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"You Know You've Said The Long Goodbye" by Zilla Rocca

The Philly rapper explains how he found salvation in Buddha and detective novels.
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"On Resonance" by IngMob

When we resonate with something we get it, we feel it, we’re into it.
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Mourning through music by Francis Harris

Having lost both parents, Harris delves into his views on grief.
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"Oh, no problem, little dude!" by Sarah Everton of Bleeding Rainbow

Equaling the pet names playing field in the service industry.
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"It was a good year" by Ed Schrader of Ed Schrader's Music Beat

The Music Beat is in Germany when Ed learns he's not Irish.
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"Highs and Lows" by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger

The singer-songwriter reminisces on his fond memories, good and bad.
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"Language as Path" by Charlie Hilton of Blouse

On translation, translations lost, and finding shared auras in separation.
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The Uncommon Comic: Uncommon Nasa on comic writer Jim Starlin

How the comic writer taught him to be uncompromising and unconventional in rap.
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How can I be a jam band? by Tim Cohen

An inspired ode to exploring a melody to its furthest reaches.
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"Who hears music, feels his solitude / Peopled at once" or Marley Carroll's Asheville

He left Los Angeles for a rural tourist town and he's never looked back.
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Our Song Was In A Porno by Wes Marskell of The Darcys

Legal battles over illegal use of art-rock in pornography are never easy.
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Tim Kasher of Cursive thinks music is absurd

When you think about it, concerts are not far from musicals.
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Who are our modern rock idols? No one?

Jerry Narrows of Flaamingos asks why no one wants to be our Bowie or Siouxsie Sioux?
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Plankton Wat starts his day with The Dead

Some thoughts on The Dead's place in history and how to keep on truckin'.
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Pitchfork Hates Us: The influence of negativity

Suuns come to terms with receiving a 5.o.