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@jeff9
Joined Tampa, FL US

jeff9

Mostly Americana-style Singer/Songwriter with a baritone voice and a decidedly southern US regional accent. Guitar strumming chops are marginally adequate for sketching out compositions, but starting to develop tools to support more elaborate productions as well and to step out of the box a bit stylistically. However, my profile pic should not be taken to mean that I play tuba or whatever that horn is.

On the Muse Songwriters site for a few years with this same handle. 2022 will be my second Fiftyninety. Always up for collaborations! I'm a complete amateur and do this all strictly for fun, so never any expectations beyond that.

Songs (34):

[avatar] [avatar] Map of Tennessee by @nancycunning + @jeff9 #driving #acoustic_one_take #americana #love_song 8
[avatar] [avatar] She's No Prize (Previously a Placeholder) by @jeff9 + @mctown #country_folk 3
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Fifty Years by @jeff9 + 2 others #country #country_folk 12
[avatar] [avatar] Mom's House ❤️ by @oswlek + @jeff9 #acoustic #singer_songwriter #guitar #live 11
[avatar] [avatar] I Wish We Had Danced More by @jeff9 + @crisp1 #singer_songwriter #romantic #bittersweet 6
[avatar] [avatar] Music Is a Working Man's Freud by @jeff9 + @nancycunning #dobro #psychology #country_folk 10
[avatar] [avatar] Lingers On by @jeff9 + @cindyrella #country_folk 8
[avatar] [avatar] Down At the Farm by @jeff9 + @lyricslinger #bluegrass #country_folk 3
[avatar] [avatar] I Love Your Eyes ❤️ by @oswlek + @jeff9 #bass #drums #pop #guitar 12
[avatar] Sometimes A Woman by @jeff9 #americana #country #favorite #country_folk 8
[avatar] [avatar] What Happens Leaves a Mark by @jeff9 + @wolfkier 6
[avatar] [avatar] What Happens Leaves a Mark by @jeff9 + @wolfkier #lyricmorph2 #morph 3
[avatar] [avatar] A Second Look by @gm7 + @jeff9 #jazz #reflection 13
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Okay. Not Okay. Okay by @jeff9 + 2 others #pop_punk 8
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Workaholic Country Blues by @jeff9 + 2 others #blues #country #alt_country 15
[avatar] [avatar] Hot Chocolate by @jeff9 + @stephenwordsmith 11
[avatar] [avatar] Santa's Only Son by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl #christmas #country_folk 12
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Always On the Defense by @jeff9 + @andrea #country 17
[avatar] [avatar] Vibrant Green Heaven by @jeff9 + @cindyrella #easy_listening 9
[avatar] [avatar] I Can't Take Goodbyes by @jeff9 + @geoff61 #country #country_folk 13
[avatar] [avatar] One More Empty Seat by @jeff9 + @crisp1 #country 7
[avatar] [avatar] Summertime is the Best Time (to fall in love) by @gm7 + @jeff9 #randomcollaborations 13
[avatar] [avatar] Predator and Prey by @oswlek + @jeff9 10
[avatar] Not To Live a Lie by @jeff9 #folk #singer_songwriter 6
[avatar] [avatar] Cranky Old Men by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl #country 13
[avatar] Normandy by @jeff9 #rock 6
[avatar] [avatar] Second Time Round by @jeff9 + @cicpisces 9
[avatar] Wish It Was Me by @jeff9 #rnb #soul #blue-eyed 7
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Not Sick by @jeff9 + @stephenwordsmith 14
[avatar] [avatar] I Hate Love (Alternative Style) by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl 13
[avatar] [avatar] I Hate Love by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl #country 9
[avatar] [avatar] Honey, You Already Are by @nancycunning + @jeff9 13
[avatar] [avatar] Clock Into Our Life by @jeff9 + @nancycunning #country 18
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Summer's Got The Ball w/music by @kristi + 2 others #summer #songskirmish #s071022 19

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@andrea

Hi Jeff, Thanks for the lovely comments on Fall With Me. Florian truly made these lyrics shine. I love the mood of the music and vocals. Glad you enjoyed it too.

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Jeff thank you so much for your comments on Walking Downstream! I absolutely love the Roches - not widely known but they are so good.

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Gosh, Jeff, I found your comments immensely gratifying, actually. I don't really know much about making music. I just try to do...something. (I'm a man of a certain age myself, with a soft spot for country music as well)

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Hi Jeff. Thanks for the listen to The Halifax. Thanks for the comments. I seem to be a storyteller. It's a nice thing I've developed.

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Hi Jeff, I've just sent you my email.
Nadia

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@mctown

Sure, Jeff.... feel free to work on that one... I don't even usually post lyrics here. Just did. mctownmusic@gmail.com me ...and I can send you one or two new ones..

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@mctown

Thanks, Jeff... we ought to breakout another one here before the bell tolls...David L Graham

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@mctown

feel free

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@mctown

50 Years..yes

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@mctown

Sure, Jeff.. please note it is Vaughan and me....we tend to bang some lyrics back and forth... just for fun to some degree and to keep both of us going... but that would be great!

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Thanks so much, Jeff! I love Enya and your kind feedback made me smile😊 @nadine is a wizard in the studio.

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@nadine

Thanks for listening and commenting "Deep Heart". Oh yes, you're right about that wiggle. During production I thought all the way, of who this reminds me...!

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Hi, Jeff. Glad you enjoyed Not Your Kind of Guy. Yes, it is exactly as you say, an old-school country duet, and I think Georgie and Gwyn really pulled it off. Thanks for listening and commenting.

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Hey Jeff, thanks for listening and commenting. Never heard anyone make the Greg Brown comparison before. That’s a high compliment. Appreciate the encouragement.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Alone' - hopefully it doesn't leave the rest of the rock opera on the downslope!

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Hey, Jeff, thanks for the applause on Bye, Bye, Prima Donna. I'm so glad you like it! I was very pleased when Cheslain agreed to turn the lyrics into a song. I thought he did a bang-up job!

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Bill Janovitz book duly ordered! Looking forward to it, need a good read. Thanks for the recommend :)

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Jeff! Thanks for the Exile comment - that was pretty much the intention because, well, that album is just extraordinary isn't it! Cheers man!

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Thanks. :)

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Thank you for your kind words, Jeff. I completely get what you're saying about long lists of pieces being intimidating; I have commented on far too few songs because I'm a little overwhelmed. But I'm really glad you're enjoying my music. Lately, I've been going back to the accordion more and more often; it's like a warm hug in the form of an instrument, and I find it comforting to play. I wish more people didn't just dismiss accordion music out of hand.

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Thanks again Jeff! I keep listening over and over. I also wondered if you'd like this one-and if you weren't too busy https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/8707

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Jeff, You continue to amaze me with your knowledge of music and artists. You said Criminy, Jake had a touch of Julianna Hatfield, so I scurried off to Google to check her out. Thank you for the compliment. That style is exactly what I had in mind when I wrote the lyric, and I was delighted with Tuesday’s treatment of it. Thank you for listening and commenting…and for knowing so many different styles and music and artists!

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The one I went to was in Mt. View, Arkansas. I'd love to go to the one you mentioned.

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You are very welcome Jeff. I'm enjoying listening to your songs and collaborations. Thank you for all the kindness you are spreading in your songs and your support.

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@sbs2018

I’m right with you, Jeff! I also rely on technology and as much as I’d love to perform - yikes!! I use Logic Pro and just got the plug-in for BIAB but it’s not that intuitive to me. Must keep trying because it’s a tool I could use to change up chord progressions.

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Of course! Can't wait to hear it

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Hi Jeff, thanks for your comments on my Down at the Farm lyrics. Would love it if you can put some music for them
Simon

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Thanks so much for your very kind words on "Dirty Glitter". I hope you'll come skirmish with us sometime!

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@sbs2018

Was surprised you call yourself an amateur. I was so picturing you playing Florida tiki and/or Nashville bars. Could definitely hear you on the radio during the heyday of the 90s!

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Jeff, Thanks for your comments on I Call Myself a Gardener. Guess I was in the mood for a happy song! I thought @panch did a wonderful job with it. Thanks!

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Hi Jeff, you are very welcome. Kudos to both of you. It was a pleasure to comment.
Thank you for your kind comment on my music and collaborations.

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Thanks for commenting on my song "Living Talisman"

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@wolfkier

It's a deal. I'll send you a laundry list of horrible things it's ok to say about me if such an event becomes likely. Let me know! :)

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And it works brilliantly.

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Whoops! Corrected now, sorry man!

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Hi, Jeff! I just sent you and Nancy an email regarding a possible collab.

To answer your question, yes, Nancy's song "Okay. Not Okay. Okay." was based on my song "Digging Up The Past Again". https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/6264

With the morph challenge, the person takes around 50% of the previous song and "morphs" it into a new piece. The next person in the chain then morphs that song, and so on. It's a bit like a musical version of telephone, where the song then comes back to the original person who created the "seed" song, and they create the final morph. It can really be a lot of fun!

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Hi, Jeff! I just sent you and Nancy an email regarding a possible collab.

To answer your question, yes, Nancy's song "Okay. Not Okay. Okay." was based on my song "Digging Up The Past Again". https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/6264

With the morph challenge, the person takes around 50% of the previous song and "morphs" it into a new piece. The next person in the chain then morphs that song, and so on. It's a bit like a musical version of telephone, where the song then comes back to the original person who created the "seed" song, and they create the final morph. It can really be a lot of fun!

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@nadine

You're welcome! We are super happy that you turned these lyrics into a great song. Thanks!

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@sbs2018

I can so hear “Workaholic Country Blues” at a Florida tiki bar!

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Hey, Jeff - you're such a superstar. Of course you can put music to Okay, Not Okay...etc. I like the whole morph game. You start with someone else's song and just do whatever it inspires in you, and call it "keeping 50%" Very fun...Hope you enjoy your travels.

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Hi Jeff, you are very welcome. It's always a pleasure to listen to your songs. Thank you for all your support.

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Hey thanks for the way too kind words about my music, really made my day!
I appreciate it. And yeah, @gm7 is awesome!
Lastly, I'm so ridiculously behind when it comes to listening, but I need to visit more of your tracks, too.

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@nadine

Hey Jeff, thanks for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed our lyrics and volunteered for the demo. We are looking forward to hearing your version of the "Workaholic Country Blues". I haven't planned to compose an own version, because my plate is too full already. On top of that, I cannot sing and play guitar well enough to pull off a country song.

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Hi Jeff. It's funny - the onus to have a formal (and universal?) collaboration policy is a pretty recent development around here. In my earlier years, I was just grateful that someone chose my words to turn into a song. Perhaps we all took ourselves a bit less seriously back then. But the arguments around having certainty of ownership are persuasive, and I've seen enough examples of the trouble it causes people when they (or others) have plans for the work beyond the challenge.

When it comes to partners, I do have a fairly regular roster, and there's by and large a gentleperson's agreement that anyone can help themselves to any lyric whether or not a demo already exists. But there are always new people coming into the fold, so the policy I've had on my page for the last few years is there to encourage people to respect the consent and boundaries of artists collabing with me for the first time. This is especially important if they're new to the community or less able to pick up on unwritten rules and social guidelines.

Once a FAWMer and I have a couple of collabs under our belts, I more or less give them carte blanche to do a demo and post it whenever they like, but a bit of asking nicely is always appreciated, especially if it's one of those rare songs of mine that is personal and/or sensitive. At the same time, there are few pleasures matched by waking up in the morning to two Oddbod collabs.

I think you can quite safely keep calm and carry on with your approach - I am a big fan of your work.

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@geoff61

Hi Jeff, thanks for your comment on my latest effort :-)

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@andrea

Thanks Jeff. Your comments on Open the Door are so kind and thoughtful. They mean a lot to me 😊

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'So Far'! Yes, the amped uke hints at the anger and angst that will come to a head starting 5 years later ((scene change in the rock opera production).

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Thanks Jeff for your comments on my lyric writing.

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Hi. I wondered if you'd like my One Fine Moment?

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So glad you liked Come Back. I was hoping for a call and response style and David came through in spades. Thanks for listening.

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thank you sooo much!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my latest collab song with Simon!

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Thank you so much for your extremely kind comments on a few of my songs - I was really blown away by that - made my day! ⭐️

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@andrea

I don't think it was cheesy at all. I enjoyed the mellow pace along with your deep vocals. It felt peaceful and serene.

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Hhi, Jeff! Thanks for your comments on Inconvenient Lovers. I was delighted with what Georgie and Gwyn did with the lyric.

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Thanks Jeff for your comments on Kicking Cans. Glad you liked it!
Simon

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Great!

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thanks for your comment on carousel road. the images are all from my recurring dreamscapes. the song is a journey through some kind of purgatory...not the catholic one, something more universal.

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@andrea

Hi Jeff. Thanks so much for all your thoughtful comments. I truly appreciate each of them. I would love to collab with you. I hope I can write something that will fit for you 😀

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Hi. I wondered if you'd be interested in my Vibrant Green Heaven?

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Hi Jeff, thanks for your comments of 'Got a Drouth'. Glad that you like it. Cameron's done a brilliant job with it. Definitely a fun collab to have worked on!

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@geoff61

I can see you've really found your legs this 50/90, some great work

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@geoff61

Hi Jeff, glad you like it, I was listening to Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge albums at the weekend and this was the inspirational result. Go for it :-)

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You are very welcome Jeff. But I only wrote the truth so it was not out of kindness.

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Thanks for the thumbs up on Come Back. Yes, Jerry's comment was classic!

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@andrea

Thanks for your very positive comments on The Storm. Your praise means a lot to me! You are very kind to recommend the song 😊

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Thank you for your lovely comment on I'm Not Sick. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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@jeustan

Hey, thanks for your comment on my collabs with @crisp1. I def knew what you meant (re: richaaaay nails it—), haha, no worries there. 🤙🤟

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@oswlek

Wow, you've been busy! Just making a stop over at this point, give me a little time to do a full dive. 😀

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Hey Jeff, I think you just mistakenly gave me credit for @jeustan’s fine work on The Blues.

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@gm7

Hi seems are if we have collab'ed for the random song challenge . Send me an email..it's on my bio page. I couldn't get your soundcloud email to load?? odd?

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Jeff--that doubling effect is using Melodyne, copying the original vocal, and then EDITING by making random deviations once in "pitch" and 4 or 5 times for "timing". Then I pan the vocals apart at about 10 and 2.

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@geoff61

I write lyrics for the lonely,
The desperate or sad
Some can make you homesick
Now and then they make you glad

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@geoff61

I can write anything at the drop of a hat Jeff, may not be any good but I can do it :-)

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@geoff61

Thanks Jeff, for your praise of cry a while and then it's done.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the listen and comment on 'On the Far Side of the Universe' - "Blows Against the Empire" - that brings back memories! A great concept never fully explored.

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It was a pleasure, Jeff :)

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@Jeff9 I looked for your email but they don't look to be working on the new site. I can't find the link. So I can post the lyrics I have and you can add the music or you can contact me: cc060369@aol.com.
Thanks Christopher

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@mikeb

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

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Oh, Jeff, what a nice compliment on Small Dreams. You made my day! I was so happy when punch agreed to put this one to music. He captured exactly what I had in mind. Glad you liked it.

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Hi @Jeff9 ,
Thanks for your great comments on the Ace of Hearts song.

Let's hope we can create more magic with our collab. I'm working on a lyric 'Second Time Round' that might work. So hope to finish it soon.
Or I'm happy to write something to music you have.
Let me know. Thanks Christopher

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Hi Jeff.

Just so we're clear - when I talk about the collaborator making a work their own, it's not a case of the lyric being 'rewritten' so much as all the non-verbal elements (pitch/tone/emotion/pace/cadence/yougetmydrift) allowing the composer/performer to showcase their own understanding and interpretation.

When you're dealing with poetry, in the context of silence, the words are usually everything (depending on the format, there can be illustrations, or a pertinent font, or the words can be arranged in certain shapes etc - Brian Bilston does this quite well) . But with music, the words often don't count for a lot. They don't come in to a lot of genres at all, and even in lyric-heavy popular music, a lot of listeners won't focus on them - or only focus on them if they're feeling sad or introspective.

So, nothing at all to apologise for.

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@nadine

Thanks for your comment on "Quarterlife Blues". Yes, there is a lot of witchcraft going on there. I loaded my recordings to my DAW, modified and played around with tons of effects. I did not expect that my fancy little idea works. But I will buy an electric someday!

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Jeff, you sell yourself short…

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thank you so much for such a lovely comment!

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@geoff61

Bless you Jeff, Patty is a great writer (nearly as good as me) ha ha. Have fun

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Hi Jeff.

I really appreciate your stopping by and your kind comment. You are most welcome to have a go at putting the song to music if you wish - but no pressure either way. Hope you continue to excel!

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Hi Jeff,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment on the song Someone Needs To Be There that I wrote the music for, to those fine lyrics by @kahlo2013 ...all the best!

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Hey Jeff - thanks for stopping by to comment on my song 'Setting Sun' - i totally agree that the third verse needs to be new not repeated! it was a total cop out on my part and will definitely be reworked to round off the story! thanks again

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Jeff, I loved reading your comments on I Hate Love! Thank you! YES, I would love for you to pursue your vision of it, as described. It sounds perfect to me. Woo, woo! I agree that there are a number of ways it could work, so have fun with it!

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@crisp1

Hey, buddy! Hope you have a very enjoyable 50/90!