My Take

COLLABORATIVE SONGWRITING

The paths, processes and possibilities in songwriting are pretty much without bounds and are always a source of engagement of mind, the infusion of ideas and words with music is a fascination for me. The opportunities to write songs [...]

COLLABORATIVE SONGWRITING 2018-10-08T21:54:47+00:00

Songwriters, Songs & Stories

Songwriters Session, Songwriters Circle, Songwriters in the Round, Writers Rap ... they go by various labels but the concept is the same, a multi songwriter line up together on stage sharing their songs and the stories behind those [...]

Songwriters, Songs & Stories 2018-09-25T11:22:43+00:00

REAGANOMICS … the Song, the Theory

Not so long ago I was thumbing through some old lyrics that I wrote in the 70's and 80's when I lived in Hawaii and I stumbled on one called Reaganomics. I had a look at it and thought [...]

REAGANOMICS … the Song, the Theory 2018-08-26T03:41:40+00:00

If You Know Aloha

There is really not enough room on the World Wide Web for me to write everything I could or would want to say about Hawaii ... I have tried to say it best in this song If You [...]

If You Know Aloha 2018-08-15T02:31:14+00:00

FM Radio … the times the music

FM Radio ... the Times the Music Below is an excerpt from the book – THE HAIGHT –ASHBURY A HISTORY by Charles Perry – Charles Perry is a long time writer and correspondent who began writing for Rolling [...]

FM Radio … the times the music 2018-08-04T23:37:50+00:00

Art Delivering A Message

From the song The Music Led The Way on my first solo CD THE HIPPIES WERE RIGHT comes the line “We didn’t know we were at the dawn of time on the threshold of a dream we were [...]

Art Delivering A Message 2018-07-26T10:06:11+00:00

Fossil Fuels from Bob Crain – LIVE

Here is FOSSIL FUELS - TRACK 2 - a track from  Bob Crain - LIVE ... put to a little video. With the price of the product that moves our ride going up and up I thought this was an [...]

Fossil Fuels from Bob Crain – LIVE 2018-07-22T03:55:44+00:00

Genre’ … what is it?

I have for many years had a problem with the concept of Genre’, am I a Folk Songwriter, a Rock Songwriter, a Roots, Country, Indie, Blues Writer or something else, a Hybrid maybe? Back in the 60’s and 70’s [...]

Genre’ … what is it? 2018-07-20T07:47:50+00:00

Songwriting 101 by Bob Crain

Here's a little essay I wrote about songwriting some time ago but it still holds true today ... it was published on the US Music website Middle Tennessee Music You can get a taste of my songwriting on my Reverbnation [...]

Songwriting 101 by Bob Crain 2018-11-15T00:50:00+00:00

LIFE’S A RODEO – LYRICS & VIDEO

Songwriting is a weird and wonderful thing and a process I enjoy as much as performing. I do not "try" to write songs and I certainly don't abide by the "write a song everyday" concept that some "songwriting gurus" promote. [...]

LIFE’S A RODEO – LYRICS & VIDEO 2018-08-12T08:58:30+00:00