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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 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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