Once again seven songwriters gathered at the Goldenwest Diner in Westminster, California to discuss the seven songs we had brought along for this month’s Songwriting Workshop. Last month we gave each other a songwriting idea to try and write a socially conscious lyric by this workshop. Bob Winter got us started right off with a rockin’ song about how groups of people can take on a “we right, they wrong” attitude that starts off fun and very quickly becomes sociopathic. Joyce Melton took things in a different direction with a country song of unrequited love that was downright funky at the same time. Lucius Austin continued that line of thinking with a dark electronic song about feeling VERY ambivalent towards your lover. Turning things around completely, Kate Albright invoked the spirit of Tom Lehrer with a jaunty if sarcastic piano tune about the damning power of Conformity. Host Rod O'Riley kept the humor going with his bouncy song describing how the music press sometimes ends up celebrating performers who have proven themselves to be Not Very Nice. Kip Corley turned things around again with a beautiful, philosophical guitar ballad. And Gil Mosard finished up the night with more acoustic guitar, this time a story song of the musical journey of Bob Dylan.
NAME OF NEXT EVENT: Songsalive! Orange County Songwriter Showcase
DATE OF NEXT EVENT: March 14th, 2017
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Sam Ash Music Store, 14200 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
SHOWCASE ARTISTS: Bobbo Byrnes, Doug Schmude
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