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Normandy (It Could Have Been Me) 10 Replies

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

Post Breakup Lament 2 Replies

Started by Tom Humphreys. Last reply by Tom Humphreys Jan 4.

Old Songwriter's Lament (or maybe even... sour grapes 7 Replies

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Tom Humphreys Jan 3.

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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.

Comment by Phil Manuel on July 20, 2014 at 10:32am
Ed, try this link after getting to youtube...
Comment by Edward Sparks on July 20, 2014 at 5:27am

Hey Rodney, couldn't get the Youtube to open...HELP!  I wanna see your video! 

Comment by Rodney Mark Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 5:15pm

Open D tuning but Baby Blue was standard tuning glad you liked it. I got myself tangled up with these computer Daw's like cubase etc., but forgot just how good the Seagull sounded till I noticed I'd had about 450 hits on you tube>Pneumonia started out as a nonsense poem and ended up a song. Now I've got tangled up with 3d animation.

Comment by Phil Manuel on July 19, 2014 at 4:00pm
Rod nicely done. Love that tone. What tuning did you use? Really love these raw vids.
Comment by Rodney Mark Harrison on July 19, 2014 at 10:40am Found a video I did a while back- just me and my Seagull and the laptop. No DAW it's as it comes- but that's what acoustic music is all about-meanwhile I'll get back to my Blender 3d animation program which is doing my brain in!


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