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Finding A Hook

I don’t mean Capt. Hook – despite any photos of me you may have seen floating around the Internet.  LOL  I’m talking about songwriting here. Although not every song has to have a hook, any self-respecting pop/rock tune or country tune for that matter pretty much needs a hook to make the song more easily…

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G-Recording Follow-Up

I managed to finish up on my second “guerilla style” recording – It’s Time To Go.  This is another country song – an old school country ballad.  I think it’s very pretty.  I hope you do, too.   But my biggest problem with it right now – performancewise –  is memorizing the lyrics.  Yes, I wrote…

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Another Round At Iota

OK.  I’m going to give the Iota open mic another drop by this coming Wed. because I have a couple more new songs I’d like to give an initial airing.  I’m sure I’ll be using my cheat sheets again because there just isn’t time to get all this committed to memory.  Even so, I promise…

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Iota Open Mic 2

As I mentioned in my earlier post, Tom Nichols and I performed at the Iota open mic in Arlington, VA tonight. As usual, it was a full roster of talent from various genres of mostly acoustic music (with some electric guitar and keyboard peppered in).  Talk about kismet, Tom and I drew our performance numbers from…