I love your conspiracy theory Dave, you really ran with the idea that EVERYTHING is a conspiracy, very exaggerated story when compared to my statements though. I guess you honestly don't believe that people can read the forum posts, get offended, and then take it out on critiques right? Even so though, I didn't say "this is reality", I said it's possible, mainly because it's a thought that crossed my mind, it's what my girlfriend said when she saw my critiques after complaining, its what some friends thought, and I guess when I saw someone else post in my thread the very same idea, I shared my thoughts on it. I'm glad it was entertaining enough for you to make a big story out of though. Oh and remember earlier when I said how people don't always say what they want to on these forums because of being flamed? Well take a look, you made a whole post just trying to make me look silly. With me though, it really doesn't bother me to much, but alot of people would be very offended by that....hence, they don't always say what they want to say. Thanks for proving my point on that BTW.My main problem has been from the beginning and still is, the contrasting and late critiques, and more importantly, my lost critique, and lost bio....but it seems the only thing you want to run on about is my "what-if" scenarios. How about justifying my other points? Infact, forget about how contrasting the critiques are, why are highly scored critiques that are on target returned? How about how my materials were lost on 2 different occasions? Tell me I'm wrong to be upset about that?Oh and for AubreyZ, your crack at making fun of www.songoftheyear.com
with you-are-a-great-writer-and-overall-swell-person.comGo read up on the site. Seriously, why is it some of you people think TAXI is the only credible music service? You honestly believe that TAXI is the ONLY place with professionals right? everywhere else is just some bullshit company with nobody's running it....if you think like that, then you also prove my point that your just ignorantly bashing everything and everyone who's not 100% pro-TAXI.Let's take a look at some of the judges from songoftheyear shall we?"Tim Palmer Tim has produced and/or mixed tracks for almost every major label. Some of the artists he has worked with include Faith Hill, INXS, U2, as well as production work on the new Ozzy Osbourne album. "" Lenise Bent Lenise has received four Emmy nominations and has worked on tracks from artists such as Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, and Ringo Starr. She has also played an instrumental role in numerous soundtracks such as Men in Black, Robocop, and is currently supervising a Dreamworks production featuring Brian Adams.""Winston SimoneWinston along with Desmond Child (writer on over 200 million records sold) are the founders of Deston Publishing. Winston has managed hit-makers such as Carly Simon, Joe Jackson, and more.""Aaron WilhelmAaron is a producer manager with Nettwerk. Nettwerk is a record label and management company responsible for the biggest names in the music industry including Sarah McLachlan and Avril Lavigne to name a few. ""Jeff TrottJeff is a world famous songwriter and producer. His hit list includes: Sheryl Crow - 'Soak up the sun' 'Everyday is a winding road' 'If it makes you happy' Stevie Nicks - 'If you ever did believe' Counting Crows - '4 White Stallions' &Tears for Fears - 'Mind Scaping'" "Stephanie Wright - Universal MusicStephanie is the A&R Manager of Universal Music. Universal's roster includes: U2, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, Ashlee Simpson, Mariah Carey, Amy Grant, Sting, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Nickleback, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Eminem, Will Smith, 3 Doors Down, Brian McKnight, INXS and more.""Sheila E.Vocalist Sheila E. has had multiple Grammy Award nominations as well as winning MTV's Best Video Award two times. Sheila E is also known for her extensive work with Prince.""Warren Riker Warren has earned three Grammy Awards for his work with Lauren Hill, The Fugees, and Santana. In the studio he has worked with Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sublime, and Run DMC among others."" Ken AllardyceKen Allardyce is one of LA's top engineers and mixers. Ken has recorded numerous chart-topping artists like Rod Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Good Charlotte, Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham and Weezer."If you want to take a look at all the judges:http://www.songoftheyear.com/judging.htmOh
but according to you guys, that place is shit and has no credibility compared to TAXI. If you can't acknowledge that the judges from songoftheyear ARE professional and AS valid as TAXI, then you are just plain ignorant and deluded. And Dave, I must of just missed your post before posting last or else I would have mentioned your success with TAXI. You know what? Congratulations, you have infact gotten alot out of TAXI. I'm glad things worked out for you. That being said, it's still true that TAXI wants...Im sorry, it's not TAXI, it's the labels themselves...how about, the listings TAXI get's is STILL for a very specific mainstream sound with cookie cutter quality's. They want verse chorus verse centered around a main hook...most do anyway. So for those of us who don't want to conform to the common way of writing, TAXI is not going to work for us. No that doesn't mean that the music isn't good, it's just that these listings cater to a very specific group of people. If you fit in that group, then all the more power to you, but everybody does not WANT to write like that, some of us like to try something new in hopes of some unique originality. Music is after all, an art form, and art should never have to conform to rules...if it's good, it's good...thats all that should matter.So what now? Let me guess, you are going to jump on another conspiracy theories of mine rather then address the main points I made right? Oh and I mentioned songoftheyear because it's just another place I have to compare some things with TAXI, you know, experience's I've had from elsewhere thats relevant. I guess that makes me a spy for them though....so that must mean like, you and TAXI are engaged to be married huh? Because you defend them like a man would his wife.Anyway, instead of presenting me with a comedic story at my expense, why not address my issues that are NOT conspiracy related?