Sessions LIVE, Fall Concert Series, New Workshops
"I wrote this song at a songwriting workshop. I’d assigned the students a prompt: 'When all this is over' and on the last day of the workshop, another instructor asked me 'So, we instructors have to write a song to that prompt too, right?' I said 'No! No... dammit. Yes. Fair is fair. Yes.' I tried as hard as I could to just phone this one in: 'OK, let’s come up with synonyms for the prompt. Uh... when this bird has flown... when spring has sprung... ' And the the muse shot me through my heart with her golden arrow and I wrote 'when what you used to know like the back of your hand isn’t even on the tip of your tongue...' on so on, to 'Who’s Gonna Love You Now.' And there it is. I accidentally wrote one of the best songs I’ve ever written." - Peter
They came from Alaska, Colorado, and Austin, TX to attend the Peter Mulvey Songwriter Retreat. Peter and BettySoo led these courageous ones to a deeper connection with their own creative lives. They left with new songs, new friends - saying things like this:
"A gift to my own soul"
"Thank you for lighting the fire"
"Love this true-heart tribe"
"Transformative!" Read More
"The song came about after I got caught up in a Facebook argument about whether or not it's appropriate to say hello to people you pass on the street. The argument was much more complicated but I just imagined a world in which nobody said anything to anyone on the streets, and for some reason the famous Austin mural "Hi, How Are You" by Daniel Johnston popped into my head. I took some liberties with my martian however, giving it purple skin and very long arms" - Tom
Daniel Johnston Mural: https://www.hihowareyou.org/aboutus