Lipstick on a Stratocaster: Dave Diers Blog

Five On Friday 2019: Episode 2

We are a little past due for Five On Friday, the monthly series that brings you five tracks from the Austin music scene hand-curated by yours truly. This is episode 2: and I have to say, the live music capital…

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Five on Friday, March 2019

There is so much good music coming out of this town; it's madness. I do my best to get out there and see as much of it as I can, but there are limits given my own rehearsals, commitments, and…

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What we know and forget

It was a cold day in early January. The wooden floor was frigid to my bare feet. The joints in my hands and fingers moved slowly. I pulled a heavy wool flannel over me. Its course weave scratched at my…

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New Playlist: Love You In The Fall

Fall in Texas is relatively short but always pleasant it usually takes until early winter to touch into any kind of temperature near where it is in early September up in Pennsylvania. Sometimes though we get that perfect combination fo…

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Performing the Moment

I have always enjoyed going to see musical artists interpret their own songs as performers. I think of Bob Dylan's version of "Blowing in the Wind" from the "Love and Theft" tour. I saw him several times on that tour…

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The "Professional" - the business of art.

Some of the work of this year has been looking for ways to integrate the successes and lessons from my professional life in my day job as a computer programmer with my professional life as a musician. As a musician…

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