Saturday, November 12, 2011

I Am Gorgeous

It's a long road to phrase this song. I don't much care about the melody because I will sing it differently every time but the chord progression is the only way to make it sound like I put some time into this. Cmaj7-Ami7-Dmi7-G7

I'm inspired to write original songs because I learned lately that places like the Press Room are hounded by ASCAP reps who spy on performances because if someone plays a song written by Tom Waits then the venue must pay royalties...and not necessarily to Tom Waits but to ASCAP who then divides the total net amongst themselves and their artists according to some logarithm of popularity. This doesn't sit well with me because who profits by me singing Tom Waits to an empty bar room? In fact, I was almost thrown out of the Press Room because I didn't even have enough money for a $2 ginger brew so I asked for water and the bartender said, "Why? You need to take your medication?" and I felt like punching Gandhi in the face but I also wanted to play the songs...etc...as my sober humility mixed with my shame into a Virgin Cosmopolitan on the rocks.

So, I only want to perform original songs in public now because it is a rude and complicated world in music and I don't fully understand how my $2 ginger brew must be split amongst Lady Gaga and her cunt friends. Really, I don't want to play in public at all because ethically it is too complicated.
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