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  1. QUESTIONS ABOUT KOMPOZ

    This is what ya do to get the results you want. LEARN AN INSTRUMENT. Once you learn an instrument you can have free reign over how your song sounds. You may even come out of it with a little bit of appreciation for those who you think aren't that "good" Peace
  2. "Todays music vs. "classics"

    If you put me back in the 60's and had me listen to the radio, sure I would hear what would come to be the classics of today, but I would also hear a lot of not so good stuff that would fade into obscurity. I think that's where people fall into the "music was so much better back then" trap. The good stuff gives them a sense of nostalgia and the bad stuff is often forgotten. Not everything playing on the radio today will be remembered even 10 years from now, but the best of this era will remain in rotation. Every era has good artists, you just have to endure the not so good in search of the best, and in the case of 60's music that was determined a long time ago.
  3. poems vs. lyrics

    I personally think it boils down to the intent of the author. SongWolfe gives the definition for lyric used as an adjective. The Noun definition is simply Taken from the same dictionary. 1. a lyric poem or verse. 2. the words of a song. Song is defined as, short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung. ‘a pop song’ (from the same dictionary) And for s-n-g Poetic (poem doesn't have an adjective definition) Having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression. They are still built from the same building blocks and possess the same musical qualities. Rhythm, rhyme and structure being the basics. Peace
  4. Asset protection

    My only concern would be you fall victim to a scammer who has the magic "life hack" that protects your assets. was your original question, forgive me if I was mistaken in thinking your major concern was protecting your assets. Not a waste of time , just a misunderstanding on my part. Peace
  5. Asset protection

    I'd say it is highly unlikely, like almost zero. What is much more likely is that someone: a.) Uses your work without your permission/paying you and profiting off of it b.) totally ripping you off (plagiarizing) and calling it their own, in which you would have to initiate the lawsuit. Imo "a" is more likely than "b" Honestly, I guess that boils down to why you write music in the first place. It's wise to consult a professional when entering any kind of business venture, especially when you are concerned about protecting your personal assets. I'd say that's fairly common for any business (maybe entrepreneur is the right word here) , to include music publication. I'm just curious as to why you would ask total strangers, with no credentials, on a random songwriting forum, about protecting your assets. That could go south in a hurry.(more likely than being sued for false infringement) Peace
  6. Asset protection

    While this statement is mostly true, it's not the "only" way. Well maybe it is the "only" way aside from some creative financial planning. Thanks for the info Hobo, like I said i didn't know the particulars, and have always wondered about that myself. Hence ask an attorney. Peace
  7. Asset protection

    While this statement is mostly true, it's not the "only" way. You can incorporate your music. Whether it be in a band or solo career. This would make your music a separate legal entity. I suggested an attorney because I don't know the particulars, such as if you would be able to transfer your current catalog to the business entity you just created. There are also other advantages that some one "in the know" would be able to explain far better than I ever could. Peace
  8. Asset protection

    The best way to protect your assets is to hire an attorney and ask them this question. You may also want to have them review any contracts or agreements you wish to enter into before you sign on the dotted line. If you think you are potentially going to earn any kind of money from your work, the couple hundred dollars could save you thousands down the road. Peace
  9. (Scorecards finally!)Lyric Challenge - April 2017

    That's it For the scorecards! Thanks to the contestants: kuya Contestant #1 A Musical Key contestant #2 Spanishbuddah contestant #3 Congratz on completing the challenge! And our non-contestant voter for the scorecard! Hope everyone had fun! Peace
  10. (Scorecards finally!)Lyric Challenge - April 2017

    Contestant 2. 1. ) 2. Its a rock song 2.) 4 this lyric is depressing but the video wasn't to me 3.) 2. I think he probably did a good job, more so than contestant 1 4.) 2 5.) 2 Some 6.) 3.5 ok but yikes was it depressing 7. I don't like suicide songs. These girls on the video didn't look suicidal contestant 3. 1.) 2 its a rock song 2.) 3 similar to lyric 1 as to mood 3.) i think he probably did a good job 4.) 2 5.) 2 some 6.) 3 ok 7.) i think contestant 3 wins because he tried to match the melody. Contestant 1 didn't do as good a job on that issue. 3 is also my favorite over 2 because the mood is similar to the vibe i picked up. I was contestant 1
  11. (Scorecards finally!)Lyric Challenge - April 2017

    Contestant # 1's Lyric 1. write an English rock lyric 3.5 "Lyrically" I thought this lyric worked very well, but I didn't envision a rock tune when reading over and reflecting on the words. 2. match the mood of the music 3.5 Again, I liked the words but didn't get a "rock" genre feel. 3. match the melody 4.0 I didn't think the melody matched what I heard in Band Maid's song. As simple as that. Lyric worked quite well indepedent of the Band Maid tune , however. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday" 4.0 - Title was used in song but not in a way that had me singing or humming it in relation to the lyric. Could be developed to produce a stronger hook, that I felt was lacking. 5. use of random English phrases (optional) Both 6 & 7 . Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music) & any additional comment 3.5 - I think the lyric is very good. Would it stand on it's own without the music? Don't know, it almost sounds like a Gloria Gaynor song, "I will survive", but maybe that's just me. I think it's singable but not in relation to the tune in the challenge activity. Contestant # 2's Lyric 1. write an English rock lyric 3.5 - "Lyrically I thought this worked well in a rock genre. Word choices were good. 2. match the mood of the music 3.5 - I could imagine the mood in the video and song fitting the English lyrics. 3. match the melody 3.0 - Fits the melody in certain parts of the song and then breaks from Band maid's song at other parts of song and is not consistent, but for the most part it works and is consistent with melody. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday" 3.5 - Title use and hook work well in the lyric. 5. use of random English phrases (optional) 6 & 7. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music) and any additional comment 3.5 Lyric is good and I think could stand on its own.
  12. (Scorecards finally!)Lyric Challenge - April 2017

    #1: 1. write an English rock lyric ......................................................................................4.0..............sounded more American country 2. match the mood of the music..................................................................................1.5.............break up sound so it matched mood 3. match the melody..................................................................................................4.5.............not even close in my estimation. Much shorter lines than the challenge song. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday"..............................................................1.0.............used in ch. 5. use of random English phrases (optional)................n/a 6. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music)................1.5..............well written lyric 7. any additional comment..................not sure I understood the challenge but these are my comments. #2: 1. write an English rock lyric ..............................................................................2.5.....Could be rock 2. match the mood of the music..........................................................................3.0 ...I didn't think so this one sounded more R & B 3. match the melody..........................................................................................3.5....v's were close. Pre-ch, ch and br not so much. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday"......................................................1.0......used 5. use of random English phrases (optional)..........................................................Yes 6. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music).........1.5.........pretty nice lyric. 7. any additional comment...................................................................................No #3: 1. write an English rock lyric ............................................................................1.5....done 2. match the mood of the music........................................................................1.5....felt the mood 3. match the melody.........................................................................................1.5...extremely close match. Best of the 3. Structure was dead on. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday".....................................................1.0....Yes 5. use of random English phrases (optional).........................................................Yes. Even incorporated the English lines in the v's - clever. 6. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music)........2.5....could not quite follow the story line in the ch. 7. any additional comment.................................................................................my favorite of the entries.
  13. (Scorecards finally!)Lyric Challenge - April 2017

    Contestant #1 Objectives 1. write an English rock lyric 2 The sparse lines, tight rhythm and don't-look-back riff are mainstay characteristics for rock songs. 2. match the mood of the music 2 The re-imagined lyric is defiant and relishes in that attitude. The mood of the original is similar with more of a "here I am, look at me" anthem 3. match the melody 3 The melody of this version is shorter than the original but definitely captures the basic guitar riff. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday" 2 Could have introduced chorus a tad earlier. Hook diluted by "told me/controlled me" pairing which could be stronger 5. use of random English phrases (optional) 3 Worked in a little differently than expected but definitely okay. 6. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music) 2 The lyric starts off strong with the "It's okay/just walk away" and uses that energy throughout. It has a "singability." Also liked the ending "hello tomorrow/goodbye yesterday" simple but it works! 7. any additional comment When I first read it, I thought damn this is pretty good. The only thing I can suggest going over the pairings again to see if they can flow a little less predictable. Not a big deal. Thanks for entering the challenge. Contestant #3 1. write an English rock lyric 2 The attitude is there a well as a shy girl who possibly wins out over her demons. The very root of a rock song: Pull yourself up. 2. match the mood of the music 2 The mood of the re-imagined lyric is defiant/coming of age and does it with gusto. The mood of the original is similar with more of a "here I am, look at me" anthem to it. 3. match the melody 1 This is the lyrics key strength. This was exceedingly hard to do since Japanese is a syllable intense. 4. use existing title/hook "Before Yesterday" 1 Spot on with the original. I think the Before Yesterday hook was underutilized in the original. 5. use of random English phrases (optional) 2 Not quite as expected but creative. 6. Lyrical content (how well the lyric would stand on its own without the music) 2 The content is, for the most part, pretty sharp. but does get a little muddled in the middle/end like a juggler who starts to lose control of his pins before he saves them for the big finish. For example, "four walls" is redundant with room. I'd try "safety" as in "Locked in the (safety) four walls of my room. 7. any additional comment When I first read it, I thought this was near excellent.
  14. Judgement Day is at Hand!

    Just like the other contests 1 is best possible 5 is worst possible Peace
  15. Judgement Day is at Hand!

    Is the reason I gave for incorporating the score and comment. Everyone worked hard on their lyric and I felt they needed more than just a number or to be called "favorite". Numbers are pretty common around here in contests, and they aren't broken down by strengths and weaknesses for the contestants to see "why" they were scored the way they were, because there is no base criteria to draw from. The only criteria is the entrant must feel their submission is a lyric. This was a challenge, and I believe each of the criteria of the challenge should be addressed, not masked behind a single number or picking of a "favorite". From 1-5 like any other contest. How well do you think the contestant met each task? Is it a rock lyric? Yes, but maybe something somewhere was a little "off" to you, so you score it accordingly. The more "off" it seems to you, the lower the score. The comment is to account for the score given. No one has contacted me saying they were having a problem, so I don't know. I already have 2 contestant and one non contestant score card, so it's a bit late in the game to change things up. Anything you need clarification on, i.e. your not sure about what you should be scoring on a certain task, I'll be happy to help you with it. Peace
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