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On 1/3/2019 at 4:24 AM, Ken said:

Still here. 16 years and running. Just had my anniversary 2 nights ago, Dec. 31/02. Still my favorite website ever. This place was *so* ahead of it's time....

 

Happy Anniversary Ken, Hopefully your well, looking forward to chats and finding out more on this site about good people and great topics 

On 1/1/2019 at 3:12 PM, XXX said:

I’m still living in the past. Glad to see some of my Songfacts peepZ are still around 👴🏽🏽🍀

 

On 1/3/2019 at 4:24 AM, Ken said:

Still here. 16 years and running. Just had my anniversary 2 nights ago, Dec. 31/02. Still my favorite website ever. This place was *so* ahead of it's time....

 

6 minutes ago, Ange said:

 

Happy Anniversary Ken, Hopefully your well, looking forward to chats and finding out more on this site about good people and great topics 

 

On 1/3/2019 at 4:24 AM, Ken said:

Still here. 16 years and running. Just had my anniversary 2 nights ago, Dec. 31/02. Still my favorite website ever. This place was *so* ahead of it's time....

 

Edited by Ange
The first post seemed a bit standoffish and rude

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22 minutes ago, Ange said:

Is it normal that I have just recently joined this site and I'm seeing posts from like 5 years ago and older ? When I look and see that people have been on this site for 15 years even, I'm wondering how come I have never come across it before? I hope I'm not being invasive by asking this question? I wish I had found this site along time ago.  Its pretty cool. Every one seems friendly and it's really informative.  God I can't believe I wasted so much time on other social media sites.  

 

On 3/23/2008 at 3:31 AM, Lucky said:

Here's the place to give us your suggestions for topics and themes, as well as other suggestions, so they don't get lost in the shuffle. :)

 

 

With our last two lists, Songfactors' Choice has really gained popularity. So far we've done:

 

 

  • Best Soundtracks
  • Christmas Wish List
  • Holiday Special
  • The Very Best of 2007
  • Women Gone Wild!
  • Distinctive Debuts

 

 

We need ideas for universal themes, to encourage the great participation we've been getting. Obviously, the more popular the topic, the more nominations (such as the last two lists) we get, which is the whole point.

 

Which leads to the suggestion of lists of 10, rather than 5. It's great idea... as long as we have the participation to support it. So we have suggestion #1, which is under serious advisement. :)

 

Give us whatcha got! ;)

 

On 3/23/2008 at 4:06 AM, _Laurie_ said:

I love the acoustic idea! :guitar:

 

On 3/23/2008 at 4:24 AM, edna said:

Top Covers... better or more famous than the originals...

 

On 3/23/2008 at 9:13 PM, Viaene said:

are there that much acoustic albums?

cover albums?

 

I understand The Songfactors' Choice is for albums and the Songfactors' top 10 is for song?

 

or am I mistaken? :P

 

On 3/23/2008 at 9:36 PM, edna said:

:doh:

 

Sorry, I´ve started to drink again... :P

 

On 3/23/2008 at 9:57 PM, Levis said:

Live albums?

 

On 3/23/2008 at 10:00 PM, The Seeker said:

That's a good one!

 

On 3/24/2008 at 3:51 AM, Lucky said:

 

 

Technically that's correct Viaene, and we do try not to tread on territory covered by the other (in either forum), but we are also trying to expand SFC a bit, so it isn't just album releated. Ummm, (trying to explain) for SFC, think maybe, subject related. If it occaisionally overlaps into songs, no big deal, and vice versa with the Specials that Radhi runs. Remember the "best all time albums" we did as a Special a while back? For SFC the topics can be much broader, and include albums, "best use of music for..." and even overlap into DVD's etc.

 

I'm liking the ideas put forth so far! I have a couple to throw out as well:

 

1. Collaberations

2. Concert DVD's/films (with or without albums attached)

 

 

On 3/24/2008 at 3:58 AM, Viaene said:

aye, I geddit ;) (tho I'm not sure if I was already here when you did the "best all time albums")

 

I like the 'Live albums' by the way ;)

 

On 11/9/2013 at 2:45 AM, Carl said:

When I prepare for an interview, at some point the essence of the subject becomes clear, and I know what I want to ask. It took me a few days to get there with Adam Duritz.

 

Most of us have some overarching theme that comes through in our worldview, and songwriters often express that in their songs. For much of Adam's career, this was the burden of fame, as Counting Crows released one of the best-selling debut albums of all-time, and in a short period of time, Adam's intimate moments became public - not just in his terrestrial life, but also in his songs.

 

But that was a long time ago.

 

Now that the adulation has subsided, Adam has become more guarded in his creative output, which means he won't just pour his heart out in a song and foist it on the public. The last Counting Crows album was all cover songs, which spared him this burden.

 

This all stems from Adam's revelation that his songs are all about him. He doesn't enter the mind of someone else, and he doesn't write on spec (even that Shrek song delved into his psyche).

 

When I spoke with Adam yesterday, I was happy to hear him expound on upcoming projects with a newfound passion. With that out of the way, we explored songwriting technique, where he explained that it's the rich, authentic details that matter. Adam mentions real and specific people and places in his songs (Anna, the New Amsterdam), which is what paints their vibrant colors. And yes, Springsteen came up in this conversation.

 

I'll post the link once we put this together, but wanted to share some of these thoughts while they were still fresh.

 

As an aside, if you were to put boy parts together to create the perfect specimen that would attract beautiful actresses, you would end up with the 1994-1996 version of Adam. His combination of mystery and talent landed him two Friends stars when the show was the hottest thing on TV, plus Mary Louise Parker, Samantha Mathis, and a few others he remains coy about.

 

On 1/1/2019 at 1:39 AM, RonJonSurfer said:

Hey look...we're starting to gather together again...maybe in 2019? So good to hear from Edna.  Happy New Year to all my friends at Songfacts. Ron

 

On 1/1/2019 at 3:12 PM, XXX said:

I’m still living in the past. Glad to see some of my Songfacts peepZ are still around 👴🏽🏽🍀

 

On 1/29/2018 at 5:56 PM, Carl said:

Wow. Sounds like a love quadrangle. Check out "Love Stinks" by the J. Geils Band:

You love her
But she loves him
And he loves somebody else
You just can't win

Did this song feature in The Wedding Singer? Love Stinks sounds familiar?

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On 12/27/2018 at 12:56 PM, OLD 55 said:

Hi All ! I haven;t been here for a long time, mostly because I'm still fairly computer illiterate and I have trouble negotiating the Site. It's good to see some of my great Mates here.

Hope you all had a happy Christmas and have a wonderful 2019. Here's a photo of my whole Family taken on Christmas Day. I'm at the back - now OLD 78.

 

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What a fantastic photo 😊

On 12/27/2018 at 12:56 PM, OLD 55 said:

Hi All ! I haven;t been here for a long time, mostly because I'm still fairly computer illiterate and I have trouble negotiating the Site. It's good to see some of my great Mates here.

Hope you all had a happy Christmas and have a wonderful 2019. Here's a photo of my whole Family taken on Christmas Day. I'm at the back - now OLD 78.

 

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On 12/28/2018 at 12:40 AM, RonJonSurfer said:

Wow, what a great looking family. I hope Christmas was wonderful and 2019 is even better. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Ron

 

On 12/28/2018 at 11:54 AM, Carl said:

Tremendous family photo O55. Thanks for stopping by.

 

On 12/31/2018 at 5:53 AM, edna said:

RonJon is always right...    😄   and you're the best, RonJon. Carl was missing the good old times here... (on facebook) And I said I wished we could Songfact like 14 years ago... That would be great.

A very happy New Year, my friends!!!!  I love all my Songfactors!!!!  💚 💚

...and it's really warm to see your avatar here again, Old55!!!  :) Happy New Year everybody!   💚

I couldn't fight nostalgia... so I surrender and I drop by sometimes wishing I'll find all the fun we had...😃

 

On 1/1/2019 at 1:39 AM, RonJonSurfer said:

Hey look...we're starting to gather together again...maybe in 2019? So good to hear from Edna.  Happy New Year to all my friends at Songfacts. Ron

 

I'm hoping 2019 is AMAZING for EVERYONE; your families and loved ones also.  Cheers Ange 😊🍾🎉

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On 10/27/2018 at 6:13 AM, Otokichi said:

I didn't join 15 years ago, but I do my best to *bump* the "All Things Music" subset. Ever since Last.fm terminated all forums and fan posts, I've been hanging out here to see if there is "Life on Mars." (It seems to be very sparse.)

Folks in search of Music on the Interweb don't have many choices these days, between "Buy 'N Large" (Apple) or "We Think You Like This?" (Spotify). For really obscure music, I sometimes drop by CD Baby, if a "Toy Cows in Africa"-like track catches my eye/ear on YouTube.

So now I travel the "Roads to Moscow" while "Dancing in the Moonlight," on the way to "Scarborough Fair.";)  Patrick Abe

 

 

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On 11/11/2016 at 3:13 PM, Carl said:

It appears that Leonard Cohen has passed away. One of the truly great songwriters of his time, he made the kind of music that merits discussion, which made him a Songfacts favorite. His most famous song, by far, is "Hallelujah," which has consistently been one of the most-discussed and analyzed.

Details aren't out yet, but he just released and album called You Want It Darker. It's hard to tell if the album is informed by his parting, as he's always written about mortality and religion.

 

18 hours ago, Carl said:

Wow, I didn't realize it was '02 when we started. The emojis were better then.:grin:

 

4 minutes ago, Ange said:

Geez I used to just use letters and numerous to make smiley  faces  lol

 

 

On 12/28/2018 at 11:54 AM, Carl said:

Tremendous family photo O55. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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On 12/28/2018 at 12:40 AM, RonJonSurfer said:

Wow, what a great looking family. I hope Christmas was wonderful and 2019 is even better. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Ron

 

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Thanks Ange. I'm like an Australian Abraham Lincoln - the father of his country.  :) Nice pic of you and your Grandson. !!!

Hi to a lot of 'old' friends whom I see have posted recently, Dear Edna, Laurie, Carole, Tim, Ken..... special congratulations to you. :)

I also saw EYEgor drop in briefly. Had to get my DVD of Young Frankenstein and watch it again. Hilarious. Pity that most of the actors in it are deceased.

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3 hours ago, OLD 55 said:

Thanks Ange. I'm like an Australian Abraham Lincoln - the father of his country.  :) Nice pic of you and your Grandson. !!!

Hi to a lot of 'old' friends whom I see have posted recently, Dear Edna, Laurie, Carole, Tim, Ken..... special congratulations to you. :)

I also saw EYEgor drop in briefly. Had to get my DVD of Young Frankenstein and watch it again. Hilarious. Pity that most of the actors in it are deceased.

Thank you for the compliment OL55 ; and thank you for sharing your Christmas photo.  I hope you all had a  wonderful Christmas and your New Year is full of love , health and great things. 😊🎉. Cheers; Ange

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Hi everybody   :) I'll be dropping by when I can. I became a hard working class hero...   :D Now all my family lives in the US and I'm still in Spain with my Spanish hubby and three spanish cats. And Spanis friends. What am I doing here???   😎

 

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6 hours ago, edna said:

Hi everybody   :) I'll be dropping by when I can. I became a hard working class hero...   :D Now all my family lives in the US and I'm still in Spain with my Spanish hubby and three spanish cats. And Spanis friends. What am I doing here???   😎

 

Come on over Edna. We'll leave the light on for you. 

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Y'all thought you'd got rid of me

But my life is meaningless without my Fin and Farin. Coming back here reminds me of all our time together, and makes me a bit sad. I don't know where they are (or even if they're still alive???) but I hope they're happy. 

 

 

(Joined at 17, now 32 and living a life i never imagined for myself !)

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hey gang, I haven't been around too much lately. but still refer back here from time to time, mostly for the wealth of information on my favorite subject and lifes ambition to breathe music with every breath I take.

Good to see so many old friends around this grand ol' site. I'm retired now since Nov. 3rd 2017 and actually busier than ever living life to it's fullest. I get one meaningful Christmas card a year and that's from our *founding father the amazing (yet modest) Carl.  lol. 

 

Since I was in the neighborhood and smacked my head, omg, have to stumble into the songfacts forum and see what the hell is going on these days, It wouldn't be fair to not share one of the most amazing, incredible musical references I have recently encounters in my cyber-tours. From one of my favorite soundtracks from one of my favorite movies.

 

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If anybody cares about my daily ramblings about music via Twitter...you can find me at Best Song I Heard Today @bestsongIheard 

I do Top 10's, songs of the day, photos of my vinyl collection and lot's of random nonsense. Much like I did on SongFacts. 

I'm almost up to 4000 followers and I get some play from some rockers like Tommy James, Eric Carmen, Dave Davies and others.

It's fun for me. 

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15 hours ago, Carl said:

Ron, you have some incredible Twitter skills. We have you followed and I keep an eye on your feed.

Carl, Thanks. Of course I follow SongFacts too. I have a lot of fun with it. It's really just the way I'd be talking about music with friends and whoever else is in earshot. The marketing aspect fascinates me too. I like when I figure something out and get a big response. Ron

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