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CD REVIEW: The Conductors - Navigating the Spectrum
By Chip Withrow - 08/30/2008 - 01:08 PM EDT

Children's (ages 5-13)

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CD REVIEW: The Feelin Band - The Sacred Play of Life
By Chip Withrow - 08/30/2008 - 11:08 AM EDT

Folk/Rock

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Gettin' Older, Dude ( The Blue Collar Way)
By Mick Polich - 08/26/2008 - 09:34 AM EDT

Well, lately it seems we got a lot to jaw about here at the ol' blog site, so as long as Jodi lets me pontificate at this frequency, I will (for now). As musicians and artists, if we're lucky enough to get older, we're lucky enough to get better, right? We look inside that topic for this installment....

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" A Change Is Gonna Do You Good"
By Mick Polich - 08/23/2008 - 10:22 AM EDT

Change can be good (or so Sheryl Crow says). How do we get there, with music, art, and life? Mick looks at a few point on the matter.....

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Music Life: 05 - Technology Is Your Songwriting Partner
By Brian Donovan - 08/21/2008 - 11:25 PM EDT

Too many gadgets in your pockets: a pen, paper, a recorder of some kind?  Just trying to decipher what you need to turn your ideas into completed songs?  This is how I do it everyday.


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CD REVIEW: Earl Musick and Mark Merritt - Woodshed'n
By Don Sechelski - 08/20/2008 - 09:10 PM EDT

Americana, Folk, Acoustic

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Interview with Beeb Birtles
By Jan Fabyankovic - 08/18/2008 - 11:39 AM EDT

A Q&A interview with Beeb Birtles who is a founding member of the Australian group, Little River Band, now on his own and still making the music he loves.


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Blue Collar's Guitar Gunslingers!
By Mick Polich - 08/18/2008 - 08:43 AM EDT

First in a series perhaps (always seems to be a lot of hotshot guitarists out there), Mick looks entry-level at the concept of 'guitar gunslingerism', and why it transcends thru generations of players!

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Guest Blog: Keith Siegfried on"How to Rehearse The Neighborhood Band" Part Two!
By Mick Polich - 08/14/2008 - 03:12 PM EDT

Well, old buddy/bassist/singer/guitarist, and soon-to-be web site designer and curator for the Mickster, Keith Siegfried, is back with part two of our series on the very blue - collar aspects of rehearsing a neighborhood band. Schedules, keeping band mates happy, the drama, blah, blah -yes, folks, it's all there as the Bridge Brothers prepare for an annual fall tradition back in Alpharetta, Ga. - KreiFest!!

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CD REVIEW: Purrr - Purrr
By Alex Jasperse - 08/14/2008 - 09:13 AM EDT

Electronc Rock and Dance Rock

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Blue Collar Presents (Some Of) The Classic Midwest Party Bands!
By Mick Polich - 08/09/2008 - 10:24 AM EDT

Ah yes, the good ol' Boogie/Rock era of the 1970's - glad we survived all that moo-ha! Mick looks at a few of the era's classic bands and suggests some album primers to get you started before you raise your glass high and shake that thang!

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CD REVIEW: Jenn Lindsay - A For Effort
By Chip Withrow - 08/08/2008 - 11:45 AM EDT

Alternative Folk/Pop

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CD REVIEW: Bill Popp and The Tapes - My Lonely Mind
By Don Sechelski - 08/07/2008 - 09:17 PM EDT

Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: The Histrioniks - Thin
By Chip Withrow - 08/06/2008 - 09:47 AM EDT

Alternative Rock

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CD REVIEW: Blue Line Highway - A Perfect Curve
By Chip Withrow - 08/04/2008 - 10:35 AM EDT

Americana, Folk, Acoustic

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Blue Collar's Short Look At The Small Music Store Industry
By Mick Polich - 08/01/2008 - 09:31 AM EDT

Are we meant to live in a world of Wal Mart - like music stores? Mick makes comment in a short essay on small music stores, and puts forth a few comments to get the thought process rolling. Talk amongst yourselves! 

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