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#482821 - 07/21/18 05:48 PM [User Showcase] NEW SONG POST: Old School
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Hi forum friends. Have not posted in a while. Being sandwiched in between an elderly mom at an assisted living facility in my town, 2 young teenagers who need rides everywhere at all hours of the day, and a wife with a busy job, my life has not been my own. I have recently gotten to listen to a lot of great stuff when I grab a little time here and there at work, and there is a lot of GREAT stuff being posted. We write songs for different reasons. I wrote this to express my true feelings and I think it does. I hope you like it. I would love to hear any comments......you are my only audience. Take care. Greg


https://soundcloud.com/gjohnson-2/old-school

Will post lyrics and tracks later (when I get a minute).

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#482822 - 07/21/18 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

I know what you mean about your life being divided in so many ways you think there's hardly any of it left for you. But we sure do miss your great music on the forum - and that's the full truth.

And WOW! So many of us here can identify with this. As always from you, this is a fabulous song. Your vocal is great - lead and the background fills. For me, the most obvious parts of the lyric are the best ...

"Guess I'm just old school, just an old fool."

And then ...

"You could say out of touch, It could be some small source of pride".

An the remainder of the lyric is equally powerful. There's not a wasted word anywhere in the lyric. And you couldn't have picked a better set of backing tracks. I could keep writing accolades forever on this one, but I think you get my point - this is a marvelous song with a fabulous delivery.

You conjured so many memories as I listened (I'm writing this as I listen for a 2nd time). This is sentimental country at its best. Still sitting here amazed as I listen. This song has such beauty and grace. Standing "O" from me and Di.

Alan


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#482826 - 07/21/18 06:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg

Loved the song loved the delivery and more people should have the privilege of hearing you than just this small audience.
Hope writing this was cathartic and this are going well.

Peter

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#482830 - 07/21/18 07:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Great song Greg. Really enjoyed the melody and the great chord progression. Great story telling. Rob

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#482854 - 07/22/18 03:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hi Greg,

Like you, my busy life hasn't left me much spare time for the forum of late, but I'm
so pleased to have caught this one.

No one does this sort of stuff better than you. This is fabulous.
It's clever, it's professional, it's beautifully performed and above all, it's entertaining.

All this, and yet there's still more - it's something which many of us can relate to.
It doesn't get much better than this.

ROG.

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#482855 - 07/22/18 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Greg

Loved the song loved the delivery and more people should have the privilege of hearing you than just this small audience.


Yes, 100% agree with Peter.

Excellent writing, I really enjoyed the lyrics. Of course I'm old school too! And you have such a wonderful voice, always enjoy hearing you sing.

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#482868 - 07/22/18 05:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Don't know how you do it, but you seem to get better with every write - going stratospheric!

That first verse is stated beautifully... one of those "why didn't I think of that" type song ideas! (For me, it was Great Garbo - I used to watch old black and whites after coming home late from gigs).

The "music verse" (2nd verse) is nothing short of STUNNING. Original and touching - in a place that would easily contain hackneyed clichés in the hands of a lesser writer (a place you NEVER go). WOW.

The final verse - the "take me back" verse - is a perfect knock-out punch. Unique, perfectly worded to elicit the intended feeling from anyone who is actually listening... Another WOW.

Excellent arrangement and production. Excellent vocal - really well recording and processed - one of those that is SO good, you don't even think about it (until you think about it).

Songwriting at its best!

In a just world, you would be a star.

fj

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#482880 - 07/22/18 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Enjoyed this song the vocals and lyrics were great and fitting for the old school feel.
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#482886 - 07/22/18 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Wow!

Got goosebumps from those vocals and lyrics man.

Been a while since that happened.

This in an incredible song in every way (progression, mix, instrumentation, build, poetry, mood, beauty of the lyrics, incredible singing, just for starters) and has become one of my favorites instantly.

Everything a song should be. I will be going back for 10 to 100 listens.

Totally awesome man.

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#482917 - 07/22/18 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Hope this song was able to give you some release. It really sounded fantastic, so I hope you had fun making it!
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#482927 - 07/22/18 06:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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I was glad to see you had posted another tune Greg. This is a beautiful piece of music. Lovely choice of instruments. So complimentary to such a beautiful vocal and lyric..

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#482974 - 07/23/18 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Wow - what a tune! Your voice is magical on this - and the melodies with those backing tracks - the whole thing works perfectly. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio. You really created something special here.

You did an outstanding job here - thanks for sharing smile
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#482983 - 07/23/18 07:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg this is a classic song, beautiful so well written, sand and produced. Cliff

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#482989 - 07/23/18 08:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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We've never seen all the superlatives gobbled up so quickly on a post -- and you richly deserve them all!

This is one of those that if it were to come on the radio one would have to pull over to listen to.

floyd much more articulated the the creatively of the verses than we would ever be able to.

It's a privilege to add this to our playlist. Thank you!!!

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#482992 - 07/23/18 08:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,
A beautiful write - personal and universal,funny and moving- a ramble through a life.
Vocals (and harmonies) are instantly engaging.
Fine work... and even more impressive for a guy with that schedule!

Robert

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#483081 - 07/23/18 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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I love it! It's got the hallmarks of some of the best Eagles songs.

It's all good, but I'd be remiss not mentioning how great your voice is, and how nice the backing vocals are, especially on the "echo" portion.

Great write, well sung and produced. I'm glad you were able to find the time to put this together.
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#483110 - 07/24/18 03:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Rich, solid, lovely and earnest.
I dig it.
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#483124 - 07/24/18 05:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Really great song! Love the overall feel, so evidently right from the heart and expressing exactly the thoughts many of the listeners here, I’m sure. The vocal was perfect, I can’t think of anything I would improve about this… Thank you for sharing!

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#483223 - 07/24/18 07:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks for that ultra-kind review Alan. You have no idea what it means to me!! You've been posting some great stuff in a variety of styles. Take care. Greg

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#483224 - 07/24/18 07:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG POST: Old School [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Greg

Loved the song loved the delivery and more people should have the privilege of hearing you than just this small audience.
Hope writing this was cathartic and this are going well.

Peter


Very, very kind of you to say that Peter! You've been killing it with your recent posts.....love the last one (some kind of geologic age.. name escapes me). Take care. Greg

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