After much prompting by a friend/member (who shall remain nameless but sounds alot like Cheryl Moon) I've gotten myself signed up here just in time to miss the latest comp CD attempt. So I've got lots of time to prepare for the next one.
I've put up a few songs on my player and I hope you'll give them a listen and then let me know whatever thoughts you have on them. I do my own recording here at home and I'm no master engineer, but my thinking is to work the pieces up well-enough to communicate my vision for the song rather than produce a finished, radio-ready piece. 'They' keep telling me that a good song will earn a pro demo eventually one way or another.
Any advice you can give about using this site, pitching ops, improvements to material, - really, anything - will be very welcome. I'm rich in enthusiasm and poor in experience.
I want to get to know you all here so if you stick a friend invite (or however it works here) I'll be sure to respond. I live in Montreal Quebec so it's not too likely I'll be showing up at any writers nights etc in Nashville - I guess I'm just hoping that being involved with you all will get me there in spirit if not in body.
you never know :D - you could be playing here locally someday - I've been meeting quite a few folks down here from Canada
Nan is working on a program to open networking doors of Nashville to WOOT's
(writers out-of-town). You'd be able to purchase some 'small group' sessions with pro-writers - the sessions are supposed to be a couple of times a month, but you can book your sessions to fit your schedule - sort of like 'songwriting time shares' - spread them out over the year and pick and choose your times to visit.
I'm hearing that its recommended for WOOT's to come to Nashville a couple of times a year for some in-person networking -
Yeah, I saw mention of this somewhere and it sounds pretty interesting. I'd definitely consider coming down there for a visit if I could set up some kind of activities like workshops, meetings, coaching etc. Press the flesh and all that.
I would imagine to get ANYWHERE in that town you need to be plugged in to someone local somehow...
Welcome to the boards. I used to work on the Indy Car/Champ Car circuits so got to Toronto and Montreal almost ever year. The year before last we were in Mont-Tremblant and had a wonderful time. I could live in Canada if it weren't for the winters. I'm originally from New Zealand and Canada somehow reminds me of NZ.
Hi Cam... Yes, well, we'd all be here in Montreal if it weren't for the winter - NA's sexiest city is what they call it. Winter's problem is not its attitude, but its length - size matters.
But that's what stirred me up sometime about 16 months ago to run out and buy a sound card, some monitors, a keyboard and start doing some recording - something to keep me from going completely stir-crazy between about November and just about now.
If you wind up headed up this way again let me know. Tremblant's just a hour or so away on the bike, and any excuse to ride is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I'll have a listen to your page and comment if you like - Best R - Robert
I was also invited by Cheryl to join and have been having a great time making my way around the room.
All I can do is second Roberts post (I'm also friends with Robert so I hope he doesn't mind me glomming on his thread...) and hope I get a chance to meet some new people and find interesting opportunities!!
All the best,