Songwriting confidential #51


DECATORIGIZING your songwriting might be the first step to approching the UNKNOWN ...I cant express the remarkable feeling to end up with words on a pad that completely nutrilizes and defies all the silly handles we give ourselves and our music,..what a handle or a title does is that it narrows the scope of the imagination in the listerners mind ..what might have resonated in them as an epiphany or revelation is now lessoned by the fact that this person calls him or herself a folk singer or an outlaw or a jazz singer or whatever over shadowing the work..The universality of the song gets quashed in a truckers handle..songs are just songs..they either are or they aint..Just appear and sing your song and be known as a consumate artist..if you can do that,.its really all you need to be successful..Then, you dont have to be constantly living up to the image youve created of yourself..Boy, if that crap dont get old. !!!