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Songwriters on Process interviews songwriters in depth about their writing process. They've talked to everyone from Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) to J.D. Cronise from The Sword. Where else can you find both Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus talking about Faulkner and Eric from Foxy Shazam admitting he's never read a book in his life?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (8 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I remember, after my initial hesitation regarding some of the interviewees, this book to be quite insightful. It has a similar premise, but with subjects that veer toward the mainstream.

It's funny how hard the creative process can be to point down. The phrase "think in sideways" always worked for me.
posted by shiggins at 5:30 PM on March 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I did an e-mail interview with John Darnielle from the Mountain Goats and he said that he didn't wait for inspiration. He 'chased it down an alleyway and stole it's lunch money'. Would love to see him or Craig Finn on this site.
Reading the Brian Fallon interview gave me more respect for him as a songwriter. I know that I LOVE his songs and can't live without them but they're much less consciously 'literary' or wordy than some of the other bands I mentioned.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:34 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awesome, thanks - one of those sites that I always imagined probably existed, but never knew where to find. Lotta reading ahead for me..
posted by chaff at 5:44 PM on March 2, 2011


Hey Dave Haus is coming up, he just did a UK tour with some friends of mine. Neat.
posted by Brainy at 8:18 PM on March 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks! I really enjoyed the interview with Adam Turla of Murder by Death.
posted by shoepal at 11:31 PM on March 2, 2011


Townes Van Zandt always said the best songs just flew in the window when he wasn't paying attention.
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:36 AM on March 3, 2011


I did an e-mail interview with John Darnielle from the Mountain Goats and he said that he didn't wait for inspiration. He 'chased it down an alleyway and stole it's lunch money'.

I have a JD quote up next to my desk: "Writer's block is a bourgeois conceit. Just get to work."
posted by Zozo at 8:33 AM on March 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hey Dave Haus is coming up, he just did a UK tour with some friends of mine. Neat.
posted by Brainy at 8:18 PM on 3/2
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You're friends with Franz Nicolay?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 1:56 PM on March 3, 2011


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