Quote:Thanks for sharing Chitts and Larry. Listened to both songs. I thought both were pretty well-crafted lyrically. Some nice rhymes and pictures, Larry. Chitts, I've listened to yours before, but I particularly liked the false rhyme scheme you made work with "city," "minute," and "in it." Nicely done. And the demo is great, of course.What I'm particularly interested in are the comments Dave makes in the following write-up about Taxi: http://taxi.proboards27.com/index.cgi?b ... 818579Here
Dave seems to be saying that the norm is for there to be perhaps 1000 submissions for these high-bar listings with maybe 10 being forwarded. First, to me this seems to indicate that there are an awful lot of Taxi members who don't post on these boards (seems like its the same 20 to 25 people). That's a shame because we're all in this together and could learn more from each other's experiences. And then it also seems to indicate that there ARE a number (be it very small) of forwards for these country listings. I'd just like to know who they are. I've had one forward. So, so far it looks like there are 3 of us, but many listings have come and gone in the last several months. Who are the rest of you?Hey, bigdrisk. A lot of people just don't use the internet that much, and some might be too shy to post. I think that's why a lot of country writers aren't represented here....or maybe they don't want to post if they haven't had much luck getting fowards. I'm just glad that more country songwriters are coming on board now, even if it's only a few of you folks trickling in. I don't feel so outnumbered now. I'm glad you're here 'coz you give us some real insights into Nashville.I have to say that I wish country songwriter's foward rates were a little higher.....we need someone to break into Nashville (with a TAXI deal) to give us some hope, but I also realize the music biz moves slow too. Although in the past there have been two deals that TAXI got for folks, one of them, "Buy Me A Rose" with Kenny Rogers. The other one, "I Loved Her First" was a result of a deal that Elliot Park got through a TAXI songwriting deal, so there have been bright spots.But I'm no brown noser......Mr. Laskow even offered me a refund once 'coz he felt I was gripin' too much on the board. (I only griped in about 20 posts out of over a 1000 though, hehe) I didn't take the refund though. I dunno, I actually got invigorated by that incident.....made me want to try even harder. I plan to even renew my third year if possible. One of these days, I'm gonna get a deal...I'm that danged determined. I know, I know, that doesn't have much to do with your initial post.