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“Going in, my biggest fear was just coming up with song ideas,” he says. “I’d never put together a writing schedule before. I was always just like, ‘I need to wait for the inspiration to come to me.’”

To foster that inspiration, the singer-songwriter not only pulled from life experience, but also took in as much art as possible across multiple mediums.

Brandon Schmitz, TulsaPeople

Pick up a copy if you’re in Tulsa, or read the article at TulsaPeople.

For Zach Fountain, last Sunday proved to be a somewhat unsettling day.

“I kept having this feeling that I was missing some kind of very important meeting,” he said, with a nervous little laugh. “I just felt odd all day.”

The explanation is simple. March 7 was the first Sunday in a year that Fountain was not in the back room of his Tulsa home, recording a song he had written just days before.

James D. Watts Jr., Tulsa World

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Music blog Bucket Full of Nails included the like they do in movies song “ufos” on February 27’s playlist, along with Colleen Green, Houndmouth, Pete Greenwood, Pretend Sweethearts, Riverboat Gamblers, The Deep Dark Woods, The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries, The Whereabouts, and Town Mountain. Have a listen! The blog has a long list of well-curated weekly playlists, so check it out and discover some new music. You always need new music, right?

Fun fact: I first heard about The Deep Dark Woods (whose “Westside Street” is featured on the playlist) from a very nice stranger at a killer Dawes show in Las Vegas, NV back in 2011. Nice to have our paths cross in the digital world.

Because there’s always more to talk about when it comes to space aliens, Mothman and other weird things that definitely exist, I recently joined a panel discussion on this special edition of Lucy Steigerwald’s Politics for People Who Hate Politics podcast, appropriately titled Space Aliens for People Who Hate Politics. We didn’t discuss Buddy Holly’s abduction and subsequent years as king of Ganymede, because that would take hours.

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