NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute)

Posted by: Greg Johnson

NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/15/19 05:39 PM

Hello forum friends. I write a lot of sad songs, none sadder than this one. The link tells the background story. Take care all. Greg


https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/corona-honored-and-remembered-at-candlelight-vigil/


https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/rising-star
Posted by: fiddler2007

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/15/19 06:39 PM

Well done Greg, very nice song and hommage; i pity the poor gal. Can you post your lyrics maybe? F
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/15/19 07:02 PM

Wow. What a beautiful song that is so exquisitely sung. There are echos of Lightfoot here. This is one of my favorite songs I have heard on this forum. A+++
Posted by: Jim

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 02:40 AM

Greg...
You do write some sad songs but often sad songs need to be written...
Its hard celebrate a tragedy in life with a happy song!
I enjoyed your tribute.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 03:18 AM

Beautiful, well written song, wonderful performance.

I read the back story too, very sad, especially someone so young.

A fitting tribute!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 06:26 AM

We had previously read about that...so sad.

Your tribute is beautifully written, performed, produced and very, very poignant...

J&B
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 09:59 AM

So many have said so many wonderful things about this young officer

this is a timely and beautiful tribute

I felt the sense of loss immediately upon hearing about this

senseless tragedy

wonderful song Greg

thanks for sharing this,

Kenny
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 10:26 AM

Greg,

Beautifully written and sung.
I hadn`t heard this news; its sadly similar to other losses that have been experienced here.Your song gathers up the feelings and makes them universal.


Robert
Posted by: Al-David

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 10:50 AM

Greg,

I read this story several days ago. And what a shame. I know this hits close to home for you. Really beautiful - if she could hear it I know she would smile and offer an approving smile.

I had mentioned something to you on a previous song a couple of weeks ago ...

You seem to have a special way of commuting with the human soul that few have. You are a special talent, my friend. So well done.

Wishing you & yours the very best ...

Alan
Posted by: Scott C

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 11:32 AM

Lovely tribute Greg. Very touching lyrics and such a sad loss. Vocal was just super. Well done
Posted by: PeterF

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 01:20 PM

Greg

Lovely tribute. Wonderfully warm vocal and as noted above a poignant song.

Excellent emotive work.

Peter
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/16/19 04:28 PM

What a sad, but also wonderful song... a great tribute to Corona.

I had not heard about the incident before today - what a tragedy! I feel sorry for her family and friends.

Thank you for sharing!
Will
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/17/19 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By: fiddler2007
Well done Greg, very nice song and hommage; i pity the poor gal. Can you post your lyrics maybe? F


Thanks for taking time to listen and comment. It is truly a tragedy. I will try to post lyrics soon. Take care. Greg
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/17/19 12:22 PM



Very feel in this song. Super performance.
Sergio
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/17/19 01:06 PM

Very well done. Sounded a lot like Jackson Browne.... a high compliment in my book.

We state patrol officer shot just a short distance from here. In fact, the perp and his buddies were all well known to the area. I think I heard my wife say that one of the buddies kids was in her class a few years back. So sad that we are living in a day when someone driving a stolen car thinks it's better to kill the cop than to be caught and serve a few months for theft. So sad.

This world is upside down, inside out, and plumb crazy.

Yes indeed, a nicely written song.
Posted by: dani48

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/17/19 01:10 PM

Hi, Greg !


Greg, those with better
formulating qualities than
me have already said what I
was thinking so I´ll just
thank you for this lovely
tribute, so very delicately
written and performed !

Take Care !

Dani
Posted by: Phil Leith

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/17/19 05:05 PM

We had a personal friend and local police officer shot and killed here in Columbia during a traffic stop. It turned out the guy had a goal of killing a cop. She was such a nice, sweet, funny lady. Just married, had a young step-son who loved her to death. That was 13 years ago. Wow.

Nice tribute.

https://www.como.gov/police/about-cpd/a-tribute-to-officer-molly-bowden/
Posted by: Skyline

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/18/19 05:45 AM

I read the heart rending story. This beautiful piece is a perfect tribute, Greg. A great write flawlessly executed.

Best wishes
John
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/18/19 07:40 AM

Greg,

A sad, tragic story.

A beautiful tribute. Beautifully written. Beautifully sung.

(The production and mix are excellent, too).

I hope you have a way of getting this out to the folks in your community.
Such meaningful "reaching out" efforts are sorely needed in this world.
Thanks for sharing (with us and everyone else).
Posted by: mkg50 (Mike G)

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/18/19 05:05 PM

Greg, this is a great song, featuring a very moving performance and tasteful arrangement. And that voice - what I'd give to be able to sing like that.
Cheers,
Mike
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Wow. What a beautiful song that is so exquisitely sung. There are echos of Lightfoot here. This is one of my favorite songs I have heard on this forum. A+++


Thanks so much for your wonderful words! They mean a lot to me! Just listened to your new one....very cool!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim
Greg...
You do write some sad songs but often sad songs need to be written...
Its hard celebrate a tragedy in life with a happy song!
I enjoyed your tribute.


Thanks for listening and taking time to post these nice words Jim! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Beautiful, well written song, wonderful performance.

I read the back story too, very sad, especially someone so young.

A fitting tribute!


Thanks Dave! Yes, it is tragic beyond words. The memorial took place right across the street from my work place on Friday. So unbelievably sad. Take care. Greg
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
We had previously read about that...so sad.

Your tribute is beautifully written, performed, produced and very, very poignant...

J&B



Thanks for listening guys and for the nice words! Take care. Greg
Posted by: RnAM

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 06:32 PM

I will be the last to object to sad songs (not having written many merry songs myself ;-)) especially when they are sung so beautifully as you do here.

Rob
Posted by: Steve Young

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/20/19 08:16 PM

Greg, this is one really beautiful tribute! I agree with the Jackson Browne comment - one of my favorite writers. This is so well done. Like Floyd said, I hope you can get this out to her community. I think it would be very well received and appreciated. So glad you share this one with us!

Steve
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/21/19 08:54 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
So many have said so many wonderful things about this young officer

this is a timely and beautiful tribute

I felt the sense of loss immediately upon hearing about this

senseless tragedy

wonderful song Greg

thanks for sharing this,

Kenny


Thanks Kenny. I appreciate your words and your sentiment.....this was a heartbreaking tragedy. Loving your songs! Take care. Greg
Posted by: cliftond

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/21/19 09:03 AM

Sad story Greg happens too often, lovely and sad song, you did it justice here Cliff
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/21/19 09:34 AM

Simply beautiful Greg. So touching.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/21/19 03:32 PM

Beautiful song and vocal Greg! It couldn't have been done any better! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: NEW SONG POST: Rising Star (A tribute) - 01/22/19 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Greg,

Beautifully written and sung.
I hadn`t heard this news; its sadly similar to other losses that have been experienced here.Your song gathers up the feelings and makes them universal.


Robert


Thanks Robert! Yes, unfortunately this type of thing has become too common. Take care. Greg