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Thread #19577   Message #202658
Posted By: Bert
28-Mar-00 - 12:14 PM
Thread Name: Song writing questions
Subject: RE: Song writing questions
That's a great song! Will you sing it for us and send it in, so that we can play it on Mudcat Radio?

Re: long songs. If you're at a folk club singing long ballads, and that is what everyone expects to hear, then that's fine. But I've been to too many singer/songwriter 'song exchanges' and heard mediocre songs that go on and on and on.

By all means write a 20 minute song, if you have that much to express, but watch your audience while you're singing it. Are they eagerly awaiting the next verse or are they wishing you'd either get to the point or shut up?