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Great song, man. Very catchy. Thanks.
Thanks very much. I'm glad that you enjoyed the version of the tune. And thanks for the song submission credit. That was very cool of you. Best of fortune.
Hello Terri, thanks for the 5-star rating of 'Keep Walking Tall'! Best of luck with your music, Toby @RockCounsellor
Hey Teri. Broadjam tells me that you added Pinto Pony and She Comes On Like Sunday to your Playlist. Thanks. I'll keep an eye open in case you're performing around here someplace.
Unfortunately I don't play out right now but let me know where you are playing and maybe I can come and see you!
Hey Scott, Thanks for the kind words about Pinto Pony. I just ordered a new 66 reissue Jazzmaster, and if I get some time, I may come up with a couple of new surf instrumentals. I have a thing I was fooling with a while back that I called Brazilian Wax that could make the cut.
Best of luck with you music.
You have a real tlaent for that; it's out of my league, but you sure were able to make one kickin' song in "Pinto Pony". I had a Pinto on the farm as a kid, but she was 14 hands high, so I guess it was really a horse. Best of luck, and keep in touch, Scott.
Hola Robert. Thanks very much for the thoughtful review of La Belle Helene. I think it's spot on. Nice looking Strat in your profile photo.
Thanks Kenton, really liked your tune. An hour later and I'm still humming it. Thanks about my Strat. It's my #1 guitar right now, with DiMarzio pickups for a little more output and articulation.
Thanks for your review of Still I Miss You. Very much appreciate your time, and the comments. Cheers, K.
Greetings. Thanks very much for taking the time to review Pinto Pony and make suggestions. It was never intended to have vocals though. It was a straight "surf" instrumental right from the day it was written. If you go to my profile you will find some other tunes that have vocals, and I would very much appreciate any critique you might have to offer on any or all. Cheers.
Is The Sun Dogs the name of your band? If so, LOVE it. I'm a former meteorologist.
You're welcome. The track definitely doesn't need vocals, I really like instrumental surf stuff. The track is good the way it is an I was just fishing for something constructive to say.
And, yes, that's the name of my band. I'm glad you like it; I do, too.
Hehe. I appreciate you taking the time to look for a constructive comment. I know what you mean. Sometimes I come across a tune on here that is really pretty good, and just don't have anything I feel I can add. A couple of times I've had to just close the window, cause Mam Ma said if you don't have anything nice to say, close the window. Have you posted any Sun Dog tunes? I didn't see any on your profile. I'll look forward to it.
Thanks for the review of Pinto Pony (the surfy sounding instrumental). I agree that the bridge has a weirdness about it that I could never quite put my finger on. Literally. I thought maybe we just played the tune a little too fast, and I couldn't quite get my fingers around it. Might be what made that one string buggy. I appreciate your taking the time to give it a listen, and to make some seriously constructive remarks.
Hey, I just gave a listen to Gypsy Road. Real good tune. Lots of reminders of McGuinn and The Byrds without sounding like you were imitating them. Fast and straight and up to date. Has kind of a Gin Blossoms thing going. If you get a minute, please visit my profile and check out Still I Miss You. I think you'll find some of the same elements. Cheers.
Hey Kenton, thanks for good comments. I'll check out your profile. I'm wondering (just a suggestion) if you have access to the Pinto Pony tracks, if you could add some rhythmic hihat or something in there?
Unfortunately, I don't have access to the tracks. We actually recorded that almost twenty years ago on analog at a studio in Colorado. I uploaded it to submit it for an opp that was looking for retro-sounding surf instrumentals. I'm really pretty lucky to have gotten a CD with all the stuff on it that we recorded back then. We recorded 17 songs over a couple of years, then the band broke up and the master sat on a shelf in the studio for ten years. The engineer just happened to be doing some work there and came across it and made a few CDs and sent them to us. I'd bet the working tracks were taped over, or tossed. I never had them. a good suggestion though. It would have added to the upper end in a positive way. Do you do production work on stuff other than your own?
Yes, I've been recently recording and producing on a fairly small scale. My ears have been getting better and and I've been remixing and remastering things I did a few years ago. If you wanted to send me a cd, I'd take a crack at putting something in there. (as a freebie, no less). I'm digital and it can be tricky to match all the variables, but it might be worth a shot. It's such a good song. If you didn't like what I did, you know where the "trash can" is.
Could you do it from an MP3? If so, just shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com and I'll send you the track as an attachment. If not, I'll have to wait until things slow down a little bit and find the disc that has that on it. I ripped it a couple of years ago and it's just been sitting here on my hard drive. I'm a bagpiper with the Lyon College Pipe Band in Arkansas, and this is a really busy time for us, in addition to working in IT for the college, and school just getting cranked back up. I've been running on sugar and caffiene for the last two weeks.
I'll do that.
Greetings. Thanks for the review of Coming Apart At The Seams. I agree that it is not my best effort at lyric writing. :) I guess they can't all be perfect though, or I wouldn't have anywhere to go. I appreciate the Killers comparison. I really like that band. That recording was actually made fifteen years ago, so I guess they sort of sound more like me than I do them. I like "The Weathermakers". I'll give you a listen. See if you can find my friends, "The Overcasters". Cheers.
thanks for your review of "You're my Soulmate". It really means a lot to me. I enjoyed listening to your music too!
Hi, I appreciate your reviewing She Comes On Like Sunday. Best of luck with your musical pursuits.
Great title for that tune Warren. I hope to hear it again sometime with the vocal. Best of luck with your work.
Thanks mate. I appreciate your taking time to review Requiem For A Gunfighter.
Thanks much for taking time to review Requiem For a Gunfighter. I got a smile out of the comment about the vocal sounding like it was in handcuffs, the song being about a guy in jail about to be hung and all. Cheers, K
is that batesville as in close to Water Valley?
I don't know a Water Valley around here. We're about an hour-an-a-half northeast of Little Rock. Mountain View is about 45 minutes west of here, and they have a great folk music scene there.
Hey Carl. Glad to give it a listen. Hey, I have some friends who live near Milan. Giorgio Turconi is an excellent bass player, and a huge Byrds fan. His brother, Alfonso is a fine guitarist. They were just over here in the States on vacation last week, and we had the chance to jam a bit, and really had a blast. Good luck on the McCartney gig. :) Man, I've been a Beatle freak since 1964. I was in Switzerland over the summer, in Bellinzona, not far from you. Beautiful area.
Hi Kenton, good hearing from you. I should look up your mates in Lombardy....it sounds like we'd get on musically and I'm trying to find guys to play with. Yeah, I keep hoping to bump into Sir Paul at the Duomo but so far no luck! You know it on the Fabs....I think their first single after I hit the scene was "Nowhere Man" but I was digging. Look forward to keeping in touch, cheers! cs
I first heard The Beatles when I was in second grade, in 1964. It was the Friday afternoon before they did the Sullivan show that Sunday night. I was floored, and stayed that way. Girogio should be getting back to Italy soon. they were headed out west to N. Mexico and Colorado from here. Shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll pass your e-mail address on to him. Very nice guy, and fine bassist. He plays a Rick 4001. Alfonso has a Strat, an LP, and a Tele. They were both right at home at my place. I have all those in the music room. Have you been to that Beatles festival in Bellinzona?
That must've been a good time to be in the 2nd grade :-) Actually, I was watching that first Sunday ES show recently and was struck by how low key Lennon was during the first segment (maybe just me)....almost like they were afraid he'd scare everyone off :-)
The missus and I are actually in Mass. right now but preparing to head back to Milan; I'll mail you when we're settled back in. I've been to a Beatles shindig in Brescia, Lombardy and have played in Bellinzona but I've never been to anything Beatles related there. Sounds like I should check it out.
Thanks for the great review!
Hi Richard. Thanks very much for the review of Requiem For A Gunfighter. You're right about the intro being pretty long. Producers generally tend to steer away from that. I would probably shorten that up if I were going to do it in the studio. This recording came from a project where I just did acoustic versions of a bunch of my tunes on a four track in the living room, and was shooting for a sort of folky. field recording feel. I gave copies to friends. I posted the song up for a specific Broadjam opp, and just opened it for review on a lark. I think I'll go back and round up some of my more polished recordings for future submissions. I appreciate your taking time out to listen and comment. Cheers.
Greetings. Thanks much for taking time to review Requiem For A Gunfighter. You're spot on about the recording quality. I did it on a digital 4-track in my living room, and everything was pretty much one pass. It was delibrate, going for an audio veritae, sort of folky, field recording feel to it, but it's pretty low fidelity. I do appreciate the feedback.
Thank you for the time in reviewing SUMDAYZ...it's a fun song to play and sing!!!
Thanks much for taking the time to review Requiem For A Gunfighter. I thought it was right on the money. The recording was intentionally Low-Fi, but I can see where that would detract for a lot of people. I very much appreciate your remarks. Best of luck.
I enjoyed listening. Had I known the intention of the recording my ratings would have been a a lot different.I think an improvement for the reviewing system would be some way of explaining what is trying to be achieved in the performance. That would change the overall score for some. Then again an experienced listener could probably pick up on some things. I'm still learning. Thanks for posting the song.
Thanks for the review of Requiem For A Gunfighter. I appreciate your taking the time to give it a listen and leave some feedback.
Thanks for your review of She's on her Own. It's reviews seem to be across the board, but it all is helpful. Your review is very helpful and I appreciate the time. This was the first song I wrote, so I am learning. Thanks again!
I think people tend to review sometimes according to their personal tastes. I tried to listen to all the various elements and give you a review based on the overall effect. I thought it was a winner all around.
Thank you Tolu, for your review of Pinto Pony. It's actually an old instrumental I recorded about 20 years ago, and only submitted it because a producer was looking for retro sounding surf instrumentals. I'm real glad to hear you enjoyed it. We always had a lot of fun playing that one live in the good old days, and the recording sessions were fun as well.
Its does sound like you were all having fun!
TYVM for your great review of my song Low Down Gamblin Blues. It means more to me than you could imagine that you took the time to give it your full attention and time. I am a disabled person with an incurable chronic illness and when good folks like you take the time like you did it means so much to me and I dont take it for granted. Thanks, Jim
My pleasure Jim. It is a great tune.
Hi Ronald. Thanks for the review of Pinto Pony, the surf instrumental. You got it exactly right. I uploaded it strictly to submit it for an opportunity looking for retro-sounding surf tunes for a surfing movie. This tune was actually recorded in about 1989. I appreciate your taking the time to give it a listen and write a review. I'll look forward to returning the favor.
If that's Michelle performing the vocals, she's GREAT.
Thank you Kenton! I am glad I didn't offend you! Yes, that is Michelle Prentice. She lives in Nashville now.
Not offended in the least. I thought it was a very accurate review. I do like to explain to people that it's an older recording, and not really intended to pitch to a general audience, or to represent the majority of my songwriting or anything. I need to put up some of the "real" stuff at some point. Cheers, and best of luck in your musical adventures.
Oh, also right on about the production quality of Requiem For A Gunfighter. I did that on my four-track in the living room. I really did intentionally make those recordings "low-fi", and left all the warts on them, but given the chance to do it again in a studio and make it better, I'd be all over it.
Greetings Avi. Thanks for taking the time to review Pinto Pony. I really only uploaded this one to take advantage of an opportunity looking for retro sounding surf instrumentals. As I wrote it to compliment that genre, and recorded it twenty years ago on analog gear, I think it fits the bill. I've gotten a couple of comments from reviewers poo-pooing the quality of the recording, and advising me to jam less, and write catchier hooks. I think you got the spirit of the thing. Best of luck in your endeavors. I'll watch for you on the tube.
My pleasure - Keep it up!
hey kenton/i added the intro just for the recording on/america/on paper and my stage performances i don't do the intro,the vietnam vets liked it,past first lady,laura bush and her husband george read it together in the white house 1 year before they left office,they sent me a nice thank you note,past president,jimmy carter liked it and sent me a nice thank you note also,my poems have been published all over the world for many years now,i just don't get any cash for them,best wishes on your candicy for the office you are going for/best!-joe.
Nice to meet you Joe, and keep up the good work. You sounded to me like a guy who knows what he's doing, and I wondered if there was a particular reason you added the date. Sometimes when I put stuff on Broadjam it's not the same as what I ordinarily do. Thanks for the good wishes on my candidacy. It's an uphill row to hoe.
Thank you for the really good note(nobody but you) Kenton,
All the best to you!
Thanks for the constructive review of "Mill Avenue". Much appreciated. BTW - we just listened to your track "Pinto Pony" - what a great musical ride !! Awesome !!
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed Pinto Pony.
Kenton: Thanks for the positive review (She Still Turns My Head). Chris
My pleasure, Chris. I enjoyed it.