The toll for having my songs posted on said website is that I must review fifteen pairs of songs (you know.... 30) for each song that I wish to submit into contests and the review queue. Needless to say, I have been reviewing pairs of songs by the Winchester bushel. Only 5 stones of pairs of songs more and I'll have all four and a half pairs of songs I uploaded entered into the contest!
The GarageBand review process is straightforward: I listen to the song, draft a short review, give the song a 1-5 star rating, and pick which member of the pair I preferred. Most songs are decent, but not great, and my ratings seem to fall into a normal bell curve.
I've been primarily reviewing either acoustic or hard rock tracks, and here are the best songs I've heard in each category (in no particular order). You can consider this my stamp of approval.
- "Down" Ground Mower
- "In Your Wake" Bipolar
- "Reanea" Rejn
- "The Bitter End" 17th Parallel
- "Wish I Was Here" John Pippus
- "Rain" Minor Prophet
- "Petals" Debra Fitzsimmons
- "Tears on Tarmac" Dusty Colours
So this blog won't really let me plug those into the "Listening To" blank, but you and I will know the truth --I'm on GarageBand.com, reviewing away.
Feel free to remember that my CD is downloadable from iTunes for 5 pairs of dollars, and it is --by many standards-- a fine choice to fill in the "Listening To" blank. If it lets you.