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#539168 - 06/02/19 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: edshaw]
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Originally Posted By: edshaw
Holy catfish, Kenny, you are on a roll.



love it! Holy catfish indeed (great song title)

I appreciate your listen and kind words.

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#539171 - 06/02/19 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny,

Very very good! Love the melody, the "how tough are you" refrain and the band...oh, and that "blueoooo" thing you do.

Robert

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#539197 - 06/02/19 02:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Another great tune, liked the walkdown on the word blue. Liked the whole thing, in fact.
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#539383 - 06/03/19 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny,

Love the tune, love the lyrics—sets just the right mood, and sung with a lot of emotion and heart. Could possibly dial back the vocal in the mix a bit, or maybe take off a shade of reverb . . . but it’s sounding pretty darn good as is. Really strong offering, Kenny. I think it’s one of my favorites from you (which is saying a lot giving how many terrific tunes I’ve heard from you).

Hope all is good with you!

Deej

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#539398 - 06/03/19 08:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Kenny,
not sure how this escaped me. I usually pay attention to your releases.
Nice laid back rock ballad. Usage of strings is excellent. I like your vocal chain FX or the things you used on it. Got this early Pink Floyd vocal tone to it. This is an nice addition to your heavier tunes! Enjoyed my listen.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#539479 - 06/04/19 10:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Your interpretation of the heartaching lyrics is magical, so much feeling in your voice and I like that breathing is not cut out. Superb band, simplicity just works here.

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#539490 - 06/04/19 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Great song Kenny. Really love the strings, and the overall production. Very warm. A truly rich production.

You just keep knockin' out the hits.

smile
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#539705 - 06/06/19 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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Hi Kenny,

Man, this has to be one of your best vocals yet! Heartfelt and just dripping with emotion.

Just an outstanding song, one of your best IMHO.

Is that you playing guitar on the soundcloud pic?

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#539722 - 06/06/19 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: 44kfl]
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top notch Kenny,vocals are sweet with a touch of dirt.very springsteen in quality.production is excellent loving the Rhodes .thanks for sharing
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#540066 - 06/08/19 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Darned it, someone already used heartfelt, as well as mentioning the J.D. Souther vibe.

Excellent lyrics, well sung.

The chorus did exactly what it needed to. Sounded great the first time, and then again after the instrumental.

To me, this song hits that "sweet spot" of sounding vaguely familiar without being derivative.


David,

Thanks so much for dropping by for a listen,

I appreciate the very kind words and I appreciate that you'd tell me

if you disagreed or didn't like something you heard!

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#540067 - 06/08/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Kenny

That's a very pretty song - lovely work, excellent emotive performance and a superb choice of band.
Great melody and lyric.
As others have said you are really on a roll.

Peter


Peter,

Thanks so much

I appreciate your listen and kind words

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#540068 - 06/08/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
The lyrics really evoked a strong emotional response. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Ember!

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#540069 - 06/08/19 02:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
All I can say is WOW! This is perfect in every way. Super choice for your backing tracks as this sounds live! Your vocals are outstanding and your lyrics are heart touching.

This should be on the radio!


Mario,

Thank you so much!

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#540070 - 06/08/19 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
An excellent song.
Is the hot vocal through VST, (decimator, drive or similar), proximity, intimate compression or something else?
The distortion on the vocal isn't a liability but "I can't go on.." does get too close to unpleasant in headphones.
A lovely arrangement and sentiment.


Thanks Ray,

sorry that the vocals didn't quite make it for you

it's all a learning experience

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#540295 - 06/10/19 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Wonderful melody that has stayed with me for 15-20 minutes between listens and now. Hard to pin down this lyric. Stark is an adjective I'd use. I don't really know which way to plug into it emotionally. Part of me senses the realism of a relationship. And part of me senses it's about to end. Nothing at all wrong with not tying up neatly with a bow. Insted, it drew me in.


Thanks Tang,

open to interpretation

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#540296 - 06/10/19 06:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Kenny,

This song and performance is absolutely exquisite... None better.

I am enjoying every single song you release. You are at the top of your game.

Bob


Thank you Bob, I can say the same about your music

you are on fire

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#540297 - 06/10/19 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
SO SO SO SO GOOD!!! Love the space in the band, and that sweet nylon guitar. The lyrics are gripping and the melody carries them perfectly....artistry!! Wonderful passionate vocal, and the fiddle is PERFECT! A GREAT SONG from a GREAT WRITER!!! LOVE IT!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg,

I appreciate your steady support, encouragement, and kind words.

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#540298 - 06/10/19 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: Robertkc]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Kenny,

Very very good! Love the melody, the "how tough are you" refrain and the band...oh, and that "blueoooo" thing you do.

Robert


Thanks Robert!

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#540299 - 06/10/19 06:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Another great tune, liked the walkdown on the word blue. Liked the whole thing, in fact.


Thank you Tunemonger

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#540300 - 06/10/19 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: How Tough Are You [Re: Deej56]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Kenny,

Love the tune, love the lyrics—sets just the right mood, and sung with a lot of emotion and heart. Could possibly dial back the vocal in the mix a bit, or maybe take off a shade of reverb . . . but it’s sounding pretty darn good as is. Really strong offering, Kenny. I think it’s one of my favorites from you (which is saying a lot giving how many terrific tunes I’ve heard from you).

Hope all is good with you!

Deej


Thank you Deej for the listen, comments, and kind words.

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