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Terrible News - Honky Tonkin To Play On USA Radio

Post by stuartleggat1 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:25 am

Just received news that my old-fashioned, cliched, useless and hopeless wee number, that masquerades as a song - just - is set to be played on American radio including, unfortunately, the Nashville/Tennessee areas among many others.I decided to let you all know just in case hearing it unexpectedly may cause an adverse reaction and , in some cases, cause permanent damage to health and well-being (hope you`re keepin` well, Matto)...lol.Finally; you`re all invited to the party (bring yer own beer is a must), even if ma royalty check only totals five-dollars`n`fifty-five cents.Lol,Best, Stu

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Post by michael11 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:02 am

Quote: Just received news that my old-fashioned, cliched, useless and hopeless wee number, that masquerades as a song - just - is set to be played on American radio including, unfortunately, the Nashville/Tennessee areas among many others.How much is that gonna cost you!
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Post by stuartleggat1 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:19 am

Hi Michael...it`s gonna cost me the princely sum of...wait for it...a big, big - really big...smile... ...guy who makes the movies, on seeing it`s success in Europe and reading the comments from those who don`t have a clue (the public and dj`s), is putting his shekels where his big mouth is and getting it played in the land of milk`n`donuts - sorry, honey...lolI`m just real happy that it`ll be out there competing, again, for acceptance from the public...their opinions are all that matter to me at the end of the day; if they get pleasure from my efforts, can`t ask for anything more (except, perhaps, a few million in the bank...lol).Like I advised you before, Michael; get your songs out in Europe to start with...they are sure-fire winners to my ears.Best wishes, Stu

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Post by davewalton » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:23 am

Quote: ...my old-fashioned, cliched, useless and hopeless wee number, that masquerades as a song - justI speak only for myself but I'm sure I speak for nearly 100% of the active forum members when I say that I celebrate the success of anyone or anybody no matter how big or small. The celebration of your success is no different and, as before on your other forward, I offer you my sincerest and heartiest congratulations. I have to say though, that your comment is a gross misrepresentation of what has been said on the forum and quite frankly it comes off as a condescending attitude in spite of being "cleverly" masked as self-deprecation. I think it' getting a little old. Two things seem to have been almost universally agreed on by anyone (screeners and forum members alike) who commented on your song. First is that it's a fun and catchy song, very enjoyable in many ways. Second was that in spite of that, it wasn't a candidate for a forward for high-bar contemporary country, but rather is geared more toward classical country. There's nothing more to it than that. We're all professionals here, if not by description then by attitude. Let's agree that we can and will sincerely celebrate any success that you may have but that it'll be a little easier if you don't approach the situation as if you're trying to rub our nose in it. Not every successful song is "contemporary country". Yours may have great success without falling into that description. It's not a great example of Pop, Rock, or R&B either but that doesn't diminish it's potenential success and/or usefulness elsewhere. Again... congrats and I truly mean that. Dave

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Post by davewalton » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:16 am

Quote:Dave...it was slagged rotten no matter what listing it was put in - that`s the simple truth.Slagged rotten? We're reading the same Taxi critiques, just through a different set of eyes. Especially considering what you've told us about the song:Quote:Finally; the song being discussed was my first attempt at a country song in 1990Take a look at Couch Grouch's section in this forum. In this forum alone, he's posted his lyrics to almost eight hundred (800) songs. Compare the kind of diligence and practice that went into the crafting of the lyrics to eight hundred songs. That's a LOT of practice and experience. I'm guessing that his 800th song is improved drastically and is way more contemporary than his first song. He's the kind of person that you're probably competing against in the high-bar, contemporary country arena. I'd be interested to know if he's still submitting his very first country song ever (how many years ago Robert?) for current, contemporary listings in or out of Taxi. Maybe without stepping on any toes, he'd chime in on that, maybe describe his first song and how close it is to what he considers "contemporary" by today's standards. Maybe talk about the difference in his perspective regarding his first song compared to something more recent.

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Post by matto » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:52 am

Congratulations Stu, and best of luck to you. I hope for your sake that the song does well and becomes a big hit.I know first hand how hard it is to find any kind of success in the music business, and anybody who does gets my support. Thanks for your concern about my well-being; you'll be happy to know the last country station in LA just shuttered it's doors, so I'm safe either way...

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Post by andreh » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:20 pm

Quote:Good luck man. I'm in the same boat as you and quite frankly feel the same way you do about several issues. TAXI seems to be looking for the #1 hit of the decade while I would just like a few A&R people to give my music a whirl. Regardless, many of these guys on here offer good advice although they seem to be extremely "pro" TAXI. Keep doing your own legwork. Nobody is going to push your music like you. A&R people are looking for the #1 hit of the decade...A&R people are Taxi's clients...ergo Taxi is looking for the #1 hit of the decade.Many of us on Taxi would just like a few A&R poeple to give our music a whirl...A&R people are Taxi's clients...ergo we are "pro" Taxi.Nonetheless, I agree about doing your own legwork.Andre
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Post by davewalton » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:40 pm

Quote:Nonetheless, I agree about doing your own legwork.(Dave jumping up and down to make a point) Yes, you HAVE to do your own legwork IN ADDITION TO anything else that you might do (Taxi, SongLink, etc). Any "plan" that only involves one thing isn't much of a plan. Doing your own legwork IN ADDITION TO getting involved with third-party opportunities that do additional legwork on your behalf covers all the bases. DavePS - I'm "pro" anything that works for me.

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Post by davewalton » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:20 am

Quote:And, I still believe that TAXI is ONLY looking for the #1 hit of the decade in country music and pass on many great songs in the process. You're beating a dead horse. Record companies/artists want #1 hits with or without Taxi because they don't have to settle for anything less. Like sports, heads roll and jobs are lost in the record industry when you're only #2. Really... get over it. Not true for music library listings or any listing that is looking to place a song in the film/television realm or something similar. There are many, many opportunities in that realm with or without Taxi's help. Personally I think that you'd have good success in that area. Why not continue to strive for that #1 thing while submitting music for film/television. Best of both worlds. Dave

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Post by bc » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:39 am

http://paintriver.com/allprpwebmp3/Turn ... dio.mp3The above song was forwarded to a major Nashville producer. It was for an up tempo contemporary country listing for a killer vocal group. Admittedly I haven't had as many "high bar" forwards as I'd like; but that's about to change! best,bc

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