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

Things categorized as 'Inspiration'

Wisdom in the Face of Mortality

Posted on January 9th by . 2
I've loved Warren Zevon since Werewolves of London first came out of the radio in the 1970s. Much later in his life, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wrote ...
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Black and White

Posted on October 18th by .
Black and white, the twin musical threads of our culture, with roots in slavery and church music, oppression and salvation have been my constant companions. Growing up in the ...
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Angel

Posted on May 5th by . 2
Exploring the merits and demerits of composition techniques, I have written here and elsewhere about recycling, quoting and sampling music. I have pondered the commonplace practises of borrowing themes, phrases ...

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 ...

Mother of All Funk Chords

Posted on March 11th by . %
People on the outside often don't get what's going on inside, and that never applied more than to Twitter. I use it a lot for general information, tips, first-hand referrals, ...