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  1. Hey Paul: I was keeping the faith...but did wonder if your old clunker had reclaimed you for a while [I also have an old-ish clunker, so no offense meant]. 

     

    You always used to be able to transfer recordings from your Boss 8 to computer - what changed?   What format is your Boss 8 recording's file? There are apps that convert file types to mp3: Handbrake is one I've used, and Switch is another I've used.

     

    Would it help if you sent me the Boss 8 recording and I tried to convert it to mp3 - I'm not a geek so if all this is rubbish, please ignore.

     


  2. I'm finding this hard to believe! What a shock.  Eddie was a very special member here: he recorded backing tracks for 2 of my songs, he played, sang and recorded several of my songwriting efforts, and made one into a video, as in The Official Video as you see on Youtube for recording artists, and he was always helpful in replying to any questions I had about music. 

     

    Once when I was trying to work out and play a couple of chords for a song, we had a 3 way hookup across 3 continents via the webchat facility we used to have here at GFB.  There was me, Jomi and Eddie in front of our monitors with our guitars.  Eddie was sitting in his 'office' in his factory, with his screens and recording gear set up there, and with 'his girls' coming and going behind him as they were working. He was always very generous with his time and his knowledge. 

    I also don't think he was old enough to be 'of an age' when you expect that he might day.  As I say...I'm having trouble getting my head around this news.  Yes, he will be sorely missed here at GFB.  I hope his family are receiving support as they deal with this difficult time. Let's hope he does indeed rest in peace.

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  3. It's looking good to me, Paul.

     

    I've spent most of the day searching GFB for the Cliff Hanger Collab thread, and failed.  Which is a pity because it went on for weeks, and I think about 7 or 8 members contributed.  I wrote the lyrics [humourous], X$stringDrive did the vocals, separate members did blues harp, bass, rhythm, drums, and I think 3 or 4 members added solos.   The song was mixed by a member, probably kidhaiti.  I've tried to search for kidhaiti's content (to find the thread but search result is 'nothing found'.  There used to be a data base of Members you could search but couldn't find it anywhere.

     

    I have the final mix saved on my computer and it's titled Cliff Hanger Blues Final Mix - kidhaiti dated 27th July 2009.  So I posted it as a demo of what a collab of several members can be:

     

    kidhaiti - cliff hanger's blues final mix.mp3


  4. I dunno, I go away for the weekend, and find you've been beavering away over there all weekend! :) Excellent start.  You know, as usual, that I don't mind the tweaks etc - the lyrics are always a starting point [hopefully] that can be bent, twisted...whatever to fit any musical ideas anyone can come up with.  

     

    Have you got a drum kit now? Which I doubt :) but how, and using what, did you make such a complicated drum track?

     

    And... you are just going to have to explain how you tune down 32 cents if you don't want to lose your 'audience'.  Is that a semitone? Or something else? I know I could just pick up a guitar and work it out, but...but...it's easier to ask!

     

    Great idea for others to join in...were you a member here whan we did the My Name is Cliff Hanger collab, or was that before your time? We had about 8 different members playing different instruments, tracks and solos etc


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    I like this as a start to a Song ;)   -   I'll See What I Can Do, I'll Try To Look On The Bright Side If Possible

                                                                     I Know it's Nothing New, I'm Having One Of Those Days, Nothing Going Quite The Way I Want It To ?

     

    lol....I Could Work With that Vibe :) but Feel Free to Suggest - we best take it over to the Collab section tho ;)

     

     

    Paul.

     

     

                                               

     

    I've just noticed that I didn't tell you about some lyrics I've written based on your song suggestion above.  I posted it in Collabs: Collab Ideas. Plus another one I wrote on the weekend from an idea I had after reading a story in the newspaper, with a reference to an incident in your own past included.... :) I posted the 2 new song ideas in the Collabs Forum - they're probably better than these ones, at least they're original/ different.

     

    Probably should have given them a title so we know what we're talking about...[would make a change for me, at least] so maybe I/we can add titles depending on/if you [or anyone] can find some songs from those ideas.

     

    As usual, any switching, changing, adding, deleting is fine by me.

     


  6. Happy to say that Paul (Sheraton) is back on the GFB bus, and is willing to give more collaborations a go. I posted some rather ordinary ideas over at Sheraton's  'How Do Folks' post but he gave me an idea and I've come up with something that is at least different...plus another one that's a bit weird but definitely 'original'

     

    The 'usual' applies: everyone's encouraged to contribute, change, delete, add, switch around etc whatever works for you if you can fit some of the lines or ideas into a song.

     

    Song 1

    Practicing mindlessness all day

    Poured coffee on my Wheaties

    Lost my keys, put on odd socks

    Bought some sweeties that were freebies

     

    Tripped over in the park

    Dropped my wallet down a drain

    Couldn’t find my way back home

    And then forgot my name

     

    Well here we finally go then

    People finally changing their minds

    That’s OK if you know where your mind is

    All my friends are being kind

     

    Yesterday, went to a gig

    I guess I had a great time

    Started singing into a bottle

    Then forgot the end of a line

     

    I try to look on the bright side

    I know that’s nothing new

    I’m having one of those days again

    Nothing going the way it should do

     

    I wish I was back where I came from

    But who knows where that might be

    Practicing mindlessness didn’t work out (for me)

    Found mindlessness practicing me

     

    Song 2

    Paparazzi jumped my wall today

    Took photos of me in the garden

    (So I) Hid my face with a spade

    No Excuse-me, no beg(ging) your pardon

     

    The weather was growing hotter

    The faces became more familiar

    Do I look like some kind of pin-up boy?

    We don’t care, we just want to sell ya’

     

    Found myself in a snow drift

    Built an ice cave to hide for a while

    It melted - I then caught pneumonia

    Overall I had a good time

     

    The dreams of poets contain beauty

    But sadly I don’t have that gift

    We’re all so small in the universe

    So we sing [songs] and hide in snow-drifts

     

     

     


  7. Good idea, meanwhile, I've started scribbling rubbish again.  First rule of suggesting rubbish: at least give plenty of choice, You'll probably say it's not rubbish, but it's really very 'ordinary' and cliched: nothing original, no metaphor or anything of much interest, but they are lines that rhyme, and I know you can turn anything into music. 

     

    If anyone wants to have a go to turn anything into music, go for it. Also if you want to change, switch around, or do anything with the lines, feel free. 

    Even better, have a go at writing some lyrics yourself [I've set a really low bar] and Paul will probably be able to turn them into a song.

     

    Song 1

    How can it be

    That after all these years

    I look at you

    And I still love you

     

    I don’t know how -

    Never dreamed [that] this would last

    Always thought that love died

    Always did/had/has done in the past

     

    At first you think it’s love

    You believe that when it starts

    But love changes, then it/love dies

    One or [the] other, [and] then you part

     

    I thought that Love never lasts

    I’d learnt that over time

    It’s always been the same

    Time after time

     

    So how can it be

    That after all these years

    I look at you

    And I still love you

     

    Song 2

    It’s 3 in the morning

    And I don’t know what to do

    Should I go, should I stay

    Do you ever think of me too

     

    You always have your reasons

    Staying late with [all] your friends

    Don’t think I ever really believed you

    Is this how our love [affair] ends

     

    Should I go or should I stay

    Everyone loses, every which way

    This way yes, that way no

    Everyone loses, whichever {the] way

     

    [Now] it’s 4 in the morning

    Still don't know what I should do/not knowing what to do

    Should I go or should I stay

    Do you ever think of me too

     

    Song 3

    I remember that day

    We were waiting for a train

    We glanced at each other

    Never thought I’d see you again

     

    But night after night

    Day after day

    I was haunted by your memory

    Would I ever see you again

     

    Then one day, there you were/you were there

    Right in front of my eyes

    You were standing right in front of me

    It was a wonderful surprise

     

    You said, Lets go get a coffee

    I said Yes and didn’t care

    I’d be late but that didn’t matter

    My wish came true, if only I dared

     

    Hmmm… repeat first verse? Bit of a cop-out, but anyway, I’m all out of ideas/lines

     

    I have an idea for your song suggestion :) watch this space...

     


  8. Ok I'll see what I can come up with: I remember you're not keen on dark, so I'll try, but I think I am naturally dark, and aren't 'the best' songs a bit dark?   [Stands back from computer to avoid incoming missiles].   

     

    Also, any other members who want to have a go at writing some lyrics for Paul, you should give it a go - he's very talented at turning any old rubbish into great music, so you might find you can join a Collab and help to create a song - which is great fun.


  9. Hey Paul!

    I saw 'How'do Folks' in my inbox & thought: could that be Sheraton? And it was! Welcome back. Glad to see you've still got the Sheraton.

    Are you up for a collab?  I'm a bit rusty in the lyrics department but I'm sure I could come up with something. Any ideas?

     

    Sad news about Daktari - shocking really, at age 52.


  10. No replies yet so I'll give it a go - I am not an expert, although many others here are.

    What I would consider is

    1. How much power (Amps) do you want or need:

         a. If you practice at home, how loud can you play (without earphones) before disturbing others?

         b. Do you think you will ever want to perform outside your home - you might need a more powerful amp for that

    2. If you want to play at home, do you need to have an earphone jack on the amp?

    3. How important is having a broad selection of different voices, apart from distortion and clean?

    4. How big and/or heavy/portable should your ideal amp be?

     

    Sorry I can't be of more help, but other members will come along soon, who are more expert than me! :)

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