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A Step Into Spain: Sara Cubarsi Performs 'For Now'

I don’t often bring too much attention to repeat performances, especially not in retrospect, but, in this case, I simply have to make an exception. 238 more words



For this piece (and the one in the previous post) I was asked if I could do something less obtrusive. That was the condition for getting the gig, so I had to comply, but I did it in my own sly way. 159 more words


Album Review: Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer

What comes across as effortless whimsy often circulates through the inner workings of Dan Deacon’s brain for hours. During a recent interview, the iconic Baltimore-based producer opened up about a stress addiction where he “liked to do the most logistically impractical things, like adding 20 people to my band and touring on a bus that runs on garbage, just to create situations that were impossible. 831 more words

Album Reviews

Dan Deacon: Weird Transparency

Dan Deacon is going to Australia. He’s concerned his copy of Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn’s Yes Yes Y’all won’t arrive in time. He seems anxious about it for a split second, but then his worry lines vanish into a wide, bearded grin. 2,903 more words

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Seeking to Speak: Scrutinizing Strained Songs

Writing a piece of good music is not easy. If I had to estimate, I’d say something like 95% of the process is just failing in an impressive array of different ways. 680 more words


Updates and Announcements

There are a few new things about my site, most obviously, it looks different.  I was playing in internet/editing land and came upon a new look that lets me do more things that I want to with my site, so I took a leap and changed it all.   210 more words


Music for the mountains

Nearly reaching the end of my first year in Dunedin as the Mozart Fellow. It has been a hugely productive, creative and artistically rewarding year. I am very excited for all the possibilities that the upcoming year will present. 146 more words