02 February 2009

Musicians on songwriting

I finally got around to reading an article by Rosanne Cash that I'd bookmarked ages ago, and it turns out it's part of a whole series of posts by several musicians about songwriting. Very very cool.

The New York Times website describes their blog Measure for Measure thusly:
With music now available with a single, offhand click, it's easy to forget that songs are not born whole, polished and ready to play. They are created by artists who draw on some combination of craft, skill and inspiration. In the coming weeks, the contributors to this blog -- all accomplished songwriters -- will pull back the curtain on the creative process as they write about their work on a songs in the making.
The blog begins with blurbs about its contributors--Andrew Bird, Darrell Brown, Rosanne Cash, Peter Holsapple, Jeffrey Lewis, and Suzanne Vega--here. The sidebar has next post links as well as links to each contributor's posts. You can also listen to songs they're working on or writing about from players within the posts or in the sidebar.

If the creative process interests you, these posts are definitely worth a look.

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  1. Hi Claire.

    Awesome thanks for the post, this is exactly what I've been thinking about lately.

    Thanks again and awesome blog;)

    Moses NZ

  2. Thanks, Moses! I figured someone else out there would enjoy it.