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    Hi all, new composer member here.

    Hi Forumites,

    I'm a classically trained composer who has taken early retirement from media work to concentrate on writing (or at least trying to write) some serious music. You can hear some of my work on my website..

    http://www.mikehewer.com

    I'm looking forward to joining in the conversations here.

    Mike.

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    Welcome to the forums. There are a number of composers on this site to interact with. Impressive web site with great selections
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    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Thanks Bill, I'm glad you took a little listen and enjoyed some of it.
    Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to the forum in a small way.

    Mike.



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    Welcome to the forums. There are a number of composers on this site to interact with. Impressive web site with great selections

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    Welcome aboard, mikeh.

    Enjoyed listening to some of your works. Looking forward to perusing more of your site later on.

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    Thanks for taking a listen KH, I'm glad there was something there for you and thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to getting to know folks around here.

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    mikeh! Hey! Don't be shy, as a human, or overly self-conscious, as an artist.
    It's been too quiet around here, even for me,
    so you should be trying to pump up your posting numbers.
    I'm willing to comment on anything you might have to type.
    And that includes type-casting, or the heaving of the font.
    Everything about our world that is being turned into the digital age,
    all that old content, needs to be upgraded, refreshed, for the new millennium.
    To B upper case, or to B lower case, that is now the question.

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    Hi John,
    I'm definitely lower case - it took me ages and a lot of persuasion to do a website, my wife calls me the secret composer!
    Nice to e-meet u as they say.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    mikeh! Hey! Don't be shy, as a human, or overly self-conscious, as an artist.
    It's been too quiet around here, even for me,
    so you should be trying to pump up your posting numbers.
    I'm willing to comment on anything you might have to type.
    And that includes type-casting, or the heaving of the font.
    Everything about our world that is being turned into the digital age,
    all that old content, needs to be upgraded, refreshed, for the new millennium.
    To B upper case, or to B lower case, that is now the question.

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    mikeh! Nice reply! While I appreciate the domestic bliss you portray by typing "my wife",
    please, take it easy on me, famous for being a born-again virgin.

    I am impressed by the reception other members have given your domain,
    not seeing compliments like this before for off-board, if not offshore, uploading.

    I'd have a hard time calling myself a serious composer, or song-writer,
    when I'm not about being electronic, except for making all those sounds.
    If I were you, I'd invent a persona, and using old, if not antique materials,
    create music you say was found in the interior lining of an old Volkswagen,
    in a wrecking yard, brought over from Germany after the war.
    If you want, I'll supply an oil painting that could be mistaken as an old master,
    to round out your package.
    Even serious composers are expected to provide their own graphics nowadays.

    If you can admit to being lower case, okay, I'm just a relative minor.

    I have to confess, I might be a resource, or cultural sounding board for you.
    As a teen, I was an usher at the local theater where adult and foreign films played,
    and that manager hired me as the sign-painter when the new drive-in was built,
    seeing all the movies one year, early eighties.

    In high school, my parents, yes, Watt clan, had the first colour TV we knew of in Welland.
    A big one, too. Coming over Thursday night to watch Star Trek was a biggie for my friends.
    In the late sixties, the police officer father of one of my friends, had channel 25.
    That was about the police station being able to contact him in his house,
    but it also let us watch the original Monty Python TV series.
    I never paid for cable, always having a VHS or DVD player for movies.
    Playing in bands full time in the seventies and eighties,
    meant watching satellite screens before they were available to the public.

    You might not understand Ontario, bending over for Hollywood and California,
    allowing royalty legal content, but denying self capabilities long after others went residential.

    I saw Jimi Hendrix in Toronto, with his P.A. speakers in the four corners of Maple Leaf Gardens,
    so if you even want to know what Jimi Hendrix would do, with his corporate producers,
    you can ask me, unless you can imagine those thoughts yourself.

    I hafta update, I really do.
    Somewhere, over their rainbow, the ozone hole expands...
    Last edited by John Watt; Sep-25-2017 at 20:45.

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