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fabkebab last won the day on July 28 2017

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About fabkebab

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

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

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    Traditional Folk, Progressive Rock, plus some classical, acoustic, metal, pop, country, reggae

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  1. November Lyrics Contest

    thanks guys - I will be back!!
  2. November Lyrics Contest

    Agree with Joan - I hope to be back to the competitions soon (hosting, participating) - I have been out of action trying to get my home rebuilt after hurricane Harvey...
  3. Eclipse 2017

    I just saw it and can honestly say it was one of the most intense, awesome things I have ever seen! Roll on 2024 for the next chance!
  4. Seeking Music for Documentary

    please follow my links in my signature - I am in a traditional Irish folk band and you can use anything you like from there You can also use the other music from my "dead mans corner" site if you like!
  5. Eclipse 2017

    I normally live in Texas, but I am heading up to idaho....
  6. Eclipse 2017

    We have the "great American solar eclipse" coming to many parts of America on monday 21st.... Does anyone have any plans? Are you going to be travelling anywhere?
  7. July Lyrics Competition

    @Ashfi If I had actually qualified for the competition, I would have come last - so dont be hard on yourself - I seem to lose every month!! :-)
  8. July Lyrics Competition

    HI Everyone!! The scores have been tallied, and we have a winner...... This month is a remarkable week - the winner for our lyrics competition is ALSO THE WINNER OF THE SONG COMPETITION - We have not had this situation occur for a very long time!! Well done!! 1st Place : PaulCanuck - Hello Piano 2nd place : iggy - Sing us both to heaven PaulCanuck Hello Piano 2 2.5 2.5 2 2 3.5 3 2.5 3 2 3.5 3 2.5 3 3 2 2 44.0 iggy Sing Us Both To Heaven 1.5 2 2.5 2 2 2.5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3.5 3.5 3 46.5 Peko That Night You Danced with Me 2 3.5 2 2.5 4 3 4 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 3 2 2 3.5 2.5 48.5 spanishbuddha Vortex of Fire 2.5 2.5 2 3 4 3 3 2.5 2.5 2 4 3.5 4 4 3 3 2.5 51.0 lyrical Rear-View Mirror 2 3 2.5 3 2 3 4 3 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 2.5 3 51.5 John Voorpostel Riding In Different Cars 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3 2.5 4 3 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 4 3 4 2.5 3.5 52.0 graybeard Suzy Loves Me True 3 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 2 3.5 3 2.5 3 3.5 3 4 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 52.0 kuya I'm Sober Sophie 3 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 2.5 4 3 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3 3 53.5 clemo Better by far 3 2 3.5 1.5 3 3.5 4 3 2.5 3 4 3.5 3.5 3 4 3 3.5 53.5 barneyboy Maybe the Next Time (duet) 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 2 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 3 3 3 53.5 LB76 Bedside lamplight SOS 3 3 3 2.5 3 2.5 4 2.5 4 2 4 3.5 4.5 3 4 3 2.5 54.0 Kimlew34 What Use To Be 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 3.5 4 3.5 3 2 4 3.5 4 3 2.5 3 3 54.5 SongWolfe Comeback Kid 3.5 3 3 3.5 3 3 3.5 3 3 2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 54.5 Eric Borgos Party Till I Die 3 3.5 3 3 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 3.5 58.5 Ashfi Head stuck on the boxy gray screen 3.5 2 3 4 3 4 5 3.5 4 3 4 3.5 4.5 3 4 3.5 3 60.5 one song was disqualified for non-voting, one song (mine) was not eligible to be in the competition
  9. July 2017 Song Contest - Results Are In!

    Well done Paul - What a cracking song!
  10. The Dry

    Thanks all - I might bring the voice lower in the mix and resing it I tried to rework the lyrics a bit to make them flow better (and are more true to the original poem) - this isnt yet added to the recording To be honest I am sure a lot of the reason it sounds "wierd" and "forced" is because I add a bar in line 2.
  11. July Lyrics Competition

    Ok everyone - it is scoring time! TIME TO SCORE! • Voting (scorecards) will take place now through Midnight (PDT) Sunday Tuesday Aug 8. • I'll post the results on Monday Wednesday aug 9 (sorry about the slightly amended end-date - looks like I screwed up with my calendar) PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SCORES: 1. Please title your post, "LYRIC SCORES." 2. When you send me your scores, put the number to the right of the song title, using the scorecard below 3. Also important…leave a blank spot for your song, but keep the title in the list. For example, if your song title is "Cat Puke Soup," your scores should look like this: Song Title 4.5 Song Title 3.0 Cat Puke Soup ...Mine Song Title 1.5 4. Please read and rate each lyric using the scoring table below (Scores of 1.0 and 5.0 should be rare). Copy and paste the list at the bottom of this post and insert your score to the left of each title. Then send your scores to me (fabkebab) in a Private Message before Midnight (PDT) Sunday Aug 6. - Do not rank the songs, from 5 down to 1; use the criteria below - Do not rank the songs against each other; use the criteria below - Do not score your own lyric If you are a contestant, you must provide scores or your entry will be disqualified Ask yourself how well the lyric flows/rhymes. Does it create emotions? Can you imagine it set to music? 1.0 - Excellent. 1.5 - Almost Excellent 2.0 - Very Good 2.5 - Good 3.0 - Above Average 3.5 - Average 4.0 - Below Average 4.5 - Poor 5.0 - Very Poor Please vote even if you don't have an entry Here is the scoresheet... Please copy and paste this table into a PM to me, and provide your scores in the righthand column I'm Sober Sophie Bedside lamplight SOS Party Till I Die Rear-View Mirror What Use To Be The wrong stuff Comeback Kid Vortex of Fire Riding In Different Cars Hello Piano Head stuck on the boxy gray screen Sing Us Both To Heaven Suzy Loves Me True My heart beats for you That Night You Danced with Me Better by far Maybe the Next Time (duet)
  12. July Lyrics Competition

    Maybe the Next Time (duet) V: Hey buddy my car just broke down Yeah I’m stuck out here on Jensen Road Getting dark and could use a hand Can you come give me a quick tow Man you know I owe you big time For those 2 hard days you helped me move But I got some friends from out of town You know I’d be there if I could Ch: So maybe I’ll catch you the next time Sorry, I got to go You know I hate to say no But maybe the next time Yeah, maybe the next time V: It’s me got popped for driving drunk Buddy I’m calling from this cold jail Hoping you can lend me a hand I need someone to help make bail Oh man you just caught me leaving Had a cold beer at Connie’s bar Got a great deal on my trade in And love the ride on my new car Ch: So maybe I’ll catch you the next time Sorry, I got to go You know I hate to say no But maybe the next time Yeah, maybe the next time I’m sure maybe the next time Fade: Laughing Operator cuts in to say your time is up
  13. July Lyrics Competition

    Better by far I bought myself this old house the place is cold and damp Upstairs lets in all the light and downstairs needs a lamp I couldn't use the front room and I shouldn't use the back But It's better by far I tell you than The house I used to have. I got myself this old job working in the bar Whenever I get thirsty I have me self a jar But I drink all the profits up and have to pay them back But it's better by far I tell ya than the job I used to have I married myself this ole wife she nags me till she's blue She says I never listen to her, she doesn't know it's true She calls me ole dog lazy and says I'm just as bad But she's better by far I tell ya than the wife I used to have I bought me self this old car we took it for a ride We went to see the mother in law but never did arrive 'Cos the old thing blew a gasket which shattered through the rad But it's better by far I tell ya than the car I used to have I drove home from the pub one night drunker than a louse Swerved to miss me lazy dog and crashed right through the house The house and cars a write off and the wife is just as bad But it's better by far I tell you than some of the crashes I've had Well life is really something now, new house, new wife, new car The insurance paid up lots of dough and I'm in Shangri-la And when I look back on me life then I feel really glad 'Cos it's better by far, much better by far than the life I used to have.
  14. Rolling In Your Arms

    Super smooth delivery - reminiscent of the eagles - really nice and enjoyable to listen to! I am listening a second time and trying to break this down a little more. A minor nit is the vibe of the song has a kind of gentle, reflective tone - but as I read the lyrics is sounds like the guy is driving in an old truck - there isnt a sense of urgency or tension in the music itself, making the lyric and music an imperfect match. Its more like he could be in a motel in the evening after not quite being able to make it all the way back to his gal - that might better reflect the weariness of the musical tone Anyway - not much more to say - I think it sounded really good