As some of you know, the early days of the internet circa 1998 were integral in shaping a very formative ten year period in which I built friendships, expanded my worldview through music and journeyed across the country to see live music. I recall using MapQuest to plan my routes, estimate drive times, total mileage, … Continue reading An Incomplete Musical Genealogy Pt. 1 [Playlist]
Had a blast this week spinning records (real vinyl and theoretical digital equivalents) and gettin' down with the blues on volunteer-powered community radio. In this set I share some recent gems from the Seattle-based Rippin Chicken Trio, Miraculous Mule, Matthis Pascuad & Hugh Coltman and revel in some familiar favorites by the Stones and Little … Continue reading December Blues
28th Statewide Poetry Contest Judge
Well I can't knock it out of the park like that guy from New York but I do get the opportunity to read some amazing work by Alaskan poets of all ages and serve as Judge for this year's Fairbanks Arts Association's Statewide Poetry Contest. I hope you'll submit some work and share this opportunity … Continue reading 28th Statewide Poetry Contest Judge
The beginning of something... It’s been at least thirty years since I last experienced a tornado. The tell-tale greening of the sticky summer sky and the distant wail of warning sirens are familiar waypoints I look and listen for when crossing the landscape of memory. I can travel as far back as first grade, in … Continue reading Storm Chasing
Taking the Afternoon Off
No painting here. No scraping or scrubbing.No Simple Green or bleach, no buckets.No brushes. No paint chips, leaded or unleaded.No ladders, no scaffolding propped upon the low end with wobbly cinder blocks. No harness or toprope.Nothing to prime. No overhead power lines to avoid.No tourists huffing it up the hilltelling you it’s looking good.