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#216606 - 09/30/13 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !

I think that what you are singing about
is a global thing, and I also share your
sentiment whith these absolutely brilliant
lyrics to this touching tune ! I am sure there
a couple of billion people agreeing with you
on this pressing issue!

I do not find the right words to
prize this magnificient song and performance !
I think I have to use the word loistava = shiningly brilliant, as brought up by Noel !:))

Thank you Floyd !

Cheers
Dani

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#216611 - 09/30/13 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: floyd jane]
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Noel,

Always enjoy your assessment of a song!

>>> the ABCABC quick succession of rhymes

I thought you would like (and mention) that. One of those spots that looks fairly simple once it's in place, but can take a bit of thought to get there in the first place. The trick is to "make it look easy". It should never stand out as "oh..he worked on that one!"..

>>> While I'm not a fan of fade-out endings..

That has been said by others. I happen to really LIKE fade out endings. For a couple of different reasons. Many of the endings that I hear here are so "standard" as to be uninteresting - they don't reflect what has gone before (meaning the song) - they are just a standard "wrap up of this final chord". They don't have the flavor that one would actually find studio musicians doing to complete a particular song. That is in no way a "knock" on BIAB. It does all that it can possibly do given the situation. And... second, the RT soloists can do some really cool stuff if you give them time. I'm not fan of long solos in the middle of a song. At the end, the listener can choose to "go with it or not". I enjoy that final ride...

In this case, the main lead instrument had been the electric, so I let him start to take it out. But this is a "working man's song" so the mandolin seemed like the guy to "have the last word".

Thanks for you kind words. Greatly appreciated. floyd
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#216612 - 09/30/13 10:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Floyd,

Great song - love the vocal and production as well. Nice work.

Bob


Appreciate that, Bob
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#216615 - 09/30/13 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Hi Floyd

Incredible song. The lyrics were heartfelt and music was excellent. Your words hit the nail right on the head. Things are definitely mixed up. Watched a documentary about kids coming out of University with massive student loans and no jobs. Billions being spent and very few seeing the reward.

Scott


Thanks Scott.

It is mind-boggling how so much gets spent for the wrong things...
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#216616 - 09/30/13 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Floyd,

your lyrics apply to many countries.
Let me quote Noel: great harmony, very catchy melody, super arrangement, top-notch singing and superb mixing.

Guenter


Guenter - that is an interesting thing that has come from this... finding that these "problems" seem to be worldwide. And, is a reminder of the fact that we, on this forum, are "a community" made up of people from all walks of life and many different country. That in itself is a very cool thing...

And... thanks for the listen - floyd
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#216638 - 09/30/13 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: floyd jane]
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What a great way to express a powerful sentiment. Beats the heck outa watching talking heads ad nauseum. I'd rather listen to a great song with a great message any day. I really like this and as usual your high productions standards accompanied a great vocal!!

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#216682 - 09/30/13 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: floyd jane]
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Amen to this, Floyd.
We are heading for a similar situation in this country. The money is getting spent the wrong way round.
Education should be right up there when it comes to spending the money that WE, the taxpayers put in there for our Government to spend WISELY.
Top Dollar, Floyd.
cheers
ian
ps - I loved the fade out ending - not usual for you and just seems to add to the Professionalism of the whole thing somehow.
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#216709 - 09/30/13 08:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Skyline]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Excellent work Floyd, an important and heartfelt song extremely well delivered. Well done my friend.

I had a twinge watching the BBC new lunchtime. There was a man in India, shopkeeper by trade but by no means wealthy, who decided something needed to be done to try and give local street urchins a chance in life and he'd set up, with his own time and money, an open air 'school' right under the noisy city concrete overpass, open to the elements. He'd painted a black square on a wall to serve as a blackboard. The kids sit on mats on the ground while he delivers basic lessons. The occasional volunteer donates exercise books but they didn't look like they had much of those. It's a topsy turvy world.


John,

Thank you for that.

An awful lot of the good that happens in the world is because one man stood up and did something...
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#216710 - 09/30/13 08:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Floyd, nicely written, well recorded and nice vocals. This is a subject I have approached in songs before. It's important to write things like this once in awhile so we can all help each other make sense of this crazy world. Thanks for posting, Tom


Tom,

Thanks. And you're right.. it is important that we do that once in a while - floyd
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#216711 - 09/30/13 08:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Floyd,

I absolutely LOVE this. Great vocal and lyrics that are sad but true and very well written.

All that said, my favorite thing about this song is the tune(melody)and the hauntingly beautiful arrangement. So many of these types of songs I hear don't have that. This one left me wanting to hear more.





Josie,

Appreciate that. Sometimes the right package is all that is required to really get the message heard. I like that you think that this song accomplished that to some degree. - floyd
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#216713 - 09/30/13 08:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd.

I've been missing for a couple of weeks, but I'm really glad I didn't miss this one.

The protest song has always had an important role to play in our musical heritage and this one hits right to the heart of a subject which is on a lot of people's minds.

The standard of the writing, performance and production is excellent, as usual.

ROG.


ROG,

Always good to have you drop in...That is a very nice thing to hear. One of things that I like about this song is that it is fairly simple and gets to the point - and requires little else.. - floyd
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#216714 - 09/30/13 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
Floyd, my comments on your works are not very helpful. I absolutely love everything you do to a song so I'm not very much help, sorry.

The theme is very topical and could as well be taken from any headline in the world.

I, too, liked the mando outro. A pleasant surprise.

Well done, my friend.


Don,

Always pleased to see you coming around for a listen. This should be brought up more often in the news. Perhaps it should always include a mandolin following the story. Make people think.. - floyd
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#216715 - 09/30/13 08:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Danny C.]
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Originally Posted By: Danny C.
Floyd,

Although the title states something has gone wrong, I can state for sure that IMHO anyway, "nothing" has gone wrong with this project".

Well done!

later,


Danny,

Thanks. You made me realize how strong the title itself is. Kind of makes ya want to see what's inside. - floyd
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#216716 - 09/30/13 08:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Good one Floyd! Enjoyed the rhyming scheme and the emotion in the song as it built towards the end. Like the way you use a lot of tracks without the backing sounding crowded. Cheers.


Rich,

Glad you liked this.

There seems like a lot of tracks, I know - and I actually forgot at least one, I know... but several of those were used just to get the "big burst chords" that define the chorus - and they aren't playing anywhere else.

floyd
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#216717 - 09/30/13 08:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Something's Gone Wrong [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
I'm not 100% sure of the rules here on political speech (it's off limits on other forums I go to) but putting it into a song is totally legit. So I will tread lightly....

They are simply two sides to the same coin....


I like the song and totally agree. My wife is a teacher and we buy her classroom supplies from our own pockets. If we didn't she would have to do without.

Check out my web site: I have 2 political songs there that name names and spell it out... Hope & Change and Leave This Country Alone

I enjoyed your take on this situation.


Thanks, Herb.
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Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

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