“Ballad of the Lost” – Original Song

This is a song, that probably a lot of you can relate to. Well, at least if you’ve ever been doing your own laundry. “Ballad of the Lost” is about a sock that gets lost, presumably in the tumble dryer. I know it happens to me all the time and I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about. But there’s a very special sock, that inspired this song.

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“Fighting the Fraud Police” – Original Song

I introduced you to the fraud police in my blog post about my ukulele retreat last September. And back then I made a note, that “Fighting the Fraud Police” might be a good song inspiration and it was. I’ve had parts of the chorus for months now, and after my songwriting retreat this January I was so inspired when I came home, that I sat down and finally wrote the whole song.

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Trying to tear down a wall during my songwriting retreat

I had a great start into the new year and spent the first weekend of 2019 at a songwriting retreat in the beautiful Waldviertel in Lower Austria. As you all know, I started to write my own songs a couple of months ago and I soon felt the need to get more insight, find out if I’m doing it right (hello fraud police…) and how other people tackle that task. Not many songwriting workshops are offered here in Austria though so I was really happy when I found this special weekend long offer at GEA Akademie.

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