Archive for January, 2010


Saturday, January 30th, 2010

[IMAGE] Pacific Northwest volcano

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…about the music

Occasionally explosive.

The last of the three articles I wrote this month for NewMusicBox posted this week. So many words have been erupting from me lately, in addition to all the usual musical notes, that I’m starting to wonder what’s in the water I’m drinking. Oh, wait, that was vodka… now I get it… Anyway, feel free to have a gander at
The Economy of Exposure. Disappointingly, no trench coats are involved.

Up, across and down

Monday, January 25th, 2010

[IMAGE] branches

[IMAGE] San Juans

[IMAGE] Heron

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…about the music

Up, down, and all around.

More travel. More landings. All directions, literally and figuratively. Mostly quite good, and that which is not quite good is still quite compelling. Interpret as you will. I am looking in all directions. Inward is always the best, even if not always the most reliable.

My outward self, meanwhile, has not only been writing music like a good little composer, but also writing words about outward things regarding artists’ experiences in the world, now that the new digital paradigm is reality. For all that I have failed to blog on this page this month, I have made up for in two recent essays for the wonderful online magazine NewMusicBox. Whether you are a musician or not, you may enjoy the reads: As Important as the Printing Press: Net Neutrality and Artists’ Freedom, and What I Learned About My Tiny Business From Paramount Pictures. NewMusicBox will be publishing another, possibly more significant, and hopefully even more controversial piece (ooh!) this coming week. Stay tuned: I’ll post the link here.

Friday kitty new year

Friday, January 1st, 2010

[IMAGE] cats

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…about the music


Ok, snapped with my iPhone in low light, but still, Smudge and Moses, butt to butt, seem to appropriately represent “out with the old and in with the new.” Like a gravity-defying circus act atop my heated kitchen floor, they remind me that cuteness can still survive in a topsy-turvy world.

Here’s to a new decade, filled with soft fur and the ability to blissfully ignore any rind shavings and vegetable trimmings that may unexpectedly fall on your head from life’s countertop!