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RoadDog last won the day on August 30 2017

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  1. March 2018 Song Contest

    Yeah that's kind of a silly line. Basically what I meant was if I were to be so selfish as to wake up my wife from a peaceful sleep only to adjust my comfort level - she would totally do it. What I enjoy about all this and in so many if these songs is how people interpret lyrics differently depending on how literal the lyrics are. Cheers, Pete
  2. March 2018 Song Contest

    OK guys, to clarify my lyrics: So my wife is a very very good person, I mean very good - as in she gives me hope for the human race, salt of the earth as they say. She always always thinks of others before herself. I look up to her everyday in this respect and wish - oh how I wish I could be like her and - if we all could, the world would be a far better place. But alas I am not. I am more selfish admittedly and have other faults I'd rather not mention here - but she inspires me to be a better person (that's where the lyric about he inspiring me across the ocean in the song 'Stuck With You' that I posted last year came from)..... all the time. SO anyway, my wife usually goes to sleep before me (I am a night owl). One night I literally was watching her sleep and thinking about this person before me who constantly though unwittingly points me in a direction that will be better for humankind (or at least that's how I see it) No she is not perfect, but nobody is. But she is more than I deserve. So she indeed goes to my head and blows me away with her kindness and strength of character such that I am dumbfounded (as it I were drunk via a bottle of whiskey) Anywho, I wrote a song about it. But I love hearing the different interpretations, Pete
  3. March 2018 Song Contest

    And he guys, thanks for the comments!
  4. March 2018 Song Contest

    Well done everyone and especially congrats to Scenes, Oswlek, and JK!!! Some really good tunes this round! Anyway here are my (subjective) comments: Middle Class Blues - tunesmithth I dig the haunting reverb of the intro with the sweet fat guitar work. The intro might be a little long (but I am a hypocrite to say such things!) I dig the use of what sounds like falsetto in places. And as for the topic - yes it is sad but true! Old - Moso Oh I like this! I love the 3-way mix of old-school delta blues, CSNY-style solo guitar, and 90s grunge-metal (a la Alice in Chains). At points the solos get a little crazy and then get lost in the sauce - but it is soooo very appropriate for the solo to transition from the CSNY style to the over-the-top Guatemalan insanity-pepper-eatin' thing that they become that I can't see it going any other way. My only lyrical suggestion is to change the line about all your favorite bands breaking up. The song is so heavy and dark that that bit seems out of place. On the whole though, it is pretty awesome! You Lift Me Up - Jason Kalman Well done tune with honest straight-forward lyrics. My only critical remark is that I would have liked to have heard different words in the bridge "You were there for me When I hit the ground I was down so down" - because the bit about hitting the ground is raised in the chorus. To me a bridge should not only sound different in terms of melody but also in terms of lyrics. Nicely done though! I Got The Satellite - ScenesFromPalacio Fantastically fun variety in this one! It grew on me how the initial part of the song had such contrast melodically from literally every other line. But since it seemed to be only two themes the contrast became sufficiently predictable that I looked forward to the almost call-and-response of the melody. What was not predictable was the delicious contrast (yes more contrast!) of the 2nd part of the song (starting with "I got the satellite") to the first part of the song. It is almost as if tension was building in a sawtooth fashion for the whole first part - only to be released in the second half. Love it! And I like the fun guitar fills too! I admit I had to look up Shekel Islamorada - neuroron Jimmy Buffet eat your heart out! This is a well done tune that makes me long for a place I have never been (never made south of Cocoa Beach). The mix sounds good to my ears and the lyrics create imagery that is at once calming and somewhat melancholy. Getaway Plan - Eric Borgos The first thing I find interesting here is the use of the double 'working working' in the first verse. It seems like one 'working' would make the timing easier but this gives the listener a surprise effect and surprise can be good sometimes. The chorus provides a nice break in the melody but I feel it should be a little longer. Your Life - Oswlek Great opening! Seductively done almost a minor/Beatlesque/gypsy jazz feel - and then it evolves nicely from there. Very inventive melody and use of pauses and harmony. The false-summit of the song fools me and then the build in the end comes on so well. Really nice work! Not My Fault - Triffid & SongWolfe I have to say that I read the lyrics before I listened and upon hearing the initial musics I felt that the music was interestingly juxtaposed but in an upbeat way to the dark topic of the song. But then it builds and seems to refreshingly converge a bit (at least is does in my brain). But part of me still wanted to hear more of a minor sound (maybe Iam being too conventional). I really really enjoyed the lead guitar and boy that tone sounds sweet (humbuckers?)!I love the way the song ends too. Future Story Told - HoboSage This song has your signature sound! The harmonies are wonderful and the orchestrated crescendo (is that the right word?) is awesome! It is so eclectic in terms of instruments and vocals but also and, quite importantly, space. Man I dig those power chords and the interspersed riffing too! Well done! Even The Devil - DonnaMarilyn Well I am a guitar player but I have to mention that bouncing piano intro (but then the guitar solo and subsequent fills later are super sweet!). This song is so very well put together that it is hard to comment on it. I will ay that I like how the chord progression seems to alternate between an unpredictable feeling and one that is quite classic and natural. Where do the Cold Winds Blow? - SlowD I do like the melody in this one especially against the soft acoustic guitar. The organ in the background totally reminds me of one of my favorite songs "Mother" by Pink Floyd. I love cryptic lyrics - but I can't figure out who your little buddy is? The solemn feel of the song makes me think that it is about loss but I am not sure. Walking Tall - Murphster & Kuya The delivery here is less than the staccato-esque style that is so familiar to me from your stuff. But I like it, it's good to mix it up once in a while. The comfortable simplicity of the piano is there at first and then the strings come in, but they are not overbearing. And oh man I feel so connected to the first verse, it's almost about me!
  5. Sambas & Cigarettes

    Great line: "Every day is a gift, I guess that's why the call it the present." Hey not bad here, I'd suggest maybe play with the attack in each verse (maybe start more softly and build it up) or something like that. "A brand new coat of paint" (makeup?) The lyrics are clever. Cheers, Pete
  6. Oatmeal mountaintops

    Hey this is pretty cool, unique, indie! But please post some lyrics. Cheers, Pete
  7. brown eyes

    The melody is awesome! I think you could play with the dynamics part way through, bring up the intensity and then take it back down in the end. Good stuff though!
  8. Denial - Slow Rock Song

    I dig the music! But the only way I’ll be able to comment on the merge is hear the merge. Do it! Pete
  9. I dont know anymore

    Yeah this is cool. Admittedly I can’t understand the lyrics but the music and the mood are fun and uplifting. And it’s unique!! Besides it’s cool to get reviews and all but what’s most important is that YOU dig YOUR stuff. You dig? Pete
  10. Dreamsville

    Hey I dig it! I especially love the guitar work! Cheers, Pete
  11. Hey folks, here is my Mar contest entry (timing and bass need work as usual): It is about lovely wife ... (and how I don't deserve her!) (warning, mild profanity! yikes!) "Bottle of Whiskey" Verse 1: Just look at you sleeping, so perfectly still ... I wake you to cover me, and you will. But it's just in your nature, hard-wired to the core. Even runnin' on vapors you'd give more. Chorus: Ohhhh! You go to my head like a bottle of whiskey! Yeahhh! Then you knock me right off of my feet. Verse 2: In a flash like lightning, from the blue through the air, life can be brutally ... unfair. But I don't take it for granted, though it seems like I do. And I give too much bullshit, to you. Outro: Just look at you sleeping, so perfectly still ... I ask that you to cover me, and you will ... and you will and you will
  12. March 2018 Song Contest

    Here's one about lovely wife ... (and how I don't deserve her!) (warning, mild profanity! yikes!) "Bottle of Whiskey" Verse 1: Just look at you sleeping, so perfectly still ... I wake you to cover me, and you will. But it's just in your nature, hard-wired to the core. Even runnin' on vapors you'd give more. Chorus: Ohhhh! You go to my head like a bottle of whiskey! Yeahhh! Then you knock me right off of my feet. Verse 2: In a flash like lightning, from the blue through the air, life can be brutally ... unfair. But I don't take it for granted, though it seems like I do. And I give too much bullshit, to you. Outro: Just look at you sleeping, so perfectly still ... I ask that you to cover me, and you will ... and you will and you will
  13. Gig stories

    Oh man, these are great! Never gigged in my life of nearly 50 y. I'll have to make something up!
  14. Jan-Feb 2018 Instrumental Competition

    Hey congrats Tom! Well done! Yeah, let's do this sort of thing again! Cheers, Pete
  15. Let it Die

    Oh this has an almost early Floyd feel to me. There are parts of the unpredictable melody that I like. But the note for the word "if"in the line "I don't care if it's how you really feel". Not sure why, it is a bit reaching. but I dig the song as a whole and I say keep going with this one!
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