Category Archives: Showing Up

Oh April! – Five Reasons To Finish A Bad Song

I wrote Oh April (You Made A Fool Outta Me) yesterday. I was completely fried from working on Dig Down Deep To Normal (my kids FAWM album) but the First Tuesday Songwriting Group meeting was that evening and you have to have … Continue reading

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I Am Studio Face!

Did two cool musical things today (apart from teaching and buying Billy Joel CD’s from Fopp!). First – I launched a facebook forum for Beatles Songwriting Academy. If you’d like to help me with questions, advice, links or opinions as … Continue reading

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Monkey Umlaut

After spending most of yesterday recording and editing, and most of today teaching and recording I was just too burnt out to do anything when I got home. I trudged over to Shabby Road for more teaching and a blog … Continue reading

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Good Thing We Brought The Glock

Lots of editing and overdubbing kid’s songs, a little frisbee* with the fam, and a few quotes. Oh, and I bought a glockenspiel on eBay! There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen The … Continue reading

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10 Old Songs I Paid Good Money For

Today I have been mostly edited and mixing ‘kids’ songs. Things are moving along now with the Dig Down Deep To Normal album. Thanks for asking. Downloading is dead? Here’s 10 songs (except the widget will only show you 8?) … Continue reading

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Spaceships In Hindsight

Rushed off to Fopp after teaching to see Spaceships Are Cool play an instore show. Was great to see Helen Maddison rocking an Omnichord. Here’s another great vid from Tom Walsh And here’s a cool new song from In Hindsight. Guitarist Isaac … Continue reading

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Too Many Bands – So Little Time

Today’s theme is getting interrupted by great music. I REALLY should have been editing tracks for my ‘kids album’ Dig Down Deep To Normal but… ….on the way to work I was listening to Injured Birds only to find lead … Continue reading

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Church Of Snark

Edited another FAWM kid’s composition ‘Midnight Curry Blues’ and then writing in the evening with Deeper Than Forever (a great live vid on the way from them). Was reminded today of a post I wrote that was popular AND got … Continue reading

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We Won!

The First Tuesday Songwriting Group boasts 4 FAWM winners this year and 3 of them got together tonight to share a bunch of their songs. Matt Wood, Rachel McClean, Martin Quibell and I all wrote 14 or more songs in Feb. … Continue reading

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Mike, Chuck, Harold & Eglon

Songs, songs, songs, they pour out of me Not all of them are worth finishing But you got to finish them to see Mike Viola: Secret Radio from the album Acousto De Perfecto A great song that really sums up what I’m learning … Continue reading

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