Shooting From the Shadows
This is the second album from Chas and the crew.
Chas said “Many of my songs are observational I guess- and often I’m writing from a point of view other than mine- and I suspect most writers do that. Someone once challenged me about writing stuff that’s not “reality” to which I replied- oh so you think Paul Simon was a boxer do you ?” Think I got my point across- but sometimes it’s hard to tell. ”
Above the Worry Line
This takes us back to the beginning. Before Adam invented the cider press and snakeskin boots.
“Songs usually come in one of three forms.
- I observe someone –some/people doing something and it becomes an idea interesting enough to write about- from their position.
- For no obvious reason I often get a line or phrase in my head that remains while playing the piano- but that’s all- just a snippet,… and I decided long ago when that happens to stick with the line -everything that follows has to fit around that line-and…
- both lyrics and music just arrive with a rush. Method two is probably the most common- and probably requires the most effort.”