Episode #96: I’ll Tell You What (Song starts at 3:38 )
Sometimes you can really tell nature is talking to you. Birds tell you off for being too close to their nest. I think perhaps nature is talking to us constantly on a more subtle level.
That’s the crux of today’s song. Here’s what inspired it: My concern for how out of touch we are with nature. It’s a wake up call sort of song. Almost in the mode of a protest song from the 60s, I suppose.
On this episode, you’ll hear a couple of bird calls, and these weave their way into the conversation. I also improvise a piece and look at that, see what was in my mind as I played the piano.
This podcast is several things. I aim for it to be : light entertainment; informative, there’s songwriting tips; I looking at the lyrics, see where each line came from, the underlying meanings and then I explore the music , see how that came to be.
You can read the lyrics on my blog each week. Also you can see the artwork I create for each episode here (along with seascapes, cartoons, more music, etc) .
I’ll tell you what appeared on my piano vocal album The Long Haul.
In this episode, I do question the digital age we live in, the Internet. What sort of effect it’s having on us.
There is much that is extremely helpful about it. Paul Dredge and I have a new album nearly completed. 2nd mix is done. All composed and recorded by bouncing wavs of music back and forth on the Internet.
I do so much on the computer. I’m mastering this episode Windows computer as I type this on my iPad. I’ll do the artwork on the Mac. And get it all online from there.
I use the computers all the time with my music and art.
My concern is about the negative aspects of the online business is voiced in the song too.
So there’s a lot in each episode. It’s all off the cuff, as if I’m performing at a songwriter speaks sort of gig. You are my intimate audience. I’m loving recording these episodes each week, recalling old memories, relating current events and discovering more each week about this marvellous art of songwriting.
I hope you enjoy this week’s episode. If you do, there’s 90 odd more waiting for you. If you like my music check out www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com for all my album titles, a selection of which can be stream do all the usual platforms.
Ok, on with the show.