February 18, 2005

Song of the Day

I came to the conclusion a couple of days ago that if I'm ever going to be a better songwriter, I better start writing songs. I can practice guitar scales all day, and not get any closer to my goal of writing songs that people actually don't mind listening to, so I gotta get working.

With that in mind, I came up with this: I'm going to write a song-sketch every (week)day. Now, I'll miss some, because I'll be sick, or Marion will be sick, or we'll have adventures to go out on, but I'm going to try to get one in just about every weekday.

I started on this trek yesterday, and you can listen to the results: Jungle Journey. It's a fun little tune, and I got the initial inspiration from a tee-shirt that Marion was wearing yesterday. Then, in search of more lyrics, my brain went wandering into the whole "hobos, vagrants, and pimps" part. Yeah.

It's just a sketch, and before it becomes a real-live-song (if it ever does) it'll need some more work. I'll note, also, that I'm a bit sick, so my voice is a little crazy.

But the point of this isn't to write an amazing song everyday, it's to write a song every day, and to get better at songwriting.

I'm planning on creating a new page just for these songs, so you can listen to them whenever I post them, and to give you a chance to give me your thoughts. If there's a song that everyone likes, I'm more likely to put more effort into it, and maybe someday it'll become part of the Naughty Frogs song list (which is the goal of every song, don'cha'know).

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