Global bank by Peri Pakroo - Pyragraph

Peri Here: It’s Pyragraph Pledge Week!

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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?

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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?

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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 - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Procrastinating Artist

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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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Revolutions - Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

But What About the Revolution? Anyone can be Pussy Riot

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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

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

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

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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

| 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 - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Enough Effects Already

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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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Reading picture books - Pyragraph

How Picture Books Make Us Better People

| 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

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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 - Pyragraph

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

| 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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Keshet Salon for Women and Creativity - Pyragraph

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?

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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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