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#255026 - 06/29/14 01:55 PM [User Showcase] This Old Heart
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Wrote this with Scott Whitehead.
Scott was half of the duo "Hometown News".
They had a couple of releases and charted a couple of singles before their record company went the way of so many others...


THIS OLD HEART


this old heart is a little bit used
it's been around the block a time or two
but it's not ready to be sold for parts
there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart

i've made mistakes and i've seen my share
of broken promises and bad affairs
but that won't stop me trying to hit the mark
there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart

    take a chance, you'd be surprised
    at all that you might find
    there are nooks and crannies that have never been touched
    deep in this heart of mine
    it might be rusted, but it ain't busted
    might miss a beat or two at the start
    but there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart

it runs pretty strong and it never gives up
it wants to belong to one true love
keeps telling me forever is not too far
there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart

    take a chance, you'd be surprised
    at all that you might find
    there are nooks and crannies that have never been touched
    deep in this heart of mine
    it might be rusted, but it ain't busted
    might miss a beat or two at the start
    but there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart

this old heart is a little bit used
it's been around the block a time or two
but it's not ready to be sold for parts
there's still a lot of loving left in this old heart


... and the band...
RealTracks in song: 521:Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated Ev 136
RealTracks in song: 845:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in song: 412:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Cowboy Ev 165
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleEven8^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride



If you would be interested... here are a couple of videos of "Hometown News".
(Scott is the one with the flat-top)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFQmpNDJlzM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xT8Q1Efmo


floyd

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#255027 - 06/29/14 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Great combination of fun and depth!! Really great write! Tight chorus, great metaphor. Great work! Take care. Greg

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#255029 - 06/29/14 02:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd. This is a solid write and excellent production. You're able to always get it right. I enjoyed the two videos of Hometown News. Been on the Enterprise in Charleston several times.

Regards,

Charlie
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#255034 - 06/29/14 04:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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As usual you knocked it out of the park, thanks for sharing!
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#255036 - 06/29/14 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

This old heart?
You look still kinda young to us? laugh
Very nice country rock song and we especially like the harmonies.

Regards,
R & AM
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#255040 - 06/29/14 05:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd. Enjoyed that. Liked the old car and thought the vocal and mix were superb. And the country guitar. Cheers.
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#255046 - 06/29/14 06:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd.

You've got a really good groove going here!

The backing's really punchy and snappy and the guitar riff is spot on. Nice country lyric and your usual superb vocal delivery. Production and mix is well up to your traditional high standard.

Wasn't sure whether to count this in 2/4 or 4/4, or a mixture of the two, but either way the bar count in places was unusual, though always in a nice way.

Are you still working on that rock ballad, or have I missed it whilst I've been away?

ROG.



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#255053 - 06/29/14 10:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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I just love the chord progression, the melody and your phrasing here.


And the lyrics are tight, not a wasted word to be found.

Great song!

What is the chord progression?

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#255078 - 06/30/14 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi Floyd,

as Greg said: Great combination of fun and depth!!
The backing is perfect.
And your vocals and harmonies are top notch as always.
The second video is not available in Germany.
But I enjoyed the first.

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#255101 - 06/30/14 02:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi, Floyd !:))


I love This Old Heart in
every aspect ! ....and I love
the Hometown News too ! :))
I hope you are still singing
and playing together !
These videos are professionally
made allthrough !:))

WOW, that is all I can say.....

Cheers
Dani

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#255105 - 06/30/14 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great combination of fun and depth!! Really great write! Tight chorus, great metaphor. Great work! Take care. Greg

Thanks, Greg. Really appreciate that.

Originally Posted By: c_fogle
Hi Floyd. This is a solid write and excellent production. You're able to always get it right. I enjoyed the two videos of Hometown News. Been on the Enterprise in Charleston several times. Regards, Charlie

Charlie - thanks for listening and commenting...

Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
As usual you knocked it out of the park, thanks for sharing!

Robert - always nice to see you drop by...

Originally Posted By: R & AM
This old heart?
You look still kinda young to us? laugh
Very nice country rock song and we especially like the harmonies.

Regards, R & AM

R & AM - Isn't it great how pictures don't age... the only thing from that that still looks the same is the guitar...


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#255115 - 06/30/14 06:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd, That's a really tight write. No fat there. I love the recurring guitar lick. Nice job editing that in there. This has a catchy groove that grabs you from the very start. Once again a great vocal. The lack of reverb makes the mix crisp and in your face, perfect for the song. Please tell your wife I said you are such a perfectionist you must be hell to live with. Great job all around. Love the sound of that popping tele. Tom

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#255136 - 06/30/14 11:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Quote:
The backing's really punchy and snappy and the guitar riff is spot on. Nice country lyric and your usual superb vocal delivery. Production and mix is well up to your traditional high standard.


+1


Josie

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#255168 - 07/01/14 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: ROG]
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floyd jane Offline
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Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi Floyd. Enjoyed that. Liked the old car and thought the vocal and mix were superb. And the country guitar. Cheers.

Richard - Thanks for having a listen...


Originally Posted By: ROG
You've got a really good groove going here!

The backing's really punchy and snappy and the guitar riff is spot on. Nice country lyric and your usual superb vocal delivery. Production and mix is well up to your traditional high standard.

Wasn't sure whether to count this in 2/4 or 4/4, or a mixture of the two, but either way the bar count in places was unusual, though always in a nice way.

Are you still working on that rock ballad, or have I missed it whilst I've been away? ROG.

ROG - Thanks! It's 4/4..there are a couple of spots where I have 2 beat measures - a feel thing - since Lawrence asked about the chord progression, I will add a link to the SGU for anyone interested (have to go find it).
Re: that rock ballad... give me a couple of examples of what you are thinking - and I'll see what I can do...

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#255176 - 07/01/14 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
I just love the chord progression, the melody and your phrasing here.

And the lyrics are tight, not a wasted word to be found.

Great song!

What is the chord progression?


Lawrence - Appreciate all that!.. let's see if we can figure out how to get this in here....

-- the C at 12, 24, 52 are 2 beat measures
-- I generally play this in a G, but dropped it to F 'cause someone was complaining about getting old... the SGU is at the bottom - so it can be transposed...




Here is the SGU if anyone would like to try it out...
THIS OLD HEART SGU

That is a zip file of the SGU - which should prompt you to save it somewhere...

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#255185 - 07/01/14 11:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Quote:
The backing's really punchy and snappy and the guitar riff is spot on. Nice country lyric and your usual superb vocal delivery. Production and mix is well up to your traditional high standard.


+1


Josie


another big +1

You never disappoint me as every song you do is super!
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#255248 - 07/02/14 09:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
as Greg said: Great combination of fun and depth!!
The backing is perfect.
And your vocals and harmonies are top notch as always.
The second video is not available in Germany.
But I enjoyed the first. Guenter

Thanks, Guenter... Germany seems to control such things more tightly than the rest of the world. Not sure why that would be blocked, though...


Originally Posted By: dani48
I love This Old Heart in
every aspect ! ....and I love
the Hometown News too ! :))
I hope you are still singing
and playing together !
These videos are professionally
made allthrough !:))

WOW, that is all I can say.....

Cheers Dani

Dani - appreciate that... well, those videos are professionally done...so that would explain it - LOL...

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#255249 - 07/02/14 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
floyd, That's a really tight write. No fat there. I love the recurring guitar lick. Nice job editing that in there. This has a catchy groove that grabs you from the very start. Once again a great vocal. The lack of reverb makes the mix crisp and in your face, perfect for the song. Please tell your wife I said you are such a perfectionist you must be hell to live with. Great job all around. Love the sound of that popping tele. Tom


Tom - always glad to catch your ear. So very glad you noticed the recurring guitar lick (of course, ROG caught it, too). That was, in fact, my main intent with this when I started - to find a "signature lick" from what BIAB presented and exploit it throughout the song... someone had been bemoaning the fact that you did not get such things using BIAB - and I wanted to show that wasn't true...

That popping tele works so well for these type songs - surprised that people don't use it more...

My wife would likely say... "Perfectionist??? OMG!! He's a slob!!!"

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#255251 - 07/02/14 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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I must definitely agree with the snapping Tele. It grabbed my attention instantly.

May I share it with Graham Wilson in hopes of getting you some airplay on Sounds Of Scotland? He's several months behind in auditioning submissions but at least you'll be in the queue.

Great work, as usual, Floyd. Thanks for sharing.
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#255284 - 07/02/14 08:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: This Old Heart [Re: floyd jane]
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Forever is not too far. Amen

Nice .

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