Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell proclaimed October 22-28 “Celebrating Songwriters Week” here in Music City. Already scheduled are the ASCAP Awards (we’re not winning any this year — maybe next?) and the NSF/NSAI Awards.

But what really counts, I think, is how we each celebrate songwriters individually, in our own lives. For example, I’m plan to:

  • up my alcohol intake by at least 20% — still not hit songwriter quantities, I know, but it’s my own tribute
  • start a fight in at least one of my close relationships — for the inspiration, of course
  • sleep in and flake out on at least one appointment during the week — extra credit if it’s a co-writing appointment

Oh yeah, and write at least one song.

How will you celebrate?

How will you celebrate songwriters?

2 thoughts on “How will you celebrate songwriters?

  • October 19, 2006 at 11:20 am

    Think of new and nauseating self proclaimed genres for your songs.
    Bonus points:

    -identify the genre of songs you’ve yet to write.
    “I’m going to write a synth-deathmo song tomorrow.”
    -correct other musicians’ assumed genres.
    “Powerpop? More like R&D (Rhythm & Douche)!”

  • October 20, 2006 at 11:23 am

    Well, I was planning to celebrate them by poking them with a stick, but maybe thats not quite in the spirit of things.


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