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Favorite Movie Musicians?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle Marky Jul 4.

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.

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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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A video by Derek was featured

The Stanfields - A Free Country

HQ audio and video of Stanfields "A Free Country." Official artist website: Production notes: From a concert at the Marigold Theatre, Truro, NS on Dec. 14, 2013 Director/Editor: Aaron...
Derek shared Harrisonaphotos's video on Facebook
Jul 15
Derek posted a video

The Stanfields - "Hard Miles"

Official Video for "Hard Miles" from the Album "For King and Country" Official Website: Director/Writer: Dillon Garland Producers: Chelsea Comeau an...
Jul 8
Uncle Marky replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Not a movie, but how bout Loretta Haggers (Mary Kay Place) from Mary Hartman?  And of course everybody in Robert Altman's Nashville. "
Jul 4
Derek posted a video

Oscar Isaac - "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)" [Ending Scene]

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 Oscar Isaac only version, ending scene. Lyrics: If I had wings like Noah's dove I'd fly the river to the one I love Fare thee well, ...
Jul 3
Monty Smith replied to Derek's discussion 'Second-take Songs'
"Well, yeah, I agree. To my mind, everything's just varying shades of gospel & the blues. I was just pointing out that I realize FoW isn't one of the shades that's usually under discussion here."
Jun 24
Paul M. Harty replied to Derek's discussion 'Second-take Songs'
"You never know where and how musical styles may connect.   At least one of the Fountains of Wayne members was earlier in a Boston band called Mercy Buckets. I remember sharing a country open mike with MB where they sang  John Conlee's…"
Jun 24
Monty Smith replied to Derek's discussion 'Second-take Songs'
"I've got an entire second-take album: The self-titled debut album from Fountains of Wayne. A friend of mine whose band I was playing in at the time loaned me a copy, and of course I gave it a few spins. It struck me as .... well, I guess it…"
Jun 24
Ms H replied to Derek's discussion 'Second-take Songs'
"Imogen Heap--I play a couple of Pandora stations quite a bit, but don't necessarily pay attention to what's playing.  Lately nobody has stood out to me until I ran into this brilliant artist.  She might be a bit too…"
Jun 19
A discussion started by Derek was featured

Favorite Movie Musicians?

After recently watching and enjoying the Coen Brother's Inside Llewyn Davis, I realized I watch a lot of movies with fictional musicians*. They are my action heroes. To that end, I ranked my favorite fictional troubadours:…See More
Jun 19
Jeff Missinne replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Here's a convoluted example for you...David Seville, the alter ego of the late Ross Bagdasarian Sr., "played by" him on the original Chipmunks records (while producing, arranging, and writing original material under his real name) and…"
Jun 18
Paul Wilner replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"and then there's Ms. Ronee Blakley in the movie many Nashville insiders love to hate... "
Jun 18
Paul Wilner replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Try Emmy Rossum in "Songcatcher..'' "
Jun 18
Shelley Champine replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Awesome one!"
Jun 18
Tom McD replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
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Jun 18
Shelley Champine replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Starring Peter Weller and Ellen Barkin -  1984 Also starring:  Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd I've watched this movie so many times! "
Jun 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.…


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…


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. …


Posted on February 24, 2011 at 3:53pm

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