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My Wordsmithing · 23h ago

Following The Muse Once More

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all of those who celebrate the holiday. We’ll be sharing the day with friends since we don’t have family nearby. While I was getting ready for the journey to...
My Wordsmithing · 4d ago

Love In Song and In Mixed Metaphor?

In the history of music, there have been countless songs written about love and relationships. Falling in love, falling out of love, looking for love, giving up on love. You name it, when it...
My Wordsmithing · 6d ago

Shopping For Ideas

I don’t and won’t claim to be a great songwriter or lyricist. After all, no one has asked to record or even perform any of my music as yet. In fact, I joke with my guitar instructor that I a...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Slip of the Tongue

Last night, the family and I had the joy and privilege of seeing Al Stewart perform his Year Of The Cat album live (along with a few of his other songs). Stewart was in great form, telling s...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Over the weekend, I had the chance to see an amazing band out of Colorado – Edison – featuring a former member of The Lumineers. It was a great show with great music in a small and intimate ...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

Feeling Folksy

I’ve been a little under the weather for the past few days, so I haven’t been up to posting. Today, the weather has worsened, and I am feeling better. So I suppose I am now above the weather...
My Wordsmithing · 3W ago

Swimming Against The Tide

In response to today’s news that two former Trump campaign aides have been indicted on a variety of charges, including conspiracy against America, and the additional news that a former Trump...
My Wordsmithing · 3W ago

When Inspiration Factors Collide

On a number of occasions, I’ve written about how I get inspired, where my lyrical ideas come from: things I see, things I hear, things I’m feeling. Sometimes, though, it’s a little more and ...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Writing For Prine Time . . . Sort Of

When I was a much younger lyricist, I would occasionally attempt to write a parody lyric to an existing tune or a humorous lyric. I won’t share any of those efforts here because they were fe...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Getting Political . . . Sort Of

If you have women friends and are engaged on social media, chances are you have seen the numerous posts with the comment or the hashtag of “Me Too.” For those unfamiliar with this trending t...