Author Archives: Milty Rose

The Revolutionary

Among the many, many things I admired most about the late great Prince was how well chosen his few spoken words always were.   I’m going to try to keep this short. Whenever someone can speak on an instrument as … Continue reading

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Deep Pockets and Pretty Sounds

“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school it’s a wonder I can think at all.” -Paul Simon When I was in High School, there were all kinds of rules about what you were supposed … Continue reading

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Star Man

Last week I wrote a long post, trying to name my greatest songwriting influences.  I didn’t write about David Bowie.  Bowie’s name appeared in my post, but only on a very long list, among many of the other pop, rock and … Continue reading

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Songwriting Influences

Who are your biggest influences? If you make any kind of art, chances are someone has asked you this question.  People ask me who my biggest influences are all the time.  I always have a hard time answering them, particularly … Continue reading

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B.B. King: An Appreciation

Some years ago, I was playing a road game in the van that I often like to play.  Everyone takes turns coming up with fill-in-the-blank statements and everyone else has to finish the statement as quickly as they can without thinking about their answer. … Continue reading

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I Hear A Symphony

I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music lately. …Ok.  I’ve probably lost what few readers I have right there.  Classical music isn’t exactly lighting up the charts these days (not that I have any idea what is lighting up … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Musings and Holiday Cheer

Hello my friends!  December is here in New York City.  Lots of people are frantically getting into the season, partaking in the hallowed old American tradition / religion of buying lots of stuff. I spent a good part of the … Continue reading

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