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Hmmmm... Grouch hasn't graced us with his presence in a while...?

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Maybe PM him.

Last thing about genre--I rarely think about it first, but usually just whether or not it "sounds good."

This did lead to the rare but occasional problem with finished demos for clients: once in a blue moon my demo would stray too far from what the client had envisioned, and I would then redo what was needed. Some clients were writing for specific genres for contests or what-have-you. I do think that most of the time "what sounds good" should trump category, and in fact, I think following "where the song leads us" is a healthy practice.

This is NOT to say that you aren't doing that here. I indeed think you are: this lyric has led you very passionately to Southern Rock. How can I disagree?

Mike

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Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

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You know, I won't be at all insulted if you want to do a version of this lol. Should really tickle Grouch...

I would even help if you like wink

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Ha Ha , You brought up goober

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Originally Posted by JAPOV
You know, I won't be at all insulted if you want to do a version of this lol. Should really tickle Grouch...

I would even help if you like wink

No, I'm good. Quite content with my peanut gallery perch and my two cents having been pitched!

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Originally Posted by bennash
Ha Ha , You brought up goober
I remember hearing Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) sing when I was a kid...

Blew my mind lol...

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Gomer ? Jim Nabors , Sang like a bird
Goober was the mechanic I think
Floyd was the nervous barber
Aunt B. Andy never marries again
Barney the bumbling deputy
And of course Oppie.
That winds up a Oscar director
The Norman Rockwell painting of life, back then.
That painting was destroyed, when Archie Bunker stepped on the scene .

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This popped up on YouTube and I thought of this song when I listened. Similar crazy woman theme, though not exactly the same.
It's the approach I would have taken (no surprise there), although I don't have this guy's kind of talent obviously. More bouncy and melody focused. It doesn't rock like Tony, but it has its merits for this kind of whimsical lyric.

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You’re in luck Tony . I did a google search , no hooks in country or any other genre with that.

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Hi, Tony. Sorry about the delay. This came out really well. Think about revisiting Choppers with the original lyric and an arrangement similar to Some Beach.


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

1) Americana

2) Teenage Graceland

3) The Will to Be

4) Fort Mystery

5) Wheel Sea

6) My One True Love
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This ? pretty old song now . That's Bobby Braddock playing the dentist . So Bobby what was going with you back in the 70ties ? " Well we all had speed addictions"



"Some Beach" is a song written by Rory Feek and Paul Overstreet
Rory the artist, his wife died of cancer , Real sad .

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You're welcome, Grouch smile

Enjoyed it

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Sure, Tony.

I've never seen the video. I don't watch em.

It's precisely because it's old that it's a good template for my original lyric. They have similar structures, though completely different themes. Some Beach is a great example of a strong hook, driven home.


Nashville demos etc:

https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/default.cfm?bandID=431939

other demos:

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal

Amazon Kindle books by Robert George you may enjoy:

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I watch lyric vids , they're all free
What's this,10 years later ?

HARDY, Devin Dawson and Jordan Schmidt wrote “God's Country” for Shelton.
3 writers , common today .



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