I put a second song up. I really like it as it reminds me of an old song I wrote years ago. Could not get file hosting to work so had to put it on sound cloud. It incidently starts with appregios, by luck rather than design I think. bed time again. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Got almost 3 ready and 1 with some dodgy singing as well. I posted the first, but I've been doing some garden chores today and I'm too tired to post them all. Got to be up for work in 4 hours so nighty night.
Back again. Been on 24/7 rota and generally very busy.
I have started some songs using some chord progressions I found when I googled common chord progressions. There are about 15 to start with, but not sure exactly how common they are. Have a full day to myself so might get at least one done.
I might post them on the forum as they are good starting points.
I maybe try a song or seven this year
I maybe actually try to finish them before I post them
I maybe have time to participate properly
don't count on any of the above actually happening
I've been thinking about my influences. I started playing my brother and sisters 7" singles on a portable record player when I was about 2 or 3 years old. Apparantly my party trick was to pick the correct song anybody asked for out of the pile of vinyl discs. I think I could distinguish between the labels. the songs I favoured most were, Canned Heat - Lets Work Together, The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine, The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again and The Tamms - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me. I'd put them all on the spindle and listen to them one after the other and then repeat the process again and again. Even then I had no head for genre. If I was lucky my older brother would let me stay in the room when he played big records like the Beatles Red, Bue and White or Who's Next by the Who, where I first recognised sequences. When I was 6 or 7 I was introduced to Bowie and Roxy Music, playing Ziggy and 1st Roxy album for hours on a mono cassette recorder. A year or so later The Sensational Alex Harvey Band became the first band I saw in concert at the legendary Glasgow Apollo. 10cc, Eagles and ELO became favourites in my early teens. I liked some Punk bands, but their manifesto of short songs and basic musicianship interested me more. Then like most adolescent boys (and girls) I fell for Blondie or Deborah Harry to be more accurate. The Pretenders first album was also played a lot. I like Chrissy Hynde's and Debbie Harry's lyrics and if you combine their directness with the Eagles structure and 10cc wit, then throw in some Phil Lynot wordplay, that's what I hope the sum of my lyrics amount to.
I became aware or Electronic music and synthesisers. Moroder's dance music, Kraftwerks electronic pop and Jarre's keyboard symphonies fascinated my young mind. Then like all teenagers, I had to find a crowd, so I became a rocker. Nothing too heavy, Thin Lizzie, Rainbow, Judas Priest, Status Quo, etc, good old British Rock. After summer holidays I returned to school and was repeatedly advised by a friend to invest in a certain long playing vinyl record. I resisted for a time, but eventually bought the album which changed my direction. Ultravox Vienna and then later the Human League's Dare brought me back to synthesis and a desire to own a keyboard. This brought me into contact with somebody I had know for years, but was never friends with. He played bass in a band, loved Rush and Thin Lizzie and consequently liked Midge Ure, who had played guitar with them. He got me hooked on the superior musicianship of Rush.
We jammed some Ultravox songs together and he asked me to join the band. This did not please the guitarist and I quickly realised I was there to break the stalemate of the two guitarist versus the drummer and bass player. The lead guitarist liked to get his own way, now he was being outvoted and my limited keyboard skills became the focus of his wrath. The bass player and lead guitarist were both excellent players, the drummer was ok, but had some timing issues. The guitarist/vocalist was a plodder like me, but he was the only one brave enough to sing. Early band memories, we've all got the scars and the sob stories.
I'm not sure about doing this, but I did have a nice productive time during FAWM, before I got sidetracked again. I may do a few songs. I won't be doing 50, but I know I don't need to knock out 14 in a month, so there is no rush.