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CD REVIEW: Ramzi - Color
By Jarrod Brogdon - 07/29/2008 - 09:18 PM EDT

Folk/Pop

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Work For Free?
By Carley Baer - 07/24/2008 - 02:33 PM EDT

Sure, music is ridiculously lucrative if you're a mega-star, but what about us lowly independents?  Do we have to keep slaving away for free until someone discovers us and pays us the money we're worth?


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A Return to Reason?
By Trevor Krueger - 07/24/2008 - 07:16 AM EDT

Are the ISP's finally getting serious about free downloads from the net and their responsibility to do what they can to protect the future of music as we know it?

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Getting into the Flow
By Kole (Kyle Hicks) - 07/22/2008 - 04:12 PM EDT

In this article I discuss a few ways on how to open yourself to the muse and in doing so, eliminate mental and creative blocks while composing.

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CD REVIEW: Beldock & Watson - Just Like You And Me
By Don Sechelski - 07/21/2008 - 11:56 AM EDT

Acoustic folk/blues/jazz

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Music Life: 04 - Music By Myself? Or Live As A Group?
By Brian Donovan - 07/21/2008 - 05:17 AM EDT

Relationship issues?  Blame your music.  Here's the way that I solved the life vs. music dilemma.


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Guest Blog #4: Mick Polich "Guitar Influences" Interview by Dave Powell!
By Mick Polich - 07/16/2008 - 10:16 AM EDT

O.k., I'll take a break now, but I needed to get this latest post in from my buddy Dave Powell of Omaha. Dave and I got back almost 30 years, and he was kind enough to come up with an idea to interview me on certain influences I've had musically, concentrating on some of our shared guitar influences. Yep, it's Codgerville Memory Lane, but if y'all are willing to go down that path, then we'll keep the light on and the door open! So, o.k. Brother Dave, take it away and ask some questions........

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Jambands, Family Reunions, and the 4th Of July
By Mick Polich - 07/15/2008 - 10:16 AM EDT

Wow -ANOTHER installment so soon? Yep, and many thanks to editor/Muse creator Jodi Krangle for letting me post like a madman here at this point! Well, bowing to good-natured, but a relentless flow of gentle, yet forceful pressure (how's that for passive-aggressiveness?) from my in-laws, I look at our recent annual family reunion trip to Storm Lake, IA., with the spotlight on a few celebrated local music heroes and a time-honored small-town tradition....   

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Guest Blog #3 - Keith Siegfried!
By Mick Polich - 07/13/2008 - 04:01 PM EDT

Wow, the "Guest Blogs" have been lining up something fierce - this install, we have our good buddy from Atlanta, singer/bassist/guitarist/sip n' picker Keith Siegfried (who's also been known to throw a pretty mean across-the-field ball to first for the out....). Keith will be logging in as our old neighborhood band, the Bridge Brothers, prepare for the annual KreiFest gig come fall - probably my favorite gig to play back in the Atlanta days. So, we welcome the first of a few blogs from good ol' "Mr. Keef"....

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A Wedding, A Small Town, and New Old Friends
By Mick Polich - 07/10/2008 - 10:54 AM EDT

We head up to the hamlet of Green Bay,WS., for this installment -population a little over 102,000 ( double that on game day for the Green Bay Packers). We look at, in a short space, the interwoven lives of a wedding and old friends in a small town that happens to hold a heralded NFL football franchise....

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A Pirate's Life For Me
By Carley Baer - 07/07/2008 - 01:39 AM EDT

Sure, piracy sounds like a bad thing.  But when it comes down to getting every last dime vs. sacrificing a CD or two to get your music out there, what's really the better option?


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WHAT'S LOWE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
By Cheryl Mullen - 07/06/2008 - 01:33 PM EDT

Some people spend hundreds of dollars in psychotherapy to cope with their grief and pain. I write columns for the Muse's Muse.

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Interview With Jon Ims
By Jan Fabyankovic - 07/05/2008 - 11:53 PM EDT

This is a Q/A interview with Jon Ims who wrote Trisha Yearwood’s #1 breakout hit single "She’s In Love With The Boy" which was named BMI’s Song Of The Year in 1992 in addition to other great songs.

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