I will freely admit to being a fan of most reality TV. So when I heard about Jewel’s participation in a reality TV show about Songwriting I was definitely going to give it a view.
It hit the torrents recently and unfortunately it’s pretty lame, but the good news is that you can use the show to sharpen your own songwriting skills.
Each episode has challenges for the songwriters. You can participate at home. For example the first episode had the songwriters write a hit song for Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
Set the timer. Pause the show and dooooo it. I tried it and came up with a funky riff that could be used for jamming.
The elimination challenge of this show could be a little harder to do as it involves co-writing. But you have musician friends right? Most who you’ve never written songs with before right? Call them over, buy the beers, and see if ya’ll can pump out a tune in one night from your previous jam.
Keep an eye on the clock, because you need a finished song at the end of the day….. Or you could just get drunk and jam, whateves.