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Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

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Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

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Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
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Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
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Edmond's UCO Jazz Lab thriving after five years


Charles Martin February 1st, 2007

The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab is doing its part to keep jazz in the public eye and foster young talent.   Currently, the Edmond-based venue is undergoing renovations and continues to bri...

The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab is doing its part to keep jazz in the public eye and foster young talent.
 
Currently, the Edmond-based venue is undergoing renovations and continues to bring in big-name talent. It will celebrate its fifth anniversary in March.
 
EDUCATE & ENTERTAIN
"We are consistently making money on our ticket sales and we're getting tremendous support from the community," said Brian Gorrell, director of recording services. "On the education end, we've added a master of music in jazz studies and a minor in jazz studies."
 
Tres Amigos is a group that brings in larger acts to the Jazz Lab.
 
"We don't make a dime on these things. We bring them in and hope to break even," said David Hornbeek of Tres Amigos.
 
CALCULATED RISK
If the show loses money, Tres Amigos takes the hit, not the Jazz Lab. If the show makes a profit, they put the windfall toward a scholarship.
 
It all goes toward keeping jazz vital within the community.
 
"One of the things that people don't know about Oklahoma City is the number of amazing players here," Gorrell said. "There may not be as many venues, but there's also not an overwhelming number of players. It's one of the advantages of being a medium-sized city." "Charles Martin
 
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