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It's Only Illegal if You Get Caught

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It's Only Illegal if You Get Caught

Posted April 18, 2021, 2:32 p.m.
Running on Nothing

About a year ago, we found ourselves in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Out of boredom, I did a livestream on my social media where I did a joke tutorial about how to draw penises. It was a joke that backfired on me. I ended up making a few hundred dollars off that few minutes I was live. The penises I drew weren’t even good! I also had a series of videos where I spilled crayons on my housemates. They were the dumbest thing ever, but again, I made some cash off them. This was just plain silly. It got me thinking about how there are no rules on how to make money anymore. At the same time ...

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Guest Column: The Lippies - Uncanny Indeed

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Posted Feb. 21, 2021, 7:35 a.m.
Running on Nothing

Welcome to Running on Nothing, the latest addition to our stable of columns at Scene Point Blank. Running on Nothing offers a look at the ...

Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #2

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Posted Feb. 21, 2021, 7:25 a.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Well, the train wreck of 2020 is in the rearview, but I’ve collected another selection of submissions that Scene Point Blank received in the ...

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John Cate: Finding Your Gig Groove

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John Cate: Finding Your Gig Groove

Posted March 7, 2011, 4:44 a.m.

John Cate was born in Liverpool, England, to American ex-pats who settled in the Boston area. John formed the van Gogh Brothers with guitarist Paul Candilore in 1995. The van Gogh Brothers include Paul Candilore on lead guitar, Clayton Young on bass, Steve Latt on fiddle, pedal steel and mandolin and a number of rotating drummers including Andy Plaised (Dennis Brennan), John Sands (Aimee Mann), Mike Levesque (7 Mary 3) and Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, George Harrison).John's songs are featured on network television, film and DVDs, including such projects and programs as “American Idol”, “NCIS”, “Melrose Place”, "Num3ers ...

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Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

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Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Scatenato Ma Non Troppo

Each and every week, Scene Point Blank receives hundreds (and hundreds) of submissions for possible coverage. Some of these are ...

Only Death Is Real #5

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Posted Jan. 27, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the first Only Death Is Real of 2020, which this time features music from all corners of the ...

Only Death Is Real #4

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Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Choosing five releases for Only Death Is Real gets harder with each iteration and this fourth column was no different ...

The creative process in the aural sphere

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Posted Oct. 28, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In this installment of Beyond Casual Observation the moving picture becomes a partner with technological advancements and forges an enduring ...

Only Death Is Real #3

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Posted Aug. 27, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

The third iteration of Only Death Is Real is perhaps its darkest yet. Oppressive black metal and frozen winds all ...

Meeting Moose (Howardian)

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Posted July 2, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Scene Point Blank’s latest column is more than a column about life as a musician. Yes, it is that ...

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