I believe that you are in for a special treat with this post. Awhile back I had a conversation with Denis Loiseau my co-writer of most of my completed songs. In fact, if you don’t like my songs he is the one to blame because it was he who got me into songwriting so of course it’s ALL his fault! ;-D!
As a co-writer with about ten years of experience at the time, Denis generously offered to try an experimental co-write with songrwriting newbie me. My first song and our first song together was “What Kind Of Man Does That”. Since that beginning about two and a half years ago we’ve co-written 6 songs together, and are about to begin working on a seventh. Every step of the way, Denis has patiently and generously shared his songwriting knowledge, experience, and wisdom. I am very grateful that he is in my life.
Anyway, back to the conversation I had with him and the speial treat I promised. I mentioned this blog and mentioned how absolutely wonderful you dear readers are. I told him that I believe that many of you would love to hear his other songs and offered to let him present his work via this blog. I suggested that he include a brief writeup about each song. Below is his email accepting my invitation and including one of my favoirites of his songs. I believe you’ll know why when you hear it.
Please let me know if the link doesn’t work and if you can’t cut and paste the URL into your browser. As you’ve probably noticed, links and I don’t often see eye to eye no matter how hard I try. ;-D!
Thanks for your offer to post a few my songs on your blog. I spent some time reviewing it today and enjoyed experiencing what you are are doing – a lot of love.
I thought I’d start first with “Unfinished Business,” which I co-wrote with Jeff Wessman and which I think your audience might appreciate. It explores the vulnerability and courage of a father and son facing unresolved issues from their past before it’s too late, and also the gift of love between them.
Here is a link which contains a link to an MP3, followed by the lyric: http://www.denisloiseau.com/music-54.html.
For what it’s worth, to get the true emotional impact of a song, I like to listen to it first, and wait to read the lyric until afterward. The reading tends to take most of us into our heads, diluting the stronger magic that is the song.
Thanks again for making a broader audience available to hear our work, and now broadening your scope to include other work that might speak to you. You are a generous and warm soul, and I’m looking forward to our next endeavor.
Please feel free to share any or none of my words as you see fit.