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Happy Thanksgiving!

Well folks, that special time of the year is nigh upon us.  That magical, most festive of periods called “The Holidays” is rapidly approaching.  In light of Thanksgiving being just a few days away,  I thought it would be appropriate to ponder those things that often go overlooked, yet should be valued and  appreciated, as well as offer food for thought for those needing mental nourishment. It seems a day […]

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Byte Me!

As the most left-brained musician I know (and the most right-brained tech head), I’ve always approached music like a math problem and computer programming like songwriting.  It may seem a little odd, but for some reason it’s always worked for me.  So it’s only natural that here at SAM I’ve become the de facto IT department.  While it may not appear to be the most creative outlet, you’d be surprised. […]

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SAM goes to the State Fair: A Memoir

To my surprise last month, Stephen Arnold Music was treated to a half day at the State Fair of Texas. We enjoyed fried food, expensive cheap beer, bumper cars and adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, all of which made for a great team building experience. It was pretty much all of us, from Stephen on down to the intern kid, Noah. It was mad dash to see who could eat the worst […]

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Christiane Amanpour: The Soundtrack

As we set out to create the sonic brand and music package for iconic international journalist Christiane Amanpour, we were given a handful of key words for creative direction: Elegant Authoritative Intellectual Classy Serious Not dark Not overly uplifting According to her Wikipedia entry, Amanpour “joined CNN in 1983 as an entry-level assistant” and “worked her way up to an international correspondent in 1990. Her first major assignment was the […]

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