Songwriter's Toolbox

Songwriter's Toolbox - The Power of Everyday Language (Janis Ian)

Jan. 9, 2009

Where do songwriters find things to write songs about? For Janis Ian, a great source was the newspaper.

You can check out Janis Ian's music and more at Janis is a legendary and extraordinary songwriter. She's also written a lot of great articles about songwriting and being a singer-songwriter including a column in Performing Songwriter magazine. (You can read many of these article on her website - click on "Prose".) In fact, she's written about lots of things - she's very smart, compassionate and interested in almost everything. (She'd probably say that these are qualities that help in her songwriting too.)

And you can hear some of the music I've written at my music website:

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