****School's out for the summer!****
Actually I have one more paper to do, but then...Then I'll start working on my master's interviews. I'm on the lookout for any American pop (i.e. not art music or umm..classical) musicians who have dabbled or completed a formal education in visual art. If you are one of those people, or know some of those people, or know of some of those people - EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.org
IN OTHER NEWS
Ann Powers is leaving EMP for Blender. This is a good thing, me thinks. Not for EMP, but for Ann. And, yes, Blender - as we've all come to admit, the best major market music magazine in America.
Want to break into producing? Make Beyonce's next world music crossover track with a little help from PBS. And children.
This is odd, maybe annoying, but you know - there was a time in all of our lives when we just loved calling random phone numbers, and now it's an art project:
Am spinning right now:
The Erica Mather Trio - The Millennium Song Cycle -jazz concept album following through a year in progress. Ms. Mather, my dear friend, is going to teach me a little jazz piano this summer in trade for a sorta crash course on music journalism
The Nein - Another post-Walkman/Spoon kinda weird production-oriented rock record actually using samples as song-structure in a way that breaks down the dance rock blah aspect. Good.