Monthly Archives: March 2021

Drink The Blood by Broken Heart Syndrome Now on Bandcamp

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We have released a new song on our Bandcamp page. It features Roshelle Pekarek on Violin and Marco Pascolini on the Pedal Steel Guitar as well as the regular gaggle of sensitive old men. Cheers!

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Major Matt’s 1st Monday, March 2021 Playlist

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“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent.” – Miles Davis

For some reason, this quote by Miles Davis has been swirling around in my head lately. About once every couple of months I engage in a conversation with someone about whether or not art should be judged purely at face value or if it’s appropriate to consider details about the artist’s life when assessing a piece of music (or art).

It’s a difficult question to answer, if not impossible, since pretty much any piece of music that we find appealing, naturally fills us with at least a fleeting desire to learn more about it. But once we do, how we hear that music is never really the same.

Going back to the quote, it seems as though Davis is saying that the effect of knowing personal details…

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