Tag: Songwriters

An Overdue Farewell to a Country Superstar

 

Country music fans of a certain generation probably consider 2020 to have been a pretty bad year. Other people on Ricochet have written about the passing of some of the giants, such as Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels, Joe Diffie, and Kenny Rogers. But only a few days ago I found out that K.T. Oslin died on December 21st last year. I suppose between Christmas and the never ending coverage of election and COVID news, there wasn’t much mention of K.T. Oslin’s passing.

Although K.T. had been in show business for a while (acting and writing songs for other people), she did not became a household name until she was 45 years old when her song “80’s Ladies” made her a star. It wasn’t a whole lot of years later that she retired from performing due to health problems. So although she did not make very many albums, they sure were good ones. Since there were so few albums, I reckon I’m going to go over my favorite tracks from each one and I invite fans to talk about their favorites in the comments.

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am writing a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the fourth and final part of that series. Accepting Criticism Gladly The first step in a critique is to find your reviewers/critics who are willing to help you. The second […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am writing a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the third part of that series. The final installment will be tomorrow (09 AUG). First, let’s discuss types of feedback one can give in a critique, and then we’ll look […]

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As part of the share your expertise group writing series, I am going to do a four-part series on critiquing: Perspectives, Preparing, Critiquing, and Receiving. This is the second part of that series. The others will follow Monday (08 AUG) and Tuesday (09 AUG). Before Outside Critiques If it is possible for you, try to […]

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I am an artist. I have worked in many media, including visual arts, spoken word, music and songwriting, and written word. I am also a critic. Critic is often used as a bad word, but there are two types of critics: during-creation-process and after-the-fact. I have written a few articles on works of art after […]

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