Song Exploder is my current favorite podcast. Its angle: “musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.”

I write songs, and I think that’s why I enjoy this podcast so much. I like hearing how fellow music makers make.

In the episode with U2, the band breaks down their song “Cedarwood Road.”

Some things I learned about U2 from this episode: The Edge uses GarageBand, this song is about Bono’s childhood neighborhood, and Bono’s favorite part of this song is The Edge’s solo.

“The big revelation for me was you can’t really leave these things behind because they are who you are.

You can never escape your upbringing.”

– Bono

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