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A Conversation with Zappa, Vol. 1

From a conversation with Zappa at his home, 1988 From the archives, a conversation with Frank Zappa, conducted at his home up on Woodrow Wilson Drive in Los Angeles, 1988. Zappa would...

Breakfast with Garfunkel

In advance of our new interviews with Art Garfunkel we are bringing you this week, we wanted to set the stage first with this. From the archives, this is a discussion over breakfast in Manhattan in 1993,...

Legends of Songwriting: Richard Rodgers

Whether writing standards with Lorenz Hart as Rodgers & Hart, or with Oscar Hammerstein, as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers wrote many of the greatest melodies ever written. So famous are the classic...

Readers’ Favorite Uncelebrated McCartney Songs

In our recent Happy Birthday Paul McCartney series, we did a story on his song "Two Of Us," which is not celebrated as much as many of his songs. Despite its greatness. So we posed the question:...

Recent Responses from Readers

Reactions to recent stories on Dan Fogelberg, "The Zen of John Prine," by Jason Wilber, Doc Watson & more We were happy to receive many responses to Jason Wilber's beautiful story about...

Shel Silverstein: The Songwriter Who Gave Us ‘The Giving Tree’

When asked many years ago what he most wanted out of life, Shel Silverstein answered, “Everything.” It was a characteristic answer from this elusive, legendary artist who was born in Chicago on September 25, 1930 and died in Key...

Five Favorite Hit Singles Under Two Minutes In Length

Tom Petty often said he didn't think songs - and rock & roll records - should be too long. He loved how Buddy Holly could do everything and more and be done in under three minutes. That...

Behind The Song: “Take Me To Church” by Hozier

https://youtu.be/PVjiKRfKpPI It's the song that changed everything for him. When he wrote it, Hozier was struggling to launch his music career. He was living with his parents still, in their attic in...

Alberta Cross Releases New Album ‘What Are We Frightened Of’ Today

Featuring the passionate new single, "Find A Home Out There" https://youtu.be/jKDmqShhle4 Alberta Cross, "Find A Home Out There" In desolation we're empty and apartWe keep searching for a...

John Paul White On One Record That Mattered Most

For him, no other record compares to "Alameda" by the late Elliott Smith John Paul White grew up in tiny Loretto, Tennessee, and now lives in Florence, Alabama,...
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Top Five Favorite Nonsensical Songs

“Semolina pilchards climbing up the Eiffel towerElementary penguin singing Hare KrishnaMan, you should have seen them kicking...

Patreon Hosts Indie Music Live Stream with RAC, Kat Robichaud and VIAA

Just in time for Independence Day, Patreon will be hosting an Indie Music live stream. The featuring artists are Grammy-winning producer RAC, theatrical rock musician and The...
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