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@billwhite51
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Bill White

I started taking songwriting seriously when I traded by trumpet for a guitar in 1970, and for several years the results were not very good. I wrote three songs a week to play at the open mike, and never got much response.I was told my harmonic experiments were interesting, but my lyrics were overly influenced by the poetic theories of Robert Graves, and few people had much idea what I was singing about. Besides, the competition was so strong in those days that my primitive meanderings had no chance in the market. It wasnt until punk rock opened peoples ears that I began to connect with the public. I wrote some pretty good stuff from 78 to 82 and had a decent following for my bands. Then I moved from Seattle to Boston, where nobody knew me, so I languished until 86, when I met Tracy Chapmen and a host of others in the New England songwriters revival. I recorded an album, but was dissatisfied with it and used it as a demo, which put me on the folk circuit for the next five years. I also got involved in theatre and wrote the scores for two plays that toured Russia. Then Britpop hit and went back to rock music. I moved back to Seattle and started a band with an old friend who had been Soundgardens drum tech and was now out of work because the band broke up. We recorded an EP, which was enthusiastically received, but there was too much conflict in everybodys lives so I headed South, where I was befriended by James Blood Ulmer who led me into the world of harmolodic blues. I stayed there until I was able to create my own style out of it, and made some 4 track recordings that i liked, but there were too many defets in the sound recording for it to be commercial. Eventually I returned to Seattle and wrote music for a young poet I had met. We started a band with him as singer and me as guitarisit, and had a pretty good run until he got married and disappeared. Then I teamed up with ex Van Morrison sidewoman, violinistToni Marcus, and returned to writing for and

Songs (102):

[avatar] [avatar] Alas, Poor Ghost by @billwhite51 + @cts 2
[avatar] [avatar] West Coast Cities by @roddy + @billwhite51 #piano #rock-and-roll #three-chords 4
[avatar] Hillary of Troy by @billwhite51 #levity #mad-magazine #sacred-cows #hyperbole 3
[avatar] [avatar] A Maker of Mosaics by @jamkar + @billwhite51 #cover 4
[avatar] [avatar] Placeholder - Fire Escape by @billwhite51 + @katestantonsings ZONG
[avatar] Move You Through the Night by @billwhite51 #off-the-cuff #rockin-the-blues #short #lo-fi 6
[avatar] God Bless You by @billwhite51 #blessings #sadness #hope #parting 12
[avatar] [avatar] The Witching Time of Night by @billwhite51 + @nahlej381 #very-short 9
[avatar] I Am Dead, Horatio by @billwhite51 #final-scene-of-the-tragedy #short 4
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A Noble Mind, Overthrown by @billwhite51 + 2 others #kate-stanton #lowhum 11
[avatar] [avatar] To A Nunnery, Go! by @billwhite51 + @dragondreams #hamlet #emotional #nunnery-scene 10
[avatar] The King's Speech by @billwhite51 #claudius 3
[avatar] [avatar] Quintessence of Dust by @billwhite51 + @fuzzy #the-hamlet-project #experimental #depression 7
[avatar] [avatar] Hamlet Possessed by @billwhite51 + @wacha 9
[avatar] When Will I Ever Learn? by @billwhite51 #blues #ballad 9
[avatar] [avatar] To Be Or Not To Be by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter 10
[avatar] Goodbye, Jean-Luc by @billwhite51 #masters-of-cinema #thanks #rememberance #tribute 10
[avatar] [avatar] Never Go Hungry by @billwhite51 + @nancycunning #acoustic #americana #nostalgia #folk-rock 9
[avatar] Solid Flesh by @billwhite51 #eerie-piano #hamlet #spoken-word 4
[avatar] [avatar] Brain Doodling by @cindyrella + @billwhite51 #psychos-invade-the-doo-wop-room #silly #nonsense #humor 7
[avatar] [avatar] Lost Inside A Love Song by @jerrypettit + @billwhite51 11
[avatar] Highs and Lows by @billwhite51 #parody #quick-laugh #mike-skliar #neil-young-song 6
[avatar] Return to Alcatraz by @billwhite51 #life-on-parole #guy-with-guitar 10
[avatar] Tony Boner (NSFW) by @billwhite51 #1970s-sleaze #amusing #offensive #off-the-wall 2
[avatar] [avatar] Remember Me by @billwhite51 + @mahtowin #spooky #ghost 9
[avatar] ONE BAD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER by @billwhite51 #bitter #vengeful #easygoing-lightweight-humorous-blues 8
[avatar] [avatar] The End of Everything by @billwhite51 + @nancycunning #this-is-not-a-breakup-song 9
[avatar] [avatar] Falling Again by @billwhite51 + @nancycunning #waltz #icarus 8
[avatar] [avatar] She Was Never Lost by @billwhite51 + @kahlo2013 #libraries #books #the-joy-of-reading #childhood 13
[avatar] Give the Finger to Fame by @billwhite51 #non-musicians #rock-stars #satirical #grunge 8
[avatar] [avatar] DEMO ADDED Quit Scrolling the Blues by @nancycunning + @billwhite51 11
[avatar] Alpha People by @billwhite51 7
[avatar] A Maker of Mosaics by @billwhite51 #artisans-of-war #guy-with-guitar #alternate 10
[avatar] Private Party by @billwhite51 #sad-lonely-and-drunk 11
[avatar] One Time Ago by @billwhite51 #estrella-del-carmen 5
[avatar] [avatar] Raw Emotion by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #cinematic #orchestral #shakespeare #hamlet 9
[avatar] [avatar] Crescent (Sonya's Monologue from Uncle Vanya) by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #chekhov #spoken-word #minor_key #acoustic-piano 5
[avatar] Backwards Pricing by @billwhite51 #peanut-butter #piano-for-4-hands #soft-drinks #experimental 7
[avatar] The King of Hollywood by @billwhite51 #namesong #eulogy #viper-room #tom-waits 10
[avatar] Why Does a Rooster Taste \like a Cow? by @billwhite51 #tom-waits-parody #piano #silly #short 13
[avatar] [avatar] TIME WENT BY (A BROKEN PROMISE) by @geoff61 + @billwhite51 #soulful-ballad 6
[avatar] NEW DEMO The Last Train to Broadway by @billwhite51 #show-business-soap-opera #infidelity #trains 5
[avatar] [avatar] Negative Pressure by @billwhite51 + @dzdandcunfsd #slothcore 8
[avatar] A Mermaid Is Like Me by @billwhite51 #om #estrella-del-carmen #fish #mermaids 5
[avatar] Handy Man by @billwhite51 #dirty-blues 7
[avatar] I Drew A Map. by @billwhite51 #schizophrenia #identity-loss #self-medication #lost-in-this-world 6
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Rock and Roll School by @billwhite51 + 2 others 12
[avatar] I'm A Baby by @billwhite51 #estrella-del-carmen 12
[avatar] At Last I Am Alone by @billwhite51 #jazz-piano #shakespeare #hamlet #spoken-word 8
[avatar] [avatar] Nothing to Say (alternate vocals) by @billwhite51 + @daveyboy103 8
[avatar] Tick Tock by @billwhite51 #playful-piano #childish-vocals #stupid-melody 8
[avatar] The Romantic Age by @billwhite51 #centuries #19th-century-masters #20th-century-masters 16
[avatar] [avatar] Nothing to Say by @billwhite51 + @daveyboy103 9
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Not Another Song for the Weather (Bill White Edition) by @nahlej381 + 2 others 10
[avatar] Carousel Road by @billwhite51 #roundalay #a-vision #karma #carnival 13
[avatar] The Erotics of Healing by @billwhite51 #piano #pain #hallucination #sickness 7
[avatar] Phantoms Now by @billwhite51 12
[avatar] Copy Me by @billwhite51 #estrella-del-carmen 12
[avatar] [avatar] You Cry Wolf UPDATED WITH DEMO by @cicpisces + @billwhite51 4
[avatar] [avatar] Underneath the Moon by @billwhite51 + @kahlo2013 #longing #adult 8
[avatar] [avatar] as freedom is a breakfastfood by @elamis + @billwhite51 #ee-cummings 5
[avatar] [avatar] UPDATED Lenore (Days and Nights I Think About You) by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #edgar-allen-poe #loss #memories #sadness 9
[avatar] A Cemetery Without Crosses by @billwhite51 #homage-to-ennio-morricone #modern-day-relevance #end-of-the-world 8
[avatar] The Last of Her One-Night Stands by @billwhite51 #ashamed-and-embarrased #hero #villian #three-chords-and-the 13
[avatar] [avatar] Aaron (That moment just before​.​.​.​) by @billwhite51 + @dragondreams #cinematic #experimental #soundtrack #improvisation 15
[avatar] [avatar] Old Film Rolls by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #piano #memory #minor_key #films 14
[avatar] Love is a Moment of Truth by @billwhite51 #response 7
[avatar] [avatar] My Back-Up Brain #NSFW by @billwhite51 + @elesimo #covid-ravaged-throat #experimental #dementia #lowbrow 10
[avatar] [avatar] In the Irish Bars of London by @gwynjones + @billwhite51 #celticcollab #reel 18
[avatar] [avatar] The Power Of Song by @marthie + @billwhite51 #mystic #newage #edm 8
[avatar] Everybody Loves Nina (aka the seagull) by @billwhite51 #chekhov #backstage-soap-opera #russian-theatre #hamlet 6
[avatar] [avatar] I Need Solitude by @billwhite51 + @cindyrella #blues #rockabilly 12
[avatar] [avatar] You Got What It Takes by @billwhite51 + @acousticmaddie #minor-key #lyric-poetry #strength-in-spookiness 12
[avatar] [avatar] Gonna Set My Ass Down Here by @billwhite51 + @cindyrella 12
[avatar] Blow It Off The Fork by @billwhite51 #humorous #folk #ragtime #change 13
[avatar] Shapes by @billwhite51 16
[avatar] Love is a Promise by @billwhite51 #not-a-love-song 12
[avatar] Shadow Line Warnings by @billwhite51 #villains #guy_with_guitar 12
[avatar] [avatar] The Way We Are Now by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #moody #nostalgic 19
[avatar] Polka Dot Popcorn by @billwhite51 12
[avatar] On the Beach by @billwhite51 #doo-wop #pearlharbor #radio-friendly #freak-out 9
[avatar] [avatar] Sunday by @billwhite51 + @nancycunning #nostalgia #mellow 11
[avatar] The Facts in the Case of the Burning of the Orson Welles Cinema (new demo) by @billwhite51 #folk #orson_welles_cinema #rumor #arson 8
[avatar] [avatar] Same Old Movie, Different War by @billwhite51 + @yewnorker 10
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Buried so Deep by @nahlej381 + 2 others #punk #experimental 11
[avatar] [avatar] World We Failed to Find by @billwhite51 + @katestantonsings 28
[avatar] [avatar] He Died in Nara ❤️ by @gm7 + @billwhite51 14
[avatar] STP 1969 (final psychedelic visions) by @billwhite51 #experimental #weird #hallucinogenic_substance #psychedelic_nightmare 7
[avatar] A View From the Bridge by @billwhite51 #tunnelvision #favorite #guy_with_guitar 11
[avatar] I Have No Will by @billwhite51 9
[avatar] [avatar] Because of You by @billwhite51 + @kahlo2013 #blues 13
[avatar] [avatar] The Wind Carries Our Secrets by @gwynjones + @billwhite51 #billwhitecover 11
[avatar] ,​,​,​and the dancers want more by @billwhite51 #wizard #les-miz #cats 6
[avatar] It's Only a Train by @billwhite51 #train #wobbiewobbit 18
[avatar] West Coast Cities by @billwhite51 #rock-and-roll #three-chords #piano 11
[avatar] Mr. One Percent by @billwhite51 #nsfw #blues 11
[avatar] The Wind Carries Our Secrets by @billwhite51 #guywithguitar #country 17
[avatar] Rush Hour Rain by @billwhite51 #ballad #soulful #piano 14
[avatar] The New Blue Shall Destroy the Old Blue by @billwhite51 #reformeddemocrats #frenchrevolution #freevocal #freepiano 13
[avatar] Cut That Bamboo Down by @billwhite51 #invocation 8
[avatar] [avatar] Exilium - The Battle of Cannae by @gm7 + @billwhite51 21
[avatar] Century 21 by @billwhite51 #seattle #dystopian #world 25

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You can disregard what I posted earlier. Clio will be switching her time.

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Hi Bill. The fawmstock calendar has your blues guitar talk booked at the same time as Clio Em's performance. Would you be able to move it to one of the open times in the calendar? I'm checking with Clio as well.

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I would have loved that :)

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@cts

Hi Bill. Just checking in to see if you received my email earlier. Wanted to know if tomorrow evening is ok to submit a track to you.

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If I had to choose between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump I would not be biting for Killary

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@roddy

Have posted a version of West Coast Cities. Hope you like it.

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Hey, Bill - Thank you so much for all your listening and responding to my music. That and collaborating with you have been two big highlights of the 5090 for me.

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@jamkar

Thanks Bill for letting me into your song. It was a fine trip!

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@brisk

Thanks for the coment on Biting My Tongue - I agree - I think the bit I like best is the change to the verse. I can't remember now for the life of me how that arose because it doesn't feel like "normal" me. I think it probably was as a result of @mctown 's original words pushing me in a different direction from my usual.

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Congrats on reaching 100! Great achievement

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Wow! One song away from a double - am sure you will make it. :) Congrats!! And thanks for everything!

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@owl

Thanks, Bill! Good to see you here, and busy--nearly a double 50/90 for you already!

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Bill, Thanks for the comparison to Johnny Cash and June Carter on Not My Kind of Guy. I have to hand it to Gwyn and Georgie for pulling off such a great country duet. So glad you liked it!

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Totally agree about the Kurtz compound deserving to be its own movie! Ya I’ve seen that version…it’s EPIC!

I still haven’t seen the recut godfather series where the put the scenes from the trilogy in chronological order, supposed to watch it with my cousin when I can make it out to NJ.

Thanks for everything bill!!!

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@brisk

Thanks so much for your comment on Swansong, really appreciated. I'm going to see how much I can listen to on this site over the coming month or so...

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@nadine

Thank you for explaining the origins of metal! I feel like guitar solos are not that lengthy and big like they were in the 80s. Metal grew into lots of subgenres and there are plenty with clean vocals. Same rock developped plenty of interesting cross overs.

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The bus number 22 that I was referring to is in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Did you ever finish "The Revenge for Love"? I did, but boy did it take some effort. I wanted to throw it in a dustbin half the time. I cannot imagine where my head was at when (or I'm beginning to think "if") I read this in the early 1970s.

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@gm7

I enjoyed it Bill.. It got my old brain thinking differently, a welcomed divergence from Verse Chorus Bridge

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I enjoyed all the Shakespeare works, it was a cool project to make!

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Thanks so much for your warm, enthusiastic response to my collaboration with Doug (The Song). I really respect your opinion!

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@fuzzy

Thank you!! 😀

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@fuzzy

Hey, you forgot to tag me as collaborator on our Hamlet track! :(

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@brisk

Aah, Bill, this is gold dust, thanks so much for your thoughts - I love a bit of nitty gritty constructive criticism like this. Will mull over what you say, think it definitely sounds like a solution, or a prelude to a road to the foothills of one...

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Sirens? Female monsters in Greek myths who lured passing sailors onto the rocks with their beautiful and alluring songs. Once the ships were wrecked, they would then eat the crew. They tried it with Odysseus and his crew but Odysseus plugged his ears with wax so he couldn't hear them. A "siren's call" is thus something that promises delight, but delivers the opposite...

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment and thoughts, Bill. I really don't care about kind of music I do cause I listen to nearly everything. I tag my music for two reasons (1) expectation of my audience (2) search optimisation and recommendation algorithms. Not a big fan of this system but it's better to be ignored or nowhere to be found.
As for the song, I haven't thought about Americana. That's an interesting niche :)

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As I understand it, social media algorithms are those computer calculations that look at what ads you click on, what your online shopping patterns and searches reveal, etc. what you post to friends, etc. -all to better "target" a set of ads on your social media feed that you will want to shop and buy from---also, sadly, the same software is apparently used to further send down the rabbit hole those who have crazy conspiracy theories (if you click on some q anon links enough, it'll probably start giving you other election-denying stuff etc.) anyway, thats what the 'algorithm' song is kind of about, at least the ad parts.

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@esc4p3

Thanks for your comments on 'Guitar Trumpet Trombone Rock', "latter day miles davis", I'm extremely humbled. I'm enjoying my first 50/90 that's for sure :-)

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I would dislike to feel like my character in this song. Notwithstanding I don't have the same drive I once had but I'm not as far down as this guy

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Bill - thanks so much for your encouragement on Where Would We Be. I do have a stack of family stories that I've been working on turning into songs. I hope I'll get a few more posted this week. It's been so much fun getting to collaborate with you this season. Looking forward to many more.

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Hey Bill, thanks for your comment and constructive critique for Won't Kill Me Twice. 😊 Highly appreciated!

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@brisk

Thanks as ever for the thoughtful comment on that most recent one. I think it's a shame if all the swirly stuff is obscuring the song so I stripped it off the main vocal at least. I tend to underestimate the obscuring effect of effects because I'm so familiar with the dry recording. Probably something to do with psychoacoustics or something

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Bill, 5 days ago, you asked how you could overlook "Broken." Well, how could I have overlooked your wonderful comment? I guess I just didn't scroll down far enough. Thank you. Very interesting comment about the purpose of a Pre-Chorus and its potential effectiveness. Quite a compliment on David's musicianship and he does deliver the effect I was hoping for there. Glad you liked it!

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You nearly made me spit out my water I was drinking--too funny. I haven't started on the music yet, but I will because the lyrics are awesome. I hope that's OK with you!

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@lowhum

After refreshing ophelia's part in me book, came up with this:
https://archive.org/download/oph_dementia/oph_dementia.mp3
feel free to edit as you like it

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https://www.reddit.com/r/shakespeare/

Are you on Reddit? I have the same name there. A group of us recites on Discord. See what you think? (I haven’t joined in since Nov)
https://youtu.be/jnvgq8STMGM
And for a laugh 🤣

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No worries! Thanks for letting me know :)

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Bill, Thanks for your generous comments on Not Your Kind of Guy. I love what Gwyn and Georgie did with these lyrics, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.

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@fuzzy

Bandcamp should notify you that someone has contacted you. I don't have an email address for you; if you send me an email (address at the top of my Profile) I will get back directly to you with the link.

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@fuzzy

Just sent you a link through BandCamp. 😀

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@wacha

I just emailed you the WAV.

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@lowhum

Ophelia I can do, send me or link to the part though, my Hamlet is pretty rusty

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment on "Deep Heart". I'm glad you enjoyed! I'm completely new to this kind of music, so I cannot spot the difference on between new age and downtempo.

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@brisk

You know what? I think that's a great solution. I've reorganised the song and will reupload. Thanks a bunch! Shaved 20 seconds off the running time too. The only thing that I'm missing is the build to the first chorus, and I haven't thought of a way to do that - except maybe a nice drum fill maybe.

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You are very welcome Bill. Please let me know which one/s you are planning to use and I'll make them free for downloading.

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@wacha

I'm glad you like "Infinite Sonification" so much! Yes, please feel free to use it however you like and post it as a collab.

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@lowhum

Just to let you know here is a forum for Rocktober. If you have any trouble figuring out write to me.
https://rocktober.forumotion.eu/

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@brisk

Thanks for your SECOND AND THIRD comments on Take It All - this is the kind of stuff I dream about people being willing to give me. Lots to think about, I am going to definitely revisit this in the light of your comments...

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@brisk

Thanks a lot for the comment on Take It All - I kind of feel the same way - I'm not sure what is missing, or what is a missed opportunity, but I feel like there is still work to do musically. Do you have any crystalised thoughts? I'm very much up for any constructive criticism on the music... but only if you aren't in the middle of writing one of your daily three songs of course...!

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Thanks for the kind words on Love Could happen, really appreciate you giving me the this feedback.

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@brisk

Wow, thanks for that comment - it doesn't get much more effusive than that!

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Unfortunately my house won't be ready until 24 November, so unlikely. Will listen for for sure! I have just grabbed a uke and am hunting a guitar so a rough n ready something might happen. What is strange is usually I am full of lyrics and music needs bit of work. Because I don't have instruments my head is full of music waiting to come out! I even caught myself singing a cover!

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I added you. Thanks!

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@brisk

That one man Marcus Aurelius show sounds absolutely fascinating! I feel like mime get's a completely unfair bad press in the received cultural opinion stakes. It can be absolutely awesome, though I have had very little exposure to full-fat, red-blooded mime.

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@fuzzy

Thanks for your comment on "A blissful Disease"!
No, I did not bow that mandolin; I ran it through PaulStretch for that shimmery effect!

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@brisk

Yes, that makes sense - in some ways it is driven by a very anachronistic impulse to show "the journey" of thought, which is at the heart of a lot of modern drama... when as you say, that was likely not at all the author's intent. I think mainly I just get a really basic thrill from hearing it delivered with such single-minded, modern naturalism. I love it when people find ways to reduce the comprehension gap that is gradually separating us from the beginning of the 17th century. But I guess it is a bit like map projections - there are different ways of projecting the surface of a sphere onto a flat surface, but whether Mercator or Peters or whoever - there is no way of "solving" the problem - compromises *have* to be made. Same goes for modern performances of Shakespeare: it just aint going to sound like it did to his contemporaries.

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Hey Bill. Wondered if you'd have time to do something with my Brain Doodling?

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment, Bill! That's exactly what we're going to do!

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Hi, Bill. You say it takes you only about half an hour to lay down a song, and that’s why you have enough time to do so many other things in a day, like generously commenting on so many others’ songs. I admire that. You’re really fast at the creative process. I have often spent over 60 hours working on a lyric, and often they take most of a week before I want to show them to anyone. My quick ones take most of a day. So I salute you! And I am rather envious of your ability to work so quickly! Hats off!

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that Neil Young thing was hilarious! left a comment, and thought about that 'high vs low' thing and came up with a song which extolls the virtues of.... the middle..! (enjoy) I think i have exactly half as many songs as you right now, btw! (guessing that I won't get much over 50 if I do make it tho!)

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Bill, it amazes me how you are able to listen and comment on so many songs, and still have time to turn out over 80 of your own! Do you ever sleep? Anyway, Thank you for your comments on Bye, Bye, Prima Donna. I was very pleased with Cheslain's treatment of it!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Alone', I think the rock opera will be more akin to Tommy, but with dystopian overtones, of course!

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@jeff9

Thanks, Bill. Maybe you're right about the style on Working Man's Freud. And I'll remove that metronome--good point!

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@jeff9

Very much obliged, Bill, for your nice comments on "Lingers On". Glad some of us are still around who can dig that throwback country stuff.

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@gm7

Well Bill 79 songs and you still have a few weeks to go. Sorry i missed your question last nite. Thx for the comment on my production I do like to spend time on the demo especially with collab. If people spend the time to collab with me, I feel as if it is incumbent of me to do an equal or better job on my side of the collab.
I do enjoy our collabs...your story telling and vocal timbre add the icing to the musical cake, as it were. Cheers

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Thanks Bill! I'm going to try to lay off the self-deprecatory remarks, though the struggle is real. Maybe I'll just try to strip things down, focus on The Song and The Singing :)

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Regarding how they should make a movie of "Lay Your Body Down"; Wally Pfister kinda did back in 2014 with Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp. Wally's a great cinematographer—one of the best—but sitting in the director's chair seemed to put him totally off his game; it was a real stinker!

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@jeff9

Hey, Bill. Thanks for listening on Down At the Farm. FYI, you might be hearing some dobro in there.

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Right! Murray Head's version is my favorite. I felt like that musical didn't have a strong female role. I would have loved to try out for Judas. Brandon Victor Dixon also did an amazing job! I was an apostles wife, mezzo soul singer that followed Judas to harmonize, and part of the ensemble for the temple scene and Jesus' crucifixion. The man that played Jesus had a glorious afro and the director had a real donkey for him to ride on. It shit onstage. Good memories!!

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I follow this guy's bass work on YouTube. I love this cover of JC Superstar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Y68Q2oghY

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I just saw your long list of "unexpected influences" - we share quite a few. I had never heard of Robert Mitchum's "Thunder Road" - but after hearing it now, boy did it throw a light on why Bruce Springsteen chose that name for his "get in the car and we'll get out of this hopeless town, babe!" song of the same title.

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Thanks for your comment on "The Spiral Staircase". I am only hoping my "practical" partner is proven wrong by my genes.... My dad was still active until his last illness finally floored him at 80. That was quite a story. He was basically murdered by the medical profession. Below is a link to the song I wrote (from his perspective) after he had died. I wrote it because I needed to get my feelings out of my system at the hypocrisy and cruelty of the decisions made at the hospital.

https://soundcloud.com/thesaturdaybluesproject/morphine-for-the-pain

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Netflix’s The King about Henry V with Timothée Chalamet is really really good! Check that one out if you haven’t seen it yet.

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The only theater I did was Jesus Christ Superstar and The Nutcracker twice. JC Superstar’s music is ✨✨✨
I’m going to see what I saved. I’ll send what I still have! The films we had to do PowerPoint presentations online to the class, but the Act Analysis assignments are all saved as pdfs. I’ll look tomorrow! The bbc Taming of the Shrew and the modern-day take in 10 Things I Hate About You 🤮🤮not my thing.

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That’s awesome. The plays I chose to analyze and write about were how much I hate “Taming of the Shrew”, St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V as I’ve always longed to be a part of something like that—brotherhood/sisterhood bonding, Hamlet from
Ophelia’s perspective (my personal fav), and did a film analysis for 2010’s The Tempest.

You should do theater again, Bill!

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That would be really cool, Bill! Especially his sentiment that our safety plans sometimes even fail us. I also liked the way he described death as a note that hangs on…

I can’t stop thinking about Hamlet now! I keep in touch with my professor from that class. I bet she will love your analysis.

Have an awesome evening!

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@sbs2018

Love the Elvis dream - lol!

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So Ophelia’s mistake is the equivalent of Orpheus looking back at his lover? I need to revisit both it seems!

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I need to reread/watch Hamlet I think :)

Bill, I came across this piece this morning. I think you'll appreciate his writing. Let me know what you think! I thought it was moving.
https://therumpus.net/2014/08/28/the-weight-of-our-living-on-hope-fire-escapes-and-visible-desperation/

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@sbs2018

Exactly!

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Ok, my mind is blown...wait?! You mean you don't see Hamlet as a spoiled rich narcissist man child that uses Ophelia? I'm obsessed with analyzing her :) I agree that she is a strong woman. Useless cheap dowry by her father. Brother gaslights her by saying she isn't crazy, but also saying she should steer clear of her love, and then, as you say, the symbolism of each and every flower. I think she was misunderstood and misinterpreted throughout history as this delicate little thing--oh, no. She withstood enough abuse and finally snapped. I see her in Britney Spears. I see her in pop-culture a lot. Don't you?

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@sbs2018

We waited, too. I don’t get this whole dating thing and these “third date” expectations. It’s all so foreign to me and my friends. Maybe because of our religious backgrounds. But it’s hard to miss in rom com novels and movies. It was fun to write a song about it.

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@jeff9

Hi, Bill and thank you for your kind words about I Love Your Eyes. Always encouraging to hear your insightful comments.

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@lhcisco

Thanks for stopping by Bill. Good to hear from you.

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@brisk

Thanks for your really nice comment on Lighter yesterday by the way, I really appreciated it. When I get a chance I'll try to give a couple more of yours a listen.

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Thanks Bill, Glad you liked the Stones of Centinera, there is certainly a good back story to the words.

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@mahtowin

Yes, I‘m fine with this. Give it a new name. 😊

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@mahtowin

Done. You got it. :-)

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@mahtowin

Hey Bill, I am open and excited to such interesting collab!
Can I send you the file per Email? Where do I find your adress?

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Thanks Bill. Roddy is amazing and knows just what to do.

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@sbs2018

Was never into this dating thing. Either I had a crush or I got married - lol!

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Bill, what a compliment to have Tuesday Gray's and my song, Criminy Jake, compared to Lush! That feeling is exactly what I had in mind when I wrote the lyrics, and Tuesday knew exactly what I had in mind, and she delivered. What fun! Thanks again.

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@sbs2018

Thanks, Bill, for your comment on “Dancing with Travolta.” You really made my day! You’ve been so encouraging to keep trying things to find my style.

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Glad you liked my quick survey of Catalan wines. I will raise my next glass of Can Feixes Tradició to you sir!

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@kristi

Thank you for your nice comments on my collab with sheslin, Go Deep!

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@sbs2018

I remember reading your Elvis stories and almost forgot about this event until all the hoopla with the movie. I don’t like any of these movies - nobody truly captures his spirit. The only tribute artist I really liked was Trent Carlini and he had surgery to look more like him plus he did the grin and other expressions well.

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I read your comment about being gutsy at least 3 times in a row. Thank you, Bill. Truly!! Also, thanks for commenting on our collab @musicsongwriter. Nadia’s piano and vocal melody transports you into a musical or movie scene. She’s a dear friend💕🎵

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@sheslin

Bill your comments on "Go Deep" are one of my favorite comments ever. Thank you for taking the time to listen so carefully and being able to articulate how the song hit you with words. I truly appreciate it!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Music Can Make You Happy' I find the lyrics to be just cheesy enough to be cringe-worthy (but that is the point!)

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@mikehex

Hey Bill, thanks for listening!

Yeah, modernism in political science, literature, art, and architecture were all tightly coupled and inter-related. This is true not only for obvious cases that could be viewed as outliers (Ezra Pound broadcasting pro-fascist and antisemitic screeds on Radio Rome) but generally. Pablo Picasso, the Bloomsbury group, T.S. Elliot, Gertrude Stein... it shouldn't be surprising that these intellectuals are political activists, and their activism culminated and found its embodiment in Hitler and Stalin. It's striking today how widely totalitarian nationalism was embraced, explicable only through the naïveté of people convinced that those states, once in power, would embrace and further the cause of art.

One standout exception: Evelyn Waugh was cynical enough to maintain a healthy skepticism and distance from the idea of life dominated by the state. But his exception emphasized the rule.

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Hi Bill, I would love that! Liz

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Thanks for commenting on my song "Living Talisman"

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Bill - I e-mailed you a couple possible verses - if they don't do it for you, let me know and I'll write a few more. I also sent another lyric that came out while I was looking for yours. I think you're right about Jason Isbell's song, and that I should get over my allergic reaction to that one line.

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Bill - I just saw your note. Yes of course. I would love to write verses for your chorus. If you've got music already, I'm happy to take a listen, but if not that is just great....And also, I think you're right about Okay, Not Okay, Okay. That the narrator ended up with a little bit of a split personality trading put downs with the singee - and moving up to the mountain top to be the buddha....Your observation reminds me a little bit of the way I always find myself talking back to the radio in Jason Isbell's song Hope the High Road...I love this song so much, until he gets to the line "I ain't fighting with you in the ditch. I'll meet you up here on the road" Ugggh. Suddenly the empathy turns to sanctimony and uggh. Makes me want to write an answer song "You'll Take the High Road Alone" That's a long-winded way to say I know what you're saying, and you're right, and I'm a little bit honored that you were involved enough with the song that it bugged you.

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@sbs2018

Ha! I know, right?

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@jeff9

And thanks also for checking out "A Second Look" and your encouraging words, Bill. Your generous spirited comments never fail to inspire more productivity.

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@jeff9

Bill, thanks for digging in on Okay, Not Okay, Okay. You make the most astute and well considered observations unfailingly and prolifically. You present as a most fascinating gent.

Be grateful you apparently aren't reminded of anyone that lyric might make you think of--some of us are not so blessed and have had way too many real-life encounters with people who are excessively self-righteous.

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@mikeb

Thanks for comments on 'Paper Man' - you must be really isolated from the news if hte bridge doesn't tell you who the song is about!

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Your thoughts and suggestions are always so unique and encouraging Bill!! It's such a pleasure being your friend here. Now, let's see if I can pluck up the courage to play a mean piano? I get so lost in "smooth vibes"--I need to light a fire under me!

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@marthie

Thank you for listening- you always make my day!

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I wish I could record as well. I still have a few that I did in the first few weeks. When I get to a computer I can get them off my hard drive.

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@gm7

Sorry to hear about your sister's health issues.
It is funny how our experiences of youth stay with us....a least the ones we can remember.
Thx for the comment on KK..I watched a documentary on his musical and military life a few years back. His a very well educated and perceptive person for sure.

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@ttg105

You're absolutely right about the logical inconsistencies. In my mind, he was entering the hostel to get goulash. But I don't know if the average hostel serves food. That first verse is not really necessary - I just couldn't resist playing with the word "goulash."

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@aneil

Thx so much for your comments and interaction. It's a Pity things change so much but its also a wonderful thing. Armatures like me would have never released an album back then....way too expensive

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Bill, You are a champion commenter! Thank you for all nice words. I'm really glad you liked I Call Myself a Gardener. Working with @panch is not exactly "work," He seems to know just what to do to make my lyrics come across the way I'd hoped. Glad you liked it, too.

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PS Looking at it in context, I can see why I thought it might be necessary. Hassan is being asked about his Moroccan grandfathers and I added "Spanish" because there were also Civil Wars in Algeria and Morocco too. (The latter forms the backdrop to the third book in the trilogy). However, as Josep immediately notes that some Moroccans aided Franco, there is no need for the adjective to clear up which Civil War is being mentioned. Cheers!

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Hi Bill. Glad you are enjoying my book.

You are right. No-one here would refer to the Civil War as "The Spanish "CW". I will hunt out the offending word and delete it.

Unless characters are outside Spain and referring to it, they would just say the Civil War. Thanks!

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Loved your Warhol comment, Bill! I drive a white car. I'm going to have to steal @crisp1's words next time it's speckled in bird shit. Sometimes the berries bring a pretty lavender tint and texture to the hood. Pollock pigeons!

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Good idea, Bill! I’ll do that👍

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Looking forward to it!

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Perhaps we can explore this in song post 50/90 Bill (if we run out of time)?

Again, thanks for the Elvis song recommendations. I’ve listened and listened and listened…he was one in a billion.

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I was struck by the "human or animal" and "not seen enough" lines...wasn't thinking romantically or an angry feminist approach, but a gentle "I see you" type of poem/song. A quiet strength and power. It was just a thought I had and thought I'd share!

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Bill, I was reading an interview about the poet Ocean Vuong and thought you'd appreciate what he said:
"Yes. The gaze, human or animal, is a powerful thing. When we look at something, we decide to fill our entire existence, however briefly, with that very thing. To fill your whole world with a person, if only for a few seconds, is a potent act. And it can be a dangerous one. Sometimes we are not seen enough, and other times we are seen too thoroughly, we can be exposed, seen through, even devoured." Wondering if that could be a song seed? I thought you'd enjoy!

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Bill, thank you for your generous compliments on Night Comes For Everyone. I love how you can reference past songs and influences. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric on this. He captured exactly what I was going for with the lyrics. What a musical gift!

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@ttg105

Amazing LA story! Very cool that knew all these people. Did you read RLJ's autobiography? You can tell us how much is true or not!

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I wouldn't say this is the way most break ups happen,. But I have certainly seen many cases in which "well meaning" friends have scuppered an incipient love affair and the only explanation I could give as their motivation was Lewis' idea of those out of love seeking to derail those in it.

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I would love you to take a look at the first volume of my Spanish Civil War trilogy and let me know if you think it needs the Wyndham Lewis treatment (or your compromise, at least). I am trying to stick with WL despite his pomposity. But it's hard going.... I just finished the story of Don Percy in Spain. I would have told that tale in a single chapter not in six and I'd have let the reader make their own mind up about the characters, rather than having the writer's prejudices rammed down my throat. I must have been a lot more tolerant of "unnecessary verbosity" as a young man. It's the same with movies. I recently watched several movies that I thought were masterpieces when I was a young man. I found nearly all of them painfully slow and pretentious as a 60+ year old. (Tarkovsky's "Stalker" & "Mirror"; Altman's "Brewster McCloud"; Godard's "A Bout de Souffle", to name but a few.)

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I am re-reading "The Revenge for Love" myself now. I cannot believe that I ever read it as a youth - absolutely nothing in the first three chapters rings a bell. It is also the most "overwritten" book I have picked up in the last 40 years. I was reading books like this some fifty years ago when I was just starting to write myself and I remember hoping to be influenced by the depth of the writing when it came to my own work. Thanks goodness that I didn't allow the style of WL to influence me much. I far prefer to have the story upfront and written in the clearest and most unpretentious way. These days I try to write what I'd like to read, rather than a book which would win me "intellectual respect".

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Thanks for the suggestion. I will pay a visit to the local library and talk to someone there about these papers.

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Thank you, Bill, for your kind comment on my collab with @coolparadiso! The lyrics were stunning. I liked your description! Sounds like a cool music video idea!

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We are in the process, well thinking about downsizing , maybe moving closer to our daughter’s place. We have boxes full of my father in law’s clippings and war records. Trying to find a suitable museum that might take them and keep in the archives. It is a difficult process.

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@mikehex

Re: Tom and Kathleen: I can't speak to him as a human being, I don't know the man. But Rain Dogs doesn't happen without that reinvention, and that's something I honestly can't contemplate. If Tom had to be Captain Queeg to get Ribot to play those notes... well, as an artist you do what you have to do.

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment, Bill! I like the picture of lyrics crystallising with the music. So thats a good fit :)

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Ah...No need to explain, though. All your songs are interesting, even the "throwaway" numbers :)

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@jamkar

Right, I don’t think third wave describes what I was trying to say. What you wrote to me sounds closer to the truth. I agree on rock drummers. Stewart Copeland comes to mind.

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It's funny, but I just read a brief outline of the plot. I had forgotten the Spanish Civil War aspects of the novel. I only remembered the romantic issues (I guess I was still to have my political awakening then and I was more obsessed with "love" - or the lack of it 😈 ). I would soon fall under the spell of "Homage to Catalonia" and the more idealistic issues of the Spanish Civil War (which I still adhere to). I would probably have hated the book, had I read it after my "conversion" 😉

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Just a note to your comment on my profile page. The Wyndham Lewis book is called "The Revenge FOR Love" (not "of" - prepositions can make all the difference). I read it as a young man and found it a bit stodgy. I'd probably find it more so these days. However, the central concept seemed to me to be as true in 1972 as it was in the 30s when it was written (40 years seemed an age to me then - not anymore). I had been in a few relationships which were broken (perhaps deliberately) by my partner's friends pointing out our "incompatibilities" .

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Thanks for being such an ardent commentator on my (reduced) output at 50/90 - the whole funeral thing really threw me off target.

To return the favour I just did something I haven't done for too long: I sat down and just listened to a whole album (Shadow Line Warnings) at one sitting with the lyrics in front of me to help me focus.

I have made comments on the songs that have appeared here at 50/90 and the two that haven't I will briefly do a one line review below. Brilliant album with some truly memorable songs! Ben fet!

"Shadow Line Warnings" - the track - Another of your superb "old testament prophet crying in the wilderness" songs, that I totally sympathise with.

"I have no will" - Great "Eastern" feel to the melody. I like the irony in the line "I'm no poet and you're no muse" - which the song totally denies by confirming those are indeed the correct epithets for both you and the inspiration for the song 😉

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@fuzzy

Hey, thanks for your multiple comments!
I saw your statement on @ttg105's Soundboard; "In a lot of music I hear only variants of Beatlemania and Kiss".
Yeah, I totally agree. Recycling (or outright cannibalizing) in pop music seems to be the name of the game.

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@jamkar

Thank you Bill, for your knowledgeable and heartfelt comments on my collab with Nadine.

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@gm7

All is well Thank you sir. We had a minor get together of our graduating class of 1972. We had people up from Australia and Tasmania so it was an opportune time to have a party. We talked about how things were so simple back then and how we had lunch at a friend's.. house dinner somewhere else and came home and when to bed ..exhausted EVERYDAY. I was thinking about writing a song about that topic from the point of view "was it better?". That could open a floor gate of opinions. See u next Tuesday.

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@marthie

Wow! Youve been busy! I was walking past the ice ream shop…TY for listening

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@geoff61

Hi Bill, can you send me an MP3 to geoffrey.matthews1@sky.com thanks

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@atitlan

Thanks for the comment on 'Home is not a Haven' - the speaker-switching vocals and deep bass definitely make it more of a headphones song.

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@geoff61

Hi Bill,
Sure, go for it, I see it as a very simple song.

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@sbs2018

Thank you so much for your comment on "Bad Boy Crushes" - I guess you fulfilled that girl's junior high fantasy. :)

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@ttg105

Hi, Bill. Thanks for your comment. I never played a note of music until I was 42 years old (I’m now 56), when my 13-year old son convinced me to get a bass. Within two weeks, we had formed a band called Teenage Middle Age Rage and toured the world and elsewhere (actually, open mics within five miles of our house). After the band broke up – the kid realized it wasn’t cool to play in a band with your Dad – I branched out from bass to everything else. It’s still my favorite instrument.

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Thanks for the comment on the jigs and others Bill. I'm in a mess with not being able to listen and comment much at present; will try to get back soon.

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@sbs2018

Thank you for the inspiration for/appreciation of Candy Apple Red. Had so much fun, I’m working on another. Will have to come with a more satisfying ending.

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Thank you Bill, for listening and advice. As for your bio, wow. How fortunate you are to have been involved in music throughout your life.

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@miga

Thanks for your comment on 'hooded eyes a few days ago' especially the feedback about production! I don't put lots of time into production because I write so slowly (it would be great to be as prolific as you are!) I just try to get down the basic feel of the song, but it was really good food for thought for me. Anyway, your comparisons were very kind and encouraging. Thanks so much!

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Thanks for the comment. I was not thinking of North to Alaska, but my song style certainly sounded similar after reading your comment. When I start with the music side of songwriting, I just try to play and s ing something that suits my lyric( and I can play). Most of my songs are 3 chords, maybe 4. I am not trying to copy anyone. Many of the older singers used 3 or 4 chords, not sure how different the songs can sound. I am into this music thing now for two years, and I am still trying to find out what I can do.

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For good or for bad, I'm going to just keep writing songs about small Manitoba towns till something better comes along! Thanks for the comment.

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@marthie

Thank you- you just made my day/month/year…s to come

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Hey bill! I will do some lyrics just for you my friend. I just haven’t had much to say in the past week or so…thx for the kick…I’ll get to it.

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If you were 50 years younger than me you'd be 7

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Haha yeah while I was working on Coffee Can I kept thinking of a song Doctor Demento used to play called "Send Me To Glory In A Glad Bag"

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@jeff9

Bill, thanks so much for your most generous comments about Hot Chocolate. It was quite a treat to have the chance to work with @stephenwordsmith’s poetry.

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@sbs2018

Interesting Laurie Anderson comment on “Out of the Fog” - I had to look her up on YouTube. Now how did I miss her? Really liked “Beautiful Red Dress.” I have an early song called “Candy Apple Red” that I may need to bring out and give it the Laurie Anderson treatment.

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How strange that your wife and I have the same idea about enduring love. I really hope it's true.

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Florence’s voice is so powerful and amazing! Her arrangements usually have a lovely harp combined with crazy cool percussion. Big fan of their sound! Thanks for the arrangement tips. I couldn’t agree more. I was thinking Heart, but your Soundgarden idea inspires me. Audioslave is one of my fav bands. Really miss Chris Cornell and that voice of his!
Have an awesome weekend!🎶

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@brisk

Yes, melodrama is where it is at! Pants here = undergarments.

It is burned into my brain - I was starting at scouts so i guess ... ten years old? Rather old for that kind of thing. I had really needed to go when we were driven to the camp, but didn't get any opportunity, and I was too shy to ask, so after a really uncomfortable hour or two had a trouser disaster, but saw no option but to try to carry on, pretending everything was normal. Then they drove us home at the end of the evening, and I still feel really embarrassed thinking how unpleasant that ride must have been for everyone in the car!

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My husband often says that I speak in riddles. Maybe I comment in riddles as well. I like Julie Andrews, what a lovely thing to be compared to her voice and demeanour.
I was thinking whatever will be, because my song postings are all very different styles, and I am not sure how I match up what I am thinking with what results when I post a song. My brain seems a bit twisted and I am never sure what the result will be when I start. If I had started the song to copy Julie Andrews, it might have ended up as Alanis Morisset.. Que Sera.

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What surprises me is that anyone is surprised that Biden is a disaster. He has been a lazy corrupt politician his entire career. Anyone who has the guts to strive can still excel even in this fucked up world.

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Contrary to my last comment, Julie Andrews indeed. Que sera. Twists and turns, how does the brain work.

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Thank you for the editing tip, did it. Thank you for the comments on my song. This family of FAWMers are great teachers, whether they think of themselves as such. I have learned much during the last two years. But now that I am writing more meaningful (less silly) lyrics, I feel more vulnerable. The positive comments are very nice to receive.

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@jeff9

Ditto my thanks, Bill.

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Bill, Thank you for your generous praise of the music version of Santa's Only Son, and your insightful comment on the wider interpretation of the lyric.

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@aneil

Thx so much for your comment on falling together. I always love these interactions

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Bill - Thanks so much for listening to Wrestle with the Beast. I love the idea of the song's making you want to write a song, though with your incredible output, I bet there's not much that doesn't make you feel like writing a song. Hope you are feeling all better. I was thinking we could do a whole song cycle of blues songs about places we remember...We could do one about the 1369 Club in Cambridge that you mentioned in your comments on Not at Etta's Anymore.

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@sbs2018

It was so nice to hear that “Incredible Journey” was a favorite. It was quite a challenge to pull together but worth it, I think.

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Re: West Coast Cities: I was referring to the orchestration rather than the performance, but you're right, it's more of a Randy Newman song. As for the Dems, you're preaching to the choir my friend. I volunteered for Bernie twice and am still working through the burnout.

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I think you may be right about "Hangman Hill". I wanted to creepy up the bass and guitar tracks but that's a bit tricky because of the way BIAB generates them. I might just pull them out and see how it sounds. Thanks!

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Ah, fair play! I shall check those out. Cheers Bill!

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@sbs2018

Thank you for your comment on “Cold As Ice“ highlighting your favorite part.

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@crisp1

Thanks for your perceptive comments on You Can't Go Home Again!

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Glad you liked the writing and the vocal delivery on Bonnie & Clyde. Thanks!

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@atitlan

Thanks for the comment on 'Shake That Tree' - always interested in how you interpret my songs.

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Hi, Bill. I'm not a Beatles expert, but you may well be right about David's treatment of Come Back. Whichever influence he employed, I was delighted with what he did with these lyrics. I knew what I had in mind, but I wouldn't have been able to do it without his talent and imagination. I'm glad you liked his vision, as well.

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@nadine

Thank you! Doggo did a good job mixing these very different genres! Your picture about the traffic jam is on point!

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Thank you for listening to my 6th song :)
And I like the analogy with the traffic jam and near collisions. It describes it pretty well ^^

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@brisk

Thanks for the Abbey Road medley comparison, however generous! I was definitely thinking of Because (is that the medley?) when I wrote this, because of the slightly odd arpeggiated chords. (tangent: what a great, great thing that medley is. I was listening to the bit (of The End?) where each of the four get a solo the other day. I had never known who was playing which bit on guitar (but I did know who was hitting the toms) - it was so cool finally having the timings of who was playing lead guitar when.)

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@jeff9

Thanks for the like on Vibrant Green Heaven, Bill. Cheers.

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@atitlan

Thanks for your comment on 'Transparent' - interesting comment about the harmonic placement of the vocal.

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thank you for your kind words on "used to the illusion". humbled by the feedback on the vocals! I loved singing over the heavy ominous music edward crafted.

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Me too! I remember thinking how cool it’d be if the DC mini were real. Elon Musk’s Neurolink sure comes close!

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Thanks X 5 Bill!

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Yes, Satoshi Kon’s brilliant exploration of dreams that inspired Inception. The collab made me think of it while listening!

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@sbs2018

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Bill, I'm always learning something from you. Thanks for your comments on Inconvenient Lovers. I didn't know about the Child Ballads from England and Scotland, but thanks to your comment, I have been reading and listening to them this morning. Yes, I agree that it was brilliant of Georgie and Gwyn to use that style for this duet.

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@jeff9

Oh wow, Bill. So flattered by your comments on I Can't Take Goodbyes. A "cross between Ray Price and Iris Dement" is something I would not have thought to aspire to, but if that song got anywhere near that, I'm totally chuffed. Thanks, man.

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@brisk

Thanks for commenting on Buried in a Schoolyard - I'm a big Simon & Garf fan, so that put a smile on my face. The words were cracking I thought.

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@sbs2018

Thank you for the “My Very First Dad” love. Yes, I remember that part of your book when you lived in SD at 10. How interesting this boy was there at the same age…

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"When it comes to another's sadness, it is so essential to be honest and true in every detail, and that you are." Such wisdom, Bill. Trust is built in drops and lost in buckets. We all need a witness to our pain sometimes. Your comment is lovely! Thank you, dear friend.

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Ahhh. I never realized that!

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I've read about that place somewhere. I think it was in an article on Agnes Moorhead.

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The list is endless for sure. I'm not sure I've ever seen John Wayne as Khan, but it seemed so different from his other rolls.

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@sheslin

Ah sorry - I was in the right neighborhood though!

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@billwhite51 Be great to hear your work on ... You Cry Wolf. I added you as a collaborator. Feel free to add.

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Thanks Bill

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@sbs2018

Oh yeah! I love every note of that song. Once I get my stuff here and my studio set up, I’m going to have to spend some serious time on the keys!

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Thanks for your reflections on radish riots! Yes, they are a nasty threat to farmers all over the world...

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Thanks for caring!

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I just texted her and she finally got it down to 99. I hope it will stay down

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She has tried both Tylenol and Advil and it's still 102.

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Thanks Bill for the nice comment on my song: Electric Guitar and Drums-2.
Yes, it is just 1 electric guitar thru an effects pedal and a real 4 piece drum set.

Wow, you are prolific as usual! Hope to catch up on some of your tunes soon.

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Thanks Bill. The doctor is giving her an anti-viral medicine. I hope it helps. She can't get her fever down right now.

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I hope you aren't sick very long. My daughter has it too.

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So glad you and your family are recovering from COVID, Bill!! Hope you're feeling better.

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@marthie

Thank you: I actually toplined (wrote the lyrics and melody) the piano track David Zipse played piano on.

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@marthie

Thank you: I actually toplined (wrote the lyrics and melody) the piano track David Zipse played piano on.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Simon!

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Hi Bill, what a great idea. Yes please, it will be amazing to hear such great work with my music. Thank you so much.

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@marthie

nooooo I was just getting into reading your bio notes and then it stopped abruptly! maybe you can add the missing rest as a comment here...

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Thanks for your kind comments on my recent songs! I'm behind on my listening, but hope to catch up this weekend. You've been prolific, so it may take a while! Looking forward to hearing your creations.

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Re "You Can't Hide Nothing" -- blues, gospel, some days they're about the same :) But "lowdown blues" is quite a compliment and I'll take it. 😆 Thanks!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the comment on "Shy Girl" - yeah, my cat kept chiming in when I was trying to re-record the chorus - will have to revisit that when I've got my own studio again.

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@roddy

Re your comments on your The Last of Her One-Night Stands, you are so right about no-one wanting to be the bad guy. I find this very jarring in blues songs where all the blame is placed on a woman. It's really not right to go on writing more 'she's a mean old woman who done me wrong' stuff. Women writers often have songs where there is an element of self-awareness and blame. Much less so for men.
However, Robert Cray's 'Right Next Door' is very good.
PS hope you are recovering from Covid.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for checking in… finally feeling like myself but tiring easily so taking a bit of a break. How are you doing?

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Thanks for the kindness in your comment on Bulls!!

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@aneil

Wow Bill a screenplay imagine that love your vision 🙌 thx for you input on Girl with a voice always a pleasure interacting with you . Have an awesome 5090

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@atitlan

Thanks for the comment on 'Now is the Only Time' and for the link to the song. I've come across a few tracks by The Incredible String Band over the years, but not this one.

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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Thanks again, Bill!
paul@dragondreams.org.uk is guaranteed to get to me. :-)

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Do subscribe! Wagner's working hard in his Bayreuth grave. More will follow.

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Thank you Bill for sharing your thoughts in a very personal and beautiful lyric. Thank you for finding an opportunity to sing when you are still recovering. Please take a good care of yourself.

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Wow. Amazing. Have a nice evening, Bill.

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@fuzzy

Yeah, I think I did; "My Octopus Teacher", or something like that? It was pretty good!
Thanx for the Comment!

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Thank you so much Bill, it was nice of you :)

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Also please let me know whether you would like me to upload the file on private soundcloud and send you the link to downloading?

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You are very welcome, Bill. I'm glad you had it in a mild form and your wife is feeling better. Isolation is hard to manage but for us the worst was the terrible weakness when even making 2 steps upstairs was connected with sitting on the step out of breath. Anyway, let's hope one day it will be a thing of the past. So far it's very much everywhere which is frightening. Take care, Bill. Stay well.

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Hi Bill, thank you for your kind comment on Old Film Roll. Sorry you had to face covid. I hope it wasn't as awful as we had it here. Please take care. I'm happy to wait for your lyrics. Thank you for suggesting to create them when you have an opportunity. No rush.

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@mikeb

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

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@jamkar

Thank you Bill! For the full scale review of my Popeye sketch. Always a delight to get your take on all things musical.

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thanks for the listen and comment on 'disaster whisperer'- and glad to hear you're (hopefully more permanently, more or less!) on the mend, at least for now! :)

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I read your comments on You Take Me There over and over. What a thoughtful and complimentary message. Thank you. I'm really pleased that you like the lyrics and that you think the song is "just right" as it stands. Catharine expressed an interest to think about the arrangement some more. I'm sure I will like anything she comes up with. I definitely hear the Steve Nicks sound you mentioned. Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

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With you starting out with trumpet and branching out, it's no wonder you look up to Ennio. I sure hope your wife feels better soon! My family had COVID in Dec/Jan. and it's no joke. Vaccinated or not. It seems to hit each person differently.
When I told my dad I understood and I forgive him, he has changed toward me. He shows an interest in my daughter which is lovely. I was ANGRY as hell though for years. I've mellowed out with age. LOL
Get well soon wishes to your family!!

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Thanks Bill!! I'll definitely keep that in mind -- the idea is empowering! I hope you're feeling better from COVID! I also hope you don't mind this next thought I had based on something I read in the forums. Your daughter is so blessed to have your presence and love--I saw my bio dad's remorse in his face back in 2018 when he apologized for not being there for me as a child. I've forgiven him, but can he forgive himself? We just want our parents to be happy. Money or other things mean nothing. If he would have shown an interest in my life, that would have meant something! Thank you for all of the thoughtful comments and Elvis recommendations. I am still down the Elvis rabbit hole. His voice is amaaaaaaazing.

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Bill, thank you for such kind words on our track, "It Was You!" I'm grateful that, as prolific a 50/90 as you are having, you still take time to give to the community in this way. One of us will surely pop by in a few days to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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@atitlan

Thanks for commenting on 'Still Waiting'. The more you look for pop songs that have borrowed from classical composers, the more you find. There's plenty of them.

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@gm7

thx Bill. I hope your covid symptoms are diminishing quickly .

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@jtsteam

Hmm, I think you're probably right about the uke breaks. Thanks for the comment!

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Good!

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You will be leaving her a life, a legend, and music. But you won't be leaving for a while yet. Do not assume you will, got it? Not without permission, anyway, dammit!

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Hey Bill, thanks for the nice comment on my collab with Nancy.

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@marthie

I'm glad you like it

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Thanks, hope you're not feeling too bad and get through it quickly!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT3P7p-WNSY
This is my favorite live performance so far :)

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@sbs2018

Thanks you for your insightfulness on “The Photo Whisperer. When I recorded the vocals the first time, my voice was all croaky. But it also had some texture I liked. So I layered the vocals a couple more times. So, yeah, thank you for the vocal compliment.

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thanks for listening to "Screws it up for you and me". It's funny, I thought that the Eve and Othello verses were the strongest! I'll think about a rewrite if I do revisit it tho.. its a fairly common song trope but fun to do...thanks again!

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You and me both Bill

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Hi, Bill. Glad you liked the addition of percussion to the latest version of But I DId. I'm just amazed at these marvelous musicians and how they can really bring a lyric to life. Thanks for commenting.

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I'm curating an amazing Elvis playlist based on your recommendations. Will share the link!
Thanks for listening to my collab progress with @Greengrassgirl! I love what her friend Dominick did with the percussion :)

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@sbs2018

Bassman Steve did not live there but posted it as his hometown on Facebook - just the kind of humor he had. Hubby and I laughed every time we passed Zzyzx Rd on our trips from Vegas to California. How could I not include it in the song? lol!

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You know what would be awesome? If you recommended a playlist of Elvis songs. I've been listening to the film's soundtrack and his hits over and over. I've already added your recommendations to a private YouTube playlist I listen to at work. Thank you Bill!

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I got goosebumps with his vocal, Bill. I think my generation was so busy picking on him or impersonating him that I never realized his genius. I loved the film. His voice is otherworldly! I’ll check out all the songs you’ve mentioned. His version of Amazing Grace is 🙌❤️

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I’m at the library now picking up Elvis albums I requested. Suspicious Minds is my favorite song right now. I’m ashamed to say I never got into his music until seeing the movie. I loved it Bill!! I’ll be in touch…

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on that Joni video, funny, I first thought, like you, 'is that bonnie raitt in the background'? no, its not her, tho. And while sometimes the early stuff is a big obvious, that great middle period (from, say 'blue' , thru court and spark, hissing of summer lawns,hejira ,don juan's daughter and up to and including 'mingus' and the live 'shadows and light') is some of my favorite stuff by anyone. some powerful stuff in the 80's too, tho alot more up-and-down.. ... anyway, thanks for listening!

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New into Elvis aside from his hits--what are your favorite songs? Just curious!

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Bill, Thanks for your comments on Kate's and my Collab, But I Did. Those voices are all hers; I wish I could sing...but, alas! I'm delighted with what she did with my lyric. Thanks.

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Thank you Bill!!

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Okay. I might ask him. Looking forward to hear it!

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Hey Bill. Wondered if you might do this one https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1739

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@mikeb

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

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@roddy

My fault re the 'Porch blues' demo, I pasted the wrong link. Should be working now.

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Thank you so much for your kind words on „For what it is worth“. I listend to Goldfinger again, as I really like these old Bond movies and their songs, and you are absolutely right! I’m happy you liked the song.

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@gregwere

Thanks Bill for your comment on Letter to a Friend. No it's just a 6 string guitar, but I'm playing with a few different strumming styles of late. Cheers Greg

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Thank you Bill. You made the Lyrics come to life in One incredible way. Would you mig sending the mp3? I somehow can only är the full song a Day list not separated songs.

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@mahtowin

You have posted 29 songs yet! So much creativity here impresses me much!
Thanks for listening and your kind comments on my songs!

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You can download "Nothing to say" from SoundCloud

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Work away Bill

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'On the Far Side of the Universe' - it will be very much a 'Tommy'-like rock opera! Good to hear it didn't seem long, it didn't while I was tracking it either, but long instrumental segments add up - and can be the first to be cut!

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Bill you never have To ask. It would be an honor if you sang it.

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Hey Bill, thanks for your your words again! The joy of creating and hearing it all take form has been worth tons to me.

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Give it a go. I can see how that would work!

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@nadine

Thank you, Bill. You're right this song would be even more fun with a real band who could pull that off. My band is virtual.

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@jeff9

Thanks, Bill, for dropping in on "Second Time Around". First time I've ever heard of any of my stuff evoking Freddy Fender. Always fun to hear about what other folks might be picking up from our little projects.

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Thanks Bill! It’s so subjective, isn’t it. I wish I could get half the soul in my vocals that you manage. You’re a legend :)

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Thanks for your encouraging words, Bill. Here's the update: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1636

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The xylophone is because it's my avatar

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Thanks so much for the great comment, Bill. It was fun imagining suburban martians.

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Sure Bill, have a go!

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Thank you for your comment"

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Thank you for your comment"

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@geoff61

Morbid and romantic, I will take that :-)

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thanks for commenting on my song 'broken heart never lies' - i really appreciate it (especially the reference to mary black!)

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@sbs2018

I hated “Doctor Zhivago” too. My friends were crazy about Omar Sharif but I couldn’t see it.

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@cts

and it's mindsets such as you mentioned that can stifle the creativity and opportunity for so many people to enjoy art. Not for the sake of an agenda, but because it can challenge one to think independently and yet welcome objectivity. If nothing else, I know this community appreciates you...poet.

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And thank you for all your support.

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@sbs2018

About that sudden illness - just tested positive for Covid. Symptoms seem mild…

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@sbs2018

I remember “Irma La Douce” - my parents saw it at the drive-in and we were supposed to be asleep in the back of the station wagon but I was all ears - lol! Something about it did seem provocative. Your comments on these movies remind me of how often kids saw adult movies and read adult books.

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@sbs2018

So glad you enjoyed Deja vu…I will find more than the Elvis chapters fascinating! About 5 chapters in - as long as my sudden illness doesn’t take a turn for the worse, I’ll be able to rest on the couch and read more today… “Experiment in Terror” was frightening, wasn’t it?

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Got the files and I can add some guitar noise, but it won't be until later tonight when it finally cools down a touch. I think some piano would probably work as well.

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@sbs2018

I used to keep track of Elvis' character names so I had to get "Cinema Penitentiary."

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Thank you Bill for your kind Words on My son to my son.

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@brisk

Ha ha, thanks Bill - let me reassure you - I'm having as much trouble as you with interpreting the lyrics. I think the best I have is "generic expressions of generalised angst..."

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@brisk

Thanks for your comment on Heaven Without Us, Bill, I really appreciate it. Classic shoegaze indeed! I actually have a bit of an obsession with My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, if that counts... I'm quite excited to make the "ugly runt" song out of the discarded verse and chorus...

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Geoff. I had friends who lived at 27 Glenville, many parties there back in the day!

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Wow. lookitt that song list! I've just started my listening with the slacking of #ikeabondage but I'll never get through everything...BTW thank you for the PVC conduit whistle comment, gave me a real kick.

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This one is a bit wonky. I might have gone a little overboard with the reverse delay, and I didn't add any nap breaks as I assumed you'd probably do some lyrics, so you can chop it up as you see fit. I can also do something a little more "regular" if this doesn't work.

https://files.fawmers.org/5090_2022/dzdandcunfsd/slothy%20drums.mp3

I think I've still got your email from when you sent me a draft of one of your books if you can't download that for some reason.

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@mikeb

In 81 I moved to Royce Road, same neighborhood, I guess - a block from the Harvard/Comm intersection.!

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Thanks for checking out "Look Sharp", glad it evoked such a cinematic scene!

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Thanks Bill!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Lonely City'!

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@sbs2018

Thank you for your kind words for my music and book!

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@jeff9

So glad you enjoyed "Wish It Was Me", Bill. Celtic soul, maybe? Thanks for the nice comments.

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Thank you! :) perfect summery!

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If you can wait until about this time tomorrow, I'd love to send you a slothcore drum track.

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@toms

Slugcore 4eva. :) thank you for the very kind comment, Bill!

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Thank you Bill. I was teaching. Just heard our song. Please post it when you have the chance. Thank you for your beautiful collaboration.

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@sbs2018

Thanks, Bill! I’ve been neglecting my Smashwords page. Guess I’d better pay attention. Good job! Hope you enjoy it. 😍

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@sbs2018

Thanks so much for your input on the Screamie Birds vs Kathy Holmes situation. The other problem with Kathy Holmes (besides being so generic) is that no matter what form of Kathy I use (Kat or Kathy), google insists it means Katie Holmes and shows everything about her instead of my novels, etc. It wasn't like that when I first started that site. But I have such a history with that domain/email... So may go with the "Kathy Holmes @ Screamie Birds Studios" route.

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Thanks for the comments on Banshee, I love the song but I can definitely do a better vocal.

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I'll email you the link as it's not always possible to send wav files via mail.

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Hi Bill, thank you for your comment. Yes please go ahead. Shall I send you my file? I can upload on private soundcloud for you to download from there.

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@jeff9

Much obliged for the nice comments on I'm Not Sick, Bill. You always make cool observations.

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Thank you, Bill. Your comment on 'Courage' means a lot to me.

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@jtsteam

Hi! Thanks for all your nice comments! I think I've been a lot less nerdy than usual so far this 50/90 :). I decided for "The Noise" I would take advantage of the character limit to keep the joke hidden...

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Send them over Bill, I am very busy :( with work etc, but always have space for you.

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Send them over Bill, I am very busy :( with work etc, but always have space for you.

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Some great work from you this year Bill, top drawer

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@toms

Thank you for the very kind comment, Bill!

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Oh, my! Just saw your huge compliment on Baby, What About Me. Thank you so much!

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Hi, Bill, I got a kick out of your comments On I Hate Love (Alternative version) about being "the object of such absurd and demanding feelings" of love. :)

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@jeff9

Thanks for taking a peek at the alternative version of I Hate Love, Bill, and for your astute observations about the romantic condition.

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@wacha

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you worry. If it brings you any piece of mind, I have had 4 surgeries and 3 hospitalizations before my luck ran out. The hospital I use (because it's connected to my transplant center) is so overfull they are using the ER to temporary treat people as inpatient so it's oddly full.

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@atam94

Thanks for listening to "Sunlight Bouncing On The Window" and "I'd Rather Be Here". I appreciate your thoughts on the songs. I should have a new ambient piece sometime today, hopefully, once I finish the video part of it.

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Very kind of you Bill--I wish I could write more like you! Perhaps with some more life experiences under my belt. I'm inspired by you living it to the fullest for sure!! Thanks for another awesome collab.

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@wacha

Thanks for the comment on "This Will Make you Sweat". Yeah, folks are being pretty cavalier about Covid. My wife and I are still being VERY careful and I really don't go anywhere that requires me to be inside, other than the occasional grocery store run but even those re done with extreme caution. I spent 24 hours in the ER at the end of June mixed in among Covid patients and far too many people weren't keeping their masks on. I'm normally given a closed off room in the ER but this time I wasn't so they cleared up that infection but then sent me home with Covid.

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Hi Bill, thanks for your lovely comment on The Wild Carrick Shore. I'm looking forward to listening to your work!

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Hey Bill, thanks for the nice comment on my song: Illumination.
For some reason your comment appears six times?
When you get a chance maybe you can delete five of them and leave one.

Always appreciate your cool and thoughtful comments. I just caught the tail end of the hippie era, but I always liked the music and part of the culture.

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The bass is a backing track, I just selected tracks at 30 bpm and added a drum track, guitars are not slowed but are played through a very old "zoom" multi effects pedal, it still is an amazing tool. I can't remember the number but looking at pics it's similar to a 505. Its over 20 years old. I think wobbie has one as well.

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Thanks for the huge compliment on Into The Well. This was the first time I'd collab'd with Florian, and I hope we can do more songs together. He brings real insight and talent to a project. Glad you liked it.

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@crisp1

Thanks for your comments on No Stone Above My Grave. Justin has an uncanny knack for creating music that fits perfectly with my lyrics.

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Hey Bill. thanks so so much for your awesome feedback on 'Hurricane' - i love Fade Into You by Mazzy Star (and love Miley Cyrus version even more but done tell Mazzy Star!) so was blown away by that comparison!

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@jeff9

Hi, Bill. I second @nancycunning in saying thanks for the listen and comments on "Honey You Already Are"!

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Oh man, i'll have to google what chobits is! Sounds awesome. Thanks for the feedback on Digital Boy, Analog Girl! Great to see you round these ol stomping grounds, Bill.

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Hey, Bill - Thanks so much for your clear-seeing comments on Clock Into Our Life. Hey, did you find someone to do music for you for the Sunday lyrics you posted on 50/90 Prequel. I liked them and had a basic idea for them. If you're still in the market, I could send you a rough recording and see if you want to pursue it. It's all practice for me, so no pressure to listen or to like it.

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Bill, Thanks for listening and commenting on When Love Ends. I agree that Adam really made it happen!

Now to go listen to some more of your songs! You sure have an impressive list so far!

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Thank you for your thoughtful comment on Joni Mitchell, Bill! Really made me smile. I can't seem to find a quiet moment today to listen to music, so I wanted to reach out and say as soon as I do I will be going down your list of songs! Looking forward to it...rock on Bill!!!

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@donna

Yes, even just the cinematography alone was well worth the price of the 'Lamb' ticket.

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Koto, well a sampled Koto, is spot on Bill.

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@jeff9

Thanks, Bill, for checking out “Clock Into Our Life”.

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I met James at a show in a bar in Hopewell Junction, outside Poughkeepsie in I think 1980 or 1981. He appreciated that we had driven about a hundred miles to see him play. Very good show. Very friendly guy.

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Hi Bill. I met James Blood Ulmer years ago too. (Are you glad to be in America?) You are more than welcome to record Same old movie different war. Thanks. My email's kuyapat@hotmail.com

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@sbs2018

Wow, Bill, you honor me! But it does explain this musical energy I cannot resist!

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My email is aburozskiwork@gmail

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I’m open to anyway you’re comfortable

Option 1: I can do a skeleton drum track and send it to ya you can lay piano then I’ll play bass

Option 2: I do skeleton drums and bass and send it to you

Option 3: you start and I build off that

Also gonna get @djtjb on this one it’s gonna be epic

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Are we gonna do a punk collab this summer? Piano bass and drums?

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@jamkar

Thank you Bill, for your always knowledgeable comments. Happy 50/90 too!

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@jamkar

Thank you Bill, for your always knowledgeable comments. Happy 50/90 too!

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Gracias! You are on fire! I am listening to more!

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Hey hey… love the blues vibe you brought to “Because of You” awesome sound and perfect emotion! Thank you!!! If you have a chance, could you fix the typo of my last name on the demo on your site - Petty not Perry, thanks!!! Love the song!

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@davidkav

I can not thank you enough, good sir, for your wonderful comments and support on my music (since you’ve commented on multiple tunes.) I love what I have heard from you so far. A lot. I am really behind on listening. But I will. In fact, looking forward to it. Thank you for your patience. I have no doubt you’ll cross that finish line with more gems! One song at a time…

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@davidkav

I can not thank you enough, good sir, for your wonderful comments and support on my music (since you’ve commented on multiple tunes.) I love what I have heard from you so far. A lot. I am really behind on listening. But I will. In fact, looking forward to it. Thank you for your patience. I have no doubt you’ll cross that finish line with more gems! One song at a time…

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I appreciate that man! Ya I always dug “real” hip hop, the kind that explores language, rhythm, philosophy, etc.

I can’t really get into that “little bit hank Williams little bit biggie a little cornbread and American whisky” hick-hop stuff. It’s very surface level I like songs that make me think…I think hip hop and punk rock come from the same place so hip hop was a natural progression for me maybe lol

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I would LOVE that Bill!!! Thank you!!

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Hi Bill,
I've sent you an email re: TWCOS
Cheers!
Gwyn

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Thanks Bill. I miss so many ages they were, just as with you and your daughter.

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Bill, I'm glad you thought Damn, Damn, Damn (A Love Song) was funny, yet true. That was my goal. Look at all those songs in your list! Wow! You're prolific! I'm still haunted by "Exilium."

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@atitlan

Hey Bill, long time ... thanks for the comment on 'Everybody Wants to go to Mars'. I see you're still as prolific as ever and racking up the songs at a rapid rate.

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@atam94

Hey Bill, thanks for listening to "Music School" and for the kind words on it.

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Thanks for your comments on Riding By. You’re lucky you were able to emigrate.

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She's the little ✨ that stole your ❤! I've seen your YouTube profile pic. Thanks for sharing that!!

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Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Bill! I started looking at her self-portraits after reading your words. "I will not attempt to describe the transports I felt when I heard the first cry of my child. Every mother knows what those feelings are." -Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun. You're a conduit for inspiration my friend :)

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A fair observation. Still trying to find my groove this 5090.

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@nadine

Thank you, Bill! I feel unwell with my clean singing and the lowest notes killed me. Transposing didn't work, cause I have even less control in my head voice. It's ok for a draft, but I'd never sing the final version. But maybe you're right about the personality and screaming thing 😊.

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lol i know...that was my very dry attempt at humor lol i really appreciate you, man!

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i dont abuse substances...substances and i have quite a civil relationship actually. (as i finish rolling this....and finding a lighter) but ya, no abuse here.

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@candle

Hey Bill,

Thank you so much for your great comment on "& An As". Glad you enjoyed the experiænce!

See You In The Shadows…

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Thanks for the kind comments Bill, wish I had more time this year but things are very busy

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@sbs2018

Thank you for your kind comment on "Fifty Shades of Blue" - so appreciate you noticing.

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@brisk

Thanks so much for listening to Stay Humble. It isn't like demagogues and sophists haven't been with us for as long as there has been civilisation, but the current crop really are the pits. I think I'm going to have to refrain from making every song about how much I despise their methods - and the effectiveness of the same - just to give everyone a break.

And thanks for using the word mendacious. As words go, it's bodacious!

edit: oh, and thanks for your comments about my first song yesterday - I love it when someone has a suggestion. I'll have a think about what you say re: the chorus bassiness. I might be able to reign that in, good idea.

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Yes he did go to LA and died one month before his first Grandchild was born. He was a great guy-so positive, even with his cancer diagnosis.

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Thanks for your comments and Tom Kell lived there I think I'm the 70's and 80's. He was a songwriter and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Kenny Rogers and some others recorded his music. He died last September.

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hey-- thanks as always for the listening- and yeah, on 'simple love song', first two chords, I probably was thinking unconsciously of "it don't come easy" (which interestingly is credited in the writing only to Ringo but was a co write with George for sure) tho then I go other places, but yeah 'george harrison-ish' is something I like to do! wow, you've got seven already!

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Bill, I share your preference for anger in a love song rather than "Please take me back." Thank you for your comments on Broken.

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Bill, thanks for taking a look at Bonnie & Clyde. It was a fun one to write and I can imagine a wild rendition! Now that your comment brought me here, I see I have some more listening to do. Oh, boy!

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@nuj4x

Bill, I can't imagine anyone writing a master thesis on one of my songs. That compliment really humbled me. Thank you so much for listening to my current single "Hype Man".

I've got my eye on your "Wind Carries our Secrets" and "Cut that Bamboo Down". Those titles caught my attention and I'll be enjoying them soon <3

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my first 50/90 song!

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Hi Bill. Please pass on my thanks to your daughter, really appreciate that! Best feedback anyone could get :) (weirdly I wasn't thinking of Cat Stevens writing the song, and then as soon as I hit record I was imagining him singing it. Wish I had that rich, mahogany timbre to my voice 😂 ).

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Thanks for your Mold Flower comment! Much appreciated.

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Hi Bill!
Thanks for the comments, looks like you are off to a good start.

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Thank you for commenting on "This Beautiful Crowd". You'll never believe this, but Mike's favorite verse was also the one about him. Go figure! 🤣 I'll be back to listen later.

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It wasnt someone her Bill it was on a site i run with a guy in the UK. This guy was undermining things and myt friend worked out who it was and called him out!

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thx bill, you always have my back and i appreciate you. bout to listen to what you are up to.

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@sbs2018

Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned those - lol!

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Thank you for your nice comment on my first track :)

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@sbs2018

“Racecar pace” on “Nasty Lies.” Perfect description! Thanks, Bill!

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@geoff61

no problem :-)

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Hello Bill!!

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@nateger

Hi Bill, your comment made me smile. Thank you for your kind words 😊

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@billwhite51 I have now got my file hosting working and both my songs are now available easily.

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Hi Bill. What browser are you using? The play button seems to be showing up for the other folk who have visited my song pages.

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@geoff61

Hi Bill, hope you are well, I would be happy for you to have a crack at Different Sides of Perfect, thank you.

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Its strange Bill it must be a setting you have i asked around during FAWM everyone else can hear the tracks. I choose file hosting this time because it is easier when i am traveling but I am still waiting for access.

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@sbs2018

Hey, Bill! Can’t wait!

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@jeustan

HI BILL! I’m still processing your last batch but I’m ready to dive in to another. Happy writing!

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It’s tradition now, Bill! Let’s do it!

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Good to see you back, and a belated happy birthday!

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Hi Bill! Happy songwriting—hope all is well! Looking forward to reading your lyrics.

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Hey Bill. Let's do this!