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#1125192 - 03/11/17 09:56 AM On to something?  
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One from the drawers a while back, when I was younger grin
Signe Jakobsen did the wonderful backing vocals http://www.singerspro.com/uk/singer/profile/signe-jakobsen

On To Something

On To Something
2010 Magne Kolstad

I've been workin' at the boondocks
Washing dishes every night
Guess it's too late to regret
The poor choices in my life

When I get home Im tired and weary
Can't find a way out of this mess
I start to text a little message
Sending you an SOS

Cause I know I'm on to something
I know I'll have it made
I know I'm on to something
When you are here with me
The wind feels like a soft breeze
And the sky is clear and blue
I know I'm on to something
When I'm with you

We take a walk out in the streets
You never seem to mind, that
I can't afford the comforts
All you want is a little time

You rub my chest and then you tell me
Everything's gonna be allright
Won't need anything else
I just wanna hold you even tighter

Cause I know I'm on to something
I know I'll have it made
I know I'm on to something
When you are here with me
The wind feels like a soft breeze
And the sky is clear and blue
I know I'm on to something
When I'm with you

I don't mind going nowhere
Don't mind whatever strain
It just works up the muscle
To stay with you right here

Cause I know I'm on to something
I know I'll have it made
I know I'm on to something
When you are here with me
The wind feels like a soft breeze
And the sky is clear and blue
I know I'm on to something
When I'm with you

Repeat chorus - out


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#1125194 - 03/11/17 11:03 AM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Nice feel to the song.

A suggestion....

to me, there is too much "attack" on the vocal in the verses. As you run them up the vocal melody becomes less melodic to me and sort of abandons me as I listen until your voice relaxes again. I would save the attacks for the chorus where it sounds fine. In the verse I would bring the attack and emphasis down and concentrate on the warmth in your voice (there is a lot there)....and being palpable, fully present and personable to the listener.

I am not "in the business," Just an amateur hobbyist....so please view my comments as sincere and well intended...but not professional.

Martin

Last edited by Martin Lide; 03/11/17 11:06 AM.
#1125206 - 03/11/17 02:41 PM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Thanks Martin. As I understand it "attack" is the beginning of each note, right? Not a pro either, not even a singer, although I did an attempt on this one. Don't do it as much anymore, though. I can't edit the song anymore, as I've lost the individual tracks, so it is what it is now, I'm afraid.


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#1125301 - 03/13/17 09:35 AM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Hi Magne:

You're "On to Something" with this song. I regret you've lost the original tracks... but it sure might be worth the effort to "re-cut" the song to bring it to it's full potential.

Like Martin, I'm an amateur at best... but I know the "makings of a good song" when I hear one. I like your vocal style and believe the lyric can be "tweaked" a little here and there to make it easier to sing.

Deciding how to classify the genre of the song is a bit difficult for me... maybe folk-rock... (maybe not)... but it has so much potential.

Best of luck with it. I suspect you will someday take time to record it again. Keep us posted if it is convenient.

Regards,

----Dave

#1125435 - 03/15/17 02:53 PM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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I've always enjoyed your songs, Magne. I don't remember this one but really like it as well. Good to hear you posting again.

Whatever happened to Signe? I tried to contact her a while back but she's gone in the wind.

Ricki

#1125488 - 03/16/17 05:36 PM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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I'm not finding the file. Did you remove it?


If it has strings I will find a way to play it!

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#1125682 - 03/21/17 10:36 PM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Well, I could not find the play button....I'm confused.......dang it.

#1125712 - 03/23/17 06:46 AM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Sorry TC & Mac, I had network trouble for a while, so the link went offline. Should work again now.


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#1126320 - 04/06/17 11:25 PM Re: On to something? [Re: Kolstad]  
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Dropbox link not working for me....


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