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Wayne L.

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Getting into the music business.
« on: February 06, 2005, 02:16:54 PM »

I'm an aspiring lyricist with a bright future who will more than likely have about 1000 songs by the end of year because it's not too hard for me to write lyrics. I don't consider myself in the same leagues as John Lennon & Bob Dylan when it comes to lyrics but I think I'm pretty good if I say so myself.  I had a few bumps in the road in my personal life which weren't drastic or anything just mostly materialistic & less personal or financial.  That's all part of the past I can proudly say which is why I'm ready to get into the music business & become rich & famous. I look at some of my peers in my age group like Jon Bon Jovi, Tommy Lee & Bret Michaels who were cracking me up during the 80's with mostly crappy rock for the kids at the time & are only marginally relevant today.  I personally think I can leave these losers in the dust when it comes to my creativity while I'm not a singer or musician but I have what it takes to be successful. I was raised on 60's/70's rock & my love of music is passionate & I'm looking for that special lady at the moment.  I might be 41 years old but that guy from the country/ rock/rap duo Big & Rich named Big Kenny is going to be the same age as me this year so I don't have any problems.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 11:34:52 AM »

do crow about it just DO IT.

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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2005, 11:35:51 AM »

PROVE IT.it seems those who talk the most go nowheres,man......

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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 11:42:55 AM »

Well, post a few lyrics then... I'm curious.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005, 04:17:38 PM »

Too bad though that pretty much every self-respecting rock singer or band writes their own material nowadays. I don't think you can make much of a career nowadays by only writing lyrics.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005, 04:24:13 PM »

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I look at some of my peers in my age group like Jon Bon Jovi, Tommy Lee & Bret Michaels who were cracking me up during the 80's with mostly crappy rock for the kids at the time & are only marginally relevant today.  I personally think I can leave these losers in the dust when it comes to my creativity while I'm not a singer or musician but I have what it takes to be successful.

Even though I'm not exactly a fan of the people you mentioned, it's a fact that these people had what it took to be succesful. It doesn't matter if you like them or not, you can't deny that they can sing, write their own material, and have the looks/charisma/image it takes to sell millions of records. You can never become a bigger star than those people if your only talent is writing lyrics. Be realistic.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2005, 04:54:11 PM »

It's a great point Bicster...the other dimensions that is the machine of the corporate music monster require so much. I tell you what though...Wayne's got the self belief goin good. ;) lol
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2005, 05:56:09 PM »

Not in the same league as Lennon or Dylan?
listen, your not in the same ball park son.
You may write good lyrics, but without music, its just poetry.
And Poetry is a hard craft to learn.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2005, 07:44:48 PM »

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Well, post a few lyrics then... I'm curious.

I'm not going let anybody steal my lyrics which is why I will not print them for all of you to see.  
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2005, 07:48:04 PM »

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Even though I'm not exactly a fan of the people you mentioned, it's a fact that these people had what it took to be succesful. It doesn't matter if you like them or not, you can't deny that they can sing, write their own material, and have the looks/charisma/image it takes to sell millions of records. You can never become a bigger star than those people if your only talent is writing lyrics. Be realistic.

What talent has Jon Bon Jovi got anyway since he's an average songwriter, an average frontman & an average performer who made it on his classic haircut during the 80's with only one great classic rock album Slippery When Wet with his band Biscuit_Power?
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2005, 07:52:47 PM »

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Not in the same league as Lennon or Dylan?
listen, your not in the same ball park son.
You may write good lyrics, but without music, its just poetry.
And Poetry is a hard craft to learn.

You don't know where I'm at concerning my lyrics or where I'm headed at this moment anyway even though I'm not Lennon or Dylan while it's all poetry in the first place with music behind it IndicaWalrus.  BTW, you're not going to bring me down to your sarcastic level.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2005, 07:53:48 PM »

Im not trying to bring you down.
How old are you?
Do you Play in a Band?
Do you play an instrument?
Does your lyrics reflect anything?
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2005, 08:15:44 PM »

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I'm not going let anybody steal my lyrics which is why I will not print them for all of you to see.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2005, 08:31:22 PM »

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Im not trying to bring you down.
How old are you?
Do you Play in a Band?
Do you play an instrument?
Does your lyrics reflect anything?

most of the above is very true (age, band ..)...but playing an instrument isn't a requirement...look at Jim Morrison, he wasn't a musician but a singer and he's one of the greatest poets ever...you need a good voice though...

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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2005, 08:32:07 PM »

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Here Wayne....A simple tip....Post the lyrics you have written to yourself in a sealed envelope...Then lock away in a safe place...Then you'll be able to post them up on the forum without fear of any copyright violation. Then you can silence your critics once and for all. ;)

i think we're all curious to see those lyrics... :)
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2005, 08:33:29 PM »

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Here Wayne....A simple tip....Post the lyrics you have written to yourself in a sealed envelope...Then lock away in a safe place...Then you'll be able to post them up on the forum without fear of any copyright violation. Then you can silence your critics once and for all. ;)

maybe he just doesn't want people to see them. Unfortunately, if your afraid to shre them it seems you lack the charisma that is required. Also, your going to some day have to share it if you want to be famous and big.

Turst Us. we won't steal it.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2005, 08:48:20 PM »

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What talent has Jon Bon Jovi got anyway since he's an average songwriter, an average frontman & an average performer who made it on his classic haircut during the 80's with only one great classic rock album Slippery When Wet with his band Biscuit_Power?

I don't like Bon Jovi, but he sells millions of records so it's an undeniable fact that he must be doing SOMETHING very right...
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2005, 08:58:53 PM »

And I'm not trying to bring you down or anything, I just think you should be realistic and see that it's impossible to become someone in the music industry if writing lyrics -even if you're the best there is- is the only thing you can do. Since there are thousands of people out there that are just as ambitious as you that can write lyrics AND write music AND perform that music.
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Re: Getting into the music business.
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2005, 09:04:08 PM »

..exactly.
It only gets harder as the Industry gets older.
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2005, 12:34:23 AM »

how many only lyricists can you name?  i can name maybe 3

Beirnie Taupin
I think it was Rodgers who was lyrics, maybe Haammerstein i dunno
umm Goffin?
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