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9/7/2019 11:00:24 PM
SONGS on the Radio

6/24/2019 9:29:18 PM
Joy Harjo, new U.S. Poet Laureate

5/22/2019 8:59:49 PM
SONGS On The Radio

4/29/2019 9:39:40 PM
Great New Songs by Neil W. Young, Tom O'Brien and Dana Clancy

1/26/2019 9:39:02 PM
A few thoughts from Mahler, a great grand daddy of indie music

12/2/2018 7:47:01 PM
INVADERS FROM MARS

11/19/2018 1:09:56 AM
The Wonder Years

11/16/2018 10:26:52 PM
Songs on the radio

9/27/2018 9:48:41 PM
Top 10 most Colorful, Or Bold, or Poetic opening lyrics in rock or pop

8/26/2018 4:05:26 PM
Social Concerns, Rock, Poetic Storytelling', Broad Range,

7/11/2018 3:25:53 PM
Top 10 Lead Guitar Breaks (Solos) ;

6/30/2018 9:06:42 PM
"My Back Pages", Bob Dylan song, w backing from Tom petty, Neil young, George

6/23/2018 7:50:42 PM
How/Why They Named a Street, In Recognition of my music

5/11/2018 5:09:38 PM
Video of young prodigy...

3/5/2018 10:55:39 PM
New song on the radio, great chorus

12/2/2017 3:08:48 PM
Laura Nyro rock'n roll hall of fame induction, indie goes mainstream

9/3/2017 1:30:07 PM
Great new music, Far From the Human Race by Ricky Day, Love and A Smile by the Karmics, Jesus Is Born by countrycousinsmusic

8/26/2017 10:03:53 PM
Rooting for the Underdog

7/27/2017 4:01:25 PM
Mona Lisa Twins ROCK Johnny B. Goode

7/18/2017 3:47:53 PM
A Police Shooting That Seems Stranger Than Strange...

6/3/2017 1:16:32 PM
The Karmics Rock!!! vibalicious new band on IAC/IMP

5/28/2017 3:18:47 PM
Break Out Hit for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, not funk at all

5/8/2017 3:17:53 PM
Live Performance, RHCP, Shane Castle, Ireland

4/27/2017 1:50:17 PM
Anyone wanna wrestle? (entertainin' karaoke from guys who live, breathe their music)

3/29/2017 9:57:41 PM
SONGWRITING, what makes a hit?

2/8/2017 12:27:45 PM
Franklin's Friends (ramblings about Ben Franklin, and a new nation)

1/24/2017 2:27:02 PM
"Russian Money", blues band, with a New Orleans sound

12/30/2016 7:32:35 PM
Fur Trader, happenin', rockin' new band (dig the name too)

12/17/2016 2:19:16 PM
Who is the Lady of the Dawn? song, from a series of dreams

10/26/2016 7:14:34 PM
MonaLisa Twins Rock*******

10/12/2016 12:13:20 PM
Free As A Bird, Birdology station

7/18/2016 10:53:00 AM
Brent Brown, new artist on I M P

7/12/2016 11:01:59 AM
Brandon LaSpada, Rosella Pearl, new artists w songs on I M P

7/4/2016 3:35:32 PM
George Washington, a hero bedevilled w bad teeth

6/26/2016 10:44:08 AM
Sailors On The River, mastered by John Seymour

6/18/2016 5:41:47 PM
Laura Nyro, remember? Hall of Fame induction

3/2/2016 11:20:03 AM
Hero worship, Celebrity worship

1/18/2016 10:59:12 AM
Larger social issues, MLK day in the US

1/3/2016 8:40:09 PM
Enlargin' Pop and Rock'n roll

12/27/2015 12:54:08 PM
Scrambled Eggs, Lyric Development

10/19/2015 10:32:55 PM
Top 10 Sax Solos in Rock'n Pop

9/5/2015 1:23:31 PM
10th Avenue Freeezeout, heard this on the radio yesterday

6/27/2015 12:08:09 PM
The Youth music/what youth doin', forum for happenin' youtube vids

6/16/2015 7:26:53 PM
Alexander Graham Bell, telephone inventor

5/30/2015 10:14:33 AM
Welcome new artist, Joel Beaupre

5/26/2015 9:24:47 AM
You Broke Your Hand Once In the Clock/So You could feel Your Heart", BRIAN WILSON here

1/14/2015 12:27:13 PM
Stevie Nicks

10/13/2014 10:49:00 PM
Leonard Cohen and U2; The Tower of Song

7/6/2014 9:27:38 PM
Flight of the Conchords, funny stuff

7/3/2014 12:17:00 PM
Ten Best Blues Songs of All Time

6/10/2014 7:47:19 AM
Marina V., a stellar performer-musician-songwriter

6/5/2014 7:52:58 PM
Funky blues soul song by Mr. Aven

5/25/2014 2:00:35 PM
Kudos Pocke Ohrstrom, Swedish artist/musician

3/11/2014 8:28:44 PM
The Bop Shoo Bop Song; Lana Del Rey

9/15/2013 12:02:39 PM
A Very Groovy Sunday

8/23/2013 10:50:05 AM
Bruce Lee, "under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family..."

8/10/2013 9:32:48 AM
"For You" 40 years or so later

8/4/2013 8:35:14 PM
"Take Back The Night" new song by Justine Timberlake

6/23/2013 3:44:31 PM
the funniest dream...

4/7/2013 1:31:17 PM
Steve Ison's GOT A BUNCH OF GREAT VIDS on Youtube; here's a couple

4/6/2013 12:22:16 PM
Guantanemara

12/20/2012 11:35:13 PM
Holiday CD; from IAC;

12/20/2012 2:05:08 PM
Happy Holidays; new music

12/1/2012 8:14:49 PM
WHY I LOVE THIS SONG...a one hit wonder...

9/15/2012 5:54:55 PM
Statue Of Liberty, the backstory; the song; the beatles

7/20/2012 1:27:32 PM
The Brtish warship HMS Romney, enforcin' the Townshend Act...

3/7/2012 3:15:58 PM
george W song

2/2/2012 10:18:31 PM
Charlie Chaplin, Ben Franklin, statue of liberty

10/23/2011 10:17:46 PM
Abe Lincoln, JFK, coincidences, new song "houdini"

9/28/2011 8:33:46 PM
Paul Revere's Ride...

7/22/2011 10:04:13 PM
15 BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME...(rock, pop, blues)

6/4/2011 9:51:26 PM
PAUL McCartney says....

5/12/2011 2:22:31 PM
Incredible Steve Ison...

5/6/2011 3:20:57 PM
Rd To Recovery

4/15/2011 1:21:01 PM
Way To Your House, slow version

3/7/2011 1:11:27 PM
A Sense Of Humor...

3/3/2011 10:25:04 PM
Auspicious Day, perhaps...

2/9/2011 10:18:02 PM
A story within a story...

1/28/2011 10:12:18 AM
Music...emotion...

11/19/2010 11:31:44 PM
"beautiful night," "here today," paul, ringo, john...

11/9/2010 11:20:57 AM
Emily Dickinson birthday coming up

10/20/2010 10:17:34 PM
WHY IAC's THE BEST MUSIC SITE (revised)

8/23/2010 10:11:17 PM
Welcome LEVI, to IAC...

8/16/2010 8:45:20 PM
HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

6/4/2010 3:41:07 PM
Dolphins And IPADS

6/2/2010 9:08:14 PM
Joran Van Der Sloot captured in Chile

4/10/2010 10:40:16 PM
ESP, Psychic Connections, Synchronicities

4/10/2010 4:38:51 PM
5th Anniversary of Natalee Holloway disappearance approaches...

3/6/2010 11:45:05 PM
who first recorded 'hound dog'??? and other stuff...

2/15/2010 10:05:46 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON...Keltrix, Mulligan Project

1/27/2010 2:06:28 PM
CATCHIEST SONG EVER...

12/3/2009 12:41:53 AM
Edgar Allan Poe, the eggman

11/11/2009 2:22:18 AM
Victory City, lunch, dinner & breakfast

11/6/2009 4:20:25 PM
PLEASED TO ADD QUALITY IAC SONGS...

9/28/2009 10:14:01 PM
LUCY IN THE SKY W DIAMONDS

7/23/2009 8:00:09 AM
Quantum Evolution, music, life

7/13/2009 1:57:27 AM
Now for somethin' completely different...

5/22/2009 4:17:03 AM
Rockin' Vocals

5/11/2009 5:52:53 PM
Poems With Links To Rock'n Roll

5/7/2009 6:50:24 AM
WATER BOY

5/3/2009 11:54:28 PM
Credit where credit is due...

3/25/2009 7:24:29 AM
A HEARTWARMING STORY...

3/20/2009 5:40:49 AM
Pictures of matchstick men (on youtube)

3/16/2009 3:15:43 AM
DR. SAX, a new station dedicated to saxophone

3/7/2009 8:47:25 AM
TLC Lisa, a new song

2/11/2009 8:09:46 PM
"Underdiscovered" songs on IAC perhaps

2/4/2009 12:15:26 PM
Quality Songs, perhaps "Underdiscovered"

1/30/2009 10:29:32 PM
Emily Dickinson on my mind

12/20/2008 1:35:15 AM
Anyone remember tim buckley???

12/15/2008 3:17:32 PM
WBY in the House

10/31/2008 2:36:05 PM
Man In The Movies (new song)

10/26/2008 7:23:23 PM
For Your Trust

10/22/2008 9:57:12 PM
MUSIC & S-t-r-i-n-g t-h-e-o-r-y

10/8/2008 3:09:22 PM
two very different songs

8/10/2008 10:44:41 PM
WHITE ROOM by cream

8/7/2008 9:47:09 PM
Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence (SETI)

7/21/2008 3:55:03 PM
fed ex or ups?

6/20/2008 3:28:39 PM
Reached A Milestone Today

6/8/2008 11:13:20 PM
Learning to Paste a link; obama song on youtube

4/24/2008 2:48:44 PM
SOUND COMMUNITY

4/20/2008 7:08:56 PM
the Hilton Sisters--check em out

3/23/2008 6:05:01 PM
Living With The Contradictions, the Obama chronicle

2/10/2008 9:54:54 PM
A COUPLE NEW SONGS ON IAC I LIKE VERY MUCH; totally different

1/26/2008 9:36:33 PM
Where have we heard The Beatles before??

1/6/2008 4:07:14 PM
A HUMBLE OFFERING



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Steve April

3/29/2017 9:57:41 PM

SONGWRITING, what makes a hit?
I'd say you have to GIVE GIVE GIVE, you have to BRING IT...

You have to REVEAL...

Yes, artfullness and finesse are important. Yeats said "if it does not seem a moment's/the stitching and unstiching has been naught..."

Allen Ginsberg said, art should be "good to eat for 1,000 years..."



the hook in this song is compulsively hummable, though not my fav genre at all, I love this...


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Larree

3/29/2017 10:49:43 PM


Love the Peppers. And Ginsberg is right.


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Steve April

3/31/2017 6:19:19 PM


There's a passion and urgency...

The intro's memorable, the telegraph-y bassline and high falsettos ending on a 7th...


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Steve April

4/1/2017 3:22:28 PM


here's an easy listenin' vibe, not retro exactly, informed by a toucha history...

like the HEY HEY HEY, and the violin nr the end...fun radio song...


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Lee Burke

4/5/2017 6:25:41 PM


there's no secret ingredient, but the lyrics play a big part in the emotional aspect that makes ppl wanna re-listen to it and buy it


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Steve April

4/17/2017 1:12:00 PM


Good point there, Lee.

Last few days there have been a few songs posted, w very cool lyrics, "I Miss Costa Rica", and "Barbara Ann" (great cover of the Beach Boys song, and the lyrics clear to hear lol).

Also, props for Steve White's "Village By the Sea". Very evocative, atmospheric south-of-the-border vibe.

Here's a John Prine song, w a memorable chorus, imhv.




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Steve White

4/17/2017 1:43:15 PM


A hit song really only needs two things.

A good catchy melody and a good hook. The hook I think is the hardest part but also the most fun.

I have a song called It's Sunday and I got the idea for a great hook in the chorus from an old TV commercial on Bumble Bee Tuna.

I don't think I have it up here but if not will post it soon as I can.

But yeah only two things. :)

Steve


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Steve White

4/17/2017 1:55:31 PM ---- Updated 4/17/2017 5:28:27 PM


I'm working on a lead for a song of mine so break time is over but...

I totally forgot I have a video of It's Sunday on YouTube!


Tried again using Chrome but still did not work.

This is what I get when I try to embed the video.

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The requested page or function generated an error, and an exception report has been sent to Support, so that the issue can be addressed promptly.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Steve


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Larree

4/17/2017 2:20:33 PM


There is only one "thing" that makes a hit. Sales.


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Steve April

4/17/2017 2:47:13 PM


Well, you've a point there, Larree,

Thinkin' about it a bit, I would perhaps suggest we may be able to distinguish between "hits" and "hits" with legs, as the saying goes, by that I mean quality hits that stand the test of time, and endure, that people remember with fondness or affection, or emotion, or sheer fun, decades after they hit the airwaves.

Compared to "hits" that may make money quickly but then fade away quickly, and no one want to hear again, and have no place in memory, or culture.

For example, happened to catch a show called "Billions" last night, about a sleazy billionaire, and all his hardworkin' cohorts, stayin' one step ahead of the D.A., or whoever, and the show closes with him at the racetrack, and the first verse of "Visions of Joanna" by Dylan.

"Visions of Joanna" was never a "hit" in the 60s, never even a single, however, 50 years later it's a legendary song, and those producers paid big bucks to have it close their show, I'd imagine.

So, there it is...a "hit" with legs, that stands the test of time...against all odds...

Are people gonna love em 30 years later?

Most "hits" (by sales) are ephemera, gone in a few weeks, wouldn't you say?

Anyway, all kinds of music for all kinds of people, viva la difference!!!


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Scott

4/17/2017 3:23:20 PM


Steve, embedding a video here is really easy. You get the embed code off the youtube and just paste it in the box and hit submit.


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Steve White

4/17/2017 4:01:36 PM


I did do that Scott thanks.

When I do it I get taken to their is a problem screen here.

Steve


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Scott

4/17/2017 4:45:21 PM


must be a browser issue. I've never had a youtube video not work for me.


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Steve White

4/17/2017 5:11:15 PM


I have no idea. Later on I'll look at the codes for the other videos up here and see if I can figure it out from that.

I used IE and Google, neither one worked. Very odd.

Steve


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Larree

4/17/2017 9:59:35 PM ---- Updated 4/17/2017 10:03:54 PM


Great songs are not always going to be hit songs. Hits are not always great songs. Great songs that were never hits can have legs like Rockettes but that does not make those songs hits.

There are some great Grateful Dead songs that I would put up against the best of the Beatles and Stones, but those Dead songs were never hit songs.


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Steve White

4/18/2017 4:40:55 PM



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Steve White

4/18/2017 4:41:36 PM


Well for some reason the thing worked today.


Steve


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Steve April

4/23/2017 9:24:16 PM


Red hot chilli peppers...Anthony K., the lead singer and former junkie is a brilliant lyricist, on occassion. Great bass player, lead guitar, doesn't hurt lol.




Psychic spies from China
Try to steal your mind's elation
And little girls from Sweden
Dreams of silver screen quotation
And if you want these kind of dreams
It's Californication

It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location
It's understood that Hollywood
Sells Californication...


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