Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Something Frivolous (but writing related)

But what the heck.

No, I'm not auditioning for American Idol -- I am too old and am still bitter about their age limit. Who says only kids under 30 (yes, if you're 30, you're still a kid -- that's how old I am) can be pop stars? Tell that to Mick Jagger!

But no, although I thought about it. Did you see the 39-year-old guy (who looks like 52) auditioning with No Sex Allowed? When Simon said, "So, you want us to change the rules for you," that gave me hope. Maybe they would change the rules for me?

Anyway, that's not my point. In fact, I don't even watch the show! Well, except part of the first season and all the "pre-show" auditions -- those are truly hilarious.

The point is, if you want something you should just go for it -- it doesn't matter if Simon says you suck. True, maybe you do, maybe you don't, but at least, as William Hung once famously said, "I gave my best."

That's why I'm entering the American Idol Songwriter Contest -- it seems like that's the only thing without any age limit these days. Granted, I KNOW I'm not that good as a songwriter but I've been writing songs since I was a teenager and I'll be holding myself back if I don't enter. I probably won't even make it to the top 1503, but who the heck, you don't know until you try.

The contest ends on March 31, though. I just found out, so I had only a few days to put together a song together. Fortunately, I already had one in mind so I just needed to finish with it. The way I understand it, American Idol favors songs that talk about personal journeys and how people "MAKE IT" especially since the winning song will be performed by the winner at the season finale. With that in mind, I wrote something that incorporated that message.

I hope it's catchy enough. ;)

And in case you're wondering what the song sounds like, here it is:

My Journey Starts Tonight

Tell me what you think.

6 comments:

SAAM said...

I'd be interested to hear it.. it wouldn't download to my computer. I hope you got the song in ontime!! Good luck!

Ray Wong said...

Thanks! I wonder why it wouldn't download.

Sara said...

Great song, Ray! You never cease to amaze me with all your talents. I hope you win!

Ray Wong said...

I'd be happy to be in the final 20. We'll see. But at least I enjoyed doing it. If not, there will be next season! :) I'm just starting to build my songs, so by next time this year, I may even do a new CD of original songs or something. I'm all excited now. :-D

Joanne said...

Beautiful song, Ray! I've always loved your voice and your singing voice never ceases to amaze me. I love the words to the song as well. Great job. Good luck! ((HUGS))

Ray Wong said...

thanks Joanne. Music is my second love. And I'm glad I'm back into it (I used to write songs when I was in my teens and 20s).