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The DJ Experience: from College Radio Station KCMU to Listener-Powered KEXP

It was a sunny August afternoon in Seattle’s University District when I first found the radio station. I had walked across campus and climbed 3 flights of stairs up to the gray, institutional door. I was a little out-of-breath. Peeking through the door’s window, I could see a room with white walls full of records, … Continue reading »

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What Aretha Franklin Means to Me…

It all started with that stack of records that dad left behind in the garage. It wasn’t easy to live at my house when I was a kid. Seemed like there was either chaos or no one at all. The times when I couldn’t find something outside to do I’d hide in my room or … Continue reading »

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Book: “50 Tips for Artists In The Music Business”

                      Hundreds of songs come in every year from musicians who want a chance on the radio. Since I ended up giving the same advice over and over, I wrote this book! You can find advice here on how to write strong song hooks, submit … Continue reading »

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What Grandpa Taught Me: A Musical Memorial

Grandma and Gramps met in the 1940s at a friend’s party. They both loved to dance. Her nickname was “Snake Hips” and everyone called him Fritz. He went off in World War II and came back a changed man. My gramps was not transformed the way many men were by the war. He came back … Continue reading »

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