Evolution of a Song-Week Thirteen

(I love when the trees change colors in the fall. This is prospect park where I run/bike.)

Week Thirteen-"I Get Home"

Lucky 13. Well this week I'm not sure lucky is a word that particularly comes to mind. Of course, I know I'm lucky in the general sense and I try to be aware of that all the time but it was the busiest, most overwhelming weeks I've had since I started Song in Your Box.

The CMJ conference (CMJ stands for College Music Journal) was here in NYC last week, where there are a million panels and about 10 million bands playing. It was the first time I attended it.

I usually go to the ASCAP expo in LA which seems to be primarily geared more towards artists and creatives whereas CMJ was a whole lot of everyone-managers, touring companies, publishers, licensors, you name it. There were some pretty informative panels and I met some great industry people.

The panels were everyday from about 11-5 (at NYU, my old stomping grounds:) and by the time they were over, my brain was so overloaded with info. and to-do lists that I only made it out to see bands one night. (And to be honest, it was a lame attempt on my part.)

It also meant that I had NO time to write my song for this week. So for the first time ever, I am literally leaving it for the last minute. I'm also fighting an imminent cold that I can feel coming on but I am determined not to let it get me. I have no time to be sick!

A couple of people were like " Can't you just skip a week?". And I mean, Β technically I guess I could, but ultimately I think I'd be disappointed in myself. Because that is what this project is about. That's why I'm doing it. There is always an excuse NOT to do something.

At the end of the day (week), I will have a new song. That's what I said, and that's what I'm going to do.

So, this week's song "I Get Home" is born out of what one of the panelists at CMJ said. She writes music that gets licensed for TV and film and she said, "Just write a song in a major key and let it be as generic as possible". She was kidding of course, but I figured I would take her on. I knew it'd be a challenge for me. I'm not sure how generic it is, but I tried:)

So without further ado, here is "I Get Home". If you want to hear it, sign up for my list! It's a list you will be happy to be on, I promise. Oh, and put your headphones on....have I mentioned it's my favorite way to listen to music?;)

All my last-minute love,

Dana