Episode 194

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18th Jul 2021

The Show Must Go On with Bruce Hilliard

How much of a copyrighted recording can I play without an internet algorithm detection system banning yours and my free non-profit production?

Welcome to the Better Each Day free non-profit production podcast. I’m your host free non-profit production podcast Bruce Hilliard with three of my songs I hope you’ll enjoy. 

If you play more than a few seconds of a copyrighted song, through some coding system and artificial intelligence, or AI for the acronym lovers, it gets eliminated from whatever platform, be it social media or a podcast. If it happens too often the compliance cops ban your account. It's intended to keep people from using artists’ work without paying them. 

So one way around this is to write your own stuff. Then the question is: How many times does it take for me to play my own stuff, my songs, before it’s too many for my audience?


One answer is: Until listeners past, present or future walk out and close the door. So far they’ve been 100% loyal.


Today I’m talking about three of my songs. Even If I Wanted To, Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love No More and Whenever I Hear the Rain.


It took a 6:01 song to take this cruise on the subject of tenacity...to say what's needed to be said about never giving up in my song Even If I Wanted To. The never-give-up approach to life. But sometimes when your dreams and goals aren’t of value in your life anymore, and your time would be better spent on something else, it's a feeling of relief and liberation to quit something. It’s okay sometimes...and actually smart. Then move forward with a better plan of action.


But as for the times when you could never give up?


I have a genetic disorder with my hands that requires periodic surgeries. My hand is immobilized as I speak. The bandage comes off in three days. It won’t keep me from playing guitar in the future if I don’t allow it to happen. Don’t suffer. I couldn’t quit even if I wanted to. And people won’t let me. I’m finding out my truest of sisters and brothers have stepped up in ways they don’t realize...and it adds fuel to the fire that keeps us all together moving forward. And thank you guys!


I think we all have friends and relatives that we could not quit on. I’m reaching an age where some of those friends and relatives are never seen again. They perform the greatest of all magic tricks and die. The ultimate vanishing trick.


There are millions of theories as to where they went but they always leave you with eternal respect and for sure a sense of loss.


We’re left with a memory and somehow the “I couldn’t walk away, I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to” commitment, or better yet “emotion” for them. It just lives on. So enough introduction. Here are three from me starting with six minutes of a heartfelt Even If I Wanted To. A song about not letting go no matter what.

Even if I wanted to, even if the sun refused to shine

I couldn’t walk away, I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Even when the world is cruel, when I hide

You’re a candle in the night in a window shining

On a cold October night


Just a lonely heart on a open road in a car with an old guitar 

A song came on the radio and I didn’t get too far before I said


Every day of my life, every breath that I breathe 

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Every single day of the year, I’ll thank my lucky stars

I won’t give up, no I couldn't give up even if I wanted to


Even when you’re miles away from me, even in my solitude alone with myself

I couldn’t hang it up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Even when the world is upside down and the voice in my head 

Says it’s time to go, cash it in, give it up

Ain’t no way we can save this ship has sailed away 

But no matter what it takes me


Every day of my life, every breath that I breathe

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Every single day of the year, I thank my lucky stars

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to


Even in my wildest dreams, even when it feels so real

And I can’t wake up to tell you what's on my mind, the way that I feel

Ooo the way it will be, no matter how we disagree

We defied the odds when there ain’t no rules

Even a fool can see


Every day of my life, no matter what I do

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Every single day of the year, I’ll thank my lucky stars

And I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to


The summer ended with a cry

If I ever live without you

Now you know I would die

Even if I wanted to, I love you


No matter what I do

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Every single day of the year, I thank my lucky stars

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to


Every day of my life, no matter what I do 

Well I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to

Every single day of the year, I thank my lucky stars

I won’t give up, no I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to...


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Bruce Hilliard

Born in Seattle, raised in Aberdeen WA, Bruce Hilliard is a singer, guitarist and songwriter with a song list influenced mostly by pop/folk rock of the 60s-80s. He has been an opener for Heart, the Ramones, Dr. Hook, Wishbone Ash and Eric Burdon.
Early in his career Bruce completed Bachelor Degrees in Music and Journalism from Washington State University and, while never allowing a hiatus from performing and songwriting, joined corporate America in marketing and sales. That rocky road led him back to his passion and now records and performs live and with great appreciation to be back in his jam.
He currently resides in Mukilteo WA and hosts the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show. His musician interview based show has featured recording artists including John Oates; Grand Funk Railroad’s frontman Mark Farner; Steve Fossen, bass player and co-founder of Heart; drummer Carmine Appice; and Dave Bickler, lead vocalist (Eye Of the Tiger) of Survivor. The weekly half hour show has over 181 episodes and is becoming a strong platform for musicians of all levels to showcase their music and their backstories.