Songwriting

Trying to catch my bias and interrupt it,  decent cheap thrill. If I didn’t put effort into it, my right hand would just play piano same way over and over. […]

There was a woman who lived in a neighbourhood where there was a lot of prejudice and corruption. She learned to play guitar and started writing songs about what was […]

Voicemail: Dear Dan, first time caller, long time listener. I write the same song over and over. I’m ashamed and a failure.   Dan: You should be concerned not about […]

It’s cool when a song is in 5 or even 7 but who puts a pop song in 11? Outkast that’s who. Hey Ya still kills me.

More so they do it underground in Europe. Often I don’t remember, but then I look up and I do. Many wires get the electricity into each home. Like if […]

Skating with 5 year old who clings to plastic support thing which I am pulling on the ice to help her move forward. Briefly stop the teenage ice patrol for […]

Keyboard in Baba O’Riley was an effect not tendonitis experiment.   No cymbals in Do You Know The Way To San Jose.   Lyrics to Savoy Truffle was just a […]

First musical gear stolen was after a show at the Holiday Tavern. A bag of pedals and patch chords. There was a group of tough guys who used to do […]

In the improvising world you work at listening (which changes what passes for thought). The extent to which you continue thinking is proportional to what is accomplished musically. That probably […]

http://www.neilyoungarchives.com/#/drawer?position=25.041958646941776&_k=pu0b7g Neil Young is all online. All his archives. I found myself listening to Revolution Blues, the song about the Manson Family but never knew it was Rick Danko and […]