How The Pros Use Imagery In Music – With John Oszajca

How The Pros Use Imagery With John Oszajca

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Imagery is one of the keys to really make your lyrics spark. It’s an elusive topic, but an important one, so I got a very special guest to help me digest it a little bit. My guest on this episode of the podcast is singer-songwriter John Oszajca, a fantastic Americana artist who writes great lyrics […]

5 Songwriting Challenges for 2019

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The new year is almost here! And I want us all to become better songwriters in 2019, so I’m issuing 5 challenges for myself and you guys. You can do some or all of these, and I am absolutely certain it will make you a better songwriter. I know it will make me better. If […]

How to Record a Demo

How to record a demo

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One of the key skills you’ll need as a songwriter is to know how to record a demo. I have a very methodical way of making demos for my songs, and in this episode I will share that method with you.  Making music has never been easier. You can get a decent microphone, audio interface […]

7 Tips For Better Lyrics

7 tips for better lyrics

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Have you struggled with writing lyrics to your songs? Do you get stuck or feel like you tend to repeat yourself? Well, I have some tips for you. Lyrics are my bread and butter. I’m a very lyric-centric guy, and these are my top tips for improving your lyrics and writing faster and better. I […]

6 Tips To Get Out Of A Songwriting Rut

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So, I decided to try something different! I’m starting a podcast about songwriting. This is the first episode! In this episode I go over six little tricks that I use when I feel I’m in a songwriting rut. I use these tricks to make sure my songs always feel fresh and new, and I don’t […]

I’ve got a thing about my son calling me old

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I’m not getting any younger. None of us are, I guess. I’ve never really minded getting older, since I’ve always been very firm in my belief that with age comes wisdom. Although, if that’s true, I guess I’m not old at all. Hur hur. Anyway. I think we all have moments when we become really […]

Melodica Festival – the greatest music festival on earth!

Melodica Festival

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I want to tell you about the Melodica festival, my favorite music festival, and in my opinion the best place for any music lover. I play there every year. Here’s me playing it for the 10th time: If you’re reading this, I assume you love music. If you don’t, what’s wrong with you? Anyway. Music […]

First live stream (Twitch tryout)

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This was a stream I tried out on Twitch a while back. Thought I’d share it here. It wasn’t the best. Excuse all the long pauses between songs. I’m still learning this stuff. Check back soon for the first members’ only live stream!

Some of my work for theater

Í skugga Sveins

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I’ve been on the Icelandic folk music scene for about 15 years. I have released a solo album, as well as a few other things, and have traveled to various countries to perform, including Austria, Monaco, The Czech Republic, England, Denmark and more. It’s all been wonderful. But some of the best stuff I’ve done […]

Tom Traubert’s Blues (Tom Waits cover)

Tom Traubert's Blues (One Bad Day cover)

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I just thought I’d post a fun little Tom Waits cover here on my little web site. I recorded this a few years ago when I was experimenting with an effects processor I was using (sold it since). I’ve always loved singing this song, and do it live regularly. Maybe you’ll catch me doing it […]

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