"The secret to successful songwriting is the ability to paint a picture." – Paul McCartney
Whether or not I have succeeded is debatable, but this is what I've tried to do with many of my songs, including the one I've posted here called "Mojo Bungalow."
This song was written several years into my tenure as a magazine staff writer slash photographer slash corporate road warrior who spent way too much time in airports, and I think you can hear the "the glamour of business travel" starting to have its effect.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: "Mojo Bungalow" has been languishing "in the vault" and is now available here for the general public to hear for the first time. It's part of my I Remember Travel Tunes collection –Starling
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in a small Wisconsin blue-collar town, Mike Starling ditched the assembly line for a long, sometimes circuitous career working with words, sound and images. His original music is heard on numerous recordings and soundtracks, and his stories and photos have been featured in books, films, mags and other media. Among his other interesting career moves, he has edited a beer magazine, played bass in a reggae band and sold potato chips door-to-door. Inspired by the life-altering events of 2020, he launched a year-long web-based project called I Remember Travel in January 2021.
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I REMEMBER TRAVEL
Journeys in sight and sound by Mike Starling
All text, images and music in the I Remember Travel weblog ©Mike Starling unless otherwise noted. Music published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI). All rights reserved.