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OF MEN AND WOMEN AND MICROPHONES

´the mind of man can imagine nothing that has not previously existed´
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LIVE ARTS COMING BACK

it all seems reason for us to be of good cheer and to raise our glasses of wine, g &t, beer or cups of Horlicks, to welcome back, at last, live arts.
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THE OKAY-NESS OF TAKING CHANCES

´I feel that music has taught me self-acceptance, kindness, and the “okay-ness” of taking chances and making mistakes,
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GUY CLARK: craftsman of character

Guy struck me as a hard task master not given to lightly suffering fools, though he seemed demanding, too, even in self- appraisal.
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MUSIC HONOURS ITS OWN. a tribute to Denice Johnson

Denice Johnson helped popularize the Manchester-inspired ´Madchester´ sound.
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A NIGHT RIDER´S LAMENT FOR OLD FRIEND

Lennie was not a real extroverted kind of person. Most of his expression was through playing. But he could play pretty damn good.
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LONG NIGHTS AND BANJO MUSIC

these the strings tightly re-tuned between father and son providers of rhythm and harmony
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BILLIE´S BLUES ECHOING STILL

´a song as potently stirring and timelessly resonant as Strange Fruit´ should have been performed often and without hesitation, as that’s exactly what Holiday did throughout her unduly short yet greatly impactful career.
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CRAWL INTO THE PROMISED LAND

women need to live their lives out loud, just to balance millennia of men living their lives out loud.