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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Here's a couple of WONDERFUL Canadian artists you may or may not be aware of:

LAILA BIALI - "Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host.

I heard "MONOLITH" on Jazz 91.1 on…

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SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo

Highly recommended ... SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo 
  
RANDY NEWMAN's use of the "untrustworthy narrator" 
PAUL SIMON "You want that first line that has a lot of options."
"You have to be a good host to people's…

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THE GLOBAL GLASS IS HALF-FULL!

A couple of UPLIFTING reads which offer hope for our climate-challenged world:

Click on Blog Title for full post

  • AN OPTIMIST'S TOUR OF THE FUTURE - Mark Stevenson
    • "Optimism based on careful reasoning"
  • THE FUTURE STARTS HERE
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LICKERISH QUARTET

If you're a fan of 70's music, check out Lickerish Quartet ... 
(even if they are not from the 70's !!!)
... some former members of Jellyfish

  • Loads of musical / vocal talent
  • Sound like Queen, The Beatles; The Moody…
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JOHN PRINE - Thank you for so many great songs!

We have lost one of our truly magnificent songwriters. Here is the link to American Songwriter's interview with John Prine (by Paul Zollo):

https://americansongwriter.com/john-prine-the-american-songwriter-interview/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest+4+23+20

You can feel his honesty, and humility. John can make you laugh and smile just by…

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IT AIN'T TRUE

Hearing Jon Cleary at the Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans inspired a bluesy piano AABA song - "It Ain't True"

It took a while to come together; lots of edits and rewrites; Ken DesChamp provided a stellar lead vocal.

I'd…