When you are a songwriter you have to be overly critical and decide if what you have written is worth all the time and money it will take to ‘get it out there, so you hope people will like it and want to keep playing it over and over again.
Live Interview Thursday February 15 at 1:20 pm et
Episode #564: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax
Interview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Mick J Clark
Song name: Why Oh Why
Music Genre:: pop
This song is about: When you meet someone you really like for some reason you can’t be yourself, and you act differently to the person then whom you really are.
My music is, absolutely fantastic really quite brilliant, the trouble is my modesty holds me back 🙂
When you are a songwriter you have to be overly critical and decide if what you have written is worth all the time and money it will take to ‘get it out there, so you hope people will like it and want to keep playing it over and over again. Pleeeeeese.
Every one of my 50 songs has a storyline, humor, sadness, in 3 or 4 minutes you have to try and give the listener an emotion.
How do you think this release represents your current direction: Well, between me and you, this is the kiss of death on it now, but, everyone who hears this song likes it, that’s why it’s been played on so many Radio stations. But, I write all genres of music so I don’t go in one direction, but I believe it’s all about the song, not the You Tube, not how pretty the singer is (hope not ).
I’ve given myself a year to make it big, and then if it doesn’t happen, and I’ve failed I’me gonna sit down, ‘and cry’.
Where do you create your music?: My songs come from inside me, I can be working, see something on T.V., they come from my past, my thoughts, my 50 songs are very much my Bio, Fun, sad, angry frustrated and romantic, in other words I’m a mess 🙂
When the tune and title come to my head that’s where it stays for about three weeks, then with the 30 pages of rewrites I sit down and work out the best lines. A lot of work but I think you can hear humorous or funny lines in them.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life: Oh great question, I love this, It’s like counseling. Yes I have become the ‘Hamster on the wheel’, that’s what this business can do to you, especially when you are like me, all or nothing, it has taken over my life, but I love songs so much, I do intend to make it, I do 🙂
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?: I have seriously been back in this business about five years. I tried when I was young, got so far, but gave up, when partying, and having fun took over. My ten year old daughter will always disagree with me, but one evening I played a bit of a song called,’ It’s Over’, as her opinion, and to my surprise she said she liked it. Had she said no rubbish, I might not have come back.
50 songs in five years is good going I think. I have learned, listened but don’t really take advice . That’s the fun part, it’s your decisions, your choice’s, it’s you against the ‘Machine’.
I live in South Croydon. The music scene here is : I talk to Muso’s on the phone all the time, but I’ve stopped playing footer and Tennis for now, though I always go out Sat nights I can’t go back to normal life until I’ve ‘cracked this, you don’t think I’m going mad do you ?