22 episodes

50 Bad Songs is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing songs and creating music. Each episode, you will hear a conversation be transformed into a new song.

50 Bad Songs Tim Rosko

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

50 Bad Songs is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of writing songs and creating music. Each episode, you will hear a conversation be transformed into a new song.

    Episode 21 - 'Green, Red, & Gold'

    Episode 21 - 'Green, Red, & Gold'

    Welcome back to 50 Bad Songs! This is the Season 3 premiere, episode 21, "Green, Red, and Gold". With Season 3, we are moving forward with a new format to the episodes. Instead of recording the full songwriting process and editing it down to be listenable, we will take a retrospective look at the details of how the music, lyrics, and production all came together. You will hear the song at the top of the episode and again at the end. In this episode, Tim writes a Christmas song that is not actually a Christmas song. Using a songwriting prompt from Sarah Spencer's Five-In-Five Challenge at SongFancy, this song came together from this list of ten words: Cedar, Approach, Minute, Turn, Waiting, Twilight, Clear, Wool, Hands, and Warm. To learn more about SongFancy and the Five-In-Five Challenge, go to
    http://songfancy.com/5-in-5-songwriting-challenge/

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    • 55 min
    Episode 20 - 'Step Aside' with Greg Breal

    Episode 20 - 'Step Aside' with Greg Breal

    Truly, this year has gone by so slow and somehow so fast. I cannot believe we are here in November, like what even is time. This episode is going to be the Season Finale for Season 2. In this month’s episode, I spend some time talking and writing with singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Greg Breal. Greg is a dear friend of mine with a tender heart and a voice like butter. Greg and I have a delightful conversation about singing and the voice and the self-doubt that can get in the way. We stretch ourselves to write a really cool song that’s unlike most of the songs I’ve written so far. Greg also helped me produce this demo, much like our guest in episode 13 Colby Lapolla. I hope you enjoy this episode!
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 19 - 'Halted State'

    Episode 19 - 'Halted State'

    Unbelievably, it is October and we have officially reached autumn in 2020. The weather in Nashville has been gracious enough to actually reflect the season and that is something worth celebrating. Tim approaches this episode a little differently than previous episodes. He is writing alone and is exclusively using his ukulele! Unheard of! Tim talks about how he is feeling stalled out and like everything has come to a halt in his life and the world, but he writes a nice little tune anyways. I think you'll enjoy it. As always, reach out to us and let us know what you think!

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    • 59 min
    Episode 18 - 'Doing the Best I Can' with Natalie Royal

    Episode 18 - 'Doing the Best I Can' with Natalie Royal

    And in the blink of an eye, it’s September. As we’ve established, time is an illusion this year and somehow we are nearing Autumn. BUT your favorite podcast carries on anyways! As things are still uncertain in the world, things are still complicated with recording with guests. But as you will hear in this episode, we are starting to figure out new and different ways of recording with guests. We may even get to record in person again soon, but in the meantime, we press forward.

    This month’s guest is another friend of mine and local singer and songwriter, Natalie Royal. Natalie is a wonderful person with a lovely voice and a beautiful heart, as you will soon hear. We recorded this episode back in May, you know, back when we thought we'd be out of quarantine in the Summer. But in spite of that, Natalie and I had several truly wonderful conversations about life, quarantine, and creativity. I know I say this every month, but the song we write together is my favorite song that we've written so far on this podcast! I think you'll enjoy it too. But of course, let me know what you think!

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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 17 - 'Keep the Fire Alive'

    Episode 17 - 'Keep the Fire Alive'

    Hii here we are in August, how the heck? When did? 2020?? What’s happening. As you may have noticed, we took last month off. In truth, I had another episode recorded but was having technical issues and I recorded this episode at the last minute. I didn’t give myself enough time to record this song to the quality level I wanted, so instead I didn’t release it and took this last month to record it right! I think we all were hoping that we’d be out of quarantine at this point, but alas, things are still complicated with recording with guests. I am still working on recording a guest remotely, but no matter what there will continue to be episodes!

    This month’s episode is me by my lonesome again. BUT I talk about a subject that I think a lot of people are experiencing right now given the state of the world at large. We are all experiencing difficulties right now and the frustrations can become overwhelming--to the point of losing all motivation to connect and live. We’ll get into it more in the episode and eventually, write a song about it!

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 16 - 'Prayer of Protest'

    Episode 16 - 'Prayer of Protest'

    Another month has gone by and another episode is here. This episode is slightly different from how we usually do things. I had a different episode lined up, but given the events of the past week and the protests and rebellions that followed,I felt compelled to release something different. It didn’t feel right to release just another episode without addressing things. I decided that I would let the music pour out of me and not worry about lyrics, so this episode is shorter than usual. But I think the resulting song truly expresses what's in my heart. This is my prayer of protest.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Bobbaboo ,

Sooooooo Good!!!

I love this podcast so much! Anyone can write songs, and this podcast helps people understand that! And, Tim’s voice is beautiful!!!

LBrummles ,

Luv it

A great concept for a podcast, it is so cool to listen to a song idea come out of each conversation and then be a part of hearing it come together from start to finish!

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