I thought it might be fun to share our best recent songwriting lessons or insight. I’m sure all of us attend open mic nights or even perform ourselves. Sometimes it’s fun and interesting, but there’s usually always that person who drones on and on about sad tragedies. Boring and even worse, you almost want to commit suicide or at least never return to the open mic. One open mic I used to attend there were dueling songwriters, two guys, who were always trying to out do each other in how many people died or were killed in their songs. That’s when I decided not to write Debbie Downer songs. If I do write about something painful that all of us can relate to I always try to put a positive spin on it. There’s always a way you can write something that leaves the audience feeling there’s hope to every tragedy. I always try to remember people have enough pain and disappointment on a daily basis and when they go out to have a meal and listen to some music the last thing they want to hear is more sadness, pain and tragedy. You can improve your songwriting 100% by refusing to write downer songs. That was one of my greatest lessons. Would love to hear about what others have learned? Thanks.