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Am I Early? XTC, “Earn Enough For Us” (1986)

You can’t always assume you’ll be welcome if you arrive earlier than expected. In music, at least, there are some generally good ways to grab your audience by showing up early, some of which have been discussed on this site: … Continue reading

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The Greatest Chord: XTC, “Another Satellite” (1985)

What makes for a great chord?[1]  It depends on context and mood and purpose, obviously, but some generalizations can be made.  In jazz, Tin Pan Alley, and Broadway music there’s a well-trodden trail of chord enrichment.  You add the seventh … Continue reading

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