The God No!s bandmembers Peter, Sandy, Alon, Subhayu, and Rachel talk about their collaborative approach to songwriting, where each member brings a song to the band and together they refine and finish it off, in a “no-free” zone. See, democracy works after all.
Its a special Collaborating Show as Northwood Records artist Patrick Ballantyne stops by and we get into all the details about collaborating: how to share the royalties (evenly) and general best practices for successful experiences.
Some things we talked about:
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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.
Tim Stead with his band The Scenic Sound talks about how melody drives his songs, and how repetition of the lyrics helps to get their message across to their young audience. Download 5 of their songs for free.
Gary talks with the guys about using space and his influences in becoming a master finger style guitarist. And the crazy stuff he does with those capos.
Blair shares the very first song he ever wrote, and talks about the difference between writing from the heart and writing from the head. And the Monster Mash.
Christine talks and sings about joy and getting au naturel with her lyrics. Oh, and that’s not a surfboard in the photo; it’s Christine’s hand-painted-by-a-friend guitar case.
Dom talks with the Song Talk Radio team about his ideas, working with producers, and the release of his latest CD. He also performs “The Autumn Wind” live with a poetry reading and song with acoustic guitar and voice.
Lilian talks about intuition and feelings in her songs, and how she stole borrowed her first guitar from her brother. We talk about the other stuff. She also performs all three songs live in the studio: