The Band That Never Met: Collaborative Songs Built Across 3000 Miles in 4 Weeks

by Rod Dunne March 3, 2012




Its been a long spell since my last music post. Thankfully, recent collaborations as part of an online collective going under the name The Electro Musician mean some completely new tunes are now down, mixed & mastered. The tune itself ‘Better Days’ has been one of the most enjoyable pieces to work on thanks to my […]




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Hail to My Commute Buddies

by Rod Dunne February 25, 2012




Hail to commute buddies I see every day As I go to B And you come from A Hail to the cagers All sullen and glum The traffics got worse This ain’t any fun Hail to the peddlers In bright hi-viz vests You’re healthier by far Than all of the rest Hail to my train […]




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Writer’s Reset

by Rod Dunne February 24, 2012




 




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The 1st Draft of Graham Linehan

by Rod Dunne February 8, 2012




“All the first draft is is the notes to write a script proper.” – Graham Linehan It takes so long to get a 1st draft, a scratch track or a first cut of anything, and involves so much effort, that you become too precious about it. Too constrained about changing it. The first draft is […]




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Fable | The Cat And The Pepper

by Rod Dunne January 26, 2011




Chinese fable commonly attributed (wrongly?) to Chairman Mao The Grandmaster summoned two of his advisers to help with an important issue. Two gentlemen arrived in his quarters and asked how they could help. The Grandmaster looked around and made eye contact sternly to evaluate the mood of the room. His reputation for being surly and […]




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Perfect Pop | Outdoor Miner By Wire

by Rod Dunne January 23, 2011




No blind spots in leopard’s eyes Can only help to jeopardize The lives of lambs, the shepherd cries If you’re going to pick one song, above all others, which you wish you’d written, then for me it’d be Outdoor Miner by Wire. It’s a song that sums up for me what the perfect pop song […]




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The Angle Was Right

by Rod Dunne January 16, 2011




A simple fable: The Angles A small mountainside village Eugene Horto is one of the many lumber-jacks working in his small village. Each day he made the long walk through the mountain passes to where him and his friends begun chopping down large Mountain Oaks the old-fashioned way using axes. Each evening was spent sharpening […]




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Alas For Those That Never Sing

by Rod Dunne January 9, 2011




Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them. – Oliver Wendell Holmes – It’s a great quote, isn’t it! It’s funny how certain quotes can be inspirational to you at the right place and time. And this quote is one those pivotal ones for me. Just like any teenager, […]




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