Alex Wong
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In blues I sense that the singer has been there, done that. How often do song writers like you utilize their own experiences to portray their musical subjects? Is the joy, heartbreak,wanderlust real


Alex Wong responded on 12/26/2010
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i really don't think i could write anything worthwhile if i wasn't drawing from my own experiences, victories, and mistakes. even when i'm writing about a "fictional" character, i'm still drawing from some seed of experience that i can personally relate to to give the song resonance. otherwise the song isn't believable, and i think you can hear that flatness in the music, even if you can't put your finger on why.

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