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Thursday, March 31, 2011


HMHS 212 - 0 - 60 in 35 Minutes - RPM Show

This week Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle narcissistically play their own songs.  7 tunes out of last months 20 created for the RPM Challenge www.rpmchallenge.com. Even more confusingly this is one without them being in the same "studio" since they can no longer bare to be in each others presence.  Give it a list and you'll understand.

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The songs:

  • Dave - Rich
  • Tony - Dressed In Black
  • Dave - Punk
  • Tony - I'm Afraid
  • Dave - Let's Go
  • Tony - Never Let Me Go
  • Dave - NuWave

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Friday, March 18, 2011


HMHS 211 - Lyrically Speaking

Dave & Tony return to discuss many interesting home songwriting and recording subjects.

This weeks topics include

This weeks songs
  • Ian Holtaway - Colour White
  • Mike Anderson - I'm Still Taller Than You
  • Rychie Floyd - Everybody Wants To Drink Your Water
  • Andrew Richardson - Mary Cries (words by Alan Gentle)
  • Edward Wainwright - If You Don't Want Me

There are a bunch of videos below related to the show this week

Walk The Moon

Ron Sexsmith - See It To Believe It

Justin Currie - No So Sentimental Now

Justin Currie - I Guess I Didn't Love You makes Chris Difford from Squeeze Cry

A search for the BBC Songwriters Circle stuff on youtube.

Fran Healy Buttercups (not Daffodils as I said on the show)

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Friday, March 04, 2011


HMHS 210 - Stop Your Engines

More mysterious and deep discussion of songwriting and home recording from your master - Dave Criddle - and slave - Tony Butterworth.

This weeks discussions

  • A charity CD ??
  • Home Made Soundbooth (from John Poulton)
  • Covering your own songs in a different style
  • Revisiting Tunes
  • More structure helps Dave
  • Having a strong theme helps Dave
This weeks tunes.
  • Back To The Beginning - Ronnie Marler
  • Peoria - Frank Canonica
  • Windwalkers - Richie Floyd
  • Wave - The Experiments

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