Honky Tonkin Forwarded - I Propose To Critiquer

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Honky Tonkin Forwarded - I Propose To Critiquer

Post by stuartleggat1 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:56 am

Hi All...now I know what it`s like to faint...read that one of my 6 versions of Honky Tonkin`s to be forwarded for...wait for it...movies and tv and then things sort of blacked out for, what seemed like, ages...must have been more than 15 minutes, `cause ma porridge, which I had just put on the stove, was all burnt...lol.Seriously; strange indeed, but A real lesson in what Frankie Miller (R.C.A`s most successful singer/songwriter ever) said: "I do about 6 versions of any song I write and take it in to the a & r man. He normally goes through them and will dismiss about 5 and pass one, not realizing they`re the same song".I always do several versions of any song I`ve written and try to use different producers who`ll add their own touch to it and maybe, just maybe, give it that magic something that every song needs...I`ve also found that, when played to family, friends and anybody who`ll listen, they might, collectively, hate one producers version, but like a lot and predict big things for another`s...so the more versions you have, to a point, the greater your chances of coming up with something commercial to the people who have the last say.Ok, that`s ma theory and I`m a-stickin` to it...lolStup.s. The critiquer who first gave their opinion on one version and said too weak in the verses and chorus, so-so title, completely changed their minds with another version and passed it - lesson learned.p.p.s. Link below to version which has been passed.http://www.songramp.com/mod/mps/viewtra ... ckid=41234

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Post by davewalton » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:15 am

Hey Stu,Congratulations! That's a great post and a perfect example of my new favorite phrase "Instead of trying to change the wind, why not try adjusting your sails?". So you've found the "secret" to Taxi... just matching up the song to the listing or the listing to the song, however you do it. Easier said than done but as you get more forwards, and unfortunately more returns, it'll become more intuitive as far as matching things up. That's how it worked for me at least. Congrats again and good luck,Dave

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Post by toncart » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:15 am

Hey Stu, does your email work? I sent you a message the other day and don't know if you got it or not. Tony

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Post by matto » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:02 am

Stu,Congratulations to you! I always thought this would be a great song for film/tv. In any of the various versions I've heard.It's a classic example of how much a forward (and critique) depends on the listing the song was submitted to. One of the crucial elements of success in the music business is understanding that different markets are looking for different things in a song.Good luck as always...matto

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