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Johnny Marr shows genius with debut solo album

Since his days in The Smiths, Johnny Marr has been known on stage for his squeaky clean guitar sound. With his flawless mixture of broken chords high up on the neck, combined with his fluid picking hand, Marr used to make guitarists like Noel Gallagher drool. Gallagher even said that there’s not a guitarist like […]

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Monday Mixer

Today is not only Monday, but also the day before Christmas.  But rather than giving you Christmas music this fine day, I will continue a tradition that began last year on this Boxing Day Monday Mixer.  Think of this mixtape as a part two to that one.  So I hope this Monday, whether you celebrate […]

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Monday Mixer

This list is all about the germ that comes before the album: demos. Demos serve as the artist’s way of hearing how the song they’ve been working on actually sounds. These earlier versions of a song can be radically different when they appear on an album. A lot of times they are recorded at the artist’s house, […]

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Monday Mixer

Basic guitar skills can come in handy. It’s amazing where knowing a few simple chords can take a person. Learning songs is fun as a hobby, a better way to procrastinate than going on reddit, and might even help you pick up some chicks, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Here is a […]

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Monday Mixer

As the Olympics are in swing this week, it seemed appropriate to make a mixtape about the United Kingdom from the artists who originated there.  The influence that England alone has had on the course of music in the past half century has been astounding, so rather than try to honor all of the amazing […]

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Monday Mixer

Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father.  However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album.  Each side has a different character to […]

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