Ep. 2 – LIBBIE LINTON: Writing On-Demand vs. Writing From Inspiration


The Songwriting Podcast is a monthly music podcast where three hosts revel in the technical and creative aspects of the craft of songwriting, with the help of a guest songwriter or some other music industry professional.

Episode 2 features songwriter Libbie Linton. Our discussion topic theme is writing on-demand versus writing from inspiration, among other things. We take a closer look at Libbie Linton’s song “Edith Sings for Us,” and of course, this episode also features our specialty segments, Grant’s Rants — and Raves, Send Your Song and Craig Can Write.

Grant’s Rant: Pandora Radio

Grant’s Raves: #1 Record (1972) and Thirteen (2009) by Big Star

Send Your Song: The hosts of The Songwriting Podcast invite budding and seasoned songwriters to send your song to us, and we will critique it on the show, giving you constructive feedback on your work, which consists of positive and negative points, and is merely based on our opinions. For this second episode, Grant Adams was coerced to yield his song, “Jesus and His Sheep” for this review segment. Contact us about sending your song at SongwritingPodcast@Gmail.com.

Craig Can Write: Host Craig Tovey began as only a musician, but he is transforming into a songwriter. He is learning how to write songs from Jason Pyles and Grant Adams, as well as from talking with our various guests. Craig is having at least one formal songwriting lesson from Jason each month, and then he’ll implement what he’s leaning and report on his journey during the podcast. Eventually — actually, in this very episode — we get to hear a sample of Craig’s original songwriting. Craig can write — and our assertion is — you can, too!

Your hosts are Craig Tovey, Grant Adams and Jason Pyles. The Songwriting Podcast posts new episodes on the first day of every month. To contact us or to send your feedback, you can leave a voice mail at (801) 382-8789, or as noted above, you can e-mail us at SongwritingPodcast@Gmail.com. And you can also find us on Facebook.

For more information on Libbie Linton, you can visit her Facebook fan page , Libbie Linton.com — or order her music on iTunes or at CDBaby.com. (You can also find her on YouTube.)

The songwriting book mentioned in this episode is “The Complete Handbook of Songwriting: An Insider’s Guide to Making It in the Music Industry.” (These links are affiliate links with Amazon.com; if you purchase through them, this podcast will receive a little financial kick-back.)

We’d like to thank the Dave Eaton Element for the use of its tunes for our theme music, and we’d also like to thank Kara Brewer for her graphic design work.

And by the way, if you like this podcast, Jason hosts two other movie-related shows called the Considering the Sequels Podcast and The Best Picture Podcast.

Episode 2 of The Songwriting Podcast was recorded on September 12, 2011.

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