Your first blog was supposed to be about your favorite new song. Kudos to those of you who have jumped out there and gotten it done! Way to go! Writing is all about getting words down on paper (or on a screen) to express ideas, thoughts, emotions, change, etc… Song writing is a form of writing just like essays or comedy or speech writing. However, song writing can be a sort of therapeutic writing. There are some new songs out there that are well-written and express emotions clearly and concisely. For example, one of my faves is Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone.” He chose his words very carefully and expresses a love for the South without belittling any other area. I also love Adele’s “Skyfall.” It’s an awesome song for lots of reasons, but the lyrics truly capture the feel of the movie. It is a powerful bit of writing. Many of you listen to rap. While I am not a fan, I do appreciate some old school guys like Tupac Shakur, particularly “Dear Mama“. He had some powerful words going on in his work.