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Start the Music 037 – Jeff Leisawitz (songwriting/author)

On this episode I talk to songwriting instructor, author and man of many hats Jeff Leisawitz. We talk about his job teaching songwriting at Pacific Lutheran University and his book available on Amazon (and other fine places) Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground because making music takes more than just talking about it.

Show Notes

Jeff’s book! Buy it!
Pacific Lutheran University
Marilyn Manson Keynote Address at MusicFest 1997
Pink Lemonade Records – twitter


Recoil – Choke

High School Sucks – Bronnie

What I Want – Bad Waitress
Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp

Trash Talk – Brother Octopus
Bandcamp | STM Episode 2

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 37 

*Always support the music you love by buying their songs, merchandise, and show tickets.

Start the Music! 008 – Kylie Rebecca (Tour Photographer)

There’s more to the music industry than just bands, and this week I talk to tour photographer and videographer Kylie Rebecca about her work: doing photoshoots, being on tour and staying inspired throughout.

A picture is worth a thousand podcasts so make sure you check out her portfolio. This episode’s music selections are taken from the USA, UK and Canada so there is something for everyone.

Kylie Rebecca Photography


1. College in a Nutshell – The Bomb Shelter Dropouts

Twitter: @BombDropouts
/ Bandcamp

2. Daytime TV – Standing Like Statues

Twitter: @LikeStatuesUK
 / Youtube

3. Play it Safe – Petric

Twitter: @PetricMusic / Website


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*As always thank you to all the bands who allow me to play their music. Support them if you can.


Start the Music! 002 – Brother Octopus

The first full-length, proper STM episode.

This week we have an interview and feature a track called Synth Cowboy from the Edmonton band Brother Octopus.

Brother Octopustaco hell old towns

Baby Teeth – Taco Hell
Over Again – Old Towns

What music is making your life a little better this week?
Kat rambles about the new Blink 182 single Parking Lot and would have talked about the single Misery if it hadn’t been released just after recording. Spoiler: it’s really good.

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