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Thread #99099   Message #3089812
Posted By: GUEST,999
06-Feb-11 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
I have found over the years that even stuff I don`t like teaches me about writing. And stuff I do like teaches me even more.

Jeri is now working on a song that will be GREAT. The melody would make a bishop put his foot through a stained-glass window, and the lyrics she has so far are dynamite. It is partly an introspective song, but saying `I don`t like it` before hearing it is short-sighted to say the least. I`m sure many people will; that`s their loss.

I will also point out that Jeri has written many ballads, and she has a foundation in shanties (chanties) as a singer. I take issue with remarks that denigrate songs before people have heard them. However, I don`t expect that will ever change.

No offense to anyone.