A saturday off– that’s a rare thing.
So, I know I went on and on about how writing in Nashville oiled my songwriting gears, and how after a couple of days of back-to-back creativity I usually don’t think about songwriting for a week or so.
That ended up being a fair amount of bullshit, it seems.
On Thursday morning my buddy Ben Danaher and I tried to write this idea I had– it didn’t amount to anything which was mostly my fault. The tasks of returning my rental car and catching my flight were on my mind, so I probably wasn’t giving my undivided attention to the job at hand even though I had every intention of doing so. I loved the idea, so I kept thinking about it, and once I got home I went to work on it, one piece at a time. It started out as one idea, morphed into another, evolved into a different idea, devolved into an idea that was even more basic than the first idea, and then eventually worked itself into the idea that led to a completed song. I put the finishing touches on it this afternoon, and I think it’s a pretty solid effort.
Of course, the song high is a sneaky thing. As long as you’re proud of your work you’ll get the song high whether you keep the song in the long run or not. My standard rule of thumb is that if I can still tolerate it after three days there’s a good chance that it’s here to stay.
So, this one has been around for about an hour… it’s on the clock so to speak. We’ll see what happens, but I feel pretty good about it at the moment.
Enjoy the weekend!
time: 4:11 PM
date: Saturday, April 26th
place: home, New Braunfels, TX