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Thread #157243   Message #3709723
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
18-May-15 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Songwriters and their Meddling
Subject: Songwriters and their Meddling
What is with songwriters? I mean if you went into a friend's house who was an artist and they showed you a completed painting you wouldn't then pick up a brush and say "now we could do with a bit more colour here, and perhaps add in a wee man at the front here, and no no that title won't do so I'll change it"? You just wouldn't do it - would you?

So what is with fellow dabblers in songwriting. Get them up for a practice for the session on Friday. A cover and one of my own songs - and the guy thinks he can quicken up the tempo, change some of the lyrics, add an extra bit in! I just asked him if he wanted to play guitar on it too not to rewrite the thing. Bloody manners missing!

Now don't get me wrong I have some fine musician friends and would take note of their advice if offered, and likewise would be interested in suggestions from respected songwriters - but I don't know why some of these fello dabblers think they're being asked to redo my work! Rant over...........