Incredible guitarist and singer / songwriter David Dino White stopped by and played us some songs with original approaches to lyrics, melody and song structure. Kinda of a Violent Femms vibe.
Some stuff we talked about
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The very talented Kaleb Hikele stopped by during his tour and played some great tunes, even one written for a wedding.
Some stuff we talked about:
- working on pushing your limits
- playing for weddings
- strategies for lyric writing
- passing chords
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!…
Singer-songwriter Tony Burns shares his fun but sensuous, blues-inspired tunes and talks about taking part in various singing communities.
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Film composer Luciano Lombardi stops by and we find out all what you need to know when creating music for films.…
James talks about the use of metaphor and subtext in his songs, and performs “Devil’s Punchbowl” live in the studio. Be sure to check out his band the James Clark Institute!
Sonja talks about her arguably turbulent past with regard to the Canadian Art Song. The guys comment on her strong melodies, powerful imagery, and beautiful songs.…
Producer extraordinaire (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Mel Brooks, Siedah Garrett, Steve Earle, Ali Amran, Alain Chamfort, René Lacaille, Talitha Mac Kenzie, etc) and songwriter guitarist Chris Birkett talks about his searching for the ins and outs of the creative process.…
The well traveled Robert Graham talks about writing some pretty cool tunes!…
Dan’s songs are an investigation into location and memory. Listen and find out more!…
Sound Poet Dan Trapper came in and we explored making music with found sound and talked about his really interesting approach to writing lyrics.
Dan Tapper Sound Design
The North American Sound Diaries
Dan’s SoundCloud Page…
Singer-songwriter Kayt Lucas performs her song “Shatter so Fast” live on-air, and we talk to her about her imagery and her band, Kayt Lucas Band.
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