I thought I knew some shit about the Fabs, never even heard of Large Van Cretin until this rfreeman stuff.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE
This is a visual approximation of rfreeman’s internal monologue as he writes his little poats.
Our boy MYKE is worse. To the tune of Nilsson's "Me and my Oppo":
Luckily, I sometimes have had my doubts. This time, it was Jimmy Buffet. Original vinyl that I haven't played in eons, but then that "little voice" I've learned to trust after 60 years, said no, and I listened. Luckily, when a song has popped into my head, that's long gone, I simply Google it, which as I'm sure you know brings up You Tube, then I choose between my desktop, or my Oppo for my listening pleasure. Once I've enjoyed the song I'm able to move on, with no regret.
In fact, here's a great example : Firefall, a Best Of compilation, I just played on my new turntable. I even thought how I can't imagine giving that one up, with so many great memories from the late 70s tied to those songs.
My first apartment at 18 years old, a great high-paying job, straight out of high school, and of course, a certain girl.
Post by aquaholic2017 on May 15, 2019 19:25:57 GMT
I am putting on a Pete Seeger Centennial tribute concert to Pete and The Weavers this Sat May 18 in Hopewell, NJ from 5 to 8 pm at the Hopewell United Methodist Church in honor of Pete's 100th birthday this month. Tribute to Pete Seeger - Hopewell United Methodist Church
It features my band The Beagles ( The Beagles – Harmony hooks and sultry seductions in a power pop package ) backing a host of talented NJ musicians. Tickets are $10 and it is a benefit for two local NJ environmental conservation groups, The Watershed Institute and The Sourlands Conservancy.
If you will be in the area, I hope you can check it out.
This is easily rfreeman's best performance. As awful as it is, it's short, up tempo and almost as competent as the worst performance at an open mic in a college town coffee house. I give it zero stars.
rfreeman shares some songwriting advice for noobs: "If you can sing a song you have all the musical skill you need to write a song. You can get others to arrange instrumental parts around what you sing. It is creating the words and melody that is writing the song.
I play guitar and keyboards and know music theory. But about half the songs I write are started without an instrument in my hand - just singing, and not referencing my musical knowledge at all - I could not tell you the chords or key when I create the song- I work those out later.
Sometimes I just sing it in my head if I am somewhere I cant sing out loud. I once wrote a song while sitting in a class - so I couldnt even sing, but I heard the melody in my head and wrote down the words."