Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Mistakes & Magic – Fifty Five Stories Down with Matt Blick

Nicholas Tozier of the Lyric Writer’s Workroom interviewed me recently about my new album Fifty Five Stories Down (available here). What artists inspired you while you were writing and recording Fifty Five Stories Down? When I first pitched the idea … Continue reading

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Jack Hardy’s Songwriting Manifesto

As told to Sharon Goldman. This post previously appeared on Sharon’s excellent Songwriting Scene website.  It was a huge influence on my starting the First Tuesday Songwriter’s Group in Nottingham. Reposted here with Sharon’s kind permission. Jack’s Songwriting Manifesto When … Continue reading

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Matt Blick: Creative Insights Interview

Creative Insights Matt Blick interviewed by Henrique Fogli (originally published on creativegibberish.org) Being a beatlemaniac, an aficionado about the creative process and a music student for about 3 years now made me come across a wonderful jewel on the internet, Beatles Songwriting … Continue reading

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Noel Gallagher Makes It Weird

I’m a big fan of Pete Holmes‘ spiritual awkward childlike hyperactive interviews. Noel Gallagher is always entertaining. But what I really got out of this interview was Noel talking about not ‘trying’ to write a great song, because that attitude … Continue reading

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Banker’s Hours And The Vanity Of Writer’s Block: David Bazan On Songwriting

Once you have young kids, your time belongs to someone else. How has having kids altered your writing schedule? My arrangement with my wife even before we had kids was that I had to keep banker’s hours. Before we came … Continue reading

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