Wanna hear my music? (New song, pg 9)

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Re: Wanna hear another new song? (pg5)

Postby Telliot » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:11 am

FuZZBoY wrote:Wow that's really good!

Your music is very relaxing, congrats man

Do you play these songs live??

Thanks! I wish. I have fantasies of putting a band together, but I've found it difficult to find players of a like mind. :unsure:
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Re: Wanna hear another new song? (pg5)

Postby FuZZBoY » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Telliot wrote:
FuZZBoY wrote:Wow that's really good!

Your music is very relaxing, congrats man

Do you play these songs live??

Thanks! I wish. I have fantasies of putting a band together, but I've found it difficult to find players of a like mind.


I know exactly what you mean. 2 of my friends are in the same boat as you.
Did you ever send your music to a record company?

I guess with your quality recordings, you could find some good musicians to play your music!
I know it's not easy though...but it's so good to play our own songs live damn! :w00t:
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Re: Wanna hear another new song? (pg5)

Postby Telliot » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:36 am

I haven't sent anything out, no. Do people still do that? It seems in this day and age of iTunes and Bandcamp, that you have a distributor literally at your fingertips. Obviously, having the backing of a record label could help with promotion and give you more 'legitimacy', but at what cost? I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. :unsure:
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Thu May 08, 2014 5:52 am

Not too sure about the mix, but here's another new one I just finished. I was happy to record the ES125, along with my '50s Supro lapsteel, through the Swart AST I was borrowing. :-*
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby StevenO » Thu May 08, 2014 12:28 pm

That sounds awesome, Todd. :)

What Supro steel do you have? I've got one too.
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Mon May 12, 2014 10:13 am

Thanks Steven! I think it's come a long way from how it was when I first played it for you, I like it much more now. I'm not totally sure it's done, a friend of mine had a lot of opinions about it last night and made me start second guessing myself. :unsure:

The lapsteel is a McKinney, with the typical Supro 'string through' pickup. The pickup is going bad, I think. Only the top three strings are ringing out clearly, maybe the poles are going bad? I contacted Lollar about having it repaired, but never heard back from them. I could buy a new one, but $250!!! I could probably find another lapsteel for close to that, even if I used it for parts.

Mine looks just like this one, without the treble sign pickup cover.

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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Tue May 13, 2014 10:56 am

I think this new song isn't resonating with too many people... :D

I'm always curious what makes people like something or not. Or more specifically, what makes a lot of people like something or not. My music seems to be very divisive, and I usually don't tell people it's me to avoid the oh wow, you did that? thing where people feel obligated to say something nice. I always get the 'chill' or 'relaxing' comments, or simply 'nice', but rarely do I get a sense that anyone could ever be a rabid fan of my music, the way I am with so many other artists. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate the nice things you've all been saying in this thread, and it's boosted my confidence a lot, but I genuinely wonder what makes some music more successful that others. Not more lucrative necessarily, but more widely accepted and consumed by people who genuinely feel something when they hear it.
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby StevenO » Tue May 13, 2014 11:03 am

If it's any consolation, I think this is better than the first song in this thread. :)
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Tue May 13, 2014 11:42 am

Thanks, man. :blush:

Honestly, the last two songs are closer to what I 'do', although I'm always trying to push the boundaries in my own little ways. That first song was an example of that.
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Re: Wanna hear my new song? (Now with more øøøøøøø, pg4)

Postby millarman9111993 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:48 am

Telliot wrote:
Telliot wrote:Thanks guys!

Hopefully without wearing out my welcome, I thought I'd share a new demo I recorded over the weekend. The "Sir Paul is a badass" thread is timely, since I based this song's sparse drum/melodic bass parts on "Something", not that I would ever compare myself to the Beatles, just citing an influence.

Just wanted to update the thread for anyone interested, the link above is to the finished new song.

Hope you like it.


I really really like this one, reminds me a little bit of Joseph Arthur, keep it up!
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:29 pm

Thanks very much! I'm not familiar with him, I'll have to check out his stuff.
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby Telliot » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:43 pm

A new song I've been working on for anyone interested, a bit of Beatles-tinged power pop for your listening pleasure.




I hope you like it. :)
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Re: Wanna hear my music? (new song pg6)

Postby zakmaster » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:00 am

Personally, I am a little put off by your comments comparing these songs to other artists. You mention the Beatles a few times, and in other threads you talk a lot about your influences. I think you use this as a barrier to potential criticism. While I understand that, maybe you won't get to where you want to get to by only dipping your toe in so people don't take too hard of a swing at you.

I say this because I love these songs! Not compared to Wilco, or Elliot Smith, or the Beatles. I just really enjoy the music, the approach, and especially the guitar playing. It's really good on its own. I am sure there are many who will be critical, or discouraging, or give you reasons why as a dad and husband with financial responsibilities you are wasting your time on this. Don't listen to them, or even to the guy on a guitar forum who tells you that he loves the guitar sound. Screw them all. You have some real talent and communicate it well through music.

I do love your guitar sound. I always listen for guitar, and like most guitar players I tend to be stupidly dismissive of others - "That sucks", "I can play that" "I have heard that before" "He is stealing from..." Rarely do I hear someone I don't know and instantly say, "Damn, that's a sound I want". Your playing, feel, and the way you compliment the song shows great guitar talent, and I am really impressed and jealous at the same time.

Chase whatever you want to chase, but keep putting up these songs, without apology, because you are a talented musician and I think there are lots here that would like to hear more from you.
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Re: Wanna hear more new songs? (pgs 5 and 6)

Postby DocCarlson » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:07 am

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Re: Wanna hear my music? (new song pg6)

Postby Telliot » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:53 am

Those are both absolutely valid criticisms. Zak, I hadn't ever really thought of it that way, but I see what you mean. I think I've always been timid about really putting myself out there, and until the lightbulb went off as I read your post, never realized how often I bring up other bands or styles to 'prepare' people for what I'm about to play them.

You're both correct, and I'm finally starting to come to grips with this, the music I make is an expression of me and not everyone will like it, but I should stop being ashamed to admit it's mine. I also need to stop apologizing for it, as if I'm somehow wasting peoples' time by letting them hear what I do. It all comes from being insecure about it, of course. We all have it to some degree, as artists; it's hard to create something but easy for others to tear it down.

Zak, I've never had anyone tell me they enjoyed my playing like that, thank you very much, that made my day.


Telliot wrote:A new song I've been working on, enjoy.


Fixed. ;)
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