Hello! Thank you for coming! ..............................January 2021
A little something to start the New Year!
"The Crazy You" copyright January 1, 2021 by Gary E. Andrews. All Rights Reserved.
Don't be a crazy baby! I need ya' sane!
Don' be the crazy lady! Don't jump off the train!
Jump off your horse and ride, Like ya' used to do!
Show me your ounce of pride! Don't show me, The Cra-zy You!
Don't talk about politics! Religion too!
Don't take me out in the sticks! Think, "Right here will do!"
Stand here off to the side! Let the crazy through!
Show me your peace of mind! Don't show me, The Cra-zy You!
Don't be the one in the street, everybody's pointing to,
because of what's on your feet!
Where the hell'd you get those shoes?
Don't show me, The Cra-zy You.
Don't show me, The Cra-zy You.
Don't show me, The Cra-zy You.
Winter Earth Day will be January 22, 2021, a quarterly celebration of your only home, a day to go out on Mother Earth and experience it with as many senses as possible, if Earth is still alive. Tell the others!
THIS WEBSITE is an artifact of a lifelong hobby of musical literature, Melody and Lyric.
By the time I realized I needed to study to transition from hobbyist to entrepreneur I realized I'm not willing to do that work!
I still like to play, although the Coronavirus Pandemic makes that obsolete as a public activity. I still like to sing. I still like to write Songs to play and sing.
And I still like to talk about Song-Writing in the 'Myself' link on your left.
I go to www.SongwriterJunction.com and www.JustPlainFolks.com too, for that purpose. There's not much conversation but lots of 'views'.
On www.LinkedIn.com there is a Songwriters Group too.
The 'Triple White Line' icon in the top bar is a Song List!
Play a Song! The White Triangle to the right is Volume control.
The title in the player is the Song you're hearing.
The whole Song is there! Snippets never did work for me. How about you?
Find that Song title in the 'Lyrics' link (left) in the "Over The River Tonight" list. Read along. (The 'Music' link doesn't go anywhere!)
Let them all play! It's 48 minutes of an eclectic mix!
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"OVER THE RIVER TONIGHT" (Fluke 'album' recording, 2006)
(Quote from a listener: "No cookie-cutter Songs here..." V. Z.)
(1) "Cajun Lady" is up-tempo, a lighthearted story of Arthur Alexander Delacroix, and Mitzi Sweets. Country? Bluegrass? Time: 2:38
(2) "She's Comin' Home With Me" is a tribute by a guitar player to his girlfriend who is the level-headed star of their New York City band. Time: 3:01
(3) "Fancy (And Maybe Never More)" has an Irish folk feel, a story of a lady lighthouse keeper, and "Old Gene" who tries to get her to come a'dancing, while she awaits her sailor boyfriend's return from the sea. Splendid Rhythm and Rhyme. Time: 2:49
(4) "Muriel's Theme" is instrumental, flawed in my execution, but fun to play, brief, and memorable, theme music perhaps, for a Synchronization License for TV or film. Time, as played here: 1:49. But shorter snippets could serve.
(5) "Leavin' You" is country with strong 'Hook-Factor' in its beat, memorable Lyric and vocal Melody. Time: 3:05
(Quote from a listener;
"I can't get that song out of my head!" K. C.
I call that 'Hook Factor'!)
(6) Could "Hey! Long Gone (Not Just Leavin')" be done Reggae style?
I tried it last night as a blues. Time: 3:18
(7) "Momma Don't Tell Me" is a fun little Travis-pickin' country tune. Time 2:17
(8) "Goin' Back To New Orleans" is a walk in the shoes of one man's need to get home after the 2005 hurricanes and see what difference his love might make. Time: 3:46
(9) "Take It For A Ride", up-tempo love Song with a strong back-beat and a memorable guitar riff. Time: 3:43
(10) "Number On The Wall", blues-ish, a cool guitar figure. Time: 3:09
(11) "Over The River Tonight" is an up-tempo love Song. If I was willing to do that work, this would be my big summer hit, the 'Career Song' I'd ride to fame and fortune. Time: 2:47
(Quote from a listener: "That's the perfect country song!" L. W.)
(12) "She Said Good Luck" is based on Bob Dylan's reply to a reporter (1965 San Francisco), words I put in the mouth of a Character in the story. Time: 3:20
(13) "We Could Use A Little Rain" is a Folk Song, a story of the farmer's plight, and Sarah, the essential farmer's wife. Time: 3:08
(14) "Yippee Yi Yo" puts the western back in Country and Western, a cowboy tune, in the tradition of boy meets girl and helps drive her cattle to market. It has an infectious guitar riff. Time: 3:43
Gary E. Andrews www.garyeandrews.com
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-2223
740.354.8607 (answering machine)
Click on CONTACT (left) to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO IT YOURSELF:
These Songs can be sung by any singer, and in various genres. I have rewritten many for a female Point-Of-View. I've played some as a slow blues, a jaunty country style, more up-tempo rock n' Roll. If they worked, they worked!
Don't let the style I present them in here or my voice limit your consideration (comparisons a la' Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Woody Guthrie, Rush, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison. No kiddin'!)
Some folks 'play' in the key they 'sing' in.
I sing in whatever key I play in.
You can read along as the Songs play.
Click on LYRICS. Click on a title in the "Over The River Tonight" list to read the Lyric of that title. There are 167 Lyrics, but only 13 Lyrics of these 14 Songs have audio tracks.
Tune to standard pitch. You can play along! The chords are on the Lyric pages.
You can sing along! Find your harmony part.
Or, better; take the lead!
Cover one you like. See how YOUR audience reacts. Having something that originates with you to play on local radio where you perform can bring a new audience to venues, making you worth the money they're offering, maybe more if you're bold enough to ask for it.
If you want to 'cut' and 'release' it to market, get in touch with me for legal authorization of your use of my Intellectual Property (IP) copyright.
On each Lyric I tell the chords, designating the frets where you hold the strings.
Like the chord C/G. That's C with a G bass, indicated as 332O1O.
You hold the top two bass strings on the 3rd fret, (the 33), the next one on the 2nd fret (the 2). Play the next one 'Open', or without a finger on it (O for 'Open'). Play the next on the 1st fret (the 1), and the bottom treble string Open (another O). 3-3-2-O-1-O
In the MYSELF link (left) I discuss Song-Writing.
I write whatever kind of Song comes to me. If the guitar part has 'Hook-Factor', if it 'Hooks' me, and the first Lyrical line Hooks ME, as The First Listener, I try to write it.
These Hooked me. If they Hook you they'll Hook your audience too! Cover one and see!
STORY OF THE FLUKE RECORDING:
CD :"Over The River Tonight" (c) 2006 by Gary E. Andrews
Recorded June 17, 2006, by Dave Richards, ParkersBSound.
I had permission to pitch "Goin' Back To New Orleans," to Leon Russell, a long-time favorite of mine. It seemed well-suited for his voice, his singing and Song-Writing style. htttp://www.leonrussellrecords.com
A friend in Little Hocking, Ohio ( http://www.windinfeathers.com Thanks Loran) called a friend in Parkersburg, West Virginia (Thanks Dave) who had Magix Cool Edit software.
Dave said, "If the guy can run right through it and we don't have to fool around with it a lot, bring him over."
So we went. I played and sang the Song.
Then Dave said, "Just play the guitar part," and recorded that. Then he had me sing along with the playback.
I screw up the timing. The Song was new. I hadn't rehearsed doing it that way. I miss chord changes and my cue coming in on some vocal Lines, which altered the Melody.
(Wish I had the first take!)
Since I was a beggar and the warning had been given up front, I didn't ask to do a retake. That's what you hear, flaws and all.
My contact with Russell said, "Leon listened without comment."
Good enough. I had a shot and took it!
Then, Dave said, "Play some more," and left the room.
I began to pull Songs out of my...head. Brain lock! There were long gaps in the recording where I couldn't think of a Song to play, despite 167 songs registered with the Copyright Office in my "Out Of The Woodwork" collections, Songs going back over my lifetime. The Lyrics for those are all here in the LYRICS link.
By the time Dave came back, I had recorded 13 more Songs. If you've heard the eclectic variety of these 14 imagine what the rest could be! Read the Lyrics. You'll see!
A Performance Rights Organization (PRO) collects Royalties from 'consumers' of music, venues where they make money with your music and the venues pay a Licensing fee, for the right to have Songs played by live performers, on jukeboxes, internet media, terrestrial radio, enhancing the ambiance of those places and mediums for the profits of the owners. Song-Writers and Publishers sign up with PRO's to list
1) their Song titles and 2) the Song-Writers' names, and 3) the Publishing Company's name, for collection and payment of Songwriting Royalties and Publishing Royalties. BMI (Broadcast Music International) and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Artists, and Poets) are two PRO's. If you have product coming to market you should affiliate with a PRO.
BMI started www.Songwriter101.com I joined in 2005 and went there daily for 14 years to talk about Song-Writing. Moderator 2, the talented Mr. Ripley, announced the site closing April 1, 2019. My favorite 'campus' closing! Now where am I going to go to play in the fields of creativity? Some members moved to www.songwriterjunction.com .
I also go to www.JustPlainFolks.org
There's a Singers and Songwriters group on www.Linkedin.com too.
Come and see.
Keep exploring! The possibilities are endless!
Robert Baitinger, of Germany, offered me a chance to write a Lyric to a track he composed. It is sung by Tara Lynn Sharrock, of Australia, and produced by Bastian Knochel:
Here's Robert's website:
In the time of the year to say Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas) this video clip gets some play. Mattis Laustroer wishes Merry Christmas with Robert Baitinger's song “Christmas With You” (I contributed some to the Lyric).
Mattis made it to the competitions of The Voice of Germany 2018.
Robert says, "This is pretty cool."
It's way cool Robert. Frohe Weihnachten, and Happy New Year!
Aleksandr Saltovskiy, of Ukraine, offered me a chance to write a Lyric for a track he composed. He found Aeram to sing it.
Federal Copyright law recognizes your "right" to "copy" your Intellectual Property (IP) as soon as you put it in "fixed form," written, recorded, any fixed form.
Like owning anything, you need a lock to keep others from stealing it. Copyright Registration is that lock. Only Registration of your Copyright with the Federal U. S. Library of Congress, Register of Copyrights (or similar entity in your country), will get you a hearing in Federal court where Federal Copyright law is heard, as proof you created and own the "right" to "copy" it, for profit or not.
A Song can be worth a fortune. Protect your legacy.
Learn about Registering your works at: www.copyright.gov
The American Society of Composers, Artists and Poets (ASCAP) is a Performance Rights Organization, with which you can affiliate as a member, and register Song titles, the Songwriter(s) name(s), the Publisher(s) name(s). ASCAP will collect Royalties for you, if any are earned. Click on the banner.
Below is a world map of visitors to my website!
Just fun for me keeping track!
Create your own visitor map!
Look! Someone near you is interested in Music and Song-Writing too! Find like minds!
Hello visitors from;
ALABAMA 2: Decatur 5. Madison 3. Vernon 1.
ALASKA: Cordova 1.
ARIZONA: Bullhead City 2. Cave Creek 1. Mesa 2. Phoenix 15. Tempe 2.
CALIFORNIA 4: Aliso Viejo 1. Bakersfield 4. Barstow 1. Buena Park 1. Canyon Country 3. Cupertino 1. Encinitas 1. Fontana 1. Fresno 3. Huntington Beach 1. Larkspur 1. Los Angeles 56. Menlo Park 19. Modesto 3. Mountain View 83. Paramount 1. Redding 2. Saint Helena 1. San Bruno 4. San Diego 9. San Francisco 22. San Jose 5. Santa Ana 2. Santa Cruz 4. Santa Rosa 1. Simi Valley 81. Spring Valley 2. Stockton 1. Vacaville 3. Van Nuys 5. Woodland Hills 1.
COLORADO: Colorado Springs 2. Denver 13. Englewood 4. Greeley 1. South Fork 1.
CONNECTICUT 1: Brookfield 1. East Hampton 1. Fairfield 4. Hartford 3. New Britain 2. Willimantic 1.
DELAWARE: Wilmington 1.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington 6.
FLORIDA 1: Clearwater 4. Dunnellon 1. Jacksonville 7. Longwood 1. Menlo Park 7. New Port Richey 40. Ocala 6. Orlando 13. Panama City Beach 1. Pensacola 3. St. Cloud 2. Tampa 9. Titusville 4.
GEORGIA 11: Atlanta 17. Brunswick 3. Douglasville 2. Grovetown 1. Lithonia 3. Newnan 2. Peachtree City 1. Tucker 2.
ILLINOIS: Charleston 1. Chicago 19. Clinton 1. Columbia 1. Elk Grove Village 1. Forest Park 1. Glen Ellyn 1. Lombard 2. Mount Prospect 1. Pana 1. Vernon Hills 2.
INDIANA: Auburn 1. Evansville 1. Indianapolis 7. Muncie 1.
IOWA: Cedar Falls 1. Fairfield 4. Sheldon 2. West Des Moines 1. Des Moines 5.
KANSAS: Wichita 5.
KENTUCKY: Henderson 4. Lawrenceburg 1. Louisville 6. Nicholasville 1. Owensboro 3. Shepherdsville 5.
LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge 3. Monroe 1.
MARYLAND: Accokeek 1. Baltimore 8. Lanham 2. Laurel 2. Oakland 1. Rockville 5. Silver Spring 1. Westminster 1.
MASSACHUSETTS: Lynnfield 1. Wellfleet 1.
MICHIGAN 2: Troy 2.
MISSOURI: Cape Girardeau 2. Florissant 3. St. Louis 17.
NEBRASKA: Omaha 3.
NEVADA: Las Vegas 10.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Merrimack 2. Peterborough 1.
NEW JERSEY: Bloomfield 4. Manchester Township 1.Montclair 2. Mullica Hill 1. Newark 4. Teaneck 1. Wayne 1.
NEW MEXICO: Santa Fe 1.
NEW YORK: Bohemia 1. Bronx 8. Brooklyn 12. Buffalo 1. Pomona 1. Poughkeepsie 2. Rochester 2. Staten Island 1. Wappingers Falls 2.
NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte 2. Denver 1. Newton 17. Roanoke Rapids 2.
OHIO 1: Blanchester 3. Brookville 2. Caldwell 2. Chillicothe 5.Cincinnati 5. Circleville 10. Clarksville 5. Cleveland 4. Columbus 72. Dayton 5. Fairfield 4. Galion 44. Georgetown 31. Greenfield 4. Hamden 13. Jackson 162. Logan 238. Lucasville 81. Marion 1. Middleport 11. Minford 2. Monroeville 1. Mount Orab 8. Newark 4. New Plymouth 4. New Vienna 40. North Ridgeville 1. Oak Hill 8. Piketon 80. Pleasantville . Pomeroy 14. Portsmouth 286. Ray 3. Reynoldsburg 2. Sabina 14. Sardinia 112/111 118. South Webster 6. Toledo 2. Waverly 43. Wellston 47. West Union 2. Wheelersburg 12. Wilmington 64. Zaleski 4.
OREGON: Bandon 1. Bend 2. Boardman 6. Eugene 4. Gresham 1. Lake Oswego 3. Portland 7.
PENNSYLVANIA: Carnegie 1. Clark's Summit 1. Hazleton 1. Jenkinsville 1. Pittston 1. Reading 2. Stroudsburg 4.
SOUTH CAROLINA 2:
TENNESSEE: Antioch 3. Brentwood 2. Cookeville 1. Hixson 2. Livingston 1. Madison 2. Nashville 17.
TEXAS: Beaumont 3. Brookshire 1. Conroe 1. Coppell 2. Dallas 7. Granbury 1. Houston 34. La Marque 1.
UTAH: Salt Lake City 6.
VIRGINIA 33: Ashburn 17. Hampton 1. Herndon 2. Norfolk 2. Williamsburg 3.
WASHINGTON 2: Enumclaw 1. Kirkland 1. Lynden 1. Redmond 57. Seattle 19.
WEST VIRGINIA: Charleston 2. Elkview 1. Parkersburg 3.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: St. Johns 1.
AUSTRALIA: Darlinghurst 1. Kiama 1. Marrickville 1. Sydney 8. Yagoona 1.
BANGLADESH: Dhaka 4.
BELGIUM: Lebbeke 1.
BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro 25. Serra 1. Vitoria 1.
CANADA 12: AB 1. Beauharnois QC 1. Brantford ON 2. Calgary AB 7. Edmonton AB 2. Georgetown ON 2. Hamilton ON 2. Keswick NB 1. Lassalle QC 1. London ON 3. Montreal QC 13. North Bay ON 1. ON 2. Ottawa ON 16, Quebec QC 11. Regina SK 2. Riverview NB 1. Schubencadie NS 1. St. Johns NL. Toronto ON 22.
CHINA 1: Beijing 22. Hangzhou 1. Shanghai 8. Zhengzhou 4.
DENMARK: Alborg 1.
EGYPT: Cairo 5.
FRANCE 15: Caen 6. Nanterre 1. Paris 12.
GERMANY 13: Berlin 2.
HONG KONG: Central District 1.
INDIA :Delhi 9. Patna 1.
INDONESIA: Jakarta 8. Pohuwato 2.
IRELAND 20: Cork 3.
ITALY: Parabiago 1.
KOREA, Republic of: 3
MEXICO: San Jose Del Cabo 1.
NETHERLANDS: Delft 5. Rotterdam 2. Steenwijk 3. Winterswijk 1.
NEW ZEALAND: Auckland 4.
REUNION IS: Saint Paul 1.
ROMANIA: Iasi 1.
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Krapivinskiy 1. Moscow 12.
SERBIA: Belgrade 1.
SPAIN: Jaen 1. Las Palmas 1. Oviedo 1.
SWEDEN: Norrkoping 2. Sodertalje 1.
SWITZERLAND: Gruyeres 1.
UNITED KINGDOM 33: Aberdeen 1. Bedford 4. Colchester 1. Coventry 3. Crawley 1. Farnborough 5. Leicester 2. Liverpool 2. Reading 5. Saltburn-by-the-sea 1. Southend-on-sea 1. Southport 1. Sunderland 2. Torquay 1. Ventnor 1. Wanstead 1. Weston super-mare 1.
VIETNAM: Saigon 1.
I'm so excited to meet you all! Tell a friend!
Winter's cold in the Northern Hemisphere, stands the hardwood forests leafless, but not lifeless! January 22 is Winter Earth Day, a quarterly acknowledgement that The Human Phenomenon has one home, planet Earth. Come to the Winter Party on planet Earth! Soon, Spring Earth Day, the Spring Party! Spring is near! Good luck, Humans. I hope you make it.
A live-stream from May 15, 2019 Open mic @ 17 East, Crosskeys Tavern, 17 East Main Street, hosted by Foothill Folk Society, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. I'm about 1:09 in.
I play "She's Gonna Get The Blues" and "Fancy (And Maybe Nevermore)"
'Live Stream' https://www.facebook.com/foothillfolk/
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC of the EARLY 21st CENTURY:
AMERICAN BODY COUNT. (Facebook, via Johns Hopkins U.)
June 1, 2020: 100,000 dead.
August 1, 2020: 150,000. Aug. 21: 175,363. (Roughly 25,000 in 20 days.)
September 22, 2020; 200,000. Sept. 28: 205,000. (Increments of 5,000)
October 5, 2020: 210,000. Oct. 12: 215,085.
Oct. 19: 220,119. (It took seven days to add another 5,034 dead.)
Oct. 25: 225,229. Oct. 31: 230,548. (Then six days.)
November 6, 2020: 236,073.
Nov. 11: 241,798. (Five days to add 5,000.) Nov. 14: 245,598. (Three days)
Nov. 18: 250,520. (Four days) Nov. 21; 255,861. (Three days)
Nov. 24: 259,925. (Three days) Nov. 27: 265,858. (Another 5,000 dead, in three days.)
December 1, 2020: 270,642. (Four days. 5,784)
Dec. 3: 276,325. (Another 5,683 bodies. TWO DAYS!)
Dec. 5: 281,186. (Two days. Another 4,861.)
Dec. 8: 286,237. (Three days. 5,051)
Dec. 10: 292,141. (TWO DAYS. 5,904)
Dec. 11: 295,450. (3,309. One day. First time ONE-DAY total exceeded 3,000)
Dec. 12: 297,818. (2,368). Dec. 13: 299,168. (,1,350)
Dec. 14: 300,479. (1,311) (5,029 (Three days.)
Dec. 15: 303,773. (3,304, ANOTHER ONE-DAY 3k death toll)
Dec. 16: 307,429. (3,656, ANOTHER ONE-DAY 3k death toll)
Dec. 17: 310,699. (3,270, One day.)
Dec. 18: 313,588. (2,889) Just under 3,000 in one day.
Dec. 19: 316,159. (2,671)
Dec. 20: 317,668. (1,509) Nice decrease. Are Americans on the alert?)
Dec. 21: 319,364. (1,696) Decrease! Wising up? Stay alive! We need you!)
Dec, 22: 322,765. (3,401) Increase! Lesson not learned! Exposure, infection, death.)
Dec. 23: 326,124. (3,359) Over 3,000 in One Day, becoming the norm. Winter, indoors, exposure, leading to death.)
Dec. 24: 329,023. (2,899). Christmas, 2020: Dec. 25: 330,246. (1,223 one day.)
Dec. 26: 331,909. (Don't be the one after 909.)(1,763 one day.)
Dec. 27: 333,118. (2,219). Dec. 28: 334,836 (1,718)
Dec. 29: 338,561. (3,725) Increase!
Dec. 30: 342,312. (3,751) One-day death toll.
Dec. 31: 345,737. (3,425)
January 1, 2021: 347,788. (2,051)
Decrease! Are we flattening the curve? This is a nationwide figure.
Jan. 2: 350,186. (4,449) No. No, we're not.
Jan. 3: 351,580. (1,394) Or are we?
Jan. 4: 353,483. (1,903) Holding it down? Flattening the curve?
Jan. 6: 361,123. (7,640) Is my math right? A surge. Don' t drop your guard!
Jan. 7: 365,208 (4,085) Above the 3,000 mark that was a Dec. 23 record high.
Jan. 8: 368,773. (3,565)
Jan. 9: 372,478. (3,705)
Jan. 10: 374,322. (1,844)
Jan. 11: 376,060. (1,738)
Jan. 12: 380.670. (4.610)
Jan. 13: 384,653. (3,983)
Jan. 14: 388,533. (3,880)
Jan. 15: 391,955. (3,422)
Jan. 16. 395,785. (3,830)
Jan. 17. 397,574. (1,789)
Jan. 18. 398,981. (1,407)
December 20, 2020: Mutant strain of Coronavirus detected in England.
(Covid-20? Novel-Novel Coronavirus?).
Dec. 27: Detected in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden.
Said to be more "infectious". More contagious? Or more debilitating for the afflicted?
Dec. 27: 56% "more transmissible".
Dec. 30: Detected in Colorado and California. Jan. 3, 2021: Florida.
Vaccines good for 119 days. Phizer, 2nd shot in 2 weeks. Moderna 2nd in 4 weeks.
Jan. 9, 2021: Germany/England report record one-day C-19 deaths. Concern for C-20.
Scioto County Ohio Health Dept.
December 1, 2020: 27 dead, up from 23.
Dec. 2: 28 dead. Dec. 3: 29. Dec. 4: 30. Dec. 5: 32. Dec. 6: 32. Dec. 7: 33. Dec. 8: 36. Dec. 14: 38. Dec. 19: 40. Dec. 21: 44. Dec. 29: 52. Dec. 31: 53. One more. Jan. 6, 2021: 55. JANUARY 8: 62. Seven additional deaths! Jan. 12: Four more. 66.
There's a Predator loose on the streets, and it is getting people!
Your only defense is self-defense.
YOU are the Front Line. YOUR life is in YOUR hands.
Wash YOUR hands.
Wear YOUR mask.
Watch YOUR distance.
World Health Organization: Three C's.
Close Contact Places.
Confined, Enclosed Places.
Where these overlap the likelihood of transmission is even greater.