My first four songs

Well, November and December contained real breakthroughs in my creativity. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m certainly not going to fight it! My fiction writing took off, as did my first attempts at songwriting.

I’ve played guitar/bass in a little basement band with some friends for several years now, doing covers from the 60s, 70s and 80’s. Recently we discussed playing some originals, so I decided to put together some lyrics to see what happens. Our keyboard player also put forward a fun song that we’re going to work on.

I didn’t really have an approach. In fact I still don’t. In 2018 I’ll learn much more about the songwriting process, but for now I’m very happy with what I’ve done.

A little info:

“Dusty Road, Rusty Truck” – a country/rock/southern rock kind of thing talking about leaving behind an unfaithful girl.

“Not A Damn Thing” – explores the uselessness of much of the professional world and encourages the listener to experience the outdoors.

“You Know I Need You” – an 80’s-ish rock song letting a girl know how important she is.

“That Old Suitcase” – a melancholy acoustic song that my gorgeous wife might sing for me. For now I’m keeping this one for myself. It’s one of my favorites.

I look forward to learning more about this form of writing and music in 2018.

hmmmm wonder what it takes to put out an indie album…