HBO Placement -"The Righteous Gemstones"

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HBO Placement -"The Righteous Gemstones"

Post by Jfinbury » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:15 pm

Got the happy news today that my old song ONE FALSE MOVE (AND I'LL BLOW THIS LOVE APART) will be used in the new HBO hit “The Righteous Gemstones”
in episode 106, which is set to air on 9/15/19. This comes from my first (and only!) Taxi placement, from 2014, with a song written and recorded in 1981.

Patty Brayden (my wife) and I wrote and recorded this song with the Pointer Sisters in mind, but could never manage to get the cassette to them. It was difficult to pitch songs back then.

The Master tapes of that song and 7 others I recorded back in the day rested in a box in my attic until 2014 when shortly after I joined Taxi I saw an "opportunity" for vintage "R & B" originals from the 1980's. I digitized the 1/2" master and submitted "One False Move" to that opportunity which got forwarded and which lead to that song and 6 other of my songs from that era to be published/pruchased by a record company.

So here is the updated timeline: it took a few weeks to write the song, 2 days to record, mix and master (8-track), 33 years to a forward, 1 week from forward to the Taxi "success" of purchase and publishing, and 2 years from the success of the publishing to a placement on a TV show ("Red Oaks" on Netflix) and now the 2nd TV placement on HBO 3 years later.

All in the ripeness of time.

Again, thank you Taxi!

"One False Move" may be heard at my Taxi homepage

http://www.taximusic.com/hosting/home.php?userid=57433

and in two weeks on HBO. I guess I have a new series to binge.

My Taxi journey continues...


John


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Post by jdkotaska » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:45 am

What a great story! Congratulations!
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Post by henryvan4444 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:32 am

Cool song and even cooler story! Congrats on the placement! Thanks for sharing!

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Post by VanderBoegh » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am

What a story! Very cool, and thanks for sharing. Oh yeah, and huge CONGRATS on the success of this song, 33 years later!!!

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Post by davidira » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am

Great Song! And great story. Definition of what you did 30 years ago is what makes you who you are today!

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Post by ResonantTone » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:59 pm

Very cool story. Thanks for sharing! :)

And big congrats on the placement!

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Post by admin » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:09 am

Just watched it, John. Great tune, awesome placement, and looks to be a good show!

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Post by Jfinbury » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:22 am

Thank you Michael and Taximates! I am grateful for your ears and appreciative comments.

I hope to share more stories with you, but I don't think I can wait another 33 years.... ;)

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Post by andygabrys » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 am

Great news!

Anybody ever tell you that music licensing favors the "long game"? :)

I checked some of you Brazillian Jazz quickly - pro lineups and sounds amazing.

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Post by Kolstad » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Great work and a story to remember as well! Very inspiring for sure.

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