Episode #53: Everlasting (Song at 5.48)
Welcome to another episode. If it’s your first time here, thanks for stopping by. My plan is to try and put you in the shoes of a songwriter – both in general terms and also what I was thinking and feeling when I wrote the song featured in each episode.
I’m having a fun week. I inherited a very nice old writing desk. Being a writer, I am stoked with this. I also picked up a cool lamp for my studio (from the grass verge). I actually talked to the guy as he was returning home from a jog. The lamp had belonged to his mum. I said to him it’s going to be put to good use in my studio.
I bring these things up because it is good to create a space that makes you feel good in a creative sense. Makes sense, right?
Ok, Everlasting, song # 519 …this one was inspired by the bird chorus – both the dawn chorus and the evening song. It can’t help but give us a lift if we stop and listen. Which I do.
The kookaburras did their thing this morning at 5.30 am, waking me from a deep sleep. It didn’t worry me. It’s a great sound – and they know when to shut up, which is a good thing.
Birdsong is so peaceful, it inspires a bigger picture / underlying, deeper themes and I attempted to put some of those feelings and ideas in the lyrics for a short simple song.
Every time I write a song it fills me with so much energy. And something happens when I turn the mic on and record these podcast episodes… the same energy fills me. A lot of the songwriting process is a complete mystery and it’ll remain that way. There is an awful lot that you can analyse and I do talk about it….like the importance of catching ‘feeling’. That’s so important…probably even before ‘a message’…in terms of what a song should have.
I hope you enjoy this episode. As usual there’s some pretty deep concepts, but it’s all presented in a relaxed manner. I’m enjoying this so much. Thanks again for stopping by.
In this episode, I do mention the painting I did today while sitting at the beach. You can see the painting, the writing desk, the everlasting painting and the lamp + the lyrics to everlasting on this week’s blog….it’s on. www.petepascoe.wordpress.com Enjoy.