Listen to Manwomanchild's New Single: "The Telepath Returns"

While my influences are mostly in the 70s post-punk and to some extent glam-rock vein, I’ve been on a psychedelic kick lately. I guess this song is partly the product of that. The angular chord changes on some of those late 60s psych records really appeal to me, and you can hear elements of Syd Barrett / early Pink… » 1/06/15 11:34am 1/06/15 11:34am

Very cool series. As it would happen, I just started posting tips for musicians on my Kinja (as well as on my website). I'm mostly going to be focusing on songwriting, but I'll probably also go into production stuff as well soon. » 6/18/13 5:55pm 6/18/13 5:55pm

The Process: Song Sketches

Anyone who has ever made a habit of writing music knows that song ideas almost never occur to you when you're looking for them. My solution to this has been to carry a recording device with me at all times. Whenever I have an idea, I slip off somewhere quiet and sing it into the recorder. » 6/18/13 12:12pm 6/18/13 12:12pm

Organizational Tip: Number Your Songs!

Staying organized is crucial when you're working on an album. The importance of this is easy to overlook at the start of a project. Once you commit yourself to saving all of your ideas, it doesn't take long before you are buried in audio files and scraps of paper and can no longer remember which pieces belong to… » 6/18/13 11:59am 6/18/13 11:59am

How to Build a Basic Standing Desk

The year was 2012 and standing desk fever was sweeping the nation — or at least a small number of articles were written about the benefits of standing and a handful of people who had nothing better to worry about chose to pursue the idea somewhat seriously for a few months before inevitably returning to sitting. My… » 4/20/13 6:38pm 4/20/13 6:38pm