Y’all will have to excuse my far away eyes these days. In the past few weeks I’ve been in extreme songwriter mode and I may not have spoken to you if you have spoken to me. Sorry, but you might need to include the area code when we talk, my mind is somewhere else. Them little hamsters are up in there moving lyrics around, (“should it be AND or BUT there?”), writing bridges and melodies and whutnot. I’m talking to myself about the story line and writing verses. And in some cases I’m re-remembering songs and what they are about and what approach to take, not only lyrically but sonically. “Should it be acoustics there? Hey, perfect place in the song for tambourine!” Shit like that worries the hell outta us sonrwriter dudes, sometimes putting the buggie way before the horse.
I also think about “should I work on this song or just let Big Al help me finish it when he comes next week? This one sounds like him..”
It’s a lot to think about, brutha…a lot to think about.