Songs I Remembered is a multi-media book / music project that encapsulates the many ongoing lessons I’ve learned so far about my greatest fascination in life: Creativity. My intention when beginning to write this book was to explore the writing process behind some of my songs, but what emerged became much more than that. I wrote about and experienced simultaneously the often uncomfortable “unknowable” that the creative process demands we face; and by listening to the Muse, my heart, my perhaps unreasonable instincts, I completed potentially the most authentic work of my career.
The book includes my personal experiences as a musician and offers some creative exercises that easily cross over to other creative disciplines. Its contents are connected to 33 original songs the reader can listen via QR code on their lyric pages throughout the chapters. It also follows a fictional character, a girl who was (in real life) written into an unfinished book years ago and realizes she does not want to stay stuck in that “limited book”. After going on her quest to open her imagination and leave her limited reality, she develops quite a personality and even went as far as to bully me into giving her a name!