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10/22/2020 11:41:52 AM
Keith Jarrett confronts a future without the piano

10/13/2020 10:28:21 PM
new songs by Stevie Wonder!!

8/4/2020 10:11:04 PM
words and germs and songwriting

8/1/2020 8:40:41 PM
Is it possible to awaken the numb?

7/23/2020 8:37:08 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/23/2020 5:28:39 PM
Women are the future of the world.

7/14/2020 4:54:24 PM
some songs take many years to gestate

7/9/2020 4:39:42 PM
taking on a rather daunting musical project

6/28/2020 2:14:36 AM
It's like it was all pretty much meant to happen

6/27/2020 10:54:34 AM
Bob Dylan and Neil Young top UK album charts.

6/4/2020 10:41:23 AM
John Lennon - a spokesman for our times

6/1/2020 11:55:32 AM
Courtney Love finally confesses to killing Kurt Cobain

5/27/2020 11:22:42 AM
How's your energy level in these times?

4/30/2020 8:52:29 PM
Ever have a song you just couldn't do right?

4/28/2020 10:05:46 PM
Let's see, should I drink Clorox or work on music today?

4/13/2020 1:25:48 PM
using synthesizers to play brass parts

4/3/2020 12:19:24 PM
RIP Bill Withers

3/31/2020 4:21:19 AM
this ought to be a good time to work on music

3/28/2020 6:27:29 PM
when the singer takes over the crowd

3/27/2020 6:26:25 AM
Bob Dylan releases first new song in 8 years

3/12/2020 4:02:50 PM
masterpiece songs

2/25/2020 9:07:45 AM
I came up with a new name for what we do

2/22/2020 2:55:47 PM
soul situations

2/21/2020 8:02:13 AM
inspiration on the fly

1/1/2020 2:03:27 AM
very Happy New Year from the actual Father Time!

12/29/2019 10:05:35 AM
How much of your true personality do you show online?

12/21/2019 1:20:37 PM
one of the absolute best things about indie music

12/10/2019 11:22:07 AM
the importance of lyrics

12/4/2019 3:11:37 AM
How do you work on songs?

11/9/2019 4:33:14 PM
any fans of Kanye West here?

10/17/2019 9:37:12 PM
If you could eat dinner with any 4 people, alive or dead, who would you pick?

10/3/2019 10:30:37 AM
New single by The Who

9/21/2019 1:26:59 PM
songs that fill you with joy

9/12/2019 10:28:42 AM
How much is your music part of your identity?

9/5/2019 11:03:44 AM
memory

9/3/2019 3:05:25 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you've ever written

9/1/2019 7:00:21 AM
artistry vs. the attention span dilemma

8/29/2019 2:34:20 AM
Music is the only thing..

3/23/2019 11:47:25 AM
I am no artist.

3/12/2019 6:57:00 PM
finding the right chord

2/25/2019 2:57:59 PM
Rock and roll is unfair

2/19/2019 9:45:34 AM
my new songs are flowin' like tequila

2/14/2019 8:54:38 AM
Guitar solos don't have to be fast to be really cool

2/9/2019 10:18:40 AM
Most people don't care about music anymore

1/15/2019 2:07:19 PM
RIP Carol Channing

1/1/2019 8:39:13 AM
I love indie music.

10/27/2018 6:48:25 AM
the value of being the new guy

10/17/2018 1:42:47 PM
I actually wrote a new song

10/6/2018 10:02:52 AM
more crap

9/25/2018 5:26:27 PM
just personal stuff

2/21/2018 1:19:18 AM
the key to a happy life

2/12/2018 4:07:53 PM
Are you working on anything musical?

2/10/2018 5:18:18 PM
What do you think of this quote - agree or disagree?

2/9/2018 11:28:38 AM
What happened on Feb 9th?

1/31/2018 1:47:11 PM
somebody asked me a question

1/27/2018 11:05:07 AM
This is our time.

1/23/2018 7:27:15 AM
Neil Diamond has Parkinsons, retires from performing

1/18/2018 5:31:28 PM
the day no one had anything to say

1/17/2018 5:55:12 PM
comic books

1/15/2018 6:23:48 PM
IMPeccable Radio plays 24/7

1/13/2018 2:17:24 PM
Everybody excited about the GK Awards show Sunday night?

1/11/2018 11:47:32 PM
when Led Zep met the King

1/5/2018 5:08:04 PM
What are your musical goals for 2018?

1/3/2018 9:44:48 AM
Spotify sued for billions

1/1/2018 7:12:58 AM
Happy New Year from Father Time himself..

12/19/2017 8:22:01 AM
Name 10 songs you wish you had written

12/15/2017 7:53:23 AM
Music is the cure

12/14/2017 1:30:29 PM
Anybody have any idea what the end of net neutrality will mean to IMP?

12/12/2017 8:08:49 AM
The story behind one of my songs.

12/9/2017 2:35:23 PM
What do you think is the greatest earworm, the catchiest song of all time?

12/8/2017 6:11:04 AM
I added a bunch of newer songs to IMPeccable Radio

12/7/2017 3:22:03 PM
Will killing Net Neutrality hurt indies?

12/6/2017 8:36:14 AM
my music career

12/5/2017 9:43:37 PM
that glossy look in their eyes..

12/4/2017 3:32:09 PM
RIP Ian McLagen

12/4/2017 9:26:07 AM
the GK nominations are kind of lacking lately, c'mon peeps

12/4/2017 7:06:46 AM
Is it ever too late to change?

12/3/2017 2:59:35 PM
Holiday brainwashing

12/3/2017 2:58:09 PM
What was the greatest day of your life?

12/1/2017 4:30:57 PM
Neil Young changed online music forever today

11/29/2017 5:05:16 PM
the sex police state

11/29/2017 4:26:38 AM
an indie I ran into on facebook lets loose with his frustrations, what do you think of his vantage point?

11/28/2017 9:54:57 PM
Neil Young concert streaming on facebook Dec 1st at 8:00

11/21/2017 9:50:42 PM
RIP David Cassidy

11/21/2017 5:49:34 AM
Inspiration

11/17/2017 1:11:48 PM
Thanks a lot, Verity!

11/17/2017 7:06:24 AM
I confess

11/16/2017 1:59:39 PM
some thoughts on your Golden Kayak nominations

11/9/2017 4:27:56 AM
I was a little down tonight so I..

11/9/2017 2:43:07 AM
Not that anybody gives a crap, but..

11/6/2017 12:01:02 PM
my concert is cancelled

11/4/2017 9:16:51 AM
new Neil Young song that is pretty amazing..

11/3/2017 4:13:22 AM
songs about honesty

10/28/2017 11:32:39 AM
Saturday

10/26/2017 7:16:18 PM
Is it worthwhile doing a full-length record anymore?

10/25/2017 4:03:24 PM
RIP Fats Domino

10/25/2017 2:43:52 AM
Should artists continue to promote their older material?

10/23/2017 10:05:45 PM
new item on the front page

10/22/2017 2:00:10 AM
we made a site fix.

10/20/2017 3:19:34 PM
a big event

10/18/2017 9:37:30 PM
Ageism and Sexism are just as bad as the other isms.

10/17/2017 10:42:04 AM
Is this one of the keys to Francesca's success here?

10/17/2017 9:59:48 AM
How many here listen to IMP on their phones and devices?

10/13/2017 3:32:01 AM
Come one, come all, line up to read my latest blog

10/12/2017 7:31:16 AM
Eminem revolutionizes hiphop at the BET hiphop awards.

10/12/2017 7:15:13 AM
Who is the indie walrus?

10/11/2017 1:13:25 PM
Most folks see me as a rock-and-roller, but..

10/7/2017 3:14:42 PM
video festival

10/6/2017 11:51:34 AM
Stupid facebook.

10/3/2017 3:39:43 AM
300 million

10/2/2017 4:04:07 PM
RIP Tom Petty :(

9/29/2017 3:02:43 AM
The incredible, shocking Facebook code I was amazingly lucky to crack

9/28/2017 4:42:12 PM
I want to change social media.

9/27/2017 8:28:54 PM
A demo for a new love song, does this have any potential do ya think?

9/27/2017 5:52:56 PM
Don't try to tell me I'm old.

9/26/2017 5:59:24 AM
Neil Young's acceptance speech for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame a few days ago

9/25/2017 1:04:33 AM
The MonaLisa Twins raise their game even further with totally new swingin' 3D Single!!

9/18/2017 11:26:52 AM
You got a brand new car but you're still livin' with your mother

9/13/2017 12:45:12 AM
"Maybe the guitar is over." - Eric Clapton

9/12/2017 2:29:01 PM
If you had to pick 3 bands or acts to be the only music you could listen to, who would they be?

9/8/2017 11:07:27 PM
Ever been lovesick?

8/30/2017 5:43:22 PM
Tell us about the new song(s) you're working on.

8/22/2017 12:55:58 AM
There aren't as many protest songs as there used to be.

8/20/2017 2:07:02 PM
RIP Jerry Lewis

8/18/2017 4:32:24 PM
All purpose NFL and college Football thread

8/17/2017 11:35:00 PM
Repairing Willie Nelson's guitar

8/14/2017 12:48:35 PM
My absolute favorite Stevie Wonder song!

8/8/2017 7:18:20 PM
RIP Glen Campbell (who has a page at IMP)

7/22/2017 4:36:06 PM
Dreams..

7/19/2017 8:37:12 PM
Critique my domain site, anybody?

7/18/2017 12:19:08 AM
Identity crisis, anyone?

7/16/2017 11:22:25 AM
Good stories about your songs

7/15/2017 12:32:48 PM
a band called Sweet

7/15/2017 12:15:48 PM
the technological gods know the truth

7/14/2017 1:11:10 PM
What's your favorite line of lyric you ever wrote?

7/10/2017 7:06:41 PM
What's the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of art?

6/30/2017 11:35:16 AM
Everybody has one song that they feel got underappreciated, one that deserved more love, right?

6/28/2017 8:41:50 AM
Who is the best artist in the world from 2000 to 2017?

6/26/2017 10:22:26 AM
the joy of a simple song

6/24/2017 9:55:35 PM
the price you pay

6/15/2017 9:50:25 AM
Yoko pushing and receiving songwriting credit for Imagine is really lame imo.

6/2/2017 4:18:36 PM
Do you consider yourself musically versatile?

5/29/2017 1:24:41 PM
Wonder Woman Schmunder Woman

5/28/2017 4:39:33 PM
here's a cool site for music lovers

5/27/2017 4:39:21 PM
Pipeline Bad Boys

5/24/2017 4:28:54 PM
Does video obscure the music?

5/22/2017 6:08:34 AM
in the jingle jangle mornin'

5/17/2017 11:16:13 AM
Coming clean.

5/16/2017 7:03:19 AM
Would you consider yourself well-adjusted?

5/5/2017 12:12:53 PM
Few ever stand back to see the big picture.

4/29/2017 11:59:18 PM
Even I don't care anymore what's been goin' on with me

4/20/2017 2:02:11 AM
When did headphones kill stereos?

4/18/2017 3:47:48 AM
I can't believe how shamelessly this jackass Harry Styles ripped off Badfinger.

4/16/2017 3:48:53 AM
The greatest love that never was

4/15/2017 2:43:46 PM
Is it sexist to call somebody sweetie?

4/12/2017 4:53:28 PM
I am coming to hate large corporations.

4/11/2017 10:34:31 PM
Corporate Search Engine bullshit is getting me down

4/11/2017 8:01:10 AM
facebook facts - sometimes your illusions can f you up.

4/9/2017 9:38:31 PM
Catch up on the news on the political pipeline

4/9/2017 4:55:39 AM
Music is obsolete

4/6/2017 4:45:41 PM
Don Rickles RIP

4/6/2017 12:26:52 AM
insidious tunes

3/29/2017 8:37:51 AM
Do you consider yourself a rebel?

3/26/2017 3:48:30 PM
Do nothing to dilute the strength of the final vision.

3/23/2017 11:31:53 AM
a crucial note to all songwriters

3/23/2017 1:17:15 AM
Trump is going down and it ain't gonna be pretty.

3/22/2017 3:32:44 AM
Does the "internet law of proximity" suppress the progress of indies in their quest to make something happen?

3/15/2017 6:16:10 PM
If you heard a song as great as your favorite Beatles hit coming from an indie, what would you do?

3/13/2017 4:56:15 PM
How often?

3/6/2017 5:12:33 AM
My new blog is fiction, in the bizarro world. In other words it's realer than your mom.

3/5/2017 2:43:56 PM
new news about Sgt. Pepper ?

3/5/2017 1:34:20 PM
my first new release since like July

3/5/2017 3:19:20 AM
Anybody here see the movie Whiplash?

3/4/2017 2:28:01 AM
Elton says American radio is ageist.

3/3/2017 4:50:33 PM
songs you wrote with interesting lyrics

2/25/2017 3:57:27 PM
I'm a rock star

2/11/2017 10:40:08 AM
Will IMP usher in the next Beatlemania?

2/9/2017 12:34:49 PM
Happy Birthday Carole King

2/8/2017 8:24:24 AM
Sacred songs.

2/8/2017 6:40:14 AM
I'm a man without a country right now.

2/7/2017 6:33:56 PM
February 7th, the day the Beatles arrived in America

2/7/2017 12:47:56 PM
Do you mind it when songs have the F word in them?

2/6/2017 6:42:26 PM
About the precious kind of internet denizen who avoids clicking links like they're germ-infected.

2/6/2017 4:34:16 PM
Is this the worst record of all time?

2/6/2017 5:25:04 AM
I'll take rock over that GaGa pop slop any day of the week.

2/5/2017 7:41:58 AM
Listening to music in your car

2/4/2017 11:41:29 AM
What's the max age for new rock stars?

2/4/2017 1:36:34 AM
a big plug for..

2/3/2017 1:33:20 AM
new blog about free speech

2/2/2017 12:22:23 PM
Respect and disrespect

1/31/2017 1:23:46 PM
new

1/29/2017 5:34:27 AM
another new, purgin' blog, hop on the crazy train

1/27/2017 11:40:40 PM
What's your relationship with the world of social media?

1/27/2017 7:09:01 AM
Every Dog Has His Day - My Conversation with Bob Dylan

1/27/2017 2:19:24 AM
looking for Celtic sounding songs today?

1/23/2017 7:18:38 PM
an indie song that never fails to make me happy

1/21/2017 9:00:23 AM
The women's rally is live now, watch it, it's unbelievably great.

1/21/2017 6:22:27 AM
This song goes out to all the women marching today

1/20/2017 12:21:39 PM
Isn't it strange remembering the music moments of your life? These all happened in a car.

1/18/2017 1:29:54 AM
Trent Reznor speaks out about today's artists, I like what he said.

1/15/2017 4:20:12 PM
IMPeccable Radio runs 24/7, 365, all indie, all the time, all you folks.

1/15/2017 1:31:34 PM
Turn on, the show is rolling!

1/13/2017 4:38:19 AM
confessions of a man who may have a plan

1/8/2017 9:14:04 PM
Meryl Streep just showed at the Golden Globes why artists need to be political

1/5/2017 2:49:15 PM
Bob Dylan accepted my friend request.

1/1/2017 6:30:31 AM
the sexist world

12/23/2016 4:19:41 PM
I had what seems like an amazing artistic breakthru today

12/23/2016 11:08:03 AM
Bubblegum for a New Era

12/19/2016 2:10:42 PM
It's only a rumor.

12/14/2016 9:30:01 PM
Get your inspiration right here.

12/8/2016 2:17:18 AM
RIP John Lennon

12/4/2016 1:17:07 AM
uh oh, he's back on his horse

11/20/2016 8:46:15 AM
When did you first know that you were cool?

11/19/2016 8:25:01 AM
Beatles break-up letter from John to Paul and Linda sells for big bucks at auction

11/2/2016 6:38:20 PM
See a 3D exhibit of Bob Dylan's paintings

10/29/2016 11:10:22 AM
Take some time and listen to my whole page

10/28/2016 5:34:17 PM
Dylan accepts Nobel Prize and says he will show up to claim it.

10/27/2016 1:19:40 AM
Spotify says genres are out, videos are in, and your tempo run gets a playlist

10/26/2016 12:34:33 PM
Obama and Hillary to release secret government info about UFOs and aliens

10/23/2016 7:22:23 PM
Neil Young and Metallica play Mr. Soul at Bridge Concert

10/13/2016 6:45:01 AM
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

10/7/2016 12:19:13 PM
my alltime favorite bass line in a song

10/6/2016 2:21:47 PM
video clip from first new Stones record in over a decade just released

10/4/2016 11:14:25 AM
Joni Mitchell Tribute Thread

10/3/2016 11:59:04 AM
magical soul music

9/27/2016 9:59:45 AM
test

9/23/2016 6:48:18 AM
a complex, totally epic song by an underrated band

9/10/2016 1:39:10 PM
Smells Like Teen Spirit was released 25 years ago today.

9/8/2016 6:58:26 PM
Kim Jung[Un bans sarcasm

8/27/2016 12:14:25 PM
Love To Rock Ya

8/22/2016 10:32:36 PM
So was your summer as good as you had hoped?

8/11/2016 5:43:56 AM
I saw Sir Paul in concert last night!

8/8/2016 6:30:52 AM
Does your mind have to be in a certain state to work on music?

8/2/2016 4:25:20 AM
how to use a station in a self-promotional way.

7/31/2016 4:03:58 PM
a new indie paradigm about what constitutes a new song

7/27/2016 5:59:17 AM
Mariah Carey will only enter a restaurant if her own music is playing!

7/23/2016 5:54:18 AM
a brand new song about my sista Eve

7/15/2016 4:38:44 AM
Prayers are not working.

7/13/2016 11:28:09 AM
well I have something really cool to report

7/10/2016 6:02:30 AM
old songs with magical melodies

7/8/2016 8:13:18 AM
I'm having a crappy assed summer

7/7/2016 7:41:06 AM
What's your standard for what you consider original music?

7/5/2016 10:02:56 AM
Do you want everyone to like you?

7/4/2016 4:38:03 AM
Starting over again, that's what artists do.

7/3/2016 6:27:27 AM
I was at that concert..

6/24/2016 4:34:35 PM
I have found the perfect gimmick for my music career.

6/23/2016 5:09:26 PM
I wish this woulda been me.

6/23/2016 5:03:44 PM
Led Zep wins.

6/23/2016 8:35:21 AM
When The Bubble Bursts

6/22/2016 11:13:57 PM
Maybe the 60s have finally come back after all this time.

6/18/2016 4:37:40 AM
intros to songs you like and you're not even sure why

6/15/2016 8:44:48 AM
You Tube hates my guts.

6/15/2016 7:46:15 AM
No Way To Say Goodbye

6/14/2016 9:09:49 PM
Father Time's iPod

6/14/2016 9:37:45 AM
Destroying the 2nd Amendment

6/12/2016 9:38:54 PM
What's your favorite Beach Boys song?

6/9/2016 9:31:49 PM
I got tickets to see McCartney

6/5/2016 9:58:09 AM
Karen Carpenter

6/3/2016 2:19:15 PM
on Muhammed Ali

6/3/2016 8:24:20 AM
Reading this put a big grin on my face

5/30/2016 12:27:46 PM
Do bad encounters on the internet stop you in your tracks?

5/29/2016 6:30:50 PM
Spotify is deeply anti artist.

5/29/2016 8:56:11 AM
I'm changing my signature song

5/26/2016 9:47:08 PM
Good and evil finally clash for real.

5/26/2016 7:26:07 PM
There's no scientific proof for this

5/26/2016 10:35:57 AM
My new musical goal. I want to be on a postage stamp.

5/21/2016 5:15:42 PM
paging Lyin Dan

5/19/2016 11:24:51 AM
I had an absolutely crazy idea this morning

5/19/2016 4:01:01 AM
How much do you believe of what the media says?

5/8/2016 8:51:54 AM
Can a song be important?

5/6/2016 6:35:32 AM
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

4/27/2016 8:34:47 AM
sail me like a wild wind blowin'

4/26/2016 7:22:24 PM
Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

4/24/2016 5:53:18 PM
post a video of a song you think everybody could stand for hearin'

4/23/2016 10:43:41 PM
and the boss says..

4/22/2016 2:43:22 AM
Prince - came in as a censored pariah, leaves as a public icon

4/19/2016 5:47:29 PM
Dare to be creative

4/19/2016 8:41:05 AM
My public image is about to take a huge hit.

4/19/2016 2:37:30 AM
songs where the video makes it harder to enjoy the song

4/18/2016 6:01:43 AM
Is the rock and roll mentality in society fading out?

4/17/2016 12:41:05 PM
this song moves me

4/15/2016 1:27:10 PM
Coachella working on concert including McCartney, Stones, Waters. Dylan and Neil Young

4/15/2016 6:29:45 AM
Name 5 things that are weird about you.

4/15/2016 2:12:16 AM
when your own songs don't sound like you no more

4/15/2016 1:37:54 AM
Flea does bass version of National Anthem

4/9/2016 12:29:39 PM
an update on my music..

4/4/2016 8:51:23 AM
my attempt at recording my own folk standard

4/3/2016 10:59:40 AM
What does Dark Side of the Moon mean to you?

4/2/2016 9:46:13 AM
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore

4/1/2016 3:15:30 PM
sometimes I wonder f the muse itself is more responsible for great music than the actual artist

4/1/2016 3:00:28 PM
just an update to let ya all know what I've been working on

4/1/2016 5:07:21 AM
If you set out to make the greatest record of all time and succeeded, would anybody realize it?

3/31/2016 8:52:42 AM
She is the queen

3/31/2016 2:43:51 AM
Did you ever look at your past residences on Google Earth?

3/29/2016 8:24:31 AM
I knew this before but it became all too clear yesterday

3/27/2016 12:22:27 AM
top "Billboard 200" artists of all time

3/25/2016 8:36:44 AM
BEATLESEX covers an FT song and this one has Elvis the King overtones

3/23/2016 2:41:23 PM
Ever lose a set of lyrics that mattered to ya?

3/23/2016 8:27:11 AM
When Musical Titans Collide :) (Lesley covers an FT song)

3/22/2016 2:22:41 PM
on jazz

3/19/2016 9:05:59 AM
Hurray for me, I recorded some tracks today!

3/19/2016 7:24:50 AM
If you could sit down to a meal with 4 music artists in all history, who would you choose

3/19/2016 7:22:25 AM
Is this the best soul song since 1980

3/18/2016 2:04:22 PM
Banker

3/18/2016 1:14:12 PM
chasing the fire

3/18/2016 5:29:27 AM
It Comes When It Comes

3/8/2016 8:40:30 PM
RIP George Martin

3/7/2016 8:48:40 PM
unusual love songs

3/7/2016 2:09:22 PM
What are your side hobbies?

3/2/2016 8:33:29 AM
The day the fab four played a gig to 18 people

3/2/2016 8:28:33 AM
Here's Dylan at his absolute coolest.

3/1/2016 1:43:16 PM
Rust Never Sleeps

2/26/2016 3:53:26 PM
the big 4 are..

2/25/2016 3:43:34 PM
the ultimate showdown between Smart America and Stupid America

2/22/2016 2:36:11 PM
a true story

2/18/2016 2:39:43 AM
IMP late night club

2/12/2016 11:07:27 AM
Did choreographed dance moves kill rock?

2/11/2016 12:10:28 AM
66% of Republicans voting in New Hampshire support not allowing muslims in the country.

2/8/2016 12:46:14 PM
I wish there weren't any Super Bowl halftime shows

2/7/2016 12:06:19 AM
Is this a tour de force performance or what ??!

2/6/2016 3:41:30 AM
the most unbelievable moment I ever experienced at a concert

2/5/2016 1:54:06 PM
Which genre is better music?

1/31/2016 6:09:52 PM
the making of Bohemian Rhapsody

1/31/2016 8:23:35 AM
Amy Winehouse

1/30/2016 7:14:08 PM
Sign this petition to arrest Rick Snyder for poisoning the water in Flint Michigan

1/29/2016 9:00:18 PM
Brian Wilson hears somebody covering one of his songs..

1/27/2016 12:20:07 PM
What is your signature song if you had to pick one?

1/25/2016 1:46:46 PM
details on Brian Wilson's upcoming Pet Sounds tour

1/24/2016 8:02:04 AM
name some small things that make you happy in life

1/23/2016 10:53:53 PM
George Martin pays a visit to Brian Wilson

1/23/2016 8:20:43 AM
David Bowie's top 25 albums, care to share yours?

1/19/2016 10:56:45 AM
What do you think about the Oscars boycott?

1/15/2016 12:11:21 AM
a songwriter's dream

1/14/2016 7:27:37 PM
This is just spectacular, in my opinion

1/11/2016 1:05:04 PM
a flashback to the time I was on American Top 40!

1/2/2016 7:20:46 AM
Billie Jo MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

1/1/2016 12:12:17 PM
the video that lit up the New Year's Eve Party I was at last night

12/31/2015 12:44:34 PM
paging Lyin Dan

12/26/2015 9:30:07 AM
I'm frustrated with the time-released aspect of music

12/26/2015 4:44:23 AM
crap I've been thinkin' about

12/18/2015 3:48:20 AM
Happy Birthday Keef!

12/16/2015 8:16:44 AM
New Promotional Item for Sale!!

12/12/2015 12:43:36 PM
List your top musical heroes here, dead or alive

12/11/2015 1:34:21 PM
Where does early 70s soul music rank as far as the best music ever created?

12/4/2015 9:02:56 AM
Soaked in Bleach, on the Cobain murder, is on Netflix now

12/3/2015 11:59:53 PM
Stratocaster made of cardboard

12/3/2015 1:54:19 AM
Rubber Soul was released 50 years ago today

12/2/2015 6:13:12 PM
parts of songs you love more than the rest of the song.

11/29/2015 6:02:39 AM
Tim Tebow's hot girlfriend, a former Miss USA, dumped him for wanting to stay a virgin

11/27/2015 5:09:33 PM
female starlets and their turntables

11/21/2015 6:27:19 AM
I've got a jukebox running constantly in my head.

11/20/2015 2:46:14 AM
Bernie Taupin interview I found interesting

11/19/2015 3:36:50 PM
top 100 billboard hits of the Hot 100 era

11/16/2015 6:04:52 AM
missing some of my prized possessions

11/15/2015 1:36:28 AM
Lennon/McCartney created poster for Monterey Pop Festival

11/12/2015 12:05:52 PM
Post your most Beatleesque song

11/12/2015 4:06:33 AM
Happy 70th birthday Neil Young

11/3/2015 2:02:46 PM
on surviving..

11/3/2015 11:20:04 AM
Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?

11/2/2015 2:02:36 PM
What would you do if you had a time machine?

10/30/2015 10:31:56 PM
a dim view of the future of the universe

10/30/2015 3:17:31 PM
new record coming out - Elvis the King with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10/28/2015 11:12:32 AM
Did Facebook kill the internet?

10/23/2015 12:06:32 AM
Do you still carry around psyche remnants of your youth?

10/21/2015 9:43:07 AM
songs where the singer takes on the role of an outlaw

10/19/2015 1:44:01 PM
Is an artist better off not caring if folks listen to his or her music?

10/16/2015 5:55:41 AM
Do you try to sell your music? Hope to sell your music?

10/15/2015 6:23:35 AM
an interesting thing Brian Wilson has talked about

10/14/2015 12:34:05 PM
something I'll never understand

10/12/2015 6:10:08 PM
a story I just read about Patti Smith

10/11/2015 6:17:58 PM
Belief in one's own music - a large segment of music society regards this as almost criminal

10/9/2015 12:12:02 PM
my new band's new video, check it out..

10/8/2015 2:52:30 AM
I think the Cubs are going to win the World Series

10/5/2015 7:01:30 AM
I hate the attitude "I've seen it all"

10/3/2015 7:06:35 AM
Suggestions wanted from all for this music career question

10/2/2015 10:25:07 PM
Keith Richards documentary on Netflix is really great

9/24/2015 12:01:19 PM
the mystery of the magical melody

9/19/2015 11:05:53 AM
concept albums thread

9/15/2015 7:24:43 PM
What's your favorite album of all time ?

9/13/2015 10:27:52 AM
a new station and a challenge to you all

9/12/2015 12:48:42 PM
I wish I was 20 years old

8/30/2015 3:04:46 PM
Did metal music usurp the craziness out of rock?

8/23/2015 6:00:55 AM
using your art (music) to solve your issues in life

8/5/2015 12:46:18 PM
Keef Richards says Sergeant Pepper was rubbish!

7/16/2015 1:51:10 PM
Another mass shooting on same day Aurora mass shooting goes to verdict.

6/22/2015 11:56:50 AM
I wrote this protest song less than an hour ago

6/18/2015 1:55:24 PM
remembering my safety deposit box

5/30/2015 12:36:51 AM
so what musical projects do you have on tap for the summer ?



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Father Time

7/14/2020 4:54:24 PM

some songs take many years to gestate
the longer the better as it turns out.


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Francesca Tamellini

7/15/2020 7:07:58 AM


When do you feel the contractions?


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Father Time

7/15/2020 7:41:59 AM


Now that is an interesting question.

For me working on music I think is more of a product of where I am in my life, a matter of finding pockets in my day to day world that for whatever reason seem condusive to creativity.

but for me it's not so much that songs force their way to the surface. Some do have that sense of immediacy but not many. I just happened to notice that my abilities in regards to finding the right presentation for a song grow with experience, I'm able to hear details I was previously incapable of.


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7/15/2020 1:06:56 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2020 8:43:46 PM



About a 1/2 dozen boilermakers or so is pretty much all the inspiration I need...


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Richard Scotti

7/15/2020 1:11:43 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2020 2:09:39 PM


For me there’s a different process for writing a new song from scratch and working on a song that is already written. I am never able to write a new song on “demand”. I just can’t force it and lord knows I’ve tried. The new songs come when they want regardless of the day to day
circumstances of my life.

But then that new song enters the category of “work in progress” and I can work on the mix,
the arrangement, the lyrics etc..over a period of weeks, months and even years but it helps to have a nice cup of strong coffee with each attempt!

The thing that always amazes me is how much better a song can get over time. Just when you think a song is ready for prime time you discover that a few tweaks are still necessary. And sometimes you make radical changes or additions that turn a B+ song into an A+ song. When that happens I always wonder why I was unable to make those changes sooner but the answer is that the more time and effort you put into a creative endeavor the more it evolves and improves according to the amount of experience you gain while you’re working at it. You become an expert on your song and you gain a mastery over every little detail. But time changes everything including the songwriter. What you thought was great a year ago or even a week ago may seem like it needs a major adjustment today.

As Pavarotti once said: “I will always be a student. There is always more to learn”


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Francesca Tamellini

7/15/2020 2:40:02 PM


I agree that you can’t force a song, but don’t you ever feel that the song is forcing its way out? Natural birth!


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Richard Scotti

7/15/2020 4:51:59 PM


Some songs are born prematurely and others
are overdue. Some even have be induced! But I agree that a natural birth is always preferable.


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7/15/2020 8:48:25 PM ---- Updated 7/15/2020 8:49:01 PM



Is puking your guts another way of a song can force it's way out? I've had a few of those experiences alright...


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Steve April

7/15/2020 9:37:35 PM


I was a member of a poetry group, The Putnam Poets, many years ago, we'd put out an anthology each year, and one night Dana Gioia, now California Poet Laureate gave a talk on poetry and noted 3 reasons for writing;

1. exorcism, purging, venting...

2. to share with friends and loved ones...

3. to participate in the glory, and joy of creation...


cheers


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The Mighty Jerkules

7/16/2020 12:49:09 PM ---- Updated 7/16/2020 12:49:56 PM


I have an entire series of songs that all fall into the aforementioned “vomiting out/exorcism” category as well as a few others. I wrote them at a time when I was very much avoiding writing music because I didn’t want to deal with the emotions I knew I would be writing about. These songs you (or at least I) almost don’t feel like you didn’t write them and more like they already existed and you were a mere conduit for their existence. Sometimes a song wants to be born and you, even as the writer, have little to say about it.

By contrast the last song I released (same series) I wrote the music quickly but took 5 years to write the lyrics. (My apologies to my musical partner Mike Lance.) The last part I have sat on since 2009. (Again, sorry Mike I swear I’m getting a demo to you soon(ish)). I guess I’m just saying I can relate to this post as I’ve had these songwriting experiences at extreme levels on both ends.


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Mike Lance

7/16/2020 10:27:04 PM


The sky will hit the ground again my friend!

Some of my songs willed themselves into existence, "The Passerby" being one. Another one I have been sitting on since recording called "This is Not My Last Song" because I want to add harmonica (which I lack presently), and I'm not sure how much people want to hear a song about mortal anxiety right now.

Most of the material I have been working on has been gestating for a while, years in some cases. It's helped me steer some of them in interesting directions as I am considering their placement and role on an album while writing. I hope to complete and share these songs soon.


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Two Silo Complex

7/16/2020 10:32:47 PM


So many songs have grown on me and then just hit me out of no where to leave me wondering what the hell took me so long to get it,

The sky may hit the ground in a "Timebomb Syndrome" cover if a certain party can pull his head out of his ass. Its pretty far up there so there is no telling if this can really happen. Its hard to play guitar with ones head impeded in your own ass.

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Mike Lance

7/16/2020 10:39:40 PM


Sometimes the creativity just does not flow for a while, I wouldn't struggling to be productive means one has their head up their ass, but is rather recharging their artistic batteries. It can bevan exhausting practice.

I am excited to hear that you want to cover that song, Ken! I'm sure you can knock it out of the park!


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Stoneman

7/17/2020 12:59:35 AM


Yes. I have lots of songs that I work on, then get distracted by a different song and ultimately forget about. Then, when searching my archives, I come across the songs again and because of my growth in certain areas (yes, I'm still growing) I will get a different vibe and pursue it. Then, there are the songs that get scrapped for whatever reason I may come up with. Sometimes those songs or the original idea for the songs is resurrected and I will let the magic happen all over again. But truly, I think my best songs are the ones that inspired me so much that I just sat here in the studio for a full day and finished it. Those are usually the award winning songs. The creative process is flawed but often timely. Occasionally I get stuck on a part of a song and that leaves me frustrated. It could be something like a bad bridge or flawed percussion's. At the time I may not be able to figure out a solution and so I will put it in the come back file and tackle it at a later date. Songwriting is similar to magic foe me. The ideas just seem to come out of no where. The radio in my head plays night and day. I cannot shut it off so I might as well deal with it.


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Mike Lance

8/2/2020 9:49:52 PM


My newest "Under a Waning Moon" was based off a guitar line I came up with in 2013. I have tried to find the song for years and discovered it piece by piece and then rearranged multiple times. It's like surgery, cut out a chorus here, transplant a verse from another song long scrapped, even some plastic surgery in the form of sparkling new arrangements and voila, a shiny new Frankentune 7 years in the making.


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