I’ve been working on my album for so long that I’ve built up a tidy little backlog of songs. So now the Let’s Build An Airport album is being edited and mixed and Shabby Road’s had a lick of paint and a erm…patch of carpet (?) I’m hoping to get a few of em up here.
First up is Count Me Out. It’s got a good response when I’ve played this one live. I’ve struggled to write from a place of emotional honesty and now I’m getting some traction I plan to mine that dark seam for all it’s worth. Expect more angst on a monthly basis.
Tech genius Magic Mike Matthews is working on a cool song vault feature but for now you can get links to pretty much all my songs that are online – here.
In other news – I didn’t really make much of this at the time but it dawned on me yesterday that it’s a pretty big deal.
I was named one of The Top 100 Must-Follow Music Resources on Twitter by CD Baby’s DIY Musician’s Blog. This was made even more mind blowing for the following reasons
- It’s CD BABY for goodness sakes!
- I’m still not sure I’m in a committed relationship with twitter. We’re both still seeing other people/social media platforms
- I wasn’t just one in a hundred. The list is divided by type (tech/law/news/gear etc) and I was in the top 10 songwriting resources.
- Everyone above me in the songwriting list (bar the awesome Nicholas Tozier) is a magazine, publisher, corporation, competition etc)
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When it comes to songwriting, sometimes the creative well dries up and you need to pray for rain. While you’re waiting for those prayers to be answered, check out the following Twitter resources for new songwriting tricks, perspectives, lessons, stories, and opportunities. I’ll bet inspiration strikes quicker and more often for those of you who do!
I guess I should probably close by saying if you want to follow me on Twitter my handle is Real Matt Blick I’m also on Soundcloud which I’d completely forgotten about. I’ll still be posting everything here, Soundcloud will just have a few (don’t laugh) greatest hits of mine.