The Monday Morning WHIP // 95

This week Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot teaches us how to eavesdrop! Well, not really, but the next gold nugget you stumble across could come from somewhere you least expected. Eyes and ears open! Now!

I’ve written many times about the importance of gaining inspiration and ideas from your surroundings.

Just the other day I was on a train with a bunch of schoolkids who were bandying around the rather random expression “Don’t forget the bison”.

Now I have no idea what it meant. Nor do I know if I will ever use it. But “Don’t forget the bison” is now tucked away in the ideas bank buried deep within my subconscious.

In his just released book, How To Make Gravy, Paul Kelly has a section titled “Advice to young songwriters”. At the top of his list is the finest distillation of what I mean when I say inspiration is everywhere.

Pay attention.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 18/10/2010
Category: WHIP
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