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Richard Scotti

10/6/2012 6:51:22 PM

Broken Sky (remix)
Hope u all like this hard rock remix of my song:


BROKEN SKY


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Stoneman

10/9/2012 6:57:55 PM


I absolutely love this Richard. It is kind of Hendrix like in spots and your vocalist did an awesome job capturing the hard rock feel of it. Big ups on the drums also! Love the mix, production, guitar work and just everything about it.

YOU ROCK!
Stoneman


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Richard Scotti

10/9/2012 10:52:24 PM


Thank you so much, Stoneman. Coming from you, those words mean a lot to me.
This song was actually years in the making. It started out as an instrumental and eventually became a song with words. But the mixing was very time consuming and a real challenge. The production went through several incarnations before getting to this point. I took a hiatus from it and when I got back to it, I was filled with new ideas on how to make it stronger. I never give up on song if I believe in it no matter how long it takes. I will check out your new song in the morning when my ears are fresh. It's 2AM here and I gotta get to sleep!


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Shoe City Sound

10/10/2012 10:41:47 AM


Big surprise that I have never done any hard rock so I don't have anything in the way of critique, just a sincere and honest "this sounds great" :) Interesting what you say about keeping on with a tune till you get it the way you want. I have put so many tunes on the back burner just because I felt frustrated working on them. I'm thinking now maybe go back and take a second, third or however many listens it takes , especially considering the result you got on this one.

D


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Richard Scotti

10/10/2012 10:13:06 PM ---- Updated 10/13/2012 2:28:08 PM


Thank you Delores. I'm delighted that something I say here can inspire someone to take a step in a progressive direction regarding their music. I always used to put songs on the back burner but I learned that by revisiting them I could move them upfront again.

Every song has strengths and weaknesses and they aren't always apparent at the beginning but it's amazing how they reveal themselves over the course of a few weeks, months or even years.

As long there is a core to the song that you truly believe in, it can always be redeemed by accenting and increasing the strengths while identifying the weaknesses and getting rid of them.

It's shocking to me that a song that seemed perfect last month can seem so radically imperfect a month later when I'm in a different frame of mind, a different mood. etc etc. What was obfuscated then seems obvious later when listening with new ears. It's a mystery how that happens but I'm glad it does.

Of course there are songs that simply can't be salvaged and you shouldn't waste your energy on them. But when a song grabs you even though it's not perfect, trust your instincts and stay with it until you can make it perfect. Sometimes it's something very simple like replacing the bass track and a different bass sound. Very often it's the drum kit and drum performance that isn't gelling with the music. Go the extra mile and audition a new bass line and drum part. Replace those
bass & drum notes/sounds and arrangement and all of sudden the whole song can be transformed without changing much of anything else. Sometimes a song is over produced and simply subtracting some elements or shortening certain sections will make the song more compelling but the drums are the heart beat of a song. The song can't survive without a strong heart.

The song can't live without the head either and the head is the lyric. A song can have all the right elements but if the lyrics are not married to the music, the song won't work.

The trick is not to expect perfection right out of the gate. Let the songs evolve and marinate in their own juices. Nurture them until they are ready to go out into the world on their own. The greatest songs ever written were the ones that were re-written.


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Shoe City Sound

10/12/2012 12:36:21 PM ---- Updated 10/12/2012 12:43:20 PM


Beautifully said, as usual, Richard. It's true you can hear something from a while back and really it's a different experience. Amazing how much personal stuff gets in the way of listening to music - it can color the experience in all kinds of ways, especially if it's something you wrote yourself.

What you say about the core of the song and letting it evolve is so true. I realize that for me, a lot of the frustration comes from trying too hard and obscuring the sound of the song, which - let's face it - is a gift that finds you. Sometimes it's the hardest thing to keep it simple and listen to how it really goes. In some cases even a vocal can be over kill and an instrumental says it all.

Thanks for posting - all really helpful, useful ideas.

D


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Shoe City Sound

10/12/2012 6:36:54 PM



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Richard Scotti

10/19/2012 5:57:20 PM


Bob Dylan once said that everyday he feels like a completely different person.
That explains a lot!


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