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Thread #99099   Message #1971497
Posted By: Midchuck
18-Feb-07 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
An unhappy love life is a great help. Some of the best songs I know, that were written by people I know personally, were written right after the songwriters were dumped, or while the dumping was in progress.

Or maybe that's rationalization on my part - the idea that the reason I write very few good songs is that I've been in a very satisfactory monogamous relationship for 40+ years.

Peter.