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Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

A popular refrain on Twitter in the last months of 2017 has been, “2016 was when all your favorite celebrities died, 2017 was when all your favorite celebrities died to you.” Separating the art from the artist when it comes to the terrible things our favorite artists do can be tricky, depending on the individual. In the last third of the year, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Brett Ratner […]

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Hello readers and listeners! I bring the podcast back to its roots, so to speak, with our latest episode, as I bring back Ronnie Haynes, one of the “Yahoos With a Microphone” commentators, to discuss “Star Wars” in preparation for the latest chapter in the saga, “The Last Jedi.” Joining us this time around is our friend, and biggest “Star Wars” fan we know, Daniel Green, who brings his insight […]

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A Movie A Week

This was a rough year for me in terms of moviewatching. If you’ve already read my end-of-2014 review, you know there’s still a lot left to see, although I’m definitely making up for lost time at the start of this year. That same lack of consistency seeped into my “weekly” series of older movie reviews, as well, so much so that, at the end of the year, I was doing […]

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With Spike Lee’s great biopic, I finish up my fifth year of “A Movie a Week” reviews, and it’s been quite a year. I’ve been behind most of the year, as life has been busy for me. Very busy. On the one hand, I started a great relationship with a wonderful woman at the start of the year. On the other hand, my father passed away in October, making for […]

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Music News

In January 2011, Atlanta-area composer Brian Skutle had an idea for an EP that would return to the more exploratory type of musical craft he did in his years at Georgia State University. The result is his sixth release, and first digital-only album, “Arpeggiations & Atmospheres”. Inspired by electronica artists such as BT and Daft Punk, Skutle wanted to try his hand at something more in keeping with “popular” notions […]

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After the ambitious scope displayed in his last two albums, Atlanta-area composer Brian Skutle returns to the more compilation-like approach of his first two albums with “Storytelling”. The original title of his fifth album (“Storytelling Through Sound,” later shortened to just, “Storytelling”) was inspired by an “artistic mission statement” Skutle wrote in 2006, in which he said, “As early as my first compositions back in 1998, a common thread connected […]

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