For you songwriters out there, here is a little lesson I learned in Nashville. Write for the waste paper basket. I’ve been working on some new songs and as I work through ideas, new themes and bits arise. They don’t fit the song but some I like. In a songwriting class I remember the teacher suggesting to follow through with those bits and phrases and try to complete them as if you were going to throw them away afterwords. He gave some amazing examples of hit songs that people had written because they followed through with an idea and actually completed it instead of putting the piece on the shelf.