Songwriting presents an odd dilemma. You don’t actually have to be musically accomplished to write great songs, but bad songs are often a product of bad musicianship or craft. On the other hand, a lot of virtuosic musicians write a lot of really bad songs.
Here are two important examples to ponder.
1. Bob Dylan: Barely in tune vocals/instruments in “Queen Jane Approximately,” from the album Highway 61 Revisited, the Nobel Prize winning lyricist clearly DGAF, but wrote like a god.
2. The Sex…Read more