It's songwriting in real time!
Listen in as host Jonathan Mann (Guinness World Record Holder for Most Consecutive Days Writing A Song - 4000 days and counting), writes his daily song. You'll hear everything from the nuts and bolts of lyrics and chords to the more emotional work of failure, frustration and general messy chaotic wildness that comes with a daily creative practice.
My Baby Yoda Song Went Viral On TikTok
This episode is all about how I made the song and what happened once it went viral.
The Lyrics Came To Me In A Dream
I woke up this morning with some lyrics and a melody in my head.
A Good Ol' Fashioned Song Fight!
SongFight.org is a weekly song competition that’s been going since the early aughts. Each week you’re given a title. You make a song with that title, email it to the "fight master", who then posts all the songs to be voted on. The song with the most votes wins. There’s no prize but the warm satisfaction of a job well done.
From roughly 2003 to 2005, I participated in SongFight every single week. I rarely won, but as a precursor to song a day, I found it was a great way to keep myself accountable, to keep writing songs. Since starting Song A Day, I occasionally go back and participate in a fight...
I Undertook A Difficult Song Request
Every once in a while, I'll put the call out on Twitter and ask people what they think I should write about. The suggestions are often about current events. Or animals. Today, I decided to go with a suggestion that's a bit more difficult to interpret.
Let's Avoid Existenial Dread By Listening To This Podcast
Today's song is about all the ways we distract ourselves to avoid being alone with our thoughts and our mortality. It started when the title popped into my head.
Trying To Knock Myself Out of A Rut
Every once in a while, I try starting a song using an instrument I don't normally use.
One of my new favorite podcasts
As a songwriter, I find this podcast very inspiring. I love the format of each episode and I am a really big fan of the commentary after each song. Not only is it fun to listen to, it has also taught me a lot about writing!
Oh mystery bard
I miss you please keep gliding this podcast
Episodes aren't too long. Host is friendly and personable. Song creations are always interesting to hear for music fans and inspiring musicians like myself. Check it out!