Laura Marie
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Podcast #52 - Nobody Say Goodbye Podcast

That's it. It's over. 52 weeks of writing with a prompt from the Global Songwriters Group. I've had some really fun moments, I've been inspired by many and I've learned a great deal. I love the discipline of writing weekly. I'm not sure if I'll do it with a word prompt again but I definitely love the group dynamic. I look back at how many of the songs I wrote that I'm not happy with and it's painfully clear what got in my way. I rebelled against the prompts. I think, if I had let myself be led by them, the… Read more

Podcast #51 - No Secret Podcast


Secrets. In my song "Honest" I reference the song "In Code" from my first solo album, Drawn. "In Code" was all about my habit of writing songs when I felt I couldn't speak openly. Lyrics were my outlet. I could hide my true feelings in metaphors and abstractions and have imaginary confrontations. At the time I wrote "in Code", I was particularly angry with someone close to me and frustrated with my inability to gain their approval.  I think I even went so far, at least once, to write a song with the first… Read more

Podcast #50 - It's Not Easy  Podcast

I'm having a bad freaking day! Which is funny because I was having a bad day when I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. But, then it was about everything being so cold and dark outside. Part of it was the change of seasons and the other part was just how vicious the world seemed to be. I think it was the midterm elections plus every news story was something horrific. I felt incredibly vulnerable and didn't want to even venture out into the world much. And, that's how I feel again except now everything feels… Read more

Podcast #49 - The Window Podcast

I have this concern with escaping convention. I think I've always questioned why we do the things we do, why we limit ourselves to certain ways of being and thinking. Of course, I do see the value in having boundaries and limitations. It serves to keep us stable, defined, solid. I know who I am in context. I'm a daughter, wife, mother, woman, songwriter. I know what my role is. Most of the time, anyway. But, deep inside, I know I exist beyond all these definitions. I start to question our social constructs,… Read more

Podcast #48 - Monotone Podcast

Ever have one of those weeks where it seems like some portal to the past has opened up and you run into a bunch of people you haven't seen in ages? A couple of weeks ago it happened to me. It was strange. In most cases it was great. You know, people change but who they are is generally recognizable. Even if you can tell that they've been through something or are going through something that may make them a shade darker, they are still the same person you knew and loved. But, then there was one who made me… Read more
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