Jill Andrews: Songwriter’s Showcase
Recently I had the pleasure of catching up with Jill Andrews to discuss something that has always fascinated me: songwriting.
The Songwriter’s Showcase is something I’ve just begun over at my blog, Songbirds & Seagulls. I’ve been a writer since I was 6 years old, and while I find it extremely easy to write prose or poetry, the thought of writing a song is completely foreign to me. I have tried to sit down and force myself to write a song, wrestling to find a melody, but the melody never comes. Try as I might, I just can’t do it. Trust me, if it were just a matter of a strong will or a stubborn mind, I’d be the next lady Bob Dylan. But alas, I am not.
Of course this has created an obsession. I am completely fascinated by songwriters. I want to ask them ever so politely to lie down on a slide so I might examine them through a microscope. I want to get them drunk and coax from them all their secrets, because I am convinced that if the right person’s mouth were to whisper the right words, I could join their elite ranks and wrap myself in the term songwriter as though it were a flag around my flesh.
Songbirds & Seagulls: What was the first song you wrote that you began performing?
clementine cox, march 19, 2012 Follow @songbirdseagull
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