twitch ideas tips ramblings... 050816
lostinhorriblelonlinessimdieingslowlyiveneverbeent i suppose writing on instinct is the way to go... 050818
oldephebe yeah, i mean just try and cultivate an attitude of being attuned to everything around you and sometimes the songs, the music and the lyrics will write themselves 050818
Twitch Thanx man...that's a great tip. 050819
daf Catch a tune first. That's almost always how it happens. Then the words. First just the syllables. They could be complete nonsense. Then fill em out later. If yer really in the zone, the words'll flow too right along with the music..the very first time it comes out of your mouth.

Sometimes it helps to mull it over in your head first. Make sure you have a firm grasp on what you think it is, and how you think it sounds and FEELS...BEFORE you actually say anything aloud. Sing it in your head. I've lost a few songs that way before (by speaking them before they were ready.)

Get a tape recorder. That's the least time consuming way to save a tune. Once you get over the embarrassment of listening to your own (different sounding) voice singing acappella on tape, it's the best way to remind yourself of how a tune goes.
Unfortunately, I never DID get over the embarrassment of listening to myself singing acapella on tape. So I go into the bathroom and sing it about 100 times or so until I'm sure I have the tune.

Don't think you have it, just because you remember it right now. I've lost a LOT of REALLY beautiful songs that way. Make SURE you have it memorized or recorded.

Put yourself into LIFE. The best songs come from the situations that life throws at us. Some of the best songs that have ever been written, were written after a breakup, or a death, a promotion, a termination, or a walk in the woods.

Good luck, man.
z write about what you know. 050819
unhinged he's so good at it that i'm glad he's on his way these days. i'm glad his talent isn't being wasted anymore. and i wish that i could do what he does. when it comes to music, i'm not so good at writing. weird huh? 050819
Twitch If I may ask...who is this individual you are speaking of? 050823
unhinged frank motherfucking silver

of ivet fame or nonfame depending on how you look at it

i'd tell you to check his website but he currently doesn't have one.
Twitch Mark Mallman's great. 050829
Twitch I made a myspace music if anyone wants to check it out.
Twitch Wrong Way

Annie's 12 years old, in two more she'll be a whore
Nobody ever told her it's the wrong way
Don't be afraid with the quickness you'll get laid
For your family get paid
It's the wrong way
I gave her all that I had to give
I'm gonna make it hard to live
(Big) salty tears running down to her chin
And it ruins up her make-up
I never wanted
A cigarette pressed between her lips
But I'm staring at her tits
It's the wrong way
Strong if I can, but I am only a man
So I take her to the can
It's the wrong way
The only family that she's ever had
Is her seven horny brothers and a drunk-ass dad
He needed money so he put her on the street
Everything was going fine until the day she met me
Happy are you sad, wanna shoot your dad
I'll do anything I can
It's the wrong way
We talk all night, try to make it right
Believe me shit was tight
It was the wrong way
So run away if you wanna stay
Cause I ain't here to make ya, oh no
It's up to you what you really wanna do
Spend some time in America
Dub style!
She'll give you all that she got to give
But I'm gonna make it hard to live
Big salty tears rollin' down to her chin
And it smears up her make-up
I never wanted
So we ran away
And I'm sorry when I say, that straight to this very day
It was the wrong way
She took a hike it don't matter if I like it or not
Because she only wants the wrong way
I gave her all that I had to give
But she still wouldn't take it, oh no
Her two brown eyes are leaking like a sieve
But it still ruins her make-up
I never wanted


Somehow...almost everyone likes sublime.

They wrote pretty melodies without being sappy.

I wish I could cultivate that.
- Melodies come running to me when I shut up. The idea is to stop thinking.

Sometimes when I'm going about my life I'll subconsciously have an original song stuck in my head.

I remember when I was a child I constantly had original songs stuck in my head.

I think that most children could write great songs...The imagination moves about much more freely when you aren't as aware of the world around you
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