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The Bar / Re: Friday Night Celebrity Squares Bar
« Last post by CaliaMoko on July 06, 2020, 01:13:52 PM »
Sadly, I won't be there this week. Closing on Mom and Dad's property Thursday and I am Mom's power of attorney for that. Dad's funeral on Saturday. Both 200 miles away in the "dead zone", and I'm not driving back and forth in between. Maybe next week.
Introductions / Re: Hello from Cambridgeshire
« Last post by cowparsleyman on July 06, 2020, 12:52:31 PM »
@Dazzathedrummer - Welcome to the forum Darren, I hope you'll find it a useful place, the folk here are warm, friendly, knowledgeable and very talented.

Was it drums you passed G8?

What kind of genres are you into?

There are some brilliant lyricists here, I wish you well.
Feedback on Finished songs / Re: THE LABORATORY - BROKEN GLASS - NEW SONG
« Last post by moraamarolaloba on July 06, 2020, 12:36:37 PM »
Hi @Grubstar
Thank you, I really like to use the delay, I do it as if it were just another instrument taking advantage of the last 1, 2 or 3 notes of a specific instrument to which I put the delay, I cut it and so I can use it to my liking wherever the song asks me 

Hola @pompeyjazz
Yes, the guitar parts are fantastic, I feel privileged to count the invaluable help of Marcus Nalgaber and his so versatile instrument in his hands.

Hola @PaulAds
I tell you the same as to @pompeyjazz
Marcus's guitar gives my music the color that I don't know how to have ...

Mora's world is very childish, thank God hahaha

Whenever I see your avatar, I don't know why it awakens in me maternal feelings hahahaha
Feedback on Finished songs / Re: 2099
« Last post by moraamarolaloba on July 06, 2020, 12:21:47 PM »
Well, I'm glad to see @MichaelA is back again, not because your alterego doesn't appear here, but because apparently you have regained the reins ... hahaha

I liked your song, things could be seen like this ...
The change that appears approx. in 2.40 ... it has an atmosphere that completes the one you wanted to give to the song. Great!

I have not been able to understand all the lyrics, you know that my English is very limited but I have generally understood what you were saying ...

Be safe
Feedback on Finished songs / Re: 2099
« Last post by Unclenny on July 06, 2020, 12:16:00 PM »
I love how this song just takes off running from the start.

Great song @MichaelA with a fantastic chorus. Definitely invite Greta to the Party!!!
Introductions / Hello from Cambridgeshire
« Last post by Dazzathedrummer on July 06, 2020, 11:54:12 AM »

I'm Darren, I play the drums, keyboards and sing - I also produce and write songs.
I've been a musician for 31 years now (I'm 45) and was a fully professional musician during the 90's.

Over the past fifteen years I've been assembling bits of songs that I've written in order to create an album but I realised that I didn't have enough knowledge of both music theory and lyric writing to be able to finish songs. When I was a pro I was a key contributor to songs but now I realise that it was the collaboration between myself and other members that did know how to write that got the songs finished. It was easy to write lyrics to songs that already had a structure and it was easy think of a structure for lyrics that were already there.

In 2016 I studied Music Theory grades and passsed G8 with distinction - this has given me a much better level of knowledge to be able to construct songs and since then I've been able to form my 'bits of songs' into a whole album. I'm now on to writing lyrics and have fallen over the same stumbling blocks, while writing on my own my knowledge isn't good enough to complete good lyrics that tell a story and paint vivid pictures. I'm currently reading books by Pat Pattison and Andrea Stolp and these have been a great help to me - quite a revelation in fact!

I thought I'd join a songwriting forum in order to share ideas and discuss processes in order to improve my knowledge as I strive for the right call myself a 'prolific' songwriter  :)
Competitions / Re: The Alien Genre Challenge 2020
« Last post by cowparsleyman on July 06, 2020, 11:29:32 AM »
I must have taken a bad knock too, I've just watched 15 styles of's on a question of time, I have to be honest I laughed out loud at some of them, some of the vocals could do with some lemsip, or Venos

Feedback on Finished songs / Re: Track one by The Estuary
« Last post by The Estuary (SWE) on July 06, 2020, 09:16:21 AM »
@cowparsleyman : That is so true! As my former countryman Yngwie Malmsteen once said: 'How can less be more? More is more.'
Feedback on Finished songs / 2099
« Last post by MichaelA on July 06, 2020, 07:49:33 AM »
It's been really difficult to move on from Hip Hop Grandad. Every time I have tried to write something in my usual style I have ended up breaking out into Old Man Lancashire Rap! It's like I have created this creative monster that I can't shake off!

But finally, last week when Grandad went off to Scarborough for the day on a Golden Years coach trip, I managed to break free and write this. It's a bit of an ironic response to Climate Change. I'm hoping that Greta Thunberg will hear it and slag me off on Facebook  :D

All comments gratefully received!

Lyrics - thanks for reminding me to post them @PaulAds, yep senior moment, you got me :)


There's something about C02
The earth got warmer, oh really,  who knew?
But in the cold and grey UK
Make us Hawaii, yeah that's OK
We're naughty naughty boys
And naughty naughty girls
For ravaging the planet
Murdering our world

By the year 2099
Humans will all live on Mars
Acclimatised just fine
By the year 2099
Planet earth abandoned
Desolated by mankind
But New Year's Eve
Oh we'll
Still party

So what we're talking two degrees
And we will boil, but who wants to freeze?
Bring back our plastic carrier bags
Reusing our own, well that's such a drag
We're poisoning all the fish
Says this documentary
But all's well at the chippy
A fish supper for me

We're all dancing
At the ghost party
The Bar / Re: Friday Night Celebrity Squares Bar
« Last post by cowparsleyman on July 06, 2020, 07:30:51 AM »
@PaulAds @mickyplankton et al. apologies for not being there, had some urgent cowparsleywife matters to attend to...

Try next week.
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