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Album Review: HAIM, Something to Tell You
When I listened to HAIM’s 2013 first album Days Are Gone for the first time, I was enjoying myself too much to examine what the music was actually doing. 3.5 years later, Days Are Gone still sounds as fresh as it did when I first heard it—it still is in my ...

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Parody and copyright, pt. 2: When the copyright owner holds all the chips
Last March, I wrote about my experience posting a parody music video on YouTube. I got some encouragement from my readers to dispute EMI’s copyright claim to the music video, and so I went ahead and submitted my dispute. When I entered the dispute process, ...

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Program Notes: Motets and Cantatas of Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn
Once again, I have written some short program notes for an Oahu Choral Society concert and I'm posting the notes
here. Enjoy, and if happen to live on Oahu, please come to the concert
this Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:30pm at St. Andrew's Cathedral in ...

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What happens when you post a parody video on YouTube? Copyright, that’s what
When fake lyrics are better than real lyrics More than six months ago, I posted a YouTube video that had been at least two years in the making. Around 2014, a misheard a phrase in Taio Cruz’s pop hit “Dynamite.” “Gotta let go” changed to “Galileo” ( a leap ...

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Album Review: Sting, 57th and 9th
Regular readers are probably wondering: “Didn’t a new Sting album come out a few months ago? How come SSF hasn’t reviewed it?” Well, those people are right; it has taken me a while to get around to writing up a review for Sting’s latest album 57th and 9th ,...

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Top album from 2016—Kero Kero Bonito: Bonito Generation
Check out the album here One thing I’ve noticed reviewing many 2016 best of the year lists is that beyond a few stand-outs (Beyonce’s Lemonade and Solange’s A Seat at the Table ) and a few that get frequently mentioned (Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, Frank Oce...

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Program notes: Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Once again, I have written some short program notes for an Oahu Choral Society concert, this time our Christmas concert, and I'm posting the notes here. Enjoy, and if happen to live on Oahu, please come to the concert this Saturday, December 10th at 7:30pm ...

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Program notes: Writings Etched in My Soul
I sing with the Oahu Choral Society, and we are performing a Veterans Day/Remembrance Day concert this Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm at
the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. I volunteered to write the
program notes and am posting them here, too. Graphi...

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Sting Appreciation Day ’16: Review of 'Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police'
Every October 2nd (Sting’s birthday), I try and watch a Sting-related movie—usually a concert. This year, I decided to watch Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police , a relatively new documentary, released on DVD in 2015. Can’t Stand Losing You is real...

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Behind the scenes calling into a music radio show
What I talked about on Sound Opinions. Buy the album here. This week, I got a chance to call into Sound Opinions , a public radio show produced by WBEZ in Chicago and featuring Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two rock critics, who review popular music Siskel-an...
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