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Posted By: Mr Red
15-Dec-15 - 04:08 AM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Point of order Mr GUEST sir. Speed Bumps?

I submit "Hesitation Blues" as an example where the Golden Rule proves itself. Comic songs thrive on not being predictable.

The audience are critical in this respect (literally). I have witnessed how a song can evoke praise one day and bomb another - look to the news that night for clues. The quality of the beer that day. "Good" is ephemeral sometimes.