When our beloved musicians die, we feel bereft because we know we’ll never hear anything new from them. An archivist may discover some buried treasure, but that’s not the same as a new performance or composition.

The series Musical Obituaries seeks to provide fresh perspectives on those who have passed…

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On a desert island or anywhere else.

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These are a few songs that I can listen to indefinitely. Here are eight of them.

The following list is purely subjective, not to mention eclectic. I can’t explain why I find them so appealing. The only common denominator is that they make me happy.

Give each one a couple…

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Steven Hale

Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.