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The Collaborative Process of Song Writing… and The Simpsons… and Japan…

March 14, 2011


“Let’s start from the nebula, and then–” Kim nodded at our vocalist, Tuna, and the bass player, myself, “we’ll stop playing for one measure while you–” now pointing to our drummer, Kris, “–do your thing, and then we’ll come in with that ‘Dead Kennedys’ riff,” Kris said okay and then counted off with this sticks, […]

Books you would like if you only knew about them, Part 1: The Time Machine Did It by John Swartzwelder

March 7, 2011


I tend to like stories that get right to the point. This is one of my new favorite examples: “Frank Burly is my name. Okay, it’s not my name. I lied about that. My name is Eward R. Torgenson Jr. I changed it for the business. You’ve got to have a tough sounding name if […]