Thanks, Jim. I never thought about that but I agree; writing relaxes me too.
Thanks, Ken. I've actually been writing almost every day, but I didn't want to flood the songwriting forum with all my songs, some good some bad. Some people I have been working with say that you should try to keep in the practice of writing all the time and don't worry about whether the songs are good or bad, just keep writing. The more you write the more the gates of creativity open, so I try to keep it going. I promise to add some to the forum here but I'm not going to post everything I write. That's just way too much.
Thanks, Pete - Yes, this is where my writing efforts have been lately.
I haven't put much up lately, but here is one I recently wrote and recorded. It is about keeping my mind creative by writing even on days I don't feel like it. https://soundcloud.com/jets60/sowing-creativity
Sowing Creativity Jeff Gilpin
Hey, you two. I love the song and I love the idea. I think everyone in the world can relate, especially people who make music. Well done!
I love it Mark! Welcome back - what a great song to come back with. Strong vocals and wonderful mix!
Knocked another one out of the park. I love this song!
Yes - Been a bad year for losing too many good people, that's for sure.
Loved it Ken. Your music is always soothing to my soul. I'll be clicking through all your SoundCloud songs - sharing this with Michiyo too. She's a big fan too.
Hey Jim - Hehehe...yep. We could pass this song around and have never-ending verses...a good "make it up as you go" campfire song I think.
Thanks, Pete and Phill. Phill, I know I could have made this into an epic song if I wanted, but I figure I should leave a little hope out there. Pete, I have your grandpa's words in my head as well keeping me going when I want to quit.
I started this song years ago but picked it up again tonight. I think many of us can relate to how the most minor inconvenience seems to torpedo your day right out of the gate.
Better quit now Jeff Gilpin – 11-9-2020
Thanks Phill - Yep, good to be back but I enjoyed my time away. I can hear that banjo as well. It's a tough balance work and music, but I'm glad you were able to maintain.
I was watching the movie Once about a talented singer songwriter trying to make it. I imagined what that must be like if I had that kind of talent. A busker's life is a tough and risky life indeed, but how is it so different from the paying job life. This song is about the paying job life.
My Paying Job by Jeff Gilpin
Phill and I had a great time writing and working on our Barney and I recording. Phill did the tough mixing of our recordings and music and I think the whole project turned out very nice. Thanks Pete for putting the video together. It was a nice touch and presented Barney well.
Re: Been There and Done That (Another Beamer and Jets collaboration) (4 replies, posted in Songwriting)
Great song Scott! Fun working with you on this. I love the finished product.
Hey EB - Great song there. You had my toe tapping.
New format works fine for me - I didn't see the option to switch back.
Thanks Phill and thanks for the comparison to Burl Ives. He was a great folk artist and actor. You took me back, thinking about all his works.
Thanks for your kind words Pete, and thanks for sharing your insight and your own personal writing experiences.
Here's the song if you want to hear how it goes: https://soundcloud.com/jets60/writing-as-i-move-my-lips