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Jul 08

Gwendolyn

I wrote this one a while ago – right after I completed downtime – but put it away for a while (explanation below).  Picture a rocking Old 97s-type arrangement (blistering telecaster and driving, shuffling drums) when you listen:

Gwendolyn

So I submitted this to Nashville Songwriters Association for a song evaluation right after I wrote it.  As part of your membership, the NSAI allows you to send in a tape of your compositions.  A “professional” will listen to the song, record their thoughts on the tape and send it back.  All in all it’s a great service and one of the main reasons to pay your dues.  When I first completed this one I was a member and dashed off a recording of the song, anxious to get feedback.  When the tape came back, the reviewer said it was the worst song he’d heard all day.

It was then that I realized I wasn’t mature enough to handle criticism of my music.

  1. LOLZ. Was that it?

    Comment by JDB — July 9, 2008

  2. This recording is a little more polished then the one I sent, but the song hasn’t changed at all.

    Comment by brad — July 9, 2008

  3. I guess I mean was that all they said about the song?

    Comment by JDB — July 18, 2008

  4. What up?

    It was really was something along the lines of “this song has such little value that I don’t know where to start.” I’ll have to dig up the critique someday and listen to it again.

    See you in a few days…

    Comment by brad — July 19, 2008