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Roy Williams

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SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo 

Highly recommended ... SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo 
  
RANDY NEWMAN's use of the "untrustworthy narrator" 
PAUL SIMON "You want that first line that has a lot of options."
"You have to be a good host to people's attention span" 
CAROLE KING on 'Writer's block': "I have found that the key to not being blocked is to not worry about it. Ever."
"Do something else ... come back ... try again ... but do it in a relaxed manner" 

Fascinating, informative, and very funny along the way!

THE GLOBAL GLASS IS HALF-FULL! 

A couple of UPLIFTING reads which offer hope for our climate-challenged world:

Click on Blog Title for full post

  • AN OPTIMIST'S TOUR OF THE FUTURE - Mark Stevenson
    • "Optimism based on careful reasoning"
  • THE FUTURE STARTS HERE - John Higgs
    • Greta Thunberg's generation ... do not ask "What can I do about this" ... they ask "What can we do about this?"
  • One hopeful example: https://knepp.co.uk/home
    • Once…

LICKERISH QUARTET 

If you're a fan of 70's music, check out Lickerish Quartet ... 
(even if they are not from the 70's !!!)
... some former members of Jellyfish

  • Loads of musical / vocal talent
  • Sound like Queen, The Beatles; The Moody Blues
  • Use of "Tunelings" on Bluebirds Blues

Great stuff ... for those who like this kind of music!!!

JOHN PRINE - Thank you for so many great songs! 

We have lost one of our truly magnificent songwriters. Here is the link to American Songwriter's interview with John Prine (by Paul Zollo):

https://americansongwriter.com/john-prine-the-american-songwriter-interview/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest+4+23+20

You can feel his honesty, and humility. John can make you laugh and smile just by being John!

Enjoy!

Kenny DesChamp update 

Kenny DesChamp has updated his info ... please check out his new website - looks, and sounds, great!

https://kennydeschamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kennydeschampmusician/

Kenny sang the Lead Vocal on my Finalist song (Great American Songwriting Contest) "Callin' Through the Night"

To this day, my favourite vocal Kenny has performed for me is "Heaven's Lost and Found" - outstanding!!!

He sings from a deep inner feel which clearly comes naturally to him.

Inducted onto the Peterborough Path of Fame.

IT AIN'T TRUE 

Hearing Jon Cleary at the Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans inspired a bluesy piano AABA song - "It Ain't True"

It took a while to come together; lots of edits and rewrites; Ken DesChamp provided a stellar lead vocal.

I'd love to hear The Absolute Monster Gentlemen singing the title!

Cheers,
Roy

SONGWRITING AWARDS

3x FINALIST

**GREAT AMERICAN SWC**


17th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC HONOR FINALISTS / 2015
Instrumental

BELLAMY 5
https://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2015.php#INSTRUMENTAL



14th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC FINALISTS / 2012
Folk/Americana

CALLIN' THRU THE NIGHT
http://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2012.php#FOLK



14th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC FINALISTS / 2012
Instrumental

HEAVEN'S LOST AND FOUND
http://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2012.php#INSTRUMENTAL

 

8x TOP 30  *** Australian Songwriters Association SWC ***

1 - TOYS
(International Nov 2018)
2 - IT AIN'T TRUE 
(International Nov 2017)
3 - FEEL 
(International Nov 2017)
4 - BE THE REASON
(International Nov 2016)
5 - YOUR SMILE
(International Nov 2015)
6 - LOVE SINGS TO ME
(International Nov 2014)
7 - WHEN I WIN THE BIG ONE
(International Oct 2012)
8 - UNFORGIVEN
(International Nov 2011)