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

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

Laughter Falls Dead on the Tundra

There is one coffee shop in Fairbanks. I mean, there are a handful, but there is really only one true coffee shop. By this I mean a place that has in it's employ at least one condescending barista, (who tried to sell me psychedelics with my first cup of coffee) a horn-rimmed, stick-and-poke barista, and ambient…Read more Laughter Falls Dead on the Tundra

Audio+Word: Majesty Descending

    (Birchlife: Doing Nothing>Keeping Smart Mammals Warm) The stately Birches have been swimming up to the sky since forever. Unflinchingly watching plagues, the rise and fall of empires, and all four Madagascar movies. All this to be hacked up in 2017 by a poorly-handled chainsaw and maul.   Their mangled majesty is stashed inside the nearby cabin…Read more Audio+Word: Majesty Descending

Innkeeper Diary: An Acoustic Witch Hunt

The Innkeeper's eyes are no longer rapidly moving, Just after last night's submersion in the think-tank of dreams, He sat letting fake firelight from a electronic fireplace wash him of sleep. Through quiet study, he saw the flames were well-programmed to appear random, But they, too, followed orders from above. As he consider the overwhelming task…Read more Innkeeper Diary: An Acoustic Witch Hunt

Innkeeper Diaries: Heroism Sounds Thus: “Ring ring ring. Ring ring ring. Hello?”

  I was in my cabin with a friend a rare instance of real social interaction in the Alaskan Wild. In the throes of my leisure, Chinese Operatives were preparing to carry out a siege. It would constitute the greatest act of terror ever committed on American soil to me, specifically. The bold and expanding superpower…Read more Innkeeper Diaries: Heroism Sounds Thus: “Ring ring ring. Ring ring ring. Hello?”

Audio+Word: They Came From China, They Gave Him a Name

Two Chinese brothers came to town. Later, they were cousins. Then, later later, they were brothers again. Who shared two small poodles.   I liked the older one's sweater. It had a regular tiger spilling out of the neck, Not especially fierce, Though I know tigers are more than just a quantity of "fierceness". He…Read more Audio+Word: They Came From China, They Gave Him a Name