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Old 7th March 2014 | Show parent
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Once I've decided on the title of a song I'll Google it and see what comes up. If for some reason I find something disturbing about the search results I might consider another title.
Ha! I just google my track named Vermo and got this from Urban Dictionary:
"The derivation of sexual pleasure via the insertation of members of the rodent family (hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, etc.) into one's rectum."

I named that song after horse racetrack near by.
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Ha! I just google my track named Vermo and got this from Urban Dictionary:
"The derivation of sexual pleasure via the insertation of members of the rodent family (hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, etc.) into one's rectum."

I named that song after horse racetrack near by.
ROFL Excellent!
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in 2010 I named a track "Tunnel Vision" despite knowing this was a common pairing of words with 1,500,000 totally unrelated Google hits "standing in my way". This did not prevent the track from winning a prize in the 2010 John Lennon Song Writing Contest (JLSC). John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Thanks for sharing that song. I love the spooky & encapsulating craftiness of those minor chord m-m-m-m-m- m-m- m- m - m-m-metamorphisizations (<whew>). There is much melodic congruity given that context. The structure boundlessly and delightfully floats along. The overall mood very alluring and impactful.

Have you by chance been significantly influenced (as a composer and songwriter) by Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev and The Beatles ?
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Thanks for sharing that song. I love the spooky & encapsulating craftiness of those minor chord m-m-m-m-m- m-m- m- m - m-m-metamorphisizations (<whew>). There is much melodic congruity given that context. The structure boundlessly and delightfully floats along. The overall mood very alluring and impactful.

Have you by chance been significantly influenced (as a composer and songwriter) by Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev and The Beatles ?
Thanks!

Great analysis!

All of the above -- with the addition of one other name: Bob Marley!

In fact, Marley was the only conscious influence. The others were subconscious. I had originally set out to write a kind of twisted electro-reggae track on the classic "femme fatale" theme and that's what came of it.
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Originally Posted by creegstor ➡️
I just googled titles of 15 songs I'm working on and they came back with vastly different numbers of hits:


There's not one of these songs I'd title differently.
Don't miss the point, Google the songs after you release them
Then, Inform us of the results. LOL.

I remember when All the Major Networks passed on a channel that proposed to show tons and tons of video. How did MTV every get of the ground?

Fierce resistance to any new ideas.
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Old 8th March 2014
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Usually pull the title from the hook. That way if someone hears it, they should easily be able to google it.
Old 8th March 2014
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Usually either something kind of goofy/absurdist/punny/etc. or something from the lyrics, which are usually something kind of goofy/absurdist/etc. Sometimes something oblique or ironic to the lyrics.

I have a tendency to like things that are a bit puzzle-like as well as things that are intentionally more ambiguous than normal so that folks can fill in their own preferred meaning in a way that might be radically different than what others get from it.
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