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On Songwriting - Episode 13 'Avoiding the Obvious' - Neil Young

In this week's episode of 'On Songwriting' I talk about how songwriters avoid the obvious, even when it might be the right thing to do. Neil Young discusses writing 'Rockin' in the Free World'

'On Songwriting' - Episode 12 - Living the Song

Christopher discusses sources for songs. Hit Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier ('Where Did Our Love Go', 'You Keep Me Hangin' On', 'I Can't Help Myself') talks about using his life for inspiration in writing 'Stop In The Name of Love' for The Supremes.

On Songwriting - Episode 11 'Transformation'

In this week's episode of 'On Songwriting' Jules Shear talks about writing 'All Through The Night' and how the song changed and became his biggest hit when Cyndi Lauper recorded it.

On Songwriting - Episode 10 - 'Experimentation'

I love playing with lyrics and in Alannah Myles first single 'Love Is', I tried having no rhyme in the verses.

It was also my first attempt at writing a 'list song'. I'd love to hear about your experimentations!