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Poetry & Song Web Site

About This Web Site

Welcome to the Poetry and Song web site where you can learn about the relationship between the written word and song. Featuring renowned writer and keyboardist Bill Payne from the group Little Feat, this site lets you explore how professionals approach the craft of songwriting. Payne shares his original poetry and discusses how those poems were transformed into song; his insights are accompanied by rare footage of three Little Feat songs performed in a solo-acoustic format. In addition, you can find a range of resources on poetry and songwriting and even create original songs by combining your lyrics with music samples provided here. So, choose a link and join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how one writer tackles the creative process of creating poems and songs.

Writers: Bill Payne, Gary Bays, Randy Freisinger, Cynthia Selfe
Web Designer: Cheryl E. Ball
Technical Assistance: Evan Payne

This site was created with Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Premiere. Special thanks to Sean at Macromedia and to Jeff Kuure, both of whom gave me assistance which made the navigation of this site possible.



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