Should I Go To the Opera? A Beginner’s Guide

A lot of people say "Hey Mikey, you know some stuff about music, what's up with Opera? Is it fun, and also can I borrow $140 dollars to go see one?" Up until yesterday, my answer would be "please leave me alone, I don't know you, I'm very poor, and I've never been to an…Read more Should I Go To the Opera? A Beginner’s Guide

Area Man Goes to 34 Concerts, Is Still Lost in Prague

Oh, the deep sense of loss that I have covered so much ground without having time to properly write about it. Thus, many of my memories will go unexpressed to you, dear reader. You will never know my surprise and whittling joy at riding an oven-like train for six hours into Romania, or the fear…Read more Area Man Goes to 34 Concerts, Is Still Lost in Prague

Crosswalking With Or Without You, Sun

A Crossing at 6:54 AM, Port Angeles   Rain pesters the Olympic Peninsula, and like the parent/guardian of the stuff, You learn to drown it out. My sister and I steered our car toward Port Angeles, It's a club-house of which the wintering light is not a member. We debate whether the homes we pass have kitchy junkyard style, Or…Read more Crosswalking With Or Without You, Sun

Sound: Young Brass Heathens

The Sound That Follows Death The weather was fair, at last, though still somewhat unfair. But fairer, anyway. As I pedaled near sunset over the train-tracks into the Marigny of New Orleans, an unmistakable sound came marching in. I followed the plodding, woozy jazz to the source. A Jazz Funeral Practice    At the corner of Press…Read more Sound: Young Brass Heathens