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Novelty Songs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alley Mar 12, 2013.

End of the Year, End of the Album
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave L Dec 27, 2013.

Great Musician, Terrible Person
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Started this discussion. Last reply by steviedal Apr 16, 2013.

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I'm a singer-songwriter living on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Been a music lover as long as I remember, playing an instrument since thirteen, and in and out of bands since high school.  

My latest project was  to song writing and playing electric bass for a local Seattle band called "Lucky Suns." Check out some of our tunes below.  

Since my relocation to Port Angeles I have been writing songs and looking for like minded musicians. 

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Derek replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"I like the idea of a like button. Interaction, even this basic, is satisfying to me. Additionally, I often do not have anything pithy or original to say, but want to show my support for a post. Easy way to do it. Easy is good."
Apr 7
Derek replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"A bit out of the box*, but any discussion of doing a "No Depression Podcast"? A good format to expend the website with a mix of music and interviews? For instance, Jason Isbell recently appeared on a great podcast with Marc Maron, and…"
Apr 7
Derek shared Kirk Stauffer's photo on Facebook
Mar 31
Derek shared Kirk Stauffer's photo on Facebook
Mar 31
A video by Derek was featured

Jason Isbell - Songs That She Sang in The Shower

"Songs That She Sang in the Shower" Written and performed by Jason Isbell [http://jasonisbell.com] Shot by Michael Wilson Recorded by Henry Wilson At the Taf...
Mar 30
Derek posted a video

Jason Isbell - Songs That She Sang in the Shower

"Songs That She Sang in the Shower" Written and performed by Jason Isbell [http://jasonisbell.com] Shot by Michael Wilson Recorded by Henry Wilson At the Taf...
Mar 29
Derek commented on Eliza Jane Manoff's group 'Seattle music!'
"Tuesday evening recommendation for local country music songwriting: "
Mar 11
Derek posted a video

The Stanfields - Hard Miles

A Canadian trucking song. OFFICIAL ARTIST WEBSITE: http://thestanfields.ca/
Mar 10
Derek posted a video

KSER Jessica Lynne - Calling Me Home

Last year Jessica Lynne premiered this song live for our KSER 90.7fm Listeners, now Calling Me Home is her newest single released just this month. You can li...
Mar 7
Derek shared Craig Young's video on Facebook
Mar 5
Derek replied to Andrew Revkin's discussion 'Songs Rooted in History?'
"Great selection. Classic lyric: "I never saw John Wayne on the sands of Iwo Jima." Perfect. "
Feb 12
Derek replied to Andrew Revkin's discussion 'Songs Rooted in History?'
"Being from Southern Colorado, I must submit Woody Guthrie's "Ludlow Massacre" The Stanfield's "Boston States" is from the perspective of England, which is unusual. Money Lyric "We marched to Concord Town, to…"
Feb 12
Derek shared Craig Young's video on Facebook
Feb 10
Derek shared Easy Ed's video on Facebook
Feb 9
Derek replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'OK...so what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"From the beginning, Bob Dylan was in it mostly for the money. He couldn't "sell out" because he had little integrity anyway. This is completely consistent on his part. I have no beef with him being in the ad. Of note is that the Red…"
Feb 4
Derek posted videos
Jan 18

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Concert Review: The Stanfields at Club 9one9, Victoria BC, March 29, 2013

Described as a blend of “Celtic drinking songs with a heavy metal edge and a dash of blues[1],” the Stanfields won the 2013 East Coast Music Awards Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and Group Recording of the Year for their latest album, Death and Taxes.   A band that pairs a Fender Telecaster and the traditional Bouzouki (played by Jon Landry and Jason Wright, respectively) are a must see in my book.…

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:00pm

Crossroads: An Appreciation

 

Living in a sleepy Southern Eastern Colorado town, my entertainment choices were limited.  We had one theater that played the same movie for what felt like months.   My group of friends waited breathlessly for MTV to finally come to town (it eventually arrived in 1987; hello Headbangers Ball!).  But we had VHS. 

 

One tape we wore out was Crossroads starring Ralph Macchio and Joe Seneca (Ry Cooder and Arlen Roth supplied the memorable soundtrack).  It…

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Posted on April 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Mike Cooley & Country

Recently, this community has had a debate about the best country singer.  DBT fancies themselves as a rock-n-roll outfit, but I submit that Mike Cooley's contributions are pure country.  As of today, Mike Cooley has to be one of the top five contemporary country singers. 

 

His singing on "The Weakest Man" is much better than country stars today and rivals any of the country greats. 

 

 

 

The songwriting on "Pulaski" is top notch. …

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Posted on February 24, 2011 at 3:53pm

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At 12:00pm on May 14, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Derek - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
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