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Muse-ical English Major: Part 2

Last week I interviewed Collin Hancock before his performance at the PCAL Fall Festival. I recently caught up with Collin again to speak about his musical pursuits.

Jacky Killian: What compels you to write music?

Collin Hancock: It feels good to have a finished product. I mean, songwriting is incredibly frustrating, and I feel like I waste a lot of time doing it, but I keep doing it. If someone told me I wasn’t any good, I might agree with them and keep doing it anyway. A complete song, even a bad one, can be a zen-like place when you perform it with a good band.

Jacky: Have you considered a career as a song writer?

Collin: People always ask that, but it’s not something I’ve ever thought about seriously. My love for writing music is tied-up in performing it.

Jacky: Do you have a song writing process?

Collin: I always start with the music. I’ll create the tune on guitar and David and Riley will throw in bass and drums. I work on vocal melody as we jam on the piece, and once it’s all pulled together, I’ll write lyrics.

Jacky: How do you feel when you perform on stage?

Collin: I love being on stage. That’s not to say I’m comfortable up there. I’m always nervous. Without the nerves, I don’t think I’d get as much of a rush. The joy is in letting go.

I want to thank Collin for taking time out of his schedule to answer these questions, and I thank you for reading.

For more information about Collin’s musical hobby and his band, check out the Heron and Crane (Collin’s band) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heron-and-Crane/1564077677148990?ref=hl.

To read the first part of this interview, click here: http://english.blog.wku.edu/2014/10/21/muse-ical-english-major-part-1/

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