By somewhat popular request (OK: two people), I’m capturing the Twitter song here in my songwriting blog.
I’ve been trying to do better about keeping the content of this blog related to Honey Bowtie Music, meaning Karsten’s and my writing, our pitching & publishing, and our life at our home office & studio, so I wasn’t planning on doing any kind of post PubCon follow-up here, but hey! this is relevant to songwriting. It’s some of the only writing I did while I was in Las Vegas, so it counts.
The story is: on Wednesday afternoon, I was taking a break in my hotel room, watching the #pubcon search feed in Tweetdeck burn up while everyone chatted about the “5 bloggers and a microphone” session, when I noticed that Kate Morris tweeted:
#pubcon someone needs to write a country song about losing love for twitter!
Fearing that there might not be too many other songwriters in the PubCon crowd, I felt it my duty to respond to the call.
@katemorris Just for you: “A hundred forty letters / And spaces in between / Isn’t near enough room / To say what you really mean” #pubcon
@katemorris 2nd verse: “It’s getting kind of silly / How everyone I meet / Instead of asking if I blog / Now asks me if I tweet” #pubcon
@katemorris I’ll let the rest be crowdsourced. It’s more the Nashville songwriting style to collaborate anyway. 🙂 #pubcon
Only the rest never ended up crowdsourced, since everyone was caught up in what was going on the session. I mean, how wrong is that? Paying attention to the panelists instead of Twitter?
So if you attended PubCon and you end up here after searching for blog posts about it, here’s your chance: take a swing at writing additional verses in the comments. This is not limited to PubCon attendees either. My Nashville buddies, long-time net-friends, and songwriting colleagues are all encouraged to play along. I’ll update the post with the song’s progression, and it will be ready for performance by March in Austin.
Everyone who comments with additional verses gets songwriting credit. As we say in Nashvegas, “add a word, get a third.”
So who’s up for some cowriting?
5 thoughts on “The PubCon Twitter song. Apparently, this songwriter takes requests!”
Great idea! I wasn’t at pubcon but I did get a tweet from @katemorris about this post. In trying to imagine what the song would sound like, I picked my acoustic guitar started playing.
here’s what I wrote so far.
Can you tell me darling / What the hell is going on? / when our only time together / is when I see you at pubcon.
You lured me in / with your @ reply so sweet / then ripped out my heart / with your spamming deceipt.
Our short relationship over / starting at friend and ending in foe / has me scared of the day / when I confront the next Follow
I love it! Great next step with the chorus melody change-up and all. It’s taking shape!
This could end up being a very long song. 🙂
I still like the song. but pubcon has come and gone. I’d like to make this into a general twitter song. or open it up to social media perhaps? I’m gonna try expand on it on the twitter only front. any other ideas? I’d love to hear it.
I know the thread’s a wee bit old, but maybe these’ll fit in someplace?
I thought we’d be married
I thought we’d be shagging
But it turns out she couldn’t
Take my #hashtagging
What am I doing?
I am feeling so hollow
Like I’ve been abandoned
Like I’ve been unfollowed
She moved out of my place
And left no @reply
And hijacked my myspace
And built her own API