All posts by stevekopandy

About stevekopandy

I'm a songwriter for Musical Theatre in many Genres including rock, pop, jazz, blues, ballads. I can also produce studio recordings, and have had some experience in scoring. I've written my first full musical (The House of Finnegan) and scored for and produced 15 piece band and singers in Los Angeles. I love writing and I've been doing it for 20 years.

Direction

I think I know what it means to be wandering in the wilderness.

When I was doing it, I didn’t know I was doing it. Now that I’m out the other side, I can see I was in the wilderness.

Each day I wake up, with music on my brain. This morning I worked. Yesterday I worked, the day before I worked, and the day before that. I worked on songs, recording, lyrics. I stayed up until 6am.

I have my muse and my passion back and I don’t see it leaving again. It’s too easy to do what you love.

Sometimes it’s hard to start doing it. But when you’re actually doing it, it’s easy.

 

🌲The Forest for the Trees

The Forest for the Trees Project was to be a collection of my original songs, to be recorded in a new studio in South London, April/May 2016.

It didn’t work out.

I like simplicity. Sometimes making an album it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees.

Music is a journey which requires focus, but also timing. Sometimes I lose control of both. Sometimes you have to realise you need to, prune back the branches, reset your songs and give them a chance to grow in the right direction.

I love this journey.

The Now Movement

I have a ‘Now’ page: stevekopandy.com/now

It’s about broadcasting what I’m focussed on at a given moment in time. And also as a reminder to myself not to be distracted.

About the movement by Derek Sivers: sivers.org/nowff

I’ve been following Derek since I went to Musexpo LA 2006. He’s a likeable entrepeneur and whom I see as a highly productive and connected individual.

I push on a lot of doors, but I walk through too many that are off track. Recently 2 doors have closed on me. 2 Projects have ended. This is a good thing. I can’t be in 5 places at once.