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The State of Protest and Political Music in the Year 2023

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Impersonating Famous Musicians: A Two Thousand Year History

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The 50 Best Works of Non-Realist Fiction of the 21st Century (Part 4 of 5)

How I Got an AI Theme Song for My Substack

The Woman Who Abandoned a Successful Recording Career to Play Music for the Dying

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