…and the songwriter challenge song title is:


Write a song in the next 4 weeks to the title “Start”. Focus your energies, let the creative process flow!

I will admit that coming up with a song title for a songwriting challenge is itself a a challenging task.  The longer the title, the more limits are placed on the songwriter. Last year’s title (Fire & Flame) was chosen in relation to the the theme of the weekend (Fanning the fire of action through music).

THIS year’s theme is “Putting ideas into Action”. So about the broadest scope I could fathom was a simple one-word title:  START.  This leaves the field WIDE OPEN for your creative genius.

We have 30 days folks (plus a few hours).  Music Industry Weekend starts Thursday evening 13 November. On Friday, just after Robert Gillies’ presentation of Songwriting Fundamentals, we’ll share our creations.  Come ON, it will be fun!

And PLEASE Pre-Register NOW! (we need at least 15 by 30 October to keep the event going)


Darrell Elmer Rodgers – Coordinator
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist
2013 Music Industry Weekend at Bosch Baha'i School

2013 Music Industry Weekend at Bosch Baha’i School


We need Pre-Registrations!

We are in need of pre-registrations! We are still short of the minimum number required to keep the venue open.

IMG_0522I know, there’s still time, but I would really appreciate as many pre-registrations as possible before time runs out on the 30th of October.  Otherwise, this whole deal turns into a pumpkin on Halloween!  You only need to deposit the first 25% of your fees. The rest can be paid on arrival in November.

Late Breaking change: I received word tonight that our dear friend and colleague Russ Salton will NOT be able to join us this year, so no recording studio. Russ has been given an opportunity to record some interviews in the United Kingdom (still united) and just can’t pass it up.  Luckily, we will have Jeff Bohnhoff there to give us important knowledge about home recording studios and how to get the best results from what we have.  And in the long run, that’s quite valuable too!

So contact your music friends! Let’s get registered ON-LINE using the link provided on the right side of this page!  Or, you can simple call Bosch and register by phone 831-423-3387.


Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist