How tall is your song?

So you’ve written a song. Now, how do you play it? To me, the answer often comes down to understanding the nature of your song. In other words, its character. How tall or short is it? What does it like to wear? Is it weepy or joyous? Does it bark at you, or sing youContinue reading “How tall is your song?”

How Would I Hold You? A Question and a Song

How would I hold you… if the sky was falling down? This is what I asked myself in bed with my wife one night. That’s often how songs begin for me. With a line that just appears. Over the years, you train yourself to notice them. Little things people say or phrases that cross yourContinue reading “How Would I Hold You? A Question and a Song”

Brother Paul Fails Jingle Exercise, Pens Life Story Instead

Download MP3 here. Scroll down for story. This one has a bizarre backstory. My friend James asked me to write a jingle for Gillette. He works with a music company that does lots of advertising work. This seemed like a pretty big opportunity. They wanted to rework the idea of “the best a man canContinue reading “Brother Paul Fails Jingle Exercise, Pens Life Story Instead”