My Ambient Journey

 

 

 

My first exposure to ambient music was in college.  I had a part-time work-study job at the theater department (lots of audio equipment), and they had hundreds of albums in a room that were set aside to be used as…

King Tubby & Dub Music

 

 

While I was in college, I was very fortunate to get to know exchange students from other countries.  My freshman year I had a British fellow next door in the dorm, and we bonded over our mutual admiration of the…

August: Ripples of Music

 


After reading the excellent article on the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album at Hypebot I realized that the album came out the same weekend as Woodstock, albeit years earlier.  It got me thinking about the musical…

Solid Sound

Just spent the weekend at Wilco's biennial festival, Solid Sound.  It's really cool in a lot of ways, including that it's held at the largest museum of contemporary art in the United States, MASS MoCA.  It's a huge site in…

Life-Changing Concerts

The subject of concerts has come up.  I've been fortunate to have performed in front of many thousands of folks over the years.  I've also attended a ton of concerts, well over five hundred at this point.  Until recently, big…

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Basquiat and Modern Art

I've always liked good art, especially modern art.  I don't know anybody else that had a Picasso poster up in their college apartment, along with an M.C. Escher print.  They were next to my posters of the Clash and the…

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Miles

I thought it would be fun to post occasionally here, so please let me know if you have anything in particular you are interested in!  Also feel free to ask any questions.

I've been on another Miles Davis marathon, being…