Elton John recently made news headlines for bashing songwriters of today, and commenting on how boring the X-Factor (British singing competition similar to American Idol that resulted in the career of Leona Lewis) is as a result, among other things.
Is modern songwriting boring? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it is.
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So last night I wrote a song. Here’s what it sounds like, and where it came from.
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