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Fab Four And The Russian Pirates Of Sound

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Fab Four And The Russian Pirates Of Sound

Did you ever visit St. Petersburg in the early nineties?

If you did, my next question to you is: How many pirate CDs/DVDs did you bring home with you?

Quite a few, no doubt. A box set of the sitcom Friends perhaps? Or Sting’s entire catalog? Or maybe you just bought a few famous CDs like The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen…

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From Tin Pan Alley To Spotify: Music And Its Many Formats

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From Tin Pan Alley To Spotify: Music And Its Many Formats

My ten-year-old son asked me the other day which Spotify playlists I listened to when I was a kid. I started laughing and told him that we didn’t have Spotify back then. And since I had just told him a few days before that none of the games he is playing on his iPhone existed when I was younger, he looked at me long and hard and finally asked, “If you didn’t have any of this stuff, what did you guys have on your iPhones then?” I looked at him equally long and finally said, “We didn’t have iPhones.”

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Attempting to Break the Stigma Surrounding Grief

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Attempting to Break the Stigma Surrounding Grief

Andrew and I have been working together for nearly five years now. When he came to me with the idea for his latest project, it didn’t take him much convincing for me to jump on board; I trusted his vision and believed his passion.

His idea was to start a record label that produced albums focused around the solution it provided...

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Why Listening to Music at Work Could Make You Smarter

Why Listening to Music at Work Could Make You Smarter

I was going to be a doctor – just like my dad - but music kept getting in the way.  Whether it was zoning out instead of studying, or skipping school to hang out with Adrian (who had the Yamaha QX1 Sequencer,) the older I got the less interesting academics seemed and the more attractive music became.