AMHERST - If you could write a song about Amherst, what would you say?
Chamber seeking submissions for Great Amherst Song Contest
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- Kev Corbett
- - March 10, 2010 at 15:15:35
Thanks to Greg for the vote of confidence, but the song's already been written: Pat Melanson's 'Fields of Tantramar'. It captures the feel of the place, without coming off like an ad. I'm sure Ruthie Nichols has 20 ringers as well. Looking forward to the final tune, Kev
- Fuzzy Bear
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:46:04
How about this for starters....
Oh give us a home
Where the slum lords don't roam
And the Tim crew can't mooch, all day
Where the councillors all try
To get along side by side
And the tourists will enjoy their stay
Verse two coming at a later date!!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:56
I think it would be a lot of fun if someone wrote about the quarrie and all the neat stuff that's been found in there over the years!..
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:52
Blue Max, I haven't taken anything away from anyone! I know very many talented people from Amherst. I wanted to clarify that submission could be made by others too. I happen to think Kev is a great songwriter, but you are entitled to your opinion.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:44
FUZZY BEAR FROM AMHERST NS
Great first verse, when can we expect the second verse. GOOD JOB.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:44
Here are the potential first verse lyrics for a contest entry, which Ms. Feist just scratched out on a used napkin while we had lunch at a delicatessen in Alberta:
*I lived in Amherst for a very short time,
Even less time than the guys in April Wine,
Hope you people can move on and find some way,
To give an actual real Amherst hero the time of day.*
She hopes to be able to perform it live for you, as long as her upcoming tour opening for The Scorpions doesn't interfere.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:43
That's what we want to Greg, so any artist with a connection to Amherst is welcome to write a song, that includes Fiest who rumor has it lived in Amherst for a very short time. The FACEBOOK event for The Great Amherst Song Contest has the official version, in a nutshell there are 5 criteria, and to be eligible the only must is for the song to be performed LIVE in Amherst, plus 2 of the remaining four. Help spread the word to Chuck Follini, Kev Corbett and all the rest of the talented songwriters that have roots in Amherst. This could be huge!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:35
Sorry Frankie but Fiest was born at the Highland View Hospital.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:25
What? Kev Corbett??? Please! You have talented people like Ed Cooke, Nancy Mooney and a great local band like Offshore, and you want that guy??? Give me a break!
- Frankie Goes to Halifax
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:22
For the last time FEIST IS NOT FROM Amherst and DID NOT live here for a short time. She lived in SACKVILLE, NB for a VERY short time. She is from Alberta and so she is automatically excluded.
My vote is for either Robert Graves, Andrew Douglas, or the guy from Amherst who won the Nobel Prize last year.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:21
Is the contest restricted to residents of Amherst? I'd like to see submissions from some of the excellent songwriters who grew up here but have moved on, such as Chuck Follini and Kev Corbett.
No doubt Mark Raddin's submission would be incredible!