"I remember Bernice. And I realized after writing my response that *you* said sour grapes in the title of this submission, Anyway, I'd love to hear a slightly tweaked rewrite some time in the future when the sting is gone and it can just be free…"
"Thanks Tom, You're right, of course. At least there was no entrance fee involved in this contest.. I won the 2013 Open Mic.US songwriter's contest with my tune Bernice.<iframe width="560" height="315"…"
"I like it pretty well Lon. It's kind of a classic "throw down" brag song; rap battle material. I might like it better without knowing the context honestly. Because I'm hearing it in context it has a faint whiff of sour grapes to…"
":-) I have to agree with you there Paul. Hope you, at least, enjoy "Don't Write Me Off" and will share with as many of your 'older' pals (and everyone you know who plans on being older! :-) ) Happy New…"
"I would not worry to much Lon. Bob has hit the nail on the head. The music industry is very competitive. Mostly it relies on what is commercial. More often than not, unfortunately, that thrives on tits and teeth. Well done on your success. Paul "
"Lon, I wouldn't worry too much in fact you should be proud...song contests are not about good songs...they are about finding commercial songs and commercial artists...if you were a 20 something cutesy blond with a whinny voice and nice legs who…"
Just listened to "Baba Lon". I loved the guitar work, your vocal, and the physical expressions were priceless.
Do you happen to know Harry Tuft, owner of the Denver Folklore Center? His song "The Bristlecone Pine" is one of my favorites. Your songs and presentation remind me of Harry.
As always...a pleasure to hear you again!
Cold Lips of Paper: A good song and well done. A clever idea and lyrics, and it sets a mood and tells a story well. It's a little slow, but it's short (and sweet) so it works, at least for me.
Roman Rider is a beautiful song-great tribute and well crafted!!!! I am also impressed that you recorded it on the ZOOM H4N. I recently bought one and am trying to learn how to use it. I am able to record on it but am not sure how to save an individual song or transfer it to my computer. How long did it take you to figure all that out??