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#269120 - 11/20/14 03:44 PM [User Showcase] Big Time
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Going a little Country here with our new best friend, Mr. Brian Nolf.

Just a rough mix.


https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/big-time




Big Time
©2014 Robert Randall Burke/BMI


Miller's Pond
Friday night
Pretty girl
Feelin' right
She says no
But she might
Just come around.
Countin' stars from a pickup bed
Lonestar runnin' through my head
Thinkin' bout just what she said
Before I hit the ground.

Sweet magnolia fills the air
It's getting' late but I don't care
Don't gotta be nowhere
But right down here
Gonna have a big time, big time, big time in this small town tonight.

Thinkin' bout dippin' in
Maybe take a little swim
Lord knows it ain't no sin
And it feels so right
No one here but you and me
We'll never be so wild and free
Let's make a memory
In the pale moonlight

It don't matter
What other people say
When you're young and in love
And livin' for today
We're gonna have
A big time in this small town tonight.














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#269126 - 11/20/14 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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I think it's a hit!! Simple, concise lines with BIG TIME impact, catchy melody, and excellent delivery of the song on all fronts. Is the other name you mentioned the singer? Excellent vocals. Is this a co-write or all you? It sounds to me like there's not much work to do on the mix. If I were a publisher, I'd be pulling out a contract. Great work!! Take care. Greg

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#269138 - 11/20/14 07:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: Greg Johnson]
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I agree with Greg all the way on this. This song is top notch at every level.

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#269139 - 11/20/14 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob, Top notch commercial potential . A great write. Nice progression in the chorus. Mix is solid. And the vocals are fantastic. Where did you get him? So good to see you writing and posting. Just an excellent job on all fronts. Tom

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#269153 - 11/21/14 02:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi, Bob !:))

This is a BIG TIME HIT !:))

Absolutely super, must be
one of your best if not
the best !!!!!:))
I enjoyed this tune and
the performance truly much

Cheers
Dani

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#269165 - 11/21/14 03:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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+1 !

Bob, this is a totally pro sounding production! I'm in awe... every single aspect of the song screams quality!

Have you played this live yet? I'm curious to hear how it goes over with audiences. Do they get up and dance? Hoot and holler at the end? Lots of applause? I can say with certainty that if I were in the audience, I would be shaking your hand as soon as you took a break! Totally fun and enjoyable number, full of things that a lot of people could identify with.

You are indeed the consummate music pro!

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#269175 - 11/21/14 05:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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One listen.... without a doubt the best I've heard from you. I'm curious if this is a co-write as well....

This is also one of the more commercially viable songs I've heard on this forum. There's lots of good songs, but a good song isn't necessarily equivalent to a commercial song.

My advice for this one is brush up the mix, you said it's a rough mix and I agree... make it sparkle.....use some basic but nice production, don't overdo it (less is more, just let the song speak for itself) .... then get this into the hands of some folks in Nashville who can help you..... That last part is the hardest part.

Excellent writing job.
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#269178 - 11/21/14 05:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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It definitely has the feel of what I hear
when I check in on contemporary
country radio. And lyrically it exceeds
by far what I typically hear. Definitely,
and interesting and enjoyable surprise
from you.

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#269191 - 11/21/14 06:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Bob,
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Top notch commercial potential . A great write. Nice progression in the chorus. Mix is solid. And the vocals are fantastic. Where did you get him?


+1 from me.

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#269206 - 11/21/14 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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I have to agree with everyone else who's already posted....This is a top notch production and finely written song.

Just one question?....why isn't there a lead or solo part in this country? I think if it were to go commercial...it would need that...
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#269209 - 11/21/14 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: horsthartung]
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Originally Posted By: horsthartung
I have to agree with everyone else who's already posted....This is a top notch production and finely written song.

Just one question?....why isn't there a lead or solo part in this country? I think if it were to go commercial...it would need that...



listening again.....

Actually no. For demo's to Nashville the advice I got was "no one wants to hear your guitar playing.... just play the song".... As a guitarist I naturally want to put a sweet long solo in every song but I hold back on songs that I plan to pitch to publishers and artists.

Now..... whatever the artist decides to do with it once they start recording is totally up to them and their producer...they will decide if the song gets a solo or not.

Going back a bit.....Actually, the intro is a bit too long.... it should probably be edited to half that length..... for Nashville demo's 13 seconds is max.... this one goes 19.... I would edit it to start at the 9 second point... that gives a 10 sec intro.

In and done with the chorus before 60 seconds and a real cool hook with the repeated Big Time.... total run time under 3 minutes..... what's not to like about this?
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#269211 - 11/21/14 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
I think it's a hit!! Simple, concise lines with BIG TIME impact, catchy melody, and excellent delivery of the song on all fronts. Is the other name you mentioned the singer? Excellent vocals. Is this a co-write or all you? It sounds to me like there's not much work to do on the mix. If I were a publisher, I'd be pulling out a contract. Great work!! Take care. Greg



Greg-

Thanks for the kind words. The singer is Brian Nolf, a demo singer from Nashville. He is extraordinary. The song is not a co-write. I'm guilty for the whole thing. grin


Regards,

Bob

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#269212 - 11/21/14 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
I agree with Greg all the way on this. This song is top notch at every level.

Charlie




Charlie -

Thanks.

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#269213 - 11/21/14 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, Top notch commercial potential . A great write. Nice progression in the chorus. Mix is solid. And the vocals are fantastic. Where did you get him? So good to see you writing and posting. Just an excellent job on all fronts. Tom



Tommy -

Thanks. The singer is Brian Nolf. I found him through Demosinger.com.


Regards,

Bob

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#269214 - 11/21/14 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Dani - Thanks.

Pat -

We haven't played it at all yet. I just finished it this week.


Regards,

Bob

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#269217 - 11/21/14 09:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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J & B – Thanks for listening.


Guenter – Thanks


Horst – Thanks for the kind remarks. This is just a song demo, and as such, usually doesn't have a solo.


Regards,

Bob

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#269218 - 11/21/14 09:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Originally Posted By: horsthartung
I have to agree with everyone else who's already posted....This is a top notch production and finely written song.

Just one question?....why isn't there a lead or solo part in this country? I think if it were to go commercial...it would need that...



listening again.....

Actually no. For demo's to Nashville the advice I got was "no one wants to hear your guitar playing.... just play the song".... As a guitarist I naturally want to put a sweet long solo in every song but I hold back on songs that I plan to pitch to publishers and artists.

Now..... whatever the artist decides to do with it once they start recording is totally up to them and their producer...they will decide if the song gets a solo or not.

Going back a bit.....Actually, the intro is a bit too long.... it should probably be edited to half that length..... for Nashville demo's 13 seconds is max.... this one goes 19.... I would edit it to start at the 9 second point... that gives a 10 sec intro.

In and done with the chorus before 60 seconds and a real cool hook with the repeated Big Time.... total run time under 3 minutes..... what's not to like about this?





Herb,

Thanks for listening, but the song is being pitched as is.



Regards,

Bob

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#269224 - 11/21/14 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,


"It don't matter
What other people say
When you're young and in love
And livin' for today"

Words to live by. smile
You ol' romantic, you!

A fun song. Your singer sounds like Bryan White.
The chorus melody and harmonies are sweeeeeet.
Cool hook line.

"Big Time, Big Time, Big Time..."

That's hard to get outta your head!

"Big Time, Big Time, Big Time..."
"Big Time, Big Time, Big Time..."
"Big Time, Big Time, Big Time..."
"Big Time, Big Time, Big Time..."

see?...

fj

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#269272 - 11/21/14 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Terrific song Bob! And Brian really sells it.

I did miss a few more guitar RIFFS (not a solo) in there besides just the start and end but that in no way reflects on the song.

One of the best written country songs I've heard on here.

Love it.

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#269278 - 11/21/14 07:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Big Time [Re: 90 dB]
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Hi Bob ...

tghe key word has already been said ... commercial! And like Herb said, there are many terrific songs on the boards here ... but the commercial aspect isn't what all them are working for. Some just want to write a damned good song ... and they do ... but this one is about as commercial as anything I've heard on the boards in the almost-year we've been here.

Congrats on a great write and nice mic. You demo guy did you good. Whatever you paid him, you got more than your money's worth, I would speculate.

As soon as the vocal kicked in and we hears a couple of lines, Di and I looked at each other and said "If Nashville doesn't like this, their heads are far beyond where the sun doesn't shine!"

Standing "O" from the two of us .... still clapping!

Alan & Di
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