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#1126741 - 04/19/17 04:38 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks, Everyone:

I am stunned that so many of you took the time to listen to one of my signature songs Mike demoed for me. It is especially nice to know so many listened even though it had migrated to the 2nd page. Mike Zaneski does great work as a vocalist, producer and arranger.

Thanks again, ----Dave

#1130655 - 09/14/17 12:25 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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had to find this song Dave and give it a listen, hope you don`t mind me bringing it out again, great writing and Mike did such a mellow tune with this, just the right mixes. Lane

"Grace always pours from a closing wound"
#1130670 - 09/14/17 06:49 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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I loved this. What a great song and fantastic recording.

I don't remember the Neil Diamond song, but I am very familiar with the Jacques Brel original, "Ne Me Quitte Pas." I lived in Belgium for a number of years, and Brel is kind of a god there. I wasn't a huge fan of everything he did, to be honest, but I always admired this song, as well as a couple of others. They were very effective when performed in an intimate cabaret setting by Jacques Brel tribute artists (yes, those existed). Mike's recording does have that feel.

Anyone interested can hear the Brel song here (with subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zgNye6HTE

#1130714 - 09/15/17 09:15 AM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Gavin:

Thanks for taking time to listen. Like you, I don't remember many of Neil Diamond's songs but certainly appreciate his contribution to music. In that same vein, never heard of Jacques Brei but most Americans are "highly insulated" and I tend to keep my nose in my lyric workbooks or in my little studio, recording. (Zaneski is a big exception and his knowledge of artists, writers and their work is unparalleled.)

I wrote this song several years ago and thought Mike's interpretation and arrangement were much better than mine. When the song is "pitched" I don't hesitate to use his Demo which is now my property. "I Remember Autumn" is one of my "signature songs" but most "writers" are not adept at judging their own work. By noticing the number of listens, I would guess that JPF concurs.

Good luck with your music and "thanks again," ----Dave

#1130729 - 09/15/17 04:46 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Is this song the record holder for most views on hits website?

#1130731 - 09/15/17 05:16 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Martin:

I wondered the same thing... but seriously doubt if it is "the Record Holding Song" at JPF. Only Brian or one of his thread monitors can advise us for certain. Thanks for asking. ----Dave

#1130977 - 09/24/17 08:20 AM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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WOW!! What else can I say. Might have to take up Mikes expertise in the future. Great write Dave and great interpretation Mike.


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#1132633 - 11/20/17 12:43 AM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Thanks, Doug:

Sorry to be so long in responding. You are right... Mike is a fantastic demo singer and production artist.
I appreciate your comments. ----Dave

#1132664 - 11/20/17 12:58 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Michael,

I laughed when I saw this thread because I see you are friends with my friends Janice and Bud! How cool. Janice just sang on a tune I co-wrote with a friend. I will have to post it sometime.

This is a really marvelous production. Everything is so crisp, and delicate--an almost perfect mix! Well, ok perfect!

Great job.

David Snyder, Composer, Author
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#1132694 - 11/22/17 01:30 AM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Tom, James, Rob, TC, Lane, Gavin, Douglas, Lane, Martin, David, and anyone I'm forgetting..

Thanks a milliion for listening; Dave writes some great songs and this was well written and very beautiful and sad in a way I easily connected with.

I talk about the Brel/Neil Diamond influence, but really..that's all about my need to go into a project with a concept of a way I think the singing and arrangement could work. Even if it doesn't end up like I imagined it, at the start--that's not important. The important thing is to go in with "something" -- and so in this case, it was a song from the TV show I saw the night before. Then the idea is to be open minded and "go where the work takes you" instead of forcing it down any predetermined path. This is the path that leads to organic sounding work, and when I talk about it, it kinda sounds like Zen--cuz you really just need to get out of the way and listen to what the song wants and needs.

And Dave's beautiful song was speaking clearly to me. smile


Oh and David, Janice and Bud are the best! Good to hear you're working with them.. smile

Last edited by Michael Zaneski; 11/22/17 01:35 AM.

Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)
#1132716 - 11/22/17 08:32 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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If this song gets many more hits, they should rename this website;

I Remember Autumn
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#1132912 - 11/27/17 08:03 PM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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Hi Martin:

Hmmm... that's an interesting proposition but I seriously doubt if Brian would "take a shine" to that idea. It's darn nice of you to think of it, though. You know what a great guy we are both dealing with on different projects and that means a great deal to me.

When I had Mike do that first demo for me and saw his professional delivery of a package that included the WAV File, the MP3 Hi-Quality recording plus the instrumental file... I was blown away. He consistently does more than is required to create a "full blown" demo by keeping his client's advised about his progress and the anticipated completion date. Inevitably, there will be a point when both parties want to take a song or phrase in a different direction but Mike handles these situations like a trooper. His ideas always have merit based on experience.

JPF is so lucky to have "landed" this guy who possesses a wealth of knowledge because of his experience with a major record label in L.A.

I especially like the way he responds to songwriters and lyricists of all stripes. His reviews on this forum are always enlightening.

Thanks Mike, for making my song unique.


#1133645 - 12/12/17 12:11 AM Re: I Remember Autumn [Re: Michael Zaneski]  
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I remember this tune!
I still like it..........makes me long for the change of seasons :-(

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