I just returned from a songwriting workshop in Nashville, taught by Jonatha Brooke. It was so great- So great, in fact, that it's my first day back, and I'm in a bit of a funk as I'm sliding back into the minutiae of everyday life.
The workshop wasn't just taught by Jonatha though. She had a little help from some very impressive people. And my very favorite was Mike Reid. I'm sort of embarrassed to say I didn't even know who he was until a few days ago. He wrote "I Can't Make You Love Me", which was made famous by Bonnie Raitt. He's also written loads of other great songs, made famous by others. He was so funny, open and honest, and he made each attendee there feel important and worthy. Not only a superb songwriter and musician, but just the nicest guy.
Of course I'm choosing his version of "I Can't Make You Love Me" for this Music Monday. The mood of the song is perfect for today... I'm feeling weepy~a little sad the workshop has come to an end. So enjoy this--- I'll write about the workshop in upcoming posts.