Juli Hendren - Tricklock - Pyragraph

How the Travel Ban Impacts Our International Theater Festival, Artists and Humanity

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Guest Blogger Juli Hendren: “Artists are not insignificant trinkets that people can take or leave. Artists reflect the world. They tell our stories. They bring us together. They show us what we have done and what we can do. They empower us. They teach us.”

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Watering the Seeds of Failure

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Keshet’s Carolyn Tobias asks: How do we water the seeds of failure to have that pain actually produce something valuable? Learning is a verb; an action; a continual process. Learning from failure is actively choosing to see each failure as the beginning, and not the end.

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Dear Rich: Can I Stream My Cover Song?

Rich Stim
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We’re not sure imitation is always flattery, but we are pretty sure it’s not infringement. Copyright doesn’t recognize style, vibe, feel, or genre, only original content (though that rule has been tested recently).

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The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Arts Luddite

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I was a bookish, literarily-devout writing major. The type who read prose poems and flash fiction anthologies in the corner at parties, that sort of thing. And though I wouldn’t have admitted it then, one of the reasons I didn’t own a smartphone was because I was afraid of it.

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Dear Little Bobby: Problems with Pussycats

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

I think the larger picture is the more important issue. Are you sabotaging relationships? Are you letting some kittens sabotage your relationships? If it is true that you “date a lot of women,” maybe there is something else going on, maybe something much more.

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19 Things to Know Before Your First Recording Session

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Guest Blogger Larry Crane, founder and editor of Tape Op Magazine: Don’t try to work longer hours than you can really be productive during. I work 10-hour days. I’ve worked 14-hour days. Guess how much work we really got done in 14 hours? 10 hours’ worth.

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So You’ve Got a White Supremacist in the Audience

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Staying silent is a way of obeying the rules and protecting yourself while doing nothing to address the bigotry on display in front of you. Every day that a bigot thinks they can get away with their hatred in public is another day they can influence others to their way of thinking.

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What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

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Sean: “I really love ambient and post-classical music, and I listen to a ton of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid and things like that. I was able to see synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani a few months ago and it was mindblowing.”

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My Five Favorite Podcasts for Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Rusty Rutherford
| Albuquerque, NM, USA | | 0 Comments

Driving across the country solo can be one of the loneliest parts of the life of a comedian, but the open road has recently become one of my favorite job perks. Letting the thoughts flow with the asphalt has the power to put me in the zen state I need for my creativity to come alive—and podcasts can really help.

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Dear Little Bobby: Feeling Pessimistic in the USA

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

How about acting out the fantasies that you only dreamed of during “The Before Time” (which is how I think we will soon be referring to everything that happened prior to January 20, 2017)?

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Why I Won’t Tour Anymore Hutch Harris of The Thermals says he is too old for this shit

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Hutch Harris of The Thermals: Part of being an artist is being constantly unsatisfied. It’s what keeps us going. It is through art that we are able to process sadness and search for happiness.

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Technology and Career Trends for Artists in 2017 and Beyond

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The future looms large before us and it is our responsibility as artists to advocate for ourselves. We must advocate for our continued importance and relevance in such politically uncertain times. We must advocate for increased fusion of art and science, since an interdisciplinary understanding of the world has always been more thorough and enlightening.

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Dear Little Bobby: Non-Metal Maiden

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

My boyfriend has recently started a band with his friends. Unfortunately it is heavy metal. Not only do the practices disrupt our home life but they recently had their first show and I kinda hated it. What should I do? Tell him and hurt his feelings, or keep lying to him?

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Tequila - Ashlee Renz-Hotz - Pyragraph

How These 10 Books Are Like a Shot of Tequila for 2017 Like a sip of the golden fire, these books will make you feel invincible.

Ashlee Renz-Hotz
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

Some of these tomes will open you like a window and let it all hang out. Others will flash some skin. Others will make you weepy, with a whopping hangover after. And, some, I can promise, you just might hate.

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Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Dear Little Bobby: Tired in Tucson

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

We all know about the triumvirate of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n ‘roll.” Having lots of sex and doing drugs can each contribute to a lack of sleep. I recommend as much sex as possible, but not a lot of drugs.

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