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Blessed be the funky. And the unfunky, they too shall be blessed. Just less funky.

Things added in February, 2009


When Zappa Met Morcheeba

Posted on February 25th .
Recording has always been a passion for me as much as songwriting. When I was ten, my older brother Stephen brought back from Japan one of the first plastic, lightweight ...

The Subliminal Ballad

Posted on February 21st . 4
The Ballad is a kind of song essential to almost every artist's repertoire. Most often it is a slow love song of joy or heartbreak. It is the song ...

Words Are All I Have

Posted on February 20th .
Although I love all aspects of songwriting, as a lyricist I often find myself flying the flag for vibrant, meaningful, fabulous words, especially in a pop context. As well as ...


Posted on February 18th .
Where do songs come from? There are as many answers as there are songwriters. Sometimes the music arrives first, and its emotional feeling, expressed by melody, harmony, rhythm leads to ...

Music for Podcasts

Posted on February 17th .
I know quite a bit about music podcasting. As a writer / producer I'm in a quite a good position because when non-writers need a piece of music for podcast, ...