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The holy grail

GUEST,Chord strangler sans cookie 23 Nov 12 - 09:31 PM
GUEST,Stim 23 Nov 12 - 11:31 PM
MGM·Lion 24 Nov 12 - 12:00 AM
GUEST,999 24 Nov 12 - 02:09 AM
GUEST,BobL 24 Nov 12 - 03:53 AM
GUEST,999 24 Nov 12 - 04:18 AM
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Subject: The holy grail
From: GUEST,Chord strangler sans cookie
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 09:31 PM

I think that I have just finished the song that I was born to write. It has taken all of my 65 years and I'm convinced that everything that went before were apprentice pieces. The trouble is now is that I'm afraid to sing the damn thing in case I'm wrong or merely deluding myself. Oh woe is me...M


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Subject: RE: The holy grail
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 11:31 PM

What your song means to you and what your song means to others are different and almost unrelated things. I doubt, for instance, that Hoyt Axton thought that "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog"(Joy to the World) was his masterwork, but it was his biggest hit. People like what they like, without much caring about the writer's creative arc.

If your song is the fulfillment of your craft, it is that to you, even if the only one that knows it is you. If, or when, you decide to play the song for others, it's up to them to make of it what they will.


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Subject: RE: The holy grail
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 12:00 AM

'People like what they like, without much caring about the writer's creative arc.'
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Ain't that the truth. Arthur Suillivan was convinced that his oratorios were his real work: much taken aback when Queen Victoria, after conferring his knighthood, said "We shall have one of your great works performed for the guests at Windsor. I think The Gondoliers would be a suitable one". [That's the story anyhow!]

~M~


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Subject: RE: The holy grail
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 02:09 AM

Congratulations, Chord strangler.


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Subject: RE: The holy grail
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 03:53 AM

Songs are like children: once they leave you, they take on a life of their own. And they may or may not be a credit to you.


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Subject: RE: The holy grail
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 04:18 AM

Yeppers, Bob.


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