Browsing: “Soul Food” by Rick Tvedt

This is a week that reminds me why I love this city   I bike now and the weather’s been downright gorgeous this week. It’s also Bike to Work Week and I’ve been able to stop


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Rockonsin and My Life as a Judge

Rockonsin and My Life as a Judge   I don’t normally think of myself as a judgmental person. Especially when it comes to music; I’ve always been of the opinion that music and the arts are


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Local Bands Can Learn a Lot from the Beatles

Local Bands Can Learn a Lot from the Beatles   I know, you’re thinking, “Why is this bloody baby-boomer going on about the Beatles?” Well, I’ll tell you. I just finished a great summer read, an


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Elton John and the Imminent Death of the CD

Elton John and the Imminent Death of the CD   The other day I revisited Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, one that was sure to bring back some memories for me. The version I


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Croz and Effect

Croz and Effect   One of my earliest musical experiences occurred on a park bench. There were very few hip musicians around Mt. Horeb in 1969 and I was just barely becoming aware. There used to


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Saturdays

Saturdays   Saturday has always been a special day for me, especially the morning hours. I’m not sure why, probably the relief of not having to go to school, escaping the grind that we are subjected


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Thankful

Thankful   I had that dream again last night. I was back in the And band and we were going to gig. There was nothing but confusion. We had some kind of crew but nobody knew


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Follow-Up Report on the Town Hall to Discuss “Strengthening Madison’s Music Infrastructure”

Follow-Up Report on the Town Hall to Discuss “Strengthening Madison’s Music Infrastructure”   (For the initial article on the Town hall and some background on the budget initiatives read this previous post first – Ed.)  


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A Look at Madison’s Music Scene and the Mayor’s Proposed Budget; Town Hall at the Bartell Theater Nov. 8

A Look at Madison’s Music Scene and the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Town Hall at the Bartell Theater Nov. 8   Madison’s Mayor Paul Soglin and Jose J. Madera, Chair of the Madison Arts Commission, will hold


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Hey Rick – Where You Been, Man?

Hey Rick – Where You Been, Man?   Oh, if I only had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that! Well, the story is not that complicated, then again, it’s extremely complicated. I’ll only let


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