Johnny Mudd "The Mudd Man" Mudd Mania / TV Personality
by Johnny Mudd
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Blah, blah, blah, "Keep on keeping on," how about reading lots of BOOKS, there's a novel tip, not one PRO suggested that, what a pack of BS. If you're a "wordsmith," get some command of language and words and STOP writing about being lonely and missing your lost love, talk about a worn out topic.
Also, if you've written 20 songs, try and find the dozen ORIGINAL LINES (and there's probably LESS)in ALL those songs and find a way to combine the really unique phrasing. Better to have one great song than 20 average attempts at the same old conversational crap! Is "Stairway to Heaven" by Zeppelin a classic because it's so CONVERSATIONAL!
Unless you're writing for 12 year olds, a 30 to 40 something listener has heard a thousand times too many how your baby left you and you wish you could pick up the pieces aka blah, blah, blah...
And as far as the PROFESSIONAL songwriter, well 80 to 90% of the songs on the radio get washed out and are average crap at best anyway, so who's kidding who?
Then ironically, the whole thing is subjective, so sometimes even a great song falls on MORONIC ears, but a great song is magical and that's the CURSE of songwriting should you choose to accept and pursue the songwriting challenge?
Good luck and all the best!
Johnny Mudd / johnnymudd.com