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I Wonder



Episode# 133:  I Wonder   (Song starts at  4:34)

I finished a nice gig outside this week with the song featured on this week’s podcast episode.

I Wonder, song #689, came up as I flicked the pages of my repertoire book. A very generous fellow, who I’d noticed was sitting listening and relaxing had just come up to the piano, gave me a nice tip and said “one more song please?“

I include some audio again on this episode. This time I made a quick recording when I got back into the car after his gig- to try and catch the sense of…. satisfaction. That’s what I get from performing my songs live for people. It’s blissful – especially playing outdoors…

Bliss would be a good word to use to describe how it feels to be lost in the middle of composing a song like ‘I Wonder’.

With this song, the words and music came at the same time. Sometimes I’ll just have “blah blah mumble mumble” for a line, but if I don’t dismiss this (and lose the energy and flow), a strong clear image might come to me for the next line….like “like a crystal slipper from a scene of a movie” – which was the first phrase that gave me an idea as to where the song lyrics were heading.

Quite often it’s not a linear process, as the words and music come into being. It’s a mystery… almost like how Michelangelo said “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to release it”

It’s a bit like that, it’s almost like listening to a conversation in the next room, you feel like you’re being delivered a movie, snippets of scenes at a time. And it’s up to you as an editor as to how you put it all together…which elements you choose to emphasise, which then leads on to other decisions about where the song may go…

There’s lots of information here, about how I write a song, sure, but also on offer is the essence of a songwriter, me as a person, I guess.

While I analyse the lyrics, I find deeper meanings.  A sense of myself, my thoughts and feelings come through.

It’s all good fun. No it’s not, it’s great fun. There’s plenty of humour here again on this episode.

Enjoy.


Sand In My Socks



Episode #132: Sand In My Socks   (Song starts at 8:22)

For this episode, I have included some audio from the actual songwriting session of this song: Paul Dredge on his acoustic guitar, me ‘winging’ a melody, then us harmonising together. So you’ll get to really hear how this song came together.

I wrote the lyrics first: ‘Got sand in my socks, reminds me of yesterdays walk by the ocean, my shocked soul is soothed by the water’s talk’ … sounds pretty cruisey, right?

Yes. To get into that state of mind, I got myself down to the beach. I’ve included a recording of me, talking at the beach, observing the scene. Even more relaxing, right? But…

Before we go to the beach, I take you shopping with me – a couple of humorous observations about how things in the city can really wind you up if you let them..

And that’s the crux of sand in my socks. It’s about feeling the sand between your toes which reminds you of the feeling of walking beside the ocean, leaving the city behind – the mediation, the battery charging.

I love recording the music & I love sharing the ‘behind the scenes’ sort of stories.

‘Sand In My Socks’ is track number 1 from our new album, ‘The Untrodden Track’ (streaming now). It’s a medium tempo easy shuffle. Sounds like a walk on the beach, doesn’t it? In fact, the music is a great fit for the lyrics – free, toe-tapping and uplifting.

On the songwriting session audio, You get to hear the laughter, the easy friendship that Paul Dredge and I have. It’s a vibe we bring into our music together. The co-composing is a very easy & natural process for us.

Paul gave the song a really nice mood with his acoustic guitar. As I ‘wing’ a melody over the top of the guitar, you can almost hear Paul thinking ahead, instinctively going for the next chord.

Instinct would be the key word here. Yes, we both have a handle on music theory, and we enjoy singing and playing our instruments. But overall, you just go with ‘feeling’ in the moment.

As we compose, we are drawing on the theory, for sure, but we also drawing on thousands of gigs we have done together. There is nothing quite like performing ‘live’ with someone to get things like vocal harmony locking in together. This sort of ‘flying time’ together is invaluable. You learn about how the other person plays his instrument, see how they fit together.

When you have this sort of history together, it feels relaxed and exciting when you’re about to compose some music.

This gives the process energy before we start. There’s a sort of energy, an electricity you can feel and away you go – and it gets better and better.

My blog is: www.petepascoe.wordpress.com  you can read more / read the lyrics / view my art here.

I hope you enjoy hearing Paul and I compose this song, the conversation and the observations.

Here we go….


The Flow



Episode#131:  The Flow   (Song starts at 3:28 )

So where does a song come from?

Well, it comes from…being in the flow. The morning I wrote the lyrics, I’d just woken up and I was still half asleep. Snippets of dreams were floating around.

So it’s a creative sort of flow I’m alluding to here.

But the dreams were not what I wrote about. I looked around the room and started with:

‘When you pull the curtains back and the gentle morning light is shining, true…’ and from that line, which was really a simple statement, it lead to the last line of what became the chorus : ‘and there’s no one can avoid the flow’.

I went on, finished off the lyrics and sent them off to Paul Dredge in New Zealand. Paul wrote the music to the verse. Then he stopped and sent it back to me.

I then came up with the chorus and sent it back to Paul and he came up with the bridge.

I’ve included a phone conversation with Paul that I recorded this week. I thought it’d be nice to get some of Paul’s thoughts on the episode. You’ll hear it’s a very easy relationship that we are lucky enough to have.

It’s incredibly rewarding to compose a song. It’s even more rewarding to co write a song with someone. Paul and I have written a good few together now.

The flow can be found on our 5th album, ‘The Untrodden Track’. If you like the sound of this song, there’s a whole album of songs like this, with this sound waiting for you.

On this episode I recount an old memory that popped up recently (you can find an extended written version on my blog this week) it was a surreal sort of memory of imaginary crocodiles which was triggered by a photograph…back when I was a very young child.

This sense of childlike play is an essential ingredient with song writing, I think. You just throw caution to the wind, keep in mind your music theory (which is like an underlying supportive net) and just have fun.

The Flow has a nice vibe.. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you enjoy hearing about how the song came together.

By the way, the folkrock album ‘The Untrodden Track’ is streaming now on all the usual platforms. You can also hear it on bandcamp, where you can read the lyrics as you listen. (incidentally, you can purchase the album / send a digital copy a a gift on bandcamp),

My blog is: www.petepascoe.wordpress.com  you can read more / read the lyrics / view art here.


The Long Haul



Episode#129:  The Long Haul    (Song starts at 5:05)

It’s been a long time since I wrote the song Secret Lullabies. I use the riff as my theme music for these episodes. That particular song was song number 3. The long haul is song number 614. I wrote it in 2014. Yes, there’s been a few years & a fair bit of water under the bridge. It’s been a long haul.

What inspired this song?… yep, you guessed, it: a feeling. And the feeling was: I’d realised I was in for the long haul for the relationship I found myself in.

I like to add lines of character. ‘Old dog, new trick’ is, I believe, exactly that – a good way to start a song. Something that catches the ear. Unexpected, perhaps a bit humorous – nothing wrong with that.

So with a song, you’ve only got about 3mins each word counts. And so it moves on. ‘You can count on me ….for the weekend…. In about 20 years’. Yes, the songwriter is initially pulling his lovers leg – and then he’s finally admitting it. Ok I’m in for the long haul.

I think it was a nice concept for a song. I felt it needed some of the leg pulling, to come across as real, not gushy, something worth listening to.

And it was written with the idea that perhaps someone (like me, back then) who found the words didn’t come easy, might be able to play this song to someone whom they thought might be ‘the one’.

It’s a nice feeling, just cruising out, playing an instrumental section of a song you’ve written. There’s time for reflection, it’s good fun… as a painter, you get to present the painting once, really. With a song, each time you perform it, you might find something else in there to feature. It might be melodic phrase, a particular group of chords that you just feature a bit more.

It’s also nice to write a song about a subject that you feel so strongly about, but by talking about old dogs, the wind blowing, the dawn, the story can be delivered in a relaxing, yet entertaining manner, without getting too worked up about it all.

This isn’t a power ballad. I’m not that sort of writer – or singer. I’m more your understated sort of gentle presentation sort of songwriter, generally speaking. Well, there’s a variety check out 14 albums here: www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com – 7 of these albums are streaming on other platforms like Spotify, etc.

In amongst talking about the song, you’ll get to hear about a old house I lived in; owls, possums, carting a table home with car and no trailer; my cats waking me up way too early, etc. all sorts of things pop into my mind as I talk. It’s all pretty relaxed.

I do like having a yarn and I do like letting the song lead the way as I record each episode. It’s all off the cuff – no notes or prep. So its relaxed and fun.

It’s also fun for me to read through the lyrics, analyse where they’ve come from, the underlying meaning, what may make the odd line comes across a little stronger than some others, etc.

The music always amazes me, where it comes from, how it comes through,. At the end of this episode, to demonstrate this, I describe the scene I was part of, fishing at sunset the other night. The feeling that I felt that evening, I talk myself into that state again and allow it to sort of move my fingers on the piano keys and improvise a piano piece – which could easily become a song.

I hope you enjoy this episode, if you do, and you’re new here, there’s plenty more episodes…120 odd waiting for you.

Then there’s the 14 albums ( currently ) online, videos, lots of paintings, cartoons, etc.
I’d love you to sign up to my email list. You won’t miss a thing that way. Info@petepascoe.com

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy this episode.

Pete

 

 


You’re Going To Be Ok



Episode#129: You’re Going To Be OK    (Song starts at 3:06)

Welcome to another episode, I hope you’re having a great day wherever you are n the world.

I am, living here on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia – it’s a busy day, plenty on.

I mention this because no matter how busy I get, I have a sort of a pact with myself that whenever a feeling that a song may be coming through, I’ll stop whatever I’m up to, go to the piano and see what’s on offer.

I had the feeling a song was ‘coming through’ the day I wrote the lyrics for ‘You’re Going To Be Ok’. The image of ‘running along a beach, pretending for a moment you’re a bird’ came to mind as I picked up my pen. ‘Fair enough’, I thought. I’ve learned not to edit what comes through, initially, just go with the flow and see where it takes me. Often it’s not evident for a few lines, or even halfway through the song as to what a song might be about.

The words came quickly, as they do for me. The same with the music – for myself – and for Paul Dredge, the co-songwriter of what turned out to be track number 6, the first single of our new folk rock album ‘The Untrodden Track’.

On this episode I look at the way ‘You’re going To Be Ok’ came together. I’ve included snippets of recordings to illustrate the process, isolating my parts and Paul’s and then showing how they came together.

In a nutshell, I came up with the lyrics. Then I composed the music to the verse and mid-section. I stopped there and, as planned, didn’t continue, because I’d earmarked this particular lyric for a co-write with Paul.

I sent the lyrics and an mp3 of the verse and chorus (piano / vocal) to Paul. He then came up with the chorus guitar and vocal, and sent that back to me. One Sunday evening the bridge came through and it seemed to me the song was going to work.

It was great to be able to write and arrange this song by sending wavs back and forth via Dropbox on the internet. I cover some of this on the episode.

It is such good fun. The instruments are arranged in a way that’s best for the song. It seems an obvious thing to point out, but with songwriting, it’s really about finding Melody and chords and instrumentation that gets across the feeling and the message of the song, best (rather than any tacky /flash playing or complicated chord changes for the sake of it, which can get in the road of the song)..

You’ll hear how the harmonies were added in the chorus, how the song takes shape.

The whole album, The Untrodden Track (streaming now – including on www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com – where you can stream it for free, and download tracks, read lyrics, read about the album., and hear another 13 albums) was recorded in this manner, bouncing tracks back and forth between Australia and New Zealand, where Paul lives.

It works for us, I think, partly -or mostly – because we’ve played thousands of gigs together. We’re on the same page, in many respects..

Ok if you’d like to get more of an insight into our songwriting relationship, sit back. Grab a cuppa and have a listen to see how You’re Going To Be Ok came together.

Enjoy.

 


Goodbye To Say Hello



Episode #128:   Goodbye To Say Hello   (Song starts at 4:46)

Welcome to another episode. Where does a song come from? It’s something I’m fascinated by.

This has lead me to producing 120-something episodes.

That amazes me. I wasn’t sure I’d get past my first one.

But all we need is a start. And away we go. Isn’t that like just being human… we make a start and…. we make it up.

The great songwriter Jimmy Webb inspired the style of song that this is. I’d been to his concert here in Melbourne, back in the year 2000. I remember he was talking about Simon and Garfunkel.

This lead me to thinking about how relationships can be so strong, so passionate. I thought more specifically about events and people in my life, how they come and go.

So I just started writing from that honest place within, the words just rolled out line after line and then I hit on the chorus goodbye to say hello.

It came to me that with forgiveness and understanding, a relationship that has come to a crisis point, feeling like it’s the end, perhaps that’s when a new start can happen.. and a friendship or relationship can become something even stronger –  if both parties choose to make it happen.

Ahh, the rich tapestry of life. The artistic path has all sorts of twists and turns. It’s important to keep up with friendships. It can be a lonely path, otherwise.

The bonus is: you come up with art and music that gives you and others and pleasure.

I’d like to record this song one day soon. I’m glad I stumbled across it in my song book for this episode.

The music comes together pretty quickly for me. The feeling guides the choice of key, the fingers play on the key and a melody is sung.

It amazes me when this happens. It’s an absolute joy.

It was a pleasure to sing this demo while recording this episode.

I hope you enjoy Goodbye To Say Hello – and hearing about how it came together.

It’s a complicated business, but it’s instinctive for me and that’s what makes it fun…

Here we go enjoy

Here’s the links I mention:

Blog with the lyrics and music and art www.petepascoe.wordpress.com

www.petepascoe.com 

Lots of music: www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com.

YouTube : Pete Pascoe Art and Music

‘The Untrodden Track’ album ( Pascoe / Dredge)


Wide Open



Episode #127: Wide Open (Wings Of Grace)   (Song starts at  5:48 & 27:46)

It’s a rainy night here in Melbourne as I write these show notes. As usual, I enjoyed recording this episode. I had no idea what song I was going to pick until I saw the title on an old cassette tape cover and I thought… why not.

It’s a moody sort a song, suits the wintery evening – and suits the day I’ve had. Software problems.. Sigh. I was about to do some editing of some videos I’m working on (a seascape painting course) and I realised that my Mac can no longer play the updated videos off my phone… argh. 

It took the wind out of my sails..and I thought back on the last couple of weeks. Sometimes it seems things are sent to try you out. 

On my blog post this week I mention how I nearly fall over as I marched quickly down a muddy slippery path to catch my bus. As it turned out, I kept my feet – just.

And I did today, I carried on with some other work, including recording this episode. 

Back in 1998, the day I wrote this (song # 405), it was a somber sort of an afternoon. It was overcast and drizzly. The sort of day where you know twilight has come early. The bird calls change, as they get ready to go to their nest for the night. 

I looked at the trees in the rain through the window and my eyes focused on a angel, stencilled on the window pane with white frosted paint. A leftover Christmas decoration my girlfriend (now wife) had created.

Hmm, I thought.. that’s an image: an angel against the trees. 

And that was the beginning. The more I do this songwriting, the more I realise all you really need is a start: an image and a feeling. All the rest just sort of unfolds – if you give it some energy and attention. 

It’s amazing what comes through. Some of what I write is ‘mine’ and some of it comes from somewhere else. It’s fascinating. 

So I was struggling with everything a bit that grey rainy day. The words ” fear not and rest thee” came through very clearly, followed by “feel strong and lift thee” 

These are words from another age, in keeping with the image on the window. That impressed me. 

So by the time I sat down at the piano to compose the music, 3 months later, I had an idea that this would be a song of some feeling. 

On this episode you’ll hear the original piano vocal demo. And at the end, the version recorded by myself with Paul Dredge, and Earl Pollard on drums. We recorded 14 songs in an afternoon, all first take, crazy stuff. 

I pressed 100 CDs of this session, back in the day. I think I’ll maybe remix it and release it again as an archive sort of album and put it on my bandcamp site. 

www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com.  My blog is www.petepascoe.wordpress.com you can read the lyrics of wide open here, view paintings, cartoons, etc. 


Ok . Lots of feeling in this week’s song…I hope you enjoy listening to some chat as well. 


Too Dark To See



Episode#126: Too Dark To See   (Song starts at 3:33)

Hi, for this episode I recorded a conversation with Paul Dredge, the co-composer of ‘Too Dark Too See’. Although the audio quality isn’t quite up to scratch, I think this was a well worth while exercise. The resulting candid conversation offers an insight into our songwriting style/relationship (and friendship) in an engaging and entertaining manner.

‘Too Dark To See’ is track number 3 off our new folk-rock album, The Untrodden Track. It’s one of my favourites on the album.

Where did this song spring from?

I remember I worked backwards from the title –  which may or may not have come from this (not sure if I’m making it up – perhaps the similarity struck me later): I’m a big fan of Bob Dylan. His (brilliant) song Not Dark Yet from the album Time Out Of Mind may just have inspired me… what if it wastoo dark’ ? How would that work as a song idea? …

Us songwriters are magpies for sure. We are what we listen to, that’s for sure. Music inspires more music, art inspires more art, life inspires art..and ..art inspires life. I think it’s a cyclical evolving scenario.

You’ll get to hear (including some actual audio) about how Paul provided the chords and feel as I improvised the melody over the top. This is the way we do it when we write in the same room together. We stumbled across this process and discovered it works really well for us when we were on the road together.

I write the lyrics before hand and we take it from there together, in the moment. We work quickly together. It’s great fun to write songs like this with Paul.

You have to be very supportive of each other. It comes down to mutual respect. A healthy dose of humour appears to be a key when mistakes are made. It’s a great way to diffuse any potential tension and keep the ball rolling.. I also think any hints of frustration or manipulation during the process shuts the muse down.

I’m particularly happy with the arrangement of this song. You’ll get to hear it on this episode, of course. The interplay between the guitar and piano underpinning the vocal harmony, etc (If you like it, please do check out the album).

Here’s the link to all 12 songs – 30 sec samples – and links to streaming for the full album on your favourite platform.

I ran out of time to talk about the lyrics of Too Dark To See (You can read the finished lyrics on my blog post), as usual www.petepascoe.wordpress.com

I found the original draft today and discovered a few of the edits that were made. This is part of the usual practice of writing a song…

One step at a time.  Never lose sight of the goal I keep reminding  myself as I follow the winding path, 

became

One step at a time.  Never lose sight of the goal I keep reminding  myself as I fall

I think this is much stronger. The word fall is so unexpected. The black humour here allows for a more digestible semi- tragic image of …hopelessness in the moment. Straight away this opening statement establishes the tone and sets the scene in terms of the narrator not making any headway at all on the path for the moment. I think we can all relate to that.

It’s a bit like the stand up comedian making a personal confession – it’s a way of drawing the audience in, gaining their trust by divulging something quite personal about themselves.

You don’t get much time in a 3 minute song. Every word has to count & perhaps match the syllable count of the line in the previous verse so:

I see

Too dark to see,   And There’s nothing to hear Just a high ringing in my ear

became

Too dark to see,   And There’s nothing to fear Just a ring in my ear

Again, I think this is much stronger: acknowledging it’ll probably all work out on the end one way or another , while the ring in the ear alludes to the strange thing that can happen at times of a total awareness of an acute emotional response. At the time, everything else seems to diminish except the extreme moment at hand. There’s no escape. eg, the discovery of some sort of trauma, extreme embarrassment, etc.

I think this perhaps is a big part of the art of lyric writing: the subtext is inferred – the listener can fill in the gaps with memories of personal experience.

I think its worth noting these edits happened in an instant, creatively, as the melody and chords were being composed. Often the most magic steps forward happen in the moment like this.

I love lyric writing. Out of all the arts I am fully engaged in, this is perhaps one of the most rewarding.

OK, thanks for having a read . I hope you enjoy the episode.

Pete.


The Test Of Man



Episode #124: The Test Of Man     (Song starts at 7:20 & 28:35) 

  ‘A trail of mystery’ is one of the phrases in this week’s song. That pretty much sums up what I’m up to each week, as I record the ideas that pop into my mind and roll off my tongue for these episodes. I endeavour to put you in the shoes of a songwriter – how it feels. 

I like to allow the song to lead the way…the lyrics bring up memories, ideas spring to mind as I chat. This is not a highbrow presentation. This a ‘singer / songwriter speaks’ sort of yarn. It’s an inclusive, relaxed vibe and I thoroughly enjoy recording these episodes each week.

The ‘largely untrodden track’ is another line from this song. It’s these words that my co-songwriter  and long time friend, Paul Dredge suggested we use for the title of our new folk rock album. 

I’m very pleased to announce The Untrodden Track is now streaming online (Folk Rock, 12 songs). The Test Of Man (song #646) is track #8 on the album. I’m very pleased with what Paul Dredge and I have produced. I’ve been alluding to the forthcoming album in previous episodes, so now it’s here! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we do.

On this episode I include a live piano vocal version – and also the album track. 

Where did this song come from?

All you need is a feeling and then all you need to do is…start. Honestly. It’s that easy – and that complicated. Because what kicks in straight away is like wave of energy, knowledge, emotion, new thoughts, old thoughts, music theory, the muscle memory of all those hours spent playing an instrument, on top of which you float your voice, not being afraid to make a goose of yourself, and then language comes through. Not to mention, song style, tempo, harmony,…the list goes on.

And it’s a joy. How can this be fun? When it happens instinctively, naturally & quickly. It’s a process that constantly amazes me. I’m very grateful to have composed about 800 songs and it’s great to be able to share some of the processes – and the songs – here.

The Test Of Man is about the possibility of doing some work on the self while we are having this human experience. We are complex, us humans. I find it really interesting how we present a certain version of ourselves and then suddenly another layer of a person can present itself. 

Here’s the book I talk about on the episode, an inspiring story of personal survival: Surviving year Zero by Sovannora Leng with Greg Hill.

I feel so privileged to be living the way I am in a peaceful part of the world. It’s nice to be sharing positive creative content online. I have the opportunity, so I’m taking it.

If you’re enjoying this podcast, you might like more…I have a blog here: www.petepascoe.wordpress.com;  a YouTube channel: pete pascoe Music and art; website: www.petepascoe.com; paintings, cartoons; 13 albums: www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com (7 of which are on other platforms like spotify)…yes, I’ve been busy creatively for some time now. 

Ultimately it’s leading to some instructional video courses and ebooks. – the ‘how to’ . These will be further down the track (they’re underway now).

Back to the song The Test Of Man ..One of the challenges of life is to have the courage to go back over stuff and find healing as a result… and we can then go forth wiser and stronger for the experience, despite – or perhaps because of – the pain. 

Just keeping on moving… All of which is the test of man…at least, that’s what I’ve presented in this gentle song. 

I’m so pleased with how it’s come up for the album, it has remained a gentle track. Paul embellished my piano and vocal with his finger picking guitar, vocal harmonies and harmonica. 

Like the sound of this? Sit back, relax and be entertained and informed. And you can check out the rest of the album next if you like. 

I’m an album man. I like to put the headphones on and lie down for 45 minutes and really focus on the musical arrangements. 

Equally, as it turns out, I’m finding out I’m enjoying speaking about all of this. 

Ok here we go.

The Test Of Man – let’s see where the song takes us on this episode. 

Enjoy


Innocent



Episode #124:  Innocent    (Song starts at 4:17 & 28:14)

Where did Innocent, song #465, come from? It came from a dream. 

The finished lyrics were pretty much what I wrote down as I recalled a dream which I had, just before I woke up. I recommend trying this…often what comes though is more than you bargained for. Sometimes you end up remembering more than you thought would about the dream.

I’ve had fully formed songs come to me in dreams – music and lyrics. 

In this case though, after casting my mind back to the dream, the images and feeling remained with me (no music).

So. Feeling: that’s the key. In my book, a song must start with feeling. At least that’s the way I roll.

Sometimes faces, entities, if you like, come to me in my dreams. It feels like a real connection, a ‘step on’ from just a regular dream. I find it all fascinating. Music is a great place to put this sort of thing for me.

The music came to me very quickly – at least I thought I’d finished writing it at the time. 

But I’m very open to writing and rewriting my songs, open to editing & seeing where feelings take me further down the track.

On this episode, there are 2 versions of Innocent. The first is a piano/vocal a version I sang during the recording of this episode.

The second version at the end, is the track which my Melbourne band, Pete Pascoe and the Patient Hum, recorded for the album ‘This World Offers You’ (which you can hear at www.petepascoe.bandcamp.com). 

The band (Ants Reed, Neil Sims and Dan Dew and I) convened last night for a band practice… It was really great. You can hear it in my voice on this episode… Perhaps it was a little bit too good..anyhow..

The music and lyrics of ‘Innocent’ evolved along the way. I play keyboard bass in the band (as well as piano) and that puts me in a position where I can really drive things along and change the music by changing bass notes. 

It’s like letting the paint lead the way when I’m painting a picture (by the way, I visited my seascape exhibition tonight with my family, you can check out some paintings on recent posts on my blog www.petepascoe.wordpress.com.)

Eventually I’ll have seascape painting, cartoon drawing, songwriting & piano instruction video courses available online. 

Where will you hear about this?  Insta, my blog, here, youtube, etc. You can sign up to my email list – I’d love that. Email me at info@petepascoe.com You won’t miss a thing that way.

A new album will be dropping very soon – folk rock, with Paul Dredge (NZ), whom I mention a lot on this podcast.  We wrote and recorded the album in two countries (I’m in Melbourne, Australia)  

That’s determination for you…in fact, that’s another key factor in songwriting: I think you’ve got to be committed and let nothing get in the way of the inspiration when it comes through. 

It’s lead to around 800 songs for me. 

There’s also a new video up for the first single from the upcoming album (Paul and I) The video includes the lyrics and stick figure cartoons I keep coming up with …there’s about 1000 of these around too.. 

You can view the video here:  YouTube Pete Pascoe Art and Music. You’re Going To Be OK (Do Do Do).

Yes, I’m busy &  yes, I’m committed. I’m loving every minute of this creative path & I’m particularly enjoying recording these podcast episodes.

Join me now for another one.. Here we go…Innocent –  let’s see where the song takes us..