About

Hey Everyone,

I’d like this little morsel of cyberspace to be devoted to whatever you want it to be. You can post some lyrics, you can ask questions, send in some suggestions, or just sign it like a guestbook! I really don’t mind. Just enjoy yourself, and no heavy petting.

Thanks for visiting, 🙂
PP x

3 responses to “About

  1. What makes a terrible song? How will you know when you write a good song? Will you ever reach the point when you are not unsure?

    • I think writing songs, or even making any kind of art, is a continuous process of evolution. You have to keep getting better but you’ll never reach a true point of climax, because that kind of point doesn’t happen in art. If you listen to interviews with songwriters, the vast majority will tell you that they just wrote what felt natural to them; there’s no objective scale.

      On the other hand, I often get a gut-crunching reaction to a bad song. You know what I mean: you can tell a terrible song from a good one. The rhyme, the meter, the use of clichéd adjectives, the over-heightening of the so-called poetry. However, this criticism is all criticism of form; there are no rules on content.

      So, this is what makes it difficult. I’ve written maybe two or three good songs in the 7 years that I’ve been working, and the reason I keep them untouched is because their content feels absolutely sacred to me, as though they have taken on an external life beyond myself. This is absolute rubbish, of course, but it shows the importance and dominance that content holds in songwriting.

      Since there are no rules on content, I may never know what it takes to write a good song. But, if you get the form right, you’re halfway there.

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. It looks like you have some interesting material here to read. I will have to check it out later when I am a little more awake!

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