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This song was a “process” song. I sort of switched things up when I was writing this piece. I often start with just my guitar and an old journal entry in my hands or a phrase in my head. Sometimes I just start playing a thing on the guitar and the words start coming.

With this piece I started by building up a tune... with guitar... then an overlayed guitar bit... then a drum... then keys... bit by bit... then a different bit that worked with the first in some way. The process delivered an arrangement of music (I recorded and arranged sections on my laptop). Once I had this piece of music I picked up my journal and grazed around a bit... and I found some stuff I had scribbled there over time. A number of bits and pieces came together and created a “context” of sorts... then some new words sort of wrote themselves into the mix and a finished song arrived at some point (after quite a bit of “processing”).

It’s not really my intent to be a “songwriter” who writes songs because he is a songwriter... I can’t really help it - the whole process I describe above wasn’t something I made a decision to persue... the thing sort of crept up and dragged me along into its lair... and I went along with it because I was mesmerized by her (my muse if you will...). Anyway hope you like it. 

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A new song... wrote it just at the end of July and took some time living with it and getting to know it. 

I’ve been getting the urge to write more (actually it never really goes away - it's more about making yourself ready and available when she comes a-calling). Also - the urge to play music more and “make a go” of doing more with this “talent” of mine. Though I think I have some weird ideas about how that can look... anyway... speaking of weird ideas... please enjoy episode... um... 24. BTW consider tipping the performer... there's a link somewhere on this page :)

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This is an old song... well... a few years old. It’s about adoring someone so much that you want to be a better person so that you can live up to their belief in you. And it’s about realizing you are a better person than you had been led to believe. 

As usual... there is the process-driven weirdness which happens as I start to put one of these episodes together - An exploration of what love and relationship is... or could be... and how sometimes you feel uncomfortable but you do stuff anyway... like dancing with a manquin in the woods... or something...

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I feel like I am still finding my way with this new “artform” I am playing with. It’s sometimes a struggle to just say I’m doing this to be funny... though hopefully you find some of this stuff funny :) 

I am seeing what I’m doing here as a valid form of art... and to that end I need to just “go with the process” and try not to just put out stuff I think will be popular... but stuff I would want to watch myself.

Anyway... enough of that stuff... I’m continually processing... asking myself what I’m doing here. But here’s something for you - hope you like it!

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