“Sure, your mom gave you great penny-pinching advice . . . But the extreme moneysaving tips come from the people whose poverty is rarely a temporary condition.” Continue reading 12 Starving Artist Tips for the Cash-Strapped
I’ve been writing about music since the turn of the new millennium . . . Continue reading Standing Still—And Changing at the Speed of Light
Here we have Montreal’s celebration of Quebec’s patron saint, a man who was beheaded for speaking truth to power. Think about that, but just for a little, ’cause it’s kind of heavy, and the day was all about having fun. Continue reading Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day 2017, Montreal
Seriously? Walking down to the basement of an abandoned house is going to relax me and bring me to a zone of imaginative freedom? Stop it. Trust the process. Continue reading Falling Asleep in the Room of Tiny Drawers (Minutes of a Guided Creativity Meditation)
We’re not creating a sound—we’re part of that sound. We’re the direct descendants of people who’ve played this music since its inception. We’ve inherited this tradition, and it’s part of who we are.