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Old 09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
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Default Brand New Original Song - ROADS (motorcycle theme)

Wrote and recorded this yesterday.
Audio and lyrics posted here.
This as a first draft and looking for constructive criticism here.

Thanks for listening:

http://mog.com/gilsmusic/blog/1508152
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:11 PM
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Coming from a fellow biker, I must say that I like it alot!! And yes, bikes are one of my "other" passions like you!

Here's my baby:



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Old 10-01-2009, 12:52 PM
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Coming from a fellow biker, I must say that I like it alot!! And yes, bikes are one of my "other" passions like you!

Jeff
Thanks for lstening!
I posted my song ROADS to a Motorcycle forum and go this reaction which I thought was a bit over the top.
Being compared to Springsteen, Croce and Prine is a huge compliment and I'm flattered but honestly don't think my song is THAT good:

"Wow. You've got a gift. Serious business ,I'm a music nut and after years of seeing music all across this country in some great music towns ( Austin for one,perhaps the best music town left in the States) I'm impressed , reminds in some ways of a young and introspective Springsteen , or the more evocative Jim Croce stuff ,perhaps John Prine in some ways.

Get a copy of this to KFAT/KZAP , the mainstream outlets might not play it but they very well may air it. Don't know how much material you have but have you thought of shooting some of it off to Austin City Limits? They don't book just big names , and in Austin you'd go over pretty well. Some venues up this way in the North State too. And if you're ever in Knoxville Tenn. let me know prior ,I know of a club where you'd have half the grizzled riders in the place in tears if you played it.

Once again....wow. Brings forth bittersweet nostalgia in a highly evocative way."

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:57 PM
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Sounds great and nice compliments from the guy in Nashville. I like the tone of that Martin HD. That is a heck of a nice sounding guitar in your recordings. Well done!
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:00 PM
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very nice Gil, that's a winner pal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:29 PM
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Gil, that really is a great song. Nice guitar work, great lyrics and a beautiful melody. Well done.
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Sounds great. You might add just a bit of reverb for atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.
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Great job. Has a very "Neal Young" feel to it. I don't think it needs a thing. It feels very real and honest. I think the use of any efx would detract from that.

Again - Great Job. Ride safe
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Sounds great and nice compliments from the guy in Nashville. I like the tone of that Martin HD. That is a heck of a nice sounding guitar in your recordings. Well done!
Thanks for listening Ryan! Yes I do Love my Martin for sure. Got lucky I guess as I really knw very little about guitars when I bought it.
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very nice Gil, that's a winner pal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Louie! Glad you liked it!!
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Gil, that really is a great song. Nice guitar work, great lyrics and a beautiful melody. Well done.
Thanks Rob!! I also saw your response on Harmony and really am flattered and honored by it! I have no doubt that if you and I lived close together we would be guitar playing buddies!

BTW, jammed the other night for the first time with a guy I just met who does a lot of Buffet songs. He really likes what I add to the songs and wants to form a duo.
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Sounds great. You might add just a bit of reverb for atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for listening and commenting again rick! I actually have a bit of reverb in there but I never like to add too much.
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Great job. Has a very "Neal Young" feel to it. I don't think it needs a thing. It feels very real and honest. I think the use of any efx would detract from that.

Again - Great Job. Ride safe
Thanks so much Dave. The real and honest feel is what I strive for.
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From a fellow biker....that was fun! Really nice! Thanks for sharing.



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Old 10-04-2009, 07:29 AM
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Well done, Gil! I love the lyrics and you deliver them with just the right amount of melancholy and soul to enable the listener to imagine a road-worn rider! I really enjoyed that!
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