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I love this song!  The whole Faust CD was very interesting but I love this version because, well, Bonnie Raitt, man. With Newman tickling the ivories, they're a potent combo.
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I could get on the bill at South by Southwest and play NPR because I know those chords, I'm not female nor nearly that skinny so I guess they wouldn't let me play.
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Here is a blog I maintain sponsored by NYT Bestselling Epic Fantasy author David Farland (The Runelords series) with interviews from many of today's  (and yesterday's) top Speculative Fiction authors and artists.

Here's one of my favorite interviews with author Brandon Sanderson (The Wheel of Time, Mistborn series, The Stormlight Archive).

http://authorsadvisory.blogspot.com/search/label/Brandon%20Sanderson
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42 seconds in and I'm thinking: "When did Superman become Gladiator?" Oh, they don't sound similar at all? Really?
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Why wasn't the audio for the original Hobbit and Lord of the Rings previews kept instead of being replaced with dialogue from the Peter Jackson films?
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I believe this was Courtney Cox's first film role.
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I absolutely love Tim Powers' books! I started with "On Stranger Tides" (yes, because of the movie which eviscerated the book, frankly) and though he told me once, writing short stories is hard for him, his "Strange Itineraries" and "The Bible Repairman" collections are fantastic books.  I'm reading "Deviant's" right now actually.

If you'd like to hear Tim talk more about how he writes and combines History into Fantasy, give this interview I did a listen.

http://authorsadvisory.blogspot.com/search/label/On%20Stranger%20Tides
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Well done Ken! I only met Jay once at Worldcon 2011, but as you were playing, I imagined I saw Jay bobbing his head and tapping a foot in time and smiling. 
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Hi there! How's things?
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This is actually a much "dirtier" sounding cut than the Big Maceo original. Thank you for posting it.
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I saw them on this tour in 99 in Nampa, ID at The Idaho Center Amphitheater. It was hands-down, one of the best live shows I've ever seen! This was one of their encores. Talk about leaving a concert on a high note...
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Meridian, ID - Boise, ID - Hesston, KS
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I am a husband and father and a  voracious reader.  I am also an aspiring Fantasy author.   I am podcasting as host of Farland's Authors' Advisory,  blog where I interview authors about writing and life from authors' perspectives.

 The calls are sponsored by NYT Bestselling Epic Fantasy author, David Farland, author of  The Runelords series, The Golden Queen trilogy (from Tor books) and Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia (from Bantam books)   (http://authorsadvisory.blogspot.com

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  • Franklin School Boise, ID
  • Washington School Boise, ID
  • West Jr High Boise, ID
  • Meridian Middle School Meridian ID
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  • Hesston College, Hesston KS
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