“As Long As I”  >>>  Ray Bertram/Robert Baitinger/Donovan Plant/Antony Wolfson/Mick Hutchings collab w/SoundClick link

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Dec 17, 2009, 03:21 AM

Tony, thanks for dropping into the strand, checking this one out, and sharing your thoughts - thanks for giving it a listen, too…it’s all great appreciated :-)  Hang tight and have a great night and a good rest of the week, man.

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
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Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 03:23 AM

Hey Dar - sure is good seeing you today, my friend.  I hope that all is well over there - I really enjoyed getting to listen to your Let It Break demo…very good work there.  Thanks for giving this one a look and a listen and for even taking the time to look back at it again later - you’re totally tops :-)  Everybody involved appreciates your compliments and your support.  Have a great night over there and hang tight.

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 03:28 AM

Cathy!  Sure is good seeing you in the strand tonight.  Thanks for giving this one a listen - everybody involved really appreciates your kind words, too.  Like our last song, Snowflakes On The Mountain, it really was an incredible bunch that contributed to the production.  As for me, I’ve been humbled by the course that this lyric has travelled thus far and by all of the talented hands that have contributed to it’s production…work within our online creative platform has been and continues to be one of the funnest rides in town :-)

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 04:02 AM

Hi Ray - Your welcome Ray!  The lyrics are right to the point and the melody is one that holds the listener in aniticpation…it’s a delicate piece to perform!  I think it’s wonderful that everyone on the project contributes wholeheartedly to this and all the others!  Thanks for all of the support to keep that possible!

Take care….

Cathy

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 04:03 AM

Darlene, is the Let It Break demo.. somewhere here?  Cathy.

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 04:08 AM

Spell Check on a prevoius post…Instead of *your*, it should be *you’re*....

 
     
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Cathy Wilson Joined Nov 22, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 04:47 AM

Cathy - here’s the link to Darlene’s Let It Break demo strand…it’s definitely worth checking out :-)

http://songwriter101.com/forum/threads/36418_0_26_0_C/

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 02:51 PM

Our stats on SoundClick’s Pop charts look really good with this song this morning, so a special thanks to everybody who has supported us by giving it plays and especially those of you who continue to do so.  Here’s where we’re at today:

highest in charts:  # 26   (102,378 songs currently listed in Pop)
highest in sub-genre:  # 1   (4,699 songs currently listed in Pop > Adult Contemporary)

We’re continueing to hold on to the #1 spot in the Pop/Adult Contemporary chart, and that’s pretty darn cool.  And guys, correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think that we’ve ever been as high as #26 on the BIG chart in this genre before.  Let’s keep pushing the piece and see if we can break that mark with an even better number.  Again, thanks for the listens and the support, everybody…and have a great rest of the day where ever you might be around the world :-)

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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Ray Bertram Joined Apr 29, 2008
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Dec 17, 2009, 03:49 PM

Ray, I think “Son of Superman” and “Starting right now” were much higher in the Big Pop Charts, so Robert has a long way to go to beat himself *hihi*

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Dec 17, 2009, 04:11 PM

True Martin you are quite correct both these songs reached higher in the Big Pop category.

21 and 23 i think

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 05:12 PM

Ray, Antony, Robert, Donovan & Mick,

I had another listen to this one. Another wonderful collaboration guys! The lyrics are beautiful and I particularly like the Chorus. The melody is like a hymn which fits the sentiment of the song perfectly.

Congrats on another #1! Let’s keep it there as long as possible!

John

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 05:49 PM

Hey Mark,
“Starting Right Now” made it to #17 in the pop charts. That’s the highest I got so far with any of my songs.

Take care
Robert

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 05:50 PM

Hi John,
thanks for giving this one another listen. What you wrote put a big smile on my face. Thanks!!!

All the best
Robert

 
     
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Dec 17, 2009, 10:07 PM

Real great, great lyrics - as simple as they may look.

“As long as you
As long as I”

That’s something you have to come up with!

And, Robert,  on the other board I forgot to mention that I love the piano! That’s you, isn’t it? (I’m I fan of Gary Brooker, by the way). Nice solo guitar as well.

See you
Bernd

Bernd
good lyricist, mediocre songwriter, lousy musician;
likes rock, writes for anybody anyway
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Dec 18, 2009, 05:52 AM

lol - I stand corrected…I guess we’ve just got a little bit more work to do on this one yet, eh?  That’s the problem with making posts in a rush right before leaving the door to go to work without having drank all your coffee yet lol…maybe one of these days I’ll learn.  Thanks for setting me straight on that one guys…those were some cool songs indeed.  I’ve always loved that “(Starting Right Now) It’s About Me” piece…here’s the link to the video that we production around that one if some of the newer folks don’t know what we’re talking about on it:

(Starting Right Now) It’s About Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkZXGQUev38

W. Ray Bertram is
“The Blind Film Maker of Arkansas”

NEW PROJECT
Cripple Quest 2018: West Virginia Bound!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngL1WAJN_lvRgtWbLbsdzA

KaBERTRAM!!! The music of W. Ray Bertram)
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaBertram

Other W. Ray Bertram YouTube channels”
“The Bertram Family”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3nINkkbMYmm5RfBpTL4wFA

“This Is Arkansas”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1OEoDBvU56gIUKyK2AD3A

 
     
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