is quite conventional but I plan to video myself singing and playing a guitar lead part on it so I can get comfortable with the horrible no-feedback/negative-feedback situation that Youtube provides... I struggle to put stuff out that I really care about so hopefully this audio which I (momentarily) think is Ok will toughen me up to rejection and help me feel less "precious" about my weirder and more personal music. 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 03, 2010, 01:21:12 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

did this happen yet?

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on April 03, 2010, 08:26:21 PM
"Life's a little better
floating on a pink cloud
Blurry vision
Something in the weather
buzzing through electrodes
Bad decisions

Life's a little better
riding on the back of a big cat, baby,
keep it steady
My, what lovely weather
I can't even tell that it's night time
I'm not ready
You're not ready"

I'm trying to make something of it...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on April 04, 2010, 11:33:51 AM
Sometimes I play my songs and I don't find them to be very good mostly because a lot of them have morbid messages. I always find it strange when someone who, let's say is into pop or musical theatre, like my songs... I mean actually like them. Does anyone get this a lot?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 04, 2010, 12:46:03 PM
Sometimes I play my songs and I don't find them to be very good mostly because a lot of them have morbid messages. I always find it strange when someone who, let's say is into pop or musical theatre, like my songs... I mean actually like them. Does anyone get this a lot?
yeah, i'm the same way. i realized that at one point half of the songs i was considering for my album were all about death.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on April 04, 2010, 03:56:47 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

did this happen yet?

#@!

Yes, yes it did. I was so nervous I kept forgetting the words and nearly died, so I'm playing again on the 23rd to do a better job.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 22, 2010, 02:39:39 AM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

did this happen yet?

#@!

Yes, yes it did. I was so nervous I kept forgetting the words and nearly died, so I'm playing again on the 23rd to do a better job.

ready?

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on April 22, 2010, 04:07:12 PM
I got asked to do a support slot!! I've never played in front of anyone before, except at Quaker summer school. Ooh err. Am now terrified.

did this happen yet?

#@!

Yes, yes it did. I was so nervous I kept forgetting the words and nearly died, so I'm playing again on the 23rd to do a better job.

ready?

#@!

Nearly xD Now I know better what it'll be like, I'm feeling pretty good about things, but then again a LOT of people are coming who didn't come to the last one - I mean like sort of important people, like my brother, and Ben - so I'm a bit nervous on that front...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 23, 2010, 02:48:16 AM
I'm writing a new song! It's all... experimental XD
What I have so far:
"For Those in Attendance"
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fedgargonzalezjr%2Ffor-those-in-attendance-rough-instrumental
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 24, 2010, 06:25:01 AM
I'm writing a new song! It's all... experimental XD
What I have so far:
"For Those in Attendance"
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fedgargonzalezjr%2Ffor-those-in-attendance-rough-instrumental

I had a listen, there is some cool stuff there, especially the intro part going into and then the middle part. Got some more stuff? 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on April 24, 2010, 06:29:40 AM
WHOOOoooOOOoooooOOOOoooooOOOoooooOOOOoooooo!!!

Remembered ALL my words, my brother liked it, Ben couldn't make it but I LOVED it xD
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 24, 2010, 06:35:53 AM
Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.

These are both very good, Bloodletting especially. Musically you are excellent and the song itself is brilliant. The only improvement I can think of is if you had a great singer singing the parts. Don't get me wrong your vocals are fine but if you added an amazing singer those pieces especially the first would be epic! Good work.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 24, 2010, 06:42:13 AM
I'm going to go back and check out some more of other people's stuff as the ones I have heard so far have been cool but in the meantime I'll give a link to some of mine.

I appreciate I am a newbie to these boards but feel free to show some newbie love and give me some feedback good or bad!

www.myspace.com/cheeryourselfdeaf

ps. If anyone has time and knows how to do midi drums let me know...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 24, 2010, 01:36:29 PM
WHOOOoooOOOoooooOOOOoooooOOOoooooOOOOoooooo!!!

Remembered ALL my words, my brother liked it, Ben couldn't make it but I LOVED it xD

 :headbang:

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on April 29, 2010, 11:03:13 AM
Yeah me too!!!



I wrote two songs for an English project. We had to write either an essay, short story, poems, songs, screen play etc on whatever topic we chose. I chose faerytales and how they are not as child-friendly as they seem to be. I wrote two songs. If anyone's interested in listening to any of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSZImft_0WQ (Bloodletting)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTjNcwknB8 (Little Red)

Both are quite long, Little Red references Bloodletting so it would make more sense if you listened to Blood first, but you don't have to.

These are both very good, Bloodletting especially. Musically you are excellent and the song itself is brilliant. The only improvement I can think of is if you had a great singer singing the parts. Don't get me wrong your vocals are fine but if you added an amazing singer those pieces especially the first would be epic! Good work.

Agreed. Sometimes I write songs where the vocals sound dead and boring and then I wish I had the voice of Christina Aguilera to do some vocal acrobats on that shit. I have a friend who can do that, though. Maybe we'll record together and get something good out of it. Thanks for your input!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 29, 2010, 07:44:59 PM
No worries... I really did enjoy it. You and your friends could produce some great things, would love to hear it when you do!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 29, 2010, 07:55:10 PM
I probably shouldn’t be posting this because I was in a semi-drunken state when I recorded it last night (especially on the electric guitar but to some extent on most of it) and I’m not in the most objective moods right now.

http://www.myspace.com/speciouspresent
“Tired” is the one to listen to.

It is different from what I usually try to write because it is quite conventional but I plan to video myself singing and playing a guitar lead part on it so I can get comfortable with the horrible no-feedback/negative-feedback situation that Youtube provides... I struggle to put stuff out that I really care about so hopefully this audio which I (momentarily) think is Ok will toughen me up to rejection and help me feel less "precious" about my weirder and more personal music. 


I liked both songs on the myspace page. The second one was 'cleaner' but still had enough to keep it interesting. Did the first one have more at the start and end or was it suppossed to come in as though it was already there and end in the same way? Both are cool tracks though, I would listen to more...

ps. How easy/difficult are midi drums to master as I need to add some to my stuff?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 29, 2010, 08:07:34 PM
http://www.myspace.com/chloecutler

think theres a new one since last time..

I listened to all your origional tunes and I have to say cool stuff. I wonder what the second half of the Otter House would sound like with a band backing it, as it had a cool build up thing going on which with drums and bass might sound even bigger. Still cool either way though...

The last one was really different from the other two but again very good... I enjoyed them.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on April 29, 2010, 08:11:47 PM
All the stuff I am hearing is all very cool, will listen to some more tomorrow...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 02, 2010, 07:32:44 PM
New songs, New picture drawn by sylvia k.
CLICKTHISLINK (http://www.myspace.com/mookid)

The first song reminded me of an acoustic sounding Nivarna for some reason (in a good way). You have an interesting voice. The cover was also good and enjoyed the last song too.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 02, 2010, 07:41:58 PM
I have been dead foreverrrrrr.

But I has music!! On a nice, shiny, professional Bandcamp :)

http://kaylaoberlin.bandcamp.com

There is some good stuff here. I like it. The only improvement I could think of was to add a little percussion on some of the more upbeat songs, a snare and a high hat or something would add a little extra drive to them imo. Great songs though!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 02, 2010, 07:45:32 PM
I finally have some songs online! Some rough, fuzzy, jagged, horrible little songs.

But please have a listen  ;D

http://www.myspace.com/alexgsnortheast

I can post lyrics if ya like? I'm never one to boast, and I know the production quality's certainly not to the highest standard. But I am quite proud of some of my lyrics.

You have some good songs there!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on May 02, 2010, 08:58:16 PM
I probably shouldn’t be posting this because I was in a semi-drunken state when I recorded it last night (especially on the electric guitar but to some extent on most of it) and I’m not in the most objective moods right now.

http://www.myspace.com/speciouspresent
“Tired” is the one to listen to.

It is different from what I usually try to write because it is quite conventional but I plan to video myself singing and playing a guitar lead part on it so I can get comfortable with the horrible no-feedback/negative-feedback situation that Youtube provides... I struggle to put stuff out that I really care about so hopefully this audio which I (momentarily) think is Ok will toughen me up to rejection and help me feel less "precious" about my weirder and more personal music. 


I liked both songs on the myspace page. The second one was 'cleaner' but still had enough to keep it interesting. Did the first one have more at the start and end or was it suppossed to come in as though it was already there and end in the same way? Both are cool tracks though, I would listen to more...

ps. How easy/difficult are midi drums to master as I need to add some to my stuff?

Just noticed this. Thanks. I haven't really decided if more is needed at the start/end of the first song but there is always that possibility. The songs were ideas that I was thinking about developing but I can never tell if anything I do is any good. I just left it at that until something happened to make me feel confident about working on it some more.

Midi drums are difficult to master if you want to emulate real drumming - (I certainly haven't got close to mastering it)… Any style of music that requires authentic drumming is tricky but if you can get well recorded drum samples, or a vst instrument that uses well recorded samples, you have a better chance of getting something to sound good. Also good to add a little ambience to midi drums but this is tricky because it is easy to go over the top with reverbs (a common problem with my home recordings). "Gunshot" snares are a pain... Some vst programs allow you to avoid “gunshot” snares by automatically alternating between similar sounding snare samples though. If necessary you can set up an alternate snare on a different channel... Probably a good idea to use a keyboard for triggering samples because you can get a bit of feel for crescendos etc. Much of the rest of the midi programming is about trying to get into a drummer’s mentality, which is not especially easy and invariably requires a bit of trial and error..
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 02, 2010, 09:30:01 PM
I probably shouldn’t be posting this because I was in a semi-drunken state when I recorded it last night (especially on the electric guitar but to some extent on most of it) and I’m not in the most objective moods right now.

http://www.myspace.com/speciouspresent
“Tired” is the one to listen to.

It is different from what I usually try to write because it is quite conventional but I plan to video myself singing and playing a guitar lead part on it so I can get comfortable with the horrible no-feedback/negative-feedback situation that Youtube provides... I struggle to put stuff out that I really care about so hopefully this audio which I (momentarily) think is Ok will toughen me up to rejection and help me feel less "precious" about my weirder and more personal music. 


I liked both songs on the myspace page. The second one was 'cleaner' but still had enough to keep it interesting. Did the first one have more at the start and end or was it suppossed to come in as though it was already there and end in the same way? Both are cool tracks though, I would listen to more...

ps. How easy/difficult are midi drums to master as I need to add some to my stuff?

Just noticed this. Thanks. I haven't really decided if more is needed at the start/end of the first song but there is always that possibility. The songs were ideas that I was thinking about developing but I can never tell if anything I do is any good. I just left it at that until something happened to make me feel confident about working on it some more.

Midi drums are difficult to master if you want to emulate real drumming - (I certainly haven't got close to mastering it)… Any style of music that requires authentic drumming is tricky but if you can get well recorded drum samples, or a vst instrument that uses well recorded samples, you have a better chance of getting something to sound good. Also good to add a little ambience to midi drums but this is tricky because it is easy to go over the top with reverbs (a common problem with my home recordings). "Gunshot" snares are a pain... Some vst programs allow you to avoid “gunshot” snares by automatically alternating between similar sounding snare samples though. If necessary you can set up an alternate snare on a different channel... Probably a good idea to use a keyboard for triggering samples because you can get a bit of feel for crescendos etc. Much of the rest of the midi programming is about trying to get into a drummer’s mentality, which is not especially easy and invariably requires a bit of trial and error..

Crap I hoped you were going to tell me it was easy! I need at least semi authentic drums to go with the semi authentic everything else that I play through my guitar...

Cheers for the advice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on May 03, 2010, 11:16:24 AM
New songs, New picture drawn by sylvia k.
CLICKTHISLINK (http://www.myspace.com/mookid)

The first song reminded me of an acoustic sounding Nivarna for some reason (in a good way). You have an interesting voice. The cover was also good and enjoyed the last song too.

Sweet. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on May 03, 2010, 01:09:20 PM
Crap I hoped you were going to tell me it was easy! I need at least semi authentic drums to go with the semi authentic everything else that I play through my guitar...

Cheers for the advice.

You might have a knack for it so don’t let me put you off. Sometimes sample sets have demonstration midi notes programmed in to give you an idea of what the samples sound like together and you can get an idea of what to do from that. If you find samples that sound good together it easier to forgive any less than realistic result. Emulation isn’t always desirable anyway and you might come up with something that a drummer wouldn’t do that suits your music.

ADDED: (may5)  I've listened to your music a couple of times now. I like the range of moods that you’ve got in the different pieces. I suppose it makes me think of it as having a film track like flow about it that makes for pleasant listening – sort of like being taken through a number of different scenes (not unlike the titles you’ve given them).
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pliwood180 on May 04, 2010, 05:12:41 PM
I've found a few guys to jam with over the summer.

I'm playing with one tomorrow for the first time. I'm really excited, because we started out picking covers so we can see how we play together. He chose "Rebel, Rebel" by Bowie, a White Stripes tune, and a Black Keys tune. I chose "Where Is My Mind?" by the Pixies and "Creep." He already knew how to play my picks, and I knew all of his except for the Black Keys song.

We've tossed around tons of ideas for others, and we have really similar/eclectic tastes. I am very excited  :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on May 07, 2010, 04:31:12 PM
i love loop pedals <3
http://www.youtube.com/v/r63bKY5vVZI&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lucy on May 07, 2010, 05:10:04 PM
edgar dude that is such an awesome song! it's so catchy and ah i love it! :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pliwood180 on May 07, 2010, 09:21:57 PM
edgar dude that is such an awesome song! it's so catchy and ah i love it! :love5:
Seconded!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 10, 2010, 07:27:32 PM
Crap I hoped you were going to tell me it was easy! I need at least semi authentic drums to go with the semi authentic everything else that I play through my guitar...

Cheers for the advice.

You might have a knack for it so don’t let me put you off. Sometimes sample sets have demonstration midi notes programmed in to give you an idea of what the samples sound like together and you can get an idea of what to do from that. If you find samples that sound good together it easier to forgive any less than realistic result. Emulation isn’t always desirable anyway and you might come up with something that a drummer wouldn’t do that suits your music.

ADDED: (may5)  I've listened to your music a couple of times now. I like the range of moods that you’ve got in the different pieces. I suppose it makes me think of it as having a film track like flow about it that makes for pleasant listening – sort of like being taken through a number of different scenes (not unlike the titles you’ve given them).

I just wanted to say once again thanks for listening (from two parts of the boards!). I also kind of feel a film track flow so I am glad someone else got that too.

Cheers
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: simon tongue on May 10, 2010, 07:30:21 PM
i love loop pedals <3
http://www.youtube.com/v/r63bKY5vVZI&hl=en_US&fs=1&


That is some cool looping and purcussive usage there. Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Johnny on May 12, 2010, 10:07:58 PM
i love loop pedals <3
http://www.youtube.com/v/r63bKY5vVZI&hl=en_US&fs=1&



uhhhhhh you are so fucking hot in this.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on June 09, 2010, 06:28:15 PM
odd...the nicer my personal life is getting, the darker my songs are getting.

I'll take it. I'm just glad to be finishing songs again.

 :glasses9:

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on June 24, 2010, 02:19:35 AM
I don't have it recorded, but back in April I wrote a song called "Kitty" that I'm IMMENSELY proud of. It's the first one that I've ever felt comfortable playing for people.

I'll post the lyrics for now, although, to be honest, I think without the music the lyrics are iffy... I mean, out of context they don't make a whole lot of sense, and at times even seem convoluted. But with the music... They just sound right.

Life's a little better
floating on a pink cloud
Spotty vision
Spotty vision
Something in the weather
buzzing through electrodes
Bad decisions
Bad decisions

Life's a little better
riding on the back of a big cat, baby
Keep it steady
Keep it steady
My, what lovely weather
I can't even tell that it's nighttime
I'm not ready
You're not ready

What is your right arm
telling you to do?
Play with broken glass
so you don't look like a poser
Back of the van
with a stuffed raccoon
You hold it to your chest
You're afraid of getting closer

I sing the body electric
My love is undetected
I can sweep you off your feet
and Kitty helps me smile as I sleep

I remember thinking
I can feel my arms when you're in them,  baby
You tell me
you love me
That night you'd been drinking
I went for a ride on my big cat, baby
Me qui qui
Me qui qui

Cats and dogs
on roller blades
Maybe I will learn
to walk again when I'm sober
Mice and men
make plans best laid
Then I go awry
when you tell me it's over

You sing the body electric
Although your mind's defective
You don't love the things you have
and Kitty cannot help us while we're sad
Kitty's not a substitute for Dad

What is your right arm
telling you to do?
Wrestle with the cat
making everybody nervous
I should find a way
to blame you
but I couldn't do it
Baby, you would not deserve it

I sing the body electric
You've seen me unprotected
You might cause my heart to break
but Kitty helps me love you when I ache
You think you know your mind
but Kitty knows you're still the heartless kind
I know you're not so sweet,
but Kitty tells me sweep you off your feet
Kitty tells me hold you while you sleep
Kitty tells me kiss you on the cheek

Kitty's got the love you need
She'll make you smile with your teeth
but you won't fall in love with me
so she will tell me don't cry when you leave

Me qui qui
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on June 24, 2010, 09:57:08 PM
xD
http://www.youtube.com/v/fTNSegNKCh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The King of Carrot Flowers on June 25, 2010, 10:42:32 PM
xD
http://www.youtube.com/v/fTNSegNKCh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Oh my, you weren't kidding when you said you love loop pedals! ♥
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on June 26, 2010, 12:26:41 PM
xD
http://www.youtube.com/v/fTNSegNKCh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Oh my, you weren't kidding when you said you love loop pedals! ♥

I LOVE YOU EDGAR.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pliwood180 on June 26, 2010, 04:12:49 PM
xD
http://www.youtube.com/v/fTNSegNKCh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Oh my, you weren't kidding when you said you love loop pedals! ♥

I LOVE YOU EDGAR.
Edgar! You rock, darling  :love5: I fucking love that. Where were you performing?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on August 06, 2010, 07:56:35 PM
i've had this song stuck in my head all week, so i made my own arrangement of it.
:)
http://www.youtube.com/v/XAnr9TO09SY&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: yourworstfuckingnightmare on August 06, 2010, 10:36:01 PM
Hiiii. Decided I would cover I Google You! Here it is! Feedback and critique would be very much appreciated. I got a little confused at some parts - I've only heard the song about three or four times - but overall, I don't think it's too bad! Apart from being slightly pink... :S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgFqVoG1MUo < --- link. :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Tomatoes and Radiowire on August 07, 2010, 06:29:29 AM
UGH


BAMM!


FUCKING ALBUM!  http://tyranusforte.bandcamp.com/album/anesthesia (http://tyranusforte.bandcamp.com/album/anesthesia)

watchugunna do about it?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on August 07, 2010, 07:00:37 AM
FUCKING ALBUM!  http://tyranusforte.bandcamp.com/album/anesthesia (http://tyranusforte.bandcamp.com/album/anesthesia)
watchugunna do about it?
i'ma pour your words into my ear right naoooo
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: benmoody0220 on September 09, 2010, 02:36:57 AM
i've had this song stuck in my head all week, so i made my own arrangement of it.
:)
http://www.youtube.com/v/XAnr9TO09SY&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1

That was pretty bad ass. You have an awesome voice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: benmoody0220 on October 26, 2010, 01:42:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4y7lDKaDyI

That's me playing my song "Autumn Leaves". The video quality is pretty shit but the audio quality is decent.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on November 10, 2010, 09:19:25 PM
xD
http://www.youtube.com/v/fTNSegNKCh4&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Have my babies, you motherfucker.



*EDIT* What do y'all think of these here song lyrics? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qT4RE1oo0zL1q-ZtpbrcLfseZ5Cizr0I9VfTta9GvMA/edit?hl=en&pli=1#

I'm almost 90% sure I've got this almost 100% down, what do you yis think?.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on November 18, 2010, 09:15:53 PM
Here's a tres rough version of an original by me, about the Sunny von Bulow scandal.

http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/sunny

I shall record a better quality one soon.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 19, 2010, 12:23:19 PM
Here's a tres rough version of an original by me, entitled "Sunny Will Get Out Of Bed".

http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/sunny

I shall record a better quality one soon.

What do you guys think?

It keeps saying there's a fucking error.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on November 19, 2010, 05:20:37 PM
Here's a tres rough version of an original by me, entitled "Sunny Will Get Out Of Bed".

http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/sunny

I shall record a better quality one soon.

What do you guys think?

It keeps saying there's a fucking error.

It's working for me and other people. :( Weird.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on November 19, 2010, 07:42:55 PM
I just have a really, really, really, really, really, really shitty computer.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on November 24, 2010, 07:37:08 AM
I'll try and post a few of my new demos tomorrow, heading in a bit of a different direction.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on November 26, 2010, 08:02:16 PM
They're shitty quality because I recorded them on a tape recorder but here you go.

http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d (http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d)

http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a (http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on December 07, 2010, 01:23:47 PM
They're shitty quality because I recorded them on a tape recorder but here you go.

http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d (http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d)

http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a (http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a)

I love.  :love5:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on December 08, 2010, 01:27:57 AM
just wrote a new song for the first time since April.

goodbye writer's block!

http://www.box.net/shared/pdg0xiqfhz

don't know why some of the vocals aren't syncing to the time correctly. oh well, it's a rough version :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on December 08, 2010, 01:58:36 AM
They're shitty quality because I recorded them on a tape recorder but here you go.

http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d (http://www.mediafire.com/?m18z8goolamb11d)

http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a (http://www.mediafire.com/?8h488c4bsh2f79a)

I love.  :love5:

Thanks dude.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: benmoody0220 on December 08, 2010, 02:19:14 AM
www.matchboxmessiah.bandcamp.com

My album! Recorded in an actual studio.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on December 08, 2010, 01:47:32 PM
AFP just talked about the Dresden Dolls being considered a bit of a weirdo band in the Boston area  (on the Berklee webcast)… That gives me a lot of mixed feelings about my own music because what I make is quite weird and I’m not sure if I really want to accept that burden publicly. Part of me would like to make the leap because I want more from my local music scene than indie/metal bands but I don’t think I’ve got the mental resilience to do it on my own.

My music computer is out of action at the moment and these kinds of thoughts are cropping up as I consider the repair and replacement possibilities. I like to make music for myself but begin to feel doubtful about how much I like it when I’m faced with the expenses. Maybe I’m more wrapped up in the idea of finding like-minded people than I realised because I've never hesitated like this before.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on December 08, 2010, 01:58:34 PM
^ Wow, I can relate to you on so many levels.

I don't think my music is weird, but then again the music people are listening to in my generation don't really make a lot of sense and I don't want to have to write meaningless songs about sex, drugs, and fame in order to get attention. Y'know?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on December 08, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
^Yes. I think so.

DD keep the flame of possibility alive for “different music” though I think. They serve as a source of inspiration for outsider musicians… In some ways, though, the “possibility” for attention makes it hard to face the facts and decide if I’m content to make music for the hell of it or if it thrives on a social need. That flicker of chance keeps obscuring the question.

The other problems are tied in with not having like-minded people around to serve as encouragement. Simply failing to find like-minded musicians makes you lose confidence that you’ll eventually find an audience even though it’s not inevitable that a lack of similar thinking musicians will in turn mean there is a lack of interest in the music. Individual audience members don’t have to spend as much supporting a band as band members have to spend supporting themselves so they can absorb the music without the same considerations. Even so, a solo musician has to face the disinterest and jeering without support - I'm not sure I could do that with my brand of weirdness. 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on December 10, 2010, 04:23:20 AM
New Recording! :)
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2843554167/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB

Just got a new guitar rig and decided to re-record all of the guitar parts for this song for funsies. :)
(http://www.soundsliveshop.com/Handlers/ProductDetail/Main/ProductDetailImage.ashx?Path=/Resources/Images/main/L6-PODHD300FRONT.jpg)

I recorded this using Garageband! :) I played everything except some of the drums.

Edit:
Another new song :)
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=933370651/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on December 16, 2010, 01:40:02 PM
^I really like this. :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on December 19, 2010, 02:44:35 AM
another new song i just wrote  :D
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=573814512/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on January 01, 2011, 03:42:51 PM
I recorded a new song last night, and figured out how to embed SoundCloud into the 'box. Let me know what you think of it. :D

Don't Be Evil
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/dripdripdrip

And, while I'm at it:

Sunny Will Get Out Of Bed
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/sunny2

I Want You But I Don't Need You (Cover)
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/iwantyoubutidontneedyou

http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Agonistes on January 01, 2011, 10:50:41 PM
'sunny will get out of bed' is my favorite so far.  i'm not sure why, it just makes me smile the biggest.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: earthshine on January 02, 2011, 05:13:56 AM
^ same. But they're all brilliant! O0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on January 02, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
My computer situation is so depressing. If I get a new computer there is a chance that my software won’t run on it because the technology has moved on. I had a job when I got my last computer and I went all out and essentially got addicted to nice software and technology - even if I go for the upgrades it’s going to cost a bomb. If I do spend a bomb I’ll have to reconfigure all my songs into the new formats because some of the recent versions of the software have been redesigned. I don’t really feel up to making this decision at the moment. I just feel sick about it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 02, 2011, 10:03:18 PM
why don't you just keep working with what you have?

#@!
Title: Edgar Jr. - New Years Eve Show
Post by: Edric. on January 06, 2011, 03:48:55 PM
Me covering "Fuck You" by Cee-Lo
http://www.youtube.com/v/xNpO6doopoM?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

A few songs that are going to be on my second album!
http://www.youtube.com/v/g9JMd0hM6T8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/5937fUzNhic?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/sP-DI1ScyKo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/hdvCuLcn-1k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US


And me covering "Funeral" by Zoë Boekbinder
http://www.youtube.com/v/wFK0CM65Tgs?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on January 08, 2011, 04:00:13 PM
edgar, you have quite some talent. i can most definitely see you making it big O0

and a question for all you songwriters.....

whenever i try to write a song i'm ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS very unhappy with my lyrics. i'd really like to be able to write songs and have confidence in them. what helps you write lyrics/come up with ideas? also, any tips for writing choruses would be lovely. i always get stumped when i get there. my verses will sound good and the chorus is supposed to enhance the verse but the ones i write just don't make my heart sing.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 08, 2011, 04:20:05 PM
I always throw anything away that takes me more than like 3 hours worth of work to write the basic lyrics. Things are better when they just spill out of you than they are when you pick and push them. Once the basics are in, I tweak away, but nothing significant really changes.


....and I just realised that this is of absolutely no help at all to you! xD
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on January 08, 2011, 04:29:12 PM
actually i find it quite helpful to hear people talk about their personal writing processes. especially since i haven't really done much music writing and i still need to find my own process. i can steal from you ;D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 08, 2011, 04:32:25 PM
You feel free to steal as much as you like!! :D I wub 'oo xD
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on January 08, 2011, 05:13:26 PM
i can steal your money too if you'd like >:D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on January 08, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
Sure, if I had any xD
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 08, 2011, 09:00:36 PM
I always throw anything away that takes me more than like 3 hours worth of work to write the basic lyrics. Things are better when they just spill out of you than they are when you pick and push them. Once the basics are in, I tweak away, but nothing significant really changes.



I'm exactly the opposite. I've spent years on individual songs; what saves me is that I'm usually working on anywhere from 6 to 18 songs at any given time.

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on February 27, 2011, 08:34:19 AM
Apple
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/apple
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Agonistes on February 28, 2011, 11:22:01 AM
why are you so awesome?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on February 28, 2011, 11:44:20 AM
He sold his soul. It's the only explanation.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 01, 2011, 02:30:16 AM
Your voice sounds so mature.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 01, 2011, 11:31:56 AM
^In the sense that I sound older than I actually am, or that I sound like I have more singing experience than I do?

To answer dear Aggy's question, it's a combination of Haytchface's answer and hard drugs.

And on the earlier subject of songwriting technique, I suppose I'm more leaning towards Cletus's way of working, I would have the initial pouring out shite, then I'd be pretty cutthroat with what I'd keep, and over a week or two I'd probably write some more once or twice, then finish it off and slot everything into place.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 01, 2011, 12:46:47 PM
You sound older than you are.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 01, 2011, 01:05:14 PM
What do you do to practice singing? I'll never be a professional singer, but I'd like to be able to do a bit with my voice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 01, 2011, 01:08:06 PM
^Sing everywhere, all the time.

You sound older than you are.

You think so?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 01, 2011, 01:21:33 PM
^Sing everywhere, all the time.


I used to, but that's probably why all of my classmates hate me... 
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 01, 2011, 01:22:53 PM
@Graham, I know so.


@theseeker, it's otay, you don't have to be a pro to be a singer. Just sing. But if you want to do something with your voice do some voice warm ups, making really weird noises is good because it wakes up your head resonance which in turn gives you more volume so that the sound can vibrate freely without getting stuck anywhere or being locked up. Humming wakes it up, humming while doing lip trills (when you blow air through your lips while lightly squeezing them shut), singing nasally stretches the vocal cords which help you sing higher notes. Singing should feel like yawning - free and open. And that's where "support" comes in. Support is when you engage your abdomen muscles to hold notes longer and controlling the breath. Note: there should always be a flow of air, even when you're singing quietly. Imagine the sound as a fireman's pole and your throat the area that the pole is coming through (I suck at describing things). The sound should be thin and constant, while your throat is open, that way the sound is open and free as noted above - like yawning! Also, to keep the sound forward keep your tongue forward so that it's touching your front bottom teeth, and pitch your soft palette up which you do when you smile, yawn, or are surprised.

I study classical singinging with a legit teacher and she's encorporated yoga into the lessons, so whenever my ass is about to sing I always make sure to do a full body warm-up - opening the ribs, relaxing the shoulders, the base of the neck where the spine meets the head, the head itself, loosening my diaphragm so that it's more flexible, and blah blah blah. This just helps you to be more relaxed because when you're tense you can lock up and support in all the wrong areas which then fucks your voice up and overtime will cause vocal nodules. Think Amanda Palmer before her vocal surgery.

Oh yeah, and standing properly helps a lot too, keep height in your posture even when you're moving around. This is done by unlocking your knees (slightly bend them), sticking your butt out like those girls in the rap videos, and then slightly dropping the tailbone - this gives you more room to breathe and support, and bringing your head upwards. Put your hand above your head and sort of push your head into your palm. Look into a mirror if you're confused cuz I'm reading this and I'm pretty confused myself.

I see that this is a shitton of information, but don't be afraid, it's a lot less when you actually do it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 01, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
^Ah, thanks :) I play a bunch of wind instruments, so I know how to breath properly. I guess singinging (not even kidding I didn't mean tooooo) is a bit like flute, but the pitch is harder to control because it's less your mouth and tongue and more your neck and all the gross stuff in there. Those are reallyreally helpful tips for posture and warming up, thank you! Hopefully I'll get better vocal control with practice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 01, 2011, 10:16:49 PM
Oh girl, if you can play wind instruments, you can definitely sing.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 01, 2011, 10:19:56 PM
Just recorded this at Full Sail Studios!
Can't wait to hear it after it has been mixed :D
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F11329628
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 02, 2011, 04:00:29 PM
^ That's amazing! I love it :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 02, 2011, 08:33:15 PM
Day two in the studio!
This is an unmixed acoustic version of "Mycophobia"
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F11378744
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Broody on March 03, 2011, 07:22:20 PM
You know, the one thing I'm struggling with is to come up with more original (see: less poppy) chord structures. I'm still pretty novice at the whole process -- even though i've got dozens of songs on the table in various states of completion, i've recorded no originals -- so what do you guys do to come up with good ones?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 03, 2011, 08:05:45 PM
^Circle of fifths helps immensely, esp. if you use it cleverly. Messing around with dominant 7ths I find helps makes it interesting.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 03, 2011, 11:46:03 PM
2 tips:

chromatic/half-step movement is nice. for example, say you have a G-C-D chord pattern. make it G#-C#-D# for one pass, then drop back to G-C-D.


this is a somewhat more abstract exercise that won't pay off instantly, but will really open your ears to different harmony down the road.  Take the A note above middle C. Now come up with a chord in each key that contains that A note. sounds simple, doesn't it? it is basically training wheels for using dissonance. do it often enough and you'll become more comfortable with and attuned to various shades of dissonance. :)

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 04, 2011, 12:11:01 AM
Hugo, can you post something you wrote?


Ps. does anyone know what an auxiliary note and an arpeggio note is? I keep mixing them up with other things. Thanks y'all.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 04, 2011, 11:15:50 PM
Hugo, can you post something you wrote?



I'll let you know when I do - hopefully, by the end of the month.   :glasses9:

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 05, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
Hugo, can you post something you wrote?



I'll let you know when I do - hopefully, by the end of the month.   :glasses9:

#@!

http://www.youtube.com/v/KOuEztXFhL4

Skip to 0:48
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 06, 2011, 09:53:57 PM
fuck you
ooh ooh ooh!
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2588015019/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 08, 2011, 11:57:18 PM

Ps. does anyone know what an auxiliary note and an arpeggio note is? I keep mixing them up with other things. Thanks y'all.

Arpeggio notes are the notes in the chords, the auxiliary notes are notes not in a chord (to be used sparingly :P). For example, three triplets: CEG CEG CEG <-- Arpeggio notes for C major. And then it could Get Fancy when you add, say, a D: (16ths, or maybe some strange grace note monster? This is why we shouldn't do jazz improvisation, folks)CDEG (triplets)CEG (triplets)CEG

Don't trust my example; I'm just teaching myself how to play chords and crap. You get my point. They're also used in soloing. For a blues piece, there's a scale to stick on, but in a passage you can add a few auxiliary notes to make it sound "fancier." I've never heard the basic scale the solo revolves around be called an arpeggio(that's something completely different  :-\), but the extra notes are auxiliary.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 09, 2011, 02:49:39 AM
Ohhh okay. Thanks! So, auxillary notes are the same as passing notes?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: syvelocin on March 09, 2011, 01:45:36 PM
I can't write a song to save my life. I'm a decent poet, but when I try lyrics, it doesn't work. And though I'm a decent pianist, everything I try to write doesn't work exactly. It just doesn't sound anything like the kind of music I want to write. So until I'm further in my music education, I'm stuck with piano covers with okay vocals :P I'll post something after I learn the AFP arrangement I just finished.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 09, 2011, 06:29:25 PM
Ohhh okay. Thanks! So, auxillary notes are the same as passing notes?


Yeah.

Jesus, why didn't I just say that? :P
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 09, 2011, 08:07:29 PM
Jon played my song on his radio show! :D

YAY, PUBLIC EXPOSURE! The good kind, not the other good kind!

Go listen to it, here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?m9635dbg6ajm638

I come in after about a hour and two minutes, but it really is a wonderful show, so give it a listen if you can!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 09, 2011, 09:51:29 PM
:D That's so cool, congrats!

...Did he say "gigs in Rhode Island?"
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 10, 2011, 12:25:03 AM
http://assets.tumblr.com/swf/audio_player_black.swf?audio_file=http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/3758498554/tumblr_lhtt0fOCni1qzqnpz&color=FFFFFF
just recorded this at Full Sail Studios.
my friend ian played drums.
i played guitar and bass and sang :)
i'm redoing one part of the vocals next month and possibly adding an instrument or two extra... but this is the start; the beginning of the best part.

 :headbang:
"The End"
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: caddy on March 10, 2011, 10:15:05 AM
http://assets.tumblr.com/swf/audio_player_black.swf?audio_file=http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/3758498554/tumblr_lhtt0fOCni1qzqnpz&color=FFFFFF
just recorded this at Full Sail Studios.
my friend ian played drums.
i played guitar and bass and sang :)
i'm redoing one part of the vocals next month and possibly adding an instrument or two extra... but this is the start; the beginning of the best part.

 :headbang:
"The End"



*pushes the Like button*
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 10, 2011, 04:16:17 PM
http://assets.tumblr.com/swf/audio_player_black.swf?audio_file=http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/3758498554/tumblr_lhtt0fOCni1qzqnpz&color=FFFFFF
just recorded this at Full Sail Studios.
my friend ian played drums.
i played guitar and bass and sang :)
i'm redoing one part of the vocals next month and possibly adding an instrument or two extra... but this is the start; the beginning of the best part.

 :headbang:
"The End"


Oh mon dieu, I love it like I love tea and crumpets. So good.


Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 11, 2011, 09:07:06 PM
Yay! Tori Amos covers! All the villagers cheer!
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/leather

Also, I just got a Bandcamp: http://grahamjongil.bandcamp.com/

I'll hopefully have more music on there by the end of the weekend, and my graphic designer friend Matt is very kindly doing a banner for me sometime next week.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 11, 2011, 09:47:04 PM
 :D Awesome!

Do you use fancy recording stuffs? Jussst wondering.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 13, 2011, 05:40:36 PM
Little Red Riding Hood went for an innocent little trot in the woods. Picked up wild berries, wild flowers and chestnuts along the way to Grandma's crib. Her momma said, 'Stay on the path at all times. Don't you leave the little path no matter what. Don't you talk to any strangers, don't accept any candy. Just mind yo damn business and skip merrily away. And enjoy your dandy day!'

Bad Wolf comin' your way.
Better get home fast or he'll take you away to his Fortress of Solitude to have his devious ways with you.
He wants to do bad things with you...

Little Red Riding Hood stepped off the little path, damn she misunderstood all the warning signs her momma gave her about the Big Bad Wolf that knocked down all the piggies houses. No wonder people make shit out from bricks nowadays. So anyway, Little Red wandered away from the path that her momma told her about when suddenly a big furry animal said, 'Hi! Hello! How do you do? The name's Mark St. Valentine, and I've lost my way. Mind tell me which direction is East?' "Hi! Hello! Everything's swell! The name's Little Red Riding Hood and I'm on my way to my granma's crib, maybe she can tell you cuz I sure as hell don't.' Mark St. Valentine said, 'No, but thanks!' and continued in a whacked out frenzy, and Little Red skipped merrily away. And enjoyed her dandy day.

Bad Wolf comin' your way.
Better get home fast or he'll take you away to his Fortress of Solitude to have his devious ways with you.
He wants to do bad things with you.
He wants to do bad things with you.
I wanna do bad things to you!

Upon arrival at Grandma's crib, Grandma didn't hesitate one bit to open up the big ol' door to let Little Red inside her humble abode.
'Ooh girl, what big ears you got!
Ooh girl, what big eyes you got!
Ooh girl, what a big nose you got!
Ooh girl, what big feet you got!
Ooh girl, what big hands you got!
Ooh girl, what big teeth you got!' Said Little Red.
'The better to eat you with', replied The Big Bad Wolf.

But just in time Little Red pulled out a gun from her knicker knockers and shot The Big Bad Wolf square in the face! And all his membranes splattered on the wall. Ain't nothin' more than a big black hole in his big bad face.

Little Red cooked his flesh in a big badass wolf stew. And she mourned her poor ol' Grandma.


These are lyrics to a song I wrote called Little Red. And I'm uploading it to YouTube as I type. I'd originally wrote the song for an English project I did in my final year of high school. I did my project on faery tales and how it has a lot of underlining of sexual and perverted metaphors. So I wrote two songs, this and another called Bloodletting. Little Red references Bloodletting in the second verse, both of which are my own, modern, versions of faery tales.


And here is the song.
http://www.youtube.com/v/9Q7P6tmegY0
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 13, 2011, 08:36:42 PM
Jesus, Sean, you're fucking genius. I really and truly mean it.

Tough, tough, tough act to follow.

Here's a new song by me, entitled Porcelain Dolls.
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2103265831/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Comments, critique, etc.?

Do you use fancy recording stuffs? Jussst wondering.

Laptop mic.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 13, 2011, 08:41:14 PM
I don't want to sound like a pervert, but you have a really sexy voice. If I never knew your age, I could say I'd have _________ with your voice.

And thank-you. I try to write songs without sounding like Regina or AFP. It's difficult when they're your two biggest most favouritest artists.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 14, 2011, 01:09:31 AM
Okay, you guys are both totally fucking awesome. And Sean, I love your hair.  :-X

I'm having the fucking WORST time with lyrics. Things that I was proud of like a week ago look wicked shitty now. I wrote a piece for sax and I'm pissed because I really have to work on lyrics but everything I write I hate. :(
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 14, 2011, 01:38:47 PM
Okay, you guys are both totally fucking awesome. And Sean, I love your hair.  :-X

I'm having the fucking WORST time with lyrics. Things that I was proud of like a week ago look wicked shitty now. I wrote a piece for sax and I'm pissed because I really have to work on lyrics but everything I write I hate. :(

Just keep at it, and keep writing. I shan't dare bring to light some of the shit I wrote before I got the hang of it. And it took a while.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Agonistes on March 14, 2011, 01:51:08 PM
I don't want to sound like a pervert, but you have a really sexy voice. If I never knew your age, I could say I'd have _________ with your voice.

And thank-you. I try to write songs without sounding like Regina or AFP. It's difficult when they're your two biggest most favouritest artists.
doesn't he have a sweet voice?  i told him it always sounds like he is smiling hugely while he sings. 


i enjoyed your work, too.  there is a great deal of talent on this board.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 19, 2011, 07:19:34 PM
Some lines of binary, which my computer has kindly written down from dictation by myself.

It's called Discord, and I guess it's kind of a follow-on from Apple. (http://grahamjongil.bandcamp.com/track/apple)

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=3317972774/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Your thoughts?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on March 19, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
Oh my God you totally stole that slurp idea from Conor Oberst. What a bitch. No-one likes you any more, Graham. Go drown. Ew.


Also, can you leave me your talent in your will??
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 19, 2011, 08:21:15 PM
Darling daughter of Nemesis, while I have profoundly enjoyed the several Bright Eyes songs my Oberst-obsessed friend has played for me, my slurp was not a sound effect. I had cup of coffee in my hand when I hit the record button :) Also, I notice how no one has pointed out the line straight up ripped from a Dolls song in one of my son

And of course you can, love. I was going to say I'd give it to a guy I wanted to fuck, but then I realised the flaw in flirtatiously giving someone something in your will.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on March 19, 2011, 08:25:41 PM
Conor's is a real slurp too, so there. I steal lines aaaall the time, I just pretend it's a high-class "reference" rather than blatant thievery.

As for will-flirting, I dunno, being dead didn't seem to put Patrick Swayze off much - in "Ghost", at least. Just insist he takes up pottery, it'll all be fine.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 19, 2011, 08:39:52 PM
Yeah, that's what I've been calling it too :P

And has Ms. Of Troy got any songs waiting to be recorded? Yezzer makes madt chunes.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on March 20, 2011, 12:22:14 PM
Eventually I'll get round to it. I just can't seem to be quite arsed xD
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on March 21, 2011, 11:16:38 PM
Ever since I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias) I've put a phobia in every song... :P
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 22, 2011, 01:11:55 AM
Ever since I found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias) I've put a phobia in every song... :P
i wrote a song called "Mycophobia" after looking up lists of phobias. haha It's the fear of Mushrooms xD
the song is about a bad trip. woo! haha
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 23, 2011, 07:22:17 AM
The one I'm working on at the moment is fucking doing my head in. I think I have most of the words, chords, and rhythm down, but it just won't smush together.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Agonistes on March 23, 2011, 04:06:28 PM
The one I'm working on at the moment is fucking doing my head in. I think I have most of the words, chords, and rhythm down, but it just won't smush together.
leave it alone for a little bit and it might solidify on its own?


that, or drink a little.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 23, 2011, 04:08:10 PM
You maybe on to something with the drinking. I was rather intoxicated when I wrote Apple.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 23, 2011, 08:01:16 PM
I changed the chord progression for the verse a bit, and it's smushing a bit better now. Thought alcohol may still be on the cards.

I'm terrified one of these days he's going to cop on that all these songs are about him.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 25, 2011, 10:29:09 PM
This song's called Amber.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=1766261540/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Your thoughts?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 25, 2011, 11:37:42 PM
like: the lyrics
love: the rhythmic variations
hate: the uke

overall: worth the time to listen to it, definitely.

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 27, 2011, 07:34:50 PM
i had the most important person in my life tell me the other day that he thought my music was boring. :(
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Indja on March 27, 2011, 07:36:58 PM
i had the most important person in my life tell me the other day that he thought my music was boring. :(

Did you kick him in the titties? It's the only appropriate response, I'm afraid ;)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 27, 2011, 07:44:53 PM
i had the most important person in my life tell me the other day that he thought my music was boring. :(

Did you kick him in the titties? It's the only appropriate response, I'm afraid ;)
nope, i just kind of gave him the silent treatment and he kept apologizing and then went to my show last night lol
i was upset because he never really supports my music career and i support all of his creativity.
he was really drunk when he told me that, but it still made me upset.
he insinuated that my soul doesn't shine through when i perform.
:\
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 27, 2011, 08:08:31 PM
like: the lyrics
love: the rhythmic variations
hate: the uke

overall: worth the time to listen to it, definitely.

#@!

Thank you. :)
Is it my uke/uke playing that you don't like or is it just that you don't like ukuleles?

And Edgar, I swear to Ganesha, I will fly over there tonight and swiftly hand-deliver my foot into his pulsating ovaries.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 27, 2011, 10:36:08 PM
i had the most important person in my life tell me the other day that he thought my music was boring. :(

When I read this my smile faded.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on March 27, 2011, 11:15:34 PM
i had the most important person in my life tell me the other day that he thought my music was boring. :(

Whatta douche.
I forget that I've brought the album, and when it comes on shuffle it makes me smile. Your music is anything but boring.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 28, 2011, 05:23:13 AM
aww, i love you guys
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 28, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
like: the lyrics
love: the rhythmic variations
hate: the uke

overall: worth the time to listen to it, definitely.

#@!

Thank you. :)
Is it my uke/uke playing that you don't like or is it just that you don't like ukuleles?

And Edgar, I swear to Ganesha, I will fly over there tonight and swiftly hand-deliver my foot into his pulsating ovaries.

I just don't like ukuleles.

edgar: you want haters - they're the best fuel for creativity outside of disastrously bad relationships.  8)

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 28, 2011, 10:39:38 PM
finished a new song tonight...this one only took me 2 years!   :D

I should be doing it live for the 1st time on Thursday at an open-mic; the one I'm going to is webcast every week on Ustream. I'll post the link to the 'cast before I head down there. :)

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on March 29, 2011, 10:00:20 PM
^I can't wait to hear your stuff!

This song is called Bound.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=145327678/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Clasped in your hands is a tongue of stolen fire.
This flaming tower is not getting any higher.
That sack of bones you gave to God: it won't get you very far.
No, Pandora will not get into your car.

Bound by the chains that are locked by skies above.
Now you might see the darkness within love.
Worse that the hole left behind by your liver,
is the reason that you now hear my voice quiver.


This is the darker song of the two I wrote yesterday afternoon. The cheerier one needs some tweaking. I don't know what to think of this one. I'm worried it might be terribly goth. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on March 30, 2011, 03:11:49 AM
Cletus has a super awesome voice. And his songs are great.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 30, 2011, 10:20:32 AM
Going back to the studio in a few hours to record a new song called "Breathing Exercises"! :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 30, 2011, 11:52:47 AM
woke up yesterday morning and I'd completely forgotten the vocal melody to my new song.  :'(


woke up this morning and it's booming through my head. :)

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on March 30, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
Breathing Exercises
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12804190
 :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 31, 2011, 03:10:49 PM
^I can't wait to hear your stuff!



then don't:   http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=11318.0

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 02, 2011, 06:51:22 PM
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F12882884
"Alice", recorded at Full Sail Studios.

it's unmixed, hence why everything kind of sounds squashed together right now
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on April 11, 2011, 10:34:23 PM
DUDE. You're too awesome.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 12, 2011, 12:48:19 AM
This song is called Bound.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=145327678/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

Clasped in your hands is a tongue of stolen fire.
This flaming tower is not getting any higher.
That sack of bones you gave to God: it won't get you very far.
No, Pandora will not get into your car.

Bound by the chains that are locked by skies above.
Now you might see the darkness within love.
Worse that the hole left behind by your liver,
is the reason that you now hear my voice quiver.


This is the darker song of the two I wrote yesterday afternoon. The cheerier one needs some tweaking. I don't know what to think of this one. I'm worried it might be terribly goth. What do you guys think?

yeah, it's pretty goth, alright. ain't nothing wrong with that.  :glasses9:

you might want to consider writing another song that Bound could flow into. I'm thinking something like "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" by Mother Love Bone.

http://www.youtube.com/v/lH0gnwtSEGI

...just a thought.

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 12, 2011, 01:57:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZUBbuwq0Gzk?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
what's up, nirvana?
decided to play a little "heart-shaped box" for fun.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on April 12, 2011, 08:33:39 PM
Edgar, why are you so awesome?  :love5: It's not fair. I'm gonna call the awesome police.  :protest:

yeah, it's pretty goth, alright. ain't nothing wrong with that.  :glasses9:
you might want to consider writing another song that Bound could flow into. I'm thinking something like "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" by Mother Love Bone.
...just a thought.

You're definitely on to something there. That gives me some ideas.

I have two new songs :D

This one is called Hell To Pay and it's a cheery ukulele-type song about wanting to stab people in the fucking eyes:
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2719286025/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//
I guess it's not like my usual stuff. I'm too sleepy to type out the lyrics.

And this other one is called Rot Together. It's about zombies.
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=907149984/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//
I wrote it AAAGES ago. 6 months-ish. Which is approximately one thirty-second of my life.

These are the lyrics:
Your feelings are tainted, like back-alley narcotics;
pretending to hate me, just 'cause I'm a necrotic.
My decomposing arms are extended;
a platonic embrace is all I intended.

Your chainsaw motor growls and roars,
Sawing in half those you say you deplore.
You pity the sorrow in my empty sockets,
As you rummage for shells buried deep in your pockets.

Oh, look!
Guess who's been bitten!?
Oh, look!
Guess who's smitten!?
-with neurological tissue
But we both know that know that was never the issue.

72 hours, till you lose you humanity! After
72 months, spent losing your sanity!
72 virgins, you were never gonna use anyway, won't be coming in these, our End Days.

We can rot together.

And as I avoid decapitation,
you finally come to a realisation;
You saw what you were about to become, you made your choice, and you went for the handgun.


What do you guys think? Your thoughts?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on April 12, 2011, 08:42:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZUBbuwq0Gzk?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
what's up, nirvana?
decided to play a little "heart-shaped box" for fun.

That brought tears to my eyes. That was wonderful.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 14, 2011, 04:27:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/1r4jKcbnOy4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

all of my old friends aren't so friendly...


<3 st.vincent
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on April 14, 2011, 04:34:04 AM
Edgurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 16, 2011, 03:24:08 AM
aww thank you :3

i wrote two songs today!

the first one is kinda poppy
No Uncovered Truth:
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F13661798
i'll be recording this with a full band next month :D


Follow Me (There Was Nothing Left):
the second one is really experimental. kinda sufjan/jackwhite/NIN weirdness going on.
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F13672215
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on April 16, 2011, 03:39:20 AM
Those are both pretty awesome. I do like the first one more though, it'll sound amazesauce with a full band.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on April 19, 2011, 09:48:57 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions about rhyming in lyrics? Is it irrevelant?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on April 20, 2011, 05:41:33 PM
I find it necessary for writing, but that's just me. It's isn't important if you can work without.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 25, 2011, 10:56:25 PM
i've got 3 pages of lyrics for a new song, and I already know that I'm not going to use 90% of them.  :buck2:

granted, it's a small notebook (pages measure about 6" by 4" - and it's graph paper! :D ), but still...

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on April 25, 2011, 11:08:43 PM
I'm often like that, but not this evening! I've written a whole new song and I like it :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: theseeker on April 25, 2011, 11:56:03 PM
I usually forget 70% of my shit.

I've got a shitty memory for words especially. I've listened to the song "Delilah" almost a thousand times, yet I almost always fuck up the lyrics.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: my beautiful idiot on April 26, 2011, 12:09:55 AM
I wrote a song about Arthur Darvill and it's kind of acoustic and silly but I'm kind of proud of it because it actually has a melody. And the lyrics aren't so awful.

But when I tried to record it, I forgot half of the second verse.

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Goodbye-Umbrella on April 26, 2011, 02:25:35 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions about rhyming in lyrics? Is it irrevelant?

i think its kind of all about the flow, not just making each line relevant to what you want to express, but making all the lines or words or whatever work well in relation to each other as well as the song as a whole.

i'm probably not making much sense haha. but pretty much rhyming is an easy way to create that flow, but theres lots of others, repetition, extended metaphor, wordplay, even puns haha. so yeah i guess have heaps of fun finding different ways to link all the smaller parts of you whole song. just don't get too caught up in using something, like rhyming to the point you'll say something completely irrelevant because it rhymes haha
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on April 26, 2011, 04:25:15 AM
How do you guys write songs? For me I either have an idea and it just comes flowing out of me, or I'll have a tune in my head, then improvise some lyrics and then put it all together which is 90% of my songs. Improvised shit.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2011, 11:18:07 AM
I always have little scraps of ideas of words and music floating around in my head (especially music, and sometimes they're pretty big sections) but I almost always need a title to start organizing them around. I can count the number of songs I got even halfway completed before I came up with a title on one hand. said title doesn't end up making the cut at least half the time, though.

usually, everything gets bent and molded around the melody, but there have been a few where the lyrics were almost done before I could nail down the melody.

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on April 29, 2011, 12:35:32 PM
A friend asked me for songwriting tips and here is what I wrote to him:
Quote
Yeah, just try to write a little bit everyday. No matter if it sucks. I used to do poetry a lot and sometimes certain poems would turn into songs.

If you don’t feel like using a regular notebook to jot down ideas, 750words.com is a good place to brainstorm. At the end of each day it gives you graphs and statistics based on your writing such as themes you tend to write about and what the weather was like when you were writing. It’s pretty neat.

As for writing the instrumental portion, use a tape recorder. Just play around with some sounds. Save everything. I use Voice Memo on my iPhone. If you have lyrics, you can listen to the instrumental you’ve made up and try to fit the words over it. It get’s easier after a while :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: tanqgirl on April 29, 2011, 01:50:05 PM
i never have issues writing actual music, i find that part easy, but i feel like i struggle non stop with actual lyric writing...even if i write something that's decent i feel like it's never good enough and then usually end up throwing it away....or if it's not awful i keep trying to work on it and then go "wow, i would never use this for myself, these are not the sort of thing i'd like to sing" and i throw it away...but if i write a story i have no problems at all, wtf self?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on May 01, 2011, 09:29:26 PM
Anyone up fer a bitta Brel?

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http://soundcloud.com/jocularfowl/amsterdam
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Agonistes on May 02, 2011, 12:50:22 PM
nice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Edric. on May 04, 2011, 01:22:47 PM
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F14656379

Went back into the studio yesterday and recut a new version of "His Head in the Clouds" and "Phoenix Drive" which were both on my first album. I like these "live" versions much better :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: guuurrrrrllltakeiteasy on May 05, 2011, 10:20:29 PM
Edgar, there are not enough words to describe your talent and amazing-ness. I just want to tell you that. Every one of your songs is great. When you become big, I want you to promise that you will tour in Canada and come to Toronto and then put me on the guest list. That way I can go backstage and meet you and record songs with you and your band.








I wrote this the other day, and I don't know what to call it. It's about the politicians in Canada after there was a forced re-election, but the conservative party had won again.
http://addnamehere.tumblr.com/post/5033428411/i-wrote-this-song-yesterday-at-11-07-am-and

I googled my name and I found this: http://www.fightingnetwork.com/video/video/Do1W-yxtTXM/Libra-Original-by-Sean-Kua.html
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on June 10, 2011, 12:55:41 AM
This a new song I wrote, playing my new baritone uke.

It's called Lilith.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2372799423/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

I dare to touch the cellar door that dwells inside my mind;
to touch the object I deplore, wondering what I'll find.

The crypt you dug with screaming rapture, cavernous and grand,
with thoughts and tongues, that swirl and capture. Intricate ampersand,

the symbol that we both dwell on, but not at either side.
The idol that I've seized upon, clambers to deride.

With both our hands laid on the table,
the glass begins to move.
The letters that we glide across
spell words that fail to sooth.

The meanings that we drag out of
each others channelled ghosts,
serve only to demonstrate
the demons within their hosts.

Kick over the table all you want darling,
the spirit's still in the room.
Blow out all the candles and scream out to God,
that Lilith will never bloom.


Thoughts/critique/etc?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on July 04, 2011, 10:53:08 PM
i've got 3 pages of lyrics for a new song, and I already know that I'm not going to use 90% of them.  :buck2:

granted, it's a small notebook (pages measure about 6" by 4" - and it's graph paper! :D ), but still...

#@!

finished it!  :)

got the last line done this past Thursday night, but I didn't even attempt to play it 'til about 2 hours ago. some tricky timing between the vocal and guitar parts, but it isn't supposed to sound tricky. a lot of the flow was there the first time through, but just beginning the polishing process took several more run-throughs.

it'll be next Thursday before I get to debut it in public - I might actually have it down by then!  :D

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on July 15, 2011, 11:44:07 PM
i've been visiting my sister in LA and her boyfriend and his brother offered to record one of my songs. they're both amazing musicians so i couldn't say no. it's a bit rough around the edges (we finished it in 3 hours), but i'm pretty damn happy with it.

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on July 16, 2011, 12:16:02 AM
I like it.
You remind me of someone I've heard, I can't quite put a finger on it though.
But for 3 hours, it's lovely.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on July 16, 2011, 12:53:27 AM
thanks! my sister said elliot smith, but i've never listened to him so i wouldn't know. :buck2:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on July 16, 2011, 01:04:59 AM
you have a very warm voice; reminds me a bit of Mary Timory from Helium.

#@!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: overratedtoejam on July 16, 2011, 05:00:22 AM
never heard of her, but just checked her out. definitely a compliment - thanks ;D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on August 31, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
This is a song called Baphomet, which I wrote mostly in an Irish camp during this whole saga: http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?topic=5680.msg392749#msg392749 - but just finished there recently.

Your thoughts would be very much appreciated.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=2898129102/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

A specter wanders these grey halls
An ethereal being consumes me
Strangled by snakes of a Gorgon:
One cold glance and stone entombs me.

And though you still walk in the flesh,
you glow white at my bedpost.
The God we both detest,
makes us the victim of my Eros.

Are you a child of Jupiter,
Aphrodite, or Lucifer?
In your name I hold this vigil,
and in my skin I carve your sigil.

Taste the flesh of Baphomet;
My skin in dissolves and blood congeals.
I draw stars and I draw circles,
To form your unholy seal.

Will you sell yourself to me like Faust;
have your pretty little heart dismembered?
Your blood: the wine that heals my drouth,
and seals your fate among the embers.

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: LoneWanderer on January 20, 2012, 09:18:38 PM
I have a few poems that I think would make great songs
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 21, 2012, 12:03:20 AM
finished a new one earlier tonight.  :)

update: I've really got to go back to my old guitar practice routine. the new song uses the little finger on my left hand lots, and it's still sore even now from all the times I played it last night.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 28, 2012, 10:52:33 AM
did the two new ones live for the first time last night. :)

not the best performances of either, but they both went over very, very, very well.   :glasses9:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on February 16, 2012, 07:37:09 AM
This is me practising Tori Amos' 'Flying Dutchman'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWWvREbcuk
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on February 24, 2012, 09:50:12 AM
went through the last filled notebook. there's lots and lots of really good ideas and half-finished songs in it. I'd completely forgotten most of them while dealing with the newest stuff.

no excuse to not be working on songs now...and no excuse for a long while.  :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on February 25, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
This is me practising Tori Amos' 'Flying Dutchman'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWWvREbcuk

<3
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 26, 2012, 07:07:45 PM
finished a new one last night.  :)

the melody was giving me fits singing-wise. had to slow it down to country-ballad speed to make it manageable.

not that that's a bad thing, mind you - I just envisioned it being a fair bit faster.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on March 26, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
^  I get that problem.

I'm not a singing person so I write lyrics that I can "think" into the melody.

I could slow the songs down but I don't want to. I could trim the lyrics but I don't want to. It might work as a "speed rap" but I don't want to.

One of the many reasons for never finishing music...   
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 26, 2012, 11:13:28 PM
I spent some more time with it tonight and made it work perfectly by pushing the first note of said vocal melody back a full beat. worked like a charm...that took damn near an hour to figure out, lol!

I tried it at a few different tempos, and it worked equally well at every one.  :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on April 08, 2012, 07:59:32 PM
If you're friends with me on FB, I posted a video of my latest song. It's about being an accordion.  :happy11:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on April 08, 2012, 10:00:47 PM
^I shall friend request you just so I can hear it.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on April 09, 2012, 02:14:57 AM
Yay!!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: absynth aura on April 09, 2012, 03:01:51 AM
Tis awesome
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on April 09, 2012, 01:59:02 PM

This is me practising Tori Amos' 'Flying Dutchman'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWWvREbcuk

<3

thanks for listening :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on April 14, 2012, 09:46:59 AM
2:30 AM, and I get an idea of a verse to go along with a chorus I'd already had (I'd scrapped most of the previous words). 90 minutes later, I had the whole thing done...but it's only about 9:45 AM now and I've been awake for an hour. So tired.

 :sleepy5:


...love the song, though.


:)

update: spent 2 hours singing it over and over. thank god it's somewhat easier to sing than...well, the last several. oh, and I haven't had so much as a nap all day. i need to go the fuck to sleep!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on May 15, 2012, 01:34:41 AM
wrote a new song over last Thursday and Friday nights.  :)

ever write something, and the look at the words and say, "I can't say that out loud! fuck!"?

I didn't even wanna deal with the completed song for a day and a half...but, when I finally did sit down to learn it, it just flowed out nearly perfect the first time, and that's rare for me.

 :glasses9:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on May 27, 2012, 11:35:25 AM
Guess I should post this here aswell:

www.facebook.com/AndyWenman (http://www.facebook.com/AndyWenman)

There's a demo song uploaded and although I'm not to happy with the production (I did it myself). I like it generally.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: The Epigrammic Poultry on May 28, 2012, 01:22:30 PM
Guess I should post this here aswell:

www.facebook.com/AndyWenman (http://www.facebook.com/AndyWenman)

There's a demo song uploaded and although I'm not to happy with the production (I did it myself). I like it generally.

The electro-acoustic guitar pisses me off immensely, but other than that, j'aime.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Andy Pants on May 29, 2012, 09:02:16 PM
Guess I should post this here aswell:

www.facebook.com/AndyWenman (http://www.facebook.com/AndyWenman)

There's a demo song uploaded and although I'm not to happy with the production (I did it myself). I like it generally.

The electro-acoustic guitar pisses me off immensely, but other than that, j'aime.

Me too actually. It's out of phase and out oftune, need to do it again.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on June 11, 2012, 02:42:06 AM
I sang on stage for the first time yesterday (to about 40 people). It was bearable and people did seem to like it. I’d like to believe the feedback but people were generally aware that I hadn’t done any live singing before & you can never really tell if compliments are strictly reserved for that context.  I only sang one song and it was one that I'd deliberately written to be relatively easy to remember. I was also fortunate enough to be backed by a band which meant that I didn't have play an instrument myself. The next step is to actually sing & play an instrument live but that might have to be a solo performance which could be daunting.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on June 11, 2012, 08:34:33 PM
^ congrats!

i find it gets easier the more you do it...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on June 16, 2012, 12:19:20 PM
^
Thank you.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on August 30, 2012, 05:07:26 PM
http://youtu.be/svO0kFHtKtk
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: CeeGBee on August 30, 2012, 06:25:15 PM
http://youtu.be/svO0kFHtKtk

   :toothy5:
Title: "I Have Disposable Ideas" by Edgar Jr.
Post by: Edric. on September 04, 2012, 03:57:46 PM
I'm recording another album! It's called "I Have Disposable Ideas"  :D

Sneak peak at one of the songs, "Mister Invisible"
https://a248.e.akamai.net/swf.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F54551126&remote_addr=10.20.3.72&referer=

and another tune I'm working on called "I've Got You"
https://a248.e.akamai.net/swf.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F56029079&remote_addr=10.20.3.109&referer=

And the flyer for my first show with a full band (drums, bass, electric guitars, and back-up singers! I feel like Beyoncé!)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/549514_414727861919604_1233473450_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on September 22, 2012, 12:11:23 PM
I'm in love with this 7 chord descending riff I came up with late Tuesday night. Now to build a song around it...
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on November 01, 2012, 11:50:07 PM
this song features one of my all-time fave guitar solos:

http://www.youtube.com/v/uGc6-XDY5pI

finally sat down and learned to play it last night. that lick at 2:53 is fucking insane.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on November 09, 2012, 06:50:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_yWVR_nSSl8





[ :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: - Cee ]
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on November 11, 2012, 10:49:02 AM
^ I haven't heard you sing in a while...I don't know whether you've been working on it or just grown into it, but you've got a lot more control over your voice now.   :glasses9:

damn good song, too.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: buttercup. on November 11, 2012, 02:30:49 PM
That means a lot to me, thank you! Yes, I've been working on it a lot. Everything is starting to click now, and it's thanks to a lot of open mics.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Rob on November 11, 2012, 10:28:15 PM
Yes, that was very nice.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on December 12, 2012, 09:35:48 AM
last night, I finished the simplest song I've ever written. how the fuck did that take 5 months?!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Morpheus Laughing on December 26, 2012, 07:08:31 PM
I've been researching the idea of getting some session musicians to play the parts of my music that aren't cutting it with programmed parts. I've looked around the Internet for an idea of the costs and think it might be justifiable if I can get similar or better rates with local musicians (and included studio hire). A few years ago I would have considered it too much of an extravagance but I've got to the point where I know I'm not going to be able to do everything on my own so I'm cutting my losses.

I think every musician would prefer to have people queuing to help them play their songs, as opposed to having to pay people to do it, but advertising and auditioning isn't straight forward either.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 13, 2013, 01:40:33 PM
sometimes it's really cool to bring some of your audience to tears...hell, it's cool all the time.  :)

 :glasses9:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 23, 2013, 02:16:23 PM
my first actual gig in over 2-1/2 years is tonight.

rehearsals have been shit.

hopefully, the show will be better.

 :happy11:
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miranda. on March 23, 2013, 05:29:46 PM
my first actual gig in over 2-1/2 years is tonight.

rehearsals have been shit.

hopefully, the show will be better.

 :happy11:

Pretty sure your not supposed to say the l word so break a leg! But mostly have fun
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 24, 2013, 01:29:19 AM
Thanks...it was fun, even if it took almost my entire first set for my voice to work the way I'm used to.

Good crowd, too. Nice to be playing to a full room and having everyone paying attention to every note, although f-ups on my part were bountiful.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Félix Marqués on June 18, 2013, 05:17:32 PM
I'm finally recording demos of my songs so my future bandmates can know what I have in mind.

So far I've recorded the most electronic of all, and the computer crashed so I could only save these early mixes:
http://felixmarques.bandcamp.com/album/miseria-maquetas-de-junio-del-2013

Friends so far have told me that the song is terribly catchy, which really pleases me. I love writing songs that are odd but also hit material.

My band's music will mostly be some odd mix of piano-composed orchestral pop with every genre imanigable, including a bit of epic sing-along and power metal. I've been writing songs for it for about two years and I'm egtting the musicians together right now.

(No, I'm not singing.)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 16, 2015, 11:08:38 AM
Completed 2 songs on Wednesday...only the 2nd time ever that I got 2 wrapped up in one day.   :glasses9: :glasses9:

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on February 09, 2015, 03:46:08 AM
I'm in love with this 7 chord descending riff I came up with late Tuesday night. Now to build a song around it...

finally finished that song 2 weeks ago; it's gonna be a while before I can play and sing it at the same time, though. I didn't exactly make things easy for myself.  :/
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on March 15, 2015, 05:10:17 PM
^ haha i know that feeling. I always admired songwriters that write things that sound sophisticated but are actually easy to play. I mostly write things that sound easy but are actually  complicated to play...

BUT i'm extremely happy. I finished a couple of songs in the last months and a friend hooked me up with a great little café/project space and i had my very first real "solo concert" last friday. It wasnt big...there were about 15 people there of whom 10 were friends i had invited....but i did it!!! I would never have imagined i could play a 45 minutes concert all by myself, just the piano and me, so easily :) :) :)

After the concert one girl came up to me and said "do you know a band called the dresden dolls? The style of your songs reminds me of them"..... (usually people say i sound like vienna teng) this was clearly the highest form of flattery haha....but a bit unsettling that i seem to unconciously incorporate my influences into my own music in a way that people notice them  :o
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 15, 2015, 05:34:51 PM
 :D :D yay congratulations!   :D :D
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on March 15, 2015, 05:41:07 PM
Thank youuu
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Faloleen on March 16, 2015, 07:46:28 AM
That is amamzing, congrats!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on March 24, 2015, 08:52:45 PM
Thank you so much! next step is to record one or two songs...(if i figure out how to do that without money)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: MattAaland on April 29, 2015, 06:01:09 AM
It's time for me to sit down and get some writing done. I've decided THIS is the year. If I don't get something ACTUALLY finished this year the whole music thing is going to become a hobby. (It sucks to say it but... maybe it's just not meant to be). But... we'll come to that bridge when we get there. Now, I get to write and write and write and write!!! Acoustic, electric, piano... WHATEVER! I'm gonna kick ASS until July 24th 2016 (my 30th).
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on April 07, 2016, 04:32:30 PM
sooo.....I am aware that the box is pretty much dead BUT it used to be so important to me when i was younger and confused and listened to nothing else but the dresden dolls...their music changed my life and my conception of music (and being a musician) and inspired me endlessly, so i secretly hoped i could one day write some music myself that i don't hate. a lot has changed in my life since then and for a few years i had a hard time focusing but now i've finally made a recording of a song i wrote and for old times sake, i would like to share it here. it may not be the best song ever, but i'm pretty proud of this thing anyway. just me and the piano.
here is the link:
https://youtu.be/VdS18R5eOAI

(for the very very unlikely event that anyone sees this AND checks out the video hahaha - please do NOT comment on youtube, because i don't want my friends to trace me back here due to all the personal shit i've written...)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pelle on April 09, 2016, 07:25:42 AM
Good playing and very nice voice. And the song structure and lyrics are good as well :) Thumbs up!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lentower on April 11, 2016, 11:58:44 AM
.....
i've finally made a recording of a song i wrote and for old times sake, i would like to share it here. it may not be the best song ever, but i'm pretty proud of this thing anyway. just me and the piano.
here is the link:
https://youtu.be/VdS18R5eOAI (https://youtu.be/VdS18R5eOAI)

(for the very very unlikely event that anyone sees this AND checks out the video hahaha - please do NOT comment on youtube, because i don't want my friends to trace me back here due to all the personal shit i've written...)

i've listened to this song several times.  it's both beautiful & haunting.
(Only commenting here.)

THANK YOU!

I could share its YouTube link on a Music Sharing Facebook Group for fans who are Patrons of Amanda's on Patreon (aka Sloths).

Yes?  No?

I could also get you added to that FB group.  Message me on FB?
https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr (https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on April 12, 2016, 12:27:52 PM
Good playing and very nice voice. And the song structure and lyrics are good as well :) Thumbs up!

thank you so much! and thanks for subscribing, subscribed you back ;-)


i've listened to this song several times.  it's both beautiful & haunting.
(Only commenting here.)

THANK YOU!

I could share its YouTube link on a Music Sharing Facebook Group for fans who are Patrons of Amanda's on Patreon (aka Sloths).

Yes?  No?

I could also get you added to that FB group.  Message me on FB?
https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr (https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr)

oh thank you for listening!! and thank you so much for the nice sharing offer, that would be incredibly cool, if it's appropriate to post weird demos there? haha.
will also message you on facebook later!
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: lentower on April 12, 2016, 08:36:44 PM
i've listened to this song several times.  it's both beautiful & haunting.
(Only commenting here.)

THANK YOU!

I could share its YouTube link on a Music Sharing Facebook Group for fans who are Patrons of Amanda's on Patreon (aka Sloths).

Yes?  No?

I could also get you added to that FB group.  Message me on FB?
https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr (https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr)
oh thank you for listening!! and thank you so much for the nice sharing offer, that would be incredibly cool, if it's appropriate to post weird demos there? haha.
will also message you on facebook later!

I just shared it here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1723406384569992/permalink/1750753541835276/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1723406384569992/permalink/1750753541835276/)

It's a closed group mostly for & by sloths (Patreon.com Patrons of Amanda),
but I be happy to add anyone I know.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Pelle on April 13, 2016, 04:17:36 PM
Good playing and very nice voice. And the song structure and lyrics are good as well :) Thumbs up!

thank you so much! and thanks for subscribing, subscribed you back ;-)


Ha cool! And thanks :) Looking forward to more songs. I'm now in the process of uploading a new video for my band, which will be released on Friday.  Ps, would you like to work together on a Sketchy Song?
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on April 28, 2016, 11:19:21 AM
i've listened to this song several times.  it's both beautiful & haunting.
(Only commenting here.)

THANK YOU!

I could share its YouTube link on a Music Sharing Facebook Group for fans who are Patrons of Amanda's on Patreon (aka Sloths).

Yes?  No?

I could also get you added to that FB group.  Message me on FB?
https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr (https://m.facebook.com/len.tower.jr)
oh thank you for listening!! and thank you so much for the nice sharing offer, that would be incredibly cool, if it's appropriate to post weird demos there? haha.
will also message you on facebook later!

I just shared it here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1723406384569992/permalink/1750753541835276/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1723406384569992/permalink/1750753541835276/)

It's a closed group mostly for & by sloths (Patreon.com Patrons of Amanda),
but I be happy to add anyone I know.

thanks! i joined the group, nice music on there! (i did send you a message but i don't know if you got it..might have ended up in the filtered messages folder?).




Good playing and very nice voice. And the song structure and lyrics are good as well :) Thumbs up!

thank you so much! and thanks for subscribing, subscribed you back ;-)


Ha cool! And thanks :) Looking forward to more songs. I'm now in the process of uploading a new video for my band, which will be released on Friday.  Ps, would you like to work together on a Sketchy Song?

oh, i'd love to! but...how? haha.
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on August 04, 2016, 02:38:49 PM
Hey Pelle, are you still up for a collaboration?


I recorded another piano song I wrote...it's about hiking and desicions^^
if anyone is interested:
https://youtu.be/lBPSM22FXZg

Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Faloleen on August 07, 2016, 05:22:23 AM
What a song! I absolutely love it. I really like your voice and your piano skills are awesome! I look forward to your next song. I am your fan which means you're internationally famous, right? :)
Title: Re: The Songwriters' and Musicians' Thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on August 14, 2016, 01:17:28 PM
hahaha! thank you so much :) you are now officially my first fan from another country! :-D
i did record another song of mine with is quite different though, more upbeat and absurd and with drums. it will probably be online in september or so, if the recording turns out okay haha. anyway thanks again for listening and replying... the shadowbox seems so dead these days, i wonder for how long it will still stay online...