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This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the US. Here's a song to say thanks to the folks at PGMusic, without whom none of this fun stuff would happen, and to all of you helpful folks on this forum who make it even more fun by sharing what you create. Okay, I'm singing this song to the choir. It's about creating for yourself, without regard to what others may want, doing it because... well, you can't help it. It's part of who you are. Thanks, and carry on.

Dave Bell of Blue Attitude played some perfect guitar tracks, and I played bass and sang.

Start At The Stars

You can go so far starting at the stars
and raising the bar to new heights.
And everybody knows the leader has no clothes,
and moguls steal all the rights.
Create with inner magic, ignoring all the tragic folks
who've lost the love of being strange,
and you'll be always smiling, appearing so beguiling
to those whose values always change.
REF: Start at the stars and show them who you are.
You can go so far when you start at the stars.

Keep in mind there's nothing ever more than something
you create inside your soul.
Cater to creation forget their expectation
and listen to the drive that makes you whole.
You may not be famous, but fame is really aimless,
and life is what matters most of all.
Inside you Truth is shining, and Love is what's defining you.
Life is answering the call. REF

All the moguls'r' chasing after money, making music "you should hear,"
while you're unrelating, happily creating magic music to your ears.
SOLO - Repeat end of 2nd V
REF: Start at the stars and show them who you are.
You can go so far. Just start at the stars.
END: To show them who you are, start at the stars.


Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

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Marty...I'm with you at being thankful to the folks at PG Music for creating a product that creates creativity...it is an invaluable piece of our creative process and allows many of us less endowed musicians and writers to flourish...now...what a song! such a great encouraging message to this forum family...I really love your vocals on this one...the bounce and cadence of the vocal is captivating and the harmony is crazy good! just another well produced number where you and Dave excel again! Keep'em coming...I love listening to and learning from your creative mind...as Casey Kasem would say, "keep reaching for the stars!"


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Marty,
Cool, a YouTube song about doing the opposite of so many YouTubers!I like the jamming feel with Dave`s just-right fills and above all; who can argue with the affirmation in those lyrics... a very enjoyable rocking reminder to us all.
Well done.

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I like your song and of course can identify all too well with the lyrics. I guess most, if not all, forum members here feel the same way.

By the way, I think your singing gets better with each song. Kick-*ss harmonies! You are like wine, I think grin


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Terrific job with all that rhyming, and a fantastic message! The tune itself was a real toe-tapper. As others have written, just about everybody on the Showcase Forum can relate to this message. I know I certainly can. Starting things off with Dave's guitar was the way to go. Really good tune that stayed in my head. Great work, Marty!


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Marty, That's a good one. Very well sung and Dave's guitar work is excellent . Great tone. I was getting a 60's English vibe from this and odd as it sounds the melody reminded me of Mama Cass. Cool lyrics and I engaged all the way. Bravo, Tom

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Marty,

A great message!
It should always be "for yourself" first. And a Big Hit once the world hears it smile

Well sung. An infectious melody.

Good Bass (of course).
Dave shines - as always.

Excellent mix.

Stuck in my head now...

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WOW, you two stars hit this one out of the ballpark

Fantastic vocal with great lyrics

Your vocal and bass is amazing as is Dave's always perfect guitar parts

Outstanding mix

Super groove


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As floyd jane said, great message, excellent guitar.

And a good, catchy song to boot! laugh


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Marty.
It's a lively piece. Well performed with a good lyric.
For me, the bass sounds a little boomy. Maybe a hi eq filter needed or maybe my ears need washing out.

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Another twist from the optimist.
Terrific band, baked to perfection and iced with ace guitar.
Your vocals are even more mellifluous with each new recording.
Loved it.


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Originally Posted By: firesong
Marty...I'm with you at being thankful to the folks at PG Music for creating a product that creates creativity...it is an invaluable piece of our creative process and allows many of us less endowed musicians and writers to flourish...now...what a song! such a great encouraging message to this forum family...I really love your vocals on this one...the bounce and cadence of the vocal is captivating and the harmony is crazy good! just another well produced number where you and Dave excel again! Keep'em coming...I love listening to and learning from your creative mind...as Casey Kasem would say, "keep reaching for the stars!"

Thanks, Dan. You are such a big part of the choir I mentioned.

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Marty,
Cool, a YouTube song about doing the opposite of so many YouTubers!I like the jamming feel with Dave`s just-right fills and above all; who can argue with the affirmation in those lyrics... a very enjoyable rocking reminder to us all.
Well done.

Robert

Thanks, Robert. YouTubers, right?!? It's amazing how much money they make doing the stupidest things. I guess that says a lot about our descension into Idiocracy.

Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
I like your song and of course can identify all too well with the lyrics. I guess most, if not all, forum members here feel the same way.

By the way, I think your singing gets better with each song. Kick-*ss harmonies! You are like wine, I think grin

Thanks, BD. Yes, I like wine --preferably a cab from Napa. Hey, there's a song title, A Cab From Napa.

Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
Terrific job with all that rhyming, and a fantastic message! The tune itself was a real toe-tapper. As others have written, just about everybody on the Showcase Forum can relate to this message. I know I certainly can. Starting things off with Dave's guitar was the way to go. Really good tune that stayed in my head. Great work, Marty!

Thanks so much, Bob. Happy Thanksgiving.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Awesome tune Marty. Very cool vocal and lyric. Excellent guitar work from Dave. Loved the video. Well done..


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Superb in every way. What lovely, refreshing lyrics! Good advice for us all! BEAUTIFUL video ... GREAT guitar playing from Dave Bell ... and, of course, a generous dollop of good cheer from yourself, both voice and bass :-) . And yes, thanks PG Music! A great song, nailed by everyone involved. Inspires me to keep writing - and that's just about the highest compliment I know how to give :-)

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Hi, Marty and Dave !:))


Absolutely wonderful is this tune
in every aspect ! I liked everything
about it !

It really rocked my chair over
here in Kyrkslätt (that´s where I live) !!

Thank you for this masterpiece !

Cheers
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Hi Marty and Dave
You both fully in your element ;-)
Sounds really cool
And Dave's guitar work is TOP
Really great work
The video fits great
Nice scenes and pictures
Well done Marty
Both thumbs up
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Marty, That's a good one. Very well sung and Dave's guitar work is excellent . Great tone. I was getting a 60's English vibe from this and odd as it sounds the melody reminded me of Mama Cass. Cool lyrics and I engaged all the way. Bravo, Tom

Thanks, Tom. Yeah, I probably can't shake that 60s thing. Although I survived the invasion, I think I've played every Beatle song ever written. But Mama Cass? Yeah, I hear what you're saying. Sounds like a melody she'd sing.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Marty,

A great message!
It should always be "for yourself" first. And a Big Hit once the world hears it smile

Well sung. An infectious melody.

Good Bass (of course).
Dave shines - as always.

Excellent mix.

Stuck in my head now...

fj

Thanks, Floyd. I used to pitch songs in the 90s, and realized too many producers owed too many favors to too many others to even consider my songs. Then realized I wasn't really doing it for them. I'm doing it because I can't help it. Glad you like the melody. If it's stuck in your head, it's bound to improve.

Originally Posted By: MarioD
WOW, you two stars hit this one out of the ballpark

Fantastic vocal with great lyrics

Your vocal and bass is amazing as is Dave's always perfect guitar parts

Outstanding mix

Super groove


Haha, Mario. Start at the stars, right? Everyone on this forum is a star --a beacon to show the way. So glad you like it, and thanks for all your inspiration.

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As floyd jane said, great message, excellent guitar.

And a good, catchy song to boot! laugh

Thanks, David. Yeah, this message is one we in this forum all know so well. The meaning of life is to create.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Brilliant song, one of my favorite BabuMusic songs actually, and there are lots of good ones!

Thanks for the invite wink

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Hi Marty and Dave

You are a very busy man!!! On how many projects are you working each day? But the results are delicious to listen at.

And your songs are mostly so positive. Your lyrics and singing in this very attractive song are no exception to this.
I agree with B.D. thomas your singing gets better every time (a little bit more each time, because they were already very nice, but still...).

Dave also did (again) a very good job on the lead guitar. One can only enjoy what he's doing, so nice to listen to.
I think his guitar play is lifting every song (if needed).

Take a break for some hours,
Hans


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per the song title...liked the way the song start was sooo commanding and practically shouted 'ya gotta listen to this'.

grrreat choruses and stops etc.

loverly lyrics.

kudos mate.

best

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