A few months back I found myself a new songwriting buddy. She’s great.
Beautiful, brown eyes rarely the likes ever seen.
Gorgeous brunette. Soft, curly brown hair where burying your nose in it squints the eyeballs in pleasure. I know songwriting pals are supposed to have professional relationships, but I said, “screw it,” I love this gal and if she likes me stroking her hair, huggin’ and kissin’ on her, so be it.
She’s just a beauty.
What’s really great is, she loves spending time with me… that’s always a plus, right?
Thing is, she sometimes has two problems.
One. Her breath could curdle milk.
And two. As hard as I try to get her to do it, as much as the neighbors peak between the blinds, she just won’t crap on the lawn on command.
Then again, she’s still a pup.
Hellofa gorgeous brown Standard Poodle though.
I noticed something about her that songwriters have in common.
It’s the, “squat or get off my lawn,” thing.
She’ll go out. Dance around, sniff around, get in squat mode and just when the job is about to start, the neighbor opens his garage door and she’s fully up on all fours again.
He leaves, she dances around, sniffs around, toggles those back legs in just the right spot…
And a kid comes by bouncing a basketball. Mission aborted… she wants to play.
Meanwhile, dinner’s gettin‘ cold.
So what’s the commonality with songwriters? Distractions.
I just saw it again the other day. A writer asked for feedback on a tune. People gave it, and he got rolled off the song, distracted by the feedback.
The real problem was, this writer was missing some of the very basics in the song, stuff TuneBooster subscribers would never make because they will get them down good.
So what happened? He didn’t even know what the song was going to be about anymore.
Here’s the thing. Either crap or get off the lawn.
Learn the basics and get writin’. If you have the basics down, you’ll be far less distracted with things like rhyme schemes.
You do know they need to be different don’t you? But how different, and how much different, that’s huge to have as second nature.
But, to a writer who doesn’t know?
Their own song can swallow them up and they feel like they suck at writing, when really they don’t. They just need some info and to be challenge to use it. All stuff you pick up in TuneBooster. If you actually subscribe that is: https://www.tunesmithtips.com/tunebooster/