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Ok, so I wrote a song.

Ok, so I wrote a song.

Kiss It Better, Written and performed by DB Weinstein[haiku url=”http://goo.gl/p2dxk” title=”Kiss It Better”] Last May I wrote a post, one of my early ones when I was posting more frequently than I do now, where I announced that I was going to write a song. It was a good intention. A noble intention. And that’s what it remained, an intention. I did start scribbling once, but it didn’t go anywhere....

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I used to play guitar

I used to play guitar

Year before last I took a guitar course. It was an “advanced” course but that only meant I was in the part of the class that knew at least a little about the guitar. The alternative would have been “beginners” guitar which wouldn’t do since I’d been playing guitar for over 40 years. The idea had been that by taking a course I could re-enthuse myself, bring the guitar back into focus in my life and start...

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Back when I could sing. Moon River a cappella.

Back when I could sing.  Moon River a cappella.

    It’s not really true that I could sing then (three years ago) any better then than I can sing now.  Some days I convince myself that I can sing and other days I have evidence of the opposite.  Anyway, I enjoy it and will probably always find a way to do some singing. This is a recording I made by putting my iPhone on the floor when Alchemy A Cappella were rehearsing this number.  We worked on it for months, performed it...

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On the writing of songs – Part 2.

On the writing of songs – Part 2.

I’ve spent a bit of time on this and now remember what it was like when I used to write songs.  I wonder if my experience is common, or if I’m just doing it the way I do it. I haven’t completed a song yet.  I’m still playing with how to write a song.  The way I started was the way I remember doing it in the deep dark past.  I sat down at the guitar and started to play chords.  I didn’t have anything in mind...

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On the writing of songs.

On the writing of songs.

Somewhere, buried among piles of old letters, photos and various momentos are a number of songs I wrote a great many years ago.  I seem to recall that quite a few of them were part of my personal guitar-based singer-songwriter persona.  Way back when.  And today I don’t remember a single one of them. I wonder if they were any good. Maybe I should dig them out and try playing them.  I still know how to play the guitar a bit, though...

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