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SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo

Highly recommended ... !!! 
  
RANDY NEWMAN's use of the "untrustworthy narrator"

PAUL SIMON "You want that first line that has a lot of options."
"You have to be a good host to people's attention span"

CAROLE KING on 'Writer's…

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THE GLOBAL GLASS IS HALF-FULL!

A couple of UPLIFTING reads which offer hope for our climate-challenged world:

  • AN OPTIMIST'S TOUR OF THE FUTURE - Mark Stevenson
    • "Optimism based on careful reasoning"
  • THE FUTURE STARTS HERE - John Higgs
    • Greta Thunberg's generation ... do not ask…
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LICKERISH QUARTET

If you're a fan of 70's music, check out Lickerish Quartet:
(even if they are not from the 70's !!!)
Some former members of Jellyfish

  • Sound like Queen, The Beatles; The Moody Blues
  • Use of "Tunelings" on Bluebirds Blues

Great…

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JOHN PRINE - Thank you for so many great songs!

We have lost one of our truly magnificent songwriters. Here is the link to American Songwriter's interview with John Prine:

https://americansongwriter.com/john-prine-the-american-songwriter-interview/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest+4+23+20

You can feel his honesty, and humility. John can make you laugh and smile just by being John!

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