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January 25, 2021 34 min
Episode #45: Girl Called Insomnia   (Song at 7.45) Hi there and welcome to another episode. This week I’ve done something different: I’ve found an episode I recorded quite early on in proceedings, which I forgot about. It was fascinating for me to listen back to an ‘old’ episode - there’s been much that I’ve changed, interns of presentation, energy, etc. But the thing is, the idea, the premise of providing entertainment, song analysis and funny stories was there at the start - and those key elements are still the focus as we are up to the mid 40 episodes published now. It would’ve been a shame had I not published this episode. There’s a lot of information here… When songwriting being determined is so important. Sticking with it, learning as you go along, asking questions to find your path. There’ll be false starts… I think you can apply this to pretty much anything in life. On this episode I talk about brief jobs I had (in a pet shop & a piano shop). I can certainly apply this concept to my ‘evolution’ as I’ve gone along, recording these episodes. I also talk about arranging a song, multi tracking, making intuitive decisions as questions come up. The main thing is: is it good for the song? If so, it’s in. If not, it’s ‘outta there’! The important thing is songwriting is a mysterious process. I won't tell you how to write a song - but I'll tell you how I write a song. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode as much as I did, listening back today. It features song #17, from 1987! By the way, I relate the time I auditioned for my 2nd (ever) piano man gig with Funeral For A Friend some years ago. Here I am on this video, playing it all these years down the track.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WXhcZa2tgs Thanks for tuning in. Catch you next week.  
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