The Wikipedia Rabbit Hole

If I want to be working but I’m not currently in the middle of a song, I need a spark to find a new idea. One of my standard moves is to plunge into the Wikipedia rabbit hole. My favorite place to look for the spark of an idea is called Unusual Wikipedia.  It is a list of unusual entries on Wikipedia.  It was late one evening, I was trying to write, and I had no ideas. I took the plunge and found a list of historical people who died while on the toilet. I knew that this list deserved to be a song but I had no idea how to make it happen. It’s not obvious how a songwriter should turn a list of historical people who died while on the toilet into a song.  It took almost two years until I solved the puzzle and wrote the song.  That list of historical figures became my song called Where I Go.  This song gave me the confidence that I could make a viable song about absolutely anything. 

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