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.