Hello, forummates! The Italoargentowelsh band Street Next Door are having an extraordinarily prolific 2017, which means a second song is out this year. We are pleased to share with you our 4th single "Windows Down" (no, it's nothing against Microsoft's operative system).
Because we do different each time, on this occasion vlogdance took full charge of the vocals department, including backing vocals in the form of three-voice harmonies; our piano maestro Buttler had to to work extra hours providing arrangements and solos on his acoustic guitar while not being released from his usual duties on the keys; and I'm to blame credit for the lyrics, while my harmonica makes a return to the scene after having been absent in our last single.
Lastly, we wanted our song to acquire the status of cult song, and what better way to achieve that than inviting our forum leader Horacewimp , the man, the myth, the legend himself, for a brief cameo (or mic-eo), so he's our guest artist in this song.
Yes! Having recently returned from a lengthy road trip I can completely identify with this freewheeling song, pretty much literally a breath of fresh air, bravo to Street Next Door
Great to hear vlogdance's always tuneful voice bringing Helmut83's lyrics to life, and some lovely solo-ing from Buttler's twinkling keys and Harmmonica Man. And what a coup, enticing our glorious leader Horacewimp to contribute, talk about the icing on the cake (or rather the fly-thing in the cakehole*) Nice bit of promotional video too, you do spoil us.
Surely it can't be long before Street Next Door have a hit album, or at least an EP, galloping up the hit parade? And to think we heard you here first, wahey!
*ancient UK word for mouth, honest
It's all good entertainment, it doesn't cost a penny
There is no singling out any of you talented artists for praise, because there isn’t a winkle in the whole song. Lyrics, music, instrument playing, and vocals are all dependable in making this fun song great! Well, maybe a shout out to the harmonica (always nice to hear it), acoustic guitar (masterful), and the three part harmony (Damey will be proud).
Bravo our fearless leader! Well done! Reminds me of Jeff quietly saying, "It's still going, you know" after the song “Save Me Now”, (the last on Arm Chair Threatre). (Ha! H W says, mosquito, I say masquito! So, had a hard time understanding the hell he said!)
Post by queenofthehours on Nov 8, 2017 16:53:29 GMT
I love how the song builds in a Jeff-like way. You know, that thing Jeff does to songs which makes you all excited and forces you to sing along!
Favourite bits include: the guitar, it's very Jeff, short and sweet and perfect. The piano, just right, not a note out of place. Backing vocals/harmonies, that's very Jeff as well and very beautiful to boot.
I keep comparing things in this song to Jeff's ways but that's because Jeff is the Lord of All Music and the True Genius of the Pop Song.
This is such a catchy tune, I've already got it lodged in my brain . If this were an ELO song it would be on Secret Messages, maybe?
orioles70: lots of flooding in Washington today, but the forecast between now and Thursday's concert looks like drier weather is coming
Jul 8, 2019 22:41:41 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Oh no! Stay safe and dry! We don't want a thousand rivers running past your door on concert night!
Jul 8, 2019 23:54:41 GMT
BIuebird: orioles70 Oh dear, be careful! Hopefully the weather will clear up before your show! So far weather for Philly on Saturday looks sunny, so that's good. Last Saturday we flew into the Philly airport, and the weather was so bad that we were stranded on
Jul 9, 2019 17:47:55 GMT
BIuebird: the tarmac for 3 hours
Jul 9, 2019 17:48:16 GMT
orioles70: it would be nice if the airlines would give you 3 more hours of vacation instead of pushing back from the gate just to bake in an aluminum cylinder - keep the faith BIuebird, you'll be back to PA in time for the show
Jul 9, 2019 20:57:38 GMT
orioles70: meanwhile, the spaceship has been spotted flying low over Lake Okeechobee getting ready to touch down for a gig on the edge of the Everglades - no forum members in South Florida?
Jul 9, 2019 20:58:42 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Enjoy the concert tonight! I hope the weather cooperates!::mini-graphics-music-577374::
Jul 11, 2019 10:19:01 GMT
orioles70: thanks eloneen, To mash a few metaphors - we may be Standin' in the Rain amidst Summer and Lightning but neither clouds nor rain nor flash of light will keep us from completing our musical pilgrimage
Jul 11, 2019 14:48:57 GMT
BIuebird: Philly concert is tonight, very excited! My nerves are all frayed though, why can't I just enjoy things?
Jul 13, 2019 13:55:32 GMT
eloneen: BIuebird Have a great time tonight at the concert! We're looking forward to hearing about it and seeing some photos! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jul 13, 2019 14:11:33 GMT
orioles70: BIuebird - I know what you mean. It's a beautiful day in Philly, go early, relax and and give us a photo of the family in your Electric Flight Orchestra shirts!
Jul 13, 2019 18:02:33 GMT
BIuebird: Thanks, we had a great time! I posted in the tour thread. Although we did cut it a little close getting there because my dad didn't want to leave earlier, and we got stuck in traffic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Jul 15, 2019 0:39:04 GMT
denny: Any Federer fans as gutted as I am?
Jul 15, 2019 3:39:00 GMT
Horacewimp: I did want him to win denny it was a shame he couldn’t convert the match points. Great weekend for sport tennis, F1 and the cricket final and all hosted in the U.K.
Jul 15, 2019 7:22:43 GMT
vlogdance: I wanted Roger to win Wimbledon as well, but what an epic final. Wore me out just watching!
Jul 15, 2019 11:19:01 GMT
orioles70: it was a great final, the crowd was clearly rooting for Roger and he had a couple of match point chances - don't know how many more chances he will get
Jul 15, 2019 15:18:13 GMT
unomusette: Greetings from Bordeaux! Currently on Musecation until the end of the month, have the luxury of the laptop so hoping to check in more often. Flippin' boiling here, having to make it better with lots of French beer and ice cream, hey ho...
Jul 17, 2019 9:54:23 GMT
eloneen: unomusette I love Bordeaux! Such a beautiful city! Have a great time!
Jul 17, 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s a hard life for you Uno enjoy your holiday.
Jul 17, 2019 13:04:10 GMT