Food for the Soul: Cookin’ with Soul Jazz

November 9, 2012
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At first glance, one might not think that “soul jazz,” a branch of popular jazz, would be comparable to food, of all things.  Despite their apparent differences, both have a down-home, delicious feel to them,musically, and sensually. Perhaps more importantly, both have strong roots in African American culture and history.   This connection became especially apparent […]

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I’ll Slip Away: How One Man’s Music Shaped South Africa

November 5, 2012
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Regardless of one’s musical preference, most everyone has heard of Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Bob Marley, and Rage Against The Machine. Anti-establishment music strikes a chord in the public heart that recognizes wrongness in society. Sixto Rodriguez, however, is most likely a name you’ve not heard before. This unknown Detroit born Mexican-American musician became the […]

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Life, Energy, Influence—Oh My! A Quick Look Into the Life Energy of Peter Ind

November 5, 2012
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“What development I’ve made will be shown, I suppose; it’s progress in a way—it’s like a painter. When I see Van Gogh’s early paintings, I think they’re beautiful, and I love the later ones too. It’s just a different perspective because of what’s gone on in the world, what I’ve learned.” – Peter Ind How […]

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“There’s No One Here But Me”: Andrew McMahon’s Hospital ‘Healing’ Experience

November 1, 2012
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Twenty-three year old Andrew McMahon stormed full-force into the music industry with the success of his late-teens/early twenties band Something Corporate and his newest production, Jack’s Mannequin, a personal project. McMahon’s upbeat piano-rock compositions headed for a sharp decline when he was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia, coincidentally on the same day that Everything In […]

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Cephalopods and the Unseen Effects of Underwater Noise Pollution

November 1, 2012
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Recent studies have determined that sound can be deadly to marine life: especially sonar. During the last decade scientists have become concerned with an increase in abnormal and strange fatalities of marine life. Back in the early 2000’s scientists in Spain came across the remains of a dead giant squid along their coastline. This discovery […]

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“Sledding on Frozen Dog Carcasses”: Hair Metal Experiment in China

October 31, 2012
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Fifteen words started the debacle. “You guys could be the first American Rock band in history to ever play China!” This ambitious statement was born from the lips of Eddie Wenrick, the manager of a failing Hair Metal band called SouthGang, comprised of four native Georgians, Jesse Harte, Butch Walker, Jayce Fincher, and Mitch “Slug” […]

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Fibonacci Sequence in “Lateralus”

October 31, 2012
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Western music places a huge emphasis on mathematics.  Everything from the intervals between notes to how rhythm is divided up in a piece of music involves a basic conceptual understanding of mathematics.  But, certain pieces of music involve more complex theories and ideas of mathematics in order to convey a point.  One song, “Lateralus,” by […]

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Andrew Bird: The Unconventional One-Man Orchestra

October 31, 2012
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Have you ever showed up to a concert to witness a professional whistler playing the violin so fiercely his fingers bled?  Where passion, spontaneity, variety, and contrast meet, there resides American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird.  The one-man orchestra does not compose for fame but to express experience through sound. He does not live or […]

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Music Styles in the Appalachian Mountains

October 31, 2012
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In the Appalachian Mountains music has long been a great influence on the people living there.  From dances to barn raisings, Old Time music has been the lifeblood that keeps these people going. It has birthed several incredible musicians and unique styles to go with them.  These styles, in turn, can be influenced heavily by […]

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