Influences: the pillows, The Beatles, Mega City Four, Orange Juice, Elvis Costello, Smash Mouth, The Jam, The Style Council, Paul Weller, The Chewinggum Weekend, T.Rex, Bob Dylan, school, @mattblick, Beatles Songwriting Academy
I'm a beginner at music but I strive to write a lot of songs! I will try to write short songs in a limited of time. Aside from that, I'm currently a student at Robert Morgan Vocational Institute attending GED classes.
I also work at Publix as a bagger.
Thanks so much for your kind comment on "Umbrella Upside Down." 😀
Thank you so much for the comment you left on Get Lit. I really appreciate it very much!
Hello - I've never done 50/90 before but I did sign up for it. I suppose it's possible to have come across my username there, but it would've been devoid of content because I never logged in during the summer (I had signed up the previous spring and totally forgot)... It's a pity I never organized that info in my brain! Oh see how catchy your song is? I'm using that "pity" hook over and over again. 😀
You definitely put a lot of thought and work into your songs, and what you've done here with your song collection is great! I'd say you definitely succeeded. I'm sure your blog will be fantastic as well!
Thanks again for the other comments 😀 😀 😀 😀
Thank you very much for your solid review of Cryin alone! I love that piece and I am thinking about taking it places. Your comments are the kinds of things I want to hear 😀 One question, did it seem familiar? Have I stolen it from somewhere? 😀 Thanks!
The chord progression on "Pity I Will Never Clean Up My Room" reminds me of a doo wop song. The song itself doesn't sound like a doo op song, the arrangement just reminds me of one.
Thanks for your nice comment on Tablespoon. Amanda is responsible for everything but the drum track, so she might want to say something about the melody and harmony, but instrumental surf music is very often modal, and minor key stuff is also very common, so much so that actual regular old major key stuff might not even make up a majority of it. Surf vocal music is different, most of that is major key, I think. 😀
Yes, that works much better for hearing the structure of the song. Thanks for boosting the guitars a little.
Yep-- I do hope Matt stops in for a visit to see how you're doing. That'd be awesome. 😀
I thought all the guitar was pretty quiet relative to your voice in the track "Gravity", really.
I've enjoyed listening through your tracks this year. A lot of good work making use of the Beatles' Songwriting Academy tickets! Cheers!
Hello my dear! Thanks for commenting on "North Star" Lyrically, it's from my friend Dave's perspective, and the "you" is his departed wife Diane. The north star is a guide and anchor point. So basically, the sentiment is that even though she is gone, she is playing this role in his life. ⭐️
Hey, thanks for commenting on When our moment comes. It's not really jazz and there's no production to speaks. I did use a minor key to convey the longing though. Maybe Amanda, who wrote them, can explain better what they're about. All best
Thanks for your kind words on Jubilant! 😀
Modes! Yes, I vaguely remember those from music theory classes eons ago. I have no idea what "Move" might've been in. I just play what I feel. And yes, it was supposed to be a little ambiguous. Use your imagination!
Thank you for your extremely helpful comment on "Unpredictable." That was really going above and beyond! I did write the song very quickly, written and recorded in about 35 minutes (mixing too longer!) I really appreciate your suggestions, especially halving the chorus and adding unpredictable modulations. Excellent ideas. 😀