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Who’s got the best music?

If you ever go to a festival, you will notice that the big act are usually in the evening. That’s when people are available. They get out of work, they go home, change, assemble with a few friends, and they’re ready to party. To a festival they go. The early act are
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Tired

It is the beginning of January. We have to fasten our seat belts and be ready for another year. Yet, because since Thanksgiving we are going at it like madman and eating all sorts of things that is not good for us, we arrive in this new Year exhausted. Our mind is also drained
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The cold

I write in Chicago. I’ve been living in this city almost all my adult life. I love this place. I have traveled quite a bit all over the world. I’ve lived in France, in a lot of different towns in France. I’ve lived in Italy. Oh, Italy! The beauty of everything,
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Happy New Year!

Hey! We made it! We are, after all, in 2018. And congratulations! Like every beginning, we need to think of what we will put in that New Year. How, if you will, we shall fill up the vase. Those decisions need careful thinking and consideration. Of course, every one wants to get a
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Did you know?

I just learnt that Justin Bieber was a drummer. Actually, he still plays a bit of his show on the drums. So, it would be fair to say that Justin Bieber is a working drummer. I think that’s great. And why not? Justin is someone that a lot of young people look up to. He has
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The signs, part 2.

Ok, so, to resume. Oh, you know the story. I’m not going to resume. If you are reading part 2, it’s because you know what part 1 is. Very well. As I was saying: think. Always! But there are many kinds of thinking (Did you know that?) For example, you can think
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The signs

When one tries to make it as a pro, one has to develop a nose, if you will, for people and situations. One has to make decisions upon those intuitions, those signs that things could go south very quickly. Because music life is full of surprises. Good ones and bad ones. The ratio
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One bad week.

So, you are doing good. Your life is on this track. The bills are paid, the friends are warm, the car is as reliable as a fridge. Your girlfriend is sweet, your pets are wagging their tails. As I said: you are doing good. You are doing great. And then there is a parking ticket.
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The last gig!

There is a dead season for musicians. It is fast approaching now. We are about 5 days away from it, as a matter of fact. Because right after New Year’s eve, that is it! The gigs will be few and far between. For a month or two, you have to close shop. Or, if you happen to be
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