All songs are written and performed by Lightnin' Harry Dee. Special thanks to Fred Gallagher (guitar) J.J. Fenderbender (drums) AND Elliot Baron (bass)...The LHDee Band.... In Memory of the late Frank Cutrona, coauthor and vocalist on I'm An Alcoho..
Songwriter who writes most of her own music and records in her home studio using a keyboard and computer programs Enjoys cowriting with other artist Queen of Country Heartache was cowritten with Juanita Ford...
Some Unspoken Rules for Writing Country Songs: Here's a little something I surfed onto that explains why some things don't get beyond the mailbox... but it shouldn't serve to keep a writer from really writing what's true... perhaps there's a middle ground... Seems to come down to the real basic question of for whom/what you really write, right?
Some Unspoken Rules for Writing Country Songs
Certain approaches are preferred.
For example, the singer must be put in a good light. We must be able to identify with him or her. They can’t be a jerk.
Another might be that women can be ...
Henry Poole has left the building...: One good thing from not making the cut over on MySpace for the Henry Poole Is Here song competition is that we've received some interest in the song.
Granted, there's some editing required because the title and chorus limit its "universality" somewhat (though that hasn't stopped songs like "Live and Let Die" or "Angie" or "Georgia on My Mind").
So we're knee-deep in re-writing a line or two to keep the message, but open the audience.
And the old adage, "Good is enemy to the best," is nowhere more evident that in our efforts. We've come up with half-a-dozen "good" replacements, but not...
Do you really LISTEN?: There are various levels of listening that I want to share with you that you should be aware of, that you should recognize. But how do you get really good at listening? Practice.
LEVELS OF LISTENING
Sensory Level - where you let music or words wash over you without giving it any thought. It is passive, brainless, where you "feel" it. How many times have we ever been in a conversation where we have no idea what was just said?
Emotional Level - where music or words speak to our emotions: For example, you find yourself daydreaming or reminiscing after a death in the family. You m...