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Bill DeMain

Writes about: music
As a songwriter, Bill’s songs have been covered by such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Jill Sobule, and David Mead, and featured in TV shows such as Private Practice and The L Word. His songs have also been used in commercials for Samsung, Sky Mobile, and Laniege Cosmetics. He’s one half of the acclaimed pop duo Swan Dive and a member of the kids band Davey Ukulele & The Gag Time Gang. But music doesn’t always pay the bills, so DeMain also writes articles for magazines (MOJO, Classic Rock, Performing Songwriter) and books (The Sterling Huck Letters) and leads his own walking tour of downtown Nashville. In the past two years, Bill has survived a flood and a fire. He lives in a condo in Nashville with an assortment of vintage guitars and way too many records.
Article
The Time That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Opened Competing Restaurants on the Sunset Strip
Fun
11 Random Facts About Kissing
Words
38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English
TV
Schlock Jocks: 12 of TV’s Coolest Horror Hosts
List
11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit
Movies
10 Things You Might Not Know About Peter Sellers
Movies
How Steven Spielberg's Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business
History
Automatic for the People: Remembering the Automat Restaurants
The Presidents
When Johnny Cash Met Richard Nixon
History
A Brief and Incomplete Timeline of T-Shirt History
List
15 Places With Strange Names (and How They Got Them)
Animals
How to Get Thousands of Bees to Land on You in a Beard-Like Fashion
Music
The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers
Music History
Music History #25: "Calypso"
Music History
Music History #24: "Say It Ain't So, Joe"
Music
Bill DeMain Remembers George Jones
Music History
Music History #23: "The Late Great Johnny Ace"
Music History
Music History #22: "Song of Bernadette"
Music History
Music History #21: "Black Friday"
Music History
Music History #20: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
Music History
Music History #19: "Ruby's Shoes"
Music History
Music History #18: "Shipbuilding"
Music History
Music History #17: "Heroes"
Article
Music History #16: "Nothing Has Been Proved"
List
12 Concerts That Ended in Pandemonium or Riots
Article
Music History #15: "Enola Gay"
Article
Music History #14: "Marie Provost"
Article
Music History #13: "Midnight Rambler"
List
11 Weird Fashion And Beauty Trends From Around The World
Article
Music History #12: "Vagabond Ways"
Article
Music History #11: "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"
Article
Music History #10: "Biko"
Article
Smooth Operator: How Victor Lustig Sold The Eiffel Tower
Article
Music History #9: "Watergate Blues"
Article
Music History #8: "New York Mining Disaster 1941"
Article
Music History #7: "Hurricane"
Article
Music History #6: "American Pie"
Article
The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell
Article
Music History #5: "I Don't Like Mondays"
List
11 Time Traveler Urban Legends That Pretty Much Debunk Themselves
Article
Music History #4: "Cloudbusting"
Article
Music History #3: "Yes! We Have No Bananas"
Article
The Bass Man: A Tribute to Bob Babbitt
List
11 Popular Songs That Reference Shakespeare
Big Question
Why Were CD Boxes So Big in the Early 1990s?
Article
Music History #2: "Smoke on the Water"
Article
The Time Andy Kaufman Wrestled a Bunch of Women
Article
Music History #1: "One Night in Bangkok"
List
11 Country Stars and Their Cookbooks
List
11 Creative Postage Stamps from Around the World
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