closeup photo of turned on computer monitor

I was first introduced to the internet in 1997 and took my first tentative steps into the online world after buying my first computer in 2001.  My first blog Corey Stewart Songwriting was started in 2004 and ever since then I have been writing about songwriting, the creative process and the business of writing songs…

Today, Monday November 22, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of Mara’s passing.  At the end of last week I went back to her Mum and Dad’s place in Millicent to drop off some boxes of Mara’s clothes, shoes, photos and her wedding dress. The trip also gave me an opportunity to celebrate with her…

One can never accuse me of sitting still when it comes to performing live and even though I had taken an extended break from regular gigging, I have always kept my ear to the ground and left myself open to any music opportunity that comes my way. So, when my good friend Geoffrey Stapleton approached…

Disco Ball

Anyone that knows me knows that I love funk music. As a bass player I almost think it’s somehow my duty to devote some of my playing, practising and songwriting time to the dark arts of FUNK. As I mentioned in a previous post “How Music Has Shaped My Life (So Far…)” I was part…

This magnificient view is from the groud floor of Light house in Pondicherry, India. Entire staircase is painted with pastel blue.

I remember chatting to a songwriter friend of mine a while ago about the pain he was experiencing when writing songs. He said to me that he was great at starting songs but really lousy at finishing them (well, aren’t we all). He also told me his main philosophy for his songwriting process and to…