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Graduation Day

    Chris Isaak’s 1995 effort Forever Blue is a sweetly sung musical breakup, complete with all of the highs and lows that the end of a relationship can encompass — everything from despair and anger to desperate, self-deluding hope. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Duet for Pistons and Gears

I’ve been wrestling with some thoughts about mechanical music and musical machines lately, prompted by two things that came across the ol’ Facebook transom in the last few months: an MIT Technology Review piece from December about musical composition and machine … Continue reading

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Songwriting, Style, and Habit

I recently wrote a review of a book on song and singing that I quite enjoyed (you can read the pre-pub draft here). I must confess that I struggled with it a bit with writing it, though. Why? Because — … Continue reading

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Attack of the 80s Laser Cowboys

Because I’ve been stuck home sick for the last week or so, I’ve had the chance to catch up with my TV during my sporadic waking hours, including renewing my acquaintance with recent commercials. The one that really seems impossible … Continue reading

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Waiting in the Sky

During the slow beginning of my bartending shift this past Saturday night, I decided (because I’d been listening to Blackstar earlier in the day) to make it David Bowie Saturday. I set up the computer in the main bar room … Continue reading

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Rough and Ready

[Warning: Extra-Narcissistic And Totally Shameless Self-Promotion Follows.] So, yeah. I made a thing. It is a CD single. Achievement Unlocked! Actually, because I am not Beck, it is more accurate to say that We Made A Thing. “We” includes Josh … Continue reading

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Light and Sound

I’m really a terrible photographer. I have no idea what I’m doing. If you want to have a long, thoughtful conversation with someone about lenses, I am not your huckleberry. I found a digital camera that lets me do what I … Continue reading

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