Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, January 11, 2004
# 1:03:00 PM:


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While I'm a musician, I've never been one of those spontaneous songwriters who just keeps producing material. I contributed a fair bit, especially lyrics, to my old band The Flu ten years ago in the mid-'90s, but since then I've done little, instead directing my creative efforts into non-musical avenues such as my work, this website, and band sites.

But our recent purchase of a piano, and having it set up in the living room where we can play it anytime—even with headphones so it won't disturb others—has got me writing again. Part of it is the convenience, but another part is that I hardly know the instrument. So instead of slipping into the easy chord progressions I know by heart on the guitar, which I've been playing off and on since 1978, I take music I imagine in my head and try to figure out how to play it on the keyboard. It's a different approach, a good outlet for my creative and emotional energies, and I enjoy it.

If I get around to recording anything presentable, I might even post it here.


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