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Blessed be the funky. And the unfunky, they too shall be blessed. Just less funky.

Things added in March, 2009


Walking on Water

Posted on March 31st by . %
I learned long ago that when a song arrives, let it come, don't worry about style (unless you are working to a tight brief, which is a subject for another ...

Earth Hour

Posted on March 28th by .
Writing for specific events is closely related to writing songs about the news, so I gladly accepted John Johnston's suggestion that we write a song for Earth Hour. Dan Brittain ...

Music Notes

Posted on March 25th by .
I like the way that Twitter is able to bring like-minded people with complementary skills together quite naturally and through self-selection. One of my favourite (reported) overheard descriptions of Twitter ...

Songs That Brought Sunshine Into The Depression

Posted on March 23rd by .
Back in April 2005 I wrote an article about a marvellous song called "The Object of My Affection". I wanted to find out who actually wrote the song, and sure ...

The Art of Borrowing

Posted on March 21st by .
Music is full of references to other music, and of course, it always has been. The question is: when is a reference a steal? At what point does a composition ...