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@billwhite51
Joined Lima PE

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:

[avatar] The Romantic Age by @billwhite51 #centuries #19th-century-masters #20th-century-masters 11
[avatar] [avatar] Nothing to Say by @billwhite51 + @daveyboy103 6
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Not Another Song for the Weather (Bill White Edition) by @nahlej381 + 2 others 9
[avatar] Carousel Road by @billwhite51 #roundalay #a-vision #karma #carnival 12
[avatar] The Erotics of Healing by @billwhite51 #piano #pain #hallucination #sickness 7
[avatar] Phantoms Now by @billwhite51 10
[avatar] Copy Me by @billwhite51 #estrella-del-carmen 12
[avatar] [avatar] You Cry Wolf UPDATED WITH DEMO by @cicpisces + @billwhite51 3
[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 7
[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 14
[avatar] [avatar] Old Film Rolls by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #piano #memory #films #wistful 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 14
[avatar] [avatar] The Power Of Song by @marthie + @billwhite51 #mystic #newage #edm 8
[avatar] The Seagull by @billwhite51 #chekhov #backstage-soap-opera #russian-theatre #hamlet 6
[avatar] [avatar] I Need Solitude by @billwhite51 + @cindyrella #blues #rockabilly 10
[avatar] [avatar] You Got What It Takes by @billwhite51 + @acousticmaddie #minor-key #lyric-poetry #strength-in-spookiness 10
[avatar] [avatar] Gonna Set My Ass Down Here by @billwhite51 + @cindyrella 11
[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 10
[avatar] Shadow Line Warnings by @billwhite51 #villains #guy_with_guitar 10
[avatar] [avatar] The Way We Are Now by @billwhite51 + @musicsongwriter #moody #nostalgic 18
[avatar] Polka Dot Popcorn by @billwhite51 11
[avatar] On the Beach by @billwhite51 #doo-wop #pearlharbor #radio-friendly #freak-out 8
[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 26
[avatar] [avatar] He Died in Nara by @gm7 + @billwhite51 12
[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 10
[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 10
[avatar] ,​,​,​and the dancers want more by @billwhite51 #wizard #les-miz #cats 5
[avatar] It's Only a Train by @billwhite51 #train #wobbiewobbit 17
[avatar] West Coast Cities by @billwhite51 #rock-and-roll #three-chords #piano 9
[avatar] Mr. One Percent by @billwhite51 #nsfw #blues 10
[avatar] The Wind Carries Our Secrets by @billwhite51 #guywithguitar #country 15
[avatar] Rush Hour Rain by @billwhite51 #ballad #soulful #piano 13
[avatar] The New Blue Shall Destroy the Old Blue by @billwhite51 #reformeddemocrats #frenchrevolution #freevocal #freepiano 11
[avatar] Cut That Bamboo Down by @billwhite51 #invocation 8
[avatar] [avatar] Exilium - The Battle of Cannae by @gm7 + @billwhite51 19
[avatar] Century 21 by @billwhite51 #seattle #dystopian #world 22

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Thank you for listening!

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Thank you for listening!

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

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

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no problem :-)

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Hello Bill!!

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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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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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Hey, Bill! Can’t wait!

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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!