I was going to post on the contest results the other day and got side tracked in other things.
Congrats to Neal
Great work from both of you!! Zeek
, a lot of your work is commercial to my ears and I think we could hear one of your lyric/songs on the radio one day if you keep it up and pitch them.. as the music is always catchy with good hooks. I know Neal
is already performing and winning fans/ honors with his music with his lovely and talented wife.
My top choices were a tie between were Neal's Tumbleweed,
which had a great groove to it and cool/fun lyrics and Don't trust that Summertime Smile
, which I had also liked in the Coll. Contest last month.
I also tied for 2nd place What Colour is Love
and The Darkness Fades
...One of my favs. from Funk Daddy's songs- I will save the rest of my thoughts about it for the song forum page.
I found merit in each and every entry- Good job guys!!!
ok..now...perhaps I shouldn't say this, but, I am going to, after debating doing it for several days..
I hope we can all remember there are feelings, and hearts behind the avatars. Words can be very damaging to a person. We need to really consider how we are wording our critiques or scores, and comments afterwards, doing it with good intentions for growth and not be condescending.
My hope for myself and all the musers:) is for this to continue to be a fine site to learn from. A place that's safe to expose our art, our music, our words, our feelings, but staying within decency to other musers. So we can feel we are among friends~or at least among people who'll treat us as such with respect and caring.
I prefer that people take time to share with me privately or on the song/lyric crit. forums, what you find to be in need of change. Don't just leave it at this was not up to par. sub standard , etc...
on the contest thread, point out what you mean.
I think most writers appreciate that, and it is what we are here for. :)Though some may not give a flying flip what anyone has to say about their work.
If anyone specifically cares to know my ideas on your song/lyric after a contest, and I have somehow missed critiquing it, give me a holla and I will share my thoughts with you privately or on the forum for crit. whichever you prefer. If you want my opinion. Not that it is necessarily correct...
Ok. I am sorry if I sounded like I was "preaching" today.....
I do not mean it as such. I love and appreciate each and every one of you.. HUGS.....and I love this site, and want to see it grow.
Maybe my not being a moderator, I have no right to post this, if I am out of bounds, tell me privately...