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Good Songs

Good Songs… A number of years ago a hit-songwriter friend of mine in Nashville was dating a woman who worked as an executive for a large bank....

How To Make A Metaphor (Exercise)

How to make a metaphor If you’re uncertain how to make the leap from concept to metaphor, follow the steps below. 1. Identify your concept, idea or...

Why Songwriting?

After writing over a thousand songs, I’d be lying if I told you I could remember the writing of each of them but I can certainly remember what it...

The Mighty Haiku

“A good haiku rescues a moment in time” -Billy Collins These days, I’m constantly in search of ways to stay connected to my creative process in...

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The Story of the Warden

This post is an excerpt from my book, The Reason for the Rhymes: Mastering...

Five Questions with Jane Allen

This “Five Questions” blog post, features the CEO of the Nashville...

The Wonderful World of Metaphors

By definition a metaphor is simply “a thing that is representative or...

Five Questions with Dushka Zapata

In the next of “Five Questions” blog post, please welcome VP of...

Learning To Be A Better Collaborator

So much of the ultimate success of any creative/innovative endeavor is...

Five Questions with Diana O’Brien

In the next of “Five Questions” blog posts, it’s my distinct honor...

The Power of Vulnerability

As a songwriter, vulnerability has been my stock-in-trade for the past...

Five Questions with Dan Roam

Welcome to the first in my “Five Questions” blog posts. In order to...

Welcome To My Blog

Hi and welcome to my blog! I thought I’d start with the preface to...

The Seven Essential Skills of Innovation (and how songwriting makes you better at all of them)

The requirements for effective innovation can be boiled down to seven...

A Hundred Dollar Pair of Pants

For as long as I’ve been playing music, I’ve been a fan of the blues....

Lateral Thinking Through Metaphor

Thinking laterally (aka differently) about your products, services or...