Song Man: A Melodic Adventure or My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting
Song Man is the endearing sequel to Will Hodgkinson's Guitar Man, wherein our hero, having learned to play guitar (badly) in six months, endeavors to unlock the process of songwriting and ultimately record a single. Featuring pithy, humorous, and illuminat...more
And with that in mind he interviews Andrew Loog Oldham, Lawrence (from Felt), Andrew Webber, Ray Davies, Richard Hawley, Lamont Dozier, Jake Holmes, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Keith Richards, Chip Taylor, among others about the nature, the craft and the art of so ...more
A charming book. As my drunken Rockabilly band also recorded at Liam's Toe Rag as did a unheard of garage band called The White Stripes everything described rings true. I found the ...more
Format is author's memoir about trying to write and record his own pop song so he talks to all these great song writers. Interesting sections on certain song writers. Andy Partridge from XTC sticks in my head for fact that he is a professional songwriter - it is what he does and he doesn't really do anything else. Author's voice and personal voyage gets a ...more
(Later) I quit. This book is leaving on the next train to Half Price Books.
And Will has great taste in music heroes.
And I find myself searching for a copy of "Mystery Fox"!