Wednesday, February 3 2016
"Just tryin' to write some lyrics," he said.
Thursday, April 30 2015
I'm observing Leslie Allison's Bath Piece at the Room and Board Salon #4
On the topic of: Art, Brooklyn, Events, Music, NYC, Performances, Williamsburg
Sunday, March 8 2015
It's International Woman's Day. I didn't know this was a thing. Why didn't I learn about this day until now, on a bar sign?
Tuesday, November 4 2014
He's definitely not with the band.
On the topic of: Brass Bands, Dirtbags, Improvisation, Jazz, Music, New Orleans, Street Performances
Sunday, October 26 2014
Exit: Music or The Available Known Works of Philip Glass for Which There Were Manuscripts Have Been Scanned and I Am Now Out Of Work
I started this gig in 2010.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
On the topic of: BAM, Brooklyn, Music, Performances, Philip Glass
Tuesday, August 19 2014
I could not be more excited by a spray-painted thing on the sidewalk. There's an Aphex Twin album scheduled to be released in September. No doubt this is foretelling the arrival of that.
On the topic of: Aphex Twin, Brooklyn, Graffiti, Logos, Music, Streets, Vandalism, Willliamsburg
Thursday, August 7 2014
A young man perches atop a building near the Myrtle JMZ stop. He was rapping along to what could only be Rick Ross in his headphones, judging from what I heard: the third grade vocabulary, misanthropic content, and languid intonation,
On the topic of: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, Music, Perches, Rap, Snapshots, Street Life, Urban Life
Monday, June 2 2014
I can only assume that this refers to the D'Angelo song by the same name, because that's the first and only thing I think of when I read or hear about chicken grease.
Thursday, May 29 2014
I got to thinking tonight about words typically associated with slaugter used to explain the quality of a musical performance. Some of those slaughterin' words have a positive connotation. Others have a negative connotation.
If I told you the old man with the guitar was killing it when singing Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Helpless" and the old guy with the keyboard murdered an Al Green tune, "Here I Am" done in the reggae style of UB40's cover, which would you think was the better performer?
On the topic of: Buskers, Entertainment, Manhattan, Music, Musicians, Nights, NYC, Performers, Semantics, Subways
Thursday, January 30 2014
I brought my D800E to the office to photograph the boss' wallets and other ephemera and their contents. The intent is to document everything in situ.
What's inside the wallets, notepads, planners, and envelopes is a collection of mostly mundane things, like YMCA membership cards, phone numbers on scraps of paper, and taxi receipts. But, since these mundane things are from the mid-1970's, around the time Einstein premiered, they could be a part of the story of the creation of that masterpiece. So, into the archive they go, one scan at a time.
Sunday, April 28 2013
I'm moving out of Band Spaces Williamsburg tonight. My drums and I have inhabited rehearsal room E10, a closet-sized 4.5' x 4.5' since October 2010. I'm moving in to Savaria Studios 2.0, a recently created cluster of rehearsal spaces in South Williamsburg's Pfizer building.
Monday, August 20 2012
Frank Farina was my music teacher in high school and, maybe more famously around the regional high school band scene, our marching band director at North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) in Wexford, PA, a suburb of the city of Pittsburgh. He died on August 15, 2012.
On the topic of: Death, High School, Intoxication, Music, Pittsburgh, Wexford
Tuesday, February 28 2012
That both Bjork and Squarepusher would be in town within weeks of one another is reason enough to live in NYC.