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All right on the night? Music performance anxiety is more common than you think
“One of the most exhilarating experiences I know of is performing in public, especially when there is a magnificent piano under my fingers, great music in my head, and the feeling that there are no technical… July 11, 2011

Stairway to hell: life and death in the pop music industry
Art is a cry of distress from those who live out within themselves the destiny of humanity … Inside them turns the movement of the world; only an echo of it leaks out – the work of art Arnold Schoenberg… October 26, 2014

The 27 Club is a myth: 56 is the bum note for musicians 
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member. – Groucho Marx Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club. I told him not to … – Kurt Cobain’s mother upon hearing of the death of her son What… November 18, 2014

Health Check: is controlled crying the best way to get baby to sleep?
Controlled crying has been hotly debated since it was first recommended in a 1985 book about infant sleep problems. It involves letting a baby cry itself to sleep without any interaction once it has been… July 16, 2014

Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy
We all know the rock adage of “live fast, die young” but is membership of different music genres associated with different risks of early death and different causes of death? Surprisingly, yes … March 23, 2015

God, religion, and fundamentalism: An unholy trinity
Fundamentalists become warriors with a simple message of salvation that is found in a naïve and literal interpretation of ancient, sacred texts… July 3, 2015

‘No reason for livin’: early death in female popular musicians.  August 24, 2016