Here’s a song I wrote last night really late. Kept me up when I shoulda been fast asleep. Maybe I shoulda tried harder to shut my eyes. Oh well. This is what you get.
It’s in drop-d tuning and it’s vaguely like the old time song “Handsome Molly.” I even lifted some elements from that song and rewrote them a bit. I’ve done that about a million times. To Handsome Molly, and to so many other tunes too. It’s what I do. It’s just folk music. Pretty simple stuff.
Now I am going to bed tonight. This tune was the new song make up for the new song that I didn’t write the week of February 11, which means I’m almost all caught up. Just need to write a new tune for last week…and then, of course, one for this week and re-recorded the song I wrote this week in 2011.
So, in reality…no rest for me. Which is a good thing when you’re trying to write songs. The more you do it, the more songs you write, and the more songs you write, the more good songs you write.
Now, of course, it’s a lot of work, and not a whole lot of rest. The easiest thing to do is sit back and eat a whole bag of Cheetos. Or spend time looking up exactly how to spell Cheetos.
Either way you wake up the next morning with a full stomach, right?