I have a love/hate relationship with live performances.
What I love about them is that you get to feel the energy of the crowd. I love gauging the crowd’s reactions to my songs, and I love connecting with an audience. I love that performing enables you to meet other artists, who inspire you, and are inspiring in their own right. There are also some really cool venues that can inspire you too.
“How do you write a song?” It’s a difficult question for a songwriter to answer. Often, it’s not only different for each song writer, but different for each song.
I’m not so sure the Greeks didn’t have it right when they coined the concepts of muses as the source of inspiration for artists & philosophers. In my experience, I’ve rarely had luck when I sat down with the intention of creating a song. I have to wait for inspiration to strike, always at the most inconvenient times, when I’m scrambling for a napkin of a bit of paper to capture that inspiration before it disappears.
The reason I started playing music was The Beatles. They have always been and will always be my biggest inspiration for music. The Beatles had a special kind of magic when they wrote songs together. That magic produced timeless music that was truly relatable. Their story is also amazing; I encourage you to look into it if you haven't already.