Mary asked me last week about my song-writing process.
Hope, I’d like to hear something about your songwriting process. What comes to you first — music or lyrics? Sometimes both? Sometimes one but other times the other? If it’s lyrics, do actual lines come to you or does the story of a song suggest [...]
Tonight, after a “brief” hiatus (geologically speaking, three months could be considered brief) we had band practice. We were a little rusty at first (as a solid democracy, we took turns fucking up), but things settled in nicely. It was almost like we hadn’t just spent a quarter of a year letting ourselves get [...]
My guitarist, Dave, and I got together last night to work on some new material. For someone who is a bit of a control freak like me, it’s not easy to invite someone into your head-space. Don’t get me wrong, I went into this excited and happy to have someone to collaborate with and [...]
To put this post into perspective, you have to understand that Ellis Paul and Steve Earle are my two most favoritist songwriters of all time. Followed closely by Dar Williams. So, to get to sit in a room and learn about song-writing from him pretty much blew my mind. It was like getting driving [...]