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ScenesFromPalacio

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About ScenesFromPalacio

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    A Muse's Muse
  • Birthday 03/04/1917

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    Birmingham UK
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    Living in my mythic song dreamworld as much as possible..

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    Both
  • Musical Influences?
    The Beatles,David Bowie,Love,The Kinks,T.Rex,Tyrannosaurus Rex,Neil Young,The Rolling Stones (60s),The Who (60s),The Shangri-Las,Francoise Hardy,Nick Drake,Donovan,TROPICALIA (60s/70s Brazilian music ) Simon And Garfunkel,Holland-Dozier Holland,Bacharach/David,Barry/Greenwich,Mann/Weill,Goffin/King , Pomus/Schumann,Leiber/Stoller,The Zombies,Velvet Underground,Tropicalia,Blondie,The Byrds,Syd Barrett, Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green 60s), Roy Harper (60s),The Beach Boys,,Elliott Smith,Momas And Popas,Mott The Hoople,The Police,Bonnie 'Prince' Billy,Big Star,Jimi Hendrix,Stevie Wonder (60s/70s),The Buzzcocks, Chopin, Nirvana,Phil Spector,Elvis Presley,Elvis Costello,Abba,Queen,10cc,The Four Seasons,Jeff Buckley,Bob Dylan,The Four Tops,The Supremes,Kate Bush,Dusty Springfield, Incredible String Band,The Ronettes,Supergrass,Tiny Tim,Roy Orbison,Biff Rose
  1. I'm In Love Music/Lyrics Steve Ison BVs Colette DeGiovanni Drums Paul Carroll Winters like walking through a faithless worldFor you baby ,For you babyAnd i don't know what i'll do without you girl For you baby,for you babyI'm in love its there inside of meTrying to push on throughI'm in love i feel the gravityin everything i doI'm in love its like a memorysomewhere i once knewI'm in love when i'm with youYEH YEH YEH YEH YEHI'm in love in spite of all the painthe stupid things i saidI'm in love and if i wasn't theni'd wish that i was deadI'm in love 'cos its the heart of meand takes me from my headI choose loving you insteadYEH YEH YEH YEH YEH I'm in love and its a tragedyi never learned beforeI'm in love and though you're through with meI choose to love you moreI'm in love 'cos its the best of methe rest is on the floorand i'm still alive..YEH YEH YEH YEH YEH
  2. Hey..Very well done to Jason n RoadDog -both fine songs ! Really appreciate Justin taking the time to run this comp too..Very cool..Would be a shame if they stopped Here are my brief first thoughts made while listening When, Why, Where - RickDieffenbach..Well Rick to me represents the very best i can imagine of the American spirit..Idealistic, tolerant,principled, fair-minded - and nostalgic for a vision of the US which -like the ideal version of England presented by the Kinks in the late 60s -probarbly never existed.But in my heart i'm an artistic idealist too, so i get it.. The bridge lyric just makes me think 'they never will ' tho 'cos they're greedy,unprincipled,lying sociopaths who'd kill their own mothers to get more power or $$$$$s......... Falling (The Whiskey-Glass Song) - RoadDog....Woh really good..This is the most elegant melody i've heard you come up with yet..Part Leonard Cohen,part Dylan..Love the lyric too..Haunting n atmospheric.. He was a guitar player too - Donnie...Very personal song with a country feel..Nice lyric.. I Couldn’t Sleep (Down the River) - Ironknee...Cool song.Nice progressions n flow..The vocal rythm n melody has a freedom i like..Strong vocal that has a kinda Roy Harper quality for me..Has a strong atmosphjere for a 1+1 which has to be commended.. Sensible Shoes - Boydogtruck...Skillfully crafted n decently done old style pastiche..AGotta be honest, a song celebrating the dull pragmatism of "sensible shoes " dosn't particularly appeal to a romantic escapist like myslf lol- but there's no denying this is well done.. Dreams - Jason Kalman..Enjoyable melodic track with a kinda Simon & Garfunkel 'April Come She Will ' flavour..Really like the rising/descending progression after the main bit.Well presented for a 1+1 too..
  3. Where did you go Oswlek ?
  4. The World Of You / Adios Bonito music/lyrics - Steve Ison You,you looked through a veil of tumbling hair and made the opening hand that touched my castle of sand I thought i was out of view from the world of you You,you saw through the eyes of oceans deep and gave the grace of your heart to one who kept so apart You tried hard to pull me through to the world of you I took the sadness of a friend and thought her love would never end the feeling that she had was laid out i felt my heart crumbling my castles all came tumbling as the conversation played out I can't believe we've got to fade out You,you woke with a kiss where my love sleeps and though it wasn't for me it was somehow i can see Now that there's someone new in the world of you I took the sadness of a friend and thought her love would never end the feeling that she had was laid out i felt my heart crumbling my castles all came tumbling as the conversation played out I can't believe we've got to fade out Fade out...fade out... fade out... The room is swinging as the birds start singing and we're sat beneath the window in our velvet sky My mind is tripping and my guard is slipping and i'm thinking i'm so lucky just to see you smile Adios bonito...Adios bonito Walking in the park Catch the light before the dark You're my film director shooting Spinning you around watch the trees go heaven bound All your inspiration and your gift of life Adios bonito...Adios bonito The summer night sprinkling the starlight Far above the hustling street woa woh Fade out..Fade out..
  5. For military spending, self-servin' corporate -brought politicians, paranoia greed and fear, Drone bombing little Pakistan kiddies, endless death n misery from endless military/industrial overseas warmongering adventures,poisoning the planet for $$$, obesity, cancer n heart disease, super-size me junk food,trash advertising and meaningless consumption, sky high medical bills and thinking you're the greatest country on earth, i can't Barney, no.. You're right. Drone bombing is a bit extreme considering it only took muskets and bayonets to whoop the Brits. Peace I guess you're being facetious lol - but in reality all that whoop-ass , jingoistic rah rah "greatest country on earth " mentality so many Americans seem to have, is one reason you're now landed with a turd like Trump for the next 4 years (i detested Hillary equally btw) Being proud of your country 'cos of its $$$$$$ military might is just so obviously for the irredeemably stooopid it almost goes without saying...
  6. Genius George Carlin spot on as always... "Garbage in, garbage out "
  7. For military spending, self-servin' corporate -brought politicians, paranoia greed and fear, Drone bombing little Pakistan kiddies, endless death n misery from endless military/industrial overseas warmongering adventures,poisoning the planet for $$$, obesity, cancer n heart disease, super-size me junk food,trash advertising and meaningless consumption, sky high medical bills and thinking you're the greatest country on earth, i can't Barney, no..
  8. Why does even a supposedly "liberal" and "progressive" person like Michelle Obama feel the need to pepper her speeches with all that " We're the greatest country on earth " bullshit ? It seems almost unacceptable for a politician in the US NOT to say that if they want to get the public on their side..... A lifetime of being forced to salute the flag makes people incredibly deluded i guess lol..
  9. Thanx alot for voting White Gold the winner here ! Nice one to Justin for running the comp for us all too.. The Band Plays On - Eric Borgos -Very pleasant sounding old style folk pop..Nice vibe..Love the little acoustic riffs weaving throughout..Really dig the vocals at the end fade , very resonant n soulful-Yeh that parts reallly good SCREW THE REVOLUTION (LET'S DANCE) - Very enjoyable with your usual exhuberant energy n attack which i like..Funky,sunny..Great chords over the 'Lets Dance' bit..Wasn't so keen on the why-don't we-screw-the revolution middle bit,which musically,felt weaker to me.Still a very good track tho Mai Tais and Key Lime Pie - neuroron -Pleasant n sunny..Love the mandolin sound too..Thought the last part of the chorus could've expanded more chordally/musically to give abit more tension CLARK STANLEY SNAKE OIL - Paul Canuck -Old style comic pastiche song..Lively production..The harmonies in the last verse were cool Groove - RoadDog -Cool fuzz riff like something The Troggs or The Cramps would've done..Verse feels like Velvets "Waiting For the Man'..When the black hole drags you down bit is VERY similar to chorus on Elvis's Burning Love..The pause onto the minor just take 5 and Groove was very cool n unexpected..Enjoyable n atmospheric track White Gold - ScenesFromPalacio....I couldn't actually wish for this to be produced any better for my taste..Petes piano and string arrangement is fantastic..Love the lofi end part (which was originally gonna be a solo till Pete n Paul noticed it clashed with the BVs), it adds something really evocative to the track.. Syrian Civil War - blazas13 - Really like this-Has lots of personality..Obviously highly personal,but there's a haunting melodicism here and really like the change of vocal rythm for the middle 8...Flutes great too..Some really cool changes So Far Along Your Way - Iggy -Another great lyric..Heartfelt and poetic..You make writing great lyrics that are so natural seem easy -but i know its not..Cool backing guitaring reminds me of Dire Straits and your vocal reminds me strangely of Bryan Ferry, its a great performance..Sweet late night listening f'sure The Harder We Hit (The More It Will Hurt) - Jambrains - Pleasant sounding folk with a kinda vibe which'd definitely work with an audience at an open mic after a few drinks....Lyric feels a little too portentous to touch me tho if i'm honest ARTIFICIALLY REAL - Brelizabeth -Enjoyable,very well presented and present with the cool low key bluesy vocal delivery n rythmic guitar..Dig the Hey,hey heys and the flow in general..Artificially Reals a great title too, i totally get that The Road Home (Feat. Tony Williams) - JLE3 - Bedroom produced soft country rock with synth pad..Some nice bluesy notes in the chorus (my favourite bit ) Learn to Pray - bruce l -Very open,stark and vulnerable.The lyrics fantastic..Heartfelt,meaningful and totally natural poetry in the tradition of Leonard Cohen or Dylan.....Aot of people here (including me) could do alot worse than trying to learn from wordsmiths like you n iggy here in the art of being lyrically artful n heartfelt.. Coming Home - lyD -Nice to see you here on Muse again ! Pleasant and catchy song,good vocal..Really like the effect when the band kicks in here CALL ME SUPERSTITIOUS - Ironknee - 70s minor keyed 12 bar blues rock -not really for me..But its a fun lyric for this tme of year and it sounds like you both had fun making it The Wreckage - Jason Kalman - Really sweet vibed happy/sad loose limbed alt -country song.. Creative n naturally emotive..Love the Ahh harmonies,.the creativity with the rythm and the melodicism here..Big Star,Ellott Smith vibed..Really good Not Crazy - bee3 - Atmospheric and enjoyable soft rock ballad, very well produced..Sad eyed n shimmery..The mellow hooks really nice.. The Gospel According to John - Rick Dieffenbach..Well meaning Beatles psychedelic pastiche with some nice changes-actually sounding more like 70s hitmakers ELO Cincinnati - Zeek Well produced/performed modern country pop..Not really my thing admittedly but i do actually really dig the verse musically here, love the " wishing you.." bit
  10. Just found out what a pentatonic scale is ! Good advice from Lazz there
  11. White Gold Music/lyrics Steve Ison Vocals/Guitar-Steve Ison Piano/Bass/BVs -Pete Churchill Drums/BVs -Paul Carroll Cello -Nicola McAteer Lost my papers on the wind I ran till i was out of sight I tried to reach up but the sky was sinking Drinking till the bitter end of broken veins and shattered dreams I was falling till the day she walked in SHE BROUGHT ME WHITE GOLD TO CATCH THE SUN FISHING FOR A WAY TO LIFE I CAST AWAY When the neon flickered out I held her in the darkened night I gave her everything i had worth taking. Then she whispered like a prayer "i lost the world for you and i- I'm just a mirror for the love you're making" SHE BROUGHT ME WHITE GOLD TO CATCH THE SUN FISHING FOR A WAY TO LIFE I CAST AWAY SHE BROUGHT ME WHITE GOLD AND I WAS YOUNG WAKING UP TO SEE THE WORLD SHE MADE ME
  12. Can understand putting a couple of tracks up to have a presence there -but putting up a whole album is gonna encourage no-one to pay for your music
  13. Thanx so much Brelizabeth ! It really means alot 2,500 Neal !!! I've had 100 printed of 'On The Way Up' -Have sold about 20 so far..Had 100 printed of my last one 10 years ago (which sold out in about 4 years ) I consider 2,500 a roaring success ! I did a local competition to play an all expenses showcase gig at the rotunda (a birmingham landmark )but the first day one 'local' artist had garnered 3,000 votes... yeh right... Sooo much gaming n scamming..Nothing seems fair or really about the music -if we're being honest..Every online music website wants more traffic so they'll always go for public 'voting' things which are gonna be corrupted if thyere's a prize worth getting.. Its very disillusioning Its looking for places where the music still matters - and not just in the way of it being a secondary minor offshoot of being a dynamic charismatic live performer - i mean songs/tracks you want to listen to by yourselves at home 'cos the music by itself is good.. Very kind of you Lazz..Appreciated Yeh they probarbly would..In my heart i'm like Scotto and hate all the promo side..On the plus side tho i'm realistically looking to sell a couple of hundred rather than the 20 i've done so far.. I don't expect to reach the dizzy heights of Neals CD success ! Spotify or pandora seem pretty useless to me Mike..getting paid pennies grubbing for a few plays from people half listening..I'm not really interested in that.. Thanx alot Joe -No i don't expect it to be easy ! And i know older folks don't buy much music and its almost a drag for them generally to open up to new music... Yes definitely..Thats why i went thru Bandcamp,they make it so easy both ways..You pay safely, put in your address and i get notified and post them
  14. So i eventually got it together to release my 2nd solo album On The Way Up (the last one 'The Stars are never really distant' was released 10 years ago ) Also, released the first Strangest Feeling album on the same day ! (Our annual Music On The Roof festival ) Has anyone got experience releasing albums ? What are the best places to promote them , to try and get interest from people ? I don't have a clue about all that , so any ideas gratefully received
  15. lovely upbeat 60s vibe Jason..Nice one