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@jerrypettit
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jerrypettit

Former musician a LONG time ago. Retired now and dabble.

Update for 2022: I'm still alive! "Heartbreak is my brand™"

Update for 2021: Had a successful 50/90 (my second one completed!), so FAWM should be a piece of cake, right? Hope to stretch my wings genre-wise, per usual. Looking forward to listening to the rest of you.

Update for 2020: Health problems, including NO VOICE so far (writing this on 2/6). I've written lyrics for 6 songs while I wait to recover, so I THINK I'll eventually get my usual 14 in. Stay tuned...

Update for 2019: I'll be putting out my 3rd album (pop) shortly after FAWM 2019 closes, and a 4th (country) album later this year. Going to try and do about half my usual "country" fare this time around and half R&B. FAWM has been life-changing! Good luck to all!

UPDATE FOR 2018!! I have an album out now--all proceeds go to KIVA.org to provide microloans for educating women in developing countries.

Songs (52):

[avatar] [avatar] Under That Full Moon Spark by @jerrypettit + @mctown 14
[avatar] [avatar] Lost Inside A Love Song by @jerrypettit + @billwhite51 11
[avatar] #50!! No YOU Say "Goodbye" by @jerrypettit 11
[avatar] Out The Window In Nothing Flat by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] Let Me Brush Away That Teardrop by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] Every Song's For Her by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] Let's Lie Down A While by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] I Wish I Had A Crystal Ball by @jerrypettit 11
[avatar] In The Silence, Heard Her Heart Break by @jerrypettit 11
[avatar] Looking At The Moon And Thinking About You by @jerrypettit 11
[avatar] Maybe Someday We Will Try It Again by @jerrypettit 5
[avatar] At The Scaffold by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] SOMEDAY YOU WILL SEE ME (AND WISH I WAS YOURS) by @jerrypettit 12
[avatar] Big Chief Tablet by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] Tell Me What You Like by @jerrypettit 5
[avatar] You Can't Love Halfway by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] I Wake Up And Those Thoughts Are All Still There by @jerrypettit 6
[avatar] The Sound Of The Waves by @jerrypettit #beachboys 15
[avatar] Mystery Flowers by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] We Had A Good Run by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] Cloudy Silver Linings by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] I Want To Carry You by @jerrypettit 12
[avatar] I'm At Loose Ends by @jerrypettit 12
[avatar] And Now Time Is Too Short To Waste by @jerrypettit 5
[avatar] Ladybug On My Finger by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] Moon Magic by @jerrypettit #beachboys 12
[avatar] I'm Trying To Make My Heart Strong by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] Between The First Smile And The Last Tear by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] So Are We Throwing In The Towel? by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] Forgotten Armchair by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] I'm Not Broken, I'm Just Cracked by @jerrypettit 14
[avatar] I Wish That Things Were Different by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] That's What Makes The Jukebox Play by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] In The Time We Spent Together by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] Tea With Mrs. Rochester by @jerrypettit 11
[avatar] I Thought She Was The One by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] Just Flip The Page In Your Little Black Book by @jerrypettit 6
[avatar] How Does That Old Song Go? by @jerrypettit 17
[avatar] Cocktail Time by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] Is My Heart Really Broken? by @jerrypettit 10
[avatar] Pebbles At Your Window by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] I Picked The Wrong Door by @jerrypettit 14
[avatar] Firefly, Can You See Me? by @jerrypettit 13
[avatar] This Is A Song That I Wrote About You by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] Broken Vase by @jerrypettit 7
[avatar] Just Going Through The Motions by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] I Like To Wake Up First by @jerrypettit 12
[avatar] Life's An Ever-Changing River by @jerrypettit 8
[avatar] It's Not Your Door by @jerrypettit 9
[avatar] Colder Than My Beer by @jerrypettit #country 15
[avatar] A Thing Of Broken Pieces by @jerrypettit 16

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Hi Jerry
Thanks for your comment on Synchronise & Sympathise! In terms of sampling, I use Logic Pro's Sampler and Quick Sampler. So if you use Logic I'd be happy to try and offer some tips - otherwise not sure about other platforms.
Good luck and feel free to email me using the envelope icon.
PS many congrats on hitting 50 songs ☆

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Thanks so much Jerry!!! For sharing my new song on Spotify and for the comment on Ophelia. @billwhite51 is one of my favorite writers here :) It would be fun to do more!

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you can get the complete 50/90 Hamlet here for free https://billwhite.bandcamp.com/album/hamlet

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@mctown

thanks

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@mctown

Jerry... mctownmusic@gmail.com is you could send me an mp3 or such... David

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😄 Your supportive comments and advice mean a lot!!

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@nadine

Thanks for you comment, Jerry! We feel very honoured to be part of your playlist! I'm not on twitter, but maybe @katestantonsings is? I just shared on Instagram and Facebook.

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Thank you, Jerry!! I’ll sub to them on YouTube! I need help & more confidence with promo and the music business for sure. I’m just enjoying the journey right now. Hey…so glad you didn’t get jury duty…and…congrats on 52!!!!!🎉🎶🎉

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@kristi

Hey, thank you for you very nice comments on my lyric I think of you Sometimes!

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Jerry, Thank you for your comments on Bye, Bye, Prima Donna. I was very pleased with Cheslain's treatment of the lyrics. And congrats again to you for your prolific 5090!

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@sbs2018

:)

It’s always hard to say good-bye to this community in-between challenges. Looking forward to FAWM 23, hoping the muse follows me there…

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@cts

Jerry - I have a proposition for you. I'm taking a break from work at the moment; I just need a nice distraction and the FAWM community is the remedy. However, over the weekend, I'll shoot you an email and I'd like to talk to you about music.

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@brisk

Thanks for the kind words Jerry - I've not been keeping up with your prodigious output at all this year, and for that I'm really sorry. It's me not you!

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Hi Jerry! Thanks for your kind words on Tango Under the Moon.😊 I'd love to give you recommendations for learning material about orchestration, but to be honest, I don't have any... 😅 All I know I've learned from listening and watching carefully and trying out things with my instruments and software. 🙄 I'm sure there are fantastic courses and teachers and books, but I simply don't know them... 😂 As to the software, I don't think there's much to consider: The modern sample libraries are all sooooo impressive. 🤯 I personally use the Native Instruments Symphony Series for cinematic things, and a core setup of Vienna Synchron Libraries when I want precision. But I started composing 20 years ago with a (today) shitty Yamaha SY-XG 50 software synthesizer, so from personal experience: it's way more important _what_ you do with the software than its price or features. 😀

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Well played Jerry a fine set of 50/90 songs 51 now I see! And thx for all your supportive comments!

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Thanks Jerry!! @tjeff and I had a lot of fun making a song out of the quirky Pinocchio lyric by @mctown! I'll be watching out for your collab with David soon!!

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@mctown

Cool....roll with it. Out of town.

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@aneil

Thx for zong busting still awaiting demo from @jenabrooks

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@aneil

Hey thanks for another comment and insightful input. To collaborate with you would be a delight! you could even edit flippin to make it right. Thx for being such a contributor to this amazing community

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Thanks Jerry - Glad you enjoyed the movie! Did you see Marvel announced this weekend that Ke Huy Quan is joining the cast of Loki?

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Thank you so much Jerry! I just love @kahlo2013's sensitivity in her writing. She taps into something special!
A dear friend of mine is a jazz professor at University. He allows me to meet via zoom to pick his brain regarding creativity and arrangement. I am also trying to learn, like you, that studying orchestration and the range of notes those instruments are supposed to play for their peak sounds...what sounds good versus what is correct? His advice to me has always been to follow my unique ear and imagination first and foremost. The caveat is, as he let me know with a demo I recently sent, I have to choose the right strings to play the right parts. Poor viola. I was leaving him out!! Go google Viola jokes now :) LOL Thank you so much for the kind comment!! So encouraging.

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i only saw an hour of that macbeth so i cant deliver a worthwhile opinion on it. my favortite hamlet was my own, directed in 1991 at suffolk university in boston.but it couldnt hold a candle to burton directed by gielgud in 1964. also impressive and influential was Grigori Kozintsev'ds 1964 russian film and derek jacobi in the bbc production on the 70s. i have always wanted to revisit the tony richardson film from the sixties with nicol williamson in the lead and marianne faithful as ophelia but i have not been able to secure a copy. the worst versions i have seen are oliviers and mel gibsons, although the latter had a good scene with rosencrantz and guildenstern. my favorites film of shakespeare in general are the BBC producions of henry4 parts 2 and 2. and olivier is quite good as othello and richard 3.branaugh is miserable as hamlet but decent as henry V.

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@marthie

thank you - I always appreciate your feedback

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@andrea

Thanks for your continued support. I always enjoy reading your comments!

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Hey, Jerry...isn't @Tuesday Gray great? She took my lyrics and made a great rock song out of them. I couldn't be happier! Glad you like what she did, also! Thanks for commenting.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my skirmish song, 'On To Hollywood'!

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Sorry Jer. It was the car! Just kidding :)

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@jeff9

Your comments on What Happens Leaves a Mark are much appreciated, Jerry. I'm not sure that's the end of the line on the morph, though. It was a lyrics morph and I believe someone will still take about 50% of mine and create the final one. I just happened to want to put music to the one I came up with, although that's not really part of the challenge. There are music morphs underway also and I keep meaning to check some of those out to see how they might work. It's a really interesting idea--both for the lyrics ones and the music ones. Maybe you should jump in there too and see what happens!

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@andrea

Thanks for your nice comments on Mr. DJ. I think some Beatles treatment might work well. I would up to hear someone else's take though. 😁

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Tjeff has put little sparrow to music and very nice as well!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the “Succession” recommendation. Always looking for a new show. And thanks for the piano comparison - nice!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Music Can Make You Happy' - although it serves it purpose in the rock opera lineup, it's not my favorite, that's for sure!

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@sheslin

Thanks for your comment on Pennies of Hope. Your comment made me think of one of my more popular Christmas cookies - called Lucky Pennies and it a small spicy ginger snap. Pennies are so cool and I pick up heads up ones 😀 !

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Hello Jerry, Thank you for being happy to wait for Crying Daisy update. I can now share the song version where Kate added her beautiful lyrics, vocal melody and vocals: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/7633

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Hey, Jerry! Thx for stopping by my page and commenting on my "I'm through with You" lyric--the latest installment for Lyric Morph 3. Good to know that you thought all has "morphed" into something terrific to this point. (Two more FAWMers still will be adding their morph.)

Since you mentioned in your comment that you really don't know how these morphs work, here's a link to a good written explanation of a morph song: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/209?highlight=%23morph and here's a link to a good video explanation of a morph song from @plainwhitetoast : https://youtu.be/NwzlTMUP8zw

Happy morph song reading/learning, Jerry! Enjoy!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Paper Man'!

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Thank you, Jerry!! You’re an amazing friend with encouraging words.

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@jeff9

Man, Jerry, you are too kind. I'm thrilled to hear your thoughts about Okay, Not Okay, Okay. Quite a bit of an excursion for me and lots of fun to try on that hat.

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@sbs2018

A lot of the remixes are really about adding those “EDM” drums, which, of course, is sooooooo, THRILLING for me - lol!

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@jeff9

Thanks, man, for the nice comments on Workaholic Country Blues. @nancycunning & @nadine wrote one that almost sings itself.

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Jerry, Thanks for your comments on I Call Myself a Gardener. It was a fun lyric to write, and I think @panch did a great job with it. Makes me happy!

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Thanks for that cool photo!

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i watched an hour of that othello. terrible.

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You have a wonderful time away!! Thank you so very much for all the encouraging words, Jerry. Your music and comments are uplifting!

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@nadine

Thank you, Jerry! I am happy to hear that 50/90 and FAWM helped you to overcome these writing blocks.
Well I don't have a block. It's just the opposite: I write too much and I want to get my stuff done. But I cannot (and don't want to) do these on my own, so I end up with multiple bands, which IS a lot of fun... until there are too many projects in parallel. Results are important to me as I have most fun arranging and producing..., so I have to stop writing until I get the recordings.

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@sbs2018

That’s my 1960s “MadMen” era mother - lol! Mother/daughter 1970s pic is the cover for “Nasty Lies.”

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Jerry, my family went to Memphis early last summer. We stayed at The Peabody and watched the duck parade. It was spectacular!! Will you be visiting Graceland? Have a beautiful time away.

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Jerry, so nice of you to check out my page and comment on the lyric version of The Movie in my Mind. I hope you'll be back when the song is ready. I am anxious to hear it, too!

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@sbs2018

Have a great time in Memphis! Can you believe I've never been??

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@marthie

Thank you- you were right I bounced with track muted🙈 - it was a crazy day today- in a good way.

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@nadine

Thank you! @jamkar will be very proud!

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Thanks and no I didn't know you went to college there! I had to look up where it was.

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@jamkar

Thank you Jerry! I still have a piano track to the Beach Boys “Darlin”, if you ever want to sing it.
Realizing there really isn’t a Rocktober this year.

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@nadine

Thank you! You're right, Jeff is made for this music and I'm glad he joined us!

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Thank you Jerry for your beautiful comments and support. Thank you for trying to get to my profile. Unfortunately some of the pages where there are more than 50 songs become really difficult to open. They do eventually open if people keep trying to but not many have enough patience to keep trying to open the same, same, same and same again profile. I think this could lead to a song lol. It is a well known bug on this new site and hopefully it will be eventually fixed but meanwhile many songs get totally overlooked especially if people, like me, are not waiting and keeping coming with some new songs. Some even suggested to open a new profile instead but I don't like the idea as it will not be the right solution for the problem which seems to be common on the site. All I can say is good luck to people who are working tireslely behind the scenes trying to fix it.

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@andrea

Thank you for your wonderful comments on You'll Never Stop Shining for Me. I am so happy with this collaboration. Nadia and Hannah are both so amazing. I find it I can get to Nadia's songs if I click on them by name from the song page. Sometimes from there you can get to her main page.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the compliments on my music-making skills. Not sure what there would be to see - it’s all about the sound. Arrangements and what works well together whether an audio loop or midi programming or keyboard playing is what I’m good at. I think it goes back to my great grandfather who used to make instruments and played them all. That’s basically what I’m doing with my DAW.

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it is a gitch that blocks access to people who have exceeded the 50 song limit. you can over ride it by hitting the refresh button, sometimes you have to refresh 2 or three times to get through.

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Thanks, Jerry, for your enthusiastic comment on Night Comes For Everyone. I think Eric perfectly captured what I had in mind. Glad you liked it, too.

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@sbs2018

Thank you for noticing “Latin Love” it’s been a bit overlooked and it’s one of my favorites.

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@sbs2018

Instead of being green to show where you’ve commented, I think the … next to the number of comments means you’ve commented.

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Interesting how you always work from a song's title first, Jerry. Titles are so important. I haven't worked much from a title. For me it's often from an idea, theme/situation if you will, from where I then build.

Still, sometimes it's a line in a verse, as was the case in my "Would It Kill Ya" lyric. A couple of titles, yes, I had first and created out from those, too. Yet, others have had what I'd call an unfixed title, like my "They Call Me It" lyric that I've tried out with a few different ones--even after the lyric was written.

Thx for sharing how lyrics for you form out into song!

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ill never get to 100. to tell the truth, im pretty tapped out now. ill do some experimental stuff and some collabs and inspiration may hit a few times, but if i make it to 80 ill be surprised. i usually clock out at 90. you will definitely hit 50 at least. putting them out fairly regularly. and some great stuff as well. i always look forward to what is coming next.

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@marthie

Gheeeez you have been busy! Wowowow! Thank you for listening. I’m gonna have to put that 8 second song on repeat for every time I pass the fridge, pantry, shop etc etc. I just love temptations!

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Thanks for your comments on Yin and Bang. It was a really fun lyric to write and i LOVE what Gwyn has done with it!

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@andrea

Oh, I see! Clever 😉 Thanks for replying to my comment.

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Altona is definitely happening!

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@crisp1

Thanks for your really nice comments on One More Empty Seat!

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Thanks for your nice comments on my 'Guilty' lyrics. Yes, totally agree that there isn't really a more important topic right now than climate change

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My kiva still shows loads of available female borrowers in cambodia for good reasons , sewing machines etc sure not exactly traditional education although there are some, but to me helping them earn a living is the next best thing. Ive spent time with these people and a kick on is so important to them. I did do work directly with a village and bought them tools for trades, which is what they wanted, not money they wanted tools to make it themselves.

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thats right, we do. when i cant sleep, i count girls instead of sheep.

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❤️thanks Jerry! She was an incredible woman and led an incredible life.

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@sbs2018

Yes, “Lady in Red” is one of my faves - of course - lol!

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@jeff9

Thank you, Jerry, for the blurb on Hot Chocolate. I suppose my inner piano lounge singer must have wanted some air time there so that my more hillbilly personae didn't get it all. It was such a cool lyric by @stephenwordsmith and I thought a slightly jazzed up treatment like that might showcase it well if I could manage to pull it off. Can't take credit for playing that piano, though--it's our AI friend.

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Thanks for your comments on my When The Rains Don't Come lyrics. Delighted to hear that you liked it. Yes, it would be great it someone picks it up and turns it into a song

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@andrea

Thanks for your very kind comments on This is the Last Time. Kate is so talented. I love how she brought the lyrics to life. It's wonderful that you support the YMCA!

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I just saw you use Kiva, well well, as well as supporting a village and a family in Cambodia i have been giving Kiva loans for a fair few years now! I still think its a great thing! Not a fan of the big orgs who eat up the money in overheads.
I think i have about 4 out there at the moment, one in Tajikistan, 2 in Cambodia and 1 in Vietnam. Good on you to mate.

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Thank you, Jerry!! I thought @andrea wrote an amazing lyric full of empathy and sensitivity. That's so great you help out your local YWCA!

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Hey, Jerry, Songs are "in production." More to come! Thanks for noticing!

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Thank you Jerry. Yes it was moon and sun/sun and moon skirmish. Amazing theme/s. Very inspiring.

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Or back to hell even Jerry. Thanks for the kind words, I love working with Cindy's words. So different from my own and they cover subjects I never would.

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@jeff9

Thank you, J, for the super kind comments on Summertime. I only play guitar and not all that proficiently, so I lean heavily on BIAB for instrumentation, which I think of as a band of AI musicians who never miss a session, need to be checked into rehab, have their gear repossessed or sulk over credits. It's great to be freed up to design the song, "audition" parts & styles for various sections and then to add my vocals (and sometimes lyrics) and/or a little guitar lick here and there. Eventually, I'll get a little more proficient on the production side of things. Unbelievable how much of that kind of stuff there is to know!

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i would love to make an album with georgie and gwyn

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Howdy Jerry & thanks for reviewing "The Big Corral". I do the 'spoken-word intro'. The song is from a 1920s old-time radio cowboy show.

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I will let you get away with critique coz you are Jerry although my profile expressly asks not to! :-) But you are akways allowed! I always play my own lead rhythm guitars and keys, i am sure we have talked about this! (I cheat on bass and drums) On that slide noise, yeah i have mixed feelings, some songs and styles its impossible with nylon not to get it! And yes it divides opinion often, i hear it too much sometimes as well. I guess this is one of those that its too much for your preference. I will have another listen.

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Dear Jerry of Jerry Jeff Walker: Thanks for your comments on Santa's Only Son. So glad you liked it! 😀

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@sbs2018

Speaking of loops, I noticed BIAB plug-in for Logic Pro now has an audio chord analyzer That would be so cool - would give me more options for loop editing/adding chord progressions to the midi - more control, more power - yes! Lol! Might be worth getting just for that.

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@jeff9

You're on for the Jerry Jeff Walker project anytime, Jerry. Thanks for the encouraging words, man.

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estrella played the piano and sang at the same time. i just sang my part along with her.

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Hi Jerry! Thanks for always listening and commenting on our Cooper/Jones songs! As for trade secrets… I don’t use any instruments from my DAW as ProTools doesn’t come with them in the same way GarageBand or LogicPro do. I search for loops online using two different apps; Splice and Loopcloud. Then I build the song from the ground up using musicianship (where to put horn stabs, cymbal crashes etc) An average mix could have 30-40 tracks to balance. If I’m doing a non electronic song of course I’ll track all the instruments from live takes but I haven’t had that kind of time this summer!

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Hi, Jerry, Thanks for taking a look at the Santa's Only Son lyrics and for referring me to @sbs2018's "Dad" songs. @Jeff9 has put my lyrics to music and will be posting soon.

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@jeff9

Many thanks, Jerry!

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@aneil

Hey I’d love to have a beer with you and Jesus! Love these interactions! I think it’s best to remember that if we take Christ out of Christian we only left with Ian. It was what people called people who acted like Christ.... not what we claim to be! Plank eyed that’s what I tend to be ! Have a fabulous 5090

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i directed hamlet and played the ghost at suffolk university in boston in 1991. and you are correct. i did the vocal then playd the piano part while listening to it.

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Jerry, Thanks for your comments on Bonnie & Clyde, and the link to the earlier song. I remember that one from way back. Glad you like the new version, too! 😀

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Thanks Jerry!! Your comment really made me smile. I hope to post one soon! Until then, I’m going to listen to Cloudy Silver Linings🎶

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Thanks for your comments on Kicking Cans. I was so pleased with the way it worked out.

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Thanks for listening to "Bonnie and Clyde". You are right about Georgie Fame, I should have said he had "a top 10 hit" because in the era of groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones going to #1 in the UK was nothing to sneeze at.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Last Summer Moon'!

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@oswlek

Thanks for checking out "Birds", Jerry, I appreciate it, For clarity, this recording was done in March. The reason I felt OK including it during this down phase is because it's a leftover February FAWM song that was never shared. :)

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Howdy Jerry & thanks pard, for reviewing "Where the Lonesome Cowboys Ride".

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Thanks for your comments on 'The Back of Beyond'. Bizarrely, the 1st verse popped into my head while out buying new school shoes for my sons. My first school is long closed down, so I guess that was the connection!

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@mikeb

Thanks for comment on 'Be Alive' - FAWM and 50-90 are a great place for pushing oneself outside the usual genre(s)!

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Hi, Jerry, At your suggestion, I contacted Gladys Knight & the Pips for Come Back. She thanked me and recommended @davidtaro instead. I thought that was a great idea!

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Hi Jerry, thank you for your kind comment on a Lonely Bike. I write a story in my liner notes. Last night for a young man who decided not to lock his bike...

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Bang Or A Whimper'.

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Hi Jerry, thank you so much for your brilliant comments. You asked whether I collaborated with Cindy and Marthie on the songs before. We only have this collaboration which you heard so far but thanks to you I've discovered that I didn't post two of the songs I collaborated with Marthie on and one of them I posted today: https://nadiacripps.bandcamp.com/track/summer-tango-collaboration
Regarding kids genre, it is something I thought about when I was composing the piece. I remembered how fun it was for children to listen to a tidy up song and they loved tidying up as it was connected with the music. Back to work can have many meanings and one of them could be for kids too. Thank you for reminding me about the kids genre as I forgot to put it in tags. It's in tags now :)

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Just do some raps man! It’s super fun…my only advice is just write what you know, rhymes and near-rhymes, follow the beat and have fun.

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@jeff9

Thank you, Jerry, for the nice things you had to say about my collab with @andrea on Always on the Defense. She comes up with some stellar lines and it really invites the music.

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@sbs2018

Different tragic figure but then I have a heart for them since I didn’t meet my father until I was in my 40s. And, yeah, my novels and music often have that theme. I even published my story in “Myths of the Fatherless” (which can mean a lot of things). Thanks for your uplifting comments!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Under Desert Skies, my latest collab with Simon!

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these days i usually start with a title.but when the song is finished, i often give it a different one. the erotics of healing started with the title.

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@andrea

Thaks for your comment on I'm Always on the Defense. Sometimes I come up with a couple lines I am proud of. So glad you like them too. You are very kind!

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@sbs2018

Marilyn Monroe and I were born in the same hospital (years apart - lol) but she met my dad before I did when she and Joe were honeymooning in Japan and my dad was serving in the Naval Air Force (I shared that photo during FAWM).

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The midnight train wouldn't go somewhere just past 8 , is one :-)

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@sbs2018

“Music is math” - eeek! I hate math -lol! But I did do well with math so there’s that. Thank you for your kind comments.

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Thanks a lot for your kind comment on Bubbles. Glad you stopped by as I hadn't heard your stuff before. I'm very impressed with your consistency and with your guitar playing, vocals and production!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on "Pop Star," Jerry. Fab that you thought it terrific!

As for your mention of you not ever having written fiction, as I have done, despite your desire for years to have done so? Be kind to yourself, Jerry. The very fact that you are/have been thinking about penning such material--for however long--is, in fact, writing. Before one puts pen to paper, so to say, one needs an idea, and to think it over, before one can start to write it.

As you said, perhaps after 50/90 this year you will try to write some fiction. Maybe to help you along, join a free online writing/reading platform like Wattpad. As a Wattpadder, you can then post writings/stories in various stages, chapter by chapter, or in one fell swoop. Others can then comment, offer suggestions, etc.--just as Fawmers can do here on your songs. On Wattpad you can also find numerous writing contest to take part in, as well as join groups with others who write what you do.

Whatever you decide, Jerry, know that even in hope and spirit and dream to write fiction that you are further along than you give yourself credit for at this time.

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@marthie

Jerry- you are not just brilliant at songwriting, singing, producing but also commenting. Thank you I appreciate your kind words.

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Jerry, loved your Gladys Knight comment on Come Back! Thank you very much. It was very clever and flattering.

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Thank you Jerry for your lovely comment on my collaboration with Mike. Sorry, it was the other way round :) I posted my music and invited to sing along. Mike liked the idea and he wrote his beautiful lyrics and created his gorgeous vocal melody.
The link to my music Mike also posted :) It's https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/2912

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I think it might be a bit messier than 1 pint! But the invitation has and is always open! Even though the farm is now gone!

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Thanks a lot for your comment on Beyond the Blue Clouds [orchestral version]! 😄 Nadia‘s compositions are truly amazing.

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Thanks Jerry!! Hope you're having a good day. I'm working on a fun one with @elesimo's quirky beats!! I'll post soon. I have some fun collabs coming up too. It's been a crazy week at work and lots of back to school stuff for my girl. Music helps me manage the madness :) LOL

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@mikeb

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

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@aneil

Thanks for your most encouraging comments on Girl with a voice! Always enjoy interacting with you have a fantastic 5090

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@aneil

Thanks for your most encouraging comments on Girl with a voice! Always enjoy interacting with you have a fantastic 5090

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I just move the difficult boring word away from the end
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@nadine

Thank you, Jerry 😊 My inner demon is a full blown metalhead. If I don't take care of it, it screams! I lacked of lyrics, so it just became... Stir Fry! And now I like it. I hope somebody will record real guitars, because there is no chance for me to learn and play this in the next 5 years.

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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@andrea

Thanks so much for your very kind comments on The Storm. You have made my day!

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@mctown

That's correct ..same title... it has been a challenge here in the past.. and someone mentioned that... and I thought it was one of the challenges now again...

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The sitar is a danelectro baby sitar. it's part of my 60's reject guitar collection lol i also used my bass VI in the recording, so there are a lot of rejected sounds of the 60s in this track lol

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@gm7

Thx ...playing on Kate's song (Target) was always a treat.

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Thank you so much Jerry!! To both of you :) I deeply appreciate your encouraging words the last two summers. Means a lot!

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@nadine

Thank you! People say you should learn an instrument as kid or teen. Not with twenty or thirty something because you won't be able to catch up on the 10-15 years lost. The quarterlife crises refers to the uncertainty if you learned the right thing, have the right job, partner, decision on family plans etc. Not so much about getting older, more about lacking of meaning or having the wrong goals.

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Jerry, I appreciate your enthusiasm for Damn, Damn, Damn (A Love Song.) I can hear this with a female vocalist "with an attitude." 😀

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@jeff9

Wow, thanks, Jerry re: "Normandy". I'm thrilled that you liked it. It was a pretty elaborate arrangement for me. I did rely on BIAB for bass, percussion and that smoking lead guitar break that carries on through til the end, but given my own limited chops, I was kind of proud of the other guitar parts which I actually played on an acoustic with a pickup through various GarageBand effects. Spent a lot of energy on the mix, too (this was done with another lyricist for a challenge this month on another website), but ultimately I had a lot of valuable mix help from a very talented FAWMer, @oswlek (who hasn't made an appearance yet this 50/90). Your encouragement is most appreciated, sir.

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@nadine

Thank you, I just played the guitars twice and recorded with phone. Added some eq and reverb. No big voodoo 😀

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@jeff9

Thank you for the technical guidance, Jerry. I’m still learning production tricks that are probably kindergarten stuff to veterans like yourself. Your mixes are so impressive!

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Yup Pluto has 5 Moons. Fyo a RAT was a distortion pedal made in Michigan, they then went on to other pedals.

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@nadine

Thank you, Jerry! I hope I can team up with people for a virtual band 😀

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Jerry, Thanks for your positive comments on Memories Are Everywhere. Means a lot.

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There are plenty of people dropped out in Laos, Thailand cambodia. It is interesting how many particularly vets! are in Vietnam. It is amazing the Vietnamese attitude to that time, there is no animosity whatsoever! I highly recomend both Vietnam and Cambodia and if you ever decide to go speak to me first!

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Jerry, Thanks for the chuckles from Cranky Old Men. Jeff9 and I had fun with that one. Glad you liked it.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'On the Far Side of the Universe' - yes, love those BBC horns!

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@nadine

Thank you, Jerry! I was just ranting and telling the truth about my songwriting. I'm sick of explaining that I upload drafts for other people to record. No way I will record my final versions with my vocals and guitars. The only humourous part is, that I tried my best writing a 3 chord punk rock song and used 4 chords.

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@jeff9

Hey, Jerry--thanks so much for the encouraging words about "Cranky Old Men". Patty wrote one that was almost painfully close to home, so it was pretty damn easy to sing.

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Jerry, So glad you took the time to listen to But I Did( the 3rd version,) and to offer your tips on BIAB. I am a less-than-newbie in terms of production, but I definitely appreciate the talent and knowhow that goes into making a song sound just right. I'm afraid that will never be in my wheelhouse, but I am grateful to those I work with who know how to do it all.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my collab with Simon!

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thank you :)

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@nadine

Thanks a lot, I'm happy you enjoyed! Yes, John sent me some awesome lyrics and I was in the right mood to compose something about death and despair 😅

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Hi Jerry, and thanks for your long and thoughtful comment on Nothing Special. In fact being forced to isolate by the pandemic was a welcome relief for me as I was struggling to face the world. It gave me the breathing space necessary to start the healing process.

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Thank you for Lovely comments.
Haha If by fullt dressed you mean they carry a miniatyrer bikini 🤣 I think they might misstakes My Instagram account for a maleaccount since I have some en of THE bushcrafting and stuff en on it

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@mikeb

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

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Jerry Thanks for the kudos on But I Did. I loved what she did with my lyric, and yes, I noticed those cool "wails" in the background and thought they were just perfect for the song. Thanks!

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@sbs2018

August has a bad rap but it’s usually cooler, the days are shorter, and the crowds are smaller, especially now that schools start so early. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks for commenting on "Look Sharp" it was a blast seeing what Rich and David did with the lyrics.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my first (ever) 50-90 song!

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thanks for the shout out on Wild Carrick Shore - looking forward to listening to your work as well. cheers, Paul

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@mctown

Country. I like it. Living in TN...I hear a lot of it too. I enjoy hearing the real stuff, and this is the real stuff. There are a few more wandering round here that are close. Sent you a message on FB. Retired as well...David

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@sbs2018

Fingers crossed - not every couple gets it. But, yeah, even a mild case is not fun.

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i wanted to be a preacher after seeing the movie elmer gantry when i was 12. i wound up playing a priest on stage three times on stage. when i was working at a borders in downtown seattle, i belonged to the ymca a few blocks away and swam half hour at lunch time.. in 1997 i weighed 170 pounds and got rid of it by swimmign 15 minutes every 2 hours. i lived in one of those housing courts that had a community swimming pool so it was easy to do.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Lonely City'!

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Thank you so much, Jerry, I appreciate your comment on my lyrics. So glad you like them. I sing for my vocal guides and occasionally I sum up my courage and sing but in all honesty what I hear in my head I don't seem to be able to produce with my limited vocals. Thank you so much for your encouragement, I appreciate it very, very much.

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@mikeb

Thanks for the listen and comment on my collab with Geoff!

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@sbs2018

Lol on the laptop comment. If only I had one. No, I’ve been dragging my desktop computer all over the country! But, yes, I’ve been using computers since 1976…

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Jerry, I see you also left a kind comment on Into The Well. That was the first time Florian and I had worked together, and it was so easy! What a pleasure...on a sad song! I liked that sax, too. Thank you.

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@jeff9

Thanks for checking out my feeble, caucasian attempt at some R&B on "Wish It Was Me", Jerry. And for the kind words. Cheers.

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Oh, I somehow missed your post on When Love Ends! I'm so glad you liked it, and I'm highly flattered by your comments. I loved how Adam interpreted the message. We clicked on that right off the bat, so that was fun. I will enjoy this song forever.

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Jerry, Thanks for your comments on Small Dreams. I love that music era, too, and I think panch nailed it perfectly. Glad you enjoyed it.

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@brisk

Thanks for your kind words about Popemobile, Jerry! I like messing around with plug ins on my computer to make something soundscapey - it feels very theraputic...

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Thanks Jerry, that's v kind. Yes, definitely go back and mine some of those old songs!!

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Jerry, Thanks for the vote of confidence on But I Did. Sorry, you and I will both have to wait until Kate comes back from vacation. :)

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thanks, yes i think MacGuffin was invented by a colleague of Hitchcock but definitely coined by him.

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here is the closest i ever came to full on beach boys mode..altho its nothing like the boys. (first song i ever wrote, though, was a surfer song. back in 1966 when i lived in florida) https://billwhite.bandcamp.com/track/stages-away

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@jeff9

Thank you so much, Jerry. "Old" is the thing I relate to best!

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Jerry, You're making me laugh...in a good way! Thanks for taking a listen to the alternate version of I Hate Love. Glad you liked it, too. I thought it was so much fun so see my lyrics interpreted in two different styles.

And thank you for your moving words on Into The Well. Florian captured the feeling I was going for in the lyrics.

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Thanks for the comment, Jerry! The backing vocals are just layers of me. I didn’t sneak a female vocalist in, I just have a very…. um, feminine high register I guess 😂

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@jeff9

Hey, Jerry--thrilled that you took time to check out the other version of I Hate Love. I hoped it might be fun for folks to compare and contrast the two. Thanks so very much for your kind comments.

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Thanks for the kind comments, Jerry! I save 10 second clips on my phone or GoPro of things that inspire me. I save them into an album that I edit later on in iMovie. I usually label them under a file as "art" or "nature" in case I need them later on for filler in videos. I just put a ton of "fleeting moments" together for my demo as it is more interesting than a blank screen for my demo! I appreciate you asking!

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@sunfire

Thanks for commenting on Beyond Repair. Glad you liked it.

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@sunfire

Thanks for commenting on fireflies. We both share a love for em' in common.
Love your tune too.
Cheers!

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@sbs2018

So glad you’re enjoying my songs this year, created especially for the FAWMERS of 50/90. And not only was that a goal for this year but also to use my music keyboard to play chord progressions for different virtual instruents. I appreciate you noticing.

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Just saw that you also left a comment on "Broken." Thank you! I agree that David really outdid himself on this one! Thanks for listening!

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Hi, Jerry, Glad you liked Jeff9's first version of our song, I Hate Love. Now that crazy man has posted an alternative version! I wonder if you have a preference?

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@brisk

Thanks for the comment on @sunfire 's Fireflies song - I thought those words were great, and it was lovely to try to put some music to them. I am a tinkerer and want to tinker more with it, but will have to put it to one side! Looking forward to hearing your Firefly song...

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@kristi

Thanks for you comments on my lyric. Wow, Iron Man is for those "super athletes" for sure! I'm in awe of them all! Geneva, NY is a lovely place. My brother got married there last year.

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@jeff9

Jerry, you are too kind. Thanks for giving a listen to I Hate Love and for the nice comments. Looks like you're having a great run so far. I've heard lots of tasty nuggets.

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@andrea

Thanks for all your kind and thoughtful comments on my lyrics and also my collaboration with Mandolinda. I enjoy reading what you have to say :)

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Hi, Jerry, Is there room in that new Georgie Fan Club of yours for me, too? I thought she did a great job of channeling the perfect country star for Baby, What About Me. Both Joey McMichael (who provided the music bed) and I are so happy with the result.

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@wacha

Hey man, just jump on in with the samples. Don't worry about it sounding bad or not quite what you had in mind, play around and have fun. If things don't turn out how you envisioned just consider it a learning exercise and try again. I have found I've gotten a lot of my best work from just not giving a **** and throwing things at the wall, I've also gotten some pretty big messes that way but I learned from those.

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@sunfire

Thanks for commenting on, Train of Life. Glad you liked it!

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@gm7

Jerry i am glad you liked He Died in Nara...so sad!

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Jerry, thanks pard, for reviewing "Sweet Betsy From Pike".

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Thanks Jer! Roddy did good, eh?

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https://stevenpressfield.com/2022/07/the-river/
@sbs2018 Thought I'd share this poignant blog post with you two today considering Jerry just wrote such a thoughtful song about the ever-changing river of life! Coffee cheers to a creative a productive Wednesday!

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@jeff9

Thanks, Jerry, for your very kind words about "Clock Into Our Life".

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@andrea

Thanks for your awesome comments on It Wasn't Me. I have house of 4 boys (young men) and it isn't too far off the truth for me too -lol. Song is in the works 😉

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Jerry, thanks for reviewing Me Against This Lonesome Trail.

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Thanks! We mostly communicate through email. Gm7 uses wesendit to send his tracks I just use google drive. I know cts and I both use studio one to record. Any questions you might have, feel free to ask!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the link to that video. Ah, takes me back to my youth - a very exciting time and place! In my adult years in the San Francisco Bay Area (pre-Silicon Valley), I worked in the same building as Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, which recorded a lot of big names. I wrote about it in my blog post - https://screamiebirds.com/2022/06/02/fantasy-studios-a-piece-of-my-berkeley-days-music-producer/.

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thanks for your comment on view from the bridge. i didnt see those NASA pictures. the moon bit was inspired by the fact that today is my fathers birthday and he worked on the apollo mission as an engineer. and the colors of space part was inspired by a passage i recently read that referred to the three colours of the greeks. your songs are certainly becoming more poetic. amd getting better all the time.

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“ I won't say that this is my all-time favorite song of 50/90 so far, but it is certainly...Number Two!”

I see what you did there! 😀

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I did write this on your request . I saw your comment and thought ok let's do a trippy beatles thing right now. It went very trippy but other than the requested instruments isn't very Beatles. But was fun.

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Ha, yeah I hope to get to a few things but I haven’t installed HVAC in my studio yet (I have to finish the bigger room first) so it gets pretty hot up there for now. Some cool days and good timing will hopefully happen soon. Until then, I will enjoy your songs!!

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@brisk

Thanks Jerry, I'm really happy you enjoyed Stay Happy! And the gratuitous arpeggios!

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Thanks Jerry! Nadia's piano is very inspiring. I'm so glad you enjoyed our collab.

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@jamkar

Hey thanks Jerry!

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@sbs2018

I think there’s a compliment in there somewhere (bagpipes) - lol!

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@brisk

Thanks for the kind words about Mellow Gold Jerry - and in answer to a previous question, yes, that is absolutely Dall-E mini, I'm slightly addicted. I like the grainy, dream logic aesthetic. Have you seen what the totally unrelated Dall-e-2 can do by the way? It is completely breathtaking.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the encouragement on “Walkin’ My Cat” - I almost forgot the name of my song here cuz I was busy thinking about “Ne Me Quitte Pas” - not a clear reference to a song about a cat - lol!

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always spain, never portugal. but Basque is the language of the place we will probably be living in (san sebastiane) although a good percentage of the people also speak english and spanish,

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Thanks Jer. I guess I'd probably speak the bridge.

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Jerry, I just watched that YouTube video on Charles Starkweather and Carol Ann Fugate and the movie Badlands. Wow! I'd never heard or them or the movie, but it's quite something. I guess Bonnie & Clyde were like that, too. Thanks for your comments and for the link.

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enjoying your stuff! Funny, this has been my 'summer of Richard'- I saw the public theater's shakespeare-in-the -park production of 'richard III' last weekend, and two weeks before that, saw a local small theater company (Hudson classical ) do "richard ii" !

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Hmmm I wonder why?

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Hi Jerry! It's an honor to be called "Cake" please tell your little granddaughter that :) Thanks for the encouragement Jerry! I'm slowly finishing up two new ones to post very soon. I hope you'll enjoy! Have a beautiful summer season of songwriting!!

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@andrea

Thanks for checking out both my lyrics. Your very nice comments are truly appreciated. I totally get that you prefer to make songs with your own lyrics. If all works out, @richaaaay will be making this one a song.

Going to take a listen to your tunes now :)

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@andrea

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on Another Side To Me.
Hope you have a fun 50/90! I look forward to hearing your songs.

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@sbs2018

Thanks for the joy on "Nasty Lies." I've learned there's a fine art to using loops - I've gotten much better at it. Oh boy, those early days - lol! But I've also learned to mix them in with programming my own beats and actually playing my midi keyboard for different sounds such as bass or guitar, an actual piano, organ, synth etc. Really brings me pleasure when I can do that. Pretty much every song has my own playing mixed in. And isn't that the fun of FAWM/50/90 - such a great opportunity to keep pushing the music forward.

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Yes, it's a TV show. Even for the History Channel, it's dire. So no, you should not be watching it; you'll only encourage them. :-D

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Thanks. I did see a lot of those couples with signs on Twitter and it sparked this idea.

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My Look Alike Babies song is about the response to overturning Roe.

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@sbs2018

Hi Jerry! Can’t wait to hear your first song!