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Scotto last won the day on February 14

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  1. I go and see at least 3 "modern" or current rock shows a year no problem. Muse rocked the hell out and my son wanted to go and I took him. Guys a killer guitar player. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's dead...
  2. Thanks for listening and commenting everyone! This song has been on a long journey and it has finally reached its destination I play a lot of cover gigs and get a feel for what would work and wouldn't on a live crowd night in and night out and if I wasn't just in a trio I feel like I could whip this out and no one would be the wiser. It's what I am aiming for these days anyway. If I'm getting time to myself to write and record I want to give a song a chance to live on and get some live playing time (I did try this song with the trio but it didn't quite work). The next project for me will be a Blues piece. Hopefully I'll have more time and get it out in under a year this time... Oye to the vey! Also have a song done for the folk band I'm in but we have to book studio time for that. No idea when that happens. We play it live and it goes over well enough though. Still has some kinks. Shut this one down and many many thanks!!
  3. It might be less prevalent right now but it ain't dead... Plenty out there for whatever floats your boat. Sure it isn't making the capitalists a lot of money right now. Is that a bad thing? Dig for it and you'll find plenty you dig. Found a throw back Blues guy on the local community radio station. 24 years old channeling the spirit of Freddie King. Freaking awesome player who believes what he is playing and inspires me right into my guitar... Doesn't matter who he is. He's out there along with many others making music despite of the machine.... For you to find like a treasure hunt. X marks the spot...
  4. Cool tune. Lives firmly in folk protest song space. Well recorded and performed for sure.
  5. Overtly political and well done. This song takes a risk because it is going to piss off a certain percentage and I think that is brave and appreciate going at it like that. The bridge lost some steam for me but the rest was solid and right on. Good tune.
  6. Love some of the rhythm guitar work in this piece and the overall production is right on as usual. Good stuff as usual!
  7. Cool tune. The flow in the chorus is a little busy for me but overall cool production and music sounds great. Good tune.
  8. Good piece. Musically solid as usual. Only crit I could give would be to maybe add some grit or energy to the vocal somewhere some how. Just to elevate things. Good tune. Some cool musical elements in there that I've come to expect. Just a hint of Beatles sprinkled in there.
  9. I like the positive celebratory nature of the chorus myself. Excellent tune.
  10. Great tune! Very heart felt vocal performance. Maybe edge them up a touch overall but the song is spot on. Nice to hear you again!
  11. It's easy to go the "stay off my lawn" route when looking at pop culture in any era but there are some great young musicians out there. I am doing my part. The teenager in my house plays guitar/bass/upright, and owns 2 electrics. Probably better than I am but don't tell him that yet... I have a few more years to be the hero hopefully.
  12. I tend to think of poetry as more free with less structure. Song lyrics generally follow a structure of some sort. Verses with a repeatable chorus at the highest level. If I read something without those trappings I think of it as more of a poem. That doesn't mean it wouldn't be great in a song. I think it does mean that it is a harder road to travel to get it there. You can take a poem and convert it to a more song like structure. If you lean more towards poetry writing that might be a great strategy for creating lyrics. Create your poem and think about migrating that to a song structure. I kind of like that idea for myself as I've been in a song writing funk lately. At the end of the day all of these rules beg to be broken. When it doesn't work it is obvious of course but when it does work it is usually pretty great.
  13. Well it all started with Jefferson vs Adams here in the US and we've never looked back. Fake news, smearing, and real nastiness won that election for Jefferson. It's something that has been around a long time. All of our super hyper connectivity in the modern age amplifies it. I think there have been cyclical times of nastiness in American politics though this does feel to be a generally horrible time to live in politically. Both sides make sweeping generalizations to categorize the other sides view points and define them for each other to discredit whole swaths of opinions they disagree with. It does feel very tribal and often does not live in a factual place. In this day and age everyone has their own media. Each side will decry the other side and the battle lines are fought viciously against each other on all fronts except the physical ones. At some point as we drive each other to extremes I fear that those extremes will drive out and the insane start to become the sane. At the end of the day there is a mentality these days to do anything it takes to win the argument. No one can say they don't know. No one can admit they are wrong about anything. No quarter, no holds barred. Win the argument! There are real issues and problems to be solved. Many don't have watered down simplified black and white answers and most of the noise that fights for hearts and minds of men cannot acknowledge those nuances in a sound bite. Facebook fascinates me in that it only takes 5 posts to scroll down and hit a thought control piece from one side of the political spectrum or another. Rarely are those posts anything useful or factual or nuanced. They get their target audiences going though. Spun up with shares. Carrying water for someone else's agenda. We're all being farmed in a way I think. Glance at my FB feed 3 posts in today... Crops are plentiful at the moment...
  14. Considering how much time I put into this one I thought I'd enter it into the June contest. So this is a quick bump for that purpose. Enjoy!!
  15. I'll mainly just say that we charge by the hour so if someone asks how much we give them a price per hour with a minimum. $100 per hour is perfectly reasonable but we'll take less for a smaller gig like a farmers market. We always try to asses the situation and charge accordingly. I remember when there was money for original music around here. Those were the days. Now it's all play for the door and maybe the promoter will pay you if all the bands on the bill pulled their wait and brought in a crowd, Never been great radio support around here except for a Sunday night show on the rock alt station. There were exceptions where local bands somehow broke through the corporate radio barrier but not many had that luxury.