Archive for August, 2010

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010

We are trying to come up with a logo for our new CD, “Note to Self”. Part of the discussion has been symbals that represent each of the three words: a musical 8th note for “Note”, the number two for “to” and BLANK for “self”. Can you help us fill in the BLANK? We keep coming back to the idea of a finger pointing but at what? That is the question. Do you have an idea for a symbol that can represent “self”? Does it involve a finger pointing? Is it something completely different? Any ideas are welcome and appreciated. If your idea for the “self” symbol is chosen, you will get a free copy of the “Note to Self” and a mention in our special thanks area as well.


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

What makes a great hook? Is it the melody? The phrasing of the words within that melody? The words themselves? All three? Something completely different? I’d like to know so that I can become a gazillionaire.

I have recently noticed that common and unnoticed phrases like “now that you’re gone” or “put it down” or “are you there” are all great hook material. These don’t even really count as phrases. They are just things we all say sometimes. As I have become aware of this, I have become increasingly aware that we all use hooks all the time. Why then are we not all gazillionaires?

Come hear some sa-weet hooks on Thursday, August 12th at Kenny’s Castaways.