Monday, 30 July 2012

And then more come along...

As you'll know regular readers my album The Man Inside is now available.  (Note gratuitous plug there - seriously folks this is so cheap it's painful and I'm extremely grateful for any sales :-)).  I thought I'd probably sit back and think about some other musical directions etc. for a while - but surprisingly or maybe not I've found myself inspired to write a couple of new songs!  One is an old chord pattern that has been lying around for a long time - donkey's years actually - that I was playing through and suddenly a couple of lyrical lines hit me and fitted so well that I've sat down and written a complete lyric for it.  I get the feeling that it is one of those that'll need some additional work to get the lyrics really where I want them but it is at least 90% there after this weekends work. 

The other number is a very typical one to my recent output on The Man Inside (second gratuitous plus :-)) and started as a little chord pattern that sounded good, I slightly reworked and then again a lyrical idea fell into place and after a little more refining and finding some additional "bits" for a bridge/breakdown section again I'm really pleased with that.

So maybe this is telling me to carry on with where I am and what I'm doing and not look too far ahead for anything else.  I once was at a workshop hosted by Gordon Giltrap where he said more than once that you need to focus on one stream to push for success - that has recently been ringing true in my head.

7 comments:

  1. You need to update your bio and add some more self plugging:-)
    In two days I wrote 9 poems...and a short non fiction piece, I try to ride the wave

    Wander

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  2. Sounds like you had some wonderful experiences. (Within the last few days some music came back to me, the beginning of a childrens' fun song I started years ago. This time with some added verses.) I hope you can move ahead with your discoveries.

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  3. Plug away, if you don't -who will??

    Good luck with your writing...

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  4. I've downloaded you onto my iphone, but haven't played it yet. Don't smack me! I'm a little focused on trying to get through my ladies band camp this weekend, so I'm playing all my clumsy beginner songs and trying not to over-intimidate myself.

    But the songs I have heard from playing your stuff online are killer. I will definitely put a plug for you on my site if I survive my own debut performing in a real freaking music venue in NYC.

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    1. Thanks for the plug and I know you'll be fine on the band camp

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  5. Carry on? Carry on! I'd like to see you try and stop. An impossibility. The tunes will rattle around inside your head for the rest of your days.

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  6. i've been enjoying your CD -- playing in the car (where i have my only CD player, as i am a bit of a luddite and have an ancient iPod).

    Fascinated by the process of writing music -- and appreciate the insights into the process through this post!

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