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8/9/2019 3:17:43 PM
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CSN & Y may reunite

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HOMEMADE LOVE

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Lyrics - Let's talk

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HOMETOWN BAND

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What are you working on at the moment?

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Everybody Luvs Her (NEW MIX)

4/20/2019 11:29:35 AM
Through me tell the story

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Getting a warm sound from digital

4/14/2019 10:23:16 AM
Categorizing station content

3/18/2019 11:04:04 AM
Dear music ~

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Above Us Only Sky

2/6/2019 3:17:43 PM
TO BE ALONE

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Every Dog (Has His Day)

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Some quotes that inspire my will to forge ahead

1/10/2019 10:54:35 AM
FOREVER

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IT'S ONLY LOVE (my new station)

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Happy holiday

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Ghosting

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Reason To Live

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Questions on managing stations

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P.S. I Love You

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The Beatles Anthology Revisited

5/27/2018 4:57:00 PM
Long Live The Dove

3/31/2018 9:42:27 PM
SPAM

3/13/2018 7:58:40 PM
Music resources

1/10/2018 10:36:59 PM
Jan 14th Kayak Awards broadcast

1/9/2018 9:38:04 PM
Looking for 2017 and 2018 songs for my stations

12/24/2017 11:44:11 AM
Happy Holidays and a few thoughts

11/23/2017 10:07:20 AM
Happy Turkey Day

11/14/2017 10:38:30 AM
The Golden Wish

11/13/2017 6:06:35 PM
Fly Home

10/28/2017 6:00:40 PM
Reason To Live

10/7/2017 12:36:55 PM
New song: "Independent Music"

6/15/2017 5:14:30 PM
Custom labels on DVD's

6/7/2017 5:52:06 PM
Shakespeare in the alley

6/2/2017 2:26:23 PM
Little Baby

5/27/2017 4:46:41 PM
Another icon gone

5/27/2017 12:37:30 PM
Everything About You

5/20/2017 12:52:31 PM
New song: "Work Of Art" with restored ending

5/19/2017 4:16:05 PM
New station from Mike Triba: Groovy and 60's Style

5/15/2017 8:31:43 PM
Great poem by Kobe Bryant

5/6/2017 3:44:07 PM
Let's play 20 questions

5/3/2017 4:23:14 PM
An inquiring mind wants to know.....

1/20/2017 3:56:26 PM
Give a listen to Pasquale Gee

1/6/2017 4:29:09 PM
New song: "Work In Progress"

12/30/2016 3:34:45 PM
Accepting new instrumentals

12/15/2016 3:12:37 PM
ANGELS CRY

12/10/2016 4:17:42 PM
A speech you might be interested in

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Love Can Build A Bridge

12/6/2016 8:43:44 AM
A Hard Rain

10/8/2016 11:42:11 AM
Don't shoot the messenger!

9/23/2016 9:45:41 PM
Copyright forms PA vs SR

9/16/2016 9:39:06 AM
The toppermost of the poppermost

9/12/2016 3:52:12 PM
Beatles alert

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Americana Rose

7/24/2016 3:25:07 PM
Equipment question

7/6/2016 1:05:08 PM
Independent Music

6/24/2016 4:42:17 PM
This Is Not Goodbye

6/24/2016 1:45:01 PM
Under The Covers

6/21/2016 4:14:19 PM
CONUNDRUM

6/15/2016 3:51:13 PM
Paul and Brian singing God Only Knows

6/12/2016 8:02:24 AM
At Close Range

5/13/2016 4:23:51 PM
SON OF A GUN song link

4/15/2016 1:28:34 PM
The Stat Cave

4/6/2016 6:35:25 AM
@ KEN

3/9/2016 6:42:40 AM
Acupuncture

1/25/2016 4:34:54 PM
What is your "CD song-sequencing strategy?"

1/24/2016 5:08:43 AM
Better recording of Roy Orbison's song

1/19/2016 2:13:06 AM
Most award winners don't post here

1/17/2016 7:03:10 AM
Tonight, tonight won't be just any night......

1/12/2016 12:34:18 PM
Under The Covers

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New mixes of existing songs

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The Song Machine

12/19/2015 12:13:06 PM
Lennon tribute tonight on TV

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Living with war

11/26/2015 5:15:36 AM
Happy Thanksgiving

10/21/2015 12:12:56 AM
Middle of the night Reggae song

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Movies vs TV

10/4/2015 4:29:36 PM
Under The Covers

9/14/2015 8:44:02 PM
Posting a song link

8/29/2015 11:02:48 AM
The most over rated album ever

8/21/2015 5:21:05 PM
Weighs Down My Soul

8/20/2015 2:31:15 AM
Get Under The Covers!!

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Under The Covers

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Rock trivia

7/23/2015 8:52:08 AM
Helpful hints

6/16/2015 4:49:40 AM
Just a note

6/11/2015 11:19:38 AM
Forever Jung

6/10/2015 8:19:04 AM
Rolling over

6/9/2015 3:01:02 PM
Quote

6/8/2015 2:12:45 PM
Don't give up

6/8/2015 1:15:52 PM
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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Press Play

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Press Play

4/28/2015 9:28:03 PM
Power line conditioners

3/14/2015 8:55:52 AM
Rock The Blues at IAC

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Participator or spectator?

1/27/2015 7:22:36 AM
IAMA Winner makes it big

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My first vocal on IAC

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Bad Blood Between Us

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Shoe City Magic!

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NEW SONG!

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New Song: "Runnin Over"

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Golden Luv

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Signs Of Life

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TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE

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NEW SONG!

12/4/2013 8:47:52 AM
Bob Dylan interactive video

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A New York State Of Mind

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Looking for great instrumentals

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What are you writing about?

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URBAN CARNIVAL

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Finding this page

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Mastering for iTunes

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Can I get a witness???

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BROTHER JOHN ~ REMIX

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Grand Canyon At Sundown

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Love Conquers All

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Technical question

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Happy Thanksgiving

10/21/2012 9:27:59 AM
DANGER UP AHEAD!!!

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Create a link

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Broken Sky (remix)

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Anti-war songs

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Thank you!

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More opportunities for Y'all

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Indie Radio Stations (PART 2)

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Radio stations accepting submissions (PART 1)

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I need advice for my new CD

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LISTEN! THE SKY IS FALLING!

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Congrats to Sam

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Congrats to Phlegm and friends

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Have a good one!

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....a little survey about lyrics

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What amazing concerts have you seen?

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Tower Of Love

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Two legends depart

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The Code rocks!

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Featured Artist: Mark Boals

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BLUES CRUISE

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New version: Tower Of Love

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Featured Band Of The Week

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Over the moon for Chandra

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INSPIRATION

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Just Like A Rolling Stoneman

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Writer's block

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Dance To A Different Drum

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No Where Boy

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Have a good laugh!

8/18/2010 3:34:46 PM
News flash

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Thanks for the memories

7/23/2010 8:17:18 PM
THANK YOU!!

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Song added to Living With War Today website

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NEW SONG: "WAR NO MORE"

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New song

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What is your songwriting process?

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IAC Conference

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A Little Q & A

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LOST!

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Before The Well Runs Dry

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Great new book

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Taylor Swift

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Exporting KIAC players

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New Station

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Song links and Safari 4

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Up In The Air

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You Tube story

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Beatles 3000

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So Far So Good

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Congrats to those on Neil Young's website

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MORE RADIO STATIONS THAT WILL PLAY YOUR MATERIAL:

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If you were half a millionaire

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Got 2 minutes and 6 seconds?

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A BIG THANK YOU!!!

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Bad Blood Between Us

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KIAC Hitline Station

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NEW SONG

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Great station, Hugh!

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Tower Of Love/Underground 40!

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Lotsa lyrics for ya

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The Golden Age Of Internet Radio

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LITTLE BABY

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The movies that scared you the most

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Richard Scotti

7/23/2015 8:52:08 AM ---- Updated 7/23/2015 8:52:48 AM

Helpful hints


BEATLE TRICKS~~

1. Mutate Your Chorus

As well as starting songs with the chorus, some of The Beatles’ greatest hits open with a chorus hybrid that previews the title and hooks.

The intro to Help has the same chord progression as the chorus but moves twice as fast and features the title 4 times (to the chorus’s 3).

Use this trick and by the time you reach your chorus the listener will be hooked by the reassuring feeling that they’ve heard your song somewhere before.

Also used on: She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love.

2. Bluesify Your Melody

We expect to hear blue notes like the b3, b5 and b7th in rockers like Back In The USSR but the Beatles often added these notes into more melodic material too.

In Blackbird the final phrase uses the b7 on inTO the LIGHT and the b3 on dark BLACK night.

Tricky to pull off if you’re not a confident singer — you might want to insert the blue note into your chord until you’ve learned to pitch it correctly. Using it will add a soulful edge to your melodies.

Also used on: Ticket To Ride, From Me To You.

3. Delay The Root Chord

Starting a song on the tonic chord is a rut the Beatles managed to avoid a surprising number of times.

Eleanor Rigby starts on C major (the bVI of Em) before heading to the home chord. It’s one of the many things that gives the track such an immediate sense of tension. Using this trick will give your progressions more forward momentum.

Also used on: All My Loving, Hello Goodbye.

4. Utilise The Outside Chord

Many of us employ ‘out of key’ chords (whether we realise it or not!). But out of 186 Beatles compositions only 22 remain in key!

In Strawberry Fields Forever, Lennon pulls the rug from under the Bb major tonality by replacing the F major chord with an F minor .

Bb Let me take you down ‘cos I’m going Fm to…

It’s like the stomach drop you experience on the crest of a rollercoaster. Later he creates a disorientating momentary high by replacing the Gm with a G major.

Eb Nothing to get G hung about

Outside chords will surprise your listeners and freshen your melodies.

Also used on: I Am The Walrus, Fool On The Hill.

5. Restate Your Lyrics

The Beatles didn’t make their lyrics memorable just by repeating sections wholesale. They also repeated and adapted words, phrases and sentence structures.

Take A Day In The Life. 4 verses, a middle 8 and only one repeated line.
And yet it’s memorable (in part) because of lyrical links like these -

I read the news/saw a film today, oh boy
and though the news was rather sad/holes were rather small
found my way downstairs/coat/way upstairs
I just had to laugh/look


"I don't work at being ordinary" ~ Paul McCartney



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