Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

“Behind every great song is a great songwriter.” I believe Churchill said that. (Bob Churchill, my hippie guitar-playing neighbor.) There are tons of great songwriting artists performing today alongside artists who couldn’t write a note (or a word), but they both share something in common: they’ve performed–and probably become very successful–singing songs they did not …

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Before Björk was Björk, she was part of a pretty great Icelandic alternative band known as The Sugarcubes. The band was formed in 1986 and, much to their own surprise, had a hit right out of the gate with their debut album Life’s Too Good. Of course, Björk was a recording artist before and long after The Sugarcubes, recording her first …

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You’ve heard of Duncan Shiek. C’mon. We know you’ve heard of him. You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t he the guy who wrote and sang that ‘Barely Breathing’ number from the 90s?’” Yep. And maybe you’re thinking, “Wait, isn’t he also the guy who won a gazillion awards for writing music to Broadway’s Spring Awakening?’” Yeah, same guy. Even if …

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