Will They Hear Me Bark From Here?

by wjohngalloway

Now, I know I’m an unrepentant fanboy but JoCo just won SongFu. His final song in the comp was another tune designed to reduce JG to tears (Hey, Laika deserved better and Bowie’s worth a quote anytime!). The thing is, after years discarding literally hundreds of tunes or riffs I’ve written because they vaguely remind me of something, Coulton is teaching me that song writing is a craft as much as an art. Yes inspiration is part of it, but so is hard work, technique, and an acceptance that there are only so many chords and notes and occasionally a good idea might sound a wee bit like something that’s gone before. Look forward to my rock opera based on the work of Max Bygraves!

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