Caleb J. Murphy

The 17 Most Popular Posts From 2017

To commemorate this past year, here are the 17 most popular posts on this blog from ’17, in order of least popular to most popular.

17. THIS 18-YEAR-OLD PRODUCED A KENDRICK LAMAR SONG WITH ONLY HIS IPHONE

16. FOR THIS UPMC SURGEON, MUSIC IS AN IMPORTANT PRESCRIPTION FOR A SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE

15. HOW TO WRITE A SONG IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS — PART 2

14. MUSIC IS LIKE A TIME MACHINE FOR IAN MURPHY

13. I WILL NEVER PLAY AT THIS VENUE AGAIN (FOR REAL)

12. JOE SAYLOR: FROM A SMALL TOWN TO THE LATE SHOW

11. LEARNING HOW TO SAY ‘NO’ IN A GO-GETTER WORLD

10. BILLY JOEL SAID HE HATES “WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE”

9. MY NEIGHBOR SAID I SOUND LIKE “A F#*@ING DYING CAT” AND I STILL DIDN’T QUIT

8. HOW TO GET BETTER AT SONGWRITING

7. WHY THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS PAST THE “BIG BREAK” ERA

6. HERE’S ONE OF THE BEST SONGWRITING TIPS EVER, THANKS TO TAYLOR SWIFT

5. HOW JIMI HENDRIX WROTE “LITTLE WING” IN 145 SECONDS

4. THIS MAN SEES MUSIC AS COLOR (LITERALLY)

3. WHY EVERY MUSICIAN SHOULD THINK LIKE ESPERANZA SPALDING

2. PAUL MCCARTNEY DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE SONGS

1. BOB DYLAN IS NOT HIS REAL NAME (AND WHY THAT MATTERS TO MUSICIANS)