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Making Music - Don McGlashan

Short Film (Full Length) – 2005

Former Blam Blam Blam, Front Lawn and Mutton Birds member, Don McGlashan takes time out from making his first solo album to talk about songwriting in this episode from a series made for high school music students. McGlashan is passionate in exhorting his audience to write their own songs and make their own voices heard. Acoustic versions of his classic 'Dominion Road' (written about a neighbouring street) and another Mutton Birds number 'White Valiant' (based on a dream) underline his enthusiasm for writing about immediate surroundings, not faraway places.

In a good month, there are more songs than shopping lists. In a bad month, there are more shopping lists than songs.
– Don McGlashan on his journal

Key Cast & Crew

Don McGlashan

Subject

Arthur Baysting

Director, Producer

David Green

Camera

Stephen Jessup

Sound

Jeff Fulton

Sound

Anastassia Smirnova

Editor

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