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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:

[avatar] [avatar] I'm Always On the Defense by @jeff9 + @andrea #country 8
[avatar] [avatar] Vibrant Green Heaven by @jeff9 + @cindyrella #easy_listening 8
[avatar] [avatar] I Can't Take Goodbyes by @jeff9 + @geoff61 #country #country_folk 10
[avatar] [avatar] One More Empty Seat by @jeff9 + @crisp1 #country 6
[avatar] [avatar] Summertime is the Best Time (to fall in love) by @gm7 + @jeff9 #randomcollaborations 8
[avatar] [avatar] Predator and Prey by @oswlek + @jeff9 8
[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 13
[avatar] [avatar] I Hate Love (Alternative Style) by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl 13
[avatar] [avatar] I Hate Love by @jeff9 + @greengrassgirl #country 8
[avatar] [avatar] Honey, You Already Are by @nancycunning + @jeff9 11
[avatar] [avatar] Clock Into Our Life by @jeff9 + @nancycunning #country 15

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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 πŸ˜€

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

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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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Hey, thanks for your comment on my collabs with @crisp1. I def knew what you meant (re: richaaaay nails itβ€”), haha, no worries there. πŸ€™πŸ€Ÿ

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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. πŸ˜€

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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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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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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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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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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!