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what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:18 am
by nathannn
I have a track that i have been working on since 2006, it has been re arranged re-mixed and re-worked every imaginable way.
It went from a simple synth line into an electronic song then I re-made it for guitar to be a rock song and now its back to electronic.
I can not get this thing finished!

Of course I haven't spent the last six years working on it but its been one of those things where every few months I open it up and mess with it more.
The thing is this isn't the only song like this I have two more from the same era (around 2006)

Anyone care to take a look at it and see if you could come up with suggestions or something?
I wont be paying you.. except in the unlikely event it becomes a hit.

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:46 pm
by anybody human
The track Untitled? I like it. It's lovely. Bit loose on the low end but it's that kind of rolling track. A touch of something bright would be cool as a counterpoint, like a watery electric piano melody played in a high-ish register. I dig it.

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:33 pm
by matthews
I actually think that untitled track is pretty interesting. Not my style, but not too shabby nonetheless. Also, I like the sig, at least its fun and unique, instead of the typical "heres my logo - visit my blog".

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:03 pm
by matthews
How so?

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:18 pm
by pharos
If I have a song that just can't get finished, I take a step back and consider maybe using parts of it in other songs. Sometimes a chord progression or a mood would work great in something else. I let it die and reincarnate instead of trying to hold it up with plastic surgery and botox, you know?

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:28 pm
by störgeräusche
you can make an album out of all the version you have and you will make of this track!

sig: YEAH, way better than some stupid traffic stats like funken had a couple of days ago. who cares anyway how many ppl visit your blog dude? does this mean something?

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:45 pm
by nathannn
the song im talking about isnt on my sound cloud yet... its not finished.
i was kind of hoping some one would be up to looking at the live set.

funken the sig has nothing to do with you :lol: seriously
i have gone to your site a few times and i think (from your post) you are an ok guy and what you are trying to do is ok. i hope you can earn a living and get massive happiness from it :D ! you dont come of as a douche like a lot of the other people who post maybe 10 times and then ask everyone to buy their shit.
its collective joke on every one (so yeah i guess you included but everyone else also) who has big banners or is trying to sell things in their sigs i just dont like salesmen.

the sig i had the longest was pissing on the guys that show off their gear list in their sigs like a longest cock contest.
idk i think its funny.

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:27 pm
by nathannn
pharos wrote:If I have a song that just can't get finished, I take a step back and consider maybe using parts of it in other songs. Sometimes a chord progression or a mood would work great in something else. I let it die and reincarnate instead of trying to hold it up with plastic surgery and botox, you know?
yeah, this is what i have been doing. last night i added just subtle things to one song to make it sound a little fuller and so far its turning out ok.

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:13 am
by Sibanger
I can't quite hear the Radioshack Hit Sticks in the mix....

Sorta sounds nice....shoe gazing sorta sound....hope you finish it one day.

I love your new sig. One of the best I've seen.

Def made me click on it......

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:12 am
by ShelLuser
funken wrote:Not keen on the sig
+1

The only reason I mention this is because I think the OP should keep something in mind; the louder the sigs become the more people will ignore the whole lot of them in their entirety.

I'm not stressed enough to make a big fuss out of it but I do think the "screamier" the sig the more risk you take that people will actually avoid you.


Alas; to answer the question in the topic even though I get the feeling that it doesn't cover the thread... I'm working on my main (hobby!) project for 3 years now and although I have some rough material which some close friends of mine consider not too bad I still don't feel confident enough to dump it on stuff such as soundcloud.

Sometimes you never give up 8-)

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:54 am
by nathannn
ShelLuser wrote:
funken wrote:Not keen on the sig
+1

The only reason I mention this is because I think the OP should keep something in mind; the louder the sigs become the more people will ignore the whole lot of them in their entirety.

I'm not stressed enough to make a big fuss out of it but I do think the "screamier" the sig the more risk you take that people will actually avoid you.


Alas; to answer the question in the topic even though I get the feeling that it doesn't cover the thread... I'm working on my main (hobby!) project for 3 years now and although I have some rough material which some close friends of mine consider not too bad I still don't feel confident enough to dump it on stuff such as soundcloud.

Sometimes you never give up 8-)
i dont mind throwing something up on sound cloud if i know i probably wont be going back to it.
the two tracks that are up now took less than a few hours they are both just guitar and drums. the tracks that have been laying around for 6 years are a mix of guitar drums and synth. they are not really complex songs i just feel they have hit potential and if i dont get them right they will be trash.
as for the sig its meant to look stupid... its a joke and its staying... at least for another week, or until everyone gets it through their heads that big retarded looking sigs look like spam.

Re: what point do you give up on a song? after 1, 2 or 6 years?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:07 am
by condra
I would like some nonchalant XX/JJ meets Stone Roses vocals on top.
Also, less splash/crash cymbals.
And a breakdown.
And a cresendo.
And a dryer snare.
And some sprinkles of token reverb synth to give it that modern Emo/Hipster vibe.

I love it though. Stick with it IMO.