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Old 06-04-2008, 08:25 AM
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My favorite is "Don't Want to be Your Might Have Been" or abbreviated "Your Might Have Been". My partner and I wrote that song in mid December of last year sitting in front of the fireplace. It took us ALL day to intricately weave the chords and notes in and out of the vocals. I'm really proud of the whole song and especially the chorus.

In the studio I used a 1937 Gibson J35(sunburst) on that song (one guitar, one track, one take) and you can hear that dynamic, old-timey, aggressive voicing of it.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:59 AM
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wrote this a few years back on a Wendy's bag driving down I-75 north....

just got around to recording it (roughly) a few months ago.

I used to get a lot of requests to play it when I was performing all the time.
Might have to incorporate it into the Tozier show next month!

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:28 PM
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Got to be "Blue Skies" or "What About Me" , both written about 6 months ago. I love playing harp on songs so I'm kind of partial to the latter, but the lyrics of the second sum up what I feel for my girlfriend (and she loves it) so it's hard to choose. Both songs changed a little in the studio but only for the better. On my band's myspace page: www.myspace.com/thegoodbreakband
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:04 PM
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The little tune I made up I call Self Portrait In Blue I kind of like a lot.

http://www.ericskye.com/music/09_Sel...it_In_Blue.m3u

The original tittle for the melody was Giraffe On The Beach, because about ten years ago, on a trip to Africa, I was sitting on a beach near the border of South Africa and Mozambique with my guitar when I saw some some giraffe come right up to the edge of the sand. I thought that was odd and immediately came up with the weird chromatic little tune before deciding it was a good time to leave.

Later I made it into a blues tune with a walking bass line. It was a big challenge for me to come up with a bass line that worked with the chords and melody and then to be able to play it all at once. It was a milestone for me technically.
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Sandy that's a great lyric! How've you been?

My favorite is Campfire. I don't know if it's my best song, but it is a love song for my wife:

There's a free mp3 download on my blog... and you can also see a video of a more recent tune:

http://midwesternsongs.blogspot.com/...reg-hales.html
Hey, Chuck, that's gorgeous! I'm so busy I don't know HOW I'm doing--not making much dough at it, but getting to play. (Also getting used to a "new" family member--my father-in-law, who turns 88 on Tues.)

Dave, I have to say that's one of the most powerful lyrics I've heard in a while. Simplicity and universality are so often the most affecting!
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:53 AM
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Chuck,

I am with Sandy, Campfire is excellent, very marketable.

Bravo!!
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my own compositional favorite, so far, is a song called "table for one". you can check it out by clicking on the "my songs" link below.

thanks for listening,

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I usually end up hating most of my tunes, but I still like this one....a little.

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I must say that everything I dare to call a song or tune (could never figure out the difference ) are dear to my heart for some reason or another. Of course, there is always a special one.
"Roundabout Rag'
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:43 PM
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maybe a song called "better off"
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nice job, rafe & jess. well done!
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:48 PM
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Sandy that's a great lyric! How've you been?

My favorite is Campfire. I don't know if it's my best song, but it is a love song for my wife:

There's a free mp3 download on my blog... and you can also see a video of a more recent tune:

http://midwesternsongs.blogspot.com/...reg-hales.html
i like your voice chuck. wish i could sing like that! thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:53 PM
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fitness, nice tune. good singing as well. thanks for sharing!

shane - nice songs, both of them. very professional sounding.

min7b5 - nice little diddy

thanks for sharing,

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:58 PM
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thanks bill!
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:51 PM
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I composed this waltz on March 3rd this year so I call it March 3rd Waltz.

http://www.fiddlehangout.ws/users/au...6294662008.mp3


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