Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.



FROM THE PRESIDENT

The other day I was working on my desktop computer, downloading a program on my laptop, and searching Amazon on my phone reading reviews on a product I was interested in purchasing all at the same time.  I thought to myself -  are we relying too much on technology to get things done?

If you think about it, 50 years ago the technology locked up in your cell phone would have filled a room.  We have come a long way from pay phones, floppy disks, 8 track tapes, and television with actual channel changers on the set.  How many of you still remember outside antennas to tune in channels?

I guess change is inevitable and some changes are for the betterment of our lifestyles.  We complain about technology until our cable goes out.  We talk bad about computers until we lose our Wi-Fi.  We whine about being bothered by phone calls, but panic when we forget our cell phones at home.  To tell the truth, right now I am typing this article, listening to satellite radio on my phone, and making instant coffee in a microwave.  Who wants to live without a microwave?  Not me.  But as a side note -  the sale of turntables have doubled in the last few years.  Albums are coming back!!  A blast from the past. 

With all the progress and things making our lives easier, there is still one thing that has never changed.  That one thing is songwriting.  Words that come from the heart and mind cannot be duplicated by any artificial means.  We may be able to type the words on the computer or record the song in our home studio, but the initial words did not come a machine. 

So, let’s all put away the technology for a short time, pick up or plug in our instruments, and create something unique.  Remember, open mic is coming soon.  So get ready now.

 


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