New Song, “The People You Never Really Trusted”

New Song, “The People You Never Really Trusted”

I had a great time being part of The Acoustic Guitar Project, in which participants are given a guitar, a mic, and a week to write a song. This is what happened. The song is done (I’m already thinking of revisions, of course), and the guitar is signed and passed onward. Thanks Matt Beck for handing it to me, and good luck to Osei Essed this coming week… “The People You Never Really Trusted” (first draft) © Mike Errico Did you know You tell a lot and never show You talk too fast and listen slow Did you know Are you mad The shiny things you never had It’s a drug, and it’s easy to go bad Are you mad And I wonder how you ever got so angry The gratitude you missed with your swinging wild fist You’ll take my time enough to finally blame me For the moment we first kissed and I wound up on your list Of the people you never really trusted Do you care The cage you’re in is made of air And nothing real is really fair Do you care And I wonder how we ever get so blinded By what we think we need, what it looks like to succeed But do you even want to be reminded That no matter what the speed, you’re not close to breaking free From the people you never really trusted Line ‘em up against the wall And tell everybody else for once and for all You know your secret’s safe with someone new If only you could hold on to the strength you need...
Teaching Songwriting at NYU, Fall 2013

Teaching Songwriting at NYU, Fall 2013

Break out the violet cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching songwriting at NYU’s Clive Davis School of the Recording Arts this fall. We’ll be focusing on the establishment of a personal songwriting voice, and oh, we will write. And write. Can’t wait. 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...
New track: “Daylight” feat. Leah Siegel

New track: “Daylight” feat. Leah Siegel

Pay what you want: “Daylight” (feat. Leah Siegel of Firehorse), from the film “That’s What She Said,” starring Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat (2012 Selection, Sundance Film Festival) in hi-res mp3, FLAC and other formats. $0? $10? $55.32? It’s your call. "Daylight" (Feat. Leah Siegel) from the film "That's What She Said" by Mike Errico More music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
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...
MY Holiday Omen for 2012

MY Holiday Omen for 2012

After the Holiday Show, two lovely people came up and presented me with “My Holiday Omen” for 2012. A beautiful gesture, and I love to watch the spirit of this ritual spread outward. As for why it picked me, well, just like you, my task is to figure it out… 2012 Holiday Omens written up in BOOKREPORTER: CLICK HERE What are Holiday Omens? CLICK HERE For music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos, etc.: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
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