Episode #28: My Picture – (Song at 9:22)
Welcome to another episode. Time is whizzing by in lockdown, here in Melbourne, it’s been about 28 weeks (with a brief respite mid way).
And it’s been about 24 years since I wrote the song ‘My Picture’.
This song is about a breath you take as you go within and allow room for some self reflection.
Speaking of stopping, the world used to stop for me whenever Elton John came on the radio. Elton John and Bernie Taupin were a huge influence on my music – and my life, as it turns out .
I wrote a poem about the first time I wrote a song, here it is.
Elton gets a mention in that poem. On this episode, as I’m talking about Elton, my hands wander on the keys of my piano and I start a song, unintentionally.
I then analyse what I was up to, what I was thinking about, some of the theory, etc…. so that was a nice unexpected detour.
And that’s what this podcast is about …going with the moment. It makes it interesting, keeps it creative, keeps me in the flow. You get to hear about how it is to be a songwriter.
Back to the song Page number 364 of you song books, Ladies and Gentlemen.I wrote it the year before I left NZ to come and live in Melbourne. Again, taking a breath before the next big adventure.
And it’s been a brilliant adventure of many chapters, in the years since.
Ok, want some music? You get that – a piano/ vocal demo. Want some chat? You’ve come to the right place.. Eg: There a was a fellow that came into the bar/restaurant where I was playing piano. This chap demanded Cold Chisel….anyhow… Sit back, grab a cuppa and let me entertain and hopefully inform you..
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