Area Man Deceives Band/Audience, Does Live Sound

After nearly two weeks in Vienna watching shows, eating questionable street foods and seeing very large olde buildings, I was offered a special invitation. I had made a friend at a coffee shop, and she had a friend in a band. "Hey, my friend's band had a sound-guy cancel. Can you do live sound?" I could…Read more Area Man Deceives Band/Audience, Does Live Sound

Vienna: Mo’ Money, Mo’Zart

Arriving in Vienna was suspiciously painless. It is almost as though I have finally mastered the art of endlessly navigating new public transit systems. Also, my ability to magnetize strangers to pity/assist me has risen to an all-time high. I have become a beacon of obvious confusion towards which the culturally-moored direct their assistance. I have been…Read more Vienna: Mo’ Money, Mo’Zart

Black Metal In Paradise

CPH, you so crazy. After staying for about a week in one of the "happiest places on earth", I definitely felt as though the dream of blinding and interminable bliss was unattainable for me. Despite my positivity, despite my openness and willingness to smile at olde people (even when they scowl back because they apparently think…Read more Black Metal In Paradise

Music Martians: A Step-By-Step Guide to Exploring A Black Hole

AUTHORS NOTE: The music store in town is filled with beautiful and grotesque landscapes. Like all places of business, the area meant for customers is well-represented. Like all places in Fairbanks, even a slight detour off the intended route reveals a universe of frostbitten and inoperable doors, heaps of unidentifiable objects, abandoned schemes, and other…Read more Music Martians: A Step-By-Step Guide to Exploring A Black Hole

Audio+Word: Void/Eternal (The Snow Plow)

If there's something that's a predominant feature of the visual or acoustic landscape of the Far North, it's the lack of predominant features. A chickadee is the lone protagonist swooshing around up there. Eyeballs, with nothing much else going on, will always find him in the sky. A blank white field is a page upon…Read more Audio+Word: Void/Eternal (The Snow Plow)

Audio+Word: Absence of Heat Vs. Gravity: FIGHT

Icicles Forever (Feat. Crushed Snow)   The suggestion of an icicle's downward dive, Caught striving without noticeable animation, Like the declaration of an objection, All momentum moving the indignant thing out. Filling the mind and heart, and migrating to the lungs, throat, and mouth of the objector, all set to fly off into our ears, wagging-finger…Read more Audio+Word: Absence of Heat Vs. Gravity: FIGHT

Audio+Word: Creaky Ol’ Birch (Mumblemumblemumble)

Creaky Ol' Birch and the Estranged Wind   High winds, an uncommon guest in boreal forests of the north, Like your estranged uncle Lee: Transient and disruptively stumbling through the house. Blown in for the Holiday without warning, Birch family become uneasy but say nothing, The Birches, stately, remain dutifully subdued. Except Grandpa, who is…Read more Audio+Word: Creaky Ol’ Birch (Mumblemumblemumble)