Hey songwriters,

At the group’s second pandemic-era meeting at The Starlite Lounge in Blawnox, attendance was predictably low — about 10 people — despite two new members. Interesting songs were showcased and critiqued including a song posted to the group’s Facebook page by Paul Eisert ( We struggled a bit with the technology to make the song heard, and expect to improve on that at the next meeting, Wed., Dec. 2

The songwriting assignment: Explore diminished chords and write a song that includes them. Learn more about diminished chords on the Monthly Assignments page at the group website,

CD project

Been there, done that. Masters of the 28-song two-disc collection were uploaded and graphics sent this week. Great work by producer Mike Hickman (, 512-785-2132 ) and graphic designer Debbi Pace (, and thanks go out to all participants during this difficult year. Our shipment is expected before the end of the month.

No CD release event this year — too many particulates filling the air at a big indoor event. When this thing is over, maybe we can do some kind of show.

Hope to see you soon,

– John