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Sgt. Pepper’s Disposable Band

It was the new album by The Beatles, released in the USA on the 2nd day of June in 1967. It was one of the fab four’s most loved and most hated works.

It was not rock music, really, not like its predecessors. Aside from critics, few fans noted how little it rocked.

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Best of 2016

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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2016 may be remembered more for its tragedies and losses, but lots of great art work appeared too. For example…

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Categories: Books, Cinema, Music

10 Years of YouTubing

November 27, 2016 Leave a comment

November 27, 2006, I posted my first YouTube video, titled, We See Lights in the Sky <https://goo.gl/mN1CBl>, which was developed to go with a musical composition called Lola’s Emerald Necklace #2. Its huge video pixels cannot be entirely blamed on the state of video in 2006. At that time, uploading a >2 gigabyte file via consumer internet services was not always reliable, nor would YouTube have accepted such a large file from me. Plus, I liked the big pixels. They reminded me of live television from the ISS, which seemed apropos for this watery, foggy, jittery project. Now there are more than 50 videos in my channel, mostly documenting performances I witnessed. Read more…

Categories: Arts, Music

Sexual Harrassment

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In 1982, after the completion of Delayed Stress, I bought a Korg MS-10, a classic analog synthesizer they say, that gave me a new sound palette, leading to a second set of tracks that were assembled in 1983 as Sexual Harassment. Read more…

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Delayed Stress

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In 1981, I bought one of the first-generation 4-track audio cassette recorders, the Teac 144 (which incidentally is the same thing Bruce Springsteen used to record his album, Nebraska).

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White Drone/White Dirge

February 27, 2016 Leave a comment

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I won’t say chocolate and Courvoisier had nothing to do with surviving recent work/life balance challenges, but my music has borne the brunt of it. Here’s the proof: A new album. Six tracks of noisy guitar music.

The new one, as well as previous albums, can now be found at onewe Bandcamp.

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Tom Brosseau at the Tractor (20 Jan 2007)

Throughout early January 2007, the Seattle papers carried ads and hype for a solo appearance by Hilary Hahn at Benaroya Hall. Meanwhile, I’d been seeing stories here and there about Tom Brosseau, a native of the Red River Valley of North Dakota. But, I wasn’t paying much more attention to Tom than I did to Hilary.

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