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Adding Twists to Folkisms

By Gary Earl

Clay Collins, writer of Alternative Productivity and Anti­Hacks for Living, said that he once wrote an article entitled “Why You Should Get Up Whenever You Want,” but no one read it… So he changed the title to “Healthy, Wealthy, and DEAD?: 5 Reasons Why Getting Up Early Might be Harmful,” and got a lot of response! He played off Ben Franklin’s “early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”, but twisted it.

Good Song example: “Out of the Blue, Clear Sky” by Bob DiPiero. The story goes that George Strait phoned up Bob and said he wanted to cut the song but he’d have to change the hook to “out of the clear blue sky,” because that was the right saying. Bob said “No, you can’t have it then.” (Bob already had a few cuts by then and wasn’t feeling desperate like most writers would be with a Strait cut hanging in the balance.) Bob continued on, “the whole hook to the song is that we’re twisting the old saying around, and that’s the only thing that’ll get everyone’s attention.” Well, George said okay, and the rest is money in the bank.

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Film & TV music supervisors are increasingly scanning the web, especially youtube, for new bands and new artists. They are all hoping to find the next break-out hit song. If you have a website, youtube channel, Soundcloud or Reverbnation, and it’s full of original music, and you’d love to be picked up by a TV show or film, make sure you have a picture that matches your music genre. Record labels have even been known to tell artists that the quickest way to get signed these days is getting a song on TV or in a film; for example Gray’s Anatomy has made more than a couple of unknown artists into big sellers.  If you were going to have a virtual rock band, what would you name it? There are many websites that auto generate band names; http://www.bandnamemaker.com  is one of these, and it’s a fun site to spend a couple minutes on even if you don’t intend on trying the idea of “being a virtual band”.    best, g

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