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The four secret purposes of music videos

Why do music videos still exist now that MTV is dead? The old answer, back in the day, was a simple formula: (a) Band makes a music video (b)¬†Gives said … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

DOWNTOWN by Macklemore is daring and different

Note: Macklemore uses a few bad words.¬† Macklemore is a Seattle treasure, a smart artist who figured out his producer, Ryan Lewis, is the secret to success–so he gives Ryan … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

7 reasons why music videos possess tremendous power

This is about why lectures never work, poetry is powerful, even instrumental music can make you cry and the humble, silly music video can be one of the most devastating … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

SAME LOVE by Macklemore

My friend Max (short for Maxima, though if it were short for Maximus that would also be cool in a GLADIATOR way) has introduced me to Macklemore. He’s a Seattle … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

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