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#727595 - 08/13/22 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Strong message, although those who need to see every word, won't probably see.

Nice structure, minor/major division works well and the chord progression is very pleasant (although I would have ended the song with a minor chord). I like the "straight to the business" intro. Very nice break.

I always enjoy your voice and this is no exception, good work.

I see you have used Electric Mint, I really like its sound, creates a nice vibe and works very well together with RT guitars.

Janne


Thanks, Janne. I experimented with both major and minor at for the ending, but I chose the major because I wanted to end the song on a positive note (pun intended).

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#727617 - 08/14/22 04:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

Thus sounds really good. Vocals are exceptionally good! Harmonies also! What a super message. You really nailed it with this one!

Thanks, Torrey
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#727668 - 08/14/22 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Great job, Scott. That forward driving pulse got me hooked right away.
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#727747 - 08/15/22 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Brad Williams]
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Originally Posted By: firesong
Scott...first off great song with a valid and appropriate message...love the total feel and tempo of the song...the band was stellar and your vocal the same (not sure what you were concerned about?) I hope that everyone who authentically follows Christ will be reminded and challenged by this "love song"...great job lyrically, melodically and musically!


Thanks, Firesong. I guess I'm too critical, that's what my wife tells me. I don't like the tone of the vocal in some parts and there is strain too, but I think I covered most of it up.

Originally Posted By: MarioD
Super song

Great vocal, you have a great voice!

Super mix

Two thumbs up

thank you Mario the Magical Composer!

Originally Posted By: Brad Williams
Great song - worth the wait. I think the lyrics are the strongest part, a very good write. Good job of challenging folks to consider things from a biblical perspective. I also liked your vocal, did you do the harmonies too? I thought they were great.


Thanks, Brad. I did the all the vocals.

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#727860 - 08/16/22 05:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hey Scott,

Great song man!! Loved it. The words are certainly true. And we do entertain angels unawares, all the time. Sometimes the guy asking for food is Christ himself and we must always be aware of that.

We must also be aware that we are living in a world of phenomenal, mind-boggling, and mind-twisting corruption, darkness and evil and our eyes must be open to that as well.

There are other things going on that will require a level of courage in standing up to evil that is beyond anything anyone I know has seen in their lifetime, unless they happened to be a young person living in Europe in 1933.

Remember, Jesus only got angry once or twice, and on one occasion when he did he overturned the tables on the money changers and chased them out of the temple. He also went on a long rant about the leaders of his time in an entire chapter in the book of Matthew and called them the children of Satan.

That was "Christian," too, I think.

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#727869 - 08/16/22 07:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
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Thanks, Ray. My interpretation, of course, is different, based on all the other Biblical passages I quoted or paraphrased in the song. I was aiming at certain American Christians who wear their faith on their sleeves but turn their backs on those in need.

Yep,
I caught your point and interpretation right away.
The previous Australia Prime Minster, (Scott Morrison, fan of Trump, lover of Hillsong, lover of letting everyone know he's a "Christian", known for lying, failing, abuse of power and rorting & now found to have secretly appointed himself as co minister of various portfolios without telling anyone, including the actual minister, & making policy decisions overriding the known minister that benefited his own election campaign), is one of those your lyric is aimed at.
The problem with many of that ilk who quote the bible is that the text is easily "interpreted" to allow all sorts of things.
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#727883 - 08/17/22 02:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Ezekiel's Storm

I find your composition very pleasant. Your voice is expressive and fits perfectly with your composition. Well done.

Kindly regard
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#727896 - 08/17/22 05:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc

The previous Australia Prime Minster, (Scott Morrison, fan of Trump, lover of Hillsong, lover of letting everyone know he's a "Christian", known for lying, failing, abuse of power and rorting & now found to have secretly appointed himself as co minister of various portfolios without telling anyone, including the actual minister, & making policy decisions overriding the known minister that benefited his own election campaign), is one of those your lyric is aimed at.
The problem with many of that ilk who quote the bible is that the text is easily "interpreted" to allow all sorts of things.

I didn't realize that the Made-in-America virus (aka trumpism) has spread to other countries. Hopefully it will not infect your churches as it has infected ours. It's one thing to hi-jack a political party, quite another thing to hi-jack a faith. Maybe music can help save the day.
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#727981 - 08/17/22 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Neat tune. Very cool arrangement and not sure what you mean by vocals "not being best"? They sound great to me. Cool use of synths. Structure... as wise man said, fuggedaboutit, I didn't even noticed until I read comments. Solid message. Good mix. Liked it, and thank you for sharing.
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#727984 - 08/17/22 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Ezekiel.

well what can i say ? another song from a song jedi master...sincerely.

loved the paceing of the song and the sound pictures you always build in your songs and how you really know
'the need for hooks'.

every happiness.

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#728002 - 08/17/22 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Bass Thumper]
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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper

I didn't realize that the Made-in-America virus (aka trumpism) has spread to other countries. Hopefully it will not infect your churches as it has infected ours. It's one thing to hi-jack a political party, quite another thing to hi-jack a faith. Maybe music can help save the day.

Yes, Boris, Donald & Scott all played the buffoon card while the latter two used religion as well. Boris wasn't game because his past is as mired and unspiritual as Trump's but he didn't have fevered believers to do the 1984 maths thing.
Hillsong uses music as the flux to do the capturing & spread the prosperity gospel...sad but true.
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#728043 - 08/18/22 07:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Yes, Boris, Donald & Scott all played the buffoon card while the latter two used religion as well. Boris wasn't game because his past is as mired and unspiritual as Trump's but he didn't have fevered believers to do the 1984 maths thing.
Hillsong uses music as the flux to do the capturing & spread the prosperity gospel...sad but true.

Fevered believers he does have and I can't understand why. With all the song writing talent here, maybe someone can write lyrics and a catchy melody that will state the truth and ring the alarm that democracy may be at risk. Where is Neil Young when we need him?
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#728081 - 08/18/22 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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That’s a powerful lyric and performance, Scott. Your electronic trickery on the vocals seemed awesome to us.

Good band and arrangement too.

We saw a sign in a front yard the other day that read: “HUMANKIND, be both”
and wouldn’t the world be a better place if there were more kindness.

You may not have been making much music lately but when you do it is quality!

Kudos!

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PS Bud is fond of saying the only thing worse than a liar is a hypocrite.
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#728288 - 08/20/22 12:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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You have a distinctive voice that I always look forward to hearing. This was fully on par with previous efforts. Loved that guitar arpeggio, sounded a little like Sweet Child of Mine but much better. Good production, worth several listens.
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#728328 - 08/20/22 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud

We saw a sign in a front yard the other day that read: “HUMANKIND, be both”
and wouldn’t the world be a better place if there were more kindness.

...the only thing worse than a liar is a hypocrite.


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#728335 - 08/20/22 09:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Excellent song - pop with a message.

NI Guitar on the intro gets my attention, and the bass and drums keep my attention. Good build into the chorus - catchy too. Good singing on your part - it fits the song.

Nice write. As you said, much of it is a paraphrase, but I especially liked:

See the woman
who’s walked a thousand miles
Just to feed
the hunger of her child


The hold and reentry of the guitar works really well. Sort of a U2 sound without being derivative. Synth on the chorus gives a nice lift.

Engaging throughout!
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#728371 - 08/21/22 08:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
I'm not a Christian so it's obviously not so easy for me to get all the finer details of the lyrics...that being said, I like your song. A lot!

It's a strong song with a very good arrangement.
2 thumbs up!


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Hi Scott
Absolute Top Song
I like it from the beginning
Sound, melody and singing everything fits perfectly
Really good work Scott
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

Vielen Dank, Andi!

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Scott,

Powerful.

Excellent write. Speaking truth to (supposed) power.

GREAT use of BIAB. Super production.

Good vocal. Good mix.

Truly powerful. This is really good.

fj


Thank you, Floyd!

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#728376 - 08/21/22 08:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Part-Time Christians [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Scott,

Thus sounds really good. Vocals are exceptionally good! Harmonies also! What a super message. You really nailed it with this one!

Thanks, Torrey

Thank you for the positive feedback, Torrey!

Originally Posted By: edshaw
Great job, Scott. That forward driving pulse got me hooked right away.


Thanks, Ed. Glad to hear the the music hooked.

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Scott,

Great song man!! Loved it. The words are certainly true. And we do entertain angels unawares, all the time. Sometimes the guy asking for food is Christ himself and we must always be aware of that.

We must also be aware that we are living in a world of phenomenal, mind-boggling, and mind-twisting corruption, darkness and evil and our eyes must be open to that as well.

There are other things going on that will require a level of courage in standing up to evil that is beyond anything anyone I know has seen in their lifetime, unless they happened to be a young person living in Europe in 1933.

Remember, Jesus only got angry once or twice, and on one occasion when he did he overturned the tables on the money changers and chased them out of the temple. He also went on a long rant about the leaders of his time in an entire chapter in the book of Matthew and called them the children of Satan.

That was "Christian," too, I think.

Thanks for the listen and comments. Jesus' anger was righteous anger for the corruption of the temple. The religious leaders of his time sound parallel some of the religious leaders and followers of our time when He says to them, "you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things."

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