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11-hour drive to Chicago? Yep, not flying.

If for some reason, if we ever end up on the same flight, and have to sit next to me, I’m sorry. Change seats if you can.  Change flights.  Even if you aren’t afraid to fly, I will inadvertently make […]

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11-hour drive to Chicago? Yep, not flying.

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If for some reason, if we ever end up on the same flight, and have to sit next to me, I’m sorry. Change seats if you can.  Change flights.  Even if you aren’t afraid to fly, I will inadvertently make […]

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‘I want to be that super-hot chick’

The days of begging and pleading your local radio stations to play your music are over. Musicians don’t need to stand out on the corner and hand out flyers, or

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Justin Timberlake: The New King of Pop returns with ’20/20 Experience’

I am fully prepared to admit that as a 29-year-old bro, Justin Timberlake is one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) performers of our time. For the release of

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Mikky Ekko: Who is he?

I’m not a hipster. I like new stuff.  I don’t have a weird haircut.  I don’t hate on something that’s cool when it goes from unknown to mainstream. I don’t wear

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Zak Jablow of Fox and ‘The Mule’ produce my latest song ‘AA’

I've had a great opportunity over the past few months to write about my life as a musician and my opinion on the creative process, the industry, and specific

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Songwriting mathematics: The Lost Art of The Bridge

School always came kind of easy.  I did not get straight A’s or go to an Ivy League school.  I had to study.  I took the SATs three times,

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YouTube 201X = MySpace 2006

Remember when MySpace was legit? Friends, bio, pictures, music, creepy dudes, everything.  The first massive, easy-to-use social network that everyone seemed to be on. Over time, the site became infested with

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Stop it, all of you: Frank Ocean is better than that Grammy performance

I haven’t watched the Grammy’s in years.  Who cares? Led Zepplin, Queen, Brian McKnight and Jimi Hendrix never won.  All-4-One and Baha Men did. I was excited to watch this year. 

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Making music easy; writing songs is really hard

I had almost no success with girls until junior year of high school.  I thought everyone was out to get me (they still are).  I took everything personally (I

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‘Voice’ auditions – here I come – well, maybe; should I go?

Simon Cowell was a hater, and I loved it.   Every eye-roll, every scaff (scoff/laugh combo), every pun-laced insult.  Sometimes he was mean, but he was always right.  I agreed with him.  I could call it

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