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  1. I've gone for a simple tune this month , I couldn't really get my head around lyrics for it, so I've left it quite empty deliberately. I do of course reserve the right to over complicate it in due course , but I have been messing with all sorts of sounds to underscore it but nothing has taken my fancy .. Enjoy
  2. Iโ€™m going in there I think, it looks very interesting ๐Ÿ‘
  3. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  4. Well said , I use the 1 part of that , and have just about got the hang of it , a step to 2 would be a 100% knowledge leap , I donโ€™t think Iโ€™m quite ready yet
  5. Many thanks all , I really enjoyed doing that one , congrats to Lenny I really liked his, mind , it was a good bunch all through . Anyway enough chittle chattle try this for size........
  6. Well many congrats to young @Leonard Smalls and myself ( ah shucks)who managed to scupper Douglas's hat trick. A picture then , chosen by Lenny himself in his usual eclectic taste, and offers a little insight into the image. A Zulu delegation who came over to the UK to honour those who'd fought at Rourke's Drift, one of whom was my great grandfather (whose grave you can see in the pic).. . Usual rules apply. You know the drill: โœ”๏ธ Entries must be <5 minutes and written/recorded this month. โŒ No illegal samples, copyright infringements or other snide goings-on โŒ Bagpipes. ( Christmas truce now expired) . Also on thin ice with panpipes, to be perfectly honest. โŒ No voting for your own entry. We'll know. And we'll shame you. A line or two offering an insight to your inspiration will be good as well , I think it works nicely on the voting thread. Deadline wise , we will call midnight on the feast day of St George ( and yes, you probably have till about 19.00 on the 24th, but don't bank on it though, the 24th is a Saturday and I might not be at work all day , I might sneak half a day off and get the post up early! ) Dive In , enjoy
  7. ๐Ÿ˜ well done Lenny , back on top again great tune dude ๐Ÿ˜Ž Iโ€™ll let you have the honour with the photo if youโ€™d like to choose one
  8. Itโ€™s not that difficult , but there are plenty of subtleties , one thing to consider is how to seal the door to the floor as the floor is a continuous slab from the path , it could be difficult keeping moisture from under there
  9. But of a misnomer that one , mass helps, so 6mm or 8mm glass will cut down noise transmission , but triple 4mm is nothing special and not worth the added cost , argon gas in the units will help
  10. It doesnโ€™t look very high , youโ€™ll have to be careful with your headstocks ๐Ÿ˜
  11. Great idea , I may have missed it but have you got damp proof membranes in there somewhere, I canโ€™t see that youโ€™ve included any under the base and brickwork ?
  12. The voting page is up guys , its a great listen through again
  13. Its voting time again and we have a great entry this month , 12 tunes to savour and regurgitate until the flavour of your favourite 3 just smacks you in the voting finger, and you subsequently cross up to 3 boxes BC Added Value a couple of notes are included to help shine a light on the entrants thinking when writing the tunes , deep dude, deep ! Based on the picture chosen by @Dad3353 who was last months winner. enjoy these voting ends on midnight 31st of March , good luck all 1 @Dad3353 I wanted a sort of 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' idea behind a Viennese waltz, to build up some suspense, without going too far overboard. I ended up with a simple enough theme, slightly developed, leading to the inevitable outcome seen in the picture. It was all going so well until... 2 @xgsjx So the quad biker is the lady singing the song. She jumps from the top of the hill & feels on top of the world. Hears a clink & feels like a drop-in. 3 @Nicko The inspiration for this is fairly straightforward - live for the moment and wait for it all to go wrong. I started with the lyrics and they more or less dictated an 80s AC/DC style song. Unfortunately I can't sing like Brian and I can't play like Angus but in parts it's what I wanted. 4 @Leonard Smalls The fact that the wheels have fallen off struck me as an exhortation to take to 2 wheels. Which for me means riding about on sweeping sunny roads on a 1000cc classic Italian Vtwin, so we have a lazy, not rushed beat, with a faint air of mild threat (as the film classification board would say) caused by the racket, the leather and the armadillo in the trousers. 5 @Lurksalot This one seems fairly self explanatory with the title, but the lyric, which while describing the event pictured, can also relate to my latest apprentice who has found his wings after 5 years, and has flown the nest as it were, ah well, just gotta break in a new one I guess 6 @Nail Soup The phrase "two wheels better" came to mind, in my case meaning bicycle rather than motorbike. The lyrics evolved to be from a female protagonist to subvert the old trope of a woman being interested in someone with a flash car. The Orwellian origin of the phrase led me toward the politically charged musical area of post-punk a la Gang of Four, Au Pairs etc. Not sure if I got there! 7 @skankdelvar It's 1957 again 8 @Doctor J The pic made me think of the classic TV show Kick Start and, from there, the other great theme tunes of youth TV programming from my childhood. I've gone for a TV theme tune of sorts. This is the show where things go wrong, though, so any chord progressions and melody must be wrong too. Curse my childless loins for not having actual children to exploit for vocals, so the tightest pants available were donned. I do apologise 9 @adamg67 I just looked at the pic and played what I saw, chanelling the Datsuns (the band, I mean) to get there: Adrenalin, speed, everything blasting along full throttle until... mechanical failure. 10 @MoonBassAlpha I started out under the influence of the Sneaky Little Devil type slow grooves, toyed briefly with cod-reggae and ended up here. Not sure where here is, there aren't any signs and I arrived here very quickly! 11 @SH73 Been a long time 12 @upside downer A simple tune with some hackneyed blues lyrics about purchasing a quad bike from a Mr. Osbourne of Aston, Birmingham.
  14. I don't think I can polish mine any further and I've run out of glitter as well ! This one seems fairly self explanatory with the title, but the lyric, which while describing the event pictured, can also relate to my latest apprentice who has found his wings after 5 years, and has flown the nest as it were, ah well, just gotta break in a new one I guess Technically , Ez drummer holds it down , I plonk the low end on my Gordon Smith with a bit of doubler and chorus , an Ibby 6er through a couple of Waves GTR3 presets ( I think I've found my fave now) a couple of forays with some odd delay FX and of course , by huge demand , the voice of an angel delivering the tale .* enjoy * it took about 40 vocal takes to this level of perfection
  15. I think it is quite cheap at that price
  16. Well that got a mixed reaction ........ And a from @MoonBassAlpha
  17. I was going to ask the warbler from the old band , but he's had a bad throat and hasn't got around to singing last months entry yet
  18. Iโ€™m not far off with mine now , Iโ€™ve sketched it out , recorded a draft , and put lots of bits of playing together to get 3minutes . Having done that, I then have to learn what I have just put together so that I can actually play it ๐Ÿ˜ oh , and sing it , we have words this month
  19. Where the hell did the unicorn come from ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  20. Iโ€™m not familiar with GarageBand, but I assume the backing track us already in there and you can adjust the levels on the track . you can also adjust the preamp on the solo and the input level on the bass track just a case of blending them to suit I guess
  21. What I was thinking was a simple one or two lines describing your thinking behind the composition you have posted. now I realise that there are often some beautiful and thorough commentaries that accompany the entries , and these are still most welcome what Iโ€™d like to see is a short bit of wordage that could accompany the composition link in the vote thread , it would need to be relatively concise and be obvious to me so that I could copy and paste Back in the old days the track opened up in soundcloud and the wordage linked itself to the track , but with embedding , I think it misses that touch of detail that we could include. not so much the technicalities of the track , more the story of the inspiration so to speak. so tack a couple of lines that I havenโ€™t got to go looking for and weโ€™ll see if it adds any value ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  22. March is springing into action with a brand new challenge folks, get stuck in here
  23. Well many congrats to Douglas who has landed a double and as such has the honour. A genuine LOL when he sent this over, so I reckon it could get the juices flowing! So without further ado, on offer for inspiration is ........................... Usual rules apply. You know the drill: โœ”๏ธ Entries must be <5 minutes and written/recorded this month. โŒ No illegal samples, copyright infringements or other snide goings-on โŒ Bagpipes. ( Christmas truce now expired) . Also on thin ice with panpipes, to be perfectly honest. โŒ No voting for your own entry. We'll know. And we'll shame you. I would like to trial an extra rule this month that might, though might not, help in the voting, I'll float it in the thread . Deadline wise , we will call midnight on the 24th (yes, you probably have till about 19.00 on the 25th, but don't let on or we will have a deluge at 18.59)
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