Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So What...

Being completely new to the computer, I spent the next year building (or trying to build) a website in every free location I could find to promote my songwriting. I was amazed at the vast amount of places that you can build a pretty cool website easily. I learned a great deal about editing HTML and photo cropping and compression. I now had like 100 websites, but for what? Well... it did absolutely nothing to promote my songwriting except I had quite a following in Belgium for some reason.

So now with 2 years spent on promotion (and approximately 20 years in development), I came to a harsh realization; my singing sucks. Now I still feel my songwriting skills were ok, but unless a producer has a flat tire in front of my house and needs to use the phone while I'm barbecuing briscuit, I'm screwed.

My dream as a songwriter was to be a guy that would be getting the paper dressed in a robe holding a coffee mug while all my neighbors were leaving for work. I wanted to get a whole bunch of little royalty checks that would be residules from some obscure radio station played one of my songs. I would say to someone when one of my songs came on; "I wrote that song", and they would go "yeah right.." But I would have the last laugh when the neighbors would drive by and wonder "what does that guy do?"

But just like the junkman on the garbage route, the skills I learned on the journey would turn out to come in quite handy. My residual checks don't come from the record companies, but I'm not far off...

1 comment:

Daalelli said...

Keep it up. I'm still listening.