3 Things We Learned From Fleetwood Mac; Lesson #2



Lesson #2. Write Songs About Rude Things...


I was brought up a Christian. This means I spent many years thinking I was better than everyone else (until life taught me a swift lesson or two). I am Glad to say I am now human again. But being brought up as a Christian also made me love rock music and made me a better Rockstar. Allow me to explain…

Of course, as a Christian, part of my job would be to pitch up to the local congregation in my Sunday best ready to listen to the Sunday sermon. Here, I would try to look as interested as I could while my body, limb by limb would fall asleep and go limp and my brain kept singing gentle lullabies to my eyelids…. It wasn’t a problem however, my dad always helped out by giving me a swift clip whenever the sleep took hold.... This is where ‘The Right Honorable Reverend Boring’ could have taken a few tips from our fave rock band. What the 'Mac' had right was point number 2; Story telling. You see we all love a great story. Scary ones, funny ones, stories of triumph and stories of tragedy, all are great. And a great song my friends, is nothing more than a great story. Ask any writer and they will tell you that a great story is all about great characters. This is what makes great bands; great characters. Get it right and these characters interact to tell their own unique story. IE; Fleetwood Mac. The best bands in the world follow Fleetwood Mac’s example and allow their own personal stories to permeate through their music. (Ever wondered when band artists go solo, their music, well changes…?) What Fleetwood Mac Taught us is to allow our relationships to permeate through each and every song we write and perform and actually become the story. Listen to the story telling influence in this song, it’s a great example of how a song, when performed in a band, tells a deeper story than just the lyrics and chord changes alone. Enjoy. Lesson No. 2; Storytelling Listen Here...


Lesson #3 Coming Soon...


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