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Art or Insensitivity?

Pop is expected to be easy. You hear a song once and you know the story almost instantly. However, when it deviates from the norm and becomes complex, it’s difficult to delve past the surface. 406 more words


The Long Ryders Play "Looking For Lewis And Clark"

Listen to this track by Americana and alt-country rock outliers┬áThe Long Ryders. It’s “Looking For Lewis And Clark”, a high point in their 1985 album… 789 more words


Waxwing Music: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Back on the scene.

Here’s my latest piece for the wonderful Waxwing Literary Journal. This is on the amazing Alynda Lee Segarra and her band… 49 more words


1860's Politics: Confederate Political Songs?

The North had many political songs for candidate praise and candidate bashing. What about the South? Did the Confederacy write music about their political leaders? The short answer: yes and no. 703 more words

Emerging Civil War

Devo Play "Beautiful World"

Listen to this track by Akron Ohio-bred cult heroes Devo. It’s “Beautiful World”, a single as taken from their 1981 album New Traditionalists. That release followed up what many consider to be their breakthrough in 1980’s… 787 more words


A Burning Ember to a Grove of Trees

Here we are, less than ten months after releasing our album Dust Among the Stars, with a surprise EP. It combines new recordings and previously released singles in one collection, most of which share a message of (cautious) optimism despite our current social calamities, and it was important to me to get this out before the 2016 Presidential election. 435 more words

Sci-fi Romance

The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy Perform "Television, The Drug Of The Nation"

Listen to this track by social commentary-oriented hip hop and spoken word crew The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. It’s “Television, The Drug Of The Nation”, a notable track that was released as a single and taken from their 1992 debut record, … 777 more words