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Lyrics Now, Tunes Later

As I mentioned recently, during my shelter-at-home stay, I haven’t been able to engage in songwriting because of the close quarters. I’m just too noisy when I’m working on a song. That doesn’t mean I’ve not been thinking about new songs. I have! In fact, I’ve written the lyrics for a few. Just no music…

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Justin Trawick at Iota

Back on Jan. 26, I went to see Justin Trawick share a set at the ever-popular bar and music venue Iota in Arlington.  Thought I’d share a quick report. Justin is a much sought-after independent singer/songwriter in the DC area for good reason.  First, Justin writes very good music.  You want proof?  His song “All…

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Share A Little, Gain A Lot

As some of you know, I’ve done a bit of song co-writing with some folks I’ve met via the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW). And those efforts have been good, to be sure. But I still haven’t had the “Wow, that was an absolutely amazing, life-changing song we just wrote” experience. So when a friend…

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Songwriting Contest Cont’d

It’s done!  Not without some difficulty, I might add.  But I did submit a song to the contest being held via Nashville Arts Magazine for a theme song to the 2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.  Did I say difficulty?  Yes!  Actually, the songwriting wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be for a song “to order,” so-to-speak. …

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Songwriting Contest

Now I know that – in large part – all songwriting contests are designed as income sources for their sponsoring organizations.  But that doesn’t stop thousands of hopefuls, including myself, from entering.  Nor should it.   Thus, I’ve decided to challenge myself and enter a songwriting contest for a very specific event.  This contest isn’t the general…

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Free Song For The Holidays

While you’re busy finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family as part of the holiday celebrations, don’t forget to be good to yourself, too.  Take a sec or two, grab the beverage of your choice, sit down, and relax to a good tune. And I’ve got just the tune for you to enjoy – free. …