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 on May 25th at the Soulfood Coffeehouse in RedmondAdd text
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"