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March 28, 2012 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool. But Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor are also the co-hosts of the iTunes podcast Sodajerker on Songwriting, a programme featuring hour-long interviews with some of the world’s most successful songwriters including Jimmy Webb, Andy Partridge, Todd Rundgren and many others.

The interviews so far:
Billy Steinberg (Like A Virgin)
Todd Rundgren (I Saw the Light)
Sacha Skarbek (You're Beautiful)
Jimmy Webb (By the Time I Get to Phoenix)
Mike Batt (Bright Eyes)
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin')
Shawn Smith (Screen)
Andy Partridge (Senses Working Overtime)
Kenny Loggins (Footloose)
Allee Willis (What Have I Done to Deserve This?)
posted by unSane (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for this. I just downloaded the Partridge and Rundgren episodes for listening later tonight. Don't worry, they're a safe distance apart on my desktop.
posted by davebush at 9:51 AM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]

Okay, what regional accent to Barber and O'Connor have? I'm not familiar enough with such things to place it, but it has to be specific.

Sadly, my American brain is having me mentally see this podcast with Aardman claymation figures. I can't make it stop!
posted by hippybear at 9:57 AM on March 28, 2012

I was just saying that I need to stop downloading podcasts since I don't have enough time to listen to them, but there's no way I can pass these up. I can always make time to listen to talented songwriters tell stories and discuss the process. Thanks!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:00 AM on March 28, 2012

Hippybear - it's Scouse (Liverpudlian)
posted by unSane at 10:15 AM on March 28, 2012

Cool! Thanks!
posted by ericthegardener at 9:42 PM on March 28, 2012

The Andy Partridge interview is ace.
posted by davebush at 9:44 PM on March 28, 2012

These interviews, while being of different quality overall, are great insights into great songwriters and how they view their craft and should be required listening to anyone who writes songs or who is involved in the Industry.

This is a great post about a fabulous corner of the internet I never would have discovered otherwise. Thanks so much for posting!
posted by hippybear at 8:42 PM on March 30, 2012

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