What if I forget?
Just finished a new song, a duet with Tim where we pose to each other the question, “What if I forget...?” It is inspired by an elderly gentleman I met a few weeks ago at an adult family home. When I introduced myself, he smiled up at me and said, “Did your mother and I have a good marriage?” I gripped his hand and replied, “You had a beautiful marriage.” “Yes,” he said, and his face just glowed. I realize that this is a fate which awaits all of us as we go through life. If we do not experience this personally with our spouses, we will most likely have a family member who will go through this. I don't know about you, but so often, I never think about the future much and try hard to be present in the moment I am in. But after this encounter, I wanted to dive into the subject of "what if?" This chorus is the promise we sing about in our new song, which we will be sharing in concert.
A three continent project
Synchronicity: A lyricist in England is named a finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition and posts a note on the site seeking collaborators. Having just been named a finalist on another collaboration, I contact her and we create a song together. Now it is in the hands of a producer in India from the same home town that inspired the lyrics. With the addition of some Assam musicians and vocalists, we now have a three continent project. It truly is a small world.
We were so excited to be recognized in this year's UK Songwriting Competition. This is the first year I entered a collaboration with a poet and friend of mine, which ended up as a finalist in the folk category. Another exciting piece was getting to collaborate with a lyricist from the U.K. who was also a finalist. This across the pond effort brought much joy to us both. I will post this piece soon!
2018 U.K. SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Finalist/Folk - "Drifting" Collaboration with George Henriksen
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "Turn In To Me" Collaboration with Kim Castelo
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Baby, Won't You Dance with Me
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Stone and Wood"
Semi-Finalist/Folk - "It Matters"
Semi-Finalist/Folk- "Speak to Me in London"