Quick Update!

Quick Update!

I’m busy songwriting, getting material ready for recording in the new year. Lots of new songs are coming, it’s a bit of a bumper crop! I’m also booking appearances around the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley. It’s great again to be playing...

New Lyrics – Friday Night at the Logger’s Hall

Friday Night at the Logger’s Hall – Words & music: John Michael Lind [G]Friday night the [C]boys go [D]to the [G]Logger’s Hall Friday night [C]all the [D]girls go [G]too Step outside with [C]someone [D]nice at the [G]Logger’s Hall Steal a kiss [C]under that...

NEW SONG JOURNEY Chapter 5. Barbarians!

I don’t know how to play piano or how to read and write music on a staff, yet I’m doing both today! (I got ambitious about how quickly I could work on the previous Thank You Nature song. It’s still percolating on a back burner. So I’m turning...

NEW SONG JOURNEY Chapter 4: Revision.

Just now, typing this title, I see that the word “revision” means a little more than I’ve always considered. It clearly says “re-vision,” as in take another look, give it another thought or two. Good to keep in mind.I find song revisions...

NEW SONG JOURNEY Chapter 3: The Name!

Computer printed now, you can see the revisions beginning. I like to play the song while revising, rather than simply read it. I find words and rhythms that work better with the guitar and voice, the rhythms I initially feel and hear in my head may not work once I...

THE NEW SONG JOURNEY Chapter 2.

I am posting daily about my new song <untitled> and my writing process as it moves along:I said before I like to write with paper and pen. Once I have something roughed out I take it to the computer to revise. I print it and start marking it up.It’s neater...

THE NEW SONG JOURNEY Chapter 1.

For me, songwriting is like getting a new baseball glove – it needs to be broken in, gotta get the pocket just right before it’s ready for the show.You can see I write with pen and paper. When I use the computer I obsess about fixing typos and other errors...

What would Neil Young do?

Neil Young is right!While recording, mixing and mastering my new song, Meet Her From 2 Metres -or- Love in the Time of COVID, written and performed with my brother Martin, I spent a lot of time listening to the lossy (squashed) MP3 version as well as the lossless WAV,...

Summer Festivals!

Summer 2020 is coming, and I’ll be travelling around playing at some. I have a vision that sustains me, a literal vision I had of myself playing big, outdoor stages in front of big, happy crowds. Building a music career ain’t easy, as you can imagine...

Studio! Studio!

I’m busy writing new songs these days. It’s a lot of fun. And it’s a lot of work. I get an idea, it sounds great, I write it down…. and then what? As the ever-inspring great songwriter Steve Earle says, “The first verse is easy. The rest is work.” I can’t agree more....