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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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