Ken Lintern's current production skills far surpass those on this demo made some years ago for 'A Mother's Love' - but they were pretty good even then.
Ken did the music to my initial lyrics so here it is!
My Mother is very much alive and kicking, so I thought I'd write what I wanted to say to her while she's still alive to hear them.
(Yeah, at 61 I'm still a big Momma's boy and I don't care who knows it...)
This song won't be appearing on the new Crystal Bliss album Ken has nearly finished, but some of our other co writes will.
It's going to be one lovely album - I know I've heard all the preliminary tracks. More info on that when it's done.
Thanks for listening - I hope this doesn't upset Ma as she can still pack a wallop! lol
I accidentally realised that I hadn't ever put up this song co written with Simon Rushby years ago. Paul Dunn always liked this one.I wonder how many other gems I've forgotten about are saved deep in my hard drives... Simon wrote the music, produced and sang it - I did the lyrics. Talented guy our Simon.
I wrote 'In Newfoundland' a long time ago. I always thought (and still do) that it's my best song. I can write lyrics about anything but this one is just pure emotion for me. I was thinking it was too long, but the story is finished when it's finished so I quit thinking about it. Thanks for the synth Paul! Sometimes raw simple recordings even with a duff singer just about says it all. In this case, it certainly did for me. Thanks for listening, Jules
What a joy it is to work with Barry Gutteridge on the BG Rider Band first album! As you can hear, he really is a talented guy! He puts so many new ideas into the songs and really succeeds in making them 'his own'... An example was when he changed my minor key original of 'Pain Inside' into a major key version etc. Barry has started work on 'Till My Dying Day' now. If everything goes according to plan the album should be completed in months - The songs are already written awaiting his masterful touch... I know the wait will be worth it! If we don't make any money from them, the album will for me fulfil a 25 year ambition. Bravo Bazza! Jules
This is an unmastered recording clip of 'Anniversary Girl' that Barry is going to get mastered soon. I just put it up because many people may think I've died due to lack of posting activity lately! Sorry to disappoint! lol Best to you all, Jules
Hi, We just put up 3 song album consisting of Dakota Woman, Tell Me Colorado and Pain Inside. Another glitch! iTunes must has vetted the songs - and then managed to list them all as singles when they are clearly listed as a small album (or E.P. back in the day) titled 'Tell Me Colorado' on my Tunecore info. We're just going to Delete Dakota Woman from CD Baby and the list should clear back to just the three songs - instead of duplicating that one track on iTunes..... Nevermind - Onwards and upward! Jules
I can't keep up with things around here any more! The Fludes just sent me a clip from 'Summer Waltz' and Paul Dunn OK'd the clip from 'Waves Upon The Water'. I've put both clips up on my player now. If you manage to catch up with things around here drop me a line and let me know what's going on! lol Loving it all really....
Oh yes, and the Fludes have just dropped me another tune to work on!! lol
I'm a busy bee these days thanks to all my great co writers. I can't praise them all enough.
The Fludes have done it again! - I just got the song 'Summer Waltz' back. Albert Hall stuff - really this composition and lyrics are just right for Dawn lovely voice. I just don't know what Paul will send next but I am eager to put words to all his lovely tunes.
Also, I spoke to Barry Gutteridge and he has nearly finished 'Tell Me Colorado' and 'Pain Inside' now and they will hopefully be completed in about a week. He's just got Logic 10 and that's what's taking so long as he gets used to the software recording.
Paul Dunn sent me the clip of 'Waves Upon The Water' I briefly put up but took it down until he is absolutely happy with it.
Waiting to hear about developments with Weston Super Mare co writer Ken Lintern on another project as well.
'The Dragon and The Fire' - the latest song that's 'Medi but not Evil' with Paul and Dawn Flude. Those guys are as fast at music and recording as I am with lyrics. I'll be surprised if a full album isn't completed in a few months. Paul Dunn is also working on finalising 'Waves Upon the Water' - great song. No time to type anything else tonight! Jules
I just can't believe how fast things are going around here. Seems like everything I am involved in keeps turning up roses (except of course my recent 'trial by CD Baby combat' that we won't go into here)..
Finally, Tunecore is processing 'Lady Ella Sang The Blues' so it should be up on iTunes under 'Blue Sky Ohio featuring Kim Guthrie' shortly unless it is chosen as 'a random sample' by iTunes.
If iTunes do that, then it could take up to 16 days for them to be happy with it (14 now). Older readers will remember the BBC Classic cartoon 'The Saga of Noggin the Nog'.... lol
A really huge opportunity seems to have reared it's head - but I won't be revealing what, in case it doesn't come through in the end.
I AM very certain that something has to break big time somewhere as I am working with so many fabulous tunesmiths, singers and producers now.
My second collaboration with The Fludes (Dawn and Paul) was sent to me today - It's an exceptional song that should be played for hundreds of years in my opinion.
It's called 'The Foggy Misty Tyne' and it really is an outstanding piece of work. Dawn tells me she was tearful when she first heard it played back- I have to tell you that I was to. I'm listening to it now with the headphones wound up high.
Then she revealed it still needs the harmonies, proper mixing and mastering plus an input from their producer son in Australia. What's it going to sound like then???? Awesome! (I don't use that work much at all but I am now and justifiably so)
I'm also waiting for a Dylanesque song to come back from Magneto Flobe's Derek Damico called 'Rockefeller had a Dog'. Since we are both 'out there' it should be a great and strange song with a live feel. The fictional nature of the song is pretty amusing as well as a bit dark.
Feel free to email Derek through the Magneto Flobe site with the heading "Where's the Dawg Derek?" Don't put anything else on the email he'll know I'm behind it then! lol lol lol
Thanks for reading, Love, Jules