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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HoodieMcFoodie, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Friend of Leo's

    When The Levee Breaks by miles - which is odd, as I couldn't stand it at first!

    ...and which is your least favourite?
     
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Kashmir
    Plodding, moaning, over orchestrated tediosity.
    Favorite Pagey solo?
     
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  3. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    You Shook Me, Zep I

    ...too much white guy blooze for these ears, (I know this won't a popular statement, but those are my feelings)
     
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  5. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Holic

    854
    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    I love the solos from "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and "Levee"

    Are you a songwriter?

    (I am)...
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Yup.
    Not prolific, or good, but I have 50-odd songs.
    Are you collaborative or independent in your songwriting?
    I'm both.
     
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  7. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Holic

    854
    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    Both. My newest songwriting partner is my 15-year-old daughter...most prolific pairing is my drummer...I usually write alone, though...approximately 130 songs.

    Would you rather play all originals and no covers or the opposite?

    (I'd rather do all originals)
     
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  8. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    That's a hard one. I think I'd choose all originals, but I'm in a highly unserious cover band these days and every show feels like a party, and I'd hate to lose that vibe.

    How do you work as a songwriter? I.e., lyrics first or melody or riffs first? Do you keep a journal for lyrics? Is your phone full of recorded bits of unfinished songs like mine is? Etc.
     
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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I get the melody/chord changes first.
    Lyrics are harder to get.
    No hard to get, just harder.
    I edit a lot.
    Cowriting, if all parties are focused, is easier.
    Like you, my phone is full of song fragments and ideas.
    What time of day do you tend to write in?
     
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  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    I don't claim to be much of a finisher, with many half baked ideas, titles, verses, etc., but actually woke up in the middle of the night with a song virtually complete, including lyrics & music! It was so easy, I thought I plagiarized it. Of course, a woman was the muse, having a few lines & title, before turning in. It's riff driven, with a groove reminicient of Jr. Walker's, What Does it Take.

    I just read an interview with James McCartney, Paul's musician son, who played here, earlier in the week. He starts his songs with lyrics, first...that strikes me as being opposite of the norm...what's your typical creative process?
     
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  11. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    It varies, I have written tunes based on a musical style first, words first, melody first and beat first. Most of the time its beat/chords/melody/ words (if any).

    Whats your most common inspiration for writing a tune? Life circumstances? Relationships? Politics? Etc,...? Sadly, I become inspired most by new gear and sounds.... yeah I'm deep that way..
     
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  12. dlew919

    dlew919 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    Generally I think of a musical phrase or lyrical phrase. From there a good idea flows. Bad ones wither.

    I wrote my first song at 16. How old were you?
     
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Late, 30!
    Are you prolific, with hundreds of songs?
    I'm not, I have 50ish.
    I like about 12 of them.
     
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  14. dlew919

    dlew919 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney
    Me neither. I've written about 12 good songs. 50 bad ones and several dozen fragments.

    Favourite lyric?
     
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  15. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Holic

    854
    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    "The Devil made me do it the first time, the second time I did it on my own..." (Billy Joe Shaver)


    How much did you pay for your most expensive guitar/amp?
     
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  16. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    55
    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    In 1991 I paid AUD $2500 for a new Music Man StingRay 5 bass. They retail for over AUD $4000 now.

    Assuming you own multiple amps (who doesn't), what is your favourite amp you own right now? Mine is my Vox 'Lil Night Train
     
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  17. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My Roland Cube 80XL.
    If money were no object, what guitar/amp combination would you buy?
    I want a 1968 Les Paul Custom, and a 1968 Marshall 100W Plexi half stack, top (angled) 4-12 cabinet.
     
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  18. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Holic

    854
    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    A true Custom Shop Telecaster made to my specs (which would be very similar to my #1 Telecaster, Big Tex) and a 20-25 watt combo amp with a single 10" speaker and built in tremolo/vibrato/whatever-you-call-it , probably/possibly the Supro 1622RT Tremo-Verb.

    I'm pretty simple.

    Has your rig gotten simpler or more complicated as you've progressed?
     
  19. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Friend of Leo's

    Life's too short Bill - treat yourself! ;)
     
  20. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I had the amp, and borrowed the guitar when I was a teenager.
    Both are financially out of the question.
    I want the real thing.
    68 Customs in good shape cost car money.
    Plexis are comparatively cheap.
    I may get a reissue 68 Paul, and a JCM 800 combo.
    My working rig is wonderful, but I still like to rock out.
     
  21. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Much, much simpler.
    How compatible musically are you with you bandmates?
    I'm about 60%.
     
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