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on: February 21, 2019, 00:51:17
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 00:58:37 by DavidHutton »
Can only apologise for my lack of posts.  Pretty much came to the conclusion that I was no songwriter and stopped trying.  Surprisingly this one popped out:


Its not really about me, but about my only close friend.  I say not really about me, but its my interpretation on how or why I might be in another's circumstances.

Two guitars - steel and nylon and two vocals.   

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Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 02:03:37
Hi @DavidHutton  ... no apology needed IMO. You are definitely a songwriter! Welcome back to the kitchen.

I love these lyrics. That " I feel nothing at all, only self disdain ..." part is just so powerful. Like @Mr Sydney put there on the track , "It rips your heart out" - for real. To me this is a very authentic and very powerful musical creation.

Nice job!

Don't be a stranger.  :)

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Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 11:01:00
Guess what, David. You ARE a songwriter. This has a classic folk feel and it's a pleasure to listen to.
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Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 14:17:50
@DavidHutton A very intimate song. Although I've never lived the troubles you paint in it, I think you make them come alive for listeners very well. My compliments.
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Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 18:51:04
yes, clearly you are a songwriter, no way you can walk away from that  ;D ;D ;D ;D

great singer songwriter song @DavidHutton   ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

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Reply #5 on: February 22, 2019, 17:44:28
@DavidHutton - Sometimes people post rubbish on here - usually it's the phrase "I'm not a songwriter" that patently isn't true of everybody who posts on here. They may be at different stages of the craft but that's a small detail.

It might not always be in a musical style you like but the act of creating a song, either with voice, or as an instrumental, is a chance to send a message "from one soul to another" via the medium of music. I like the analogy of viewing songwriting as a sea of messages in bottles, some of which might be picked up by passers-by and read. 

The point is, if you chuck a bottle in the water with a message in it, then you set something free.  ::thumb::

You can run, but you can't hide from the 'songwriting muse'.

Anyway ... 225 plays 57 likes and 17 reposts. Ummmmmm, must be a song that has connected then.

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Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 20:35:53
Hi @Numb

You have made an emotionally intimate song, beautifully accompanied and interpreted by the good sound of your 2 guitars, with the parts well defined and announced by the turns, the arpeggios, and the chords.
 I would love it if I could read the lyrics to complete what I could not understand and, yes, you are a songwriter, I have no doubt.  ::thumb::
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Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 14:12:21
« Last Edit: February 23, 2019, 14:19:23 by Marcus Nalgaber »
This song has a very intimate atmosphere that I like
It gives the sensation listening to you that you are in a quiet room next to the artist
Although for my taste the mix of guitars and voice has a problem and is that the guitars are very loose volume in the mix and this gives the feeling that the guitarists are far away from the singer
Good job  ::thumb::

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Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 14:00:42
Thanks all for the very encouraging comments.  Very much appreciated!