Making stuff

When I was 14 someone gave me a guitar and taught me three chords. I wrote a song. Now I'm sure it wasn't a very good song, or maybe it was. Maybe I was so swept up in creating I was oblivious to "rules and formats and conventions"  maybe I made something really special.  I don't like rhymes you can hear coming two lines away or chord changes that are obvious or even comfortable. As soon as something sounds even remotely commercial I have to change my approach, or start again.

Some of my heroes: Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Tom Waits are all artists who made music their way. There are many more but you get my point.

I want to listen to raw and honest even if it sometimes makes you think wait, what? Or especially then.

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