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#445346 - 12/15/17 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Floyd and Bill,

Strange, different, thought provoking, but above all, entertaining.

A very clever write and production, all as professional as ever.

ROG.


Glad you found it interesting, ROG...


Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Nicely done!

As usual, clever well written lyrics and a totally pro sounding mix.


Thanks, Dave...


Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Nice song guys. Great concept and the production as always top notch. Love it.


Appreciate you dropping by, Samuel...
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#445532 - 12/16/17 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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When Bill sent me the lyric, I had no problem understanding the point.
I'm surprised that anyone would. But I will explain.

but he went off to sin at the holiday inn

That means he was going to the Holiday Inn to have sex with another woman.
Or a man. We don't know that much about Buford.
Either way, he was cheating on her.

where he died an embarrassing death

If you were at the Holiday Inn in your small North Carolina town cheating on your wife and you died of a heart attack (for example), then that would likely be very embarrassing for your family...

Which sets up the rest of the story.
The police return his belongings - which include his keys.
The wife immediately goes to unlock the shed to find out what Buford has been doing out there. She thinks he has been preparing to run off with someone else.
Turns out he was getting ready for the both of them to survive some apocalypse.

I know Bill would likely not explain a lyric. He generally just puts it out there and let's it stand.



Yeah I did kinda get that from it, but what puzzled me, as someone else also mentioned.... he seems to love his wife but he's off cheating on her. Yeah, it is what it is.... just thought it didn't fit the rest of the song..... maybe he could have died from a heart attack while driving his truck or something.... more in line with what the rest of the song paints him to be...a guy who loves his wife and makes preparation for them to survive the zombie apocalypse without her knowledge of what he's doing in the shed.
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#445860 - 12/18/17 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
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When Bill sent me the lyric, I had no problem understanding the point.
I'm surprised that anyone would. But I will explain.

but he went off to sin at the holiday inn

That means he was going to the Holiday Inn to have sex with another woman.
Or a man. We don't know that much about Buford.
Either way, he was cheating on her.

where he died an embarrassing death

If you were at the Holiday Inn in your small North Carolina town cheating on your wife and you died of a heart attack (for example), then that would likely be very embarrassing for your family...

Which sets up the rest of the story.
The police return his belongings - which include his keys.
The wife immediately goes to unlock the shed to find out what Buford has been doing out there. She thinks he has been preparing to run off with someone else.
Turns out he was getting ready for the both of them to survive some apocalypse.

I know Bill would likely not explain a lyric. He generally just puts it out there and let's it stand.



Yeah I did kinda get that from it, but what puzzled me, as someone else also mentioned.... he seems to love his wife but he's off cheating on her. Yeah, it is what it is.... just thought it didn't fit the rest of the song..... maybe he could have died from a heart attack while driving his truck or something.... more in line with what the rest of the song paints him to be...a guy who loves his wife and makes preparation for them to survive the zombie apocalypse without her knowledge of what he's doing in the shed.


I don't think that Bill's storyline - a guy who cheats on his wife yet cares about her and would want her with him during the apocalypse - is any less valid. There are a lot of imperfect people in the world. There are a lot of guys who cheat on their wives but would never want to leave them - and still care for them - and would still protect them above all others. The guy who is stockpiling twinkies for the end of the world is not necessarily playing with the same deck as the rest of us. You are projecting a different story on it. Not the story that Bill chose to tell.
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#445868 - 12/18/17 01:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Fun and clever!! My favorite line (from a bunch of great ones):

hostess twinkies fresh for life

That one really made me laugh! This is such a well-crafted write, mostly just fun but with a nice sentimental twist. Arrangement and mix are perfect! Another excellent write by an excellent writer (and apparently co-writer as well). Really enjoyed the journey to The Shed Floyd!! Take care. Greg


Thanks, Greg. It is all just for fun. And Bill is a fine writer - easy to work with, too...



Originally Posted By: 44kfl
So Buford is a doomsday prepper,
I'm actually on board with Herb, I don't get the Holiday Inn
thing either. It's kind of a funny folksy tale with a nice melody
and musical flow but I don't like Buford. I guess he's a good ole boy
with a complex relationship, he cares for his wife but cheats on her.
The song is very visual, I like that, I don't like grocery lists much.
I'm sorry, I never mean to be too critical or nasty. There are things
that I like here, maybe I'm not the audience for this one. Maybe
the character is just human and I'm not focusing on the humor
or sweet twist. Those chairs should've been in the home to be used
and shown as a symbol of love out in the open. I don't expect people
to agree with me on this and I have the highest respect for you Floyd.

Take my read on this with a grain of salt as most here will love it
and heck, have a Merry Christmas


Kenny - you can check back to my explanation to Herb about the Holiday Inn.
I can't answer for Bill, but I don't think you are suppose to like Buford. I didn't much care for him, myself. And I will repeat my follow up to Herb - I don't think that Bill's storyline - a guy who cheats on his wife yet cares about her and would want her with him during the apocalypse - is any less valid. There are a lot of imperfect people in the world. There are a lot of guys who cheat on their wives but would never want to leave them - and still care for them - and would still protect them above all others. The guy who is stockpiling twinkies for the end of the world is not necessarily playing with the same deck as the rest of us. I don't think Buford would put those chairs in the house. They were a part of his shed plan. It is "his way". You are projecting a different story on it. Not the story that Bill chose to tell.
I can't really address your dislike for list songs. There is no question this is one. There are thousands of classic examples - Tom T. Hall did it all the time. Dylan, too (to name just two)...

Grain of salt taken. I've got no problem with you not taking to this one. Not everyone is going to like everything. So I just keep writing. All the time. A bunch of them. Maybe you'll like the next one better...

Thanks for listening...
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#445871 - 12/18/17 01:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd & Bill,
That`s a pretty complete list - might be straight from a preppers website!
I guess the first verse does make the tale a bit darker than the rest of the song... but hey, I`m a details guy, so I really enjoyed that grocery list!
Super vocal that captures the humour intended and very clean toe-tapping arrangement.

Robert


Robert - thanks for having a go at this...


Originally Posted By: dani48
Dear Floyd !


I had my laugh, but
maybe I should take it
a little more seriously
as there sure are people
preparing for armageddon
both here and there !

In any case a brilliantly
written and performed tune
as was expected also !:))

A most Merry X-mas to you
and your co writer and
a most Happy New Year too !

Cheers
Dani


Thanks, Dani!
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#445872 - 12/18/17 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd & Bill

Great melody - fun tune - clever lyric, excellent storytelling about a philandering survivalist, and all wrapped up in a great performance.

Peter


Peter - glad you enjoyed it...


Originally Posted By: tommyad
Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd & Bill

Great melody - fun tune - clever lyric, excellent storytelling about a philandering survivalist, and all wrapped up in a great performance.

Peter
I was thinking the same thing. I thought the Holiday Inn part worked OK as it was referenced again later when she said she thought he might have run off with some other girl. Great production as usual and very well sung with some challenging phrasing. I as well as many others always get excited to see a new post from you. A pleasure, Tom


Tom - I most appreciate that you noticed the "challenging phrasing". There were parts of this that were a real mouthful... smile
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#445894 - 12/18/17 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Great song, Floyd. And I actually liked the "Holiday Inn" thing...very clever and got it right away.
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#445908 - 12/18/17 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd, it's fun, entertaining with very clever lyric content! Just like everything you post! you have amassed quite a collection of great country tunes! Thanks, Torrey
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#445946 - 12/18/17 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Very cool lyric Floyd. This was a very entertaining song. Great story telling. Super vocal. Excellent collaboration
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#446004 - 12/19/17 05:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: jford
Great song, Floyd. And I actually liked the "Holiday Inn" thing...very clever and got it right away.


Thanks, John! Always nice to see you drop by the Showcase... And your tip on the Copy Special for shots and holds was great!!! I've been using the method Noel mentioned - which is a bit more tedious.... so Thanks for that!


Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Floyd, it's fun, entertaining with very clever lyric content! Just like everything you post! you have amassed quite a collection of great country tunes! Thanks, Torrey


Glad you dropped by, Torrey. Looking forward to your stuff in the coming year...


Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool lyric Floyd. This was a very entertaining song. Great story telling. Super vocal. Excellent collaboration


Appreciate that, Scott...
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#446132 - 12/19/17 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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This is a cleverly written and hilarious story presented by a cool "Appalachian Swing" band.

Great production and vocal -- never expect any less and never get any less. You've been clearing that very high bar for quite a while mr jane.

Amongst all the goodness here what really struck (and surprised us) was the cool use of those bluegrass solo RT's (guitar and mandolin). The use of them in anything other than a bluegrass production is very rare on this forum. It really worked well.

It had to be a lot fun working it up and it sure is a lot of fun listening to the result.

Y'all done good.

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#446803 - 12/22/17 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Hello, floyd

It's a bit old style country song, I feel like heard it somewhere in an old American movie.
Your storytelling singing is wonderful.
Though it is not an usual rock tune, I also like this kind of music.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Best regards.

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#446925 - 12/23/17 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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Very nice country folk!
Nice story too.

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#447477 - 12/27/17 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: floyd jane]
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This song really appealed to me, Floyd. I'm OK with letting the lyrics fall where they may... I like the hodgepodge of random information. It paints a picture that fits pretty well into the mundane lives lived by most of us.

I think songs that give the audience free reign to make up their own interpretation automatically have wider appeal, because they aren't boxed in to a single message on which the audience might be divided.

My take: the story makes an interesting commentary on suspicion. The man and the woman in the story both had suspicions (the wife suspected her husband was going to run off with another woman, while the man suspected that society was going to collapse, and he needed to be prepared)

While neither of them was completely right, neither of them was completely wrong. The things we're prepared for aren't generally the things that get us in the end.

Hats off to both of you... I'm very impressed that after so many home runs you continue to find new ways to hit the ball out of the park.

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#447511 - 12/27/17 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Shed [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
This is a cleverly written and hilarious story presented by a cool "Appalachian Swing" band.

Great production and vocal -- never expect any less and never get any less. You've been clearing that very high bar for quite a while mr jane.

Amongst all the goodness here what really struck (and surprised us) was the cool use of those bluegrass solo RT's (guitar and mandolin). The use of them in anything other than a bluegrass production is very rare on this forum. It really worked well.

It had to be a lot fun working it up and it sure is a lot of fun listening to the result.

Y'all done good.

J&B


Your new avatar is cool! Anytime I can get a nod from YOU about how I use bluegrass instruments in a production, that is enough to give me a smile... smile


Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, floyd

It's a bit old style country song, I feel like heard it somewhere in an old American movie.
Your storytelling singing is wonderful.
Though it is not an usual rock tune, I also like this kind of music.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki Adachi - Thanks for all your support throughout the year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, as well....



Originally Posted By: RnAM
Very nice country folk!
Nice story too.

Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks, y'all....


Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
This song really appealed to me, Floyd. I'm OK with letting the lyrics fall where they may... I like the hodgepodge of random information. It paints a picture that fits pretty well into the mundane lives lived by most of us.

I think songs that give the audience free reign to make up their own interpretation automatically have wider appeal, because they aren't boxed in to a single message on which the audience might be divided.

My take: the story makes an interesting commentary on suspicion. The man and the woman in the story both had suspicions (the wife suspected her husband was going to run off with another woman, while the man suspected that society was going to collapse, and he needed to be prepared)

While neither of them was completely right, neither of them was completely wrong. The things we're prepared for aren't generally the things that get us in the end.

Hats off to both of you... I'm very impressed that after so many home runs you continue to find new ways to hit the ball out of the park.


Thanks, Pat. As I stated previously, a good deal of this - the storyline - was Bill's doing, so he deserves that credit. Very pleased to have you drop by. Wish you would visit more often!!!!
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