shoham gave feedback to Richard Shekari for “After Darkness”:
I'd like a live version drum track, but it's a heck of a song my friend. Very inspirational & well produced, written song and video narrative. Did you get the raw footage or did you have some outside help?
 Jun 28, 2018, 19:47 EDT
Richard Shekari 
Super thanks to you my man. I'm grateful, got the PayPal alert. I appreciate the support. I got the raw footage. Everything's on ground, about the drum track I'lldefinitely work on that, Hope you are doing great
flag (Jun 29, 2018, 02:45 EDT)


tawmy gave feedback to WalaWalaWala for “level”:
nice rhythm chops
sweet electric fills
I like the lyrics ...
I was born again to live this dream
(my interpretation)
emotional vocals

tip: after recording whistling, (nice whistling by the way), hopefully on it's own track, you can eq out the blowing wind sound which detracts from the other instruments playing at the same time, and the track itself

before recording: try some wind baffles for your mics

good stuff ... reminds me of alt british/aussy rockers (unplugged) i used to listen to ... and still do
 Jan 18, 2017, 20:17 EST
WalaWalaWala 
tawmy, thanks for the insight on the production. If memory serves this track was done on one take. Kudos to Kelly Barnard for making this video also! Thanks again, and consider a free download: https://www.feed-forward.net/a.1095
flag (Jan 19, 2017, 06:45 EST)


I enjoyed the video a lot.

My one criticism would be that the drums could be tighter, but I am an awful drummer myself so have no real room to talk here. Actually a good live performance

A strong early Brand New vibe in the song with a bit of Blink thrown in. Good tune
 Aug 24, 2016, 09:58 EDT
Karmawimps 
Thank you!
I'm actually the guy with the goofy face in the thumbnail of the video. This was my band way back in high school, I would take it down, but there is some issues with the login information. Now it just floats here in digital purgatory.

This was written during a time where skateboards and Blink 182 was my religion. There is a much cleaner version I made back on this current page. If anything, it makes it even clearer as to how badly I was ripping off my childhood idols.
flag (Sep 07, 2016, 18:08 EDT)
Gremlin 
Understand there. I have a bunch of old shit on myspace bc of similar login issues. Luckily no one goes on myspace anymore hah.

Not a big deal aping your idols. I think everyone does it until they become comfortable enough with their craft to really start searching for their own voice, creatively. My earliest stuff from like 10 yrs ago was pretty much straight up folk, derivative as hell. Over the years though I begin incorporating a lot more jazz and rock influences in my writing, which has helped me break out of that mold. Lately though, I have been returning to my early roots to write more simple tunes that are more direct and straightforward, without monkeying around with minor 6s and diminished chords
flag (Sep 12, 2016, 11:42 EDT)
Karmawimps 
That seems to be there very thing I have been battling the past year or so. For awhile I was aiming for a sound, but I was skipping steps. I was recreating rather than incorporating, struggling to find "my sound". I even set the guitar aside for a stretch and dabbled in some hip hop and rap haha. It was fun, but it wasn't very cathartic. This spring I decided to shut everything out, put the pen to paper and write. I think I found my voice. Seems to be similar to what I had before, but now I've got a better idea of what I'm doing.
flag (Sep 13, 2016, 15:59 EDT)
Gremlin 
Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward. As an artist you are constantly changing. I personally dont even listen to some older stuff of mine as I find it embarrassing, yet I have friends who think thats my best work. I think the goal for me is to continue trying out new ideas and mixing them with the old, and further defining my sound
flag (Sep 23, 2016, 10:38 EDT)
shoham 
"I personally dont even listen to some older stuff of mine as I find it embarrassing" I can definitely relate!
flag (Sep 23, 2016, 11:11 EDT)


REally catchy song. I love the video-kids are cute. Looks like you're all having a great time.
 Dec 07, 2015, 13:05 EST
Richard Shekari 
thanks so much pskave yeah had a great time and it was fun with the kids
flag (Dec 09, 2015, 03:03 EST)


NO, it's perfect.
 Sep 04, 2015, 09:35 EDT
Richard Shekari 
thank you so so so much Shoham, i am grateful and thankful for your support
flag (Sep 04, 2015, 09:47 EDT)


Look like you're having a LOT of fun! Well produced vid, I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing this, -Sho
 Sep 03, 2015, 08:12 EDT
Richard Shekari 
Experimentation season Shoham haha yeah it happened weekend. Hate staying idle so i put this up
flag (Sep 03, 2015, 08:30 EDT)
shoham 
looks like you've got an army behind you! Boko who?!? Kids are cute -- are those your kids?
flag (Sep 03, 2015, 08:37 EDT)
Richard Shekari 
yeah had to bring them to have fun, we got lots of stuff going on that we forgot some relevant shots, hope the concept is okay, any advice please against next time sir
flag (Sep 03, 2015, 11:23 EDT)
Richard Shekari 
i am not yet married Shoham, i do not have kids yet but i pray and hope to seal that part coming soon, next year hopefully or if something happens to me and i feel the need to do that soonest maybe, who knows huh. The main little girl character is my niece, love her so much so had to let her act. i got lots of nephews and nieces, they make your heart warm and bring out the genuine smile in me so they sort of bring out the innocent child-like part of me
flag (Sep 03, 2015, 12:02 EDT)
shoham 
true. i thought those were your kids in one photo. I'll have to watch again tonight fr advice, but I thought it worked well as is...
flag (Sep 03, 2015, 12:17 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Richard Shekari for “Love”:
Good song, cool video. The vocals sound good. Was the video hard to make?
 Jun 12, 2015, 10:16 EDT
Richard Shekari 
Shoham thank you very much for your support. Well, i wrote the song, directed and edited the video myself. Though i didn't quiet plan to shoot the video after recording the audio but after having a thought over an idea of a simple scene that will place the audience mind on the lyrics instead of what's going on in the video, i hired a camera, called a friend and voila i pinned it as i expected.
flag (Jun 12, 2015, 14:15 EDT)
shoham 
Richard, It's simple. Well done. I bought a copy of it too. Let me know if it doesn't go through. -Shoham
flag (Jun 12, 2015, 14:16 EDT)
Richard Shekari 
it did go through Shoham, i am really grateful. :)
flag (Jun 12, 2015, 14:23 EDT)
shoham 
Cool man. I got another one coming your way. -$shoham
flag (Jun 13, 2015, 21:38 EDT)


shoham gave feedback to Kode of Bliss for “All Humans are Human Video”:
Too true. Did you ever see Cloud Atlas? Powerful movie about slavery over the course of 100s of years -- Sci-Fi. Very Powerful, also. And remember "Non but ourselves can free our minds"-$Shoham
 Apr 06, 2015, 11:32 EDT


JZC gave feedback to WalaWalaWala for “level”:
true! carry on.....
 Apr 02, 2015, 15:48 EDT
WalaWalaWala 
i guess it's time ;)
flag (Apr 03, 2015, 15:05 EDT)


You are what's on a 'tear'. Very creepy $4!+ -- but in a good way?

Wala,
-$elpatron
 Sep 08, 2014, 12:54 EDT

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