Edinburgh Songwriters in the 90's…

An article written by Norman Lamont in 1997 about the original Edinburgh Songwriters scene… The Edinburgh Songwriters Showcase I was there at the start. Well, not quite the first session, but back in 1993 in the Gallery Bar (now the Car Wash) at the top of the Mound – near […]
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Instruments on a Plane

Facebook chorus prompts Qantas to scrap instruments ban (AFP) SYDNEY — Australian musicians Thursday said they had scored a victory against Qantas after a Facebook campaign helped persuade the airline to scrap a ban on carrying instruments as cabin luggage. Jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers started the online protest when Qantas […]
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Express Yourself

What is music? This is possibly the most infuriatingly open-ended way to start an article in a magazine that predominantly concerns itself with the production of music but, hey, if The Dog’s articles aren’t written to infuriate musicians and producers, what are they written for? The general consensus, shared by […]
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Hair of the Dog Sundays

Free live music is hard to find. GOOD free live music is even harder to find. Thankfully, here at Red Dog Music, we strive to entertain as much as humanly possible. For anybody that hasn’t caught wind of our free music showcase every Sunday, let me educate you on the […]
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It’s All About The Interface

Last week I finally succumbed to Steve Jobs’ not inconsiderable charms and “bought” myself an iPhone (I apostrophise “bought” because I didn’t actually pay for it, I merely signed a document that transferred all rights to my soul to a shadowy mobile communications conglomerate for all eternity, but that’s another […]
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