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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash Like an inverted Phoenix So delectable yet totally ineffectual Those intellectual verbal tricks I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour And keep you safe within the mix I’ve been here to…
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Some blues/boogie fun. Ain’t no fun It's a well known fact When you’re with the wrong woman And caught in the act Sworn to secrecy We even made a pact But didn’t matter We were caught in the act Been watched and followed Traced…
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Oh baby let me take you To that screen-saver dawn To Hallmark scenes On a snowy winter’s morn You can’t do this on your own You can’t do this on your own Oh baby let me take you. Oh baby let me take you Out to the windy cliff Where…
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Engine stalling Redwood falling Babies bawling Sheriff come calling Another child missing Black snake hissing Radio squawking Searchers walking Media stalking Everybody talking Mother in ruins What’s black snake doing? Fox in the…
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So, I had this mad idea of a song with just two chords, well I do like a bit of insanity now and again.
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What can I say, brilliant Ray.
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Wow!! Ray has done a cracking job on this....he has made a silk purse from my pigs ear attempt at the piano, the instrumentation is perfect for the song and the production is also..... i'm sure you'll agree .....I love it Thanks Ray The owl…
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No bells or whistles on this, just one take. Any good ? Well it's out there now.
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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash Like an inverted Phoenix So delectable yet totally ineffectual Those intellectual verbal tricks I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour And keep you safe within the mix I’ve been here to…
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No bells or whistles on this, just one take. Any good ? Well it's out there now.
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Found an old, old one from the vaults ....... I wanted to do a sort of call and response ..... Where was Aretha when I needed her .......
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I wrote this one in response to a song writing challenge from the Minnesota Association of Songwriters. The title had to be Mississippi Moon and it had to have a I V VI I II chord progression somewhere in the song. Over 20 writers have signed…
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Finally, at last... I've got something finished... Been working on this for a few weeks. A bit of a rocker... (and an aging lecherous one at that) I got it as close as I could and then mixed it loud... I've over-cooked it slightly - but…
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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash Like an inverted Phoenix So delectable yet totally ineffectual Those intellectual verbal tricks I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour And keep you safe within the mix I’ve been here to…
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oldfolks2 said

Now that chilled me out very nicely , great song ....

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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash Like an inverted Phoenix So delectable yet totally ineffectual Those intellectual verbal tricks I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour And keep you safe within the mix I’ve been here to…
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thetworegs said

The acoustic sounds stunning ..excellent lyrics ..you managed to get the word astronomical in a song you set the bench high....poor Lydia... a beautiful song well performed ...piepod bound

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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash Like an inverted Phoenix So delectable yet totally ineffectual Those intellectual verbal tricks I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour And keep you safe within the mix I’ve been here to…
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Andrew Russe said

Wow. Gorgeous sounds.

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Some blues/boogie fun. Ain’t no fun It's a well known fact When you’re with the wrong woman And caught in the act Sworn to secrecy We even made a pact But didn’t matter We were caught in the act Been watched and followed Traced…
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oldfolks2 said

Oh yes ... my kind of Blues ....... down and dirty ..... Love it ....

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Some blues/boogie fun. Ain’t no fun It's a well known fact When you’re with the wrong woman And caught in the act Sworn to secrecy We even made a pact But didn’t matter We were caught in the act Been watched and followed Traced…
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Andrew Russe said

Just flip 'er over and play it again (this time with the volume even louder).... Love the vocals too.

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My bio is quite boring to read so I’ll keep it brief. On leaving school I found work in a local recording studio in Birmingham, England where I was basically the tea-boy and gopher. Anyhow, after a number of years and several different studios later I progressed to getting work as a studio session musician, mostly on keyboards. During this time I was fortunate enough to work with some fairly well-know artistes at the time including a great blues guitarist called Rory Gallagher. Interesting times. After a long career of touring, teaching and studio-ing I decided to call it quits and now enjoy myself in my little home studio here at the back of the house. I play guitar, keyboards, bass and blues harp and write songs which I then try to sing. I also enjoy composing music to video clips, mostly of a classical nature.

My ‘studio’ setup is quite basic really and I’ll summarise it: firstly my DAW is Logic Pro X which I have only just started using after being a Cubase acolyte for 30 years or so. My instruments are a 6 and a 12 string acoustic guitar, an Ibanez bass guitar and a Fender Strat. I also use Lee Oscar blues harps as I find them better or easier for bending notes. My keyboard is a Yamaha 88 key something or other and for an audio interface I use Presonus Studio 6/8. So, all very basic and I’m running it all on a Mac 27” Oh, nearly forgot - my condenser mic is an Australian made Rode NT1000 that I use for my crap vocals and mic-ing up my acoustic guitars etc. I can not play drums to save my life so I have to program them in as best I can; one day I’ll invest in a proper drummer software program so to make life a little easier.

And that is me in a nutshell, 66 years old and as grumpy as hell.

from Sydney, AU

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