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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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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 Art of Listening and Not Knowing

Danila Rumold
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Instead of interpreting everything in order to feel like I have a grasp on what is going on, I am actively sitting back and looking and listening in the studio and playing with space. I’m learning, or unlearning—whichever way it goes. Isn’t this how we evolve as humans, artists and a nation?

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The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Arts Luddite

| Idaho, US | | 0 Comments

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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Dear Rich: Can I Quote Hemingway or Dickens in a Stage Play?

Rich Stim
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Borrowing just a few passages, combined with a transformative purpose (a fictional character’s quoting of Hemingway) makes your stage play a good candidate for fair use. The trouble with our analysis is that only a court can substantiate a fair use claim.

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The Numbers: Why I No Longer Show My Work

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

There will be no wine. There will be no cheese. Some of them will check it out of the library. Some of them will buy it at a flea market or a garage sale. Some of them will get is as a present from their grandparents. If that’s a compromise, I’m OK with that.

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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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Dear Little Bobby: Playing for Pennies

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

I’m a musician trying to decide how much I can afford to spend on instruments, renting a practice space, going on tour, and the rest. Sometimes it gives me anxiety and causes stress between me and my partner. How much is too much to spend on my art?

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What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

Pyragraph Staff
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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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Dear Rich: Are ‘Alternative Facts’ Protected Under Copyright Law?

Rich Stim
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Like Vandelay Industries and the Bond of Blood charm, alternative facts (i.e. massive voter fraud in New Hampshire) are created facts, not discovered, and therefore demonstrate the minimum of originality.

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He Will Not Divide Us Shia LaBeouf's Trump resistance installation relocates to Albuquerque

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

As I turned the corner, I noticed a lone man fidgeting with something under the text. As I got closer I realized that lone man was Shia LaBeouf himself. I asked how long he was going to be here and he said, “Until that motherfucker’s out of office.”

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