Hey Michael first as i have said and told everyone you are the best singer songwriter we currently have on this earth! Now for a question you write about all personal things and people so at what age did you start to write these personal tunes, and do you ever write about nothing just a song of lists ( that was from Justin Currie saying about songs of lists)
Thank you Raymond. !!! I guess it's just how I've always done it. With each song I try and make it the best I can with whatever the subject matter is. They say the best writing is the most honest. We all have many layers or faces that we present to the world and sometimes you lose track of which mask you are wearing. Same goes with writing... When a song doesn't work, there are a few reasons for it. Sometimes you just strike out, you swing and miss. Other times if you have a great idea, but it still fails as a song, I chalk that up to, not being honest, not being real, not committing to the subject whole heartedly. Other songs are just laid at your feet, and every writer loves that, but those are rare gifts from the cosmos and don't come around nearly as often as you would like. Great question.
Have you thought about recording some Christmas songs? Could be something original, or maybe some standards with the Michael McDermott interpretation? Love your work!!Michael McDermott responded on 11/13/2013 Next question
Michael, I saw you play a couple of shows in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico about 24 years ago on consecutive nights. You shared the stage with the Bodeans. Great great shows. I have followed you ever since, my favorite recent album is Beneath the Ashes, although the last 4 or 5 Albums have been absolutely great. By the way thanks for sneaking in the Westies, incredible music, as usual. Is there any chance you will find your way to Santa Fe New Mexico again? I will try to catch you if you come to Denver, but it would be great to see you in Santa Fe again.Michael McDermott responded on 03/23/2014