May 21, 2020

Originally written under the pseudonym The Reverend Eddie Danger, this song is a new interpretation of an emotional and powerful song about dealing with judgement and grief. I'm a survivor myself and I've been left behind by those who haven't been so lucky.

March 2, 2020

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The Songwriter’s Guide Includes the Following:

  1. 1)  The Introduction so you know what to expect in this guide.

  2. 2)  The Common Song Subjects Template so you have foundational inspiration.

  3. 3)  The Song Sparks Templat...

March 2, 2020

My oldest daughter was gifted a book from her auntie when she was three years old.  The book was called “ish”.  The word ish is added to adjectives to form adjectives which indicate that someone or something has a quality to a small extent. For example, something that...

February 26, 2020

There are 12 archetypes which have been appearing in stories and myths all over the world since the beginning of time. Carl Jung defined 12 archetypes that symbolize basic human motivations, as well as drive our desires and goals. These archetypes resonate with us so m...

February 24, 2020

Stanton West, Songwriters Interviews with Professor Pinkerton of the Dead Man's Carnival at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, WI during Mardi Gra 2020.  

I sat down in the dressing room with the professor and he shared songwriting tidbits for both his circus act...

February 23, 2020

In this episode of Songwriters Interviews I talk to Soren Staff of the band Them Coulee Boys about what it's like to be in a songwriting contest and how to win.  I strongly encourage folks to enter in a songwriter competition.  It really helps you hone your skills and...

February 23, 2020

Interviewed backstage before the Dead Horses show at the Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, Wisconsin on 2/22/20. Sarah Vos shares some thoughts on songs, songwriter collaborations, and songwriting. Thanks Sarah, you are so fun, and easy to talk to, and I love your so...

February 20, 2020

The First Song I Ever Wrote Sucked!  

The first song I ever wrote sucked, but I didn’t care.  I wrote with purpose.  I had a muse.  I had something to say.  I started with the first two chords I learned on guitar were A & E.  It was called “Angie, which starts with A an...

February 17, 2020

When I was young I told my dad that I wanted to be a songwriter.  Being a practically minded person he looked at me and told me a story about how he used to like Bob Dylan until he heard Bob say something about how he didn’t believe in anything he wrote and that he was...

February 13, 2020

I’ve played over a 100 shows a year for over 20 years, that’s a total of more than 2000 shows!  Not all of them have been good.  I’ve played when I was so sick that I was hallucinating, I’ve played at an outdoor festival on a 120 degree stage, with a black backdrop, in...

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