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amy-d-shojai's picture
Apr.09.2014
In another life, I'm a playwright--and of course must include cats and dogs in the work. In collaboration with my writing partner Frank Steele, we've written our next show (book, lyrics and music co-authored together), and I'm excited to share the cast recording of the music. One more song GOTCHA...
tracy-ewens's picture
Mar.28.2014
I never feel more like a rat in a maze than I do in a Metro or subway system. Don't get me wrong, there's an energy.  So many different kinds of people moving en mass, all with different agendas, it's electric, but the the underground shuffle is a soulless place.  There's very little eye...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.25.2014
With all due respect to Joe Walsh and the James Gang and their 1970 song, Funk #49, I offer Rant #49.  I don't know if you know Funk #49.  I don't know if it made the national charts.  1970 was a strong year for classic rock.  We just called it rock then although some people...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Mar.08.2014
IPod Nano (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I've talked about the different forms of inspiration before (and it applies to me specifically as a writer, but I'm sure it applies to other forms of art as well), and today I especially want to focus on music. I'm a musical person from a musical family...
richard-goodman's picture
Mar.07.2014
Postmortem, Mardi Gras I just took a walk down Frenchmen Street. It's a gem of a street in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. It's famous for its jazz bars and joints. Some of the very best musicians in New Orleans play at the places that are cheek-by-jowl on the street: The Three Muses,...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.28.2014
  Dead Light District/Jill Edmondson   When I first began to write long fiction, I cast my lot with the murder/mystery genre. Later, writing what I stubbornly take to be literary fiction, mysteries, murders, and suspense forever kept turning up in my writing like dead bodies. If you have...
sean-jackson's picture
Feb.23.2014
What if I can’t get up? I am supposed to get up every few minutes, right? For circulation and peace of mind, sanity, so as not to look as crazy as I feel. But what if I can’t do it? The apartment is blue and gray like a Civil War photograph. The same light people are seeing as they go to work. It...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Feb.20.2014
  “The walls have ears.” That’s what my mother used to say when other adults were around who were about to say something that she didn’t want me or my siblings to hear.  But I wonder if she knew that, apparently, we were already listening in the womb?  Today, it’s a pretty popular...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.19.2014
Robin Peter Kendall "Robbie" Bachman celebrated his sixty first birthday the other day.  I don't know the man.  I never met him and didn't know his name until the other day.  But Robin Peter Kendall "Robbie" Bachman was part of group called Bachman Turner Overdrive.  BTO was one...
christopher-meeks's picture
Feb.16.2014
I witnessed some great songs played last night at the Sting/Paul Simon concert. They played individual sets solo with their own musicians, and then for several songs they combined forces and musicians. In fact, they started out together with both singing on Sting's "Brand New Day" then on Simon's "...