Sunday, September 30, 2018

Echoes of travellin' times 3

Still playing catch up with some photos from recent travels, this time some shots from Vienna. We've got Vienna from the air as I flew in, the Metropol theater, the hotel street, the B72 bar, and a restaurant I forget the name of. I'll just intersperse those amongst the post!

Been a busy few weeks here too. I've been enjoying heading down to the NSAI weekly workshops, the one just over a week ago was the very intensive "speed dating for songwriters" night which was a cool way to get to say hit to some 20 or 30 people - but boy it moved fast! Next up will be saying hello to some of those folks to see if anyone wants to co-write :)

Last week's one was Genre Song Feedback Night, with the genre being Americana this time around. it was hosted by Elizabeth Elkins, one half of Granville Automatic, and as ever it was an awesome and useful experience to hear all the songs that were played and to hear the feedback given on all of those (as well as the feedback on my own song too - just that there is much more value to the feedback nights than that!)

There was a lot of good general business info in there too as well as specifics about each song, like some stuff about licensing, and the inevitable discussion on just what Americana is anyway! Worth going along to these, even if you don't have a song to play that week.

Meantime I've kept on changing the lyrics to "Awake, Alone and a Mess", fixing up a few little things that didn't sit right with me. I am still hunting for the lyrics for the bridge, though I have the melody now (unless I change my mind ;) ). Seems to be a hazard in writing a song about insomnia, that you may end up having a few sleepless nights yourself, but there you go!

The next one to catch up with will be the Chicago trip photos - and then I'll be having a new set of photos from Venice as heading there in a little over a week (don't expect canals though, ironically!)


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