Doug Collette on Muck Rack

Doug Collette

South Burlington Vermont
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Choice artists and their work in the realms of rock and roll, jazz and the blues: new release and archive records, concerts, videos, books and interviews as well as historical think pieces.
Doesn't Cover: Contemporary pop and country music

Freelance writer devoted to music - Greatest of All the Arts!...Benevolent purist...Pragmatic romantic....Practicing economy of movement & clarity of thought..

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My passion for rock & roll, jazz and the blues---the epitome of which is the music of The Allman Brothers Band--grows by leaps and bounds with each successive year. My ears become more finely-attuned to the art of improvisation all the time allowing me to rediscover what moved me to love hear...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Besides the high school paper, becoming a regular contributor to my college newspaper at the University of Vermont.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes...learned to type in high school and bittersweetly recall mailing and faxing stories early on in my scribe pursuits

How is social media changing news?

Allowing those with minimal skill and narrow perspective to muddle public discourse on any given topic, including music in all its forms.