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Ben Folds and Black Holes

In Books, Music by ashbydodd

“Somewhere in the universe two black holes collide — as heavy as stars, as small as cities…” To the majority of us, writing music and reading about astronomy are both equally perplexing, but to Ben Folds, it’s just another day on the job.  While performing …

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Broadway Karaoke with James Corden

In Movies & TV, Music, Theater by ashbydodd

Picture this: Broadway veterans Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Corden, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski are all in a car together, traveling to the Tony Awards, singing Broadway show tunes at the top of their lungs.  No, it’s not a crazy dream, it’s the …

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Retro: When September Ends Video

In Music by ashbydodd

“Summer has come and passed, the innocent can never last. Wake me up when September ends.” Let’s all remember back to 2005 when George W. Bush was in the White House, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, YouTube was born, and the world was introduced to Brangelina …

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Rapper? Nay, I Say Wordplay Artist!

In Music by ashbydodd

On the first day of my first semester, in my very first class; an attractive thirty-something, wearing a conservative dress and a close-cut bob, walked into the classroom, towering on five-inch heels and carrying more designer bags than could fit on her arms.  She dropped …

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World of Our Love by Client Liaison

In Music by ashbydodd

If you’re not living in the eastern region of the southern hemisphere (the south-east hemisphere?) you may not be aware of the retro gem that is the band, Client Liaison.  This Australian band brings together Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan and focuses on a very …

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Memories: The Night I Met Prince

In Music by ashbydodd

In February of 2004, I had the opportunity to attend the Grammys and several other star studded events that same weekend – most of those stories are for another day.  2004 was an amazing year with nominees like Justin Timberlake up for his first solo …