arrrrrg 1 week ago I booked a writers room for 9-1 at ASCAP, and I was stood-up by someone I was going to co-write with, I just wanted to know if there were more writers that this has happened to? and
how do you avoid this? I am learning harmonica from John Gindick's book and CD and I plunk my notes out on the piano, but I don't play guitar, I am primarily a lyricist and singer I was told back in 2005 when I first started coming here from Seattle that "KK writers in this town are just not comfortable co-writing with someone without a guitar in Their hand" so I tell ya I have 2 cute guitar purses...see I have a guitar in my hand!" anyway I just wanted to know if there are any writers out there that have stories/horror collab stories where they have been STOOD-UP at the co-writing ALTER?
I say we got a bunch of rope and tie the person to the naked statues. We should wait for a Friday or Saturday night out so they'll be plenty of drunk people walking by and never noticing that there is someone tied up.
Amanda is absolutely right. It happens sometimes. Things come up, people get sick. I don't like it when someone cancels, but I've had to reschedule for being sick myself. I wouldn't recommend throwing stones around Music Row. :0)
But by "stood up" if that means they didn't show and didn't call, that's a little different, but still, call them and find out what's up before you get too riled about it. I've only been 'stood up' once BUT it all turned out good because when I got my co-writer's publisher's office, he had forgotten and he was writing with another hit writer down the road....so I got the invite to come over and we did a 3-way write. That was very cool of both of them.
And definitely, if you have a room booked, use it. Call someone else you know and see if they're available for a last minute write and if not, use that time to rewrite something you're working on or write something new. Even if you use it as more of an exercise time for brainstorming or hook farming.....
Yep I did get a very heartfelt "I'm sorry" and it could not be helped apology from the other write and we will certainly write again, nope I love music row, Music Row Rocks, the only thing I throw are kisses! But yes I did use the time wisely and met another ASCAP writer that had the room booked after me and now we are doing a few shows together!
huggz to you all and thanks so much for sharing your stories...purty darn kewl, comin from the "big guys n girls" thanks guys! I'll see you at some of your shows! Huggz n Cheers :)................< KK Ryder
I received a friend request from you this morning. To be absolutely honest, I don't respond well to statements like "Nashville is full of losers." Maybe you could let me know why I should associate myself with someone who posts that kind of negative generalization in a public forum.
I hope you'll reconsider your choice of words in the future. You never know who you might offend. I love Nashville. And, I happen to believe that some of the most decent and most talented people on the planet live and work here. Many of them are members of this social network. Regardless, I wish you all the best in all your endeavors.
BTW, KK - I've been stood up for writing appointments several times over the years. There is nothing more infuriating as being disrespected in that way and having your time wasted. However, I remain on good terms with those who have flaked, although I'm always reticent to book a return engagement.
Prentis- Please do not disrespect other highly respected songwriters on my thread... obviously you were not at the NSAI Spring Training this past week when Danny and Sarah from SONGU.COM were speaking on how to write letters to professionals in the music industry, or you never would have pressed the SEND button, your is the wrong word, it's you're please watch your spelling.
However, I have been an NSAI coordinator since 06 in TACOMA/SEATTLE and I just moved here, there is a brand new chapter I am kicking off in MAY in the HENDERSONVILLE/GALLATIN area, if you become a member than maybe in the future you will not leave negative footprints behind, especially where other Industry Professionals can see them. Mud slinging does not belong on my farm!
Cheers, :)............< KK Ryder oh P.S. please stick to the subject matter of the thread as well. Thank You kindly
I'm fine. But, you know as well as I do that you and I could walk into any bar in town and hear remarks like "Nashville is full of losers." While that might be appropriate over a beer, it's probably not the wisest thing to say in a forum of Nashville Music Pros (doncha think?). Somebody just might be offended, regardless of their ability to take a joke.
Speaking of jokes, "Can I get you a Easter Basket or something?" is hilarious. I appreciate the laugh, and it did me good.
yipee ya-hoo yeah! and as RAY STEVENS sang to us at NSAI Spring Training.... EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL!
Prentis, Rand let's just go suck down a brewski! and hay everyone, thanks for the stood-up advice....oh n Prentis- I love the white chocolate easter bunnies...I like to bite his little tail off first! tee-hee huggz n have a fantasic week! :).........< KK Ryder
I can dig it, it's no fun to be demonstated to that the person you were going to write with dose not regard you as being somone who is important enough to show up for, the courtesy of a call would have been nice. Been there done that, got the baseball cap. I would assume it was a huge screw up on the persons part and they will appologize profusely when you finally get a hold of them.
When that happened to me, I got out my guitar, and wrote my own song, nobody can ruin your party but you.
If the writing rooms at ascap are like the ones at BMI, there is a keyboard of some sort in them, maybe not.
You could pick out a melody, hum out a melody, start scribbling on a lyric, close your mind off to everything and let God walk through the room, and see what kind of gifts he leaves behind.
kk. I just found this. Don't worry about it. Happens all the time. The higher the level the writer, the more things can go wrong. David Vincent Williams and I wrote "Rescued Me" the song we had cut by John Berry, on the sixth appointment. He didn't show up on the other five.