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Kyle Mercer

February 23, 2018

Kyle Mercer gave feedback on As Beautiful As It Gets

You were kind enough to comment on one of my songs and I would love to offer you some sort of feedback in return, but I’m afraid I’m not your target audience for this one. Therefore, any observation I might make is pretty worthless, so I’m going... Read More

February 23, 2018

Kyle Mercer gave feedback on A Barfly's Benediction

Thanks for commenting, Gordon—I really appreciate it. It’s been at least 6 or 7 years since I wrote the piece, but I think I my early drafts had a middle verse stuck in there. The way I remember it, I wasn’t happy with what I had written and noticed... Read More

February 21, 2018

Kyle Mercer gave feedback on Let Me Take You to the Mardi Gras

Yeah, I broke out of the lyrical pattern in that second verse a bit, didn’t I? I like to pretend to myself it provides a little melodic variation, like in all those old Piedmont rags and Appalachian fiddle tunes I used to listen to. (“So why don’t you... Read More

February 21, 2018

Kyle Mercer gave feedback on A Barfly's Benediction

Thank you. My stuff doesn’t draw much commentary, pro or con, and because I’m not a performer with access to live audience feedback, I really appreciate it when someone takes the time to say something.

February 18, 2018

Kyle Mercer gave feedback on Syria, West Virginia

My kind of song—very, very, very nice. Like Lisa, I love the sparse production. ‘Before the rubble, before the dust/Before God in Heaven stopped hearing us’ is a great couplet and a great line to close the chorus with. And I loved your title. And I really loved... Read More