Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Insights , Music

Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal is a combination of knowing when the timing is right, and having a strategy when that time arrives: luck has little to do with it.

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Savage Damn-ation

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

Mike Savage is perhaps the smartest dumb person I’ve heard in a long time. My friend Harriet loves him, though I’m not entirely sure that she understands everything he says. But he says it with such force, and at times a touch of whit, that like many, she goes along. He can be amusing from time to time, and even rational. Then he goes off on a tangent like — according to him — Halloween is destroying America. It is the liberal communities, he says, who supported this pagan worship. […]

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Gays in the Priesthood

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

I read the other day that the pope has decided that men with a tendency towards homosexuality will not be allowed to be admitted as priests. How do you define a “a tendency towards homosexuality” anyway. It just seems to me that the church should spend more time worrying about child abusers and less time about gays. And while we’re on the topic of religion, the US government put out a report condeming various coutnries around the glober for suppressing religious freedom. You know I love being an American, but […]

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Emery; The Question

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

The influences of Queen and the rage of punk are undeniable, yet Emery has emerged with a distinctive raw, edgy footprint of its own. The 12-song CD, The Question, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut The Weak’s End, and is masterfully produced by Aaron Sprinkle (mixed by Randy Staub). Songs like “Left With Alibis” and “Lying Eyes” dynamically shift from introspective riddles of thought to demonic primal rage, while the lead track, “So Cold I Could See My Breath,” highlights strong melody lines presented through harmonic vocals. And […]

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Harri Stojka; A Tribute To Swing

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

If you’re a fan of guitar and classic swing music, then the new CD by Harri Stojka is just what your looking for. Though a few of the songs seem a little redundant, “A Tribute To Swing” highlights Harri’s effortless mastery of the instrument, and exuberant love for it, in a winning combination. This is not a piece of work recorded; but rather a moment of artistic inspiration captured. His play is fast and furious, yet light and nimble: a cascade of complicated melodies over the backdrop of simple rhythmic […]

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