I have written many songs over the years, and I would to write a long, Dream Theater esque epic song like say In The Presence Of Enemies or Octavarium. But I'm having problems thinking of a story for my song to tell.

Any ideas/ways to collect ideas for these sorts of songs?
Take a long walk in the woods. That should do it.
punk&metal wrote:

why would they star in a movie making fun of themselves

Subject: Spinal Tap.

Broad metaphor, allegory, general-spectrum allusion..

Hey guys! I just started playing electric guitar should I get a Gabson Lay Pall or a Femdor Startokaster. I like the picks on the gabsons but i like how sweet femdors look. Beforre i get a gabson what company makes them?
Collect ideas that really get to you.

I, for example, would consider the total annihilation of the human race a Good Thing, so i'm planning on doing a concept album someday around the themes of plague, war, famine and death.
lsd trip in the middle of the woods at night.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost