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#491506 - 09/17/18 05:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Robertkc]
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Marvelous melody and chords. Joanne's vocals are soaring! A beautiful write!


Wonderful!!!

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#491542 - 09/17/18 10:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Robertkc]
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Excellent lyrics - this sounds a lot like a classic Judy Collins song.

I'm always a bit hesitant to when checking out your songs - they don't have the immediate melodic appeal that my lazy ears want, but they're always well produced and lyrically interesting.

I really like the framing of the song - the boy/girl/poet gives a nice progression, and the bird metaphor ties it together well. I understand your frustration at setting someone else's words, but I think you did a really nice job here.
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#491733 - 09/18/18 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Janice has always been a fan of Emily Dickinson and has read a lot of her work and books about her. She commented immediately that the write and vocal capture the melancholia of her works. Yes, sometimes works like her's and writes about her can have less curb appeal but that doesn't diminish their value...at all. One of Janice's favorite books about her is "The Diary of Emily Dickinson" by Jamie Fuller.

Nice collab y'all!

J&B


J&B,
Maybe `cos I`m a Brit. her work was completely absent from my Eng.Lit. schooling ( but then I did get to read Milton`s Paradise Lost over and over!)... so nice to have the time now to catch up.
I`ll look for the book you mention.
I`m happy an Emily fan found something true about this song!

Robert

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#491737 - 09/18/18 04:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: gruverider
Marvelous melody and chords. Joanne's vocals are soaring! A beautiful write!


Wonderful!!!


Thank you -that`s appreciated.
The chords were a bit of a departure for me - I looked into some of Joni Mitchel`s songs when she started moving away from pure folk for inspiration.

Robert

Originally Posted By: dcuny
Excellent lyrics - this sounds a lot like a classic Judy Collins song.

I'm always a bit hesitant to when checking out your songs - they don't have the immediate melodic appeal that my lazy ears want, but they're always well produced and lyrically interesting.

I really like the framing of the song - the boy/girl/poet gives a nice progression, and the bird metaphor ties it together well. I understand your frustration at setting someone else's words, but I think you did a really nice job here.



Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment- my earlier songs tended to be much more straightforward musically...I blame all the cool music this forum has turned me on to for moving towards the unusual!
Its always supportive when someone pays attention to lyrics- I`m glad you felt they connected well.
Just to be clear - I read the E.D. letters, but didn`t quote them- the words are my interpretation.

Robert

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#492170 - 09/21/18 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

I enjoyed the journey you just took me on.

Maybe it's because I'm in Australia, but I cannot recall ever having read any of Emily Dickinson's works. I'd better get out on the 'net and hunt a few of them down. She has certainly inspired some profound lyrics from you!

Joanne's excellent vocals suit the ambience of your words and arrangement beautifully.

You've both done a great job!

All the best,
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#493148 - 09/27/18 03:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

I appreciate your listen and comments.
Well worth checking out Emily Dickinson`s work... all the more moving if you understand the time and circumstances she was writing in.

Robert

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#493228 - 09/28/18 04:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Bird In The House (with Joanne Cooper) [Re: Robertkc]
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another one that suits Joannes' lovely voice.

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