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Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

How Willie Nelson Changed Music History With His Guitar

Rolling Stone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

Before Willie Nelson hits the stage every night, there's a commotion in the audience when his longtime guitar tech, Tunin' Tom Hawkins, brings out the...

Stevie Wonder's Classic Album Set To Receive Grammy Tribute

AP | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson, Usher and Coldplay's Chris Martin will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder at a concert next month. The Recording Academy a...

Obama Sings 'On The Road Again' With WIllie Nelson

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

It's been a wild week in Washington. So why not? President Obama joined Willie Nelson and John Fogerty to sing Nelson's iconic "On The Road Again,"...

Neil Young and Willie Nelson Protest Keystone Pipeline in American Heartland

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Harvest the Hope, a concert on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup in Neligh, Nebraska, right on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, was ...

'Engelbert Calling' On a New Album With a Bunch of Friends

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Just because what we hear a lot of today is not what one would think of as his type of music, does not by any means that Humperdinck has retired. Quite the contrary. He has a busy tour schedule, beginning on the east coast this month.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes a difference for communities in Nebraska and along the pipeline pathway. Real jobs are stake, jobs on many farms and ranches. Those are the jobs that drive this region and feed the country.

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

First Nation Ride For Mother Earth Forms "Norwegian/Indian Alliance"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Her audience was mostly blond and blue eyed, and blue eyes widened at the news that the Enbridge Corporation was planning a pipeline that would traverse treasured lakes and waterways in northern Minnesota.

Young And Nelson To Headline Nebraska Concert Against Keystone XL

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Veteran musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young are teaming up for a benefit concert in Nebraska to raise funds in the fight again...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

Willie Nelson Has A Message For All The Stoners Out There

rollingstonelogo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By STEPHEN L. BETTS Willie Nelson's Teapot Party movement, which now has more than 115,000 F...

Justin Hartfield & Weedmaps.com

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Bill_Robinson

Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."

Carlene Carter and the Unbroken Circle

Michael Simmons | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Simmons

If there's a better hardcore country record in 2014 than Carlene Carter's Carter Girl, I haven't heard it.

A Letter Home: A Conversation with Neil Young

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Conversations With The Amity Affliction's Ahren Stringer, Danny Griego, Ben Arthur and Jolie Holland

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jolie Holland: "Songs come to me when I'm walking down the street or riding the subway. I haven't tried to write a song since I was 14. Ever since then, I make them come get me."

Willie Nelson Is A Martial Arts Badass

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some advice for when Willie Nelson slides off his sneakers personalized with the word "Texas": Don't mess with him. The countr...

Willie Nelson To Sing For Wendy Davis

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who is running to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), unveiled a special guest for an April BBQ fundraiser in Houston: coun...

An Oak Ridge Boy and a Carter Girl: Conversations With Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus a George Michael Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You have a new album, Carter Girl, that takes you back to your roots. What does being a Carter Girl mean to you?

Life Journeys: Conversations With Leon Russell, Judy Collins and John Gorka

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?

New Carlene Carter Album Bridges Three Generations

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Carlene Carter's new album Carter Girl (Rounder), a tribute to the musical heritage of her fabled family, is a triumph. "Legendary" is a shamefully o...

Steve Fromholz -- A Guest In My Heart

Turk Pipkin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts
Turk Pipkin

Recently in Ft. McKavett, Texas, I joined a large group of family and friends for the burial and farewell to the late, great Steven Fromholz, legendary Texas singer and songwriter, husband, father, grandfather, friend, river boatman, sometime golfer and fulltime lover of life.