Last night a co-writing session went in a direction I haven’t had a co-write go before. We were working on finishing a song we had started. In the process of talking and coming up with musical ideas for the song, we ended up with 2 more songs started. Oops. But at least it shows fertile ground in the synergy. That’s a good thing.
Yesterday also marked the day that my music started being uploaded to the Shazam service. Woo Hoo. It’s still in process as of right now.
If you’re an iTunes user. My music is now available on iTunes as a ringtone purchase. Still waiting on the iTunes Plus to arrive to allow for DRM free purchases. Hopefully any day now. So that’s another good piece of news.
And in the world of the NBA, I’m under the impression that I should be getting the contact info to the marketing guy for possible talks about one of my tunes. Keep good thoughts going for me on that.
It’s little things like that which provide me with a bit of happiness in a day. The kind of thing that makes me think that music is my kind of lover. Especially when you gain a new fan who likes to tell others about you (another nice thing that’s happened yesterday). I’m pretty sure that over the weekend I heard this song. I know that I’ve featured Billy here before. He’s one of those older rockers that I kinda wished I was old enough to know when he was at the height of his game. Very catchy tunes. Very coy, very fun.
The ultimate in flattery is when an artist does a cover rendition of a song that takes the song in a different spot. The worst form is when an artist does a cover version that is a copy of the original. I’ve wanted to do a cover of this song. However, every time I listen to it, I really don’t have a vision that would deviate from how Billy envisioned his song in the first place. Thus, until I can come up with a way to make the song something different, I have to leave it alone.
That doesn’t stop me from enjoying the song and singing at the top of my lungs whenever this song comes on. I can’t explain why I like it so. Must be one of those things that is best left unexplained. Or could it be the bounce? This guitar riff that opens the song has so much bounce and attitude that it screams – LOVE ME. The melody is damn hooky in both the verse and the chorus. Additionally you can hear a whole lot of little production tricks. Changing the way the snare reacts to reverb, little synth lines, changes in the sounds, lots of little ear candy pieces. Stuff that helps to make the song fun to listen to.
The true core here is that the song itself is strong. I think it would hold up in different genres and styles. Someone just has to be brave enough to try it.