Just Visiting Some Old Friends

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Been having a rough time of late with many deaths among family and friends and just needed to come by and see if any of my old friends were still around.

I can't post anything personal as I respect the new rules of the forum but would really love it if any of the old crowd would just pop in and say hi.

Could just use a little cheering up right now.

Thanks.
  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Hey Wags, nice to see you pop in. Sorry to hear the tough news. I sure do hope the music biz is going well for you.

    Cheers

    -don
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      Hey Wags, nice to see you pop in. Sorry to hear the tough news. I sure do hope the music biz is going well for you.

      Cheers

      -don
      Thanks Don. The music biz is meh. I sell a few synth sound libraries monthly but nothing earth shattering. Have made a little under $2,000 this year. It's something. My wife is retired and we live off her pension. So far, so good. I honestly don't stress over this stuff anymore. It is what it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Sorry to hear about your losses...not much I can say to make you feel better, just letting you know someone is listening.
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  • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
    Good to see you stop in and say hello. I'm sorry for your losses. Time has a way of helping, the pain will dim even if the memories do not. I hope you make regular connections with good friends, have some fun and don't dwell so much on sorrows. Believe me, we all have those, and it really shakes your world.

    I'm glad you are selling something, but really, you've got to learn to market, targeting prospective buyers as closely as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author dansilvestre
    Hey Steven,

    I'm sorry for your losses.

    Good to see you here

    I'm sure many more will pop in.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Steven,

    Sorry for your losses. I'm sure that saying that doesn't help much but hang in there. I hope things start working out better for you.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
    Hi Steven,

    It's good to hear from you. I'm also sorry to hear about your losses. I went through that last year. Two major losses within 5 weeks. I understand how you must feel.

    There've obviously been a lot of changes here, but don't be a stranger. I think that although not as many older members post like they used to, they still check in to from time to time to see what's up.

    Take care,

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Condolences to you and your family on your losses, Steve. There will be better days ahead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Nice to see you again Wagz. : ) Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Hopefully you'll stick around: Hasn't been the same without you.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Hi Steven,
    I'm sorry to hear of your losses.
    You'll always have supportive friends here whenever you do pop in.
    Take care, mate, and don't let it get you down.

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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Steven,

    'would really love it if any of the old crowd would just pop in and say hi.'
    Hey mate, good to hear from you. Keep your chin up....
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    So... you got me to sign in... 1st time in years.

    Good to see a few others I respect still dropping in from time to time. Hang in there Wags. Getting older is not for the faint of heart. Our friends and relatives die off, the world changes and becomes unfamiliar, looking after our health takes more time than it used to and there are a whole lot more aches and pains to let us know we are still alive.

    The only solution I know to keep from falling into some deep dark despair, (to the sound of distant drums... 'Doom Doom Doom') is to always be on the lookout for someone, anyone, even someone you dislike, to smile at or help in some other way. If I am busy helping others, I don't have the time to complain much... even when complaining is justified or even called for... it is just something I don't want spend anymore of the time I have left doing!

    Remember, you are one of the good ones and we are getting rarer each passing day!

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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Howdy Steve, feel free to hit me up on skype if you need to talk - been a rough year for me as well. best wishes,
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Thank you all for the kind words. Unfortunately, since last coming here a couple of months ago, things haven't really gotten any better. Been quite a year. My wife's uncle was killed in a car crash. Her best friend just lost her husband to liver cancer. I've lost several close friends and one is now in a nursing home with the end very near. She's 49 years old.

    I guess this is to be expected as you get older. Personally, I'm in the best health I've been in ages. My latest physical was all good except for a little vitamin D deficiency which I am now taking care of. I feel great. But losing all these friends and family members is hard.

    My new business is okay. I'm making about $300 a month, which I'm more than content with. With my wife retired and getting a nice pension from teaching we really don't know much else. We live pretty simply. I've been doing a lot of writing with my music just for fun. I recently finished a Broadway style soundtrack. Sorry I can't post any of this stuff here but if you go to Soundcloud and look up my name, you'll find me. This is a part of my life that's in the past. Seems like a dream now. I've learned a lot over the years. Mostly about being humble and realizing that I'm nothing special. Just a regular guy. Sorry it took me so long to get here. I know I alienated a lot of folks while I was here on a regular basis, always trying to prove my worth. Well, the only thing I'm trying to prove now is that I can be a normal human being.

    Hope you're all doing well and know that you're in my thoughts from time to time.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Sorry to hear about all of these people. It does seem that one encounters more and more death as one approaches one's own demise.

      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      I recently finished a Broadway style soundtrack.
      I found your channel easily enough, but couldn't find this specific track.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

        Sorry to hear about all of these people. It does seem that one encounters more and more death as one approaches one's own demise.



        I found your channel easily enough, but couldn't find this specific track.
        David, the Broadway tunes are under the Vocaloid playlist. The first song on the list should be "Once Upon A Time" and it's the first 16 tracks. The overture is by itself listed as "Overture From Once Upon A Time" because there are no vocals and thus not part of the playlist.

        Hope this helps.
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        • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          David, the Broadway tunes are under the Vocaloid playlist. The first song on the list should be "Once Upon A Time" and it's the first 16 tracks. The overture is by itself listed as "Overture From Once Upon A Time" because there are no vocals and thus not part of the playlist.

          Hope this helps.
          Yes; thank you.

          I asked because I'm working on one project where I used Kevin MacLeod's Call to Adventure as a music bed for my voiceover. Usually the most I'll do is adjust the volume of a music bed to fill in time between scenes, but for this project, I got more ambitious, and actually paced the script to align with the different sections of the music. It was tougher to do, but I'm pleased with the result, (not published yet), where the each section of the script are introduced by the corresponding first few bars of that section of music, and each conclusion also has a corresponding few bars underneath.

          Here's Kevin's video for the piece:
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

            Yes; thank you.

            I asked because I'm working on one project where I used Kevin MacLeod's Call to Adventure as a music bed for my voiceover. Usually the most I'll do is adjust the volume of a music bed to fill in time between scenes, but for this project, I got more ambitious, and actually paced the script to align with the different sections of the music. It was tougher to do, but I'm pleased with the result, (not published yet), where the each section of the script are introduced by the corresponding first few bars of that section of music, and each conclusion also has a corresponding few bars underneath.

            Here's Kevin's video for the piece:
            Kevin MacLeod - Call to Adventure - YouTube
            Kevin is very talented. I actually had some contact with him a few years ago. We had a very pleasant Skype session about one of my pieces. I tried getting into soundtrack work but when I realized I didn't have his talent I just moved onto something else. It was a smart decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Steven, you most likely got info for new composers
    and new artists on the block

    why not publish your experiences?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

      Steven, you most likely got info for new composers
      and new artists on the block

      why not publish your experiences?
      I could, but I have zero interest to do it. It's nice to not have to work anymore.
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