No one showed up.
(The Three Stages Of Songwriting… )
This is a study of how the germ of an idea for a song can happen years before the actual writing of it.
I wrote this song in 2007 but, the seeds for it were planted back in 1987.
If you’d have told me in the summer of ’87 that the events that were unfolding would come out twenty years later in a “Talking Blues” style song, I’d have thought you were nuts.
It’s funny how it took me two decades to collect all the information that was needed for a 2 and a half minute song…
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One day, during lunch, about a week after our second gig, Keith told me that he was leaving the band.
“Leaving the band? Wha’ d’ya mean yer leaving the band? We’re just getting started!”
“Yeah, I know man, but, I just… I’m not sure if I wanna do this anymore…”
“Seriously? What are you gonna do, man…?”
“I don’t know… finish school…”
“What are you gonna do with your gear…?”
“I don’t know, probably sell it, I guess…”