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The Fifth Beatle

Sixty years ago, Johnny and the Moondogs changed their name to The Beatles (good call). I first heard them 15 years later, when they exploded onto the American airwaves. But it wouldn’t have happened without the Fifth Beatle. It seems … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies: Correction!

Oops! Well, this is embarrassing! A couple of days ago I shared The Game, a song I wrote for the feature film Over-the-Rhine, only to discover that I’d accidentally uploaded an earlier version! I’ve updated the blog post to include … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

The Game Creating music for the films I write and direct has become my principal way of pursuing my “other love.” I embedded Healing River, the song used in the opening of my feature film Over-the-Rhine, in my first Music … Continue reading

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Earworm

Behold I had the song “Dancing Queen” stuck in my head I wept I repented of all that had brought me unto this piteous place Yae, verily I did gnash my teeth and pray for deliverance Yet naught would avail … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Healing River When I was young, it was a toss-up whether music or writing would be the focus of my career. Writing and filmmaking eventually emerged as my creative fulcrum. But, like water seeking the path of least resistance, my … Continue reading

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Christmas Alphabet S : Silent Night – The Everly Brothers, Sinead O’ Connor & Low

Originally posted on The Immortal Jukebox:
Almost there. How to prepare? At this Season wisdom is found not in speech but in silence. Stand in Awe. Commune with your own heart. Be Still. Hope and wait. In Silence. Not in…

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Thursday Song

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
(Music Video below) Marc was a skinny Polish-American Jew. I was a Euro-American mutt who’d decided he was Irish after playing a leprechaun in the high school musical. Our first band was clunky. If the…

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