Greg Pope photo by Asher Pope

The Writers Room: Episode 12 Greg Pope

Singer-Songwriter / Multi-instrumentalist / Studio Engineer / Record Producer and / Filmmaker, Greg Pope, is as capable with slash job titles as he is with slash pop chords and the slash of a time signature.

Greg also makes movies, so I used a few of my questions to find out where his filmmaking and songwriting philosophies meet.  It's a cool conversation, with music clips galore.

Bonus Talk: Mixed Time Signatures (10 mins.)

How come when Burt Bacharach does it it's fine, but if an artist with a rock guitar does it, it risks being labeled as "prog?"  In our bonus talk segment, we dug deep into a question about the balance between creativity and accessibility.

Bonus Talk: Kiss  (6 mins.)

Since Greg's song, "Fanboy," name-checks the band Kiss and since a number of my music friends are also Kiss fans, I asked Greg to explain their appeal.

Photo (above) by Asher Pope.

  Album Title Artist Songwriter Producer Songs Featured
A Few Seconds of Fame
(2018)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope Forget About You

Hopes and Dreams and Fears

The Real You

Guiding Star
(2016)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope Guiding Star

I Think Not

Fanboy
(2015)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope New Beginning

Fanboy

Pop Motion Animation
(2013)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope Meanwhile Back at the Office

She Might

Monster Suit
(2011)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope Hero

A Reason to Smile

Blue Ocean Sky
(2010)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope The Awful Whisper

I Don't Want the Same Things

Pete
(2009)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope How Do You Do It

Roll With It

Popmonster
(2008)
Greg Pope Greg Pope Greg Pope Little Things

Lost My Friend


All song clips heard in this episode:

(Song Title / Album Title)

OPENING MEDLEY
I Think Not / Guiding Star
Meanwhile Back at the Office / Pop Motion Animation
She Might / Pop Motion Animation
A Reason To Smile / Monster Suit
New Beginning / Fanboy

Hero / Monster Suit
Hopes and Dreams and Fears / A Few Seconds of Fame
Only One You / Popmonster
Forget About You / A Few Seconds of Fame
Little Things / Popmonster
Lost My Friend / Popmonster
Reason With You / Popmonster
How Do You Do It / Pete
Christmas Snow / Blue Ocean Sky 
I Don't Want the Same Things / Blue Ocean Sky
Soulless Heart / Monster Suit
Playing Along / Pop Motion Animation
New Beginning / Fanboy
Galileo / Fanboy
Guiding Star / Guiding Star
She's Already There / A Few Seconds of Fame
Cave Days / A Few Seconds of Fame
Planet Earth / A Few Seconds of Fame
Retread / A Few Seconds of Fame
The Real You / A Few Seconds of Fame

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