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Blog entries by Dan MacIntosh
Dan MacIntoshBased in Norwalk, California with a big fancy degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, Dan specializes in Country and Contemporary Christian music. He's also written for Popmatters and Spin.com. In the Songfacts band, he would play guitar, but so far record companies have not come calling.
Zipper ClubMembers of the James Iha-produced group talk about their musical journey. Lee FieldsThe soul singer on his responsibility to write music that nurtures the mind. Amy Lee of EvanescenceThe Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music. Rafael Reyes of PrayersAn enlightening chat about theology and music with the frontman of this Luciferian kill wave band. Strangers You KnowThe eclectic electro duo explain the song that was inspired by going to jail. Lost FrequenciesThe Belgian DJ talks about his remix of "Are You with Me," a #1 smash all over Europe. Steady HolidayAfter doing time as a touring musician, Dre Babinski emerges as a solo artist with an intriguing, otherworldly sound. Luke BellTalking Jimmie Rodgers and Freightliners with the country music upstart. Mo PitneyA fresh voice in country, Pitney breaks down his single "Boy & a Girl Thing," and explains how his faith informs his songwriting. Melissa EtheridgeMelissa talks about her songwriting and guitar influences, and explains how she approaches visceral songs like "Bring Me Some Water" in concert. Frank TurnerThe British songwriting sensation wonders why musicians are considered sages: "We're obviously idiots." Lindsay EllMeet the Berklee-trained country upstart who is making a name for herself with her guitar chops.