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What CD Would You Like To Hear Me Do?

Modern Pop (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, etc.)
5
4%
Classic Rock (Stones, Beatles, Who, Zep)
8
6%
Prog Rock (Yes, Genesis, Kansas, etc.)
12
9%
Show Tunes Style (Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, etc.)
3
2%
Country (Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, etc.)
3
2%
Disco (Bee Gees, Tramps, etc.)
16
13%
Metal (various sub genres)
14
11%
EDM (various sub genres)
16
13%
80s (various genres)
10
8%
Your Music Sucks. Please Stop Making It
40
31%
 
Total votes: 127

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KVRAF
5649 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm

I checked in to see what was new and was pleasantly surprised to see the royalty check. Congratulations! :tu:

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KVRAF
7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun May 16, 2021 11:21 pm

Frantz wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm
I checked in to see what was new and was pleasantly surprised to see the royalty check. Congratulations! :tu:
yeah, i always thought some punk band could make a killing with some wagtunes. :band2:
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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Mon May 17, 2021 2:18 am

layzer wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 11:21 pm
Frantz wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm
I checked in to see what was new and was pleasantly surprised to see the royalty check. Congratulations! :tu:
yeah, i always thought some punk band could make a killing with some wagtunes. :band2:
Actually, this band is very straight light rock. Hard to describe their sound. Basic instrumental setup. Guitar, bass, drums. Very light on arrangement as far as number of instruments. There are only 4 members in the group. They're considering having me play keyboards on future songs and possibly do string arrangements. That way I would also get paid performance royalties as well. So this is really just the start.

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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Mon May 17, 2021 2:18 am

Frantz wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:22 pm
I checked in to see what was new and was pleasantly surprised to see the royalty check. Congratulations! :tu:
Thanks Frantz. Hopefully, this is just the beginning.

KVRist
474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:04 am

It appears you haven't uploaded anything recently....but congratulations on the check!!

Did you ever get round to recording any thrash metal? ;)

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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:16 am

frank1985 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:04 am
It appears you haven't uploaded anything recently....but congratulations on the check!!

Did you ever get round to recording any thrash metal? ;)
Thanks for the congrats Frank. As for the thrash metal, I think that's going to be a long wait if I ever even do it. It's just not in my wheel house.

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addled muppet weed
79276 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:29 am

wagtunes wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:16 am
frank1985 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:04 am
It appears you haven't uploaded anything recently....but congratulations on the check!!

Did you ever get round to recording any thrash metal? ;)
Thanks for the congrats Frank. As for the thrash metal, I think that's going to be a long wait if I ever even do it. It's just not in my wheel house.
id never thought of this till now, but what about covers?
not copy's, but take the original and make it wags!

i can imagine a sort of pop/show tune - metallica enter sandman!

might be a fun project for those times your stuck not being productive? (if they ever happen?)

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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:51 am

vurt wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:29 am
wagtunes wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:16 am
frank1985 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 10:04 am
It appears you haven't uploaded anything recently....but congratulations on the check!!

Did you ever get round to recording any thrash metal? ;)
Thanks for the congrats Frank. As for the thrash metal, I think that's going to be a long wait if I ever even do it. It's just not in my wheel house.
id never thought of this till now, but what about covers?
not copy's, but take the original and make it wags!

i can imagine a sort of pop/show tune - metallica enter sandman!

might be a fun project for those times your stuck not being productive? (if they ever happen?)
You mean take somebody else's song but do it completely in my style so that it sounds nothing like the original? Kind of like when Eric Clapton remade Layla?

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addled muppet weed
79276 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 11:05 am

yeah, or did you ever hear mike flowers?
https://youtu.be/NTfZshkNZRw
https://youtu.be/qHqa2cpfrGw
https://youtu.be/UXH9KhuPOs4

oasis, velvet underground and bjork covers.

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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue May 18, 2021 11:38 am

vurt wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 11:05 am
yeah, or did you ever hear mike flowers?
https://youtu.be/NTfZshkNZRw
https://youtu.be/qHqa2cpfrGw
https://youtu.be/UXH9KhuPOs4

oasis, velvet underground and bjork covers.
Wow! Just wow! I almost didn't recognize Oasis. I hate to admit it but I loved these.

Years ago, I did a rock cover of "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady. Unfortunately, it's a bad recording so I won't upload it but it was so cool. It's the only time I ever did something like that.

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addled muppet weed
79276 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue May 18, 2021 11:46 am

wagtunes wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 11:38 am
vurt wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 11:05 am
yeah, or did you ever hear mike flowers?
https://youtu.be/NTfZshkNZRw
https://youtu.be/qHqa2cpfrGw
https://youtu.be/UXH9KhuPOs4

oasis, velvet underground and bjork covers.
Wow! Just wow! I almost didn't recognize Oasis. I hate to admit it but I loved these.

Years ago, I did a rock cover of "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady. Unfortunately, it's a bad recording so I won't upload it but it was so cool. It's the only time I ever did something like that.
he was quite popular for a short time here. number ones and playing glastonbury :lol:
wasn't expecting you to like them tbh, or rather that wasn't my point, but im glad you did, always nice to find a little nugget you'd not heard 8)

was just an idea, not even necessarily for release, just in any moments of lack of an idea, can sometimes spark something by trying something like this. especially if you take a song you don't know, that is an "opposite" genre :hihi:

KVRist
481 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Post Wed May 19, 2021 4:43 am

Hey wags, can you review my songs I just posted if possible? I basically invented my own genre up.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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KVRAF
2590 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Post Fri May 21, 2021 6:15 pm

Wow...I can't believe it just hit me. After several years of hearing you here, I finally figured out that in some odd way you remind of the the Sparks.

Voice, prolific writing, etc. They lean toward minimalism and repetition more than you, but there is a similarity for sure.

Well, I can sleep now. ha ha ha

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KVRAF

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20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Fri May 21, 2021 7:03 pm

JonSolo wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Wow...I can't believe it just hit me. After several years of hearing you here, I finally figured out that in some odd way you remind of the the Sparks.

Voice, prolific writing, etc. They lean toward minimalism and repetition more than you, but there is a similarity for sure.

Well, I can sleep now. ha ha ha
In 1975, the day of my high school graduation, I was in my car (I had just started driving) and a song came on the radio. From the opening riff, I was captivated. After it ended, I had to run out and get the album.

The song was "Achoo"

The album was "Propaganda"

The group was "Sparks"

They went on to become my favorite group of all time. When I began writing in 1977, I purposely tried to sound like them.

Listen to this track from "Queen For A Day" where I was going for Queen but managed to sneak in Sparks. This song is classic Sparks.

https://soundcloud.com/steven-wagenheim/duck-soup

I do a pretty mean Russell Mael if I have to say so myself.

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KVRist
132 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Sat May 22, 2021 3:29 am

Love that theatrical rock opera sound.
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