i’ve been so hung up on the knitting lately, i’ve not touched the guitar in over 10 days. it’s been since i was in france 7 years ago that i went that long without playing the guitar.

but at the same time, i don’t want to play the guitar because i’m going through my periodic frustration about songwriting. i would LOVE to be a professional musician but i just write stupid music. and i don’t want to have other people solely write music for me. (in the vein of britney etc.) and while i really do like doing covers of pre-established music* i know that i can’t pay rent on that.

in good news, i usually move when i get frustrated, and i’m not moving anytime soon. is that growth?

grump grump grump

*a lot of people aren’t fans of doing covers because someone else already did them, i think that the beauty of the cover is that everyone brings something different to music, to painting, to sculpture and will have their own interpretations of it. it will be significant for its own reasons. there is no “right” interpretation. there’s the interpretation that the artist had behind it, but it will always mean something different to someone else.


3 responses to “frustration

  1. I haven’t picked up a guitar in 32 years. I keep meaning to get back to it.

  2. hf, pick it up. don’t start down the path of thomas over here (sorry, thomas). everybody writes stupid music. you have to wade through the stupid to get to the good. i bet even the Lennons and the McCartneys and the other geniuses (genii?) we love have written stupid songs, as perfect as they seem to us.

  3. heatherfeather

    ah, pman, while good intentioned, what i didn’t mentioned was that i was the most disciplined songwriter in the world. i sat down for at least 30 minutes every day for 3 and a half years writing lyrics, and another 30 working on music.

    the music, the melody was fine – lovely even! it’s the lyrics that blow.

    and the lyrics are what are important to me…

    however, i’m not in such a piteous state as i was on saturday. so i’m working on covering a new song tonight between knitting rows. :)

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