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Dead Rock Stars Reincarnated on TV

Seems the cool new thing on cable TV is to name female characters after male cult rockers.

The co-lead on FX’s Legion shares a name with Pink Floyd’s acid casualty Syd Barrett: 40 more words

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Chords in Context

Learning to improvise can be confusing, with advice ranging from ‘just trust your ear’ to ‘see that chord, play this scale’. The first approach takes a lot of experience, while the second is an over-simplification of harmonic progression. 497 more words

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New Music: Examine Your Zipper Club

For a blog created to promote new music (see motto/mission statement above), I have certainly been focusing on a lot of old music lately. So this week I will be highlighting some more recent music I’ve been listening to. 123 more words

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The Essence Of Summer

Before Cat Stevens became a bearded boring git with painful ballads that were overplayed by easy listening radio, he had a former life as a clean-shaven pop singer of upbeat tunes. 19 more words

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New Music: Around the World with Tinariwen

For a blog created to promote new music (see motto/mission statement above), I have certainly been focusing on a lot of old music lately. So this week I will be highlighting some more recent music I’ve been listening to. 147 more words

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