Chosen as the Producer’s Pick, Tom Cottar performs his song ‘One More Mile’ for the Austin Songwriters Group Symposium (Jan 2015).
Last week, I attended my first ASG Symposium here in Austin. It was my first experience of a 5-day event surrounded by such talented people, songwriters, producers, and genuine people. Stumbling into this community a year and a half ago has profoundly changed me. And I’m truly grateful.
On Day #2 of the symposium, I pitched 3 songs to a crazy-talented producer. We enjoyed our time together and he was very complimentary. Surprisingly (as you’ll be able to tell), he chose me as the Producer’s Pick for the night and I was asked to perform the song for the conference! Very cool! It was an honor… and a pretty humbling experience. Check out the audio below!
THIS WEEK, I’m honored to be the featured VIDEO over at CreativeMondays.net! Headed up by the amazing Tim Noxsinz, I got connected to the #CreativeMondays community several months ago and feel humbled to be their first feature of the new year. I’m constantly amazed at the amount of talent and creativity in this crew. You can connect with them via Twitter on the #CreativeMondays open space, or on their website!
A few months ago, my 5 year old daughter had the privilege of being the flower girl in my niece’s wedding. Convinced she was an actual princesses for the night, I spent most of the reception time dancing with her…laughing, being silly…until she wore out around 10:30. After we got home around midnight, I wrote this song….
Hope you enjoy!
A rough demo of one of my #CreativeMondays projects…a recent co-write with friend/lyricist Mark Lambert.
For all of us who live beautifully crazy lives, and love it.
Several weeks ago, I connected with a group of creatives doing some open-space sharing as #CreativeMondays. (h/t to @timitude!) Not only is it inspiring and motivating, but it also has helped keep me accountable to the muse…I’m trying to constantly be spiritually and creatively tuned-in and receptive because I know another #CreativeMonday is around the corner and I want to have something to show for it.
Here’s my most-recent #CreativeMondays project. Enjoy!
It is one thing to study the war.
It’s another altogether to live the warrior’s life.
-Telamon of Arcadia, 5th Century mercenary
What will you do today? Study the war or live the warrior’s life?
*Disclaimer: our beloved blog was hacked here at tomcottar.org, so this is actually a repost…but it’s been so long, it feels like a New Music Monday…
My wife and I were having a conversation about reconciliation. Making things right. But not just relationships in our lives or with people we know. We were talking about what it would looks like when God makes all things right. That would be nothing short of awe-inspiring. Awe-filling.
In the most literal way…that would be awesome.
But, of course, that has to start with me.
So in the week that followed, we wrote a song titled Love Wins and the band recorded it on our latest CD. If you haven’t heard it, you can listen to it below.
Be encouraged. When we surrender, when we tap out, Love wins.
For those of you who’ve asked, here’s my performance of ‘Kiss Me’ at The Broken Spoke in Austin. The song and interview were filmed for the Songwriters Across Texas TV show. Check it out!