My Number One Secret to Writing Original Songs
Am I Turning Into a Crazy Cat Lady?
Would you believe me if I told you that I rarely listen to music? It’s shocking, but true. By my guestimates, I listen to at least 50% less music than the average music fan. It’s not that I don’t love music – it’s my number one passion! But I do tend to listen to music […]
Why I’ve Never Written A “Real” Love Song
(or: Why I Love Talking Animals) I just finished writing a new song. Woo! But … it’s sung in the voice of my cat Sally: (who, as you can see, is super fluffy and adorable.) This is the second song I’ve written from the perspective of a cat this year. That’s more cat songs […]
3 Reasons To Follow My Songwriting Motto
I’ve written my fair share of songs about love (“Shells”, “Letter”). But in my songs, the love is always entangled with some other topic or theme. In “Shells”, for example, I’m exploring what it means to know a person, and how its possible to love people even if you only know a part of them. […]
Ever since I was fourteen and I started writing songs seriously, I have had this songwriting motto: never be afraid to write crap. It may not be refined, but it has served me well for three reasons: 1. Crappy songs can be hilarious. Sometimes it’s good to write crap purely for the entertainment value. Whenever […]