With NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) approaching quickly (April 1st), I've been reading some new books about writing and getting in the mood to get back to my writing. Why not start with a story about Grandmother Margaret's house in California, so reminiscent of my new house here in Florida. Lying awake at night in … Continue reading Grandmother Margaret’s House: Warming up for NaPoWriMo
"I'm in love" says he when the music wields its keys "I'm in love" says he when the voice states her pleas I'm in love" says she when a new man buzzes like a bee The world forgets the knowledge of its soul When the next new thing labels the old thing droll Throwing out … Continue reading I’m In Love (#poem)
Two of my twelve songs for FAWM didn't have a demo with them - I only time to write the lyrics. So I went back and added the demo I came up with. It's still in rough form but I had a lot of fun with it.
I experienced my first FAWM (February Album Writing Month) this year and going in, I thought it would be like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month - you post your words but nobody sees them). But for FAWM, the whole point is to write an album and get comments, collab, and connect with other musicians. This … Continue reading Cool Comments on my FAWM Songs
During FAWM, I wrote these poetic lyrics here. And then before the month's end I came up with a demo. It was inspired during Race Week in Daytona with its roots in rum runners with a tribute to those who came before me: musicians, car racing, and rum runners.
February is over and I managed to reach the FAWM goal of writing 14 songs in 28 days. Woo hoo! I wasn't sure I wasn't going to make it. I pushed myself so hard I exhausted myself and had such pain in my neck for a few days, I could barely move. Four years ago … Continue reading I Survived FAWM
Really cool video of The Voice coaches doing the Rat Pack. I knew Adam Levine had it in him but Blake Shelton? Way cool! And the ladies? If I could sing "Feelin' Good" like that, well, I know what my calling/vocation would be. As it is, I vacillate between writing and songwriting, practicing my craft, … Continue reading If I Could Do This…
I threw myself into FAWM (February Album Writing Month - like what NaNoWriMo is for writers, FAWM is for songwriters) for the first time - I'd only heard about it a few days before the beginning of February. I proved to myself I could sit down at the computer in my music studio and write … Continue reading FAWM Freaked Me Out
Written for male singer in doowop style - an experiment in Collab. My partner's music was amazing but my lyrics didn't work as posted below. I like the song idea but will need major editing to work in this song or it may have to find its own music. Love is Forever Lyrics by Kathy … Continue reading Love is Forever (#poem pre #Lyrics)
No planes, no trains, just automobiles A giant collage of a Ferris wheel Round and round goes the track Whirring dervishes give no slack Rum runners scurry in the night Grandpa’s Ford hides the blight Carving instruments in the day Passing down music to those without say Sleepless twilight trumpets my head Clock ticking and … Continue reading John Madison (#poem)