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#607369 - 04/16/08 07:24 PM Millicent  
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LOL - Millie is my cat grin

Will be ironic if this melody isn't original. Been stuck in my head so long I can't tell anymore - probably best if you tell me though. smile

Best I can do without real horns - it's an approximation to what I hear in my head.

Here's the song (Millicent):

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6466727

Lyric is below. Any comments appreciated....

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Millicent
(c) 2008 by S.W. Campbell

What if I found a melody
That fit you oh so perfectly
In calm or stormy weather
In boredom or in pleasure?
You would believe that melody
Would surely be God's gift to me
In that I'd not dissuade you
I'd only serenade you
Millicent

If I could find a melody
One that fit you to a "T"
In ecstasy or sadness
In sanity or madness
I might agree that melody
Could maybe be God's gift to me
To treasure and to savor
For one fine day to play for
Millicent

To play the same thing twice is not a crime, far as I know
So if you want to hear it one more time, well here we go



#607379 - 04/16/08 08:11 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Aha, I knew you were gonna speed it up. Love it. classic Scott.. what's a millicent?

Oh I see now, it's your cat.. Now I gotta write one about my dog "Max" smile

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#607383 - 04/16/08 08:17 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Louis]  
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Originally Posted by Louis
what's a millicent?



I ask myself that every day, Louis smile

Yes, it's my cat. According to Wikipedia, Millicent is a female given name meaning "she with the gentle gait". I think it means "she who thinks the world revolves around her" smile

Yeah, write a song called Maximillian grin

Thanks,
Scott

#607390 - 04/16/08 08:42 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Well Scott a Millicent is a coin once used in prehistoric times but due to inflation it somehow lost it's value and was withdrawn from circulation. But a great name for a cat. And a great name for a great song. Loved the change in tempo. Very catchy.

#607435 - 04/16/08 11:42 PM Re: Millicent [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
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Again Scott, another nice little song...and you are definately broadening your horizons production wise as well...personally i'd like to hear this with tempo all the way thru...but thats just me!...Enjoyed the listen......Terry...

#607438 - 04/16/08 11:52 PM Re: Millicent [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
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Scott:

I don't recognize the melody...but I like it! This is a cool song. Great rhymes throughout, and I really liked the way the production kept developing, adding new instruments, etc. Great ending, too. The only thing that struck me as I was listening was that you could have milked the "Millicent" line by repeating it..."Millicent, Millicent, Millicent."

Catchy and interesting.

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#607451 - 04/17/08 12:21 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Mark Schuessler]  
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This is so Beatle-ish and retro sounding. Very cool. Like Mark's suggestion.


"Grits is one of those country-boy words that is both singular and plural-like deer, elk and sheep. I think the singular is appropriate when there's a modifier that makes it clear one is talking about something specific. Like, 'Grits are good for you, but these here grits is tasty.'"~~Joe Wrabek
#607537 - 04/17/08 09:30 AM Re: Millicent [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
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Originally Posted by BIG JIM MERRILEES
Well Scott a Millicent is a coin once used in prehistoric times but due to inflation it somehow lost it's value and was withdrawn from circulation. But a great name for a cat. And a great name for a great song. Loved the change in tempo. Very catchy.


Thanks, Big Jim. You know, I never thought about it - milli means 1/1000 and cent means 1/100. Guess that's why inflation did it in smile

Scott

#607539 - 04/17/08 09:32 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Terry Moore]  
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Originally Posted by Terry Moore
Again Scott, another nice little song...and you are definately broadening your horizons production wise as well...personally i'd like to hear this with tempo all the way thru...but thats just me!...Enjoyed the listen......Terry...


Thanks, Terry. My keyboard with all its sounds lets me play around with different instrumental arrangements - which is a lot of fun. It'll never match the sound of live instruments but it gives me an approximation...

Once I recorded this, I found myself wishing the tempo on the first part was faster smile

Scott

#607540 - 04/17/08 09:34 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Mark Schuessler]  
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Originally Posted by Mark Schuessler
Scott:

I don't recognize the melody...but I like it! This is a cool song. Great rhymes throughout, and I really liked the way the production kept developing, adding new instruments, etc. Great ending, too. The only thing that struck me as I was listening was that you could have milked the "Millicent" line by repeating it..."Millicent, Millicent, Millicent."

Catchy and interesting.

Mark



That's a great idea, Mark. Thanks for the suggestion!

Scott

#607541 - 04/17/08 09:36 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Tricia Baker]  
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Originally Posted by Tricia Baker
This is so Beatle-ish and retro sounding. Very cool. Like Mark's suggestion.


Thanks, Tricia. Two things I always liked about the Beatles were their harmonies and the way they would use electrified and classical instruments in the same song. Yeah, I like Mark's suggestion too....

Appreciate the listen...

Scott

#607562 - 04/17/08 11:32 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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I get paid in millicents.

The reason why you think it might be an existing melody is because it's so strong. smile Has that timeless feel...an old French song, or was it a 60's crossover pop hit...no, it's just Scott Campbell channeling his angel.

Of course, Millicent doesn't even care. Continue to feed and pet her, thank you very much, and don't bother her when she's sleeping.

One indication of the strength of the theme is how good it sounds in all those different voices from piano to fuzz guitar...I really like it. Needs to be the theme song of a good European film, heavy on the accordion, always playing in the background...a film about an exceptionally hot woman experiencing life with wine, coffee, cigarettes and lovers. grin

#607633 - 04/17/08 04:32 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Hi Scott,

Love it! Great tune really memorable. I guess the song it reminds me most of is "Happy Together" by the Turtles. Great job with the production and singing etc. Nice change up for you.

Pete

#607639 - 04/17/08 05:10 PM Re: Millicent [Re: PeteG]  
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Hey Scott,
Talk about a "mood" song. You did a great job here. For some reason puts me in a 70's-ish mood. Very good friend. Builds well.


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Scott,
Goodness, Lennon is alive!!I think it's cute and very catchy. This is a fun song that we need more of in these times of economical woes. I liked it!!! I did pm you at your site. If you get a chance check out my question...
Thanks,
BOB


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#607680 - 04/17/08 08:49 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Thom Andrews]  
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At first I was scratching my head during verse 1, but it is a great setup to the "sped up/fuller sound" for the rest of the song. I guess I am getting to used the "commercial" sound which says you better catch your audience in the first 15-30 seconds! Loved the fuzz guitar and the production/instrumentation.

Creative stuff, as usual.

Kevin


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#607694 - 04/17/08 09:34 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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I had a song for my guinea pig "Daisy" borrowed the melody from the song "Babyface" and I now have a puppy who I am beginning to write a song for as well. Goes something like this.

Isabella is my little Cinderella girl,
She's the cutest puppy in the whole big wide wide world,
Etc etc.

This song is a real mix of feelings/flavors. Kind of playful, spooky and then fun, I can't decide which it is....I kind of like how it builds into a spunkier second verse.

How about:

What if I found a melody,
That made you purr so "purrfectly" smile

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#607725 - 04/17/08 11:51 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Scott,

It's hard to believe this was inspired by your cat! Millicent is a cool, kind of retro sounding name. I liked the keys and thought "Beatles" right out of the pocket..but then when the music changed, it reminded me of my brother's records from the 60's and 70's..something like Blood Sweat and Tears maybe? Anyway, it's a very cool piece. I liked the harmonies too.


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#607729 - 04/18/08 12:21 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
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Originally Posted by Mark Kaufman
Of course, Millicent doesn't even care. Continue to feed and pet her, thank you very much, and don't bother her when she's sleeping.

Needs to be the theme song of a good European film, heavy on the accordion, always playing in the background...a film about an exceptionally hot woman experiencing life with wine, coffee, cigarettes and lovers. grin


Yes, I knew you knew cats, Lyle smile

Thanks! Glad you thought the melody was strong. Pleased also that you think it works under different instruments - I felt so too, though one always wonders if he's kidding himself.

Yeah, if Millie was a woman, that's what she'd be like grin

Scott


#607731 - 04/18/08 12:24 AM Re: Millicent [Re: PeteG]  
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Originally Posted by PeteG
Hi Scott,

Love it! Great tune really memorable. I guess the song it reminds me most of is "Happy Together" by the Turtles. Great job with the production and singing etc. Nice change up for you.

Pete


Just gotta go with the flow, Pete smile

Glad you liked it - yeah with the horns and Ba da da da it does have a little of the "Happy Together" feel. That's one of the first songs I downloaded for my iPod smile

Thanks!
Scott

#607732 - 04/18/08 12:25 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Thom Andrews]  
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Originally Posted by Thom Andrews
Hey Scott,
Talk about a "mood" song. You did a great job here. For some reason puts me in a 70's-ish mood. Very good friend. Builds well.


Well, I'm advancing then, Thom. Usually I'm stuck in the 60's smile

Thanks!

Scott

#607733 - 04/18/08 12:29 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Muskie]  
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Originally Posted by Muskie
Scott,
Goodness, Lennon is alive!!I think it's cute and very catchy. This is a fun song that we need more of in these times of economical woes. I liked it!!! I did pm you at your site. If you get a chance check out my question...
Thanks,
BOB


Hey Bob:

Music and most of the lyric came at the same time for this. Then I started second guessing myself and started a different lyric. It went like this:

I love my Nehru Jacket
I wear it and it takes me back
To when I knew the dances
Back when I took the chances

But it just bummed me out - so I figured I'd go with the song for Millie - and it made me happier smile

Thanks Bob

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#607737 - 04/18/08 12:32 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Originally Posted by Kevin Emmrich
At first I was scratching my head during verse 1, but it is a great setup to the "sped up/fuller sound" for the rest of the song. I guess I am getting to used the "commercial" sound which says you better catch your audience in the first 15-30 seconds! Loved the fuzz guitar and the production/instrumentation.

Creative stuff, as usual.

Kevin


Thanks, Kevin. Every time I start to think in terms of trying to do something commercial, I sabotage myself and go somewhere else smile

I DO think the tempo could be picked up some in the first verse though.....

Appreciate the listen....

Scott

#607739 - 04/18/08 12:34 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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Originally Posted by Lynn Orloff
This song is a real mix of feelings/flavors. Kind of playful, spooky and then fun, I can't decide which it is....

How about:

What if I found a melody,
That made you purr so "purrfectly" smile



Then I hit what I was shooting for Lynn - because Millie is all those things smile

That's a great suggestion for a line - might use it if I decide to make it expliticly about my cat rather than just channeling her smile

Thanks!
Scott

P.S. You should finish the song about your dog!

#607744 - 04/18/08 12:40 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Wendy D]  
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Originally Posted by Wendy D
Scott,

It's hard to believe this was inspired by your cat! Millicent is a cool, kind of retro sounding name. I liked the keys and thought "Beatles" right out of the pocket..but then when the music changed, it reminded me of my brother's records from the 60's and 70's..something like Blood Sweat and Tears maybe? Anyway, it's a very cool piece. I liked the harmonies too.


Well, I don't know any people like that, Wendy, so I had to get the inspiration somewhere else grin

Hey, I'll mention this just because I saw your post on the keyboard forum. With the exception of the distorted electric guitar and the acoustic guitar, all sounds here were created on my $380 Casio keyboard. As you can tell, you can't (or I can't) get a live band sound - but it can get you something that can get the point across anyway.

So I use it and when I get a song that seems like it has some legs, I get Sub to produce it for real smile

Thanks,
Scott

#607751 - 04/18/08 01:03 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Oh, here is a picture of Millie (left) with her brother, Sammy smile

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Scott,

If you had not said this was about your cat, I would have thought you just saw the name somewhere and were inspired to write the song. Today I was listening to NPR and they did a preview of tomorrow's All Things Considered. They said tomorrow they are doing a piece on the father of the chaos theory. It came into my head that would be a great song title, The Father of Chaos. I guess I meant that Millicent could have happened that way too...

Thanks for mentioning the keyboard. I bid on one on E-bay, a Yahmaha, based on the recommendations over there. I saw some nice Casio boards too.


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#608104 - 04/19/08 10:08 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Wendy D]  
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Originally Posted by Wendy D
Scott,

If you had not said this was about your cat, I would have thought you just saw the name somewhere and were inspired to write the song. Today I was listening to NPR and they did a preview of tomorrow's All Things Considered. They said tomorrow they are doing a piece on the father of the chaos theory. It came into my head that would be a great song title, The Father of Chaos. I guess I meant that Millicent could have happened that way too...


That's a great title for a song, Wendy. You should write it!

Cool that you got a keyboard - hope you have a lot of fun with it...

Scott

#608115 - 04/19/08 10:51 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Originally Posted by Scott Campbell
Then I started second guessing myself and started a different lyric. It went like this:

I love my Nehru Jacket
I wear it and it takes me back
To when I knew the dances
Back when I took the chances



Scott,

wow, even your discards blow away my lyric writing skills.

good song, too slow for me at the start but once it kicked in it was great. also the tempo change seemed abrupt, not saying you need to discard the tempo change but maybe make the tempos a bit closer to each other.

but i got nothing to say on the song itself except i want to hear it again when you find some cat-loving horn players

..ant

#608117 - 04/19/08 10:54 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Hey Scott...

this was about a cat? Argh! I'm throwing my notebooks away. I struggle, fuss, fume, and hit delete all night trying to write something cool about the workings and trappings of love, and you can draw inspiration from a cat? Geesh...some people!

Nice work!

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#608122 - 04/19/08 11:07 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Terrill Coggins]  
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scott I love how the tempo increased on this song. catchy melody and the name draws the listener in. Your lyrics are perfect. Had you not explained it I would have been thinking ok cool tune. With the explanation just makes it better and a bit humerous hehe.

Oh and since we are on cats....I thought this little poem might inspire some lol. Any old Star Trek fans out there?

Ode to Spot by Lt. Cmdr Data

Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Data

#608124 - 04/19/08 11:12 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Terrill Coggins]  
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In your second line, you should spell perfectly as purrfectly, and pronounce it so, cats do purr you know. Just kidding. I love cats, cute song.

#608363 - 04/20/08 11:43 AM Re: Millicent [Re: ant]  
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Originally Posted by ant


wow, even your discards blow away my lyric writing skills.

good song, too slow for me at the start but once it kicked in it was great. also the tempo change seemed abrupt, not saying you need to discard the tempo change but maybe make the tempos a bit closer to each other.


Hey Ant:

Thanks! I think I will re-record the first part at a faster tempo - will still have a change but not so drastic.

Thanks for your comment about my lyric. Here is the entire first verse I had - which is as far as I got:

I love my Nehru Jacket
I wear it and it takes me back
To when I knew the dances
Back when I took the chances
I wear my rosy glasses
And my mind slowly passes back
To when I had my game on
Back when nobody rained on
My Parade

I gave up on it not because I thought it was bad but because it was bumming me out. I have always had the feeling that my best days are yet to come so this was out of character. Not that I mind crawling into the mind of a different character - just wasn't in the mood for this particular one at this particular time smile

See ya,
Scott


#608365 - 04/20/08 11:46 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Terrill Coggins]  
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Originally Posted by Terrill Coggins

this was about a cat? Argh! I'm throwing my notebooks away. I struggle, fuss, fume, and hit delete all night trying to write something cool about the workings and trappings of love, and you can draw inspiration from a cat? Geesh...some people!

Nice work!


Thanks, Terrill! I actually find cats to be quite inspiring. What other creatures can treat you with complete indifference most of the time and then get you to do exactly what they want? grin

Scott



#608367 - 04/20/08 11:49 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Dazed]  
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Originally Posted by Dazed
scott I love how the tempo increased on this song. catchy melody and the name draws the listener in. Your lyrics are perfect. Had you not explained it I would have been thinking ok cool tune. With the explanation just makes it better and a bit humerous hehe.



Thanks, Dazed!

And thanks for posting the poem too - I remember Spot grin

Scott

#608368 - 04/20/08 11:50 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Originally Posted by Everett Adams
In your second line, you should spell perfectly as purrfectly, and pronounce it so, cats do purr you know. Just kidding. I love cats, cute song.


Thanks Everett. I think that's a great idea smile

Scott

#608376 - 04/20/08 12:11 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Hey Scott,

Dang, you're good! And yeah, has a John Lennon feel all over it. I enjoyed the variation in speed and instrumentation. This is a very cool song! Loved it!

Alan

#608386 - 04/20/08 12:24 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Two Singers]  
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Hi Scott

It reminds me of somewhere between Syd Barrett and Scott Walker! Good song - you are quite the all-rounder - most impressed!

Dan smile

#608414 - 04/20/08 02:04 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Dan Tindall]  
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That was very different.Almost a song for a broadway play.I loved this !

#608470 - 04/20/08 07:55 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Michael James Moore]  
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Good morning Scott

Wow, what a production, absolutely love it, keep them coming cause this Aussie girl is a fan. grin

I'm off, gotta get the kids to school, it's a hit with me, whistle I don't like leaving my posts to short, but I gotta go.

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#608564 - 04/21/08 09:35 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Scott: First I thought I would comment on the lyrics before listening to the melody, having read some of the comments. The Lyrics: so compact and complete at the same time. I have this predisposition to see all that you do lyrically in each song as being all that is needed not a word lacking and not a word that needs to be trimmed and at the same time seamless rhymes. How can you do this on a consistent basis? You can't be human.

Anyway I am a fan will always be I reckon - the pleasure of appreciating something that's simple and elegantly done.


Now to the music!

Paul

#608583 - 04/21/08 11:33 AM Re: Millicent [Re: Paul T Wentworth]  
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Hi Scott,

I think you oughta redo this one country, just kiddin' but I got your attention... Definitely Beatles inspired. It's very well done, and I really like the tempo change. It would make it murder to dance to but... Are you really old enough to remember Nehru collars? I used to wear them things in the 60's. Crushed velvet Nehru long sleeve shirts, tiny pinstripe mohair bells, paisley silk scarves, and now and then a crushed velvet cape with a standing collar for spice. Heck, I almost forgot the platform shoes that made me 6'7" tall. I'm kinda glad no pictures remain to haunt me.


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#608621 - 04/21/08 02:05 PM Re: Millicent [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Scott,
You always come through with delightfully amusing, whimsical tunes that make me want to sing along. I could see this song behind an animation. It's so wonderful. I hope you find a great home for it like in an animated film. I think you are truly a fantastic writer and I always know where to get a smile if I need one! I have a feeling that this one could get you into an interesting door if the right person hears it. Best of luck.

Heidi


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#608658 - 04/21/08 05:16 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Heidi Thompson]  
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Hi Scott,

Excellent !
Very very entertaining.
I'm jealous of your talent.

Calvin


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#608686 - 04/21/08 07:05 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Hi Scott

I'm smiling and imagining a cat commercial where all the other cats are dancing to the tune around her... could be animated. What wonderful inspirations from a feline pet...love the tempo and musical changes. The only thing I'd do different is repeat her name 'cause it's so musical

Thanks for sharing this ! jm smile

also thanks for your thoughts on my last post that I let slip off the board !..... I appreciate it, I'll work on it some more.


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#608739 - 04/21/08 10:46 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Two Singers]  
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Originally Posted by Al David
Hey Scott,

Dang, you're good! And yeah, has a John Lennon feel all over it. I enjoyed the variation in speed and instrumentation. This is a very cool song! Loved it!

Alan


Thanks, Alan. Just had some fun with this one. When my wife said, "How about if no one dies in this one" I knew it was time for something lighter grin

Appreciate the listen!

Scott

#608743 - 04/21/08 10:50 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Dan Tindall]  
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Originally Posted by Dan Tindall
Hi Scott

It reminds me of somewhere between Syd Barrett and Scott Walker! Good song - you are quite the all-rounder - most impressed!

Dan smile


Thanks Dan. This kind of song isn't too typical for me but every once in awhile I get a weird signal from somewhere and go with it smile

Appreciate the nice comments!

Scott



#608744 - 04/21/08 10:51 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Michael James Moore]  
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Originally Posted by Michael James Moore
That was very different.Almost a song for a broadway play.I loved this !


Hey Michael:

I did kind of have that feel when I was putting it together. Sadly, "Cats" has already been done grin

Thanks!
Scott

#608750 - 04/21/08 10:55 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Michele Howlett]  
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Originally Posted by Michele Bolton
Good morning Scott

Wow, what a production, absolutely love it, keep them coming cause this Aussie girl is a fan. grin

I'm off, gotta get the kids to school, it's a hit with me, whistle I don't like leaving my posts to short, but I gotta go.

Michele wink
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Hey Michele:

Cool! Glad you enjoyed it!

Would like to keep them coming but I don't seem to have much control over it grin

Thanks!
Scott

#608754 - 04/21/08 11:01 PM Re: Millicent [Re: Paul T Wentworth]  
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Originally Posted by Paul T Wentworth
Scott: First I thought I would comment on the lyrics before listening to the melody, having read some of the comments. The Lyrics: so compact and complete at the same time. I have this predisposition to see all that you do lyrically in each song as being all that is needed not a word lacking and not a word that needs to be trimmed and at the same time seamless rhymes. How can you do this on a consistent basis?


I think it's just laziness on my part, Paul. smile

Seriously, thanks for the kind words. I have had my share of songs that have needed the words trimmed - just been luckly on the last couple to have been pretty tightly constrained by the music.

Thanks!
Scott

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