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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Beachcomber Writers - Get Ready to Be Happy

Speaking of pennies, I’m implementing a new pay scale for the writers based on the Spotify model. No more of this 15-20 cents a word bullsh—er, nonsense. Effective with the next issue, for every click-through of one of your masterpieces on our Web site, you will receive a very generous 1/100 of a penny...
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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Plus - Why Shannon Ireland Loves The Beachcomber

Beachcomber Editor Chris Manson, Contributing Editor Bruce Collier and Brew Review writer Joni Williams at the recent grand opening of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Destin. All of whom look a little wobbly….
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Plus - Contributor Seleta Hayes Howard

After their initial disappointment, I won them over by informing them I would pay my way by playing for tips in Downtown Music City...
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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Plus Kind Words from Oli Petit

Of course, I had a crappy job back then, which did little to discourage me and my co-workers from drinking crappy wine after clocking out. Now that I’ve moved up in the world, I’m ready for a glass of the good stuff. You should be, too. You’ve earned it if you’ve read this far...
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Party with Us at AJ's in Destin Monday, March 2

If each musical act takes the stage for 20-25 minutes and each award presentation is around five minutes, we should be done by about 3 a.m. Tuesday. Which is why you should always call in sick on the day after the Beachcomber Awards...
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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Plus Callaghan on the 2015 30A Fest

It was my fourth time doing the festival, and each year it seems to get better and better. All the volunteers and sound engineers were wonderful to work with again, and each year I get to meet fans from all over the USA down here. As I tour the rest of the year, friends from 30A pop up everywhere...
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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

30A Fest Performer Mary Gauthier Speaks from the Heart

I also think about the soldiers I work with in the songwriting workshops, how writing a song about their war experience lifts a heavy weight off of their hearts. At the deepest level, songs can change lives. They help us heal. We can grab a song and say Yes! Look! This is how I feel...