"By the time we got through it, my dad was crying, I was crying. The bottle was half empty."
Somewhere just north my 30th birthday I started to realize how much I was hiding. The pressures of trying to appear young
Sager's five-decade songwriting career is among the most impressive in all of the music business. But after writing hit after hit, Sager's most recent offering is not a song at all. She has penned her memoir.
A variety of influences have rendered songwriting and music composition significantly less feasible in the classic sense.
On Facebook and other social media platforms everyone appears to be a success. We show our best face, best version of ourselves
SOMETIMES I HEAR Simon and Garfunkel singing, "Slow down you move too fast." They're in a little bubble following me around as I scurry about my day.
The demos created during Bali's 2016 Songwriting Invitational might not all end up being singles, and some of the songs created might not see the light of day until five-ten years from now -- who knows!
Prince could do it all. Play everything. And he could dance to boot. In heels. The night he died there was nothing on my Facebook or Twitter feed but posts about him. We all expressed our sorrow in our own way.
"I don't see a way to save him." The doctor's words rang in my ears. The fluorescent lights of the doctor's office, flashed and faded in front of me, like the candles I was expected to blow out that evening on my birthday cake. This was no ordinary birthday.
Aren't they all the same? This one is different. It unites the hearts, minds, interests and wallets of songwriters, performers
Sometimes there is nothing quite like art. When something created in the mind, in the heart, in the soul, suddenly, in the blink of an eye takes on even more significance. Everything can change, as Don Henley sings in his classic song, New York Minute.
Talk about getting an early start.
Johnny Cash was a brilliant musician. Singer. Performer. And masterful songwriter. Johnny Cash condensed high concept ideas into short, resonating stories -- ripping people's hearts in four or five stanzas -- that stayed in millions of ears and memories.
The singer-songwriter explains why "isolation is key."
With 32 miles of soft sandy beach the Inter-coastal water way, several bays and inlets, this area is chock full of nature