Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Harmonising Body and Music

We often find ourselves immersed in the creative process of music, constantly refining our craft and seeking more profound connections with our art. As songwriters and musicians, we value the importance of practice, dedication, and inspiration. However, amidst our musical pursuits, an often-overlooked ally holds immense potential for enhancing our abilities: exercise. This, I have […]

How Poetry Techniques Enhance Songwriting Skills

Poetry and songwriting share a symbiotic relationship, relying on language’s power to evoke emotions, tell stories, and capture the essence of human experience. Aspiring songwriters can sometimes overlook the wealth of knowledge and inspiration that can be gained from studying poetry and its various techniques. Songwriting is a journey of exploration where every word and […]

Sparking Creativity: Songwriting Inspiration

Picture this: You’re sitting in your room, guitar in hand, ready to pen the next chart-topping hit. But instead of melodies flowing effortlessly, you find yourself stuck in a lyrical labyrinth, trying to figure out where to begin. Grab your coffee, tune your instruments, and dive headfirst into the delightful chaos of musical creation!” The first […]

Discovering Harmony: My Journey with Mental Health Challenges and Diabetes

Inspired by my journey with music and the brilliant people I have met along the way, I have started to rebuild my resilience in navigating life’s challenges. My passion for music, commitment to self-care, and finding inspiration in difficult times have driven this. Living with mental health challenges and diabetes while pursuing your dreams, working […]

Overcoming the Struggles of Imposter Syndrome: A Guide for Musicians

Imposter syndrome is a common challenge faced by artists and musicians alike. It’s that nagging feeling that you’re not as talented or worthy as others perceive you to be despite your achievements and talents. This debilitating self-doubt can seriously hinder your creative process and impede your progress. I would like to offer some practical ways […]

Embracing Self-Worth: Shaking Off the Dust and Moving Forward

Today, I want to dive into a thought-provoking concept that has resonated with me lately, especially as a musician and artist – the idea of shaking the dust from our boots in the context of relationships and situations where we might not be valued or respected. It’s a metaphor that speaks volumes about our worth […]