A versatile songwriter, I've worked with members of Sqeeze, New Muzik, Chelsea, Reggae Regular, Nick Straker, Monochrome Set...and many others. I write songs that I want to listen to. Why else would you do this? I arrange and play guitar and sing on them too...
Music is an organised collection of notes and harmonies accompanying a lead melody. Or Possibly Not. It can provide untold riches, freedom from strife, sexual gratification and spiritual enlightenment. :)
To achieve recognition, untold riches, sexual gratification and spiritual enlightenment via songwriting. Or Possibly Not.
Gaining control of the money supply. Yes - definately.
24 hours from Tulsa
Velvet Underground, very early Roxy Music, Bowie, Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Donna Summer, Frank Sinatra, Lead Belly, Dylan
Life... and the desire to maintain a degree of sanity...
Force yourself...and follow your joy.
Completely Alive...and in control.
Difficult...almost impossible...to reach across genres...it's so fragmented now...and musical heroes are not as life defining and sacred and vital as they once was. Music has become a commodity. the separation of the mainstream from what is patronisingly termed as 'indie' contributed to this.
Lack of vitamins...and opportunities squandered!
I'm not a big fan of modern songwriters...most are pretty dull. But I try to...really I do!
The ability to create their own myth and to market themselves...particularly via social media...something I cannot be arsed with very much!
Sean Sculley :)