Posts Tagged: songwriting

What Are the Odds?

This is part 10 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

This is a post where I reflect on my life to date and the story behind the number What Are the Odds? from the show I’m currently working on. You can skip the reflection and go straight to where I…Continue Reading →

Empty House

This is part 8 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

The end of February is fast approaching, and I am nowhere near the fourteen song target for February Album Writing Month. Unlike at my day job, where I can usually hunker down and churn out accounting memos and checklists and…Continue Reading →

Birthdays

This is part 6 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

Birthdays are strange and powerful. I don’t know what it is, but no matter how dismissive you try to be about your own birthday, you can never quite convince your own heart that it’s just a day like any other…Continue Reading →

Ivory Keys

This is part 5 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

In my last post, I mentioned that I recently took Pat Pattison’s Coursera songwriting course (as offered by the Berklee College of Music via their Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) partnership with Coursera. I had a couple of reasons: I…Continue Reading →

Broadway, here I come!

I’m high above the city I’m standing on the ledge The view from here is pretty And I step off the edge —Broadway, Here I Come from Smash. I’ve previously discussed how being brought up under Chinese tradition generally results…Continue Reading →

Next Year

This is part 4 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

Moving half way across the world is hard. Finishing moving is even harder. I haven’t blogged at all recently on the pretense of being: too busy with packing up our lives in Sydney; then too busy with finding an apartment…Continue Reading →

The Art of Storytelling

Last month, I finally went and took the advice Stephen Flaherty gave to me over three years ago: “If you want to write musical theatre, don’t study music. Study drama. Learn about plot, characterization and structure.” At the time, I…Continue Reading →

Audit Busy Season

This is part 3 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

Earlier this year, around my birthday, I felt like things were happening and life was taking off. Recently, I feel very much like life has slowed to a crawl – in terms of progress. The days are still passing by…Continue Reading →

Remember Me

This is part 2 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

Okay, so this is not actually the first song we wrote. The first song we wrote is still in too terrible a shape to be released for public viewing. Here is the second song we’ve written instead. Jonathan was struck…Continue Reading →

26 Songs

This is part 1 of 11 in the series 26 Songs

Series photo by Jon Bragg on Flickr. A few things have happened over the last two months to keep me busy and too tired to blog, not the least being passing my final CA exam and audit busy season hitting…Continue Reading →