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fabkebab

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About fabkebab

  • Rank
    Ahh a newbie no longer
  • Birthday 12/20/1969

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    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=107236

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Interests
    Fatherhood, Songwriting/performing, the mystery of "on stage charisma", The wide world, Gardening, People, Sports, trying to "get" America

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  • Lyricist, Composer or Both?
    both
  • Musical Influences?
    Traditional Folk, Progressive Rock, plus some classical, acoustic, metal, pop, country, reggae
  1. The High Tide Lyric and Music by fabkebab - Andrew Richardson 1/ Told them she was on her way She’d saved enough she didnt have to stay This grey town didnt move her any more Feeling like driftwood waiting on the shore Ch/ for the high tide She'll ride untied Out to a new beach out of reach to a white sand, future she’s got planned 2/ At the office they they all wish her well Paper cups and cards at her farewell Wonderment at what she plans to do Shes sailing to the islands, for a year or two Ch/ on the high tide She'll ride untied Out to a new beach out of reach To a white sand future she's got planned Bridge/ Was it fear, or was it pride? She didnt tell a soul, kept it all inside Easier to run than to pretend Her six months to live a secret to the end Drowsy from the pills, sun on her skin Waiting on the jetty for the ship that’s coming in Ch/ on the high tide She'll ride untied Out to a new beach out of reach To a white sand future she's got planned
  2. Count me in!!
  3. Hi All - I am in the process of building a website for our "real world" songwriting community in Houston, Texas HoustonSongwriters.net thats pretty much all I have, but if you could click on the link (and make google think it is more popular), that would be awesome!! (also if you live in Houston you are welcome to join us!)
  4. The "revamp the critiques" suggestion comes up every 18 months or so, and dies - I think its because the critique format proposed always appears to be an imposition of authority rather than a learning tool for the critiquer I am always keen to embrace something new, but when it has been tried several times before and not happened, i dont have a lot of faith in it
  5. when did 13th century gregorian chant music become "broken" such that these johnny-come-lately musicians like vivaldi came along and decided to try something new?
  6. For my part - I want to learn from yuonger songwriters - how can I adjust what I do to make it sound "younger"? If I have something to communicate in my songs, I dont want to fail because I sound too much like I want to be in 1960s I really like a lot of more recent songwriting, I like a lot of "top 40" type hits- but I have no idea what tricks or tips they are using to make an acoustic song sound modern vs. old fasioned (i.e. strip away the production, and how does one write a song which sounds modern?)
  7. By being or becoming part of a real actual corporeal living breathing musicians' community. The internet infinity of misinformation can never achieve what real life allows. please see my earlier comment for context - I am in a real life songwriting community and nobody under 40 ever shows up!
  8. DinoRider - Thanks for your reply - I can see you are irritated against one person who commented about young people - but I am more interested in whether there actually is an alternative online space where you actively are sharing what you do - even if it goes beyond the "forum" type format There is no doubt that there are many talented songwriters appearing all the time (for example soundcloud is swamped with new songs) - but where do you go to share them? How do people connect over music other than just uploading videos/songs and hoping for the best? I can see if you say that the muses muse is like your parents on songwriting - so what is being created to accomodate a similar need for a younger songwriter?
  9. Tbh when "young" people come here and are told the styles they like and try to imitate are crap, they aren't going to be sticking around. Even less so when the only examples given of "great artists" they should try to imitate are 30+ years past their prime. It's the constant bashing of "modern" things that probably has many shying away. They want to be relevant in the "here and now" not in the "if they lived 30 years ago" To put it simple, Ya'll have become your parents. Peace So DinoRider - where *do* people like yourself go to hang out and share their creations? If it is not here, is it somewhere else on the internet? Is it in some real world place?
  10. I just logged in after a long absence and saw this post I am active in a real life songwriting group ("The houston songwriters association"), and know someone who runs the other main songwriting organization in houston, the local chapter of the Nashville Sonwriters Association International (NSAI) We are both seeing a decline in numbers - and more obviously - no young people are joining - its just people in their 50s and 60s who sign up as a later-in-life hobby I was talking to a friend who runs a hospital volunteer organization - she said the numbers over the last 5 years have dropped from 120 volunteers to about 70 I am starting to think there might be a transition happening, where more and more people are passive; less willing to put in some effort and genuinely participate in a community? Interesting times if this is the case!
  11. Theres probably more money in "stadium country" than in "playing to my pet dog in the basement country". When a commercial industry is trying to make money, its not surprising that they gravitate towards what works for the mass market We of course, are different - we are just hobbiests and can make whatever brand of music we choose, and perhaps should be held to a higher standard of originality
  12. 1/ God's servers were under such heavy abuse He checked the performance logs, read the clues Fragmentation all over the place Too much corruption in his human race I hate to do this he said to himself As he pulled out his password book down from the shelf Logged in as admin to run some major repairs Username Jesus, to upgrade human affairs Chorus - Admin rights and lonely nights Checking private emails from the outside Its going on, but its all around you You coexist but your never quite alive II/ A few warmup tasks, like water to wine And healing accounts that showed tell tale signs Of bugs in the kernel driver programming He rolled up his sleeves, tried to change everything The ordinary users didn't know what to say This hacker was changing more things every day Breaking their rules and acting like he was the boss So they banned his account with a crown of thorns and a cross Chorus - Admin rights and lonely nights Checking private emails from the outside Its going on, but its all around you You coexist but your never quite alive III/ God got blindsided in spite of his powers The admin account froze for 72 hours Insert boot disk on A , the console said And for three long days Jesus was basically dead Since then Jesus quit, signed off and hes gone As regular users work wearily on Goals of the upgrade only partially met And as war follows war, he still feels a kind of regret Chorus - Admin rights and lonely nights Checking private emails from the outside Its going on, but its all around you You coexist but your never quite alive
  13. I liked this a lot for the most part - especially the chorus, which I can imagine lending itself very well to rock music Here are a couple of lines which could be looked at : All the crap spewing from your lips -- I like the sentiment - but "who's lips?" It would be better to say from "their lips" becasue at least then the lyric answers the question itself (its the believers lips) - alternatively, if you want to make it about the polititians, you could make line 2 about "politians remonstrate" or "politicians full of hate" also, the prechorus PC1<br style="color: rgb(28, 40, 55); font-family: arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(250, 251, 252);">Why did you play those lying games?<br style="color: rgb(28, 40, 55); font-family: arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px; background-color: rgb(250, 251, 252);">Are you ready to die in shame? could be stronger - why will these people die? Why will they be ashamed (since they clearly are not ashamed as of now) - I think you could find many other short 2 lines which say the same thing, in a clearer way Heres a payment you are owed Reap the seed that you sowed (ok - maybe something better than that, but you get the idea - I think you could do better with that line!!
  14. I liked this, I think it flows nicely One line seemed odd to me - the one about taking of his shoes and socks and having a yell It seemed so odd; I wonder if you couldnt use another word to get to you "as well" how about "Raise your arms and ring my bell" or "Join me in a magic spell" ...anyway, just suggestions - which feel a bit less like the guy is a hobbit :-)
  15. there is no respect in your comment, you say he is the dumbest secretary of state and that its one of the most idiotic things he has ever said. Hardly the opening salvo of a meaningful debate - especially when you want to have it with a load of musician types (rather than hunting out some genuine enthusiasts to argue with)