John with the guys

Songwriting with “Puppets Who Kill” creator John Pattison

Script writer, puppeteer and occasional singer-songwriter John Pattison joined us, without puppets, to perform and talk about three of his songs.  Together we discussed:

  • the difference between abstract and narrative songs
  • John’s journey from script writer to song writer
  • How John wrote a song in the men’s room at Massey Hall after a Paul Simon concert
  • How open mics are a great way to get instant feedback on your songs
  • Puppets who kill

Stop by the Tranzac Club on their Monday night open mics and you might hear and see John there!

John also performed his songs live the studio:

Listen to the full episode:

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