Matthew Francis Andersen
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Mississippi John Hurt, Recommendations?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Garneau Sep 5, 2012.

Reviewers, What's the Best Approach?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Harrison Sep 27, 2012.

The Singer/Songwriter and Your Taste
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwight Schrutte Aug 9, 2012.

 

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Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"Am I missing something here? Is the Pono player itself (the hardware) all that is needed in order to experience such audio ecstasy? Is it simply like buying another iPod or MP3 player? That is, once the Pono is bought, will every digitized cd I own…"
Mar 18
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young lets us ride his new Pono'
"Let's say Pono is all its supposed to be. I'm willing to accept it. Sure. Why not. How many folks care that much about acquiring it? That is, how many people besides Beck, Bruce, Rick Rubin, the hipsters in Roscoe Village, Greenwich…"
Mar 15
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'Songwriters on Songwriting: Greg Brown'
"Nice, Kim, as always. "A self-conscious, navel-gazing pursuit." Well said. Too bad its not a more easily escapable tendency."
Feb 19
Matthew Francis Andersen replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'OK...so what does everyone have too say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"...and what about Pawn Stars and Dharma & Greg? naw, he just does some stuff to make folks go "wwwwwwwhat?!?!""
Feb 3
Matthew Francis Andersen replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'OK...so what does everyone have too say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"When ya want him to zig, he zags. Thats why he's fantastic. Leaves a much less bitter taste than John Mellon Cougarcamp telling us why a truck is our country. Perhaps next, Dylan will appear in a hybrid commercial, urging us all to buck the…"
Feb 3
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Mike Seely's blog post 'Bruce Springsteen, Kathleen Edwards & the Importance of the End of an Album'
"Mike, I remember the late 80s when Bruce was coming off Born in the USA. He was as big a star as Michael Jackson and Madonna. It probably wasn't much more than four or five years when he followed it all up with TOL. I adored the record…"
Jan 26
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on big boy's blog post 'Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Album Review)'
"Bruce oughta grab some Cormac McCarthy books, hole-up in an east coast ranch somewhere, and get back to writing again.  Put the sweat on the page, not the stage. 'Nuff rock star."
Jan 19
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'When well-meaning topical music goes terribly wrong'
Apr 10, 2013
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Grant Alden's blog post 'How can a poor musician survive such times?'
"Artist X arrives at a club with a nice turn out of folks. After his set he sells a buncha cd's. Rewind back in time....exact same scenario/location/audience...Artist X is at merch table selling download cards for same price, which he gives…"
Dec 13, 2012
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'Follow-Up: Jeffrey Martin’s New EP'
"Jeffrey's songs are excellent."
Dec 4, 2012
Matthew Francis Andersen replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Crowd control'
"A lot of venues could take a tip from Fitzgerald's. Many clubs leave me with no idea who the owner is nor who is even in charge. Fitzgerald's is a famous professional venue that still maintains an easy-going neighborhood atmosphere. This…"
Oct 2, 2012
Alan Harrison replied to Matthew Francis Andersen's discussion 'Reviewers, What's the Best Approach?'
"Like everything else in life; you will start at the bottom. I don't know if it's easier today than when I started 15 years ago but you now have access to a zillion websites/blogs that I didn't; but if you are looking for a career in…"
Sep 27, 2012
Jim Moulton replied to Matthew Francis Andersen's discussion 'Reviewers, What's the Best Approach?'
"Publicists work for the artist, sometimes a company, or a label, they come in all kinds, but that is where the music is, a label rep usually is not a publicist."
Sep 27, 2012
Matthew Francis Andersen replied to Sherrill Hewins's discussion 'What is the best live music festival or event in your part of the world?'
"Heartsfield is still gigging! And with a friend of Jack's and mine named Andon Davis on lead guitar."
Sep 25, 2012
Matthew Francis Andersen commented on Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)'s blog post 'Is The Tedeschi Trucks Band the Best American Group Working Today?'
"Nope. Bruce & E St."
Sep 22, 2012
Don Sticksel replied to Matthew Francis Andersen's discussion 'Reviewers, What's the Best Approach?'
"Publicists like label reps or like the ones who work at places like Sacks& Co. or are they one in the same?"
Sep 20, 2012

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Forlorn Folky

I live in Lima, Peru and I've been here for about two months now. Lately, the list of what I miss about Chicago is as long as my arm: Fitzgerald's Nightclub in Berwyn, guitar pickin' parties, my fellow songwriters, and Coors Light are just a few. I'm certainly out of my comfort zone here.

Back home if I needed a music fix…

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Posted on January 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A Cat? Maybe.

I had a chat about songwriting with Johnny Burns.

Mostly known as a fabulous guitar player, Johnny also wrote some songs with the great John Prine (Shop Talk and Its Happening to You).

Anyway, Johnny told me that whenever he and Prine would get stuck during a songwriting session they would fix this by putting the song away and writing a different song about some inane subject, e.g. Prine's sweater...the front lawn...the cat in the…

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Posted on January 12, 2012 at 8:30am

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At 8:56am on December 7, 2012, NoDepression said…

Hey Matthew,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments on a couple threads here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

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