My name is Linda Fry . I've been a Member/Artist here at Mixposure since 2008. Music has always been my best friend. Although I don't sing or play, It's always there for me. I came here as just a listener, which in time.. I've learned is a very big deal here. Because without the listeners.. There's really no use for a music site..
I had no idea how much my life was about to change when I joined Mixposure. The people here seemed to me, overly friendly.. I naturally thought the worst, And tried to keep to myself. That is nearly impossible. Especially if you post something here. I had posted what I considered to be just a silly poem I had written (writing is my outlet), Titled "Here In The Dark". After going through a few weeks of thinking I was just being ridiculed with people asking if they could use my lyrics (as I only saw them as words), I finally caved & said Yes. It became my first Co- Written Collaboration with David Lunbeck... I was on top of the world.. I had words put into a song that others could relate to.. What a feeling that was.. Somewhere during all of this, I was told I should become an Artist.. I kept saying I don't think so.. And by the next morning.. I was an Artist.. Someone had made me one..LoL
I finally started joining in the mixposure radio chat room.. I was told I could hear my music be played in there. Well, if that wasn't a night to remember.. Completely computer illeterate . I couldn't figure out how to make the player work for the music to play..The chat was going so fast with hellos & people trying to help.. I was litterally terrified.. And wanted to dissappear forever. But a very nice man popped up in a P.M. and calmly walked me through everything step by step & helped calm me down.. What a relief! Thank You so much kind man (You know who you are) ! Finally, I could enjoy myself... Got to hear music & talk to the people that created it.. Didn't talk a lot.. Was very shy back then.. lol
It didn't take long and I felt I'd known everyone like they were family.. This had become my home, away from home.. The rest is history.. I've been writing Poetry (The people at Mixposure, like to call lyrics) ever since..
I like to collaborate.. I don't have any specific Genre that I prefer.. But I like to be able to understand the words (without screaming vocals & music).. My words almost always come from the heart & are very meaningful to me (sometimes I'll throw in something silly). I think I'm pretty easy to work with.. I post most everything I write up in The blog area on the Front Mix page & it stays in my Blogs until someone decides to use them. If you see something you think you might like to work with, just message me .. But Please keep me informed on How it's coming along..
I have very few Co-written songs. Most everyone I've had the opportunity to work with, have for the most part only had to change a couple words if any. I've been very fortunate. But I am always willing to work with any situation that may arise.
Below is a list of the collaborations I have done in the past.. I hope you'll listen & enjoy ~
#1 My First Collaboration "Here In The Dark" Was done with With Mr. David Lunbeck.I was very happy to hear him put some of my words into motion.He did a Beautiful job And I hope that I'll get the chance to work with him again.. Many Thanks David.
#2 Before I was introduced to Mixposure, I had Never heard of "Spoken Word". Since I have been on this site, I have met so many warm and Talented people. I am really learning alot. My second Track is a collaboration With a Very Brilliant Musician, Mr. Gabriel Sabadi. He added all of the wonderful music you'll hear in the performance of "Is This / What More Can I Do".. And the Beautiful voice you'll hear reading my poetry, is a truly wonderful friend. (Wildhoneypie). She has helped me so much more than she will ever know. I Thank both of them Graciously For putting my poetry together in such a Beautiful way.. Many Thanks...
#3 "Open Up Your Heart" is the only one of my poems that was actually written with a melody.. So I really had a difficult time letting anybody even touch it.. Was hoping to sing it myself someday.. Well, if anyone has ever heard me sing... They would know why I chose to let someone else do the honors... After being repeatedly asked if he could put music and his voice with it...I decided that he was not going to leave me alone until I said OK!! (hahaha).. I finally gave in and let my good friend in music "RampeRampe" give it a go.. I have to admit.. That his melody turned out to be much better than mine....Eric...? I Thank You so much for giving me the opportunity to learn all about the making and birth of a new song. Thank You for taking me by the hand as I was kicking and screaming.. No No No... That's not right.. LOL ... You really are a lot of fun to work with... And I am really looking forward to our next one. Maybe we can do a duet ..?(hehehe)!! Thank You so much for all of your hard work . You did an Outstanding job...
#4 This song is very special to me... And there was only one person that could have put so much heart and soul into it.. And that would be Kephas... A very well known and Very talented musician on mix.. "HEART TO HEART" was written at an all time low, But with so much Love in my heart... I hope that everyone that listens to this song is touched in some way.. Especially the person that inspired me to write it in the first place... Thank You so much for your Love and Inspiration.. And Richard...? I know you were thinking I was looking for something else... But What you have done with my words... Putting your Beautiful Music & Wonderful Voice with them...? Is so much more than Amazing.. Nothing I could say would possibly come close to how much this means to me... You really brought my true feelings out, when you brought this song to life with your awesome musicianship.. I consider it a great Honor to be Blessed with your friendship.... Thank You So Much ...
#5 It is always very exciting for me when someone decides that they would like to put my poetry/lyrics to music.. And even more exciting when those that choose to do it... are so gifted.. that one could only dream that they would consider it.. "Shallow Waters" was Beautifully put to music by Rick (RWK) with his wonderful vocals & lead guitar... Which I absolutely Love...And by Mr. Rob Grant , which did Bass, Keys, drum, programming, synth, mixing & production... I know that the two of them put a lot of time into this song... And I feel so Blessed that they were both inspired by my words.. Honored that they chose to use them.. And I give a Very Big Heartfelt Thanks To Both Of You!!! Awesome Job :)
Here is a list of other very talented Artists here at mix, that I have had the honor & priveledge of Collaborating with. They include:
"Old Memory" Mike Lynn (mystsongs)- And Richard John ~
"Brand New Start" Heinz Karnitschar/The Pookars, Rick Kresiak (RwK)& Gina Kresiak (Wildhoneypie) ~
"Just Walk Away" Carol Sue Kirkpatrick, Doctor C & Rob Grant ~
"His Love" Joseph Rodriguez & Carol Sue Kirkpatrick ~
"I'll Be" Helen DeBaker ~
"The Little Things" Mista Perez ~
"A Hairy Larry Christmas Tale" Farrell Jackson & Marie Dailley
"Puppet" Bobby Moore ~
A Very Warm Thank You To All Of You!!
July 2013 I got voted in AOTM ~ The Following Songs Followed
"Carry It Inside" Bamil Gutierrez Collado
A collaboration between Recording artist and ASCAP Singer-Songwriter Bamil and writer Linda Fry. Music and Lyrical arrangements, Produced and Engineered by Bamil Gutierrez Collado ~
First song for sale as "Single" & on MP3
Thank You Bamil ~ For Everything.. :)
"Just Another Fool" ~ Saturated (Bill Shroyer) Amazing Talent. I finally got to do a collaboration with one of my favorite Rockers.. I feel Blessed!! Thank You Sat :)
"Take It Away" ~ Farrell Jackson & DrC (and Son.. David)