Archive for the ‘Songwriting’ Category

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!

My Style of Music , a letter to a music friend.

November 22, 2019

My Style of Music
Let me add this thought. I did traditional rock recordings in the eighties; guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, but then evolved to a simpler style, back to basics that I really like. So, should I studio record this or any of my songs, it would not be a retro band attempt from the style of 60 years ago, but a new more simple arrangement, in the new style that most don’t seem to like much, or at best are bewildered that it doesn’t sound like it “should”, in the old style.
At most any studio recording of mine now would involve a lead singer, 2 background singers and one or two standard guitars, and the comments would still be: I want to hear the old style, don’t you? No, not anymore. There were the Beatles and 60 years of imitators in my opinion. We don’t need me to be another. Yes many here are doing original and fine work in this style, and it suits them. Your work is a fine example, but it is not for me anymore.

Tom Hendricks
(musician, painter, writer, and editor of Musea, a zine covering the arts and media revolution, social issues, and science for 25 years.)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

Connects to all the following:

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) MUSIC, HUNKASARUS, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)
BLOG for MUSEA, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail etc.)
BOOK PAGES (all 6 of my books + author info. )
http://tinyurl.com/o58t7mv
YOUTUBE CHANNEL, features all my 73 videos)
BIG MUSIC LIST, 200+ Song – First Worldwide Best Music, List) MUSEA’s 200th Issue / Underground History of Dallas 1992-2017

World’s First Singalong Song

August 28, 2019

Dear Readers,

Today I posted my new video, the world’s first, online, singalong, song. See lyrics and sing the ‘lalalala chorus.” Join the world.

For this and all my channel of youtube videos see this url and give it a thumbs up or comment. Thanks!

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

Here’s TWO More videos

August 20, 2019

Dear Reader,

Here are two more videos:

Traveller
Folk song for the wayward.

Catch Me (If You Can)
Jazz Piece – short!

Please give them a thumbs up (lift a finger to help)
much appreciated.

Here’s my youtube channel – they are the top two.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

3 Albums Worth!

July 15, 2019

Dear Readers,

3 Albums worth!

For the last few years I have been writing and recording a lot of new music. From the first of 2018 till now 19 months), I’ve also made many SONG DEMOS.

I counted them up today and there are 37!

THAT’S 3 ALBUMS WORTH!

3 full albums of 12 songs each, with one demo to spare!

Here is the breakdown:
33 are original,
3 are covers, and
1 was just added!

These rough demos, are not the studio quality of my 150 song outside-the-box set, but I couldn’t wait to show them to you! They are all on my YOUTUBE channel, Tom Hendricks or

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/TomHendricksMusea

When you listen, please give a thumbs up, and subscribe if you like. Comments are welcome too!

There is also hunkasaurus.com for more.

Best wishes,
Tom Hendricks /Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar


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