ON SONGWRITING. AND SONGS. with MORGAN BOLENDER

“I LOVE EACH SONG AS I WRITE IT, BUT I HATE IT ONCE IT’S FINISHED. THE ACT OF WRITING A SONG IMPROVES MY SONGWRITING SKILL; BY THE TIME IT’S FINISHED, I CAN DO BETTER.
I’M TRYING TO THINK OF THE SONGS AS EGGS AND BABIES, NOW. THEY
LIVE WITHIN ME, SUSPENDED UNTIL FERTILIZED - THEN GESTATION AND EVENTUAL BIRTHING. BORN, THEY HAVE LEGS OF THEIR OWN. I CAN SUPPORT OR THWART THEM, BUT CANNOT DENY THEIR LIFE BEYOND ME.
IT’S THE ONLY MENTAL FRAME I HAVE THAT’S ALLOWING ME TO RECORD THE SONGS I ALREADY HAVE, AND TO BE LIGHTER ABOUT IT. THESE SONGS THAT I SOMETIMES HATE ARE DEEPLY LOVED BY SOME. THEY WANT TO PLAY THEM IN THEIR EARS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, SING ALONG WITH THEM AT SHOWS. I DON’T WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF THAT. IF I CAN WRITE BETTER SONGS, GREAT — SO I’LL WRITE BETTER SONGS. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN.
-MORGAN BOLENDER, SINGER/SONGWRITER

 

INVENT A NEW, EMPOWERING MENTAL FRAME AROUND YOUR CREATIONS. {SAY SOMETHING *NEW*} WHAT’S BEING BIRTHED? WHAT NEEDS TO BE LET FREE? WHAT DO YOU NOTICE ABOUT HOW OTHERS RESPOND, THAT’S DIFFERENT FROM YOUR UNDERSTANDING? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

 


Morgan Bolender
Once walked the markets of Israel exchanging song for food, which she would eat + redistribute. A former teacher, jungle dweller & author. She revels in community & music is the love of her life.

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