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Posted By: Steven August Rieck

NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/02/10 05:24 AM


...........WELCOME FROM THE JPF "HELPING HANDS" TEAM...........
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Posted By: Emmy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/21/10 03:27 PM

Hi this is Emmy,

I guess I've been gone so long, I could be called a new member, I tried to answer Glenda yeasterday, but they told me I had to be logged in, and yes I knew that, and I was logged in, it said welcom Emmy. but I don't think the message went through.

So i'm saying hi to all, before this thing freezes up, one of my problems.My email address is ( emmyrose@frognet.net. Emmy
Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/21/10 04:34 PM

Welcome Emmy, or welcome back, which is probably more appropriate. With that being said, I'm just not too sure about trusting anyone with "Rose" in their name. I'm just saying.... whistle
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/21/10 10:41 PM

Great to have you back Emmy!

Brian
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Posted By: Dawny D

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 04:30 AM

Hi my name is Dawny, I just found your site glad I did. I have been writing for years, songs, stories, etc. I am hoping to find other writers,musicians,friends,etc. and for some honest feedback.

Thanks,
Dawny
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 06:54 AM

Hi Dawny,

Welcome to JPF! Glad to have you join us! Where are you from?

Brian
Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 07:48 AM

Howdy Dawny, Gus here. Great to meet you. I'm part of the JPF
HELPING HANDS team. We're available to guide you around the site,
clue you in on how to glean the most from your interactions here,
& answer any questions that might pop-up. Just click on my
display name to the left, & send me a PM from that drop down menu.

I'll do my best to help out............Yak soon...Gus

P.S.= Maybe check out the HELPFULL HINTS thread in this forum.
It has lots of good info too.


Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 08:09 AM

Hello Dawny,

I'm glyn and i'm also one of the Helping Hands Team and I'd like to Welcome to our Forum JPS's..it's great here..and please if you have any questions please feel free to leave any of us a note on the Helping Hands team and we'll do our best to get you any answers that you may need....


I've had the pleasure of writing songs with folks from all over the world..so please come on in and join in on the fun...glyn
Posted By: Roy Cooper

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 08:19 AM

Welcome Dawny

So glad to have you join us. Hopefully will will find everything you need here.

God Bless Roy and Helen
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 08:19 AM

Hi Emmy,

So happy you made it over here, now we can answer any questions you may have...sorry you had problems trying to answer me back...but you did good coming here..If you need any thing please feel free to ask any of us on the Helping Hands team and we'll work hard at getting your questions or concerns answered..thanks and again Welcome back...glyn
Posted By: Dawny D

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 05:41 PM

Thanks Brian for the warm welcome. I am from Illinois. I am Looking forward to getting to know everyone here.

Dawny
Posted By: Dawny D

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 05:49 PM


Thanks Gus for the welcoming words, I am glad I Stumbled onto this site. I look forward to making new friendships with other writers.
I look forward to talking to you soon.

Dawny

Posted By: Dawny D

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 06:36 PM

Glyn, Thanks for welcoming me to your group, I am so glad to meet you. I look forward to sharing ideas with everyone and being of any assistance that I may be to anyone.

I have been writing forever, my family has begged me to do something with it, however, I do it mostly, for my own personal therapy, if that makes any sense.

I am rarely able to sit down and write something, the words come when it hits me, so I have learned to always keep a pen and paper close by.

I am the one who has always been interested in those who write the
songs.
I'm looking forward to chatting with you and I am always looking for advise and ways to better my writing skills and to help others if I am able.
Thanks again
Dawny
Posted By: Dawny D

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 06:42 PM

Thank you Roy and Helen for the welcome I am very grateful to have found this site, I will be here often and look forwed to getting to know everyone.

Dawny
Posted By: Shirley E Matthews

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 07:03 PM





ATTN: Drifter ..Please check your Messages..

Shirl;o
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 08:38 PM

Dawny , well you are very welcome, please if you have any questions at all, please PM me or anyone of the other Helping Hands folks and we will be happy to help you in any way, so check out the MP3 forms songs and the lyric forums and also post some of your lyrics, also comment on others post and they will in turn comment on yours...also remember the comments you will receive are only opinons of others, I have received lots of feedback...some I took and some I didn't...but have had many songs come out better with the suggestions of others..

anyway, please jump on in and lets have fun together..do believe you will love it here.......hope to hear from you soon..glyn
Posted By: BruisedOrange

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 09:49 PM

Hi, I'm "BruisedOrange" or better known as Mo (for short) Just joined this morning, and now just signed in to acquaint myself with the site. Singer/songwriter/musician for 30 yrs. Happened on this site looking for open mics in my area. (WNY) Looks like this is a pretty good place.

Thanx
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/10 11:05 PM

Hi BruisedOrange, well what is your name, and where do you live?
I want to welcome you here to JFPs'. I'm one if the Helping Hands team and if you need any assistance with anything or have any questions please feel free to leave a PM for myself or any of the Helping Hands team members.

I love it here myself and have written many songs with others from all over the world...just want you to know that there is alot of talent right here, be it lyrics, musician, singers...and i'm sure you will see for yourself how great the talent is for yourself....so come on jump in and have the time of your life...post some of your work, comment on others post and they will do the same for you....happy to have you here...glyn
Posted By: Roy Cooper

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/10 12:48 AM

Hi Mo... a big welcome to JPF from myself and Helen my better half.

Been here just over 6 months myself and my writing has improved massively.

We look forward to seeing some of your work...

God Bless Roy and Helen
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/10 04:20 AM

Hi Bruised Orange.. hopefully we can help you heal those bruises and ripen up your music!

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/10 04:58 AM

lol Brian, love it....see MO you will for sure love it here
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Posted By: dtrain1234

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/25/10 05:09 AM

Hi everyone,

My name is Darin and I am from Lebanon, PA. I'm published with ASCAP and I also write lyrics. I happened to stumble upon your site while reading the book 'Your First Cut: A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting There.' I started writing lyrics about 2 years ago. I'm looking forward to receiving honest critiques from others. I also would like to co-write with other writers and I'm always looking for composers as well.
Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/25/10 07:39 AM

Howdy Darin, Gus here. Great to meet you. I'm part of the JPF
HELPING HANDS team. We're available to guide you around the site,
clue you in on how to glean the most from your interactions here,
& answer any questions that might pop-up. Just click on my
display name to the left, & send me a PM from that drop down menu.

I'll do my best to help out............Yak soon...Gus

P.S.= Maybe check out the HELPFULL HINTS thread in this forum.
It has lots of good info too.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/25/10 07:49 PM

HI Darin, first i'd like to welcome you to JPF's, I know you'll love it here..i've written songs with folks from all over the world..there are so many talented people right here, you came to the right place...if you may need anything please leave a pm for any of the Helping Hands team and we'll get back to you ASAP..again welcome and jump on in and have fun..glyn
Posted By: Roy Cooper

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/25/10 08:30 PM

HI Darin,

And welcome from me as well....

This is a great site with great people and I know that your skills will improve by becoming an active member.

God Bless Roy and Helen
Posted By: Steven August Rieck

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Posted By: Yanii Marie

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/27/10 11:45 PM

Howdyy smile
Im Aiyana but yall can call me Yani (Yah-Knee)
Just joined the site lookin for inspiration, place 2 share my stuff, possibly some collabs.
Im only 15, so not much professionalism just yet buh I have been writing songs, poems, and stories since forever smile
And I just took up the guitar and I've been teaching myself to play so Im workin on puttin actual music to some of mii songz.
Glad 2 b on the site smile
Look forward 2 makin friendz with everyone!
~~Yanii H.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 03:16 AM

Nice to meet you Yani! We're happy to have you join us! I look forward to getting to know you and vice versa!

Brian
Posted By: Drifter

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 03:29 AM

Hi Yani! Welcome to JPF! Even though you're only 15 I'm sure you will have a lot to offer the folks here just as they will have a lot to offer you. There are people of all ages and from all walks of life here. smile

-Dave
Posted By: Eric B

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 05:24 AM

Hi All,

My name is Eric. I am new to JPF. I am from Wisconsin. I saw this site for the first time today and I am really glad I found it. I helped a friend this year with lyrics to 3 songs for FAWM. I am now hooked with lyric writing and want to work at become skilled at it. Just wanted to say Hi.

Eric
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 07:48 AM

Yani,

Welcome to JPF's , you will fit rght in..if you ever need anything please feel free to PM me or anyone ton the Helping Hands team and we'll help you and make sure you feel at home here..you're love it here...again welcome..glyn
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 07:50 AM

Hello Eric,

Fisrt off i'd like to welcome you to our JPF's family. this is a great place to share songs, lyrics, music, whatever you're into..i've met so many talented folks right here from all over the world..so come on and jump in and join in on the fun, and if you need anything please let myself or one of the Helping Hands team know by sending us an PM...glyn
Posted By: Eddiewilson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 08:42 AM

Hi,

I am Eddie and newbie here so help me. its really good forum site.

Thanks
Eddie wilson
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/10 10:52 PM

Hi Eddie and Eric,

Glad to hace you on board. FYI: We are more than just a website forum, but this is a great place to get started. You should include your location Eddie because we are going to luanch several new local chapters around the USA and hopefully around the world!

See you all around the boards!

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/29/10 01:56 AM

Hi Eddie, first let me welcome yo to JPF's family..this is a great place to write, learn, share your songs, music, talent..i've met so many very talented folks from all over the world right here..if you need anything please don't hesitate to leave me a Pm or any of the Helping Hands team and we'll get right back with you...again welcome....come on in and have fun..glyn
Posted By: spitfire12

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 12:41 AM

I wish love luck and good health; the LORD's prayer and Christian Science has been a helpful "goto" for all health concerns for me for many years!

I'm new and came here first to implore you guys to get rid of a damning negative series of posts against Paramount Music; they are in an old version of "Justplainfolks" so I cannot log on and defend a company in PMG Nashville that has been Good to/for me!

(BTW: key-striking is REALLY SLOW for these posts/this SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 01:28 AM

Spitfire,

Turn on Compatibility Mode in your IE browser and the site will work just fine. The newest version of IE is not compatible with a large number of sites including many message boards. So they added that feature to assist.

As for Paramount, everyone including you is entitled to their opinion. In this case 99% of the feedback we've gotten about them has been negative dating back to the 90's. Some folks just getting started recording their music professionally see them as a good deal, but few who have experience recording and releasing music professionally see them in a positive light. Many folks have been fooled by the similar name they have with a legitimate Hollywood movie/tv studio to which they are not connected. Others mistakenly think they are special because they were contacted by Paramount in the first place not realizing that they usually contact anyone who copyright register music with the library of congress and are happy to take your money no matter how much or how little talent you have. They usually are not price or quality competitive with the overall marketplace for what they do either. Let us know in a few more years what you think in hindsight and with more experience in your career. I suspect you may be less enthused.

Regardless, welcome to the site and be sure to turn on Compatibility Mode.

Brian

Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 05:53 PM

Howdy All. Here on this 1st of May, this new forum continues as
the new headquarters for anyone who needs a helping hand.
If you check in here, leave a note, and one of the Team will
get back to you ASAP, and we'll do all we can to provide a solution
via several avenues.
...........WELCOME FROM THE JPF "HELPING HANDS" TEAM...........
Posted By: T Moore

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 07:29 PM

Hello!

So, it has been several years since I was on JPFolks...

Last time I was registered, I used an alias since I was around 13 or 14 and my parents would have killed me for being online! Despite being really young, everyone on this forum took my music seriously and helped me grow as a writer - and I am still writing today thanks to y'alls help.

Anyways, found myself in a writing rut lately and thought maybe it'd be a good time to get back on here and collaborate and make things fresh again!

Good to see y'all are still doing what y'all do!


Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 08:18 PM

Howdy Taylor, Gus here. Great to meet you, & "WELCOME BACK"!
I'm part of the JPF HELPING HANDS team. If you have any ???'s,
about any changes, etc., We're available to answer any questions
that might pop-up. Just click on my display name to the left, &
send me a PM from that drop down menu.

I'll do my best to help out............Yak soon...Gus
Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/01/10 10:45 PM

Welcome back, Taylor!

I checked out your YouTube site and really like "Like Me Better Without You". I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/02/10 12:15 AM

Taylor welcome back and so happy you're here...please if any of us on the Helping Hands team can help you, please feel free to PM any of us and we'll do what we can..again Welcome glyn
Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/04/10 06:09 AM

Howdy All. Here on this 3rd of May, this new forum continues as
the new headquarters for anyone who needs a helping hand.
If you check in here, leave a note, and one of the Team will
get back to you ASAP, and we'll do all we can to provide a solution
via several avenues.
...........WELCOME FROM THE JPF "HELPING HANDS" TEAM...........
Posted By: JesseH

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/05/10 04:13 AM

Hello all I found this site a few days ago and am pretty excited about it.
I started playing guitar and writing music about 15 years ago but kind of gave it up when my daughter turned 4 because I wanted to spend more time with my family. Well when that daughter turned 10 she decided that she wanted to play and since then (about 15 months ago) music has became a main focus of my families lives again. The things that she has accomplished (including getting a standing ovation from a crowd of about 3000) never cease to amaze me. I have went from player to teacher/spectator and it has been an amazing journey.
Anyways, enough about me and my family. Great site I'm glad I found it.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/05/10 05:15 AM

Well JesseH, welcome, welcome, welcome....I love it here and i'm sure you'll find out theres' alot of amazing talent right here, i've done and met cowriters from all over the world and love it...hope to see some of your work...if you need anything at all please feel free to PM any of the Helping Hands team and we'll see what we can do to make you feel at home.....again welcome ...glyn
Posted By: Jason Carter

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/27/10 09:09 AM

Hi everyone, my name is Jason Carter I am a stay at home dad. I have been a songwriter/musician for 11 years now. I also have insomnia which kinda helps me write my songs. I came along this site why I was looking for a way to get my music heard. so far everyone here has been really nice and helpful. I have had some people tell me that I have talent I just can't seem to find or open the right doors to get my songs out there. I don't want to be the next big thing not looking to going on tour, or anything and if I could I would write and play music all my life for free!!! I just want to get paid for my songs for my family so they don't have to worry, and so my wife won't have to kill herself anymore at the factory where she works. All and all I'm not looking for money or fame, but I could probably live Happily just off of a quarter of what the big stars make.

Thank you,

Jason
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/27/10 09:41 AM

welcome Jason, hope you'll find what you're looking for soon, lots of talented folks here from all over the world...so welcome and if you need anything just ask and we'll do what we can to help...glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/28/10 12:36 AM

Hi Jesse and Jason, welcome to you both!

Brian
Posted By: Steven August Rieck

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/10 07:54 PM

Howdy All. Here on this 29th of May, this new forum continues as
the new headquarters for anyone who needs a helping hand.
If you check in here, leave a note, and one of the Team will
get back to you ASAP, and we'll do all we can to provide a solution
via several avenues.
...........WELCOME FROM THE JPF "HELPING HANDS" TEAM...........
Posted By: LarryJr

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/03/10 05:24 PM

Question, If I want to download one of my songs to here, how do I do it? or can I?
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/03/10 05:54 PM

yes you can, click on soundclick and follow the instructions and if you need more info just ask here again...and welcome to JPF's..then you'll go under the Mp3 forum and post it there, or if you have your songs already recorded like on myspace, etc, go under the mp3 forum click on new topic and follow the instructions...hope this helps...glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/04/10 12:32 PM

I think he meant do we host songs on our site. The answer is no. Most folks just use Soundclick or a similar site and host their music there, and then they can link to their music on our MP3 Feedback board so folks can listen and respond.

elcome to the site Larry. I see you only have 1 post, so feel free to introduce yourself and share some info about what you do and what your goals are and folks will be glad to offer assistance.

See you around,

Brian
Posted By: Scott McIntosh

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/05/10 07:46 PM

Hello JPF, I'm Scott. I think I heard about this forum in MusicConnection magazine a while back.

I run a company called MusikPitch. It allows anyone looking for new music for film, video, jingles, or other projects to run a song contest. Songwriters/composers can then compete to win the contest and the prize amount shown.

Looking forward to being a part of the forum!

-Scott
Posted By: NEW CLEAR POET

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/05/10 08:28 PM

...wow!... what an extensive and very impressive library of resources! im a writer (mostly hip hop, r&b, pop). i imagine this site ended up in my mailbox for a very good reason, lol. im truly overwhelmed by the wealth of information and networking opportunities here! i will certainly love to be a part of the just plain folks family/community, thank you for the invite!
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/05/10 10:12 PM

Hi Everyone ! I guess you can say that I am a new-old member. I had posted songs in a couple of forums a few years back, and had planned to get back on board sooner, but lost my login info, so I had to re-register. BUT here I am ! I had gotten a lil discouraged, for I do not play or write music, and that is a very important component in songwriting, so this time around, I hope to hook-up with some who do ! Any advice, or suggestions are very welcomed ! Thanks, n it's good to be back home, Cecilia
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/05/10 10:32 PM

Hi Scott and NCP, Welcome to the JPF Message boards.

And welcome back Cecilia! Glad to have you back with us!

See you all around the boards!

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/05/10 11:48 PM

HI Scott NCP and Cecilia, welcome and please let us know if you need anything, and we will get you an answer as soon as possible..so come on in and have fun with us...this is a great place to be and there are so many talented folks right here from all over the world...what else could you ask for...friendly, loving and talent all right here wrapped in one place...again welcome to JPF's....glyn
Posted By: Kitty84

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/27/10 08:48 PM

Hi, I'm Kate, I just picked up guitar this year so I'm really new to composing & could use a few pointers. Trying to work on writing better lyrics & would love to find a skilled collaborator to help co-write on country or rock pieces.
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/28/10 06:29 AM

Hi Kate! WELCOME! I've been playing guitar for 30 years, but I SUCK, so don't look at me, but there is a Guitar forum herabouts, and it has all kinds of advice for novices like ourselves. I read your lyric "Until Then" and really liked it...I think you'll get lots of collabs here. Hang out, meet folks, forge some friendships, and strive to become a better writer and musician. This place does that to you without you even noticing! grin Nice to meet you! smile
Posted By: Kitty84

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/28/10 11:22 PM

Thanks Polly! :-) This place is absolutely amazing, I'm just blown away by the talent, professionalism and support here.
Posted By: Allman_Fan

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/23/10 08:58 PM

I go by Allman_Fan on some other forums so I thought I'd use the name here. I quit playing music/guitar for a while and got back into it lately after listening (once again) to Duane Allman on slide. So that's where the name came from.

I live in Nashville and play guitars, bass, and some other stuff. Sing and write songs, too. I'm interested in all styles of vocal music (some instrumental stuff, I guess, too). The reason I'm here (or my intended focus) is more lyrics than the music. Although, how they fit together is obviously important.

I'm looking at getting more involved with others in the "old school" way as well. Jams, writers nights, collaboration, bands, etc, it just depends on things, you know, life's other demands and such.

That's probably enough for now.

See ya soon!
Posted By: Jembo

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/11/10 10:04 PM

Hi to all I am Jimmie Moore and I joined jpf yesterday . I am trying to learn all that is going on here.I write lyrics and am looking for someone to collaborate. I think I write good stuff.And I might cowrite with someone with mutual goals.Jimmie
Posted By: Jay Speight

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/16/10 12:01 PM

Hey guys - my name is Jay Speight. I've been a professional songwriter for the last 5 years and believe it or not, just now stumbled across JPF. I'm looking forward to discovering some fresh inspiration and making some new friends! I also have a demo business I'm looking to promote (AcousticVocal.com). So if any of you have some suggestions on the best way to do that I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/20/10 10:40 PM

Hi Jimmie and Jay,

Welcome to both of you. One of the best ways we've found to get involved is to use your actual name (unless your stage name is how you're known like Elton John over Reginald Dwight). It build trust when folks know who they are really talking to.

See you both around the boards!

Brian
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/20/10 10:52 PM

Jimmie: Welcome to the JPF. Post lyrics over in the lyric boards and comment away. You'll find interested folks around here. There are a lot more lyric writers than music folks, so collabs can be slow at times -- but keep trying!

Jay: Welcome to the JPF, also. You'll want to adjust your signature, so your web site shows up as hyperlinked. Congrats on that TA cut.

Kevin

Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/25/10 05:42 AM

Hey Everyone:
I'm trying to do the introduction correctly, so to me this is an experiment. I'm a songwriter, but I've only been doing this for a few years. I have a mySpace music page, and have some songs that I think deserve wider exposure. 4 of the 7 songs on my site have won honorable mentions in various contests, including Song of the Year, Billboard, and Great American Song Contest (3 years in a row).
What is the proper procedure on this site to show my songs?
Ott
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/25/10 01:46 PM

Welcome to JPF Ott. There are several lyric forums on this site and one where you can listen to mp3s, but you have to have your music stored on other sites, like Soundclick, just have a link leading back to your music storage site. Lots of good talented people here on JPF, willing to listen and help. Good luck with your music.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/25/10 09:42 PM

Welcome to JPF. You can host your music anywhere, and then just link it to JPF on the mp3 feedback forum. Let them know what your goal is for the song, (i.e. is this is demo, a finished release etc. If you have a finished work and only want feedback (i.e. I like it or I don't) let folks know upfront. That way they won't waste their time making edit suggestions.

good luck and jump in, the water is fine.

Brian
Posted By: AllThoseShips

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/25/10 10:54 PM

Hello,

My name's Brandon; I'm a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Keene, NH. I'm a recent college grad, and I've just finished recording an album's worth of music; naturally, I'm looking for as many outlets for it as possible. I came across this site, oddly enough, while looking for a place to host my own website, and it seemed like a good place to get some feedback, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Hope to see you around the boards!

-Brandon
Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/26/10 05:19 AM

OK, I'm still trying to find my way around these forums. Is it my imagination, or am I doing something wrong -- but it seems when i click on a thread, I get messages that are months old. Why aren't the most recent messages first? Is there a setting I can change to get the most reccent comments first?
Ott
Posted By: Ray E. Strode

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/26/10 05:19 PM

Ott,
When someone posts on a thread it is automaticly moved to the top. If comments are old they may not be at the top of the thread. Dive in, anywhere!
Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/28/10 06:19 AM

this is really great! i click on a post, and I get a post that goes back to April!!!!.
Ott
Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/28/10 11:16 AM

At the top of each forum page are topics that are "stickied" because they are considered important. Below those first few topics are the normal topics.
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/28/10 10:56 PM

Kevin, I guess u could say I m new, because after I orig.joined- I was then inactive, due to distractions, so I re-joined, n now hope to get serious about my greatest passion. An irish friend in Dublin sends me Celtic music which I love, so I hope to hear yours. Where could I do that ? Also I want to ask- how to go about entering a song in any of the competitions for awards, etc. n if just submitting lyrics will do in any of them ? I have posted some in the forums, but would also like to enter whatever I can through any avenue available on jpfolks. So many contests require that u download with n mp3, I'm still working on learning that. Any advice or information would be much appreciated. Thanks & Blessings, Cecilia
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/28/10 11:03 PM

Right after I posted, I noticed the Youtube link, n what a great song "The Heart of Saturday Night!" Really GOOD ! Cecilia
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Some Questions - 08/28/10 11:51 PM

welcome Cecilia

nice to have you here..good luck in your writing and contest submissions

Tom
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 12:19 AM

Hi Tom, n thanks for the kind welcome ! I stay bz with life, but hope to turn a stronger focus on this passion. R there any lyrics contest going on right now ? I always write with a melody, but do not play n instrument. I really hope to find someone to co-write with that plays as well. Thanks again !, n Bright Blessings, Cecilia
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 12:26 AM

Everett Hi, I just joined Showcase your songs, n tried to use the player to hear some of urs, but couldn't. Can I put acappella only songs on there, or would that detract from my songs ? I do not want to do that. Thanks & Blessings, Cecilia
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 12:43 AM

Glynda, Thanks, I had so many distractions when I first joined, Katrina being one of them, but now want to stay focused on my dream. I joined soundclick, but have not yet figured out how to up-load my songs. I believe that is done with n mp3 player,so I need a crash course on all that ! Ur stuff is great on there, but U know that. I also just joined showcase your songs. Blessings, Cecilia
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 12:43 AM

here's a link to a Lyrics Contest for you Cecilia

http://www.greatamericansong.com/lyrics.html



good luck to you

Tom

Posted By: Cecilia

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/29/10 01:01 AM

Kate Hi ! I always write with a melody, but I do not play n instrument. I m currently looking to collaborate with someone who does. I write in all genre's n styles. I m currently working on a song about domestic violence similar to that country style song, sung by Martina McBride, "Independence Day." I can send u the lyrics that I have thus far, n u can see what u think, n then see what we both think n feel from there. It can't hurt. My email is: clyrics99@yahoo.com, in the meantime, I will look at some of ur stuff. Blessings, Cecilia ps send me ur email, if u would like to.
Posted By: Cecilia

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 01:03 AM

THANK U MUCH Tom !! C.C.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 01:07 AM

very welcome CC

good luck in the lyrics contest

Tom
Posted By: MsTmh33

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/29/10 07:02 AM

Hello,

I am new to JPF and want to introduce myself. My name is Tyangye, a singer from North Carolina. I look forward to meeting and connecting with other musicians. Really glad to be a part of this org!
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/29/10 07:26 AM

welcome TY

glad to have you here

am sure you will make some great connections with your singing and musical talent........

Tom
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 02:39 PM

Originally Posted by Cecilia
Everett Hi, I just joined Showcase your songs, n tried to use the player to hear some of urs, but couldn't. Can I put acappella only songs on there, or would that detract from my songs ? I do not want to do that. Thanks & Blessings, Cecilia


It seems they are having trouble with the players on some sites, mine is one of them, Dave Rice had trounle too. I don't often get time to go there anymore.
Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: Some Questions - 08/29/10 03:07 PM

Originally Posted by Cecilia
Right after I posted, I noticed the Youtube link, n what a great song "The Heart of Saturday Night!" Really GOOD ! Cecilia


Thank you very much Cecilia. I appreciate it.

Welcome back!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: Some Questions - 09/01/10 02:13 PM

We'll have information on the next awards as soon as we decide we're ready and able to do it again. It takes a lot of time and energy to screen through over a half million songs and over 40 thousand albums. = )

We will post info on the home page, on the message boards and in the email newsletter.

welcome to any new folks I might have missed.


Brian
Posted By: Matt Mass

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/07/10 06:45 PM

Hey everyone, I am Matt and have been a singer/songwriter for 11 years. I stumbled upon this site by looking for a place for songwriters to discuss their craft. I haven't really had a chance to look through the site at all yet but from what I have read it seems like a great place to hang out.
Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/08/10 04:25 PM

Hi Ides of March,(Matt) welcome to JPF, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Lots happening here. What genre of music is your main one?
Posted By: Matt Mass

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/09/10 04:38 PM

Originally Posted by Everett Adams
Hi Ides of March,(Matt) welcome to JPF, pull up a chair and sit a spell. Lots happening here. What genre of music is your main one?


Thanks Everett, I mainly play acoustic, like singer/songwriter stuff. That's what I have been told I am good at.

Matt
Posted By: UTSAV

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/09/10 10:31 PM

Hi, this is utsav goyal i am a vocalist/songwriter what is the scene going on in this forum....can i get some help?
Posted By: UTSAV

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/09/10 10:39 PM

Have i posted in the correct place....?
Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 06:57 AM

I, as a new member, am finding this site almost impossible to navigate. I've posted a couple of questions, recently, but can't even find the posts. This seems to me a very unfriendly site for new users unfamiliar with the protocals.
Ott Lukk
Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 07:02 AM

Also, when I click on this thread, why do I get comments dating back to 04/01/2010? I want the most recent ccomments, not ones that are 5 months old.
Ott Lukk
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 07:54 AM

Ott, you should automatically see the most current posts from any thread you posted in as soon as you log in. You must log in first.
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 07:57 AM

Welcome, UTSAV! Ask away, we're here to help! smile
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 07:58 AM

Well I'm not sure of the reasons for your problems, but i'll try and see if I can find out something for you..again sorry , but welcome to JPF's...oh one thing is maybe because there are 2 pages on this thread and maybe the first page is dated in April, but i'll still see if I can find out...glyn
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/10/10 07:59 AM

well now it's on the 3rd page....glyn
Posted By: Ott Lukk (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/11/10 06:00 AM

Stunningly worthless forums. I click on a link to see what i've posted before,, and there is nothing there. Tomorow, I'll click once again,and i'm sure i won't find this post. Is there really any link on this site where you can actually get a response to your questions?
Ott
Posted By: Melodeous

Greetings all - 10/02/10 03:32 AM

Joined tonight. A friend gave me this site's link and it looked interesting so I'm in. Like many, I'm interested in song writing. It's a fun pastime.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: Greetings all - 10/02/10 07:43 AM

Welcome Melodeous. I hope you'll consider using your real name or even your first name and last initial so folks can get to know a real person and not just an anonymoux ghost on the web. To change you just change via the display name portion in the My Stuff menu about center. Once you request a change, I can activate it. It's not mandatory, but people have limited time and often prefer to spend it helping real people.

Either way, glad to have you with us.

Brian
Posted By: Gary_UK

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 11:18 AM

Hi All

My name is Gary and Im from England. Your site was recommended to me by my friend Dottie who is one of your members.
Hope to bump into to you at one point or another!!

Gary
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 12:19 PM

Welcome to the JPF, Gary. I believe I saw your name over at the Ramp a little. They are a little more "serious" about reviewing over here -- but there are a lot of songs flowing by, so you have to hang in there for the long haul.

I'll be on the lookout for you stuff.

Kevin
Posted By: Gary_UK

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 12:25 PM

Thanks Kevin...

I joined the ramp a few weeks back. I'm always looking for critique, I believe its how we learn - we can only get better!!
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 12:54 PM

Gary,

Welcome to JPF's...I do believe you will like it here...to me it's the best thing i've ever done...joined here..lots of great folks, great music...alot of great things going on here...magic.....again welcome...


glyn
Posted By: Michelebell28

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 09:32 PM

Hey Jason -

You should market your music on all social networking sites. I don't know if you have a budget or what kind of music you are playing or what you expect from it but do research. Promise it will help smile
Posted By: Dottie

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/03/10 09:37 PM

Hey Gary,

I'm glad you finally found your way over here, I know it's pretty far from UK I thought you got lost! smile

Dottie
Posted By: ColmT

New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 05:16 PM

Hi All

I'm ColmT - just joined! I'm a writer, a songwriter and musician.

Just wanted to say Hi

Best Regards from Ireland :-)
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 05:38 PM

Welcome the JPF forums, ColmT. I hope you enjoy yourself around here.

Kevin
Posted By: spidey

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 05:49 PM

Hey Colm, nice to see another Irish rep on the boards smile

Alan
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 06:54 PM

Hi Colm

greetings and welcome from Nashville....glad to have ya here-even if we really dont need another dam Irishman grin

Tom
Posted By: ColmT

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 06:56 PM

Hi Alan

Are you in Ireland? We're all ****ed - time to make our fortunes at what we're good at!

Nice to meet you my friend!

ColmT
Posted By: ColmT

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 07:00 PM

And a Damned Irish man I am! This site is brilliant never knew it allows you to read my mail too! Nice to meet you my friend!

Thanks so much for the message!

:-) ColmT
Posted By: spidey

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/05/10 11:24 PM

Hey Colm,

Yeah am in Ireland, but hey, people need good music more than ever. I'm in Dublin as well, and been doing this writing thing for a while and still here , just can't seem to give it up and I have tried a few times wink

Alan
Posted By: glynda

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/06/10 06:55 AM

ColmT

welcome to JPF's, so happy to see you here..hope you like it here as much as I do...if you need anything please let me or any of us know..thanks and again welcome..glyn
Posted By: Jen Shaner

Re: New Member from Ireland - 11/06/10 04:45 PM

Hi Colm!
Welcome to JPF! Ireland happens to be my favorite country and Celtic music as well as good pub songs are some of my favorite types of music! I write lyrics and love this site! I have made some good friends and had some nice collaborations with sevreral members. I hope you enjoy this site as much as me. I look forward to seeing and hearing you work!

Take care,
Jennifer/Jinx
Posted By: Darrell Lee

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/12/10 02:10 PM

Hello, I am Darrell Lee (Cowart). I am a songwriter/singer and musician for quite a few years. I enjoy all genre of music and I especially like collaborating with others. I have a knack for putting melody to words when I don't have any of my own. I probably lean more towards Country cause that's what paid the bills a lot of times. I am a single 50 year old Man. I tried marriage but I am not good at it. My only child passed in 2006 and I love dogs. Sure hope to meet some new folk here and share our passion for music.
Posted By: Calvin

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/12/10 03:06 PM

Hi Darrell,

Nice to meet ya & WELCOME to JPF !

Calvin


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/calvinstewart
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/13/10 06:21 AM

Hi Darrell,

Welcome to JPF. Glad to have you. I suggest you change your display name to your name since you've already shared it. People will then get to know you rather than a name that most of us wouldn't be able to pronounce. = )

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/14/10 05:16 AM

Hi Darrell,

Welcome and i'm sure you will meet alot of wonderful people here, lots of talent right here...glad to have you..glyn
Posted By: Grange Fife

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/10 03:02 AM

Hey everyone..I am a new member. I like the looks of the site and the attitudes of everyone. I am getting into music promotion, specifically for unsigned and indie artists. Looking forward to this!

Grange
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/10 09:55 AM

welcome Grange

we can always use another clean cut straight-laced young man like you grin

Tom
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/10 03:53 PM

Grange,

Welcome to JPF's, happy to have you aboard, this is the best site i've ever seen, I've ventured off into other sites just to have a feel of the place and always come running back...no place like home, click my heels, click my heels....

no kidding, I find what I need and more right here, love this place, iv'e learned so much and the heart here can not be explained..

lots of great talents here from all over the world sharing their love for music, well ok, i'm just a lil addicted to this place, but it does feel so much like home,.

again welcome, if you need anything just let us know..

Thanks glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/10 08:35 PM

Are we sure that Grange is the male half of the photo? I mean parents could be big ZZ Top fans and named their daughter the French version "La (feminine in French) Grange" = )

You're both welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: naasson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/28/10 02:56 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Naasson (pron. like 'Jason')...just signed up tonight after being recommended by Dan Kimpel, he mentioned it would be a good site to network with others in the music business! I myself am a singer/songwriter/musician. I write most of my music in the Electronica/Alternative genre under the name 'Fellowservants of the Last Millenium' but I also write anything from contemporary to R&B on the side as well. I just love writing music and do it alot! I currently reside in the Inland Empire in CA (So Cal) about 45 East of LA.

Anyways, hoping to find great connections here and possibly be an encouragement to anyone else! smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/30/10 12:32 AM

Hi Naasson,

Welcome to JPF. Always nice to have a new Electronic/Alt writer hanging out. Dan's a great guy, tell him we said hi!

Brian
Posted By: Grange Fife

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/01/10 03:12 AM

LOL! Yup! I'm going to like this crew...I am the female half in the pic..I still haven't met another 'Grange' yet...still waitin! Thanks for the welcome!
Posted By: Tom Hellsten

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/02/10 06:13 AM

Hi all!
My name is Tom and come from Sweden, but moved to Thailand six years ago. I come from a family of musicians, and put together some music in between,
I have one son name Tomas who write very nice music, that I want to support a bit on this site.
I hope to get more creative assessment here than in many other musk pages.

Nice to meet you all
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/02/10 08:09 AM

Welcome, Tom! Hope you get some good critiques on your music. Everyone here is kind and fair. smile I like your signature line "Life is worth nothing without the music" I so agree! smile
Posted By: AppleJaxx

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/15/10 02:33 AM

Hello Everyone! A former teacher of mine told me about this site. I've written a lot of poetry and stories, but have yet to write a song, although I want to! I play the guitar, bass guitar, piano, and I also sing. Music has sort of been absent from my life lately, which is not a good thing, and I am looking forward to bringing it back! I want to write a song, and hopefully I will find some direction and good advice here! smile

-Jackie
Posted By: Angela

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/20/10 06:05 AM

Hi,I am a new member,trying to get some feedback on my lyrics and writing.I enjoy writing lyrics,poems and hope to maybe ghostwrite or go on to perform myself someday!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/20/10 01:45 PM

Welcome to JPF Angela!

Brian
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/21/10 01:21 AM

Lots of new folks it looks like -- I don't want to miss anyone, so I'll just say that I'll be on the lookout for your songs and lyrics. Welcome to the JPF!

Kevin
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/22/10 08:44 AM

Welcome Angela, glad to have you, and i've seen some of your work, and enjoyed them...glyn
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/22/10 09:03 AM

Hi Applejaxx, sorry no one responded to you! You must have posted at the same time as Angela. WELCOME to JPF and hope you have fun. If you have any questions, please voice them or send me a message. Nice to have you here! smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/23/10 01:43 PM

Hi Jackie,

Nice to have a fellow Indy person join us. We look forward to having you around.

Brian
Posted By: resodude

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/26/10 06:31 AM

Hello JPF, new member here,Doug. Just hoping to chat with other musicians/songwriters or anyone who can make sense of this thing we do.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/28/10 07:08 AM

Hi Doug,

Nice to meet you. Where are you from? Consider including including that info into your profile and also consider changing from resodude which is the same as anonymous to us, to your actualy name (partial or complete) so we can get to know the real you. Network is only useful if people know who you are.

Brian
Posted By: Arianne M

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/01/11 07:10 AM

Hi Everyone!, I'm from Hershey Pa. I am just getting into writing lyrics and really like the encouragement and feed back I have seen in the forums so far! Glad to be a part of this great site and excited that I've found such a good resource.

Arianne
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/01/11 07:27 AM

Hi Doug and welcome! Lots of great discussions here! smile

Hi Arianne! My dad's people are from Pittsburgh! smile We have three lyric feedback forums you can present your songs on and get constructive feedback. There are musicians who might even collaborate with you if they like your lyrics. Have fun!
Posted By: Acidmyers

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/01/11 10:18 PM

Hi All,

We are a couple of guys who have been recording music for quite a while. We finally recorded a CD - Worlds Unknown - and we are working on a second CD. We would love for you to check out our site and let us know what you think.

Mike and Mark - Acidmyers
www.acidmyers.com
Posted By: 20six40

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/11 03:41 AM

Goddag, hallo.
My name is Brian, i'm from Denmark. I was a user her once. About 8-10 years ago. Had a trip within pro. Soccer back home. Until my knee blew out last year. But i guess that's my life in a nutshell. I've had my ribs bend and cracked, a section a my spin in the neck region was somehow shoved outta place. My iskios nerve keep getting stuck within my lower back. And hospitalized around christmas. had surgery. All withon the last year. But enough about bad thing cause i've promised myself i will.

Tired of writing now, bye.
Se ya'll around
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/03/11 06:12 AM

Hi Arianne, Mike, Mark and Brian. Welcome to you all. I look forward to getting to know you all. If you get a chance Mike and Mark and Arianne, could you add your locations to your profile so we know where you're from?

Thanks!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/12/11 07:21 PM

By the way Brian, Denmark had an unusually large amount of success for a smaller country in our last music awards... I think perhaps 4-5 winners came from there with nominees from 160 countries.
Posted By: Lindy Tefft

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/12/11 09:02 PM

Hi Brian,
I just joined yesterday and am learning the ropes of the JP Folks website. I live in Southern California and am looking for JP Folks groups in my area as well as an experienced composer (I am a lyricist).....

Lindy Tefft
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/12/11 09:59 PM

I sent you a long response to your PM. Check that out. and welcome to JPF Lindy!

Brian
Posted By: Dwight Williamson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 06:14 PM

Hello,

Relatively new to Just Plain folks. It was one of those sites that got lost in the mix. Looking to network with like minded folk. Trying to find my niche in the music industry without getting involved in the politics if that's possible. I write Lyrics and Poetry and now I'm seriously trying to get the music out of my head and on disc.
Posted By: Dwight Williamson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 06:15 PM

http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/realdazz
Posted By: Tracy Harris

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 06:37 PM

Hi...My name is Tracy. This looks like an interesting site. I have been writing and recording for a few years now, but am mostly a closet musician. I am at a point in my life where I would like to get more involved and hopefully meet some others who share my passion for the arts!
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 06:44 PM

Wow, lots of new folks dropping in since I last checked this thread -- so hello to Tracy, realdazz, Lindy, Arianne, Mike, Mark, Doug, Jackie, .... and anyone else I missed. Looking forward to sampling your music demos in the MP3 Thread or reading your lyrics on one of the lyric boards (although, I don't hang out too much in lyric-land).

Again, welcome!

Kevin
Posted By: Tracy Harris

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 07:00 PM

Thanks Kevin. What are your interests in the music world?
Posted By: mark nienaber

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/11 07:44 PM

Howdy everybody,
I am back...and so glad you are still here!
Thanks,
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/16/11 04:56 AM

Welcome to all the new folks. Nice to see some from the recent newsletter. Settle in and you'll make friends and often it leads in all sorts of positive directions. Advice: Be less concerned with talent or genre and more with making real connections with real people. We have all sorts of folks here who do music as a hobby, but who have day jobs that can be of great help to any level of interest if you just open yourselves to it.

I also suggest using your own real name, it will build trust much faster than being anonymous where folks often don't want to spend time helping someone they don't know and how might be wasting their time. But it is not mandatory, so take your time and if/when you are ready, go into "My Stuff" and request a display name change. I have to approve them, but I try to get there every day to update them.

Welcome aboard everyone!

Brian
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/16/11 02:30 PM

Tracy: I just play, write songs and sing (well, sort of sing). I am trying to get into the open mic/writer's night thing so I can see if I am writing songs that folks actually want to listen to (ha, ha). This place is a great place for the "closet musician".

Kevin
Posted By: robert wynn

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/16/11 06:43 PM

Thanks for the venue, I have a few friends outside of here and have been a member for a while though not active, I enjoy writing lyrics that I post on my own website which you can find on my profile, I posted one called "Hombre" on lyric feedback and have shared hello's with a few of you, I'm a trucker and very busy with that but I'll be concentrating on J.P.F. when I'm home and looking forward to it.
Posted By: Southern Lady

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/17/11 12:37 AM

Hello all
I'm new to the site but excited to learn all I can from more experienced writers. I've only been writing for a couple of years and I truly love finding out that I have a talent, however small, for writing songs. I've had the rare experience of judging, teaching and performing dance internationally, so experience with musical phrasing, lyrical interpretation, etc. has been part of my life for more than 30 years. That experience has given me the confidence I needed to put my foot in the water of songwriting. I'm loving the friendships I've made and the excitement of learning new things. I'm glad to have this site to look to for guidance and plan to use it regularly. I welcome new friends and the offer of help from more experienced writers than myself. I do have one problem, I am not a singer, nor do I play an instrument, which leaves me completely out of any contests were performing is required, no matter how good the song might be. It seems to me there must be thousands of other writers who are in the same boat. So what do you recommend as an avenue for writers like me. I have someone who does sing and someone who makes a working demo with music for me, but I still have the same problem. Hope you will have some suggestions to help with this problem. Thanks again for this really great site.
God Bless
Southern Lady
Posted By: Blaise

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/17/11 01:03 AM

Hi from Southwest Michigan!

My name is Yvonne Blasy, nickname "Blaise". I'm interested in connecting with other friendly people, anywhere but especially around the Great Lakes area, who share an interest in folk music and songwriting, and also fine art. My instruments are voice, guitar, piano [or keyboard], and Native American flute, and I write and perform mostly my own compositions. I'd like to connect for songwriting, and maybe start a songwriter's circle here in Southwest MI. A happy, harmonious New Year to all.
Posted By: Brenda Caunter

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/17/11 06:00 AM

Hi Everyone, I'm Brenda. I have been away for a few years and have missed being here. I'm in my last semester of school, graduating in May so until then I may be sporadic at posting. I have 5 hard classes coming up and I am just praying I get through them so I can finally say I graduated from at least one college. I am looking forward to coming back to JPFolks on a full time and permanent basis. I can't wait to meet all of our new members and to connect with the old.
Posted By: Tim Behrens

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/18/11 12:33 AM

Hi folks,

My name is Tim. I'm kind of a returning member, though I've always been more of a lurker than a poster. I am just now getting back into music, after being away from it for over a year. I have a 13 month old son at home, and that definitely re-arranged my priorities. He goes to bed early now, so I've been carving out a few hours every night to dream about writing/composing for film and tv, and finishing all those half-written songs sitting in the metaphorical pile in my brain.

Anyways, I look forward to participating, and making new friends. Best wishes to you.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/18/11 07:58 AM

Welcome back Tim. By the way, I removed the _ in your name since it's not required here.

Brian
Posted By: Tim Behrens

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/19/11 01:08 AM

Hi Brian. Thanks for the welcome... and for removing the underscore. My name looks so free now. grin
Posted By: Wukimon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/24/11 02:29 AM

Hi everybody!

Haven't been here in a long time so I figured I might reintroduce myself. Don't know why I havn't spent more time here really. These forums seem like one of the few places online where people actually take the time to listen to eachothers music and help eachother out.

Anyhow, I'm an owl made from seashells or so it would seem. I make... Well, that's the tricky part, I don't really know how to describe the kind of music I make. I deliberately try to make music that does not fit into any particular genre; music that transcends description. I listen to all types of music and when I record a song I tend to incorporate elements from many different genres. Thus, a song can end up an amalgam of synthpop, folk-rock and dub-reggae (for example). Right now I'm doing my best to put a live show together using various instruments along with a loopstation I recently bought. Loads of work with that, but hopefully it'll turn out brilliant once I've practiced for about a million years!
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/24/11 07:15 AM

Welcome back and I can't wait to hear your work...glyn
Posted By: Ms.Sage

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 08:55 AM

Just saying hi. Sorta-kinda new member here.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 11:39 AM

hey there Ms.Sage-welcome to JPF

where ya from?......do you play music or write lyrics or both? what kinda stuff are ya into genre wise?.....glad to have you

Tom
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 11:50 AM

Any relationship to the artist Rachael? = )

Either way, welcome to the JPF Boards.

Brian
Posted By: Ms.Sage

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 10:31 PM

Hey, i play drums a little. Mostly lyricist. I do all genres of music. Looking for pop studio as we speak. Do write country and R&B.

I live in Clarksville, Tn which is bout 30 mins from Nashville.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 10:44 PM

Clarksville huh? well howdy neighbor

you are very close to alot of great studios and producers......as you know this is where its pretty much all happenin-every type of music is done in Nashville-not just country........good luck Ms Sage........

Tom
Posted By: songjohn

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/11 11:52 PM

Greetings to all,
Firs timer John Campoli here ,thanks for your help Brian, finally got through the wall of security.
I from a small town and don't get out much so I don't get a chance to meet people in the craft and I am hoping to find some folks to collaborate with. Not sure how all this shtuff works yet but, I'm know it will begin to add up at some point.
I've come to the conclusion that I spend far too much time on my lyrics and would probably save a bunch if I had some lyrics ready for music, that I'm fast at. I also hope to be of some help to others.If you like what you hear, send me a note.
Thanks in advance.
songjohn

www.johncampoli.com
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/06/11 12:01 AM

welcome John

always enjoy seeing new Canadian members........glad you are keeping at it with your stuff.......hang in there buddy and best of luck with new song projects........

Tom
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/06/11 02:04 PM

Welcome John. Glad you got in. You should go into your profile and change your display name to your real name. That way folks will get to know the real you.

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/06/11 02:32 PM

Welcome John. Happy to have you join us...If you need anything please let us know...

glyn
Posted By: Arne Martelino

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/08/11 08:48 PM

Hi,everyone!:)My name's Arne and I'm a composer/musician from the Philippines.First of all,thank you for this opportunity to become part of the whole JPF Music Org. songwriting community.Hopefully,in this site,I could meet,collaborate and be friend with pro songwriters,artists and musicians that could really help me bring my songwriting ability(writing lyrics and technical/production aspects in particular) to the highest level.God bless and more power to JPF Music Org.!!!
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/08/11 08:59 PM

welcome TuneMind

glad to have you...........you should seriously consider using your real name if you want to do collaborations-cause members want to know exactly who they are dealing with in such creative and financial partnerships such as demo production......

it will make you more real in the eyes of JPF members than just a screename..I am sure you will understand.......again-welcome and best of luck on your song projects

Tom
Posted By: Dave Collings

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/09/11 08:26 AM

Hi...my name's Dave and I've been playing in a band (a couple of other guys and me in a basement) for twenty years or so...after we came somewhat up to speed on our instruments we mostly gave up covers for our own stuff...probably to the detriment of our musicianship (at least mine), but much more satisfying, at least for me...

Now I'm finding it tough to get the guys together very often...and am looking for a place to bounce some ideas off of others...and to provide my input, for what it's worth...and for an environment that might give me that little kick in the pants if I start being a bit too lazy on my own.

Thanks in advance for letting me try the place out.

Dave
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/10/11 08:30 PM

Hi Dave,

Welcome to JPF. What inst. do you play? The drive to make music is what it's all about really... the rest is just business. So good for you to keep on going. Bands come and go but if music is in your blood, you have to keep going with it.

Brian
Posted By: Dave Collings

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/11/11 08:39 AM

Thanks Brian.

I guess bands do come and go. But my bandmates are a couple of long term (20 plus year) friends--pretty much the only guys I'd played with...so the comfort level was high...we were all about creating songs though...besides the comaraderie, that's what drove us to get together...

We all started with guitar...and so before long I ran out and bought a bass...now I'm focussed on getting back up to snuff on the guitar to foster the solo songwriting.

Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/11/11 09:33 AM

Hi to all of you new members...haven't been around to welcome folks for a while but am back, glad to see you all here, old ones returning and new ones embarking! This is a wonderful, supportive community with many informative forums and kind, helpful folks! So, look around, explore, give a shout out in the shout box, get yer feet wet. Have fun! smile
Posted By: John Gaudet

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/11/11 04:26 PM

Hi! My name is John Gaudet...new to JPF. Living in St. Petersburg, Fl for the past 14 years, from the Bayou lands of South Louisiana (a bit south of Baton Rouge). Looking to move to Nashville. Presently into my 3rd year as a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International.
I'm a writer and musician, and I've made progress as a vocalist. I'm looking to improve my writing skills, possibly co-write....and heck shoot for the moon! Have up & coming artist and national artist record my songs and exposing myself to the 'world' (no, not that way).
I do my own recording and play all instruments on my recordings except for drums (have problem with my hands....going to specialist today!) and I sing all the notes lead and background.
Right now I can be found.....well here and;

http://www.myspace.com/johngaudetmusic
http://www.facebook.com/JohnGaudet

I hope to get some 'plain folks' to hear some of my songs and get some feedback.
Look forward to a grand time.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/12/11 09:51 AM

Welcome John! I started out with an NSAI membership many years ago. Make sure visit and spend quality time in Nashville, including at least a couple weeks without anyone holding your hand (i.e. without help from locals you already know or org. folks) to see what it will REALLY be like living there. See how comfy you are making new friends on your own, getting in doors you haven't had opened for you by others etc. Nashville is a great place, but I know a LOT of people who get infatuated but once in an irrevocable relationship (like marrying after a long weekend with a new boyfriend/girlfriend) and only then learning the real problems you're faced with.

Good luck and welcome aboard here,

Brian
Posted By: John Gaudet

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/12/11 08:44 PM

Thanks for the advice Brian.
Usually when I've visited in the past it's been meeting with a few locals I have met and mostly organizational folks. But just exploring and doing normal everyday stuff hasn't been on the 'to do' list.
I think next visit I won't be doing the usual. But rather seeing how I would do without anyone 'holding my hand'. That's 'great' advice.
Fortunately for me my wife is on board with moving there, she's the instigator here. I've always told my kids if there is something 'special' that you won't to do, you may need to go where it's done. My wife turned the table on me about 16 months ago and shortly thereafter we started planning.
I work from home in healthcare and can take my job where ever I go....another plus.
Thanks for the advice....looking forward to being involved with JPF!
Peace and Love,
John
Posted By: Kathi C

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/13/11 07:56 PM

Hi! I'm Kathi Cameron. I'm not so good with computers, but been playing and writing music for over 40 years. I played guitar first, then studied percussion in college, taught band/choir,classroom music for over 35 years until "forced" into early retirement 3 years ago (district shut down my middle school and me with it). I have played with community orchestras/bands, civil war era brass band, and an old timey string band (I play dulcimer)
I fell in love with the Native American flute about 5 years ago and now that is my passion for music performance and writing. I have performed at flute festivals in NoCa and OR. The native cultures have always been a part of my life ; with my own ancestry, teaching on a reservation and taking native studies courses. It just seemed to make sense that when looking for a new home I settled here in north central Idaho within the Nez Perce reservation.
I have already met JPF people even though I have had log -in and other computer tech. issues (my fault.
I hope to meet many more!
Kathi
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/13/11 09:23 PM

Hi Kathi,

So happy to have you here. There is alot of talent here from all over the world as you'll see..If you need anything at all, please let us know...

As I am one of the folks you've already met, I look forward to hear your work..i'm very interested in Native American Indian music, no relation to it in any way, but have always loved it, love the flutes and where this music takes me while listening..thanks again for joining JPF's...I do believe you will love it here as I do..

glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/15/11 03:48 PM

Hi Kathi,

Welcome to JPF. We have been recognizing Native American music in our awards going back to 1998, so you are quite welcome and we look forward to you sharing your experiences. We're always looking for educational tricks of the trade to help others.

Brian
Posted By: Mojo Bone

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/19/11 05:17 AM

Hi! Been a member for some years, but haven't visited in so long, I had to re-register. Pleased to make our re-acquaintance, y'all!
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/19/11 06:28 AM

HI Mojo,

Happy to have you back...welcome...glyn
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/19/11 06:33 AM

Welcome to John, Kathi, and Mojo! Glad you're here! smile John, I dearly LOVE Nashville! love Hope the best for you...talent OOOZES throughout the whole town!

Kathi, your music sounds fascinating and lovely, am looking forward to it! smile

Mojo, I'm already impressed with you! Gave good advice on the "rights to songs" thread! Good stuff! smile
Posted By: Mojo Bone

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/19/11 10:37 AM

Thanks for making me feel welcome; it's a pleasure to be of service.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/19/11 04:01 PM

If you remember your old user display name Mojo, I can combine it with the new one so you can attach your posts to one identity.

Welcome back,

Brian
Posted By: dmk

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/20/11 04:59 PM

hi, my name is david and i am brand new to just plain folks.
i am a song writer, occassional performer, and my goal is to connect with the great big music atm machine. the one where you stick your song in the appropriate slot and money comes out. now i know that machine exists somewhere, i was hoping someone here could,you know, point the way. i am also hoping for good humor and fellowship. i am an woefully ignorant and un sofisticated hillbilly and in fact many of my best songs were written in a two room cabin up in the allegeny hills of north central PA.
i also have some aspirations regarding nashville and have actually visited there once a few years back. but it was not my time to be there so i turned right around and came back to pa.So thats my story and i'm sticking to it.

in friendship,
david michael kissinger
Posted By: sandycountrylyricist

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/23/11 05:00 PM

Hi, everyone

I am new and came across your site and now a new member. It is hard to find co-writers here in Canada...did co-write with a fellow in TN but nothing happen with the song. And in the contract I asked a reversion after a year if nothing happend I get my lyrics back and he got his music.

Bit advice...in short should I retry this lyric - what do you think? Should I post it and see if anyone willing to co-write on it? Any help from the community is welcomed!!

Sandy PG
From Dundas,Ontario, Canada
sandyplyricist@yahoo.ca
Posted By: Steve Asplin

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/26/11 10:47 AM

Hey Folks,

I haven't been here for ages, I used to really enjoy being a part of the forum a couple of years ago, before life got in the way.

I'm now a full-time musician, I teach, play gigs, I do a bit of production work, I'm currently mixing a few artists' tracks and producing a few artists too.

I'm keen to participate and I like the community aspect of JPF.

Cheers
Steve
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/26/11 08:38 PM

Hi Steve,

Glad to have you back. If you remember your original user name I can combine that with your current one if you'd like.

Brian
Posted By: GARYOH

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/27/11 11:00 PM

Hi I am new to this site and hoping to find someone to record some of my songs. I have written maybe 40 songs or more and recorded 11 of them just over a year ago. Unfortunately I do not have enough time to pursue a career in the music business but I think my songs are good enough if takin on by the right person or persons. Here is a link to some of my work please feel free to contact me at garyoheaire@gmail.com

http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/garyoheaire
.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/28/11 03:31 AM

Hi Gary,

Welcome to JPF. The reality of the music world today is that there are over a million people of all talent levels pursuing some type of success, including having their songs recorded by someone with the potential of making them popular/successful and of those 100's of thousands dedicate some or all of their time trying to make it. I'd guess there's at least 200,000 full time writers spending 100% of their time looking to get their song recorded and that includes thousands who have had one or more hits in their life already. That's who you are competing with. In addition, any success is mostly the result of who you know, who knows you, and a sense that you're paying your dues. I'd suggest (and just being honest here) that you NEVER introduce yourself as you have above to any other people you come across because you'll instantly discount yourself, and for the most part destroy any interest anyone would have in working with you. That is simply the hard truth. You might still be able to find amateurs or hobbyists to work with, but I wouldn't expect many people with any real drive to find commercial success to have interest in working with anyone who isn't equally dedicated to working hard and long to find success. Songwriters don't simply write songs and hand them off to people to do all the work no matter how good they are. Writing is the fun part, not the work part. And no one will be remotely as interested in your songs as you are and if you're not able to put the time in on you creations, it's highly unlikely anyone else will be either.

That said, we welcome all types of people who like to make music, from amateurs and hobbyists to Grammy winners, #1 writers and artists and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. We have them all so my words above are not meant to scare you off, but rather give you a reality check so you can proceed with the facts.

Good luck,

Brian
Posted By: johnlobello

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/02/11 07:57 AM

I'm new here but have co written a few songs that have been on the board with a member...Kevin Pearson ("Maybe That's Why It Rains"..."Back It Down" and a few other tunes). Good to be here.

John
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/02/11 08:46 AM

Hi DMK! Good luck with your music. Nashville is just SO AWESOME! There are lots of folks hanging out here who live there and can help advise you. As far as the fellowship, you won't run across a better bunch of folks! smile

Sandy, welcome and you're in good company! Lots of lyricists looking to collaborate, and some musicians here if they like your lyrics will be willing to put music to it. Lots of talent and support here! smile

Steve, WB! Good to have you here! smile

Gary, hope you find some folks to collab with! Good luck with your musical endeavors and IMO, take some time to make friends in the meantime...it'll lead to contacts. smile

John, welcome! Kevin Pearson is a familiar name. I'm sure I've heard at least a couple of his songs. Our MP3 boards are pretty busy! Nice to have you here and good luck with your music! smile
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/02/11 08:52 AM

Hi, and Welcome everyone, happy you all came to join us..if you need anything just let us know..glyn
Posted By: JamesDF5

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/05/11 12:06 PM

Hello all,

I'm JD from Essex UK. I joined JPF quite some time ago. I'll be honest and explain why I have not been active on here. Originally I really wanted to give my opinion on songs by artists on here on the MP3 section but I struggled to give my opinion because predominantly the music on here is quite folky/country and just not something I could get inspired by or give feedback on as growing up in UK folk/country was not something I ever really heard unless I visited my father who loves the stuff! Seems a little shallow and perhaps it was but my heart wasn't in it so I faded away...

But anyway, a couple of years on and I haven't found a better community than this appears to be, so I am back and I will open my ears to your music and get in on general posts and hope to be a positive member.

A little about me as it has been a while.

I've been enjoying music since I was 16 when I started to learn the guitar. I must have been destined to love music as at 18 a girl a met online in New York who told me I had a nice voice so I started singing lessons. I wanted to become famous like everyone else but I think looking back now, fear and knowledge held me back in my younger days and I did not achieve what I wanted. Having recently realised that perhaps my singing famously days are far less likely now, I came to the realisation that had I not learnt how to sing I may not have ever become a songwriter. This thought empowered me as if to say, 'don't worry James, singing was a vehicle but your songwriting is the key'. Realising that was a massive boost to me and ironically my friend and I are now going to release an album of our old work. Things is I now do that without any fear because songwriting is my primary goal now.

I'm now 31 frown lol age creeps quickly. But in that time I have learnt so much and invested my time wisely I feel.
Since I was 21 I have been co-writing with a now good friend of mine named Tim. We have a real good musical connection and balance of abilities and we feel after 10 long years we are finally writing tracks and recording tracks that are getting closer to hit making. We feel right on the edge of something, something real good. It's a nice feeling but we need to make it happen now. That is part of why I am here. To add the extra piece. I feel there is much still to learn and being in a community like this can help me.
I have already had some good advice about digital distribution and PRO's so hopefully I can return the favour to members on the board.

I look forward to speaking to you all.

For a taste of some of our older music please see my links below. I will be submitting some MP3's in future for feedback.

Thanks for reading

JD
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/06/11 12:57 AM

Hi JD-WELCOME BACK TO JPF

yes there is alot of country music folks in JPF but alot of us are also multi genre....I myself have a rock n roll thing coming out in a week or two-God willing.......so we are indeed glad to have variety........dont go changing or leaving just cause of the Nashville folks-we aint all that bad-lol.........

again welcome back and best of luck with your music..........always good to hear from the good old boys in the UK-lol.

we look forward to your songs and other input.....

Tom
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/07/11 06:14 AM

Welcome John! (though you've really been here since 2009 right?). See you on the boards,

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/07/11 06:20 AM

Hi JD,

We had 100 different genres of music in the 2009 JPF Music Awards. We have the most diverse array of members making music around the world of any organization in the world. You might see more country type songs posted only because those doing other genres act just like you did and fail to post their own different genres of music. All are welcome and I would love nothing better than to have all genres represented here on the boards like they are in the membership at large. You posting is a good place to start. Others will follow.

Brian
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/07/11 03:48 PM

Welcome back, JD! We ABSOLUTELY need a wider range of genres posted on the MP3 board, so please, post away. You are correct that you will get more feedback on your songs if you provide some to others, it's a give and take, so try to pick ones that at least somewhat interest you even if they're not a genre you'd normally listen to. Maybe the title grabs your eye or the lyric, but being somewhat interactive is the best way to get folks to listen to and comment on your stuff. I'll look forward to hearing you! smile
Posted By: James-T

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/10/11 06:50 AM

hey gang i'm james a songwriter i don't know how to navagate this site yet so bear with me thanks. i'm from beaumont tx. but live in La. thats louisiana. glad to be hear see ya'll soon.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/10/11 07:18 AM

welcome James

glad to have you

its a big and informative site as you see.....so just jump right in and check out what you want and post stuff as you like....

good luck

Tom
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/11/11 04:17 AM

Hi James! If you need any help figuring stuff out, post in the "technical difficulties" forum or feel free to send me a message! smile
Posted By: TwinSpirit

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/12/11 12:39 AM

I'm not a new member. Joined JPF back in 2003 but I have been away for quite some time.

It's good to be back. So many new features and faces.

Can't wait to connect with some of you.

~TwinSpirit
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/13/11 01:09 AM

Welcome back, Twinspirit! smile Great to have you here...you'll see some old faces and lotsa new ones. Nice to "meet" you! smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/13/11 05:14 AM

Welcome James and welcome back Twin Spirit. You should consider changing your display name to your real name so we can get to know the real you. Either way, we're glad to have you both with us.

Brian
Posted By: DeAnnaClaudette

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/23/11 11:54 AM

Hi all. New to the site. I'm a songwriter, I'm sure that you don't get many of those around here. grin

While I do love writing lyrics, I'm not a singer so I am always on the lookout for someone who wants to perhaps collab on songs or take a song that I have written and record/perform it. Usually when I write, a melody pops in my head first and the words follow so I do record the lyrics with the melody with a warning that I am NOT a singer, but usually, you can get through the song without wanting to claw your eardrums out. Isn't that good news? tongue

But, really... I will post one or two of my songs for critiques and hope to get some good feedback. I look forward to getting to know the community.
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/23/11 12:53 PM

Hi-Deanna

welcome-beautiful name you have there........

where are you from?

we look forward to having you post your creations here.........we have singers who can make the ingredients in drain cleaner sound melodious and harmonious..........so imagine what they can do with your song lyrics.........bet you cant wait huh?

jump on in anytime and anywhere....

Tom
Posted By: DeAnnaClaudette

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/23/11 09:38 PM

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm from Georgia. Not far from you, as it turns out. smile
Posted By: JosieB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 03:52 AM

Hey Ya'll,
I'm Josie. Been lurking here a while. Great site. Then it dawned on me, if I'm going to be reading - why not join. smile Brief bio. Live in Louisiana from TN. Had a Billboard Recommended Country Single and a #84 Cashbox on indies which you've never heard back in the days of yore. Won a national vocal contest - dang no Idol then. smile Sang on demos, performed, and wrote songs that were praised and rejected by music's finest. Became a morning DJ on country radio and produced a local talent show for three years. Burned out and walked away from all things music, painted rocks, and wrote a book I'm polishing up. Thought I'd buried the songwriting bug but two years ago singing in a Praise band - I discovered it was still alive! So I dug it up. smile After trying so hard to kill it, I'm glad my muse is back. We spent some time in the woodshed cleaning her up and she's much more fun to be around now. smile
So here I am, hoping I can join in, have some fun, help and be helped while making some new friends with other diehards errr kindred spirits here on jpf.

Josie
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 04:17 AM

welcome out from the lurk Josie

you have a very interesting musical and life history.....we are glad to now have your active presence and participation in the various forums and boards.........

Tom
Posted By: JosieB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 04:51 AM

Thank you for the warm welcome Tom.
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 07:06 AM

Welcome, Deanna and Josie! Glad to have you here! So much to gain from the forums, just browse and indulge at will, a really cool place with very supportive folks. Any questions, feel free to pm me and I'll try to help ya out! smile
Posted By: JosieB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 07:51 AM

Thank you Polly, I really like your song Papa Said. Go girl.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/11 01:53 PM

Welcome DeAnna and Josie. = )

Brian
Posted By: Cheryl Moon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/31/11 12:03 AM

Hi all,
I'm from the Nashville area. I've been active on some other forums and in other songwriting groups for awhile but I'm just now beginning to get some songs to the listening stage. I know some of the members here and I hope to get to know some new people too.
Cheryl
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/31/11 01:46 AM

Deanna, Josie and Cheryl, welcome, welcome, welcome..we're happy to have you join us..hope you love it like I do, there's alot of things going on here, so come jumpon in and start having fun. And if you need anything at all please let us know..

again welcome to JPF's...the best place ot be

glyn
Posted By: Polly Hager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/31/11 03:12 AM

Cheryl, welcome! smile You can post songs MP3 file on the "MP3 Forum". This site is pretty much a "one-stop shopping" for all of your musical needs, as you'll see from the various forums. You won't find a friendlier group of folks either, very supportive group here! smile
Posted By: Cheryl Moon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/31/11 06:17 AM

Glynda and Polly,
Thank you both for the warm welcome.
Posted By: nightengale

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/31/11 06:08 PM

Hi Cheryl,

Good to see a new familar writer here.

I haven't had much time lately on these sites.

Hopefully that will change soon. Welcome to JPF!

Geneva
Posted By: Cheryl Moon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/01/11 03:54 AM

Thank you Geneva,
I know what you mean, there just isn't enough time to get it all done.
Nice to see you too.
Cheryl
Posted By: Van Taylor

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/02/11 04:11 AM

Greetings
I have seen your site many times and decided to join
I like the title
I am a Teaching Artist, Music Publisher,Artist Developer and Educator. My Group is Called Taylor Made Jazz, My Previous Group was Called U.S.T. TOPAZE A R&B Show Band during the 70's and 80's
[url=http://www.taylormadejazz.com]
http://www.taylormadejazz.com Taylor Made Jazz
My music can be found here http:www.tmi-music.com

Van
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/02/11 08:40 AM

Hi Van, nice to meet you. We need some more Jazz and R&B musicians around these boards, so plese jump right in!

Brian
Posted By: Ed Rhoades

another new member - 04/02/11 10:25 PM

Hello. I just joined, after meeting an acquaintance yesterday whom I knew from an open mic years ago. He recommended I check this out.

I'm a public school art teacher and long time singer/songwriter/performer (although, these days my wife Kim plays bass and does much of the singing.)

Although I've played in a number of different groups and settings, I currently perform mostly as an acoustic duo with my wife.
I'm in a few other online groups, but I'm looking forward to learning more about this one.

best,
Ed
www.edrhoades.com
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: another new member - 04/03/11 10:19 AM

Welcome Ed! We're glad to have you with us.

Brian
Posted By: Jan A.

Re: another new member - 04/03/11 05:15 PM

welcome! a great bunch of people here with lots of knowledge!
Posted By: bmusic

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/05/11 11:59 PM

Hello there...name's Blake.. looking to talk some music.. always on the hunt for new bands just for my personal enjoyment. looking forward to hearing and sharing opinions!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/06/11 12:40 AM

Hi Jan and Blake, welcome to both of you!

Brian
Posted By: bmusic

Re: another new member - 04/06/11 07:28 PM

hey guys!

new(ish) member here. glad to see such an active community. any new music suggestions for me? i'm talking blues, rock, alternative, etc. I'm into The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, and just got into oddly enough, Fitz & the Tantrums.

Anyone see any good bands at SXSW this year? I saw for the first time this group from Oklahoma, Taddy Porter. Not what I expected, but they rock pretty hard. Here's a vid to check out: http://bit.ly/eJajJ4

Seriously, guys. Hit me up with new suggestions! Cheers!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: another new member - 04/06/11 10:01 PM

Are you hip to Celldweller? Or Jasmine Cain? Or maybe check out some of the 2009 JPF Award winners/finalists still posted on our site. (We only do the awards every 2 years, so there are no new ones to post yet). There's 100 different genres listed from artists around the world.

Welcome to the site,

Brian
Posted By: JamesDF5

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/06/11 10:09 PM

Welcome to all the new people. Great to see fresh faces. Get posting and really enjoy what this site has to offer. It's a great site and I've not been here too long.

JD
Posted By: LeePete

Re: Hello I'm Lee - 04/12/11 04:34 AM

Just saying hello I'm a first timer I been writing songs for about five years. Trying to gain new insight on writing songs.
Posted By: glynda

Re: Hello I'm Lee - 04/12/11 05:51 AM

Van, Jan, Ed and bmusic and LeePete,

I'd like to welcome each of you to JPF's..this IS a grat place ot be a member of. Not only have I learned alot here, but i've had so much fun and have met so many great friends,so come on and jump in and enjoy hwat all's going on...If you need anything at all please let us know...

glyn
Posted By: Ed Rhoades

Re: Hello I'm Lee - 04/14/11 02:04 AM

Thanks for the welcome. I haven't explored this group much yet, but I did send our new CD to Just Plain Folks.

best,
Ed
www.edrhoades.com
Posted By: KmSRoX

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/17/11 06:15 PM

Hi my name is Kimmie M Sharon and I tripped onto this site looking for something else dare I say checking out Danie Cortese upon request by a band which seems as if no further digging is necessary.

I would like all those out there to know that there is still good people in music and I am one of them or at least I think of myself as one.

I am a ex-pro drummer of 25 years now on the other side of the band stand doing all I can to help musicians and all industry people for that matter for free. I help regardless of genre or location however my strong suit is Rock (Hard/Heavy/Progressive)/Metal (All).

I have read many of the warnings here on this site which is for the most part true... if it seems to good to be true then it is. Beware of anyone wanting money up front those that are legit work on a percentage basis therefore only taking those that they know they can help since their income depends on it.

I am for real and there is no catch what so ever I freely help everyone for free. I can't promise anything but I do get air time, I have great connections and do my best. I am sitting on over 1000 requested reviews on ROADRUNNER that I do not have a lot of time to write.

Please check out my site and contact me if you are interested. I will say I do have a backlog of bands/artists that have already submitted and I am but one person so I will respond but it may take a bit before I can get you on the site however many times I get you on the air before I have time to get you on the site. I mean its a free service for everyone except me it cost me a fortune to run the site and I don't get much sleep but I do love what I do.

OK nice meeting you all & I wish all the artists out there all the best and those that want some visibility and help getting started stop by my site.

Wait one more thing... some may call this a catch however whatever one wants to call it is fine with me but you MUST have talent to get on the site. I do stipulate that on the site on the Submit Here page.

Thanks!
--Kimmie M Sharon
KmS RoX
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/18/11 04:25 PM

welcome Kimmie-glad to have you........

what part of TN are ya in?

you sure have alot of experience and its so nice of you to share with others........just the kind of person we like......

hope you enjoy the site........

Tom
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/19/11 03:06 AM

Hi Kimmie,

Welcome to JPF. As someone who gets a LOT of music (we received 42K albums and 560K songs last time we did our music awards and often received 100's of CD's per day in the mail) I suggest waiting until your caught up or close to it before soliciting even more albums from people. Sure, they'll send some to you, but you don't want to promise anything (even for free) and fail to deliver on it or take so long people think it's a trick because it can turn your good faith effort to help folks and turn everyone against you quickly. As someone who works full time for free (and doesn't take a % either) and has done it for 15 years now, this is a topic I know a great deal about.

By the way, I am very happy to have a hard rock/metal grassroots person here that wants to help others. There are not a lot of you types around. Just be sure to not over promise what you can do as 1 person (something I also understand) and be upfront at all times on what you are really offering, when someone can expect you to finish and offer full contact info so they can ask more questions directly or find you if needed. Even with 50K members, I post my full address, email, phone, website, skype, facebook and any other means someone can use to contact me when I offer a program or service to them.

Good luck,

Brian
Posted By: RayLivnat

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/11 03:03 PM

Hi everybody!

My name is Ray Livnat and I'm a singer from Israel.

I am new in this site, so I thought the best way to introduce myself is to post my latest video and get the ball rolling:

For a While - RnL VideoSong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXavDywN9eU

I'd love to know what you think!

Thanks,
Ray Livnat
Project RnL
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/11 07:56 PM

Hi Ray,

Happy to have you! If by some unlikely coincidence you know a female singer-songwriter there named Aliza Hava (wonderful artist and person) tell her hi! As silly as it may seem, you'd be amazed how often people do know other artists even in a large populations. She performed at our last music awards and was in NYC for a long time before moving back to Israel.

Thanks for introducing yourself. I strongly suggest posting your video on the video section of our site for video feedback and if you want feedback on the song itself, post a link on the mp3 feedback board. We also have boards for Lyrics only.

Enjoy!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/28/11 07:58 PM

By the way, thought the video and song were both very cool. Nice work, looking forward to having you around! Great funny bit at the end. So English isn't your first language it appears, but you speak it well. Were you the one encouraging the other guy to speak in English?-Brian
Posted By: Comeg

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/02/11 10:39 PM

Hi there,

We are COMEG, an original rock band from UK

Nice to be here.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/02/11 11:17 PM

Hi Comeg,

Is this Mr. Savage or one of the other band members (or someone helping the band?). Sign your name so we can get to know you. Some impressive quotes on your home page. Nice development to your sound from first to most recent album. Good work. Look forward to having you involved here. We could use some more good british rock on the boards! Have you ever crossed paths with the Hoo-Hah Conspiracy? They're one of our favorite British bands we've come across. You guys have a really current sound... I bet you'd do well over here.

Brian
Posted By: Comeg

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/03/11 01:04 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome and the kind feedback.

I am Wendy,the band's publicist and am married to the band's vocalist/songwriter Coemgen.

Posted By: markayling

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/03/11 01:17 AM

Oops, sorry, just started a new thread for this, should have looked here first!

I'm an Aberdeenshire based musician. I have been a drummer for most of my life but got fed up waiting for other band members to get their acts together. So, I decided to start playing my own brand of acoustic punk.

This site is great! There's so much information to take in, I'd better make a start.....



Posted By: JNadon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/07/11 01:39 AM

Hi Everyone!

I'm a new member to the forums, but I've been lurking for a while, I'm a shy guy. smile

I'm originally from Windsor, Ontario (Canada) - but I now live in Chelsea, Michigan. I've been over here for the last 11 years working in the Information Technology field.

I love singing, and the only thing I enjoy more than singing is writing lyrics.

Back in 2001, I start collaborating with a co-worker who played guitar and we had a plan of writing 30 songs, choosing the best 12 and making an album. It took us a while, about 8 years, we finally hit the goal, but we still haven't recorded any of those in "finished" format.

This year I decided that I apparently had a lot to say and wanted to start to create music again as a creative outlet, so I challenged myself to this year's FAWM event. 14 songs later, I felt very accomplished and proud of myself. smile

I figured why stop there, so I used the resources I have available to make some of the songs sound acceptable enough to share out and made an EP called "Through These Eyes", which has 6 of the 14 songs that I wrote through February of this year. If you're interested, you can stream the EP on Bandcamp, link is in my sig, and if you wanted to take a listen to the rough drafts of what I came up with this year, I think they are still available for download on the FAWM site - http://fawm.org/fawmers/jnadon/

Anyway - that's a little about me and I look forward to participating in the forums and learning from you all.

Thanks for having me...

Jason
Posted By: jtbutler

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/22/11 09:56 PM

Hi,

I'm jtbutler (John T). I found this site while surfing for music hosting web sites. I am a singer/songwriter and I'm currently recording some demos. I have already found some useful performance information in the musicians forum. It looks like this is going to a very useful site. I'm glad I found you folks.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/23/11 01:54 AM

Hi, well, we're happy you found us too. Please post some of your work on the forums and check out our work too..This is a great place to be, alot of talent from all over the world, and alot of just great friendly folks too...so please, come on in and join in the fun...if you need anything please just ask...

glyn
Posted By: Barbara Scott

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/23/11 08:11 PM

Hi everyone,

I just found JPF through Barbara Cloyd's website. My husband and I moved to Nashville about three years ago, and I helped start the fiction program at Abingdon Press.

I retired early in January and have turned to my love of music to "soothe the soul," which is pretty battered after a long career in publishing. I've traveled the country teaching at writing workshops and looking for great novels to publish. But that's behind me. Now lyrics flood my mind, and I jot them down. If nothing else, it's great therapy. LOL

I'm learning to play the guitar and now the keyboard. It's tough to write down the music in your head when you don't play an instrument. Since retirement, I've thrown my obsessive self into learning music theory and the Nashville numbering system.

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. I'll be lurking in the songwriters forum, learning from those of you who are working at your craft. I wish you all the best in your endeavors!

Blessings,
Barbara
Posted By: Colin Ward

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/24/11 05:46 AM

Welcome all of you. You will find lots of good stuff here and great people. I moderate the guitarist's forum in case anyone has any guitar questions.

Colin
Posted By: keith mclaren

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/24/11 10:35 AM

Hi everyone my name is keith im from southern IL glad to find this site. I have played guitar for 15 years and just now starting to write my own songs. Hope to meet some good people on here.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/24/11 10:50 AM

Hi John, Barbara and Teleman. Welcome to JPF!

Barb, tell the other Barbara I said hi!

Have fun everyone!

Brian
Posted By: slm1978

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/26/11 11:12 PM

My Name is Stephen March and I am a singer/songwriter from Sacramento, CA. I've been writing for about 9 years now. I am here to share ideas, get feedback, and network with other musicians. I also just started a company called Mypocketband that connects songwriters with studio musicians online. The site is in it's infancy so I would love any constructive feedback that you have regarding it: www.mypocketband.com

You can check out some of my tunes here:
Stephen March Music

Cheers,
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/11 03:13 AM

Hi Stephen,

Welcome to JPF. I'd suggest a couple things to help your success here:

1. Consider using your real name instead of the anonymous looking display name you have so folks can learn about you.

2. In addition to wanting to get feedback, make sure you give some as well. The more you give, the more you'll get.

3. Once you decide to post music for feedback, be sure to direct link to a specific song rather than sending people to a site to search. Make it easy for others to help you.

4. If you have a site to promote, make sure to give all the info upfront in writing on this site rather than forcing folks to go elsewhere to find it. You'll get much more positive feedback and build trust. Also be sure to include any charges or fees or user agreements people must sign to use your site so everyone can help vette the site for their peers. That info should always be out front. Also be sure to clearly describe what your site does and why that is something our folks should be interested in. Sadly few companies do that and when they don't, they rarely create much positive feedback and more often end up with negative publicity.

All these things are optional of course, but I've been doing this a while and have a good idea of what works well and what doesn't.

Welcome to the community,

Brian
Posted By: KatieP

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/11 02:47 PM

Hi! I'm Katie. Obviously a new member. I'm a music teacher in the Lower Hudson Valley. Once upon a time I was a classical trumpet player. Now I play mandolin and write casually. I've had one song recorded by a friend and I've made a couple of no budget music videos for giggles. I'm hoping to find the motivation to write and arrange more and also get out and perform.
Anyway, nice to find this place.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/11 10:23 PM

Hi Kate,

Welcome to JPF! How cool, we have another music teacher on board!!! We're thrilled to have you. = ) Now we have a go to Trumpet and Mandolin player as well for everyone else's demos! I bet you could trade off with other players, singers, writers and composers.

If you (or any new member) needs any help finding your way around, let us know.

We can also learn the status for current music teachers from you. I was just talking last night about finding some of our members who were current or retired music teachers for a project I am working on. So great timing on your part!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/11 10:25 PM

Hi Also to Keith and Jason who I missed above. Glad to have you all here. I hope to see everyone around!

Brian
Posted By: KatieP

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/30/11 12:30 AM

Hooray! I'm intrigued!
Posted By: Dan Sullivan

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/30/11 01:35 AM

Welcome Katie. If you're looking for motivation and inspiration, you should be able to find some here. Lots of talented musicians, writers and singers in the forums. Good luck and I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.
Posted By: mysticwriter

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/07/11 03:31 PM

Hello, JPFOLKS..

Welcome me, I'm a newbie here..LOL

I'm just happy I found this site..I believe I can learn new things here and love to be part of the family.

I am an aspiring songwriter and thought joining this community would help a lot develop my skills.

Thank you
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/08/11 07:30 AM

Welcome to all of you that i've missed..this is a great site to learn, join in on the fun...i've learned so much here myself and wouldn't want to be anywhere else...so come on in and join in on the fun...hope to see and hear from each of you soon..

glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/08/11 09:19 AM

Welcome Mystic,

You should tell us your name so we can get to know you. Also, which one are you in the photo?

Enjoy the community, we look forward to hearing more about you.

Brian
Posted By: Croga

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/13/11 11:20 AM

Hey guys,

I'm new here so for a bit of a bio.
I'm Irish and Twenty and after being into writing and art and listening to music for years I decided to try and write it myself.
Looking for help in growing at the craft and honest feedback as I in return try help others in the same way.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/13/11 11:56 AM

Corga, welcome and there will lots of folks that will be willing to help you in anyway, just let us know what you need...happy you're help with us...

glyn
Posted By: Robbiezzz29

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/14/11 04:11 AM

Hey!

My name is Robbie. I've been lurking on here for a while, but haven't really had enough courage to post. I have been writing songs for the last nine years or so. I suppose my music would fall somewhere in the alternative/indie rock category, with my influences including the The Cure, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Joy Division, Big Star, The Smiths, and REM among others. Unfortunately, I have been painfully shy my entire life, which I feel like has hampered me somewhat as far as my music goes.

Anyways, this seems like a nice place and I look forward to talking to people here. cool
Posted By: Croga

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/14/11 12:04 PM

Originally Posted by Robbiezzz29
Hey!

My name is Robbie. I've been lurking on here for a while, but haven't really had enough courage to post. I have been writing songs for the last nine years or so. I suppose my music would fall somewhere in the alternative/indie rock category, with my influences including the The Cure, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Joy Division, Big Star, The Smiths, and REM among others. Unfortunately, I have been painfully shy my entire life, which I feel like has hampered me somewhat as far as my music goes.

Anyways, this seems like a nice place and I look forward to talking to people here. cool

good taste in music man.
welcome i'm here all of a day or so.
Posted By: Robbiezzz29

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/14/11 08:05 PM

Originally Posted by Croga
Originally Posted by Robbiezzz29
Hey!

My name is Robbie. I've been lurking on here for a while, but haven't really had enough courage to post. I have been writing songs for the last nine years or so. I suppose my music would fall somewhere in the alternative/indie rock category, with my influences including the The Cure, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Joy Division, Big Star, The Smiths, and REM among others. Unfortunately, I have been painfully shy my entire life, which I feel like has hampered me somewhat as far as my music goes.

Anyways, this seems like a nice place and I look forward to talking to people here. cool

good taste in music man.
welcome i'm here all of a day or so.

Thank you! Nice to meet you. cool
Posted By: Jen Warner

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/18/11 05:57 PM

Hi, there! I'm Jen, and I live in Ohio. I'm coming back to JPF after several years. I've been singing and songwriting for a long time, and look forward to the positive interaction offered here!
Posted By: IrrationalJared

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/18/11 07:45 PM

Hi all,

I'm new here, so just starting to feel my way around. I'm a very casual song writer (would be too embarrassed to share any of my stuff), but more importantly I've just started a website that I hope will be able to provide artists with free distribution.

It's called SoundSeed.Me

My page on SoundSeed.Me

Skrillex Artist Page on SoundSeed.Me

It's all about fans supporting artists/bands by recommending and promoting them both on the site and off. It's totally free for everyone, sort of a wikipedia for music discovery.

Derek Sivers (the founder of CD Baby) recommended I come here to meet some artists who might benefit from the service and give me some feedback on it.

I guess I'll throw up another post to introduce myself outside of this thread. I don't want to be spammy, so let me know if I'm stepping over any lines at all.

Best,
Jared
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/20/11 05:20 AM

Hi Jen and Jared,

Welcome to JPF. I hope you all jump right in and get involved. Thanks for using your real names, that's already a positive start.

To Jared: Make sure you explain your site in detail on our boards, rather than forcing folks to link elsewhere for answers. If you do that, you're far more likely to find support. Spammers usually do a tease and then try to pull people off to their site where they can avoid public questions and answers etc. and it often isn't received well. That's the same advice we give all companies who want to post info here.

Thanks,

Brian
Posted By: Travis david

Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/22/11 05:52 PM

Hi
My name is Travis and I'm into country more than anything else, but I do like MOR, Jazz and soul music.
I write lyrics and would like to get to know someone who writes the music.
I have posted a couple of lyrics on the site and would like to get some feedback.
Anyone care to write to me ? I will return their message.
Kind Regards
Travis
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/22/11 06:08 PM

Travis,

Welcome to the JPF! You will find a lot of like minded folks here. The way to get started? -- Get involved and stayed involved. Comment on other people's tunes and they will comment on yours (that's the way it works).

Learn to play an instrument -- you don't have to be great, just be adequate to get your musical ideas out there. If you don't play, then in one year of playing guitar fifteen minutes a day, you will be better than 90% of all the other players (ha, ha). There is no easy way, no magic bullet. Today is just the first day on the long (but exciting) road ahead.

Kevin
Posted By: Travis david

Re: Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/22/11 06:10 PM

Thanks Kevin, good to meet you. Gave up trying to play the guitar long ago.
Posted By: glynda

Re: Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/23/11 05:32 AM

Hi all you new members welcome, welcome welcome, happy to have you join us..glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/24/11 06:10 PM

Hi Travis! Nice to see you've already jumped right in. For those thousands of visitors who are on the fence, come on and get in the water! It's nice around here.

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: Hi, I'm new like to get to know you! - 06/24/11 06:12 PM

Welcome Croga,

Sorry I missed you originally. Hope to see you around!

Brian
Posted By: MagicShackWV

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/29/11 08:38 AM

im a noob! just stopping in to say hey. im mostly here for songwriting purposes but all the info is greatly valued. i take music business and songwriting pretty seriously and right now my new demo is #1 on the country charts in my hometown on reverb nation smile
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/29/11 01:18 PM

welcome noob

I believe you would get a better reception if you used your real name instead of Magic Shack..........People will take you more seriously-after all folks doing collabs gotta have each others real names and BMI/ASCAP etc affiliation.....

just a suggestion

welcome to JPF

Tom
Posted By: Melsi

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/06/11 01:27 PM

I just wanted to say a quick hello to everyone on Just Plain Folks, my name is Melsi and I am a lyricist from the UK. Hello!!!!!!!!!!! x
Posted By: Nox

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/06/11 07:39 PM

Hi i'm nox from the philippines

I didn't pay to much attention on my english subject when I was still studying.. hope you could help me improve my lyrics writing in english smile

I'm here to have may lyrics critiqued, corrected, judged, to improve my lyric writing

pardon me for my vocabulary is too limited

Posted By: JamesDF5

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/06/11 07:50 PM

Welcome Mellina,

Nice to see someone new from the UK. If you fancy a collaboration please get in touch.

JD
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/09/11 12:26 PM

Hi Melsi and Nox, welcome to Just Plain Folks. The best way to get feedback and help is to offer feedback first to others. Do that and you'll find lots of help in return.

Brian
Posted By: kelmaur

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/13/11 07:58 AM

hello JP folks,

My name is Kelly. I have been lurking on here for a couple weeks or so. I am a 44 y/o male that has been playing guitar for 27 years or so and i have taught in the past off and on..and am starting to teach again..Im from the state of Texas (Dallas area) now, but am from the coast originally, south of Houston

i love the diversity of the guitar and i love guitar instrumentals (mainly rock, as well as acoustic instrumentals)

i own probably around ten guitars. im not what you woul dcall a collector, but if i like the sound and feel and playability of one guitar i will more than likely buy it.

Some of the ones i mainy play are :

1991 Ibanez RG770
1990 Ibanez RG570
1987 Ibanez RG550
1977 Aria 12 string acoustic Model 6814
???? Ibanez AE 12 string acoustic
???? Ovation Applause AE148
???? Ovation Celebrity CC026
???? My first electric a Lotus Strat copy
???? Ibanez RX20....future mod project

self built pedalboard w/ 99% Boss pedals for my effects

anyway. the guitar is one intriguing instrument

im a schooled machinist (currently unemployed)so i have plenty of time to work on my music, but need some more money coming in..LOL

also own my own small computer repair business

i guess that is about it....feel free to flood me with questions, comments and finger signs, LOL

I hope to learn more here myself also

Thanks, Kelly
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/13/11 09:10 AM

Now guys Kelly is a great guy, a friend of mine from Princeton, so don't hold that against him..lol

I'm really happy to have Kelly here, have someone right here in my own home town on the forum with us and I love it...

thanks glyn
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/13/11 09:23 AM

welcome Kelly

we are glad to have you-despite your association with a bad influence like Glyn.......your assignment is to keep on her about practicing guitar.....she is a great lyricist and has a few co-writes signed with a publisher-but we wanna see her get one signed that she wrote beginning to end.....I myself am still clunking around on keyboards and guitar and the results have been great........the neighborhood cats have started avoiding even my trash cans.....

Tom
Posted By: kelmaur

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/13/11 10:18 AM

despite my association with her huh?..ill keep that in mind..LOL

well she does want me to teach her guitar and i plan on it

look on the bright side..if you keep on playing, you wont have a cat/trash problem...LOL

solution to every problem isnt there?
Posted By: Diane Hurst

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/14/11 10:17 PM

Hi, I'm Diane Hurst-- just joined JPF forums, and will need to investigate here more later . . .

I'm from Washington State, and am a NSAI member and also a member of SongU. Have been learning about the music industry for about 2 years, and writing songs over the last 30.

Would like to meet other songwriters-- especially folk or children's music writers, and get some feedback for songs, and participate in a regional JPK forum.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/14/11 10:21 PM

Diane,

Welcome to JPF's and hope you like it here, I love it myself so much...there's so much talent right here from all over the world, so come on in and join in on the fun...

glyn
Posted By: Meg Engell

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/14/11 11:06 PM

I actually joined yesterday and just never looked at this. We see how well I pay attention! smile
Anyway, I'm a 15-year-old lyricist/singer/guitarist/bassist/drummer/uke-ist(?). I've been writing songs since '08, and my running total as of today is 90!
&soyeah....
Hope I have fun smile
Posted By: Rob T

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/15/11 11:26 PM

Hi all,

New member here. I've been writing for many years mostly as a hobby and doing solo acts with my own material. I play a few instruments and have a fairly decent knowledge of music therory. Mostly these days I'm into producing new artist demos and helping songwriters put their ideas together.

I ran across this site and after exporing it a couple of times felt like it would be a good place to hang with some like minded people. I've come to learn that songwriters are usually really good people and willing to help others. That's always a good thing, so if I can be of help to anyone I'm available. I've already noticed a few people from other forums that I belong to and that's a plus.

Rob
Posted By: Electric Needle Room

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/17/11 02:08 AM

Hi everyone!
I'm a songwriter from Overland Park, Kansas. I've written hundreds of songs since middle school, and currently perform and write songs as Electric Needle Room. Here's my website for music!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/17/11 10:30 AM

Do you have a name ENR? Welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/17/11 09:28 PM

Meg, well you write very well to only be 15, you have such a bright future ahead of you..good luck in all you do...if this is an example of your work at 15, I'd love to see it in the future....glyn
Posted By: LeeAllen

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/21/11 04:36 PM

Hi all! New to the JPFolks community. I'm a Philly singer/songwriter trying to network myself outside of just this area. Looking forward to learning more and being active on the boards.

I started playing piano but primarily play guitar now I have a Washburn F11SC, A Gibson Songwriter Deluxe with Ovangkol wood, Epiphone LP-100 and a hand-me-down Rickenbacker-impersonation bass from my dad.

Mostly I play the Gibson Songwriter. I've got my music up online and I love talking music. Thanks!
Posted By: Diane Hurst

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/22/11 05:49 AM

Hi, I already posted as a new member, recently. But I have a question--

How do you provide a link to your mp3? I see some people are using SoundClick. Are there some other ways to do this?
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/22/11 02:27 PM

Welcome to JPF Lee. Jump on in!

Brian
Posted By: Eric Steffensen

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/22/11 09:02 PM

Hi everyone!

I'm a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player from Salt Lake City. I've spent the last couple of years polishing up my performance skills on the internet via the Second Life platform and now want to spread out to playing live more locally, possibly through festivals and house concerts.

I think to do that, I need to sharpen up my writing skills and write more songs...I'm here hoping to find resources and feedback to help me do that smile
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/23/11 09:12 AM

Hi Eric, well, sir, you came to the right place, there are tons of folks here that can help you out..Welcome to JPF's, if you need anything just ask...

glyn
Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/23/11 09:42 AM

Welcome, Eric!

I hope you'll share more about your Second Life performances. My wife is active in SL and has been urging me to start performing there as well.
Posted By: Rob T

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/23/11 06:44 PM

Lots of them,

Soundclick
Soundcloud
box.net
your own windows sky drive
My space
Reverb Nation.

Rob
Posted By: Eric Steffensen

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/24/11 02:38 AM

Sure Kevin, I'll be happy to share more about SL. I've played probably 600 shows there in 2 years so its fair to say I have some experience there. One of the great things about Second Life is that there's enough room for just about anyone to perform and to find an audience, regardless of their skill level or experience performing. It's a fantastic way to work on polishing up your act and to connect with an international audience. As long as you don't go in expecting to make a lot of money you'll probably do fine smile

Probably the most difficult thing is just getting started, which requires you to figure out how to use a Shoutcast stream and how to navigate SL. There's a message board with a lot of that information here. Sounds like your wife can help you a lot with that second part too smile

Anyhow, if you're interested in trying it out, the best thing to do is just go in and watch a few shows. A good place to start is at Guthries Folk Club, which has shows every morning from about 7:30 - 11 am Pacific Time and on the weekends in the evenings from 5pm -9pm Pacific time. If you have an account in SL you can just click on this link to go there: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kissena%20Park/13/165/22

Anything else you'd like to know, feel free to look me up in Second Life, my name there is EricSteffensen Mistwalker.

Posted By: Kevin Edward Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/24/11 08:31 AM

Thanks, Eric! I'll definitely check it out. BTW, others here may find this interesting if you want to bring it up on the general discussion board!
Posted By: Richard James

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/30/11 08:02 PM

Hi, I'm Richard James Marlen. Although I have a lot of experience in music, I have only recently taken up songwriting in a serious way. I have been doing a lot of research into copyright, music publishing and contracts. I have also been submitting my work to a few music publishers and producers. I take any help I can get from the group and I hope that I can contribute in several ways.
Posted By: R&M

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/30/11 10:28 PM

Hello. I like pop, both prose and off prose. I have sent some recordings to net dj's and also have them distributed on online distribution sites. I would like to get in to thematic music for presentations and films, both with instrumentals and with vocals.
Posted By: hatzaudio

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/31/11 03:26 AM

Hi, I am a sound engineer and want to promote some shows of "my own choice" around central Indiana college towns and beyond,here is what I am all about, AD READS///Looking for indie original music power trio bands for a midwestern band consortium based in Indianapolis,Indiana,submit thru www.myspace.com/hatzaudio (ATTENTION; THIS IS BY NO MEANS A CONTEST!!!)/// , please give me a shout iF you can help me get some bands together and or get started booking shows,,,
Posted By: JohnHornsby

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/03/11 03:39 AM

HI All,

I haven't been around here much in a while as having a kid somehow made most of my free time evaporate. And when I was here before I was more of a reader than a poster. So just wanted to introduce myself.

I'm 36 live in Md and play bass in an instrumental improv group called Deep Tree Mantra. I also play guitar and do singer songwriter type stuff on that. Played at one o fthe road trip events a few years back which was a lot of fun. But with limited time as a family guy that has really been back burner-ed and the DTM group has become my primary focus for the past few years.

We do not really gig much and it's primarily a creative recording project. We do think a lot of our music would lend itself well to film and tv use.

We're also always open to have other musicians sit in with us for sessions. So anyone who is in the Baltimore area or who happens to be passing through that would like to sit in on a recording / jam session with us feel free to reach out. We would especially love to have a string player - violin, cello or similar come sit in with us.

Lot's of free streaming tracks on our site here www.deeptreemantra.com. Though all the tracks on the site currently feature our previous guitarist. Some new tracks with our more current guitarist will be posted.... at some point smile

Anyway enough about me. Looking forward to getting to know some of you better.

Best,
John Hornsby
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/03/11 05:08 PM

Hi John, well let me welcome you to JPF's, this is a great place to be and man, I understand about having kids...I have 5 beautiful daughers and they'll tell you so, I also have 7 grand childern 4 boys and 3 girls and 2 great grand sons..., and yes I can still walk without a walker and still have my teeth, and not in a jar...

anyway come on in and join in the fun, I'm sure you'll gonna like it here...

glyn
Posted By: JohnHornsby

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/03/11 07:53 PM

Thanks Glyn,

Wow FIVE. I can hardly keep up with one! smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/05/11 09:14 PM

Hi John,

Welcome to JPF. Looking forward to having you out of the shadows and into the light! = )

Brian
Posted By: poposplanet

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/06/11 11:59 PM

Hi all! I'm new here. I like arranging songs on my spare time. Discussions here look interesting. I'll have a look around.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/08/11 09:44 AM

I am sure folks would love to work with an arranger! Welcome to the site. What's your name?

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/08/11 09:45 AM

Hey John, any relation to Bruce? = )
Posted By: poposplanet

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/09/11 09:19 PM

Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
I am sure folks would love to work with an arranger! Welcome to the site. What's your name?

Brian


My name is AJ. I've had a quick peek at the songs on the MP3 sections... mostly folk music... haven't really paid too much attention to the music yet, just a quick run through. Hope to learn new stuff here.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/10/11 09:54 AM

AJ,


What kind of music do you do and I'd like to welcome you too, to JPF's..hope you'll like it here half as much as I love it here, I've learned so much here and there is alot of talent here..so again welcome


glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/10/11 12:18 PM

Actually there's very little Folk music on this site. You'll find a lot of Country though. And a lot of songwriter demos where people have no arranging skills. Can you post samples of your arranging work for people to check out on the MP3 board? If your sound is something people like, they'll likely be happy to work with you.

Brian
Posted By: poposplanet

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/12/11 01:50 AM

glynda,

I had several bands before but lately I mostly do pop songs with a slight hint of Jazz with my current band. I prefer to do collaborations online coz I find it easier.

My band mate is also a member here (I met him online).

You can check out some of my works through http://tentomidnight.webs.com

There's some songs there in my native language so it might not make sense but we also have English songs there.

Brian,

I'll post some of my works there. I would be great if I get to work with folks from here. I enjoy working with other musicians because it opens up new creative ideas. I'm looking forward to meet the other members.

Thanks. grin
Posted By: guitarrplayer

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/11/11 07:40 PM

Hello everybody!

I just registered here at jpfolks.
I'm a guitarist and drum player from Denmark. I registered here to hopefully get some useful connections in the music world.

Hope all of you are doing great today? smile
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/11/11 08:02 PM

Hi guitarplayer,

I'd like to welcome you to JFPs, there are alot of great folks here with alot of talent. It would be so much easier to remember your name if we knew your real name and makes it better when responding back to a real name...and I'd love to hear some of your work, again welcome, come on in and join in on the fun.

glyn
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/11/11 08:05 PM

AJ, i'm listening to some of your music now and it's really great, even the one's I can't understan, the vocals and music are wonderful...some really great talent here...thanks for sharing..


glyn
Posted By: Feter

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/16/11 05:45 PM

Hi I m Feter ,
I ve been playing ,writing and recording songs for a long time ,have been looking for a society that I can call it home ... !

peace
Posted By: erika08

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/21/11 10:53 AM

Hello smile I'm Erika, new to this forum, looking forward to all you guys, smile
Posted By: niteshift

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/22/11 07:11 PM

Welcome Erika, and Feter too....

Hope you can hang for awhile, check out the music, listen and contribute. It's all very mixed, interesting also, and I think no question goes unanswered, so please put up your work ( what ever stage you are at ) and take it from there.

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: vlado

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/27/11 02:28 AM

Hi, folks!
My name is Vlado and I'm from Croatia, I've already posted two threads before checking in here. I'm looking forward to exchanging experiences with all of you and I hope it'll be helpful and pleasant for all of us. Cheers!
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/27/11 02:37 AM

hello Erika

welcome to JPF -nice to meet you......would help to know if you are a lyricist/composer/musician or whatever.....as well as what genre of music you are into........and even where you are from maybe-okay?

greetings from Nashville-hope you enjoy JPF

tOM
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Posted By: Everett Adams

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/11 02:57 PM

Welcome Anato to JPF. We may bark a bit but we don't bite, at least not too often.LOL Make yourself at home.
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Posted By: Marc Barnette

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/11 04:57 PM

Anto,

The problem with using aliases is that no one really gets to know who you are. You will find this a very warm neighborhood with people more than willing to help and get to know you personally past just the music. That is actually the key to music, getting to know your audience personally and having them know you.

Today's successful writers and artists, are the one's who have a very tight connection to their audiences. The one's who are live performers have a knack for grabbing their listeners and not letting them go. That comes through a very direct approach both through the music itself and then the social networking, as well as the live abilities.

You will find people here are more willing to listen to music when you listen to theirs. And understand that this site is more of a networking neighborhood than a place to actually sell music. Everyone here are salesmen too. It is more for sharing of information, song critiques, and experiences. Everyone has been through something someone else hasn't so it can get invaluable in order to keep from making sometimes costly mistakes.

But almost everyone has some suggestions or experiences with the various methods of "getting songs out there." My personal one revolves around being involved in your local communities, attending shows, writer's events, supporting other writers. constantly meeting people face to face and expanding from there. Many others choose a more online route and things like Reverb Nation, Taxi, CD Baby, film and television libraries, each with varying degrees of success or frustration.

But in order to get friends you have to be one first. I think visiting some other people's web sites, dropping personal asides, learning a bit about other people, their experiences, etc. may give you more of an insight to what goes on here.

We are always around to help you. Just ask away.

MAB
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/02/11 01:31 PM

Very well put Marc...


And to all your new members I'd like to welcome you all to JPF's. I do believe you'll like it here...and if you need anything please let us know...I might not know all the answers but I may can direct you to who can help....thanks

glyn
Posted By: Jomar

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/04/11 11:38 AM

OK... I'm freshly arrived...

Great to see an active community for musicians...

I'm in Copenhagen Denmark, and I write, play, produce and perform. I support my music by working in marketing, web and events.

Just saying hello, and please feel free to drop a line.

Have a great day,

Jomar

PS. My music blog is at www.JomarMusic.com, with links to songs, Facebook and Twitter pages and some thoughts and projects I'm working on. Feel free to stop by, comment or follow.

Posted By: Rob Stone

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/13/11 03:33 PM

Hi,

I just joined the JPF forums. Looking forward to becoming an active member of your community. I'm located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My day job, I'm an IT Manager for a local company. My wife and I also own a game store.

I just started a songwriting blog back in August. Check it out if you have time. Blog: http://www.songwriting.me

Posted By: vlado

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/13/11 07:56 PM

Nice to meet you, Rob!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/15/11 02:21 AM

Hi Rob, welcome to JPF! -Brian
Posted By: Gayle Myrna

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/15/11 06:36 PM

Hi. I am a returning member. Used to be somewhat active in Orange County and L.A. chapters number of years ago...but a move to the Inland Empire kept me from driving such long distances. Now I am living in the Northwest. Don't know yet if Portland area has much JPF stuff going on.
Thanks!
Gayle Myrna
www.reverbnation.com/gaylemyrna
Posted By: AJ Baker

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/16/11 04:28 AM

I'm a returning member that couldn't use my old password and user name.so i'm using my original screen name.AJ Baker
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/16/11 04:48 AM

YEA AJ, SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK...I'M SOOOOO EXCITED....

glyn
Posted By: Johnny Credit

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/21/11 10:15 PM

Hi; new guy here. My username here is kind of an alter ego. I bought a guitar and started making up songs a few years ago when I was near a half century old. I aim for the humorous and offbeat or novelty type songs, just because that's the stuff I liked best when I was growing up. Sometimes my lyrics spill over into the more serious or traditional areas, too. Mostly they're poems, and I'll add a little musicality tagged on afterward. I like to trot them out at the open mics. I'm also a music theory hobbyist; I enjoy discussing the structures and science behind what makes music work.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/21/11 11:39 PM

Hi Johnny,

Look up Tampa Stan, he's our resident humorous lyric guy.. you may find a kindred spirit there. = )

Welcome, Brian
Posted By: Ricky Dale

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/06/11 02:52 AM

Hey all I'm a new member. Just signed up. Linda sent me here to get aquainted and get some real critique of my songs. have been a member of SingSnap for about a year and I find that every just pats each other on the back no matter how they sound. I want some real critique so I can be the best that I can. I don't want any thing less. here is a link to one of my songs on sing snap.
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/a96ad11b4 I also have a web site
http://www.rickydalestudios.com I sing under the name of Ricky Dale. Thanks
Posted By: Jody M

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/11/11 02:17 AM

Hello.

New guy here.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/12/11 05:46 AM

Hi Jody and Ricky, welcome to JPF's message board.

Ricky: If you'd like feedback, I suggest posting a specific song you want feedback on over on the actual mp3 or lyric feedback boards rather than here where few will see it and be clear in your introduction that you want hard core honest feedback. Being as you are new, folks may ease into any tough criticism initially. More importantly is to first do some critiques of others first which will motivate everyone to respond in kind to yours. If you do quality critiques of others with depth, it will demonstrate what you are looking for in kind. Our site is a two way street among peers.

See you both on the boards.

Brian
Posted By: Justin Callahan

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/13/11 10:21 PM

My name is Justin Callahan and I'm new to the site. I've been writing most of my life. I've just started to get serious and do some song demos. I've yet to attend any pitch events, but look forward to being able to. I plan to travel to Nashville early next year to get activly involved in the scene and start trying to pitch. For now I'm doing my best to network online. I live 30 minutes outside of Bristol, TN. You'ld think it would be easy to find some cowriters, but most people are just doing covers around here. If anyone lives near by or wants to work on skype with me to cowrite that would be great.

Justin Callahan
skype: jcall6...I think lol, look me up by my name. I'm not at home to check that username.
Website: www.reverbnation.com/justincallahan
Posted By: Ken Wood

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/18/11 07:13 PM

Hi all, I'm a completely new member who was recommended this site by a recording artist. I'm here really to get some feedback on my songwriting and to do the same for others. Could anyone point me in the same direction. Many thanks, K
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/19/11 03:56 AM

hi Ken-welcome to JPF

go to www.soundclick.com and open up a account there to host your mp3 recordings.......then link to that page when you put up songs for review in the MP3 forum......when posting lyrics only simply put them up in any one of the 3 LYRIC FORUMS.....

conversely-go to those forums to review the work of others-all critiques and comments will be appreciated.....let us know if you have any other questions.....

have fun

Tom
Posted By: 90 dB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/20/11 03:02 PM

Hello all. Bob Burke here. My wife Penny and I have a duo called 90dB, and both write and pitch original music as well. Looking forward to being part of this community.



Regards,


Bob
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/21/11 02:15 AM

welcome Bob and Penny

glad to have yall here at JPF-we look forward to hearing your stuff and your reviews of ours.....

nice to meet you

Tom
Posted By: robash15

New Member - 12/06/11 08:58 PM

Hi folks.

My name is Rob Ash. I'm a retired former professional illustrator/designer who's been a musician for more than 30 years. I did an almost 4 year run in the mid to late 80's making a living in a circuit metal band. I mostly consider myself a serious amateur musician. Everything I know is self taught. so keep it light on the theory if we chat...:)

I'm here to hopefully form new collaborations and to get my stuff critiqued. I'm a member of several other sites where you can get your music critiqued, and I always comment on other people's songs on about a 5 or 6 to 1 ratio when I post on of mine. I don;t have an ego problem, and take criticism very well. Praise is nice, but serious, thoughtful comments on my songs means much more to me. I try to offer the same when I comment on the work of others.

Glad to be here, and I hope my experiences here are as positive and helpful as they have been on similar sites.
Posted By: Aaron Lett

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/13/11 01:58 AM

Hi I'm Aaron Lett. I'm a high school senior who has been playing guitar for a few years and i started writing some songs last year but I've been on a writers block until here recently so I'm going to try and keep writing into next year during which i will be at the university of Cincinnati
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/15/11 07:32 PM

Welcome Aaron, glad to have you with us!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/15/11 07:33 PM

Welcome Rob, maybe we'll hire you to design a new T-Shirt for us! =)

Brian
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/16/11 07:26 PM

Hello all new members -- just a bump to clean up the spam title in the "What's Going On" section
Posted By: David Stuckey

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/05/12 06:17 PM

Hello Everyone!

My name is David Stuckey, from way down south in Cajun Country, Maurice Louisiana. Ive been on here a few times, but only to find songs for a project I am doing for a friend. Found some great songs, and am in the process of getting back with all those who submitted songs to work out the mechanical details. Love the site, especially since I couldnt write lyrics to "save my life." I have a fairly well outfitted home/semi professional studio, and I mainly do work for singers with no bands. I love to put other peoples thoughts to music. I do record full bands also, but its just not as fun as the composition is. I do a lot of stuff for free, trying to help out up and coming singers. To date I have done 4 full length CD's for free, and a lot of singles and demos. I'd love to one day make a living at this, but I have a hard time with the business side of things. So, if any of you need some tracks done, give me a hollar. Would love to start collaborating with you guys on some killer songs. Well, Ive rambled on enough, Good Day!!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/05/12 07:12 PM

Welcome to JPF David. I would strongly suggest you consider changing your display name to your actual name, especially if you want to build trust with people here in general. They want to deal with real people, not anonymous user names and since you're willing to share your name anyway, it may really help you get more folks to engage with you.

Good luck!

Brian
Posted By: David Stuckey

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/05/12 08:12 PM

Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I tried to change my screen name, but I don't think it took. I did it twice. May have to wait until I get home, doing this from work, and the computer is a mobile PC, and its pretty slow.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/06/12 04:20 AM

David,

Just refresh your browser,your name appears. = )

Brian
Posted By: Pamela Bowne

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/11/12 09:19 PM

Dear Helping Hands and other Folks, I'm returning to Jpfolks after a long time without elec. or steady computer access. I'm enjoying reviewing your lyrics and melodies but need help... How do I turn down the sound on the links before I get there? I am either blasting my ears or waking up the household (in my favorite time for music, middle of the night.) I do have the computer itself turned almost to mute. Pam
Posted By: Ray E. Strode

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/11/12 09:36 PM

Hey Pamela,
Welcome back. On your Sound Question. You may have a Volume Control on you Monitor as well as on the Key Board as well as the control with the Mouse. If so you can adjust it for a more normal level. When my Grandaughter uses my Computer she turns the sound control on the Moniter all the way down and I am going nuts when I want to listen to somethng before I figure it out. Now no wisecracks from the audance!
Posted By: Pamela Bowne

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/12/12 12:56 AM

Thanks Ray, I was only using the volume control on the monitor, now I'll try to learn where the system is hiding another one. And please, no wisecracks for me also: I'm already laughing. Pam
Posted By: MichiMelt

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/18/12 09:42 AM

Hello JPF!!

I have this undying urge to write songs and perform. At least write! My last endeavor ended up with me losing friends because of our band broke up due to artistic differences, feelings got hurt and drama ensued. I have lost 2 friends I'd known for 10 years because of this. So I kinda stayed away from this and focused on other things. But I ain't gettin' any younger and it really doesn't make sense to stay away from what I love, I just won't start a band (with or without friends)! ha.

When I hear tunes on the radio, words automatically come to me. Or certain phrases or ideas come to mind and I write from there. So today, I was thinking, maybe I can find music that I like that need lyrics... and I found this site, which I liked the most. Maybe someone can guide me? Is what I have in mind crazy? I am not really sure how this thing works. I wanna be Savvy!

Thanks!!
Michi
Posted By: MichiMelt

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/18/12 09:56 AM

I have no idea why my picture is so "squashed" looking.
Posted By: Zach Power

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/12 09:45 AM

Hey all. I'm new to the forums here, so here's my introduction...



My name is Zach, and I'm from the Mid-Michigan area. I currently live in Traverse City (North-west Lower Peninsula of MI) and let me tell you the job market and music scene leave a lot to be desired. Not to speak against all of the good people I have met while being up here, but I want to get out of Michigan!



The greater-Seattle area is one place I am looking at now, for a few reasons (I reserve the right to keep a few secrets wink but one of them being that I want to explore the Seattle/Pacific-Northwest music scenes.



I could be ready to move as early as Mid-March... have already registered with South Seattle Community College to possibly take classes beginning in April.



Anyways, I am a singer/songwriter... have been teaching myself how to play music since 2002 and have loved (almost) every minute of it. Bob Dylan has greatly influenced my habits since about 2007 or so, but I have lots of influences and lots of ideas. I'm not just limiting myself to an acoustic set with a harmonica... I would prefer to branch out and get myself into a few different kinds of projects.



Well I think that's enough for now... don't want to hog up all the real-estate!



If you have EVER known what it's like to want to move to a new place and meet new people and do everything that comes with "starting a new life" please contact me and don't be afraid to find me on Facebook (link below)! If I do make this move, it may or may not be alone. ESPECIALLY if I come out there alone, I will need to have some contacts made! Help me out if you are so inclined, and I will greatly appreciate the kindness! Thanks and Happy New Year to everyone!



http://www.zachpower.us/

http://www.facebook.com/zachpowermusic
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/12 09:58 AM

Hi Zach,

Welcome to JPF. We used to have a Seattle chapter, but it's inactive at the moment. Scott Andrew is a very knowledgeable guy from there who posts here and has a great blog with lots of info. He's really talented as well. Look him up and introduce yourself and visit his website (not sure at the moment if it's his name... let me check...yup.. it's www.scottandrew.com so take a look.

I will say that moving to a "music" city won't jump start things for you, only YOU can do that with hard work, talent and a relentless pursuit that is so persistent that you eventually break through. There's lots of ways to achieve more success in what you do, so stick around here and we'll be happy to help you out!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/12 10:05 AM

Michi,

Well, you've come to the right place with friendly people willing to help you out. All you have to be is polite, friendly, enthusiastic and make sure you give more than you take (like for example offering feedback to 10 other people for each lyric you post yourself asking for feedback for example). You can jump right into the mp3 or lyric feedback boards and tell folks what you think about their work. Try to offer examples of what you are talking about and suggestions on how to improve it or what you like about it. Don't offer false praise but don't be rude either. Just be honest and helpful and you'll find people here (and usually everywhere for that matter) will be only so happy to help you in return. You can also ask me anytime you have a question or post on our Mentor board or the General board any questions or thoughts you have on a topic can be posted anywhere!

Have fun and welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: Zach Power

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/12 11:57 AM

Brian,

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome! I totally agree about it being ME who will have to do the work to make connections and be successful in a new place like Seattle.

Also, thanks for posting the link about Scott Andrew. I just opened his site in a new tab and will proceed to check it out as soon as I click the submit button below!

Take it easy & See you around the boards and maybe elsewhere someday!


Posted By: Pamela Bowne

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/12 09:55 PM

Zack, welcome, you sound like someone who will enjoy jpf.

Pam
Posted By: Sunset Island Music

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/24/12 06:33 AM

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Posted By: Heidi Smith

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/26/12 03:50 PM

Hey guys!

This site looks awesome and i'm excited to be part of the JPF community.

My name is Heidi Smith and I'm from Harrisonburg, Virginia. I'm finishing up my last semester of college and figuring out where to go from here.

I've been writing music as a hobby (actually out of necessity) for about four years now, but am just now gaining enough confidence to actually present my work to others. I'm a writing major, but songwriting is my real passion.

I hope to find like-minded writers here, and gain some insight, advice, and inspiration.

Cheers!

-Heidi Smith
Posted By: ColinFerguson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/02/12 03:04 PM

Hi folks.

My name is Colin Ferguson, I'm a folk singer up in Toronto, Canada or at least I'm trying to be.

I've been writing songs for a couple years now, but I've only just started gigging them live, only two shows so far. But they've gone relatively well, so I can't complain.

I'm hoping to meet some like minded people here and talk shop.

Cheers!
Posted By: Dottie

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/03/12 01:45 AM

Hi Colin,

Welcome to JPF! I look forward to hearing your songs. smile

Dottie
Posted By: Pamela Bowne

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/04/12 08:13 AM

Hey Colin,and any other newcomers I might have missed. Welcome!
Have fun with all the awesome information here; and all the totally wonderful Just Plain Folks, and good luck with your musical dreams.

Pam
Posted By: Jakester

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/14/12 10:31 PM

Hello everyone my name is Lester and I look forward help on my collaborations and ideas. In turn, I hope to do the same for others.
Posted By: Linda Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/27/12 05:49 AM

Hi Heidi, Colin and Jakester, Welcome to Just Plain Folks!

Linda
Posted By: Rastacadian

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/02/12 05:38 PM

Hi Folks,

Just checking in for the first time. I'm a singer songwriter (that's what I tell myself) in Prince Edward Island (Canada), home of Anne of Green Gables, lobster and the most wonderful beaches in Eastern Canada ... when they're not covered in ice and snow. Here's a recent video my son posted on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqxz61OGVe0. Not my finest hour but it'll do 'til Hollywood calls.

Cheers,
Paul (Rastacadian)
Posted By: jayedrew

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/06/12 10:51 PM

Hi everybody. I'm a new member here as of yesterday and I've already found plenty here to dig into. Everyone seems so sincere and there is a great comradery. I've been much too secluded as a songwriter. I started writing songs before I could actually write on paper. I used to just memorize the lyrics and melodies. Then I learned to write and started indexing them, then eventually typing them. Now 32, my once dreams of rock-stardom are far removed from what I want from life now.

I've gigged as a professional musician mostly in a GB band but have slowed it down because my heart isn't there. Got engaged to my guitarist and we've set up a home studio in rural Maine. We released one original album with a band and the group broke up before the release.

I'm a psychologist and a freelance writer. I write in many genres and have a lot of material that I've been keeping to myself. I had a recent health-scare that made me realize I should be doing what I love and putting my music out into the world rather than sitting on it. I'm interested in any avenue through which I can move songs and people. I've already come across friendly and wise folks on this site and some very helpful information. Not to mention some amazing songs I almost certainly wouldn't have had the pleasure of hearing elsewhere.

Looking forward to taking part.

Here is a no-budget music video I made. The track could be remastered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaS7fhctCDA&context=C33c8360ADOEgsToPDskL1IsfPm-Nm5pd4XMan_JR5
Cheers,
Jaye
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/07/12 08:19 AM

Welcome Jaye,

Welcome to JPF! We look forward to your involvement and as a freelance writer, maybe one day you can do some volunteer work for the community with those skills should you desire!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/07/12 08:21 AM

Hi Paul,

That's an area of Canada we haven't visited yet on a JPF Roadtrip but we've wanted to get over to far Eastern Canada for a while now. Looking forward to having you involved!

Brian
Posted By: Ke_Words

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/09/12 07:49 AM

Hi everyone! My name is Kee. I'm a lyric writer. I don't sing, don't play any instruments, and am not good with melody- only words. I haven't been writing lyrics that long, but I've gotten some good feedback and was told by a few people that I really need to collaborate with someone to do anything with the lyrics. Most of the songs I write are country, at least they are in my mind when I'm writing them. Most are probably ballads and could actually be in any genre. I'd love to find someone who could put music and melody to my words.
Posted By: jayedrew

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/11/12 01:59 AM

Thanks Brian. I'm glad to have found you all. As far as the writing goes, I'm game.

Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/11/12 01:21 PM

Thanks Jaye!

Welcome aboard Kee!

Brian
Posted By: MissiJohnsonONiTunes

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/15/12 04:13 AM

hi ya'll, i'm new here, nice ta meet cha
Posted By: WriterTomYeager

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/15/12 08:45 AM

Hi Missi

welcome to JPF and I hope you enjoy your experience here.......

Tom
Posted By: PatS

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/16/12 12:32 AM

I am new too and glad to have found this group. I am mainly a Christian writer and have posted some lyrics. I play the piano, could probably write some music, just don't have a lot of free time. I am not a singer! If I sang all the neighborhood dogs would start to howl! Let me know what you think about my lyrics.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/16/12 10:18 AM

Hi Pat and Missi,

Welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: Johnny STRAWS

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/07/12 09:06 AM

Hi All,

My name is Johnny and I am from Southern NH. I am a singer/ songwriter/ composer. I guess you could call me a One-Man-Band. However, I don't play any instruments nor can I read music. I use a program to create my soundtracks. I write in several genres including Country, Rock, Punk Rock, Pop Rock and Rap.

I hope you like what you hear and please comment back. I have a profile at reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnystraws and of course my Facebook Bandpage https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Straws/218158914872464?ref=tn_tnmn

I hope you like what you hear and thank you for listening.

~Johnny STRAWS
Posted By: mooredanielmoore

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/09/12 09:18 PM

hey everyone! my name's Daniel and I just registered for Just Plain Folks today. I'm excited to be a member of this community and I look forward to interacting in the future : )
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/09/12 09:36 PM

Welcome Daniel! See you around. If you need help, just ask!

Brian
Posted By: Deborah Story

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/14/12 07:33 PM

Hello! Debbie Story, aka MzStory here, from the cornfields of Illinois, near Iowa and Quad Cities. Posing the musical question: Is there life in the hinterlands? I sing, arrange and compose, do some home recording, and teach piano and voice with a (hopefully) fresh approach. Look forward to meeting folks and sharing ideas!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/14/12 07:44 PM

Hi Deborah,

Glad to meet you! Looking forward to having you involved with us!

Brian
Posted By: seacruz

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/26/12 08:25 PM

Hello! I'm Sabrina, a homeschooling single mom, music lover, and aspiring freelance writer. I love writing, especially song lyrics and often have a melody to accompany, but can't write music. So, having written my first song at 7 yrs old, I have memorized a multitude of melodies over the years. I recently began sharing my lyrics with family and friends, and received a positive response (of course) so feel encouraged to let others in the know read and give their response. I'm looking forward to learning more about making music!
Posted By: Quelyn

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/29/12 06:02 AM

Hi, I'm Jackie and I should have done this a long time ago. I've been writing songs many years but haven't been doing the necessary networking so I haven't gotten far. I am not a performer so I need to learn all I can about getting my songs to the right people.
I was a sheet music arranger for 25 years where I transcribed hit songs and adapted them for piano/vocal music sold in stores. That was great for helping me learn what makes a hit song.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/24/12 11:25 AM

Wow, being under the weather for awhile I've really gotten behind on welcoming everyone....

So, welcome everyone to JPF's...so happy to have you all join us, this is a great place to be..

If you need anything please let us know and we'll do our best to help you out..

Again Welcome.....

glyn
Posted By: indiVigilante

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/20/12 06:20 AM

Hey everybody,
My name is Kevin and I am in a hip/hop band called indiVigilante. The band is located on the west coast of Georgia, a very desolate place when it comes to hip hop culture. I am excited about becoming a forum member and I am looking forward to meeting some people that share similar interests and experiences when it comes to the music world. Much love
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/21/12 09:53 AM

HiS Sabrina, Jackie and Kevin. Glad to have all 3 of you join us! Let us know if you need anything, otherwise, jump in and have fun!

Brian
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/22/12 05:11 AM

Yes, yes, yes, this IS the place to be....welcome to JPF's..and what Brian said.....don't tell anyone...but He's the BOSS...lol...glyn
Posted By: John Hagye

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/03/12 12:25 PM

Hi, I'm John

I'm from Troy, Tn . I have a lovely wife and 2 beautiful growing girls, and I have pretty wicked A.D.D. The only upside is that writing is the only thing that ever really impassioned me ad a kid, and i guess it still does.

I write everything about literally everything. If i had to pick a genre i guess it would be blues, country, pop-rock, and i used to do industrial and metal when i was younger. I don't know what sparked the change, maybe i looked out a window and realized where i lived?..

Glynda said i should introduce myself, and there ya have it. Already making a few friends around here, nice people. Love the Jpf website and look forward to helping out just as u guys have helped me. thanks a heap.
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/03/12 04:39 PM

Welcome to JPF's John...so happy to have you join us.... this Is The Best place to be. I've enjoyed our PM's back and forth...so, sir, come on in and join in the fun...I love this place, if You only get to like it 1/4 as much as I do, well, that's 100% right there...lol

If you need anything at all, please let any of us know...

Again Welcome John


glyn
Posted By: Aaron Tomashefsky

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/23/12 03:48 AM

Hey everyone! Just started here! Aspiring artist studying at Berklee smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/23/12 04:48 PM

Hi Aaron,

You'll love Berklee.. what are you majoring in?

Welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: Taggy Lee (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/27/12 01:19 AM

I'm best known as Taggy Lee. I've been playing music and recording with friends for more than 40 years but have only been sharing publicly for the last year.

I've learned more in the last year than in the previous 40 so I'd like to keep sharing and helping where I can.

I know some of the people here and recognize several more. I hope I have something to contribute.
Posted By: MFB III

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/28/12 04:42 PM

Hey Taggy, Aaron and John, welcome to JPF a truly fun site to be a part of. looking forward to hearing and reading some of your work. Write on.~~~MFB III
Posted By: Raggy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/12 07:45 AM

Hi,

I'm Raggy, musician/songwriter from Malaysia ...land of hot beaches and cold beer smile

Thanks for letting me join this forum, I'm starting work on a new album (my 2nd) and just completed converting my bedroom into a recording studio...good fun but I didn't realize it would mean I'd get thrown out to sleep in a small room frown

I'm hoping I can get comments (good or bad, as long as it's honest I can even take brutal) and advice on my songs.

I'd also be happy to collaborate with others, I'm mainly a guitarist/singer but can also play bass and some drums/percussion.

cheers,

Raggy
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/12 06:43 PM

Welcome Aaron, Taggy Lee and Raggy, ....


I know you all will love it here, great place, great folks, and a lot of great music....so jump on in and start having fun...
If you need anything please let us know...

glyn
Posted By: mikebaluja

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/02/12 01:12 AM

Hello JPF Community,

My name is Mike Baluja (Ba-loo-ha). I'm a 55 year old songwriter from Tampa, FL. I've been an inactive member of JPF for about 10 years now, but I've always enjoyed reading the newsletters when I could. I figured that now's as good a time as any to start building a few new relationships with those who share my passion for music. I hope to learn a few things here and to gain some inspiration and insight from listening to the words and sounds of others. If any of you would like to get a taste of what I do, feel free to google me by my last name. I'm all over the web...youtube, soundcloud, facebook, reverbnation, etc. Some of my material is recorded with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, while other recordings include a fuller production of computer generated music (loops, beats, and samples). My writing is pretty staight forward...lyrics and themes are based on love, life, loss, and other personal experiences and observations. More recently, I've written some topical songs, along with some songs about the city of Tampa and the people and places that are near and dear to me.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/02/12 05:49 AM

Welcome to all the new folks! I look forward to learning more about you and having you be a part of us here!

Brian
Posted By: Taggy Lee (D)

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/05/12 02:28 AM

Thanks, Brian, I'm having a hard time learning to navigate. There is so much here to experience and so many creative people. I appreciate the opportunity to contribute.
Posted By: tex1

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/10/12 07:15 AM

hi, i am tex1, new to this forum
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/10/12 07:26 AM

Hi tex1, I'd love to welcome you to JPF's and hope you enjoy it here and have fun, there's a lot of great folks here..

glyn
Posted By: kostantin

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/12/12 08:28 PM

Hello my name is Kostantin i hope someone give me good advices about my lyrics and correct some serious mistakes , i like to meet musicians bands and friends .
Posted By: Muney Muzic

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/15/12 02:49 AM

Hello everyone!!!!!
Im new here.I am a music producer.I look forward to talking and meeting yall.

thanks!!!
Posted By: Wyman Lloyd

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/15/12 04:31 AM

Welcome M M
I'm only in and out but there's lots of good material here
Posted By: Judson Hurd

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/02/12 08:27 PM

Hey JPF! New user here. What's up?
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/02/12 10:55 PM

Hi Judson, welcome!
Posted By: foures

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/06/12 06:48 AM

Hi,
My name is foures, I just found your forum glad I did.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/06/12 04:24 PM

Hi Foures,

Welcome to JPF. Is that your real name? We'd love to learn more about music in Bangledesh!

Brian
Posted By: Thomas James

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/07/12 04:54 AM

Hi guys,

Thomas James here, I'm a new member and new to the forum scene... I've been writing songs on and off for the past few years and now finally want to do something about it... take things to the next level... the problem is I don't know what the next level is... lol :-) was wondering if anyone had any advice for me... what do i do next or where do i turn...

I'm new to Calgary, I like most genres of music and would love to check out some live music venues, does anybody know of good places to check out in the area...

TJ
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/07/12 11:15 AM

Hi Thomas,

Welcome to JPF. If you have specific questions, the general board is a good place to ask. You can also post links to your music if you have it recorded, or you can post lyrics for feedback and you can offer some yourself on other people's work.

I am not an expert on Calgary, but ask it as a question on the general board and folks may have some suggestions for you.

See you around,

Brian
Posted By: mike kruse

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/08/12 05:52 AM

Hi everyone new to the site and glad to finally get on and logged in had troubles but figured it out.I'm from indianapolis and have been doing writing and playing for 20 years.I have been working with taggy lee so our songs our on the board and you have probably heard the music.there are so many great songs on here and glad to be part of it.Best wishs to all in your music travels
mike
Posted By: Muzikguy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/11/12 02:01 PM

Hello Everyone, Roger here.Just joined about 5 minutes ago and looks very interesting here.All kinds of music people,,,lol.Hope to meet new friends and possibly work with some people.Hope to find some help and maybe help others as well.Looking forward to this site.Have a great day and stay safe.
Posted By: tolu akande

tolu akande - 12/16/12 10:21 PM

Hi,

I am Tolu( but I usually go by David). I was interested in getting to know people i am songwriter myself and willing to work with people.Get back to me so we can have a chat.

Thanks
Tolu
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: tolu akande - 12/21/12 07:46 PM

Hi David, welcome to JPF! You're free to use Tolu or Michael, whichever you wish. Where does your name originate from?

We look forward to having another UK member. Where do you live there? We've done JPF Roadtrip tours there and really enjoyed it, especially Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: tolu akande - 12/21/12 07:47 PM

Hi Mike, welcome to JPF! Good to have both writing partners and fellow Indy folks here to join us!

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: tolu akande - 12/21/12 07:50 PM

Welcome Muzikguy,

Good to have you join us. May I suggest you consider using your real name or at least part of it so we can get to know you, rather than a generic screen persona? There have actually been many other anonymous folks with very similar names over the years and you'll likely find folks more willing to work with someone they can get to know on a real first name basis.

Good luck!

Brian
Posted By: Charles Joseph

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/01/13 10:29 PM

Hello Everyone,
My name is Charles Joseph. I have been in a dry gully for some time now. Ideas come and go. When I sit down to write the idea for the song it gets jumbled up like when someone tries to talk about their dream.I can't seem to put the puzzle together. But when I am busy during the day or just waking up I sing a verse or two, sometimes even the chorus. I have been told every one goes through a dry period. Does anybody have an idea of how to over-come this dry spell? cool
Posted By: A.L.Lambert

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/13 12:57 AM

Howdy Ya'll,

My name is Adam Lambert. I am not the famous guy from American Idol. I am the older, uglier, countrified, redneck, married, songwriting guy named Adam Lambert. Due to the name conflict, I go by A.L.Lambert. After walking away from the music scene (but not music) nearly two decades ago in search of a more stable life (which I found), I have finally reached the point where Iíve got a the time and the inclination to share my music outside of my friends and family again. Iím not exactly looking to start a career as a performing musician again, but I am doing some local shows now and then in north Idaho/west Washington, and doing the Facebook/ReverbNation/etc thing. I'd also be open to the idea of co-writing and/or otherwise having someone else (hopefully with better performing skills than mine) recording/performing some of my stuff.

Anyhoo, that's where I'm coming from, music-wise.

Thanks,
A.L.Lambert
Posted By: harris shilakowsky

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/13 07:40 AM

hi charles. sounds like you're singing without writing down your ideas??? hard to keep things sorted out if you don't write them down. once you write down your chorus or refrain line or whatever, you need to write something that sort of goes with it for your next line...maybe a rhyme or similar rhythm. Are you playing along on an instrument (guitar/piano/accordion, etc.?) Most songwriters say that the song doesn't become anything without the arrangement. A lot of people feel the song is a combination of the vocal melody and the accompaniment. Do you play an instrument?
Posted By: harris shilakowsky

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/13 07:45 AM

oh yah. i'm a professional musician and write songs now and then. looking forward to getting feedback on a few of my efforts from real people. At an occasional open mic where I've performed some of my stuff, I get comments like, "that's avant garde" but that whole thing of figuring out who you are and what you do is a little tricky.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/05/13 02:31 PM

Hi Charles, AL and 76,

Welcome to JPF. Good to have you and we look forward to having you all involved! Jump in, the water is fine!

Brian
Posted By: Skyebird111

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/07/13 07:19 AM

Hi there,
I've just returned after quite some time away from JPfolks.
As a lyricist, writing in a range of genres, I'm always looking for good songwriting partners, to put some melodies and hopefully vocals to my lyrics.
I'm willing to try writing to melodies as well, but would ideally like to work with some of the lyrics I already have.
Please have a look at my lyrics blogsite at:
http://the-write-page.blogspot.com to get an idea of the styles I cover. All feedback, ideas and suggestions most welcome.
Posted By: guard

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/09/13 05:09 PM

Hi!Nice to meet you every one.This is abraham from new york.I am glad to become the part of this larger social group.Its gonna to be a nice to share and discuss new things here.


Thanks & Happy ...........2013
Posted By: niteshift

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/09/13 05:19 PM

Welcome Billy ( Skyebird ) Good to see someone from across the ditch. Hope you can stay awhile and join in the fun.

Hey Abraham, welcome mate. Just kick your shoes off, and share some stories.

cheers, niteshift
Posted By: Stacy Whitehead

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/10/13 10:34 PM

Hello!
I would just like a place to post lyrics. The email I received stated - If you are a lyricist, this is the place to be! You can find the Lyrics Board by clicking the "Boards" link on the home page. Register on the message board to start posting, it's Free! http://www.jpfolks.com/forum/ubbthreads.php.
However, I do not see "Boards" link on the home page.
Help please!
Thank you!
Stacy
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/11/13 01:57 AM

Stacy,

First, welcome. Second, you are on the board right now. Scroll down to where it says Lyric Feedback, Lyric Feedback 2 and Lyric Feedback 3. Click the link, read some example posts (just as you clicked on this one) and perhaps make some comments (in the same way you did above) on your thoughts or critique of those lyrics. It's a matter of give and take. So the more you offer others feedback, the more you will receive as well. Once you see how it works, then click on the top left corner the box that says "New Topic" and it will open a new empty page where you can follow the same format others do by placing the title of your lyric in the subject field and then post your lyric and any other pertinent info you wish and ask for feedback. It's helpful if you give a little background on yourself and what you are looking for (if you want hard core honesty, say so but keep in mind you'll get it), otherwise you'll likely get friendly thoughts or posting of support and a warm welcome as you acclimate and get involved.

Brian
Posted By: B K Williamson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/11/13 03:12 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Bryan Williamson. I joined a few days ago. It's great to see so many writers and musicians all together in one place. I look forward to reading and sharing as time allows. Just wish there were more hours in the day.

I'm a transplant to the KY area from the DC suburbs. Used to write lyrics for friends in a basement band and after years and time have separated me from writing I finally got back to it. I am working on a third manuscript and have script #2 in production for publication, hopefully in mid 2013.

Thanks for the opportunity to share and get feedback. I can really feel the energy on ever forum.

BK Williamson
Posted By: Wyman Lloyd

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/11/13 04:27 PM

Welcome B K.
There's a place for most every kind of writng here
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/12/13 05:21 AM

Hi Bryan,

We have some screenwriters around here and welcome more! Hunt down Midnite Bob who has been busy doing that and sharing his exploits. Feel free to do the same. My goal as a child wasn't even about music, it was to be a screenwriter... = )

Brian
Posted By: AlishaEB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/13 05:33 AM

Hi everyone,

My name is Alisha from London, England (UK). I'm a singer/songwriter, but I am currently focusing on building a songwriting career.
I'm looking to receive critiques from others, and pitch my music to artist's working on projects, publishers and record labels.
_________________________
Alisha Brown - Singer/ Songwriter
http://soundcloud.com/Alishabrownukmusic
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/16/13 02:30 AM

Hey Alisha, I sampled a couple of your tunes at soundcloud. If you want to be a working songwriter, co-write with artists in your area. It seems to be the best way to get things done -- write with an artist! You current songs have a lot of "vocal gymnastics" -- at least you know the type of artists that you need to hook up with.

Good luck with your work, it sounds like you know what you want to do.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/22/13 10:58 AM

Hi Alisha,

Welcome to JPF! It seems we're getting a lot of new members from the UK. Hopefully we'll get to meet next time we do a JPF tour there!

Brian
Posted By: DoctorDan

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/31/13 06:58 PM

Newbie ! Just signed up and looking around the nayborhood.
Posted By: Mike Dorn

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/31/13 10:57 PM

I'm new here and look forward to meeting creative kindred spirits! I write a lot of songs and am interested in places to submit them free of charges. Also welcome reviews and constructive criticism and am willing to give my opinion of your offerings. The problem with writing a lot of material is that it's difficult to have really good recordings of everything. So, I'm a little torn there. I would think a publisher or producer could recognize a song they'd be interested in from a rough demo but maybe that's wishful thinking. I can judge from live audiences what songs work the best for me but I'm convinced that they won't necessarily know good writing from, well, not so good.
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/01/13 01:49 PM

Hey Mike -- welcome to JPF. Looking forward to hearing your stuff. Have fun!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/01/13 02:06 PM

Hi Dan, welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: GocartMoz

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/09/13 05:25 PM

Hello,

Eager to join the community. This looks like a wonderful place.

Dave from Florida
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/10/13 10:48 AM

Hi Dave,

Welcome to JPF. Jump right in and enjoy. Should you want to change to your real name (since you put in above) just request a Display Name change and I'll approve it. It makes folks more comfortable when dealing with people with real names. Lots of trolls come and go under anonymous names so folks are often hesitant to warm up to made up names. You'll notice on the left the column of top posters and see most of the top ones use their real name, or at least part of it. (and I think we know the full real name of all the top 100 people or so).

See you around, don't hesitate to ask questions if/when needed.

Brian
Posted By: HeartStringsUkule

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/01/13 06:38 PM

I'm new and trying to figure this out. Any advice?
Guy Wright
[url=http://heartstringsukulele.com/
Posted By: prashant

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/01/13 10:28 PM

Hi Brian, I tried joining months ago but was unsucessful. Maybe it'll work this time. Love to join up and specially to get advice/critique with peers on lyrics.So what do I do to join the forum?
http://www.prashantmjohn.com
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/03/13 05:13 PM

Prashant, you've obviously already done it! And hi to you Guy! Welcome to you both!

Brian
Posted By: Electrocuted

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/04/13 10:52 PM

Hi, nice to be here!
Posted By: EJ Walker

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/13/13 01:48 AM

Hello from Pennsylvania!
Posted By: Theoriginalrocker

Hello from Bill White singer/songwriter/musician - 03/13/13 03:49 AM

I am a returning member from back around Y 2000. I am a singer/songwriter/musician/and do what I can as a studio engineer in my home studio. I have been inspired over the years by solo artist like Todd Rundgren /John Lennon and many others. I have not played out much over the years but enjoy writing and putting all the music together playing all the instruments and doing the vocal tracks in my studio. I love working with bands and solo artist over the internet adding tracks to recordings sending them back and forth to each other.You can find some of my original music on my Face Book page @ facebook.com/Originalrocker I look forward to working and networking with all the fine folks on JP Folks. My Best Regards to all, Theoriginalrocker.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: Hello from Bill White singer/songwriter/musician - 03/13/13 11:34 AM

Hi EJ, welcome!

And welcome back Bill.

Brian
Posted By: SusieCool

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/18/13 06:29 AM

Greetings, I am a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Orlando, Florida, I have played on one of the JPFolks roadtrips many years ago at "A Third Place" in Eustis. It was a lot of fun. I have finally signed up, and plan to spend some time at this.

I am involved with 2 songwriters groups in the Orlando/Central Florida area.

ISG (International Songwriters Guild) which meets the first Sunday of the month from 5 to 8pm https://sites.google.com/site/susiecoolsongs/Home/isglinks
I am Susan Foster-Trewick, Membership Coordinator and Newsletter Archives isgorlando@gmail.com 407-760-2153

NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) Orlando chapter
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month (except this April, which is on the 9th)
http://www.myspace.com/nsaiorlando Coordinators are Asli Goncer asli@cfl.rr.com 407-359-0506, and Sheryl Paige sheryl@solocreativemedia.com

Details of meeting locations are on the websites. Both organizations do critiques, and it is recommended that you bring about 10 lyric sheets and a CD, or perform live.
It has been very helpful to me to be involved with these groups, as I have found many co-writers, and it's great sounding board.

Susan Foster-Trewick (SusieCool)
Performing songwriter
Acousticool Reggae-lypso
https://sites.google.com/site/susiecoolsongs/
http://www.soundclick.com/susiecool
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/18/13 08:25 AM

That's great info, thanks Susan. Welcome to our message boards!

Brian
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/19/13 02:46 AM

Hey SusieCool -- nice handle.

Hello to all the other new folks also!
Posted By: SusieCool

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/19/13 07:10 PM

Is there another message board I should put the post about ISG and NSAI?
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/22/13 04:57 AM

Susie,

You could put the info in the board in closest proximity in Florida near the lower part of the list of boards. We used to have a JPF chapter in several FLA cities but not currently. So feel free to post in the boards in Florida. Tampa had a huge chapter membership for many years and many of those folks are still active here.

We hope to relaunch chapters in FLA again later in the year likely when we next tour to those cities doing Showcases. We'll certainly welcome your folks to join us when we come through.

Your local members are welcome to join us here and if you'd like an Orlando board to use to post activities going on, just let me know and we are happy to help you out. We have a long history of doing events with NSAI chapters and other orgs. and for many years we shared coordinators in 2 dozen cities.

If you'd like to represent JPF in Orlando, let me know. We're 100% free so no worry about people having to be paid members to attend a meeting or event. They simply need to be on our member email list.

Brian
Posted By: SusieCool

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/22/13 09:47 PM

Thanks Brian, I found a board that said Orlando, so I put it there. I will do all I can to help you out in the Central Florida area.
Susie
Posted By: SusieCool

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/22/13 09:53 PM

Hi Mike, good to see you here. I've listened to many of your songs now, and you've got great lyrics!!
Susie
Posted By: Chris Price

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/27/13 09:17 PM

Hello everyone,

New member here checking in from the Washington DC area. I produce throwback 80s/90s electronic pop songs (think new order, depeche mode, etc.) with the primary goal of pursuing synch/licensing opportunities in order to gain exposure (and potentially added income). Additionally, I run a small indie record label for which I release not only my stuff, but also music by other artists (usually also produced by me).

I'm in the process of upgrading some elements of my studio, so I hope to work through and share a load of unfinished songs here in the near future.

Anyway, hello! I hope to meet some fellow songwriters, producers, engineers, and maybe even some publishers!

Chris
Posted By: Nicholas

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/30/13 02:40 AM

Hi everybody, I'm Nicholas Anne, my dad wanted a boy and my mom a girl, so they named me Nicholas Anne. Nicky for short. I've just started writing lyrics. I have written poetry and short stories and I mostly write as a hobby. But it's fun to stretch your creative abilities and do something different. So, I thought I would give lyrics a try.


Thanks Nicky
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/01/13 06:49 AM

Hi Chris and Nicky, welcome to Just Plain Folks.

Chris: I'd like to hear your stuff... where do I find it? That's the same kind of music I do. -Brian
Posted By: Chris Price

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/01/13 05:55 PM

Hi Brian,

The best way to hear some of my material is over at Bandcamp or Soundcloud. I should have a considerable amount more coming out this year if all plans go well with the studio.

Here are a couple of links:

http://cpricemusic.bandcamp.com
http://www.soundcloud.com/cpricemusic

Best,
Chris
Posted By: Summer Rose

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/02/13 06:11 PM

Hello everybody, I'm an author from Writing.com. I won a couple of awards in the Country Western lyrics forum. So I thought I would venture into other genres of writing songs. My husband and I have performed at church functions and music festivals. Nothing really professional. He plays the guitar and we both sing. It's a lot of fun. In the past we visited nursing homes and entertained, but that's about it. Here is part of my portfolio at writing.com
if you're interested.

http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1922258-I-Wanna-Go-Home-to-Green-Ireland

http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1914529-Its-A-Blue-Blue-Monday

My name is Summer Wind there. I guess I like Summer.

Thanks
Summer Rose
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/03/13 05:55 PM

Summer, welcome to the JPF. I had never heard of writing.com -- looks like a fine place. Enjoy your time here. Feel free to post lyrics in one of the lyric boards for review and comment (if you wish).
Posted By: ColinMcDonald

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/16/13 02:02 AM

Hello all! My name is Colin McDonald, I'm based out of Austin, TX and just found out my wife and I are having our first baby! I'm a songwriter musician engineer worship leader and producer. I'm starting to focus more on a Nashville friendly sound as well as old style gospel! I'm anxious to learn and look forward to contributing to this amazing community!

Thank ya'll for doin what ya do!

Colin
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/16/13 02:14 PM

Welcome Colin -- and congrats on the future addition to the family!
Posted By: edward1

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/23/13 08:17 PM

Hello everybody my name is Jason E.Finley and i'm from Miami,FL but now reside in Tallahassee and i'm a lyricist songwriter looking to learn everything there is to know about songwriting!!!
Also looking to learn how to write country songs!!!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/13 04:29 PM

Welcome Edward. What does the Jay74 mean under your signature?

Brian
Posted By: PamSchwetz

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/13 08:45 PM

Hi. I'm Pam Schwetz. I write a lot of poetry and lyrics. I just took a songwriting class on Coursera that I really enjoyed. I usually have a tune of some sort in my head when I write my poetry and would love to start writing more songs. I guess the part I need help with is fitting my words to music...sometimes I have a melody part all in my head when I write my words but then don't know what type of music to support it with...that is my challenge.
Posted By: Terrill Coggins

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/24/13 08:56 PM

HI Pam,

I'm sure in a moment one of the "official" types here will be by to greet you, but since I was in the area I thought I'd stop by.

So this place is one of the coolest places I've found online for sharing what the Muse has been giving you. The assumption is that you want to write a song in it's fullest form and are willing to participate in the full process, and that process includes receiving feedback from some very thoughtful and talented peers. The hope/expectation is that you will return the favor and provide feedback to lyrics, songs, and participate in the general discussion and banter around here. I can honestly say that some of my favorite songs have come from clicking on the works of one of the other writers and listening to their stuff. I'm betting you will agree with me once you get familiar with things.

So...let's see what you got! Go up to the "Forums" banner, and click on the "Lyric Feedback" group and post something!

Best to you,
Posted By: DanEary

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/26/13 07:45 PM

Hello everyone! I found this forum as I was checking out ArtistPR to see what I could find about them(after I'd paid the 2.99 for the 5 day membership)I cancelled my membership yesterday thanks to the many posts about them here. I compose both New-Age and Rock music. I have emphysema and COPD so I cant sing. I play Guitar,Keyboards,Bass and Drums,and have a modest studio in my garage. Ive been composing music for almost two decades.Im really interested in collaborating with fellow musicians on here or in my area. Most of my New Age tunes are maybe 2 minutes long.I have an idea sometimes at 3 am and rush down to my studio and lay them down so I don't forget. I'm looking more towards getting into Movie soundtracks, TV commercials.etc.. Im not out to become a big star and make a gazillion dollars.I only have one dream.That is to see my music credits at the end of a TV show,or hear one of my 'lil dittys' on a TV commercial.(Heck, even a rubber record on the back of a cereal box would make me happy..:)) Any help,positive and negative feedback on my material will be greatly appreciated.
I'm so glad I found this site!!
Posted By: Kevin Emmrich

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/26/13 08:30 PM

Pam: Hello there -- Pat's class was great, wasn't it? Glad to see you here. Explore a little here and have fun. Take a look at the lyric boards and the MP3 board, you just might find a collaborator.

Dan: Looks like you know what you want to do! Have you ever looked into TAXI.com? They have a lot of TV/Movie listings that you pitch to. The only caveat is that you have to be able to produce high quality work in order to compete with all the other members (and non-members who are chasing the same thing). But it sounds like something you might want to go check out. They have forums there where folks post there recordings -- you will be able to see where the "bar" is for competing.
Posted By: edward1

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/26/13 10:36 PM

Oh i didn't even realize that was there Mr.Whitney!!! lol
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/03/13 08:36 AM

Hi Pam and Dan, welcome to JPF's message board!

Ed, you can call me Brian and you can click "my stuff" at the top center under the banner at the very top and you'll see several menus of things you can do, check, add, and if someone sends you a message, an Email logo will flash above the words. You can also eliminate/change the signature like where Jay74 appears.

Brian
Posted By: L. James Tanner

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/03/13 04:33 PM

Hi all, my name is James. I found your site through a late night Google session. I hope to make new friends and get constructive feedback to aid me in my writing as well as do my best to help others. Take care.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/06/13 12:12 AM

Hi James, welcome to JPF! We look forward to getting to know you!

Brian
Posted By: penny7777

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/13/13 04:48 AM

Patricia Deppe
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/14/13 09:42 PM

Hi Patricia,

Where in Indiana are you from?

Brian
Posted By: Chad Lewis

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/15/13 07:47 PM

Hi, all. Am in SE Oklahoma. Looking for co-writers close. Have never collaborated on a song (other than having someone else sing them, I am vocally deficient). Some of my stuff is posted on youtube, chad lewis sinner's lament. I am more comfortable with a chord prog and lyrics, but do add some lead work. Happy to hear from http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxbHivmVyGOwkhN4vFTxnSA?feature=guide
Posted By: AllanKilgour

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/16/13 12:48 AM

Hi to all forum members, I'm new - still wearing the cellophane wrapping smile

I am a late bloomer to music, didn't start picking up a guitar until 6 years ago on my 50th birthday. It only took a month or so and starting writing simplistic songs and here I am 6 years later still writing and recording simplistic songs. Looking forward to catching up with folks on line and sharing experiences and music while learning from your comments and my mistakes.

Allan.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/16/13 11:13 PM

Hi Chad and Alan, nice to meet both of you. I look forward to getting to know you both!

We're on Facebook too if you hang there, but we'd much rather have you here!

Brian
Posted By: J. Parker

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/25/13 06:53 PM

Used the site briefly a couple of years back, but life got the best of me. Hoping to stick around this time and become a part of the community. Working on finishing some of my incomplete songs at the moment, and then hope to start some new collaborations. I'm an hour north of Austin, and looking forward to my second wind here at JPF smile

- John P.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 06/29/13 12:04 PM

Welcome back John!

Brian
Posted By: cmariechristie

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/11/13 01:01 AM

Hello Glynda, Steven, and Brian,

I just joined JPF and have noticed a few others have recently been added as well. The forum is a bit overwhelming at first, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. A contact from the northwest suggested I come check out this site. I'm hoping it will be helpful.

I'm a writer/poet/lyricist out in the Seattle area. I'm really looking forward to connecting more with other writers and musicians.

Christie
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/11/13 08:26 AM

Christie,

Welcome to JPF. Feel free to jump in and add your thoughts on any post, we welcome interaction and it's always fun to hear from new folks since so many of us know each other and what most people think on a given topic.

When it comes to posting your lyrics, or in the Creative Writing board where you can post your poems and other writing, it's always helpful to first offer some feedback to others first, in part to introduce yourself and also to demonstrate you're willing to give and take. Sometimes new folks are anxious to get feedback and post a bunch of lyrics and find they get little or no responses and that is often the cause. Once you've dipped your toes in, choose one lyric and post it for feedback at a time, giving people a chance to react to that one first, rather than posting 3-4 in a row all at once. It's been my experience that taking this approach will quickly lead to success and help you make a lot of new friends, potential co-writers and networking contacts!

Brian
Posted By: Sarahlee

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/21/13 08:44 PM

Hello, I`m Sarah from Worcester in the UK.I am midddle-aged but very young at heart,love all genres of music, i have been having some vocal lessons for the last year for the pure pleasure of singing.My favourite band of all time has to be Keane Indie rock,(everybodys changing, somewhere only we know...)I have been attempting to write some lyrics recently and will try to post some on this site but if anyone would like to be my writing partner then that would be great, especially if anyone would like to try putting some melodies to my lyrics. my email is swallis44@yahoo.co.uk
Posted By: Judy Hughes

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/01/13 09:11 PM

Hi Brian,
Hi from Mimi and Teft Productions. We were on the forum six or seven years ago as MSG songwriters (mom, son and girlfriend). Coming back to see what you're up to. I'm the sit down at the computer and relax part of the team these days. Commonly known as grandma, or office girl. Whatever works.

Nice to see you're still here making this site hum. Three cheers to hangin in there.

Judy
Posted By: John Lawrence Schick

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/01/13 09:16 PM

Hi Judy. Welcome back! Yeah Brian keeps this place hummin'. grin

Best, John smile
Posted By: Ray888

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/04/13 10:45 AM

Hi everyone,

I am a lyricist from London, England. I am 64 years young and am married with 4 grown up children (all boys). I am currently writing with musicians, singers & producers in Canada, Russia, and Sweden.

I have recently returned home from hospital after undergoing a major operation, and am now back to work writing.

It's a pleasure to be here and I look forward to getting to know some of you.

I introduced myself on the wrong thread so I am now correcting my mistake.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/04/13 01:06 PM

Welcome to JPF Ray. Glad you're on the mend and we look forward to having you around! -Brian
Posted By: TheRealSkylark

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/14/13 07:43 AM

Hi, y'all!

I'm Skylark, from out here in the American southwest. Music has been my vocation forever (and for avocation for even longer).

This seems like a nice place! I look forward to getting to know a few of you.

Thanks!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/14/13 10:58 AM

What about the other Skylarks? =)

Welcome to JPF! Jump right in and hopefully you'll post more often than one every 3 years! hahaha. Where'd you go?

Brian
Posted By: TheRealSkylark

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/14/13 11:19 AM

(sigh) Long story, Brian...

Thanks for the greeting! I promise it won't be that long again.
Posted By: Don Z

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/16/13 11:16 PM

I am brand new to JPFolks, it was recommeded that i check out this site by Alison Pipitone, a well respected singer/songwriter from the Buffalo, NY area. I'm very new to the performing arena and am looking for area venues to try to get into. I have played a few local music festivals, and an odd gig here and there, but am trying to expand my horizons. WNY has a boatload of festivals and interesting public events, and I am trying to find out where they are. when they are and how one's gets to play there. "City of NIghts" comes to mind as do other events down at Silo City. Another possible area to look into the "The Good Neighborhood" who seems to have a hand in a number of events around the city. I appreciate hearing from anyone who has an idea of where and how to begin.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 08/17/13 10:10 AM

Hi Don,

Welcome to JPF! We had an active local chapter in Buffalo, NY for many years, you may be able to hook up with some of those folks still in the area, Alison may know more about it. Please give her our thanks and tell her we'd love to see her here on the boards as well.

Jump in and have fun!

Brian
Posted By: Melsi

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/03/13 01:39 PM

Hi all, I thought I would join Emmy in saying hello. My name is Melsi and I am a Lyricist based in the UK. Thank you for the link to Just Plain Folks, it is nice to join you all. I am going to have a good look around while I am here...nice to meet you!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/03/13 05:58 PM

Hi Melsi, nice to meet you. We loved our JPF Tour there meeting members and hearing their stories and music while seeing the sights. (All areas were so different, sort of like US States, with their own personality, individual cultural norms and traditions, and scenery.

We're glad to have you. Look forward to seeing you around. Jump right it!
Posted By: ricky blum

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/25/13 03:52 AM

New member here from OH-IO. I dug up some lyrics I wrote a few years back after stumbling upon this site. I noticed how supportive everyone here seems - whether the lyrics are great or simply ok...hello everyone - nice to be here! grin
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/25/13 10:45 PM

Hi Ricky,

Welcome to JPF. What part of Ohio are you in? I grew up in the Dayton/Kettering/Beavercreek area and have family in Columbus.

Jump right in and have fun! It's often best to offer some feedback to others so that when you post something of your own, people will already know who you are. Also, to start, try posting just one lyric at a time until that runs its course before posting another for the best results.

Don't be shy, everyone here is friendly!

Brian
Posted By: iggyiggy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/30/13 05:58 PM

Hi there,

Great to find like minded folks. I'm up in Victoria BC and started writing a few years ago. I'd love to get and give feedback, as writing has become quite a passion..... as well as collaborate. Some of my music is on http://www.reverbnation.com/ihor. Thanks for the opportunity. I plan to start exploring the site right away.

ihor
Posted By: Iggy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/13 03:15 AM

Please donít hijack a post with your self promotion especially with my name. Thank you very much.
Posted By: iggyiggy

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/01/13 05:03 AM

Hey there,
Sorry about that. Just feeling my way around....I did't realize this was your thread
Posted By: bailey bridges

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/19/13 12:29 AM

Have tried unsuccessfully to log in here about two years ago. Today I needed to find a lyric, so I tried again. This time I was able to log in. It's been a while.

I've taken a couple sabbaticals from writing since my last tenure here. Recently, I found a very nice local venue for songwriters and their original music. I figured it's time to put together a portfolio to pull from in case I need it soon.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/19/13 12:33 AM

Glad to finally have you back! It's been too long! Stick around this time okay?

Brian
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/19/13 12:35 AM

IggyIggy... I think he was just joking, please don't be worried. You're very welcome here and did nothing wrong.

Welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: bailey bridges

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/19/13 12:44 AM

Thanks Brian. I just read of Stan Good's last post. I had no idea. Not what I wanted to hear.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/19/13 12:58 AM

Yeah... it is still a bit of a shock to us.. sorry to those who stumble across the bad news.
Posted By: andyburr

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/01/14 08:14 PM

Howdy, friends and neighbors;
I'm Andy Burr, a musician from Mountain View, Ark, but living in the Orlando, FL, area since the late 1970s. In addition to the 4 bands I've been performing with for years (1. '80s rock 'n' reggae band The Shades; 2. Louisiana Cajun and zydeco band The Porchdogs; 3. Old-time and Americana by Mountain Brew; and 4. 1950s-'80s pop and country by The Retro Ramblers), I recently started a business selling LED stage lights and accessories to musicians, deejays, churches, nightclubs, and party people everywhere. Long sentence, eh? Sorry 'bout that. I put everything on one website:
http://www.MountainBrew.net
Cheers and best wishes,
Andy
Posted By: Pamela Bowne

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/03/14 11:55 AM

Welcome Andy, Looking forward to hearing your comments and musical ideas as you explore jpf.

Pam
Posted By: Daniel Hudelson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/24/14 10:14 PM

Hi Folks,

Been poking around here just a bit already and am thinking I could give & take much at this site. Definitely full of bright ideas for others people's music, since that requires no effort whatsoever on my part... Have heard some good tunes. Like the idea that we don't have to just be blowing smoke up anybody, but remain respectful.
I've been recording at home for a couple eons by now and feel like I've made some progress, doing originals and reinventing other people's stuff.
Play guitar, bass & piano in a few church bands, leading at one church 2 or 3 times a month.
Online musicianing can be fun though... here's an example I did with a dude from Texas, me in Michigan.
Hoping we can get on Hee Haw with this, or is it too edgy?

Mr Troll's Cold Gray Sky
Posted By: Kevin YSC

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/11/14 12:28 PM

Hello from Dublin, Ireland!

Looking forward to participating in what seems like a very active forum!

I'm a songwriter/musician and have also done some artist management, mostly on a part time basis.

I record my solo work under the name of Kevin ISM. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.

Best Wishes,

Kevin


Posted By: jc1225

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/14/14 12:22 AM

Hello. My name is Chris.

I have been writing songs for years because I feel I have stories to tell. I love the way music conveys the story as well as the emotion of the storyteller (if the song is written well).

I am just now getting more serious about my songwriting in hopes of my songs being recorded some day. I look forward to any and all feedback you can offer me on my songs.

Well, that's about it. Can't wait to get to know you all!

-Chris
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/14/14 04:11 AM

Welcome aboard Chris! Don't be shy, just hop on in!
Posted By: jc1225

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 10/14/14 10:33 PM

Thanks for the welcome, Brian. I am excited to become more familiar with JPFMO.
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/24/14 08:15 AM

Looks like we've had several new members only being recognized by Brian... and that's a good thing... but all of us need to encourage new folks to this fantastic site.

Hi Chris, Kevin, Daniel and Andy Burr for making your presence known. I hope you will learn to navigate the many facets of this site. A good place to start is the general message forum where you will get to know many of the more active members.

Follow you comfort zone but please feel to chime in on any of our topics and conversations. We try to make most things music oriented but often allow our outside influences creep in.

Welcome. I hope to see you around... and often.

Dave Rice
Posted By: Da' Mutta' Funka's

Hi All - 12/03/14 12:04 AM

Hi Everyone. Looks like a great sight and I am looking forward to giving and receiving feedback and advice on my (our) musical journey(s).

I have been a musician all my life (and truly "just a plain folk), but never "pursued" it for several reasons which I will not bore you with. 2014 however, lit a fire in my mind and fingers, and I have been on a rampage, writing more than 50 songs this year. I released my first single ever on October 31st. It is titled "Funk Monster" and it is live on Amazon.com, iTunes and several other retailers in digital format only. I am very proud of this number, but am always open to advice/constructive criticism, so have at it if you listen to in the mp3 section of this site or my soundcloud or youtube, etc.

The band name is Da' Mutta' Funka's and please pardon my attempts to remain anonymous on this endeavor. Reason I am trying to remain "unknown" (at least my personal information) is because I have a couple of other genre's I write in other than Funk (which is what Da' Mutta' Funka's is all about) and when I publish/produce something in those other genre's, I don't want this Funk trail to follow me there (positively or negatively).

As you may be able to tell by now, I can be a bit long winded. I am going to head over to the MP3 section and post a link to this song for review and/or your listening pleasure ;~)))

Hope you like and looking forward to the interactions.
Posted By: Chris Erhardt

Re: Hi All - 12/03/14 06:23 AM

Hi. Just wanted to write a few lines to introduce myself here. I have been making music for the past 20 years and hope I can give a helping hand to some of the member here on JPF. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me of course. Happy posting!
Posted By: PeggyLSB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/03/14 07:40 AM

Hi Everyone at Just Plain Folks! Music has been with me since I can remember and I have seen many of the roads that it travels. I love to write and have recently thought it would be fun to make a leap and see what's outside my sphere. Kinda excited about it all!
Peggy
Posted By: Travis david

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/03/14 11:25 PM

Hello Peggy
Welcome onboard,if you are happy doing lyrics I would suggest lyric forum 3 to be the busiest and where most of the regular posters hang around.There's also a good MP3 forum too for completed songs/demos.
Plenty of good forums for all tastes many non musical!
Travis
Posted By: PeggyLSB

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/04/14 06:28 PM

Hi Travis,
Thanks for the welcome and forum suggestion. I've been looking around...a lot here.
Peggy

Sorry for your loss.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/08/14 08:25 AM

Hi Gang,

Welcome to all. If you'd like feedback, take a look at the MP3 Feedback or the Lyric Feedback forums. There's even some friendly advice there to help you get started and folks on each board are usually very quick about directly answer any posted questions.

If you'd like to ask me anything, you can send me a PM here via the boards under the "My Stuff" tab in the top middle of the page frame above. (You'll see a little automatic welcome email there already).

The general board is where you can post about anything you'd like, otherwise, topic specific boards also exist and are usually self explanatory. If you post in the wrong the place, we can always move it to a more suitable location.

Keep in mind most folks here are simply other users/members of JPF (click "join" to get on our newsletter/membership list, it only requires an email address and you'll get our monthly email newsletter (well, usually about 10 times per year based on activities going on).

See you all around! -Brian
Posted By: Duke Sheppard

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/08/14 06:51 PM

Hello! New member from Colorado here. I've been poking around the site for a week or so now; tons of great music and information.

I'm pretty new to this, but from a musical family- Dad still fronts bands and has his whole life. I played drums in several bands when I was younger, but then life got in the way. Came back to music and started learning guitar and harmonica 3 years ago at 41 years old, and my wife and I started performing almost exactly one year ago, mainly in central Colorado, with a couple of gigs in other states. We've hit it hard and done a ton of live shows. I've been writing originals for a little over a year... I'll post some mp3's up in the mp3 forum.

My wife also signed up here as "Bonnie Abbzug"(though her name is Tami :lol) -she was classically trained and at one point wanted to sing opera... now I have her singing hillbilly music. :lol

We'll lurk a bit and get a feel for the place. Thanks!
Posted By: Ray E. Strode

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/08/14 09:59 PM

Hey Duke,
Welcome aboard! If you like you can listen to a few of my songs under the Link, New Web Site posted on the Industry Board.
Posted By: Bill McBirnie

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/15 12:28 AM

Hi, Folks:

I am a jazz/Latin flutist here in Toronto, Ontario (...and it is probably about time that I checked in here!... :-)
Posted By: John Lawrence Schick

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/02/15 12:38 AM

Originally Posted by Bill McBirnie
Hi, Folks:

I am a jazz/Latin flutist here in Toronto, Ontario (...and it is probably about time that I checked in here!... :-)


Welcome aboard Bill!

Best, John smile
Posted By: Barry Williams

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/09/15 12:38 AM

I haven't been around in awhile, so I thought I should stop in here and re introduce myself.

I'm in the Charlotte North Carolina area, I'm mainly just a lyricist but have a guitar and can strum a little. I'm inclined to be musical, but not really musicaly inclined.
Posted By: MATT STONEHAM

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/15/15 04:21 PM

In answer to BILL Mc BIRNIE

A great drummer i used from Portsmouth U K back in the
1080 s

Only a little fellar great technical drummer

Happy Days
Posted By: Scubed

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/18/15 06:32 PM

Hello, everyone. I'm new here. I write songs just for fun and play them out occasionally.
Posted By: wires_n_wood

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/20/15 01:16 AM

Greetings,
Ran across this site a few years ago when I was toying with recording some of my own songs. Well, I guess I am actually going to do it now. Figured there are a lot of good resources here to assist. Thanks!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/24/15 11:27 AM

Nice to meet you Duke, Bill, Barry, Scubed and Wire N Wood!

Jump right in (or back in as might be the case) the water is nice and the people are friendly!

Brian
Posted By: Tony Garcia75

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/31/15 09:49 PM

Hello everyone, my name is Tony Garcia, even though I live in Mexico, I am a country music lover, and country is my favorite genre of music, I am a songwriter and recently I started the project of becoming an online session guitarist, I am offering my services as both, anyone that needs a song for a production they are doing, or if someone needs an online session with guitar I'm available, I am offering the first session free of charge, so you can see how I work, so if anyone is interested just let me know, my best wishes to all and thank you for accepting me in this community
Posted By: S.DEE

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 01/31/15 11:44 PM

[b][/b]Hello gang former member of this great site happy to be back..Dee Meese
Posted By: LooP Library

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/22/15 02:10 PM

alo alo, jsm here...

been making digital music for a while and always been getting the JPF newsletter but never actually took the plunge and signed up to the forum. anyway, i have done that now and thankyou very much for accepting me...

got myself a little in-house digital recording studio, and loads of guitars hanging on the walls, and occasionaly get the korg 01 and the AKG phantom Mike out when im feelin inspired... (need to replace some of the keys now as they are a little worn like me)

I never forget over 10years ago joining the Musicians Union in UK to get out of an OK contract (i just knew in my heart of hearts something was wrong and in hindsite my god given intuition was right) i got to know some MU members and really enjoyed the metting of like minded souls out there...

also a looong time ago, i got in touch with about 10 or so up and coming artists thru the classified ads section of the Future Music and Mix Magazine, to promote my mixing talents and mixed a few of them too. i think one of them is now signed...

me, im very happy now giving my songs away free of charge online, promoting my drum loops, and mixing (excuse the pun) and mingling with like minded souls like yourselves...

thankyou for letting me join your forum and i do hope to play my small but humble part here in the near future..
Posted By: TheBlissMachines

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/18/15 02:29 AM

Hi I'm Rusty, nice to meet everyone!

Saw this site and seems like a cool way to connect to other musicians.

I've been playing/writing/recording music for years, usually just for friends or the dog smile I like making music in a grunge/rock style with my guitar, or explore wherever the synthesizer takes me. I've playing open mics in S. Korea, Japan, and the U.S., and had a lot of fun meeting a cool crowd of people.

Recently I wrote an acoustic based album using my synth for backup on drums, bass, keys, strings, etc..

Thanks for letting me join!!
Posted By: AaronAuthier

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/18/15 02:45 AM

Hey Rusty. So Denver eh. Are you an Avs fan? You guys have such a young, talented team. Duchene, MacKinnon, O'Reilly, all got gold today at the worlds. They'll win the Stanley Cup in a few years. I'll check out some of your songs. Welcome to JPF. =]
Posted By: TheBlissMachines

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/18/15 06:35 AM

Thanks I appreciate it! I like the Avs well enough; grew up in MI so Red Wings maybe a little more. That's fightin' words around these parts though. I get pretty psyched when Broncos season comes around though smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/19/15 09:17 AM

Hey, this is Colt's Country! =)
Posted By: magicjuani

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/19/15 03:36 PM

Hi everyone! Iím a Paris (France)-based songwriter. I truly consider myself first and foremost a story-teller when I take a pen in my right hand and start laying down what comes to mind: an emotion, a thought or a wish. While I have fun developing my craft and honeying what it comes from within, it is always somehow striking how strong and powerful these words are when they are put together!
Though Iím a lyricist, I think the melody comes first! You better have something nice to enjoy on the table if you donít want to be hungry forever! But nice colors and framing also help in being thankful for what you are presented with.
I mostly find inspiration in the study of the artistry blissfully given by the greatest: Michael Jackson. There arenít enough superlatives to describe what he has accomplished and his legacy still lives on (even if there are always people who want to get their piece of the pie, anyway!)
Do you want to please and entertain me? Play me some funky guitars, syncopated electro rhythms, bring in a singer with top-notch vocals, catchy gimmicks and add a few strong lines in the lyrics!
I donít want to be flown to the moon, I would like to share unprecedented moments of joy while discussing how we could bring this or that tune to the next level!

Cheers
Posted By: AaronAuthier

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/19/15 09:53 PM

Hey MagicJuani. Feel free to post your lyrics!
Posted By: TC Perkins

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 05/20/15 07:44 PM

Hi y'all from here in Virginia!

So, I finally took the plunge and signed up here... I played professionally for 15 years before getting a "real job." I just refit my home studio to computer based recording, and I'm putting all my energies back into music and songwriting. No more touring for me as that was exhausting but I will be teaching guitar and writing full time now.

I write mostly on the softer side of rock and some jazz, although I have been known to write the occasional country or hard rock tune. I am pretty good on guitar and I can play the piano; I just wish my voice was better so be gentle if I post demos! Anyway, I am hoping to meet other songwriters and musicians of all genres and abilities.

Seeyas around the forums,
TC
Posted By: glynda

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 07/10/15 08:12 AM

Welcome TC. I do believe you will enjoy it here..JPFs is a great place to be..glyn
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/23/16 03:42 PM

Hi Folks,

We're finally back open for new sign ups. Welcome to all new folks!

Brian
Posted By: RossM

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/16 04:34 AM

Hi, I'm new to JPF. My interest is in lyric writing for songs and poetry. I'm not a musician. However, along with co-writer Jeffrey Ullsperger we have had about 40 demo's produced. They are on www.broadjam.com/lyrics. RossM.

















Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/16 09:56 AM

Hi Ross, welcome to JPF! Jump right in and feel free to ask any questions you want on the General board or anyplace that makes sense based on subject matter. See you soon!
Posted By: RossM

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 11/25/16 01:45 PM

Thank you Brian for the warm welcome.

We (co-writer Jeffrey Ullsperger and I) are in the same situation as many other songwriters (perhaps not so much with singer songwriters). This is where the best place to pitch a song to an Artists is?

We have had about 40 songs demo'ed. These are more in the folk/country genre'. These are more traditional country songs. Perhaps this style of song is not so popular now ?

Whatever here is an example of the lyrics we have written. What are peoples thoughts on this.

These songs are on www.broadjam.com/lyrics

Song - Montana Mountains.
 
 
verse #1
Montana Mountains, your son has come home,
Through majestic forests and valleys I now roam.
I look upon your mighty peak’s, towering above,
Their grandeur is what I can't help but love.
 
 
chorus
Montana Mountains, reaching for the sky,
Take me to a special place,
To nature's perfect high.
You're beauty captures my heart,
I will be yours faithfully.
So Montana Mountains won't you,
Please speak to me.
 
verse #2
By the campfire’s glow, at night all alone,
I am comforted knowing you're part of my soul. 
Surrounded by your beauty, every night and day,
The sun, the moon and stars do light my way.
 
chorus
Montana Mountains, reaching for the sky,
Take me to a special place,
To nature's perfect high.
You're beauty captures my heart,
I will be yours faithfully.
So Montana Mountains won't you,
Please speak to me.
 
bridge
When I die one day,
And home is Heaven above.
I’ll ask for a room with a view,
Of the mountains that I love.

Instrumental
 
chorus
Montana Mountains, reaching for the sky,
Take me to a special place,
To nature's perfect high.
You're beauty captures my heart,
I will be yours faithfully.
So Montana Mountains won't you,
Please speak to me.
Montana Mountains won't you,
Please speak to me.
 
Copyright © 2016. Ross Mabey / Jeffrey Ullsperger.


Posted By: Deej56

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/06/16 09:40 AM

Hi, Just Plain Folks community. My name is Deej and Iíve been playing guitar off and on since high school. I never much played other folks songs, and got more out of writing my own, but never took it too seriously. After a long-layoff from playing and writing, Iíve been getting back into it this last year or so. I really have no sense of whether what I write has appeal or if itís any good, but Iíd like to learn more about the craft of song writing. Iíve been perusing this site for a while and it seems like this is a great place to start, get feedback, and improve. You are all very kind and constructive in support of fellow artists.

Disclaimer, despite having played many years (off and on), I donít consider myself a good player or a great performer. But Iím impressed by the positivity on this site, and so I thought Iíd take a chance and post some lyrics, and maybe some audio from time to time.

Iím not as technically savvy as many on this board. Just me, a guitar, and recording on Garageband on my Macósad really compared to what a lot of folks can do on this site. But I hope itís OK. Aside from a very small circle of friends and family, this is my first public foray. Appreciate in advance your kind insights and advice.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/09/16 02:26 PM

Ross,

Please Post Lyrics on one of the 3 Lyric Feedback boards. Thanks!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/09/16 02:26 PM

Dee, Welcome to JPF!

Brian
Posted By: BenJones

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/21/16 08:38 PM

Howdy, just meeting like headlights in a deers eyes
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/22/16 05:02 AM

Welcome aboard! Jump in and you'll fit in quick!
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 12/23/16 02:22 AM

Originally Posted by Brian Austin Whitney
Welcome aboard! Jump in and you'll fit in quick!


Welcome, to the new members! Personally, the JPF Forums scared the heebie-jeebies outta me when I first joined...But Brian is right. "Jump in"...Share what ya got. Pay attention to what others "got"...You don't hafta get to know everyone at once, or even like everyone, heaven knows that I don't:-), but trust me...

We're all glad you joined!

So settle on in...And remember: We're all in this together"....

Midnite
Posted By: MikeBmusic

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/04/17 07:46 PM

Hello JPF people!
Tried to get into this place last year, but I guess there were technical things happening that wouldn't allow new members at the time. But it's 2017 now!

I'm the 'Mike' that Tammy mentioned in her post of her song 'Prey'.

Quick Bio:
Been making music for 45+ years, in the last 6 years released 4 CDs - all available as downloads or CDs at my Bandcamp site and the most recent 2 are also on iTunes and CDBaby. Lots of videos on my youtube channel, too.
Tammy and I co-facilitate a songwriter circle that meets once a month in Amherst, NH.
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/05/17 03:54 PM

Welcome Mike!
Posted By: brentlewis5050

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/20/17 03:05 PM

HI: My name is Brent Lewis I am a drummer (hand Drum) I have played all over the world and in Las Vegas. I do lots of drum shows. I also do poetry with my drumming. My web site is www.brentlewis.com UTUBE is brentlewisusa I hope you enjoy my show! I have two albums up for awards with JPF- story telling (children's) Twinkleberry, the Belly Dancing Chicken and spoken word - Warning from the Caveman and Poet I would love to perform at your awards show.
Posted By: BrianKrashpad

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/20/17 04:02 PM

Hi Kids!

I'm Brian, from Gainesville Florida. I'm in a punk rock and roll band called Crash Pad, in our 21st year. I also play in a couple (what for me are) side bands, one that plays traditional Irish music, called O'Reilly & Co., and one that is a loose collective (fluid membership) doing performance art/experimental music/humor, called the Bill Perry Orchestra. For the last seven years, I've also written a live music column for a local bimonthly magazine called Our Town (and have previously written about music for other local magazines, and the regional publication Ink 19, which is now a website).

I found out about this site/group because the producer of Crash Pad's 2012 album, unbeknownst to me (ha ha!) entered the album and one of the songs from it into the 2017 GPF Awards, and so we got a couple nominations. What a cool surprise!

Take care, and thanks for promoting music, musicians, and music scenes! Big ups to to everyone.

[Linked Image]
Posted By: TimJacobsmeyer

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/21/17 01:49 AM

Hi,
I'm new to the forums. Just wanted to introduce myself. My piano album and a song from it were nominated for the 2017 awards. Pretty excited! Want to start connecting with other folks at JPF. Not sure I'm doing this right? Anyone there?
Posted By: Barry David Butler

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/21/17 02:32 AM

Welcome aboard....Barry
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/21/17 07:23 PM

Hi Brent and Brian,

Welcome to JPF's Message Board. Many of us are probably older than you Brian, so we welcome another grizzled veteran being involved. Normally we would have done another awards around 2013, but due to some health issues, we had to forgo that cycle and here we are. I know it may seem odd to have 4 or 5 year old albums in a music awards, but our view is that music isn't milk, it doesn't expire, and all we care about is bringing recognition to great music that otherwise might not get the attention it deserves. We have no agenda and the only reason most other music awards are yearly is commerce. It is all about selling widgets and the market demands new ones to sell so corporations can profit as well as TV networks etc. Contest, on the other hand thrive off entry fees and so turning over each year (or each month in the case of some) just brings in more entry fees, often from the same collective of writers who enter them. We are very different. We're free, volunteer run by people who love music and we do this as a labor of love. Our only judging criteria is, in my view, the only thing that matters when it comes to music. Does it move you? We ask that question and compile the answers round after round, judge after judge leading us to nominations (with a few confidential aspects tossed in, we screen more music than any other awards in history, and only compete with ourselves for the largest in the world).
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/22/17 06:15 PM

Originally Posted by MikeBmusic
Hello JPF people!
Tried to get into this place last year, but I guess there were technical things happening that wouldn't allow new members at the time. But it's 2017 now!

I'm the 'Mike' that Tammy mentioned in her post of her song 'Prey'.

Quick Bio:
Been making music for 45+ years, in the last 6 years released 4 CDs - all available as downloads or CDs at my Bandcamp site and the most recent 2 are also on iTunes and CDBaby. Lots of videos on my youtube channel, too.
Tammy and I co-facilitate a songwriter circle that meets once a month in Amherst, NH.


Welcome, Mike! Yeah, there were "technical things happening".....Those have been fixed:-)

Midnite
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/22/17 06:19 PM

Originally Posted by brentlewis5050
HI: My name is Brent Lewis I am a drummer (hand Drum) I have played all over the world and in Las Vegas. I do lots of drum shows. I also do poetry with my drumming. My web site is www.brentlewis.com UTUBE is brentlewisusa I hope you enjoy my show! I have two albums up for awards with JPF- story telling (children's) Twinkleberry, the Belly Dancing Chicken and spoken word - Warning from the Caveman and Poet I would love to perform at your awards show.


Welcome, Brent!

Congrats on the on the Award Nomination!!!!

Midnite
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/22/17 06:23 PM

Originally Posted by TimJacobsmeyer
Hi,
I'm new to the forums. Just wanted to introduce myself. My piano album and a song from it were nominated for the 2017 awards. Pretty excited! Want to start connecting with other folks at JPF. Not sure I'm doing this right? Anyone there?


Hi Tim and welcome!!!

Yes, we're here....Major CONGRATS on your Nomination!!!!

Midnite
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/22/17 06:23 PM

Originally Posted by TimJacobsmeyer
Hi,
I'm new to the forums. Just wanted to introduce myself. My piano album and a song from it were nominated for the 2017 awards. Pretty excited! Want to start connecting with other folks at JPF. Not sure I'm doing this right? Anyone there?


Hi Tim and welcome!!!

Yes, we're here....Major CONGRATS on your Nomination!!!!

Midnite
Posted By: Jim Colyer

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 02/22/17 10:07 PM

Welcome, Ross. We'd love to hear your music at JPF. I've been down under and think Australians are the friendliest people on earth.
Posted By: imbassman

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/13/17 06:41 PM

Hi All just joined been writing in and off since the early 80's I am in Central Florida and am working with a couple of people in town and as well a people in Knoxville an Washington state. You do got to love the fact I can do parts of a song email it to someone for their part and it comes back you.
Posted By: Jim Colyer

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/13/17 06:57 PM

Originally Posted by imbassman
Hi All just joined been writing in and off since the early 80's I am in Central Florida and am working with a couple of people in town and as well a people in Knoxville an Washington state. You do got to love the fact I can do parts of a song email it to someone for their part and it comes back you.


Welcome, Bassman. You've found the best songwriter site on the web.
Posted By: MikeontheMoon

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/20/17 08:16 PM

Hi Guys,

This forum looks great
I'm Seb and i play in a folk/pop/rock band from Paris, France: Mike on the Moon

You can get some nice videos here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/motmmusic

And i'll post some songs on the forum as well.

Cheers
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/20/17 09:00 PM

Welcome Mike!

We love Paris and tour through there often. Next time we'll look you up!

Brian
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/20/17 11:40 PM

Welcome, Mike,

Glad yer here!

Settle in...Join in....

Looking forward to hearing more from you....

Midnite
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/20/17 11:49 PM

Welcome, Mike,

Glad yer here!

Settle in...Join in....

Looking forward to hearing more from you....

Midnite
Posted By: Hopeful Monster

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/27/17 12:17 PM

Hi everyone - I signed up here years ago, but have never really got involved. Time to fix that! I'm a singer/songwriter/producer in Toronto. Originally from Nova Scotia. I'm 44 years old and I have 3 daughters. I don't tour any more, but I would if it wasn't sure to lose me buckets of money I don't have. I put out a record about every 5 years or so, occasionally get some radio play or a TV placement, and play as many house concerts as I can, preferably on acoustic piano accompanied by a string section. Mostly making chamber pop these days, but I also love to make heaps of noise, when I get a chance.. If you want to check out my music, you can stream it online. Lots of links at hopefulmonster.ca All the best!
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/27/17 01:04 PM

Welcome back HM... we look forward to having you here!

Brian
Posted By: MidniteBob

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 03/29/17 05:42 PM

What Brian said!

Midnite
Posted By: Phil_Swanson

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/12/17 02:35 PM

Hello everyone!
My name is Phil Swanson, just joined Just Plain Folks. I am a singer/songwriter from New Jersey. Just released my first real CD last month, Kicking Up Stones. Independent release. Trying to do & learn everything I can to market the cd, so I thought that your organization was a great place to start. Went through cdbaby for the design and distribution, also hostbaby for my website (philswanson.com). Member of Taxi for several years now, so it was refreshing to see them mentioned as "friends & partners" in the industry in Brian's welcome letter. Looking forward to joining a chapter and doing some networking.

Thanks,
Phil Swanson
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/12/17 07:29 PM

Welcome Phil, jump right in!
Posted By: DavidG

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/22/17 08:34 PM

Greetings:
This certainly appears to be a warm and friendly site. I am primarily involved with the Indie music scene, and run a couple of Internet radio stations (Country, Pop and Jazz) that play only tracks by independent and small label artists. In addition, I have recently launched a community website intended to bring Indie artists, fans and radio people together. A real work in progress, we have a station directory and forum up and running. Since I haven't had a chance to dig into the fine print of the rules here, I don't know whether it would be appropriate to name the sites or provide links. My motivation, aside from a love of music, is to provide opportunities for artists who don't have the advantage of a huge bankroll, wealthy backers or a big name label. In other words, I promote music that deserves to be heard. Anyway, I am looking forward to meeting at least some of you on the forum and to contribute to the community as well. Best wishes!

DavidG
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 04/22/17 10:00 PM

Welcome to JPF David!
Posted By: Achazia

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/05/17 01:42 PM

Hey everyone smile

I am totally new to this forum. Right now I am having a look around on the forums and reading the guidelines and trying to figure out how things work here smile

I am a woman from Norway (so my english is not perfect).

I write music and arrange it myself into Reason (propellerhead) I do sing and play piano aswell smile

Just wanted to say hello to everyone and I also hope everyone is fine smile
Posted By: John Lawrence Schick

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/05/17 02:11 PM

Originally Posted by Achazia
Hey everyone smile

I am totally new to this forum. Right now I am having a look around on the forums and reading the guidelines and trying to figure out how things work here smile

I am a woman from Norway (so my english is not perfect).

I write music and arrange it myself into Reason (propellerhead) I do sing and play piano aswell smile

Just wanted to say hello to everyone and I also hope everyone is fine smile



Welcome aboard Achazia! A lot of good people here at JPF. Another pianist is great. We pianists are being overrun by guitarists here. laugh

Best, John smile
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/06/17 08:13 PM

Norway is still on our list of places to go! Welcome and I look forward to learning more about you and your musich Achazia!
Posted By: segarlyrics

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/09/17 04:11 PM

Hi my name is segaralyrics. i write rock pop lyrics. looking to for a singer/songwriter to co-write to lyrics i have.
I do have a publisher pitching my co-writes. any co-write will be 50/50 writer/publishing split.
Posted By: Dave Rice

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/15/17 01:50 PM

Hello and "welcome", Achazia:

Norway! I think you may be the first but only Brian can answer that question. So glad you decided to join us and hope you will find your "comfort zone" on any or all of the forums JPF offers on so many topics. Don't be shy if you have a question or encounter a problem here. There are many, many songwriters, singers, musicians and composers who will gladly offer assistance. It may take some time but soon, you will begin to feel "at home" with us.

Looking forward to your participation and hearing some of your work.

----Dave
Posted By: Brian Austin Whitney

Re: NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE - 09/16/17 04:36 AM

Welcome Segarlyrics!

Always remember that unless there's a voluntarily legal agreement to the contrary, cowriting is always an equal split between all contributors, even if the final version doesn't include one or more of the contributors additions. That is the default law we're all protected by. So it's always good to openly discuss these things with any potential cowriter (and don't forget someone will need to supply the music which has it's own circumstances to consider) and discussing it all before you write is always a good idea so people can remain productive writing partners.

Glad to have you,

Brian
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