He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure James Lane Allen When it comes to writing songs, nothing blocks the flow of songwriting ideas more than two small but very powerful words… FEAR and DOUBT. The fear comes first. I’m talking about the fear of… Not being good enough Being ridiculed by online […]
The Importance Of Finishing My Music And Sharing It.
I, like many, many songwriters have a problem with my songwriting process… It’s called “perfectionism” and along with an extremely over-zealous inner critic, this problem has plagued me my whole songwriting/music career. I have tried many times to snap out of it and to some extent have been temporarily successful numerous times over the years […]
What Am I? I Am A Secular Buddhist
Since the mid nineties I have had a very keen interest in studying meditation. Around that time I was exposed to a number of philosophies of mainly the new age kind through the bands I was in and through the company I kept. This created a healthy environment of wonderment and questioning about what life […]
What Does Songwriting Mean To Me?
Let’s look at the word SONGWRITING for a minute. The dictionary meaning of the word is the “… writing the music and words of songs.” Now that should give us a clue but I think the definition it goes deep enough. I reckon the meaning of the word SONGWRITING should be something like… “The process […]
How Music Has Shaped My Life (So Far…)
The Beginning When I was five years old I asked Mum and Dad if I could have piano lessons. Now, Mum and Dad didn’t have any room in the house for a piano nor, was there enough money to buy one in the first place but that was okay with me… I still had my […]
An Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living
For anyone who is visiting this site and reading this blog for the very first time, I extend the warmest of welcomes to you. It’s my goal to keep you coming back for more. More content about my life and the songwriting, music business and home recording components of it. However, for those of you […]
The First Steps Into The Unknown
Corey Stewart Online – Why I do what I do? I have been active participant both on the stage and behind the scenes in the Australian Music Industry for the past 35 years and in that time I’ve learnt a thing or two about songwriting, the music business and home recording hence this website, Corey […]
Corey Stewart Online – The First Post (Of Many)
Hi there, my name is Corey Stewart and I am a Songwriter, Musician, Producer and Blogger. I wrote my first song at the age of 13 and ever since then, I’ve written hundreds of other songs, performed in countless bands, played in far too many gigs to remember and experienced all of the highs and lows of being […]