Juan and Ayala - Pyragraph

10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

Guest Blogger
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The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Dear Rich - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?

Rich Stim
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I found a website that uses my photograph at the top of their main page and their “About” page, without permission or credit. I registered the image with the Copyright Office long ago. What language should I use when I first email the firm?

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Frisky in Frisco

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

For some people, some fantasies should remain fantasies. For others, I recommend living the fantasy out, but doing it safely and with wide open eyes and a wide open heart, knowing that we can never really know an experience until we know it.

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Brutus - David - Pyragraph

Art is Political Because Life is Political

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

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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E.S. Sparks - Pyragraph

What’s the Point? The Artist’s Dilemma

| Austin, Texas US | | 6 Comments

A riddle: What is the point of doing something that someone else has already done before, probably better than you could ever possibly do it?

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Trump era emoticons by Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Trump Era Emoticons Just in time for the inauguration!

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

On this inauguration day, illustrator Michael Ellis offers a custom set of emoticons to help get you through the fresh hell that will be the Trump era.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Activist Or Artist?

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

I want to create art which reflects my anger and to protest Trump, but then I will not be making the positive art that I originally planned for this year. I don’t want this fascist to be the reason I do anything, but I also don’t want to ignore what is happening around me. Which direction I should take?

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Tour map - Pyragraph

Staying Sharp on Tour What are you doing to keep yourself smart?

Robert Lanterman
| Boise, ID, US | | 1 Comment

A lot of people I know use nights to drink and van rides to sleep. I like drinking and I love sleeping (especially on long drives). But having hours and hours of downtime, as well as visiting new places, gives a lot of opportunity for personal growth.

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 1 Comment

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Devastated Soon-to-be-Ex of a Soon-to-be-Woman

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

You no longer have to be with this person who has clearly been struggling with who they are. I would recommend that you explore, discover and decide who YOU are. You are not just a mom, a wife or an ex-wife.

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Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

How to Put On an Event for a Cause The time to act is now

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 1 Comment

Creatives all over the country are looking for ways to activate their communities. If you’re in a similar position, one thing you can do to act now is to put on an event that benefits a cause you care about. I talked with four comedy producers that did just that.

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Trump by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Punk Trump Discussing whether it's worth discussing whether art will be better under Trump

Guest Blogger
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Of course I want us all to “do the work” and I want us to avoid the ahistorical bullshit that is part and parcel of Making America Great Again. But I also want those who can be saved through art alone to be saved.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Guitar Hero Or Zero?

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

Taking lessons from a good friend can be a wonderful thing or it can be frustrating. It all depends on the specific teacher and student. Does this person know how to TEACH? Or do they only know how to play the guitar?

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Maraschino Mars - Erica Sparks - Pyragraph

Life After Mars Kindly, there is a rope ladder to ascend

| Austin, Texas US | | 1 Comment

There has been no shortage of wreckage at our feet from this past year and we’ll have to clean it up. There is no getting around that. But kindly, there is a rope ladder to ascend.

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Leonard Cohen - Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Portraits of the Departed Remembering some of the brightest lights we lost in 2016

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I wanted to draw portraits of luminaries who symbolize the blessings of a free, open society that seems suddenly, tragically, imperiled as 2016 draws to a close. Sadly, it was a crowded field.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Hopeless for the Holidays

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

I cannot remain silent when someone says “We need to get rid of the damn Muslims!” I will not be silent if I hear a family member bash immigrants, particularly when the basher themselves is a grandchild of immigrants.

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