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I Won’t Sit Down: Songwriting with Frank Turner (Part 2)

This week Federico and John conclude their conversation with musician and songwriter Frank Turner with a discussion of the democratization of the creation, access, and distribution of music and other media, the role of hard work and luck, the songwriting process, when to listen to feedback and from whom, editing your work, the role of technology in songwriting, and the state of albums today.


Guest Frank Turner frank-turner.com

Frank Turner is a London-based musician and songwriter who began his career as the lead singer of post-hardcore band Million Dead. In 2005, Turner began an acoustic guitar-based solo career. In 2018, Turner released his seventh album, Be More Kind, and in 2019, a book about songwriting titled Try This at Home.

Previously, on Dialog

Season 1 - Episode 4 – Jun 18, 2019

I Won’t Sit Down: Songwriting with Frank Turner (Part 1)

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Federico and John are joined by musician and songwriter Frank Turner to talk about getting started, the transition from post-hardcore band Million Dead to an acoustic solo career, songwriting, the music industry, evolving your work and staying relevant, being productive on tour, the advantages and pitfalls of social media, and fans.

Season 1 - Episode 3 – Jun 11, 2019

Writing Online with John Gruber of Daring Fireball (Part 2)

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For part two of a two-part conversation, Federico and John are joined by John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show to talk about independent writing in 2019, staying relevant, reputation, the role priorities play in defining your writing voice, the impact of podcasting on writing, Markdown, and more.

Season 1 - Episode 2 – Jun 04, 2019

Writing Online with John Gruber of Daring Fireball (Part 1)

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For part one of a two-part conversation, Federico and John are joined by John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show to talk about how he got started, the role of luck, privilege, hard work, and talent in success, the toxicity of social media, building a business writing online, advertising, sponsorships, hairpieces, and more.

Season 1 - Episode 1 – May 28, 2019

Writers and Writing

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Setting the stage for Season 1 on writers and writing, Federico and John discuss how they got started as writers, the writing process, owning and controlling your writing, the role of privilege, luck, and hard work, and more.

Season 1 - trailer – May 27, 2019

Introducing Dialog

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Introducing Dialog, a seasonal podcast featuring weekly, in-depth conversations with special guests about the impact of technology on creativity, society, and culture and hosted by MacStories’ Federico Viticci and John Voorhees.

Feedback and Questions: dialog@macstories.net