Influences: Jude Cole, David Gray, Charlie Cheney, Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot
I want to write the best lyrics I can. Your feedback on what's powerful, what's moving, what's memorable, will be most helpful.
|#1||Don't Want to Sleep||
|#2||Flower Print Dress||
|#5||Losing the Focus||
|#6||We Are Water||
|#8||My Body's a Hundred||
|#9||No Tropical Isle||
|#11||Tin Whistle, Tin Ear||
|#15||Order in Words||
|#18||The Ballad of Sir Perry Pufflingpants||
|#20||Roads and Rainbows||
|#21||Destination Irrelevant @starryrainbow||
|#24||This Great Adventure||
Wow, you learn something new every day!
Hey! Thanks for your comments on the Dobbing in Blues and my daft 10x10. A cello-tuned guitar sounds really cool...
I sold the Telecaster in the pic of me after I bought the Walden (I hadn't played electric for a long time).
I've had a couple chances in the past to buy a used S6 but didn't. I have a Yamaha beater that I bought used for $140 -- it was my first acoustic and it's the one I travel with. It's with me here in South Carolina. About 6 months ago I bought a used Walden and I could tell by the look on my wife's face that I probably shouldn't bring a 4th guitar into the house. The Yamaha and the Walden are Open tuned to C and E. The Seagull is always standard tuned.
Hello sir. I was referred to you from Charlie. I am looking for tips on posting/sharing creative writing. I am looking to share short stories but in installments/episodes.
Any feedback/info you have would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch man.
I knew you would understand. 😀
Joel. I feel that I have failed in the lyrics delivery scheme we half baked lo those 3-4 weeks ago. You have been oh so productive, so you sure weren't lacking in words. I started some things and will be doing an 11th hour review tomorrow to tie up loose threads. In the meantime, I'm here to apologize for the lack and let you know I'll be back. I would offer to send something yet, in classic procrastinator style, but don't want to apply that kind of pressure either on day 28. So, I'll be waiting for a car repair, sitting around and writing. Let me know how you feel about it.
Thanks for visiting Paper Mouse, it’s still a work in progress but your feedback is really encouraging. 😀
I'm thinking that keyboard might be fun for that scale. Thanks for the tip!
Quite honestly, your comments on I'm Not the One are probably the nicest compliment I've ever had as a song writer/musician. Thank you
Thank you so much for your suggestions of how to get unblocked..totally working!
more like a strange 6 string... also.... I'm trying to remember, but I think the reason I use d-g-b-e tuning is you can't get the c-g-d-a tuning because of the scale length of the guitar... I been paying like this for around 3 years now, so I can't remember a lot about the experiment
Here's what I did. It has worked out well for me. The finger spacings actually help me (I think). The way I did it here, I have to drill and taper 3 holes in the bridge. The other 3 bridge pin holes are the same. I actually tested the idea on a 12 string and didn't have to drill the bridge at all (I did have to slot the saddle to move a couple of strings over a little). My biggest problem with the 12 string was remembering which 6 of the 12 tuners had strings attached. If you're interested, I can send more pics and measurements . If you're interested send me an email at bachelorb(at)ymail.com
...well... I kind of still have a tenor..... I use a six string guitar tuned dD-gG-b-e with the dD-gG being double courses like a 12 string. I sold both my tenors when we decided to travel for a year. One of my tenors was a 1960 Martin...... I really kick myself for selling that one........
That's exactly how my internal monologue treated the song!
Thank you for reading and commenting.
I'm pleased my song has cracked up others as much as it has me. It **might** be a fairly accurate glimpse into the goofy side of how my brain relates to music 😀
As to why I don't sing more during FAWM? I'm still waging the war with lyrics that I've been struggling with for the past decade.
But that tide is turning, I believe. A few months ago I bought an SM58 mic, and that's been very helpful in allowing me to approach vocals in a more "casual" manner than my AT2020 does.
Once I clear 14 instrumental tracks, I'm planning a "second FAWM" of vocal track this year. Your Paul Simon Challenge track should be among them. 😀
I have a Blue Ridge BR40T and love it. I had it set up for G-D-A-E.
I really like the Ibanez tenors, maybe some day. 😀
I also have a tenor uke tuned in fifths. 😀
I just need to learn to play them artfully. 😀
I did look at the thread. That's where I got your link.
Wow, Gordon Lightfoot. 😀
Hey are you in SoCal? 😀
Hey, thanks, your comment brought me to tears. I've never written poetry. No idea where it came from. Just from reading Carver's words I guess. Suddenly I was writing. And then it was done.
Yeah, none of this feels performance to me. They're just angry or regretful screels so far.
Thanks for the kind words.
I went back. If only it would warn me... didn't cut off much though. Giving it the ol' "twice over" treatment, but we're cool with that. 😀 Switched to my computer since the tablet typing was making me crazy. Hope it's helpful!
Glad you're interested. Let me know if I can help when it comes time to decode. Meanwhile have a great FAWM.
Thanks for your posts on the imposter syndrome thread! Great stuff.
Your thoughts and revelations on the “imposter syndrome” thread were so inspiring!! I am at the beginning of the journey and I’m psyched to be where you are now- performing your new material, one day down the road. Thanks for sharing your story.💕
Not such a bad idea, perhaps I will? Except I don't own a synthesizer, so I'll have to fake the synth sounds with "real" instruments!
Cheers, Joel! Happy FAWM!
Thanks for the song reminder, I did not remember it very clearly at all but I liked it then and now.
Mandocello! I've never heard one... know any good bands that use them?
Yeah! I'm in the generally Americana cause I don't fit into any other the smaller pigeonholes group!
Yeah, I'm up for that.
I have a vague recollection of a collaboration from a distant year where I asked if I could send you some lyrics... it's all a bit hazy... sounds like Eagles.. Las Vegas? Nope, I lost the signal.
Anyway, yes, count me in for 2018. I do appreciate your hand crafted lyrics and look forward to you not accepting my music for 'em! 😉
Hey Joel. It seems like only yesterday that we met here. I'll still be trying to create something palatable for you.
Hi ho and here we go!
Hello and welcome! Hope your FAWM 2018 is awesome!
Hello!! I very much look forward to your latest creative offerings. 😀
Hey Joel. 😊
Good to see you here again. 😊😎
I just swung by to archive my 2017 fawm and found a whole batch of pithy Joel comments I'd missed. Much appreciated, mate. (As for a 30-year-old Tennant - ha, not without some clever TARDISing. According to last year's forum definition, I'm officially a geezer.) Looking forward to hearing you next month.