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Subconscious Songwriting with Mike Nilles

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Guitarist and songwriter Mike Nilles has a secret method for writing melodies: dreaming them up! In episode 17 of Composer Quest, Mike and I swap stories about our dream-inspired songs. We also talk about a few of the groups Mike has played in over the years, from his 70s St. Paul band Smart Alex, to an Italian blues band, to his latest project, The Badinovs.

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Right click to download Ep. 17, or open in iTunes.

The Badinovs are: Mike Nilles (electric guitar, vocals, songwriting), Patrick Olberding (acoustic guitar, vocals, songwriting), Jeffry Becker (drums and inspiration), Douglas Salmela (bass), Bill Kelm (keyboards).

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