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Funkytown Plays Hard

By Peter Himmelman

September 24, 2012 | 3:05 pm

My band circa 1979

In 1979 there was a revolutionary new song out called Funkytown by a band called, Lipps Inc.. The damn thing was everywhere; on the radio, on MTV, in elevators, at clubs, even playing... read on

  • Earring

    By Peter Himmelman

    September 11, 2012 | 11:22 am


    October 1978.  Hopkins, Minnesota.

    Today I’m going to do something dangerous. I’ll drive to Ridgedale. I’ll walk into Now and Then and ask to have my ear pierced.  First though, I’ll drive to my father’s office to alert him of my plan. I’m sure he won’t be happy. Ex marines... read on

  • An Organization Dedicated To Failure

    By Peter Himmelman

    September 6, 2012 | 1:15 pm


    About four years ago, just after I was… dare I say it, “replaced” from a job as a composer on a major network television show, I began meeting with some friends to help get over feeling like the biggest loser in the world. I had failed hard. I failed miserably. Of course I had.... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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In addition to being a Grammy and Emmy nominated songwriter and composer, Peter Himmelman is a visual artist, writer and founder of Big Muse—an organization dedicated to...

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