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The Right Note

Blues don’t have no race. Blues don’t have no level. The blues is just like death. Everybody is going to have the blues. If they haven’t already had ‘em, they’re gonna have ‘em.

Johnny Shines, Jas Obrecht Music Archive, 2011/05/02


A studio sound engineer’s hand rests on the controls of a Mackie mixing console.

Mixing things up with the web — some of our favourite sites and sources on the internet. It’s a long list. Photograph by Rana Mullan




Hidden Talents …

Oscar–winning movie star, Halle Berry is also an accomplished flautist. Comedian, actor and director, Woody Allen plays the clarinet. Actor and comedian, Hugh Laurie of Blackadder and House is also a skilled pianist — as is Sir Anthony Hopkins, who plays the piano to concert standard.