Artist Bio

Influences:   Any good songwriter from Joni, through Dylan to Ana Van Riel

Been writing songs since I was fifteen.... Some 50 years ago.


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  • @cactuspie 32 mins

    Thanks for your comments on "It Takes A Good Fall"! It's always good to hear what a peer thinks. I appreciate it. I, routinely, take inspiration from others song. The title actually come from a Face Book meme. FB is a gold mine of lines!

  • @franniezest 2 hours

    thanks for checking out the audio for Never Come home! so i'm only a casual springsteen fan but i basically stole the melody of my first verse line from Dancing in the Dark which you could probably tell.
    The line you mentioned about throwing your hat in the air is inspired by a concert video i saw. it was the first thing i saw/heared of the smith street band - who i fell for instantly upon watching this concert video. in it the fans are amazing to watch and one of them throws a hat up on stage and the singer wears it for a few lines before handing it back. not so coincidentally, the singer of smith street band is a huge springsteen fan

  • @lain 4 hours

    Need to listen to your songs now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lain 4 hours

    Thanks for your comment on "Du" - I am happy that I made it to write a German song again as most of the time my songs come out in English... I am not satisfied with that song musically, but anyway, I did it ๐Ÿ˜€ I am happy you like the line with the feet ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @majordanby  5 hours

    Thanks for the feedback. Iโ€™m not a fan of Radiohead either, but Dan loves them. It was Dan who showed me some of their chords. Iโ€™ve still not listened to much of their work, but did by a chord book of their songs. The problem Iโ€™m having now is finding ingesting chords the give me problems with the whole progression.

  • @franniezest 18 hours

    i finally uploaded the demo for never come home if you're curious. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kovbleu  1 day

    Thanks for your comment on "Lightning." Yeah, that "always" really did become a driving theme. hehe

  • @igg 1 day

    Thanks for your time and comments on "Pixel Perfect Momma"....Much appreciated..

  • @chipwithrow  2 days

    That's a very insightful comment you made about the 2nd version of my igloo song being too earnest! Actually, that was the first version, but it self-plagiarized my love song Cautivo de Amor so I wrote a more rocking igloo song!
    I've been digging your music - going to listen to another one now!

  • @pabrizzer 2 days

    telepathy indeed.
    i was looking at those exact same biles on youtube last night.
    they are made in asia (china I think) sold as ajs and sinnis in gb.
    there was a guy doing a long term test on the 125 scrambler.
    thanks for the comments berni!

  • @namjunerobot  2 days

    Whenever I do FAWM someone always mentions Eno. Thanks for the encouragement, I am doing my best to get into the swing of things.

  • @flutterby42 2 days

    Thanks for your comments on my Swedish waltz. I took it as a huge compliment since I only lived in Sweden for 3 years! I'm not a very good fiddle player either and am intrigued by these camps you mentioned. Unfortunately, both Spain and California are a bit far for me to travel from Canada!

  • @franniezest 2 days

    Hi thanks so much for looking at Nevwr Going Home. I already have music for this one but I ran out of time to upload it tonight. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  2 days

    Well that's good IMHO people shall interpret them differently and if you know my usual writings I love to play a Lot with the two extremes hell and heaven, Satan and God, lust as dirty and sin as something to lust for and with. It awakens (apparently) feelings and I don't care if people love or hate my use of words as long as it awakens something.

  • @kahlo2013  2 days

    If you liked Border Wall - no one has picked that up and I would love that to become a song!

  • @kahlo2013  2 days

    Hi Bernie! Thanks for your kind comment. I would be honored if there were any lyrics that you were interested in to put music to!

  • @acousticmaddie  2 days

    Thank you but I do like the dirtyNess of the word "sin". Being an atheist myself I don't really Interpret it the same ๐Ÿ˜€ and to feel something as a sin can actually give a curiosity to it as in the Bdsm kind of use of it so I'd like to keep it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @blackrose1313 2 days

    Thanks for the great comment!

  • @rainchaser  3 days

    Thank you for commenting on "I've Heard It All! Say It Again!!". The pauses were unintentional, but I'm glad you found them useful.

    I've heard of Band In A Box but I never used it. I suppose I can give it a shot, but I don't know if I should use it on this song or not. I didn't had any instruments I wanted to hear in mind. I might use it on other songs but I'm not sure about this one. Lol

  • @splittybooms  3 days

    Hey, thanks for listening - I appreciate when folks who don't usually listen to a kind of music can still find something of interest about it.
    To answer your question, I use Propellerhead's Reason to make all my music. I gather vocal samples mostly from Splice (a website).
    I pick vocals that...well, like you said, tug at my heartstrings! lol There's gotta be something about them that catches my ear...SO many that don't. And then I just either create music in Reason around the vocal, or go grab vocals that enhance what I've made.

  • @majordanby  4 days

    Iโ€™ll be dropping by later for a catch up: life gets in the way.

  • @majordanby  4 days

    You are very welcome and deserving of the listens and praise, always love your songs.

    Thank you for your comments too, it does mean so much. Cassette Love.

  • @keithcuts 4 days

    Go Bernini listened to the 1564 song. Haha. Thatโ€™s a creative take on a challenge. The Gallilio and Shakespeare stuff is all interesting. I could see that going over real wel live. Have you played it out?

  • @dani312 4 days

    Wow! Thank you so much for your beautiful and generous comments. It is so encouraging!! I really appreciate it. Helps motivate me to finish the next one!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zxcvbnm  4 days

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions, on Bloody Great War and Do You Miss Me? Especially replacing the word Kids, I think I will make it a real country song by using dogs instead. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mikeskliar  4 days

    thanks for the tenor guitar info! i'll keep it in mind!

  • @keithcuts 4 days

    Thanks for the Ukulele underground invite I have kicked around on that site a little bit and probably should a little bit more Aldrine is the man

  • @factorytale 4 days

    hello ๐Ÿ˜€ Itยดs here now, Iยดve posted upside down, the song.

  • @factorytale 4 days

    I understand your feelings! I feel the world is coming to an end as a place of the good ideals and humanity. It is a time where people laugh at the people lying down on the ground. We have to keep hoping for better times!

  • @mmmmarcus 5 days

    Thank you for the comment on Carry Me Home! Lyrics are posted now, thank you for the request.

  • @declan 5 days

    @berni1954 re Vonnegut as liar.

    The idea of the song is that the person itโ€™s about claims to be a great writer, footballer, chess player, cricketer, lover etc.

    So Iโ€™m calling him Vonnegut sarcastically.

  • @kraftec 5 days

    The mp3 not playing must be something on your end. I loaded and played it in audacity just fine.

  • @corinnecurcio 5 days

    Thanks for your comments on "Liar Liar" - If anyone puts music to my lyric - It will be me! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @rustyp 5 days

    Hey Berni, Your Liar song was really impressive. I'd love to know your work flow for writing all of those lyrics. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @judypie  5 days

    Hahaha, dangerous tactics! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @leomozi  5 days

    Thanks for your advice on โ€œNever Settle!โ€ I think I will work โ€œnettleโ€ into the chorus.

  • @roblincoln  6 days

    Thanks for the Wishbone Ash comparison. I am always fascinated what others hear in a song. (I thought initially more Elvis Costello.) I look forward to further exploring your songs, You are a fine singer and instrumentalist as well as a strong writer. Putting you on my watchlist right now!

  • @leomozi  6 days

    Thanks for your kind comments on Drosera. Iโ€™ll bet there is a girl somewhere in the world who has been afflicted with that name!

  • @quork  6 days

    Always a pleasure, berni. And thank you for your detailed, thoughtful comments on Raining Underwear. It started out as a ridiculous song, but then I got into the life of the protagonist and it took a twist.

  • @audrey  1 week

    Thank you so much for your very kind words expressing how my piece, Bullied, achieved what I had hoped to - conveying the terrible and damaging effects of bullying, more harmful than the assaults themselves. It saddens me to know that many people have and still are being affected by something so preventable. Every school needs an active anti-bullying program, and the media needs to play a role in awareness and prevention of it. You, sir, are one of the strong ones who, though hurt, survived and moved on, and so did not bow to such cowards. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @factorytale 1 week

    It's ok, and I'm glad she did smth good for you. I just don't understand her but I don't understand myself either

  • @timfatchen  1 week

    YouTube didn't want to surrender your location on "I'm a believer" but I found you! Subscribed. Your tenor guitar, what tuning? ukulele return string or other?

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    Wow thanks for the kind comment. Yes thats true Thats the last song on the upcoming album. I wrote half of them trough 50/90 and some more here. They are labeled Headless soldier bay.

  • @factorytale 1 week

    Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to all my songs, and thank you for all the feedback. I never liked nor understood billie holiday, so being compared with her is not smth I like that much. ๐Ÿ™‚ i don't think I'm a reincarnation, I just saw a lot of shit in my life like her. Faeries is written in stead of ferries thanks for noticing this error. I don't like spelling mistakes, but I'm danish, so it's unavoidable.

  • @larryw 1 week

    Hi, I will be in the Lisbon area, really looking forward to it

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Goodness! You're SO KIND. (Tori....gasp!) Thank you for all of the lovely comments and I'm so thankful that you've been listening to my songs. I really appreciate it.

  • @quork  1 week

    Hi praise indeed! Thank you.

  • @tuneslayer2018  1 week

    I have to say, you in turn put a smile on my face. Burl Ives was a master, and to be compared to him is high praise indeed. Thank you.

  • @mishykatz  1 week

    Great comment on Cartoon Neighborhood, thanks so much!!

  • @majordanby  1 week

    I did wonder and have made numerous calculations as to the meaning of the final verse. As you say, let the reader/listener decide.

    Confusingly there are two of us and I post comments on Danโ€™s login as I sm not a computer kind of guy. Peace, Karl. I will pass on your kind words about Danโ€™s song.

    Ps I have started writing a Clothes song, thank you for the inspiration.

  • @clark2013 1 week

    In reply to the tuning question, it's actually standard tuning, but letting the B and E strings ring open. It's a cool effect to give chords more depth.

  • @kraftec 1 week

    Thanks for the comments! I'd love to hear your take on my song. Make sure to send me the isolated vocal tracks when you're done ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jorh 1 week

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my song - I will keep you updated if i get music ๐Ÿ˜€ I look forward to seeing what you produce during FAWM!

  • @moonshadow 2 weeks

    thx for your comment on my song, it was very well spotted where the influence came from

  • @pabrizzer 2 weeks

    Not sure how to respond to comments on this platform but I appreciate yours Berni.

  • @izaakalexander  2 weeks

    14 songs in 28 days!!

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @hummingbear 4 weeks

    Welcome to FAWM19! Have a great month!