Songwriting tips plus dissecting a song line by line

Videocast: Throw Away The Box #3 It took me until Friday afternoon to publish my Thursday morning update. Don’t ask… well… I cover songwriting tips, including: My thoughts on critique groups How I find the right lyric Avoiding easy or obvious rhymes Writing the last line first and more.. Finally, I dissect my song, “Do It […]

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What Tomatoes Can Teach Us About Encouragement

I was inspired to start a garden after visiting my daughter in Phoenix and I talk about it here. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3cDvxCmfd8] I mention Ron Finley’s TED Talk about turning food deserts into food gardens. Worth watching for sure. And my daughter writes about Hope House Farms and why she needs the farm more than it needs her. […]

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[Friday Recap] Being myself and being creative

Friday recap will be some of my observations, websites, articles, and anything else I saw during the week. On Being Myself I had a conversation yesterday with my friend, Val King. She is editor/owner/founder of Rock Revolt Magazine. It is pretty cool – I began speaking with her a few years back.. about songwriting, my […]

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My book gets some reviews.. both bad and good, plus other stuff

There is a danger in reading book reviews…. well.. specifically, my own book’s review. In this video I talk about a bad review, a good review, my content schedule, and some t-shirts for my song, This Star-Spangled Life of Mine. Per the video.. my content schedule is (for now): Monday: Video update (what’s coming up […]

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