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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: Enough Effects Already

| 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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Four Hurdles of a Professional Photographer

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Photography, by definition, requires gear. Certain types of photography, such as low-light events or high-value real estate, require expensive gear. You canʼt pay for your expensive gear with retweets and Facebook shares.

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Dear Rich: Can I Make ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Action Figures?

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Normally you would need two permissions to sell movie action figures: permission from the copyright owner of the movie, and permission from the actor (referred to as publicity rights). Because Night of the Living Dead is public domain, there is no copyright owner from whom you’ll need permission. However, you would need permission from the actors.

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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

| 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

| 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

| Albuquerque, NM | | 0 Comments

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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The Art of Listening and Not Knowing

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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

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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

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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?

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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

| 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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