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#501097 - 11/13/18 08:37 AM [User Showcase] The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson
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Hate has become big.
We see more each day.
We need an alternative.

A co-write - Greg Johnson & floyd jane

What if we try this...


THE NEXT BIG THING

we build bigger, better bombs they'll blow us all to kingdom come
facebook, fox, twitter, cnn bombard us 'til we're numb
walls and presidential bans for those who pray differently
we ask "what is wrong with them?"
well, what is wrong with you and me?
   
   why can't love be the next big thing
   why can't peace and understanding be at the core of everything
   ain't it time we start with the human heart
   and try to end the suffering
   why can't love be the next big thing

we've sent rocket ships to planets a million miles away
science has unlocked the secrets to our dna
the wonders of nature all under our control
yet we have so little insight into the nature of our souls
   
   why can't love be the next big thing
   why can't peace and understanding be at the core of everything
   ain't it time we start with the human heart
   and try to end the suffering
   why can't love be the next big thing

open up your heart
we all must do our part
so let's get to it
we can do it
we can rise above it all
   
   let's make love the next big thing
   let's make peace and understanding be at the core of everything
   it's time we start with the human heart
   end the suffering
   let's make love be the next big thing
   love...the next big thing




The BAND:
RealTracks in song: ~683:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesPush Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~1676:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~1639:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkBreezy Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 2878:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AmericanaSlow16thsBrent Ev16 060
RealTracks in song: 841:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopBalladSlowGritty Ev 065
MIDI SuperTracks in song: 1801:Synth Pad, PopShiningSoft Ev 120 (rendered to organ)

RealDrums in Song: BossaBrushesPerc^1-a:Congas, No Kit , b:Congas, Shaker, Triangle, No Kit
RealDrums in Song: NashvilleBrushesCountryPopEv16: a: Sidestick, Brushes b: Brushes

Janice Merritt on harmonies - adding a little more love...
(Thanks, Bud for recording those harmonies!)


We hope you enjoy it.
Comments encouraged.
Love always welcome.

floyd & Greg


After all... it is World Kindness Day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Kindness_Day


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#501100 - 11/13/18 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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Hippies!!!

Next you'll want us all to wear tie-dye and hold hands!

super melodies

brilliant and beautiful vocals, you both shine

enjoyed,

Kenny

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#501108 - 11/13/18 09:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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AMEN Brothers and Sis! We need more beacons of hope like this. WTG, Tom

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#501118 - 11/13/18 09:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,Greg & Janice

By the time the first chorus came in I was sitting round a campfire holding my youngest and singing along under the stars...and when you soar on the bridge, well its one of the sweetest musical moments I`ve had in some time.
A beautiful performance of very well crafted lyrics.

Robert

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#501124 - 11/13/18 11:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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"we can rise above it all". Oh yeah. That's the line on which turns this hopeful song. When the world seems bent on forcing us to choose sides, we can rise above it all.

A great message, riding a simple and effective melody, carried by natural voices and supported by a strong progression and tasteful band. And it sounds good in my 'phones to boot.
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#501147 - 11/13/18 02:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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floyd / Greg

Lovely song. A wonderful set of lyrics with an excellent sentiment and a catchy sweet melody topped off with a great vocal and some lovely harmonies by Janice.
A great collaboration from some of the forums best.

Peter

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#501164 - 11/13/18 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
AMEN Brothers and Sis! We need more beacons of hope like this. WTG, Tom


+1 to what Tom said. It says it all for me. I can't say anything better so I won't try.

Di and I had this discussion over the weekend. What took us all afternoon to say, you two gentlemen said in about three minutes. A tip of the hat and a salute to both you. Wishing both of you the very best. And thank you for this.

Alan
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#501181 - 11/13/18 06:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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Awesome timely lyrics. Super collaboration. Awesome vocal and Janice's harmonies are just perfect. Well done.

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#501195 - 11/13/18 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd and Greg,

Well done, gentleman! Great sentiment conveyed in an engaging tune—really enjoyed that chorus and the harmonies. An admirable collaboration.

My best to both of you,

Deej

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#501240 - 11/14/18 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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Great message! And a great song, nice melody and I love the vocal and harmonies.

Nice job on the production and mix, as usual everything sounds perfect.

Really enjoyed this one! I've listened a few times and will listen again.

Collaborations are the best, well done all!
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#501244 - 11/14/18 06:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Hippies!!!

Next you'll want us all to wear tie-dye and hold hands!

super melodies

brilliant and beautiful vocals, you both shine

enjoyed,

Kenny




Just for YOU, Kenny!!




Peace, Brother.

smile


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#501247 - 11/14/18 06:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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eek


Edited by 44kfl (11/14/18 06:57 AM)

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#501294 - 11/14/18 01:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
AMEN Brothers and Sis! We need more beacons of hope like this. WTG, Tom


Thanks from all of us, Tom...

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#501308 - 11/14/18 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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I love seeing what people collaborate on. Thanks for sharing!
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#501380 - 11/15/18 04:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Floyd,Greg & Janice

By the time the first chorus came in I was sitting round a campfire holding my youngest and singing along under the stars...and when you soar on the bridge, well its one of the sweetest musical moments I`ve had in some time.
A beautiful performance of very well crafted lyrics.

Robert


Thanks, Robert. Glad to know the bridge worked so well for you - wasn't sure if that would "do its job" or not... And pleased that we could provide you with some family time!! smile

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#501381 - 11/15/18 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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This song is needed.

For me to say anything more than that distracts from the message.
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#501396 - 11/15/18 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-write w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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You conveyed an important universal theme quite nicely in this song. The chorus is memorable--I'm still singing it in my head as I type this.

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#501397 - 11/15/18 05:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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cool song....

I really liked the second verse. and the chorus wasn't bad either.

Yep... we need songs of hope in this hopeless world we live in.
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#501433 - 11/15/18 08:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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The alternative has been there since time immemorial...now to just get folks to embrace it. Yep, we love the sentiment.

When you invited Janice in and we read that it was a floyd/Greg collab we knew it was gonna be strong. It's a floyd production and vocal...what is left to say about that combo. At the risk of being trite...that combo simply delivers EVERY time.

We would also like to mention that the sheer sincerity of this production is apparent all through -- lyrically, vocally and arrangement wise.

Sincere and hopeful, i.e., not angst ridden.

Superb!!!

J&B

PS Janice says thanks again for inviting her to play a small part.


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#501437 - 11/15/18 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Next Big Thing - co-writer w/ Greg Johnson [Re: floyd jane]
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A great collaboration guys. You've got a super song there and a much-needed sentiment. I caught my breath when the first note of the bridge started, wow Floyd. A great job all round.

John
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