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2011 Bucket List - #18 Compose a Song

Can I write a song? Hmm, maybe. Can I produce a song. Nope. Can I even sing? Absolutely not. Yet, I enjoy music, I enjoy the message it sends, and it’s ability to make you feel a special way, and take you back to a distinct time. With that in place, #18 on the 2011 Bucket List called for your truly to compose a song. Any song. And with very little vocal ability and about ten minutes to write a song about anything, I did just that.
Luckily for me, the song was recorded, produced, engineered, and is currently being edited by one of my good friends who happens to be a music engineer that does these type of things for a living. At this point I’m convinced, if the final product can sound somewhat easy on the ears, then not only is he a genius, but I’m convinced the music industry is that much more about image, politics, relationships, and politics than actual talent. But that rant and argument is for another day. 

Now I’m sure there are some of you who would like to hear the actual song, of course, out of sheer anticipation of much humor. The song is one that is filled with foolish lines and nonsense about a typical day of yours truly. The mini hook, “I break arms” is one that in some odd way engrained itself into me, my friend, and my tag-team partner, who happened to also drop a line on the track – literally. Her one line, “Can I get a ride?” Yeah, exactly. The entire project, based on the quality of talent we were working with, is so bad it’s hard not to keep listening.
Hey, maybe that is the formula for success.

Hopefully, once the song is done, I’ll be able to update this post with an attachment.

Maybe moving forward, I can actually write a real song with meaning, thought, along with some type of literary rhetoric and lyrical concept. It's worth a try. After all, that’s what a bucket list is about.

Nonetheless, whether how enormously bad the final product is (And I expect it to be), it is an experience I can honestly say I had. A true studio experience of writing, recording, editing, arranging, and pursuing creative perfection with a the help of a mind in the music field, is one that I have tremendous respect for.

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