Songwriting: What Good Looks Like

  I always wondered about this conundrum. Why are there such big discrepancies between great songs and not-so-great ones? Particularly among some of the most successful artists with long careers?   Sure, not every song has to be a hit. But if they figured out how to write hit-worthy songs, …

Dreams of a Songwriter

A lot of songwriters have pet “theme” to their writing. Jon Bon Jovi, for example, writes about struggles of common folks. He is a rich rock star, so is he not authentic when he sings about people living paycheck to paycheck? I believe he is. He may now be a …

Ikigai

I am many things, but among them being a rock guitarist is the dearest to my heart.   Rock music is the most intense kind of music. You have to go all in. You can’t rock when you’re hold back. I crave that reckless abandon. I tend to think too …