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RIP Leonard Cohen

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Inspiration and Theft: A Followup

Here’s a possible timeline of that classical guitar passage that was under dispute at the Stairway to Heaven plagiarism trial:   Sonata di Chittarra, e Violino, con il suo Basso Continuo” by Giovanni Battista Granata (1659) Video description: “Extremely similar … Continue reading

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Being Here, Because Where Else Would I Be?

This came out a year ago: It’s a compilation EP featuring songs from my three albums, including alternate mixes of some tracks. I originally planned to make CD copies and send them to radio stations, but other things in life … Continue reading

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Recording at Home

Pete Townshend in his liner notes for his demos album Scoop (1983): When I have come up against any kind of problem in the past, I have always dealt with it through music, either through writing a song or literally recording … Continue reading

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“Apples and Oranges” and other Obscure Covers

An article I recently read has some advice for singer-songwriters doing live gigs: sure, sing your own songs, that’s what you’re there for, but for God’s sake break it up with some covers…covers people in the audience will actually know: … Continue reading

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As a Mellotron

A few years ago I wrote a poem: Woozy as a Mellotron, a misty version of magic music ran through my mind as a stream of consciousness. When the stream runs dry, will I cease to exist? Exitement flashes pierced … Continue reading

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It’s About Time (for that revolution)

I don’t know if Bernie Sanders will succeed in spearheading that political revolution of which he speaks but you know…it’s about time. Includes electric guitar playing by Shane Watt and piano, organ, and electric guitar samples from http://www.looperman.com/. I play … Continue reading

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A Guest Appearance

I make an appearance as guest vocalist and lyricist on “HJKL” on Swall’s album A Swall Kinda Feeling, just released. One of Swall’s members is Shane Watt, who’s been a producer and collaborator on my own albums since 2011. This … Continue reading

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Moved

I moved something I posted here on Donald Trump to my blog of commentary, where it is more appropriate. You can see it at https://paulieu.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/you-were-saying/

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Undercover Cop (song)

A song inspired by this news story and other tales of undercover cops infiltrating activist groups, even going so far as to carry on affairs with activists.

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