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May 29, 2019

Mailbag May returns for round two, as Kirk continues catching up on listener questions.


Strong Songs passed its first goal of 150 backers on Patreon! That means Kirk will write all-new theme music for the show. Keep an ear out for that sometime in June, most likely. A huge thank you to everyone who's signed up to support the show so far - we've also got some new goals, which you can check out over on the page:


The Strong Songs mailbag continues to overflow. This week we've got some follow-ups on Hamilton as well as questions about Mariah's whistle register, vocal multiphonics, rhythmic misdirection, the lydian mode, and the differences between a sequencer, a sampler, and a synthesizer. 


Various pieces from Hamilton, composed by Strong Songs celebrity endorser Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2015

The graphic novel Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli, 2009

"Counting Stars" by OneRepublic from Native, 2013

"The Third Eye" by the Pillows from My Foot, 2006

"The Simpsons Theme" by Danny Elfman, 1989

"Something" by Snarky Puppy feat. Lalah Hathaway from Family Dinner Vol 1, 2013

"Emotions" as performed by Mariah Carey on Emotions, 1991

"Movement" by Hozier, 2019

"Show Me The Way" by Peter Frampton from Frampton, 1975

"Nut Bush City Limits" by Ike and Tina Turner, 1973

"Shake Your Rump" by the Beastie Boys from Paul's Boutique, 1989

"Without You" by Pete Ham and Tom Evans, as performed by Harry Nilsson, 1971

"White Winter Hymnal" as performed by Fleet Foxes, 2008

"Fugue 24" by Anathallo from Sparrows, 2002

"God Only Knows" as performed by the Beach Boys on Pet Sounds, 1966

"Baba O'Riley" by Pete Townshend and The Who from Who's Next, 1971

"Memories" by Thutmose from the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack, 2018 



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