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#461373 - 03/09/18 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
All, great song! Very clever and wonderful production / delivery.

Enjoyed!

Bob
We all thank you Bob, Tom

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#461485 - 03/10/18 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Cool collaboration. It has a lovely island vibe that would make Jimmy Buffet smile. Now I need some rum. Cheers and Happy Birthday.


Originally Posted By: Mikke - PG Music
I came for the Pun, I stayed for the song.


Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Some really cool TROP-ROCK.

This has a definite Jimmy Buffet sound, groove, vibe, to it.

It was so good I had to go back for another round. I have a few Corona's in the fridge.... kinda makes me wanna grab one.

I love the twist of the phrase...... pier pressure. Perfect.


Originally Posted By: RichMac

All very together (prosody).

Very good lyrics and sentiments to live by.
I could imagine this as part of Jimmy B's repertoire.
Not that it needs any improving.
Great as it is.
Thumbs up.


Thanks y'all. We are proud to be a small part of this!

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#461628 - 03/11/18 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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@Charlie - thanks for all the nice comments!

@David - glad you stopped by...

@Alan - There's no other place like Key West! Gotta go!

@cliftond - thanks!

@Bob - good to see ya!
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#461641 - 03/11/18 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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Great lyrics!!! Love the song and congratulations to all!


Now where can I find that bar? I'd like to put about 190 pounds of pressure on that pier!

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#461651 - 03/11/18 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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Great track. I really enoyed ot.

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#461696 - 03/11/18 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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What a gem!!! Too bad Buffett doesn't do many covers.....this is PERFECT for him! Love the clever use of Pier Pressure. Everything in this song could not be done any better!!!

my Facebook friends with their latest trends
tend to bring me down
I don’t wanna text what happens next
my every mis-step making the rounds
If they want to give their opinion
i’ll tell them where to go
I won't post what i eat
try not to tweet
and pull my hat down low


AMEN!!!!!! Love it guys!! Happy Birthdays and MARCH FORTH!!!! Take care. Greg

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#461878 - 03/13/18 04:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
Great lyrics!!! Love the song and congratulations to all!


Now where can I find that bar? I'd like to put about 190 pounds of pressure on that pier!
Thanks Lawrence. You would like Key West if you've never been. It's one of the great American drinking towns, Tom
Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Great track. I really enoyed ot.
Thanks SD, Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
What a gem!!! Too bad Buffett doesn't do many covers.....this is PERFECT for him! Love the clever use of Pier Pressure. Everything in this song could not be done any better!!!

my Facebook friends with their latest trends
tend to bring me down
I don’t wanna text what happens next
my every mis-step making the rounds
If they want to give their opinion
i’ll tell them where to go
I won't post what i eat
try not to tweet
and pull my hat down low


AMEN!!!!!! Love it guys!! Happy Birthdays and MARCH FORTH!!!! Take care. Greg
Thank You Greg. We all value your opinion, Tom

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#461894 - 03/13/18 05:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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@Lawrence - glad you stopped by...

@SD - thanks...

@Greg - we appreciate that...




Tom - A big THANKS for all your work on this - for carrying the heavy load!...

Bud - A huge THANKS for letting us join you on this...

Janice - You are the BEST!
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#461966 - 03/13/18 12:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
I love birthdays where you give gifts to us. Like Josie, it made me smile, too. laugh



Thanks!

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Tom, floyd, Janice & Bud,

A very nice collaboration!
Super vocals and harmonies!
It is very well mixed everywhere.
Very comfortable!
I have little knowledge about island style, but it is a very happy and good sound.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.
Happy birthday, Tom and floyd,

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thanks Shigeki!


Originally Posted By: RnAM
Happy birthday Tommy and Floyd!
Nice song too!

Rob and Anne-Marie



It was fun...thanks

J&B

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Happy Birthday gentleman !

Wonderful all around by everyone

you guys are the high shining beacon of light!

great musicians, super song

enjoyed,

Kenny


That's very thoughtful of you Kenny. Nice to hear from you!

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#461969 - 03/13/18 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Janice, Bud, Tom and floyd,

'Outstanding' is a word that I regularly type when I respond to one of your posts on the forum. It seems that no matter how much I use it, though, this word never gets tired in my mind. Time after time, the compositions, performances and productions that are left in the wake of each of your individual creativities are outstanding. And with "Pier Pressure", yet again you've all comfortably jumped that often admired bar of achievement that separates the 'cream of the crop' from the 'rest of world'. I sit here at my computer in Australia and marvel at the consistency of your work.

The lyrics and the lyric flow are fantastic! I don't know how these words grew but the finished product travels along like greased lightning and with highly focused attention to lyric detail. I loved the way that the pun 'pier/peer pressure' developed.

In these lyrics, what stood out most to me was the way with which the inner rhymes worked in conjunction with the end-of-line rhymes and accented that laid-back, rock-meets-swing lilt that's often found in Caribbean/Island styled music. That...

  • A A
    B
    C C
    B

...rhyme pattern found in the first four lines of each of the verses is the stuff of genius. This pattern also helps to drive the tongue-in-cheek humour that radiates from these words.

Something that I discovered a while back but have never tried is that if rhymes are plentiful and happen in quick succession, they can enhance any comedy that's present in the words. The master of this technique was Cole Porter. Have a look at and listen to his lyrics for "Your The Top" (Youtube link) and I think you'll see what I mean. While Porter also uses clever lists that anticlimax (i.e. Mickey Mouse, cellophane, etc.) to deliver laughs, rhyme-flow is the generator that paces and powers the lyric humour.

Originally Posted By: Cole Porter
(a lyric excerpt)

You're the top! You're the Colosseum,
You're the top! You're the Louvre Museum,
You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss,
You're a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet,
You're Mickey Mouse.

You're the Nile, You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile on the Mona Lisa.
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
But baby, if I'm the bottom,
You're the top!

(Full lyrics found here)


As I see it... with "Pier Pressure", just like Cole Porter, Merritt/Adams/Jane have shown us all how it's done! Outstanding!

Last, and most important... Tom and floyd, I wish you both a sincere and enthusiastic...



...may you enjoy many, many more as you both march forth into the years to come! (Thanks for the 'march forth' pun, Tom, I'd never have stumbled onto it myself.)

Best wishes to everyone,
Noel


Noel, as always I read your response with great interest. I'm glad you like the pier/peer notion because with only a couple of other general ideas that's about all I (Bud) contributed. But I will revel in your wonderful comments anyhow smile

Thank you so much!

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#462739 - 03/18/18 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Sometimes the stars align perfectly in the sky over the Pier called Mallory Square. The right day, the right beer and the right group of friends. Magic happens.

For those stars to be the BIAB Forum superstars, B&J, Tom and Floyd and on their BIRTHDAY to boot ---

Nothing else could come of such a happening except the perfect song to commemorate it.

Excellent job and enjoyable song to listen to this morning.

Happy Birthday to you guys and thanks for sharing it with us in song....


Charlie, thanks for your kind remarks and continued support. We consider it a privilege and a pleasure to work with these guys.

J&B

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
What a gem!!! Too bad Buffett doesn't do many covers.....this is PERFECT for him! Love the clever use of Pier Pressure. Everything in this song could not be done any better!!!

my Facebook friends with their latest trends
tend to bring me down
I don’t wanna text what happens next
my every mis-step making the rounds
If they want to give their opinion
i’ll tell them where to go
I won't post what i eat
try not to tweet
and pull my hat down low


AMEN!!!!!! Love it guys!! Happy Birthdays and MARCH FORTH!!!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg. It was cool working with Tom and floyd - more like just being along a for a fun ride!

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#462789 - 03/18/18 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, Floyd, J&B, Mr Buffet would certainly be proud to call this one his! Great work by all! To me it sounds that you have captured the vibe you were going for in this one! Thanks, Torrey
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#462806 - 03/18/18 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: tommyad]
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Sounds great to me. Nice collab.

SD

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#463189 - 03/20/18 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Pier Pressure (Merritt/Adams/Jane) - Tom & floyd's annual birthday song [Re: SpaceDog]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Tom, Floyd, J&B, Mr Buffet would certainly be proud to call this one his! Great work by all! To me it sounds that you have captured the vibe you were going for in this one! Thanks, Torrey


Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Sounds great to me. Nice collab.

SD


Thanks y'all -- these collaborators make me look like a writer...hahahahha!

Glad you liked it.

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