April 4, 2017: Kansanthrax

Sometimes too much bass is not nearly enough.

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10/24/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

I sometimes work as a dance class accompanist, and have spent a certain amount of time hanging around ballerinas. First of all, I want to point out how much respect I have gained for dancers through this job. Dance requires the strength and coordination of an athlete, extraordinary self-control, and dedication to the craft. If… Continue reading 10/24/16: Monday Funday Dance Party!

6/14/16

I was looking at the Facepagething, and someone posted this: Despite the fact that I owned Super Session for many years, I only listened to it once or twice, and didn’t remember “Season of the Witch.” Donovan wrote and recorded the original. Donovan fun fact: That’s Jimi Page (of the Firm and also Led Zeppelin)… Continue reading 6/14/16

January 11, 2016: David Bowie

David Bowie died on Sunday at the age of 69. In an age of macho bullshit rock & roll, he moved fluidly between styles of music, fashion, and taste, while writing great songs and lyrics. If you haven’t listened to much of Bowie’s music, 1969 – 1983 is recognized as being his “peak” period, but he… Continue reading January 11, 2016: David Bowie

December 30, 2015

Oh, how I love this album. I bought it because I liked the cover, something that has served me very well in the past. Album art is really important, even now that physical album covers are becoming rare. It’s a fantastic record. It goes from total noise to neo-country music, and the song arrangements are… Continue reading December 30, 2015

October 21, 2015

I found this picture of an instrument I’ve never seen before; the “Autophone Organette.” I figured I’d see if I could find one in action: And the punch card thingy made me think of the composer Conlon Nancarrow. Nancarrow wrote a lot of music that was so technically complex, he couldn’t find anyone who could… Continue reading October 21, 2015