Everyone, at some point, is sitting in their car, roasting, stuck on a freeway, singing the lyrics they know by heart over again, when they suddenly stop and think, whoa, where did this all come from? Some people in fact obsess over song sources -- whether real characters inspired the words, or real situations, or if it is all fantasy. And those are the people who will surely line up for the Grammy-flavored event at the Key Club on Saturday afternoon, February 7.
"How I Wrote That Song" gathers together a host of music honchos -- including artists who perform as well as write -- to discuss where ideas come from, how they get that flow, and all the fascinating factoids the fans love to lap up. will.i.am, who has been very busy this Grammy week -- he just hosted the opening of a snazzy, Grammy-cool art show downtown -- is on the panel. Joining the Black-Eyed Peas star at the BMI get-together is Keri Hilson, who has written for Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Makeba Riddick (who co-wrote a Beyonce ditty), and Chad Hugo, who has done tons of work with tons of luminaries, among them Usher and Robin Thicke.
If you think you can write a song, or know you can, or you've just got Grammy fever, then get to this open-to-the-public, music-sweet event.
How I Wrote That Song
Saturday, February 7, 1-3PM
$10 advance/$15 door
Key Club, 9039 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood