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Phish
Michael

How Phish Made Me Love Live Music

I have found that many of my life’s most profound discoveries and other turning points have happened at random, at those times when I wasn’t even looking for something new. Once I catch wind of something I’ve been missing out

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Album Reviews
Michael

Eric Church’s Desperate Man Album Review

It’s almost unbelievable that I am listening to a contemporary country music artist for a blog post. I’ve known about Eric Church for a long time. I first heard of him in 2014, from a friend at the time who

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Paul Simon
Michael

Paul Simon and the Power of Musical Repetition

Have you ever listened to a new piece of music that you’ve heard was “perfect” or an artist’s “masterpiece” and not actually liked it right away? Or, have you ever heard a new work by one of your favorite artists,

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Musical Genres
Michael

Why Do We Like the Music We Like?

If you were preparing to meet a total stranger and wanted a quick rundown on this person–some basic information to help you determine who you were dealing with–you might examine the individual’s occupation, family history, criminal background, and so on.

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