Teaching Songwriting at Yale, Spring 2013

Teaching Songwriting at Yale, Spring 2013

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...
Michael Emerson and Mike Errico, “Light Show” (Live)

Michael Emerson and Mike Errico, “Light Show” (Live)

Michael Emerson (“Lost,” “Person of Interest”) joins Mike Errico at the Living Room in New York City. “Light Show,” by Mike Errico, originally appears on the official site: http://www.errico.com 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...
Books Worth Reading: “The Bayou Trilogy,” Daniel Woodrell

Books Worth Reading: “The Bayou Trilogy,” Daniel Woodrell

Picture Dashiell Hammett in the Big Easy. More Books Worth Reading on the Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/mikeerrico/books-worth-reading// More 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...

Henry Miller’s Eleven Commandments

That crazy book, Tropic of Cancer, was written with a sane, controlled program. But this advice to himself could be advice to you, or me, about writing, or about anything, really. COMMANDMENTS 1. Work on one thing at a time until finished. 2. Start no more new books, add no new material to Black Spring. 3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. 4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! 5. When you can’t create you can work. 6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers. 7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it. 8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only. 9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude. 10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. 11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come...
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