Didn't that go by quickly. Six songs in six weeks and here we are crossing the finish line with the last creation for this year. As always it's been a great pleasure to grow and learn.
This weeks creation came in the midst of a six foot deep snow storm here and I couldn't spend as much time as I would have liked. Its not as polished as I would like, mixed but not professionally mastered. None the less I decided to do a song about Christmas and the main character involved at that time of year with a few sly twists. I hope you take some of your precious time to listen and enjoy.
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Hey everyone were rounding the bend and heading for the home stretch and can see the finish line, it's funny how time goes by so quickly. This is what Jordan Howard is looking for : "I am looking for songs to pitch for a new series on Lifetime that stars Christina Ricci. The series can be best described as a 19th Century “Dexter.” Series centers around a female anti-hero, lots of emotions. Love, Lust, Hate, Danger. Musically I am looking for songs in the vein of: Black Keys, Bon Iver, Band of Skulls, Carolina Chocolate Drops, James Vincent McMorrow. For one episode, I am looking for a replacement for Hozier’s “To Be Alone.” As long as the song is in a similar wheelhouse and is lyrically similar, that is what is most important."
There was more of a challenge to do the research and find out what he was looking for, thank you internet for your help, and put all those emotions into one creation. As before it is always a challenge to get a song arranged, produced and edited, but I'm starting to gain ground in those areas.
So here is my take of what he is looking for to fit his puzzle he is trying to solve. The name of the tune is "I Think I Am"
I am now a new fan of Band of Skulls.
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Wishing you enough!!
Wellllll Howdee Partners,
Looky here it's week 4 and were into the
"Write an EDGY country pop song"
I'm not sure if I came up with an edgy country pop song but this "my creation" and my take on an idea that just comes from somewhere.
It was a challenge to arrange, produce and edit, edit, edit edit, did I already say edit. I was having a great difficulty with getting this to sound ok and then James Lindeman came on with his weekly video tip and really helped me to focus on a better way to present this. Well I think it made all the difference and I thank him for being so helpful. I'm really learning a lot this year and I'm starting to feel comfortable. I hope that's good.
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Wishing you enough
Look at that it's already week 3 into the challenge and I'm keeping up so far, that's a good sign.
well the challenge this week is to write a one minute jingle with 15, 30, and 45 sec. cut downs that could be used in an advertisement spot for a child. I have never done this before and found it to be a great diversion from what I have been used to doing which made me think in a whole different way. Also it gave me new insight as to actually what they would want.
So I thought to myself what do kids like to do and most of the time they like to be loved and played with. Kids like to snuggle and adults like to kiss their children so I wrote this tune about what a kid has to do to make a kiss, so I went about describing the steps to accomplish this. I came up with the title "Build Me A Kiss".
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I am quoting Rob Wells here: "I’m looking for strong female based Pop/Top 40 songs. Think Selena Gomez. Think Demi Lovato. Think big. Think hits. Think target audience of 13-18 years old. If you’re writing a global, universal, and (a little bit) quirky smash song with an interesting title, I’m interested. If you can sing your explosive chorus a thousand times and not be sick of it, I’m interested. Trim the fat. No unnecessary sections or long intros. Take me on a journey. Make every lyric count and funnel towards a great chorus payoff. Maximum 3:30 in length. Good luck!"
I thought about this for a while and then I thought some more. Wouldn't it be nice and fun to actually write an explosive pop song for the teenagers so I said to myself why don't I write a song about "Fun" so I used the title "Have Some Fun" and built a song around that. I didn't want to make it too complicated or over-produced and simple. Well here is the song and I hope you can at least giggle a wee bit!!!!! Haha
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Here is wk one blog for 2015.
1. Why you joined the challenge.
I joined the challenge because it forces me to be motivated
to actually getting something done.
2. Your experience of it thus far.
This is my third time and like the new challenges presented.
3. Any progress you have made.
Yes I've been able to solely write, compose, produce, edit and arrange this song.
4. Any collaborations you have initiated.
I have not initiated any collaborations thus far.
5. Any challenges you have encountered.
It was a challenge to edit and arrange the song using the software I use.
Well pant, pant, pant I made it to the week six and collapsed across the finish line . A four way collaboration with Lucy Leblanc, Angie Ricci, Roger Beckett and myself. We did this via a google hangout over two evenings and one day of mixing etc. Also over 3 time zones and thousands of miles, Nashville (Lucy), Roger and Angie (Ontario) and me (Halifax). A lot of wordsmithin', shiftin, jumbling, bumbling etc. But we got er' done. Tattoos& Bikes thats the name of it. Hope you get te time to hear it .
Thank you all for this enjoyable ride.
I am letting the subconscious take its turn to bring up ideas and thoughts about this next song and just let things come out and when you do that sometimes unexpected things come into focus. It seems that the more you let go and trust in brainstorming etc. that the possibilities are endless. I brought up a flush of ideas one seemed to keep nagging at me for more attention than the rest. The idea I liked the most was about makin a livin and I decided to go with that one and if you listen to the song you will get the full story I am trying to convey.
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