Juls Is On The Pop Mosaic!

Since Juls from The Indecisive Eejit won the giveaway on the Talk About Pop Music Radio Request Show, she now has her very own tile on the “The Pop Mosaic“.

The project is still very much under construction but I think it’s awesome! Click on the image below to see Juls’ tile on the Pop Mosaic.

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To find out more about the Pop Mosaic click here and let me know what you think of it.

Also, if you are the winner of my Radio Request Show giveaway this week you get the option to have your very own tile!

If Someone Wrote A Song For Me On St Valentine’s Day I Would Be Ecstatic…

imageAs it’s almost St Valentine’s day I’d like to share a song I’ve written…

There are a few different versions of it and it was the first set of lyrics I’d written that were put to music. Get your sick bags at the ready…

Once I had completed the lyrics I trawled the internet to find people that would accept my lyrics and turn them into a proper song. A couple of the ones I found, even though I shouldn’t judge as I have no musical talent whatsover, I just had to submit to the big amateur song jukebox in the sky. They pretty much sounded like they belonged to the soundtrack of a very bad 80’s computer game.

Thankfully I found one guy and when he sent back the demo I instantly liked it. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing as I am very picky but eventually we had a couple of completed versions. His name is Wayne Bowers and his website is Lyrics Into Song. He is really talented, good at what he does and provides demos for people who maybe want to pursue the song further. I was satisfied with just the demo.

He produced two versions for me. One, which was a stripped back acoustic version on the piano. The other, with more instruments.

I preferred the acoustic version.

St Valentine’s Day comes around and on the basis that the song I wrote was for Greg and it was called Heart Drive – I bought a heart shaped USB drive. Onto the drive I saved an mp3 of the song, the videos I made to go along with the song and a lyric sheet I had produced. I was excited to give this to Greg and he said thanks, that’s nice…

I expected more of a reaction to be honest but music and videos are more my thing, he has his own hobbies (which seem to involve being on his laptop or sleeping).

First of all, here is the lyric sheet:

Heart Drive

This is the first video I made, I thought it would be a good idea to have a “lyric video” but looking at it now I think I could have chosen a better font…

 

I then thought it would be good to make a video of us both in it. Unfortunately, I could only find a few short clips of us both together so I had to recycle it, reuse it, reverse it and slow it the hell down so it lasted five minutes…

 

I mentioned that there was also an alternate version of the song with more instruments and you can listen to it here on the Lyrics Into Song website.

You may recall from the post Here’s a little song I wrote… that I have been getting one of my friends to sing some newer lyrics I have written. When I let her hear Heart Drive, she wanted to do a version so here is her version of it – Heart Drive. It’s not the full song and I am still pestering her to finish it. I have 3 kids, she says. Get them to do backing vocals, Steve Says. If I’m being completely honest I prefer her voice on this song….sorry Wayne, yours is good too :)

Wayne also done a version of the song Nearly There which my friend sings in Here’s a little song I wrote... His version was called Here I Am and you can also hear it on Lyrics Into Song – it’s more rocky!

Have a great St Valentine’s Day and please share the most romantic thing anyone has done for you.

 

Bruce Forsyth – A Living Tribute: Nice To See You! Yes, Yes It Was…

Steve Says...

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The recent deaths of the legend that is Cilla Black, Sir Terry Wogan & David Bowie has once again made me realise it’s a sad fact of life that as we get older the celebrities that we grew up watching on television go to the big studio in the sky.

They die.

It’s all very sad for a while with everyone paying their tributes.

We forget.

What if, just once, a celebrity had a chance to read a tribute, from a fan, before they passed away?

This is not intended to be a morbid post in any way as I was inspired to write it after reading an article where the celebrity himself discusses his own mortality.

Ladies & Gentleman, I present to you…Sir Bruce Forsyth!

Bruce has had an amazing career spanning an incredible seven decades and he has accompanied me…

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Weekly Round Up: Talk About Pop Music

My music blog Talk About Pop Music is going from strength to strength and I have made a decision not to reblog posts from there on this blog any more but do something different instead.

Here is, the latest “weekly round up” from Talk About Pop Music…enjoy!

#ICYMI: TALK ABOUT POP MUSIC (PODCAST) – THE RADIO REQUEST SHOW 6TH FEBRUARY

 

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2016: BELARUS – “HELP YOU FLY” BY IVAN

 

MY JOURNEY WITH KYLIE MINOGUE

 

THEN & NOW: FAST CAR

 

STOP! LOOK! PLAYLIST! 7TH FEBRUARY 2016

 

OFFICIAL UK CHART UPDATE: PILLOW TALK (BEST OF BOWIE)

 

HELEN IS ON THE POP MOSAIC!

 

LONTALIUS – GLOW [NEW SINGLE]

COLD CHILLING COLLECTIVE – INSANE IN THE BRAIN FT. BUSTER MOE

 

THE RADIO REQUEST SHOW

 

HAERTS – POWER/LAND [EP STREAM + SHORT FILM]

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 48

 

AN “I JUST PASSED MY DRIVING TEST” MIX-TAPE

 

LISTEN: TIGERTOWN – LONELY CITIES

#FridayFunny: “Debbie Does Dirty” – Deborah Meaden From Dragons’ Den Gets Dirty

Programme Name: Dragons' Den - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Deborah Meaden - (C) BBC - Photographer: Andrew Farrington

I love the BBC TV show Dragons’ Den – maybe even one day I’ll go on it with one of my crazy ideas such as the Pop Mosaic. One of my favourite dragons is Deborah Meaden – she’s awesome but show knew she was so dirty…

Forget “Debbie Does Dallas” and watch this…

 

What’s the funniest thing you have came across this week? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @stevesays2014

Helen Is On The Pop Mosaic!

Since Helen from Journey To Ambeth won an instant prize on the Talk About Pop Music Radio Request Show, she now has her very own tile on the “The Pop Mosaic“.

The project is still very much under construction but I think it’s awesome! Click on the image below to see Helen’s tile on the Pop Mosaic.


To find out more about the Pop Mosaic click here and let me know what you think of it.

Also, if you are the winner of my Radio Request Show giveaway this week you get the option to have your very own tile!