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Guess I Missed Those Cumulonimbus Clouds

Quack Song 1 Wendy the Weather Girl (Guess I Missed Those Cumulonimbus Clouds) OK. I have my Song Plot for the musical I am co-writing with Burke, Sing Ducks Sing, an adaptation of her one-person play “Ducks on the Moon”

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My First Quack at It

An Initial Song Plot: Sing Ducks Sing I re-read Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) last night; I will likely continue to do so, as I continue to work on our Art-Based Educational Research project. Ducks is a one-woman

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A Quacking Song Plot

Sing Ducks Sing: Quacker-Three Welcome friends to my online blog about my Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) project, where I am adapting Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) into a musical. Some may call this ABER project quackery, but I

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A Musical Needs to Quack Like One

Sing Ducks Sing: Quack 2 So, I began with a great idea of conducting Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) by adapting Burke’s play, Ducks on the Moon (2010) into a musical. What I find daunting is that arts-based research is ARTS-based,

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Sing Ducks Sing!

As a singer-songwriter, I am always looking for new and interesting projects.  As an educational researcher, I am always looking for new an interesting projects. It had never occurred to me to bring those worlds together. But, I have recently

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Ladies and Gentlemen, George Michael…Let Us Say Goodbye Before You Go-Go

Ladies and Gentlemen, George Michael…Let Us Say Goodbye Before You Go-Go by Scott Anthony Andrews There are songs that every songwriter wishes they had written. There are singers that every vocalist wishes they could sound like. There are singer-songwriters that

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This is Your Brain on Songwriting

Lessons Learned from Levitin’s “This is your brain on music: The science of a human obsession” by Scott Anthony Andrews I will admit it. I am late to the party, once again. I just read Levitin’s (2006) “This is your

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BreakOut…& relax

Mr. Peter Champagne, Artistic Director of the Regina Jazz Festival, called me yesterday and invited me to gig on Friday Oct 14 at 8pm at 20Ten City Eatery (2010 12 Ave, Regina). The 20Ten is a superb up-scale restaurant with

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Jay Semko “It All Starts with a Song”

If the tagline for the Songwriters Association of Canada is “It All Starts with a Song”, then Jay Semko must have written it. Mr. Semko was our guest for the Regina Regional Writers group of SAC this week; Jay is

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Barry, Billy and Bowie: Three B’s of Summer Singer-Songwriter Reading

by Scott Anthony Andrews Co-Chairperson of the Regina Regional Writers Group of the Songwriters Association of Canada Summer, a time for reading and reflection. During vacation, I packed my e-reader with books about three songwriters that shaped my youth—and that

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