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30 Incorrect Predictions About Music and Culture for 2022

Why Does a Nobel Prize Winner Write a Sci-Fi Novel About Robots?

The Final Days of Bill Evans

The Underground Man at Age 50

The Best Online Articles of 2021

Interview with Paul Winter

How Paul Winter Created a Music Beyond Category

The 100 Best Recordings of 2021 (Part 2)

Music Today—And What Happens Next (Video)

The 100 Best Recordings of 2021 (Part 1 of 2)

Six Remarkable Facts About Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz

The Many Missed Opportunities of Bola Sete

The Best Recordings of 2021 (Part Two of My Honorable Mention List)

The Best Recordings of 2021 (Part One of My Honorable Mention List)

How to Find Time and Motivation for Writing (or Any Other Demanding Vocation)

How Music Created Silicon Valley

Twelve Recent Albums I’m Recommending (November 2021)

After 100 Years, Stanisław Lem Is Having His Moment

Having Fun with Bach Cantatas

Have Non-Musicians Taken Over Music Scholarship (and Should We Care)?

Should Kenny G Make a Record with a Software Reconstruction of Stan Getz?

My 50 Favorite Brazilian Recordings (Third and Final Installment)

The Most Repetitive Songs of All Time

The Tragedy of Eva Cassidy

Meta is for Losers

The Only Instrumental Record Ever Banned by US Radio

The Jazzy & Funky Sounds of Italian Film Music

The 10 Most Popular Posts on The Honest Broker

My 50 Favorite Brazilian Recordings (Part Two)

The Music Critic Who Tried to Disappear

12 Predictions for the Future of Music

The Jazz Origins of James Bond

My 50 Favorite Brazilian Recordings (Part 1 of 3)

The Most Expensive Music Career of All Time

A 1944 US Espionage Guide to Disrupting Organizations

Drone Attacks: The New Sound of Contemporary Music

10 Rules for Musicians (and Everybody Else) on How to Deal with Criticism

“My Way” or the Highway?

The Future of Big Cities—as Predicted in 'The Decline of the West' (1922)

Is the Three-Minute Song Bad for Music?

The Honky-Tonk Nun of Ethiopia

Special Bonus: A Look at the Expanded 2021 Edition of The Jazz Standards

If AT&T Had Managed the Phone Business like Google

Ten Recent Albums I’m Recommending

Why Do They Burn a Man at Burning Man?

How Songs Can Help You Beat the Stock Market (and Other Musical Aspirations)

The Tragic Final Days of Billie Holiday

Unpacking My Library

Did Music Create Human Rights?

The 100 Best Film Scores (Part 3)

How Jazz Was Declared Dead—Then Came Roaring Back to Life

Science Fiction Was My Mid-Life Crisis

Ten Observations on Lullabies

How James Joyce Almost Became a Famous Singer

The 100 Best Film Soundtracks: Part 2 (of 3)

When the Drummers Were Women

Did Groupies Originate in the Time of Haydn & Mozart?

The 100 Best Film Soundtracks: (Part 1 out of 3)

The Secret Music Technology of Raymond Scott

Can We Stop Talking About "Rebranding" Classical Music?

A Plan to Preserve Music for 1,000 Years

The Jazz Great Who Never Was

I Write a Parenting Advice Column (or How I Became Famous in My Neighborhood)

How Thomas Edison Changed Singing

My 21 Favorite New Albums of the Month

Notes on My Pandemic Reading

Each Music Genre Now Has an Official Color

The Worst Day in Jazz History

The Most Musical Man in the World Turns 85

Erroll Garner at Age 100

Would You Buy Shares in Your Favorite Musician?

How to Punish Your Neighbor with Music (Plus Other Annoyances & Amusements)

The Man Who Put Out Fires with Music

Why Are Investment Funds Obsessed with Old Songs?

My Favorite New Albums (May 2021)

A Selection of Curios, Links & Foghorns

How I Became the Honest Broker

How Did a Censored Writer from the 1970s Predict the Future with Such Uncanny Accuracy?

The Greatest Wasted Musical Talent of the Century

Does Music Enhance Athletic Performance?

Hot Links, Sausages, and Whether Napoleon Really Existed

When a Famous Literary Critic Unraveled Silicon Valley’s Most Sensational Murder Case

The Deadliest Song in History

The Enigma of Rickie Lee Jones

An Assortment of Links, Videos, Comments, Quotes, and Amusements

Here are the 20 New Albums I Recommended this Month (All Styles, All Genres)

An Interview (and Some Predictions)

The Origins of Country Music in the Neolithic Era

A thank you (and 15 links)

Are Pandemics Followed by Eras of Festivities and Cultural Broadening?

Coming Soon: Culture Notes of an Honest Broker