‘Confessions of a serial songwriter’

The title of this book by Shelly Peiken just woke up a little thought.  So many of us get stuck in perfectionism in regard to songwriting….but in the end we need to write so much material that I am kind of in favour of just putting it all out there. The good, the bad and the ugly.  I love Tracey Emin’s book 1000 drawings.  I love seeing it all, the process, the development.  Otherwise how are you gonna write 20 albums?  Well I guess lots of people just want one perfect album that is highly edited.  I don’t know.  I just hate editing.  I think mostly it’s a waste of time to be honest.  A beautiful friend of mine sent me a new film and asked about leaving in (or out) one little idea and I really thought.  Wow, to you that’s an important decision that’s going to take a lot of thought but to me it’s the same brilliant film with or without that section.  I don’t know, maybe I’m writing about this because I get stuck in this circular motion of thought aswell.  …..Maybe I’m just feeling a bit bored of highly produced bland music…  But I am actually feeling very excited about the idea of writing and writing a lot and not editing too much and not judging too much, just staying in the moment of the song.

Made me think of a great documentary called ‘Dig’ where you get to see how much material Anton Newcombe writes.  Find it inspiring.  Don’t get too stuck on one song….Keep moving

www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9IH-qVU5EM

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