Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nashville Songwriters

When I was in Nashville I got to hear some songwriters. Pros. Write hits. And they all collaborate. Very interesting. Talked to them about it. Has got me thinking.

One of them said, "People always ask me if it frustrates me that I gave away half the rights to these big hits. Not really. The songs are better because of the cowriters."


That doesn't come naturally for me, but on this trip I've had the chance to work with two people.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Carrying Buckets

I get all bent out of shape about my calling and responsibility. I think so much depends on me and I worry and struggle to be faithful. I lose perspective.

In reality I have a little job. I carry buckets. I carry them a certain distance and then set them down for someone else to carry. Or sometimes I carry them to a destination and pour them into pitchers or troughs or swimming pools.

This is either extremely relieving or depressing, depending on who I'm working for.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I've been working on the next CSM delivery for months and months now. I'm also working on another project that includes some songwriting and recording. It's been so much fun and so infuriating to be recording again. I love the process of creating in the studio.

I'm a bit frustrated that I haven't hit whatever it is that will take the music to the next place it has to go yet. Although I'm trusting the process and the One that is my muse, source and destination, and who, for whatever reason, is wrapped in mystery and relates to me through silence, song, images and ideas, based in, coming from and drawing me towards . . . love (and also, from that place, hopefully something new, valuable, different, and strong musically).