Episode #55: Don’t Miss The Bus (Song at 7.22)
Written in 2013, this one came to me in a series of verses… ‘on the ether’, as it were. It really felt like I was just sitting, taking notes. Words – lots of words – kept on coming through. When I thought it was finished, more words kept on coming through.
The mystery of where these songs come from is something that comes up often in these podcast episodes.
You can read the lyrics on my blog here (each week the lyrics to the featured songs are here). www.petepascoe.wordpress.com
There’s plenty of songwriting tips. One of them is: I think it’s really important to have something different completely different up your sleeve that you can immerse yourself in, from time to time. Something that is not related to whatever you spend most of your time on. It’s good to ‘unplug’.
Today I talk about how it felt to be out fishing on the rocks beside the calm Port Phillip Bay, here in Melbourne. That’s my ‘thing’ : time out in nature, beside the water.
It still amazes me after all these years when these songs come along. It’s been a full life so far, committed to the creative processes.
I’m really enjoying having a go at explaining the songwriting process, how it happens differently with some songs.’’eg: what was the inspiration? Etc.
In this case, the words are about the different forms love can take in this woken life.
Talking about this sort of thing could quickly get out of hand and pretty much…boring. But I do my best to keep it free, fun and entertaining.
I don’t use show notes when I record these episodes. It’s all off the cuff. And I think that helps when you’re attempting to analyse a creative process. It helps to be free & it helps if you’re having fun.
It turns out, I’m noticing after 50 odd episodes, I end up in the ‘songwriting state of mind’ as I record whatever comes to mind.
It gives me energy, I find it all fascinating. Ok, I hope you do too. I hope you enjoy today’s song and hope you enjoy the chat.
Thanks so much for tuning in.
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