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Joey M

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About Joey M

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    A Muse's Muse
  • Birthday June 14

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Virginia USA
  • Interests
    Composing music (all genera), songwriting, art and ceramic arts

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  • Lyricist, Composer or Both?
    Music & Lyrics
  • Musical Influences?
    Country, Pop and Jazz

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  1. Joey M

    I Dream Too

    This is EXCELLENT! I'd like to hear your vocal brought up just a little. I like the way it's embedded fine, but I wish it was sitting right up on top because it's so nice. The lyric and music are great. I really enjoyed listening.
  2. Very expressive and heartfelt. The guitar really makes all the difference in this. I like how you prerecorded the keyboard then built the song and your guitar parts on top. I also like your voice allot. It works so well with the guitar and the music you composed. Nice!
  3. Joey M

    Today Is Everything

    Thanks so much for listening. I really enjoyed listening to you too! My friend, Dominick, did allot of the recording and the entire mix-down on his system. But the DAW we both use is Cubase. It's excellent, and you can get a version of it for not too much money. The full blown program is a little expensive....and not really necessary for good results. There are tutorial videos online that will give you an idea how it works. But there are also other recording programs that may be good for your application. I haven't used any of them, but some may be a little less complicated than Cubase. I'm sure you can Google digital recording software to learn about them on Google and decide what seems right for you. But, you can't go wrong with Cubase if you're after excellence, power and versatility. Keep up the good work. I like your style and sensitivity!
  4. Joey M

    Today Is Everything

    Thanks. I love "nit pickin"....cuz that's how I make improvements. Yes, that line is easy to relate too. And the older I get, the faster it becomes yesterday. Patty wrote the lyric, and I'll pass that along to her. And, Dominick created those nice fills for us. I love the way he can do that in just the right spots. I appreciate your listening and your input. Very helpful and encouraging. 😊 Joey
  5. Joey M

    Today Is Everything

    Thanks so much! It was really fun working with Patty on rendering her writing. In addition to creating an excellent lyric, she had allot of good ideas on the melody structure, especially the change up in V3. And Dominick did such a wonderful job on the instruments and production. It was luxurious to have so much of the music and the entire lyric handled by two very talented friends. I'm so pleased with the result, and I'm glad you got to hear the lyric with its melody. I appreciate your taking the time to listen and give your thoughts. Joey
  6. Joey M

    Today Is Everything

    Thanks Carl, I really enjoyed working with Patty and Dominick on a song I feel right at home with at my age. We had allot of fun putting it together. I'm glad you like it, and really appreciate your listening and commenting. Joey
  7. Hi, folks, Three of us worked on this song. Here are the credits if you want the details. We had a good time with it. Let us know what you think. Joey McMichael: Composition, Lead Vocals, Organ, Drum Track programming Dominick Giarraputo: Producer, Recording Engineer, Bass, 12-string Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Patty Lakamp: Lyrics Today is Everything Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 On his porch, drinkin’ with my old friend He’s gettin’ on and talkin’ ’bout what’s round the bend He said I dunno if I’m a believer It’s all a mystery to me Can’t say if there’s somethin’ else when my life is through But I’ve lived long enough to know this much is true Ch1 Today is everything, maybe the only thing We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings A moment in time that’ll soon be yesterday Today is everything Walkin home, thinkin’ ’bout the things he said My younger days, a movie runnin’ through my head Recalled the time I thought I’d be famous Make my mark in the world But even the deepest footprints get washed away They all disappear in the sands of yesterday Ch2 Today is everything, maybe the only thing We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings But this day is ours till it packs up, goes on its way Today is everything When life is good, the hours go by too fast You turn around and all the fun is in the past Then there’re the days that aren’t satisfyin’ They take forever to end For a man like me, it really doesn’t make much sense But no matter what the day, it never comes around again Ch1 Today is everything, maybe the only thing We can’t ever know what tomorrow brings A moment in time that’ll soon be yesterday Today is everything Today is everything Today is everything
  8. Joey M

    Tomahawk

    This is really wild. I think the lyric is very cool. This is fun....and amusing. I like the lead guitar allot. Nice job all the way around!
  9. Well, I think you CAN sing. I like your vocal on this. It would sound great with some added harmonies in the chorus. I also like the lyric and your phrasing is very imaginative. I really enjoyed listening. This has feeling and a very nice flavor. Keep up the good work!
  10. Joey M

    illusion • WiCKED B

    Very nice vibe to this song, and I LOVE your voice. I think you've gotten some good input on the production. I think it will be excellent with just a little tweaking. Very nice!
  11. Joey M

    September's Dream

    Thanks so much Theresa. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Yes, I have gotten just what I need to make a few changes to the song. I'm glad it was so well received. It's a fun song to play and sing......so I'm looking forward to improving it and recording again.
  12. Joey M

    Smile For Everyone

    Thanks for listening....and all the compliments. I was hoping this song would get a good reaction....since the production isn't very good compared with what I can do now. I recorded this before I knew anything about recording. But I'm very pleased with the response. I wasn't sure how folks would feel about the song. I'm working on revisions and will be posting a new recording at some point. I hope you'll check it out.
  13. Joey M

    Smile For Everyone

    Hey Clint. I really appreciate your checking this out. I'm planning to record it again soon. I knew it was rough.....did it a long time ago. But I wanted to see if the song itself was worth pursuing. Apparently it is. Thanks so much.
  14. Joey M

    Smile For Everyone

    Hi Theresa. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. I'll be recording a much better version soon. I hope you'll catch it when I post.
  15. Joey M

    Smile For Everyone

    Thanks for listening....and liking. The production is not very good...but I wanted to see if anyone liked the song idea and the melody. I'm pleased with the response.....and will be working this up for a better recording.
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