In just a few days, I will be a grandparent for the third time. If I’d known being a grandparent was this much fun, I’d have done it first! Yup, I see you Grandparents nodding in agreement. It is so amazing watching my little 11 month old grandson discover the world around him
Wikipedia defines Procrastination as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute".
Content is so important. I believe the message we as artists share has to have some meaning. Content is more than just beat, melody, rhythm.Lately, the music I hear makes me wonder. It grieves my spirit. Some of the lyrics are so dark, some are just stupid.
It was Christmas Day 1966, looking back, it was a pivotal day in my life as a young artist. My Stepfather got me the most amazing gift ever. It was a cassette tape recorder. As I opened the box, the space around me was filled with the smell of new plastic and excitement as I put in the batteries, snapped on the microphone and put a brand new cassette in its place. He showed me how I could not only record my own voice, but my favorite music as well.
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the Word of God." Titus 2:3-5
Every songwriter has a creative process. Sometimes a song will come to me organically. I'll hear a melody and start humming a tune and then words will come and some time later the hook, bridge an verses will form.