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#1151715 - 03/20/19 11:26 AM The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote  
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I thought it might be fun ask people, to post or talk about the strangest song they ever wrote.

I've been fortunate to have written over 100 songs with John Schick. At the net's hay day, when online collaboration was fairly new and people were taken by its endless possibilities, John and I were lucky to have connected. We were so fruitful during that period that we would often write a song or two a day. I can recall getting on a train to go to work in the morning, emailing John a new set of lyrics, and he'd have the music and a scratch track recorded by noon.

One day John had this idea about writing a song about falling in love with an Alien. At first, I thought it was bizarre (because it was lol), but then I started thinking about it as a lyrical challenge. How can one write a song about falling in love with an alien? And how would one write music to such a concept?

Much to my surprise, we managed to do it. Here is the product of our efforts. it's entitled Star . Lyrics by me (Cal) and music by John Lawrence Schick.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17480D0LibQmBdOaCJVFdAZEwAlfE4Dsn/view?usp=sharing

Comments welcomed

#1151719 - 03/20/19 12:17 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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I wrote a song called Hawaiian Dream, even though ive never been to Hawaii and knew nothing about it. I had a dream about a hawaiian girl. It was verbatim from the dream so it was strange by default. I would have to dig for it to find it.

I have others too

#1151726 - 03/20/19 02:40 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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Well,
I'm not sure I have ever written any really strange songs but 3 of mine may fit the bill. They are: I'LL GIVE YOU YOUR WHEELS, JUST LIKE THE DAYS, and THE DUTCHMAN'S FATE, all on the Web Site under Rays Music at
www.geocities.ws/fiverosesmucicgroup/

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#1151727 - 03/20/19 02:46 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Well,
I'm not sure I have ever written any really strange songs but 3 of mine may fit the bill. They are: I'LL GIVE YOU YOUR WHEELS, JUST LIKE THE DAYS, and THE DUTCHMAN'S FATE, all on the Web Site under Rays Music at
www.geocities.ws/fiverosesmucicgroup/


it says your page is not available Ray. I didnt even know Geocities existed any more

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#1151729 - 03/20/19 02:58 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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Yes,
Don't know it will not open here. The Web Site is on the Industry Board I just gave a bump where it opens.


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#1151736 - 03/20/19 06:41 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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A lot of people think that most of my songs are strange.

My song about falling in love with an alien, written in 1984, is Alien Concubine.

One that I wrote last year with a similar subject is Black Hole Jezebel. A link to the video for this song should be in my signature.


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Video at Black Hole Jezebel
#1152524 - 04/08/19 12:42 PM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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Eh, Well,
I forced myself to watch the Academy of Country "Awards" last night. Gawd what a waist of good Air time! However I have written a song for all those, most of em anyway so named Country Artists, Entitled EAT MORE POSSUM. I read where Reba wouldn't discuss Politics. Well Reba's delivery coulda fooled me. She is waisting her time Hosting Country Music Awards. Her delivery at the ACM could eat most polticians lunch!


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#1152536 - 04/09/19 11:01 AM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Eh, Well,
I forced myself to watch the Academy of Country "Awards" last night. Gawd what a waist of good Air time! However I have written a song for all those, most of em anyway so named Country Artists, Entitled EAT MORE POSSUM. I read where Reba wouldn't discuss Politics. Well Reba's delivery coulda fooled me. She is waisting her time Hosting Country Music Awards. Her delivery at the ACM could eat most polticians lunch!


Maybe Reba wont discuss politics because she is more Hollywood than she is country nowadays. Country used to be the only music that embraced the republican party and its ideals for a God Fearing country. But once the stars get too big and become Hollywood, they take on the ideas of Hollywood.

There was a time Bruce Springsteen wouldnt even do an interview...with ANYBODY. Wouldnt discuss politics, never voiced his opinion or supported a candidate, couldnt even get him to do saturday night live until much later in his career. His music always leaned towards the left, but people didnt mind that. But now hes so globally huge, he doesnt need republicans to buy his music, he can now say what he REALLY thinks

In reality all music is political, a guy writes a song about not being able to afford diamond rings for his girfriend, immediately you know where this guy stands, what kind of money he has, what his class is, all from a simple idea in a a lyric.

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#1152538 - 04/09/19 11:29 AM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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Eh, Well,
Most Artists don't talk politics for a good reason. I give you the Dixie Chicks. They did voice their opinions on that London Stage. Their careers flamed out faster than a Roman Candle. On the other hand Johnny did a song Entitled, THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS ON THE LEFT. So it can go both ways.


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#1152539 - 04/09/19 11:31 AM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Originally Posted by Ray E. Strode
Eh, Well,
Most Artists don't talk politics for a good reason. I give you the Dixie Chicks. They did voice their opinions on that London Stage. Their careers flamed out faster than a Roman Candle. On the other hand Johnny did a song Entitled, THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS ON THE LEFT. So it can go both ways.


Yes, it was a showbiz rule, you dont discuss Politics, and you dont discuss Religion. Dixie Chicks werent big enough to do whatever they wanted

#1152637 - 04/12/19 11:12 AM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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When I was younger and still trying to find my lyrical “place,” punk music was trying to making itself heard. So, I wrote what I thought was a very punkish kind of lyric called, “I Was Aborted (But I Can Adapt)”. The lyric was told from the point of view of an aborted fetus. I know, I know, don’t hate. We are all fortunate today that that lyric is blessedly lost to time. I can’t even recall one single verse.


If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
#1152705 - 04/15/19 09:04 AM Re: The Strangest Song You Ever Wrote [Re: CFD]  
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We've all had our moments! LOL! I have a box full of "clinkers" (bad songs... unworthy of human consumption) and, unless re-written significantly, will remain there, never to see the light of day.

I completely forgot my manners... so, forgive me, John L.'s friend... for not welcoming you to JPF sooner.

Last edited by Dave Rice; 04/15/19 09:07 AM. Reason: thought lapse (old age)

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