Archive for the ‘Indie Music’ Category

Sayings of Editor Art! (more to add to the list)

June 24, 2020

Be daring – Wing it!

Whether its this wine or that wine, its still wine!

People who don’t wear a mask – I avoid like the plague!

The oasis of civilization.

That’s like a sax solo in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata (first movement.)

A song with a wide range in the melody is lighter than one with a limited range.

Let the windmills tilt themselves.

Stay lit!

Everyone gets a thorn in their paw.

Song title: I may be wrong but you’re still stupid!

Black hole of need.

I can’t listen to you in that dress.

Destructive interference is the gateway that connects space-time with the dimensionless point.

How can I be 70? I feel like 23 and sore.

Media – reaching out for drama and trauma.

So instead of a zoo of weird particles, we are looking at different waves that combine, transform, or decay – each with different particles.

Buksforus: the new drug you need to tell your doctor. Side effects, lean wallets and empty pockets. In clinical trials, only m&ms were found to be better.

High times and misdemeanors.

Remember when music was fun and not a corporate ploy?

The arts and media revolution will win through default because it is built on the talent of many not the promotion of a few.

Light is eternal. (Photons are outside space-time, distance, time, and are eternal – and all in a single dimensionless point.

At my age / you have to be twice as careful and half as stupid!

If the founding fathers came today and you asked them, What do you think about the internet? They’d respond. Where are the horses?

The daily cycle of UV light forced selection on chemicals, and led to life.

Singer: Was I on key?
Manager: Many times!!!

The best musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers now are people you’ve never heard of
Join the arts revolution and give them a chance to be heard.

Something new is needed.

Where are the great instrumentalists? Corporate music just sounds like karaoke.

Did our military spending help protect us from the corona virus? Maybe we should reconsider how best to protect the country.
We’ve spent billions and billions on the military to protect us. Yet they were helpless in this pandemic. Maybe protecting the country should include more than buying weapons!

Nature is never clever. It’s simple and elegant.

This liquor is so bad they call it Catch 22. You have to be drunk to drink it.

Big Businesses during the pandemic – some are stepping up and others are on their knees begging for bailouts.

My standard guitar cannot make thousands of different sounds like an electric guitar, so I have to get variety through new chords.

I hope all your photons are light.

Hey Music Media – You Have Failed Us All!

June 13, 2020

HEY MUSIC MEDIA – You Have Failed Us!

Where is news about these progressive music changes:
Music Revolution – that would change every aspect of corporate music and bring it back to musicians (radio, concerts, streaming rates, music media, etc, )

Pennies for Play – where every song would get a penny when someone clicks on it – anywhere on the net

Guaranteed Reviews for all musicians (and artists of any kind.)

D-Pop – music where the song is the only thing that matters and how good you look when you dance or how much you spent on a video does not!

Musicians against the Big 3 Labels that control music, prop up the same 10 pop stars, and block new music from anyone that doesn’t sound alike.

The Wheel (some of the best new music anywhere)

The Big LIST – best music list of the entire internet.

Music Media refuses to bring itself into this century! Your coverage is becoming irrelevant.

Sweet Daisy Jane – John Buzzonski

April 22, 2020

Dear Reader,

For the third time, musicians from the Facebook Musicians Group, “Reinventing the Wheel” have covered one of my songs.
This time John Buzzonski, has done his version of my song “Sweet Daisy Jane. It features Adam Grossman on Drums, and was engineered by Andy Reece.

I’ve posted the link to his version and my original version is in the comments.

John Buzzonski version on FB
https://www.facebook.com/100000516588807/posts/3652546031439247/ Hunkasaurus version on YouTube
https://youtu.be/CokbAISDEZs

Review.

What a treat it is to hear someone record one of my songs! Here John Buzzonski and crew have done their version of Sweet Daisy Jane, (the Riff Song), a story song about one of the best female electric guitar players ever.
John is a fine guitarist himself, and the first thing you notice is his guitar work. He starts his version with multiple guitars filling the intro. Then they merge into the main riff, which is the subtitle of the song, “The Riff Song”. Then he breaks into lyrics about a female lead guitarist that wants to play lead, not learn chords! Sweet Daisy Jane!
His voice gives it a punk style vocal that is direct and succinct. After the verse the riff comes back and he plays it with extra guitars swirling around it and gives lots of room for a full lead break. You will hear that his chorus is slightly different than mine, but that makes it his own. Grossman adds the needed drums and does so in a way that accents the song well.
The major difference, is my demo is a simple and direct demo recorded live, while his is a built up studio version with more complexity. Be sure to give it a listen.

Musicians remember too that this Facebook Group of musicians is virtually the only place on planet Earth where you can get your music heard and reviewed. The rules are super simple. You review 3 other songs, then post one – limit one a week!
Thanks to Tevil X. Bloom

Sweet Daisy Jane (the Riff Song)

Song geared for the best Female Electric Guitar Players.
by Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar.
Lyrics below. Headphones best! Guitars too loud!

1. Her daddy bought her, an electric guitar.
Now she’s got, callouses galore.
She’s learning every riff she hears.
She’s got herself a golden ear … she goes

2, She took lessons, but it didn’t work out.
They never got what she was crazy about.
She wanted to play, fast and with soul.
They wanted her, to learn some dumb chords … she goes

C. Sweet Daisy Jane
She’ll pack her guitar and play with any player she can.
Sweet Daisy Jane
She’ll pack her guitar and play anywhere she can.

(middle + guitar improvisation.)

3. Fame came fast and now there’s bigger crowds.
they got to see what people talking about.
She likes the lights. She likes to plug in,
and find the magic that comes from the strings … she goes.

C. Sweet Daisy Jane
She’ll pack her guitar and play anywhere she can.

Song #2222, 2,5-24,2020
(c) Tom Hendricks 2020

Snow Falls – Reviews from the Wheel!

April 15, 2020

SNOW FALLS reviews from REINVENTING THE WHEEL
FaceBook group led by Tevil X Bloom.
Read the reviews and listen for yourself!
Song #2226, 2,18-28, 20
https://youtu.be/4U9HWz4HE-A

It’s Snow nice Tom. Lovely picture you paint and I like the way to mix up guitar parts for variation. Good one.

Beautifuk Tom. Really liking the arpeggiated guitar bit in the softer parts, huge dynamic play in this and you know I’m a sucker for big dynamics. Just about the point where I’m missing pet dog’s toe tapping rhythm, here it is! This song has it all for me, and it sounded like snow to boot – actually, you know what – it reminded me very strongly of the Peanuts Christmas special soundtrack at first. Unusual soubd from you, you wear it well my friend!!

Lovely song Tom, nice to hear a nice quiet tune that hits the spot, you don’t have to bust your lungs apart for people to hear you.

Nice one Tom, nicely sung & performance

Curious one this, I really like the verse and chorus structures independently, but I think you could transition between the two parts more fluidly. The tune’s quite short so I think there’s room to do that without impacting on what is essentially a really nice song. Regardless, an enjoyable listen

Interesting progression and resolves challenge the listener, a terseness and complicated mix of major sevenths, diminished and inversions. It had a lot of uplift in the chorus, to me just the chorus could be the whole song in a way. Original and new, well done.

Magical!

Yip it’s another good one, and like the change, but the timing is out between the two and it jars. That said, I really liked this lyrically and melodically. Simply, you write great songs. 🙂

I like the structural and melodic components in this one. I sense infancy in the delivery but its an enjoyable listen with some depth in composition !!

Great dynamics change to the strumming. Love your choice of chords and melodies. Lovely lyrics too. A love song with mystery to it.

Raining Down, recording and video by Greebly Mork

March 3, 2020

"Raining Down", is a brand new recording of a song of mine, by Greebly Mork.
Here is the link to his version and youtube video. Then under it I’ve added a link to my rough youtube demo. When you listen, I recommend you use your headphones and you’ll get the richest sound experience on both.

Raining Down, Greebly Mork
https://youtu.be/9G58_20tWWs

Raining Down, Hunkasaurus & His Pet Dog Guitar
https://youtu.be/ZxY4R4PeyfE

Greebly Mork is, not only a talented musician, arranger, etct; he is the moderator of an online Face Book music group called, "Reinventing the Wheel". The group may be virtually the only place most musicians can get a review of their music!
Mork has set up this basic rule; before a musician posts his song, he has to review and comment on 3 other songs. That has worked well. Visitors will find lots of great music from about 100 musicians so far; and each song posted on the site, is packed with lots of comments.

This is my review of "Raining Down" by Greebly Mork:

Wow! There is a lot here I wanted to talk about. Your version is topnotch studio work, compared to my rough live demo; so, listening to your version in headphones is a real treat. You get that professional crisp fullness, plus a solid clear separation of parts.
I liked the simple intro that gets things started, and keeps things in a basic form up to the big choruses, with those multi vocals you are celebrated for.
But what was a real delight to me is how you use the background vocals to, not double track the lead, but to add a second answering melody line to the chorus. That was really sweet!
Good guitar work on the middle. I like the 3 or 4 different leads that built up before the song goes back to the verses.
I may be just imagining this, but the second revised version I listened to, seemed more lean on instruments on the verses, which
gives the choruses more punch. You mentioned minor changes – was there some changes like that too?
The one thing that surprised me the most is your version sounds more optimistic than mine, believe it or not! That’s the fun of hearing another’s take.
Now every review has to have one negative – and here it is: I did NOT see the 11 measure’s long, vocal belting, "OHHHHHHHHHH" at the end on your version! But I’ll let that slide as artistic differences! LOL

Thanks for doing this! It’s a big treat to hear one’s song done up so well!


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