Happiness as Anarchy #52: Finishing a Song

Starting a song is easy – an idea pops up, I play with it for a little while and in turns into something with potential. I’ll go back and work on it a few days or a week later and it gets closer to finished. But actually finishing a song takes hard work, and I often I get stuck on just one line. The first 90% of the song might take a week, and those last line few lines will bug me for a month. On the plane yesterday I finished a song that’s been on the workbench for several months. I’ve been singing it while walking today and I think I’m happy with it. Happy enough to call it finished. I’m not entirely sure about the title, but I think it’s called Never Quite the Right Time.

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By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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