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My Wordsmithing · 4d ago

An Ego Trip?

For the last couple of years, my wife and I have been fairly regular attendees and performers at the monthly Idaho Songwriters Association forum. On the last Tuesday of each month, songwrite...
My Wordsmithing · 1w ago

Inspired By Genius And Serendipity

This morning as I was preparing my wife’s lunch and coffee for her day at work she talked of trying to get some good music stations loaded on our Roku streaming device. She was trying to get...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Continuing The Theme

The last few posts have presented lyrics that revolve around a theme I’ve been exploring lately. That theme, lives of quiet desperation, came out of some reflection after a breakfast meeting...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Time Passages

Since we just bought tickets to see Al Stewart perform in November, using the title to one of Al’s albums seemed appropriate, especially since it is also relevant to today’s entry. Most of t...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Born Out Of Collaboration

In my most recent post, I mentioned having breakfast with a fellow songwriter and discussing Jimmy Webb. We kicked around a few ideas and talked about trying to do something together. The tw...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Lives of Quiet Desperation

I recently had breakfast with a fellow songwriter, and among other things, we discussed collaborating and songwriting legend Jimmy Webb. As our conversation progressed, we discussed Webb’s m...
My Wordsmithing · 3W ago

Not Going Gentle Into That Good Night

First off, my apologies to Dylan Thomas. On the other hand, since today’s entry deals with getting older and resisting getting old, it seems appropriate. As an older songwriter who now quali...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Time For A Little Fun, Perhaps

My wife (and arranger) occasionally says I should write some funny songs. Although I have a sense of humor (admittedly a strange one), humorous songs don’t come easily to me. I’ve tried the ...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Music In Times Like These

Every so often, America goes through a turbulent period in its history. In fact, this country was founded out of turbulence. The initial big bang, of course, was the American Revolution, fol...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Same As It Ever Was?

First off, apologies to Talking Heads for borrowing a line from one of their songs to use as the title of today’s entry. Yet, it somehow seems appropriate. In this entry, I’m doing something...