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#531841 - 04/07/19 03:35 AM [User Showcase] I am Woman
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I was quite excited to be interviewed for my very first podcast the other night. It is a podcast called "Free Range Texan" and Michael interviews singer-songwriter type people for each episode and then features one of their songs. We talked A LOT about Band-in-a-Box and what a great product it is. The song that will be featured is "I AM WOMAN". Michael was quite amazed that the song took about three hours from start to finish. From original concept to writing to recording and then releasing.



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Lyrics:
I am water
I am fire
I am strength
I am desire

I am not my voice
Nor the colour of my skin
I am not my clothes
I am not defined by things

I am human
I am woman
I am enough

I am courage
I am night
I am the moon
I am the light

I am not my body
Nor am I my name
I am not my face
I am not defined by pain

I am human
I am woman
I am enough

I dont know where life's road will lead
I'm only ever guessing
I want to take only what I need
Understand the blessing

I am human
I am woman
I am enough

Will let you all know when the podcast is available.

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#531842 - 04/07/19 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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A really cool backing track - plenty of space and texture without the frequent mid mud build up that comes with stacked RTs.
Very, very good lyric - particularly given the time frame you outlined.
As always - spot on pitch and harmonies.
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#531844 - 04/07/19 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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What you are Joanne is becoming more classy with every track you record. I don’t often comment but this is really very very good.

Tony
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#531846 - 04/07/19 04:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Great song and performance... Love the RT blend and the mix is perfect.

Great to hear you again.

Bob
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#531880 - 04/07/19 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Congratulations on the great song & podcast...
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#531887 - 04/07/19 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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very nice

a strong write and excellent vocals

I really enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#531934 - 04/07/19 06:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Hi Joanne ...

Loved my listen! It's airy, free and nicely paced. There is excellent melding of the relatively sparse lyric with the musical bed - each has the space to define itself individually and as well-oiled parts of the whole.
Congrats on the song and the podcast!!!

Wishing you well,

Alan


Edited by Al-David (04/07/19 07:22 PM)
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#531937 - 04/07/19 07:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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A very nice song performed beautifully. You have certainly got the most out of BIAB with this one Joanne.
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#531943 - 04/07/19 08:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Nice blend of lyrics and melody. Love the vocals.

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#531954 - 04/07/19 11:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Good one Joanne. Congrats also on the interview. Rob

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#532231 - 04/09/19 04:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Love the backing tracks for this. Your vocal is very pleasing. I especially like the contrasting sections in the lyrics where they state "I am not..." Nicely done.

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#532241 - 04/09/19 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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I love this song quite a bit, and I think it comes at a really great point in our society. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us, and congrats on the podcast interview!
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#532306 - 04/10/19 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Wow - what a great and empowering tune! Your vocals are absolutely stunning on this, and the progressions are top notch. Really catchy as well.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
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#532511 - 04/11/19 09:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Very nice work here. The lyric is "anthemic", yet the backing is subdued and minor keyed and the combination seems to say (to me) "Do I really need to explain these things to you again?" That's my listen, anyway.
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#532582 - 04/12/19 10:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Rayc - thank you for your thoughtful comments. Appreciated

Teunis - I a very grateful that you chose to comment on my song. Thank you

Bob _ your input is always appreciated

Jim - Thank you. I will let everyone know when the podcast is available

Kenny - Thank you for your ongoing support.

Alan - Nice to hear from you. Thank you

Andy - Thank you. BIAB is wonderful. It just about writes itself!

Donna - Thank you, my FAWM sister

Rob - Thanks. I also look forward to the podcast

Ezekiel - Glad you picked up on the contrast in the lyrics. Thank you

Ember - Thank you! You guys at PG Music are always stars!

Deryk - Yes, thanks I am going to be performing this one live at our National Arts Festival in July

Tangmo - Ha! That is such an interesting take on how the songs comes across. Thank you for taking the time to comment so nicely

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#532590 - 04/12/19 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Very nice as always.
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#532593 - 04/12/19 03:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Very nice song, Joanne. Loved listening to it.
In a way the lyrics are simple but give a lot of space to think about the words.
And the nicest of all is in the song your voice faded away, but stays in your (my) head.

Thanks very much,
Hans
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#532716 - 04/13/19 11:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

Really nice song performed beautifully!
Very classy.
Simple lyrics are strong.
Your vocal is very pleasing as usual.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#532745 - 04/14/19 08:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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I know that you've been busy with your channel. Does Youtube allow uploading revisions yet? That was a problem for me, because I always need to change something:)

A solid song and a strong production.
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#532748 - 04/14/19 08:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: I am Woman [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,
I initially skipped the post, because I thought I heard it on your initial list from a few weeks back...

Wow, it took really took shape! Very good write and produced very tastefully.
Congrats!

Misha.

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