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3/19/2019 8:03:55 AM
Facebook is anti-artist.

3/17/2019 2:37:33 PM
RIP Dick Dale

2/24/2019 3:19:51 PM
sleeper hooks in songs

1/23/2019 9:16:14 PM
Hear the whole show here from this thread.

1/14/2019 3:07:17 AM
2 more days left to vote in Golden Kayaks

12/19/2018 1:58:43 AM
What aspects of a song do you value most?

12/17/2018 1:52:01 PM
Indie Song of the Year Nominees

12/13/2018 5:45:13 PM
want to thank the community

12/9/2018 10:55:31 AM
only a couple days left to get your Golden Kayak nominations in

12/4/2018 10:32:18 PM
Type your life story in 100 words or less.

12/4/2018 5:59:01 PM
Do you believe in UFOs?

11/23/2018 9:54:39 AM
indie management horror stories

11/17/2018 10:34:27 AM
some easy ways to take on Golden Kayak nominations

11/16/2018 3:30:01 AM
Want to see something utterly amazing?

11/15/2018 2:14:00 PM
RIP Roy Clark

11/5/2018 2:30:03 PM
Deadline for songs to be uploaded to qualify for Golden Kayaks - 11-11-18 at 12 am ET

10/25/2018 5:03:11 PM
sometimes I think..

10/22/2018 5:40:00 AM
Golden Kayaks coming in November

9/28/2018 9:01:01 PM
RIP Marty Balin

9/27/2018 3:21:41 PM
Womankind came to the fore today.

9/25/2018 6:01:36 PM
How to PIMP UP your IMP artist page!

9/24/2018 1:50:01 PM
interesting new Beatles release coming

9/21/2018 7:27:25 AM
Steve Ison and Azwel

9/18/2018 7:00:29 PM
so what's new?

9/10/2018 10:43:27 AM
RIP Rod Underhill

9/1/2018 8:47:34 PM
NFL fans check in here

8/31/2018 3:00:04 AM
I need some promo ideas on this..

8/18/2018 11:46:27 AM
Anybody got anything exciting going on?

8/16/2018 12:08:14 PM
The King and Queen both died on the same day.

8/14/2018 4:20:05 PM
Is melody passé?

8/13/2018 12:02:48 PM
The Queen of Soul is gravely ill.

8/12/2018 10:41:34 AM
John Denver, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin. plane crash, plane crash, car crash. Which was the biggest loss?

8/9/2018 2:34:40 PM
What would you consider over the years as the perfect pop song?

8/2/2018 11:51:38 PM
David Crosby on paid streaming services

7/31/2018 7:02:42 AM
She walks all over you, you know she can

7/30/2018 2:45:34 PM
“You are what you settle for. You are only as much as you settle for.” - Janis Joplin

7/28/2018 12:27:40 PM
How do you start fresh when your past is strewn all around you?

7/15/2018 11:19:16 AM
racism

7/10/2018 4:46:38 AM
I'd like to hear details about everyone's creative process.

7/4/2018 6:29:15 AM
everybody please read

7/1/2018 3:33:44 PM
Neil Sedaka - songwriter

6/16/2018 3:49:04 PM
New support email, please file this so you have it.

6/14/2018 5:07:00 AM
Nobody noticed.

6/7/2018 6:48:05 AM
How much of a factor is an artist's looks in your appreciation of their live performances?

6/5/2018 6:11:06 PM
the need for critical opinions in music

6/5/2018 9:45:03 AM
Some "music lovers' are just too lazy to appreciate indie.

6/3/2018 9:11:17 AM
Frank Sinatra's letter to George Michael

5/26/2018 12:55:58 AM
I found this wild statement in a very obscure place on Neil Young's archive site.

5/13/2018 1:28:01 PM
outreaching

5/12/2018 7:34:33 PM
the best ever artist website

5/3/2018 11:57:47 AM
Great David Crosby Interview

5/1/2018 6:39:18 AM
the battle

4/24/2018 9:35:41 AM
some notes about the IMP player

4/6/2018 5:13:21 PM
My life basically starts today.

4/1/2018 4:56:11 PM
Lennon, Cobain and Jimi are all alive.

3/24/2018 9:19:25 AM
great new Neil Young interview

3/19/2018 7:51:27 PM
Is that Francesca on the Alfa Romeo commercial?

2/3/2018 7:19:51 AM
taking your songs to a publisher

1/22/2018 4:59:08 PM
The DMD (digital CD) now works for all artists!

1/14/2018 7:22:31 PM
The Golden Kayak Wall of Fame has been updated with the new winners.

1/14/2018 8:02:54 AM
How to listen to tonight's Golden Kayak broadcast at 5 PM ET (New York) time.

1/8/2018 10:12:20 AM
Oprah's speech last night at the Golden Globes was amazing, see it here

1/2/2018 8:27:18 AM
I'm proud of this

12/29/2017 10:05:50 PM
Indie Song of the Year - the Finals

12/18/2017 9:16:05 AM
It warms me

12/16/2017 9:37:03 AM
Nominations Closed for Golden kayaks

12/7/2017 4:37:21 PM
OMG I was so surprised to see this!!

12/2/2017 3:04:01 PM
Note to any artists or any others who are not thrilled with the choice of features here

12/1/2017 11:49:44 AM
A contender for the greatest indie song of all time..

11/27/2017 3:19:28 PM
2 weeks left to get your Golden Kayak nominations in.

11/22/2017 11:24:37 PM
apologies on behalf of IMP

11/15/2017 9:48:17 AM
The Indie Song of the Year Tourney for this year - please read..

11/5/2017 8:53:39 AM
an indie song that will run thru your head all day if you listen

11/5/2017 5:34:49 AM
Deadline for songs to be uploaded to qualify for Golden Kayaks - 11-11-17 at 12 am ET

10/29/2017 11:51:15 PM
new - front page ads

10/26/2017 9:40:22 AM
New Spotlight Interview with a majorly talented guy!

10/21/2017 4:53:31 PM
I'm starting to feel our gravitational pull again.

10/5/2017 3:56:26 PM
some stuff about this site that you may not know

8/19/2017 3:19:11 PM
Shades of the Righteous Bros on IMP?

8/1/2017 1:46:16 AM
IMP story blog contest, all please read..

7/18/2017 12:08:57 PM
so how does an artist get a new listener to click on a music link

7/18/2017 12:08:19 PM
Looking for volunteers regarding a committee that sets out to give IMP a presence at music trade shows

6/30/2017 2:28:07 AM
Everyone please read - How important is IMP to YOU?

6/29/2017 1:07:13 PM
Everyone please read - How important is IMP to YOU?

6/27/2017 11:48:30 PM
our friend Lesley is gone from IMP

6/19/2017 11:22:07 PM
Facebook is anti music artist in case you didn't know

6/9/2017 2:38:59 PM
the IMP in the room is you

6/1/2017 9:37:41 PM
announcement

5/19/2017 9:29:03 AM
Station managers, please read, a survey

5/18/2017 11:50:57 AM
RIP Chris Cornell

5/7/2017 4:51:23 AM
new Spotlight Interview with the overwhelming Motorbaby

4/28/2017 7:44:11 AM
artist communities

4/19/2017 5:15:01 AM
Indie artists are raisin' the bar these days, have you heard?

4/16/2017 12:20:17 PM
ok this is pretty funny

4/11/2017 5:32:33 AM
What are the factors involved that cause you to click on a song to listen to it? Everybody please comment.

4/2/2017 2:43:00 AM
New Spotlight Interview with the band Whitherward!

4/1/2017 4:44:14 PM
I love artists.

3/28/2017 9:12:39 PM
the elasticity of a song

3/28/2017 8:11:55 AM
one more note about the political pipeline

3/26/2017 10:52:54 PM
We have a new political forum, link above..

3/21/2017 6:08:43 AM
New Spotlight Interview with TonyGirl

3/19/2017 12:06:26 AM
We made a change in the song page.

3/12/2017 11:55:40 AM
What the world needs now

3/2/2017 2:25:15 AM
the red button on the front page works now

3/1/2017 5:15:54 PM
new video by MonaLisa Twins covers another Beatle song

3/1/2017 4:50:59 PM
What makes for the perfect pipeline topic?

2/21/2017 5:58:20 AM
Despair on Indie Avenue

2/20/2017 2:21:33 PM
update on site issue

2/17/2017 2:27:17 PM
We just had another correspondence from the server co.

1/25/2017 1:05:09 PM
New Spotlight Interview with James Stanley Howen

1/24/2017 11:32:02 AM
Anybody know some good songs with fiddles on IMP?

1/23/2017 1:05:01 PM
new realms in the arena of artist promotion..

1/22/2017 12:21:12 AM
Indie icon Ainjel Emme just posted an amazing new song related to the women's march

1/20/2017 7:14:37 PM
note for all

1/16/2017 2:30:05 PM
All Golden Kayak Winners check in here.

1/16/2017 6:13:29 AM
Miss the show last night? You can stream it now

1/13/2017 5:45:31 AM
Song of the Year is really close, please vote if you haven't.

1/11/2017 7:11:57 AM
Radio show announcing winners is THIS Sunday at 5:00 New York Time

1/11/2017 12:01:54 AM
David Crosby's new song is here now, on his page.

1/10/2017 1:18:42 AM
The Finals for the Indie Song of the Year are here!

1/5/2017 1:55:28 PM
Indie Music vs Indie Artist

1/2/2017 2:47:20 PM
I made a decision

1/1/2017 9:56:57 PM
You folks know there is a short url for IMP, right?

1/1/2017 12:57:40 PM
a funny story for yas

1/1/2017 7:01:00 AM
Semifinals Round for The Song of the Year Tourney

12/24/2016 6:25:48 PM
a new Spotlight Interview is right off the presses, it's Pancake Riot

12/24/2016 1:04:25 PM
Golden Kayak Voting Ballot - Please vote!

12/17/2016 12:22:15 PM
I love it but I hate it.

12/13/2016 11:16:44 PM
Golden Kayak Nominations closed - Song of the Year moves into next round, winners bracket.

12/7/2016 11:30:08 AM
5 days left for Golden Kayak Nominations, get them in please

12/6/2016 12:58:45 PM
new heat in Indie Song of the Year is up - Need more nominations for Golden Kayaks too!

12/3/2016 9:53:16 AM
Golden Kayak Nominations Form

12/2/2016 12:08:39 AM
need your Golden Kayak nominations soon! and don't forget to vote in the front page poll

11/29/2016 11:22:12 AM
How do we grow the indie culture?

11/28/2016 9:00:09 PM
a note about site issues

11/24/2016 10:01:07 PM
Time to start working on your Golden Kayak Nominations

11/23/2016 11:25:10 AM
new heat in Indie Song of Year is Up, Winner of Last Heat announced

11/18/2016 1:22:31 PM
Voting for Kayak song of the Year begins, please read..

11/10/2016 5:02:57 AM
so we're back up again

11/2/2016 1:49:58 PM
8 more days to upload songs that will be eligible for Golden Kayaks!!

10/12/2016 11:49:40 AM
Golden Kayaks coming up soon. To be eligible, a song must be uploaded before Nov 11, 12 AM.

9/25/2016 10:06:57 AM
announcement - we're discontinuing the Triple C Club

8/4/2016 5:07:52 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Neil w Young

7/16/2016 5:01:20 PM
paging Lyin Dan

7/10/2016 10:53:39 AM
hey station managers

7/8/2016 2:34:36 PM
Genre chart adjustment coming in next day

7/8/2016 6:25:36 AM
The Lady Voices of Indie DMD is still for sale

7/6/2016 1:54:25 PM
Artists with emotional energy

7/6/2016 6:20:40 AM
Can you folks help spread this around?

7/4/2016 4:07:45 AM
Happy INDIES Day!

6/21/2016 7:24:08 AM
Do you like rock festivals?

6/18/2016 5:09:50 PM
A note about the compilation charity DMD that Evie helped put together

6/17/2016 3:06:04 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Francesca Tamellini

6/13/2016 9:24:17 PM
Attn: New Feature!

6/12/2016 12:34:25 AM
re: the Triple C Club

6/7/2016 3:10:52 AM
new Spotlight Interview with DeMonicka!

5/31/2016 11:33:58 AM
New Spotlight interview with Denquar

5/30/2016 8:03:09 AM
There aren't as many indie bands out there as there used to be

5/22/2016 8:37:54 AM
Welcome to all the great new artists who are checking in today!

5/18/2016 11:04:55 PM
well today is the 1 year anniversary of indiemusicpeople.com

5/18/2016 3:12:54 PM
pipeline perks

5/15/2016 10:39:06 PM
a note about an adjustment we're making to the Stat Cave

5/12/2016 8:45:21 PM
Today was IMP's best day ever for traffic

5/12/2016 7:44:08 AM
the joy of being me - Gamers take note.

5/9/2016 6:34:39 AM
please remove the letters IAC from your stations and what not.

5/8/2016 10:41:30 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Chloe Collins!

5/3/2016 4:51:07 AM
Important note about the new front page, everybody read..

4/27/2016 6:28:12 PM
Another New Development at IMP! please read

4/26/2016 8:05:52 AM
People who make music, it's the very best part of them..

4/25/2016 11:59:26 AM
Have you started a station lately ?

4/21/2016 3:17:56 AM
response to music depends a lot on mood

4/19/2016 1:14:28 PM
Here's some good news..

4/19/2016 7:50:49 AM
a note to all about IMP and Facebook, please read..

4/6/2016 11:13:26 AM
RIP Merle Haggard

4/3/2016 10:08:58 AM
the volatility of listeners and the Surge Factor

4/2/2016 9:34:39 PM
Pipeline Radio Show hosted by Ken (Two Silo Complex) is this coming Wednesday night at 8 PM EDT

3/27/2016 6:16:01 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Ben Elliot

3/15/2016 4:23:43 PM
I had a thought

3/10/2016 1:22:52 PM
pipeline brainstorming session..

3/9/2016 1:39:17 PM
folks we need more songs - we're doing a group radio show from the pipeliners, please read..

3/8/2016 2:06:35 PM
idle chatter

3/6/2016 7:53:21 PM
an idea about how to bring non-artists listeners to IMP.

3/5/2016 9:28:28 AM
I.M.P. and the challenge of indies selling their music

2/21/2016 12:48:20 PM
Do you know any good indie songwriters who are not on IMP?

2/17/2016 7:31:23 AM
New Spotlight interview with Dave Elwert

2/17/2016 6:46:55 AM
looking for something to blow me away

2/5/2016 11:13:54 PM
stats issue

2/3/2016 10:54:53 PM
Mention IMP wherever you go on the web

1/28/2016 12:34:42 PM
2 new college stations added as affiliates for Kayak Big 25 show

1/28/2016 5:36:03 AM
What's your favorite indie song of all time other than your own?

1/27/2016 6:33:31 PM
planning your next musical move in public - please read..

1/25/2016 11:56:46 AM
We're looking for content for IMPeccable Radio

1/18/2016 12:41:08 PM
The Golden Kayak Wall of Fame has been updated

1/13/2016 3:17:58 AM
You're all invited to a party on Sunday

1/8/2016 12:57:05 PM
ok, Golden Kayak ballots due by MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT!, Time to vote if you haven't yet.

1/4/2016 12:32:39 AM
IMP is the ticket.

1/3/2016 8:04:41 AM
reminders..

12/30/2015 2:07:25 PM
another quick note about Kayak voting

12/25/2015 4:16:54 AM
Finals Heat is up in Kayak Song of the Year - please vote

12/15/2015 2:52:52 PM
Golden Kayak Nominations extended - due by 12 AM 12-29

11/22/2015 6:19:21 AM
Got any masterpieces coming?? Now's the time, to be eligible for Golden Kayaks, songs must be on site before Dec 1st.

11/19/2015 2:00:22 PM
site outage

11/16/2015 1:09:05 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Azwel

11/12/2015 3:44:58 PM
State of the Pipeline ?

11/4/2015 12:35:06 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Time Cat

10/30/2015 1:12:52 PM
Operation Homecoming - pipeline regulars, please read..

10/27/2015 6:41:49 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Piranya

10/23/2015 2:06:27 PM
one of our artists has recently started doing live performances

10/22/2015 12:23:15 AM
Remember folks to take advantage of the Review/Commentary section

10/15/2015 12:03:46 PM
The Golden Kayaks are only a month and a half away

10/8/2015 5:08:09 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Alex Siegel

10/7/2015 12:30:13 PM
We just added 2 affiliates to our Kayak Big 25 network, from Canada and Africa

10/4/2015 4:25:46 AM
There's a new facebook page for our 24/7 Radio (IMPeccable Radio), like it if..

9/30/2015 9:36:46 PM
Some will think I'm foolish for typing this

9/26/2015 1:20:51 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Dead Bed Bad

9/22/2015 6:43:04 PM
OK, folks, it's "Start a New Station Week" at IMP, time to start a new station

9/22/2015 1:34:58 PM
What do the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina have in common?

9/21/2015 1:53:55 PM
a special welcome to all the fabulous new artists on the site!

9/17/2015 8:06:39 PM
New Spotlight Interview with Bob Elliott

9/14/2015 12:34:20 PM
Do you remember the first song that in your youth captured your imagination?

9/13/2015 5:40:19 PM
how to post links on our 2 forums (pipeline and the R/C)

9/13/2015 8:52:27 AM
Could you give it a spin and put up a song in our Review/Commentary area?

9/11/2015 12:06:13 PM
looking for anybody here who loves indie gospel music

9/11/2015 12:18:38 AM
logo contest for Kayak Big 25 - any of you good at this sort of thing?

9/10/2015 7:52:41 AM
Feedback area is now Review/Commentary and IS ON FRONT PAGE - bottom left!

9/9/2015 9:37:24 PM
big announcement on Export Player, please read..

9/9/2015 9:02:28 PM
New Spotlight Interview with the one and only Zeeza

9/6/2015 2:37:10 AM
New Spotlight Interview with Soft Cactus

9/3/2015 6:45:34 AM
the latest project I'm working on..

9/3/2015 12:29:36 AM
you know what gets me down?

9/1/2015 3:26:30 AM
New Spotlight Interview - Ice Giants

8/25/2015 4:02:46 AM
crazy ramblings, read at your own risk

8/23/2015 1:44:02 PM
In news related to artists who are members here

8/16/2015 5:19:50 PM
Brand New Spotlight Interview with our own Steve Ison

8/13/2015 1:28:36 PM
more things all new artists should know

8/8/2015 4:40:30 PM
re: a songwriters' museum on this site?

8/1/2015 9:56:11 AM
Song blurbs on stations

7/26/2015 10:14:00 AM
asking for help for all on this matter

7/25/2015 6:33:10 AM
What bonds us all together?

7/23/2015 1:52:35 PM
Operation Banner Mania - everybody please read..

7/20/2015 10:28:25 PM
the you tube thread

7/15/2015 9:45:55 AM
site alumni week - please read..

6/26/2015 7:50:08 AM
Elvis "the King"'s last words were ?

6/20/2015 1:19:48 AM
the IMP late night club

6/16/2015 12:38:49 AM
a noteworthy new station to check out - Alltime Kayak Hits

6/14/2015 12:35:45 PM
discouraging news from the indie world

6/10/2015 1:56:05 AM
major investigative movie on Kurt Cobain coming out tomorrow, the 11th

6/4/2015 1:46:32 PM
I remember when they were just an indie :)

6/3/2015 12:04:32 PM
Things you can do at (for) IMP today

6/1/2015 12:03:56 PM
new Kayak Big 25 up.

5/21/2015 6:24:44 PM
a note about featured stations, please read, all station managers



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Scott

1/27/2016 6:33:31 PM

planning your next musical move in public - please read..
I had this idea that all of us would commit to paper (the pipeline) short term and long term musical projects and then we'd follow up monthly to see what transpires.

short term - I'm finishing a work thing by next tuesday. After that I'm going to start working on this great anthem I wrote with Negative Tendencies, of which the video is already conceived and will be great.

long term - I'd like to get all my songs from all my projects on one page at some point.


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Bryon Tosoff

1/27/2016 6:49:59 PM


I am Bad with this kinda thing, I am spontaneous, work off of inspiration, basically I am lazy but try to fit in things in between my teaching and promoting, taking care of this house , I will try. but frankly I am the worse when it comes to planning to do things for me. I always do things for others, hopeful I can improve


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Bryon Tosoff

1/27/2016 8:03:29 PM


this is a good idea, it is worthwhile. I might be able to come up with something. could spur me on to do at least a song a month, i dont have time for much more then that, or every two months. i have a lot of projects for others and new students starting up.I hope to work some ideas out and post, goals and objectives are good. thx Scott


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Jambrains

1/28/2016 3:24:06 AM


I've challenged myself to "release" one song a month during 2016 which will be tough given I tend to spend ages on my songs esp. when it comes to arrangement/mixing/production. By doing this I hope to streamline my workflow e.g. learn a few plugins well instead of using different ones all the time. Hopefully it will also help me to "let go" when things are "good enough" and not spending ages with details 99.9% of the listeners will not notice anyway. On the other hand I have also promised myself to pay closer attention to the recording side of things e.g. getting the right "sound" (and tight playing) from the start instead of "fix it in the mix"......


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Hop On Pop

1/28/2016 5:02:34 AM


To write just one fucking song.


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Scott

1/28/2016 5:26:44 AM


Todd, have you tried different methods to break your slump ?

like writing lyrics first, or on a different instrument ?


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Hop On Pop

1/28/2016 5:32:01 AM


yup.


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Larree

1/28/2016 7:37:09 AM


You too, Todd? I have not written shit for years now! Trying. Started a few. But pretty much bone dry here, too.

Yeah, just one fucking song!


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Two Silo Complex

1/28/2016 9:46:00 AM


I am in the same boat with hop on pop I have not written a complete song with lyrics and music in a long time either I have lyrics with no music or music with no lyrics its very frustrating.
TSC,
Ken


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Bryon Tosoff

1/30/2016 6:28:57 PM ---- Updated 1/30/2016 6:29:29 PM


Ok, I did two songs for the month of January 2016, the last few days the 28 and today the 30 One is an industrial electronic instrumental with vocal shots here and there, no singing, it is "come here little one",which I uploaded a few days ago and second is an instrumental, (elevator music my son said) laid back easy listening , entitled "starlight serenade" which went up today, the third one, i am not sure if I will publish it. we will see

I started to try and work something completely different. on the "come here little one"
I wanted a blues jazz thing. nah, didnt work. so it morphed into something else then one which I wanted to go the same way with a cool bass riff really basic minimalist thing with vocals, the lyrics are done. just have to clean them up and fix the verse chorus, the idea is there. but no luck for the song lyric fitting the tune

then like I said, the next one is still sitting here on my computer. finished it, but might add more stuff to it, but aint working for the lyrics. again, and more then likely wont publish it like i said

so I tried 2 songs today, one which I uploaded, smooth easy listening. i started with some chords, and wanted a funky bass line. still didnt work. gave up on trying and made it into that mellow starlight serenade

so, i did 3 songs this month in the last couple days, so good for a while since i was going to do maybe one a month. still dont know if I will make the goal. but two are up, I want to sing something. and need to think the bass part out, it is an important part of the song I have in mind with the lyrics, I want something eerie slow but compelling something that will be kinda outside my writing style and pushing the envelop lyric wise, not a nice story about a bad man. , maybe the melody bass will come,with minimal chords have to work it out.

there

end of the month accomplishment. spent most of today in my studio where I teach with the keyboards and stuff

cheers and good night

bryon


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Father Time

1/31/2016 8:35:04 AM


Here's magnetic poetry which some use to deal with writer's block.


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Bryon Tosoff

1/31/2016 8:47:31 AM


Thanks Scott, I did a quick look and will meander through there

As for my commitment to this challenge, well, i just realized all the pruning of the grape vines and cherry tree coming up and prepping the large garden we have. February is the month to clean things up.
Got a lot of special trees and plants that need attention, that is one of my passions. so to Replant, split plants move plants arrange things I probably wont get a lot done in the Spring or Summer and with my teaching and promotion and usual life things, as we all have lots to do.

So will get done what I can, but a good challenge nonetheless and good suggestion and idea. I will though work on the one song that has been eluding me which I start and it morphs into some other thing. Probably cause I am away from the piano and working on parts with the synths and programming patches. I think I will go back to the piano and lay down the shell, take my time, not rush through it and craft it out and write it down other thoughts or ideas as they come.

Like i said, i am more a spontaneous writer drawing from inspiration at the piano, stuff just happens there kinda , more instrumentals, sometimes maybe a song with lyrics, not often, not my thing but will try to improve there.

have a good one, see how this idea pans out for me. i am somewhat of a procrastinator when it comes to my own workings
later


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Larree

2/1/2016 8:44:33 AM


My next musical move is tomorrow night. I have a second life gig. Haven't touched a guitar since last year. I guess I should practice some.


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Bryon Tosoff

2/1/2016 9:07:54 AM


second life sounds interesting Larree, i think Scott brought this up last year as a possibility for IMP artists but seems there were not enough wanting to jump in it
have fun


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Jilly

2/1/2016 11:50:02 AM


I have become obsessed with the magic of BREAD songs and I've been trying for ages to produce something that comes anywhere near. It's hard as I don't play guitar and I don't have a sexy male vocal. I found the optimum pace and range and I'm working of construction but those killer hooks aren't there yet.

There are plenty of BREAD sound-alikes around but none touches the spot for me.


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Bryon Tosoff

2/1/2016 12:52:50 PM


There could be something else in the works coming with my influences. sometime


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Bryon Tosoff

2/2/2016 3:36:34 PM


latest song, here is a new one, On the run, synth driven jazz rock rock funky groove.
on the run
I think this will be it for awhile, I have other things happening might take some time till next one. depends on inspiration and opportunity to build tracks .


cheers


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Steve Ison

2/3/2016 8:14:28 AM


I'm planning alot this year..Just getting 2 Steve Ison solo albums finished and mastered 'On The Way Up' and 'Love In A Strange World'..They should be out by end of March..
Finishing 'Strangest Feeling' band album at bassist Petes..That should be out June/July

Gonna start recording the ADHD (the other band i'm in) album march/April

There's an acoustic/songwriting duo i'm in with my Canadian friend Sarah called 'Pavots'.,.Will def start recording and finishing all the songs we've been writing.Hopefully complete an album by the end of this year..

Gonna re-start the 'song every 2 weeks' project i did a few years ago with my friend Colette in March..Hopefully as an impetus to record more songs i've written (and do new ones)

Plan to carry on entering every monthly 1+1 'full production' and collabro song contests at this other site i frequent called muses muse..Have a backlog of produced songs to enter-but 1+1s require recording and collabro ones require writing AND recording..

Thats enough to be getting on with at the moment :)


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Bryon Tosoff

2/4/2016 8:27:39 AM


Steve Ison, you are so methodical and organized in your thinking, presentation of what you are going to do. Planning is key to success in anything. So it is no wonder your songcrafting is always so good , reflective in your thought process. As for me, I have never been very solid in that way, but rely more on spontaneity and in the moment thing, although on occasion I do sit down and work at a few things , but planning, ah man , just not me, everybody is different. lot of talented hard working people here at IMP and seeing how Steve approaches his song building and collabs is perhaps a way for me to imitate and improve my own abilities


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2/4/2016 9:49:14 AM


Well Hello To All. I've decided to tag a few threads while I'm stopping by.
I have, if you've not noticed, toned down my frequency of posting. I realize it's not a competition, but perhaps less is more with me. At any rate, let me keep to topic here.

Scott, you raise a very interesting question.
I have a wide range of goals, I just was telling myself I don't have any,
but then upon further thought, perhaps I may at that.

I wanted to address first though,
oh, okay, second, make that.

Jillianne. Yes Bread is Incredible.
Have you heard this one?
It's one of my favorites.
These boys had more than a bit of Beatle influence if you ask me.

"Could I" by Bread

There we are. This may be one of their more complex songs,
timing switchies, goes this way, goes that way, then the chorus, Oh God.

Now then.

About writer's block. Perhaps I can help. Perhaps not but I shall try nonetheless.

When Pete came and saw that it's John for real,
one of the things---and I'd never seen Lennon so animated in all his afterlife,
before or since---one of the things he said to Pete was,
"It's all in the title, Pete! You get the title, you've got the whole goddamned f-ing song!"

That was the morning we all wrote "Between Here And There" by BEATLESEX,
(I really suppose I shall have to now post that particular song, won't I. And maybe another one from the Pete album now that I think of it, at least that, yeah.)

Now, so as not to launch into a big long thing here, because then it seems
like I'm just trying to make it about me. And I'm not. But John had a point.
The title, is a very key element. Here's another key element.
A couple, actually. One of mine, far as sayings like the one from John
I just told you all, is "to be a songwriter is to be well versed in being able
to aptly entertain a 'what if'"....

So, imagination is important.
We can as we get older, forget how to imagine. Even I understand this by now.
I say it like that because I've always lived in my imagination. Then I stopped
getting high, so now I only spend my off hours there. In Imaginationland.

So that's one thing to remember, have imagination, be able
to entertain a 'what if', okay that's two things, plus John's,
'it's all in the title, you find the title, you've got the whole goddamned f-ing song'
which is also one for the utility list.

Here's another.

If you are modest, you should perhaps consider another passion,
perhaps knitting. Or ping-pong. Or Call Of Duty 8 or whatever they're up to.

Songwriting, to be good at it,
you have to go absolutely against your own natural inclination to cover up.
It's your job, if you are to take songwriting seriously, to not cover up.
Covering up is for the other people, it's why they need us around.
Somebody's gotta get naked for cryin' out loud. Otherwise we're all repressed,
oppressed, permanent pressed, whathaveyou.

So, it's very much, not only a damn good degree of
'be able to get naked, and in public, and at the drop of a hat
should the need suddenly arise', in a manner of speaking,
don't go getting yourself arrested because you took that literally.
Also, do you carry a faucet spigot? Well get one.
It's a tool of the trade.
Now, look at your arm, pick a vein.
Tap a vein and Bleed. Pour a Nice Tall Glass, don't be stingy.
Save the stingy for the half-assed novices.
You wanna be a professional? We're talkin' a nice tall Long Island Ice Tea Glass.

Hop On Pop, it literally pains me to think you're having trouble writing a song.
You were literally the first book I ever read.
By The Magic of Constantinople and Timbuktu, May Your Muse Flow,
like it's just that time of the month.

Larree, it also pains me greatly to hear you're having a rough time of it.

Remember Folks, it's not like 'where the heck did I put that peanut butter?'

Seriously. It isn't. It so isn't.

Let me put it this way.
Are you asking yourself,
"What can I write about?" or "What do I want to write about?"

Yes?

If so, you're probably doing it wrong.
Many is the time you'll get better results,
asking this:

"What is the song I DON'T want to write?"
Betcha a Tall Glass of Whatever I have left, you'll come up with something.

And if not, if you'd like help,
I then offer it,

write to me,
American_Lesley_Jane@yahoo.com

or here as well,

musicmanager2001@yahoo.com

We shall converse. I'll help you figure out what you want to be writing about,
I know, that is an absolutely preposterous and boisterous thing to suggest.
I shall try, certainly, you have my word on that.

Perhaps I can write lyrics, maybe that'll help you get started...
in any event, I'm game if you are. Whomever.

Oh, Scott,

you want to put it all on one page?
Are you trying to break the system?
You're pretty prolific.
I am too, which is why I'm actually constantly deleting old ones,
making way for new ones, did that just this morning in fact.
And Negative Tendencies is a mindblowingly fantastic band.
Deserves it's own page for sure. As do you my friend.

So. Lastly.
Goals.

Short term: maybe make a couple hot dogs. Maybe.
Perhaps I'll save them and watch my figure. It's large and round
and hard to miss, so I don't know why I'd bother watching it.
Long term: Become the Next Elvis Lesley, Flying on a Chariot of BEATLES.
Become absolutely disgustingly rich, become more well-known than Pizza,
uh, what else, oh just absolutely impossible things,
like make Jillianne swoon and write me a love song.
You might as well dream big, either way, it may not ever work out.
But you have more fun if you dream big.
Just remember to spend some time in reality, take it from me,
that was always a big one for me. Now, let's see about them hot doggies...

Love to you All.

~Lesley Jane


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2/4/2016 9:50:50 AM


PS...

Steve Ison, you are frightfully brilliant. An Inspiration To Us All.

The Muse is no stranger to you my friend.

~L


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2/4/2016 4:34:59 PM


Yes, I know.

I shall have to settle for being
The Next Great Rock Phenomenon, Being Disgustingly Rich,
and simply utter a pathetic sigh when Ms Jillianne walks by.

I know. *sigh*
I know.

~L

F*** it. Who Wants Pie?


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Steve Ison

2/7/2016 7:27:04 AM


Bryon/Lesley Jane -Thanx for the kind thoughts -Appreciated

Bryon...I don't actually feel that disciplined really...The band/collaboration projects have a life of their own with other people adding alot of enthusiasm,creative energy n practical support - and basically all i have to do is get out of the way,play my part and allow things to run their natural course..Its like being part of a great team in a job you really enjoy n believe in where other people are really pulling their weight too

Keeping the impetus/motivation going with regularly producing my own solo stuff is alot harder..Thats why i like outside pressures to help complete things-Like competitions at musesmuse or the self-imposed discipline of the 'song every 2 weeks' idea with my friend Colette..If i didn't have those things as a spur i'd actually produce very little


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Steve Ison

2/7/2016 7:43:25 AM


Todd..Really feel with you with your writers block..Some very insightful,interesting suggestions by Lesley Jane that i'll just add my tuppence to-in the hope it might be even the minutest bit of help lol

I know when i experienced writers block -it was from putting too much pressure on myself to come up with something 'great',comparing myself negatively with my musical heroes,it all felt too important...Pouncing on any slivver of creativity that managed to break thru that rigid headspace and then tightening up with fear 'cos it felt so important to get a great chorus to match that (which never came)
Now,i really don't care about results at all.My only care is to enjoy the creative process,feel free and 'play' and let the chips fall where they may....Ironically i'm more likely to come up with something 'great' with that headspace,or at least something i find interesting..
As a perverse suggestion,it might be more productive to say i'm NOT gonna write/complete anything for 3 months..But have half hour a day where you just play thru other songs you like-let yourself slide into different riffs..Anything where you can just ENJOY the process and the songs eventually will come back by themselves..


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Hop On Pop

2/7/2016 9:28:10 AM


Had lunch with a friend of mine last week: a former bandmate. I love his voice, and I decided that I am going to try to write a song specifically FOR him to sing. Maybe if I change my headspace like that, I may be able to produce something.
We'll see.

Also, if we lived near each other, I would love to collaborate with you on something. Tried the long-distance thing, and it just doesn't work for me.

Maybe I'll see who I can talk into sitting down with me?

But, in the meantime… gotta see if I can write something for Rich.


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Larree

2/7/2016 9:45:30 AM ---- Updated 2/7/2016 9:46:33 AM


Great idea, Todd. Writing for another artist can free you up from any possible inner criticism that may stand in the way if you are trying to write for yourself and you are stuck.


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Bryon Tosoff

2/7/2016 10:10:17 AM


good thought there Todd, look forward to your finished song, best of luck, go for it


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