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It’s a new era in music. Long gone are the days when people could make millions of dollars off of record sales. Long gone are the days when established musicians can even walk around and be discovered or even rediscovered in a small club (the same clubs that they suddenly find themselves in years later possibly still fresh from the memories of days gone by when they literally stood in midst of the hysteria of hundreds or even thousands of adoring fans who just wanted to touch them).


When Derek Webb Tweeted, “wait, was i just nominated for a dove award? where did i go wrong??” it was just the latest in a string of issues that the former member of Caedmon’s Call turned solo artist has directed towards the Christian music industry. He later clarified with the statement on Twitter which read,

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There’s an old saying. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. A couple of days after Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks lost their first game in the Lin era there was the line “Chink in the Armor” posted on the ESPN mobile site. Was it an intentionally

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This has been a strange year for me and my family. It has been a year full of peaks and valleys that really are hard to fathom because I’m person that is always struggling to put things into a “context.” If you’re like me, then you might also call this search for context “destiny” or

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For Dream Theater fans September 8th, 2010 was probably a day that none of them could foresee – Mike Portnoy leaves Dream Theater.  For those that were paying attention, Mike had already been on a significant hiatus from the band as the fill-in drummer for the deceased “Rev” on Avenged Sevenfold’s then just released Nightmare album as

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Have you ever felt lonely? I’m not talking about the lonely that happens when all of your friends go away for Labor Day weekend or take vacations frequently and you’re at home thinking, Man. I miss everyone. Guess I’ll just rent a movie and stay in tonight. No – I’m referring to the type of

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I was a child of glam metal.  Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.  There was something very weird about being into music made by guys who wore more makeup than their girlfriends.  Yes, glam was a little gay – even back in the 80s when it was “okay” for a dude to wear eyeliner and

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We live in a weird world that doesn’t always reward creativity especially if that creativity is pitted against the established formulas and categories already set into motion. It’s the primary reason why those who are trying their best not to conform to an established mold are often looked upon as strange and come across as

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We all, from time to time, have strange things happen to us that just go beyond our sense of logic and creep into the Twilight Zone.  It’s just a fact of life that not everything is going to go your way.  That, however, does not mean that when life doesn’t go your way that you

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The command “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother,” appears in the Bible, in that structure, a total of ten times. The number seven, as most church-going and Bible-reading individuals know, is a significant number in the Bible. It occurs 287 times in the Bible. Another significant number, however, is ten. It signifies the perfection of

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