Special Thanks: Eliot Van Buskirk, Mantis Evar

Special Thanks: Eliot Van Buskirk, Mantis Evar

Special thanks to guest speakers Eliot Van Buskirk (Evolver.fm) and Mantis Evar (Indaba Music), who spoke about the disruptive technologies at the bleeding edge of music creation, consumption and dissemination. Flying cars were not ruled out. Thank God. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Special Thanks: Amanda Palmer

Special Thanks: Amanda Palmer

Special thanks to guest speaker Amanda Palmer, who outlined her songwriting process, discussed what a “definitive” recording means in the world of endless variation, talked crowdfunding, turned the class on to Tim Minchin, and played “The Bed Song.” What a class this has been. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...

RIP Andy Johns

RIP Andy Johns. Responsible for this. If you know my song “Grace,” this is what inspired the chorus drum part.
Special Thanks: Scott Jacoby

Special Thanks: Scott Jacoby

Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby covered the map, from the psychology behind production to how much time Vampire Weekend takes to get the perfect tom sound. Great guy, and a great class. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Special Thanks: Jonathan Coulton

Special Thanks: Jonathan Coulton

Special thanks to yesterday’s guest speaker, Jonathan Coulton, who counseled how to extract pathos from a sea creature, social commentary from IKEA, and human (if flawed) speech from a code monkey. Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right? Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...