Category Archives: Artists as Fans

‘Artists as Fans’- Leif Vollebekk

Song: ‘Idiot Wind’- Bob Dylan     ‘Idiot Wind’ is a song that often plays in the juke joint of my soul. I figure either the Wurlitzer is busted or my subconscious is feeding it quarters in my sleep. It may disappear … Continue reading

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‘Artists As Fans’- Jeff Piper (of Fort Frances)

Song: ‘Last Goodbye’ by Jeff Buckley I’ve always found Jeff Buckley’s ‘Last Goodbye’ to be an example of a perfect song. For years it has been my #1 go-to track when test driving some new headphones or cranking an unfamiliar set … Continue reading

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‘Artists As Fans’- Pieter Hilton and Alex Fitch (of Typhoon)

  Song: ‘Oakland’ by Genders This one is real close to the heart. When I was 15 I was begged by my friend Kristi to record her friends Maggie & Sabrina. I remember the first moment I heard Maggie’s voice, … Continue reading

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‘Artists As Fans’- Jay William Henderson

Song: ‘Suzanne’ by Leonard Cohen I suppose the song I am choosing is among many peoples favorites. I don’t think its possible to hear it and not be moved or compelled to slow for a moment and listen deeply to … Continue reading

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‘Artists as Fans’- Galen Disston (of Pickwick)

Song: ‘Pushkin’ by Palace Brothers God is the answer God is the answer God is the answer God lies within And you can’t say that I didn’t learn from you And you can’t say that I didn’t learn from you And … Continue reading

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(Re)Introducing: ‘Artists as Fans’

It’s easy to forget that the artists we see on stage, in pictures or in videos are fans just like you and I, that they connect with and build relationships with songs just like us. Last spring/early summer I ran … Continue reading

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‘Artists as Fans’- Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves)

Song: ‘Cod’ine’- Buffy Sainte-Marie In 2006 I was struggling in Los Angeles as a cut rate actor and a fledgeling musician.  In between auditions for Big Mama’s House 4 and fights with my first live-in girlfriend, I pined for some shred … Continue reading

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‘Artists as Fans’- Donovan Woods

Song: ‘Isis’ by Bob Dylan The first time I heard this song I’d been unceremoniously dropped by a very willful girl I dated during university. I heard “I married Isis on the 5th day of May, but I could not hold … Continue reading

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‘Artists as Fans’- Lennon Bone (of Ha Ha Tonka)

Song: ‘Other People’ by Beach House There’s something about those lines: “Other people want to keep in touch. Something happens and it’s not enough. Never thought that it would mean so much.” Being on the road sometimes feels like that for … Continue reading

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‘Artists as Fans’- Bryan John Appleby

Song: ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2′- Leonard Cohen It’s not hard to realize the sad brilliance of this song. Without over romanticizing, Cohen holds up a trembling, expired glass to toast a tender, fading memory of what once was. Lyrics about ugly … Continue reading

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