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Practice in Public Makes Perfect: how playing for your fans makes you better

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

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Exclusive! Listen The New Track “Little Scratch”

Track appears in new box set… A new box set showcasing recordings Captain Beefheart made in the early Seventies is due for release. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features newly remastered versions of three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released […]

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New Demo From My Morning Jacket

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

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We are all too quick to judge others stress can kill. Think about your actions and others

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.K. […]

This is a slightly different type of blog from the recent ones telling of how musicians suffer from mental health issues as I will be incorporating some of my first-hand accounts of my own problems in it too. Continuing with the Brit Awards theme today, this post is about Ellie Goulding, who, in 2010, won […]

Matty Healy, along with his band, The 1975, had a successful night at last night’s Brit Awards. They won Best British album for “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”. I decided to write this blog for the benefit of those who may not know much about the band. 2013 saw the release of their debut […]

Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue of music, dating back to 1975 has made him one of America’s most successful musicians. His longevity testament to his popularity. His most famous album, 1984’s Born In The USA, along with it’s title track brought him attention from many people who didn’t read into his lyrics and misunderstood what Springsteen stood […]

In the last decade, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, more commonly known as Lady Gaga, has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the most recognisable and well known names in music. Not content with that, she is now also a Grammy nominated artist for her role in the 2018 remake of the movie “A […]

External factors in our lives have little influence on our happiness. Promotions, new relationships and lucky monetary gains give only a temporary boost to our happiness before we return to a biological baseline. Sustained happiness takes work. Listed below are exercises that, when practiced regularly, can build habits to reinforce happiness. Choose a few exercises […]

Recently, I had a bit of a wobble in my fight with anxiety when it returned at a time when I was struggling with my self-worth. Why was my partner with me? What did she see in me? Was I in a relationship just to be in a relationship? Questions I was asking myself that […]

Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. It’s a common problem that usually starts during the teenage years. For some people it gets better as they get older, although for many it doesn’t go away on its own. (1) It can be extremely distressing and have a big […]

Ariana Grande is arguably one of the most popular recording artists in the world right now. With her fifth album due to be released in the near future (February 2019), she is the first artist to have the lead single from all five albums enter the top ten of the US chart. In 2015, Grande […]

Ian Curtis was the vocalist and songwriter of the post-punk band Joy Division. A band that only released two albums due to Curtis’s struggle with depression and subsequent suicide becsause of it. Although Curtis’s battle with depression is widely known, his epilepsy is less so. He was diagnosed with epilepsy in early 1979 and was […]

Shuhada’ Davitt, or Sinéad O’Connor as she is more well known as, is a Grammy award winning singer-songwriter who started her musical output in the 80s. Usually when we hear about musicians mental health problems it is after they have died. With Davitt, it is refreshing, albeit in a meloncholy way, to understand what a […]