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Old 11-07-2017, 06:45 PM
Skinnybones Lampshade Skinnybones Lampshade is online now
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My new album - L e J i T

"L e J i T"

I'm a singer/songwriter who has finally had her first album released. It has taken me years to gather the courage to take this step, which, at the moment, feels sickeningly similar to taking a step off a hopelessly high ledge.

My name is Laura Thomson and LJT are my initials; hence, the album title. There are ten songs on the album, listed below. *

~~ I would be thrilled and very very grateful if you would give me a listen, even if it's just to the previews at the link (of course, I'm secretly hoping that you will buy it ), and, if you feel like it, leave a review or two (she asked nervously!)? I'm hoping somebody, somewhere will like LeJiT ... maybe even you? ~~

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/le...265921194?uo=4
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1mxjk0n7f2y4hoUM3ug9Sx

L e J i T track listing:

*Waiting for Johnny*
*Shadow Boarder*
*Mr E*
*Pedal Faster*
*Not Used*
*No Way Back*
*Slip into the Night*
*Lizzie Lyzo*
*You Better Move In*
*The Ballad of Barney & Clive*
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:18 PM
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:21 PM
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reported for possible spam
It's posted in Marketplace. Seems like the LeJiT place for it.

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:27 PM
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theres a few rules http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=588475 here which is what I was going by

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:33 PM
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What did I do wrong? I really didn't mean to break any rules whatsoever?
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:08 AM
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What did I do wrong? I really didn't mean to break any rules whatsoever?
Looks perfectly fine to meóunless there's something about your album that's "likely to cause the Straight Dope to come into disrepute"?
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:20 AM
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What did I do wrong? I really didn't mean to break any rules whatsoever?
This isn't spam. You did not break any rules. Your post is perfectly fine.

The Marketplace exists as a benefit to help members like you sell stuff. You did nothing wrong.

Good luck with your album.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:49 AM
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Phew! Thank you so much for clearing that up so quickly!

When I saw I had a reply, I was really nervous and excited. When I saw what the reply was, I was still nervous, but now I was worried instead of excited.

Now I just hope people don't see "Reported as possible spam" right beneath my post and automatically write me off as some sort of suspicious character.

On the other hand, maybe they'll think my songs must contain a secret formula that will bring untold riches to whomever clicks on my magic links. They will figure that the complaining party must have been desperate to suppress this information in the name of international security and so accused me of being a possible spammer ... yeah, that's the ticket

Anyway, thank you again for clearing my name, and I'm still hoping anxiously that someone will listen!
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:45 PM
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Skinnybones, it's not what I usually listen to, but you have nothing to be nervous or worrisome about. You're really good and should be proud of what you managed to produce and put out there for consumption. Good luck with your album!
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:38 PM
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oops sorry ....
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:09 PM
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nightshadea, please donít worry about it.

cmyk, that was very kind of you. Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:01 PM
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Huh. I remember several of your posts, but not your name. Did you change it? I quite like it, so you'd think I'd remember it.

I like your guitar work, and acoustic is my style. I can't currently hear the lyrics, though: though my speakers are pretty weak on this computer and my ears are stopped up. (I mean, I have to use the EQ to boost the volume so I can hear anything.)

You definitely sound good enough to sell stuff (unlike some of the vanity projects my mom buys to just be polite).
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:38 PM
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Thank you very much, BigT

This has always been my username; I dubbed myself this when I was small and decided to revive it when I started posting here.

I'm glad you like the guitar and hope you'll like the rest, like the bass, piano, drums, harmonies and especially the lyrics, when circumstances improve for you (better speakers and less congestion) .

I am so happy you listened - thanks again, and I hope you give the songs another go.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:27 AM
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L e J i T track listing:

*Waiting for Johnny*
Shit, nobody told me.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:33 AM
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Shit, nobody told me.
Thatís no excuse
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:33 AM
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Better blog elsewhere...

If you havent released a Hit or more than one (meaning there is a song you released playing often on a radio station or two and people are seeking it _ meaning its trending) then blogging on topic specific or career centralized forums are your best bet.
If you seek the intellectual audience market your stuff with talk radio or politically satirical shows with known hosts... or start a podcast/youtube channel.
If youre poking fun at dreamers I suggest the medical field to strain that brain of yours... Is this musical motion your only focus (career goals and journey jamming in sync - if not... leave the legitmate calls to professionals and keep doing what you like to do. If its meant to be a mint it will be wrapped and knapped ... (guns and the wink with tongue click)...
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:25 PM
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blogflogdog, thank you for taking the time to write. I guess youíre saying that this is useless, and I guess youíre right.

The other paths you suggest are completely beyond me; I would have no idea where to begin and no confidence anyway. Just taking the step of posting the news here and waiting has made me a nervous wreck. I think Iíve about chewed my nails off, afraid that someone will listen and afraid that no-one will listen
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