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18 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Songwise Inbetweener - Insane Clown Posse
Oh, hello there. Happy Valentine’s Day. No song this week, instead we have a fun story from a previous show. It’s all about the Insane Clown Posse group. The group from Detroit who took nothin’ and turned it into somthin’.You can follow the show on Instagram @hisongwiseYou can download the Bobby Teenager song here.
45 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Episode Seven: BUILD A BABY with Mike Krol
If you’re already annoyed about me talking about my yet-to-be-born-baby, boy howdy do I have some bad news for you. This week we have an all new episode and song focused around that very topic. I want to write songs about things that I am thinking about and this is the majority of what I think about. It’s this baby, the dying planet, my insecurities and how to turn this into a true crime podcast. That’s it. So - I’m sorry but we’re going to talk about pregnancy stuff more this week. BUT! We have the added treat of being joined later on in the show by the incredibly talented, Mike Krol - who’s new album is out NOW! Per always, you can download the song on the bandcamp page.Follow the show on Instagram, it don’t cost ya nothing.
48 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Episode Six: Baby Songs
I feel so honored that I have been chosen to be the first and only person to ever have a baby. It' must be so interesting for you to hear about. What a thrill for you! Who do I think I am? Someone special?This week on the podcast I share two songs that I wrote about things in my brain in regards to baby stuff. it’s kind of dark.You can download all the songs from the show on the bandcamp page.
19 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Episode Five: VERMONT
The Go-Go’s were right. It’s all I want. Vacation. Been working maybe a little too hard recently, to the point where the stress broke my body. FUN! Headed out on a 2 week sabbatical and leaving you with this podcast and song about leaving for Vermont. A week in the woods, pretending to be early period Bon Iver and late period Justin Timberlake. Enjoy?You can download all the songs from the show on the bandcamp page.
16 minutes | Oct 28, 2018
Songwise Inbetweener - Scott Walker
Holy Spooky America! It’s Halloween and the world is an actual living nightmare. On this special episode of the podcast I present to you a piece I produced for a previous podcast (alliteration points unlocked!) What do black cocaine, meat-punching percussion and crooning all have in common? Almost nothing... except for the fact that they all appear on Scott Walker’s 2006 album, The Drift. But in order to really appreciate what is happening here we have to go back to 1965.In a year of music dominated by bubble gummy pop noises and early rock and roll anthems, the same year that the number one hit was "Wooly Bully", in that same year a group of guys formed a family band, despite not being a family and kick started one of the strangest and darkest careers in pop music.
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2018
Episode Four: Sometimes You Don't
Songwriting is hard, this episode is a pretty good representation of how things can go wrong. We started out trying to write a song for Halloween and ended up with a song about how songwriting is hard. Lots of fun! You can follow the show on Instagram @hisongwise, I am also on Instagram @dlnwse. I’m not on Twitter because I hate attending a party that Donald Trump is the host of. You can download all the songs from the show on the bandcamp page. Enjoy your week! Okay, bye.
57 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
Episode Three: Old Milwaukee with John Elliott
This was a tough one, not going to lie and why would I? I’m not running for a seat on the Supreme Court. Burn. Political. On this episode of Songwise, I attempt to write a song about not drinking that sounds like a drinking song. I make it almost all the way through before I had to call in the big guns - and John Elliott is a bazooka of songwriting. He has been writing and recording and touring his songs around the country for over a decade. He is one of the most talented songwriters I know of and I just so happen to have his cell phone number. What a world! He was a wealth of inspiration and so kind to help out on the song “Old Milwaukee”.As always, you can find the show on Instagram @hisongwise, all of the songs can be found on the bandcamp page. And for the love of Scott Bakula, check out John Elliott on tour. You won’t regret it.
38 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
Episode Two: Try Harder
I almost can’t believe that ANYONE can have a podcast. “If Alex Jones can!”, I always say. On this episode of Songwise we set out to write the theme song for the show. I say we because I got some help from friends along the way. Starting with everyone on Instagram who shared with me their favorite theme songs as an inspiration starting point. Wow, social media sure does seem fun (hint). Follow along on this episode while we clumsily walk our way to writing both a theme song and a song that will stand on its own. Something that is about the thing you are making shouldn’t be that difficult, but boy was I wrong. It was super fun to struggle though! You can find the show on iTunes.We also have an Instagram, whaaaaat? https://www.instagram.com/hisongwise/Okay, bye.
40 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Episode One: Kill Em And Leave
When my Dad passed away in June it was obviously difficult. The loss, the confusion, the fear. Those emotions were all so difficult to process and accept. Even though we knew he was sick, it's something that you cannot prepare for. What I didn't expect, however, was how difficult the cleaning process would be. My Dad was a minimalist before it was cool. He kept a clean, tidy and minimal amount of things... but that didn't make it any easier to go through. One of the boxes I had to clear out was a box of books that he was planning on reading. He never got to read Hammer of the Gods or the book about how to publish your own book. Included in that pile of unread plans was a book by James McBride called Kill Em and Leave. As I stood there looking at the cover, surrounded by the physical items that made up my Dad's life I thought, "Wow. What a perfect tagline for what we just went through."My father's death gutted us, it was unexplainable, imaginable. His death killed us. Then he left. In that moment I remember thinking that would be a great line for a song. That is how this episode started. Second obvious statement: making art heals. I am incredibly thankful to have this outlet. I don't know what I would do without it.You can follow the show on Instagram @hisongwise.Song available for download on the Bandcamp site.
11 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Songwise - a podcast
I've written a lot of songs in my life. I've recorded just as many. Since 2004 I clock that number in at around 600. Of those 600 about 150 have appeared publicly on either Spotify or Apple Music or my personal Bandcamp page. I love recording music. I love effects and distortion and multilayered vocals - I don't love bass so much, but that can be for another day. When I started thinking about all the songs I have ever recorded I wanted to know how long it typically took me to come up with the idea, think on it and finish the song. Then I thought, why not make that a podcast? So, because it's 2018, I did. Songwise is a show about the creative process. The confusion and excitement that comes along with trying something new. It's about failure and success, but mostly failure. Each episode will follow along as I conceive of then write and record an original song. It may not always be perfect or pretty, but creation in any form in important. Why? Because it's 2018.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or Wherever you get podcasts.
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