Sunday, August 8, 2010

Song of the Week 8/8/10 - "South Street"

The other day I was reading a professional songwriter's blog wherein he suggested a good exercise was to write one song per week, as short as 50 seconds, as a way to build up one's chops and to keep thinking of different ways to write and compose. I think it's a great idea, so today launches my Song of the Week project. Some of the songs may end up becoming finished products and some may not -- we'll have to see what I can come up with. The goal is simple and realistic enough, and since it's an exercise I'm not gonna worry about whether every song is a keeper. Most probably won't be, but I'll at least have plenty to choose from.

"South Street" is an autobiographical song, filled with references that anyone from New Providence, New Jersey will recognize pretty well. The rest is my own thoughts about the place, with some poetic license thrown in of course.

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