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@berni1954
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berni1954

Been writing songs since I was fifteen.... Some 53 years ago.

Songs (53):

[avatar] You don't get Rid of us so Easily by @berni1954 9
[avatar] Biff the Rescue Dog by @berni1954 #lolitaprompt 5
[avatar] Seven Wonders by @berni1954 #fuc 4
[avatar] Into the Unknown by @berni1954 7
[avatar] Renaissance Still Life by @berni1954 #fuc #lolitaprompt #iloveshortsongs 3
[avatar] A Game of Chess by @berni1954 #m 5
[avatar] The Great White Tree by @berni1954 #fuc #lolitaprompt 4
[avatar] Hope is the thing with Feathers by @berni1954 #fuc 4
[avatar] The Ancestor by @berni1954 #lolitaprompt 2
[avatar] The Cows Visit the Zoo by @berni1954 #lolitaprompt 1
[avatar] Doing Adult Chores by @berni1954 #lolitaprompt 1
[avatar] What's the use of Regret? by @berni1954 #fuc 1
[avatar] Entitled by @berni1954 5
[avatar] Letters from Home by @berni1954 1
[avatar] The Folly by @berni1954 6
[avatar] Celestial Bodies by @berni1954 7
[avatar] I can't get my head around that by @berni1954 9
[avatar] Racing against Time by @berni1954 #m 8
[avatar] Witches Shopping for Supplies by @berni1954 #fuc #lolitaprompt 5
[avatar] A Wild Whistle heard on the Wind by @berni1954 #fuc #fipple 6
[avatar] Sweet Bird of Liberty by @berni1954 #fuc 4
[avatar] Something with Teddy Bears by @berni1954 #lolitaprompt #iloveshortsongs 3
[avatar] Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by @berni1954 #biab 3
[avatar] Just One More by @berni1954 9
[avatar] Advice from an Old Hippy by @berni1954 3
[avatar] [avatar] The Song by @berni1954 + @crisp1 #biab 8
[avatar] The Spiral Staircase by @berni1954 12
[avatar] Catalan Wines by @berni1954 #m #place_song 8
[avatar] [avatar] Be Careful What You Wish For by @berni1954 + @phylo #m 6
[avatar] [avatar] The Stolen Land by @berni1954 + @kahlo2013 #m 4
[avatar] Rear Window by @berni1954 7
[avatar] Train Wreck by @berni1954 #m #train #biab 9
[avatar] The Revenge for Love by @berni1954 12
[avatar] Siren Song by @berni1954 #m #vonnegut 7
[avatar] Being is Seeing by @berni1954 4
[avatar] Watching the Birdy by @berni1954 4
[avatar] [avatar] Sun & Moon by @berni1954 + @kahlo2013 7
[avatar] A Song of Me by @berni1954 8
[avatar] The Birmingham Worcester Canal by @berni1954 8
[avatar] Old Guitar Case by @berni1954 7
[avatar] Lugging Trouble by @berni1954 6
[avatar] Brief Encounter in Texas by @berni1954 #shelfie #biab 4
[avatar] March Winds by @berni1954 #lonelygear 7
[avatar] Mad as a March Hare by @berni1954 7
[avatar] Xocolata by @berni1954 #movietitlechallenge #lonelygear 8
[avatar] [avatar] Through the Field of Lavender by @berni1954 + @kahlo2013 9
[avatar] Tommo (The Alzheimer's Song) by @berni1954 8
[avatar] Literary Salvation by @berni1954 #m 6
[avatar] Pounds, Shillings and Pence by @berni1954 9
[avatar] Unadulterated by @berni1954 #m 6
[avatar] So Sad by @berni1954 #m 10
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GIMME15chance: Arithmomania by @wolfkier + 8 others #gimme15 10
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GIMME15hank: A Historical Typo by @wolfkier + 13 others #gimme15 20

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@jeff9

Thank you, Berni, for your very kind comments about Summer’s Got the Ball!

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@kristi

Thank you for your detailed comments on those 2 collabs! It's fun to hear "where" a song takes people!

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@nadine

Thanks a lot, Berni! Looks like I have to do more sophisticated punk 🤣. Autotune saves my life and your ears😎 Good luck on your DAW!

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And thank you too for the Transport Hell and Lights Out comments. Re the transport, They have decided (last week) that a 40km/hr freeway is not such a good idea...

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Hi Bernie. I'm trying to catch up. Thanks for your comment on The Trains (Places of Wonder & Delight) from so long ago. My listening is nowhere sadly. Do you want to do something with Great Green World? Feel free!

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@janeg

The links change with each event. The next one is November 4-6, out of Portland. Register to get the link and access. I'm on a charity board with our annual Gathering (first one in person for 3 years) November 4-5 so will miss a lot. Registration https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odemupzovE9cim7PBjZr5GaFWOPujKV3V. Musician list https://orecon2.orycon.org/music-programming/. Google doc shows times. Portland has a lot of overlap in folk and filk; see also https://portlandfolkmusic.org. Not sure I'll make its main event, Oct 21-23, this year.

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@andrea

I will give some thought to different words that could work besides 'kill'. Thanks for the idea of 'beat'. I thought maybe 'split', but I haven't thought much on it yet😉

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@andrea

Thanks for checking out We're Never Leaving. I haven't stopped thinking about your comment since I read it yesterday. I wasn't sure how to respond. I was hoping to make a fun song, but man you took me back with your comment about shootings. So much so, I wonder if I should rewrite that line. It is a scary world when you can be killed going to school or Walmart 😢

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@janeg

I have a four-song EP on Bandcamp, all from FAWMs past but am highly unlikeLy to record your song. Already have a list for the next EP, whenever. Any cover would more likely be in unrecorded Zoom circles or just maybe a recorded Zoom concert some day. Even better if you wanted to come and perform it yourself in our circles. Just finished three weekends in a row of Zoom circles; next one for me is same day as my next Zoom concert, with Phil, at OR-E-Con November 6. Interested?

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Bernie thank you for the comments. Life sor of wiped me out for the later part of 5090 and i haven't got to listening/commenting (my bad, though I have shot a lot of spammers, could at least manage that over the last few weeks). But, re Great Green World, yes, I thought happy uke setting for that too. Why don't you do it? I'll open up you as a collaborator on the song page? Let me know! (BANJOlele of course! I'd intended my Unwanted Gift for it!)

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Hey Bernie! I Hope You Love Where You Land was written with my kids in mind - who are 24 and 26, but they have never heard that song and are not particularly connected to my music although many songs have been inspired by them. Come Find Me was written for friends who had a terrible house fire while they were out of town and pretty much lost everything - so it was reaching out to them in a song kind of.

I think it is hard for kids now - the world has gotten so much more complicated, the pandemic was terrible for young people and it is hard to go out on your own and not be able to live the way you did with your parents - and some may never reach that level. I also get how they have trouble hearing us - it is tricky territory with young adult kids!! I feel for you and your daughter. Anxiety is a terrible thing - it lies to you and prevents you from living a full life. There is also a lot to be anxious about for young people I think.

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My feelings exactly... the next election will, alas, not come soon enough, and as you say it's not like the alternative is much better. I'm just waiting for a well timed IndyRef (and I never thought I'd say that, and it's not even like that will solve things...).

Anyway. Thanks for the listen. I am happy that FAWM and 50/90 (and indeed the Seasons) have taught me to vent my frustrations in song rather than on social media. It's far more healthy and constructive :).

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Today I wanna thank you for all your kind and uplifting comments to my songs! Your words always made me happy. 🙏

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@jeff9

Thanks, Berni, on Clock Into Our Life. Yes, BIAB was heavily in the mix there—good ear!

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@esc4p3

Thanks for the comment on 'Grasshopper', see me in FAWM '23 you must certainly will :-)

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Good job with the lolita prompt songs and well done getting to 50! You really managed a lot right at the end!

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Wow, that was quite a burst of creativity! I will try to catch up with listening over the next few days :).

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@andrea

I did a little research about sea shanties and am aware my lyrics would not fit a real sea shanty. I am however interested in working on this more and would love to work with you after the door close. Thank you so very much! My email is in my profile. Feel free to reach out to me when you are ready :)

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Really need to read the skirmish “unknown” to go with this! My liner note says. I am at peace with the unknown. I observe all these changes but am comfortable to do my thing and watch the rest pass by!

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A full stop snuck in, thx for letting me know!

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@andrea

Thanks for the interesting comment about your experience with dreams. I would get freaked out too. You skirmish really impressed me. I truly loved it. Someone mentioned it felt a little like a sea shanty and my wheels started turning. I have a morph write I attempted as a sea shanty of sorts. I had no odea who might be able to do this type of song, but wonder if you might be interesting in giving it a whirl? I know time is almost up, but we could set a placeholder if you have any interest. If not no worries. You can check it out here if you like: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/5972 Thanks

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wow very cool and i can see that. thanks for your comments too :)

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Thanks for your comments on Folly. Nope, can't play behind the bridge on a Martin. Just a cheap mic and some EQ and reverb. Not really the sound I was after but tick, tick, tick...

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Yup merseybeat for sure, thats how i heard it as well!

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@tjeff

Skirmish G is 07:00 UTC-time - 3am (New York City), 8am (London), 9am (Paris, Madrid, Berlin), 10am (Athens, Kyiv, Bucharest)

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@tjeff

You've got G - thanks Berni!!

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@tjeff

Berni, here are the CEST times: skirmish F (6am) or skirmish G (9am).

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Thanks for the comment on Introvert Time. I hadn't seen the skirmish topic but it would have been cheating anyway since I wrote it something like a month ago and have only just got around to recording it!

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@tjeff

Hi Berni - F, G & K are still available for the superskirmish. Not sure what your time zone is, but you mentioned that you could maybe fill in for one of the Saturday times. Let me know if one of those works, thx!

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👍No worries about that one, Berni. Sure, will do. Yeah, unlike mine, that info's not on your profile page here. Fear not, though, I was able to decode what you left on the message board. All the best!

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There's that talented song eye and ear again, Berni, when it comes to my "I'm Hooked" lyric. Thx for checking it out, man! Cool that you thought Hollies-like lyric-tune with Graham Nash and 60s-vibe harmonies. 🤔You should add vocals and music to my "I'm Hooked" lyric, and perform it at one of your next gigs! Speaking of gigs, how'd your prep work go readying for your gig tonight, 9/30/22, on the eve of the end of the 50/90 lyric-writing challenge? Ready to hit the stage? Good luck man!

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Berni! Come visit and I will take you to a fish boil! The food - not the greatest as it is a lot of boiled food with fish - but the community pot with the big flames on the beach and watching it boil over is an event. Wine helps.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_boil

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Cool that you have a gig, Berni, and still are willing to try "Dream Woman"! Fab that you already have a draft tune in mind. I did some verse changes to better the flow, see how they work, or tweak here as you mentioned you may need to do.
revised: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/9176

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Fab music eye and ear you have, Berni, re: my "Dream Woman" lyric! Thx for that cool "21st century" comment you left, man. We should collab on it. Care to add Roy Orbison-like music and vocals to it?
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/9176

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@gm7

Thx you sir. I do love bluegrass and Bill Monroe..wow ..i just wish my mandolin playing was as good as his.
PS i am the same vintage as you.....and we can still play a good tune or two....rock on!

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Thanks for your comments!

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@tjeff

Thanks, and have a great gig! I'll definitely keep you in mind if we need you on Saturday.

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@nadine

Thank you Berni! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Its also one of my favourites, so I look forward to turn this into s full band production.

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no. i had to stop after three chapters so i could read your, much better , book..yet i have only reached chap[ter 14 so far because of so much of my reading time spent on 50 90. my only criticism of it is that i feel the love story and the war stories should be more balanced. i keep wishing the old guy would take a break from his storytelling so we could find out how the romance was progressing. i also felt he pontificated to much before getting into the swing of the tales, of which many were quite memorable.

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@nadine

Thanks also for your comment on "Roadkill"! Fun fact: This is a nylon acoustic guitar, cause I don't have an electric (yet). It's quite hard to tell the difference between rock and metal. Especially in the early days, heavy metal and hard rock are neighbours. But I usually put slower bluesy like stuff into rock, whereas fast thrashing into metal. I really don't care I like them all!

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@nadine

All cool 😊 I just need a thumbs up or down if the project will happen. I'm just cleaning up my list to avoid asking over and over again...

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Berni - I just discovered your Atlantic Convoy youtube video. You do such a great job of putting the listener on the ship with your father.

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Hi Berni, thank you so much for your spiritual connection with Music Brings Hope and with every song you are listening to.

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@nadine

Thanks for your kind words, Berni! I'm happy you enjoyed "I'm not angry"!
By the way... have you checked your mails? I wrote something in August (I guess)?!

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@brisk

So glad you got a kick out of London Town - When I put the alternate song I did for an earlier draft of the lyrics I'll see if I remember to tag you... but I'm a bit flakey so I probably won't!

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im putting together an album of all the pieces in their proper sequence which should be available for free on bandcamp on tuesday,

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@crisp1

Berni -- yes, of course! The Song is all yours. Cheers!

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i would liked to have seen kingsleys young hamlet. ive heard of another actor playing the scenes with the ghost on stage alone as if possessed. in my version, i played the ghost offstage, through a complex sound design that was unique in which the composer, who played live every night, triggered his sounds with a guitar rather than a keyboard, enabling him to bend the sounds as he bended the strings. i had to whisper my lines, as my voice was lowered to such a degree that any spoken word would be stretched out in a ridicul;ous manner. i divided many of the monologues into dialogues between father and son.

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Hi Berni. 😊
Thank you so much for the lovely comments.
The pitch to MIDI thing is already part of Reaper and I got the idea from watching a video where it's used to convert voice to MIDI anyway.
https://youtu.be/_Z81YGws4d0

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@mahtowin

Hey Bernie!
I have a question: why do you not make a song in spanish or katalaian?

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Hey Berni, thanks for reading my "See the Sun" lyric with such a critical eye. Fab points! Adjusted some particulars in it throughout, and took in part your suggestion about that "rain" line. Thx, man!

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Thanks, Berni, for that comment on "All In." That one's for a rap, and needs a beat and vocals. Cool that you saw it as possible 50s rock, and you were right on about the long stanzas. But it's because it's rap style. I'm going to add the "beat" hashtag to make that more clear. Thanks, man for checking it out!

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Much thanks, Berni, for reading and commenting on "Still Quiet Moment"! Cool that my verses and chorus length change-up caught your eye, and that you thought it worked well. Great to hear, too, that you enjoyed this love song. It was the first of my posted lyrics put to vocals and music during this, my first-ever 50/90. I think @mandolinda did a fab job. So thankful am I that she originally asked if she could put it to music on her mandolin.

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@mahtowin

Thank you for this wonderful feedback to my song. To me it is one of my best.
I grew up in a part of Germany which lies near the french border and the dialekt is a very smooth one 😊 I am not able to speak a „clear“ German at all. In the past I was often a bit ashamed about that but now I can say I am proud of this.
It is so nice to read that you have heard the diverence and that you enjoyed it! ❤️

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Thanks for coming by to check out "I'll Dance Alone", I'm glad you found the finished demo and enjoyed it!

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@kristi

Thank you for your nice comments on my lyrics/song collabs, etc! I agree that songwriters are like short story writers. And they reel us in for an emotional 3 minute journey!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'On the Far Side of the Universe', coincidentally, Jeff mentioned Blows Against the Empire, too!

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thank you for your comments on the end of everything. when this happpened to me 20 years ago, on the day after she left , there was a snowstorm and nobody was on the street, no cars were on the road. there had been two girls from work who had been flirting with me of late and id been keeping them at arms length, on this day, both of those girls were on the road and stopped to offer me a ride. i turned both down, as i knew that whatever steps i took now would determine the direction my life would take. so i kept my distance from the women and four celibate years later, met the one who i would marry.

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@mikehex

Thanks for the listen on Poppy the Python! Funny story about your partner and the mouse... the focus that snakes have with regard to their food seems alien to me, and yet I know we share those same brain structures.

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¡Hola Berni! Thanks for your comment on my track Heidelberg. 😊 That crash cymbal for the coffee prices would be easily drowned out by the monster drum solo for the rent and housing fees... 🤣 Made me remember the tale from one of my colleagues who ordered two Bellinis - a cocktail with sparkling whine and peach juice - for 50 EUR in Rome. 😳 Let me know if you happen to be around again - I'm sure we'll find a moderate café for you. 😁

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@phylo

Thanks Berni, that was the best part of my day.

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Thank you too Berni for your amazing support and kindness.

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St Claude was settled by folks from St Claude, France... which is a major producer, historically, of pipes! So the idea was self-evident to them.

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@sbs2018

Wow, Berni! Thanks so much for sharing your story. It gave me chills!

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St Claude's pipe is of the pipe-smoking variety, but too large for anyone to actually use. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/25122

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Ahhhh…. Berni! Thank you! I knew you would make that lyric come alive brilliantly with understanding! Love the music and the emphasis with repeating the last line of the chorus! Grateful!!’

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Thanks, Berni for your comments. I’m glad you like the blokes on the canal on their Silver Fox. I love that one does most of the talking and the other is simply quite happily agreeable it seems! And thanks for Stolen Lands - but I did not see a demo link posted - I can only imagine that it is good!

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Thank you Berni. Interesting idea about the sea of red roses but in my mind it's about the lost love, not about the WW2. Interesting how we can perceive music differently. Fascinating really.

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@phylo

Yes! Please have a go at Be Careful What You Wish For. Looking forward to hearing it!

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Thanks to you I have spent 30” of life reading about the Birmingham canals and even watching a couple of cheery blokes and their dog take a canal trip in their boat to and through canals there. https://youtu.be/ik8UY3MIySg

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Ha! Canals! Canals!

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Thank you for all of your kind and encouraging comments. I really appreciate it and they mean a lot to me as I am such a fan of your music - insightful, intelligent lyrics, great story telling, and wonderful musical sensibility and true vocals. I haven’t heard the Queen yet this round… have I missed her? Perhaps she is traveling…. Maybe if so when she returns she will do a number. Do you have the bandwidth or desire for another collab? There is a lyric I like and though of your voice and the empathy and sincerity you would bring … https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/7936#c23121 no worries if you are not interested but I thought I’d ask.

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thanks for your comments on the last train to broadway, it wasnt really a break up song though, being about an ex girlfriend who would not go away, and interfered in the guy's attempts to get something new going. i sense an imminent break up in your civil was novel. the writing is excellent and the book very readable. one thing i wondered though. in spain and its various regions trying to break free of it, do people refer to it as the spanish civil war?. in the states, ive never heard of the civil war refered to as the american civil war, although the moniker war between the states is common,. and in the girls house, the one time it is referenced it is called simply the civil war, while the ex soldier in barcelona does call it the spanish civil war.

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@nadine

Thank you, Berni! I'm curious on other people's takes :)

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@sunfire

Thank you for your comments on The Train of life and False Prophets.
Appreciate your thoughts and comments.

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Thanks for your comment on "All Sorts of Problems". Re the claps; you got me thinking about replacing them with an alternate snare sound. It's not that I like (or dislike) claps, I'm just going for any sort of variety to maintain interest, mine and the listeners.

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Thanks for all you comments! No, I have not read any RG books (yet), glad to know nothing is inappropriately circus sized, and yeah those emotions from break-ups linger and will likely be a source of songs for the rest of my life - and as we both know, writing about it is cheaper and more fun then any kind of therapy could be… never tried therapy although some may think I need it… but songwriting - yea!

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Thank you Berni for your kind comment on "The Notebook". Yes, you tuned in wonderfully. If you are interested, the synopsis of the book is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notebook

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the closest i have seen to this is when you fail to pass the friends test. and that usually derails the romance before it happens.

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i dont find Wl as verbose as i do redundant. by the third chapter, he has become tiresome and i just want him to get on with the story.

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my favorite book in english is some come running by james jones..1200 pages of detailed description of small town america after the korean war. i love it because i could never write it. on the other hand, tom robbins embarrassrs me because i used to write in the same smart alecky way.

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id like to read youe book. i have always hated godards breathless and still love solaris and the mirror as well as the rest of tarkovsky/, who holds shots for so long because he wants to give the viewer the time to take in everything that is in the shot.the mirror is incomprehensible at first since it is comprised of private memories that are obscure but there are books that will lead you through the historical and personal obscurities to reveal a very rich film.

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i enjoy the writing because i dont write that way, i dont find it intellectual or pretentious...but vulgar and funny. i never go into such detail becaue i dont notice the psysical that much when i am writing. it is something i really have to work at. i developed a way to deal with it though. i go through a draft in the guise of an art director, a costume designer, etc..and fill in the pictures. my writing used to be so striooed down that it moved to fast for the reader to keep up wuth the story. i think the descriptive function of fiction is to slow down the narrative. some writers fo overboard. particularly david foster wallace, whose infinite jest is so bogged down in irrelevent observations that he seems autistic.

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i found a pdf online and have just finished the first chapter, the writing is very good and i am enjoying the read. thank you for drawing my attention to it. im always hungry for something new that i havent read that is worth reading. and thank you for listening to shadow line warnings all the way through and in sequence. thats the only way it is possible for the songs to work in the way intended, yet hardly anybody listens in that way anymore. i probalby wotk harder n the selection and sequencing of songs than on the songs themselves. i didnt intend the irony in i hae no will. the song is about the loss of self-delusion an the realization of ones common humanity. so the poet and his muse are becoming real people rather than living like characters in a heroic tragedy. it is a sort of anti-nietzschean screed.

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ill have to read that boo, the revenge of love. my song loveis a promise isnt about anyone or situation in particular. it is just soem ideas i had around the general concept of love being a promise. the way we are now, on the other hand, may ring true because it is a recollection of a major relationship with a few select images representing the times and places to evoke the feeling of that lost romance. the girl i wrote it about has remained a good friend for the 40 years since we broke up, and even she thought i captured those times we shared fairly well.

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thank you berni for your extended listening to my tunes today and all your perceptive comments. your observations are always very perceptive and often echo the thoughts i had while writing the songs.

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ill tell you a secret about rush hour rain and why it may seem inpoenetrable. the first verse was originally a song in itself caled robin the raven, with the verse repeated after an instrumental passage. several days later, i wrote rush hour rain and soon realized the music was exactly the same as robin the raven. i couldnt decide ehich son to throw away so i tried putting them together and they were so exact that they fit together perfectly and i was able to keep them both. i think the transplanted first verse gives some unexplainable depth to the eush hour rain. incidentally, i think the dog who crosses the street in rush hour shows more courage than the lovers who kiss beneath streetlamps in the rain.

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thanks for your comment on polka dot popcorn. it is pure fiction. i started with the title line , wanting to write a light happy song like raspberry beret, but once she got into the taxi, i decided to follow martin scorsese rather than harry chapin.

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@gm7

Thx for the kind words. I have a gladius and I'm ready to be transported back to Rome.

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@sbs2018

Thank you for the compliment on “I Think You Know.”

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there is a bug in the system that blocks fawmers who have posted too many songs. if you get the bad gateway notice, refresh the page and try again. sometimes it tales two refreshes before you can open the profile.

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Perfect! Love the beautiful acapella and harmonies that you brought to the melody. Reflective, meditative, and grateful. Thank you!!!!!!

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Most certainly will let you know, Berni, if @florianhoffmann's "Left for Good" music with my lyric gets a singer. Thanks so much for checking it all out and for asking to be informed.

Just listened to your "Welcome Back to Hell" song. Thanks for the link! Such cool cover art on this "Thundering Down" album. Loved the song! Great rhythm and torpid beat musically telling of the change happening in the biker's life. "There's a feeling in the air that something's coming to an end," is a classic work in to the already special full lyric. Awesome placing of that sax, too, as it wailed alone. That said to me the lone biker riding true for the last time. And when it charged up later in the piece, musically telling further story of the biker's triumphant ride, it said peace was attained both alone and within the biker brotherhood (as more instruments/music motored in) that was realized.

Fab emotion heard in your song both lyrically and musically. And at 7 min long, it has a certain, wonderful Led Zeppelin-like "Stairway to Heaven" magic in the fact that it's telling a full meaningful life story to be heard/witnessed. Much thanks for sharing your song, man.

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@nadine

Thank you Berni! I really love the twist and truth Nancy put into these lyrics!

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@aneil

Thx for the interaction on It figures and Yes Man. I appreciate your input so much

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Thank you Berni. Both can be actually tragic, it depends how people take it. But when someone passes away there is no hope. When people separate they can still hope. Even if it's a false hope. Anyway, I'm grateful to you for your support and for your uplifting song.

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Hi Berni, thank you for your kind comment. Unfortunately my husband passed away at the age of 59, 11 days before Christmas which was always his favourite time. He was looking forward to Christmas and to his 60-s. It is truly tragic.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Bang or a Whimper'!

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Yes, I just listened o your Atlantic Convoy on You Tube.The sad reality of war, the number of cannon fodder that are required for the win. Your narrative was very emotional, that would be difficult to perform, and you did so well. Thank you for sharing with me.

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Yes, please, Berni, and thank you! I look forward to your musical collaboration as always!!!

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@nadine

... and thanks again for your kind words on "Passing By". I had no particular song in mind, when I wrote the lyrics down. Just ranting, so I knew it gonna be fast. @doggolito approach is fresh!

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@nadine

Thank you, Berni! I'm happy you enjoyed "Sorting Darker Thoughts". We will work on this one after the festival. Tweak, arrange, mix.

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@nadine

Hey Berni, I just received a vocal draft and some lyrics on "Rainy Sunday Afternoon". Please let me know if you're still in. I don't know how you feel about multiple versions of a song. If you're still in there's no hurry. I took away the needs collaboration flag to avoid more versions.

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@nadine

I'm sorry for your loss. Didn't know about this, so I hope you and your relatives found some time to process and relax.

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@aneil

Thx so much for the edit and interaction on Girl with the voice

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@nadine

Hey Berni! Did you write or record something for "Rainy Sunday Afternoon"? I just received a request, so I wanted to know the status.

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It wasn't difficult with the right tools. A zoom 505 effects pedal - an F distortion setting. I then ran some vital synth overlay. I just kept messing and listening to music in that style. I want to try and do more of this maybe an album

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to use the Realtracks on "September Sunrise" because you can't edit the finished product in Logic Pro. It creates a WAV file rather than a MIDI file when you import it. I'd have probably been happy if I could figure out how to modify the decay and release on the MIDI samples to make them a little more realistic. But I'm glad you liked it!

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@marthie

Thank you for listening! Our South African Christmas' are usually very hot. No problem writing cold songs in SA winter's in our Jul/August

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@mikeb

Thanks for the listen and comment on 'We Might See Some Rain'!

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@mahtowin

Thats why I live in one of the coldest areas of Germany.
I am unable to think when it gets too hot outside. ☀️☀️☀️

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@nadine

Yes. I see all three words in English. Maybe these happen because of mistakes. Or they have to drink barrels of whiskey to get over it. In German they only use the term barré.

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@nadine

Thank you, Berni! Andrea is working on some lyrics. So psyched to read and hear them!

A barrel chords is a chord where a finger puts down several strings. You need much more force and the position is inconvenient. I have serious trouble playing them and it may take years until they sound clean.

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@wolfkier

So sorry to hear about your loss. When I lost my only aunt I was devistated, she was the second mother, the anit-mother, the living angel.. RIP. Would you prefer to simply leave it completely until after the funeral? That would be perfectly fine. There are many sub cogs turning right now and it really is a relaxed schedule for the next forseeable future. If you would like to do something before you go, send me an email about what exactly, we can have a before/after deliniation and I can plan around that, but again, no rush is necessary. But if there's something to expect, it would be good for me to know what. Thanks.

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Hi Bernie. Yeah, when you get a chance to watch Strange New Worlds, I definitely recommend it. Has the old TOS feel to it. Every episode is it's own story. It does have some over arcing themes that tie it all together though. But when you see Kirk, I don't know, he didn't seem like the right guy for the role to me.

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@wolfkier

Thanks for the kind words !
Did you get my email resend of 2 days ago?

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Thank you for your words on Piglet Awakening! I've not seen that cartoon. Inspiration was a movie-title-challenge which spawned the word u-s. Being into the farmyard scene I just looked around and I saw killings of animals all over the place. From t-h-e-i-r perspective a real life, ongoing, horror movie!

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@mahtowin

Hi Bernie! No, I don‘t have italian parents. I am absolutly german 😜 I kept this name from my last husband - the best thing he gave me at all ;-)

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@jtsteam

They do seem to having a "Who can be the most bigoted" competition. I guess that's what appeals to their members. Sigh...

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@nadine

Thanks for your comments, Berni! Sure, you can grab that Sunday Afternoon blues and try something. Only lyrics, or vocals too? I will not sing on my final versions. Should I reserve that one for you?

Do you think the recording quality of the guitars is good enough to work with? It will take MONTHS until I get a condensor microphone to record properly, cause I ain't got the space.

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@wolfkier

Thanks my friend. Did you get my email of 4 ish days ago. Anything pressing is mentioned there. If not I'll resend.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'A Life of Unfulfilled Dreams'!

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Wow! What a joy! Bless you!

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Watching with anticipation!

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@nadine

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@jamkar

Thank you!

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Hey! Great to hear from you and thanks for listening. Glad you're enjoying my efforts so far.

It's so funny you say that abut the phrase 'terrible excuse...' because I thought it was "terrible excuse for..." as well, but I Googled it and saw evidence to the contrary. But now I Google it again, and "for" seems to be right. So I don't know anymore. Anyway, if "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" taught us anything, it's that no one ever cared about poor grammar getting in the way of a good song 😂

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Hi Berni! Thanks for the comment - there is no grace in this blood bath of horror and Grace is the bride… :)

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@wolfkier

Not a chance. This think is way much bigger. Looking forward to your response, my friend. Excited to again have your talent on board! :)

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Thanks Berni. I appreciate your thoughts on Alone.

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@crisp1

Just saying hi, Berni! Have a great summer!