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Archive for April, 2014
15th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Songwriting for Civilians MANANA

songwriting for civilians crash course 4-16-14


10th Apr 2014 Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Song Game Gains Steam

Hello there – okay, April 6th was the fourth Song Game of the year, and it was as fun and inspiring as ever. The crowd was a little bigger than last time, and the feedback was just sooo positive. Hearing a batch of unique, freshly-minted songs is special. It always surprises me the range of songs that can come from the same prompts. We had Motown-esque love songs, an Irish Tall Tale, a song about the F-Word, all from the minds of our brilliant songwriters Shelby Figueroa, James Graham, Jim Lashly, Eda Maxym (and me)!

Next month, the Song Game will be on May 4, and these are the prompts we are working with: “red sky at night” and “enlightening you.”

And here are the rest of the ideas the audience came up with, which the songwriters are free to use for extra credit…

mental illness

to the moon and back

i have no one to pass it to

stand up and do what you promised

someone let the donkeys out

close call – wrong number

consider me gone

i’m remaining available

all that glitters

lost in the ruin

gently fold in the egg whites

god at the speed of light

switch it up

you only live twice

give it to the taxman

The next Song Game is on May 4. Come join the fun!

xo,

Rain