The most often asked question in social media songwriting groups is the most basic: How do I write a song? I’ll try to answer that and hopefully with a little help from my friends.
Inviting songwriters to join me via webcam or in the interactive chat.
Category: General Interest
Russell is a baby boomer who is and acoustic guitarist that is creating a second career in music.We’ll discuss the concept behind my film ‘Rockin’ The Dream’ and what living the dream means to him.
Some of us can remember that being youngsters i…Classic television will never be completely forgotten or out of style as it brought so much to television screens in living rooms across the country.
Watching reruns of classic TV shows will never fall out of fashion either. Not with those of us who grew up watching and learning from these classic TV shows. And not with the new generation of classic TV fans that the re-airing of these classics in television are creating now.
Some of us can remember that being youngsters in the 70s we rushed home from school to get started on finishing our homework right away so that we could watch such classic TV shows as Gilligans Island and I Love Lucy before suppertime. Some of our primetime classic TV selections included Bewitched, Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and The Partridge family.
Some of these classic TV shows were still being filmed into the 80s and were joined by what are now also classic television shows we remember fondly and still enjoy watching today. Laverne & Shirley, One Day at a Time, Welcome Back Kotter, Barretta, Starsky & Hutch, Hillstreet Blues, and Mork & Mindy. When Cagney & Lacey hit the classic TV scene in the 80s, young women were empowered to dream of going into professions usually reserved for males as these two women fought crime on the mean streets of NYC and in the sometimes equally mean environment of the male dominated workplace.
Our Saturday mornings were reserved for Fat Albert and the Gang, Scooby Doo, and the Jetsons. Sunday evenings we watched classic television such as Hee Haw and Disney Family Showcase Theatre. The raunchy, pushed to the limits reality television programs that have replaced old TV shows on most networks today have nothing on those classic TV shows from the 70s and 80s. We learned true family values from the Bradys the Waltons, The Ingals Family, and the Partridges, not to mention the Cleavers in Leave it to Beaver, and Timmy, his Mom and super canine hero and friend, Lassie.
These classic TV shows from the 70s and 80s continue to teach the family values that would otherwise be lost to the generation of children now growing up in broken homes, in families headed by only one parent, or in families in which both parents are forced to work just to make ends meet.
Those old classic TV shows taught the importance of moral values and the strength and wisdom found with several generations of a family living together or close by to one another .
- We learned how to share with one another and how to make friends.
- We learned that it was important to never lie to our parents and that they would always love us no matter what mistakes we made.
- We learned that there were solutions to every problem, no matter how big or small they might be.
- We learned to believe in ourselves and to dream big. We learned about falling in love and how to mend a broken heart.
- We learned all of this and so much more from these classic TV shows that will live on in those of us who have come to love them and through the television networks still brave enough to provide a platform for quality, family values shows like classic TV shows.
For many of us these shows are so ingrained in our memories it is as if Ritchie, Potsie and Mouth were our high school chums and we were right there with them throughout all of the teenage angst and mischief they got into. At the time many of us would sit and wonder what it would be like to be a Brady or Partridge.
Who among us didn’t wish we owned the General Lee and could do some off- roading that rivaled that of the Duke brothers? Mork made us hopeful that it there was life on other planets, that they would be as hilarious and ready to make friends as he was. Oh and how many of our big brothers shot BB guns into the ground when Mom wasn’t looking because they were intent on finding oil and becoming millionaires like good ol’ Jed Clampett did?
Okay so not everything we learned from these classic TV shows was something Mom was thrilled to find us reenacting. But is sure was a whole lot of fun. Classic TV encouraged you to use your imagination. Not at all like the mindless stuff that permeates television and our children our bombarded with today that spark little, if any imagination.
No, classic television will never be completely forgotten or go out of style. There are too many of us old and young who will keep the demand for these old TV shows alive.
~Ben Anton 2007
Inventive creative mind is something beyond dynamic creative mind. To have the option to effectively envision things, to see and hear things in one’s psyche, is a significant capacity. It doesn’t need to include a lot of inventiveness, however, isn’t that right? Wandering off in fantasy land, for instance, is a procedure of creative mind. It can comprise of a detailed dreamland, yet one brimming with all the things that numerous individuals consider.
Innovative creative mind, at that point, needs to incorporate the capacity to envision things, however to envision unique things. It is seeing things that others don’t see, and concocting new thoughts. So how would you develop this?
Inventive Imagination 101
To start with, practice your fundamental creative mind. It very well may be as straightforward as suspecting in pictures more, or tuning in to music in your brain. Play little “motion pictures” in your brain, until you can watch them on order. This is a basic procedure, yet for those of us that can only with significant effort do it normally, it can take a great deal of training. Luckily, it’s anything but a disagreeable movement.
The second piece of building up your inventive creative mind is to get progressively innovative in your reasoning and envisioning. Start by focusing on your innovativeness. Our intuitive personalities give us a greater amount of what we focus on. Overlook innovative parts of your life, and you’re telling your intuitive they are irrelevant. Then again, on the off chance that you note when you’re innovative, your subliminal psyche will begin taking care of you progressively imaginative thoughts.
Distinctive environment can likewise energize your imagination. Need greater imagination in your affection life? Climb up a mountain with your accomplice. Do you compose? Give sitting a shot a rooftop to compose. Need new thoughts for your business? Take a journal to the recreation center and sit by the duck lake. A difference in condition can receive your deduction in return grooves.
You can mess around that activity your inventive creative mind. One such game uses a procedure called “idea mix.” Alone or with different players, you consolidate arbitrary ideas or things in new manners, to see who has the best thought. A thermometer and a bulletin, for instance, could produce a thought for a sign that checks the climate and modifies the message as needs be (“Come in out of the warmth for a chilly drink,” or “Escape the rain and warm up with our gourmet coffee.”).
Try not to Wait For Creative Imagination
Inventive motivation unquestionably can strike whenever, however it strikes all the more frequently when there is work as opposed to pausing. So on the off chance that you need to concoct imaginative innovations, start intellectually overhauling all that you see. Envision a superior bike, a quicker mail administration, or a superior seat. Proceed with this for three weeks, and it will end up being a propensity.
Obviously, innovative creative mind goes past taking care of explicit issues or designing things. Genuinely imaginative personalities are continually concocting the inquiries as well, not simply the arrangements. On the off chance that you need to be progressively inventive constantly, center around three things:
1. Changing your point of view. A youngster may feel that working just to not attempt (to resign) is senseless. Thinking from that viewpoint may give you thoughts for how to bring in cash doing things you appreciate. Considering the to be as a bear sees it may give a painter inventive new thoughts. Taking a gander at things from a client’s point of view is a certain method to discover imaginative enhancements for a business. See everything from a few points of view.
2. Testing your suppositions. Imagine a scenario where cafés didn’t have workers. Guests pay a machine as they enter, feed themselves at a smorgasbord, and everything is as computerized as could be allowed, so one proprietor administrator could run a huge eatery alone. Challenge every one of your suspicions for training. Do you truly need to pay lease? Do pools need water? Can practice be a terrible thing?
3. Let your thoughts go out of control. Does a flying bed appear to be senseless? It could prompt the idea of a helium sleeping cushion. At the point when you get off it toward the beginning of the day, it drifts off the beaten path, up to the roof. Ideal for little lofts. Try not to smother your innovativeness. Unwind, and let thoughts come. You can generally dispose of them later.
For these systems to be an ongoing piece of your reasoning, use them consistently. Since it takes half a month to build up a propensity, remind yourself to utilize them every day. Scribble a couple of your preferred procedures on a card and convey it with you. Look it over for the duration of the day and apply the systems to anything. Before long, you’ll have an increasingly inventive creative mind.
Joining the key methodology of narrating alongside the right attitude, you can accomplish your most out of this world fantasies!
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Every single day as we are building our organizations, we as a whole realize the way in to a fruitful introduction is an item being offered to the end-line customer as well as supporting another individual. In an up and coming issue, I will expound on the contrast between making a deal and having client devotion in the business procedure. In the business procedure, you are battling various sorts of creatures. For the majority of us who are in direct deals, you have 45 minutes to introduce an item/business idea and cause an individual to put stock in you, your item, and all the more critically have them settle on a choice that they need what you are advertising.
At the point when you are introducing the business, it is extremely simple for you to get true and totally lose the enthusiasm of your possibility. At the point when you recount to an anecdote about the accomplishment of somebody who is utilizing the item or have an individual give a live tribute about the amount they love being a merchant, you will keep the enthusiasm of new individuals who are tuning in just because.
For the greater part of us, the first run through in our lives that we were ever given the idea of a live crowd was back in kindergarten when we played “sharing time”. Everybody was constantly keen on what you were stating in light of the fact that you were basically recounting to a story. We have all known about the popular K.I.S.S. rule: Keep It Simple Stupid. While introducing your business or item, the key play is to recount to a story and keep it straightforward. Everybody can identify with the grandma, who can discuss their grandkid as the most excellent, valuable kid on the planet. She will cause you to feel as though her grandkid would be such a blessing to possess as your own. You have to take that equivalent effortlessness and use it during your introduction and make a similar outcome – responsibility for item.
As you recount stories, individuals will recall those accounts versus the real factors on the planet. “Realities TELL, BUT STORIES SELL.” They should need to engage in your business or buy your item since the entirety of the examples of overcoming adversity that you told. Individuals love to be a piece of a triumphant group. Narrating keeps individuals integrated with you and your introduction. I generally state if all else fails during an introduction, recount to a story so as to take individuals’ consideration back to you. At the point when I present, I ALWAYS recount to numerous accounts since when I was first acquainted with direct deals, what livened my ears was an account of a youngster who had a way of life I needed. The individual story of her way of life is the thing that caused me to choose to engage in the business. In that business, I proceeded to fabricate a gigantic association and everything I did was recount to my story and recount to the organization’s story again and again!
Joining the key technique of narrating alongside the right mentality, you can accomplish your most out of this world fantasies!