The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents!

Series produced by Geoffrey Larson

Caption: I <3 books, Credit: Designed by Michael Wallenfels
Image by: Designed by Michael Wallenfels 
I <3 books 

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is a group of song writers who write songs inspired by books. In this segment, these songwriters talk about their process of writing these songs and how they approach song writing in general.

The Bushwick Book Club is not your run of the mill book club. Much like any, we act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what we read. But we found that this was not enough for us. When we read books, we also want to write songs about them.

In this segment, we get the chance to listen to a musician work through their process of writing a song inspired by a book. As we hear the song we are discussing, the song writer tells us about the process they used to finish the final product. How does the music come about? How do the words formulate? Did they enjoy the book? How did this effect the song writing process?...

It is an adventure into the mind of an artist!


39 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Mark Blasco, Credit: MJ
Songwriter Mark Blasco talks about his approach to writing a song inspired by Richard Feynman's memoir, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Vince Martinez, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Vince Martinez discusses his song inspired by Chapters 11 and 12 of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, written and p...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Vince Martinez, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Vince Martinez discusses his song inspired by Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Tai Shan, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Tai Shan discusses her approach to writing songs inspired by C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Tai Shan, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Tai Shan discusses her song inspired by Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Michael Wallenfels, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Michael Wallenfels discusses his song inspired by Shel Silverstein's My Moon Catchin' Net.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: MoZo, Credit: Wade Trenbeath
Songwriters Moe Provencher and Aimee Zoe of MoZo discuss writing songs inspired by CS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Michael Denvir
Songwriter Michael Denvir discusses his approach to writing songs inspired by S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bridget Quigg, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Bridget Quigg talks about her approach to writing songs inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Wes Weddell, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Wes Weddell discusses his song inspired by Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Bucket of Honey, Credit: Wade Trenbeath
Songwriters Annie Jantzer and Nate Bogopolsky of Bucket of Honey discuss their approach to writing songs inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:00

  • Added: Oct 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Anna Coogan, Credit: Wade Trenbeath
Songwriter Anna Coogan discusses her approach to writing songs inspired by Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2011
  • Length: 05:01

  • Added: Oct 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andrew Nunez, Credit: Wade Trenbeath
Songwriter Andrew Nunez talks about his musical approach to Slaughterhouse Five.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Karen Lindenberg, Credit: Mark Blasco
Songwriter Karen Lindenberg discusses S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and her musical approach to the book

  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:00

  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 13, 2011
  • Length: 05:00

  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1