Lull – Sea Change

Lull.   A new song. “Sea Change.”   Voice right up and center. That initial panic. It’s different. Is it going to be another plaintive vocal lament, will it all go wrong, the usual new song worry. And maybe it’s the teasing anxiety that makes the turn to relief bloom into blissful pleasure. That guitar […]

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DNKL returns – review of Draft

DKNL – review – Draft – new single Different Recordings 8 lovely, dark stars “Swedish Noir-Pop Make Long Awaited Comeback” Draft is one of those words with both good and bad meanings in English. Draft can be the first thing you hand in, a step to having completed a paper, or a book, or even […]

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Reunionunion – Perspective – album review

In these interesting times, when even in the midst of doing something pleasurable, the siren call of the fall of western empire overwhelms and darkly enchants, it can be a little tricky to focus. Music could go either way, like history. Either one could take refuge in slickly produced examples of the corporate machine drooling […]

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Write, resist, repeat

Hello everyone Hola todos Salut à tous in every language, to everyone. Now as we watch with horror how easy it turned out to be to dismantle an entire system of government, take away rights, and pretend facts are partisan, speaking out is both a risk and a responsibility. Here, on this page, all are […]

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Access Unlimited – review

I don’t usually read reviews, but I stumbled across this one. I’d really like to thank this anonymous reviewer – who are you, I wonder… Here, deep in the birthing pains of the next book, there is so much encouragement gained by seeing someone respond to ideas you hoped were in the words, somewhere. Access Unlimited […]

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Christmas is no joke

Christmas is no joke.   A holiday thought. For Christmas and every winter solstice based ritual.    I want to wish Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday season to everyone, no matter where you are, what you celebrate, who you love, or your age, size, background, anything really. Everyone. Love is love, as that […]

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Late November 2016

This has been a very difficult time, for so many reasons. I could apologize for silence, for half-stuttered attempts to say something, anything. But we blame ourselves too often, so often, for our failed wish to make the rocks thrown at us, as they hit the taut strings of our emotions and our longings, into […]

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Starwalker – Johannsson and Dunckel together

I had the pleasure of interviewing Bardi Johannsson of Gang Bang last year, and listening to him describe his musical process and the varied types of work he was involved with, from straight albums to theatrical music to film scores, was a reminder of all the possibilities in creative collaboration. His beautiful compositions could set […]

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