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About tunesmithth

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    Goo Goo Dolls, Bonnie Raitt, Clapton, Allman Brothers, Doors, Springsteen & many, many more

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  1. Written & recorded back in 2002, "Not Quite the Same" was my attempt at a different kind of 9-11 song. (Please forgive the over-compressed sounding snare )
  2. As luck would have it, one of my YouTube channels contains a 9-song playlist titled "Songs of Societal Angst" Perhaps something from it can be useful in helping you find that middle ground of constructive critical creativity? Honestly, I'm not sure such a thing exists, but that's what I was shooting for too. Playlist share link - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9jJvb9ASy7dpmfHsYG00Piz2_XWAnDca Good luck with your search! Tom
  3. Nice to meet you Josh! I'm gonna be straight with ya'...you really shouldn't release this, or any of the other tunes listed on your channel. I'm not trying to be unkind, you're simply not ready for that yet. My advice - step away from the computer, get yourself an education in the fundamentals of music, take up an actual instrument (guitar, piano, etc) Then and only then, should you consider writing, producing & releasing your own music. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's the best I have to give. Good luck, take your time & enjoy your musical adventures! Tom
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    "The Death of Decency" (w. lyrics)

    I'll spare you the labor pains & give ya' the baby... both July & August were much more demanding than originally anticipated. As things turned out, I had neither the time nor the patience to be a proper participant. Perhaps next time. Tom
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    "The Death of Decency" (w. lyrics)

    A steam engine whistle to be exact, traditionally powered by wood or coal. Seemed an appropriate touch Tom *BTW I hated to pull this from the July contest, but given my current circumstances, it was the best.
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    "The Death of Decency" (w. lyrics)

    Much appreciated Andy, that's exactly what I was going-for ! 👍 Some of the lyrics are open to interpretation...good to hear that the video format helped. Thanks again! Tom
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    Just Down The road From Babylon

    Very nice! Conceptually, it reminded me of "Hotel California"...first thing that popped into my head reading it over. Tom
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    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Congrats to all ! 👍👍 Tom
  9. Honestly, I'm not sure you need anything additional, but that's your call. Good luck with it! Tom
  10. Welcome! 👍 Do you intend for this to remain an instrumental, or will a vocal melody be added at some point ? I'm asking because one of the primary functions of a song's "arrangement" is to support the primary melody. How long will the finished version to be? Were you going for "dissonance" because some of your chord changes push it in that direction (i.e. the one occurring at the 21 second mark) ? Grant it, it's different, but as it stands now, it was a real jolt to my brain when it came around. Regardless of your answers to my first 3 questions, you may want to consider nixing that erratically syncopated percussion instrument (Block) running through your intro/verse section. IMHO the textures of the instrument don't blend well with the rest of your mix & the syncopated timing actually distracts from the primary feel created by your arrangement. Tom
  11. No problem at all...you're the first to express an interest in seeing them. Appreciate your interest BTW 👍
  12. WOW...another new financially oriented new member - "Loan Cash"!

    Wonder if he knows members "Get a Loan" & "Best Payday Loan"?

    Bet he does! :rolleyes:

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      Thank God...it's about time we had "Quick Loan"! LOL


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      ... just noticed that another new member "Online Payday Loan" has joined the party. ;)

      Wow...so many charitable purveyors of financial assistance, how does one know where to begin? :rolleyes:

    4. tunesmithth


      Since this appears to be a growing trend, thought I'd share a bit of socio-economic musical commentary :D



  13. Another unusual new member name - "Get A Loan"

    Wow...what are the odds?

    You don't by chance know another new member name of "Cheapest Payday Loan", do ya' ? ;)

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      Mr Distraction

      All ya want now is " Need A Loan" and you have the complete set haha


      I wonder what the rates are🤔 Just joking of course 🙂