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#319587 - 11/22/15 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Standing ovation, Tom!

The production is fantastic. That chorus is absolutely killer.

It's most definitely Award Winning!
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#319644 - 11/22/15 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Tommy,

once again great lyrics and vocal delivery (including
the harmonies).
Nice arrangement. The drums sound fantastic.
I enjoyed my listens a lot.

Guenter
Guenter, Thanks for the fine review. Glad you took time to point out the lyrics. Tom
Originally Posted By: PeterF
Tom
Great overall sound. Drums and acoustic guitars sound very nice.
Vocals and writing are top notch.
Peter, Thanks for giving it a spin and for the nice comments. Tom

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#319710 - 11/22/15 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: olemon]
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Originally Posted By: olemon
Standing ovation, Tom!

The production is fantastic. That chorus is absolutely killer.

It's most definitely Award Winning!


I couldn't say it any better.

As been noted this should win a grammy or two, best record of the year, best song of the year, and best new artist.
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#319817 - 11/23/15 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Great work Tom! And kudos to Bud's ears too.
Love the song and you sound super on it.
Thanks Josie. Bud heard something in this that turned out to be spot on. I had to set it aside for awhile until I found the guitar real tracks in the chorus that fixed the problem.Tom
Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Love this one, Tom. I echo what's been said.


Regards,

Bob
Bob, I appreciate it. Tom
Originally Posted By: RichMac
Very nice song and beautifully done. Great song idea. The title attracted me. Cheers.
Richard, As I mentioned earlier, I had been carrying around that line for awhile now. I just kept trying it out and didn't give up on it. Thanks, Tom

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#319861 - 11/23/15 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

You just keep steppin' up to the plate and knocking it outta the park.

The production and mix on this are stunning. All the right things at all the right times.

Your vocals get more confident all the time.

Your writing has evolved to that "solid every time" place. The lyrics are natural, smooth, perfect prosody throughout. They fall on the ear beautifully. Your melodies are knockin' me over... Pro combo.

Stunning. Really.

floyd
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#319967 - 11/24/15 05:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Love the song - catchy hook, well sung and arranged.

The mix seems a bit hot, though.
David, Thanks, It may be a tad hot because my hearing loss is getting worse. Tom
Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Tommy

Great write. Fabulous paradigm in the lyrics. Great harmonies in the chorus and overall sensational high-class delivery.

I really liked the drive throughout the entire song.

This could make air-play

Trev



Trevor, Glad you liked the write. Thanks for mentioning the harmony. Tom

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#319991 - 11/24/15 08:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, there's little left to say about this -- seriously.
Everybody has laser beamed in on the excellence
re the write, the vocal, the arrangement and the
amazing mix. Having done my share of mixing off
and on over the decades I'm in awe of how you
can pull this off with that number of tracks. Amazing.

And, at the risk of being redundant, I want to add that
you have a RARE talent and that is the ability to write
lyrics that can appeal to a very broad spectrum of
listeners - across all economic and social strata your
lyrics can capture about anybody who loves music.

Well done!

J&B
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#320160 - 11/25/15 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Power country ballads fit you well and you've filled the spot with some nice songs recently.

The quality of the songs being submitted on the forum is constantly improving and so many are meeting the challenge of raising the bar that has been set that I think it is a good time for PGMusic to revisit some version of a streaming BIAB radio station.

It may be too late for this years release but how nice would it be to open up BIAB/RB, hit the radio button and streaming, steaming hits like this fill your headphones or speakers?

Good song, mix, arrangement and performance. I enjoyed your details shared with Sergio.
Charlie, I was just thinking about that radio station the other day. I hope the idea didn't die on the vine. Thanks for the nice words. Tom
Originally Posted By: gibson
Tom,
That is almost perfect!
Clear mix, wonderful vocals nice chord sequence all that was missing was you and a guitar solo at the end mad grin

I enjoyed my listens

Alyn
Love that phrase, almost perfect. Thanks, Tom

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#320421 - 11/25/15 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Great song the best of yours recent.

All goes well.

Sergio
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#320663 - 11/26/15 05:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: olemon
Standing ovation, Tom!

The production is fantastic. That chorus is absolutely killer.

It's most definitely Award Winning!
Thanks Scott. Tom
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Originally Posted By: olemon
Standing ovation, Tom!

The production is fantastic. That chorus is absolutely killer.

It's most definitely Award Winning!


I couldn't say it any better.

As been noted this should win a grammy or two, best record of the year, best song of the year, and best new artist.

Mario, I appreciate you stopping by for a listen. Tom
Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Tom,

You just keep steppin' up to the plate and knocking it outta the park.

The production and mix on this are stunning. All the right things at all the right times.

Your vocals get more confident all the time.

Your writing has evolved to that "solid every time" place. The lyrics are natural, smooth, perfect prosody throughout. They fall on the ear beautifully. Your melodies are knockin' me over... Pro combo.

Stunning. Really.

floyd

floyd, Thanks for mentioning the lyrics. I recently have been spending more time on them. Tom

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#320939 - 11/27/15 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Tom, there's little left to say about this -- seriously.
Everybody has laser beamed in on the excellence
re the write, the vocal, the arrangement and the
amazing mix. Having done my share of mixing off
and on over the decades I'm in awe of how you
can pull this off with that number of tracks. Amazing.

And, at the risk of being redundant, I want to add that
you have a RARE talent and that is the ability to write
lyrics that can appeal to a very broad spectrum of
listeners - across all economic and social strata your
lyrics can capture about anybody who loves music.

Well done!

J&B
Thanks you two, I really appreciate this endorsement. As I eluded to earlier, I have been taking a much closer look at the lyrics lately. I have found that the real magic is in the rewrite. It's never there the first time through. It has to be nudged along and nurtured to reach it's full potential. I don't think I fully grasped the concept in the past, but I'm starting to get it now. Thanks again, Tom

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#321295 - 11/28/15 07:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri


Great song the best of yours recent.

All goes well.

Sergio
Thanks for giving it a spin Sergio. Tom

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#321335 - 11/28/15 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Hey Tom.

A power ballad! Great. Sounds like a Bon Jovi song.

I loved the whole thing, but like Alyn, I was waiting for the Richie Sambora solo!

Excellent vocals and a professional mix.

One of your very best.

ROG.

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#321400 - 11/28/15 02:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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hi tom wow this is a great peace very well done mix everything fits perfectly excellent real tracks thanks for sharing eric

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#321721 - 11/29/15 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: ROG]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hey Tom.

A power ballad! Great. Sounds like a Bon Jovi song.

I loved the whole thing, but like Alyn, I was waiting for the Richie Sambora solo!

Excellent vocals and a professional mix.

One of your very best.

ROG.
ROG, Thanks for coming by. I appreciate it. Tom

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#321736 - 11/29/15 06:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Yet another +1 for all the positive comments. Excellent in all departments.

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#321764 - 11/29/15 10:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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This song is awesome; think it is the best you've ever done in a long line of good music. Writing, mix and vocal exceptional; thanks for sharing!
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#322104 - 12/01/15 09:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: PgFantastic]
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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hey Tom.

A power ballad! Great. Sounds like a Bon Jovi song.

I loved the whole thing, but like Alyn, I was waiting for the Richie Sambora solo!

Excellent vocals and a professional mix.

One of your very best.

ROG.
ROG, Thanks for the nice review. Tom
Originally Posted By: jim111
Yet another +1 for all the positive comments. Excellent in all departments.
Jim, Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. Tom
Originally Posted By: PgFantastic
This song is awesome; think it is the best you've ever done in a long line of good music. Writing, mix and vocal exceptional; thanks for sharing!
Thanks, I appreciate it. Tom

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#322446 - 12/02/15 12:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tommy this is such a big sound. Love the song, love the production.
Your a real pro my friend.
Rob

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#322492 - 12/02/15 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: I Should Win An Oscar [Re: tommyad]
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Tom, this is just outstanding! I've been out of pocket for several weeks, and sure glad I didn't miss this one! (But then, I pretty much like every song you submit!)

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