Richard Black was a great guy and the first serious musician I'd met who took a real interest in me as a player....Richard told me that if I wanted to be a true musical artist, I had to try to write my own songs....
I disappeared from the Black house for a couple of weeks.... Not long after, I sat everyone down in the sound room and played for them the very first song I ever wrote. It was called "In Your Time," and even if it did sound a bit too much like a certain Cat Stevens song I really loved, it was still pretty good for a rookie try. A few years later, "In Your Time" would become the title track of the first album I recorded on my own. So Richard's lecture paved the way for a number of firsts, the most important of which was that, for the first time in my life, I listened hard to somebody else and took their advice to heart.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
In Your Time
From Heart Full of Soul by Taylor Hicks:
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