Life forever changed (song)

Quick one, 126 BPM, basic midi synth layout, vocals + guitar added quick&dirty. Title taken from a remark from Tori Amos in a Kate Bush doc.

Life forever changed
The minute I met you baby,
Life forever changed.
It heard it through my ears
Something new and inspiring
to brush away the fears.

Nothing stays the same
after the storm
come back, o moment
before you’re gone.

I saw the muse over your head

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Thoughts on Spotify (twitter discussion)

Radiohead’s singer Thom Yorke retweeted a thread on twitter about Spotify, at almost the same time as I searched it for some new insights in how to get one’s music up on that platform.

Yorke pointed to the question put forward by Geoff Barrow (Portishead):

“Ok quick question for musicians How many of you have personally made more than £500 from Spotify

The answers were diverse and informative, ranging from a few pounds/ euros to quite some amounts (‘ £3.5k per million plays if on an indie label’ says Daniel Broadly or
‘20000 streams to pay £100 to the rights holder’ as Dan le Sac writes). It seems the genre specific playlists are important, and there is a big difference if you are with a record label of if you use services like Tunecore or CD-Baby. And off course if you are the rights-owner

Some folks mention cunning ways to make some money from Spotify

The general opinion seems to be that streaming services are not really treating musicians (and other content creators) well, and that only a very few strike gold.

Bandcamp and Musicoins (blockchain for paying artists, governed by the laws of the Hong Kong, only MP3) got thumb ups, sort off. Also the idea of a Musicians Union was floated.

Things may change…

 

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“I believe in Father Christmas” open collaboration call by Mark J. Bennett

Peter Sinfield (lyrics) music: Greg Lake. Originally published in 1975. My take is based on an open collaborative vocal stem / acappella by Mark J. Bennet that can be downloaded here:  https://soundcloud.com/markjbennett/i-believe-in-father-christmas-open-collaboration

A clip can be seen on youtube:

 

 

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Road to Zanzibar

 

Chords used: C F A

G  F  Em  D

Gm  F#

Travel Song Competition at
https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/ Travel Song //
December 2017.

Thanks to Mark Hoogslag & Cees Budding for comments (+text addition for the 4th verse  by Cees).

Well I travel the road to Zanzibar
We go by ship, and then we take a car

By the time , we get to Oran
I’m sure wel will have a plan.

We’ll be listening to Benny Sings all day,
a cheerful tune to keep the blues away.
The desert is an emty space,
if you don’t know where to look,
as is the case.
But wait ’till we got our Saharaglasses on.

“You should be driving home”

Still cruising down to Zanzibar,
haggling for a camel in a local bar.
cellphone’s gone, only radio
where Agadez may be, I don’t really know.
Compass says it’s over there
but the poles are shifting so let’s take care

On the road to Zanzibar
You may think that it’s really far,
(tell me, tell me, how far it is)
but singing this travelling song
There is really nothing we could long,
for, The road to Zanzibar.

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Snowman (wintersong)

An instrumental version for this track can be downloaded for free at bandcamp: https://oorlab.bandcamp.com/track/snowman-snowman-instrumental
image Sneeuwman- Spotprent op de minister van kolonien, 1860, Johan Michael Schmidt Crans, 1861
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/RP-P-OB-89.330

Snowman Snowman
Why did you go,
Winter is passing
Cold and slow.

The air is cold,
when snow is here
Ice storm blowing,
But have no fear.

Pretty faces of angels and saints
a light in the dark
When king winter reigns

Warm your heart
with fire and wine
Snowman standing
All will be fine.

Warm your heart
with fire and wine
Snowman standing
All will be fine.

Right through the trees
and up in the hills
A cold wind did blow.

Snowman Snowman,
far did you go
You went astray
Through ice and snow

Born in winter, come with a smile
That splinters and withers
after a while.
This is the life
of a man, made made of snow
Thaw has come,
and off he goes.

Right through the trees
and up in the hills
A cold wind did blow.

Snowman Snowman
Why did you go,
Winter is passing
Cold and slow.

The air is cold,
when snow is here
Ice storm blowing,
But have no fear.

Pretty faces of angels and saints
a light in the dark
When king winter reigns

Warm your heart
with fire and wine
Snowman standing
All will be fine.

Thanks to Mark Hoogslag for text advice,
Maarten Luitwieler and Cees Budding for comments
on earlier mixes.

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A little Mo’ Money (lyrics by Stan Major)

New music – your ears & comments are welcome: https://soundcloud.com/oorlab/a-little-mo-money-instrumental – this is an instrumental downloadable under CC licence.

A sung version with lyrics from Stan Major is also available via a link in the description. Discussed at https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/songs-for-review/2/a-little-mo-money-a-new-oorlabsmajor-collab/3840/

 

 

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Ukranian-Dutch collaboration “Your Love”

With Yuriy Shatiks:

Original Ukrainian lyrics:

Твоя любов

Вже пройдено пів шляху
На скронях сивина
Позаду залишилась
Лиш спалена земля

І вже не треба десь спішити
Все що бажав ти вже знайшов
Тільки для того варто жити
Якщо у сердці є любов

Твоя любов
Яка не знає зради
Любов яку боїться смерть
Любов якої не буває
Любов яку ти не знайшов

І вже не треба десь спішити
Все що бажав ти вже знайшов
Тільки для того варто жити
Якщо у сердці є любов
Твоя жива любов

10.03.2017

Already passed half way
Gray hair on temples
Only the desert
Is left for us

And no longer need to hurry somewhere
All you wanted was already found
the only thing to live for
If inside the heart is love

Your love
That knows no treason
The love that fears only death
The love that has no reason
The love you did not find

And no longer need to hurry somewhere
All you wanted was already found
the only way to live
If inside the heart is love
And Your love is alive…

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