• Warm greetings from western Canada !
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Warm greetings from western Canada !
on: August 18, 2021, 05:26:41
Hi everyone . . . guess I should have done this intro when I first joined, but here goes now . . . I've heard some great songs here already, so much talent on this site, it's like tuning into a brand new fancy radio station, with lots of hit songs I never heard before !

I login as "popitup", cuz that's what I do . . . I've written songs since grade school (yeah, long time back), and like to think they're getting better all the time, but of course there are valleys and peaks. I remember hearing "Hey Jude" on our little kitchen radio one day, and WOW ! . . . I just wanted to know about how and where and why this was. Went to music college, played in rock bands, theatre bands, toured the country, hung out in recording studios . . . then one night at 3AM in Northern Saskatchewan (google it), personal discovery, I realized moving speaker cabinets in -20 degrees was not what I really wanted to do in my music life . . . so, I found a steady job in the printing industry, and just kept writing songs . . . and I've always found a way to keep writing my music, no matter what curve balls life threw my way (ya' I have a song about that too)

For me, song ideas come from being a keen observer of my personal feelings, as well as my observations of the world and the latest news. Knowing music theory makes it easy to get an idea started, but those lyrics . . . oh those lyrics . . . well sometimes it seems they have to pass through 1000 inner critics on their journey to reality . . . but I do love to play with words and rhymes, and eventually something acceptable shines through, then it has to survive the "do I still like it in the morning test". I force myself to write about different subjects, rather than just my own struggles, because music should not be all drama, we need to have some fun too !

Anyways, I'm humbled by the talent here in this kitchen, so I'll just pull up a chair to the counter, check out the fridge . . . and listen, learn, and study  more about the craft of songwriting that is our life long passion.


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Re: Warm greetings from western Canada !
Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 19:46:17
Hey @popitup from Canada! Thank you for introducing yourself and welcome to the kitchen!
Reading your story I'd say you're a perfect fit between all the pots and pans here ;-)
Yes, we have a lot of nice, brilliant and creative kitcheners here! We make fun together, help each other and listen to each other.
Have fun here!!
Cheers,
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Re: Warm greetings from western Canada !
Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 15:38:40
Hi @popitup !!!

Welcome!
I'm Bill and I'm just a normal guy.


Re: Warm greetings from western Canada !
Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 21:42:51
Welcome @popitup you do indeed appear to be a kindred spirit.

Great community here... enjoy! :thumbsup:


Re: Warm greetings from western Canada !
Reply #4 on: December 27, 2021, 10:46:22
@popitup Hello. welcome to the forum. It's nice to read about your love for songwriting and that you enjoyed some of the songs here already. Enjoy the forum, see you around -Haim.
Haim Shim | singer-songwriter.
My latest release "If You Need a Friend":
http://haimshim.com/?p=367


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Re: Warm greetings from western Canada !
Reply #5 on: December 29, 2021, 17:02:04
I seem to have totally missed your Me post!

Welcome belatedly in the kitchen!

May I say you are a great asset and I really appreciate your detailed song reviews on many of the songs posted and always enjoy reading them.
Glad to have you here! :)



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