“What should I do with all this sadness”? I asked.
“Umm…write a song about it?” He said.
I was like… “WOAH”!
Such a novel concept!
Are you saying I should express my feelings in my music?
And like… sing about the stuff that’s on my heart?
That is just BRILLIANT!!
Hehe…okay okay, I’m exaggerating a bit here.
It’s not that I forgot about this writing – songs – from – the – heart – thing entirely!
But, as a super driven songwriter-creator woman, I have found myself in this place more than once.
This place of forgetting to actually start with the ESSENCE of the music.
This odd place of not really taking the time to connect to the SOUL of the song.
Because there is simply so much to learn.
About composition, production, recording, mixing. The list goes on.
Who’s got time for feelings anymore?
So… on this lazy drowsy Sunday, I figured I would turn that around. [Read more…]
It’s finishing week!
Okay I know, I already said that last week… But there is finishing week and then there is ACTUAL finishing week.
Finishing week means: the week I INTEND to finish my song.
Actual finishing week means: the week I ACTUALLY finish it.
The week I will actually finish it, because I have a deadline.
The week I will actually finish it, because I will hate myself more than I will hate the song if I don’t.
The week I will actually finish it, because I’m not a quitter, yo.
Finishing week MAY include mild frustration and despair and pondering about the existence (or non existence) of my talent.
ACTUAL finishing week may or may not include the 2.0 version of that, binge eating and some form of alcohol, daily.
Just kidding, just kidding.
(Maybe). [Read more…]
Weee it’s my first songwriting vlog!
This week I am in song-finishing (read: tear-my-hair-out) – mode. Always so fun to hear your own song 5000 times and contemplate throwing your Macbook and Push out the window because you just can’t get it quite right… Oh well
I WILL finish it next week though and my focus will be the art of LESS. Trying make the arrangement better by working with the elements I already have (instead of adding more and more and more). Maybe that’s a good way to live in general….hmmm.
Check the video for a little sneak peek!