(Ed note: Reposting this since the workshop is Tuesday night and some tickets are still available)
Charity, boys in bands talking about writing, and all around bliss — it's the How To Write Like I Do series at 826 Seattle. Bring it.
Tuesday, February 10 -7p
HOW TO BE A MUSICIAN WHEN YOU'RE NOT THAT GOOD OF A MUSICIAN with JOHN RODERICK
John Roderick will explain every single aspect of being a singer/songwriter and recording artist, including, but not limited to:
- How to be a musician when you're not that good of a musician.
- How to keep writing when everything you write is boring and terrible.
- How to completely rewrite songs that you thought were finished.
- How to maintain some semblance of dignity in a shameful world.
- How to find the coconut of an idea in a sea of cliches.
- How to, when all else fails, become a colorful personality.
Topics NOT included include:
- How to get your demo to Barsuk records.
- How to find a manager.
- How to get a major-label recording contract.
- How to write a radio hit.
And as if that weren't enough, be sure to take the time to check out John's bio.
Oh, alright. Here:
John Roderick labored in local semi-obscurity for ten years in a succession of good bands that went nowhere. Undaunted, he kept playing music until he rose to the level of national, and then international semi-obscurity. As frontman of The Long Winters he has done almost everything you can do in rock music, short of becoming rich and famous. He's currently working on a new record.
Have I mentioned recently how much I love living in Seattle? I'll see you there!