Showing posts from May, 2010

sitting in a bar waitng for a crowd

Something weird about sitting around waiting for people to arrive so you can play... Not as weird as playing for no one. I think every musician at some point goes through that

Songs.... and more songs

I am currently doing something I've never done... organizing my song lyrics. I've always kept an assorted array of notebooks, loose sheets, scraps of paper with original lyrics, songs from my records, songs I've never demoed, played live or recorded.
The idea is to print them all out, put them in some sort of logical order, maybe separate JLS lyrics from everything else, organize a binder with songs that could maybe interest other artists.

I've written a lot of songs, some that don't stand the test of time, but I'm finding that lately I've been performing in my solo acoustic shows, songs that I wrote when I was 20, 21 and that I had pretty much discarded, or didn't feel comfortable playing.

I realize that maybe I've let some good songs slip through the cracks. Of course now that I'm going to turn 42 it feels a bit awkward to sing some of those lyrics, maybe because some are a bit cheesy or they make me feel naked.

In the next few months I'll…


Yesterday I watched a documentary on David Lynch titled, what else, LYNCH (one ).
Interesting to see this man in his many facets of work. It´s the kind of doumentary that makes you think about working on all your crazy ideas, just doing things, not being idle. So, let´s see, I have all these ideas that are pretty much shelved out of sheer laziness and then I complain that I´m bored, he he he.
Anyway, take a look at this documentary and watch Lynch working on one of his movies, on furniture, paintings, photography, plus telling some pretty cool stories.