Three months ago, I started working on a new album. As of today, I’ve got thirty song snippets and a dozen lyric brainstorms to show for it. My next step is to flesh out these raw materials into finished songs – one per week for twelve weeks. It’s not going to be easy, but I’ve only got 120 days left to FedEx my completed master to Disc Makers, or else I forfeit the replication package I won as a prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Here are all thirty snippets, starting with the ones that I’m most likely to develop into songs. While a handful may survive nearly intact, I’ll be picking and choosing elements from most of them. Crushed Rose is at the bottom because I already used it as the basis for my a-ha cover, Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale.

Are any of your favorites low on the list? Let me know! I really could go either way on most of them, so your input has the potential to shape the album to a large degree.