Copyright Fraud in 4th Grade

It was a popularity contest featuring the three most popular blokes in the grade, not actually competing with each other. Our group of 3 classrooms had two VCR’s. A couple of the popular kids knew how to wire them both up to work together. During movie sessions, they were both given control of the remotes […]

Music For Dry Cleaning

It was an NPR Tiny Desk concert that turned me towards this incredible act from South London. It may be impossible to describe. Dry Cleaning’s release “New Long Leg” is a refreshingly original and cool collection of musical poetic statements. So I’m on a trip through their available content on Apple Music and listening to […]

Discovering John Cage

Last year through an inadvertent search on minimalist music, the name “John Cage” came up in my Apple Music feed. Nearly one year later, I am still working through the catalogue of performers who have recorded versions of his many compositions. I am still watching and listening to interviews he was involved in, as well […]

Indiscipline

Legendary Progressive Rock Band King Crimson’s “Indiscipline” is a joyful story about a conversation between vocalist Adrian Belew and his then-spouse. In the lyrics, she talks about a painting that she keeps returning to and deciding if it’s enough. If it’s good enough to be complete. For several days in a row, I’ve spend parts […]

Stop Donating at the cash register. Here’s why.

Every week, every day. Some of the largest brands in the world force their underpaid cashiers to ask customers at the cash register if they want to donate funds to whatever charity they are supporting this week. Many people accept that invitation. Then, the large store brand gets to claim a tax write-off for donating […]

Sleater-Kinney and a Path of Wellness

It is an album with an optimistic title. It is a collection of songs linking a shiny pristine musical chain. Sleater-Kinney’s latest is now my frontrunner for album of the year. Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein deliver something that should rightfully be steering attention away from almost everything on the popular music charts. We are […]

I’m here

Good Day. I’m here. Working on content into the fall of this year. ….and other things meant for other pages. Stuff you might not see otherwise on here. Finding space, creating when I can. Thank you for reading. @WriterDann