Songwriting Inspiration

  Album photo  Inspiration comes from within, from your thoughts, your dreams, your semi-awake moments in bed, when you think of a beat or musical overture, or the words to a verse and suddenly you jump away from what you’re doing, or out of bed, and run to your computer or instrument, paper and pen, and somehow record your thoughts before you forget them. And bingo, a song has been created.

Album photoA song is created the moment you sing or record the first line. Then the hard work begins. The hours it takes to complete the wording for the song. The hours of dedication to record all the instruments. I’ve jumped out of bed during the night many times, when I thought of a good line for a song.

Album photo For instance, I once thought of the line “If you could feel, like only you can feel”. I could even hear the music it in my mind, jumped out of bed and ran to my computer desk, where the work of completing this newly created song began. I followed the thought with “You must know, my days are not the same”. And then, “Though I’ve tried, to live without you” followed by “I will never, win this game”. Sometimes, in order to complete the rhyme and come up with a good line, it’s recommendable to reverse the process, that is, think of words that rhyme with the word you need to rhyme with, then try different wording which uses that, or those words. For instance, I needed to make a line that rhymed with the word “same” in the example above. I thought of name, game, train, lame, came, dame, fame, etc. And finally came up with the line, using game, “I will never, win this game”.

Album photo I have always found that my best inspirational thoughts come with my eyes closed, laying down. You will undoubtedly find the best time and place for your best thoughts. After all, it’s your thoughts which are transposed into music and — songs. The difficult part is getting your thoughts onto a medium, as precisely as possible. This then is the mark of a successful electronic music producer – – – that ability to reproduce thoughts onto a playable medium.

Album photoLastly, do not stop or give up, until the project is finished

Ariana Grande – I Believe In You & Me

Date: 2013-04-24 01:21:04

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Posted a video of me singing this in my bedroom and a lot of you asked me to make a version with better audio quality so I went to Jones’ studio and made a new video. Here you go. Tribute to Whitney. I love you.

Ariana Grande – best performance of Dangerous Woman (2016 RDMA’s)

Date: 2016-06-13 07:00:01

Certainly in some respects Ariana Grande could be touted as the next Mariah Carey, and from a vocal prowess perspective, certainly, she would qualify. And, in so many other perspectives, also there she would comply, as in good looks, beauty, passion, crowd control, etc.,. However, there is an element that is missing, and that would be the true artistic professionalism which only the very few true charmers have had, and those very few would include Mariah Carey. In her attempt to reach this echelon, Ariana does too much woo hooweing, and not enough true singing, as in you know, those long passionate notes, notes which are missing in Ariana’s renditions, due to constant voice reverberations which become monotonous due to the overabundance of same. Time will tell, if indeed Ariana will reach the echelons pricipitated to be.

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Music video by Ariana Grande performing Dangerous Woman. (C) 2016 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl ft. Eve

It seems they all do it, start talking about how much money they’re making, when they run out of ideas for new songs, and unfortunately, Gwen Stefani, as it turns out, is no exception. And this artist would be the last one, as we would imagine, that would have to resort to such a low level. But then, the song is somewhat entertaining, if not that original. And the video, is what, mediocre? Nonetheless, the video does tell a story. And just like in reality … when you think you can’t live with a person, you leave but only in theory, because a part of you will remain with the love, a love which lasts forever, changes and becomes a part of you. And so in the end, we can only really congratulate Gwen one more time for giving us once again, something memorable and entertaining.

Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl ft. Eve. (C) 2004 Interscope Records