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SAC Songwriting Challenge completed!

Hi! Mel Farrimond here. I made it to the finish line! Somebody bring me some water...

The hardest part of the challenge for me was the recording/production part. Though I have recorded in a studio, I have never tried home…Read more
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 6

Merry Christmas, everybody! Ho ho ho! Well, this week I opted to write a Christmas song to see if I could shake the urge to throw my broken shovels at the nearest snow plow. Not that any of those were…Read more
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 5

This week's challenge was to write a song to pitch for a new series described as a 19th Century “Dexter” with a female lead. Think love, lust, hate, danger. I started from scratch, came up with a few chord progressions…Read more
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 4

This week's challenge was to write an edgy country pop song for a male artist, early 20s. No mention was to be made of marriage or kids.  No "partying at the lake", "trucks and tailgates" and no "bro country" vibe…Read more
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 3

Well, I did write a little ditty for a commercial, as per the assignment. It's light-hearted, fun and playful, but won't win any songwriting awards... I did work through a few different ideas (kaleidoscopes, whirlygigs, etc.), and opted for something…Read more
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SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 2

OMG. This week's challenge made me feel, like, super old. LOL. (That was my attempt at sounding young.) Write a pop song that would appeal to 13-18 year olds. Yikes. Everything I tried to write morphed into Taylor Swift's 'Shake…Read more

SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 1

Hi from Halifax. Snowy, windy, beautful Halifax. The news of a foiled massacre at a local mall hangs heavy in the air. What a weird story. Then last night, said mall was surrounded by a heavy police presence. Turns out…Read more