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The Sound of Songwriting: with Travis Morrison of The…

“There’s this great quote by Stravinsky: If you can copy, you can do,” Travis Morrison tells me. He’s full of poignant quotes like this...
Chris Castig
8 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: with Keller Williams

“I’m a music lover first, musician second, and songwriter third”, Keller Williams admits. He pauses for a moment continues, “Yeah, that statement says it...
Chris Castig
7 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: with Sherrie Dupree & Stacey…

Poet Rainer Marie Rilke gives a young poet the following piece of writing advice: “There is only one way: Go within. Then draw near...
Chris Castig
8 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift

Caroline Polachek imagines each of her songs as if it was an excerpt from a film. Behind the music there is a fictional world...
Chris Castig
8 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: with James Vincent McMorrow

The Sound of Songwriting: With James Vincent McMorrow (SXSW Edition)

James Vincent McMorrow’s debut album “Early in the Morning” was entirely self-recorded during a period...
Chris Castig
5 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Tim Kasher of Cursive…

Much like a lyrical Woody Allen, Tim Kasher doesn’t hide behind his neurosis, he celebrates it. Mature enough to recognize his own self-limitations as...
Chris Castig
7 min read