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Member Since: Friday, June 11 2004 @ 10:03 PM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/nolansongs
Location: , Australia
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G'day. I'm from Brisbane, Australia. I joined this shindig in 2004. I can't believe it's been more than seven years.

My story is this: I love writing songs. I started when I was in high school and it continued to be my number one passion thereafter. As time went on, home recording became more and more important to me, wanting to hear my songs how I could hear them in my head. Without a band, the home studio evolved. The Mac and Garageband changed EVERYTHING and MacJams became my audience. Good times.

The last three years hasve been consumed with child rearing. Though my passion for writing and recording hasn't wavered, my free time has and things have been very quiet on that front.

I'll be back in earnest one day ...
Nolan's Songs (2)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
09.19.04 Salt In Your Eyes 7.97 (25) 5770 (14) Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary 01.28.06 Active
08.25.04 There's Always Yesterday 7.61 (19) 4799 (14) Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary 12.05.06 Active
Favorite Songs (26)
Title Artist Date Genre
Close Your Eyes w ledeb + Jim Bouchard jiguma 08.28.08 Acoustic Rock
Edge of Reason(remaster) ziti 08.11.08 Rock (instrumental)
So You Remember Estella 07.07.08 Acoustic
Stopped changing MarkHolbrook 02.28.08 Acoustic
PERFECT STORM Scott Carmichael 04.21.07 Acoustic Rock
Don't Tell the QUEEN eleveneyes 11.30.06 Acoustic Rock
Cold Outside Mokus 11.28.06 Alternative Rock
Crush Joshosh 11.26.06 Alternative Rock
Starts With I v2.0 pooey 11.15.06 Acoustic
All The Beautiful People (My Piano Won't Stop) jesushairdo 11.12.06 Alternative Rock
Take You Down To The Sea Ed Hannifin 11.06.06 Folk (contemporary)
Nashville Nights jiguma 09.04.06 Acoustic Rock
Minister's daughter (w/Didge-ache & 'The Winch') apb 09.02.06 Folk-Rock
Hand To Hold Sarutobi 08.04.06 Ballad
Against the Flow Gav 07.23.06 Acoustic Rock
Edge of Reason (Ein/Ziti) ziti 07.22.06 Rock (instrumental)
HOLLYWOOD stacey 06.26.06 Acoustic
Pain Rain jesushairdo 06.01.06 Rock
Lunch Tadashi Togawa 05.31.06 Funk
some go some stay (2006) thoddi 05.27.06 Blues (contemporary)
Atlanta blamm 05.06.06 Folk-Rock
Find Him Scott Carmichael 03.18.06 Folk-Rock
Tern (2006) Pie 01.29.06 Rock
Galaxy Band : Part V Einarus 01.08.06 Progressive Rock
I Won't Go...(collab w/ JimBouchard) Emily Rohm 05.16.05 Alternative Rock
Doorway [Collab] MissChaos 10.10.04 Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary
Favorite MacJammers (14)
Fans (67)
Music Background CHAPTER ONE

I started writing songs when I was about 16, and it's been my passion ever since. When I was 16, I loved the Beatles. In fact, for about a year there, they were all I listened to. They were it, no one else. I actually felt guilty about listening to other music, like I was being unfaithful. Nothing else compared. Listening to someone else would have meant depriving myself of an opportunity to fill my ears, my mind, with that Lennon/McCartney magic. That's when I began to appreciate what a well written song was. Although, at that stage, I was more excited by the musical side of songwriting: the chords, the melodies, the harmonies. Lyrics were almost immaterial.

I decided one night that I was going to write songs. I grabbed the TV guide and turned to the section where they listed the week's movies. I went through the list and wrote down every movie title on which I thought I could base a song. Then, I sat on my bed with my guitar, and started writing these silly little ditties. I remember writing one that night called "Flying High" (the Australian title of the movie "Airplane!"). I loved composing, and I wrote heaps of songs over the next seven or so years.

Music Skills A bit of guitar and bass; an even smaller bit of piano
Music Hardware Maton acoustic, Behringer B-1 mic
Music Software GarageBand 3
Keywords acoustic, harmonies, Australian, Nolan