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3 Things That Make a Performance Unmissable

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 0 Comments

Over time, our choices start to form a theme, an overarching message to the world about us and what we stand for. I think about it like a motto on a coat of arms, or the mission of an artistic ministry. What does our work stand for?

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Dear Little Bobby: Doesn’t Feel Like Puppy Love

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

People breed puppies in their backyards and then sell them to pet shops for a couple of hundred dollars so that the pet shop can turn around and sell them for twice that much to fools like your boyfriend.

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What’s Your Deal, Prism Bitch?

Pyragraph Staff
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Our advice for aspiring musicians and artists: 1) Trust your instincts and find a project where you can put some of that trust in the people you play with. It’s like magic. 2) Hold yourself and your collaborators to the “Don’t be a Dick” Golden Rule. 3) Surround yourself with kind people who inspire you.

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Peri Here: It’s Pyragraph Pledge Week!

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.

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Dear Little Bobby: Too Slow, Manilow?

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Our modern civil rights movement needs as many people as possible to be themselves and for us to work together for change. But people “being themselves” also means that they are allowed to not talk about their private life for as long as they do not want to talk about it, maybe even forever.

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Dear Rich: Can I Use Sheet Music as Part of a Crafts Product?

Rich Stim
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The question you’re wrestling with—whether the purchase of a copyrighted item permits you to use the item as part of another product—has come up several times in court cases.

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Dear Little Bobby: Procrastinating Artist

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I am inspired by artists who say “I’m going to write or paint this weekend” without regard to “what” they are going to write or paint. Sometimes we just have to put brush to canvas, without being attached to the result.

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But What About the Revolution? Anyone can be Pussy Riot

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

A society in which not all members are free is not truly a free society. Pussy Riot understands that and Pussy Riot stands in resistance. They stand for resistance.

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9 Tips (Plus Bonus Tip) For More Dynamic Music

Jeremy Shattuck
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Moments of discovery come when you are tuned-in and not thinking about your own performance. This can come naturally after playing with a band over time, but it’s also easy to become worn out from the repetition of playing the same songs over and over again.

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Dear Little Bobby: Depressed About Politics

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I want to work on making things better, by voting, by talking about this stuff online and in person, by recognizing my white male privilege and not abusing it, by being a vegetarian, because “human privilege” exists too (and I know that the way we treat animals reflects how we treat each other).

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The Career of Being Myself

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Guest Blogger Meredith Graves shares: “I swim, because I would rather persist than drown, and because I know that since I am my own life raft, once in awhile, when the rapids abate, I can kick up my heels and float.”

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To Make Better Music, It’s All Dynamics

Jeremy Shattuck
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

Having a song roughly the same volume or intensity is a formula for disaster. You’re thinking, “Oh no, not me. I always make songs with interesting progressions, builds and changes in volume. I ain’t no noob.”

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Dear Little Bobby: Enough Effects Already

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

When my band would get together for practice and our guitar player would use more than one pedal we would point and laugh and say things like, “Get a load of him! He thinks he’s in Oktober People!”

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How Picture Books Make Us Better People

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

Babar the elephant and Curious George are old friends. They were some of the first people we grew to know. They might not be real people, but they were some of our first ideas of people.

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Music Video Showcase: ‘Fat Faded Fuck Face’ by Die Antwoord

Jeremy Shattuck
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

The song’s lyrics follow the long tradition of smack talkers and lyrical braggarts, touching on important issues like partying, hangovers, haters and stupid fans. Just some of the classics, really.

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Dear Little Bobby: ‘Bad Touch Uncle’ Creeps Me Out

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

If you are getting a “very creepy vibe” off this guy, if other women are saying he makes them “very uncomfortable,” if you are “scared for” your aunt, then what the hell are you waiting for? The Rapture? I would suggest that you immediately intervene.

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