Sodajerker On Songwriting
Over the past few months I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the processes around songwriting that others use. It’s kind of strange that it’s taken me so long given I’ve now been working on my song-a-month project for over 4 years now. But perhaps it’s because I’m now in a pattern where getting a song done isn’t too difficult, but also that it’s become increasingly easy to fall back on the techniques that have worked for me in the past. Now I’m looking for new ways to drive the process, and the greatest discovery I’ve made is the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast.
Sodajerker is (are?) a couple of likely lads from Liverpool in the UK. Co-songwriters – and podcast hosts – Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor have written many songs for various artists and on a number of film soundtracks. They started the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast back in 2012, and they are now closing in on 100 episodes. Each one features the guys talking to some of the most talented songwriters in the world, picking their brains around the processes they employ and the successes they have had. It’s an amazing view into an all-too-often secret art.
I’m slowly but surely working my way through each and every one as they are so addictive! As you can guess, I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough – and it’s not just for songwriters. If you’ve got any interest in music you will get some amazing insights into what went into the creation of your favourite tracks.
You can get more information on podcast at the Sodajerker website where you can both listen and get links to iTunes etc. Hell, you can also listen to some of the tracks the guys have written!