“Simple or Impossible”: PW On Songwriting

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Paul wrote a piece on songwriting for The New York Time Opinion section, entitled “Simple or Impossible”: Quick rules of thumb: -Not from the hippocampus, not gonna fly on campus. -Aim for the audience’s pockets and you’ll miss their hearts by a mile. -Even Beethoven plagiarized Handel. My own creed is “It’s simple or impossible.” To date I’ve written more than 1,000 impossibles. Note that I didn’t say “impossibilities” — … Read more →