The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31433   Message #409316
Posted By: wdyat12
02-Mar-01 - 02:19 AM
Thread Name: HOW do you write your songs?
Subject: RE: BS: HOW do you write your songs?
folk1234 and Amergin,

Thank you, your quotes from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger are compforting. Why should I strive to be original anyway? Is my ego so big that I can't be part of the ongoing folk process? I guess these questions every songwriter asks. I feel better now about all those "sounds like thats" that have surfaced in my music. I might even retrieve a few from the recycle bin.

I met Pete Seeger backstage in the summer of 1969, while setting up the sound and lights for another "Summerthing" Stagemobile performance on the Fens in Boston. I was so impressed with his easy demeanor when he asked me where the bathroom was.

Thanks again for your wisdom,