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  1. I beg to differ. Even in the price range you're talking about, I still think there'll be a significant difference in quality between the two examples, but if you move even further up to $1000 or more, it will sound a lot better granted you know what to do with it, than a $100 preamp and/or a $150 mic. Of course, no gear alone will make any of us or our recordings sound like pro, but if you've got everything in order, treated room etc, and it all comes down to what mic and preamp you use, in most or at least many cases, the more you invest, the more quality you get. IMHO. Peter
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    August 1+1 Song Contest

    Iphone recording. Sorry 'bout that. 😎 A Burden On Me Music & Lyrics: S Landin Jr A burden on me Well love I hear is getting closer Soon it’ll knock on my door It’ll come falling like the rain Easy my mind and numb my pain And the hurtin' will be no more I remember you spoke of dancing And the time it was midnight and one I looked straight into your eyes And I saw them liquid fires Like a broken, like a broken son And that night you sang of moonlight Sang of a love so violently free Like birds resting in their nests Like there was nothing to protest Like there was no one but you and me So I have come to sweep the sunlight To put it in your strumming hands To lay mercy at your feet Through victory and defeat And watch you sleep ’neath the poor man’s land Well love they say is getting closer Soon it might be close to home But I’ll never know a flame Burn so fiercely once again It’s coming home like a rolling stone So tonight I will drink for the lonely I will drink for the songs you set free And I do and must confess To have nothing is worse than less But today, it’s a burden on me A burden on me
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    Oh my...

    Visst e den!!! Sjukt kul o spela kan jag säga, har suttit hela kvällen o kan inte slita mig. Hehe! Thanks for the tips ya'll!!! See, I'm more southern already.
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    Oh my...

    Just marks. Cool, diddley bow is the real deal. I'm not there yet. Been watching Justin Johnson vids all day and also some Shane Speal stuff. Always wanted to have one but too lazy to build myself. At least I got one now. It's a lot of fun to play that I can tell you.
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    Oh my...

    No frets, it's painted that way, for guidance I guess. Action is high and played with a slide according to tradition. Imma bring the Delta to Stockholm. 😎😋 (No I won't but I'm very fond of pretending I've got some mojo, until I start playing that is.)
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    Oh my...

    ...I got this in the mail today. Now only if I knew what to do with it?!?! Ah well, it's back to the woodshed for me...again. Beauty though ain't it?!! 😋
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    Goodnight Texas, Goodnight Carolina

    Wow! What a lyric and it's right up my alley!!!. And what can I say, Van Zandt, Jennings and Clark as main inspiration, how can it not turn out great?!!! Did you have music for it? I'll check your soundcloud and see if it's something there. Love it! Discatticus, you did an outstanding job on the lyrics no doubt, but I have to give props to Billy since his suggestions are among the most tasteful and effective edits I've seen, without stepping on anyones toes or intrude on the original lyric. Good job! /Peter Edit: The song is great too and I like your voice on it. Only nit, I would skip the intro, the song stands well on it's own, no need for Townes in there. IMHO. Spoken from a huge Townes fan.
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    IDK How to get ideas

    And my words, like silent raindrops fell And echoed in the wells of silence. Great detective work D! 👍😋
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    Chord Progressions

    I'm with you. I don't believe a song needs complex chord structures or that it must change progression for the chorus. Sometimes, sure, if the melody asks for it, if not, just keep on trucking. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. It all depends on the melody and how you choose to present it. Personally, I love the simple stuff, it's a challenge in itself to be able to do less chord wise and more in how you actually present it. More and more I see myself moving towards simplifying my songwriting. So to speak. I think MJ, on both Thriller and BAD, did pretty ok. A great example on how to use the same chords on verse and chorus. Remember, the melody dictates what chords to use, they're there to support your melody. You can twist it around, sure, but that can sometimes make for a slightly more "forced" melody. If you're ending up altering/adjusting your melody to fit your pre-chosen (more interesting) chords. IMHO. Peter
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    Car Pool karaoke

    I have to confess I smiled during the whole thing, might even have gotten a bit emotional. What a true musical legend. Thanks for sharing. 😀
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    Best Movies Related to Music

    Yup, Inside Llewyn Davies is a great movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/?ref_=nv_sr_1 I also liked Jackie & Ryan, mostly for the music. Story is so so but overall it's a very folky vibe and I liked that. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3270108/ Of course Muscle Shoals though it's a documentary. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2492916/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Whiplash is amazing. A must see. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/?ref_=nv_sr_1 An old classic, but I have always loved it. Hair. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079261/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 I also highly recommend the mini series documentary Soundbreaking. It's just excellent! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5359830/ I recall watching the movie Once a long time ago and loving it. Might give it a shot. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Peter
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    What are you listening to?

    His song "The love me or die"?!?! What a masterpiece. Now I need and must invest in his music, and gladly will, because I'm not aloud to listen to it anymore without buying it. Hehe! I also love the artwork/design on his albums. Good stuff.
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    What are you listening to?

    Wow, CW Stoneking!!!! Really WOW! This will be playing in my car tomorrow the whole damn day and not a lot of work will be done. Hehe. Thank you so much for sharing, love it Truly love it. Never heard of this guy before, and don't think it's similar to redbone who I see more as a rockier cat but still, they're both cats, again I have to say this was excellent. I tip my hat! Monday will be smooth sailing tomorrow, woohoo. /Peter
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    How I do vocals

    Yup, it's the "vintage" thing to do I guess. Saturation. Tape Saturation. Tape Machine Emulator. Whatever works, I use. Worst case scenario, it doesn't add anything but it makes me feel like I'm doing it like in the good ol' days. It's a win/win. 😎 You're vocals sound great Paul, don't think otherwise. 😃 Regarding my own sound, I have to give credit to my mic and preamp. Also my somewhat treated room. That was the purpose and goal when I achieved them since the vocals are the single most important factor to a pro sound, so that's where I put my money. I know people say gear is not that important and to a certain degree that's true, but having the correct and also excellent gear for your voice (trying out different mics and find the one that makes you shine) do make it a whole lot easier that's for sure. /Peter
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    I got this too on my fb feed today. May I ask what songtown is? FabKebab? Anyone? I'm just curious. It seems you can't even look through the window to see what's going on in there without opening up your wallet?!?! My guess it's a similar place to this, but they charge a lot of dollars for you to become a member. And the usual promise of having a lot of connections in the business, if only your song is good enough we'll help you get connected bla bla bla. All of which services you pay a lot of money for. Man, I truly dislike when people who supposedly are pro in some way try to scam amateurs in their own field, which I suspect is exactly what they're doing. I'm more than happily corrected on this issue if it turns out that's not the case. But until then, meh! 😡