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EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

Jose Segue July 21, 2015 0

Local bands struggle to produce a CD when an EP will do just as well.  To understand this, it’s helpful to remember that bands like the Ramones and the Misfits sold more t-shirts than

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When Technology Strangles Music

When Technology Strangles Music

Jose Segue April 15, 2015 0

You like it, therefore, the reasoning goes, you'll like it even better by the baud-load. There's no room in the streaming algorithm for expanding the listener's exposure or appealing to the imagination

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Science Finds that Musical Skills Are Genetic!

Science Finds that Musical Skills Are Genetic!

Jose Segue July 28, 2014 0

Scientists have found that extolling practice as the road to good musicianship becomes a dead-end unless it’s in one’s genes.  Dr. Miram Mosing, a Swedish psychologist has studied musical ability among 2500 twins, half identical and half

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Songs Aired by HWS on KALW (1/18)

Songs Aired by HWS on KALW (1/18)

Jose Segue February 1, 2014 0

These tracks from Bay Area roots Americana bands aired on KALW Saturday 1/18/14 from 6:30 to 8:00 as Hicks with Sticks sat in for Peter Thompson on “Bluegrass Signal.”  Playing time is an hour and

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