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Earlier today I was talking to a colleague about the state of the music industry and how it’s so hard nowadays, for somebody with a discerning ear, to find exciting music on the radio. Well, one can say that once you’re a muso, your perception of the entity “song ” is so much deeper than the[…]

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Yesterday I had an interesting conversation about the concept of “Loudness war” with my girlfriend. For those of you who are wondering: In recent times, especially after the advent of the Ipod culture, producers and mastering engineers tend (or are asked, even forced) to enhance the perceived volume of any[…]

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[after record producer Sam Phillips stops Cash’s band a couple of verses into their audition] Sam Phillips: You know exactly what I’m telling you. We’ve already heard that song a hundred times. Just like that. Just… like… how… you… sing it. Johnny Cash: Well you didn’t let us bring it[…]

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This is a question that every now and again turns up in my discussions with my friends and colleagues about the alleged decline of the so – called Rock and Roll music and the state of the industry. And it’s the same question I am asking you all: Whatever happened[…]

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Ok… So, a while ago, The Wishing Well went to play Liverpool. The city is so pretty, caught between the docks and the hills. Echoes of the Beatles around the Cavern Club and the world’s biggest Anglican church just uphill from the city center. We basked in the main shopping[…]

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Arlene’s grocery is a very nice venue. I already played here when I first toured the US last April. The stage is big (with a sweet TC electronics bass amp!) with a nice lighting system and a good PA. The drummer for the gig is again good old Chris Infusino[…]

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I’m sitting inside the venue now, waiting for the soundcheck. Apparently this is a tiny but well known music spot in NY. I’ve heard more than one cat saying that it’s one of the most difficult places to get in and play. Tonight we’re going to play in a trio[…]

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I’m totally going to buy this! Well, last year, a facebook group in the UK decided they wanted to rise against the plastic pop industry that is “the X factor” and they asked everybody to just buy RATM’s “killing in the name” which ended up being last years’ Xmas no1[…]

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