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Work What Your Mama Gave Ya

In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Songwriting on April 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

momInteresting title for what you are about to read… We are taught very basic skills from birth:

  1. Say please and thank you
  2. Mind your manners, be polite
  3. Always be on time
  4. Respect your elders
  5. Encourage your friends

These life skills and guiding principals, along with many others I am sure, are instilled in us as children.  However somewhere between childhood and “know-it-all adulthood” people forget the simple graces of social interaction and begin to think that these rules don’t apply and that they can do it better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Time’s Not Afraid To Fly: Inspiration

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Music, People that Rock, Perspective, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Being that this is the final entry in a three part series of blogs, it is only fair to reveal the source of Time’s Not Afraid To Fly.  Last summer I had the honor of being accepted to attend Skip Ewing’s Horse and Writer event in Wyoming.  This week-long event connected me with some of best undiscovered musical talent of Nashville.  One of the other invited songwriters was Jeffrey East.  Jeffrey is one of those passionately, musical souls you meet along the way that you are definitely better for knowing.  As I was listening to Time on his youtube channel, I realized that was it the beginning of my first blog for 2010.

The song starts out like this… Read the rest of this entry »

Horse and Writer 2009: You Picked Me??

In Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music Business, Perspective, Songwriting, Uncategorized, You HAVE to on September 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm
I shot this picture while out at the ranch!

I shot this picture while out at the ranch!

As I was sitting at the Commodore Grill in December of 2008, I was chatting with fellow songwriter Lorna Flowers.  We were discussing strategies to enhance our writing and be noticed in town.  She could hardly contain herself when she described her recent experience at Horse and Writer (2008).  She went on and on about how it was the chance of a lifetime to get away and examine yourself as a writer.  As Lorna spoke of the opportunity to meet Skip Ewing and other hit songwriters she expressed her gratefulness for this experience and that everyone should try to go. Read the rest of this entry »

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