Deaccessioned philosopher. Occasional Musician. Academic librarian, in original dust jacket. Working to keep my dogs in the lavish manner to which they have become accustomed.
I write a whole lot of nonsense, really. Mostly, I babble here about music, philosophy, film, photography, books and library stuff, education (mine and other people’s), food that I’ve managed not to ruin completely, and my dogs. I have a tendency to swear a bit more than perhaps is strictly ladylike.
The Side Hustle: Recorded Music
When I’m not hard at work at my day job, I mess around with music. There are (as you’ll discover when you listen to any of the stuff below) Good Reasons why I’m not trying to make a living as a musician. It’s fun to play, though, and I couldn’t imagine life without it!
In the spirit of Florence Foster Jenkins, I have finally gotten around to inflicting the products of my songwriting and performing (non)genius on the world, in the form of an EP that some dear friends helped me to make:
It’s available to download for free on both SoundCloud (above) and BandCamp (below). My SoundCloud also features some other songs (not on the EP) and earlier drafts of what ended up on Scarlet.
Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas, as all of the cool kids used to say.
For other people
- I’ve put violin and vocal tracks on three different Andy Juhl records. Andy is a swell guy, and I like playing his music. :)
- I also recorded violin, viola, and vox for Bridget Durst’s first EP, From Thought to Sound
- I put some violinish bits on Charlie Leissler’s most recent record, January Journey (although I listen now and don’t like what I did as much as I like the songs Charlie wrote).
- An amazing student band where I used to teach wrote, performed, recorded, mastered, spun, spindled, folded, and mutilated their own first full record, and I got to lay down violin and viola tracks on a tune. The band is Liberty Hall Collective, the record is Harmonica Sounds, and the tune is called “Stars & Galaxies”. The members of the band have moved on to bigger and better things post-graduation, and they remain awesome.