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CD REVIEW: Crosby Loggins and The Light - We All Go Home
By Don Sechelski - 09/29/2008 - 08:30 PM EDT

Alternative Pop/Rock

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Songwriters! - What'cha Doin' In Your Rhythm Fit?
By Khaliq Glover - 09/29/2008 - 04:59 AM EDT

This article is about foundation. All Songwriters, Musicians, and Producers should thoroughly study these great masters I'm about to mention, to remind themselves about how great songs and craftmanship can change the world. Study them well.


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CD REVIEW: Mysti Mayhem - Diversity
By Don Sechelski - 09/28/2008 - 08:17 PM EDT

Alt Pop/Rock

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THE GOOD GROUPIE'S TEN COMMANDMENTS
By Cheryl Mullen - 09/27/2008 - 02:26 PM EDT

The long-overdue follow-up to GROUPIES--THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE NAUSEATING. Want to make sure you're the kind of groupie who leaves a good impression with your favorite artist and not a bad one? Here are some rules to live by!

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CD REVIEW: Daire Taylor - The Hidden Maps EP
By Jarrod Brogdon - 09/26/2008 - 01:35 PM EDT

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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Making It In The Music Business - A Short Introspective ( Blue Collar Style)
By Mick Polich - 09/26/2008 - 10:26 AM EDT

"Making it" has some definite meaning to a lot of us striving songwriters, performers, and recording artists. But does it means one ultimate goal, or something else? Just a different viewpoint....

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Blue Collar's New Slabs!!
By Mick Polich - 09/25/2008 - 10:11 AM EDT

What's spinning for new tunage around the ol' studio? Mick offers up some direction on some new picks for music CD's and downloads....

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CD REVIEW: Lili McGovern - A Bare Calliope
By Don Sechelski - 09/24/2008 - 09:36 PM EDT

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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CYNICAL GIRL ISO CODE MONKEY
By Cheryl Mullen - 09/24/2008 - 08:38 PM EDT

Everybody has their "dealbreakers" when seeking out a potential mate. Mine just happen to be musical.

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CD REVIEW: Golden Smog - Stay Golden, Smog: The Best of Golden Smog - The Rykodisc Years
By Jarrod Brogdon - 09/19/2008 - 10:40 PM EDT

Americana, Folk, Acoustic

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Recording Your Own Songwriter Demos
By Bronson Herrmuth - 09/17/2008 - 02:20 PM EDT

If you are a songwriter and you record and produce your own song demos, this one's for you.

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CD REVIEW: The Flyin' Ryan Brothers - Totality
By Jarrod Brogdon - 09/15/2008 - 09:44 PM EDT

Guitar Instrumental

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Blue Collar's Cool Equipment Alerts!
By Mick Polich - 09/15/2008 - 09:27 AM EDT

Just a little side road this month into some cool stuff I've seen, experienced, and heard rumors of regarding music gear. Guess it doesn't matter on age, just depends on what you can afford for toys (and this is reasonably priced stuff....)!

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CD REVIEW: Brandon McSwain Band - Brandon McSwain Band
By Jarrod Brogdon - 09/14/2008 - 10:03 PM EDT

Jazz/Funk/Pop/R&B

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CD REVIEW: Power of County - See You In Rock and Roll Heaven
By Chip Withrow - 09/13/2008 - 05:47 PM EDT

Americana

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Blue Collar's Little Victories
By Mick Polich - 09/10/2008 - 09:20 AM EDT

What's a success to motivate you to keep on with creating and making music? We explore, in short order, the concept of what 'little victories' are in music and the business, and how they can all add up to something special....

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KreiFest - A Neighborhood Gig Wrap-Up!
By Mick Polich - 09/09/2008 - 08:59 AM EDT

This install, I'm turning the column back over to my good friend Mr. Keith Siegfried, to wrap up his series on gigging with a neighborhood band (or "Hey Kids, Let's Put On A Show!). I'm quite proud of the response that the "Bridge Brothers" band has received in our ol' Atlanta-based neighborhood - they put the work in and deserve the kudos! So, take it away, Mr. Keef......

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Kristy Jackson Interview in honor of September 11 victims
By Jan Fabyankovic - 09/07/2008 - 07:20 PM EDT

In the aftermath of September 11, Kristy Jackson wrote a song that ended up touching the world when her song, “Little Did She Know (She’d Kissed A Hero)” found its way to radio and became the #1 most requested song on the largest radio stations in New York city. Kristy donated all of her songwriting royalties as a result of airplay and half the net proceeds and has raised over $26,000 for 9/11 charities.

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Hope of Audacity
By JJ Biener - 09/07/2008 - 05:10 PM EDT

Can a free, open source audio editor like Audacity really provide the kind of functionality necessary to find its way into the toolkit of someone doing serious audio work?

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The Rock Geezer's Guide To Creating And Rocking Out
By Mick Polich - 09/04/2008 - 08:51 AM EDT

A summation ( or "Gettin' Older, Dude, Part 2) of things learned and hopefully, knowledge passed on for the better, on how to age and create gracefully, and with some purpose. Because as good ol' Mr. Neil Young said, rust never sleeps - we go on (and well we should).

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Tre Houston – “Movin”
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:31 PM EDT

Rap

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Clair - "I Can Tell"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:29 PM EDT

Adult Alternative

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Curtis Peoples - "Back Where I Started"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:26 PM EDT

Adult Alternative

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Joe Glass & Iroc - "What I Said"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:23 PM EDT

Rap

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Gianna Knight - "Chill With U"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:16 PM EDT

R&B

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Moonshyne - "Ladies & Gentlemen"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:06 PM EDT

Rap

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Cyndi Harvell - "Photographs"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:04 PM EDT

Adult Alternative

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CD REVIEW: Steven James King - 42
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 06:00 PM EDT

Alternative Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Gooding – “To Kiss To Kill”
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 05:50 PM EDT

Experimental

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CD REVIEW: Ryan Neilson - "Four Walls"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 05:42 PM EDT

Alt Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Durojaiye - "The Fermented Sessions"
By Gian F - 09/01/2008 - 05:35 PM EDT

Electronic

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CD REVIEW: Steven Chesne - Deva / Muses of Aqua
By JJ Biener - 09/01/2008 - 12:56 PM EDT

Ambient

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