Elizabeth Cook Covers “Pale Blue Eyes”

This is a great country song written by Lou Reed back in 1968 or so. ┬áIt was inspired by Lou Reed’s first love, who happened to be married to someone else. Originally, the song had five verse. One of the greatest verbs ever used “Linger on your pale blue...

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Tiny Desk Concert

If you’re not familiar with David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, you’ve missed a career of exceptional songwriting. But – there’s still time to listen to one of Americana Music’s greatest duos. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings are the...

Suzanne Vega Tiny Desk Concert

Suzanne Vega Tiny Desk Concert – new album – what else good could happen this month?! Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles One of the best songwriters you’ll ever hear, she has a command of the english language you’ll turn green over....

NPR Project Song Moby & Kelli Scarr

Despite being given only 48 hours to complete a song, Moby and his collaborator Kelli Scarr completed theirs in one day. And it’s not something without some frills! I love watching these videos. They give you a great sense of how you can use elements to create...

NPR Project Song: Chris Walla & J. Robbins

Project Song documents the songwriting process over the course of two days. All songs created as part of the project are based on an image (usually a photograph), and a word. Interesting to see the process happen with these kinds of starters, and a great way to create...