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Musical Heroes – Part VI – U2

Our co-founder’s piece about U2 is probably the most personal of all these pieces the last week or so. André wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s taken me a long time to figure this out. I am alive 44 years & it took me until recently to discover this. Why Ireland has such a hold on my soul. This story is why you keep searching for answers inside yourself & inside others – for yourself & for others. I…

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Musical Heroes – Part V – Bob Mould

In the second to last piece dedicated to his musical heroes, our co-founder André Archimbaud talks about what would be his second musical hero in Bob Mould – former guitarist & singer for Hüsker Dü, Sugar & on his own now the last 20-some years. Scott, my brother, went off to college in the autumn of 1986. We’ve never quite talked about what it was like for him to be able to get away from our household, but I don’t doubt…

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Musical Heroes – Part IV – Mark Eitzel

In part IV of our founder’s pieces about his musical heroes, André Archimbaud talks about the depth of dives one must take in listening to Mark Eitzel. My junior year at Emerson College in Boston, I lived across the hall from 3 girls who were pretty big music fans. The one young lady directly across from my room shared a pass-through bathroom with 2 others & I would find myself in their rooms late into the night talking music. One…

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Musical Heroes – Part III – Greg Dulli

In the 3rd installment of musical heroes from our co-founder André Archimbaud, he discusses the musical mystery that is Mr. Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers & The Gutter Twins (with Mark Lanegan). To some degree, this is a continuation of my previous piece. It references the second band that I played that last night at KTSB-FM in Austin. I’ve written versions of this story before, but this has been edited & re-juxtaposed a good bit to…

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Musical Heroes – Part II – Maynard James Keenan

Part II in this series of our co-founder André Archimbaud‘s musical heroes is dedicated to Maynard James Keenan: When I was a little kid, I was put off by the imagery of metal music. I did like some of the music, but I mostly did not & the imagery didn’t help at all. In hindsight, it sounds lame, frankly. But, I guess I chalk it up to my fairly strict catholic upbringing that the dark & stormy style of metal…

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Musical Heroes – Part I – Kate Bush

Last year, our co-founder, André Archimbaud, wrote 5 pieces about his musical heroes.  Given the time of year that it is & that things tend to go a bit quiet around now through much of January, we thought it a good time to re-share these pieces. Enjoy! As they say, ladies first…I am also writing this as someone who had been a fan of Kate Bush’s for years, but hadn’t quite realized the import her music had had on me…

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