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Is it worth having arguments online? Plus new single “Promises” (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #3)

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If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind of podcast.

On ERisB, Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland explores classic rock n’ roll and Americana, discusses interesting ideas from literature, philosophy, and history, and examines creativity and how it works. 

In addition to editing Music in Minnesota, Erik is also a songwriter. Each episode of ERisB features one of his songs in its entirety, in addition to an in-depth analysis of its creation and the creative process.

Topics for the second episode include the art of arguing online, the best and worst Beatles albums, great poets you need to read, an essential tip for creativity, and more.

For the segment on one of his own compositions, Erik discusses “Promises,” one of his first successful attempts to write a rock song. It is the lead track from his 2008 album Floating Bridge, which will be re-issued this September. The creative process of this one is interesting to say the least! The episode includes a full version of the song, which will be released as a single this Friday, 7-24-20.

Listen on Spotify, other platforms, or in the player below!

Erik Ritland
Author: Erik Ritland

Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland is a journalist and musician from the east side of St. Paul. He has released 7 albums and 8 EPs featuring his unique blend of rock n' roll, modern rock, and Americana since 2001. Rambling On, his personal blog and podcast covering music and sports, was launched in 2012. Erik was also Head Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blogs Hometown Hustle and Curious North.

Written by Erik Ritland

Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland is a journalist and musician from the east side of St. Paul. He has released 7 albums and 8 EPs featuring his unique blend of rock n' roll, modern rock, and Americana since 2001. Rambling On, his personal blog and podcast covering music and sports, was launched in 2012. Erik was also Head Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blogs Hometown Hustle and Curious North.

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