Posts Tagged: songwriting

What Are the Odds?

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 10 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.This is a post where I reflect on my life to date and the story behind the number What Are the Odds? from the show I’m currently working on. You…Continue Reading →

Empty House

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 8 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.The end of February is fast approaching, and I am nowhere near the fourteen song target for February Album Writing Month. Unlike at my day job, where I can usually…Continue Reading →

Birthdays

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 6 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.Birthdays are strange and powerful. I don’t know what it is, but no matter how dismissive you try to be about your own birthday, you can never quite convince your…Continue Reading →

Ivory Keys

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 5 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.In my last post, I mentioned that I recently took Pat Pattison’s Coursera songwriting course (as offered by the Berklee College of Music via their Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)…Continue Reading →

Broadway, here I come!

I’m high above the city I’m standing on the ledge The view from here is pretty And I step off the edge —Broadway, Here I Come from Smash. I’ve previously discussed how being brought up under Chinese tradition generally results…Continue Reading →

Next Year

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 4 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.Moving half way across the world is hard. Finishing moving is even harder. I haven’t blogged at all recently on the pretense of being: too busy with packing up our…Continue Reading →

The Art of Storytelling

Last month, I finally went and took the advice Stephen Flaherty gave to me over three years ago: “If you want to write musical theatre, don’t study music. Study drama. Learn about plot, characterization and structure.” At the time, I…Continue Reading →

Audit Busy Season

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 3 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.Earlier this year, around my birthday, I felt like things were happening and life was taking off. Recently, I feel very much like life has slowed to a crawl –…Continue Reading →

Remember Me

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 2 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.Okay, so this is not actually the first song we wrote. The first song we wrote is still in too terrible a shape to be released for public viewing. Here…Continue Reading →

26 Songs

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is part 1 of 11 in the series 26 Songs.Series photo by Jon Bragg on Flickr. A few things have happened over the last two months to keep me busy and too tired to blog, not the least being…Continue Reading →