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Doug Thompson: ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE MISSES THE MARK…..AGAIN!

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Doug Thompson headshotRolling Stone Magazine recently released their latest ‘list’, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters” rollingstone.com).  Let me repeat that title, “The 100 Greatest Songwriters”.  Their descriptive line states “From Brill Building tunesmiths to Punk poets, from Woody Guthrie to Max Martin, the visionaries who defined music history.”

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Roxanne Tellier: Getting older sucks. But consider the alternative.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by segarini

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The whole process of growing up seems to take forever when you’re at the start of it. It feels like years, not months, between Christmases, and there’s always a milestone you’re looking forward to – getting into high school, getting a driver’s license, getting old enough to legally drink.

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Justin Smallbridge: Donald Fagen – Brand New Record – Same Old Greatness

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2012 by segarini

“Don’t worry, boys. We’ll weather this storm of approval and come out on the other side as hated as ever.”

–Saul Alinsky

It is entirely possible, what with the Rolling Stones cranking up their We Really Ought To Know Better Leisurely Shuffle Tour and the hype for whichever the pop-tart of the moment we can’t escape on the radio and are supposed to be downloading (and whose name we’ll all be struggling to remember in six months) that you may have missed that Donald Fagen has a new record. It’s called “Sunken Condos.” It “dropped” (as nobody says with a straight face) on October 16. Nine songs, 44 minutes. Two years in the making.

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