So many classic songs have been written about the subject of love. It could be argued that up to 95 percent of all songs are about this very topic. The question remains, why are most songs about love? Why can’t they be about something else? The answer is not difficult to find: love is such a universal theme, not to mention emotion, and there is not one person in the world that doesn’t crave it in their lives. Everyone is touched by love at different moments and in distinct ways. It’s no surprise so many songs have been written about it.
The mistake people make with their sauce is not letting it simmer long enough. No rush here with my sauce or my life. It might be a relationship, a dream, a book I’m writing–whatever it is, I don’t need to hurry the deadline or run fast to some future. Instead I sit tight simmer and let everything come together in soundtrack lyrics the right time.
There are some cases where completely deconstructing the original version of a cover, and barely replacing it at all can be cool, but I think when starting to work out your cover songs, it’ll be to your benefit to find some piece of the original to hold on to, as a reference point for your listeners.
In addition to singing, Furtado has recently added acting to her list of skills. She made her debut in the 2006 movie “Nobody’s Hero” and had a role in 2008’s “Max Payne” movie. She has also appeared on television in the shows CSI: New York and Roswell.
6) Read the paper a few times a week. Not online, the paper. It costs 50 to 75 cents. When reading the paper, start by throwing away the Business section. Start with the sections that have nothing to do with your career. So if you are politician, start with sports. If you are actor/model/whatever go with op-ed. If you are a Realtor start with entertainment, trry the crossword. First of all, it enlightens you to what is happening outside of your world. In interviews you can drop tidbits like “I was reading the Times the other day and it said…” It sounds impressive. Also, the Library has a ton of magazines that are free to read. Trust me, even “Cosmo” will put some enrichment into your day. Start with a magazine which is completely foreign to you.
It was right around that time that Simon was reading one of the radio trade journals. This particular issue had an article on future trends in radio programming. One of the radio personnel interviewed actually said something like, “Well, we’re not going to be playing people like Paul Simon anymore.” And Simon read that! He later said that you try to de-personalize such a statement. Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, you can’t de-personalize something like that beyond a certain point when they say it about you!
‘Famous Last Words’ begins with the tension of a ticking bomb. Building up to a face melting guitar riff before finally kicking into a driving chorus. The refrain “I am not afraid to keep on living” is enough to inspire the most broken of souls.
The one unarguable necessity of any road trip is music. Every movie needs a soundtrack. It sets the mood, it frames the scene, and it eases the passing of the miles. Whether or not you should choose literal road tunes like Born to Run or King of the Road is a matter of personal preference. I invariably take several CD’s by Australian greats The Church. Their dreamy sprawling sound scapes are the perfect compliment to the land as it rolls by, and Steve Kilbey’s lyrics take one on a simultaneous journey to that place where ideas download from cosmic consciousness.