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Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

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Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 7:38 a.m.
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As we (in Europe) have entered the second wave of Corona infections and life is getting more and more restricted I have to admit I feel a bit down. One day I am more affected than the other, but it is something that is on my mind a lot. I find solace in rereading books on stoic philosophy. I am a big fan of the stoics, we could use some of their knowledge. At the same time I admit: living according to that philosophy is not as easy as it sounds. And so I try to lure my mind away from the whole crisis; a little bit of distraction helps me find peace again. I find that art can undoubtedly ...

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Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:58 a.m.

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Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
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Can you believe that this is the tenth iteration of Only Death Is Real? Ten editions of a column featuring some of the best and ...

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (August 2006)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

It's that happy time again - Scene Point Blank's fashionably late midyear feature. If you're a regular reader of the site, you should know what to expect by now; if you're new to the site, this feature is generally where we spout statistics and lists for several pages at our adoring audience. Enjoy the feature, and be sure to check out page 10, featuring all our staff writers' personal top 5s of 2006 so far. - The SPB Team Top 5 Disbanded Bands (That The World Can Happily Do Without) by Jenny Mest To say that Mest are ...

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Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:16 p.m.

People are going to remember 2020 – though maybe not the way we all imagined back on January 1. Dirtnap Records ...

Only Death Is Real #9

Music Only Death Is Real #9

Posted Sept. 20, 2020, 2:09 p.m.
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Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse ...

Table Talk #3 – The Positive Things in Life

Music Table Talk #3 – The Positive Things in Life

Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
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There we are again, back for another round. I don’t know how you are doing, but I am trying ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2020)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2020)

Posted July 12, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

As is SPB tradition, we've gotten together to compile a list of the albums our staff are enjoying most ...

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Music Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
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Music Only Death Is Real #7

Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
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The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem ...

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