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#443008 - 12/06/17 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Originally Posted By: PeterF
floyd

A wonderful piece of storytelling.
The music sits perfectly behind the lyric with your trademark delivery.
Lovely mix and full of superb lines and touches.

Peter


Floyd,
I could quote all the praise of listeners so far- Peter sums up my thoughts well.
This is the best song I`ve heard about "bums" ( we called them tramps in the UK) since Ralph McTell`s Streets of London.
Going back for another liten to all that streetwise wisdom!

Robert


Thanks, Robert. Wasn't familiar with Ralph McTell, so went and had a listen... the internet is such an amazing thing...


Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, floyd

There is a deep taste of the folk song in this tune.
I like your rock vocals very much, but this song is also very nice.
How to use RealTracks is really wonderful.
Particularly Mandolin, Soloist CountryAndy Ev 165.
And as always, your vocals are noteworthy.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Shigeki Adachi - Thanks you very much...
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#443099 - 12/06/17 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
I like it very much Floyd.
As someone said, the lack of chorus may seem odd at first, but it does add power to the storytelling element.
Great job. Wow.


Thanks, Jon. Appreciate that. Just listened to your latest - a Wow right back at ya....


Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Did we just hear a lost Prine write?

Never noticed the lack of a chorus as the arrangement is perfect for the story and supporting imagery.

The build and variety of instruments is extremely effective and indicative of a heckuva mix.

The vocal was perfect and full of, as Janice said, “richness.”

Many singer songwriters would be delighted to have one or two tunes like this in their repertoire but, man, you are a cornucopia!

J&B

PS We used to talk to an elderly lady, Pearl, who much reminds us of your story.


smile - I never thought of this as one of my "Prine inspired songs" (I've had many)... more a Jerry Jeff Walker thing, I think... Thanks for the nice review...
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#443131 - 12/06/17 06:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: floyd jane]
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Don't think I didn't notice that you "missed" answering my questions. wink

I'm on to you. I'm like the FBI meets Band In A Box. I'm the FBIAB?

You know how I feel about the song. LOVE IT!
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#443278 - 12/07/17 07:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
A BIG WOOOOOOOOOW!!!! This is just great storytelling! I was first struck by the line David referenced. BUT, the whole song is so beautifully put together. Brilliant writing! The repetition of the verse structure as the story unfolds just tangles the listener into the story. Reminds me of something by Jerry Jeff or Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone. The arrangement is PERFECT! And the vocal is exactly the right tone for the story. In the LP days, this would be a first or last song on one side of the Best of Floyd Jane. Awesome Floyd!!! Take care. Greg


Greg - thank you for such an awesome review. Warmed my heart... smile
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#443298 - 12/07/17 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Ah floyd. This is just lovely. Sell you a story for a cigarette. Great line.
Just Wonderful


Thanks for stopping by, Joanne...
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#443457 - 12/07/17 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Great story over a top notch arrangement. The entire musical bed is outstanding. It really holds my interest. Enjoyed this a lot and for some reason the bass had my attention throughout the song. It really fit the vibe of the song. A good story of life, and a bit in the vein of "Wrong Mailbox"

Good song by every measure.

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie. I certainly appreciate that you remember Wrong Mailbox...
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#443547 - 12/08/17 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
This is great Floyd! What a story teller you are! Top level Singing/writing/production and I mean it!!! Veteran musicians have some of the best tales to tell! Thanks, Torrey


Very much appreciated, Torrey... Hope you continue your many contributions in the new year - always enjoy your music...
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#443578 - 12/08/17 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd Jingles

by David Snyder

V1

I knew a man his name was Floyd
he played the blues
in worn out shoes
cranky guy, hit writing man
from Florida
he paid his dues

and when he wrote a song
when he wrote a song
it just made me cry


CH

Oh those Floyd Jingles
Oh those Floyd Jingles
Oh those Floyd Jingles...

cry....

Words and Music 2017 by David "Jeff" Snyder

Can you hear it man???

smile
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#443587 - 12/08/17 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: floyd jane]
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Very well written. And the music evokes a sunset on the ocean.

Wonderful song!

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#443746 - 12/09/17 05:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
Great arrangement and mix. I appreciate you sharing the story behind the song. The song draws you in, the longer you listen the more you want to hear. Really like the fadeout.


Nice to have you drop in, Jim. Thanks...
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#443817 - 12/09/17 11:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
I love that story!
The song itself reminded me of Homeless Brother (at least I seem to remember that was the name of the song) by Don Mclean.
Top quality as usual!

Rob


Thanks, Rob. I think I may have had that LP - though it was one of those that I played a few times then forgot... went and listened to the song on Youtube - seems familiar, so I must have known it at some point...
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#443850 - 12/09/17 01:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: floyd jane]
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Your new best song!!

Excellent performance, great sound and real tracks choice.
A bit moving story in the song.

Sergio
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#444010 - 12/10/17 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Ok, I need to know...how many top line writers are on staff over at the group known as "Floyd Jane?"

I used to think you were but one person, however, as you (plural) have demonstrated, that is clearly NOT the case! It simply wouldn't be possible.

Sorry to point out the obvious.


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#444059 - 12/10/17 02:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Genius writing again from you Floyd.

This is magical, both in its sensational instrumentation, but even more so because of the sensational lyrics.

This is story telling - put to music - at its absolute best.

A real winner. Polished delivery. Class? No question at all.


Trev - I really appreciate that review. Thank you...



Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Another great tune. I just love your songs. The story behind this one is really cool and the way you tell the story is great.


Sammy - thanks for your support... looking forward to what you do in 2018... Saddle up - I'll give you a run for your money, son...

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#444208 - 12/11/17 07:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: floyd jane]
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Another in a long line of well written story songs. Impeccable production and experly delivered. Your standards have not been compromised with this one. ALWAYS a pleasure to listen to your artistry, Tom

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#444212 - 12/11/17 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Another in a long line of well written story songs. Impeccable production and experly delivered. Your standards have not been compromised with this one. ALWAYS a pleasure to listen to your artistry, Tom




+1.



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#444287 - 12/11/17 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: gruverider]
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Originally Posted By: Samuel Davis
Another great tune. I just love your songs. The story behind this one is really cool and the way you tell the story is great.


Thanks, Samuel - appreciate that...'


Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Don't think I didn't notice that you "missed" answering my questions. wink

I'm on to you. I'm like the FBI meets Band In A Box. I'm the FBIAB?

You know how I feel about the song. LOVE IT!



smile smile smile

wink



Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Floyd Jingles

by David Snyder

V1

I knew a man his name was Floyd
he played the blues
in worn out shoes
cranky guy, hit writing man
from Florida
he paid his dues

and when he wrote a song
when he wrote a song
it just made me cry


CH

Oh those Floyd Jingles
Oh those Floyd Jingles
Oh those Floyd Jingles...

cry....

Words and Music 2017 by David "Jeff" Snyder

Can you hear it man???

smile


OK... I'm expecting the other 8 verses of this... smile



Originally Posted By: gruverider
Very well written. And the music evokes a sunset on the ocean.

Wonderful song!


Thanks, Lawrence! We need to see you more often!!!
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#444365 - 12/11/17 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Bum [Re: 90 dB]
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Time to wrap this bum up... (yes, pun intended).

"Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome; time for this one to come home."


Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Your new best song!!

Excellent performance, great sound and real tracks choice.
A bit moving story in the song.

Sergio


Thanks, Sergio, glad you liked it...



Originally Posted By: tommyad
Another in a long line of well written story songs. Impeccable production and experly delivered. Your standards have not been compromised with this one. ALWAYS a pleasure to listen to your artistry, Tom


Thanks, Tom.... SO pleased to see you back... looking forward to what you do in 2018...



Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Originally Posted By: tommyad
Another in a long line of well written story songs. Impeccable production and experly delivered. Your standards have not been compromised with this one. ALWAYS a pleasure to listen to your artistry, Tom




+1.



Regards,

Bob


Bob - great to see you here, too... your Christmas song is killer..
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PG Music News
Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More)

We came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®!

Check it out! Click here to read...

Band-in-a-Box® - Freezing Tracks

Like what you hear in Band-in-a-Box®? Make sure to Freeze the track(s) or song! Once frozen, it won't be regeneraged or change when you play it again - and your choice isn't final, since you can unfreeze them just as easily:
-press the blue snowflake button within the track name of the mixer window
-press the blue snowflake button within the expanded toolbar of the program (Ctrl + T will swap between the two toolbar views), and select the track(s)

Note: If you want to force Band-in-a-Box® to generate tracks without adjusting the Freeze settings, hold down the Shift key as you press the [Generate and Play] button (the fly-by hint will remind you of that) or choose the menu command Play | Play Special | Generate (even if tracks are frozen).

To learn more about freezing your Band-in-a-Box® tracks or songs, visit Chapter 5: Playing Songs | Freezing tracks of our Online Manual.

With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!


We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.
-www.musicrepo.com

The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
S = 7sus

There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

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