Unusual Wikipedia


Songwriting Secrets #1

A song idea can be gleaned from some really weird sources.  One of my favorite places to look for the spark of an idea is called Unusual Wikipedia.  It is exactly what it sounds like, a list of unusual topics found on Wikipedia.  Late one evening I was perusing this source and found a list of historical people who died on the toilet.  I don’t know why I thought that list should be turned into a song but I added it to my list of potential options.  If I sit down for a songwriting session and have no ideas, I refer to my list of potential songs.  After almost two years of skipping over this ridiculous concept, I decided to give it a chance.  That list of people became my song called Where I Go.  It’s a fun song but also terrifying.  

FYI: My greatest nightmare involves an urgent need to use the toilet and the only available option is in a dimly lit bathroom full of scary clowns.  

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