Thanks Phill - Yep, good to be back but I enjoyed my time away. I can hear that banjo as well. It's a tough balance work and music, but I'm glad you were able to maintain.
I was watching the movie Once about a talented singer songwriter trying to make it. I imagined what that must be like if I had that kind of talent. A busker's life is a tough and risky life indeed, but how is it so different from the paying job life. This song is about the paying job life.
My Paying Job by Jeff Gilpin
Phill and I had a great time writing and working on our Barney and I recording. Phill did the tough mixing of our recordings and music and I think the whole project turned out very nice. Thanks Pete for putting the video together. It was a nice touch and presented Barney well.
Re: Been There and Done That (Another Beamer and Jets collaboration) (4 replies, posted in Songwriting)
Great song Scott! Fun working with you on this. I love the finished product.
Hey EB - Great song there. You had my toe tapping.
New format works fine for me - I didn't see the option to switch back.
Thanks Phill and thanks for the comparison to Burl Ives. He was a great folk artist and actor. You took me back, thinking about all his works.
Thanks for your kind words Pete, and thanks for sharing your insight and your own personal writing experiences.
Here's the song if you want to hear how it goes: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/writing-as-i-move-my-lips
Thanks Phill and Jim. This one came to me pretty easy. I usually find it tough to come up with the music once I have the words but not the other way around. And some days both are difficult.
This song started with a tune that I was playing around with this morning. Then I added the words and tweaked with the music, adjusting here and there until I was done. I think the words aptly describe how I write many of my songs, or at least this song. This song title, Writing as I Move My Lips. came to me from what I caught myself doing today (and put into the lyrics), trying to get the rhythm fixed in my head as I was fitting the words to my music.
Writing as I Move My Lips By Jeff Gilpin
Hey Scott - I enjoyed your playing and I think I get how the words go with it. Hot rockin' song!
Thanks Phill. I agree and it will be posted soon sometime this weekend.
I'm feeling better Pete, thanks. I'll most likely get it posted this weekend.
I wrote this one this past weekend. I've been convalescing after a little "procedure" made me have to refrain from exercising for a little while, but I am back on my feet getting my wind back. I also made the mistake of not playing enough when I wrote it to remember how it goes. So as soon as I do remember and I'm able to perform it properly, I promise to record and post it on my Soundcloud page. In the meantime feel free to try it out on your own if you like and let me know what you think. It's kind of folky like many of my songs if that helps.
To Lose Is to Gain Jeff Gilpin
Hey Rick. I'm sad to see you moving on, but thankful for all you have given to me and the rest of us here.
Good song Jets !
Made me feel like I was sitting/relaxing on my porch on a late autumn day watching the leaves blow around.
Good luck in the competition.
p.s. do you have to change your profile quote to Washington Football team now ?
Thanks Jim - Competition went well (all my songs from the challenge are on my new youtube page I posted in the Recording forum), and I recommend it to you and the other songwriters here when the next one rolls around. If you check out the SongFancy FaceBook group they'll let you know all the details. No cost and mainly for challenging yourself.
You know, I hadn't thought of that until now but I guess you're right...quote change coming...just have to remember how to do it.
Here is a song I wrote getting ready for the songwriting challenge I participated in. I wrote quite a few and the ones from the challenge and one other prep song are on my YouTube site (link posted in the Recording Forum). Here is the link for this song: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/rising-up … down-again
Rising Up and Falling Down Again By Jeff Gilpin – 5-7-2020
Looking forward to this all but together with your music behind it.
Could you add a link to the FB challenge page?
I added a YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaKw_ … 0aTszRhVzA). I was using it for a FaceBook songwriting challenge 5 songs in 5 days and the song recordings are still a rough cut primarily for folks to get an idea of how the song goes. Those songs are up there in video format along with one other that I wrote to practice for the competition. Not trying to get snooty, but just trying to push myself to get better. I didn't want to flood the songwriting forum with all these new songs, but if you want feel free to stop by and hear them. I'll make sure the music's (words & chords) there in chordpro format if anyone wants to try them out.
Re: new song - Changed the title to Lonesome Highway (9 replies, posted in Songwriting)
Hey Jim - I like it and think this will sound great. I like that you used the blues style too, a bit different from your other songs. I'll give it a try as soon as I get off work, but I'm looking forward to hearing how you play it as well.