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#580839 - 02/14/20 02:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan,
How can a German man write such clever, twisty English lyrics? I am dazed, dosed and confused. The track is a winner. I am on my second listen, and it is even better than the first one. Like soup, better the next day. What can I say... only congrats to you, Maha and Henni on this cool song that is done very tastefully and professionally. Listens very well! You rock! Thank you for sharing.

P.S. I think you are right about rapid expansion of U.Showcase. Which is by all means is a good thing, just harder to remember what was on "to listen" list smile

Misha.

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#580874 - 02/14/20 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Crossroads]
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Stefan,

Well, if this is “just fooling around,” can’t imagine how good this would be if you got all serious, LOL! Terrific tune . . . Great concept on the lyrics, really well executed in the writing. I can see how this one was a blast to work on. It’s a fun, sweet song. Thumbs up from me!

All my best,

Deej

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#580984 - 02/15/20 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: TuneMonger]
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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Good idea well delivered, and the ending was nice. Vox, instruments, production, all good. Enjoyed listening!


Thanks a lot, TuneMonger - I really appreciate your kind words.

Take care,

Stefan
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#580985 - 02/15/20 08:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
Stefan,

You are right. There has been a lot of activity, and I am having a hard time catching up with all the good posts.

I see the brothers share a sense of humor.

The chorus really sticks with you.

Love the style. Good choice for the content.


Hi Scott,

thanks a lot for the compliment.

Yes, Henni and I have always shared a certain sense of humor, but while I make up funny stuff just for kicks he's been a successful pro comedian for more than 35 years now.

Take care,

Stefan
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#580986 - 02/15/20 08:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Tangmo]
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Originally Posted By: Tangmo
Big smiles here. Clever idea, and the translation works well. To end so sweetly put a tear in my eye.

The band is solid and the vocals strong and well-placed. Maha did them both proud. The only crit I can make is that "wanted" is not spelled "wnated". smile Easy fix.


Thanks a lot, Tangmo, I'm really glad you enjoyed the song.

Thanks also for the hint: Being as blind as a mole jist one single typo in a set of lyrics is very unusual. And it's the drawback of Copy & Paste that mistakes are as fast duplicated as any other text. So I gave the lyrics another close look - and, yes, found two more typoes frown

Thanks again for giving the song a listen and for your support.

All the best,

Stefan
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#580988 - 02/15/20 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: musician17]
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Originally Posted By: musician17
This is a CLASSIC in capital letters! Absolutely brilliant!!! Loved it all, made me smile and made my day brighter - and, if music can do that, that's one of the highest compliments one can give to a writer, right? And that ending! Love the slow tempo, as if to emphasise every single word and syllable you are singing. Bravo - standing ovation from me :-)


Well, James, if this ain't one of the nicest comments I've had so far ....

Thank you so much for your very kind words on Magpie - this was the very first time that I adaprted a song of my brother's - it's surprising how differently it works in different languages. I think the main advantage was that - having just a raw melody - I could arrange the song from the scratch and so give it my personal feel. Guess that with the next writer's block I should ask him for another song, because it was fun to work with
third party material, and it was a extremely enjoyable challenge to translate the lyrics into English.

Take care,

Stefan
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#580989 - 02/15/20 09:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Enjoyably positive and easily flowing lyrics, definitely sounds like the original was an excellent birthday present.
The chorus is really catchy sing-a-long. I like the smooth soulful arrangement. Kind of a musical song, I could see you dancing with a stick and a hat wink

Janne


Well, Janne, just hang on: In one of the next videos you can watch me dance with a stick indeed. But admittedly a bit different from what you might have meant smile .

I'm glad that you enjoyed the listen and I thank you so much for your very kind words.

Take care,

Stefan
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#580991 - 02/15/20 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Stefan

A really nice fun song - excellent vocals and clever ending.

Very much enjoyed.

(And yes the songs are cycling through very quickly at the moment!)

Peter


Thanks a lot, Peter, I really appreciate your very kind words on the song.

As to the number of new songs:

It's very, very nice that so many people use BIAB for the production of great stuff, but I already feel by now that it's hard to listen to all of them as carefully as any author would deserve.

And even more to comment a bit more than just writing 'cool tune'. And being a non-native English speaker it surely takes at least double time for writing a comment, so when I didn't have the time to check the forum for a couple of days, I tend to get discouraged, I must admit...

Regards,

Stefan
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#581163 - 02/16/20 10:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Crossroads]
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Nice "across time" collab ya'll!

We are bird folks so the allegorical magpie was extra cool.

Although this is different from your more R&B oriented tunes it is
equally well sung along with a great write and overall production.

Upbeat, positive and just plain ole fun.

And the ending is superb.

And it gave Janice happy feet!

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#581250 - 02/16/20 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Magpie [Re: Crossroads]
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Hi Dave, Scott, Torrey, Misha, Deej amd Janice & Bud,

at the moment I'm in a hospital some hundred miles from home waiting for some severe eye surgery. Most likely I will not be able to read or writeafter that for some time and thus will be off the forum for a while.

Therefor I want to break the habit of replying to your comments individually and instead thank you all very much in a single post for taking the time to listen to our song and write such very kind comments.

Have a great time, I'll be back soon,

Stefan
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