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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    I did not tell my mom! lol! I did pull into a church parking lot and take a nap!
    Just like a kid!

    I am glad you stopped and took a nap though!
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    Here’s a cool interview with J.D. from last month. The poor guy apparently had a broken hand at the time. He describes some of the songwriting process with Glenn and Don H.

    Writing songs in that group was not exactly a love circle. A bad idea was met with stony silence. For a pretty good idea, somebody might go, “All right”. For a very good idea, Frey might say, “I think we could use that”. And even with an excellent idea, Don just mostly made faces and offered corrections. He’s such a literate guy and he’s so precise about language. But Glen, we used to call him Greg-a-rious because he was so outgoing about everything, and so demonstrative. But if it was a really good idea, then he’d do this peace sign with both hands. But when we all wrote together there would be hours of this difficult back and forth. Someone would put forth a line, and the other two guys, silence, or maybe “Hmm,” which basically meant, you’re an asshole, don’t bring that up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    Here’s a cool interview with J.D. from last month. The poor guy apparently had a broken hand at the time. He describes some of the songwriting process with Glenn and Don H.



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    Wow. How brutal!

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    Thanks for the link, Delilah. What a cool interview! Besides the part about writing that you quoted, I also liked what he had to say about most of his songs being made famous by others.

    People would occasionally say to me, "Doesn't it piss you off that the Eagles have these big hits off your songs?" I would usually start saying, "Would you like to see the checks?"

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    Thanks Delilah! Interesting read! As Soda said, "brutal"! After so many onslaughts on your ideas, it would seem difficult not to take their comments personally. Tough crowd! No wonder their total output of songs was relatively small. You could handle only so much of that, I would think!
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    Well, I that the same thing about how brutal their process was.
    Thanks for posting the interview Delilah. It was a great read.
    BTW, the nosy part of me wonders how he broke his hand and where he is moving to-lol.

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    And that's how they treated the songwriters they LIKED!

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    That was a fantastic and insightful interview. I really enjoyed it.

    As far as the Eagles songwriting process being brutal, I'm not surprised - it definitely wasn't for the thin-skinned. However, he goes on to say the following in the interview ...

    While looking at these things, I am reminded that there is great value in revision. It’s a hard lesson for me to learn because I hate going back and reworking things over and over again, but the fact is that the most successful songs I ever wrote, the ones that were the biggest hits and the most financially successful, were pretty much all songs that we chewed on for months—taking lines out, putting them back, improving this, changing that. I think it’s like making a quilt or something. You just don’t cover all the territory until you’ve put in the time.
    So, although he may not have always enjoyed the process, he acknowledges the importance it played in terms of his success.

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    True. I guess, in the end, it was worth the pain!

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