Re: JULY 2022 FSOTM – DOOR, CHILD, GOODBYE, RAIN, LOVE

A quick and sloppy try at how I heard Jim's song.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYENZt9YAUsCpcEF9     

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Zurf wrote:

A quick and sloppy try at how I heard Jim's song.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYENZt9YAUsCpcEF9

I liked it Zurf, you performed it really well.  I liked it with the talking and blues style,  very effective, you had the right type of voice for it as well.  I think TIGLJK will be very pleased with your attempt as his song.  Great song Jim smile     

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Zurf

Thanks my friend !  That was really cool.  I liked it a lot though it is way different that what my version is.
(Mostly because you are actually a musician and I have basically no musical ability smile )

Thanks Jan - I wrote it a while ago, but this weekend, my best friends son (who is the lead guitarist for Maddy & Tae) stayed with us and he was telling me that when the played on Prince Edward Island the night before he managed to get some free time - and went in the North Atlantic for a swim - he told me it was really cold.   It inspired me to make a few changes to the lyrics. smile   

Thanks again Zurf - loved it. 
Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

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Re: JULY 2022 FSOTM – DOOR, CHILD, GOODBYE, RAIN, LOVE

Ok - here is my version   https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … ard-island

hope it doesn't hurt your ears too badly  smile

Thanks for listening

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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TIGLJK wrote:

Ok - here is my version   https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … ard-island

hope it doesn't hurt your ears too badly  smile

Thanks for listening

Jim


Isn't that cool? You heard  it totally differently.  I hope a competent bluesman (or woman) (or someone who isn't sure one way or another) can take it on as a project and give us a third wholly different approach. 

Graham.

I'm talking about Graham.     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

31 (edited by easybeat 2022-07-14 00:39:57)

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Jandle wrote:
Zurf wrote:

A quick and sloppy try at how I heard Jim's song.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYENZt9YAUsCpcEF9

I liked it Zurf, you performed it really well.  I liked it with the talking and blues style,  very effective, you had the right type of voice for it as well.  I think TIGLJK will be very pleased with your attempt as his song.  Great song Jim smile

you should do more ``quick and sloppy``it turned out great,its a style i think tig would do well.

The King Of Audio Torture

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Struggling with my voice at the moment again and I've a couple of solo gigs coming up this month so I'm not singing  with the band at the moment. Hopefully it will settle but since getting covid in March I've had a recurring problem but I'll send how I feel after this week ends session


Zurf wrote:
TIGLJK wrote:

Ok - here is my version   https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … ard-island

hope it doesn't hurt your ears too badly  smile

Thanks for listening

Jim


Isn't that cool? You heard  it totally differently.  I hope a competent bluesman (or woman) (or someone who isn't sure one way or another) can take it on as a project and give us a third wholly different approach. 

Graham.

I'm talking about Graham.

     

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Best wishes for a full and quick recovery.


Grah1 wrote:

Struggling with my voice at the moment again and I've a couple of solo gigs coming up this month so I'm not singing  with the band at the moment. Hopefully it will settle but since getting covid in March I've had a recurring problem but I'll send how I feel after this week ends session


Zurf wrote:
TIGLJK wrote:

Ok - here is my version   https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … ard-island

hope it doesn't hurt your ears too badly  smile

Thanks for listening

Jim


Isn't that cool? You heard  it totally differently.  I hope a competent bluesman (or woman) (or someone who isn't sure one way or another) can take it on as a project and give us a third wholly different approach. 

Graham.

I'm talking about Graham.

     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude

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Nicely done TIGLJK, you performed it well and the lyrics are great smile

I am hoping too get a second song in before the end of the month but still fighting a cough and sniffles, at this stage its not looking good.     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

35 (edited by Peatle Jville 2022-07-18 10:31:18)

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I've enjoyed listening to everyone's entries this month. Here is my entry for Chordie July song of the month with the word rain in it on the third line in.

                           Southern Pacific City.

Just looked at my TV and the people of the countries in the Northern Hemisphere.

Are saying it is far to hot up there.

Well I’m sitting here and it’s winter and the RAIN beating on my windowpane.

And I can feel the cold in my knees.     
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwULH1WqMo4

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Peatle, thoroughly enjoyed that, you nailed it.  The video footage you showed exactly how its been here.   The rain has been unbelievable this year! Non stop and as I am writing the rain has started yet again.  I have had it enough of it but like you said in the your song depicting the weather down under, I do enjoy being snug as a bug in my house with warm heaters and a nice cosy feel about the place.  Makes me thankful that I am cosy and comfortable.  Peatle its wonderful to see you back participating on here smile

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Cheers Jan thank you for letting me have a shot at FSOM. I am not up to much playing music as it gets painful for me to play piano and guitar Ive more of less had to give it away. Just playing simple open chords on the guitar like G C D are a struggle for me at the moment. Fortunately I have other things that keep me busy and happy.     

38 (edited by neophytte 2022-07-27 15:00:56)

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I'm stretching a bit of artistic liberty here, the first time I heard this song was with a story where an old couple are the subject matter, and one is quite ill, and this song is a bit of a "goodbye" song, although it doesn't say the word itself: https://youtu.be/KarwZFku3lo

And it says "loved", instead of "love", as past tense.

Cheers

Richard (who still has to catch up on every one else's entries!!)

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
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neophytte wrote:

I'm stretching a bit of artistic liberty here, the first time I heard this song was with a story where an old couple are the subject matter, and one is quite ill, and this song is a bit of a "goodbye" song, although it doesn't say the word itself: https://youtu.be/KarwZFku3lo

And it says "loved", instead of "love", as past tense.

Cheers

Richard (who still has to catch up on every one else's entries!!)

Good one Richard and also a good  applause response from your audience on your video.     

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Peatle Jville wrote:

Good one Richard and also a good  applause response from your audience on your video.

Thanks for having a listen; was only about 15 or so in the audience that night, but they apparently love when I do fingerpicking songs smile

Also, here is "Riders on the Storm", played with my son (who heard the song for the first time in the morning), which mentions the word "love" (gotta love your man): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpt7HRc15rg

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:
Peatle Jville wrote:

Good one Richard and also a good  applause response from your audience on your video.

Thanks for having a listen; was only about 15 or so in the audience that night, but they apparently love when I do fingerpicking songs smile

Also, here is "Riders on the Storm", played with my son (who heard the song for the first time in the morning), which mentions the word "love" (gotta love your man): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpt7HRc15rg

Cheers

Richard

Richard and Jai you work real good together.     

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congratulations everyone who submitted a song for July
i`ve enjoyed them all,as of the end of this mth there have been 40 songs or comments
on CSOM.More comments than 6 mths of all the other categories put together.
well done,i look forward to hearing your songs and reading your comments in August.     

The King Of Audio Torture

43 (edited by neophytte 2022-07-30 13:24:44)

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Nice tune, I'm curious how and where you recorded this one, do you have any info about the album??

easybeat wrote:

a quicky for song of mth
i may not be a free man much longer, due to murdering a banjo and assaulting a recording device.
threw in a few mistakes just to keep it real, best listened to after a few drinks.you have been warned!
https://soundcloud.com/rough-as-gut/autumn-rains

LOL @ murdering a banjo; you wouldn't be the first, and probably won't be the last. It's not a bad tune, vocals need to come up a bit (banjo's are loud!!), it felt kinda short, to be honest, and I don't think it was as bad as you made it out to be ...

Zurf wrote:

Includes child, goodbye, door and it's easy to imagine rain. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gMjKhDuGLTdEAQaL6

It's interesting when we hear a cover of a song and that's the sound we associate with the song - but you did it really well, really enjoyed the fingerpicking, but wish you were sitting back a bit from your recording device (phone?) so we could see your guitar in the visuals; and also if it was a bit higher, either looking at you, or slightly down towards you. I always find videos harder to do than straight audio as you have to consider the visual elements.

I haven't heard this song before, it sounds quite good, but I hear what you say about it's better for the guitar picking pattern, but doesn't quit suit your voice - have you tried it with a capo to bring your vocals into the subdominant 3rd, (maybe using 2nd fret) or the dominant 5th?

Jandle wrote:

Here is my version of it done 5 years ago and sung probably way too fast smile  https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan/10010135a

Is this a song you've put up before? I'm sure I've heard it, but i might just have been looking through your soundcloud songs at some stage. Yes, the tempo goes up and down, but the rest of the recording sounds pretty good.

Jandle wrote:

Here is one attempt at a song with the word CHILD in it.   I did mess up at the end but didn't change it as still getting over a cold/flu bug, so coughing
and my voice was getting a bit scratchy.    I hope I get to do another song this month, but  will see how I go with this throat.
https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan/nobodys-child

I couldn't hear any problems with your voice, apart from when you tried to reach those high notes, could hear a bit of "Bonnie Raitt" rasp in there, but if you hadn't have mentioned it, I wouldn't be able to tell. But the recording was a bit on the distorted side. It was also strange hearing a NZ accent in the talking part, because I'm not used to it ...

Zurf wrote:

A quick and sloppy try at how I heard Jim's song. https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYENZt9YAUsCpcEF9

When I did a song writers workshop a while ago, they were talking about the psychological impact of declaring your song bad before you've even started it, and I've become concious that I do that on occasion, I try now not to say anything along those lines (and it's hard sometimes!!) because it affects both yourself and the audience listening ... the song strolled along quite well although there were a couple of fumbles in there ...

TIGLJK wrote:

Ok - here is my version   https://soundcloud.com/james-kenyon-997 … ard-island

I heard some early Dylan in this recording, at first I thought I liked it better than Zurf's version, then I changed my mind, by the end I wasn't sure which I liked better, but it's a pretty good song overall.

Peatle Jville wrote:

I've enjoyed listening to everyone's entries this month. Here is my entry for Chordie July song of the month with the word rain in it on the third line in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwULH1WqMo4

I always enjoy your videos Peatle, they are so imaginative with their imagary - we had a day like that today!!!

Sorry that I wasn't able to write as they were released, it's been a busy month for some reason, but I notice that both the quality and quantity of songs for FSOTM is on the up!!

Here is Jim's song: https://youtu.be/MC7IUY6S_7U

Cheers

Richard

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Neo
its excellent that you commented on each song,good to see a critique also.
as for your comments on my ditty thanks, what you said is fair.
as for it being a bit short,well a song is as long or short as it needs to be.     

The King Of Audio Torture

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easybeat wrote:

as for it being a bit short,well a song is as long or short as it needs to be.

That is very true!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

46 (edited by Peatle Jville 2022-08-01 05:43:27)

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Richard thank you for your feedback on my videos. I like the way you covered Jim's song also.     I also enjoy  reading your well thought out comments on all things chordie.

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Thanks Neophytte for the comments on my songs.  Yes the first one was one I played a few years ago now, I was showing re-showing it as it was one Zurf had done too.  The 2nd song agree with your comments.

Neo I enjoyed your 2 songs, particularly the one with your son who played along side of you on piano, it sounded great having him accompany you.  Nicely done and performed well.     

Laugh Lots ... Forgive Much ...  Love one another     smile
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Here is a late entry from me as my cold is over with  now thankfully and I tried to record using Garage Band as we are away on holiday presently so don't have my usual little setup with me.  Anyway here it is https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan/my-so … e-you-seen   

Sorry running a bit late with August FSOTM due to being on holiday .

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Covers and some Originals found over there    ------- >    https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan

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Jandle wrote:

Here is a late entry from me as my cold is over with  now thankfully and I tried to record using Garage Band as we are away on holiday presently so don't have my usual little setup with me.  Anyway here it is https://soundcloud.com/ukulelejan/my-so … e-you-seen   

Sorry running a bit late with August FSOTM due to being on holiday .

Jan better late than never . Great choice of song you do it real good. Your ukulele and voice work perfect on this one.     

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Thanks for the constructive criticisms Richard. Very useful on every point.

As to the video, I use the phone because it's quick and simple and getting my office converted over to a studio set-up generally would take too long and I just wouldn't participate. But I'll see what I can do on the phone placement. I am worried that if it's too far back that the sound won't carry well. I don't think my phone does wide angle for videos, but I can double check.     

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
When in doubt ... hats. - B.G. Dude