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How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy

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Writing a song has always seemed pretty hard to us. It’s a truly creative endeavour and not one to be undertaken lightly but Jeff Tweedy disagrees.  And he’s convinced us. Why We Love How To Write One Song This is…

Visions of Jazz Is Evolutionary Document

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Jazz is one of modern music’s oldest and most popular scenes and Gary Giddins is one of its biggest fans. In Visions of Jazz, Gary attempts to explore the history and evolution of jazz in America and the wider-world and…

How Music Got Free Is Thrilling Read

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The Internet has completely revolutionized our lives and it’s also changed the way that we consume music forever. How Music Got Free explores the way that digital music piracy has transformed the way that we listen to music and its…

Silence: Lectures and Writings Is A Masterpiece

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John Cage is one of the most experimental composers on the planet and it’s quite possible that American avant-garde wouldn’t exist without him. Thankfully, he brings his considerable talents together in Silence: Lectures and Writings.  This is one of the…

The Rest Is Noise Is Enthralling

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Classical music and the 20th century is not a topic that you hear on most people’s lips. And that’s a real shame. Why? Because some of the greatest works of classical music were composed in the 19XXs.  Alex Ross’s The…

Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan is the only lyricist in history to have won the Nobel Prize for literature, so as you might expect, his autobiography is impeccably well-written. A life as rich as his, however, is going to take more than one…