By writing these songs I have purged myself of my depression which had nothing to do with music. I'm sort of going the direction of many singers and songwriters that have come before me and I just try to tell the story as best I can and as many writers will tell you.....just keep writing and the songs will come. I have in the process of starting back at the songwriting, had the opportunity to write with one of my old bandmates and friends Ernie Guidoccio. I think we've written about 11 or so together so far this year. Twenty years ago we penned songs like Why and So Sensational together as well as Lazy River and Seven Minutes To Midnight. .With Ernie writing is always easy because he sends a file that is very rough in production scope, but very rich is spaces and colours.
He kind of sings something of the melody and we work it back and forth until we are happy with something that sort of sounds like something else and then it gets my head spinning and before you know it, I have rough draft of lyrics and music that well deserves, another good spin or two at the Zoom Mic. I had the chance 20 years ago or more to write with his brother (another great band mate) Augy Guidoccio. We wrote lots of great songs off of the Manteye Album/CD like She's No Angel and Belt, Boots, as well as other memorables as Memphis Sky and Root Beer Romeo. I love all these songs still as I helped give birth to them and raised them as if they were my own flesh and blood. Thank God they don't eat much! Manteye Album CD Cover Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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