Stories in Songs

Here’s What You Don’t Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics

June 23, 2020 Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor Season 1 Episode 8
Stories in Songs
Here’s What You Don’t Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics
Chapters
1:12
How A Minute for Manny got into music by filling someone else’s shoes.
7:30
“I still have the metalhead blood flowing through my veins”
8:15
How writing a pop song started as a joke.
10:16
Flipping the coin in songwriting
12:23
Quitting a day job to go busking in small towns
19:00
Recording “They Say”
20:50
A song a day challenge - over 100 songs written in 100 days
27:31
"Music can be the pinnacle of storytelling"
30:30
How Iron Maiden and a Disney Song made an impact
33:50
Everything changed with Bruce Springsteen
36:33
How to make a song meaningful?
40:57
The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and what it teaches songwriters
49:32
Cast your own songwriter group. Who will be in it?
Stories in Songs
Here’s What You Don’t Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics
Jun 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Melanie - Certified Story Grid Editor

#008 -  Here’s What You Don’t Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics. Interview with A Minute for Manny about Storytelling in Songs

This episode is for you when you want to know the simple way to make your songs meaningful to your audience without giving in to popular demand.

A Minute for Manny, singer-songwriter, and guitarist, talks about how he approaches songwriting and what it has to do with showing both sides of the same coin. He reveals what The Sandman by Neil Gaiman taught him so that he could write better lyrics.

This episode is about his journey of becoming a musician, what it takes, what he learned along the way, and what influenced him the most.

And you'll also find out what a Disney song as well as "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden have in common.

And why he considers music to be the pinnacle of storytelling.

So tune in.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:12] - How A Minute for Manny got into music by filling someone else’s shoes.

[00:07:30] - “I still have the metalhead blood flowing through my veins”

[00:08:15] - How writing a pop song started as a joke.

[00:10:16] - Flipping the coin in songwriting

[00:12:23] - Quitting a day job to go busking in small towns

[00:19:00] - Recording “They Say”

[00:20:50] - A song a day challenge - over 100 songs written in 100 days

[00:27:31] - "Music can be the pinnacle of storytelling"

[00:30:30] - How Iron Maiden and a Disney Song made an impact

[00:33:50] - Everything changed with Bruce Springsteen

[00:36:33] - How to make a song meaningful?

[00:40:57] - The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and what it teaches songwriters

[00:49:32] - Cast your own songwriter group. Who will be in It


Links mentioned in this episode:

Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/storiesinsongs)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

#008 -  Here’s What You Don’t Know About Songwriting That Could Revolutionize your Lyrics. Interview with A Minute for Manny about Storytelling in Songs

This episode is for you when you want to know the simple way to make your songs meaningful to your audience without giving in to popular demand.

A Minute for Manny, singer-songwriter, and guitarist, talks about how he approaches songwriting and what it has to do with showing both sides of the same coin. He reveals what The Sandman by Neil Gaiman taught him so that he could write better lyrics.

This episode is about his journey of becoming a musician, what it takes, what he learned along the way, and what influenced him the most.

And you'll also find out what a Disney song as well as "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden have in common.

And why he considers music to be the pinnacle of storytelling.

So tune in.

Here's what we cover:

[00:01:12] - How A Minute for Manny got into music by filling someone else’s shoes.

[00:07:30] - “I still have the metalhead blood flowing through my veins”

[00:08:15] - How writing a pop song started as a joke.

[00:10:16] - Flipping the coin in songwriting

[00:12:23] - Quitting a day job to go busking in small towns

[00:19:00] - Recording “They Say”

[00:20:50] - A song a day challenge - over 100 songs written in 100 days

[00:27:31] - "Music can be the pinnacle of storytelling"

[00:30:30] - How Iron Maiden and a Disney Song made an impact

[00:33:50] - Everything changed with Bruce Springsteen

[00:36:33] - How to make a song meaningful?

[00:40:57] - The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and what it teaches songwriters

[00:49:32] - Cast your own songwriter group. Who will be in It


Links mentioned in this episode:

Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/storiesinsongs)

How A Minute for Manny got into music by filling someone else’s shoes.
“I still have the metalhead blood flowing through my veins”
How writing a pop song started as a joke.
Flipping the coin in songwriting
Quitting a day job to go busking in small towns
Recording “They Say”
A song a day challenge - over 100 songs written in 100 days
"Music can be the pinnacle of storytelling"
How Iron Maiden and a Disney Song made an impact
Everything changed with Bruce Springsteen
How to make a song meaningful?
The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and what it teaches songwriters
Cast your own songwriter group. Who will be in it?