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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:22 PM

In keeping with the season, my new song is about love and support, and it is free to download.

http://www.reverbnation.com/mikegriffith/song/15587727-hold-my-hand-and-dont-be-afraid?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

Thanks to all who will listen and K&R, and thanks to all of you who support independent music.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



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Reply In keeping with the season, my new song is about love and support, and it is free to download. (Original post)
pepperbear Dec 2012 OP
pepperbear Dec 2012 #1
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #2
pepperbear Dec 2012 #6
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #3
pepperbear Dec 2012 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #10
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #13
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #16
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #17
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #19
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #4
pepperbear Dec 2012 #5
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #8
pepperbear Dec 2012 #9
GReedDiamond Dec 2012 #12
pepperbear Dec 2012 #23
PuraVidaDreamin Dec 2012 #11
pepperbear Dec 2012 #14
PuraVidaDreamin Dec 2012 #18
pepperbear Dec 2012 #21
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #15
pepperbear Dec 2012 #20
fadedrose Dec 2012 #22
pepperbear Dec 2012 #24

Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. A quick self kick

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Listening to it right now, pepper bear...

It's got a very good beat, and I like it. I remember Dick Clark used to ask his teenagers (which I'm definitely not), "what did you like about this song?", to which they always said, "it's got a great beat!"

I've never downloaded music before, just upgrading stuff on my computer helped initiate this.

Best of luck in the New Year!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:14 PM

6. thanks so much!

happy new year!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:08 PM

3. Well done.

 

I've been meaning to record some songs myself.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:15 PM

7. Would love to hear them!

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:11 PM

10. I need to get off my ass and post them.

 

Does DU have a song writers forum?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:28 PM

13. There is a Musicians group, it could use some more input...nt

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:47 PM

16. Cool.

 

Motivation!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:55 PM

17. In the column to the left, under "Topics"...

...click on the "Entertainment" link, and a drop-down menu will appear, with the link to the Musicians group.

It took me a while to figure that out the first time I was looking for it.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

19. I'll go there when I record something.

 

Thanks for the info.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. Nice work, sounds real good...

...but, unfortunately, I find that it is quite difficult to get much support for independent music at DU.

I even paid for an ad on DU and had very little response - 53 clicks on 50,000 impressions.

I would have done better to have spent the $$ on almost anything else, no matter how frivolous.

I invite you to check out our tunes:

Green Sparkle Frog

and at ReverbNation

BTW, I just became a fan of yours at RN.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:51 PM

5. Thanks!

You're music is great. Very 60s. I like!

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:20 PM

8. Thank you too, pepperbear, I appreciate that...nt

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:44 PM

9. your portfolio sounds pretty experienced and extensive.

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Response to pepperbear (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:27 PM

12. I've been playing and recording since 1978...

The first band I was in was called Scott Thomas Lowe & Atascadero, I was a background vocalist.

The band's first drummer was Dewey Martin, who had been the drummer for Buffalo Springfield (as well as having been in The Standells, and The Dillards, plus, Dewey also performed with Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison).

When Dewey was ready to move on, he sold me the Camco drum kit he said he used to record with Buffalo Springfield, and I became the Atascadero drummer for a time, until the bass player and I left to start a punk band called Benedict Arnold & The Traitors.

I still use the Camcos, especially for live performance, but I also have a Roland TD-20X electronic kit which I use now for recording.

In 1995, I was in a band called Slowdazzle and we obtained a six-song development deal with Columbia Records, with Sandy Pearlman (producer of Blue Oyster Cult) producing. Unfortunately, the lead singer could not satisfactorily record her vocals, so we lost that opportunity and the band dissolved. The singer had a lot of issues, like needing to be real drunk before she could perform, which did not work so well in the studio with Sandy.

I often wonder how different my life would have been had we been picked up by Columbia, but I have no regrets. I'm happy just to have been able to work with some great musicians over the years, and have a lot of memorable moments to look back on.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:08 PM

23. WOW! that's quite a pedigree.

I bet you have stories.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:25 PM

11. N I C E

I downloaded it, bot would love to pay for it. I would use this in my yoga class.
It has an Eels feel to it, whom I love. But definitely individualistic. Quality.

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Response to PuraVidaDreamin (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:31 PM

14. thanks so much!

It is a gift to be appreciated.



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Response to pepperbear (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

18. I will play this

In my class. How to send donation? Get a disc. Both my kids struggling musicians. One a guitarist,
Both acoustic, and bass, the other percuss, but cannot stand each other. Just don't understand.

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Response to PuraVidaDreamin (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:56 PM

21. I teach kids music myself.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:32 PM

15. Wonderful!!!

Very nice!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:56 PM

20. thanks!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:02 PM

22. K & R nt

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:09 PM

24. cheers!

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