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Careers and ContraKtions, or both (in equal measure)

Note: I prefer not to write about personal issues, but this topic may, I think, have broader appeal. Musicians are athletes (on some level), and those elements of our skill set are eventually destined to fail. I’ve also found that, after 20-30 years of activity in a singular pursuit, many artists struggle with issues of […]

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Update: Jazz in Crisis

Some background on the Jazz in Crisis posts: I started this blog at the suggestion of some of my closest friends who, after email or phone discussions, would tell me to “write an article on that” and then, more recently, “start a blog and post some of this.”  I finally took that advice because I […]

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What’s in a name? (The ConstruKction of FraKathustra)

I figured I’d better explain the name–what’s “FraKathustra”? Several years ago, I found an online site to play backgammon. At the time I was listening to a King Crimson recording from 2000 called “The ConstruKction of Light.”   On it, there’s a tune entitled “FraKctured” which is a more muscular variation on an earlier piece […]

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Opinion and commentary on music, culture, technology, and whatever else comes up.

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