About
I love to write lyrics - especially lyrics drawn on personal experience, observation, current events, behavioral health, life stories - REAL THINGS! I love to lay down very simple to very complex drum parts. I love putting bass lines just behind the beat. I love simple, melodic piano to accentuate lyrics (piano/vocal duets - YES!) I love to track and mix, without obtaining the "perfect" cut. If it's a little raw and edgy, you know it's real! Oh, and if your diggin' 3/4 time??? We're on the same page! My goals are simple... Seek out Artists who need help, and Artists who are compelled to help. I am, and have been a musical person for nearly 40 years (both in appreciation and creation). I believe all music is food for the soul of whoever created it, regardless of commercial success. It's an honor to receive glimpses into another's world. I thrive on collaboration, though I am a little more "limited" than I used to be. I've gone through a great amount of adjustment in the past 2 years, as a result of an automobile accident (spinal cord injury). I lost everything from the chest down, but still have about 65% of my right hand and 35% of my left. So I have basically one hand for any performance, though I use adaptive technologies. I believe a good song is never finished, and that there is no shame in ANY level of sharing, each to their own abilities.
General Info
 
First Name:
Just
Last Name:
Frank
Age:
53
City:
City of Tiny Lights
State:
OH
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Topline Writer, Beat Producer
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Topline Writer
Genres:
Alternative, Blues, Comedy, Hip Hop/Rap, Indie, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies, beats/grooves, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
piano, vocals, other
Sounds like:
Many & None, I'm All Over The Place!
Influences:
Frank Zappa, Sade, Jimmy Rushing, Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Tom Scott, Brandon Fields, Nina Simone, Rickie Lee Jones, Rodney McCoy, Carl Palmer, Count Basie, ELP, Weird Al
Songwriting is my:
hobby, part-time job, former career
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Seek out Artists who need help, and Artists who are compelled to help. "In denial of your own creativity, you will come to know the worst kind of death" -Just Frank-
Collaboration Goals:
mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
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