Well here we are at week 3, I guess that means we are half way there (sounds like a good song title) and we are to deviate from the norm. This new song instead of using 12 bars for the verse I used 16 and I hid the chorus in the verse. I didn't really plan it that way it was just where the lyrics took me. These songs take a tremendous amount of work but they are revealing new things about how to approach songwriting. There are limitless possibilities as to what you can do which is exciting, when I get one idea paving the way another comes along with it and I'm starting to lose that mental cramp that can get in the way of art. I am actually enjoying this round of songwriting.
My antenna goes up in a multitude of different ways. It could be receiving when I listen and when I am thinking as little as possible. Sometimes it happens when I hear something and I've misheard it and I get a lyrical line from that. Sometimes I sit in a very quiet place and my mind is forming melodies and lyrics all at once. Sometimes it is triggered from what I read or see. When I go grocery shopping things come then. When I am driving in my car I find that is a great place to get ideas or go to the beach just to watch the water and waves and wildlife. The most exciting part is when I start to take the ideas and actually build the song from these ideas, I just let it take me wherever it is going and add and subtract as I go along.
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List of Existing Titles, Themes and Opening Lines that inspire me:
1. Don't Let me Down, love, hope, faith and belief, Don't Let me Down
2. Born in The USA, pride, Born in a dead man town
3. Another One Bites The Dust, revenge, Steve walks wearily down the street
Titles, themes and opening lines from my songs
1. Here I Go Again new beginning Here I go again
2. No More Time struggle No more time no tomorrow time
3. Calling The King Tribute Calling the king
4. Singin and playin the blues hard work If you wanna make a livin
5. High Roller being smart You can't imagine this
It takes a great deal of work to write pre-produce record and put all the puzzle pieces together to present this art that I create and sometimes for little gain except the self satisfaction of enjoyment. There are many hurdles to overcome like trying to learn how to present the art in the medium I choose, interacting commanding and controlling it in a logical manner. Many attempts and failures, humps, lumps and bumps have to be weeded out to get to the art show.
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Well today is here, the ECBS Maritimes To Memphis Blues Challenge and I have been selected to perform. Truly grateful. Thank you. Have a great day!
Had a great time performing at the Fo'c'sle Tavern in Chester NS for the first time. Great location, sound, staff, food and patrons. Met a lot of new people. A true success!!!
Not feeling so well lately however I know it will pass and I'll be up to my old tricks again. Look after your health it is your most important asset, without it you have nothing.
Well I went to hear Garrett Mason, Barry Cooke and Gordie Tucker play at the Spitfire Arms in Windsor NS last night and they rocked the place!!! I got a second special treat when I was invited up to sing and play a couple of tunes on Garrett's tele!!!
Went to the Dutch Mason Blues Festival had a great time seen some awesome bands and beta lot if cooool people! I'm greatful for that!!! www.goodrockindan.com
Well today it is thundering and raining so that's helping the humidity. Feels refreshing. I think that will help the humidity in the basement. Have a great day!
The weather is a funny thing just two nights ago I took this photo and now it's been an on again off again rainy two days. So that means good weather is on the way! Thank you