August 2016 Meeting

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It was a good yet mellower-than-usual meeting. Was it the heat? We played our songs and gave and received constructive feedback as usual. The assignment for the month was to write a song that had anything to do with a cause.

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The air conditioning was on because it was damn hot outside.

June 2016 Meeting

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What was in the punch? The assignment for the month was for each of us to write and present a song that had at least a little bit of talking or spoken word in it. Piano, acoustic guitar, classical guitar and mandolin all made appearances for accompaniment. Welcome to first-time TSA meeting attendee Roy.
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March 2016 Meeting

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A bunch of us at a member’s home. Our assignment this month was to present a new original song based on one that we already loved, but with our own unique chords, melody and lyrics.

The moment before the songs. And the drinks.

The moment before the songs. And the drinks.

February 2016 Meeting

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This month, the assignment was to write a song that had something to do with James Bond. Six out of the seven of us delivered. A couple of the songs were kind of anti-James Bond, which was interesting.

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We were only 7 songwriters this month, plus 6 guests.

November 2015 Meeting

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The assignment for our group this month was, “Write a song that has anything to do with the month of December.” Most of us did complete the assignment, presenting new songs on everything from how to spell December, to wassailing, to being afraid of a big Santa, to losing a family member, to imagining somebody loving you in that month, to baking a gingerbread slaughterhouse.
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October 2015 Meeting

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It was a great evening at a member’s home (we change each month’s meeting location). The assignment for the month was to write a song about art or artwork.  Over half of us delivered, while giving and receiving feedback to make our songs better. Welcome to first-time attendee Gabrielle.
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