I found this piece in an old notebook, dated November 13, 2013. Some like to listen to music at work, some don’t.I had a revelation about what music does in the context of work– I wonder if this is a common opinion– which I think is a more productive analysis.Instead of it being so black […]
Re: some ideas to stir up inspiration
Not to give away too much, but The Satellite Collective is beginning to wiggle its fingers again. A new piece is in the works. To get the juices flowing, Kevin Draper sent out an email to the core creative team with initial ideas. The theme would be “Time Machine,” and all sorts of media would […]
Architects – the backup band
This will be both an album review of Vulfpeck’s The Beautiful Game and a general thought on architectural practice. In general, Vulpeck, the four-or-five-or-six-or-more-piece band from Michigan, has been solidly my favorite band for the past couple of years. Their music infuses funk, R&B, rock, jazz, and you never know what else (Klezmer? Bach? Swing?)– […]
The purest amateurs require nothing more to operate than the purest excitement and love for a particular subject. The Satellite Collective can strike the balance between professional and amateur dedication. Its goal to envelop multiples contains that love-driven quality which is so often lost when artists find first success. This entire show is reflective of […]
Satellite Collective @ BAM
I’m currently collaborating with The Satellite Collective, headed by Kevin Draper, in a handful of capacities. -Designing their latest online publication: Transmission -Consulting on motion graphics to accompany Manuel Vignoulle’s dance piece which will premiere in mid-May at BAM -Writing a review for my good friend Esme Boyce’s piece, also premiering at that show -Eventually, […]
Laura Marling – Saved These Words
At the close of the at-once heavy and light hour-long evolution of Once I Was An Eagle by Laura Marling, I feel greatly rewarded with a verse which morphs meaning at least once per line: Thank you naivetyfor failing me againhe was my next verse. A light personification of ‘naivety’, and a word of gratitude, […]
My very first mashup! ENJOY
Your Inner Black Woman
Thanks to a slew of sexy music out there, we sometimes veer very close to the edge of an identity crisis. Herewith I present a silky, milky, dip-sticky compilation of individuals who have felt the same. This is my “Your Inner Black Woman” mix.
Crazily Forgotten Wisdom Masters
In Legacy I brought up how the real token of history is usually given not to the pioneers but to those directly succeeding them– the “culmination artists.” On the subject of the former, the progenitor, it might be worth taking a statistical jab at the rate of turnaround– or, how long it takes for a […]
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