SSG Year 13 Week 6

The Sunday Songwriters club is a stretching exercise for your mind. Arpeggios for the brain cells, so to speak. After all, writing is like playing - to get better, you have to practice.
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SSG Year 13 Week 6

Post by dhodge » December 6th, 2014, 12:13 pm

Hello to all

It's certainly no secret that many songwriters find inspiration in existing titles - whether from books, magazines, movies, television programs, paintings and photos (such as Paul Simon's "Rene and Georgette Magritte and their dog after the war"), and even other songs.

This week, I'd like you to find inspiration from a specific list of titles: ... e_episodes

Personally, I think there's enough here to ensure I never have to suffer writers' block ever again! At least in terms of finding an interesting title. I mean, how can anyone pass up on "King Nine Will Not Return," "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby," "The New Exhibit,"
"Come Wander with Me," or that sure-to-be-a-hit "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street?" Maybe I should simply put it out there that if you ever feel like you want to join in an SSG assignment but don't like or are not inspired by whatever I've suggested to simply take a title from here as a "free pass" on any given week!

As always, I look forward to reading and to listening to whatever you might come up with.


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Re: SSG Year 13 Week 6

Post by jamestoffee » December 6th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Thanks for the assignment, David. :D

Here is the list in easy access form:

"One for the Angels"
"Mr. Denton on Doomsday"
"The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"
"Walking Distance"
"Escape Clause"
"The Lonely"
"Time Enough at Last"
"Perchance to Dream"
"Judgment Night"
"And When the Sky Was Opened"
"What You Need"
"The Four of Us Are Dying"
"Third from the Sun"
"I Shot an Arrow into the Air"
"The Hitch-Hiker"
"The Fever"
"The Last Flight"
"The Purple Testament"
"Mirror Image"
"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
"A World of Difference"
"Long Live Walter Jameson"
"People Are Alike All Over"
"The Big Tall Wish"
"A Nice Place to Visit"
"Nightmare as a Child"
"A Stop at Willoughby"
"The Chaser"
"A Passage for Trumpet"
"Mr. Bevis"
"The After Hours"
"The Mighty Casey"
"A World of His Own
"King Nine Will Not Return"
"The Man in the Bottle"
"Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room"
"A Thing About Machines"
"The Howling Man"
"The Eye of the Beholder"
"The Private World of Darkness"
"Nick of Time"
"The Lateness of the Hour"
"The Trouble with Templeton"
"A Most Unusual Camera"
"The Night of the Meek"
"Back There"
"The Whole Truth"
"The Invaders"
"A Penny for Your Thoughts"
"Twenty Two"
"The Odyssey of Flight 33"
"Mr. Dingle, the Strong"
"The Prime Mover"
"Long Distance Call"
"A Hundred Yards Over the Rim"
"The Rip Van Winkle Caper"
"The Silence"
"Shadow Play"
"The Mind and the Matter"
"Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"
"The Obsolete Man"
"The Arrival"
"The Shelter"
"The Passersby"
"A Game of Pool"
"The Mirror"
"The Grave"
"It's a Good Life"
"Deaths-Head Revisited"
"The Midnight Sun"
"Still Valley"
"The Jungle"
"Once Upon a Time"
"Five Characters in Search of an Exit"
"A Quality of Mercy"
"Nothing in the Dark"
"One More Pallbearer"
"Dead Man's Shoes"
"The Hunt"
"Showdown with Rance McGrew"
"Kick the Can"
"A Piano in the House"
"The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank"
"To Serve Man"
"The Fugitive"
"Little Girl Lost"
"Person or Persons Unknown"
"The Little People"
"Four O'Clock"
"Hocus-Pocus and Frisby"
"The Trade-Ins"
"The Gift"
"The Dummy"
"Young Man's Fancy"
"I Sing the Body Electric"
"Cavender Is Coming"
"The Changing of the Guard"
"In His Image"
"The Thirty-Fathom Grave"
"Valley of the Shadow"
"He's Alive"
"Death Ship"
"Printer's Devil"
"No Time Like the Past"
"The Parallel"
"I Dream of Genie"
"The New Exhibit"
"Of Late I Think of Cliffordville"
"The Incredible World of Horace Ford"
"On Thursday We Leave for Home"
"Passage on the Lady Anne"
"The Bard"
"In Praise of Pip"
"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
"A Kind of a Stopwatch"
"The Last Night of a Jockey"
"Living Doll"
"The Old Man in the Cave"
"Uncle Simon"
"Probe 7, Over and Out"
"The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms"
"A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain"
"Ninety Years Without Slumbering"
"Ring-a-Ding Girl"
"You Drive"
"The Long Morrow"
"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross"
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"
"Black Leather Jackets"
"Night Call"
"From Agnes – With Love"
"Spur of the Moment"
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
"Queen of the Nile"
"What's in the Box"
"The Masks"
"I Am the Night – Color Me Black"
"Sounds and Silences"
"Caesar and Me"
"The Jeopardy Room"
"Stopover in a Quiet Town"
"The Encounter"
"Mr. Garrity and the Graves"
"The Brain Center at Whipple's"
"Come Wander with Me"
"The Fear"
"The Bewitchin' Pool"

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Re: SSG Year 13 Week 6

Post by dhodge » December 6th, 2014, 4:42 pm


Thank you, sir. That was most kind. And I'll be printing one out to hang on my wall so I can see it constantly!


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