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@coolparadiso
Joined Somewhere in Au

coolparadiso

I am moving in a few days so will be mobile until sometime in September! Mid October now!Now 24 November will see how much i can do! thx to other Fawm/ 50/90 people for keeping me sane particularly through a few months of ill health! going to break my songs up into 5 groups (Fun, Love, Reflection,Social political and General and see what happens! I have been playing keyboards a lot since Fawm so expect to see them more dominant oh and maybe a few recorders! I expect to make a lot more mistakes than usual (without all my toys and screens) and they will hopefully all get fixed in October! Just a reminder I don't post here for critiquing of my songs but general observations are very welcome - i guess many don't read this as i still get critiques!

Songs (100):

[avatar] Dancing Alone by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #superskirmish #feast #ss100121m 5
[avatar] Chaos by @coolparadiso 7
[avatar] Unknown by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #ss100122j #superskirmish #feast 2
[avatar] Angkor Wat by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #ss09xx21x #superskirmish #feast 4
[avatar] Hope Valley by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #superskirmish #hope #ss093021h 4
[avatar] No Regrets by @coolparadiso 3
[avatar] Madam Sass by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #ss100122f #superskirmish #feast 3
[avatar] Adios by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #superskirmish #ss093021e #wishyouwerehereornot 3
[avatar] Folly by @coolparadiso #folly #songskirmish #superskirmish #ss093022d 7
[avatar] Time is Waiting for the Bell by @coolparadiso #time #clocks 4
[avatar] Stars Above by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #superskirmish #ss093021c #celestial 5
[avatar] Memories by @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] Love and War by @coolparadiso 3
[avatar] Gathering Courage by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Middle Class Rip Off by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] I will die soon by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] We can make this work by @coolparadiso 3
[avatar] No Promises by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Imperfection by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] Six feet deep by @coolparadiso 7
[avatar] The Beginning and the End by @coolparadiso 3
[avatar] Dancing to a different tune by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Holy Cow by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] 4th and 12th by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Fountains of Desire by @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] [avatar] Without A Net by @brisk + @coolparadiso 10
[avatar] Angel of Mercy by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] This is my requiem by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] [avatar] Silver Lake by @gwynjones + @coolparadiso #autumnal #reunion 11
[avatar] In the Club by @coolparadiso 2
[avatar] Sisters in Black by @coolparadiso 1
[avatar] [avatar] Rattlesnake Dream by @tjeff + @coolparadiso #americana #collab #acoustic_rock 4
[avatar] Alpacas with Maracas by @coolparadiso 7
[avatar] Ears Wide Open by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] Little Sparrow by @tjeff + @coolparadiso #acoustic #americana #country #collab 9
[avatar] Cry by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] Brought the Bread by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] Little Sparrow by @coolparadiso 4
[avatar] Walls fall down by @coolparadiso #skirmish #songskirmish #almostgone #s090422 10
[avatar] Just one hand by @coolparadiso #collaborationwelcome 3
[avatar] Reflection by @coolparadiso #collaborationwelcome 8
[avatar] Behind the Rock by @coolparadiso 2
[avatar] Saw dust by @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] Silver Lake by @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] Rattlesnake Dreams by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Cup full of Water by @coolparadiso #socialobservation 8
[avatar] The Window to my Soul by @coolparadiso #favourite 6
[avatar] My Mind is Set by @coolparadiso #skirmish #songskirmish #booktitle #s082822 15
[avatar] Why by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] Together Forever by @katestantonsings + @coolparadiso #lyrics #acoustic #piano #girl_with_guitar 19
[avatar] Summers at the Quarry by @coolparadiso 9
[avatar] Insignificant Incident by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] The Beach by @marthie + @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] Your hand in mine by @marthie + @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Ripple on the Water by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] My Father was a Fisherman by @coolparadiso #favourite 8
[avatar] Just Another Day by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] My Portrait of Heide by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Stuck in a rut by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Needle in a Haystack by @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] Highway 29 by @coolparadiso 11
[avatar] Wrong Side of Town by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #ss081321l #the_worst #superskirmish 5
[avatar] Some of my favourite things by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Last Summer Moon by @coolparadiso #summermoon 4
[avatar] Breakthrough by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] Road Trip by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Opposites by @coolparadiso #ss081222d #songskirmish #opposites #superskirmish 7
[avatar] Television by @coolparadiso #songskirmish #telephone #radio #superskirmish 4
[avatar] Before Completion by @coolparadiso #beforecompletion #songskirmish #ss081222l #superskirmish 9
[avatar] Skateboard Hero by @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] Rain Talking by @tuneslayer + @coolparadiso #random_collaboration 8
[avatar] [avatar] Buried in a Schoolyard by @brisk + @coolparadiso 6
[avatar] Lonesome train by @coolparadiso #trainsongs 10
[avatar] Another Dollar by @coolparadiso #finance #fun 8
[avatar] Hold me Close by @coolparadiso 12
[avatar] No one else to blame by @coolparadiso #livedrinkingsong 9
[avatar] No one listens to my songs by @coolparadiso #fun 18
[avatar] Celebrate by @coolparadiso #wacky 7
[avatar] Let Down by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Skirmish Police by @coolparadiso #humour 12
[avatar] Out of the Window by @coolparadiso 10
[avatar] Aphrodisiac by @coolparadiso 9
[avatar] I First Saw her in the Supermarket by @coolparadiso #itmustbelove 9
[avatar] Breakfast on Pluto by @coolparadiso #fuc #movietitlechallenge #avatar 13
[avatar] [avatar] Washed Back by @spazsquatch + @coolparadiso #randomcollaborations #pop_punk 13
[avatar] Signature on a piece of paper by @coolparadiso 7
[avatar] Salmonella Salad by @coolparadiso #humour 13
[avatar] [avatar] Bounty Hunters by @cheslain + @coolparadiso #bass #acoustic_guitar #randomcollaborations #electric_guitar 17
[avatar] I'm Broken Inside by @coolparadiso #favourite 18
[avatar] When I Was Young by @coolparadiso 12
[avatar] Slothalorian by @coolparadiso #slothcore 13
[avatar] Thats the way im feeling by @coolparadiso 11
[avatar] Tomorrows yesterday by @coolparadiso #psychedelic 12
[avatar] Moral Dimension by @coolparadiso #wallofguitarsound #favourite 11
[avatar] One Last Drove by @coolparadiso 8
[avatar] Pretty Girl by @coolparadiso #doo-wop 22
[avatar] Casting Shadows by @coolparadiso #vitalsynth #fipple 16
[avatar] Sock Puppet by @coolparadiso 20
[avatar] Tsars Deep in his Eyes by @coolparadiso #political #social 13
[avatar] Lets Head South by @coolparadiso 28

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Just a note to say I have now put up a demo for my song: "The Folly" which you kindly read when it was just lyrics only.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11447

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Hi John,
as you seem to be the only one who has listened (or certainly commented) on my song "Letters from Home" this is just a note to say I have added a demo with guitar and edited the lyrics.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11526

In the rush of a skirmish, you often miss little inconsistencies. In this song I missed a massive one. In the original the father hints that the son was doing something criminal that would be of financial benefit to the family - but his mother later reveals that it was a DUI that put the son behind bars. I have edited the lyrics to keep the crime consistent.

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I have put up the demo for "The Ancestor" which was lyrics only until today
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11540

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Just a note to say I have put up a demo for my song "Racing Against Time" that you kindly commented on when it was just lyrics only.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11326

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Just a note to say I have now put a demo up for my song "You don't get rid of me so easily"

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/11655

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@nadine

Thanks for your comments! It's fun I never have been compared to Cobain - Thats an honour!

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Very happy for you to share

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Thanks for acknowledging my last day spurt in public (the Awards). The person least impressed was my darling Carmen, who, despite me writing a song in her praise, said: "There are better things we could have done on a Saturday" 😁

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Hey, Thanks for the Pinch for your podcast, looking fwd to hearing it.

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Thanks for all the dezonging, John. I managed to submit a song for each skirmish this weekend. Don't we get a cup for passing 50? 😈

I'm off to bed! See you in the shadows! 😘

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@tjeff

Thanks John!! You've got F now, appreciate the help, we've got them all covered now!

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Thanks for the nice comment - and I can see where the skirmish is helpful. But boy - I had ideas and places I wanted to take the song. Of course - I can and probably will at some point. Glad I tried it.

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@owl

Thanks for the comment on my last-minute addition!

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@tjeff

You’ve got H - thanks John!!

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Glad you liked my "Sweet Bird of Liberty"

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@gm7

I would love to collab..FAWM2023 is coming and hopefully you will be in your new house and set to GO!!

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I was told that there's no 'enable download option' in this years 5090, but that if you go to the player for any of my songs, right click, and then save as.. you can save and download any of my songs- and yes you have my permission to do so! :) (hope that helps answer your q)

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i can relate to that, except that it is not by drive that has weakened, but my stamina. my question, however, was whether the song is representative of all of us, or focused on a particular real-life individual.

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Thanks for your comments on my Zero Ducks Given lyrics. Yeah, definitely would warrant some angsty vocals!

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Thank you for the podcast update. I knew you were otherwise occupied with house moving , I hope that project is going well for you. Navigating the changes is always an adventure.

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no i hadnt seen it. thanks for pointing it out. ill try to get a few in this october. how about you?

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This has been an interesting summer. The public is getting back to working and holidaying, and the 50/90 folks seem to balance their time away with songwriting. I have been experimenting with different styles, and chord progressions, and just ticking things off my list. Thanks for the high five, and ongoing support. You might make it to 100 songs before we are finished .

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Hi John...Silver Lake has been posted now...cheers!
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/9343

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@gm7

Yes Chicago that is true. My god man you have 72 so far...and from a mobile studio none the less. Can't wait to hear music from your new studio...should be awesome. .Cheers mate!

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@tjeff

Thanks John!! Sorry to hear about the delays - hang in there!

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@brisk

Ha ha, thanks for the kind words. I'm not really a self-hating songwriter. I am wondering whether I can get away with just leaving this one now; I am a bit behind.

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Looking forward to hearing them.

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Sorry to hear. You will have your studio for FAWM with great new songs to come :)

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@tjeff

Can I collab on Little Sparrow? Rattlesnake Dreams is almost set. Out of the Window didn't work out, at least not yet.

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Hi John, sounds good. I like 3-ways collaborations :)
I'll send you my vocal guide for your consideration when I record it.

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@nadine

Thank you! I was inspired by all these smartphone zombies, I guess most of them are lost when their battery is low... every year I do a social media hiatus for some days to reset my mind.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Wondering'!

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@brisk

Woah! You have a banjolele? That's awesome. I've always wanted one because of the Formby connection. UK seaside postcard nonsense was exactly what I was going for!Also I am most excited to hear your take on Formby! Thanks for the comment.

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Thank you for your kind comments

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@marthie

Great idea! Who is going to produce it?

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Be a Crow now has music and vocals from Chip!

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@atitlan

Thanks for your comment on 'Temptation'. Concise lyrics tend to be a thing with me unless I'm story-telling - then I go the opposite way and get a bit wordy.

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Thanks for your comments on my Guilty lyrics. Really encouraging to hear that you like it. And the Guns of Brixton comparison is a cool one - I can see how that kind of treatment could work!

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@crisp1

Thanks for your kind comments, John, on Show Me That You Care.

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@marthie

Thank you - got your fab lyrics. I had a patient at home with sensitive ears this week so I had to be a quiet music nerd this week! I will hopefully get to it today. Fingers crossed!

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@andrea

Hmmmm. I saw that it said free. That is a nice feature. Sounds like there are lots of great features. I will post this a forum I belong to. Seems too good to keep to myself. Thanks!!

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@andrea

I'd never hear of Alonetone before. I popped in the check it out. Looks like a great site for musicians.

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@andrea

Oh yeah, you are in the middle of a move. Will you post your songs on Bandcamp when they are done?

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@andrea

Thanks for all your support this 50/90. I always enjoy reading your comments. I agree with you on Open the Door. Attraction is attraction and it is fun to write about😀

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Thanks! Dang, I gotta get caught up on your songs!

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Cool that you heard the angst in "Slippin' Away"! Fab NIN connection mention. Thx for checking out my lyric and commenting. Much appreciated!

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@marthie

Any lyrics yet? Fb Messenger is slow communication for me this year…

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Hi, John. So glad you liked the collab with David on Come Back! Thanks for your comment and continued support.

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@brisk

Ha ha, thank you kind sir. I didn't mean to turn those notes into a cryptic clue, but I totally did. In other news: I'm not going to be able to do those second lyrics you sent me now for a few days because the chaos has descended (nice chaos) on my life, but if you don't mind waiting I'll attend to them most likely in early September (possibly earlier if I am struck with inspiration in the little window I can act on it).

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no. haha! i tried on a few scenarios, but nothing solid. hope that is ok to say, no judgement, just my experience! i like the crisp white linen image and tears image of it but i wouldn't guess the context.

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@wolfkier

hopefully.

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@wolfkier

God I wish I knew and I hope he's ok. No one has heard word from him in over 2 weeks. He's missed collabs and corpses and there's no replies to emails. :(

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@tjeff

Hey John - I went ahead and gave you skirmish F - thx! If someone else volunteers before that, I'll plug them in. Appreciate the help!!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my new collab with Simon!

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@tjeff

Thx John, I’ll wait until last minute and if we need help I’ll give you F. Thx!!

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@marthie

no kidding? You have a marble legacy in your family!

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Hi, John, so happy to hear your nice comments on Inconvenient Lovers! Glad you liked the duet!

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Thank you for your kind comment.

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Hey John, I appreciate the comment you left on "Can't Keep my Mind Straight"!

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Hi, John, thanks for the comments on You Take Me There. It's wonderful to have Wacha back. Glad you took the time to listen & comment.

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Thanks! I have to catch up on all your songs!

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@mctown

Ok

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After your Ikea comment I had to listen to the latest, didn't I. Good song. But a suggested initial couplet which would work equally well:
I had my heart broken
By a gritty whirl in Ikea
:D [I know I shouldn't do thing like this but...]

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@nadine

Interesting, I didn't know this! A friend made a karaoke version of Heroes and we had a long talk about the amount of guitars. We counted 5 or 6, but none of us thought there are synthesizers on top. I just got that vibe while listening to your song.

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Hey John, thanks for the critique re Uptown Saturday Night. I'm still trying to figure out what works and what to avoid, when to let the computer take over and when & how to override it. But that's part of what this site & this community is here for, right?

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You can send lyrics to my email, filkerup@lambard.net

Looking forward to them!

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@gm7

ooohh round three! already.
Ok i can do music. Hit me up this a lyricist/singer and we will have some fun

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@brisk

Got'em! Sorry, I completely missed these. Thanks for sending them. I will have to sit on them for a while as I'm away for a bit, but will give them proper attention on my return. Excited!

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@brisk

Thanks for the cool comment on Take Me Alive - and thanks for the lyrics... where did you send them, I can't see them in my email account.. will check spam though I just realised...

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Thanks for commenting on "The Minute Rag" -- yeah this is the third ragtime piece. I was going to stop after the first two but this idea just presented itself for the short songs challenge, and I ran with it.

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@mctown

I did a one minute song one year... called Give Me One Minute...DG

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@kcc

CP! Thanks for your comment on Red Rocket Ride! It was great collabing with Flo! Really top notch! Thanks again for the listen and comments!!
KC

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@mikeb

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

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Thank you so much! I‘m happy you enjoyed the listen.

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Thank you for the kind comments .

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@nadine

Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed my turn on your lyrics!

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Hi John, I see you namedropped me in a forum! How are you?

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@nadine

I've uploaded our collab. Feel free to add some words in the info 😀

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@beacon

Of course I'd be interested in working on your lyrics! I'm still trying to get everything back in line after vacation, but I should be able to start something soon!

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Hi John, the demo is up now https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1636 Thanks for visiting the lyrics already!

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thanks John!

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@nadine

Yo, have you already decided on our random collaboration? I'd love to upload the song next week. Have a nice weekend!

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@sunfire

Thank you for your comments on Candyland. Glad you liked it.

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Hey Coolparadiso, many thanks for your comment on my song I appreciate it.

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Hey, looking forward to what you write for the collab. I updated my Profile, I didn't realize I needed to add it to the "links" section. I'll save you a click though spazsquatch@gmail.com.

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@brisk

Thanks, I'm glad you liked Popemobile. I really like artists who can do that kind of meditative loopy goodness, but I really don't understand why they are successful so if that one worked somewhat, I'm really pleased.

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Great to see you around here ol' 50/90 timer, loved being on your podcast last season, and can't wait to see what kind of trouble we both get into this year ;-)

Oh, also thanks for the very cool paradiso feedback on my tunes 😀

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@tjeff

Sounds good John! I'll be looking for them.

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Great! Now I know how those vocals matched so well :)

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I like it! A lot of my stuff gets "I'm seeing..." comments - which pleases me, because I write from mental images or the memories of feelings. 😄

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@nadine

Lol this video!

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Thank you so much for your kind words on „In your glow“!

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@nadine

Yeah I meant this song but it's about mental problems and suicide. I'm just having fun with my wok ☺️

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@nadine

You have to send me a link, if you find it! The only chop suey I know is not about cooking.

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@sbs2018

Lol! Falling in love, falling out of love. The perfect song for a duo…

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@cheslain

Hey! Looks like you paired us up on the random collab challenge. I don't really have a preference on what type of lyrics I'd want to work with so anything goes. Generally I gravitate more towards serious or dark themes but if you feel like throwing me a curve ball with something light or humorous I'll take it. If you wish, you can contact me via e-mail at hakujala (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Thank you for your lovely comment on Jack-in-the-box, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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I am getting back to the flow of things. My little GarageBand experiments might pop in now and again, but I am happy with my mandolin. Thanks for the listen.

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@nuj4x

Coolparadiso, you always leave the coolest comments. Thank you for listening to my song "Hype Man". It really touched my heart that you called my song a class act. I am humbled by your generosity in that comment. I poured everything I had into Hype Man. Every trick, every bit of knowledge I know, I poured into that song. It makes me feel amazing that you recognize me for the effort I put in. Thank you so much.

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@mikeb

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

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@brisk

Oh yes, if you have got any lyrics you want me to maul into a song then that would be amazing! Also thanks for commenting on Second Chances. I have a nagging feeling that I've lifted a chord change or melody off the band Air, but I couldn't think what so I stopped feeling guilty and hit submit... but could be a Radiohead thing definitely now you mention it.

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Thanks for you kind comment on 'Running'.

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@sbs2018

Thanks so much for your comment on “Nasty Lies.” You’re so right about that.

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@brisk

Ha ha, that's funny about that "flies" minor chord. Me, I'd stick it in just one time - a tip of the hat. When - the last time? The penultimate time? But I have no idea if that makes sense musically or ethically(!).

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Well, it is often true but do you know, on a couple of occasions the train actually started its journey a minute earlier than it was supposed to! I checked, it's absolutely true. Bad for people who were thinking they still had a minute!

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John, thanks for reviewing "Where The Lonesome Cowboys Ride"

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I will definitely reach out if I get particularly behind, but if you happen to come up with something that reminds you of my style, feel free to send it and I can probably find time to make the song! (Not like I am doing professional production atm haha, mainly just my phone video demos, but happy to do them!)

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Howdy John & thanks pard, for reviewing the Video - Casey Jones.

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@beacon

Again, I think I'm the first one to comment on a song, and then I hit submit and yours is there just before mine. Go to sleep! ;-)

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glad to hear your songs will be file hosted. i really missed hearing them during fawm.

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great to see ya here!

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@beacon

Looking forward to more interesting stuff coming from you!

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Haha, I can't wait to hear that! Starting off subtle, I see. 🤣

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Hello, John! Happy 50/90!

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Hello there friend

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@crisp1

Sounds like you will have an adventure this 50/90, John. Enjoy!

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@roddy

I'm back in Scotland now after a very, very wet season in NSW. It's sunny here!

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Yoooo! Hope all is well!

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Hi John! Happy 5090!

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Hey, John! So glad to see you here. And delighted you're feeling better now. Can't wait to hear more keyboard from you!

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@jeustan

Hi John! Glad to see you’re here, happy 50/90!

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Mobile 50/90 sounds fun! I'm sometimes more inspired when options are limited. Looking forward to what you come up with.

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Hi John, looking forward to hearing your songs,

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@roddy

Good see you here, hope you stay healthy. Recorders sound interesting!

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@tjeff

Hi John! Sorry to hear about your health, hope things are getting better! Excited to hear about the new house. Nomad life sounds exciting.

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Yay! :-)
Recorders all played in and waiting for the starting gun. ;-)

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Likewise! I'm shooting for 100 songs this year, so it's going to be full-on.

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Let's do this!

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@gm7

Good day mate. I hope your house move is going well.