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The Dutchman & Hello in There: Songs about growing old

“If you don’t do anything wrong for a period of three minutes, then the spirt of the music rushes in there and occupies it full time.” – Songwriter Michael Peter Smith discussing his song “The Dutchman.” Michael Peter Smith’s classic … Continue reading

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Wild Ponies: ‘Making It’ in music in the age of streaming and file sharing

There’s a popular trope out there these days that with streaming music and file sharing, there’s just no way for musicians to make a living as musicians. Game over.  Done. Unless you’re already big and famous. But don’t tell that … Continue reading

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