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10 Regrets Not To Have

 

Hey,

Hope all is well in your world! So I was in the midst of writing the lyrics to the third song that will be included in my “themed EP” and came across this article as I was researching. It was called 21 things to never regret. I was intrigued and read it. Yep, I could see if I allowed for a lifetime of these missed opportunities I’d be pretty depressed while on my death bed…I mean you know, being on your death bed is depressing enough as it is, right? I decided to share my top 10 “regrets not to have” with you. Life goes by pretty fast so I think it’s good that we keep ourselves in check from time to time!

If you dare to engage in some self analysis, pull up a couch and watch!

Cheers,

Laurie

My Favorite Music Artist

 

Hey!

I love when someone I know turns me on to a great work of art, whether music or other. Saves me so much time weeding through the mediocrity. My friends know what I like so when I get a referral I’m excited.

I will be forever grateful to my friend Matthew (who is also my audio engineer and drummer) for telling me about the singer Poe. I remember some years ago when I was in the studio he handed me a cd and said “you have got to listen to this.” I did and was amazed! Poe’s cd “Haunted” has to be one of the greatest works I have ever heard. It’s a bit dark, which of course I like, and the theme, music lyrics and delivery are superb (in my opinion anyways.)

For a few additional details push play! If you have any suggestions for me, send ’em my way.

Have an awesome week and I’ll see you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

Music Experiment Update

 

Hey!

Hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend as reality will set in soon that summer is pretty much behind us. The crowds in my favorite spots are starting to thin which appeals to my introverted side. Ok, introversion is not really a side of me it really encompasses my entire being. Kids are in school, parents are out of PTO and the world becomes a little calmer. Me happy.

As you know I have been working on my music experiment for a while now. I am following the Savvy Musician Academy program, although I am tweaking it to fit my personal goals. I wanted to give you an update of my progress since I’ve been working on this for a couple of months now. I’ll explain some of the actions I am taking and their outcomes.

So if you are interested in hearing about a little trial and error, please pull up a chair and press play!

See you next week!

Cheers!

Laurie

The Music Industry Is Not Dead

 

Hello artists and art lovers,

I am going to rant today so be prepared. I guess we all know by now I have opinions and share them freely. This last year I feel like there has been a deluge of whining from “known” and “unknown” musicians who say the music industry is dead. I mean really??? WE HAVE THE WHOLE FREAKING INTERNET AT OUR DISPOSAL. They say that people don’t actually have to have talent anymore because of all of the music computer program tools like midi and autotune. Yes, everyone has the ability to create and be visible on the internet but I’m surely not going to buy crappy music full of bad midi tracks and autotune vocals, are you???…get my point???…where’s the threat??? I mean let’s get real here alright?!?!?

Change is inevitable. You can choose to embrace and roll with it or be mad and have a “pity party of one” until the end of time. Today I discuss the real possible cause of your lack of musical success. If you are ready for a little tough love…press play!

Hope life is treating you well and I will see you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

How to Write Lyrics

 

Good day to you!

As a songwriter, you know writing lyrics can be tough! Our goal is to get our point across in a meaningful way without blithering on forever, right? In my opinion, choosing your words wisely and saying a lot with very little can be quite powerful! Let’s face it, we have all had conversations with people who talk non-stop to the point you where you zone out, just keep nodding in agreement, but you no longer hear a word they say. Well the same can happen in a song. You’ll lose people if you get too chatty and your words lack substance.

If you would like to know how I write lyrics then grab a pen and paper (or iPad) and let’s watch!

As always, hope all is going well in your world and see you next week!

Cheers,

Laurie

What Makes A Great Song?

 

Hey!

For the last few years I have been trying to figure out what makes a great song? I mean I have artists that I have listened to for years, to their songs over and over, and never tire of their music. Sometimes when I’m looking for a new artist I can listen to a song for 10 seconds and know I don’t want to hear more, even if the song is well produced. So what gives? What is the game changer?

Today I am going to share with you my thoughts on what I feel makes a great song. Now mind you this is just my opinion, and I do realize there is more than one variable that can have impact, but wanted to share my findings.

So if you have interest, please press the triangle!

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Laurie