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My Wordsmithing · 1d ago

A Song For Leon

Elton John once referred to Leon Russell as a mentor and an inspiration. John was such a fan that he teamed with Russell on a great album called “The Union” in 2010 and almost single-handed ...
My Wordsmithing · 5d ago

Going Country?

The other day, I was inviting a friend and her husband over for dinner. When I asked about any dietary restrictions or foods they avoid eating, she mentioned a few things that we also happen...
My Wordsmithing · 1w ago

Putting Up Fences

In our own backyard and, I imagine, across most or all of suburbia and urban America, there are fences. We erect fences to delineate our property from the neighbors, an extension perhaps of ...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Another Challenge, Another Song

One of the Facebook group pages I follow, Learn How To Write Songs, issued a challenge to write a song using one of the following titles: Quiet Secret, The Last Drink, or Weeping Angels. Alt...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Cutting Ties, Writing Songs

The other day, I posted on my personal Facebook page the rather cryptic post, “Cutting ties.” Several people asked questions, a few people made tie jokes, and one person said it sounded like...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Channeling Family Memories

Growing up, I was almost 12 years old before I knew I had cousins and aunts and uncles. That’s because we lived in the desert, while nearly all of them lived in and around the Seattle area. ...
My Wordsmithing · 1W ago

Out Of Thin Air

I have written on several occasions that the source of my inspiration is hard to pinpoint. I get ideas from just about everything and everywhere. Case in point: the weather here in SW Idaho ...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

Morphing Memories

Several of my recent lyrical efforts (not all of them shared here yet) have drawn upon my past. Today’s entry falls into that category but with more of a twist. First the memory. When I was ...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

In A Blues Mood

The other day on social media, some of my friends were discussing the meaning of a phrase, “the devil’s doorbell.” The phrase apparently has or could have an anatomical meaning, which I won’...
My Wordsmithing · 3W ago

An Active Muse

I have never claimed to be a great songwriter or lyricist or even a good one. Deep down, I think I have written some songs or at least some lyrics that I think are pretty good, which is one ...