SAC Songwriting Challenge Week 2

OMG. This week's challenge made me feel, like, super old. LOL. (That was my attempt at sounding young.) Write a pop song that would appeal to 13-18 year olds. Yikes. Everything I tried to write morphed into Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' or Katy Perry's 'UncondiTIONally.' And then I thought I had something. But it turned out to be 'Shake It Off' again, except slowed down. Then I went to a Bryan Adams show. Wow! I knew every darn song for the whole 3 hours! And the audience seemed to be all ages. Some sort of universal appeal there. And darn it, I can't help liking most of those songs. I had hoped to spend tons of time at the challenge this past week as it was our study break - no classes to teach. But it was one of those weeks full of surprises - from internet issues to leaky kitchens to cars stuck in ice - but enough excuses. I had fun trying to come up with a decent song. But the technical side is the biggest challenge for me. I finally bought a Mac, introduced myself to Garageband and tried to record my song. It's done, but the recording is cheesy. Please forgive me, I know not what I do. I resolve to spend more time with Garageband and remain excited for the upcoming challenges. TTYL

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