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Alistair S

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    Reading, Berkshire, UK

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  • Lyricist, Composer or Both?
    Both
  • Musical Influences?
    Neil Young, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman, Tom Waits, John Martyn, Harvey Andrews, Ralph McTell

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  1. Annoying lyrics

    You mean like, "Then I saw her face - now I'm a believer" should really have been, "Then I saw her face - now I'm gonna leave her"?
  2. Over Posting

    OK - I think this has run its course. I'll close the thread.
  3. New logo

    I kinda like that first one too.
  4. Rap/Hiphop

    We are getting a few more people who are into writing rap/hiphop type material. When I see their work being discussed/critiqued by writers who are fairly locked into other genres, I'm not sure the comments they receive are always helpful (though written with the best intent). So, I started to wonder whether there should be a separate forum for this type of material. I think there can be advantages in cross-over, mixing styles in a single forum and there can also be advantages with a focused area - so I am just throwing it out there. Mainly for those that do write in these styles - would your own space help or is it not needed? I'm happy either way.
  5. Over Posting

    I think I've seen it busier - but it's difficult for me to spot if people are posting multiples in a day as I don't spend much time on the fourums. If anyone is posting too much, feel free to call them out in one of their latest posts, and/or alert one of the mods if you prefer. In the meantime, please remember that this isn't a job for you and that you don't need to comment on everything that's posted. Just comment (and participate) on lyrics that speak to you, and only as far as you feel you want to. It can become consuming if you let it! I know it did for me at one point. Just look at my post count! It's easy to become burnt out, and we don't want that Edit: Actually my post count isn't that bad any more. Good - it was kind of embarrassing!
  6. Reason For Edit

    Ah - I see what you mean! Occasionally, I have used it - but only when I want to draw attention to a change I have made. In the normal course of events, I wouldn't bother. Say, for example, someone had posted their email address in full view. I might asterisk it out and explain what I did (and why) to the original author (basically, it's would have been for their own security).
  7. New logo

    Been out all day. I see Brette has a few ideas he has emailed to me so will take some time to look at those later. Maybe, in the meantime, I'll go back to the older logo - and we'll take it from there. I certainly don't want to be MuGe GonwriterG !!!
  8. New logo

    Happy to go with whatever works for most people, really. Brette has actually provided a few different versions - I may try changing it a few times over the coming days and see what works and what doesn't Let us know what you think, people Also, for reference, here is the old logo:
  9. New logo

    Courtesy of Brelizabeth - thanks, Brette!
  10. October Lyrics Contest

    The results are in! In the October Lyric Contest, the Gold, Silver and Bronze places go to ... Gold DonnaMarilyn - If I Never Find That Heaven Silver Iggy - Every Day's a Fever Bronze LyriCAL - River Ccongratulations to DonnaMarilyn, Iggy and LyriCAL and a big thank you to our non-contestant voters - A Musical Key, moptop and Ashfi! What a huge field this month! 22 entries! The full scoring follows. Some people naturally score more generously than others so, to compensate and prevent people who give higher scores from being disadvantaged, every competitor also received a score equal to the average of the scores he/she gave to others. This didn't change any of the medal positions but it did affect a few positions further down the order. I noticed that there was a wide range in the voting for any given lyric: EVERY lyric was judged to be "below average" by at least one person EVERY lyric was marked as "average" by at least one person EVERY lyric was marked as "above average" by at least one person - in fact EVERY lyric was also marked as "good", or better than "good" by at least one person! Author Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 TOT AVE DonnaMarilyn If I Never Find That Heaven 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 1.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 1.5 62.5 2.50 Iggy Every Day's a Fever 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 2.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 69.5 2.78 LyriCAL River 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 4.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 2.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 71.0 2.84 Paul Canuck The Population of Lonelyville 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 72.0 2.88 Peko A Man I Don't Know 3.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 72.5 2.90 Ty Cobb Paint the Nighttime Blue 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 1.5 73.5 2.94 Joan God Bless America 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 2.5 4.5 3.5 4.0 1.5 2.5 3.5 1.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 75.0 3.00 Kuya Maybe you might (Love at First Sight) 2.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 76.0 3.04 Andy LeF Sixteen String Jack 2.5 2.5 3.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 76.0 3.04 John Voorpostel Lavender Blue 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 76.0 3.04 Gary Hale Tear it Down 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 4.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.5 2.5 77.0 3.08 SongWolfe Anne Got Married Without Me 2.0 2.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 78.5 3.14 Eric Borgos I Need a Hug Today 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 2.5 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 78.5 3.14 Spanishbuddha Looking Back To You 2.5 2.5 2.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 1.5 78.5 3.14 Clemo The Knave of Hearts 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 2.0 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 79.0 3.16 Murphster Tornados Tonight 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 4.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 80.0 3.20 Graybeard I'd Be A Better Man 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 81.5 3.26 Tracy Somebody A Little Light 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 83.5 3.34 WB Dusome Alexandria 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 84.0 3.36 Fi Wester NYC (New York Cab) 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 84.0 3.36 Rerry33 Drunken Escapes 3.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 88.0 3.52 Shab Silence Mirrors 3.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.0 94.0 3.76 Well done everyone!
  11. Get your votes in before midnight (PDT) on Saturday
  12. October Lyrics Contest

    TIME TO SCORE! • Voting (scorecards) will take place Monday October 23 through Midnight (PDT) Saturday October 28. • I'll post the results on Sunday - October 29 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 left of the song title, like this: "1.5 - Song Title." 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: 4.5 Song Title 3.0 Song Title ...Cat Puke Soup 1.5 Song Title 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 (Alistair S) in a Private Message before Midnight (PDT) Saurday October 28. - 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 Here are the lyrics: ********* Drunken Escapes Paint the Nighttime Blue Anne Got Married Without Me I Need a Hug Today Maybe you might (Love at First Sight) Alexandria Looking Back To You God Bless America A Little Light Tornados Tonight Sixteen String Jack The Population of Lonelyville Mirrors A Man I Don't Know The Knave of Hearts River Tear it Down NYC (New York Cab) If I Never Find That Heaven Lavender Blue Every Day's a Fever I'd Be A Better Man Please vote even if you don't have an entry
  13. October Lyrics Contest

    I’d Be A Better Man Hard times, that’d make a preacher cuss Find me everywhere I roam A thousand miles between us Too far to get back home Been down on my luck Living off crackers and beans Sleeping in an abandoned truck Mind worn as my jeans Used to have a big fine place A wife that loved me and cared Now my heart is a hollow space Void of the love we shared Too much tequila and lime An hour glass with no sand If I could turn back time I’d be a better man
  14. October Lyrics Contest

    EVERYDAY'S A FEVER Verse 1: Loving you is fragile , all the minutes paper thin We could vanish in an instant . so I hope you'll let me in I keep talking 'bout the future, you've been buried in the past Can't we meet up in the middle, try to make this loving last CHORUS: Every day's a fever Every night's my cure You fix me when I'm busted Prop me up when I'm unsure We've got this life to travel Not meant to walk alone I know ...our love can guide us When we've strayed too far from home When we're lost and all alone Verse 2: I guess, I just keep telling you... what you don't want to know And you keep taking me to places .. I don't want to go But if we listen to each other .....hold each other tight We'll push through all the darkness till we see our morning light Bridge: Well ..I ain't no prince charming Trying to wake you from your sleep Don't hope for ever after Today... is all we get to keep CHORUS: Every day's a fever Every night's my cure You fix me when I'm busted Prop me up when I'm unsure We've got this life to travel Not meant to walk alone I know ...our love can guide us When we've strayed too far from home When we're lost and all alone
  15. October Lyrics Contest

    Lavender Blue Driving through Provence we saw lavender fields Nice and neatly manicured, row upon row You always loved the summer here You said you thought it made you feel Like every evening had an afterglow I knew that very moment how I felt about you The afterglow of love, scented lavender blue Dinner on the table outside, orange sundown Farm fresh food, subtly spiced, flagons of wine I looked at you and mouthed the words Today I love you even more Like every day until the end of time I knew that very moment how I felt about you The afterglow of love, scented lavender blue And I know you feel it too In the afterglow of love, scented lavender blue Now settling in to sleep, I softly kiss your lips Your warm familiar body feels just so And just before we drift away I tell you that you made my day Like every evening feeling afterglow
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