Monthly Archives: March 2012

meaningless words

“If I wrote you a pop song would that work Four chords a guitar and some meaningless words” Ray Rumours Sometimes I work in an art gallery and the best question I ever get asked is ‘What does this mean’, … Continue reading

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honest songs

In my previous post I concluded that what makes songwriting worth while is an expression of feeling that is specific and personal and that if, in the process of expressing that feeling, you end up nicking bits of other peoples … Continue reading

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on songwriting

I have recently been reading ‘Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties’ by Ian Macdonald, which is really an amazing piece of music criticism and social commentary. Its made me think a lot about songwriting, which is … Continue reading

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