Tag Archives: Songwriting

Such a wonderful person, but you got problems

Very sad news about David Bowie, who’s work is as important to me as it is to seemingly everyone else on the planet. I’ve little to add, except to say that as with most great rock writers, for me anyway, it’s always particular lines and phrases from songs that make the deepest impression, and they’ve been popping into […]

Lou Reed on writing

When we think of ‘writing’ the emphasis often falls on fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Occasionally we think of scripts, but very rarely lyrics. And yet lyrics are possibly the most influential and inspirational of all forms of literature, because they’re kind of in the air and we can absorb them without really thinking about it. You’ve […]