[Doggiebox] A song using a Sonor kit

Michael Carlyle mcarlyle at charter.net
Wed Sep 12 18:58:05 EDT 2007

Umm... that was mine. You're talking about the song called "Footprints".

I'm sensitive to the F bomb in the latter part of the song. But, it's 
only the one place, and Kevin sings it like he means it. In other words, 
it doesn't come across (to me, anyway) as being overly gratuitous, or 
just thrown in for the sake of it.

It's the only song of ours where that happens, and I was willing to let 
it slide, since it seemed to come from a place of integrity, if that 
makes any sense.

A real drummer is a possibility. We're working on about five songs right 
now, including a remake of one we did years ago. Call it an EP, I guess. 
Not concerned about commercial exposure at the moment. A dream of mine 
is to quit my cover band, and throw a unit together that consisted of 
really good solid musicians, then take this music to our local scene. We 
might not make any money, but I really want to share this music live.

I will post more as it develops.

And your 2 cents is always welcome, Patrick.

Patrick O'Donoghue wrote:
> Hey Corey,
> I don't know if you saw my email when you first posted this song, but I wanted to tell you that this is one of the best songs I've heard in a long time.  The drums sound good, but maybe it'd be worth bringing the track to a studio for a real drummer.
> That song should be on the radio.  
> If I heard it, I'd want to look into checking out the band and seeing what the album sounded like.  I'm an old school rock fan, but lately (the last ten years) I've been into Son Volt, Neko Case, Steve Earle, My Morning Jacket and the like.
> Not that you asked for my 2 cents, but, for what it's worth, my only issue with it is the "F" word appearing in it; I'm no prude mind you, I'm a blue-collar Jersey guy who lives in NYC, and I've worked in music licensing in TV advertising for over ten years...aside from the commercial issue of it, personally I've always felt that use of words like that in songs come across as either trying too hard, or maybe it just overshadows the real emotion of the song. At the very least it would limit its ability to get radio airplay (if there is such a thing any more).
> The guitars are great, the vocals are great, the harmonies are great. It's a great song. 
> Thanks for posting it on the Doggiebox list and let us know when you have some more stuff to share.
> Take care,
> Patrick
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