by Katey Laurel
The VERY first song I ever wrote on guitar back in 2003...I was working at an Italian restaurant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana at the time and driving a 1987 Volvo 240 DL with a sporadic speedometer that occasionally didn't work. It was the transition time out of college with a few friends of mine and an apartment in a row house we called "The Transition Center." Most of my friends were English and Theater majors, an introspective lot we were!! I had just learned to play "Blackbird" on my 1970 Gibson J-45 which was my first guitar (a lovely gift from my late stepmother) and I was itching to start writing songs on guitar. I had been writing on piano for about a year. My playing is rough, but here's my first attempt - The Other Side! ;) It's honest if nothing else.