Friday, March 17, 2017

Learning new things

Jilda and I have an opportunity to attend a songwriter workshop at the Alabama Folk School. The event comes up in a few weeks and we asked ourselves if we thought a workshop would be helpful. We’ve been writing songs for over 40 years. The thing is, the more we learn, the more we realize I don’t know squat.

Our songwriter friend Andfew
I’m listening to Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography right now. I've always loved his music. Bruce takes a deep dive on the various projects he’s done through the years – what was going on in his life, what he was thinking, and why he wrote the songs the way he did. After each segment in which he discusses particular songs, I stopped the book, went to Spotify and listened to his song. Listening to music in this way is giving me a deep appreciation for his songwriting approach.

Jilda and I both hope the upcoming workshop is a good one. There is nothing more rewarding than learning things that can help you do your work better.

I hope you all have a great weekend.
  
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12 comments:

  1. It takes constant work to breath new life into what we do or have been doing for a long time. The world around us is constantly changing and always hungry for newness.
    Good luck with the workshop.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. Every time I think I'm starting to get OK on the guitar, I listen to someone really do it right and realize that I suck. Thing is I keep sucking less and less.

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  3. I bet your performances are wonderful already, but you're right about always trying to do your work better. Happy Weekend.

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  4. Isn't it wonderful that there is ALWAYS more to learn. I hope that your workshop is wonderful for you both.

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  5. Speaking of learning new things. WE met my proofer at an RV park the last two days. She took time to explain how stupid I am. Well those weren't her words but.......
    That aside, I did enjoy the read tonight, and yes, I guess when we stop learning, our toes are turned up!

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  6. Springsteen's autobiography sounds fascinating!

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  7. Learning more about something you love is a rewarding experience.

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  8. If we are paying attention, every part of life teaches us how much we don't know!

    Have fun in the class.

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  9. It's so true, the older I get the more I find that I need to learn. We never quit it seems. There is always more to know. And doing something you love, makes it all worth while.

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  11. We can always learn more, & it makes us better at what we do!!

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  12. Always learn what you can. Sounds exciting. Hope you two have a wonderful time!
    Lisa

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