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New Book by Walt Pilcher

Started by Walt Pilcher Jan 2.

Too quiet in here... NEW SONG!!!

Started by Tom Humphreys Sep 1, 2015.

Normandy (It Could Have Been Me) 10 Replies

Started by Paul J Openshaw. Last reply by paul stokes Feb 6, 2015.

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Comment by David R. Evans on September 29, 2014 at 10:39am

I've put a few of my songs online at I'm wondering if there is a better place to put them...



Comment by Jonah Lake on August 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

A song about traveling and surfing called Sail on

Comment by Rodney Mark Harrison on July 29, 2014 at 10:45am

The rev. Rod.mpg Sorry the last link I used didn't seem to function properly.

Comment by paul stokes on July 21, 2014 at 8:32pm

Thanks Michael, I'm hoping to have newer version with the addition of bouzouki from my mate Gaz soon.

Comment by Bob Crain on July 21, 2014 at 6:02pm

Lucky you Jud, because I live in Australia I didn't even get a copy of the magazine. There are 100s of not 1000s sitting around in just Nashville trying to write the next big county pop hit sending in lyrics to different contests etc...I'll try another route.

Comment by paul stokes on July 21, 2014 at 9:15am

Thanks Marty.

Comment by Jud Hair on July 21, 2014 at 7:22am

Bob ... my feelings almost exactly ... just for the heck of it,  I've now entered three times and so far I've "won" three copies of the latest edition of the magazine, LOL. 

I'm honestly not jealous, but I do wonder (as you say) how they determine anything much about a "song" just from reading a set of lyrics.  Obviously,  that's not a song ... 

Comment by Bob Crain on July 21, 2014 at 7:04am

Jud, I have entered a few songs in the American Songwriters Lyrics quarterly contests...have never won or even got a mention. Having reviewed the winners lists over time I determined that my song generally don't fit the mold of what tends to win so have not bothered. I am not really in to music as a competition sport but I did in fact submit a couple of songs. If you look through the winners they tended to be Christian, Country, Lullaby, Love Stories not much in the hard hitting in your face social conscience stuff that tends to come out of my head. I also find it a bit odd that as a "songwriting" competition they would judge solely on that is poetry...until it is put to music it is not really a song is it. Good luck to any one that does...I would be happy to have the Gibson that they give away quarterly though.

Comment by Jud Hair on July 21, 2014 at 5:59am

Question:  anyone here ever won (or placed) in the quarterly lyrics contest held by American Songwriter Magazine ... or known someone who has ??  Just curious since there are some really good songwriters in this group.

Comment by Lon Milo DuQuette on July 20, 2014 at 11:42pm

Here's my reincarnation song video. Tune is from the PD  opera area "I Dreamed I Dwelt in Marble Halls. Hope you enjoy.


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