I’m a musician; I write songs. I just hope at the end of the day to tear a little corner off of the darkness. –Bono, of U2.
Darkness and Light. A recurring theme for most of us. Artistic competition is a dark place for me, yet, it would seem that it also illuminates hidden facets of my creative process. It would be remiss of me if I didn’t write about my songwriting competition experience in the context of my songwriting blog. This was my first foray into songwriting competition, specifically; though I’ve participated in a couple of open mic competitions at a pub. From what I can tell, there are a couple of flavours of songwriting contest:
- Mail in your stuff, and it gets judged somewhere far away, and you eventually hear back. Maybe.
- Perform your song live, get…
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