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Another song writer down

Post by fenson » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:15 pm

RIP Mr Cohen, hope you'll find oranges and tea that come all the way from China in heaven
IF
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by 12bar » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 pm

R.I.P.
Suzanne was among the first songs I played on my nylon...

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Re: Another song writer down

Post by fenson » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:48 pm

What 'bout giving this wonderfull song a 'collab' cover as for tribute?
IF
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by 12bar » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:25 pm

If we don't use his lyrics and don't play it note for note it should be OK, copyright wise. :thumbsup:
Maybe a bit on the bluesy side, or VB with some celtic ideas? :think:

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Re: Another song writer down

Post by fenson » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:48 pm

Yet such a song should be considered "world heritage" and not anymore be locked by any ©opyrights!
Thus I'm pretty sure Mr Cohen himself would agree with me!
Are lawyers and beneficiaries so heartless that they couldn't understand such a cover would simply be an "homage"
and certainly not an attempt at making some $$$ !?

Anyway, if it's quite easy to not play the song note for note (chords sequence is quite common
and widely used...), changing lyrics "should" be considered a crime! Just my opinion though.

A good compromise might be to play 'around' the melody rather than to sing... My cello could certainly
give a "quite good equivalence" to Leonard's mellow voice?

Waiting for VB 'celtic ideas'... and why not yours...

IF
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by Blindboy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:42 am

2016 has been a rough year for music legends. (among other things... :roll: )
RIP :tears:
Wish I could do a collab.
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by 12bar » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:00 am

fenson wrote:Yet such a song should be considered "world heritage" and not anymore be locked by any ©opyrights!
Thus I'm pretty sure Mr Cohen himself would agree with me!
Are lawyers and beneficiaries so heartless that they couldn't understand such a cover would simply be an "homage"
and certainly not an attempt at making some $$$ !?
Music is business, and business is about money. There are laws (some of them hard to understand, but still valid), and in Internet times a simple wrong link or a tribute with too many notes from the original can be enough to be accused. I've mentioned this before: I've already learned it the hard way, it was a costly affair, although I was right, but paying lawyers is money, too. I had a really hard time and I don't want it back.

A real copyright trial could easily destroy my existence, and that of my family, too. This is the reason I care so much about copyrights to keep the risk low.

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Re: Another song writer down

Post by fenson » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:52 am

Hope those business men get enough money to build a brand new highway to Hell, someday!

Giving up on this cover idea, I do prefer try to catch all the music floating in the air and cultivate vegetables trees and flowers in my garden :D Too :oldie: to fight this material world again and again...

Later,
IF
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by Golfxzq » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 pm

His life will live for many generations through his music. It's sad that he has passed but we should rejoice that he left the world with such a gift!
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by Blindboy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:20 am

And now Leon Russell!! Aargh! :tears:
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Re: Another song writer down

Post by fenson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:26 am

Bet you're already jamming with the 'All Gone Brothers Band"! RIP Mr Jumping Jack Russel.
"Don't be afraid by wrong notes, it doesn't exist" Miles Davis.

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