Who's Online Now
23 registered members (Fdemetrio, 9ne, Everett Adams, CTthomas, Gavin Sinclair, Doug Barnett, couchgrouch, Dave Rice, 3 invisible), and 305 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Marvin Adcock
Marvin Adcock
Kansas
Posts: 556
Joined: April 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
The Lord Your God
by swestern. 07/10/20 08:15 AM
Rare old times. Travis and Vic
by Vicarn. 07/10/20 07:21 AM
New York City Cowboy
by Two Singers. 07/10/20 12:42 AM
Can't Make You Love Me
by Two Singers. 07/10/20 12:32 AM
SPF 15
by Two Singers. 07/10/20 12:20 AM
This body that I see
by CTthomas. 07/09/20 11:10 PM
Edit: ALL Corona Virus Post MUST Go Here
by Fdemetrio. 07/09/20 10:30 AM
Angels?
by Vicarn. 07/09/20 07:39 AM
A Daydream Night
by Fdemetrio. 07/08/20 09:42 PM
I Can’t Wait To Fall Asleep Tonight
by CTthomas. 07/08/20 08:40 PM
Eternal Twilight
by Two Singers. 07/08/20 07:42 PM
White Trash Diaper Rash (video)
by Martin Lide. 07/08/20 07:39 PM
You Shine // just added Ourstage link
by John W. Selleck. 07/08/20 06:23 PM
Natural Melodies?
by John W. Selleck. 07/08/20 05:42 PM
URIAH KEENE( Rewrite 3)
by Travis david. 07/08/20 04:25 PM
Wisdom's Jungle Wilderness 3
by Perry Neal Crawford. 07/08/20 03:34 PM
Wisdom's Jungle Wilderness 2
by Perry Neal Crawford. 07/08/20 02:45 PM
Rose. Lyric update.
by Vicarn. 07/08/20 05:46 AM
For My Hero John Prine
by Steve Altonian. 07/08/20 03:55 AM
Watching From The Sidelines
by Roy Cooper. 07/08/20 03:15 AM
I've Got Her Right Where She Wants Me
by John W. Selleck. 07/07/20 09:57 PM
Spread Your Wings & Fly
by Steve Altonian. 07/07/20 08:59 PM
Anyone seen Mackie H. lately?
by John W. Selleck. 07/07/20 07:46 PM
Reverbnation
by Martin Lide. 07/07/20 06:41 PM
Difference Between Lead Sheet & Sheet Music...
by Fdemetrio. 07/07/20 05:41 PM
STAN'S SONG
by Travis david. 07/07/20 02:12 PM
Said and Done
by Bobby Wayne. 07/07/20 01:12 PM
Moon in the sky
by ckiphen. 07/07/20 11:01 AM
Six Brown Brothers
by Calvin. 07/06/20 10:07 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,834
Travis david 11,882
Kevin Emmrich 10,653
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,637
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,845
glynda 8,677
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,909
couchgrouch 7,781
Dave Rice 7,710
Corey 7,357
Mark Kaufman 6,584
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Vicarn 6,570
ben willis 6,107
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
niteshift 5,682
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,666
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,376
Roy Cooper 4,240
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,179
Cindy Miller 4,178
TamsNumber4 4,104
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 3,926
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,814
Dan Sullivan 3,710
beechnut79 3,580
E Swartz 3,485
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,842
MidniteBob 2,712
Nelson 2,603
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Fdemetrio 2,369
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,242
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,219
Erica Ellis 2,202
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,027
maccharles 1,988
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Martin Lide 1,954
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,650
Noel Downs 1,620
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
GocartMoz 1,552
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,473
RogerS 1,471
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,408
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
Deej56 1,298
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
Glen King 1,214
Gerry 1,210
IdeaGuy 1,209
lane1777 1,177
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,167
Diane Ewing 1,158
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
IronKnee 1,008
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
90 dB 942
9ne 917
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 829
Juan 797
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
ant 747
Andy K 746
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 734
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Irwin 666
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
Pat Hardy 637
quality 637
Moosesong 636
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
JAPOV 563
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
R&M 525
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
ckiphen 377
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#615159 - 05/13/08 01:32 AM New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!)  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
I am curious to know the makeup of the Songwriter Message Forum here at JPF.

Are you one (or more) of the following:

1. Lyricist only
2. Composer only (no lyrics... just melody)
3. Songwriter (lyrics plus melody)
4. Songwriter/singer but non-performer
5. Singer/Songwriter/Performer
6. Singer/Vocalist
7. Other: (Please describe) Include things like: Published Songwriter; Songwriter with songs on the "Charts" (please explain the charts); Singer/Songwriter with published songs on the charts (please explain)

Before anyone responds, I'll estimate that more than 50% are Lyricists only. I'm just curious. Once I see how this poll works out... I'll post a follow up poll. I have no "axe to grind" or agenda... I'm just curious.

If anyone has a different but relevant category (in case I've missed one or two... please let me know. I didn't mean to leave anybody who writes or sings or performs out of the poll. I'm not looking for publishers or recording studios or engineers. The main focus here is people who actually write the songs... or make them popular by performing them.

Thanks,

Dave Rice

#615170 - 05/13/08 02:06 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,682
niteshift Online content
Top 50 Poster
niteshift  Online Content
Top 50 Poster

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,682
Fiji
3 !

cheers, niteshift

#615171 - 05/13/08 02:12 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: niteshift]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,620
Noel Downs Offline
Top 100 Poster*
Noel Downs  Offline
Top 100 Poster*

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,620
Gungal NSW Australia
Mostley one but occasionally 3




http://www.soundclick.com/noeldownsandfriends

Tolerance means if you don't like something you ignore it
#615172 - 05/13/08 02:13 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: niteshift]  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,403
Joe Wrabek (D) Offline
Top 40 Poster
Joe Wrabek (D)  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,403
Garibaldi, OR USA
5, I guess. But sometimes I'm a 2.

Joe

#615199 - 05/13/08 03:36 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Joe Wrabek (D)]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,822
Larry Williams Offline
Larry Williams  Offline

Serious Contributor

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,822
Santa Clarita, CA USA
2.

7, I guess as well, since I produce for myself and for others.

#615214 - 05/13/08 04:37 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Larry Williams]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,401
Hummingbird Offline
Hummingbird  Offline

Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,401
Victoria, B.C. Canada
I have appeared in all these disguises:

1. Lyricist only
2. Composer only (no lyrics... just melody)
3. Songwriter (lyrics plus melody)
5. Singer/Songwriter/Performer
6. Singer/Vocalist

plus

7. Composer/Producer or Songwriter/Producer (meaning I write/compose & record/produce my stuff too)


Vikki Flawith: Songwriter/Composer, Singer/Voice Teacher

12Feb10- *NEW BLOG: "BE YOUR OWN GURU ;)"

MY STORY & MY MUSIC: http://www.vikkiflawith.com
Be a FAN: http://www.reverbnation.com/vikkiflawith
#615240 - 05/13/08 08:54 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Hummingbird]  
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,524
Jerry Jakala Offline
Top 100 Poster
Jerry Jakala  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,524
Pinellas Park.FL USA
I am a:
3,5,6.




http://www.jerryjakala.com
http://cdbaby.com/cd/jakalajerry2

The difference between genius and stupidity is that there is a limit on genius.-Albert Einstein
#615242 - 05/13/08 09:05 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Hummingbird]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
Thanks guys and gals:

It appears that many of us wear several hats. Interesting! If I were allowed to pick only one "category"... I suppose it would be 4. Vikki, I understand the 7 thing and I suspect that all of us wear that hat from time to time... in order to parade our work in front of our "adoring" public. LOL!

I'll start a spreadsheet soon (when the "sample" is large enough to sort) and share it with you.

Where are the 1's? (Maybe my theory is all wet?) I wonder if there are any 10's lurking out there... just laughing at us?

Thanks again. Keep 'em coming.

Dave

#615249 - 05/13/08 09:30 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 10,653
Kevin Emmrich Offline
Kevin Emmrich  Offline


Top 10 Poster

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 10,653
Crozet, VA
I guess what I am doing falls into the "4" category.

Kevin


"Good science comes in peer reviewed journals. Conspiracy theories come in videos. "
Kevin @ bandcamp: Crows Say Vee-Eh (and Kevin @50/90 2019)
#615253 - 05/13/08 09:41 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,712
MidniteBob Offline
Top 100 Poster
MidniteBob  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,712
Raleigh, ya'll
8. Outta date hack.

Midnite


Satchel was right. Something is gaining on me.

The Shoebox & Dinner at Eight trailers available at:

http://www.twometer.com/Two_Meter_Studios/HOME.html
#615257 - 05/13/08 10:01 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: MidniteBob]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 54
Thomas Gahagan Offline
Serious Contributor
Thomas Gahagan  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 54
5

#615277 - 05/13/08 11:36 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Thomas Gahagan]  
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 570
qbaum Offline
Serious Contributor
qbaum  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 570
Georgia
Singer/Songwriter/Performer

**Used to be more of a performer... get out there every now and then now.

~~shelia

#615279 - 05/13/08 11:42 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Thomas Gahagan]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,505
Moker Jarrett Offline
Top 100 Poster
Moker Jarrett  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 4,505
jacksonville, fl
1,2,3,5,7...depends who i'm working with which hat i wear...

#615288 - 05/13/08 12:10 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,071
Scott Campbell Offline
Scott Campbell  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,071
Lakeland, FL, USA
Songwriter/singer but non-performer sounds like a contradiction in terms. Oddly enough though, that's what I am - well, if you put "singer" in quotes grin

4 for me....

Scott

#615290 - 05/13/08 12:13 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 7,412
Ray E. Strode Offline
Top 30 Poster
Ray E. Strode  Offline
Top 30 Poster

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 7,412
Brunswick, Ga. USA
3 and 4. I sing and play good enough to make a working demo of my songs. Not (nearly) good enough to ba a recording Artist.


Ray E. Strode
#615292 - 05/13/08 12:19 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Eric Baker Offline
Serious Contributor
Eric Baker  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 301
Frostburg, Maryland
Put me down as a 5, Dave.

#615296 - 05/13/08 12:47 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Eric Baker]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
Thanks, guys and gals! Pour it on. I'm working diligently! What a complete surprise. No 1's??? They're out there... I know it! Where are they hiding? Ve haf vays to mek you talk! LOL!

Appreciate all the input so far. Interesting! Moker... you da man!

Dave

#615391 - 05/13/08 04:32 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,026
Joanne Lurgio Offline
Top 100 Poster
Joanne Lurgio  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,026
RI, USA
Count me in, Dave -
I'm 5. Singer/Songwriter/Performer!

Joanne smile

#615406 - 05/13/08 05:15 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Joanne Lurgio]  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 329
Wayne Brown Offline
Serious Contributor
Wayne Brown  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 329
Michigan
Dave,

Lyricist, melodies, singer, keyboard & guitar (for writing), drums on stage, producer/engineer, soon to be publisher, a few indy cuts, radio DJ, two top 100 songs on Soundclick last time I checked, and huge fan of JPF.

Wayne


"Don't let it end like this; tell them I said something."
The final words of Poncho Villa

ASCAP
http://soundclick.com/waynebrownandfriends
http://www.myspace.com/waynerbrownandfriends
#615410 - 05/13/08 05:37 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Wayne Brown]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,814
Herbie Gaines Offline
Top 100 Poster
Herbie Gaines  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,814
Chicago,IL, USA
five


Herbie
JPF Chicago Chapter Coordinator
http://www.herbietunes.com

#615411 - 05/13/08 05:42 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,584
Mark Kaufman Offline
Mark Kaufman  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 6,584
Minneapolis
Too bad you didn't set up an actual poll...this forum is able to automatically do that, at the start of a new post...and save you all the math.

Anyway, count me in as a #5...Singer/Songwriter/Performer. However, I don't have aspirations to be my own brand...unless I were to luck out and pull a Steely Dan (at their height they managed to be recording artists that were virtually faceless...they just recorded and blew off touring or marketing their image). No, at this age I'm just interested in being the songwriter.

#615414 - 05/13/08 05:50 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 336
tonedeaf Offline
tonedeaf  Offline

Serious Contributor

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 336
Indianapolis,IN USA
I'm a 1 and a 7...thank you to all the music makers out there!!
Tony

#615449 - 05/13/08 07:14 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: tonedeaf]  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,637
Two Singers Online content
Two Singers  Online Content

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,637
Northern Alabama
Dave,

I'm either a 3 or 7, depending on the song. I have written about 600 songs and have done lyrics and music to all but 2 of them.

But, where the #7 comes in, I guess, is that I do all the orchestral composing and arrangements...not just the melody line per se. i then record everything here at home.

I used to be a performer, but now I just write, compose, arrange and record. I perform at Pineyfest each year.

Al

#615461 - 05/13/08 07:30 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Two Singers]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 253
Katie Powner Offline
Serious Contributor
Katie Powner  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 253
Montana
I'm basically a 4. If I could get better at guitar, I would be a 5.

#615463 - 05/13/08 07:37 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Katie Powner]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 10,240
Kaley Willow Offline
Kaley Willow  Offline

Top 10 Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 10,240
PA
Hi Dave....

I'm a 3 ..a tiny bit of 4...and 7 (printed music published in songbooks)...and sometimes...I'm a 2.

VERY LATE P.S.
also add a 1 (too)....I brought some poetry to the board on
November 4,2000...and several of y'all...started me down the path of songwriting. The lyrics started coming with melodies in 2001..so I've had nice collaborations where others wrote the music.

very best to you......
Kaley

Piano Melodies and Demos
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=8404&content=music

Children's Songs
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=6469&content=music

Wyman and Kaley's Andy & Friends CD
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kwwg




Last edited by Kaley Willow; 05/15/08 01:17 PM.
#615506 - 05/13/08 09:39 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Kaley Willow]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
What an awesome group. It's great to discover the talents and interests of fellow JPF'rs. Forgive me if I don't acknowledge each of you... just wanted you to know that I appreciate your input and will be sharing data asap.

Regards,

Dave

#615510 - 05/13/08 09:51 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
BIG JIM MERRILEES Offline
BIG JIM MERRILEES  Offline

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
Edinburgh, Scotland. UK
Mostly I am a lyricist but can write music on occasions. I am not a great player. I sing for a living and am in a band so it is easy to get others to help convert my tunes into proper music.
Problem is I can write lyrics in just a few minutes it takes weeks to get the music together as I have to rely on others and studio time. I have a huge backlog of lyrics awaiting music.

#615513 - 05/13/08 09:56 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,894
Ricki E. Bellos Offline
Top 40 Poster
Ricki E. Bellos  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,894
Wisconsin
#4. No ability to actually do the whole performing thing and would rather just do the songwriting. Do a couple of single-song publishing contracts count?

#615518 - 05/13/08 10:10 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,828
Kristi McKeever Offline
Top 100 Poster
Kristi McKeever  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,828
USA
Well Dave, I'm a 1....but I can also be a 3...


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write,
if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be,
he must be. -- Abraham Maslow, American Psychologist
#615534 - 05/13/08 11:16 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Kristi McKeever]  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,554
Jack Swain Offline
Top 200 Poster
Jack Swain  Offline
Top 200 Poster

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,554
Berwyn, IL, US
From the survey I am a 5, but I request we move it to the 8 position because I prefer 8!


smile

Last edited by Jack Swain; 05/13/08 11:16 PM.
#615554 - 05/14/08 12:07 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Jack Swain]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 775
Steve Dockendorf Offline
Top 500 Poster
Steve Dockendorf  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 775
Clearwater, FL
Mostly a 5, but occasionally a 2. I'm also a 7 of sorts as I've had cuts on tv and AM/FM airplay. Only chart activity was on SoundClick with a couple in top 40 of their respective genres.


Steve Dockendorf
Dockendorf Audio Recorders
"Quality music for quality people"
dockendorf2000@yahoo.com
http://www.stevedockendorf.com
http://www.myspace.com/stephendockendorf
http://stevedockendorf.wordpress.com
#615561 - 05/14/08 12:15 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Jack Swain]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
Hi Ricki: Welcome to JPF. Single Song Contracts Count!

Kristi: At last... a lyricist turns up... who can also be a complete songwriter.

Jack: You can call me Ray... or you can call me Jay... and you can be an Eight... if you wanna be! It's not up to me. (Lol!)

I hope everyone else is having as much fun with this thread as me. Great responses... even from that big ol' Neanderthal from Scotland.

Keep em coming... I'll keep tabulating. Remember, everything counts... a-a-and... there are no prizes. (Sorry!)

Dave

#615612 - 05/14/08 02:18 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 227
David Guy Offline
Serious Contributor
David Guy  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 227
South Carolina
4


"Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It" George Santayana
#615629 - 05/14/08 03:01 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: David Guy]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 11
GorgeousClamour Offline
Casual Observer
GorgeousClamour  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 11
Florida
Hi there,

I'm a 7 (music, lyrics, performer, producer)

Tristan

#615639 - 05/14/08 04:03 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: GorgeousClamour]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 8,102
Johnny Daubert Offline
Top 25 Poster
Johnny Daubert  Offline
Top 25 Poster

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 8,102
New Jersey, USA
I'm a 5 with a dash of 7, (published songwriter for TV).

John



Actually a Member Since 1996 or 97 (Number One Hundred Something).
https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=1409522





#615646 - 05/14/08 04:43 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: GorgeousClamour]  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,637
Two Singers Online content
Two Singers  Online Content

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 9,637
Northern Alabama
Tristan,

Welcome to JPF. Tell us a little about yourself. You might want to start a separate thread for that so we do not get too far off-subject on this one.

Al

#615648 - 05/14/08 04:48 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 610
Terrill Coggins Offline
Top 500 Poster
Terrill Coggins  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 610
Washington, DC
Alas...

I am but a 1...

but I can 6 the heck out of something when I'm in the shower.

T


_________________

~ terrill

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
― Bob Marley

SOUNDCLICK
FaceBook
#615734 - 05/14/08 11:47 AM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Terrill Coggins]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 262
MrsStash Offline
Serious Contributor
MrsStash  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 262
Wildwood, Florida, USA
I am a 3, mostly, but love some of my songs so dearly that I turn them into 4's...and I would love to be a 5 but I don't think I have the right image.

I am trying to work on the self-esteem so I can "get out there", but I am a fat chick...and I am pregnant right now and just feel so very unappealing...

not to mention that I am "old" for this biz.

In other words, there are a million reasons why I should NEVER make it as a 5, and yet, that is my goal...

"I know I'm a dreamer!"


-Jamie


Jamie
aka "Mrs. Stash Hershberger"
#615750 - 05/14/08 12:10 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: MrsStash]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 6,810
Everett Adams Online content
Top 40 Poster
Everett Adams  Online Content
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 6,810
,NL Canada
I've done just about it all from writing lyrics and melody, even performed and sang on record, published, produced, etc. Never wrote an instrumental only, not great with the playing stuff. I had radio airplay and TV coverage, no movies yet.

#615759 - 05/14/08 12:35 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Everett Adams]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Dave Rice Online content
Top 30 Poster
Dave Rice  Online Content
Top 30 Poster

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,710
Texas
Ahhh... More grist for the mill! Thanks, guys and gals.

Some of you sound a little sad... and that is common with songwriters... but never give up hope, Jamie. This too shall pass.

Tristan: Welcome to JPF. So honored that you chose my thread for your first post with us. Like Al, we are curious to know more about you. If you don't put it on this thread, I'm sure we will all look for it wherever it lands on the JPF boards.

Everett: You are an inspiration to all of us. 2000+ songs and continuing to write... and write... and write!

Terrill: I am a "Shower Singer/Performer" too. Unfortunately, my wife disagrees. LOL!

Some serious counting goin' on here. Somebody lend me a pencil!

Thanks again,

Dave

#615767 - 05/14/08 01:15 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
BIG JIM MERRILEES Offline
BIG JIM MERRILEES  Offline

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
Edinburgh, Scotland. UK
Dave why not do one of them vote counter poll thingys. I tried to use it once but it did not work.... stupid thing or maybe it was just stupid me. Maybe if you get it going you can explain how you did it.

#615778 - 05/14/08 01:56 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 906
Steve West Offline
Top 500 Poster
Steve West  Offline
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 906
Mpls, MN USA
I would say a 5 with a little of all of them.


Steve West
Steve's Facebook site
Steve's CD
Now donating $1.00 to JPF for every sale to JPF members \:D
#615789 - 05/14/08 02:13 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Steve West]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 54
Artie Offline
Serious Contributor
Artie  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 54
Sedona, AZ
Thanks for the interesting poll. I've been a 1 thru 5 for many years

#615796 - 05/14/08 02:25 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Artie]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 168
Dave Derbes Offline
Serious Contributor
Dave Derbes  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 168
Pottsville, PA
I'm a 5. One day I'll grow up.

#615799 - 05/14/08 02:29 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Derbes]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,026
Joanne Lurgio Offline
Top 100 Poster
Joanne Lurgio  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 4,026
RI, USA
NEVER say Grow-UP!! No! Don't do it! cry
I won't!


#615803 - 05/14/08 02:35 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Joanne Lurgio]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
Lee Arten Offline
Serious Contributor
Lee Arten  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 678
I am a lyricist only.
Occasionally I have a tune arrive with a lyric, but not often enough.

Back when I wrote just a couple of songs a year they almost always came with tunes.
I find that annoying.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Johnson.
#615815 - 05/14/08 02:56 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Dave Rice]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 29
Juliana Finch Offline
Casual Observer
Juliana Finch  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 29
Atlanta, GA
5. Singer/Songwriter/Performer!


"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." - Rumi

Juliana's Website
Juliana's Myspace Page
#615828 - 05/14/08 03:47 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Juliana Finch]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 120
Monica L. Yasher Offline
Serious Contributor
Monica L. Yasher  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 120
Pittsburgh, PA
I would say I'm the following:

1 supplied lyrics for others
3 written complete songs
4 do my own demos
5 do the band thing sometimes
6 do acoustic work

www.myspace.com/slicknickels

Last edited by Monica L. Yasher; 05/16/08 03:56 PM.
#615871 - 05/14/08 06:02 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Monica L. Yasher]  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,403
Joe Wrabek (D) Offline
Top 40 Poster
Joe Wrabek (D)  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 6,403
Garibaldi, OR USA
Joann, I agree. Like they said in Galaxy Quest (I think), "Never grow up! Never surrender!"

Joe

#615878 - 05/14/08 07:00 PM Re: New Poll for JPF Songwriters (I'm just curious!) [Re: Joe Wrabek (D)]  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,324
KevinP Offline
Top 200 Poster
KevinP  Offline
Top 200 Poster

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,324
Ohio
I'll say I'm a #1 but I can't prove it.

Kevin

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
CraigAllen, Styillz, Cloudrider, Autumn22, Scott_Smith
21280 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics120,525
Posts1,133,980
Members21,280
Average Posts Daily40
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"Defeatist Pessimists and Rose Colored Glasses Optimists are lonely companions, victims even. Both ideologies imply predestined outcomes, and therefore breed inactivity in its victims. Inaction is the only sure way to lose at anything in life. All positive action guarantees at least a fighting chance." -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
marsco65 (55)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0