I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)
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.
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
Kentucky Flame (FAWM) Songwriting Challenge: No Chorus Lyrics, copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes I searched for an old friend the other day I met him in California in the sixth grade I never expected to find him that way When I saw the obituary of my old Kentucky Flame I remember the day this Kentucky boy … Continue reading Kentucky Flame (FAWM)
My first complete song I posted on FAWM (February Album Writing Month - similar to NaNoWriMo for writers in November), inspired by the opening of the new Edison bar and lounge at Disney Springs. First the lyrics followed by a work tape on SoundCloud: 3 Drinks Later (Dancing with Travolta) Copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes Verse … Continue reading 3 Drinks Later (Dancing with Travolta) (#FAWM)
You have me here for a reason In the land of insecurity Writing songs fighting the imposter syndrome On the road to tranquility Oh my soul why do you cry You were made for this Accept the gift Don’t ask why Play the game, the game of surrender You bring me closer you whisper in … Continue reading Game of Surrender (#Poem #Lyrics #FAWM)
I Saw Him on a Video (copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes) Songwriting Prompt: Retro Verse 1 I saw him on a video, his name was Clay Mills you know I jolted out of my seat and stared at a familiar face He was much younger, his name was that of his grandfather But if his dad was … Continue reading i Saw Him on a Video (#FAWM)
Last Night (copyright 2018 Kathy Holmes) Songwriting Prompt: Last Night Verse 1 Last night I almost froze to death Retracing my past, shadows on my breath Fears gone wild like an animal caged Bouncing off the ceiling like a woman crazed You reached for me, offering saving Grace With a simple word when you said, … Continue reading Last Night (#FAWM)