KILLING THE GOOD STUFF (Read time 0:27)
|Posted By Vamplified|
| IMPACT |
Right on target! Captivate and create an impact! Expect your audience to have a short attention span. Grab them by the horns then run like hell straight to the finish line! BINGO!
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| Simplicity |
"In simplicity there is clarity."
|Posted By Paula Maya|
| KILLING THE GOOD STUFF |
It's important to separate the artist from the editor. When I find myself editing right away, I know I'm wearing the wrong hat in that moment. When editing, it's important not to cut out 'the hook', by complicating what came out easy and simple. It's helpful to present the work to people we trust, before recording/publishing. Often with me, ideas for a few songs come out in one. I remember Prince once said that in an interview. It's good to recognize it afterwards, and then focus. Thanks Michael, and all!
|Posted By joe|
| re-compose or de-compose |
when i was young.. I never wanted to rewrite anything.. if i wasn't happy with it i threw it away.. later i learned that rewriting is the best.. you refine it, you improve it, you get to rethink which aligns with our old wisdom "two heads are better than one" because my head is different now than it was before.. all my best stuff has been reworked many times over.. to me that's what progress in jazz is.. reworking, rethinking, refining to end up shining.. thanks michael (I don't have to rewrite that) :-)
|Posted By Angela|
| your blog |
I'd be happy to read your full two pages as I need all the help I can get!
|Posted By Stephen Aubrey|
| 10% |
I've heard it said that you should write 100 songs for your album, then pick the best 10 to put on it. can you imagine how good an album that would be? writing 100 songs then using the best 10% ...it's a lot of work, but if you want to be the best, it's worth it.
|Posted By Rick|
| Murder Your Darlings |
Here's a great quote from Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – whole-heartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscripts to press. Murder your darlings”. I have found this advice invaluable when writing letters, songs, and especially when editing film.
|Posted By mark grove|
| getting to the point |
yep, you know how to get to the point and focus on what we need to do. i personally find though I use the majority of my ideas. I very rarely do any rewrites for my music blog, or when writing promo material for musicians. it just works out that way. The musicians seem to like it, and so do labels I write for.
|Posted By Rich Meldon|
| Distilling to the essence |
What keeps me coming back to reading your "short blogs" is that you have a special talent for Distilling to the thought provoking essence!
|Posted By B Larry Bradshaw|
| Wisdom Rules |
As a writer, I can sure relate to this. I have even “killed” some characters that I really loved because some kind of Wisdom told me that they didn’t add to the story. In the end, Wisdom has the last say.
|Posted By John Tighe|
| Truth be told |
This really rang true for me. There have been times when I included a part of a project that I later dropped because it wasn’t the right time nor did I have the right staff to manifest it. Good ideas have faded out and still wait on the sideline for their time.