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>Blast from the Past: Sunshine Daydreamin’ from March 2010

> This is a double Blast From the Past: Not only is it reprinted from an earlier issue this year (No. 28; the Two Stages of Jackie Greene; click HERE), but it also takes us way back to the early … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Can Jazz Rise Again?, June 2008

>   In the spring of 2008, desperate for some new topic for the magazine, I came up with this headline: Is Jazz Dead?? I had been thinking for a while that the venerable genre really hadn’t come up with anything … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Guitar Heroes, from Feb. 2008

> This was one of my favorite issues to design. I was messing around with a program called Comic Life and came up with the idea of a whole issue done in a comic book format. I was also working … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Tale of the Tapes, from July 2005

> Five issues into the existence of Modern Acoustic, the magazine started to gel for me. I realized I was not confident as an album reviewer (still working on that…), was not a great photographer and, being a family man, … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: An Ode to Liner Notes: A Casualty of the Digital Music Age

>   In our continuing series, Blast From the Past, we bring you a story written for Issue No. 9 from March 2006 (to download the whole issue, click HERE). Apparently, I am not the only one feeling like we have … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Talkin’ About Another Revolution, from Nov. 2005

> This is the second installment in the series Blast From the Past, a look back at past stories published in Modern Acoustic. This one, the first “music-issue”-oriented story in the magazine, discusses whether or not a music revolution, like … Continue reading

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>Blast from the Past: Q&A with Josh Ritter 2005

> This Q&A is a reprint from the May 2005 issue of Modern Acoustic (Josh Rocks; click HERE). Josh had just finished recording “The Animal Years” in Washington State. The issue’s cover “story” was a pictorial by Boston photographer Jon … Continue reading

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