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A song a week challenge continues.

Catching up on the challenge.

The holiday season always gets the best of me. I always start off thinking I’m going to get heaps done while the world is standing still. But then I end up standing still, too.

The gang took a couple weeks off from the challenge because without a little order it was hard to sit down and write the weeks song. And we all would have owed a lot of beer had we tried to continue. Props to Kenny and Isaac, they still managed to get one in.

Then we kicked back into gear a couple of weeks go, but i forgot to blog about them and today another one is due.
So here they are.

Last weeks topic: Wishing you were somewhere else
My song: Charlie and Simone (we would live in LA)
Charlie and Simone were best friends in high school. Both of them, big time musical theatre nerds.
Charlie was the competent musician, Simone the seemingly seasoned veteran of acting.
They would help each other with their weaknesses, and would encourage each other to use their strengths. Simone would sign Charlie up for acting auditions and force him to go. Charlie would write show tunes for Simone and gather audiences for her.
They both drove each other, and dreamed of a day after graduation they would move to LA and sink their teeth into acting and music. Classically waiting tables and just scraping by. This was their dream, and with the drive they instilled in each other, this would soon become their reality.
One night after a party Charlie suggested Simone come home with him, rather than one of her less responsible friends.
Sadly, that night, Simone passed away in a car accident.
Charlie was lost. His extraverted and ambitious nature had flipped.
Without the pushing from Simone, Charlie felt no urge to follow through with their plan.
A couple of years later Charlie wrote this song for Simone.

Here it is – Charlie and Simone (we would live in LA)

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This weeks topic: Rob Deez eloquently put it “not having enough time to do shit”
My song: Show someone some love

This is a bit of a re-work of a song I’ve had in the pipeline for about 18 months. I’ve just never really known where to take it. This weeks topic sort of allowed me to make an old half song new.
Life gets busy…

Here it is – Show someone some love

Hope you guys enjoy. Please feel free to leave feedback.
And enjoy the entries from the other guys

Kenny Eng on Soundcloud

Isaac Cheong on Soundcloud

Rob Deez on Soundcloud

 

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Songs for Beginners

I’m in a bus. Watching Darwin zoom by as we drive to a camp site. I’m on a high school trip.
I’ll update you on how this goes, if exciting stuff happens.

I’m listening to Graham Nash’s first solo album, songs for beginners.
It’s making me wish I could go back to 1971, and be there when this was brand new. I’m in love with the album. Regrettably I only found it about 3 months ago. But I guess that is when it was meant to happen.

You wear the coat of questions. The answer hat is here. – easily the worst lyrics on what is otherwise quickly becoming one of my favorite albums.

Love!