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Dw. Dunphy On… Ben Folds

Instincts run hot and cold, depending on who is relying on them. Some artists go against the grain and it works out fantastically for them....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Hurricane Smith

My grandfather loved his guitars. He listened to old Hank Williams Sr. records, a bit of Les Paul and Mary Ford, and a smattering of...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Choir

The dichotomy between artist and the art is often easily reconciled by the public. In music, artists of all religious persuasions exist,...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Cell Phones

I remember it pretty clearly. I came home to find the red light on the answering machine ominously blinking away, and checked to see how...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The 7-Eleven Breakfast Burrito

I’m all for fusion cuisine, folks, but this is ridiculous. First off, there cannot be a more awkward combination of terms than...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Novice and the Giving Up

“Everything’s going well,” he said. That was it. No elaborate descriptions of the wonderful future possibilities, the...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Reconsidering Obama

I knew I wasn’t voting Republican, that much was certain. No offense to our Republican readers, but eight years is enough. I am not...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Crowded House

I don’t get it. I simply don’t. 2007 was a pretty good year for music, all in all. Maybe not great for the actual industry of...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Carptree

Robbie Robertson coined a phrase in an interview once, and it stuck with me. He said that even though he’d written many types of...

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Dw. Dunphy On…Vinyl

My mom, God rest her soul, hit the nail on the head. She always used to ask me, “Why must you do everything ass-backwards?” She...

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Dw. Dunphy on…

… names. Or, to be more precise, this is about the importance of names and why it’s so difficult to pull a really good one out...