I am working on re-writes. I’ve been going through my files and finding unfinished songs and working them up into finished pieces. I find it kind of fun to discover these old ideas that were actually really good ideas, but that I either didn’t have enough time or interest to complete.
The joy of re-writing is that a very good, but very old idea, gets new inspiration and new energy. Some of the re-writes are simply a matter of changing a word or two that has hung me up for awhile. Others are lyric-verses that never got a melody. But there are quite a few that consist of only a verse, or a verse and chorus of lyrics, with no completion. These last are challenging, but satisfying, because they can be expanded and completed with a whole new ear.
My goal is to finish enough this week to have over 40 songs to send in for copyright. If I can do that, I will have around 175 songs registered with BMI. Very Exciting!
I will try to work on the song material in the mornings this week, so I can spend my afternoons practicing for two gigs I have coming up this weekend. I don’t have much time for any of this, because I have other obligations as well. The most important of which is to go to Sacramento on Thursday for band practice.
On the subject of bands, I would like to go on record and state that this configuration I have right now is as good as I’ve ever had! We all respect each other, which is a rare and good thing. I have said that when the musicianship level of the band is such that I am its weakest link, then I know that I’ve got some players I can go someplace with.