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#394478 - 02/05/17 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

A lovely melody on the chorus and nice sentiment in the lyrics.
5:30 am?!-the FAWM process sounds all consuming- hang in there!

Robert

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#394525 - 02/05/17 01:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice one, great listening.
Very well sung

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#394541 - 02/05/17 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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We've listened to #1 and #2 and will soon listen to the others. As others have
said, "Great start." Your production work over the last couple of years has really
hit the high bar. Everything sounds so nice on our monitors. And as I've said
before we are in awe of you folks who can write this prolifically. Amazing.

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#394670 - 02/06/17 11:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Robert, Sergio, Bud and Janice. Thanks for listening and commenting. I sure am learning a lot!

Bud, I have learned that I am maybe not so prolific with lyrics as I am with the music. BIAB is THE most marvelous tool for songwriting, especially the music side. Sometimes I really feel like I am cheating because it is just such a great help. I am finding that if I get a concept and it has some rhymes and it has some story I can make a song out off it pretty quickly. That is why to get going I used some public domain poems that had all these ingredients and also why I am finding the lyrics by Elizabeth Petty so easy to set to music.

Enough rambling.
Here is song number 6. Another cowrite with Elizabeth.

LOVE WE SHARE (A LOVERS LULLABYE)

Lyrics:
V1
will you pull me in so tight
gaze at me in soft moonlight
show me that you love me
more and more each day

will you kiss me goodnight
whisper that it is alright
hold me like tomorrow
may never ever come

C
yesterday's love
is such a gift
tomorrow's might
not be there
and so tonight
I want to feel
our love..
the love
we share

V2
I will pull you in so tight
gaze at you in soft moonlight
show you that I love you
more and more each day

C
yesterday's love
is such a gift
tomorrow's might
not be there
and so tonight
I want to feel
our love..
the love
we share

B
I'm not afraid
of loving too much
But only that
I've loved enough

Realtracks:
RealTracks in song: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~822:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Country Waltz Sw 085
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MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)
Supermidi country waltz piano (using Dimension Pro)
Midi piano and Dimension pro that follows the melody

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#394878 - 02/07/17 11:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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halfway there!!

I quite like this one. Not my usual genre but always good for a change.

DECEMBER

It is based on the public domain poem "December" by Claude McKay, 1889 - 1948
Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I a little barefoot girl
Knelt down against your knee.

As tears rushed from my heart, mother,
And passed beyond its wall,
But though the fountain reached my throat
The drops refused to fall.

Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I, a little barefoot girl,
Knelt down against your knee.

‘Tis ten years since you died, mother,
Just ten dark years of pain,
And oh I only wish that I
Could weep just once again.

Last night I heard your voice, mother,
The words you sang to me
When I, a little barefoot girl,
Knelt down against your knee

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RealDrums in style: TambourineTrainEv16: a: Tambourine b: TambourineTrainEv16

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#395059 - 02/08/17 07:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
Robertkc Offline
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Joanne,
Your melody and choice of style fits this poetry perfectly - this is my favourite of your songs this month so far.

Robert

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#395070 - 02/08/17 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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The arrangement and mix sound excellent to me.
Love when your harmonies come in, very nice melody,
Great job all around on this,
Enjoyed

Kenny

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#395233 - 02/09/17 07:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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A very fine collection of songs, Joanne.

All well sung and all well mixed. And all with your stamp on them.

Come To Me is my favorite (so far).

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#395243 - 02/09/17 08:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Robert, Kenny and Floyd. Thanks for the latest comments. Floyd I just knew which one would be your favourite smile

Here is one with a guest vocalist. Elizabeth Petty posted these lyrics on the FAWM site and said she could see something "Jazzy and sulty". I loved the lyrics but know my limitations. I said I would love to put music to it but my jazzy and sultry skills are sadly lacking.

BUT, I said I know someone who can. So I contacted my old band mate of 20 years ago who lives in Oman and roped her in. Within 24 hours she had come up with the melody and I had two decent vocal records (done on an iphone with no microphone and sent to me via WhatsApp!!). I mixed those iphone recordings in and this is the result. It is certainly different from all my other stuff and I hope you enjoy it.

CAN YOU FEEL

Lyrics:
can you feel.......
the temperature rising
can you feel.......
the ember's red glow
can you feel.......
the fire spark on my skin...
kiss me....
then you'll know....

V2
can you feel........
the ocean waves rising
can you feel.......
the warm river flow
can you feel......
the waterfall coming
touch me......
then you'll know....

C
kiss me
touch me
hold me
I will love you
through this night

kiss me
touch me
hold me
I will love you
always in this life

C
can you feel.....
our love's magic rising
can you feel....
my desire grow
can you feel...
how much I love you
hold me ....
then you'll know

C
kiss me
touch me
hold me
I will love you
through this night

kiss me
touch me
hold me
I will love you
always in this life

Realtracks:
RealTracks in style: ~2285:Bass, Acoustic, JazzSwingRonA-B Sw 140
RealTracks in style: ~2289:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzSwingKenny Sw 140
RealDrums in Song: JazzSwingLewis^01-a:Brushes, Snare , b:Brushes Swirl, Busy Snare
And a midi sax made from the melody line


Edited by JoanneCooper (02/09/17 08:33 PM)

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#395261 - 02/10/17 12:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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'Home to me'.Cruizy! And as comfy as an old arm chair. Cheers.


Edited by RichMac (02/10/17 12:15 AM)
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#395426 - 02/10/17 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi, Jo !:))


I´d love to wake
up in the morning to
this beautiful tune
of yours !:))


Superb performance as
always !

Cheers
Dani

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#395843 - 02/13/17 01:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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RichMac and Dani48. Thanks for the latest comments. Rich where ya been?

Song number 9:

HOOK LINE AND SINKER (with Cynthia Wolff)

Cynthia offered me this wonderful set of lyrics and I do hope I have managed to do justice to them. It started out as a folk song but ended up a pop one.

Cynthia said about these lyrics:
A nod to Marcel Duchamp and Beatrice Wood and the Dadaists of the early 20th Century...a bunch of original Boho's who liked to cross dress and sit around talking, smoking ,drinking and making masterpieces...

"The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" is Duchamp's masterprice and can be viewed at The Tate in London

Lyrics:
Absently sipping absinthe
at the Cabaret Voltaire
i aspire to cold detachment
while you look so debonair...

Beatrice flirting in her black beaded dress
Marcel on the staircase
His lipstick is a mess...

You got me…Hook Line and Sinker
yeah it was….Hook line and sinker oh yeah
You cast a spell and down I fell
ah ha…yeah yeah you cast a spell and down i fell ah ha...

United by emptiness
true confessions we share
I got away with nothing as if you really care…

Discret Detectives
lying in wait
we study one another waiting for our fate

You got me…Hook Line and Sinker yeah it was….Hook line and sinker oh yeah..Hook line and sinker.You cast a spell and down I fell ah ha…yeah yeah you cast a spell and down i fell ah ha

Marcel and Beatrice are really quite the pair
gaze at each other and the brides that are stripped bare.
Looking for questions cause the answers waiting there…
Misjudgement lurking at the bottom of the stair.

You got me….hook line and sinker….yeah hook line and sinker…yeah yeah Hook,line,sinker
you cast a spell and down I fell ah ha yeah yeah you cast a spell and down I feel ah ha..

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RealTracks in style: 1827:Bass, Electric, PopModernGrooveA-B Ev16 075
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RealTracks in style: 1831:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopModernGrooveBrightA-B Ev16 075
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RT1875:Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 085
RT363:Pedal Steel, Background Ev 085
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#395890 - 02/13/17 11:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne,

I've been popping in every now and then to hear how FAWM is going for you. I'm now listening to "Hook Line and Sinker" as I type. It's terrific.... a great sound, very creative and really well put together. Your singing is excellent. It sounds like you are thoroughly enjoying performing this.

You've certainly got a good collection of material growing.

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#395906 - 02/13/17 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Sounding great Joanne!

Hey can you explain the "photo shoot"? That is very interesting! How did you do that?

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#395920 - 02/13/17 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hook, Line and Sinker is one fantastic song. I liked everything about this one. Your production work is getting better and better!

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#395921 - 02/13/17 02:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
Robertkc Offline
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Joanne,
A very original and interesting lyric and your melody is a great fit. Your vocal chops are sounding back to their best and production nice and simple.
This would make a cool subject for a video.

Robert

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#396118 - 02/14/17 08:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Noel, thanks for checking back every now and then. I appreciate it. David, what "photo shoot" are you referring too? Thanks for the comment. Mario, thanks for popping it and robert for your ongoing support. It is not unnoticed.

I seem to have hit a bit of a roadblock and dont seem to be able to put music to these lyrics I wrote. They are based on a story told by Sigrid Rausing on Desert Island Discs. I am posting them in the hope that somebody clever can make a folk or country song out of them...sort of in the style of Emmylou Harris or John Denver. Anyone like to have a go?

Heather and juniper

There once was a field
outside my back door
of heather and Juniper
Council decided
to dig all this up
Replacing it with conifers

Chorus/tag line

In those fields
Those beautiful fields
of heather and juniper

One night after dark
My father woke up
He so hated conifers
He took us with him
To dig up the trees
Planted amongst the juniper

In those fields
Those beautiful fields
of heather and juniper

But when I knelt down
To pull up those trees
Hiding in the juniper
with a lump in my throat
I could not complelte
And left alone the conifers

In those fields
Those beautiful fields
of heather and juniper

bridge
Years have gone past and
One breathless day
I went to the see the juniper
And in that field
Stood tall and stood proud
those beautiful old conifers

In those fields
Those beautiful fields
of heather and juniper

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#396285 - 02/16/17 08:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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December is, indeed, different but most enjoyable.

Hook Line and Sinker struck us as having great vocal
dynamics. Very powerful.

We will catch up on some of the others. You are amazing!


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#396430 - 02/17/17 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne,

Not sure if you're still working on this one. But I sent you a message via Facebook to see if I could help you move it along. Best of luck.

Bob

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#397030 - 02/21/17 05:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: FAWM 2017 [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Bud and Janice. Thanks so much for your comments. Here and on Soundcloud Btw... I think you guys are pretty amazing too!

Bob, thanks for the comment. Bob has beafed up the lyrics for Heather and Juniper and also written the music. I have a melody in mind, just need to "internalize" it before recording.

Here are the next two songs:

ONE IN A MILLION (WITH ARTHUR ROSSI)


These lyrics were written by the very prolific Arthur Rossi. Arthur has written about 70 sets of lyrics so far this FAWM and about 30 of these have been set to music by various FAWM participants!! An absolutely amazing achievement. If ever you are feeling uninspired during FAWM you can go to Arthur's page and pick a lyric that appeals to you and away you go. Thank you Arthur!

Lyrics:
when I got lost
in this big city,
could you supose
that you would meet me
there in all this mess…?

At First it was just
bashful glances,
and then we knew… (well,)
That the chances `
were minute I guess


(Chorus)
One in a million
one in a million
almost impossible
flash in the pan
hopes and wishes
just like helium
once released
Can't be caught again


Our Feelings burst
just like grenades
it seems as if it
were decades
that we haven’t met…

Now it is awkward
to accustom,
You've gotta wife
I’ve a husband,
what is it with us…?

Chorus

bridge
You can ask me "what are the chances",
Dont ask, you will not like my answers,


Chorus * 2

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