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Global Peace Through Music

September 6, 2012
If all of the countries of the world can put away their petty differences every four years in order to play games with each other, why can’t they do it all the time?
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Tape VS. Pro Tools

August 10, 2012
He argued that tape machines don’t work better, musicians work better with tape.
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If It Ain't Got That Swing

July 9, 2012
Louis Armstrong and The Hot Fives recorded hot, swinging music that—for many connoisseurs— represents the birth of recorded jazz. Cut in the 1920s and distributed on 78s, the tunes
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Playing for the People

June 8, 2012
Think about the music that completely turns you on.
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Know How, Know When

May 11, 2012
I was in L.A. last week working on a project with philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at his private studio.
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Tales From A B-Bender Freak

March 9, 2012
Left: A Forrest Lee Jr. T-style guitar equipped with a B-string bender. Right: The Lee bender mechanism. The B-Bender guitar became my white whale after Albert Lee introduced me
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Unoriginal? Join the Illustrious Club

February 10, 2012
Although these songs were fresh, hooky, and inventive, their titles were—like 75 percent of all music—derivative.
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Why You Should Record An Album

January 10, 2012
Here’s the story of the CD I cut a few months ago—and the happy results.
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Making $ome Dough Re Me with Your Mu$ic

December 20, 2011
By and large, intellectual property earns nothing for the originator, yet it is responsible for more fortunes than anything else.
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Riders Revealed

November 15, 2011
You can tell a lot about artists by what they ask for (or demand) in their dressing room.
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