by Lisa Joyce
I thought, "well, that's a song".
It originally had a different melody that i was never satisfied with; finally, in 2016, it told me it wanted to be turned into a waltz. So I did what it told me to.
“Lisa Joyce is one of New Mexico’s most soulful singer songwriters. Her voice is rich and expressive and her passion for the music is palpable. Whether singing her own material or interpreting that of others, Lisa brings a unique and authentic perspective to the music.” Vivian Nesbitt – Art of the Song Creativity Radio
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The ones who love to work with others, with whom there is a spirit and mutual flow.
The mind. And the voice to voice it.
"You need to re-write that song so that people know exactly what every line means."- a shall-be-unnamed, reasonably well-known musical artist. Untouched, the song is one of my most popular.
My recollection is it was a showcase at a fundraiser for a community theater. I remember that Vivian Nesbitt came up to me after and kind of yelled at me for not having been too shy to play my songs in front of anyone, including her, before. At the time i'd already been working with her on Art of the Song for awhile.
but there's no one best. it's always something of the moment, the food that is the most wonderful for that place and moment in time. Just one example, crawfish enchiladas at a truckstop on I-10 outside Lafayette, Louisiana at 4 a.m. in the fog.
"It's not about the fish"- from Mary Gauthier. She told us about a folk-painter friend who created unusual seaside-themed works, including subjects such as boats and fish. But some viewers of the paintings complained that, for example, the fish in a painting did not “look like” fish at all. To which the painter would reply, “It’s not about the fish”. We spent some time exploring this concept and how it relates to writing. There's lots more, but more recently this is one that's been sticking in my head: "if you keep forgetting or flubbing a line, it's likely that line isn't right for the song"- from Darrell Scott. I've learned to toss such lines and not look back.
'70s pop. Man, they had some great melodic stuff going on. Everyone from Marvin Gaye to John Denver to Karen Carpenter ....