Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Last Call

Last Call: Practice Makes…?

January 9, 2014
Does mastery really matter when it comes to art?
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Last Call: Picassos and Les Pauls

December 11, 2013
What are the odds of finding one of the several hundred “forgotten” ’59 Les Pauls that experts figure are out there, waiting to be discovered?
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Last Call: Caveman Wiring

November 12, 2013

Why do we love music? And what’s dopamine got to do with it?


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Last Call: The Road Less Traveled

October 16, 2013
Overanalyzing can harm your music—and your happiness.
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Last Call: Someday You'll Regret That Relic Job

September 24, 2013
Ponder the difference between a guitar that’s had a relic job and one that’s been worn by decades of making music.
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Last Call: Save Us from a Vanilla World

August 13, 2013
In his latest column, John Bohlinger encourages the U.S. to give the arts a break so Americans can continue to make the world so damn hip.
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30,000 Days

July 16, 2013
If you want to live like there’s no tomorrow, the only sensible course is to make the most of a career in music.
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8 Unwritten Laws of Being a Good Bandmate

June 21, 2013
See how many you're breaking, and add your own.
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Rock ’n’ Roll Is a Contact Sport

June 7, 2013
Adrenaline, anger, excess, stupidity, and the inherent danger lurking around pits, stairs, and stages make for thousands of rock-related injuries every year.
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In Defense of Karaoke

May 11, 2013
Karaoke is undeniably ridiculous, yet strangely engaging once you embrace your inner geek. Here are a few tips for those of you brave enough to be idiotic.
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